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Iraq Embassy list of items looted by ISIS from Mosul Museum

The Iraq Embassy in London has supplied the British Museum with a comprehensive list of items missing from the Mosul Museum as a result of looting by ISIS. The Embassy has asked that the artefacts described be included on the Emergency Red List. The ADA asks its...

New find is UK’s earliest example of Iron Age gold

Exciting news that jewellery found in a Staffordshire field is the earliest example of Iron Age gold ever found in Britain. The Daily Telegraph reports that the collection, made up of four twisted metal neckbands, called torcs and a bracelet, was discovered by two...

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Protecting our Past for the Future – view from the Trade

We have talked today a lot about looting and have seen many illustrations, but it is clear that the greatest crisis currently facing world heritage is the destruction taking place in Syria and Iraq. The major causes of the destruction are two-fold: war with...

Collecting Antiquities

There are many antique shops and dealers in antiques throughout the country. Often they belong to the British Antique Dealers' Association (BADA) or to the London and Provincial Antiques Dealers' Association (LAPADA); there are also more focused local groups, such as...