Loot : the battle over the stolen treasures of the ancient world / Sharon Waxman.

Title: 
Loot : the battle over the stolen treasures of the ancient world / Sharon Waxman.

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Author/Artist: 
Waxman, Sharon.
Publisher: 
New York : Times Books, 2009, c2008.
Description: 
xiv, 414 p., [8] p. of col. plates : ill. ; 21 cm.
Edition: 
1st pbk. ed.
Format of Material: 
Books
Bib ID: 
142942
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Location: 
Stacks
Call Number: 
N8795.W39 2009z
Notes: 
Originally published: New York: Times, 2008.
Includes bibliographical references (p. [391]-394) and index.
"For two centuries the West has plundered the treasures of the ancient world to fill its great museums, but the countries where ancient civilizations originated have begun to push back, taking museums to court and prosecuting curators. Sharon Waxman brings us this inside this high-stakes conflict, as Egypt, Turkey, Greece, and Italy face down the Louvre, the Metropolitan Museum, the British Museum, and the J. Paul Getty Museum to force the return of these priceless objects."--Back cover.
Contents: 
pt. 1. Pharaohs and emperors. 1. Zahi rules ; 2. Finding Rosetta ; 3. The Louvre ; 4. Denderah ; 5. A tale of two cities --
pt. 2. Tomb robbers on Fifth Avenue. 6. Chasing the Lydian hoard ; 7. Losing Lydia ; 8. The Met --
pt. 3. Lord Elgin's legacy. 9. The British Museum ; 10. A Greek tragedy ; 11. Hard-liners --
pt. 4. Rough justice. 12. Revenge in Rome ; 13. The trials of Marion True ; 14. The Getty Museum ; 15. Repatriations.
ISBN: 
9780805090888 (pbk.)
0805090886 (pbk.)