Statement of Concern and Appeal for International Cooperation to Save Ancient Kashgar

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THROUGH COORDINATED ACTION AND MEASURED DIALOG, THE UNDERSIGNED BELIEVE THAT WE CAN SAVE ONE OF THE JEWELS OF THE SILK ROAD BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE. July 6, 2009 Mr. Francesco Bandarin Director UNESCO World Heritage Centre 7, place de Fontenoy 75352 Paris, France Dear Mr. Bandarin: We write to convey our profound concern for the ancient city of Kashgar … Read More

Your Opinion about Antiquities

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Greetings! I am a New York University Graduate student in the Program in Museum Studies requesting your participation in a unique survey conducted as research for my Master’s thesis. The survey should take less than 15 minutes and is completely anonymous. Your participation could affect the understanding of public perceptions of museum collecting practices and the display of antiquities. Are … Read More

The Curious Case of a Gold Vessel from Ur

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Last Wednesday, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung carried a story entitled “Deutsch-irkaischer Archäologenkrimi / Aus Ur oder aus Troja? Ein Goldgefäß macht derzeit den Behörden Probleme. Es soll von Raubgrabungen aus dem Irak stammen. Bagdad hat Strafanzeige gegen einen deutschen Händler gestellt” (by D. Gerlach, 29.6.2009, pp. 1,3) about a gold vessel looted from Ur that was offered by a German … Read More