Four. The Foundations of Antiquities Departments

  1. D. T. Potts
  1. Peter Magee

Published Online: 26 APR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781444360790.ch4

A Companion to the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East

A Companion to the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East

How to Cite

Magee, P. (2012) The Foundations of Antiquities Departments, in A Companion to the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East (ed D. T. Potts), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444360790.ch4

Editor Information

  1. University of Sydney, Australia

Author Information

  1. Bryn Mawr College, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 APR 2012
  2. Published Print: 14 APR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405189880

Online ISBN: 9781444360790

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Keywords:

  • foundations, of antiquities departments;
  • Egypt, European, colonial antiquity-gathering;
  • the Rosetta Stone, in the British Museum;
  • the bust of Nefertiti;
  • European removal of antiquities, in Egypt;
  • new antiquities law, of the Middle East;
  • the decipherment of the Ugaritic texts;
  • Arab Organization for Culture, Education, and Science;
  • legal protection, movable and immovable antiquities

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Guide to Further Reading