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German Law Stirs Concern Illegal Artifacts Will Be Easier to Sell

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Science  16 Mar 2007:
Vol. 315, Issue 5818, pp. 1479-1480
DOI: 10.1126/science.315.5818.1479a

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Last week, the German Senate ratified the 1970 UNESCO Convention on Cultural Property, but many archaeologists worry that Germany's interpretation of the convention will make the country a haven for illegally excavated antiquities from Iraq and elsewhere. (Read more.)