“The worst cultural heritage crisis since World War II”

A new report by the federal government of the United States calls for greater efforts to protect cultural heritage sites in the war-torn countries of Iraq and Syria. The report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) calls for protecting the sites from both destruction of their above-ground remains and archaeological evidence as well as protecting the sites from looting. The sale of looted artifacts helps finance operations by the military forces of ISIS.

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GAO: Art world wants US to better protect artifacts in Iraq, Syria

By Rebecca Kheel

The Hill

August 15, 2016

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