Thursday, November 5, 2015
While Egyptian officials blame locals for the abysmal state of important archaeological sites in the country, cultural heritage lobbyists with ties to the Egyptian government are once again scapegoating collectors for the rise of ISIS. Perhaps the real problem, however, is that Arab dictators have appropriated early civilizations for their own nationalistic purposes, making antiquities a target for disaffected individuals and groups.
Posted by Cultural Property Observer at 12:29 PM
Labels: archaeological lobby, Dictators, Egypt, poor stewardship, Syria
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