Museums draw up 'red list' to help spot stolen Iraqi antiquities

02 Jun 2015 2:34 PM | Anonymous

Museums draw up 'red list' to help spot stolen Iraqi antiquities

Museum experts from around the world on Monday issued an "emergency red list" to help authorities identify Iraqi antiquities at risk of being looted and illegally exported as the country battles a surge in jihadist violence.

The list from the Paris-based International Council of Museums (ICOM) highlights objects that are popular on the black market such as sculptures, stone tablets, vases and coins, and tells customs and police officers how to spot stolen ancient treasures.
 

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