Meaghan Wilson Anastasios

Screenwriter and bestselling author of 'The Honourable Thief', 'The Water Diviner', and 'The Pacific: In the Footsteps of Captain Cook.'

Sounds like the perfect thing for a wintery Sunday evening, right? Well, “Loot” will certainly make your blood boil, so there is that.

Tune in to SBS VICELAND at 7.30pm AEST on Sunday 8 May for the gut-wrenching tale of the looting of the Iraq Museum as US forces advance on Baghdad.15,000 irreplaceable antiquities are stolen from one of the world’s most precious collections of ancient artefacts, and the race is on to try and get them back.

In the second hour, take a trip to the dark side to see how cash from western buyers poured into the coffers of Islamic State from the sale of antiquities stolen from Syria – money they used to fund their murderous regime, and launch bloody attacks on the west.

Spoiler alert… there’s no happy ending.

I promise, this is one hell of a ride. These are stories that will take your breath away.

Spread the word. Because something’s got to change. And this is one of those times that the power’s in your hands.

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