Biblical Archaeology Review 22:5, September/October 1996

Queries & Comments

Enlivening the Classroom

We would like to thank you for all the help BAR has provided us this year. We are members of Mrs. Donna Gilboa’s World Civilization honors seminar at Sacred Heart Preparatory in Atherton, California. We were assigned a major project each semester, and your magazine was invaluable.

In the fall semester, the members of the seminar explored the legal and illegal antiquities trade. We found your articles in the January/February and July/August 1985 issues and the July/August 1989 issue to be the best examination of opposing views on the sale of antiquities. Part of our group also evaluated measures used to stop the illegal trade. Imagine our shock, then, when we read in the July/August 1990 issue of the theft of the portrait mosaic from Beth-Shean, literally plundered overnight!a

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