Iraq’s rich history tempts relic smugglers

24 Oct 2012 8:25 AM | Anonymous
 

Iraq’s rich history tempts relic smugglers

Iraqi police arrested two smugglers in possession of stolen antiquities from the northern Dhiqar Province. (Reuters)
Iraqi police arrested two smugglers in possession of stolen antiquities from the northern Dhiqar Province. (Reuters)

Iraqi police have confiscated scores of artifacts and arrested two smugglers in the southern Province of Dhiqar, al-Zaman news reported on Monday.

The stolen items include rare statues and coins from different periods in Iraq’s ancient history.

The two smugglers in question have long been dealing in stolen relics.

http://english.alarabiya.net/articles/2012/10/23/245487.html

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