The View From the Castle: Vandalism in museums and at archaeological sites is not only a crime in the legal sense--it is a crime against civilization

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Smithsonian Secretary S. Dillon Ripley expresses his outrage of the theft and damage done to works of art or of historical interest. Ripley lists several scenarios of stolen objects and the amount of time and money lost in each case.


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Smithsonian Vol. 3, no. 4 (Journal)

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Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,


July 1972


  • Archaeology
  • Antiquities
  • Castle View
  • Museums
  • Museum crimes
  • Theft

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