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Archaeological artifacts became a traded commodity largely as the worldwide succeed in of Western society permits easy accessibility to the world's archaeological history. bought by means of the world's best museums and personal creditors, antiquities were faraway from archaeological websites, monuments, or cultural associations and illegally traded. This number of essays by means of world-recognized specialists investigates the ways in which com-modifying artifacts fuels the destruction of archaeological background and considers what should be performed to guard it. regardless of growing to be nationwide and overseas laws to guard cultural historical past, expanding numbers of archaeological sites-among them, war-torn Afghanistan and Iraq-are topic to pillage because the financial price of artifacts rises. providing accomplished examinations of archaeological web site looting, the antiquities exchange, the smash of cultural history assets, and the overseas efforts to wrestle their destruction, the authors argue that the antiquities marketplace affects cultural history world wide and is a burgeoning worldwide quandary.

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Paris: UNESCO, 1999. S. Department of State. ” Washington File, April 5, 2003. S. Legal Response to the Protection of the World Cultural Heritage Marina Papa Sokal The worldwide looting of archaeological sites and ancient monuments has grown in the past two decades to alarming proportions (Atwood 2004). Every time an object is ruthlessly extracted from the ground and separated from its context—rather than being scientifically excavated—invaluable historical knowledge is irreparably lost. This loss is not only to the people whose cultural heritage is being devastated but also to the common history of humanity.

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