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Treasure hunters destroy tomb - Hurriyet Daily News

Treasure hunters destroy tomb - Hurriyet Daily News | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
Hurriyet Daily News Treasure hunters destroy tomb Hurriyet Daily News The assistant head of Olba archaeological excavations, Murat Özyıldırm said during a visit to the ancient city with his students on March 5, 2011, that he had found a dynamite...
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A 12,000-year-old tomb made of rock in the southern province of Mersin’s Silifke district has been blown up with dynamite by treasure hunters

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Heritage at Risk : Heritage v. Social Unrest

Heritage at Risk : Heritage v. Social Unrest | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
The battle to preserve cultural heritage from looters and vandals is long fought.
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Thieves steal depiction of the goddess Artemis; "Chiseled off" with a metallic object

Thieves steal depiction of the goddess Artemis; "Chiseled off" with a metallic object | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
Thieves have stolen part of an ancient fresco from Pompeii, breaking in to a closed area of the UNESCO World Heritage landmark and chipping off a port
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Part of a fresco representing the Goddess Artemis in the House of Neptune in Pompeii has been stolen. 

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