Six. The Antiquities Trade and the Destruction of Ancient Near Eastern Cultures

  1. D. T. Potts
  1. Oscar White Muscarella BA, PhD

Published Online: 26 APR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781444360790.ch6

A Companion to the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East

A Companion to the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East

How to Cite

Muscarella, O. W. (2012) The Antiquities Trade and the Destruction of Ancient Near Eastern Cultures, in A Companion to the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East (ed D. T. Potts), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444360790.ch6

Editor Information

  1. University of Sydney, Australia

Author Information

  1. Metropolitan Museum of Art, 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:

  • Ancient Near Eastern cultures, antiquities trade;
  • excavated, as artifacts, non-excavated as antiquities;
  • ancient tomb plundering;
  • burial sites, excavations in modern times;
  • plunder, acquisition of treasure;
  • looting antiquities, personal, and for sale;
  • antiquity dealers, camouflage ruse;
  • “Guardians of the Past,” a “public responsibility to collect”;
  • forgery detection, and connoisseurship;
  • Anatolia, nude terracotta, stone female figurines

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Guide to Further Reading