Tag Archives: archaeological

The Next Battle of Bosworth Field – Council approves plan to build test track on battle site

Posted on: October 5, 2018 by Rebecca Reynolds

Bosworth, the battle that killed the last of the Plantagenets, Richard III, and saw the start of one of the greatest ruling dynasties – the Tudors – may soon be the location of a £26m driverless car testing facility. Councillors from Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council approved the planning proposal by Japanese-owned Horiba Mira by 12 […]

Civilisation Under Attack on BBC

Posted on: July 1, 2015 by Alexander Herman

Last night BBC 4 aired a programme hosted by journalist Dan Cruickshank entitled Civilisation Under Attack, charting the impact of the Islamic State (or ISIS) on antiquities in regions under the group’s control in Iraq and Syria. The programme covered the destruction of the site at Nimrud and of objects in the Mosul Museum, and included a […]

Continued destruction by Isis in Iraq

Posted on: March 9, 2015 by Ruth Redmond-Cooper

There has been a slew of media coverage in the UK and elsewhere on the reported destruction by agents of the Islamic State (ISIS) of the unequalled archaeological site of Nimrud in Iraq. While many of the reliefs, wall paintings and a number of the mythical winged bull gatekeepers are kept out of harm’s way […]

ISIS in Iraq: How much looting?

Posted on: August 26, 2014 by Alexander Herman

A few recent articles have reported on the looting of antiquities from the areas of Syria and Iraq controlled by the Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS): in The Guardian in June, The Sunday Times in July and the International Business Times. It is unclear from the sources whether such looting is actually being perpetrated by members of ISIS or […]

Heritage at risk in Syria

Posted on: November 15, 2013 by Ruth Redmond-Cooper

Following reports of widespread damage and looting at cultural heritage sites in Syria, ICOM (the International Council of Museums) has published the Emergency Red List of Syrian Cultural Objects at Risk with the aim of helping art and heritage professionals and law enforcement officials identify Syrian objects that are protected by national and international legislations. In […]