Monthly Archives: April 2010

Drug Addiction Fuels Looting of Antiquities

An article in the March/April edition of Archaeology magazine, titled “Drugs, Guns and Dirt,” highlights the surprisingly intimate connection between drug addiction and the looting of archaeological sites in the American Southwest. According to the the article, federal law enforcement agents … Continue reading

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University Student Steals, Sells Methodist Heritage

Last month news sources reported on the arrest of a Drew University (New Jersey, USA) student who stole a number of historical documents from the school’s Archives Center. As the official archival repository of published and unpublished documents for the … Continue reading

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18-Year-Old Becomes New Monarch of Ugandan Kingdom

CNN reported that this Sunday marked the end of the four-day coronation ceremony of King Oyo. The 18-year-old monarch–who is now one of the youngest in the world–became ruler of over 2 million people of the Tooro kingdom in the … Continue reading

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