No consensus on tackling Egypt looting

30 Apr 2014 9:37 AM | Anonymous
No consensus on tackling Egypt looting
Everyone agrees on the need to act, but controversy remains over what will work 

Looting in Egypt has reached crisis point, but there is widespread disagreement over the best way to stop the theft and illegal trade of antiquities. Cultural heritage experts in the US have signed a pact to tackle the issue, and companies such as eBay and Christie’s have pledged their support. Meanwhile, ordinary Egyptians are turning to Twitter to try to save their heritage. Monica Hanna, the Egyptian archaeologist who tweeted for help last August after thieves swept through the Malawi National Museum in Minya, is campaigning to create watchdog groups around Egypt who will use social media to alert others to looting. Public pressure is also causing the US government to act.

http://www.theartnewspaper.com/articles/No-consensus-on-tackling-Egypt-looting/32561

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