ISIS’ looting of the Middle East is 'the largest-scale mass destruction of cultural heritage since' WWII

12 Jan 2016 6:49 PM | Anonymous

ISIS’ looting of the Middle East is 'the largest-scale mass destruction of cultural heritage since' WWII

When ISIS seizes a new city, it often loots the museums and cultural sites for artifacts it can sell on the black market to make money.

This not only provides a significant source of income for the terrorist group, but it also represents a systematic destruction of the region's cultural heritage. And it's difficult for authorities to recover stolen artifacts or prevent their sale on the black market, according to a report in The New York Times. 

http://www.businessinsider.com/isis-antiquities-destroyed-smuggling-2016-1