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Renting Relics: An Offbeat Fix for Greek Debt Woes

Greece is in debt, in trouble, and its people are rebelling against austerity measures. But it's not without resources: What could the government in Athens get if it leased the Parthenon? Or naming rights to the Acropolis? Sacrilege, perhaps -- but when you really need the money...

Chaos in Today's Egypt Sparks Worries About Its Ancient Past

The frightening battles in Egypt have Americans peppering museums with questions about what's going on there. At the same time, antiquities authorities in Egypt are warning museums and auction houses to be on the alert for people trying to sell looted items.