Cultural Heritage: A New Make-over for an Old Threat to Law Enforcement

The illicit trade of antiquities and similar cultural-heritage objects is as old as the societies that originally produced them. From the Pyramids of Giza and Egyptian tomb-robbers after their golden relics through the cemeteries of Corinth disturbed by Roman soldiers after old Greek vases for wealthy buyers back in Italy to today’s Daesh inflicting looting and destruction in Syria and beyond – the main and constant motivation behind such delinquent behaviors was, and still is, profit. #trafficking #illicitgoods #smuggling

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