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Enforcing International Cultural Heritage Law$
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Francesco Francioni and James Gordley

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199680245

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199680245.001.0001

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Illicit Trade in Antiquities

Illicit Trade in Antiquities

A View ‘From the Ground’

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(p.65) 4 Illicit Trade in Antiquities
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Enforcing International Cultural Heritage Law
Author(s):

Laurie W. Rush

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199680245.003.0004

This chapter considers the various methods for preventing and combating the looting of archaeological sites and illicit traffic in antiquities. It examines models of legislation, physical protection, and the establishment of specialized agencies, such as the Italian Corps of the Carabinieri for the protection of cultural patrimony. The chapter provides original information about the direct experience of the writer in peacetime looting, and the suppression of illicit traffic in conflict situations such as Iraq.

Keywords:   looting, archaeological sites, illegal trade, illegal antiquities, cultural heritage

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