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Stealing history : tomb raiders, smugglers, and the looting of the ancient world

Author: Roger Atwood
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Tomb raiding is nothing new - it has a long history - but Stealing History shows how it has grown into a huge, global industry. These are no graveyard scavengers, but professionals in an illicit antiquities trade that works with devastating efficiency to strip whole countries of their heritage. Atwood reveals the strange, sad world of well-organized looters and the undercover FBI operations that are putting corrupt  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Roger Atwood
ISBN: 0312324065 9780312324063 0312324073 9780312324070
OCLC Number: 55596339
Description: 337 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction : looters in the temple --
pt. 1 --
1. Looking for a tomb --
2. Twenty-three feet down --
3. The excavators --
4. Backflap --
5. Gold man --
6. Lord of Sipán --
7. The dealer --
pt. 2 --
8. The actual object --
9. The smugglers --
10. The Consul --
11. The golden rattle --
12. The jaguar's head --
pt. 3 --
13. The brigades --
14. Recovering the past --
14. Coming home --
Epilogue --
Acknowledgments --
Notes --
Glossary --
Select bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Roger Atwood.
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Part detective story and part meditation on the power of art and culture, this work is an account of how the past is being dug out from under. It takes readers on a journey through Iraq, Peru, Hong  Read more...

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