Sunday, 16 March 2014

Dealers Urge Investigation of Washington University Ties

"Politically connected members of the Antiquities Coalition  and Capitol Archaeological Institute" are currently lobbying the US State Department in support of Egypt's request for import restrictions on Egyptian antiquities. Following suggestions which he published on his blog from veteran metal detectorist John Howland, this has raised the suspicion of the Washington-based spokesman for the associations of some international antiquities dealers in cultural artifacts:
One hand washes the other is unfortunately a fact of life in places like Egypt.  Under the circumstances, there needs to be far more transparency about the Antiquities Coalition and the Capitol Archaeological Institute including their funding, political contacts, aims and exact relationship with Egypt's military government.

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