November 1, 2004
The AIA has released a press release on the passage of the “Emergency Protection for Iraqi Cultural Antiquities Act of 2004”. The release is available in PDF format. Please distribute it to any interested individuals.
October 1, 2004
The Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) is proud to announce that it has been named the recipient of the prestigious Winckelmann Medal of the Deutsches Archäologisches Institut (German Archaeological Institute, DAI).
September 1, 2004
On September 9, 2004, as a response to recent information that controlled detonation of military ordnance near the important ancient and Early Islamic site of Hatra in Iraq will likely result in permanent damage to the site, AIA President Jane C. Waldbaum sent a message to Dr. Joseph Collins, Assistant Secretary of Defense, Col. Frank Romano, Department of Defense, and Mr. William Jeffrey, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy requesting that they take steps to ensure the protection of the site.
May 15, 2004
The Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) is pleased to announce that Dr. Naomi J. Norman has been selected as the next Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Archaeology (AJA).
May 1, 2004
The recent or forthcoming releases of several new sword-and-sandal epics have sparked a wave of interest in antiquity not seen since the days of Cecil B. DeMille.
April 30, 2004
Saving Antiquities For Everyone (SAFE), the volunteer group dedicated to increasing public awareness of the looting of cultural antiquities worldwide and the illicit antiquities trade, officially launches its new web site.
March 1, 2004
On March 4, the Senate passed legislation (S. 671) that gives the President the authority to impose restrictions to prevent the import into the United States of cultural materials that have been illegally removed from Iraq since August 1990. Enactment of this legislation is crucial to prevent cultural materials looted from Iraq’s cultural institutions from entering the United States and to help combat the looting of archaeological sites.
March 1, 2004
Dr. Andrea Berlin and Dr. Jodi Magness have both seen The Passion of the Christ, and have authored a commentary on the film from an archaeological perspective.