Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Observearts: art is also a victim

When food and relief  to save and preserve life is in place i Nepal, attention must also to turn to secure and prevent looting of what is left from cultural treasures: 

"Anil Adhikari, a police inspector at a station in the square, said that the only arrests for looting in the square were of eight teenagers who had planned to sell wood carvings at an antiques market. Outside the police station, in white bags used to sell rice, Mr. Adhikari had collected about a dozen statues of gods and goddesses".

Read full article/ pictures: " As Human Crisis Takes Priority After Nepal Quake, a Nation's Treasures Become Its Scrap" in The New York Times

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