06/07/2012 12:20 pm ET Updated Aug 07, 2012

WikiLoot Aims To Use Crowdsourcing To Track Down Stolen Ancient Artifacts

Campaigns to combat archaeological tomb raiders have notched up some big successes, notably a deal under which the J Paul Getty museum in Los Angeles agreed to hand back 40 precious artefacts after it was shown they had been looted from digs in Italy.

Activists, however, call that a drop in the ocean in a business valued at as much as $10bn (£6.5bn) a year, and claim hard-pressed lawyers and police forces are struggling against unscrupulous dealers.


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