Art type: Antiquities

Scientists inform UN about illegal excavations in Azerbaijan's occupied territories

(Azerbaijan)

Aygul Salmanova (2018). Scientists inform UN about illegal excavations in Azerbaijan's occupied territories. Azernews. 19 January.

Hobby Lobby Turns Over 245 More Artifacts Smuggled Out of Iraq

(Iraq; United States of America)

Benjamin Sutton (2018). Hobby Lobby Turns Over 245 More Artifacts Smuggled Out of Iraq. Hyperallergic. 19 January.

Visitor count to world's biggest mosaic museum reaches almost 200,000 in Turkey's Gaziantep

(Turkey; United States of America)

Daily Sabah (2018). Visitor count to world's biggest mosaic museum reaches almost 200,000 in Turkey's Gaziantep. Daily Sabah. 19 January.

Madrid To Chicago, Tracking Down Ancient Colombian Treasures

(Colombia)

Alidad Vassigh (2018). Madrid To Chicago, Tracking Down Ancient Colombian Treasures. El Espectador. 18 January.

Police seize ancient Egyptian, Greek artifacts in Upper Egypt

(Egypt; Greece)

Rana Atef (2018). Police seize ancient Egyptian, Greek artifacts in Upper Egypt. Egypt Today. 18 January.

Costa Rica Shows Pre-Columbian Artifacts Returned by Venezuela

(Costa Rica; Venezuela)

Telesur (2018). Costa Rica Shows Pre-Columbian Artifacts Returned by Venezuela. Telesur. 18 January.

Greece Asks for Repatriation of Looted Antiquities Seized by New York Authorities

(United States of America; Greece)

Philip Chrysopoulos (2018). Greece Asks for Repatriation of Looted Antiquities Seized by New York Authorities. Greek Reporter. 18 January.

ASI to write to Australian museum over stolen idols

(Australia; India)

Yogesh Kabirdoss (2018). ASI to write to Australian museum over stolen idols. The Times of India. 17 January.

Emmanuel Macron's decision to let Britain borrow Bayeux Tapestry prompts calls for UK to loan Rosetta Stone to France

(France; United Kingdom)

Jack Maidment, Hannah Furness (2018). Emmanuel Macron's decision to let Britain borrow Bayeux Tapestry prompts calls for UK to loan Rosetta Stone to France. The Telegraph. 17 January.

Why were these treasures returned to the sea?

(Trinidad)

Richard Charan (2018). Why were these treasures returned to the sea?. Daily Express. 16 January.

Fire rips through maritime museum in Indonesian capital

(Indonesia)

Tatan Syuflana (2018). Fire rips through maritime museum in Indonesian capital. The Washington Times. 16 January.

Tiny French Town Demands the Restitution of a Religious Reliquary From the Met

(United States of America; France)

Naomi Rea (2018). Tiny French Town Demands the Restitution of a Religious Reliquary From the Met. ArtNet News. 16 January.

Historical door at Giza Pyramids stolen

(Egypt)

Al-Masry Al-Youm (2018). Historical door at Giza Pyramids stolen. Egypt Independent. 15 January.

New York DA's Antiquities Trafficking Unit starts the new year with double seizures

(United States of America)

Alexandra Bregman (2018). New York DA's Antiquities Trafficking Unit starts the new year with double seizures. The Art Newspaper. 15 January.

American authorities return stolen Phoenician statues to Lebanon

(Lebanon; United States of America)

Lebanese Examiner (2018). American authorities return stolen Phoenician statues to Lebanon. Lebanese Examiner. 15 January.

Musée Du Quai Branly As Ally In Quest For Restitution Of African Artefacts?

(Nigeria; France)

Kwame Opoku (2018). Musée Du Quai Branly As Ally In Quest For Restitution Of African Artefacts?. Modern Ghana. 15 January.

Man charged for theft of artifacts

(United States of America)

Stephen Floyd (2018). Man charged for theft of artifacts. Herald and News. 14 January.

Return of stolen antiquities puts a WWII hero in the spotlight

(Greece)

Yannis Papadppoulos (2018). Return of stolen antiquities puts a WWII hero in the spotlight. eKathimerini. 12 January.

Ancient statues looted in Lebanese war returned decades later

(Lebanon; United States of America)

Reuters (2018). Ancient statues looted in Lebanese war returned decades later. Reuters. 12 January.

Paris's Dapper Foundation stalls talks over Cameroonian sculpture

(Cameroon; France)

Catherine Hickley (2018). Paris's Dapper Foundation stalls talks over Cameroonian sculpture. The Art Newspaper. 12 January.

The world's antiquities are in danger. Citadel students hope to save them with a scanner

(United States of America)

Paul Bowers (2018). The world's antiquities are in danger. Citadel students hope to save them with a scanner. The Post and Courier. 12 January.

New York Antiques Dealer Phoenix Fine Art Raided on Suspicion of Selling Looted Artifacts

(United States of America)

Henri Neuendorf (2018). New York Antiques Dealer Phoenix Fine Art Raided on Suspicion of Selling Looted Artifacts. ArtNet News. 11 January.

'Bring back stolen Buddhist statue to Amaravati'

(India; Australia)

TNN (2018). 'Bring back stolen Buddhist statue to Amaravati'. The Times of India. 10 January.

Stone cairns are a modern scourge on ancient sites, says archaeologist

(United Kingdom)

Emily Flanagan (2018). Stone cairns are a modern scourge on ancient sites, says archaeologist. The Northern Echo. 10 January.

Telangana, Andhra Pradesh urged to bring back sculptures

(India)

Mahesh Avadhutha (2018). Telangana, Andhra Pradesh urged to bring back sculptures. Deccan Chronicle. 10 January.

Chinese antique dealer `hired gang of tomb raiders and used stolen artefact as a coffee table'

(China)

Catherine Wong (2018). Chinese antique dealer `hired gang of tomb raiders and used stolen artefact as a coffee table'. South China Morning Post. 10 January.

शिव मंदिर से पार्वती-गणेश की मूर्ति चोरी

(India)

Parvatiganesh Idol Stolen From Shiv Temple

Jagran (2018). शिव मंदिर से पार्वती-गणेश की मूर्ति चोरी. Jagran. 9 January.

A Nose for Loot? Dogs Training to Sniff Out Stolen Artifacts

(United States of America)

Owen Jarus (2018). A Nose for Loot? Dogs Training to Sniff Out Stolen Artifacts. Live Science. 9 January.

India retrieves 12th-century Brahma-Brahmani idol from London, others to follow soon

(India)

Sanjeev K. Ahuja (2018). India retrieves 12th-century Brahma-Brahmani idol from London, others to follow soon. Hindustan Times. 9 January.

After More Than 90 Years, Looted Mummy Parts Repatriated to Egypt

(Egypt; United States of America)

Jason Daley (2018). After More Than 90 Years, Looted Mummy Parts Repatriated to Egypt. Smithsonian. 9 January.

The Trouble That Caused The Met's Ticket Hike

(United States of America)

Cody Delistraty (2018). The Trouble That Caused The Met's Ticket Hike. Frieze. 8 January.

Man trying to smuggle over 200 Byzantine-era artifacts detained in southern Turkey

(Turkey)

Daily Sabah (2018). Man trying to smuggle over 200 Byzantine-era artifacts detained in southern Turkey. Daily Sabah. 8 January.

PIL questions shifting of ancient idols to `icon centres'

(India)

Mohamed Imranullah (2018). PIL questions shifting of ancient idols to `icon centres'. The Hindu. 7 January.

Minnesota monk Columba Stewart rescues ancient manuscripts from modern threats

(Syria; United States of America; Mali)

Jean Hopfensperger (2018). Minnesota monk Columba Stewart rescues ancient manuscripts from modern threats. Star Tribune. 7 January.

Stolen idols in the U.S. must be brought back: art enthusiasts

(India; United States of America)

R. Sivaraman (2018). Stolen idols in the U.S. must be brought back: art enthusiasts. The Hindu. 6 January.

Two men arrested after drugs, ancient artefacts found in Paphos

(Cyprus)

Cyprus Mail (2018). Two men arrested after drugs, ancient artefacts found in Paphos. Cyprus Mail. 6 January.

Looted Antiques Seized From Billionaire's Home, Prosecutors Say

(United States of America)

James C. McKinley (2018). Looted Antiques Seized From Billionaire's Home, Prosecutors Say. The New York Times. 5 January.

Antiquities smugglers to face up to life imprisonment: Amendment

(Egypt)

Egypt Today (2018). Antiquities smugglers to face up to life imprisonment: Amendment. Egypt Today. 3 January.

Ancient Egyptian Mummy's Skull and Dismembered Hands to be Returned to Egypt 90 Years After Being Taken to the U.S.

(Egypt; United States of America)

Callum Paton (2018). Ancient Egyptian Mummy's Skull and Dismembered Hands to be Returned to Egypt 90 Years After Being Taken to the U.S.. Newsweek. 3 January.

Thieves Steal Qatari Jewels in Brazen Theft at Ducal Palace in Venice

(Italy; United Arab Emirates; India)

Elisabetta Povoledo (2018). Thieves Steal Qatari Jewels in Brazen Theft at Ducal Palace in Venice. The New York Times. 3 January.

Ancient Indigenous arrowhead discovered at Fort York, turned over to city 80 years later

(Canada)

Samantha Beattie (2018). Ancient Indigenous arrowhead discovered at Fort York, turned over to city 80 years later. The Star. 1 January.

Nigeria Demands Unconditional Return Of Looted Artefacts: A Season Of Miracles?

(Nigeria)

Kwame Opoku (2017). Nigeria Demands Unconditional Return Of Looted Artefacts: A Season Of Miracles?. Modern Ghana. 31 December.

Safety tags in museums

(India)

Debraj Mitra (2017). Safety tags in museums. The Telegraph. 29 December.

Egyptian prosecutors launch investigation into theft from Agricultural Museum

(Egypt)

Ahram Online (2017). Egyptian prosecutors launch investigation into theft from Agricultural Museum. Ahram Online. 28 December.

Atomic methods: How to get insight into archeology and identify art forgery

(General)

Andrey Akatov, Yuriy Koryakovskiy (2017). Atomic methods: How to get insight into archeology and identify art forgery. Energy Bangla. 28 December.

Lost artifact: Stealing of Nigeria's history, identity

(Nigeria)

Tony Okuyeme (2017). Lost artifact: Stealing of Nigeria's history, identity. New Telegraph. 28 December.

Using technology to tackle theft and trafficking of antiquities

(Nigeria)

Peter Afolabi Akanbi (2017). Using technology to tackle theft and trafficking of antiquities. Nigerian Tribune. 28 December.

Turkey requests France return tiles stolen from Sultan Selim II's tomb at Hagia Sophia

(Turkey; France)

Daily Sabah (2017). Turkey requests France return tiles stolen from Sultan Selim II's tomb at Hagia Sophia. Daily Sabah. 26 December.

329 Smuggled Ancient Coins Seized in Cairo Airport En Route to France

(Egypt; France)

Albawaba (2017). 329 Smuggled Ancient Coins Seized in Cairo Airport En Route to France. Albawaba. 26 December.

44 ancient artifacts returned to Turkey in past year, culture minister says

(Turkey; United Kingdom; Switzerland)

Anadolu Agency (2017). 44 ancient artifacts returned to Turkey in past year, culture minister says. Daily Sabah. 25 December.

Bid to smuggle collectibles of Mohamed Ali family, King Farouq foiled

(Egypt; United Arab Emirates)

Egypt Today (2017). Bid to smuggle collectibles of Mohamed Ali family, King Farouq foiled. Egypt Today. 25 December.

Return of stolen artefacts, last stage of Africa's decolonization – Commission

(Nigeria)

News Agency of Nigeria (2017). Return of stolen artefacts, last stage of Africa's decolonization – Commission. The News. 23 December.

Commission wants unconditional return of stolen works

(Nigeria)

News Agency of Nigeria (2017). Commission wants unconditional return of stolen works. Vanguard. 22 December.

Humboldt Forum And Selective Amnesia: Research Instead Of Restitution Of African Artefacts.

(Nigeria; Ghana; Germany)

Kwame Opoku (2017). Humboldt Forum And Selective Amnesia: Research Instead Of Restitution Of African Artefacts.. Modern Ghana. 22 December.

ISIS Threatened Ancient Art. 3-D Printing Will Save It.

(Iraq; Syria)

Shira Rubin (2017). ISIS Threatened Ancient Art. 3-D Printing Will Save It.. Daily Beast. 21 December.

Enlisting dogs to sniff out stolen antiquities

(United States of America)

Katherine Unger Baillie (2017). Enlisting dogs to sniff out stolen antiquities. Penn Current. 21 December.

Achilles' sword, Alexander bust among record Turkish police haul of 26,456 ancient artifacts

(Turkey)

Daily Sabah (2017). Achilles' sword, Alexander bust among record Turkish police haul of 26,456 ancient artifacts. Daily Sabah. 21 December.

Ancient Aboriginal sites left vulnerable, showing why cultural preservation is necessary in Australia

(Australia)

Brooke Boney (2017). Ancient Aboriginal sites left vulnerable, showing why cultural preservation is necessary in Australia. ABC Australia. 21 December.

Turkey, UAE in row over Ottoman pasha

(Turkey; United Arab Emirates)

Hurriyet Daily News (2017). Turkey, UAE in row over Ottoman pasha. Hurriyet Daily News. 20 December.

500-year-old Syrian rug seized in anti-smuggling op in Ankara

(Turkey; Syria)

Daily Sabah (2017). 500-year-old Syrian rug seized in anti-smuggling op in Ankara. Daily Sabah. 20 December.

A Maori at the British Museum

(New Zealand; United Kingdom)

Miriama Aoake (2017). A Maori at the British Museum. The Spinoff. 19 December.

Why it's time to talk seriously about digital reproductions

(General)

Maggie Gray (2017). Why it's time to talk seriously about digital reproductions. Apollo. 19 December.

Life imprisonment, fine of LE 1M for smuggling antiquities

(Egypt)

Egypt Today (2017). Life imprisonment, fine of LE 1M for smuggling antiquities. Egypt Today. 19 December.

Ute political action committee to fight for Bears Ears from Park City

(United States of America)

James Hoyt (2017). Ute political action committee to fight for Bears Ears from Park City. Park Record. 19 December.

German museum returning objects robbed from Alaskan graves

(United States of America; Germany)

Associated Press (2017). German museum returning objects robbed from Alaskan graves. KTUU. 19 December.

Art Traffickers Beware: The Manhattan DA Is Deploying a New Unit to Combat NYC's Antiquities Crime Wave

(United States of America)

Henri Neuendorf (2017). Art Traffickers Beware: The Manhattan DA Is Deploying a New Unit to Combat NYC's Antiquities Crime Wave. ArtNet News. 18 December.

What Shrinking Fossil-Rich National Monuments Means for Science

(United States of America)

Maya Wei-Haas (2017). What Shrinking Fossil-Rich National Monuments Means for Science. Smithsonian. 18 December.

The tense truce between detectorists and archaeologists

(United Kingdom)

Mary Shepperson (2017). The tense truce between detectorists and archaeologists. The Guardian. 18 December.

Peru recovers 79 pre-Hispanic textiles from Sweden

(Peru; Sweden)

AFP (2017). Peru recovers 79 pre-Hispanic textiles from Sweden. The Nation. 17 December.

Overseas Chinese help recover looted relics from abroad

(China)

Liping Gu (2017). Overseas Chinese help recover looted relics from abroad. ECNS. 17 December.

Los piratas de la arqueología se instalan en internet

(Spain)

Archaeological pirates are set up on the internet

Sara Sans (2017). Los piratas de la arqueología se instalan en internet. La Vanguardia. 17 December.

Prosecutors become treasure hunters in antiquities repatriation campaign

(United States of America)

COLLEEN LONG, VERENA DOBNIK (2017). Prosecutors become treasure hunters in antiquities repatriation campaign. The Times of Israel. 17 December.

Home isn't where the art is

(Nepal)

Sanyukta Shrestha (2017). Home isn't where the art is. The Kathmandu Post. 16 December.

Manhattan District Attorney's Office Returns Three Ancient Statues to Lebanese Republic

(United States of America; Lebanon)

Manhattan DA (2017). Manhattan District Attorney's Office Returns Three Ancient Statues to Lebanese Republic. Manhattan DA. 15 December.

'We were just hunting porcupines,' claims antiquities robber

(Israel)

Amanda Borschel-Dan (2017). 'We were just hunting porcupines,' claims antiquities robber. The Times of Israel. 13 December.

Temples in Taiwan upgrading security after thieves steal deities, try to mail them to China

(Taiwan; China)

Duncan DeAeth (2017). Temples in Taiwan upgrading security after thieves steal deities, try to mail them to China. Taiwan News. 12 December.

Curators, scholars charge govt on loot of artefacts

(Nigeria)

Tinka Adeniran (2017). Curators, scholars charge govt on loot of artefacts. The Nation. 11 December.

'Pandora', operación contra el expolio

(Spain)

'Pandora': operation against looting

Verónica Viñas (2017). 'Pandora', operación contra el expolio. Diario de León. 11 December.

Case over non-return of ancient icons to Russia sent back to prosecutors

(Russia; United States of America)

RAPSI (2017). Case over non-return of ancient icons to Russia sent back to prosecutors. RAPSI. 11 December.

Sunken ancient Chinese treasure returns home

(China; Indonesia)

Xinhua (2017). Sunken ancient Chinese treasure returns home. Xinhua. 11 December.

Iraqi Jewish archive: from 2003 to now, what's happened

(United States of America; Iraq)

Jacob Natowicz (2017). Iraqi Jewish archive: from 2003 to now, what's happened. Beloit College Round Table. 11 December.

Trump is being sued to stop him from shrinking Bears Ears national monument by 85 percent. Who will win?

(United States of America)

Todd A. Curry, Rebecca A. Reid (2017). Trump is being sued to stop him from shrinking Bears Ears national monument by 85 percent. Who will win?. The Washington Post. 11 December.

Hopes for return of more indigenous Hawaiian artefacts

(United States of America)

Radio New Zealand (2017). Hopes for return of more indigenous Hawaiian artefacts. Radio New Zealand. 10 December.

Macron Promises To Return African Artefacts In French Museums: A New Era In African-European Relationships Or A Mirage?

