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Antiquities looted in Syria and Iraq are sold on Facebook

Title: Antiquities looted in Syria and Iraq are sold on Facebook
Author: Steve Swann
Media Outlet: The Guardian
Publish Date: May 2, 2019

“Facebook is being used by networks of traffickers to buy and sell looted antiquities, the BBC has learned.

Private groups also discuss how to illegally excavate ancient tombs, according to research by academics.

Facebook says it has removed 49 groups following the BBC's investigation.”