Italy's deep south is rich in precious antiquities from two millenia ago. But they don't have the resources to protect them.
The authorities are fighting an unequal battle against the 'Tombaroli', or tomb raiders - thieves who tear open the ancient burial mounds to look for valuable antiques to sell illegally.
More4 News' Girish Juneja has been to Italy to meet the people who are fighting back - listen to his audio blog here.
This report also appeared in Tuesday's Morning Report, the podcast news briefing from the Channel 4 team. You can find instructions on how to subscribe here.