Who We Are

The Antiquities Coalition unites a diverse group of experts in the global fight against cultural racketeering: the illicit trade in antiquities by organized criminals and terrorist organizations.

The Problem

Culture Under Threat Map

The Antiquities Coalition has developed an interactive map outlining the deliberate destruction of heritage sites by Daesh and other violent extremist groups. This map shows what has been lost and what is still at stake.

Explore the interactive map→

What We’ve Lost

 In this last year, we have lost entire chapters of our shared history, and some of the Cradle of Civilization’s most iconic masterpieces and sites, to plunder and iconoclasm.

Umayyad Mosque
Aleppo, Syria

Mausoleum of Mohammad Bin Ali
Palmyra, Syria

Click the arrows and scroll to see these images before and after.

Explore more interactive before and after images→

The Antiquities Coalition is Fighting Back

Our innovative and practical solutions tackle crimes against heritage head on, empowering communities and countries in crisis.

“Egypt is working alongside regional and international partners such as the Antiquities Coalition to stem the flow of stolen antiquities.”
Sameh Hassan Shoukry, Foreign Minister of Egypt
The Antiquities Coalition “provides a powerful example of what can be achieved through partnerships between governments and NGOs.”
Irina Bokova, UNESCO Director General
“The [Antiquities] Coalition, since its inception in March 2011, has shown great support and exerted utmost efforts to raise awareness and combat the looting and illegal trade of Egyptian antiquities and artifacts.”
Dr. Mohamed Ibrahim, former Minister of Antiquities

Leading Voices on #CultureUnderThreat

Keep up on the latest from international leaders through our new video series.

Watch more videos in the expert series→


Get the latest news on how the Antiquities Coalition is standing up to protect ancient artifacts.

El mapa del patrimoni cultural amenaçat per Estat Islàmic

El mapa del patrimoni cultural amenaçat per Estat Islàmic

L’ha elaborat el grup Antiquities Coalition

Diumenge 31.01.2016 02:00

Arran de la destrucció i l’expoliació de patrimoni cultural i […]

STATEMENT: Antiquities Coalition Says Senate Action Taken is Key to Stem Blood Antiquities

Today the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations moved forward on the Protect and Preserve International Cultural Property Act, legislation that would help curb funding for […]

Mapping the Terrorist Threat to Middle Eastern Architecture

Mapping the Terrorist Threat to Middle Eastern Architecture

Culturally significant monuments and museum are being razed to the ground.

Tanvi Misra | @Tanvim | 12:54 PM ET

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