Will Rome’s trash follow Hadrian outside the city centuries later?

  • There are concerns over the proposed siting of a landfill near Hadrian’s villa.
  • In New Orleans a man was sentenced to two years in prison and $327,000 in restitution for selling forgeries of works by Clementine Hunter.
  • Rick St. Hilaire summarizes the expected forfeiture of a painting,Cristo Portacroce Trascinato Da Un Manigoldo after the loaned work from Italy was seized, the work will be returned to the family who was dispossessed of the painting by the Nazis. 
  • Yuck: A drunk Denver woman punched, damaged and urinated near the vicinity of a $30 million Clyfford Still painting.
  • The 1866 wreck of the USS Narcissus in the mouth of Tampa Bay will become a Florida state archaeological preserve.
  • Martin Kemp found the trial of five men in connection with Leonardo da Vinci’s Madonna of the Yarnwinder “deeply unsatisfying”. Me too. 
  • Creativity makes people feel uneasy.
  • A Manhattan art gallery has offered a reward for stolen art.Roman spintria from London
  • The Portable Antiquities Scheme, the voluntary program for reporting objects legally found in parts of the United Kingdom, has received attention for a racy brothel coin, called a spintria, or was it a game token?
  • Finally, Tom King points out an interesting article (but no link) by Raimund Karl which describes an Austrian model of heritage management. I thought about posting a longer response and discussion, but sadly I’ve given up hope that the heritage advocacy sites on the interwebs can offer any useful forum for discussion. I’ve made a peer-reviewed case for what I think is best after looking at the law, policy and results. 

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