NPR Story on the Antiquities Trade (UPDATE)

Morning Edition on NPR has what looks to be a promising story on the antiquities trade. It will be available later today here.


The first of the two part stories which aired on Monday was excellent. It does a great job of laying out the issues with the antiquities trade in ~8 minutes. The view was expressed that Guatemala needs to enact stricter laws to protect their antiquities. That is often the first response someone gets when presented with the theft and destruction of archaeological sites. However Guatemala has some very aggressive legislation. The problem isn’t the laws, its the enforcement. Today’s second part should be excellent as well, as it will detail the art market, the other side of the coin.

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