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The Ancient Coin Collectors Guild has become a driving force in the ongoing effort to protect coin collectors and museums in which coins are stored from being forced to give up these items to foreign governments under the premise the coins are the cultural patrimony of the claimant nation. — Richard Giedroyc, World Coin News April 26, 2010



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Looting of Baghdad treasures shines light on a 'dirty business'

The Byzantine frescos of Lysi, painted in Cyprus, kidnapped to Germany and now staring down from the ceiling of a museum chapel in Texas, testify by their travels that the world views much of its cultural legacy through a catalog of stolen property. Full story

American Council for Cultural Property Statement on Looting of Baghdad Museum

Statement of the American Council for Cultural Property on the Looting of the Baghdad Museum. Full story

Through the Fog of War in Iraq: Lessons Learned in Heritage Preservation

A downloadable pdf file of an excellent analysis from the George Wright Forum. Full story