WARNING ABOUT ISIS PLUNDERING RARE ARTWORKS

Dec 15, 2015

By Michael Kramer

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The globe’s major museums and the U.N. Cultural Agency have  released a list of Roman and Greek antiquities – as well as prehistoric artwork – that are threatened from Islamic State terrorists in Libya.

The International Council of Museums has a detailed list of cultural treasures it says are “in peril.”

The agency has appealed to Interpol and other agencies – including  customs officers and art traders – to keep watch for looted Libyan goods.

Islamic State has destroyed ancient sites and temples in Iraq and Syria – and experts believe they are also selling plundered antiquities on the black market.

ISIS has made inroads across Libya as well – a country which is split between rival governments.

Among threatened artworks are sculptures and mausoleum carvings
in the Roman-era trading centre of Sabratha – and a desert region of Libya where stone paintings or carvings date back 12,000 years.

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