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Faked antikas and 'modern antiques': The production and marketing of tourist art in the Theban Necropolis

van der Spek, C


Located in the Theban Necropolis of the Luxor west bank, the village of al-Qurna was central in the large-scale supply of ancient Egyptian antiquities to private and institutional collectors during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. As a result, the quantity of antiquities being offered for sale to individual travellers diminished steadily. The continuing high demand for Egyptian artefacts under the influence of ever-expanding international tourism and the increasing impact of...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Social Archaelology
DOI: 10.1177/1469605308089971


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