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Discovered at Troy; smuggled to Greece, bestowed upon Germany; confiscated by the USSR—Schliemann’s gold is still causing a ruckus.
Return the Treasure to Germany Why should the events of World War II abrogate longstanding agreements over cultural ownership? Priam’s Treasure belongs in Berlin’s Museum of Pre- and Early History, part of the German system of federal museums...
Archaeology Odyssey, July/August 1999
Discovering the idolatry of the even maskit
Leviticus bans the Israelites from bowing upon a maskit stone. But what is a maskit? A recently deciphered Assyrian inscription may hold the key to identifying this mysterious prohibited object.
Bible Review, October 1999