>Stolen Antiquities

>The Washington Post reported in its Saturday edition that authorities in Iraq “have arrested three men on charges they were trying to traffic stolen antiquities, including the bust of a Sumerian king.”

According to the report, “the men had eight pieces from the Sumerian period, which dates from around 4000 B.C. to 2000 B.C., that they were trying to sell.”

The trafficking of stolen antiquities is a worldwide problem that must be stopped. However, as long as there are people who want to make money by selling stolen antiquities and as long as there are people who are willing to buy stolen antiquities, the problem will remain.

Claude Mariottini
Professor of Old Testament
Northern Baptist Seminary

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