“All the news that’s fit to print”?

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A few important omissions in Jeremy Kahn’s “Coin Dealers Sue State Dept. for Details on Import Bans” in the New York Times, on November 17, 2007 should be pointed out: In the article, Mr. Kahn claimed, “It was the first time the government had barred trade in a broad category of ancient coins…” But this is not true. While the … Read More

University Suppresses Report on Provenance of Iraqi Antiquities

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The following article appeared in Science Magazine on October 26, 2007 and is reproduced here with permission from the author, Michael Balter. University College London (UCL), one of Britain’s premier universities, has become embroiled in a dispute over its handling of a large collection of religious artifacts that may have been part of the illicit trade in archaeological relics from … Read More