Yesterday I blogged about the growing problem of black market antiquities, specifically, concerning Syria, and about a pattern that seems to have emerged in tandem with the West's constant geopolitical meddling in the Middle East. I suggested and argued yesterday that there seems to be a hidden "antiquities agenda" in the Middle East with respect to these interventions, and that the military-industrial-finance-intelligence complex of the Anglosphere could easily fulfill its quest to acquire antiquities by (1) utilizing known or existing field or museum catalogs of legitimate digs to place "orders" or "BOLO" (Be On the Look Out for) certain items, and (2) utilizing planted agents within the smuggling community to acquire items it sought.  This pattern of "insider jobs" first emerged in the Baghdad Museum looting, and was the conclusion of the U.S. Marine Colonel, Bogdanovich, sent to investigate the matter and recover the stolen antiquities. As I've blogged elsewhere on this subject, the odd thing about the whole Baghdad Museum looting was that the art objects for the most part were recovered and returned... but the cuneiform tablets that were looted remain largely unrecovered, a fact suggesting that the real antiquities being sought were in the form of knowledge.

In what will probably not surprise readers of this site, the same pattern of "illicit digs" and "independent black market smugglers" seems to have been in evidence in Libya during the coup d'etat against the Qaddafi regime, and it is still going on:

Libya still at risk from the plunder and smuggling of antiquities

Note the intriguing statements here:

"A workshop organised by the Department of Antiquities and UNESCO on the fight against the illicit trafficking of stolen artefacts has shown that, even two years after the outbreak of revolution, the country’s treasures are at risk of falling into the hands of artefacts dealers and disappearing abroad.

"There are two areas that are particularly vulnerable: items from museums or other collections and artefacts dug up in illegal excavations. The latter, the workshop was told, can be particularly difficult to trace because the objects are not recorded, meaning their exact origin is often unclear.

"Secretary-General of the Libyan National Commission for UNESCO, Fawzia Bariun, said that, although four decades of the old regime had neglected the country’s heritage, the revolution had brought a new challenge.

“'During the Arab Spring, international gangs came to these regions to traffic cultural heritage and artefacts, to exploit the transitional phase that follows a revolution,' Bariun said."(emphasis added)

Again, the same pattern: illicit or illegal digs, but this time, with a twist, for "international gangs" behind such activities implies international organization. It does not require much imagination to see what "organization" in this case would consist of: (1) specialized intelligence regarding the archaeology of the region, (2) financing, and perhaps even (3) satellite imagery or intelligence, inclusive of radar tomography of the country to know where to make the "illicit digs."

Such considerations are again another indicator that the plunder of the antiquities of the region may be organized on a high level and within the national security institutions and communities of the Anglosphere, and that specific things are being sought under the cover of wider antiquities trafficking. It is perhaps instructive to note that this article states that a bust or statue of the head of Flavia Domitilla, daughter of Roman Emperor Vespasian, was recovered by the Italian Carabinieri and returned to Libya.

This too fits the "Baghdad Museum Looting pattern," for it will be recalled that the objects of art stolen from that museum were for the most part recovered and returned to Iraq... it is the cuneiform tablets, the information, that was not returned.

Obviously, I am speculating wildly, but the pattern is there, and it is  suggestive of a common modus operandi of international black marketeers in antiquities, an activity that would be easily penetrated by more serious players and collectors, the power elites themselves.

See you on the flip side...

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Joseph P. Farrell

Joseph P. Farrell has a doctorate in patristics from the University of Oxford, and pursues research in physics, alternative history and science, and "strange stuff". His book The Giza DeathStar, for which the Giza Community is named, was published in the spring of 2002, and was his first venture into "alternative history and science".


