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Excavation

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Law

Italy sues for return of antique pottery which they claim to own under national law because they are objects of archaeological interest.

The US has filed a complaint in a federal district court to determine who owns 230 antiquities produced in ancient Italian pottery workshops

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Ceramics

As Au Bak Ling’s Chinese imperial ceramics go on view, two experts discuss how excavations at kiln sites have affected our understanding of Chinese ceramics

Passionate about porcelain, Royal Academy, London from 17 November 1998

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Antiquities & Archaeology

An exploration of the impact of archaeology on modernism: Knossos in myth and interpretation

The Concrete Labyrinth

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Lawsuits

Dodgy dealers, curators and collectors named in the Marion True trial in Rome

The latest in the trial of former Getty antiquities curator, Marion True, and the Paris-based dealer Robert Hech both charged with conspiring to receive illegally excavated antiquities

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Antiquities & Archaeology

An international mission had found no evidence of recent looting at eight sites in south Iraq; some archaeologists were far from pleased

The unwelcome truth

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Antiquities & Archaeology

Unesco to step in to examine so-called “pyramids”

Academics claim that the dig is “pseudo-archaeology”

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Art trade

Excavations and trade are essential to the study of antiquities

An international symposium hosted by the Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD) comes together to discuss the art trade and cultural heritage preservation.

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Excavation

Could the Bulaghi dam project be a blessing in disguise?

A modernisation project might just save an unearthed historical site in Iran that could one day prove to be invaluable to the study of the region.

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Looting

Italy's attempt at curbing illegal art excavation and trade backfires

Make the citizen your ally if you want to save the nation’s past

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News

Putin’s unexpected support for archaeologists may be warning to construction industry

He ordered the governor of Novgorod to make builders wait until archaeologists had finished excavating

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Exhibitions

Peoples—times—spaces: exhibition explores archaeology in Germany

New exhibition at Kunst und Ausstellungshalle, Bonn.

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Review

As major Egyptian exhibitions open in Venice and Washington, the complex case of the European exploitation of Egyptian archaeology is given a timely airing

Book Review: Whose Pharaohs?

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Antiquities & Archaeology

Cloistered Nimrud treasures to be discussed by Iraqi scholars at delayed British Museum conference

Few have seen the Nimrud gold, a cache of eighth-century BC Assyrian royal gold

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Antiquities & Archaeology

"My life as a tombarolo." The Art Newspaper goes underground in the world of illicit archaeology

Cristina Ruiz spent a day with the man who controls much of the illicit excavation on the site of ancient Veii, one of the largest Etruscan cities.

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Antiquities & Archaeology

Commercial landowners in Britain almost always hand over to public museums archaeological discoveries made on their land, despite no legal obligation for them to do so. Their munificence has led to a chronic shortage of storage space.

This virtuous circle

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Conservation & Preservation

The Wigmore Castle project represents a radical new approach to conservation and “sustainable tourism"

Holistic archaeology at Wigmore Castle

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Law

Michael Steinhardt is refusing the Italian State’s claim for the return of a fifth-century phiale

The US collector challenges Italy’s law

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Technology

One of the most advanced and sophisticated computer-based analyses of an ancient landscape in Europe is taking the excavation out of discovery

To dig or not to dig?

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Antiquities & Archaeology

This year’s top discoveries, as published in the State Cultural Relics Bureau’s weekly newspaper, plus the top ten projects of the past five years

The red-letter roll call of recent Chinese archaeology

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Antiquities & Archaeology

As economic development lays bare China's archaeological heritage, the government struggles to keep up with protecting the past

The Three Gorges dam and a number of smuggling stories highlight the difficulty of preserving the country's heritage

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Antiquities & Archaeology

A British team has just completed eight years of survey and excavation in Sparta, Greece

The British School at Athens managed to obtain coveted permission to excavate

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Antiquities & Archaeology

Austrian support for the Kurds leads to friction over archaeology

Austrian support for the Kurds leads to friction over archaeology

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Antiquities & Archaeology

Attempts to secure funding for British archaeology abroad

Keep British archaeology great

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Antiquities & Archaeology

Lords Rothschild and Sainsbury act to protect Butrint

The British School at Rome and the Tirana Institute of Archaeology are excavating Albania’s most important site.

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Exhibitions

An exhibition at the Israel museum is the last chance to see objects excavated from the Sinai before their return to Egypt

Archaeology bows to the peace process

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Antiquities & Archaeology

Excavations explore how far beyond the ramparts the Trojan War was fought

Excavations suggest that the ten-year war was fought some distance away from Priam's rock

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Antiquities & Archaeology

Excavating a new temple of Solomon despite the war

Dig continues at Ain Dara to uncover a temple almost identical to that described in the Bible