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Loot and The Law: European Archeology and the Traffic in Antiquities Since 1800

Part One of the Faculty Research Series Spring 2011.
When Feb 03, 2011
from 07:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Where West Laville Study
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Ever wonder how all of those ancient monuments made their way into European museums? Or why museums are no longer able to acquire the same sorts of artifacts? Suzanne Marchand knows the answers.  At the first 2011 Faculty Research Series, Marchand will explain how European archaeologists raided one territory after another, trying to stay ahead of national antiquities laws which forbade the exporting of artistic treasures. The story moves from the classical world to the eastern Mediterranean and Ottoman Empire, and then to a final 'antiquities rush' that played itself out in Central Asia in the early part of the twentieth century.
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