Illicit excavations lead to the murder of cultural heritage officers in Iran

January 10, 2017

Human conflict in culturally rich areas such as the Middle East ultimately leads not only to the loss of human life, but also to heritage sites that have served to record the rich historic traditions of a region for hundreds even thousands of years. While preventing the loss of human life is always paramount to protecting heritage sites from destruction, in some cases the two overlap—such as this tragic case of the murder by looters of cultural heritage officers in Iran. 

 

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Update on three Iranian archaeologists shot and seriously injured by antiquities smugglers in the Kurdistan province of Iran 

By Lynda Albertson 

ARCA: Association for Research into Crimes Against Art 

January 4, 2017

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