Current News

Below are links to current articles in newspapers, journals, websites, etc. that have news of direct interest to the CHAMP. Older articles will be archived after three months. There is a separate archive for the news from the 2011 Egyptian Uprising. Very¬† important news about job announcements, various organizations, contact information, emergencies, and about how CHAMP members can impact heritage are provided in the separate News section titled “Special Announcements.” ****************************************************************************

Islamic State is selling looted Syrian art in London to fund its fight” (25 Feb 15)

New IS video shows militants smashing ancient Iraq artifacts” (26 Feb 15)

Syria says must be part of fight against antiquities theft” (23 Feb 15)

The ISIS smugglers making up to $1Million per item selling ancient antiquities looted from the rubble of Syria” (17 Feb 15)

Cultural protector advises DOD on historic sites in fight with Islamic State” (15 Feb 15)

Ancient tablets displayed in Jerusalem fuel looting debate” (12 Feb 15)

Russia pushes UN to cut off Islamic State funds” (4 Feb 15) Contains language to prevent illegal trafficking of antiquities to fund terrorism.

Cultural heritage: Save Libyan archaeology” (28 Jan 15)

Libyan archaeology threatened by years of violence” (28 Jan 15)

Diplomatic Malpractice: Cultural preservation grants to culture-destroying regimes” (2 Feb 15)

The best Middle East political science books of 2014 “(29 Dec 14)

Syria’s ancient sites were already damaged by war. Now they’re being looted.” (20 Dec 14)

Looters raid Jordanian cyrpts in search of gold, jewels and artifacts” (30 Oct 14)

The Black Market Battleground: Degrading and Destroying ISIS Could Take Place in the Halls of Sotheby’s, Not the Pentagon” (27 Oct 14)

Turkey’s role in Islamic State fight may hinge on ancient tomb” (1 Oct)

War has damaged all but one of Syria’s World Heritage Sites, Satellite images show” (24 Sep 14)

[Secretary of State John Kerry’s] “Remarks at the Threat to Cultural Heritage in Iraq and Syria” (22 Sep 14)

“New high-resolution satellite image analysis: 5 of 6 Syrian World Heritage sites ‘exhibit significant damage.’ (18 Sep 14)

War Is Damaging Syria’s Historical Castles and Landmarks” (19 Sep 14)

“The Islamic State sells ‘blood antiquities’ from Iraq and Syria to raise money” (14 Sep 14)









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