Antique smuggling on the Gaza Strip

From the 1990s to the late 2000s, around 25,000 gold and bronze coins were discovered buried in the Gaza Strip. Out of the 25,000 coins, an estimated 14,000, or 60 percent, of the antiques were stolen or sold to black market dealers.

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Source:  Erin Cunningham, “Gaza Strip moves to preserve its abundant ancient treasure,” Christian Science Monitor, April 24, 2010.