Monday, October 14, 2013

Looting Case Overstated?

The World Monuments Fund has listed its top five threats to cultural heritage.  But "looting" does not rate any mention except when it is associated with war.  Is it possible then that members of the archaeological community have overstated their case just to further their anti-collecting agenda?


Paul Barford said...

What part of the word "Monuments" do you not understand?

Cultural Property Observer said...

The report purports to address "cultural heritage," not just monuments. Mind you, I'm not saying looting does not exist, just suggesting that it's likely overstated as a threat to cultural hertiage. How does it compare to the effects of development for example? And why does the archaeological community go on and on condeming one but not mentioning the other?