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Stealing the Past: How Looted Antiquities 'Fund ISIS Terror'

The Islamic State (also known as ISIS) and other terror groups are systematically looting middle eastern archaeological sites to fund their operations, says Peter Herdrich, vice chairman of the International Council of Museums (ICOM). “They've turned to cultural items in the same way they've used oil and kidnaping—it's a way for them to fund their terrorist activities,” Herdrich adds. Herdrich joined Prof. Erin Thompson of John Jay College, the country's only professor specializing in art crime, to warn that the […]