European authorities on alert for looted Syrian antiquities

20 Apr 2015 7:18 AM | Anonymous

European authorities on alert for looted Syrian antiquities

Alice Ritchie| Agence France Presse

LONDON: As armed groups in Syria and Iraq destroy priceless archaeological sites, European authorities and dealers are on high alert for smaller, looted artifacts put on sale to help finance the jihadis’ war.

Stolen-art expert Chris Marinello, director of Art Recovery International, said he has been shown photographs of items being offered from Syria that were “clearly looted right out of the ground.”

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