Armed men plunder Leiden University archaeological finds

Published on March 20th, 2014 | by Admin

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A collection of artifacts gathered over the past 25 years by researchers from Leiden University has been plundered by a group of armed men in Syria.

None of the researchers know what the damage is, because they are unable to personally go to the site where the depots are located due to continuing tensions in the area. Professor Akkermans is very worried, though. “I cannot check the extent of the damage because due to all the violence the area is too dangerous to enter. It is occupied by fighters of the extremist Islamic organization ISIL.

“Sine December of last year, I have not been able to contact the Syrian guard of our depots.”

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Story: NL Times | Photo: Universiteit Leiden

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