Tag Archives: looting


Trypillian Threat

Politicians and oligarchs who are collecting archeological treasures in Ukraine are not only encouraging illegal excavations, they are using the objects to promote the myth of an advanced ancient culture that was the birthplace of civilization. Read More


Descendant of the Pharaohs

Zahi Hawass, the head of Egypt’s antiquities council, is mounting a campaign to repatriate artistic icons from museums around the world. Read More

U.S. Army captain Jason Conroy in front of the museum. ©ROGER ATWOOD

Inside Iraq’s National Museum

A reporter on the scene in Baghdad describes how and why the looting happened. Read More