(General; France)

Kwame Opoku (2017). Macron Promises To Return African Artefacts In French Museums: A New Era In African-European Relationships Or A Mirage?. Modern Ghana. 10 December.

Hurghada Airport thwarts smuggling of 102 artifacts

(Egypt)

Egypt Today (2017). Hurghada Airport thwarts smuggling of 102 artifacts. Egypt Today. 9 December.

Patagonia and the Federal Government Go Head to Head

(United States of America)

Abe Streep (2017). Patagonia and the Federal Government Go Head to Head. Outside Online. 8 December.

How Antiquities Have Been Weaponized in the Struggle to Preserve Culture

(Syria; Iraq)

Michael Press (2017). How Antiquities Have Been Weaponized in the Struggle to Preserve Culture. Hyperallergic. 7 December.

LA's Getty Center Built to Protect Its Greek, Roman Antiquities from Flames (Photos)

(United States of America; Greece; Rome)

Associated Press (2017). LA's Getty Center Built to Protect Its Greek, Roman Antiquities from Flames (Photos). The National Herald. 7 December.

Tribes, host of groups, file suit against Trump's action

(United States of America)

Krista Allen (2017). Tribes, host of groups, file suit against Trump's action. Navajo Times. 7 December.

Greek Olympians Plan to Protest the Kidnapping of the Greek Marbles by Dressing as Caryatids Inside British Museum

(Greece; United Kingdom)

Philip Chrysopoulos (2017). Greek Olympians Plan to Protest the Kidnapping of the Greek Marbles by Dressing as Caryatids Inside British Museum. Greek Reporter. 7 December.

Looted Angkor jewellery returned to Cambodia

(Cambodia; United Kingdom)

AFP (2017). Looted Angkor jewellery returned to Cambodia. The Hindu. 7 December.

Recognise this man? Police want to speak to him in connection with a £15,000 theft

(United Kingdom)

Joel Cooper (2017). Recognise this man? Police want to speak to him in connection with a £15,000 theft. Devon Live. 6 December.

Cairo Airport thwarts smuggling of 28 historic coins

(Egypt)

Egypt Today (2017). Cairo Airport thwarts smuggling of 28 historic coins. Egypt Today. 6 December.

Supreme Court hears arguments in claim against Iranian antiquities

(United States of America; Iran)

Martha Lufkin (2017). Supreme Court hears arguments in claim against Iranian antiquities. The Art Newspaper. 6 December.

Push Underway to Keep Jewish Artifacts From Returning to Iraq

(Iraq; United States of America)

Oren Peleg (2017). Push Underway to Keep Jewish Artifacts From Returning to Iraq. Jewish Journal. 6 December.

State must step in to stop looting near ancient site, Kouklia leader says

(Cyprus)

Bejay Browne (2017). State must step in to stop looting near ancient site, Kouklia leader says. Cyprus Mail. 5 December.

Man to return ancient crown to Turkey

(United Kingdom; Turkey)

BBC News (2017). Man to return ancient crown to Turkey. BBC News. 5 December.

Turkey refers to FBI for Zeugma mosaics

(Turkey; United States of America)

Umut Erdem (2017). Turkey refers to FBI for Zeugma mosaics. Hurriyet Daily News. 5 December.

Historical artifacts stolen from church seized in anti-smuggling op in southeast Turkey

(Turkey)

Daily Sabah (2017). Historical artifacts stolen from church seized in anti-smuggling op in southeast Turkey. Daily Sabah. 5 December.

Thriving trade in stolen Indian artefacts: DRI Report

(India)

Pradeep Thakur (2017). Thriving trade in stolen Indian artefacts: DRI Report. The Times of India. 4 December.

Bears Ears: Inside the fight for Utah's contested national monuments

(United States of America)

James Cook (2017). Bears Ears: Inside the fight for Utah's contested national monuments. BBC News. 4 December.

Native American Artifacts, Fossils And Stunning Utah Landscape Not Protected From Looting And Mining After Trump Withdraws Protection

(United States of America)

Sydney Pereira (2017). Native American Artifacts, Fossils And Stunning Utah Landscape Not Protected From Looting And Mining After Trump Withdraws Protection. Newsweek. 4 December.

U.S. top court wary over allowing seizure of ancient Persian artifacts

(United States of America; Iran)

Andrew Chung (2017). U.S. top court wary over allowing seizure of ancient Persian artifacts. Reuters. 4 December.

Commemorative gold coins worth £15,000 stolen from Devon museum

(United Kingdom)

Lauren Harris (2017). Commemorative gold coins worth £15,000 stolen from Devon museum. Devon Live. 28 November.

Loss of heritage is loss of living culture

(Nepal)

Sangita Shrestha (2017). Loss of heritage is loss of living culture. My Republica. 28 November.

World Museum, Vienna, Re-Opens: Renovated Premises For Cultural Objects Of Others But No Solution For Restitution.

(General; Austria)

Kwame Opoku (2017). World Museum, Vienna, Re-Opens: Renovated Premises For Cultural Objects Of Others But No Solution For Restitution.. Modern Ghana. 27 November.

'Indiana Joan': 95-year-old accused of looting Middle East tombs

(Australia; Egypt)

BBC News (2017). 'Indiana Joan': 95-year-old accused of looting Middle East tombs. BBC News. 24 November.

The legally murky hobby of metal detecting in Nova Scotia

(Canada)

Cory Funk (2017). The legally murky hobby of metal detecting in Nova Scotia. The Signal. 24 November.

'Indiana Joan': Perth woman, 95, accused of looting Egypt artefacts

(Australia; Egypt)

Associated Press (2017). 'Indiana Joan': Perth woman, 95, accused of looting Egypt artefacts. The Guardian. 24 November.

A broken museum, in a broken country: Meet the man trying to save CAR's history

(Central African Republic)

Simon Allison (2017). A broken museum, in a broken country: Meet the man trying to save CAR's history. Mail & Guardian. 24 November.

Police recover Buddha heads

(China)

Mengxi Gu (2017). Police recover Buddha heads. ECNS. 23 November.

'Detectorist' finds on the rise as treasure hunters are inspired by TV shows

(United Kingdom)

Olivia Rudgard (2017). 'Detectorist' finds on the rise as treasure hunters are inspired by TV shows. The Telegraph. 22 November.

Saudi Arabia thanks Bend woman for return of ancient ceramic pot

(Saudi Arabia)

Barney Lerten (2017). Saudi Arabia thanks Bend woman for return of ancient ceramic pot. KTVZ. 22 November.

Minister of Antiquities: 33,000 Egyptian Artefacts are Missing

(Egypt)

Walid Abdul Rahman (2017). Minister of Antiquities: 33,000 Egyptian Artefacts are Missing. Asharq Al-Awsat. 22 November.

Chinese gang face charges over Buddhist temple raid

(China)

Alice Shen (2017). Chinese gang face charges over Buddhist temple raid. South China Morning Post. 22 November.

Egypt's Antiquities Ministry struggles with smuggling

(Egypt)

Hani Sameer (2017). Egypt's Antiquities Ministry struggles with smuggling. Al Monitor. 21 November.

Egypt awaits return of stolen Ramses II ship from Cyprus

(Egypt; Cyprus)

Al-Masry Al-Youm (2017). Egypt awaits return of stolen Ramses II ship from Cyprus. Egypt Independent. 21 November.

Trade in Dead Sea Scrolls awash with suspected forgeries, experts warn

(Israel; Palestine; United States of America)

Peter Beaumont, Oliver Laughland (2017). Trade in Dead Sea Scrolls awash with suspected forgeries, experts warn. The Guardian. 21 November.

Indonesia Can't Stop Its Illegal Treasure Hunters

(Indonesia)

Adi Renaldi (2017). Indonesia Can't Stop Its Illegal Treasure Hunters. Vice. 20 November.

Govt set to publish `Heritage and Antiquities' act this month

(Gibralter)

Eyleen Shell (2017). Govt set to publish `Heritage and Antiquities' act this month. Gibraltar Chronicle. 20 November.

The art of solving crimes involving missing treasures

(United States of America)

Rick Pfeiffer (2017). The art of solving crimes involving missing treasures. Lockport Journal. 20 November.

International law prevents recovery of Rosetta Stone from UK, Egypt's antiquities minister tells MPs

(Egypt; United Kingdom)

Gamal Essam El-Din (2017). International law prevents recovery of Rosetta Stone from UK, Egypt's antiquities minister tells MPs. Ahram Online. 20 November.

Egypt to retrieve 14 artifacts from Cyprus

(Cyprus; Egypt)

Egypt Independent (2017). Egypt to retrieve 14 artifacts from Cyprus. Egypt Independent. 19 November.

Twenty Six Antiquities to Be Repatriated from Austria

(Greece; Austria)

A. Markis (2017). Twenty Six Antiquities to Be Repatriated from Austria. Greek Reporter. 19 November.

Another blow for embattled museum as senior official quits

(Ireland)

Justine McCarthy (2017). Another blow for embattled museum as senior official quits. The Times. 19 November.

Archaeology dept to probe gold antiquities theft in Sirkap

(Pakistan)

Amjad Iqbal (2017). Archaeology dept to probe gold antiquities theft in Sirkap. Dawn. 19 November.

Egypt requests return of ancient vessel through normal procedure

(Cyprus; Egypt)

Cyprus Mail (2017). Egypt requests return of ancient vessel through normal procedure. Cyprus Mail. 19 November.

Forgeries may hide in Museum of the Bible's dead see scrolls

(United States of America)

Michael Greshko (2017). Forgeries may hide in Museum of the Bible's dead see scrolls. National Geographic. 19 November.

Australian antiques dealer facing prison term in US for wildlife smuggling

(Australia; United States of America)

Rachel Olding (2017). Australian antiques dealer facing prison term in US for wildlife smuggling. The Sydney Morning Herald. 19 November.

Tomb raider gangs arrested after Chinese police smash ring that stole priceless artefacts from Han dynasty graves

(China)

Zhen Liu (2017). Tomb raider gangs arrested after Chinese police smash ring that stole priceless artefacts from Han dynasty graves. South China Morning Post. 19 November.

Aussie museum seeks more info on six stolen TN idols

(India; Australia)

Yogesh Kabirdoss (2017). Aussie museum seeks more info on six stolen TN idols. The Times of India. 19 November.

Louvre Abu Dhabi Displaying Stolen Artifacts, Iraqis Claim

(Iraq; United Arab Emirates)

Albawaba (2017). Louvre Abu Dhabi Displaying Stolen Artifacts, Iraqis Claim. Albawaba. 18 November.

Patriotic collectors boost market for ancient Chinese artefacts

(China)

Ben Bland (2017). Patriotic collectors boost market for ancient Chinese artefacts. Financial Times. 18 November.

Thousands of archaeological items recovered by police in Spain

(Spain)

Karl Smallman (2017). Thousands of archaeological items recovered by police in Spain. EuroWeekly. 18 November.

New Website Aims to Bring Home Missing Treasures

(China)

Liya Fan (2017). New Website Aims to Bring Home Missing Treasures. Sixth Tone. 17 November.

China launches lost cultural relics information website

(China)

Dehua Chi (2017). China launches lost cultural relics information website. GB Times. 17 November.

Washington's new $500m Museum of the Bible claims 'non-sectarian' mission

(United States of America)

David D'arcy (2017). Washington's new $500m Museum of the Bible claims 'non-sectarian' mission. The Art Newspaper. 17 November.

1,500 year old statues left in the trash at National Museum

(Pakistan)

Hafeez Tunio (2017). 1,500 year old statues left in the trash at National Museum. The Express Tribune. 17 November.

MPs want stolen 'Sisi gift' to remain as part of police probe

(Cyprus; Egypt)

Elias Hazou (2017). MPs want stolen 'Sisi gift' to remain as part of police probe. Cyprus Mail. 17 November.

The Theft of the Gods

(United States of America)

Kathleen Sharp (2017). The Theft of the Gods. Pacific Standard. 16 November.

Delhi museum thieves held in Kolkata

(India)

TNN (2017). Delhi museum thieves held in Kolkata. The Times of India. 15 November.

Italy police confiscate millions of euros from Mafia-linked art dealer

(Italy)

German Press Agency (2017). Italy police confiscate millions of euros from Mafia-linked art dealer. Daily Sabah. 15 November.

INAH inicia procedimiento legal contra foto de Chichén, tomada por un dron

(Mexico)

La Jornada Maya (2017). INAH inicia procedimiento legal contra foto de Chichén, tomada por un dron. La Jornada Maya. 15 November.

Training IDF Soldiers Uncover Large Scale Antiquities Robbery in Gush Etzion

(Israel)

David Israel (2017). Training IDF Soldiers Uncover Large Scale Antiquities Robbery in Gush Etzion. Jewish Press. 15 November.

Tres detenidos por el robo de azulejos históricos de El Torbiscal valorados en 63.000 euros

(Spain)

El Correo (2017). Tres detenidos por el robo de azulejos históricos de El Torbiscal valorados en 63.000 euros. El Correo. 15 November.

Art, antiquities among victims of warfare

(United States of America)

Rosa Salter Rodriguez (2017). Art, antiquities among victims of warfare. The Journal Gazette. 15 November.

Mumbai Unit Of DRI Arrests Antique Sculpture Smuggler In Delhi

(India)

Press Trust of India (2017). Mumbai Unit Of DRI Arrests Antique Sculpture Smuggler In Delhi. Mid-day. 14 November.

Archaeologists say human evolution study used stolen bone

(Netherlands; Germany)

Ewan Callaway (2017). Archaeologists say human evolution study used stolen bone. Nature. 13 November.

Islamic State militant sentenced to death for smashing monuments in Mosul

(Iraq)

Nehal Mostafa (2017). Islamic State militant sentenced to death for smashing monuments in Mosul. Iraqi News. 13 November.

Hamilton County Parks fined for archaeological digs into Native American graves

(United States of America)

Chris Sikich (2017). Hamilton County Parks fined for archaeological digs into Native American graves. IndyStar. 13 November.

Iraq investigating 'stolen artifacts' at the Louvre Abu Dhabi

(Iraq; United Arab Emirates)

The New Arab (2017). Iraq investigating 'stolen artifacts' at the Louvre Abu Dhabi. The New Arab. 13 November.

Accidental archaeology: Roman ruins found under 'illegally' demolished house in Plovdiv

(Bulgaria)

The Sofia Globe (2017). Accidental archaeology: Roman ruins found under 'illegally' demolished house in Plovdiv. The Sofia Globe. 12 November.

Artefact at Louvre raises doubt

(France; India)

R. Sivaraman (2017). Artefact at Louvre raises doubt. The Hindu. 11 November.

ASI orders nationwide survey of 92 `missing' monuments

(India)

Dibyendu Mondal (2017). ASI orders nationwide survey of 92 `missing' monuments. Sunday Guardian Live. 11 November.

140 Saudis, 14 Americans honored for returning priceless artefacts to SCTH

(Saudi Arabia; United States of America)

Mohammed Al-Sulami (2017). 140 Saudis, 14 Americans honored for returning priceless artefacts to SCTH. Arab News. 10 November.

Reward Offered for Artifacts Stolen From Florida Museum

(United States of America)

Associated Press (2017). Reward Offered for Artifacts Stolen From Florida Museum. US News and World Report. 10 November.

Irish Viking artefacts recovered by Norwegian police after theft

(Norway)

Lorna Siggins (2017). Irish Viking artefacts recovered by Norwegian police after theft. The Irish Times. 10 November.

Ancient Mayan Heads Smuggled Out of Guatemala Return Home After More Than 50 Years

(Guatemala; Germany; Italy; Switzerland)

C. Paton (2017). Ancient Mayan Heads Smuggled Out of Guatemala Return Home After More Than 50 Years. Newsweek. 10 November.

464 historical artifacts seized by police in Fayoum

(Egypt)

Egypt Today (2017). 464 historical artifacts seized by police in Fayoum. Egypt Today. 9 November.

Two men arrested for Norway Viking museum heist

(Norway)

The Local (2017). Two men arrested for Norway Viking museum heist. The Local. 9 November.

Palmyra ruins 'stolen and destroyed' by IS – Director of Palmyra Museum

(Syria)

Leith Fadel (2017). Palmyra ruins 'stolen and destroyed' by IS – Director of Palmyra Museum. Al Masdar News. 9 November.

Guatemala Welcomes Home Mayan Artifacts Rescued from Europe

(Guatemala; Switzerland; Germany; Italy)

Telesur (2017). Guatemala Welcomes Home Mayan Artifacts Rescued from Europe. Telesur. 9 November.

The Chinese art and antique market in Britain: challenges and opportunities

(United Kingdom; China)

Lauren Xandra (2017). The Chinese art and antique market in Britain: challenges and opportunities. Global Legal Post. 9 November.

Acoma Pueblo still awaits return of tribal shield

(United States of America)

Michael Coleman (2017). Acoma Pueblo still awaits return of tribal shield. Albuquerque Journal. 8 November.

Sudan: President Gives Directives for Formation of Committee for Study of Reality of Sudan's Archeology

(Sudan)

Sudan News Agency (2017). Sudan: President Gives Directives for Formation of Committee for Study of Reality of Sudan's Archeology. All Africa. 8 November.

Investigating the Hobby Lobby Family: An Interview with Candida Moss and Joel S. Baden

(United States of America)

Gordon Haber (2017). Investigating the Hobby Lobby Family: An Interview with Candida Moss and Joel S. Baden. Religion & Politics. 8 November.

Bipartisan Legislation To Safeguard Tribal Items Receives Key Committee Hearing

(United States of America)

Martin Heinrich (2017). Bipartisan Legislation To Safeguard Tribal Items Receives Key Committee Hearing. KRWG. 8 November.

A 95-Year-Old "Real Life Tomb Raider" Isn't a Hero, She's a Thief

(Australia; Egypt)

Rae Paoletta (2017). A 95-Year-Old "Real Life Tomb Raider" Isn't a Hero, She's a Thief. Inverse. 7 November.

Russia and Israel sign historic deal to share digitised Gunzburg Collection

(Israel; Russia)

Anny Shaw (2017). Russia and Israel sign historic deal to share digitised Gunzburg Collection. The Art Newspaper. 7 November.

