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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.

Dark web listing of stolen Lindauer painting a scam, police say

(New Zealand)

Phil Taylor (2018). Dark web listing of stolen Lindauer painting a scam, police say. New Zealand Herald. 22 September.

FBI director meets with Lebanon's President Michel Aoun

(Lebanon; United States of America)

Lebanese Examiner (2018). FBI director meets with Lebanon's President Michel Aoun. Lebanese Examiner. 22 September.

“Museo” revisits Mexico's notorious museum robbery

(Mexico)

The Economist (2018). “Museo” revisits Mexico's notorious museum robbery. The Economist. 21 September.

Peru: Ministry Displays Recovered Stolen Cultural Pieces

(Peru; Germany)

Telesur (2018). Peru: Ministry Displays Recovered Stolen Cultural Pieces. Telesur. 21 September.