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Loot : the battle over the stolen treasures of the ancient world

Author: Sharon Waxman
Publisher: New York : Times Books, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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For the past two centuries, the West has been plundering the treasures of the ancient world to fill its great museums, but in recent years, the countries where ancient civilizations originated have begun to push back, taking museums to court, prosecuting curators, and threatening to force the return of these priceless objects. Where do these treasures rightly belong? Sharon Waxman, a former culture reporter for The  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sharon Waxman
ISBN: 9780805086539 0805086536
OCLC Number: 216941775
Description: xiv, 414 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm.
Contents: Pharaohs and emperors. Zahi rules --
Finding Rosetta --
The Louvre --
Denderah --
A tale of two cities --
Tomb robbers on Fifth Avenue. Chasing the Lydian hoard --
Losing Lydia --
The Met --
Lord Elgin's legacy. The British Museum --
A Greek tragedy --
Hard-liners --
Rough justice. Revenge in Rome --
The trials of Marion True --
The Getty Museum --
Repatriations.
Responsibility: Sharon Waxman.
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Why are the Elgin Marbles in London and not on the Acropolis? Why do there seem to be as many mummies in France as there are in Egypt? Why are so many Etruscan masterworks in America? This title  Read more...

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"Sharon Waxman has written a compelling page turner about the world of antiquities and art-world skulduggery. She manages to combine rigorous, scholarly reporting with a flair for intrigue and Read more...

 
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