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Bringing Transparency to the Market in Illicit Antiquities: A Proposal

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The market in antiquities, which is valued at billions of dollars per year, is fueled by illicit archaeological looting. The illegal excavation of archaeological sites has implications for local tourism in and the national heritage of the source countries. Moreover, the funds generated by the black market in antiquities frequently find their way into the hands of groups of organized criminals. This paper proposes a step towards bringing transparency to the antiquities trade: creating a database of every antiquity on the market or in a museum. Responses to this idea have been met with the critique that the creation of such a database is impractical. This paper, by contrast, demonstrates the feasibility of creating such a database almost exclusively using already digitized data. The paper also discusses the legal apparatus that will need to accompany such the database to have any impact, which will include updated UNESCO legislation to replace the 1970 convention. The paper also discusses several different business models that the database could employ to best serve its constituents. The purpose of this paper, therefore, is less to highlight a problem then it is to collaboratively work towards ending the illicit trade in antiquities.
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Levine, Adam. "Bringing Transparency to the Market in Illicit Antiquities: A Proposal" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the ASC Annual Meeting, Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Philadelphia, PA, Nov 04, 2009 <Not Available>. 2014-11-28 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p371705_index.html>

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Levine, A. , 2009-11-04 "Bringing Transparency to the Market in Illicit Antiquities: A Proposal" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the ASC Annual Meeting, Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Philadelphia, PA <Not Available>. 2014-11-28 from http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p371705_index.html

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Abstract: The market in antiquities, which is valued at billions of dollars per year, is fueled by illicit archaeological looting. The illegal excavation of archaeological sites has implications for local tourism in and the national heritage of the source countries. Moreover, the funds generated by the black market in antiquities frequently find their way into the hands of groups of organized criminals. This paper proposes a step towards bringing transparency to the antiquities trade: creating a database of every antiquity on the market or in a museum. Responses to this idea have been met with the critique that the creation of such a database is impractical. This paper, by contrast, demonstrates the feasibility of creating such a database almost exclusively using already digitized data. The paper also discusses the legal apparatus that will need to accompany such the database to have any impact, which will include updated UNESCO legislation to replace the 1970 convention. The paper also discusses several different business models that the database could employ to best serve its constituents. The purpose of this paper, therefore, is less to highlight a problem then it is to collaboratively work towards ending the illicit trade in antiquities.


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