New podcast series: Chasing the Indiana Jones in Manhattan

A podcast by Aris Chatzistefanou on illegal antiquities networks (produced by iMEdD)

A US Marine searches for the ancient relics discovered by Agatha Christie during excavations in Mesopotamia. Henry Kissinger tries to prevent the publication of a book on the history of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and a detective walks around the Manhattan subway with a frieze of an ancient Pompeian temple.   

Journalist Aris Chatzistefanou traveled to New York City on a special journalistic assignment for iMEdD, exposing the connections of major museums to antiquities collectors, auction houses and illegal antiquities networks that span the globe.        

The podcast Chasing the Indiana Jones in Manhattan follows prominent archaeologists, illicit antiquities researchers, lawyers, authors and art crime professors as they discuss the modern antiquities trade and the museum and auction house lobby with the journalist.

The podcast Chasing the Indiana Jones in Manhattan consists of 4 episodes and is available at and on streaming platforms.