Fascinating story on the fabled site at Carcemish, on the Turkey/Syria border. Its precarous position has paradoxically meant it was protected by mines meant to deter aggression but happily also deterring looters. Now archaeologists are getting overhead shots by sending up kites. Now all we need are cameras that can upload those images automatically so kiteflying citizens can crowdsource site monitoring.
The British Antiquities Trade as seen by Gulf Cartoonist - Gulf cartoonist Mohammad-Ali Khalaji's representation of London art market role in fuelling antiquities trafficking.
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