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Destroy, Sell, Hide: How Islamic State Exploits Antiquities

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Archaeologist Khaled al-Assad was an iconic figure associated with the study of the ancient cultural site of Palmyra in Syria. In the wake of Assad’s murder at the hands of the Islamic State, Amr Al Azm of Shawnee State University joins Gwen Ifill to discuss his legacy, as well as the militant group’s systematic exploitation of antiquities for propaganda and cash.

View the full story/transcript: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/destroy-sell-hide-islamic-state-exploits-antiquities/#transcript

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