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Mithras relief from Tor Cervara

Source: MiBACT A fragmentary relief of Mithras was discovered in 1964 at Tor Cervara on the outskirts of Rome. It was acquired by the Museo Nazionale Romano.A further fragment of the relief was acquired by the Badisches Landesmueum in Kalrsruhe in 1976. Show More Summary

Tiffany Jenkins on Cultural Property: AJA review

I have noted earlier reviews of Jenkins' Keeping their marbles here. Guy D. Middleton (Newcastle University) has reviewed the book for AJA:"If anything, Jenkins’ book convinces me that the issue of claims for the return of objects is...Show More Summary

The Perge Weary Herakles in Context

Boston's Museum of Fine Art returned the upper part of the Weary Herakles to Turkey. Indeed it appeared in the Glories of the Past exhibition.Susan Wood has now placed the sculpture back in its original context with her discussion, "Klaudios...Show More Summary

EU on Illicit Cultural Property

When should the import of a cultural good be considered illicit? EU ProposalThe import of cultural goods into the EU can be considered illicit when those goods have been exported from a non-EU country illegally, i.e. it is the laws of the exporting country which determine the licit or illicit character of the goods in question. Show More Summary

Palaeolithic Flints From Submerged Landscapes

The Marine Aggregate Industry Archaeological Protocol encourages the reporting and recording of maritime archaeological finds discovered by the aggregate industry during dredging works. The discoveries that come to light form a database of maritime archaeological finds that otherwise may have been discarded. Show More Summary

Dealers' Associations Scraping the Barrel

The sad spectacle of the Baltimore Illegal Coin Import Stunt continues. The dealers of the US simply will not accept that they have to obtain at least minimal documentation of the recent history of items they want to bring onto the market to separate the licit from the potentially illicit. Show More Summary

An American 'Global Heritage Alliance'

In the Libya CPAC comments is one from the 'Global Heritage Alliance and the Committee for Cultural Policy' written by Gary Vikan, ' CCP's President and a GHA board member'. It is the usual claptrap from those who want to see the CCPIA...Show More Summary

MOU Comment from Mar-a-Logo?

Although this was posted anonymously, the written style closely resembles that of a well-known Twitter contributor who has received prominence recently: [a comment on the U.S. Department of State (DOS) Notice: Meetings: Cultural Property Advisory Committee - DOS-2017-0028-0001 ] It's long overdue for the State Dept. Show More Summary

Academics Handling Portable Antiquities

Joel Baden? @JoelBaden 12.07 W odpowiedzi do @ChasingAphrodit Wi?cej Any academic who does not demand provenance - and check it thoroughly, and report it publicly - is complicit.

Jetlag + Kids = Arrrgghhh (Our Italian Summer - Dispatch 2)

Sad at the Pantheon Do I need to add anything to the title, really? ;-)We arrived in Rome last Tuesday around 8am. After really no one slept on the plane -- just a couple hours for each of the kids. Cecilia had a major tantrum about not being able to sleep. Show More Summary

Basra policeman found a "treasure" of antiquities

'A Basra policeman found a "treasure" of antiquities that has been prepared to be smuggled out of Iraq' Except he has not. The ones in the video that you can say something about are most likely fakes (0:06-8, 0:11-14 seconds, 1:05-11 glass and stone; 0:28-30 cast coins with filed edges). Show More Summary

Why archaeological antiquities should not be sold on the open market, full stop

Illicit antiquities are once again in the headlines. US retailer Hobby Lobby was recently fined US$3m (£2.3m) for illegally acquiring antiquities that were most likely looted from Iraq. The post Why archaeological antiquities should not be sold on the open market, full stop appeared first on HeritageDaily - Heritage & Archaeology News.

The Cost of Digital Archaeological Data

For the last ten years or so, I’ve had an installation of Omeka running on a University of North Dakota server. Because of budget cuts and administrative changes, they will begin charging us for our server space and service on a monthly basis. Since this is not a very stable environment for archiving or publishing… Read More ?

Cyprus in the 7th and 8th centuries

Over the past week or so, I’ve worked my way through Luca Zavagno’s new book, Cyprus between Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages (AD 600-800): An Island in Transition (Routledge 2017). As the title suggests, the book examines the 7th and 8th centuries on the island and brings together in a single volume arguments that… Read More ?

Sevso Treasure acquired by Hungary

A further seven pieces of the Sevso Treasure have been acquired by Hungary ("Hungary Buys 2nd Half of Roman-Era Silver Treasure", AP 12 July 2017). It is reported that 28 million euros were paid for the remaining pieces, making 43 million euros for the hoard.This contextless hoard has been stripped of valuable information. Show More Summary

A Roman Altar from York

Staff from the Sheffield office have been monitoring a development in central York for much of the year. The site lies within the medieval walled city, and due to the archaeological sensitivity of the area, the retirement home proposed for the site is being built on foundation piles, with minimal impact on lower levels. Show More Summary

Tintagel excavations reveal refined tastes of medieval settlers

English Heritage says people who lived on site of Cornish castle 1,000 years ago dined on oysters and imported fine tableware Early Cornish kings feasted on a diet of oysters, roast pork and fine wine, eating and drinking from bowls imported from Turkey and glass goblets from Spain, a new dig at Tintagel Castle has suggested. Show More Summary

A feast of finds from Cornwall’s First Golden Age

Excavations at Tintagel Castle have revealed that the early Cornish kings feasted on a diet of oysters, roast pork and fine wine, dining and drinking from bowls imported from Turkey and glass goblets from Spain, English Heritage announced...Show More Summary

Hungary Buys Second Half of the Sevso treasure

Hungary's prime minister Viktor Orban said Wednesday that the country 's government has bought the remaining seven objects of a Roman-era silver treasure believed to have been found near Lake Balaton in the mid-1970s and then smuggled out of Hungary in the 1980s (AP 'Hungary Buys 2nd Half of Roman-Era Silver Treasure'. Show More Summary

A Challenge to Apologists of Metal Detectorist Collection-Driven Exploitation of the UK Archaeological Record

Eric Moron and his metal detecting mates think it is enough to repeat the same words time after time and people will believe them British metal detectorist John Winter (re) publishes an article 'carefully put together by a great detectorist' (Rod Blunt) which sets out his thoughts on 'Metal Detecting – The Hobby and its Detractors'. Show More Summary

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