Monday, 27 April 2015

Middle East Conflict Antiquities: The Dealers' Approach

US and European dealers are cynically making much of the ISIL videos showing them provocatively smashing monuments and sites. The newly-formed ADCAEA is an egregious example, militant iconoclasm is the main focus of their social media activity. For each artefact ISIS smashes on camera, many more enter the illicit trade, including 173+ stolen from Mosul Museum to make their trafficking more difficult. 

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