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.
ArchaeologyTomb of the Vulture Lord, September/October 2013
Head Won, Tales Lost, January/February 2011
ARTnewsCentral American Biennial of Visual Art 8 (Part One), June 2013
Central American Biennial of Visual Art 8 (Part Two), June 2013
Britain's Curator of Garbage: Mike Nelson, April 2011
Past Imperfect: Francesc Torres, May 2010
Latin American Research ReviewGringo Iracundo: Roque Dalton and His Father, Spring 2011 (Vol. 46, No. 1)
Gringo Iracundo: Roque Dalton and His Father, Resumen en español
Mother JonesEl Salvador's Quiet Revolution, March 16, 2009
El Salvador's Left Turn?, March 11, 2009
National GeographicAfghanistan's Hidden Treasures, June 2008
The New York TimesTo Catch a Looter, October 13, 2009
Scientific AmericanThe Story of the Iraq Museum, August 2005
The Times Literary Supplement'Intimate Enemies: Violence and Reconciliation in Peru', January 17, 2014
The Washington PostOne With the World, September 20, 2009
Amid War's Looted Art, April 18, 2009
Fool's Gold, November 16, 2008
America the Bullyful, July 26, 2006
Stop, Thieves! Recovering Iraq's Looted Treasures, October 3, 2004