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Description - Stealing History by Roger Atwood

Roger Atwood knows more about the market for ancient objects than almost anyone. He knows where priceless antiquities are buried, who is digging them up, and who is fencing and buying them. In this fascinating book, Atwood takes readers on a journey through Iraq, Peru, Hong Kong, and across America, showing how the worldwide antiquities trade is destroying what's left of ancient sites before archaeologists can reach them. Part detective story and part meditation on the power of art and culture, "Stealing History" is an essential account of how the past is being dug out from under us.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780312324070
ISBN-10: 0312324073
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 368
Imprint: Saint Martin's Griffin,U.S.
Publisher: Griffin Publishing
Publish Date: 5-Sep-2000
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Roger Atwood

Roger Atwood is a regular contributor to "ARTnews" and "Archaeology" magazines, and his articles on culture and politics have appeared in "The New Republic," "Mother Jones," "The Nation," "The Washington Post," and the "Los Angeles Times." He was a fellow at the Alicia Patterson Foundation and a journalist for Reuters for fifteen years, reporting from Peru, Argentina, Brazil, and Chile. He was awarded the Beacon Award by SAFE (Saving Antiquities for Everyone).