Escalating economic pressure combined with multilateral sanctions imposed on Iran have led to a spate of robberies from royal tombs and widespread looting of Iran’s historical cultural sites. (Wikimedia Commons)

Desperate Iranians turn to graverobbing as economy collapses 

  • One high-profile looter said that royal tombs are ‘openly known and accessible for excavation’
  • Experts suspect that thousands of thefts from heritage sites occur every week
By Arab News ·