The sword, mislabeled as a copy when it was acquired by the Field Museum, dates back 3,000 years.
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Ancient Art and Artifacts in Utah Are Threatened by Oil and Gas
The boundary changes for Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments will threaten ancient art and artifacts on millions of acres of previously protected public land.
Stolen Deities Resurface in a Dallas Museum
A blogger’s shaky snapshots from an exhibition opening reveal where a Lakshmi-Narayana statue stolen from a temple in Kathmandu in 1984 had ended up: the Dallas Museum of Art.
The Perennial Problem With the Excavation of Ancient Sites
Why chase after unprovenanced — and likely looted or forged — material when so much excavated material lies waiting for study?