Centre set up in Idlib to protect Syrian heritage sites

(Syria)

TRT World (2017). Centre set up in Idlib to protect Syrian heritage sites. TRT World. 7 November.

Idol theft case: Masterminds arrested

(India)

TNN (2017). Idol theft case: Masterminds arrested. The Times of India. 7 November.

2,500-year-old coins discovered in a desk in Kent

(United Kingdom)

Jen Mills (2017). 2,500-year-old coins discovered in a desk in Kent. Metro. 6 November.

Why Art Galleries Have Become a Ripe Target for Hackers (and Other Insights)

(United Kingdom)

Tim Schneider (2017). Why Art Galleries Have Become a Ripe Target for Hackers (and Other Insights). ArtNet News. 6 November.

Egypt recovers 354 antiques seized in United Arab Emirates

(Egypt; United Arab Emirates)

Global Times (2017). Egypt recovers 354 antiques seized in United Arab Emirates. Global Times. 6 November.

Turkish lawmakers to go abroad to probe smuggled artifacts

(Turkey)

Daily Sabah (2017). Turkish lawmakers to go abroad to probe smuggled artifacts. Daily Sabah. 6 November.

3 held, 23-year-old idol theft case cracked

(India)

TNN (2017). 3 held, 23-year-old idol theft case cracked. The Times of India. 6 November.

Indiana Joan: Meet WA's real life tomb raider, 95-year-old Joan Howard

(Australia; Egypt)

Joseph Catanzaro (2017). Indiana Joan: Meet WA's real life tomb raider, 95-year-old Joan Howard. The West Australian. 4 November.

Most Antiquities Sold Online are Fake or Illegal

(General)

Jason Daley (2017). Most Antiquities Sold Online are Fake or Illegal. Smithsonian. 3 November.

Photographing Museum Visitors Behaving Badly

(Austria)

Claire Voon (2017). Photographing Museum Visitors Behaving Badly. Hyperallergic. 2 November.

'The discussion is over': Student calls for return of Louis Riel's walking stick to Métis

(Canada)

Jen Gerson (2017). 'The discussion is over': Student calls for return of Louis Riel's walking stick to Métis. National Post. 2 November.

ScanPyramids mission rushed in announcing 'discovery of new void' in Giza's Khufu': Egypt antiquities ministry

(Egypt)

Nevine El-Aref (2017). ScanPyramids mission rushed in announcing 'discovery of new void' in Giza's Khufu': Egypt antiquities ministry. Ahram Online. 2 November.

'Antique smuggler' booked by DRI: US Homeland Security starts investigation

(India; United States of America)

Khushboo Narayan (2017). 'Antique smuggler' booked by DRI: US Homeland Security starts investigation. The Indian Express. 2 November.

DRI to seek US help to probe purchase of smuggled Indian artefacts in Hong Kong

(India; United States of America; Hong Kong)

Pratik Salunke (2017). DRI to seek US help to probe purchase of smuggled Indian artefacts in Hong Kong. Hindustan Times. 2 November.

No breakthrough in Thulamela gold theft

(South Africa)

Tereasa Dias (2017). No breakthrough in Thulamela gold theft. Lowvelder. 1 November.

Lebanon battles to get its treasures back

(Lebanon; United States of America)

India Stoughton (2017). Lebanon battles to get its treasures back. Al Monitor. 1 November.

Buyer Beware: Looted Antiquities Flood Online Sites Like Amazon, Facebook

(General)

Georgi Kantchev (2017). Buyer Beware: Looted Antiquities Flood Online Sites Like Amazon, Facebook. The Wall Street Journal. 1 November.

Plaques stolen from historic monument

(South Africa)

Sue MacLennan (2017). Plaques stolen from historic monument. Grocott's Mail. 31 October.

KP govt urged to retrieve 3,147 artefacts from other provinces

(Pakistan)

Adil Parvez (2017). KP govt urged to retrieve 3,147 artefacts from other provinces. GeoTV. 31 October.

Gov. Obaseki Reinstates Commitment To Bring Back Stolen Benin Artifacts

(Nigeria)

Richard Eweka (2017). Gov. Obaseki Reinstates Commitment To Bring Back Stolen Benin Artifacts. The Nigerian Observer. 31 October.

Persian Antiquities Dispute With US Remains Unresolved

(Iran; United States of America)

Financial Tribute (2017). Persian Antiquities Dispute With US Remains Unresolved. Financial Times. 31 October.

79 rare antiques stolen from Tel Al-Fara'een

(Egypt)

Egypt Today (2017). 79 rare antiques stolen from Tel Al-Fara'een. Egypt Today. 30 October.

Why Unesco Needs the United States

(United States of America)

Hugh Eakin (2017). Why Unesco Needs the United States. The New York Times. 30 October.

Iran Says It Foiled 'Illegal Gathering' At Tomb Of Cyrus The Great

(Iran)

Radio Farda (2017). Iran Says It Foiled 'Illegal Gathering' At Tomb Of Cyrus The Great. Radio Farda. 29 October.

Ancient tomb of Jewish prophet 'in danger' amid Iraq-Kurdish tensions

(Iraq)

Seth J. Frantzman (2017). Ancient tomb of Jewish prophet 'in danger' amid Iraq-Kurdish tensions. The Jerusalem Post. 28 October.

Egypt retrieves 8 looted antiquities from France

(Egypt; France; United Kingdom)

Egypt Today (2017). Egypt retrieves 8 looted antiquities from France. Egypt Today. 28 October.

U.S. court suspends auction of ancient Iranian relief

(Iran; United States of America)

Tehran Times (2017). U.S. court suspends auction of ancient Iranian relief. Tehran Times. 28 October.

Gods For Sale: Misplaced Priorities And Mercantilism In The Antiquities Bill 2017

(India)

Anuraag Saxena, J. Sai Deepak (2017). Gods For Sale: Misplaced Priorities And Mercantilism In The Antiquities Bill 2017. Swarajya Magazine. 28 October.

Artifact for sale on eBay questioned by Saskatchewan Metis community

(Canada)

Laura Woodward (2017). Artifact for sale on eBay questioned by Saskatchewan Metis community. CTV. 27 October.

An Insufficient Antiquities Bill

(India)

Anuraag Saxena, J.Sai Deepak (2017). An Insufficient Antiquities Bill. The Pioneer. 27 October.

Greek Culture Ministry to Claim Two Stolen Antiquities up for Sale in London

(United Kingdom; Greece; Switzerland)

Theo Ioannou (2017). Greek Culture Ministry to Claim Two Stolen Antiquities up for Sale in London. Greek Reporter. 26 October.

Young Gazans mobilize to save Palestine's oldest archaeological site

(Palestine)

Moath al-Amoudi (2017). Young Gazans mobilize to save Palestine's oldest archaeological site. Al Monitor. 26 October.

CISF teams to guard Allahabad Museum

(India)

Vinod Khanal (2017). CISF teams to guard Allahabad Museum. The Times of India. 26 October.

Beyond Genghis Khan: how looting threatens to erase Mongolia's history

(Mongolia)

William Taylor (2017). Beyond Genghis Khan: how looting threatens to erase Mongolia's history. The Guardian. 26 October.

France to return 8 stolen ancient Egyptian artefacts on Thursday

(Egypt; France)

Nevine El-Aref (2017). France to return 8 stolen ancient Egyptian artefacts on Thursday. Ahram Online. 25 October.

Libyan antiquities are subject to an awareness campaign

(Libya)

Housam Najjair (2017). Libyan antiquities are subject to an awareness campaign. The Libya Observer. 25 October.

Looted Greek Antiquities Allegedly on Sale at London Art Fair

(Greece; United Kingdom)

Philip Chrysopoulos (2017). Looted Greek Antiquities Allegedly on Sale at London Art Fair. Greek Reporter. 23 October.

Saudi Arabia retrieves 52,000 historical artefacts since 2011

(Saudi Arabia)

Arab News (2017). Saudi Arabia retrieves 52,000 historical artefacts since 2011. Arab News. 22 October.

HC seeks report on steps taken for digitisation of art objects

(India)

Millennium Post (2017). HC seeks report on steps taken for digitisation of art objects. Millennium Post. 22 October.

Looted antiquities allegedly on sale at London Frieze Masters art fair

(Italy; Switzerland; United Kingdom)

Howard Swains (2017). Looted antiquities allegedly on sale at London Frieze Masters art fair. The Guardian. 22 October.

Italy gets back looted mosaic from Emperor Caligula's ship

(Italy; United States of America)

Reuters (2017). Italy gets back looted mosaic from Emperor Caligula's ship. Reuters. 22 October.

The man who stole gods

(India)

Narayan Lakshman (2017). The man who stole gods. The Hindu. 21 October.

The murky trail of stolen antiquities

(India)

A. Srivathsan (2017). The murky trail of stolen antiquities. The Hindu. 21 October.

File Status Report On Preservation Of Artifacts And Manuscripts In National Museum: Delhi HC

(India)

Apoorva Mandhani (2017). File Status Report On Preservation Of Artifacts And Manuscripts In National Museum: Delhi HC. Live Law. 21 October.

National museum suffers £60,000 of thefts in five years

(United Kingdom)

Emma O'Neill (2017). National museum suffers £60,000 of thefts in five years. STV. 20 October.

Ancient Roman artifacts repatriated to Italy following ICE probe

(United States of America; Italy)

ICE (2017). Ancient Roman artifacts repatriated to Italy following ICE probe. ICE. 20 October.

Found: A Mosaic From Caligula's Ceremonial Ship, Turned Into a Coffee Table

(United States of America; Italy)

Sarah Laskow (2017). Found: A Mosaic From Caligula's Ceremonial Ship, Turned Into a Coffee Table. Atlas Obscura. 20 October.

Islamic State's looting of antiquities is rising but hard facts remain scarce

(Iraq; Syria)

Vincent Noce (2017). Islamic State's looting of antiquities is rising but hard facts remain scarce. The Art Newspaper. 19 October.

The history of Iraqi Jews is in jeopardy

(United States of America; Iraq)

Joseph Samuels (2017). The history of Iraqi Jews is in jeopardy. The Washington Post. 19 October.

A Remnant from Caligula's Ship, Once a Coffee Table, Heads Home

(Italy; United States of America)

James C. McKinley (2017). A Remnant from Caligula's Ship, Once a Coffee Table, Heads Home. The New York Times. 19 October.

Historical Porcelain Pots smuggling attempt

(Egypt; Lebanon)

Egypt Today (2017). Historical Porcelain Pots smuggling attempt. Egypt Today. 19 October.

Lady Somerleyton loses heirloom pendant in Morrisons supermarket

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2017). Lady Somerleyton loses heirloom pendant in Morrisons supermarket. BBC News. 18 October.

EU admits the Elgin Marbles will REMAIN in Britain after Brexit

(United Kingdom; Greece)

Jon Rogers (2017). EU admits the Elgin Marbles will REMAIN in Britain after Brexit. Express. 18 October.

New Bible Museum Previews Exhibits and Ethical Standards

(United States of America)

John Kessup (2017). New Bible Museum Previews Exhibits and Ethical Standards. The Christian Perspective. 18 October.

Benghazi palace may become archaeological museum

(Libya)

Maha Ellawati (2017). Benghazi palace may become archaeological museum. Libya Herald. 18 October.

How Qatar sidestepped the UK export system again

(United Arab Emirates; United Kingdom)

Martin Bailey (2017). How Qatar sidestepped the UK export system again. The Art Newspaper. 17 October.

World Monuments Fund recognises sites threatened by conflict, climate change and natural disasters

(General)

Helen Stoilas (2017). World Monuments Fund recognises sites threatened by conflict, climate change and natural disasters. The Art Newspaper. 17 October.

Tourism Ministry to lay more emphasis on saving, protecting shipwrecks, artefacts

(Malaysia)

Kelly Koh (2017). Tourism Ministry to lay more emphasis on saving, protecting shipwrecks, artefacts. New Straits Times. 17 October.

Larnaca CID seize stolen ancient Egyptian pot

(Cyprus; Egypt)

Angelos Anastasiou (2017). Larnaca CID seize stolen ancient Egyptian pot. Cyprus Mail. 17 October.

Can the Museum of the Bible overcome the sins of the past?

(United States of America)

Lizzie Wade (2017). Can the Museum of the Bible overcome the sins of the past?. Science. 16 October.

Looted Benin bronzes to be lent back to Nigeria

(United Kingdom; Germany; Nigeria; France)

Gareth Harris (2017). Looted Benin bronzes to be lent back to Nigeria. The Art Newspaper. 16 October.

Philaeni statues' disappearance refuted by antiquities authorities

(Libya)

Libya Herald (2017). Philaeni statues' disappearance refuted by antiquities authorities. Libya Herald. 16 October.

Sword attacker charged with murder attempt

(Taiwan)

Li-chung Chien (2017). Sword attacker charged with murder attempt. Taipei Times. 14 October.

The U.S. Is Withdrawing from UNESCO—What Happens Now?

(United States of America)

Isaac Kaplan (2017). The U.S. Is Withdrawing from UNESCO—What Happens Now?. Artsy. 13 October.

HC asks officials to join hands to fight idol theft

(India)

The Hindu (2017). HC asks officials to join hands to fight idol theft. The Hindu. 13 October.

Audrey Azoulay, former French culture minister, to be Unesco's next director-general

(General)

Vincent Noce (2017). Audrey Azoulay, former French culture minister, to be Unesco's next director-general. The Art Newspaper. 13 October.

Viking loot plundered: Irish help sought in tracing artefacts

(Norway; Ireland)

Lorna Siggins (2017). Viking loot plundered: Irish help sought in tracing artefacts. The Irish Times. 13 October.

Ethiopia: The Unfortunate Case of Ethiopia's Looted Heritages

(Ethiopia)

Abiy Hailu (2017). Ethiopia: The Unfortunate Case of Ethiopia's Looted Heritages. All Africa. 12 October.

Border guards detain Briton who tried to smuggle collection of antiquities from Ukraine

(Ukraine; United Kingdom)

Interfax Ukraine (2017). Border guards detain Briton who tried to smuggle collection of antiquities from Ukraine. Interfax Ukraine. 12 October.

Some priceless Niihau shell lei return home

(United States of America)

Chris Sugidono (2017). Some priceless Niihau shell lei return home. The Maui News. 11 October.

Forgery of ancient silk leaves chemical footprint

(United States of America; Iran)

Louisa Dalton (2017). Forgery of ancient silk leaves chemical footprint. C&EN. 11 October.

Looted Antiquity, Once at Met Museum, to Return to Lebanon

(Lebanon; United States of America)

Colin Moynihan (2017). Looted Antiquity, Once at Met Museum, to Return to Lebanon. The New York Times. 11 October.

Romanian Police recover 5,000 archaeological artifacts from treasure hunters

(Romania)

Romania Insider (2017). Romanian Police recover 5,000 archaeological artifacts from treasure hunters. Romania Insider. 11 October.

Maharashtra museum to get better security, go solar

(India)

Dhaval Kulkarni (2017). Maharashtra museum to get better security, go solar. DNA. 11 October.

Open 'art market' may put a price tag on our Gods

(India)

Vijay Kumar (2017). Open 'art market' may put a price tag on our Gods. The Times of India. 11 October.

Turkey launches new initiative to return stolen pieces of Zeugma mosaics from US university

(Turkey; United States of America)

Daily Sabah (2017). Turkey launches new initiative to return stolen pieces of Zeugma mosaics from US university. Daily Sabah. 10 October.

V&A director calls for Exhibition Road to be fully pedestrianised after 11 injured in accident

(United Kingdom)

Martin Bailey (2017). V&A director calls for Exhibition Road to be fully pedestrianised after 11 injured in accident. The Art Newspaper. 9 October.

Now, monumental fines for graffiti

(India)

Dhaval Kulkarni (2017). Now, monumental fines for graffiti. DNA India. 7 October.

Bid to smuggle Mughal-era antiquities foiled

(Pakistan; Afghanistan)

The Express Tribune (2017). Bid to smuggle Mughal-era antiquities foiled. The Express Tribune. 7 October.

An Ancient Canaanite Treasure in Gaza Was Leveled to the Ground by Hamas

(Palestine)

Associated Press (2017). An Ancient Canaanite Treasure in Gaza Was Leveled to the Ground by Hamas. Haaretz. 6 October.

In Gaza, Hamas levels an ancient treasure

(Palestine)

Fares Akram (2017). In Gaza, Hamas levels an ancient treasure. Phys.org. 6 October.

Draft antiquities bill triggers jubilation and alarm

(India)

Sanya Dhingra (2017). Draft antiquities bill triggers jubilation and alarm. The Print. 6 October.

Nighthawks cause damage at scheduled monument

(United Kingdom)

Northumberland Gazette (2017). Nighthawks cause damage at scheduled monument. Northumberland Gazette. 6 October.

Italy's heritage under threat

(Italy)

Sophie Tavernese (2017). Italy's heritage under threat. EuroNews. 4 October.

Senate Minority Leader: Don't Return Trove of Jewish Artifacts to Iraq

(Iraq; United States of America)

Josefin Dolsten (2017). Senate Minority Leader: Don't Return Trove of Jewish Artifacts to Iraq. The Jerusalem Post. 4 October.

From Rhino horns to Egyptian jewels - these are the items that have been stolen from Leicester's museums

(United Kingdom)

Dan Martin (2017). From Rhino horns to Egyptian jewels - these are the items that have been stolen from Leicester's museums. Leicester Mercury. 4 October.

Swastikas found spray-painted outside settlement archaeology site

(Palestine)

Jacob Magid (2017). Swastikas found spray-painted outside settlement archaeology site. The Times of Israel. 3 October.

Swastikas Painted on Sign to Site of Ancient Susiya Excavation

(Palestine)

Hana Levi Julian (2017). Swastikas Painted on Sign to Site of Ancient Susiya Excavation. Jewish Press. 3 October.

Dead Sea Scrolls scam: Dozens of recently sold fragments are fakes, experts warn

(Israel; Palestine; United States of America)

Amanda Borschel-Dan (2017). Dead Sea Scrolls scam: Dozens of recently sold fragments are fakes, experts warn. The Times of Israel. 3 October.

After Tip-Off, Police Roll Up Nationwide Tomb Raiding Gangs

(China)

Shao Ke (2017). After Tip-Off, Police Roll Up Nationwide Tomb Raiding Gangs. Sixth Tone. 3 October.

