Behemoth’s Footprints: The Fate of Syria’s Crusader Legacy
Cultural Heritage / Syria

Behemoth’s Footprints: The Fate of Syria’s Crusader Legacy

Vulcan’s stones tell a story. High above the azure waters of the Eastern Mediterranean sits Qala’at Marqab. Menacing and foreboding, it spies upon the Syrian coast two kilometres away. Today Marqab flies the regime flag as it peers over the Banias Oil and Gas Refinery. A special contribution by Adam Blitz, a Fellow of the Royal Anthropological Institute, London and a former Fulbright scholar. Continue reading

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Privatization of Cultural Heritage?
Cultural Heritage / Greece / Innovation

Privatization of Cultural Heritage?

What is the role of private industry and the public in the discovery, preservation and protection of cultural heritage? American archeologist Stephen Miller who as been working in Greece for the last 40 years, released a storm in a Time magazine article “Can Privatization Save the Treasures of Ancient Greece”. Noted in Time magazine with the following: … Continue reading

Defying the Ancient Spirits: Cave Divers
Cultural Heritage / Science

Defying the Ancient Spirits: Cave Divers

Who is brave in the face of death, ancient spirits, darkness beyond darkness, for scientific exploration of human history, accomplishments, and life’s footprint on earth? Cave divers are intrepidly exploring where few dare and those that do, know the perils. Peter Campbell, a cave diver who is exploring where few dare, knows the perils. As an … Continue reading

Egyptian: Mallawi Museum, Looted Artifacts
Antiquity / Cultural Heritage / Egypt

Egyptian: Mallawi Museum, Looted Artifacts

On August 15, the Malawe (Mallawi) Museum in Al-Minya, Upper Egypt was looted and artifacts destroyed. The Malawe (Mallawi) Museum is known for its collections from archeological sites in Tuna al-Gebel and Hermopolis. In an effort to inform the public, museum curators, collectors and law enforcement, please find attached the UK Blue Shield list of confirmed … Continue reading

Cairo: Protectors of Egyptian Monuments
Antiquity / Cultural Heritage / Egypt

Cairo: Protectors of Egyptian Monuments

A team of twenty Egyptologists stand between looted artifacts and the black market in times of quiet and crisis.

With round the clock surveillance and intervention at Cairo Airport, Egyptian men and women work side by side to ensure that any artifact older than 100 years does not leave the country. Since January 25, 2011 more than 30 attempts have been blocked with seized artifacts returned to the proper antiquity protectorate. Continue reading