Sunday 23 November 2014

Palmyra and the Antiquities Trade

I thought I'd make a list of past posts about Palmyra, in fact arranging them in chronological order shows an interesting evolution of views (and, following the links, the way the news is reported):
Sunday, 6 May 2012:'Syria's Cultural Treasures Fall Victim in Uprising'
Friday, 3 August 2012: 'Looting at Palmyra Indicated by Soldier’s Video?
Monday, 18 February 2013: 'Cultural Property Again in the Propaganda War in Syria'
Monday, 6 May 2013: "Syrians Loot Roman Treasures to Buy Guns"
Thursday, 16 May 2013: 'On their Way: Smuggled Syrian antiquities recovered in Lebanon'
aturday 18th May 2013: 'Smugglers Arrested in Lebanon'
Tuesday, 29 April 2014: 'Syrian smugglers enjoy a free-for-all among ancient ruins'

Sunday, 8 June 2014: 'Syrian Authorities Seize Eight Looted Antiquities'

Thursday, 14 August 2014: 'ISIS “Khums” Tax on Archaeological Loot Fuels the Conflicts in Syria and Iraq'
Monday, 27 October 2014: 'How the West buys ‘conflict antiquities’ from Iraq and Syria (and funds terror)'
Tuesday, 18 November 2014: 'The Dugup Artefact Market Needs a New Mentality'
Sunday, 23 November 2014: 'Palmyra Portableising Funerary Sculptures'
Sunday, 23 November 2014: 'Syria Looting: Could Collectors Care Less?'Sunday, 23 November 2014: 'More on the Taibul tomb'

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