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

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Recent entries

5 more idols stolen from Tamil Nadu in Australia gallery's possession


Samhati Mohapatra, The Times of India, 23rd Apr 2017.

Hope for families of Anzac heroes fighting for decades to retrieve World War 1 diaries

(New Zealand)

Jessica Long,, 23rd Apr 2017.

Nazi-looted painting to be auctioned as owners' heirs fail to halt sale


Kate Connolly, The Guardian, 23rd Apr 2017.

Smugglers with idol of Goddess Radha arrested


Press Trust of India, Business Standard, 22nd Apr 2017.

SC dismisses plea seeking repatriation of Kohinoor

(India; United Kingdom)

Dhananjay Mahapatra, The Times of India, 22nd Apr 2017.