A growing body of evidence indicates that looting and illegal excavations are becoming more common as the Syrian conflict rages on. More importantly, there are indications that smuggled antiquities provide an important source of revenue for some of the many rival factions controlling large swaths of the country.
It’s KULMUN Newswire Mobility week in collaboration with LOKO, the KU Leuven student organisation. Alexandra writes from her super cosy apartment in Paris, in the Marais neighbourhood. She spends this semester abroad in Paris thanks to the European Union’s ERASMUS exchange programme. Her stay has so far been great, she can only recommend that you do it too. It offers the opportunity to experience a new city, a new culture and new friends.
A category devoted to the big picture. A section for explorers, This is the place where we will delve into Historical and socio-economic contexts for you in order to make sense out of our world.