Monday, March 30, 2015
ISIS Destruction Prompts Debate on Repatriation
The New York Times reports how ISIS' jihad against Iraq's and Syria's cultural heritage has prompted questions about the wisdom of repatriation of disputed artifacts. And so it should. Dispersion through lawful trade and museum loans helps ensure preservation. Concentration and worse yet repatriation to active war zones does nothing but ensure destruction of irreplaceable artifacts.