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Video: ISIS extorts, loots ancient sites, destroys them for propaganda – Iraq Heritage Senior Fellow

The trafficking of ancient artefacts looted from Iraq and Syria earns ISIS millions of dollars every month.

And with such a significant economic incentive, the devastation of the world’s cultural heritage has become ubiquitous.

Is looting the best hope for preserving antiquities in times of conflict, and how effective are international regulations at curbing the booming black markets? Oksana is joined by George Richards, ethnographer and Senior Fellow at Iraq Heritage, to sift through these issues.

 

 

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