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Archaeology after the Arab Spring

By: Jesse Casana

The transformative political events in the Middle East over the past two years have had, among many … Read more

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Archaeology and Cultural Heritage in Egypt after Mubarak

ANET1_WILLIAMSFig1By: Greg Williams

Egypt’s January 25th revolution was originally seen as part of the larger “Arab Spring” across the … Read more

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ASOR and Archaeological Ethics

By: Lynn Swartz Dodd

“There is a tendency at every important but difficult crossroad to pretend that it’s not really … Read more

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Using Inscriptions from the Antiquities Market: Polarized Positions and Pragmatic Proposals

By: Christopher A. Rollston

Archaeological sites in the Middle East have been ransacked, pillaged, and plundered for many decades. The … Read more

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The Dilemma of Denial: Scholarly Publication Policies and the Illusion of Power

By: Jonathan Rosenbaum
President Emeritus, Gratz College

For generations, academic journals have been deemed the appropriate venue for the initial … Read more

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The Cultural Afterlife of Mosaics in Turkey

By: Laurent Dissard, University of Pennsylvania

Sensational discoveries of mosaics periodically make the headlines of newspapers in Turkey. After being … Read more

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Cultural Heritage Month Comes to an End

We have had a successful October here, with a great range of posts on cultural heritage projects, the idea of … Read more

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The Terms of Heritage

By: Kathryn McDonnell

Specialized terminology, such as stake holders, the “universal museum,” provenance, or even the phrases, “cultural property” or … Read more

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Outrage and the Plight of Cultural Heritage: an Outsider’s Perspective

e corbettBy: Elena Corbett

While this blog post is addressed to ASOR’s archaeological community, I am not an archaeologist, nor do … Read more

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WikiLoot, crowdsourcing against the illicit antiquities trade

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Jason Felch, a Los Angeles Times investigative reporter and co-author of Chasing Aphrodite: The Hunt for Looted Antiquities at the Read more

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Protecting Archaeological Sites in Conflict Zones: What Is to be Done in Syria?

By: Lawrence Rothfield

The recent upsurge in high profile news stories, in Time and other mass media outlets, about the … Read more

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Christina Luke on Building Understanding and Countering the Illegal Trade in Antiquities

One of the highlights of the ASOR Workshop, SECONDARY CONTEXT I, was a contribution by Christina Luke, the noted researcher … Read more
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Changing attitudes toward looting. What are your ideas?

Euphronios Krater, returned to Italy by the Metropolitan Museum of Art

By Dr. Lynn Swartz Dodd

A growing body of … Read more

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The Research Imperative

B. Porten at Institute of Archaeology Hebrew University Jerusalem

Dr. Bezalel Porten, Emeritus Professor at Hebrew University (Jerusalem) has devoted … Read more

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A Class Trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Rachel Hallote
Purchase College SUNY

Next week I will be taking the students in my “Politics and Archaeology” course to … Read more

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ON SHOPPING FOR ARTIFACTS IN THE HOLY LAND: A RESPONSE TO MORAG M. KERSEL

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The LMLK Research Website, founder/editor
shop@lmlk.com

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In comments to Dr. Kersel’s article (Buyer Beware: Shopping for Read more

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The Secondary Context Workshop: A Report

Site ravaged by looting, SE corner of the enclosing walls of the inner city, Al Resafa, Syria. Image, courtesy of the photographer, Thomas Schutyser

Site ravaged by looting, SE corner of the enclosing walls of the inner city, Al Resafa, Syria. Image, courtesy of

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Buyer Beware: Shopping for Artifacts in the Holy Land

Morag M. Kersel
DePaul University
mkersel@depaul.edu

Although the recent outcome of the “Trial of the Century” did nothing to settle … Read more

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April Theme: Fakes, Looting, and Artifacts Lacking Context

The ASOR Blog (asorblog.org) is pleased to announce a new “theme” for the month of April—Unprovenanced Artifacts and … Read more

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The Response of the Israel Antiquities Authority to the Verdict by the Jerusalem District Court in the Matter of the Forgeries Trial

"Johoash Inscription" that most scholars have determined is a modern forgery; photo credit: courtesy of the Israel Antiquities Authority

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