Stemming a Tide of Cultural Theft

17 Dec 2014 12:36 PM | Anonymous

Stemming a Tide of Cultural Theft

BERLIN undefined They have always been among the spoils of war, alluring in their beauty, tantalizing in their value to dealers, museums and collectors. And after a decade of turmoil, and a longer stretch of willful destruction, the world’s antiquities are in such jeopardy that preservationists are sounding a screeching alarm.

At a gathering in Berlin last week, 250 experts discussed ways to help Syria, Iraq and Egypt, as well as Afghanistan and other threatened regions, protect cultural property.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/18/arts/international/stemming-a-tide-of-cultural-theft.html