ASI writes to Indian mission at Australia with details of stolen artefacts from Tamil Nadu

(India; Australia)

Yogesh Kabirdoss (2017). ASI writes to Indian mission at Australia with details of stolen artefacts from Tamil Nadu. The Times of India. 3 October.

US court to decide on terror victims' claim on lent artefacts

(Israel; United States of America; Iran)

Martha Lufkin (2017). US court to decide on terror victims' claim on lent artefacts. The Art Newspaper. 2 October.

Why Art Basel's New Ethics Rules Are Good News for the Market (and Other Insights)

(General)

Tim Schneider (2017). Why Art Basel's New Ethics Rules Are Good News for the Market (and Other Insights). ArtNet News. 2 October.

Fraudster who tried to sell fake Greek bowl foiled by Poundland notebook

(United Kingdom)

The Telegraph (2017). Fraudster who tried to sell fake Greek bowl foiled by Poundland notebook. The Telegraph. 2 October.

He smuggled a rhino horn artifact out of Miami, but the feds were watching

(United States of America)

Kyle Swenson (2017). He smuggled a rhino horn artifact out of Miami, but the feds were watching. The Washington Post. 2 October.

The Salvation of Mosul

(Iraq)

Joshua Hammer (2017). The Salvation of Mosul. Smithsonian. 1 October.

Palmyra statue damaged by militants goes on display in Damascus

(Syria)

Gulf Times (2017). Palmyra statue damaged by militants goes on display in Damascus. Gulf Times. 1 October.

Thousands of artefacts 'missing' from Britain's top musuems

(United Kingdom)

Martin Evans (2017). Thousands of artefacts 'missing' from Britain's top musuems. The Telegraph. 1 October.

CBI faces flak from court as case of idol theft in Allahabad drags on for 37 years

(India)

Press Trust of India (2017). CBI faces flak from court as case of idol theft in Allahabad drags on for 37 years. First Post. 1 October.

Theft at puja older than city

(India)

Subhasish Chaudhuri (2017). Theft at puja older than city. Telegraph India. 30 September.

3 sentenced to prison for looting Mississippi Indian mound

(United States of America)

The Republic (2017). 3 sentenced to prison for looting Mississippi Indian mound. The Republic. 30 September.

Why 'stolen' artifacts cannot be returned now, by U.S. representatives

(Nigeria; United States of America)

Alemma-Ozioruva Aliu (2017). Why 'stolen' artifacts cannot be returned now, by U.S. representatives. The Guardian. 30 September.

Police appeal for witnesses after 2000 pieces of silver stolen from Kent antiques dealer

(United Kingdom)

Laura Chesters (2017). Police appeal for witnesses after 2000 pieces of silver stolen from Kent antiques dealer. Antiques Trade Gazette. 29 September.

The archaeological treasures IS failed to destroy

(Iraq)

Sebastian Rey, John MacGinnis (2017). The archaeological treasures IS failed to destroy. BBC News. 29 September.

'Nighthawk' artefacts hunters hit Hadrian's Wall area Roman site

(United Kingdom)

Stuart Minting (2017). 'Nighthawk' artefacts hunters hit Hadrian's Wall area Roman site. The Northern Echo. 28 September.

Serious quake damage to Morelos heritage

(Mexico)

Mexico News Daily (2017). Serious quake damage to Morelos heritage. Mexico News Daily. 28 September.

Chinese monument being used as climbing wall by visitors

(China)

Laurie Chen (2017). Chinese monument being used as climbing wall by visitors. South China Morning Post. 27 September.

Manhattan District Attorney Says Antiquity Seized From the Met Should Be Returned to Lebanon

(Lebanon; United States of America)

Eileen Kinsella (2017). Manhattan District Attorney Says Antiquity Seized From the Met Should Be Returned to Lebanon. ArtNet News. 26 September.

Minister receives Briton who returned ancient jug

(Turkey; United Kingdom)

Daily Sabah (2017). Minister receives Briton who returned ancient jug. Daily Sabah. 26 September.

Looted statues, pottery returned to Italy after probe in NYC

(Italy; United States of America)

Jennifer Peltz (2017). Looted statues, pottery returned to Italy after probe in NYC. The Province. 25 September.

How researchers can stop the plundering of cultural treasures

(General)

Fillip-André Baarøy (2017). How researchers can stop the plundering of cultural treasures. Phys.org. 25 September.

Marseille: A stele of Egyptian Stolen from a Museum in the Middle of the Day

(France)

A. Gelebart (2017). Marseille: A stele of Egyptian Stolen from a Museum in the Middle of the Day. The Sherbrooke Times. 24 September.

Ancient Hercules sarcophagus returns home to Turkey with splendid welcome

(Turkey; Switzerland)

Daily Sabah (2017). Ancient Hercules sarcophagus returns home to Turkey with splendid welcome. Daily Sabah. 24 September.

Idol theft case: Arrested cop didn't cooperate with investigators, says police officer

(India)

A. Selvaraj (2017). Idol theft case: Arrested cop didn't cooperate with investigators, says police officer. The Times of India. 23 September.

RCMP inks deal to return Louis Riel artifacts to Métis people

(Canada)

Alex Soloducha (2017). RCMP inks deal to return Louis Riel artifacts to Métis people. CBC. 23 September.

Kos quake caused 95 million euros in damages

(Greece)

eKathimerini (2017). Kos quake caused 95 million euros in damages. eKathimerini. 22 September.

Paphos mayor accuses foreign ministry staff of wrongdoing

(Cyprus; France; China)

George Psyllides (2017). Paphos mayor accuses foreign ministry staff of wrongdoing. Cyprus Mail. 22 September.

Navajo Nation vows to sue Trump if he shrinks Bears Ears national monument

(United States of America)

Josh Siegel (2017). Navajo Nation vows to sue Trump if he shrinks Bears Ears national monument. Washington Examiner. 21 September.

Peabody Essex Museum Gets Set of Native American Artifacts

(United States of America)

Leslie Macmillan (2017). Peabody Essex Museum Gets Set of Native American Artifacts. The New York Times. 21 September.

Discovering our Common Humanity through Space Archaeology

(United States of America)

Kristin Butler (2017). Discovering our Common Humanity through Space Archaeology. Discover. 21 September.

Sarcophagus of Hercules set in place

(Turkey; Switzerland)

Daily Sabah (2017). Sarcophagus of Hercules set in place. Daily Sabah. 20 September.

Ottoman-era artefacts seized at Cairo airport to go to Museum of Islamic Art

(Egypt; Turkey)

Nevine El-Aref (2017). Ottoman-era artefacts seized at Cairo airport to go to Museum of Islamic Art. Ahram Online. 20 September.

Break-in at Mohamed Ali Palace in Shubra, no artefacts missing: Ministry

(Egypt)

Nevine El-Aref (2017). Break-in at Mohamed Ali Palace in Shubra, no artefacts missing: Ministry. Ahram Online. 20 September.

Getty Villa To Reopen Thursday After LAPD Bomb Squad Comes Up Empty

(United States of America)

Dominic Patten (2017). Getty Villa To Reopen Thursday After LAPD Bomb Squad Comes Up Empty. Deadline. 20 September.

Liberia Wants Its Cultural Artifacts Back, Please

(Liberia)

Natasha Frost (2017). Liberia Wants Its Cultural Artifacts Back, Please. Atlas Obscura. 19 September.

No Egyptian antiquities were smuggled to Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum: Official

(Egypt; United Arab Emirates)

Egypt Independent (2017). No Egyptian antiquities were smuggled to Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum: Official. Egypt Independent. 19 September.

New pictures show the destruction of Palmyra

(Syria)

Bel Trew (2017). New pictures show the destruction of Palmyra. The Sunday Times. 18 September.

Two suspects arrested over illegal excavation in Cairo and Sharqia

(Egypt)

Al-Masry Al-Youm (2017). Two suspects arrested over illegal excavation in Cairo and Sharqia. Egypt Independent. 18 September.

A film on idol robberies

(India)

Kirubhakar Purushothaman (2017). A film on idol robberies. Deccan Chronicle. 18 September.

Monument to myth or history? Museum of the Bible to open in Washington, D.C.

(United States of America)

Tracie Maurillo (2017). Monument to myth or history? Museum of the Bible to open in Washington, D.C.. Chicago Tribune. 18 September.

Head of Libya's archeology authority urges neighboring countries to help end smuggling of antiquities

(Libya)

Abdulkader Assad (2017). Head of Libya's archeology authority urges neighboring countries to help end smuggling of antiquities. The Libya Observer. 16 September.

Liberia appeals for return of lost artifacts to newly restored museum

(Liberia)

Africa Times (2017). Liberia appeals for return of lost artifacts to newly restored museum. Africa Times. 16 September.

Fatwa allowing illegal antiquities excavation triggers ire in Egypt

(Egypt)

Menna A. Farouk (2017). Fatwa allowing illegal antiquities excavation triggers ire in Egypt. Al Monitor. 15 September.

Man charged with antiquities theft over fossils

(Greece)

eKathimerini (2017). Man charged with antiquities theft over fossils. eKathimerini. 15 September.

Tomb raiders vandalize mysterious Judean Desert `skull cave'

(Israel)

Daniel K. Eisenbud (2017). Tomb raiders vandalize mysterious Judean Desert `skull cave'. The Jerusalem Post. 15 September.

Tamil Nadu: Absconding DSP held for idol robbery

(India)

Deccan Chronicle (2017). Tamil Nadu: Absconding DSP held for idol robbery. Deccan Chronicle. 15 September.

Campaigners call to preserve rubble from archaeological buildings

(Nepal)

OnlineKhabar (2017). Campaigners call to preserve rubble from archaeological buildings. OnlineKhabar. 15 September.

Police seize stolen Aboriginal artefacts in raid

(Australia)

NITV (2017). Police seize stolen Aboriginal artefacts in raid. NITV. 14 September.

Metro station police foil security guard's attempt to steal artefact from Coptic Museum

(Egypt)

Nevine El-Aref (2017). Metro station police foil security guard's attempt to steal artefact from Coptic Museum. Ahram Online. 14 September.

Fossil footprints of early human ancestor stolen from archaeological site in Kasteli, Crete

(Greece)

Tornos News (2017). Fossil footprints of early human ancestor stolen from archaeological site in Kasteli, Crete. Tornos News. 14 September.

Roman sarcophagus of Hercules returns home to Turkey

(Turkey; Switzerland)

Hurriyet Daily News (2017). Roman sarcophagus of Hercules returns home to Turkey. Hurriyet Daily News. 14 September.

Syrians Launch Campaign to Return Antiquities Stolen in Ongoing War

(Syria)

Anadolu Agency (2017). Syrians Launch Campaign to Return Antiquities Stolen in Ongoing War. Albawaba. 13 September.

West London antiques cheat pleads guilty to attempts to defraud auction houses

(United Kingdom)

Laura Chesters (2017). West London antiques cheat pleads guilty to attempts to defraud auction houses. Antiques Trade Gazette. 13 September.

Stolen Aboriginal relics seized in NSW

(Australia)

Georgia Moore, Caroline Schelle (2017). Stolen Aboriginal relics seized in NSW. News.com.au. 13 September.

Stolen cultural asset returned to South Korea from Japan after 20 years

(South Korea; Japan)

The Japan Times (2017). Stolen cultural asset returned to South Korea from Japan after 20 years. The Japan Times. 13 September.

Despite protests, US returning artifacts to Iraq

(Iraq; United States of America)

Josefin Dolsten (2017). Despite protests, US returning artifacts to Iraq. The Jewish Star. 13 September.

Stone stackers at ancient sites could face jail, warns Historic England

(United Kingdom)

Steven Morris (2017). Stone stackers at ancient sites could face jail, warns Historic England. The Guardian. 13 September.

Government ratifies Hague Convention on protecting cultural property

(United Kingdom)

Media & Sport" "Department for Digital, Culture (2017). Government ratifies Hague Convention on protecting cultural property. Gov.uk. 12 September.

Ancient 'fairy fort' in Tyrone badly damaged by diggers before PSNI move in

(United Kingdom)

Eamon Sweeney (2017). Ancient 'fairy fort' in Tyrone badly damaged by diggers before PSNI move in. Belfast Telegraph. 8 September.

Turning detective in hunt for artifacts

(Turkey)

Zihao Wang (2017). Turning detective in hunt for artifacts. ECNS. 7 September.

Amid 'smuggling' controversy, govt to go in for antiquity audit

(India)

Vishav Bharti (2017). Amid 'smuggling' controversy, govt to go in for antiquity audit. The Tribune. 7 September.

Bruce Seals may be fake but 'still important for Scotland's history'

(United Kingdom)

Dunfermline Press (2017). Bruce Seals may be fake but 'still important for Scotland's history'. Dunfermline Press. 7 September.

Idol theft probe: Madras High Court warns of notice to officials

(India)

Press Trust of India (2017). Idol theft probe: Madras High Court warns of notice to officials. Mirror Now. 6 September.

Poor Egyptians dig up homes in search of antiquities

(Egypt)

Bel Trew (2017). Poor Egyptians dig up homes in search of antiquities. The Sunday Times. 4 September.

Artifacts stolen by IS from Mosul museum recovered

(Iraq)

Nehal Mostafa (2017). Artifacts stolen by IS from Mosul museum recovered. Iraqi News. 3 September.

U.S. returns Saddam Hussein's precious chess board

(Iraq; United States of America)

Mohamed Mostafa (2017). U.S. returns Saddam Hussein's precious chess board. Iraqi News. 2 September.

Italy displays marble Roman head stolen in World War II

(Italy; Algeria; France; Germany; United States of America)

Associated Press (2017). Italy displays marble Roman head stolen in World War II. The Times of Israel. 2 September.

A Green Light for Art Criminals?

(United Kingdom)

Scott Reyburn (2017). A Green Light for Art Criminals?. The New York Times. 1 September.

Archaeological objects exposed by storms, stolen

(New Zealand)

Hamish MacLean (2017). Archaeological objects exposed by storms, stolen. Otago Daily Times. 1 September.

Iraq establishes new security force to protect its archaeological wealth

(Iraq)

Mustafa Saadoun (2017). Iraq establishes new security force to protect its archaeological wealth. Al Monitor. 1 September.

National monuments protect meaning, not just landscapes

(United States of America)

Jonathan Thompson (2017). National monuments protect meaning, not just landscapes. High Country News. 1 September.

European Summit to Discuss the Return of Looted West African Art

(Nigeria; United Kingdom)

Ben Panko (2017). European Summit to Discuss the Return of Looted West African Art. Smithsonian. 31 August.

China's Peking University to investigate graffiti found on ancient bell

(China)

Laurie Chen (2017). China's Peking University to investigate graffiti found on ancient bell. South China Morning Post. 31 August.

Illegal treasure-hunter arrested in Crete

(Greece; Spain)

eKathimerini (2017). Illegal treasure-hunter arrested in Crete. eKathimerini. 31 August.

Meet the Archaeologist Who Helps Find Stolen Art

(United Kingdom)

Erin Blakemore (2017). Meet the Archaeologist Who Helps Find Stolen Art. History. 30 August.

Christie's and Hedge-Fund Titan Move to Quash Turkey's Lawsuit Over `Stargazer' Idol

(Turkey; United States of America)

Eileen Kinsella (2017). Christie's and Hedge-Fund Titan Move to Quash Turkey's Lawsuit Over `Stargazer' Idol. ArtNet News. 30 August.

Christie's Defends Sale of 5,000-Year-Old Turkish Idol

(Turkey; United States of America)

Adam Klasfeld (2017). Christie's Defends Sale of 5,000-Year-Old Turkish Idol. Courthouse News. 29 August.

Egypt returns stolen antique money to Iraq and China

(Egypt; China)

Ashraf Abd al-Hameed (2017). Egypt returns stolen antique money to Iraq and China. Al Arabiya. 28 August.

Looters of Egyptian Artifacts Try to Recruit Egyptologists for Help

(Egypt)

Owen Jarus (2017). Looters of Egyptian Artifacts Try to Recruit Egyptologists for Help. Live Science. 28 August.

Egypt returns stolen currency artefacts to Iraq, China

(Egypt; China; Iraq)

Nevine El-Aref (2017). Egypt returns stolen currency artefacts to Iraq, China. Ahram Online. 28 August.

Mexico creates new federal police division to protect cultural heritage

(Mexico)

Jane Mcintosh (2017). Mexico creates new federal police division to protect cultural heritage. DW. 27 August.

Argentina returns ancient artifacts to Peru

(Peru; Argentina)

Andina (2017). Argentina returns ancient artifacts to Peru. Andina. 26 August.

Greece could use Brexit to recover 'stolen' Parthenon art

(Greece; United Kingdom)

Kathleen Schuster (2017). Greece could use Brexit to recover 'stolen' Parthenon art. DW. 26 August.

Hobby Lobby funds Israeli settlement archaeology

(Palestine; Israel; United States of America)

Creede Newton (2017). Hobby Lobby funds Israeli settlement archaeology. Al Jazeera. 26 August.

Timbuktu's ancient mausoleums protect city again

(Mali)

AFP (2017). Timbuktu's ancient mausoleums protect city again. African Independent. 26 August.

Russia and Ukraine's battle over Crimean heritage heats up

(Ukraine; Russia)

Sophia Kishkovsky (2017). Russia and Ukraine's battle over Crimean heritage heats up. The Art Newspaper. 25 August.

Arrowheads and Coins Stolen

(United States of America)

KSAL (2017). Arrowheads and Coins Stolen. KSAL. 25 August.

Priceless artefacts kept in dismal condition at Jaipur police station

(India)

Deep Mukherjee (2017). Priceless artefacts kept in dismal condition at Jaipur police station. Hindustan Times. 24 August.

Briton arrested in Turkey over coins he found while snorkelling

(Turkey; United Kingdom)

Kevin Rawlinson (2017). Briton arrested in Turkey over coins he found while snorkelling. The Guardian. 23 August.

Egyptian authorities foil attempt to smuggle Khedival-era antiquities to Saudi Arabia

(Egypt; Saudi Arabia)

Nevine El-Aref (2017). Egyptian authorities foil attempt to smuggle Khedival-era antiquities to Saudi Arabia. Ahram Online. 23 August.

