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But where is the market for stolen antiquities?

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Submitted by Gary Goode (United States), Apr 25, 2003 at 08:52

The Iraqis may have savaged their own treasure trove of history, but look where many of the items smuggled out of Iraq are being and will be confiscated. I would expect that quite a few rare books will surface in Western "private collections" from the Iraqi archives that were torched. As it is suspected that at least the museum looting was a professional hit, such things don't happen when there is no market to support those activities.
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