Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Syrian Rebels loot artifacts

""Syrian rebels interviewed said they have begun dispatching loosely formed "excavation teams" — groups of young men who scour archeological sites for gold, mosaics, statues and other transportable artifacts that can be sold easily." "Every day we are getting calls about Syrian gold, Syrian mosaics, Syrian statues," said Mohammed Khalil, an antiques dealer in Amman. "Damascus is being sold right here in Amman, piece by piece."" (thanks Amir)