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Antiquities & Archaeology

UCL damned over handling of looted Aramaic antiquities

A report which concluded that ancient bowls on loan from a Norwegian collector “must have been illegally excavated in Iraq” has not been made public

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Antiquities & Archaeology

Careful arrangements are being made for scholars cataloguing cuneiform tablets at SOAS following dispute at UCL

Some of these tablets originate from Iraq

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Antiquities & Archaeology

Incantation bowls returned to collector after being subject of a recent independent inquiry

The objects have been on loan to UCL since 1995

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Lawsuits

Norwegian collector to sue British university for return of his antiquities

But scholars say they are likely to have been looted from Iraq

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Antiquities & Archaeology

Studying unprovenanced antiquities: The question of Schøyen's incantation bowls

University College London has set up an inquiry to examine the origin of “looted” bowls on loan from a Norwegian collector

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Education

Professor David Harris, outgoing director of the Institute of Archaeology, London, discusses the work of one of the world’s leading research departments

“A world institute involved in world archaeology”

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December 1990

Time for a whip-round: Indiana Jones’s bull whip on sale to raise funds for Institute of Archaeology's new centre

The prop is is one of the star lots in Christie’s South Kensington's Film and Entertainment sale