Palmyra destruction

ISIL and the Antiquities Market: News Roundup

ISIL continues to destroy, and at times profit from, antiquities:

ISIL antiques ‘sold to western collectors’ warns French finance minister (The Telegraph)
ISIL exploits the competitive markets for ancient goods in Europe and America

The Real Value of the ISIS Antiquities Trade (The New Yorker)
How much is the illegal sale of artifacts bankrolling the group?

Antiquities Chief: Syria Needs Global Help to Save Heritage (National Geographic)
Syria’s Antiquities directors pleads for outside help