Antiquities plundered from Iraq and Syria appearing online for sale

Sad news, antiquities plundered from archaeological sites in Iraq and Syria are starting to appear for sale on online sites like ebay.

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.

Ancient artefacts believed to be looted by Islamic State – such as this coin from Apamea, Syria, from around 500BC – are popping up on eBay (Source: eBay)

Ancient artefacts believed to be looted by Islamic State – such as this coin from Apamea, Syria, from around 500BC – are popping up on eBay (Source: eBay)

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

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