Blood antiques from Afghanistan

Published on 13 February 2010

Author(s): Panorama

Type:  TV documentary

Belgium TV documentary: Blood antiques aid the war in Afghanistan

The Belgium TV station Canvas broadcasted on September 6 2009 a critical documentary on the illicit trade in Afghan artefacts in Brussels called 'Blood antiquities' It shows a shocking picture of the ruthless traders. An undercover reporter with a hidden camera visited several antiques shops in Brussels and other Belgium places and found out that they were selling mainly stolen Afghan artefacts and that they knew very well what they were selling stolen goods. Apparently it is not difficult to plunder the heritage of a country that suffers from 30 years of civil war. It is known that the Taliban is, to say the least, facillitating the illegal trade in artefacts. Watch the documentary at

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