Category Archives: cultural property

His Maker’s Artifice: Literatary Critique As Method of Dating

Kudos for a recent post found on His Maker’s Artifice, a new and very interesting blog written by Stephanie Wills, a graduate student in English Language and Literature at University College. The blog takes as its premise, “old art, new … Continue reading

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Last month news sources reported on the arrest of a Drew University (New Jersey, USA) student who stole a number of historical documents from the school’s Archives Center. As the official archival repository of published and unpublished documents for the … Continue reading

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U.S. Returns Ancient Egyptian Sarcophagus

An interesting case of cultural property repatriation occurred recently between the United States and Egypt. The U.S. returned a 3,000-year-old ancient wooden sarcophagus to the Arab Republic of Egypt in a ceremony hosted by the National Geographic Society in Washington, D.C. … Continue reading

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UNESCO Seeks Ban on Haitian Artifacts Trade

Brought to your attention as an addendum to Culture in Peril’s last post regarding the earthquake’s effects on traditional Vodou burial rituals… UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) recently issued a statement to Director-General Ban Ki-moon asking for his support … Continue reading

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Welcome to Culture in Peril

Hello world, and welcome to Culture in Peril! This blog serves as your source of the most up-to-date information and news about humankind’s shared cultural heritage. Culture in Peril will point followers towards the latest reports of heritage issues ongoing … Continue reading

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