“The world’s great museums continue to unveil and show off ravishing new antiquities, especially from the Classical world. Where do these treasures come from? In a growing scandal, it becomes increasingly clear these are not forgotten curios, excavated long ago and recently gathering dust in the attics of Swiss bankers, but new finds recently looted and illicitly exported from their countries of origin. Why? How?

“And what will be the consequences?”

An illustrated lecture by Dr Christopher Chippindale, Reader in Archaeology at the University of Cambridge, will be held at the Wiltshire Heritage Museum, Devizes on Saturday, 19 December 2009 from 2:30pm.

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