June 17, 2014

How Terror Fuels the Illegal Antiques Trade

Heather Pringle, National Geographic

The Associated Press

In Cambodia and beyond, archaeologists and criminologists are fighting the underground trade in cultural treasures.

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TAGGED: Cambodia, Terrorism, Antiques


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The Australian
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