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Recent entries

British heiress was behind 1974 unsolved art theft for IRA: book

(Ireland; United Kingdom)

Mark Bain (2020). British heiress was behind 1974 unsolved art theft for IRA: book. Belfast Telegraph. 7 September.

A Rare Buddha's Head Statue Once Looted by the Nazis Goes up for Auction in New York

(United Stated; China; France)

The Value (2020). A Rare Buddha's Head Statue Once Looted by the Nazis Goes up for Auction in New York. The Value. 6 September.

Hundreds of metal thefts in West Yorkshire last year

(United Kingdom)

Will Killner (2020). Hundreds of metal thefts in West Yorkshire last year. Telegraph & Argus. 6 September.

Gone for over a century, a 'special' piece of Kwakwaka'wakw history is returning home

(Canada; United States of America)

Andrea Ross (2020). Gone for over a century, a 'special' piece of Kwakwaka'wakw history is returning home. CBC. 5 September.

Mystery of The Lady in the Fur Wrap takes a novel twist

(United Kingdom)

The Extra (2020). Mystery of The Lady in the Fur Wrap takes a novel twist. The Extra. 4 September.