Thieves are attempting to sell Syrian artifacts, such as old coins, mosaics, statues, historical gemstones and jewelry, as well as seemingly genuine antique manuscripts over Facebook.
The authenticity of the artifacts is difficult to verify from their pictures, but the social media page continually updates its goods while calling for interested buyers.
Attitudes towards the online selling of the historically precious artifacts have varied, with some considering the act as a sign of treason. People can be seen voicing their anger towards the page’s administrators in the comments section, while others ask for the artifact’s prices.
Zaman al-Wasl expects the pieces could be of exceptionally huge value if genuine.
The page displays no further information about the items, including prices.
The Syrian crisis and the regime’s neglect of national monuments has encouraged gangs to steal and trade ancient artifacts, threatening the country’s exceptional heritage and monuments.