  1. henry on September 8, 2013 at 5:57 pm

    the article is written from an archaeologist perspective. With regard to Libya, the author has noted two thing.
    1-the militarisation of archaeology in the last decade
    2-the prioritisation of particular archaeological sites
    If they’re after something technological from ancient high civilization in Iraq and Egypt, then perhaps what’s happening in Libya is part of that agenda.
    This reminds me of few things, according to Ancient Aliens, Alexander the Great was aided by “flying shield” in the sky which allegedly even helped him to break enemy fortification.
    Considering the fact that Alexander claims to be the son of Amun-Ra, and incidentally he claimed his “godhood” in Libya. Also allegedly, his tomb is located in Siwa Oasis. So whatever they’re looking for in Libya may have to do with “ancient Egypt”.
    And i don’t think its the “flying shield” technology they’re after since they already achieved that. They even have their own “weapon of mass destruction” by now. So what exactly are they after?
    Perhaps, the power to rival that of Amun-Ra? which begs the question what that high civilization achieved in antiquity that the Western elites still haven’t?

  2. Robert Barricklow on September 6, 2013 at 9:45 am

    The struggle of man against power
    is the struggle of memory against forgetting.

  3. DownunderET on September 5, 2013 at 7:34 pm

    Personally I don’t think that they are looking for the Tablets of Destiny’s, because somebody already has it …..9/11.

    The constant search for ancient artifacts, could have a dual purpose, the black market off course, or a military purpose. It is well known that the Rockafailure’s have an extensive museum of their own, and a lot of the artifacts found in Iraq ended up with this illustrious family of lunatics.

    I just hope that this Syria “thing” is resolved without any more loss of life, wars leave a constant reminder of the madness of the elites.

  4. jedi on September 5, 2013 at 5:51 pm

    It could be that more people are cracking the code, there language, and want the truth …..rather than mystery after mystery that pyramid inc has too offer.
    These beings were intelligent, knowledgeable, and highly advanced in all area of physics and chemistry not too mention manipulation of the local inhabitants …. reading any of there inter messages would be a boon to us truth seekers.

    • BetelgeuseT-1 on September 5, 2013 at 8:35 pm

      Talking about Pyramids.
      Have just finished reading “The Great Pyramid of Giza as a monument of creation”.
      The link you provided a few weeks ago.
      This book is a great read, highly recommended.
      Yet another purpose for the Pyramid complex, and this one seems very plausible, also because it is in part based on local legend and knowledge (Hakim Awyan is mentioned frequently).
      AND, there is an explanation for those two numbers Edward Leedskalnin left us….
      Thanks again, jedi for that link!

      • jedi on September 6, 2013 at 5:24 am

        get an ovier view of the giza complex, with all 11 monuments, and a King James bible. Study the first 4 chapters of genesis as a topographical scientific document.

        Its mind blowing, too say the least.

  5. johnycomelately on September 5, 2013 at 5:07 pm

    Interesting that the places of theft correlate exactly to places of ancient Jewish settlements, Baghdad, Cairo and Cyrene (Lybia).

    Perhaps they are looking for special stones or instructions of their whereabouts?

    The ‘Breast plate of Judgement (12 gems), the ‘Stone of Destiny’ (Jacob’s pillow) and the Urim and Thummim.

    Maybe Rothchild needs the originals or the magic doesn’t work.

  6. marcos toledo on September 5, 2013 at 1:13 pm

    This has been standard operational procedure for millennia he who controls the past controls the present and controls the future. And what do the Elites want as they say in the The Prisoner information these are the gods of identity thief as for the rest of us IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH.

    • marcos toledo on September 5, 2013 at 1:21 pm

      I meant gods of identity theft.

  7. Robert Barricklow on September 5, 2013 at 8:22 am

    a side note:
    People at this site have been following the BRICS moves to counter the Western Financial Terrorists’ Big Sqeeze on World economies.
    RT has an article: BRICS Agree To Capitalize A Development Bank At $100bn. The bulk of it coming from China. The article goes on to say(at least in my mind’s eye) – that the BRICS forex reserve pool will be ready to crossXswords with the IMF by 2015.

  8. Robert Barricklow on September 5, 2013 at 8:08 am

    The Long “Dark-Magic” Line of Himmler.
    One wonders, who before him, organized such searches, for the ancient one’s…
    artifacts of power?

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