Saturday, April 10, 2010

Cairo Conference: Interviews


Global Antiquities Conference: Illegal Trade Should Stop
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The video suggests that there were two separate issues addressed: material that was acquired long before the 1970 UNESCO Convention, and the trade in the recently-surfaced antiquities. The video includes an interview with the Syrian delegation.


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On a related note, some 25,000 antiquities have been returned to Egypt by University College London, just recently.
The material was collected by Fekri Hassan, lexcavated between 1974 and 1981 mainly in the Naqada region in upper Egypt and from the western desert around Siwa.
A full report is by Martin Bailey in The Art Newspaper No. 212, April 2010, p. 14.

Avatar said...

On a related note, some 25,000 antiquities have been returned to Egypt by University College London, just recently.
The material was excavated between 1974 and 1981 mainly in the Naqada region in upper Egypt and from the western desert around Siwa. Through Fekri Hassan it went first to the US and in 1994 to UCL's Institute of Archaeology, where Hassan retired in 2008.
A full report is by Martin Bailey in The Art Newspaper No. 212, April 2010, p. 14.

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