Six Men Charged with Illegal Diving for Antiquities in Mani

(Greece)

Theo Ioannou (2017). Six Men Charged with Illegal Diving for Antiquities in Mani. Greek Reporter. 23 August.

Theft of South African relics riles researchers

(South Africa)

Sarah Wild (2017). Theft of South African relics riles researchers. Nature. 22 August.

The curious case of a missing relic casket

(Pakistan)

Sadia Qasim Shah (2017). The curious case of a missing relic casket. Dawn. 22 August.

Ancient coffin breaks as child put in it at Southend museum

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2017). Ancient coffin breaks as child put in it at Southend museum. BBC News. 22 August.

Egyptian antiquities ministry inspects Khufu's boat after accident causes 'mild' damage to beam

(Egypt)

Nevine El-Aref (2017). Egyptian antiquities ministry inspects Khufu's boat after accident causes 'mild' damage to beam. Ahram Online. 21 August.

Rescuing Assyrian Manuscripts in Iraq

(Iraq)

Amir Harrack (2017). Rescuing Assyrian Manuscripts in Iraq. AINA. 20 August.

400 Viking objects stolen in Norway museum heist

(Norway)

AFP (2017). 400 Viking objects stolen in Norway museum heist. The Express Tribune. 20 August.

India yet to receive 200 artefacts worth $100 million from US

(India; United States of America)

Navtan Kumar (2017). India yet to receive 200 artefacts worth $100 million from US. Sunday Guardian Live. 20 August.

Himachal Pradesh police recover stolen idols worth several crores, arrest two Nepalese

(India; Nepal)

Anand Bodh (2017). Himachal Pradesh police recover stolen idols worth several crores, arrest two Nepalese. The Times of India. 20 August.

War in the Arab world has devastated the region's heritage

(General)

The Economist (2017). War in the Arab world has devastated the region's heritage. The Economist. 19 August.

Chinese police arrest 22 cultural relic thieves

(China)

China Radio International (2017). Chinese police arrest 22 cultural relic thieves. GB Times. 18 August.

Stealing Hindu Gods: A Madras High Court Judgment Shows The Way Out

(India)

Ashuosh Kulkarni (2017). Stealing Hindu Gods: A Madras High Court Judgment Shows The Way Out. Swarajya Magazine. 18 August.

Hex of the Idol: Steinhardt, Christie's Fight Heritage Claim

(Turkey; United States of America)

Christian Berthelsen, Katya Kazakina (2017). Hex of the Idol: Steinhardt, Christie's Fight Heritage Claim. Bloomberg. 18 August.

Returned royal seals open to public view

(South Korea; United States of America)

Mee-yoo Kwon (2017). Returned royal seals open to public view. Korea Times. 18 August.

Recovered royal seals go on display at nat'l palace museum

(South Korea; United States of America)

Jae-yeon Woo (2017). Recovered royal seals go on display at nat'l palace museum. Yonhap News Agency. 18 August.

Samurai Sword Attack Outside Taiwan Presidential Office

(Taiwan)

AFP (2017). Samurai Sword Attack Outside Taiwan Presidential Office. NDTV. 18 August.

Attempt to smuggle 18th century artefacts foiled at Egypt's Hurghada port

(Egypt)

Nevine El-Aref (2017). Attempt to smuggle 18th century artefacts foiled at Egypt's Hurghada port. Ahram Online. 17 August.

Finding Somaliland's ancient cave art is hard. Protecting it could be harder.

(Somaliland)

M. Goth (2017). Finding Somaliland's ancient cave art is hard. Protecting it could be harder.. Somaliland Press. 17 August.

Two customs officials booked in antiques smuggling case

(Pakistan; Japan)

Mohammad Asghar (2017). Two customs officials booked in antiques smuggling case. Dawn. 17 August.

Egypt says 33,000 artefacts lost in 50 years

(Egypt)

Mohamed Mahmoud (2017). Egypt says 33,000 artefacts lost in 50 years. AA. 16 August.

After the Hobby Lobby scandal, a spotlight on antiquities sales in Israel

(Israel; United States of America)

Religion News Service (2017). After the Hobby Lobby scandal, a spotlight on antiquities sales in Israel. USA Today. 16 August.

Antiquities Ministry official denies robbery of 32,000 archaeological pieces from museum

(Egypt)

Egypt Independent (2017). Antiquities Ministry official denies robbery of 32,000 archaeological pieces from museum. Egypt Independent. 16 August.

Met Police unit tasked with targeting art thieves faces closure after detectives moved to cover Grenfell tragedy

(United Kingdom)

The Telegraph (2017). Met Police unit tasked with targeting art thieves faces closure after detectives moved to cover Grenfell tragedy. The Telegraph. 16 August.

Items Recovered from Wreck of Elgin's Ship off Kythira

(Greece)

Tasos Kokkinidis (2017). Items Recovered from Wreck of Elgin's Ship off Kythira. Greek Reporter. 15 August.

Citizen returns safekept, priceless manuscripts to Mosul university

(Iraq)

Mohamed Mostafa (2017). Citizen returns safekept, priceless manuscripts to Mosul university. Iraqi News. 15 August.

High-value objects stolen from Norway museum

(Norway)

The Local (2017). High-value objects stolen from Norway museum. The Local. 14 August.

ICC to award damages for jihadist Timbuktu destruction

(Mali)

The New Arab (2017). ICC to award damages for jihadist Timbuktu destruction. The New Arab. 14 August.

Stolen Gandharan artefacts

(Pakistan)

The Express Tribune (2017). Stolen Gandharan artefacts. The Express Tribune. 12 August.

Western museums try to forge deal with west Africa to return the Benin bronzes

(Nigeria; United Kingdom)

Ben Quinn (2017). Western museums try to forge deal with west Africa to return the Benin bronzes. The Guardian. 12 August.

Greek Police help Egyptian peers arrest antiquities trader

(Greece; Egypt; Libya)

eKathimerini (2017). Greek Police help Egyptian peers arrest antiquities trader. eKathimerini. 12 August.

China: detained audacious looting of ancient tombs

(China)

The Mice Times of Asia (2017). China: detained audacious looting of ancient tombs. The Mice Times of Asia. 11 August.

Jerusalem Drops Plan to Build Luxury Homes Atop Ancient Palestinian Village

(Palestine; Israel)

Nir Hasson (2017). Jerusalem Drops Plan to Build Luxury Homes Atop Ancient Palestinian Village. Haaretz. 11 August.

Bombed and looted ancient Cambodian city poised for rebirth

(Cambodia)

AFP (2017). Bombed and looted ancient Cambodian city poised for rebirth. Maylay Mail. 11 August.

Sudan's antiquities are under threat as Gulf crisis rages

(Sudan; United Arab Emirates)

Yousra Elbagir (2017). Sudan's antiquities are under threat as Gulf crisis rages. Financial Times. 10 August.

Thieves steal 'potentially deadly weapon' from Heage Windmill in Derbyshire

(United Kingdom)

Robbie Gordon (2017). Thieves steal 'potentially deadly weapon' from Heage Windmill in Derbyshire. Derby Telegraph. 10 August.

Ministry of Antiquities denies alleged risk of collapse of Qaitbay Citadel

(Egypt)

Egypt Independent (2017). Ministry of Antiquities denies alleged risk of collapse of Qaitbay Citadel. Egypt Independent. 9 August.

Designer jewellery stolen from museum in 'heartbreaking' raid

(United Kingdom)

Matt Discombe (2017). Designer jewellery stolen from museum in 'heartbreaking' raid. Gloucestershire Live. 9 August.

It belongs in a museum: Bones stolen from Edmonton archaeological site

(Canada)

Zoe Todd (2017). It belongs in a museum: Bones stolen from Edmonton archaeological site. CBC. 9 August.

Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation holds first Cultural Heritage Symposium

(United States of America)

B.J. Coleman (2017). Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation holds first Cultural Heritage Symposium. The Californian. 9 August.

Idol smuggler produced in court

(India)

The Hindu (2017). Idol smuggler produced in court. The Hindu. 8 August.

Thieves target historic Portuguese decorative tiles

(Portugal)

The Sun Daily (2017). Thieves target historic Portuguese decorative tiles. The Sun Daily. 8 August.

Rada seize smuggler with ancient coins at Mitiga

(Libya)

Libya Herald (2017). Rada seize smuggler with ancient coins at Mitiga. Libya Herald. 7 August.

Family Gives "One-of-a-Kind" Chilkat Robe to Sealaska Heritage Institute

(United States of America)

Mary Kauffman (2017). Family Gives "One-of-a-Kind" Chilkat Robe to Sealaska Heritage Institute. SIT News. 7 August.

Iraq steps up efforts to restore lost heritage at ancient Nimrud

(Iraq)

Wassim Bassem (2017). Iraq steps up efforts to restore lost heritage at ancient Nimrud. Al Monitor. 7 August.

A major museum has to return another looted artifact. Welcome to the dark side of the art world.

(United States of America)

Asif Efrat (2017). A major museum has to return another looted artifact. Welcome to the dark side of the art world.. The Wall Street Journal. 7 August.

Meet the Greek Archaeologist Chasing Looted Antiquities but Shunned by Greece

(United Kingdom; Greece)

Tasos Kokkinidis (2017). Meet the Greek Archaeologist Chasing Looted Antiquities but Shunned by Greece. Greek Reporter. 4 August.

U.S. tug of war over disputed relic from Lebanon

(United States of America; Lebanon)

AFP (2017). U.S. tug of war over disputed relic from Lebanon. The Daily Star. 4 August.

The real cost of looting

(Myanmar)

Frontier (2017). The real cost of looting. Fontier. 3 August.

Aleppo's Old City can be rebuilt, UNESCO official says

(Syria)

Angus McDowall (2017). Aleppo's Old City can be rebuilt, UNESCO official says. Reuters. 3 August.

Tribal leaders, HSI partnering to help prevent plundering of Indian artifacts

(United States of America)

ICE (2017). Tribal leaders, HSI partnering to help prevent plundering of Indian artifacts. ICE. 3 August.

Despite smuggled antiquities purchase, some say criticism of Bible museum is unfair

(United States of America)

Menachem Wecker (2017). Despite smuggled antiquities purchase, some say criticism of Bible museum is unfair. Salt Lake Tribune. 3 August.

Back-to-Back Looting Scandals Hit the Metropolitan Museum of Art

(United States of America; Lebanon; Italy)

Katherine McGrath (2017). Back-to-Back Looting Scandals Hit the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Architectural Digest. 3 August.

Iraq eager to get back antiquities smuggled to US

(Iraq; United States of America)

Adnan Abu Zeed (2017). Iraq eager to get back antiquities smuggled to US. Al Monitor. 3 August.

Antiquities experts call for war on Isis looting in Syria and Iraq

(Syria; Iraq)

Bel Trew (2017). Antiquities experts call for war on Isis looting in Syria and Iraq. The Sunday Times. 2 August.

Meet the Art World's Antiquities Sleuth

(United Kingdom)

Kelly Crow (2017). Meet the Art World's Antiquities Sleuth. The Wall Street Journal. 2 August.

ISIS Destruction of Ancient Sites Hist Mostly Muslim Targets

(Iraq; Syria)

Kristin Romey (2017). ISIS Destruction of Ancient Sites Hist Mostly Muslim Targets. National Geographic. 2 August.

Met Museum Turns Over Another Relic With Disputed Past to Prosecutors

(United States of America; Lebanon)

Tom Mashberg (2017). Met Museum Turns Over Another Relic With Disputed Past to Prosecutors. The New York Times. 1 August.

Five killed while illegally digging for antiquities in Egypt's Sohag

(Egypt)

Ahram Online (2017). Five killed while illegally digging for antiquities in Egypt's Sohag. Ahram Online. 1 August.

Waqf officially forms committees to assess any Israeli damages on Al-Aqsa

(Israel; Palestine)

Ma'an News Agency (2017). Waqf officially forms committees to assess any Israeli damages on Al-Aqsa. Ma'an News Agency. 1 August.

Arrest of Jerusalem antiquities dealers opens a smuggling Pandora's Box

(Israel)

Amanda Borschel-Dan (2017). Arrest of Jerusalem antiquities dealers opens a smuggling Pandora's Box. The Times of Israel. 1 August.

The Antiquities Act of 1906: No president is licensed to revoke national monuments

(United States of America)

Bruce Fein (2017). The Antiquities Act of 1906: No president is licensed to revoke national monuments. The Washington Times. 1 August.

Watertown Police still looking for artifact stolen from Bramble Park Zoo

(United States of America)

KSFY (2017). Watertown Police still looking for artifact stolen from Bramble Park Zoo. KSFY. 31 July.

Ancient Vase Seized From Met Museum on Suspicion It Was Looted

(United States of America; Italy)

Tom Mashberg (2017). Ancient Vase Seized From Met Museum on Suspicion It Was Looted. The New York Times. 31 July.

Antiques smuggling: 'Kingpin' loaned artefacts to museum to get legal tag

(India)

TNN (2017). Antiques smuggling: 'Kingpin' loaned artefacts to museum to get legal tag. The Times of India. 31 July.

A tiny police wing is trying to bring back the thousands of idols stolen from Tamil Nadu

(India)

Vinita Govindarajan (2017). A tiny police wing is trying to bring back the thousands of idols stolen from Tamil Nadu. Scroll. 30 July.

Police arrest 5 in $20 million black market antiquities, tax fraud sting

(Israel)

Daniel K. Eisenbud (2017). Police arrest 5 in $20 million black market antiquities, tax fraud sting. The Jerusalem Post. 30 July.

Kos Archaeological Museum assesses quake damage

(Greece)

Aimilios Charbis (2017). Kos Archaeological Museum assesses quake damage. eKathimerini. 28 July.

Stolen Sword Recovered in London Auction House

(United Kingdom)

Art Recovery International (2017). Stolen Sword Recovered in London Auction House. Claims Journal. 28 July.

Egypt foils attempt to smuggle collection of coins from different eras

(Egypt; United Arab Emirates)

Nevine El-Aref (2017). Egypt foils attempt to smuggle collection of coins from different eras. Ahram Online. 27 July.

Christie's Must Reveal 5,000-Year-Old Idol's Secret Bidder to Turkey

(United States of America)

Adam Klasfeld (2017). Christie's Must Reveal 5,000-Year-Old Idol's Secret Bidder to Turkey. Courthouse News. 27 July.

Workers in Greek Museums and Archaeological Sites Announce Strike for the Weekend

(Greece)

A. Markis (2017). Workers in Greek Museums and Archaeological Sites Announce Strike for the Weekend. Greek Reporter. 26 July.

El alemán que descubrió San Agustín y se robó 21 estatuas

(Colombia; Germany)

Vicente Silva Vargas (2017). El alemán que descubrió San Agustín y se robó 21 estatuas. Laboyanos. 26 July.

Manhattan Antique Dealers Plead Guilty to Selling Illegal Elephant Ivory

(United States of America)

Luis Ferré-Sadurní (2017). Manhattan Antique Dealers Plead Guilty to Selling Illegal Elephant Ivory. The New York Times. 26 July.

Ruling lets Italy hunt abroad for new Colosseum chief

(Italy)

Associated Press (2017). Ruling lets Italy hunt abroad for new Colosseum chief. Yahoo News. 25 July.

At Bears Ears in Utah, Heated Politics and Precious Ruins

(United States of America)

Stephen Nash (2017). At Bears Ears in Utah, Heated Politics and Precious Ruins. The New York Times. 25 July.

Israel removes flashpoint metal detectors at Jerusalem holy site

(Palestine; Israel)

BBC News (2017). Israel removes flashpoint metal detectors at Jerusalem holy site. BBC News. 25 July.

Icon centres getting ready to house idol

(India)

R. Rajaram (2017). Icon centres getting ready to house idol. The Hindu. 25 July.

Still no progress in restoring ancient Nimrud

(Iraq)

DW (2017). Still no progress in restoring ancient Nimrud. DW. 24 July.

Police foil attempt to steal goddess Isis statue in Nubia Museum

(Egypt)

Egypt Independent (2017). Police foil attempt to steal goddess Isis statue in Nubia Museum. Egypt Independent. 24 July.

Sacred ancient objects returned to Australian Indigenous leaders after centuries

(Australia)

The Sun Daily (2017). Sacred ancient objects returned to Australian Indigenous leaders after centuries. The Sun Daily. 24 July.

Machu Picchu and Hiram Bingham: A Story of Imperialist Plunder

(Peru)

Jordan Florit (2017). Machu Picchu and Hiram Bingham: A Story of Imperialist Plunder. Telesur. 23 July.

Uri Geller wants to excavate an entire Scottish island in search of Egyptian treasure

(United Kingdom)

Jane Lavendar (2017). Uri Geller wants to excavate an entire Scottish island in search of Egyptian treasure. The Mirror. 23 July.

Ireland should 'give back its looted and stolen treasures'

(Ireland)

The Journal (2017). Ireland should 'give back its looted and stolen treasures'. The Journal. 22 July.

Vandals destroy ancient artifacts to create graffiti at Mesa Verde

(United States of America)

David Mitchell (2017). Vandals destroy ancient artifacts to create graffiti at Mesa Verde. Fox. 22 July.

Idol smuggling theft of nat'l treasure: HC

(India)

TNN (2017). Idol smuggling theft of nat'l treasure: HC. The Times of India. 22 July.

IG Manickavel to handle idol theft cases

(India)

The Hindu (2017). IG Manickavel to handle idol theft cases. The Hindu. 22 July.

Earthquake Damaged Kos Sites and Monuments, Archaeological Service Reports

(Greece)

A. Markis (2017). Earthquake Damaged Kos Sites and Monuments, Archaeological Service Reports. Greek Reporter. 21 July.

HC dismisses antique dealer Kapoor's bail plea

(India)

Press Trust of India (2017). HC dismisses antique dealer Kapoor's bail plea. Press Trust of India. 21 July.

Plea Deal Reached In Greenwich Art Theft Case Worth $600,000

(United States of America)

Alfred Branch (2017). Plea Deal Reached In Greenwich Art Theft Case Worth $600,000. Patch. 21 July.

British Museum evacuated: Controlled explosion of unattended vehicle carried out after 'security concern'

(United Kingdom)

Rachel Roberts (2017). British Museum evacuated: Controlled explosion of unattended vehicle carried out after 'security concern'. The Independent. 21 July.

