Roger Atwood
and Author

I’m Roger Atwood.
I write about art, archaeology and culture for a wide variety of publications, often from Latin America or the Middle East. I’m a Contributing Editor for Archaeology magazine and a Correspondent for ARTnews. Welcome to my homepage - it’s about the only place I stand still.


To mark the 10th anniversary of the looting of the Baghdad Museum, I wrote this piece for the New York-based NGO Saving Antiquities for Everyone.

"It was a scene of total destruction ... shattered vitrines, empty shelves, damaged stone carvings. Crude hammers and other tools lay on the floor."



– Chicago Sun-Times

“A perfect detective story”

– The Washington Post

“Compelling, thorough, firsthand”

– American Journal of Archaeology

By Mario Silva, with an
Introduction by Roger