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UPDATED | What’s an Arts and Crafts Retail Chain Doing Dabbling in Antiquities???

Hobby Lobby To Forfeit Smuggled Iraqi Antiquities by RICHARD GONZALES, NPR / July 5, 2017 Hobby Lobby, the Oklahoma-based chain of arts and crafts retail stores, has agreed to pay a $3 million fine and forfeit thousands of ancient clay … 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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