Via Satellite, Tracking The Plunder Of Middle East Cultural HistoryBreaking News
tags: ISIS, ancient Iraq artifacts, Satellite, Middle East Cultural History
Southern Turkey, near the Syrian border, is the crossroads for an extensive smuggling operation of ancient artifacts. Those transactions are held in secret, often in towns along the border.
But high overheard, eyes are watching: satellites scanning heritage sites, sending alarming imagery to Washington, D.C.
From her office in the nation's capital, analyst Susan Wolfinbarger monitors the ransacking of these sites in Syria and Iraq on a large-screen computer.
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