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FBI Warns US Art Dealers: ISIL-Looted Antiquities Are Hitting the Market

The Federal Bureau of Investigation issued a detailed warning to art collectors and dealers to be on high alert for looted antiquities seized from Syria and Iraq by ISIL.  349 more words

Disgraced Getty Curator Marion True Roars Back With Tell-All Memoir

Ten years ago, all eyes in the art world were fastened on Getty Museum curator of antiquities Marion True, who was put on trial by the Italian government for conspiring to acquire stolen art for the museum. 613 more words

Wall Street Journal Opinion Piece on Saving Syrian Antiquities

In light of the horrendous events of the last week or so — the senseless execution of Dr Khaled Asaad by IS at Palmyra and now the demolition of Palmyra’s Baalshamin Temple, also by IS, described by UNESCO as a war crime — a… 109 more words


Zahi Hawass, Antiquities Expert and Reality Star, Says Nefertiti Isn't There

News hit recently that British antiquities specialist Nicholas Reeves may have discovered evidence of a secret chamber inside the tomb of Egypt’s King Tutankhamun that holds the remains of Queen Nefertiti, wife and chief consort to Tut’s father, Egypt’s only monotheistic pharaoh, Akhenaten.  545 more words

Clio Ancient Art August Website Update

Hello Clio Customers, Friends and Fans:

For those of you with an interest in ancient pottery oil lamps, we have updated our selection. We now have 49 lots of Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine and early Islamic pottery lamps, of all types, listed on the Clio website, most individually but some also in groups of two, three and more, totaling 79 lamps in all. 173 more words


Preserving a Mediterranean Heritage: The MOSAIKON Initiative

MOSAIKON is a collaborative, regional initiative dedicated to improving the conservation, presentation and management of mosaics in the southern and eastern Mediterranean region. A partnership of the Getty Conservation Institute, the Getty Foundation, the International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM) in Rome and the International Committee for the Conservation of Mosaics (ICCM). 22 more words


Clio Ancient Art Summer 2015 Website Update

July 24, 2015

Hello Clio Customers, Friends and Fans:

We are pleased to offer many additions to Clio’s stock of antiquities and ancient coins. Here is a listing, with web page links – 506 more words