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Recent entries

El patrimonio histórico de varios siglos en España, bajo la amenaza de los cazatesoros

(Spain)

Centuries of historical heritage in Spain under threat from treasurehunters

Silvia Pisani (2019). El patrimonio histórico de varios siglos en España, bajo la amenaza de los cazatesoros. La Nación. 22 September.

Murdered mob boss gave stolen Boston art to IRA, says former Met detective

(United States of America)

John Wilson (2018). Murdered mob boss gave stolen Boston art to IRA, says former Met detective. The Guardian. 4 November.

Record-Setting Sale Of An Ancient Assyrian Stone Relief Sparks Looting Fears In Iraq

(United States of America; Iraq)

Jane Arraf (2018). Record-Setting Sale Of An Ancient Assyrian Stone Relief Sparks Looting Fears In Iraq. NPR. 4 November.

Antique idols stolen from temple

(India)

United News of India (2018). Antique idols stolen from temple. United News of India. 3 November.

Man arrested in central Athens over ancient artifact

(Greece)

eKathimerini (2018). Man arrested in central Athens over ancient artifact. eKathimerini. 3 November.