'Tomb raiders': The pandemic is making it easier than ever to loot ancient Roman treasures

(CNN) — The looting of ancient art in Italy is not a new phenomenon. It is at least as old as the Roman empire, which not only contended with its own tomb raiders — or “tombaroli,” as they are known in Italy — but also pilfered riches from other nations. The Covid-19 pandemic, however, has offered …

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