[ links]   []   [archief]   [index]

[<<<] [Project 0] [>>>]

Antiquities Authority considers trading finds on open market

Antiquities Authority considers trading finds on open market
trefwoorden: Israel - staat - potscherven - verkoop
The Antiquities Authority is considering selling pottery shards unearthed in archaeological digs on the open market.
If the move is approved, it could be an international precedent - a state authority established to protect antiquities will be trading in them.
Some of the suggestions so far concern include using shards as building materials and antique glass in women's jewelry. The Antiquities Authority says the initiative stems from acute budgetary distress. Since 2001, the authority's budget has been slashed by more than 20 percent and its income has sharply declined due to the construction recession.

Lees verder bij: Ha'aretz (6 oktober 2003)