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Monday, July 20, 2015

ISIS' "Archaeology Book Club Reading List"

The Conflict Antiquities blog has for some time now been documenting (and occasionally debunking) allegations of the Islamic State destruction of antique sites and also its efforts to sell on the international black market those antique artifacts small enough to transport.

Now it offers evidence that appears to show that Islamic State fighters have been systematically collecting a reading list on Syrian antiquities and especially ancient coins: "Islamic State archaeology book club reading list – deliberately acquired and transported in conflict."

1 comment:

David Mack said...

There is room for a few PhDs in the ranks of ISIS. I know more than one fanatic with that degree.