To help maintain a site by site list of looting, I have created a new site.
Blog reports are best for breaking news, but as reports add up it can be hard to recall the status of a particular site, monument or museum. That is going to become increasingly the case over the next few weeks as additional reports come in.
Andie Byrnes and I are working on a new online magaazine. That means we have web space and site templates ready so I have used that material to create a new site - the Egyptological Looting Database 2011. I have populated it with known / strongly suspected information (it's rather hard to tell the difference in the current environment).
If anybody wants access to help maintain material, grow out the depth of reports, link to sources etc, then you are very welcome to a login. Just let me know. It's in WordPress so if you already know that blogging package, then you should be able to find your way around.
If you find any problems, please forgive and let me know. I have never loaded, developed and launched a website in under three hours before, but these are unusual times. If there are things anybody wants, then please let me know and I will try to add them. Whether this site is just a tempoary index to the reports of looting, or whether it remains long term, who knows. I am not thinking that far ahead - we simply don't know how many reports of looting and damage are going to come in over the coming days and weeks.
As always, comments welcome. I am an inclusive sort of girl so feel free to weigh in with your own views on this. They are just as valid as mine own - and quite possibly more erudite!
Update: I am completed a detailed first pass and hopefully got most things on. I have tried to link to sources as much as possible. In a number of cases there are (perhaps unsurprisingly) conflicting reports. Hopefully with sources linked, people can make up their own minds until it is clear which is definitive.