Dr. Sarah Parcak and Her Army of Global Explorers

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This post originally appeared on the Cultural Security Blog. The Cultural Security blog post “2016 TED Prize awarded to pioneering satellite archaeologist,” re-posted to the USC Gould Cultural Property Case Resource on December 1st, discussed “satellite archaeologist” Dr. Sarah H. Parcak–winner … Continue reading

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2016: a year for united efforts and innovative solutions

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This post originally appeared on the Cultural Security Blog. 2016 promises to be an exciting year for cultural heritage. We wrapped up 2015 with an exhibition at the UN Headquarters showcasing the re-vamped collaboration of Italy, Jordan, UNESCO, INTERPOL, and UNODC … Continue reading

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Exhibition on the Protection of Cultural Heritage at the UN Headquarters

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This post originally appeared on the Cultural Security Blog. Over the last few decades we have watched as looting and intentional destruction of cultural property has escalated; fresh in our minds are the news headlines that too often lamented the eradication … Continue reading

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2016 TED Prize awarded to pioneering satellite archaeologist

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This post originally appeared on the Cultural Security Blog. Dr. Sarah H. Parcak, archaeologist and founding director/associate professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Laboratory for Global Observation, won TED’s most prestigious award–a $1M prize to develop a project of … Continue reading

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The Genbaku Dome

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This post originally appeared on the Cultural Security Blog. History has time and again shown the cruel nature of mankind; we have an innate ability for causing physical, mental, and emotional harm to one another. On the largest scale we’ve seen … Continue reading

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ISIS beheads 82-year-old archaeologist in Palmyra

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This post originally appeared on the Cultural Security Blog. Eyes have stayed riveted on the happenings in the Middle East as the media continues to report on the actions of ISIS. For months the population has been made explicitly privy to … Continue reading

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New York City’s Cultural Heritage

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This post originally appeared on the Cultural Security Blog. In July a construction project in the southeastern section of Pelham Bay Park unearthed more than one hundred Native American artifacts, including ceramics and stone tools. The artifacts date between 200 and … Continue reading

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Catch-22: Tourism Destroying Word Heritage

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This post originally appeared on the Cultural Security Blog. When it comes to cultural security one generally thinks of evolving wartime threats; we read the press headlines about terrorist groups intentionally targeting museums and historic sites, or about the destruction of … Continue reading

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Curators For A Cause

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This post originally appeared on the Cultural Security Blog. In light of trending record breaking sales and the fanfare surrounding Art Basel in Basel, whose showcase of exhibitions closed on the 21st, it is intriguing to see how other ventures–ones not … Continue reading

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Art Market Explosion – Historic Results

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This post originally appeared on the Cultural Security Blog. The booming art market has exploded: Christie’s May 11 2015 Evening Sale “Looking Forward to the Past” achieved historic results, reaching $705,858,000, and established Picasso’s 1955 “Les femmes d’Alger, Version O” as … Continue reading

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