In recent years, conversations surrounding the ownership of archaeological artefacts and the conservation of at-risk archaeological sites have taken on greater urgency. Alongside the ancient city of Palmyra, there are currently 20,000 archaeological sites listed as being at severe risk in the Middle East and North Africa. Discussions about the repatriation of museum objects are gaining momentum. There’s also a growing public understanding of the realities of historic colonial looting of objects such as the Benin Bronzes. This wide-ranging panel session explores the history of these ancient sites and objects, the issues surrounding endangered archaeology and the growing movement towards the repatriation of looted artefacts. Expert panellists include: Professor Kehinde Andrews, Dr Paddy Docherty, Dr Zena Kamash and Dr Hossam Mahdy.
HistFest weekend and day pass holders can attend this session by signing up on the day, subject to availability.
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