Episode from the podcastWorking Over Time

“Stealing History” - Ancient Tomb Raiders & the Digital Underworld

Released Friday, 4th September 2020
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It's the Season One Finale, and we’re ending with a bang, not a whimper! It’s pretty much common knowledge that Facebook violates its users’ basic data privacy rights. But did you know that Facebook also is one of the prime vectors for billions of dollars of criminal trafficking in looted artifacts, inflicting catastrophic economic and cultural damage on vulnerable populations in conflict regions across the Middle East, fueling regional violence and transnational terrorism?
Whether your answer is yes or no, we implore you to listen in to hear impassioned Archaeoactivist and everyday hero, Katie Paul, on this vitally important but little known crisis, complete with pointers on what we all can do to combat this global security threat. Join her as she walks Karen through a day in the life of an ancient Egyptian tomb raider and brings to light some of the most important issues facing the future of both history, and those who love it.  
For more information about these deeply important issues, visit www.atharproject.org and @ATHARProject on Twitter.
(recorded over zoom)

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Length
1h 12m 10s
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No
Episode
16
Episode Type
Full

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