Monday, October 26, 2015

Can't help wondering which billionaires are busy buying up antiquities from Syria

Take it for granted that American billionaires have their agents scouring the haunts of  each and every place where the looters of the Syrian antiquities are selling their ill-gotten goods.
After the despicable American billionaires have sated their malicious hunger for treasures that are illegally on the market, the rest will be found in the museums of the USA, UK and EU.

America is willfully destroying not only nations that mean it no harm, but also destroying those nations' heritage and history.  A colossal crime with no comparison.

Adam Taylor writing at WashingtonPost
The Islamic State isn’t the only group looting Syrian archaeological sites

The Islamic State's looting of important archaeological sites in Syria has been well-documented over the past year, with the damage caused to ancient cities like Palmyra causing anger and outrage around the world. Unfortunately, attempts to assess the damage caused to these sites and others like them has been limited due to the conflict and chaos that has existed in Syria over the past four years.
Adam Taylor writing at WashingtonPost

Jesse Casana, an associate professor of anthropology at Dartmouth, has found a way to get around that problem, using extensive archives of satellite imagery to examine nearly 1,300 archaeological sites in the country. What his research found was surprising – while it was clear that there had been significant looting in areas controlled by the Islamic State, looting may have been even more widespread in areas controlled by opposition forces or the Kurdish People's Protection Unit (YPG).

“Most media attention has focused on the spectacles of destruction that ISIS has orchestrated and posted online, and this has led to a widespread misunderstanding that ISIS is the main culprit when it comes to looting of ........

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