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    Looted Art It is because of the looting, we have lost thousands of art pieces and possibly never learned about artists that have existed. I chose this article because it shows how looting has been an ongoing problem almost from ever since the beginning of art. This article explains that almost every country when it would acquire new lands and conquer other countries would take over their art and make it their own. This way it would bring more wealth to the nation that is taking over. But not only it would bring wealth, it would expand their culture and bring in new values and ideas. In this article it gives examples how England would loot the treasures of China and India on their quest on expanding their colonies. How France would take over…

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    Looting In Peru

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    Article Analysis Two 1) In ‘The Destruction, Looting and Traffic of the Archaeological Heritage of Peru,’ author Walter Alva focuses on the mining and looting of ancient sites which leads to the destruction of many artifacts present. He also touches on the damage done to the archival record by removing the artifacts from their original context and sending them away to collectors or foreign museums. Alva works towards drawing attention to how collectors and museums play a large part in…

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    During the first days after the disaster law enforcement officials were too busy with rescue efforts to worry about looting so many of the individuals were able to enter and loot without discovery prompting neighbours to band together and watch the empty houses in their neighbourhoods. These situations are clear examples of people acting in accordance with three patterns of irrational or unethical decision making; deciding not to engage in activities that contribute to our long term welfare,…

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    Comparative Essay “Telephone Conversation” by Wole Soyinka was written in 1962, set in London. Soyinka is a Nigerian playwright who was the first African that won the noble for literature in 1986. Few years later, “Still I Rise” by Maya Angelou was written in 1978 set in the American Slums of Harlem. Angelou is an educator, and civil rights activist. Together both poems explore the themes of prejudice and racial discrimination. “Telephone Conversation” explores the idea of racial prejudice…

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    Teaching Objectivism to the courtroom, Rearden is attacking Collectivism and Altruism by accepting reality; that one must produce for their own self-interest in order to pursue their own happiness and prosperity; anything outside those motives are illogical and immoral. This moral code he is condemning breaks the law of existence: “A is A (1038)”. If A is not A, a person’s sole motive to live is not for himself, rather, to live for others. This premise denies reality, reason, and logic in place…

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    Regardless of the nature of a riot, a riot is inexcusable. The citizens in the video did however claim to have a reason. They said it was political. Constant years of neglect along with barely having enough to survive. Regardless of the situation I feel that the people are optimistic and took advantage of a bad situation. In both situations, social deprivation, injustice or blackout, looting was not the means to the issue that was present. In looting they took advantage of the situation. Yes, it…

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    findings from a recent study of archaeological site looting, which mainly focuses on international selling of obtained artifacts, illegally. The author touches basis with the fact that this is a major problem going on worldwide and countries in the Middle East such as Egypt, Turkey, and Syria have a lot to lose. Despite the overwhelming focus on methamphetamine, Proulx supports her argument effectively surveying over 2, 358 archaeologists throughout the world in 118 countries! The article is…

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    Paul R. Williams and Christian Coster address blood antiquities and a culture of impunity- meaning freedom from punishment or injurious consequences. The past centuries and the decades that followed saw pillage, destruction, looting, faking and smuggling of invaluable excavated artifacts of “blood antiquities” into western markets from conflicted areas such as Iraq and Syria and its neighboring areas. In the recent past years, Isis destroyed in Iraq museum its precious work of art and destroyed…

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    Peru Vs Yale Case Study

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    museum for over 100 years. However, the government of Peru sued to have the artifacts returned and in 2010 Peru won and Yale returned the artifacts. Peru won the court case on the basis that the artifacts were the cultural heritage of the people of Peru (Buying, Selling, Owning the past, 1).The case of Peru vs. Yale brings up the question of should people be able to buy and sell antiquities? The general consensus is that all artifacts should be excavated by professional archaeologists who will…

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    Americans more negatively than Whites. The media treats white people differently than African-Americans and Haitian Americans in the event of a natural disaster. The Washington Post conducted an experiment where they asked participants to decide how much money should be awarded to victims of Hurricane Katrina. They were able to view photographs of victims of the hurricane and read narratives of victims looting businesses for food to survive. The participants chose to award more money to White…

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