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SMUGGLED OBJECTS ‘FAKES’

  from: THE ART NEWS PAPER DAILY, 24-08-2016   Maamoun Abdulkarim, Syria’s director general of antiquities and museums NEWS Almost 70% of smuggled objects seized in Syria and Lebanon are fakes, antiquities chief says In a wide-ranging interview, Maamoun Abdulkarim discussed the realities of illegal trafficking, restoration efforts in Palmyra and his concerns over destruction […]

NEW GERMAN LAW ON CULTURAL HERITAGE

German Parliament passes controversial law to protect cultural heritage German culture minister Monika Grütters, speaking here at last year’s Art in Karlsruhe exhibition, has forged ahead with the controversial reform. The German upper house of parliament today (8 July) passed a law aimed at tackling illegal trafficking in looted antiquities and protecting German national heritage, […]

Will Palmyra Rise Again?

  From Apollo Magazine, London, Jan 8, 2016     A 3D-rendering of the archway of the Temple of Bel, Palmyra, created by the Institute for Digital Archaeology Reconstructing Syria’s heritage is a hopeful but distant dream AVERIL CAMERON The news that a 3D-printed replica of the arch of the Temple of Bel at Palmyra […]

3500 jaar oud Grieks paleis gevonden

PAROOL 29 augustus 2015: ‘… 3500 jaar oud Grieks paleis gevonden In Griekenland zijn restanten gevonden van een paleis uit de 14e eeuw voor Christus. In het paleis werden kleitabletten gevonden met inscripties inLineair B, de voorloper van het Oud-Grieks. De inscripties geven meer inzicht in de taal en cultuur van Mycene, een belangrijke oud-Griekse beschaving…’ […]

ISIS Executes Antiquities Scholar in Syrian City of Palmyra

PALMYRA ARCHAEOLOGIST KILLED BY ISIS MILITANTS News from: Bible History Daily, August 22, 2015 ISIS Executes Antiquities Scholar in Syrian City of Palmyra Islamic State militants have executed antiquities scholar Khaled al-Asaad in Palmyra, Syria. Asaad, who was 81 years old, was the head of antiquities in Palmyra for 40 years until his retirement in […]