Welcome to Culture Crime News, a growing database of antiquities and art crime articles from the popular press.

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Recent entries

Judge orders 'owner' to provide more details before ancient golden crown can be examined

(United Kingdom; Turkey)

The Herald, 3rd Dec 2016.

Operation Mummy's Curse returns ancient artifacts including child's sarcophagus to Egypt

(Egypt; United States of America)

RT, 3rd Dec 2016.

Chandannath Temple Guthi committee, priest suspended


DB Buda, My Republica, 3rd Dec 2016.

Nations set to approve heritage protection fund

(United Arab Emirates)

AFP, The Daily Mail, 3rd Dec 2016.

Bibliomania, the Dark Desire For Books That Infected Europe in the 1800s


Lauren Young, Atlas Obscura, 2nd Dec 2016.