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NEWS ITEM: Egyptian Antiquities Ministry Destroys Archaeological Site

This is astonishing. Now the Egyptian Antiquities Ministry is in the business of destroying archaeological sites. Most likely this is a case of corruption, in which contractors pressured local authorities to direct the Ministry to destroy the site. 19 more words

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NEWS ITEM: From The Wall Street Journal, New Louvre Exhibit Showcases Unknown Treasures of Thrace

‘The Saga of the Thracian Kings’ brings together 1,600 objects from 17 Bulgarian museums, documenting ancient art works from the Odrysian kingdom. Here is the link (opens in a new window): … 7 more words

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Another Update to the Clio Ancient Art Website

Customers Friends and Fans of Clio Ancient Art:

We have updated our website once again with more fine antiquities and some superb ancient coins. Here are links to these – 167 more words

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The Apollo of Veii

Another excellent short video from Khan Academy: The Etruscan Apollo of Veii (Link opens in a new window) – https://youtu.be/GLgrt_4WnMY

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Clio Ancient Art Website Spring Update

Customers Friends and Fans of Clio Ancient Art:

We have updated our website with many fine antiquities, ancient coins and publications. Here are links to some of these – 369 more words

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Critics Missing the Point: Responses to Clio's February 22 Article on Looting in Syria.

A February 16 BBC documentary on looting in Syria made the astonishing claim that the smuggling of looted antiquities was “one of Islamic State’s main sources of funding.” On February 22 I responded to this faulty investigation with this blog entry: … 694 more words

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In ancient Nimrud - “A major crime against the entire world”

The images are nauseating and the news beyond belief.  The destruction by ISIS of antiquities, artifacts, archaeological sites and monuments that collectively represent thousands of years of human history and civilization was accurately described by the Cairo-based Al-Azhar, Sunni Islam’s leading religious institution, as “a major crime against the entire world.” 384 more words

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