UN Resolves to combat Plundering of Antiquities by ISIS

01 Jun 2015 7:19 AM | Anonymous

U.N. Resolves to Combat Plundering of Antiquities by ISIS

By RICK GLADSTONEMAY 28, 2015

Increasingly frustrated by the Islamic State’s brazen pillaging and trafficking of artifacts in the Middle East, all members of the United Nations agreed on Thursday to take new steps intended to thwart and prosecute antiquities smugglers, ensure the return of plundered ancient treasures and counter what diplomats described as “cultural cleansing,” a new tactic of war to spread hatred and erase the heritage of civilizations. 

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/29/world/middleeast/un-resolves-to-combat-plundering-of-antiquities-by-isis.html?_r=0