Friday, May 8, 2009

Egypt and Bulgaria revisited

I have read the latest Art & Cultural Heritage Law Newsletter with much interest: Leila Amineddoleh, "Phoenix Ancient Art and the Aboutaams in hot water again", vol. 1, issue 5, Spring 2009, pp. 13-15 [download]. She discusses the Egyptian Tarek el-Suesy case and the arrest in Bulgaria. The Cleveland Apollo and the Egyptian mummy mask in the St Louis Art Museum also feature.

The article raises this question:
And how does this [decision] affect the nation's [sc. Egypt] efforts to crack down on the smuggling and looting of antiquities?

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