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Along the Antiquities Trail; An Illicit Journey Out of Egypt

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  • Reality Ausetkmt
    Please take a moment and visit this site to see the multimedia presentation on the thefts of Egyptian Antiquities,, This is deep ~RE ...
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      Please take a moment and visit
      this site to see the multimedia
      presentation on the thefts of
      Egyptian Antiquities,,

      This is deep

      ~RE



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      http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?
      res=F60711FE3C580C708EDDAB0894DC404482


      FOREIGN DESK | February 23, 2004, Monday
      LOOT: Along the Antiquities Trail; An Illicit Journey Out of Egypt,
      Only a Few Questions Asked

      By BARRY MEIER and MARTIN GOTTLIEB; Abeer Allam contributed reporting
      from Egypt for this article and Alison Langley from Switzerland.
      (NYT) 6407 words
      Late Edition - Final , Section A , Page 1 , Column 1
      ABSTRACT - Court records and dozens of interviews and documents about
      funeral stele excavated in Akhmim, Egypt, in 1994 and seized by
      federal agents in New York two years ago provide rare, detailed
      account of smuggling, marketing and selling of high-end antiquities;
      worldwide trade in looted antiquities usually begins and ends in
      silences, with few questions asked; stele's progress shows how
      seamlessly looted objects can blend into legitimate market, whether
      dealers are aware of it or not; stele was key prosecution weapon in
      conviction of American dealer Frederick Schultz for conspiring to
      sell stolen artifacts, even though he never sold, or even saw, stele;
      stele is now in Cairo Museum, trophy of Egypt's drive to reclaim its
      stolen treasures; photos (L)
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