Worldwide bid to save underwater heritage from treasure hunters

Geddes, Linda
July 2008
New Scientist;7/19/2008, Vol. 199 Issue 2665, p8
The article reports on initiatives by UNESCO to ban underwater treasure hunting and preserve underwater heritage. Many archaeologists say that treasure hunters have little interest in keeping collections from historical wrecks together and they may damage other underwater heritage as they hunt for treasures. Laws and policies governing underwater hunting and conservation are cited.


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