Chasing the Indiana Jones in Manhattan

A podcast by Aris Chatzistefanou on illegal antiquities networks (produced by iMEdD).

The podcast is available in Greek.

A US Marine searches for the ancient relics discovered by Agatha Christie during excavations in Mesopotamia. Henry Kissinger tries to prevent the publication of a book on the history of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and a detective walks around the Manhattan subway with a frieze of an ancient Pompeian temple.

Journalist Aris Chatzistefanou traveled to New York City on a special journalistic assignment for iMEdD, exposing the connections of major museums to antiquities collectors, auction houses and illegal antiquities networks that span the globe.

Prominent archaeologists, illicit antiquities researchers, lawyers, authors and art crime professors discuss the modern antiquities trade and the museum and auction house lobby.