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$200 Million Gift for Ancient World Institute Triggers Backlash

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Science  31 Mar 2006:
Vol. 311, Issue 5769, pp. 1846
DOI: 10.1126/science.311.5769.1846

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Some New York University faculty members and outside archaeologists are aghast that the school has accepted a $200 million gift from the Leon Levy Foundation because they believe its founders' antiquities collection includes objects that had been looted and illicitly traded. (Read more.)