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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

Tome raiders: solving the great book heist

(United Kingdom; Romania)

Mark Wilding (2020). Tome raiders: solving the great book heist. The Guardian. 13 December.

Bringing the goddess home

(India; Canada)

S. Vijay Kumar (2020). Bringing the goddess home. Mumbai Mirror. 13 December.

Nisga'a woman spearheads new effort to repatriate family house pole from Europe

(Canada; United Kingdom)

Denise Ryan (2020). Nisga'a woman spearheads new effort to repatriate family house pole from Europe. Vancouver Sun. 12 December.

Fake painting scandal of Lee Ufan continues: report

(South Korea)

Yuna Park (2020). Fake painting scandal of Lee Ufan continues: report. Korea Herald. 12 December.

Rare, high-priced red wine stolen from display at Joseph George Wines in San Jose

(United States of America)

Shomik Mukherjee (2020). Rare, high-priced red wine stolen from display at Joseph George Wines in San Jose. The Mercury News. 12 December.