Syrian Looters in Bulldozers Seek Treasure Amid Chaos

30 Jul 2013 2:26 PM | Anonymous

 Syrian Looters in Bulldozers Seek Treasure Amid Chaos

By Caroline Alexander & Donna Abu-Nasr - Jul 29, 2013 6:08 AM

When the uprising against Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad began two years ago, satellite images showed the ruins of the ancient Hellenic city of Apamea surrounded by green farmland. A year later, photos reveal a moonscape blighted by hundreds upon hundreds of holes.

Looters in bulldozers armed with automatic weapons are exploiting the mayhem of Syria’s civil war to seize sites including Apamea, founded in 300 B.C. by one of Alexander the Great’s generals, where colonnaded streets stretch for almost 2 kilometers (1.2 miles) along a hilltop

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-07-28/syrian-looters-in-bulldozers-seek-treasure-amid-chaos.html

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