[Northkeep] FW: FYI--Period artifacts for sale

Marc Carlson marccarlson20 at hotmail.com
Wed Jul 30 07:52:12 PDT 2003

>From: "Niewoehner, Hugh" <hughn at SSD.FSI.com>
>>...Roman coins, Phoenician beads, Mesopotamian clay tablet, etc...

Just a word of caution.  Be careful when dealing with antiquities dealiers 
and find out swhat sort of reputation the individual has.  There is a VERY 
bad problem today in looting of archaeological sites (and more recently, 
museums) and these items are frequently picked up in good faith by people 
who don't know any better.  I don't know if these people are legit or not, 
but I didnt' see anything on the site saying where the stuff came from or 
how they acquired it.

I know that getting to own the real thing is really cool, but the line 
between buying something legit and actively supporting the looting of 
archaeological remains (an act I personally feel should be given the death 
penalty, the looting that is, not the supporting)  is so blurry as to be 
mpossible to distinguish.

Sorry for the lecture - just one of those things.


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