Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Remote Sensing and Looting in Egypt

The study by Sarah Parcak and her colleagues on looting in Egypt is extremely significant (Antiquity 2016 [link to CUP]). Their use of remote sensing has allowed an assessment to be made of the scale of damage to ancient sites across Egypt. The group plots the chronological changes in looting.

One of the striking things is that there is an apparent correlation with the amount of Egyptian material surfacing on the market (see here).



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Septimius Severus from Santa Maria Capua Vetere

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