Dr Donna Yates reckons:
Seriously, y’all, no matter what a salacious Guardian headline says, linking antiquities on the UK market to IS at the moment is impossible.well, I reckon that if these dealers have licit stuff from the area that they bought after ascertaining that they were not, they'd say so. The fact they don't can be interpreted two ways, either the stuff is, or they don't give a tinkers whether it is or is not - which is tantamount to the same thing. Let's have a responsible antiquities trade seen to be being responsible (I do not think 'salacious' is the word Dr Yates meant to use).
Vignette: Salacious guardian