The European art trade, synonymous with wealth and glamour, has always involved a degree of stolen and smuggled art. Now, Afghanistan's rich cultural heritage is financing terrorism and the Taliban. From Afghans scrabbling in the sand for treasures, to the dazzling show rooms of unscrupulous dealers and private collectors -- Blood Antiques uncovers one of the most outrageous illegal trades since blood diamonds.
Spotlight is a Link TV weekly presentation of investigative reports from around the world. Commentary is provided by host Lakshmi Chaudhry, who has been a reporter and editor for independent publications, including Mother Jones, Wired News and AlterNet, for over six years. She is currently a senior editor at In These Times.