Will Sudan’s History be Washed Away?

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Sudan dam

Sudan’s cultural heritage is in peril once again. The recent announcement by the Sudanese government to move forward with its plans to construct three massive Chinese-backed hydroelectric dams along the Nile River and its tributaries has put international archaeological and cultural heritage organizations on high alert. The Nile River, which flows through ten countries from its origin deep in equatorial … Read More

Digital awareness in the time of looting

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Mummy mask from El-Hibeh

The Egyptian uprising, which began in early 2011 and led to the ousting of President Hosni Mubarak and the establishment of a transitional government under the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF), has had a devastating effect on archaeological sites throughout the country. Since the beginning of the revolution, illegal digging and looting at Egyptian archaeological sites, as well … Read More

Will new research lead to repatriation of mosaics to Turkey?

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Roman mosaic piece currently owned and displayed at the Wolfe Center for the Arts at Bowling Green State University (BGSU) in Ohio

Turkey’s latest repatriation request called for the return of a dozen Roman mosaics currently owned and displayed at the Wolfe Center for the Arts at Bowling Green State University (BGSU) in Ohio. The university acquired the mosaics—which depict birds, human faces and other subjects in intricate detail—in 1965 from a New York dealer for $35,000. BGSU believed the mosaics had … Read More