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Art Crimes: Trailing Modern Treasure Hunters

Evening Lecture/Seminar

Wednesday, October 12, 2022 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET
Code: 1K0293
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2,000-year-old gold armor backflap looted from a tomb in Peru

Join expert on art fraud and former FBI agent Robert K. Wittman on his journey around the world as the senior investigator and founder of the FBI National Art Crime Team—catching and convicting the tomb robbers, thieves, looters, and criminals who are the financial engine of the international illicit-artifact industry.

In a timely program, Wittman lifts the veil of government secrecy about tomb robbers in Peru smuggling through Miami; the recovery of stolen artifacts taken from the Baghdad Museum during the Iraq War; and the destruction of ancient artifacts by ISIS and the Taliban.

He shares compelling stories about his career with the Art Crime Team, the many ancient treasures he has rescued from destruction and theft, and the multi-billion-dollar industry surrounding modern-day treasure hunting.

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