New EU Proposal Aims to Halt the Trafficking of Antiquities That Fund Terrorism

(General)

Naomi Rea (2017). New EU Proposal Aims to Halt the Trafficking of Antiquities That Fund Terrorism. ArtNet News. 20 July.

Hobby Lobby under investigation over sale of 5th‑century Bible fragment

(Egypt; United States of America)

Bel Trew (2017). Hobby Lobby under investigation over sale of 5th‑century Bible fragment. The Times. 20 July.

BYU professor baffled by anonymous archeologists' accusations

(United States of America)

Tad Walch (2017). BYU professor baffled by anonymous archeologists' accusations. Deseret News. 19 July.

Precious relics of Texas history stolen from Heritage Museum

(United States of America)

Natasha Barrett (2017). Precious relics of Texas history stolen from Heritage Museum. ABC United States. 19 July.

Author documents trail of Native American artificats

(United States of America)

Vail Daily (2017). Author documents trail of Native American artificats. Vail Daily. 19 July.

No damage to ancient artifacts from 'spray-attack' at Vergina Tombs in Greece

(Greece)

Tornos News (2017). No damage to ancient artifacts from 'spray-attack' at Vergina Tombs in Greece. Tornos News. 19 July.

Israeli student admits stealing items from Auschwitz for art project

(Poland; Israel)

Peter Beaumont (2017). Israeli student admits stealing items from Auschwitz for art project. The Guardian. 19 July.

Ancient Sebastapolis faces illegal excavations

(Turkey)

Anadolu Agency (2017). Ancient Sebastapolis faces illegal excavations. Daily Sabah. 18 July.

Illegal detectorists targeting Gloucestershire farmland

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2017). Illegal detectorists targeting Gloucestershire farmland. BBC News. 17 July.

Who Gets to Own Iraq's Religious Heritage?

(Iraq)

Sigal Samuel (2017). Who Gets to Own Iraq's Religious Heritage?. The Atlantic. 17 July.

Antiquities Dealer Sues Wall Street Journal Over ISIS Article

(United States of America)

Barry Meier (2017). Antiquities Dealer Sues Wall Street Journal Over ISIS Article. The New York Times. 17 July.

British Museum helps return stolen artefact to Uzbekistan

(Uzbekistan)

Dalya Alberge (2017). British Museum helps return stolen artefact to Uzbekistan. The Guardian. 17 July.

Ancient Roman Amphitheater in Caesarea sold by Greek Orthodox church to mystery foreign buyer

(Israel)

The Times of Israel (2017). Ancient Roman Amphitheater in Caesarea sold by Greek Orthodox church to mystery foreign buyer. The Times of Israel. 17 July.

Nigeria: When Nigeria Celebrated Return of Stolen Artifacts

(Nigeria)

Nurudeen Oyewole (2017). Nigeria: When Nigeria Celebrated Return of Stolen Artifacts. All Africa. 16 July.

Historical artifacts stolen from Sugar Pine Railroad, deputies say

(United States of America)

Paige McIntyre (2017). Historical artifacts stolen from Sugar Pine Railroad, deputies say. KMPH. 16 July.

Palestinian caught trying to smuggle rare, ancient coins from Gaza

(Palestine; Israel; Egypt)

The Times of Israel (2017). Palestinian caught trying to smuggle rare, ancient coins from Gaza. The Times of Israel. 16 July.

AUC hands over to Egypt 5,000 artifacts from past archaeological excavations

(Egypt)

Nevine El-Aref (2017). AUC hands over to Egypt 5,000 artifacts from past archaeological excavations. Ahram Online. 16 July.

Hands Off the Antiquities

(Syria)

Alex Joffe (2017). Hands Off the Antiquities. The America Interest. 15 July.

Tomb Robbing, Perilous but Alluring, Makes Comeback in China

(China)

Amy Qin (2017). Tomb Robbing, Perilous but Alluring, Makes Comeback in China. The New York Times. 15 July.

Chinese villagers demand identity of stolen mummy Buddha's new holder

(China; Netherlands)

Xinhua (2017). Chinese villagers demand identity of stolen mummy Buddha's new holder. Xinhua. 15 July.

Palmyra artifacts recovered by Syrian Army

(Syria)

Leith Fadel (2017). Palmyra artifacts recovered by Syrian Army. AMN News. 14 July.

Dispelling the Myths Around the Hobby Lobby Antiquities Case

(United States of America; Iraq; United Arab Emirates; Israel)

Michael Press (2017). Dispelling the Myths Around the Hobby Lobby Antiquities Case. Hyperallergic. 14 July.

Cultural Memoranda of Understanding: An Important Diplomatic Tool for Protecting Heritage

(United States of America)

Deborah Lehr (2017). Cultural Memoranda of Understanding: An Important Diplomatic Tool for Protecting Heritage. Huffington Post. 14 July.

Belgium is the "weak link" in the fight against trafficking in cultural property

(Belgium)

Oscar Schneider (2017). Belgium is the "weak link" in the fight against trafficking in cultural property. The Brussels Times. 14 July.

Commission targets terrorists trafficking in antiquities

(General)

Bjarke Smith-Meyer (2017). Commission targets terrorists trafficking in antiquities. Politico. 13 July.

EU executive plans crackdown on plunder smugglers, militants

(General)

Reuters (2017). EU executive plans crackdown on plunder smugglers, militants. Reuters. 13 July.

Historic Scott Plantation Settlement Burglarized

(United States of America)

Ellen Lampe (2017). Historic Scott Plantation Settlement Burglarized. Arkansas Matters. 13 July.

#SecurityUnion: Cracking down on the illegal import of cultural goods used to finance terrorism

(General)

EU Reporter (2017). #SecurityUnion: Cracking down on the illegal import of cultural goods used to finance terrorism. EU Reporter. 13 July.

Why archaeological antiquities should not be sold on the open market, full stop

(General)

Alice Stevenson (2017). Why archaeological antiquities should not be sold on the open market, full stop. The Conversation. 13 July.

EU plans tough checks on imports of ancient artefacts

(General)

Jim Brunsden (2017). EU plans tough checks on imports of ancient artefacts. Financial Times. 12 July.

Why the Feds Were Smart Not to Throw the Book at Hobby Lobby for Buying Iraqi Loot

(United States of America; Iraq; Israel; United Arab Emirates)

Leila Amineddoleh (2017). Why the Feds Were Smart Not to Throw the Book at Hobby Lobby for Buying Iraqi Loot. ArtNet News. 12 July.

Cost of Trinkets: A Growing Archaeological Looting Network Between Thailand and Myanmar

(Myanmar)

Phacharaphorn Phanomvan (2017). Cost of Trinkets: A Growing Archaeological Looting Network Between Thailand and Myanmar. The Irrawaddy. 12 July.

Bardo National Museum attack 'accomplices' go on trial

(Tunisia)

Sky News (2017). Bardo National Museum attack 'accomplices' go on trial. Sky News. 12 July.

Hobby Lobby exposes UAE-Israel antiquities trade

(United States of America; Iraq; Israel; United Arab Emirates)

Creede Newton (2017). Hobby Lobby exposes UAE-Israel antiquities trade. Al Jazeera. 12 July.

Pompeii Rises From The Ashes By Rejecting Its History Of Crime And Corruption

(Italy)

Sarah Bond (2017). Pompeii Rises From The Ashes By Rejecting Its History Of Crime And Corruption. Forbes. 10 July.

Pakistan yet to bring back stolen Buddha artefact from US

(Pakistan; United States of America)

Jamal Shahid (2017). Pakistan yet to bring back stolen Buddha artefact from US. Dawn. 10 July.

Have You Seen Washington, D.C.'s Missing Liberty Bell?

(United States of America)

Allison McNearney (2017). Have You Seen Washington, D.C.'s Missing Liberty Bell?. The Daily Beast. 9 July.

Hobby Lobby emboldens a black market that robs countries of their heritage — and lets the violent profit

(United States of America; Iraq; Israel; United Arab Emirates)

The Washington Post (2017). Hobby Lobby emboldens a black market that robs countries of their heritage — and lets the violent profit. The Washington Post. 9 July.

'Harder slap than usual': Punishment for importing stolen artifacts isn't severe enough, experts say

(United States of America; Iraq)

Steven D'Souza (2017). 'Harder slap than usual': Punishment for importing stolen artifacts isn't severe enough, experts say. CBC. 9 July.

Administrative Prosecution refers 3 Ministry of Antiquities officials to trial over excavation fiasco

(Egypt)

Daily News Egypt (2017). Administrative Prosecution refers 3 Ministry of Antiquities officials to trial over excavation fiasco. MENA Financial Network. 8 July.

The Scandal Over Hobby Lobby's Purchase of 5,500 Smuggled Artifacts, Explained

(United States of America; Iraq)

Isaac Kaplan (2017). The Scandal Over Hobby Lobby's Purchase of 5,500 Smuggled Artifacts, Explained. Artsy. 7 July.

Minister calls Ohio university to return missing artifacts

(Turkey; United States of America)

Daily Sabah (2017). Minister calls Ohio university to return missing artifacts. Daily Sabah. 7 July.

Hobby Lobby's $3 million smuggling case casts a cloud over the Museum of the Bible

(United States of America; Iraq)

Julie Zauzmer, Sarah Pulliam Bailey (2017). Hobby Lobby's $3 million smuggling case casts a cloud over the Museum of the Bible. The Washington Post. 6 July.

Hobby Lobby Busted for Illegally Importing Thousands of Iraqi Antiquities

(United States of America; Iraq)

Claire Voon (2017). Hobby Lobby Busted for Illegally Importing Thousands of Iraqi Antiquities. Hyperallergic. 6 July.

Hobby Lobby ignored 'red flags' about stolen Iraqi artifacts

(United States of America; Iraq)

Sarah Birnbaum (2017). Hobby Lobby ignored 'red flags' about stolen Iraqi artifacts. PRI. 6 July.

Hobby Lobby's Black-Market Buys Did Real Damage

(United States of America; Iraq)

Candida Moss, Joel Baden (2017). Hobby Lobby's Black-Market Buys Did Real Damage. The New York Times. 6 July.

First Nations heirlooms stolen from Vancouver Island family recovered

(Canada)

Alexa Huffman (2017). First Nations heirlooms stolen from Vancouver Island family recovered. CHEK. 5 July.

Hobby Lobby Agrees to Forfeit 5,500 Artifacts Smuggled Out of Iraq

(United States of America; Iraq)

Alan Feuer (2017). Hobby Lobby Agrees to Forfeit 5,500 Artifacts Smuggled Out of Iraq. The New York Times. 5 July.

Chinese Jade vessels, stolen by prolific thieves in 2005, recovered and sold at auction for 10 times their estimate

(United Kingdom)

Art Daily (2017). Chinese Jade vessels, stolen by prolific thieves in 2005, recovered and sold at auction for 10 times their estimate. Art Daily. 5 July.

Digitally Reconstructing The Faces Of Ancient Palmyra

(Syria)

Sarah Bond (2017). Digitally Reconstructing The Faces Of Ancient Palmyra. Forbes. 5 July.

ASI bans selfie sticks at 46 site museums

(India)

Press Trust of India (2017). ASI bans selfie sticks at 46 site museums. The Hindu. 5 July.

Descendants of conquerors to return artifacts stolen during Anglo-Burmese War

(Myanmar; New Zealand)

Coconuts Yangon (2017). Descendants of conquerors to return artifacts stolen during Anglo-Burmese War. Coconuts Yangon. 4 July.

Attica museums, ancient sites to be closed on Thursday morning due to walkout

(Greece)

eKathimerini (2017). Attica museums, ancient sites to be closed on Thursday morning due to walkout. eKathimerini. 3 July.

Indomitable champion of Cyprus' cultural heritage

(Cyprus)

Marina Christofides (2017). Indomitable champion of Cyprus' cultural heritage. Cyprus Mail. 2 July.

In Lagos, lost treasures brings hope in artefacts repatriation

(Nigeria)

Tajudeen Sowole (2017). In Lagos, lost treasures brings hope in artefacts repatriation. The Guardian. 2 July.

Iraq accelerates work on its virtual national museum

(Iraq)

Adnan Abu Zeed (2017). Iraq accelerates work on its virtual national museum. Al Monitor. 2 July.

Syrian authorities seize four funeral busts in ISIS former centers in Palmyra

(Syria)

SANA (2017). Syrian authorities seize four funeral busts in ISIS former centers in Palmyra. ABNA. 1 July.

Protesters target Dutch firm involved in removal of 550-year-old tomb from ancient town of Hasankeyf

(Turkey; Netherlands)

Tim Cornwall (2017). Protesters target Dutch firm involved in removal of 550-year-old tomb from ancient town of Hasankeyf. The Art Newspaper. 30 June.

Looted Korean royal seals to return home from U.S.

(South Korea; United States of America)

Yonhap News Agency (2017). Looted Korean royal seals to return home from U.S.. Yonhap News Agency. 30 June.

Vandals attack medieval ruins leaving a repair bill of £500,000

(United Kingdom)

Andrew Ffrench (2017). Vandals attack medieval ruins leaving a repair bill of £500,000. The Herald. 29 June.

Illicit antiquities trade threatening cultural heritage

(General)

Stephen Quillen (2017). Illicit antiquities trade threatening cultural heritage. Middle East Online. 28 June.

Bi-partisan legislation introduced to safeguard tribal items

(United States of America)

Navajo-Hopi Observer (2017). Bi-partisan legislation introduced to safeguard tribal items. Navajo-Hopi Observer. 27 June.

Changing Nature of Illicit Art Trading Revealed as US Steps Up Fight

(United States of America)

Blouin Artinfo (2017). Changing Nature of Illicit Art Trading Revealed as US Steps Up Fight. Blouin Artinfo. 27 June.

Supreme Court Takes Up Dispute Over Iran Antiquities in Terror Case

(Iran; United States of America)

Pete Williams (2017). Supreme Court Takes Up Dispute Over Iran Antiquities in Terror Case. NBC. 27 June.

El estadounidense que saqueó Chichén Itzá

(Mexico)

The American that looted Chichén Itzá

Laura Islas (2017). El estadounidense que saqueó Chichén Itzá. El Universal. 26 June.

Buscan proteger vestigios históricos en Cerro Las Burras

(Mexico)

Looking to protect historic remains in Cerro Las Burras

Norma Bernal (2017). Buscan proteger vestigios históricos en Cerro Las Burras. NTR. 25 June.

International Art Market Helps Finance Terrorism, Experts Tell Congress

(United States of America)

Leo Doran (2017). International Art Market Helps Finance Terrorism, Experts Tell Congress. Inside Sources. 24 June.

Fine Arts officials take artefacts for safekeeping after fabrics stolen

(Thailand)

The Nation (2017). Fine Arts officials take artefacts for safekeeping after fabrics stolen. The Nation. 23 June.

King Taksin concubine's artefacts missing from temple where novice's body found

(Thailand)

Chularat Saengpassa (2017). King Taksin concubine's artefacts missing from temple where novice's body found. The Nation. 23 June.

French military funds technology to document heritage in conflict zones

(France)

Emily Sharpe (2017). French military funds technology to document heritage in conflict zones. The Art Newspaper. 23 June.

Smugglers caught with 2,500-year-old artifacts from Turkey's Knidos

(Turkey)

Daily Sabah (2017). Smugglers caught with 2,500-year-old artifacts from Turkey's Knidos. Daily Sabah. 22 June.

Pendleton police recover load of missing Indian regalia

(United States of America)

Phil Wright (2017). Pendleton police recover load of missing Indian regalia. East Oregonian. 21 June.

Turkish Hercules on display in Geneva

(Turkey; Switzerland)

Hurriyet Daily News (2017). Turkish Hercules on display in Geneva. Hurriyet Daily News. 21 June.

At British Museum Protest, Australian Aboriginal Activist Demands Repatriation of Ancestor's Shield

(Australia; United Kingdom)

Isabella SMith (2017). At British Museum Protest, Australian Aboriginal Activist Demands Repatriation of Ancestor's Shield. Hyperallergic. 20 June.

Audit report shows 227 artefacts missing from Bahawalpur museum

(Pakistan)

Majeed Gill (2017). Audit report shows 227 artefacts missing from Bahawalpur museum. Dawn. 18 June.

Egypt's sunken antiquities threatened by ship waste

(Egypt)

TRT World (2017). Egypt's sunken antiquities threatened by ship waste. TRT World. 18 June.

484 antiques were returned to Egypt: Anany

(Egypt)

Daily News Egypt (2017). 484 antiques were returned to Egypt: Anany. Daily News Egypt. 18 June.

Qurans from Ottoman era seized at Cairo International Airport

(Egypt; Ethiopia)

Nevine El-Aref (2017). Qurans from Ottoman era seized at Cairo International Airport. Ahram Online. 17 June.

FG to reward whistleblowers of stolen artifacts – Minister

(Nigeria)

Nurudeen Oyewole (2017). FG to reward whistleblowers of stolen artifacts – Minister. Daily Trust. 16 June.

Aboriginal man demands Cambridge University return his ancestor's spears

(Australia; United Kingdom)

Raymond Brown (2017). Aboriginal man demands Cambridge University return his ancestor's spears. Cambridge News. 16 June.

Mumbai: Vandalism threat looms over restored Mulji Jetha Fountain

(India)

Fiona Fernandez (2017). Mumbai: Vandalism threat looms over restored Mulji Jetha Fountain. Mid-day. 16 June.

Encroachments made since 2011 removed from Egypt's Dahshur Necropolis

(Egypt)

Nevine El-Aref (2017). Encroachments made since 2011 removed from Egypt's Dahshur Necropolis. Ahram Online. 15 June.

Row over bronze age bracelet found in Meon Valley

(United Kingdom)

Hampshire Chronicle (2017). Row over bronze age bracelet found in Meon Valley. Hampshire Chronicle. 14 June.

Nader Shah's sword stolen from Russian museum

(Iran; Russia)

Tehran Times (2017). Nader Shah's sword stolen from Russian museum. Tehran Times. 14 June.

Native American artifacts worth thousands stolen from Durango storage

(United States of America)

Jonathan Romeo (2017). Native American artifacts worth thousands stolen from Durango storage. Durango Herald. 13 June.

