Illicit Antiquities: Repatriation and Curating

17 February 2010
Presented by Diana O'Carroll, Tom Birch.


Old Bailey Justice


This month we divest the darker world of black market archaeology. We find out how illicit antiquities can be tracked down after being lost for decades and how they can be returned to their country of origin. We explore the problems faced by curators in spotting artefacts with dubious histories. Plus, in Backyard Archaeology we visit a graveyard for a bit of typologising!


What is the name of the man interviewed in the first section on illicit antiquities? I can't make it out!

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