Further, some intriguing issues raised here, unfortunately, are not pursued.
The subheading of Loot, by Sharon Waxman, is "The battle over the stolen treasures of the ancient world," which gives you a pretty good idea of the content.
I couldn't put it down--and I certainly will never look at the Louvre or the Met the same way again.
This is one of the most interesting books I think I have ever read. I can't say enough how well researched it was, amazing to know the movements, the reasons, the policies, the... Read morePublished 7 days ago by Carla Hashley
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. It brings to the light so many problems that are facing museums today. Read morePublished 1 month ago by David H. Warren
Very interesting account of the ethics and fights over "stolen" artifacts. Raises serious ethic questions about the Western attitudes about treasures from other cultures... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Dr. R.P. Forsberg
Wonderful, readable account of antiquities and the complex acquisition of them. I had no idea establishing provenance was so complicated.Published 9 months ago by bonniet
Countries of origin want the artifacts back, BUT.
I saw a program on History Channel where Egyptian
state archeologists loaded a mummy with... Read more
The book is very exciting and thrilling to read if you like to go to museums and are always wondering more about how they were obtained and such. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Marissa vara
I had to read this book for a class i was taking. i though it was a great book to read to learn about cultural tourism, but could also be used when learning about history,... Read morePublished on May 2, 2012 by B395
I read this book a year ago, and I thought the book gave a pretty good overview of the issues dealing with ownership of antiquities. Read morePublished on June 6, 2011 by sting
What can I say.. I loved the style, the accompanying photo's, the interviews and the fact that she just did it. I loved the book.Published on March 18, 2011 by Q. G. H. Berk