Thursday, July 18, 2013

Top Macedonian Archaeologist Held for Smuggling

Macedonia's top archaeologist is being held for suspected smuggling of ancient artifacts.  In CPO's view, draconian rules against collecting and trading in artifacts are only an invitation to corruption at high levels.  It's much better to have an open but regulated (not over-regulated) trade that encourages transparency, public appreciation of the past and people to people contacts collecting brings.


Paul Barford said...

It seems your information is wrong:

Cultural Property Observer said...

This sounds even worse on a corruption level, though no doubt not to an archaeologist.