Archive for May 6th, 2013

06/05/2013

Egypt: the boutique business of looting and smuggling antiquities in conflict

As yet, Scotland Yard’s Art and Antiquities Squad (AAS) don’t know ‘how these objects left Egypt, how the seller came to possess them [or] who his accomplices are’; but they have arrested a ‘UK-based businessman on suspicion of looting‘.

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06/05/2013

Macedonia: international antiquities looting gang – the Serbian connection

Macedonian police have raided 23 homes and businesses, and arrested 17 people who are suspected of being members of an antiquities looting gang who had looted archaeological sites and robbed churches, including two state museum employees and one police officer.

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