Barack Obama visits the Pyramids with Zahi Hawass
On his recent visit to Egypt, President Barack Obama toured the pyramids of Giza, escorted…
It’s believed Islamic State are stealing coins, ceramics and jewellery from museums and passing them to gags who sell them to collectors in the Persian Gulf.
Antiquities suspected of being plundered from archaeological sites in Iraq and Syria are appearing for sale on online auction sites such as eBay.
Items such as coins, ceramics and jewellery stolen by Islamic State (Isis) from museums are being passed to gangs and then to collectors in the Persian Gulf region. The items are then appearing on online trading websites.
Two coins from Apamea, western Syria, dating back to ancient Greece have appeared on eBay, priced at £57 and £90 ($84 to $133).
Read more: IBTimes