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Skip to 0 minutes and 5 secondsThis week we learned about the networks that move looted antiquities from the ground onto the market. But the question remains, how can we hope to stop such a complicated web of organized and white-collar criminals? At this point, I think you'll agree that there's no simple solution to this problem. Our only hope is to conduct sophisticated research into antiquities trafficking and to not be afraid to tackle the tough questions. This week, you've begun to ask those tough questions. And we hope you will continue to explore possible answers to them. The past belongs to all of us. And we all have to work to protect it.

Skip to 0 minutes and 50 secondsNext week, we'll leave the Hunterian Museum here at the University of Glasgow and shift our gaze away from the ancient world and focus on crime in contemporary art. We'll talk about art heists, art forgeries, and art vandalism. And together we'll think about why art is so very powerful and why crimes against art are so very harmful. I look forward to seeing you in week two.

End of Week 1

How do antiquities trafficking networks work, and what can we do to prevent them? It’s time to ask the tough questions. Dr Donna Yates recaps what we learned about antiquities trafficking in Week 1 of the course.

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