Archive for July 14th, 2015

14/07/2015

Financial investment in the antiquities market: a premium price for looted antiquities?

Just in case readers did not see last month’s updates to the story of the six-century-old “Syrian” tile trafficked from a shrine in Syria, which was in fact a twelve-decade-old Persian tile transported from a seller in France, I thought I would highlight them in the light of a few other stories about the market-end of the antiquities trade, because they hint at something that may be quite significant.

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14/07/2015

Islamic State destroyed Yezidi shrine, Gabara, Sinjar, Iraq, 12th July 2015

The Islamic State has long targeted Gabara in Shingal (Sinjar) in northern Iraq. And united forces of Yazidi/Yezidi Sinjar Defence Units (HPŞ), Kurdish Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) and (Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Unit (YPG)-trained) Yezidi Sinjar Resistance Units (YBŞ) have repeatedly repelled Islamic State forces.

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