Getty agrees to return 1st century BC sculpture to Italy

(Italy; United States of America)

Jessica Gelt (2017). Getty agrees to return 1st century BC sculpture to Italy. Los Angeles Times. 13 June.

AUC hands over Egyptian artefacts from 1964 excavation in Fustat

(Egypt)

Nevine El-Aref (2017). AUC hands over Egyptian artefacts from 1964 excavation in Fustat. Ahram Online. 13 June.

Imaging helps to spot fake ancient daggers

(General)

Springer (2017). Imaging helps to spot fake ancient daggers. Science Daily. 12 June.

Romanian police recover Dacian and Roman coins stolen from Hunedoara fortresses

(Romania; Czech Republic)

Romania Insider (2017). Romanian police recover Dacian and Roman coins stolen from Hunedoara fortresses. Romania Insider. 12 June.

Israel Nabs 'Antiquities Pirates' at Archaeological Site

(Israel)

Daniel K. Eisenbud (2017). Israel Nabs 'Antiquities Pirates' at Archaeological Site. The Jerusalem Post. 12 June.

Agency returning tribal artifacts

(United States of America)

Jaime Adame (2017). Agency returning tribal artifacts. Arkansas Online. 11 June.

Police locate centuries-old carved elephant tusks stolen from Karen village

(Thailand; Myanmar)

Somjit Rungjamrasrassamee (2017). Police locate centuries-old carved elephant tusks stolen from Karen village. The Nation. 11 June.

ICOM to draw up Iranian antiquities 'red list'

(Iran)

Tehran Times (2017). ICOM to draw up Iranian antiquities 'red list'. Tehran Times. 10 June.

Ancient carved tusks stolen from Karen village

(Thailand; Myanmar)

Assawin Pinitwong (2017). Ancient carved tusks stolen from Karen village. Bangkok Post. 10 June.

Institute of Archaeology says cultural heritage being destroyed in Corozal

(Belize)

Breaking Belize News (2017). Institute of Archaeology says cultural heritage being destroyed in Corozal. Breaking Belize News. 9 June.

Judge gives controversial Cliffords Tower visitor centre the green light

(United Kingdom)

York Mix (2017). Judge gives controversial Cliffords Tower visitor centre the green light. York Mix. 9 June.

Will Bears Ears Remain a National Monument?

(United States of America)

Jake Bullinger (2017). Will Bears Ears Remain a National Monument?. The Atlantic. 9 June.

China's 'stolen' cultural relics: why the numbers just don't add up

(China; United Kingdom)

Peter Neville-Hadley (2017). China's 'stolen' cultural relics: why the numbers just don't add up. Post Magazine. 9 June.

117 years later: SEE stolen artifacts Britain returned to Nigeria

(Nigeria; United Kingdom)

Chika Jones (2017). 117 years later: SEE stolen artifacts Britain returned to Nigeria. NAIJ. 9 June.

Anger after ancient Highland burial site vandalised

(United Kingdom)

Jamie Mckenzie (2017). Anger after ancient Highland burial site vandalised. Press and Journal. 8 June.

6th-century priest sculpture stolen from museum in southwestern Turkey

(Turkey)

Doğan News Agency (2017). 6th-century priest sculpture stolen from museum in southwestern Turkey. Daily Sabah. 8 June.

Mathiatis residents fear gold mining will destroy ancient site

(Cyprus)

Evie Andreou (2017). Mathiatis residents fear gold mining will destroy ancient site. Cyprus Mail. 7 June.

Vandalism at ancient Clava Cairns burial site

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2017). Vandalism at ancient Clava Cairns burial site. BBC News. 7 June.

Temperature rises by almost one degree at ancient Altamira cave

(Spain)

Jessica Jones (2017). Temperature rises by almost one degree at ancient Altamira cave. iNews. 7 June.

United States and Peru extend MoU on archaeological heritage protection

(Peru; United States of America)

Andina (2017). United States and Peru extend MoU on archaeological heritage protection. Andina. 7 June.

Ancient artifacts from Mosul Museum found in IS home

(Iraq)

G. H. Renaud (2017). Ancient artifacts from Mosul Museum found in IS home. K24. 6 June.

900-year-old Antique Buddha Idol Stolen From Tawang, Recovered in Delhi

(India)

Nitisha Kashyap (2017). 900-year-old Antique Buddha Idol Stolen From Tawang, Recovered in Delhi. News 18. 5 June.

ISIS militants battered Syria's ancient Palmyra, but signs of splendor still stand

(Syria)

Patrick J. McDonnell (2017). ISIS militants battered Syria's ancient Palmyra, but signs of splendor still stand. Los Angeles Times. 2 June.

Illegal metal detectors damage 3,000-year-old wooden road

(Ireland)

Ryan Nugent (2017). Illegal metal detectors damage 3,000-year-old wooden road. Irish Independent. 2 June.

Police to seek documents from Australian authorities

(India; Australia)

The Hindu (2017). Police to seek documents from Australian authorities. The Hindu. 2 June.

Millions at stake as Chinese villagers take collector to court over "man in the Buddha"

(China; Netherlands)

John Hooper, Ted Plafker (2017). Millions at stake as Chinese villagers take collector to court over "man in the Buddha". AFR. 2 June.

Lost Since World War II, Egyptian Artifact Returns to Germany

(Germany; United States of America; Egypt)

Megan Gannon (2017). Lost Since World War II, Egyptian Artifact Returns to Germany. Live Science. 1 June.

Hopis Hoping to Recover Katsina Friends

(United States of America; France)

John Christian Hopkins (2017). Hopis Hoping to Recover Katsina Friends. Lake Powell Life. 1 June.

Walkers' rock piles damaging ancient features of the North York Moors

(United Kingdom)

Ben Barnett (2017). Walkers' rock piles damaging ancient features of the North York Moors. The Yorkshire Post. 31 May.

Two Nooses Discovered at Smithsonian Museums This Week

(United States of America)

Claire Voon (2017). Two Nooses Discovered at Smithsonian Museums This Week. Hyperallergic. 31 May.

Prominent Art Family Entangled in ISIS Antiquities-Looting Investigations

(Switzerland; Syria; Lebanon; Belgium; France; United States of America)

Benoit Foucon (2017). Prominent Art Family Entangled in ISIS Antiquities-Looting Investigations. The Wall Street Journal. 31 May.

US museum returns ancient Egyptian stele missing since WWII

(Egypt)

Frank Jordans (2017). US museum returns ancient Egyptian stele missing since WWII. Phys.org. 30 May.

Man out to prove Māori not original settlers under investigation

(New Zealand)

Mihingarangi Forbes (2017). Man out to prove Māori not original settlers under investigation. Radio New Zealand. 30 May.

1,000-year-old 'Narasimmee' comes back to Tamil Nadu

(India; Australia)

R. Sivaraman (2017). 1,000-year-old 'Narasimmee' comes back to Tamil Nadu. The Hindu. 27 May.

How idol thieves deceived devotees

(India; Australia)

R. Sivaraman (2017). How idol thieves deceived devotees. The Hindu. 27 May.

Australia returns Tamil Nadu's antique idol stolen by notorious smuggler Kapoor

(India; Australia)

TNN (2017). Australia returns Tamil Nadu's antique idol stolen by notorious smuggler Kapoor. The Times of India. 27 May.

Copper thief targets county museum

(United States of America)

Travis Weik (2017). Copper thief targets county museum. The Courier-Times. 26 May.

Greek police recover illegally excavated statue, arrest 2

(Greece)

Associated Press (2017). Greek police recover illegally excavated statue, arrest 2. The Republic. 26 May.

Bulgaria recovers over 5,000 antiquities in joint anti-smuggling op with Turkey, France

(Bulgaria; France; Turkey)

AFP (2017). Bulgaria recovers over 5,000 antiquities in joint anti-smuggling op with Turkey, France. Daily Sabah. 26 May.

Ancient tomb seized from treasure hunters in central Turkey

(Turkey)

Anadolu Agency (2017). Ancient tomb seized from treasure hunters in central Turkey. Hurriyet Daily News. 26 May.

Fake relics "found" in Michigan at turn of century still provoke interest

(United States of America)

Michigan Radio (2017). Fake relics "found" in Michigan at turn of century still provoke interest. Michigan Radio. 25 May.

Looted statues, pottery returned to Italy after probe in NYC

(Italy; United States of America)

Jennifer Peltz (2017). Looted statues, pottery returned to Italy after probe in NYC. ABC United States. 25 May.

Rare historic coins return to Salzburg Museum 70 years after they were looted

(Austria; United States of America)

Catherine Hickley (2017). Rare historic coins return to Salzburg Museum 70 years after they were looted. The Art Newspaper. 25 May.

Rome authorities defend controversial stage built amidst ruins for rock musical

(Italy)

The Local (2017). Rome authorities defend controversial stage built amidst ruins for rock musical. The Local. 24 May.

UAE's federal council passes antiquities draft law

(United Arab Emirates)

Samir Salama (2017). UAE's federal council passes antiquities draft law. Zawya. 24 May.

Egypt says it retrieved 4 stolen artefacts from Britain

(Egypt; United Kingdom)

Middle East Monitor (2017). Egypt says it retrieved 4 stolen artefacts from Britain. Middle East Monitor. 24 May.

A Digital Database for Threatened Archaeological Sites in the Middle East and North Africa

(General)

Claire Voon (2017). A Digital Database for Threatened Archaeological Sites in the Middle East and North Africa. Hyperallergic. 24 May.

Perth bids to 'bring home' the Stone of Destiny from Edinburgh as part of heritage plans

(United Kingdom)

Kirsteen Paterson (2017). Perth bids to 'bring home' the Stone of Destiny from Edinburgh as part of heritage plans. The National. 23 May.

Ex-attorney charged in connection to theft ring

(United States of America)

Renee Fox (2017). Ex-attorney charged in connection to theft ring. Tribune Chronicle. 23 May.

GST impact: Auction of coins, stamps on hold

(India)

Sharath S. Srivatsa (2017). GST impact: Auction of coins, stamps on hold. The Hindu. 23 May.

Greek Police Arrest 3 Antiquity Smugglers at Grevena

(Greece)

Philip Chrysopoulos (2017). Greek Police Arrest 3 Antiquity Smugglers at Grevena. Greek Reporter. 21 May.

HC seeks inventory of artifacts, security measures at SPS museum

(India)

M. A. Parray (2017). HC seeks inventory of artifacts, security measures at SPS museum. Kashmir Reader. 20 May.

Cyprus leads effort to stamp out 'trade in blood antiquities'

(Cyprus)

Famagusta Gazette (2017). Cyprus leads effort to stamp out 'trade in blood antiquities'. Famagusta Gazette. 19 May.

Dr. Oetker compensates Jewish heirs for silver windmill cup in collection

(Germany)

Catherine Hickley (2017). Dr. Oetker compensates Jewish heirs for silver windmill cup in collection. The Art Newspaper. 19 May.

Caretaker accused of stealing $37,500 in jewelry, artifacts

(United States of America)

Adrinenne Cutway (2017). Caretaker accused of stealing $37,500 in jewelry, artifacts. Click Orlando. 19 May.

BLM calls off public meetings amid Trump's monument review

(United States of America)

Cody Hooks (2017). BLM calls off public meetings amid Trump's monument review. The Taos News. 19 May.

Bungling lorry driver gets truck stuck under Grade I-listed ancient Roman arch

(United Kingdom)

Mirror (2017). Bungling lorry driver gets truck stuck under Grade I-listed ancient Roman arch. Mirror. 19 May.

Numismatics—acquiring old coins—outperforms other investments

(United States of America)

The Economist (2017). Numismatics—acquiring old coins—outperforms other investments. The Economist. 18 May.

Stolen Nigerian artifact found in Italy

(Nigeria; Italy)

The Cable (2017). Stolen Nigerian artifact found in Italy. The Cable. 18 May.

Thieves steal 6th-century ornament from Pompeii

(Italy)

The Local (2017). Thieves steal 6th-century ornament from Pompeii. The Local. 18 May.

Ancient stone block discovered at illegal excavation site in Upper Egypt's Sohag

(Egypt)

Nevine El-Aref (2017). Ancient stone block discovered at illegal excavation site in Upper Egypt's Sohag. Ahram Online. 18 May.

How Egypt plans to crack down on antiquities theft

(Egypt)

Salwa Samir (2017). How Egypt plans to crack down on antiquities theft. Al Monitor. 18 May.

Roban más de 400 piezas de una colección arqueológica que iba a convertirse en museo en Campillos

(Spain)

Stolen: More than 400 pieces of an archaeological collection that was to become a museum in Campillos

Fernando Torres (2017). Roban más de 400 piezas de una colección arqueológica que iba a convertirse en museo en Campillos. Diario Sur. 18 May.

Cyprus New convention targets illegal antiquities dealers

(Cyprus)

Menelaos Hadjicostis (2017). Cyprus New convention targets illegal antiquities dealers. Fox News. 17 May.

The Downfall of an Ancient Coin Dealer Who Defrauded Customers of Millions and Lost a Bronze Head

(United States of America)

Hillel Aron (2017). The Downfall of an Ancient Coin Dealer Who Defrauded Customers of Millions and Lost a Bronze Head. LA Weekly. 16 May.

Real artifacts on display to celebrate return of replicas

(United States of America)

Times-News (2017). Real artifacts on display to celebrate return of replicas. Times-News. 16 May.

National Museum to help Syria restore ancient artefacts

(Syria; Czech Republic)

Prague Daily Monitor (2017). National Museum to help Syria restore ancient artefacts. Prague Daily Monitor. 16 May.

Saqueo y destrucción de montículos mayas

(Mexico)

Theft and destruction of Maya mounds

Campeche Hoy (2017). Saqueo y destrucción de montículos mayas. Yucatan a la Mano. 15 May.

Libyan authorities issue international circular on looted antiquities from Libya

(Libya)

Safa Alharathy (2017). Libyan authorities issue international circular on looted antiquities from Libya. The Libya Observer. 15 May.

"Tomb raider" arrested after 23 years on the run

(China)

Hou Qiang (2017). "Tomb raider" arrested after 23 years on the run. Xinhua. 14 May.

Norteamericano devuelve piezas arqueológicas de culturas Mochica y Lambayeque

(Peru)

American returns archaeological pieces from the Mochica and Lambayeque cultures

Andina (2017). Norteamericano devuelve piezas arqueológicas de culturas Mochica y Lambayeque. Andina. 14 May.

'This is our land': New Mexico's tribal groups gear up to fight for their home

(United States of America)

Edward Helmore (2017). 'This is our land': New Mexico's tribal groups gear up to fight for their home. The Guardian. 13 May.

The Treasures of Timbuktu

(Mali)

Charlie English (2017). The Treasures of Timbuktu. The New York Times. 12 May.

Recuperan piezas saqueadas de los alrededores de la tumba del Señor de Sipán

(Peru)

RPP (2017). Recuperan piezas saqueadas de los alrededores de la tumba del Señor de Sipán. RPP. 12 May.

'Iuris&Lex' Analiza a fondo la nueva Ley contra el tráfico de arte

(General)

Juris & Lex thoroughly analyse the new anti art trafficking law

'El Economista' (2017). 'Iuris&Lex' Analiza a fondo la nueva Ley contra el tráfico de arte. El Economista. 12 May.

Police recover stolen ancient coins, lamps, other antiquities near Hebron

(Palestine)

Jacob Magid (2017). Police recover stolen ancient coins, lamps, other antiquities near Hebron. The Times of Israel. 12 May.

Ancient stele turns out to be fake

(Turkey)

Hurriyet Daily News (2017). Ancient stele turns out to be fake. Hurriyet Daily News. 11 May.

Man arrested for possession of rare antiquities in Greece

(Greece)

Tornos News (2017). Man arrested for possession of rare antiquities in Greece. Tornos News. 11 May.

Stunning Ice Age rock art vandalised by modern graffiti

(Russia)

Olga Gertcyk (2017). Stunning Ice Age rock art vandalised by modern graffiti. The Siberian Times. 11 May.

Protecting public lands isn't 'abuse'

(United States of America)

The Baltimore Sun (2017). Protecting public lands isn't 'abuse'. The Baltimore Sun. 10 May.

The Future of Dozens of National Monuments Depends on You

(United States of America)

Christopher Soloman (2017). The Future of Dozens of National Monuments Depends on You. Outside Online. 10 May.

Cultural crime: Asma Ibrahim narrates the sad tale of antiquities being stolen

(Pakistan)

The Express Tribune (2017). Cultural crime: Asma Ibrahim narrates the sad tale of antiquities being stolen. The Express Tribune. 10 May.

Ministry of Antiquities retrieves stolen artifacts from France

(Egypt; France)

Daily News Egypt (2017). Ministry of Antiquities retrieves stolen artifacts from France. Daily News Egypt. 10 May.

Is the worlds richest artist using his privilege to manipulate us?

(Nigeria)

Kehinde Omotosho (2017). Is the worlds richest artist using his privilege to manipulate us?. Pulse. 10 May.

Desaparece la zona arqueológica de Tepetxilotla

(Mexico)

The archaeological site of Tepetxilotla has disappeared

Paco Morales (2017). Desaparece la zona arqueológica de Tepetxilotla. XEU. 9 May.

Six Bihar varsity staff absolved of stealing rare manuscript 14 years ago

(India)

Bishnu K Jha (2017). Six Bihar varsity staff absolved of stealing rare manuscript 14 years ago. Hindustan Times. 9 May.

Skeletons in the art world's closet, let out after two centuries, are shunned

(United Kingdom; Greece)

Joan Altabe (2017). Skeletons in the art world's closet, let out after two centuries, are shunned. Blasting News. 9 May.

Tiara adorned with 367 diamonds stolen from German museum

(Germany)

Associated Press (2017). Tiara adorned with 367 diamonds stolen from German museum. The Daily Mail. 8 May.

National Museum may close exhibition room and restaurant 'to provide anti-terrorist security measures'

(Ireland)

Catherine Devine (2017). National Museum may close exhibition room and restaurant 'to provide anti-terrorist security measures'. Irish Independent. 8 May.

Robert Redford: Don't take Bears Ears away from us

(United States of America)

Robert Redford (2017). Robert Redford: Don't take Bears Ears away from us. The Salt Lake Tribune. 6 May.

