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Loot by Sharon Waxman

In short, the best archaeopolitics book I’ve read since Edward Fox’s Sacred Geography. I was kindly sent a review copy by the publishers and I have a feeling that they were hoping for a bit more than that, so I’ll add a bit more. It’s subtitled...

Should we pass on the PAS?

Treasure hunter. Photo (cc) Elsie esq. I’m slightly late to be commenting on Derek Fincham’s paper, in the International Journal of Cultural Property, A Coordinated Legal and Policy Approach to Undiscovered Antiquities: Adapting the Cultural Heritage...

Bad news for the Christians

There’s a 1st century BC tablet which has been found predicting a Messiah that will rise after three days. I can’t really see this shaking Christianity by connecting it to Judaism. The whole concept of a Messiah is Jewish. It’s not like Judea was...