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The Resource The Medici conspiracy : the illicit journey of looted antiquities, from Italy's tomb raiders to the world's greatest museums, Peter Watson and Cecilia Todeschini

The Medici conspiracy : the illicit journey of looted antiquities, from Italy's tomb raiders to the world's greatest museums, Peter Watson and Cecilia Todeschini

Label
The Medici conspiracy : the illicit journey of looted antiquities, from Italy's tomb raiders to the world's greatest museums
Title
The Medici conspiracy
Title remainder
the illicit journey of looted antiquities, from Italy's tomb raiders to the world's greatest museums
Statement of responsibility
Peter Watson and Cecilia Todeschini
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Traces the network of dealers and smugglers who have placed stolen European artifacts into the hands of museums and wealthy collectors
Cataloging source
DLC
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1943-
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Watson, Peter
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Todeschini, Cecilia
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  • Archaeological thefts
  • Art thefts
Label
The Medici conspiracy : the illicit journey of looted antiquities, from Italy's tomb raiders to the world's greatest museums, Peter Watson and Cecilia Todeschini
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue on Fifth Avenue -- Sotheby's, Switzerland, smugglers -- Connoisseurs and criminals: the passion for Greek vases -- Corridor 17 -- Forensic archaeology in the Freeport -- The paper trail, the Polaroids, and the "Cordata" -- The Getty: the "Museum of the Tombaroli" -- The Metropolitan in New York and other rogue museums -- "Collectors are real looters" -- The laundries of London and New York -- Phone taps and the great rumor -- The Paris raid on Robert Hecht -- Raids in Zurich and Geneva, arrest and interrogations in Cyprus and Berlin -- Interrogations in Los Angeles and Manhattan -- The puzzle of the "orphans" -- The "Cordata" continues in Egypt, Greece, Israel, and Oxford -- The fall of Robin Symes -- The woodcutter's archive -- The trial of Giacomo Medici -- Trading with Japan, trials in Rome -- Operation eclipse -- Conclusion: 500 million dollars + 100,000 looted tombs -- Chippendale's Law -- Epilogue on Fifth Avenue -- Dossier
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xx, 379 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781586484026
Lccn
2006041695
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)63187543
Label
The Medici conspiracy : the illicit journey of looted antiquities, from Italy's tomb raiders to the world's greatest museums, Peter Watson and Cecilia Todeschini
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue on Fifth Avenue -- Sotheby's, Switzerland, smugglers -- Connoisseurs and criminals: the passion for Greek vases -- Corridor 17 -- Forensic archaeology in the Freeport -- The paper trail, the Polaroids, and the "Cordata" -- The Getty: the "Museum of the Tombaroli" -- The Metropolitan in New York and other rogue museums -- "Collectors are real looters" -- The laundries of London and New York -- Phone taps and the great rumor -- The Paris raid on Robert Hecht -- Raids in Zurich and Geneva, arrest and interrogations in Cyprus and Berlin -- Interrogations in Los Angeles and Manhattan -- The puzzle of the "orphans" -- The "Cordata" continues in Egypt, Greece, Israel, and Oxford -- The fall of Robin Symes -- The woodcutter's archive -- The trial of Giacomo Medici -- Trading with Japan, trials in Rome -- Operation eclipse -- Conclusion: 500 million dollars + 100,000 looted tombs -- Chippendale's Law -- Epilogue on Fifth Avenue -- Dossier
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xx, 379 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781586484026
Lccn
2006041695
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)63187543

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