Tag Archives: Egypt

Through the American Colony Lens: PHOTOGRAPHERS AT WORK

Among the 22,000-plus images of the U.S. Library of Congress’ Matson Collection, only a handful actually show the Colony’s Photo Department personnel at their craft. The reason is simple: They were usually right where they were supposed  to be–behind the camera, or … Continue reading

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An Exodus from Egypt: IAA nabs ancient coffin lids in Jerusalem antiquities shops

Here’s a new twist — or is it? Looted antiquities being smuggled into Israel in order to acquire legitimacy, so they can then be resold to collectors in the context of Israel’s “legal”, licensed antiquities trade. In this case it was two ancient and highly … Continue reading

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