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

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Recent entries

Second attack on Karl Marx tomb in London's Highgate cemetery

(United Kingdom)

Mark Townsend (2019). Second attack on Karl Marx tomb in London's Highgate cemetery. The Guardian. 17 February.

'Offensive' painting of Māori hero taken from gallery

(New Zealand)

Carly Gooch (2019). 'Offensive' painting of Māori hero taken from gallery. Stuff.co.nz. 17 February.

Priest steals diamond crown of idol from Mumbai trader's home, held

(India)

Express News Service (2019). Priest steals diamond crown of idol from Mumbai trader's home, held. The Indian Express. 17 February.

Antiquities worth millions of dollars misplaced during Dr Samad's time: sources

(Pakistan)

Ary News (2019). Antiquities worth millions of dollars misplaced during Dr Samad's time: sources. Ary News. 17 February.

Two weeks gone by, but cops yet to solve golden crown theft case

(India)

TNN (2019). Two weeks gone by, but cops yet to solve golden crown theft case. The Times of India. 16 February.