I finished reading Roger Atwood’s Stealing History: Tomb Raiders, Smugglers, and the Looting of the Ancient World last night and recommend it as a good book to add to your summer reading list.
It’s a sad and compelling story about the staggering level of looting of ancient graves and archaeological sites, giving both some history and a glimpse at the unprecedented level of plundering of cultural heritage of countries, the loss of knowledge of ancient civilizations and the trade that facilitates it all. What are we doing to ourselves? This is stuff that we all need to know about.
A rain forest here, a previously unknown civilization there – pretty soon it adds up to something tragic.
[Originally posted on DennisKennedy.Blog (http://www.denniskennedy.com/blog/)]