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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

Face to face with the Gurlitt hoard

(Switzerland; Germany)

Madeline Schwatz (2019). Face to face with the Gurlitt hoard. Apollo. 31 January.

Re-united with the bones of their ancestors

(New Zealand)

Te Kuru o te Marama Dewes (2018). Re-united with the bones of their ancestors. Maori Television. 8 April.

World heritage in Syria and Libya agonising under the world's idle eyes

(Libya; Syria)

Samar Kadi (2018). World heritage in Syria and Libya agonising under the world's idle eyes. The Arab Weekly. 8 April.

Philadelphia apologizes to China for damaged terracotta warrior

(China; United States of America)

Liping Gu (2018). Philadelphia apologizes to China for damaged terracotta warrior. ECNS. 8 April.

Australian ivory trade's role in encouraging poaching to come under scrutiny

(Australia)

Melissa Clarke (2018). Australian ivory trade's role in encouraging poaching to come under scrutiny. ABC Australia. 8 April.