The Ancient World meets the Modern World: A Primer on the Restitution of Looted Antiquities
Spiegler, H., and Weitz, Y. (2010) ‘The Ancient World meets the Modern World: A Primer on the Restitution of Looted Antiquities’, Art and Advocacy Volume 06, 1-4.
Countries whose borders encompass the rich culture of ancient lands have struggles for decades to prevent the unauthorized excavation and smuggling of their cultural artifacts, and to attempt to reclaim them after they are discovered in the possession of museums, galleries, and collectors. A few recent developments serve merely as illustrations of the increasing number of claims being asserted by so-called “art-rich” countries around the world.