Sam Hardy on organised criminal activity and looting of archaeological sites #archaeology pic.twitter.com/EXjDpgHdTR
— David Gill (@davidwjgill) January 16, 2015
There was a helpful series of presentations at the British Academy today, sponsored by the Council for Research in the Levant. This was followed by a constructive discussion.
Dr Sam Hardy's paper reminded us of the basis for the estimates for the value of antiquities coming out of Syria.
One of the lively sections was a discussion relating to the publication of recently surfaced cuneiform tablets especially by UK scholars. There was a call for research ethics committees in UK universities to consider the issue more carefully.