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.