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March 26, 2014

National Geographic use metal detectors, find new low

Filed under: archaeology — John @ 8:35 am

Wow, and I thought the American versions of these shows were awful…

conflict antiquities

In what may be the most grotesque Third Reich-themed “edutainment”/”infotainment” show yet, National Geographic Channels International and ClearStory have filmed Nazi War Diggers. It is not about sappers. In this programme, you can watch metal-detecting antiquities dealers perform ‘human bone removal’ – ‘hunt for relics and bodies’, the ‘remains of soldiers from both sides’. National Geographic has urgent ethical and legal questions to answer.

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