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Antiquities Have Been Weaponized

US aerial attack in Syria 2014 In a readable article, Professor Michael Press highlights what some of us have been saying for quite a while ('How Antiquities Have Been Weaponized in the Struggle to Preserve Culture'). In his overview of the reporting on Syrian antiquities over the last six years he agrees with those among the archaeology bloggers and (it must be said) the dealers' advocacy who have been pointing out a parade of errors in the media reporting of looting and heritage destruction in Syria, Iraq and other MENA areas.
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