Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Antiquities smuggling: 'A crime against humanity'

A review of some of the more conspicuous examples of antiquities smuggling and related controversies: "There appears to be an insatiable desire, especially in the wealthier countries of the developed world, for archaeological relics -- both among private collectors and certain unscrupulous public institutions. While demand remains high, all attempts on both a national and international level to contain and reduce the trade seem ultimately doomed to failure."

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