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Recommandation Définissant Les Principes Internationaux À Appliquer En Matière De Fouilles Archéologiques. 5 Décembre 1956

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This chapter is a part of the second part of this volume, which includes the recommendations adopted by the General Conference and the third part of all statements. This chapter presents the recommendation on International Principles applicable to Archaeological Excavations adopted by the General Conference of UNESCO, in the higher interest of archaeology and of international collaboration. According to this Convention, Member States should encourage excavations by a liberal policy. They might allow qualified individuals or learned bodies, irrespective of nationality, to apply on an equal footing for the concession to excavate. Member States which lack the necessary resources for the organization of archaeological excavations in foreign countries should be accorded facilities for sending archaeologists to sites being worked by other Member States, with the consent of the director of excavations. In the event of armed conflict, any Member State occupying the territory of another State should refrain from carrying out archaeological excavations in the occupied territory. The original text of the chapter is in French.

Keywords: archaeological excavations; UNESCO



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