Wednesday, January 15, 2020

What are they? 43,000 lbs of 'artifacts' shipped from Sri Lanka to Ripley's Believe it or Not

A shipment of 125 'artifacts' weighing more than 43,000 lbs was shipped from Sri Lanka to Ripley's Believe it or Not in May 2019. Ripley's is not commenting on what the artifacts are. Sri Lanka has been recovering from a lengthy civil war that ended in 2009 and looting of archaeological sites has been an ongoing problem.

UPDATED- Ripley's has commented on the shipment

https://www.livescience.com/sri-lanka-artifacts-shipped-ripleys.html

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

2,000 Cuneiform Tablets Once owned by Hobby Lobby Published

2,000 cuneiform tablets once owned by Hobby Lobby have just been published. 1,400 of them are from Irisagrig, a city which looters know the location of but archaeologists do not. Many of the tablets are now missing.

https://www.livescience.com/lost-city-in-iraq-cuneiform-tablets.html