Fred Bohrer is Professor of Art and Archaeology at Hood College in Frederick, Maryland. He has written extensively on what everything turns into: museums, monuments, antiquities, and ruins. His books include: Antoin Sevruguin and the Persian Image (1999), Orientalism and Visual Culture: Imagining Mesopotamia in 19th Century Europe (2003), and Photography and Archaeology (2011).
The Destruction of Art and Antiquities in Our Time
The threat to antiquities today is far greater from projects for dams, airports, parking lots, and the rest of the activities of modernization than targeted wholesale devastation....