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News » Gaza moves to preserve local antiquities from black market

News » Gaza moves to preserve local antiquities from black market http://palestinenote.com/cs/blogs/news/archive/2010/04/24/gaza-moves-to-preserve-local-antiquities-from-black-market.aspx A coastal door on the Mediterranean to the ancient world’s great empires, the Gaza Strip is home to both decades-long conflict and an enormous cache of archeological treasures. But now the Gaza government is working to stop the black market trade of its…

U.S. Department of Homeland Security is now looking into the provenance of the Ka-Nefer-Nefer mask, a 3,000-year-old Egyptian relic acquired in the late 1990s by the Saint Louis Art Museum.

The Saint Louis Art Museum Ka-Nefer-Nefer Egyptian Mask Saga Continues Wed Nov 26, 2008 at 04:58:43 PM A recent Associated Press article reports that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security is now looking into the provenance of the Ka-Nefer-Nefer mask, a 3,000-year-old Egyptian relic acquired in the late 1990s by the Saint Louis Art Museum.…

THE ILLICIT ANTIQUITIES RESEARCH CENTRE; Established 1996, closing September 2007

THE ILLICIT ANTIQUITIES RESEARCH CENTRE against the theft & traffic of archaeology Established 1996, closing September 2007. http://www.mcdonald.cam.ac.uk/projects/iarc/home.htm The Illicit Antiquities Research Centre (IARC) was established in May 1996, under the then directorship of Professor Colin Renfrew, at the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research at the University of Cambridge, England.  It commenced operations in October…

French auction watchdog issues court challenge to ‘illegal’ eBay

December 5, 2007 EBay, the American online auction site, is facing an unprecedented lawsuit in France, where a government watchdog wants it to be declared illegal. The move could lead to the arrest of the company’s executives if the claim were to be upheld by the High Court in Paris. The French Council of Sales,…

Site would trace goods; Registry could reduce burglaries; www.trace.com

By Enrique Rangel Globe-News Austin Bureau Publication Date: 12/04/07 AUSTIN – Burglaries and other property crimes may be down in Amarillo, Lubbock and other cities, but law enforcement agencies are betting that such numbers will go down even further – if the public is willing to help. The Texas Department of Public Safety and the…