Israel's Antiques Market Awaiting ISIS-looted Treasures / Nir Hasson, Haaretz 14/9/2016 (English)

Like in the case of antiques plundered from Iraq after the toppling of Saddam Hussein’s regime, experts predict that lost Syrian treasures are bound to turn up in shops in Jerusalem’s Old City and elsewhere around the country.

Dr. Eitan Klein, deputy director of the Israel Antiquities Authority’s department for preventing antiquities theft, has just written a paper detailing Islamic State’s theft and sale of antiquities. The paper will be presented at a conference in the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute next week.


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