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Detecting Art Fraud

Reviving Dead Letters

Preserving the Dead Sea Scrolls

Salvage Archeology

War on Archeology

The Chase, the Capture: Collecting at the Metropolitan, Thomas Hoving et al, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1975.

Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers, Kwame Anthony Appiah, W.W. Norton, 2006.

The Ethics of Collecting Cultural Property, Phyllis Mauch Messenger, ed., University of New Mexico Press, 1999.

Getty Official in Italy for Talks on Contested Art; Christopher Reynolds, Los Angeles Time January 27, 2006 The Getty's Italian Job, Malcolm Bell III, The New York Times, November 28, 2005.

Illicit Antiquities: The Theft of Culture and the Extinction of Archaeology, Neil Brodie and Kathryn Walker Tubb, eds., Routledge, 2002.

The Mysterious Trail of a Treasure, Retraced, LAWRENCE VAN GELDER, The New York Times, February 5, 2006.

Whose Culture Is It? Kwame Anthony Appiah, The New York Review of Books, Feb. 9, 2006.

Parthenon or Elgin Marbles
The Parthenon: Shot by Shot

Guide to the Marbles

British Committee for the Restitution of the Elgin Marbles

Looted Art
NPR on Iraqi Looting: Listen Here

Hunting Nazi Art Online

What Is Provenance Research?

The LA Times reports on Italian Town Known For Tomb-Raiding

Akan Art
Gold in Asante Courtly Arts

Akan Cultural Symbols



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