iOS app Android app

Entries by Lee Rosenbaum from 02/2011

Archaeologist's Detailed Firsthand Report About Saqqara Looting

| Posted 02.07.2011 | Arts

Contradicting the claims of Egyptian antiquities chief Zahi Hawass, a member of a French archaeological expedition reports that the ancient burial ground of Saqqara has been vandalized by would-be robbers.

Credibility Gap: Two Gilded King Tut Statues Among 18 Objects Purloined From Egyptian Museum

| Posted 02.14.2011 | Arts

We need more transparency from Egypt's Minister of Antiquities. If Hawass didn't know the full extent of the vandalism and looting, he should have acknowledged that, rather than giving blanket assurances that all was well.

"Hide/Seek" Fallout: Interference Institutionalized at the Smithsonian

| Posted 02.23.2011 | Arts

If it follows the advice of a committee, Smithsonian museums will be buried under a new layer of procedural requirements for public input whenever a cautious curator flags a proposed exhibition as "sensitive."