A person1 is guilty of an offence if he dishonestly deals in2 a cultural object3 that is tainted, knowing or believing that the object is tainted4; and for these purposes, it is immaterial whether he knows or believes that the object is a cultural object5.
A cultural object is tainted if, after 30 December 20036, a person:
(1) removes the object:
(a) from a building or structure of historical, architectural or archaeological interest where the object has at any time formed part of the building or structure7, or
(b) from a monument8 of such interest9; or
(2) excavates the object10,
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