27 national monuments may have protections cut or curtailed under Trump's review

(United States of America)

Matthew Daly (2017). 27 national monuments may have protections cut or curtailed under Trump's review. Chicago Tribune. 6 May.

How Jews and Arabs Collaborate on Antiquities Theft in the West Bank

(Palestine; Israel)

Yotam Berger (2017). How Jews and Arabs Collaborate on Antiquities Theft in the West Bank. Haaretz. 5 May.

The Met Files a Formal Proposal to Charge Admission to Out-of-State Visitors

(United States of America)

Robin Pogrebin (2017). The Met Files a Formal Proposal to Charge Admission to Out-of-State Visitors. The New York Times. 5 May.

Destrucción y saqueo en perímetro de Monte Albán; INAH abandona tierras en Mexicápam

(Mexico)

Destruction and looting at the edge of Monte Albán; INAH has abandoned lands in Mexicápam

Carlos Javier (2017). Destrucción y saqueo en perímetro de Monte Albán; INAH abandona tierras en Mexicápam. NVI Noticias. 5 May.

Inside a New U.N. Program in Mali That's Training Its Staff to Protect At-Risk Art

(Mali)

Mark Rivett-Carnac (2017). Inside a New U.N. Program in Mali That's Training Its Staff to Protect At-Risk Art. Artsy. 5 May.

Museums show limited interest in borrowing Parthenon Marbles

(United Kingdom)

Martin Bailey (2017). Museums show limited interest in borrowing Parthenon Marbles. The Art Newspaper. 5 May.

Japan preserves Buddhist statues and cultural artifacts with 3D scanning and 3D printing

(Japan)

3Ders (2017). Japan preserves Buddhist statues and cultural artifacts with 3D scanning and 3D printing. 3Ders. 5 May.

Santa Fe duo sentenced in immigration fraud, artifacts-smuggling case

(United States of America; Pakistan)

Phaedra Haywood (2017). Santa Fe duo sentenced in immigration fraud, artifacts-smuggling case. Santa Fe New Mexican. 5 May.

Carpet stolen by Armenians from Karabakh, taken to US to be exhibited in Baku

(Azerbaijan; Armenia; United States of America)

News.Az (2017). Carpet stolen by Armenians from Karabakh, taken to US to be exhibited in Baku. News.Az. 5 May.

At least 89 stolen artifacts returned to Syria: director

(Syria)

Leith Fadel (2017). At least 89 stolen artifacts returned to Syria: director. AMN News. 4 May.

Damascus Museum shows ancient treasures rescued from war

(Syria)

NRT (2017). Damascus Museum shows ancient treasures rescued from war. NRT. 4 May.

Egypt cabinet approves bill raising max penalty for antiquities trade to life in prison

(Egypt)

Ahram Online (2017). Egypt cabinet approves bill raising max penalty for antiquities trade to life in prison. Ahram Online. 4 May.

MFA Boston Reaches Settlement in Nazi-Related Claim Over Rare Figurines

(United States of America)

Eileen Kinsella (2017). MFA Boston Reaches Settlement in Nazi-Related Claim Over Rare Figurines. ArtNet News. 4 May.

Desinterés Del Inah Provoca El Saqueo De Vestigios Arqueológicos En Lázaro Cárdenas

(Mexico)

INAH's disinterests provokes the looting of archaeological ruins in Lázaro Cárdenas

Jorge Castro (2017). Desinterés Del Inah Provoca El Saqueo De Vestigios Arqueológicos En Lázaro Cárdenas. Jorge Castro. 4 May.

Return our stolen artifacts, Benin monarch tells British High Commissioner

(Nigeria)

Jethro Ibileke (2017). Return our stolen artifacts, Benin monarch tells British High Commissioner. The News. 4 May.

CoE adopts Convention to fight cultural destruction

(General)

Famagusta Gazette (2017). CoE adopts Convention to fight cultural destruction. Famagusta Gazette. 4 May.

All artifacts recovered from Herrett Center theft

(United States of America)

Emily Duke (2017). All artifacts recovered from Herrett Center theft. KMVT. 3 May.

Ancient gate has chunk of stone knocked out by housing developers

(United Kingdom)

Daily Gazette (2017). Ancient gate has chunk of stone knocked out by housing developers. Daily Gazette. 3 May.

Reduce INAH los recursos a Quintana Roo

(Mexico)

INAH reduces resources for Quintana Roo

Carlos Matus (2017). Reduce INAH los recursos a Quintana Roo. La Verdad Noticias. 3 May.

Restoration may have disfigured Buddhist monastery, a world heritage site

(Pakistan)

Amjad Iqbal (2017). Restoration may have disfigured Buddhist monastery, a world heritage site. Dawn. 2 May.

Montículos mayas, sin indicios de destrucción

(Mexico)

Hubert Carrera Palí (2017). Montículos mayas, sin indicios de destrucción. La Jornada Maya. 1 May.

Official launch of public database of 'at risk' archaeological sites

(General)

Phys.org (2017). Official launch of public database of 'at risk' archaeological sites. Phys.org. 1 May.

Hatra: IS damage to ancient Iraqi city less than feared

(Iraq)

BBC News (2017). Hatra: IS damage to ancient Iraqi city less than feared. BBC News. 1 May.

Ancient mummies rot as Yemen war vexes even the dead

(Yemen)

Noah Browning (2017). Ancient mummies rot as Yemen war vexes even the dead. Reuters. 1 May.

Museum-Goers Beware: That Ancient Artifact May Be Stolen

(United Kingdom; Italy; Greece)

Nick Romeo (2017). Museum-Goers Beware: That Ancient Artifact May Be Stolen. National Geographic. 1 May.

Two men killed in house collapse as they dig illegally for Egyptian artefacts

(Egypt)

Ahram Online (2017). Two men killed in house collapse as they dig illegally for Egyptian artefacts. Ahram Online. 1 May.

New short film honours return of Northland chief Te Pahis medal

(New Zealand)

Mānia Clarke (2017). New short film honours return of Northland chief Te Pahis medal. Maori Television. 30 April.

Smuggled Anatolian idol sold in US

(Turkey; United States of America)

Hurriyet Daily News (2017). Smuggled Anatolian idol sold in US. Hurriyet Daily News. 30 April.

National Museum Burgled

(St. Kitts and Nevis)

L.K. Hewlett (2017). National Museum Burgled. WinnFM. 29 April.

Cuthand: Indigenous artifacts belong with indigenous people

(Canada)

Doug Cuthand (2017). Cuthand: Indigenous artifacts belong with indigenous people. Saskatoon Star Phoenix. 29 April.

Turkey seeks return of 5,000-year-old marble figure

(Turkey; United States of America)

Hurriyet Daily News (2017). Turkey seeks return of 5,000-year-old marble figure. Hurriyet Daily News. 29 April.

Milos island prepares a home for much-desired return of Aphrodite

(Greece)

Lina Giannarou (2017). Milos island prepares a home for much-desired return of Aphrodite. eKathimerini. 29 April.

Illegal excavations stir reaction in Myndos

(Turkey)

Doğan News Agency (2017). Illegal excavations stir reaction in Myndos. Hurriyet Daily News. 29 April.

Surprenantes fragrances romaines au BIEL...

(Lebanon)

Surprising Roman fragrances at Biel...

May Makarem (2017). Surprenantes fragrances romaines au BIEL.... L'Orient Le Jour. 28 April.

Chinese history buff uses feng shui knowledge to raid ancient tombs

(China)

Eva Li (2017). Chinese history buff uses feng shui knowledge to raid ancient tombs. South China Morning Post. 28 April.

Native America's Necessary And Imperfect Law

(United States of America)

Chip Colwell (2017). Native America's Necessary And Imperfect Law. Huffington Post. 28 April.

Ancient Angkorian Jewelry Set Recovered From UK Art Dealership

(Cambodia; United Kingdom)

Hul Reaksmey (2017). Ancient Angkorian Jewelry Set Recovered From UK Art Dealership. Voice of America. 26 April.

Roman Jewellery Stolen from Shop

(United Kingdom)

Alex Ross (2017). Roman Jewellery Stolen from Shop. York Press. 25 April.

Missing ancient coins: Ex-HOD still missing

(India)

Vaibhav Ganjapure (2017). Missing ancient coins: Ex-HOD still missing. The Times of India. 25 April.

Stolen Second Temple period antiquities recovered in Samaria

(Palestine; Israel)

Ido Ben Porat (2017). Stolen Second Temple period antiquities recovered in Samaria. Arutz Sheva. 25 April.

Ancient Artifacts in London Returned to Cambodia

(Cambodia; United Kingdom)

Ben Paviour (2017). Ancient Artifacts in London Returned to Cambodia. The Cambodia Daily. 24 April.

Black Market Art: How To Restore Ethics To The Antiquities World

(General)

Liza Oliver (2017). Black Market Art: How To Restore Ethics To The Antiquities World. WBUR. 24 April.

Egyptian ministry staff face trial over theft from Giza Pyramids

(Egypt)

El-Sayed Gamal El-Din (2017). Egyptian ministry staff face trial over theft from Giza Pyramids. Ahram Online. 24 April.

DRI to bring back stolen antiques smuggled to the US

(India; United States of America)

Rajesh Ahuja (2017). DRI to bring back stolen antiques smuggled to the US. Hindustan Times. 20 April.

For God's sake, save our idols from New York parties

(India; United States of America)

TNN (2017). For God's sake, save our idols from New York parties. The Times of India. 20 April.

Initiative to return missing pieces from "Gypsy Girl" mosaic in Turkey's Gaziantep

(Turkey)

Daily Sabah (2017). Initiative to return missing pieces from "Gypsy Girl" mosaic in Turkey's Gaziantep. Daily Sabah. 20 April.

Gold coins found inside piano in Shropshire are declared as treasure

(United Kingdom)

Shropshire Live (2017). Gold coins found inside piano in Shropshire are declared as treasure. Shropshire Live. 20 April.

How a California Anesthesiologist Became One of America's Largest Antiquities Looters

(United States of America)

Kathleen Sharp (2017). How a California Anesthesiologist Became One of America's Largest Antiquities Looters. Mens Journal. 20 April.

Cleveland Museum of Art returns ancient Roman portrait of Drusus after learning it was stolen from Italy in WWII

(United States of America)

Steven Litt (2017). Cleveland Museum of Art returns ancient Roman portrait of Drusus after learning it was stolen from Italy in WWII. Cleveland.com. 18 April.

Gujarat National Law University partners with ASI to hold exhibition

(India)

Express News Service (2017). Gujarat National Law University partners with ASI to hold exhibition. Indian Express. 18 April.

Removal of a rare Roman mosaic in southern France enflames local conservation groups

(France)

Gareth Harris (2017). Removal of a rare Roman mosaic in southern France enflames local conservation groups. The Art Newspaper. 17 April.

Fake money was part of everyday life in Roman Cumbria

(United Kingdom)

North-West Evening Mail (2017). Fake money was part of everyday life in Roman Cumbria. North-West Evening Mail. 17 April.

Ohio museum continues with public sales of ancient artifacts

(United States of America)

The Toledo Blade (2017). Ohio museum continues with public sales of ancient artifacts. The Crescent-News. 17 April.

Cambridge must return its Benin Bronzes, without condition

(Nigeria; United Kingdom)

Jason Okundaye (2017). Cambridge must return its Benin Bronzes, without condition. Varsity. 15 April.

Police recover 2 of 5 replica artifacts stolen from Herrett Center, identify suspect

(United States of America)

Alex Riggins (2017). Police recover 2 of 5 replica artifacts stolen from Herrett Center, identify suspect. Magic Valley. 14 April.

Gael Garcia Bernal Toplines Alonso Ruizpalacio's 'Museum'

(Mexico)

Anna Marie de la Fuente (2017). Gael Garcia Bernal Toplines Alonso Ruizpalacio's 'Museum'. Variety. 14 April.

Cambridge Fitzwilliam stolen jade 'lost for generations', expert says

(United Kingdom; China)

BBC News (2017). Cambridge Fitzwilliam stolen jade 'lost for generations', expert says. BBC News. 14 April.

Medieval fort 'ruined' by staircase built by council to preserve historic site

(United Kingdom)

Harry Yorke (2017). Medieval fort 'ruined' by staircase built by council to preserve historic site. The Telegraph. 14 April.

Tesoros recuperados

(Peru)

Recovered Treasures

El Peruano (2017). Tesoros recuperados. El Peruano. 13 April.

Lambayeque: intensifican vigilancia en las zonas arqueológicas

(Peru)

Lambayeque: security at archaeological sites intensified

El Comercio (2017). Lambayeque: intensifican vigilancia en las zonas arqueológicas. El Comercio. 13 April.

Requisaron en Bolivia 17 piezas arqueológicas de Perú que iban hacia EE.UU.

(Bolivia; Peru)

17 archaeological pieces from Peru seized in Bolivia on their way to the US

RPP (2017). Requisaron en Bolivia 17 piezas arqueológicas de Perú que iban hacia EE.UU.. RPP. 13 April.

Recorren sitios arqueológicos ante posibles huaqueos por Semana Santa

(Peru)

Archaeological sites monitored against possible Easter Week looters

RPP (2017). Recorren sitios arqueológicos ante posibles huaqueos por Semana Santa. RPP. 13 April.

¿Por qué se incrementa el huaqueo en Semana Santa?

(Peru)

Why is there an increase in archaeological looting in Easter Week?

RPP (2017). ¿Por qué se incrementa el huaqueo en Semana Santa?. RPP. 13 April.

Semana Santa: advierten riesgo de invasión en sitios arqueológicos

(Peru)

Easter Week: warning of risk of looting at archaeological sites

La República (2017). Semana Santa: advierten riesgo de invasión en sitios arqueológicos. La República. 12 April.

The Case of the Missing Feet: Antiquities and Terrorism in Cambodia

(Cambodia)

Noah Charney (2017). The Case of the Missing Feet: Antiquities and Terrorism in Cambodia. Observer. 12 April.

CSI says man brought tool to steal replicas of priceless artifacts

(United States of America)

Julie Wootton (2017). CSI says man brought tool to steal replicas of priceless artifacts. Magic Valley. 12 April.

How Do You Purge The Memory Of An Emperor?

(United Kingdom)

Sarah Bond (2017). How Do You Purge The Memory Of An Emperor?. Forbes. 11 April.

Ecuadoran tourist cited for writing names on Roman Colosseum

(Italy)

Associated Press (2017). Ecuadoran tourist cited for writing names on Roman Colosseum. The Daily Mail. 11 April.

Police, NGOs tie up to curb smuggling

(India)

Ahmed Ali (2017). Police, NGOs tie up to curb smuggling. The Times of India. 11 April.

Delayed charge sheet earns bail for antiques smuggler Nanda

(India)

Mumbai Mirror (2017). Delayed charge sheet earns bail for antiques smuggler Nanda. Mumbai Mirror. 11 April.

The politics and power of American archaeology

(United States of America)

Holly Norton (2017). The politics and power of American archaeology. The Guardian. 10 April.

Cultural appropriation: theft or fair exchange?

(General)

Andy Pratt (2017). Cultural appropriation: theft or fair exchange?. The Conversation. 10 April.

Humanity's heritage under threat from treasure hunters

(Turkey)

Ahmet Günhan (2017). Humanity's heritage under threat from treasure hunters. Daily Sabah. 10 April.

Saquean vestigios arqueológicos en Ixtepec

(Mexico)

Archaeological sites looted in Ixtepec

Guadalupe Ríos (2017). Saquean vestigios arqueológicos en Ixtepec. En Marcha. 10 April.

Footprints: Saving artefacts in Afghanistan

(Afghanistan)

Ali M. Latifi (2017). Footprints: Saving artefacts in Afghanistan. Dawn. 9 April.

Recuperan cabeza reducida y otros objetos de bienes arqueológicos

(Peru)

Shrunken head and other archaeological objects recovered

La República (2017). Recuperan cabeza reducida y otros objetos de bienes arqueológicos. La República. 8 April.

Beijing Officials Admit Artifacts Stolen From Famous Ming Tomb ... One Year Later

(China)

Charles Liu (2017). Beijing Officials Admit Artifacts Stolen From Famous Ming Tomb ... One Year Later. The Beijinger. 7 April.

1,500-year-old 'antique' rots in court store room

(India)

Saibal Guptal (2017). 1,500-year-old 'antique' rots in court store room. The Times of India. 7 April.

How Palestine is working to stop antiquities theft

(Palestine)

Aziza Nofal (2017). How Palestine is working to stop antiquities theft. Al Monitor. 6 April.

Toledo Museum of Art selling off over 140 pieces

(United States of America)

Roberta Gedert (2017). Toledo Museum of Art selling off over 140 pieces. The Toledo Blade. 5 April.

Medieval stones stolen from Edinburgh hospital

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2017). Medieval stones stolen from Edinburgh hospital. BBC News. 4 April.

Let's do a Brexit deal with the Parthenon marbles

(Greece; United Kingdom)

Geoffrey Robertson (2017). Let's do a Brexit deal with the Parthenon marbles. The Guardian. 4 April.

Fake Dead Sea Scrolls Sold In The US: Products Of Sophisticated Archeological Forgeries

(Israel; United States of America)

Regin Olimberio (2017). Fake Dead Sea Scrolls Sold In The US: Products Of Sophisticated Archeological Forgeries. The Science Times. 4 April.

28 New Dead Sea Scrolls Fragments Sold in US

(Israel; United States of America)

Owen Jarus (2017). 28 New Dead Sea Scrolls Fragments Sold in US. Live Science. 4 April.

Professor uses satellites to study damage to Iraq, Syria ruins

(Syria; United States of America)

Gabrielle Russon (2017). Professor uses satellites to study damage to Iraq, Syria ruins. Phys.org. 4 April.

Controversial tribal artifacts sale lures few bidders

(New Caledonia; France)

Associated Press (2017). Controversial tribal artifacts sale lures few bidders. The Daily Mail. 4 April.

Exclusive: University-owned Benin collections may be loaned to Nigeria under new agreement

(Nigeria; United States of America)

Monty Fynn (2017). Exclusive: University-owned Benin collections may be loaned to Nigeria under new agreement. Varsity. 4 April.

Frustration in Saltaire as thieves grab Yorkshire Stone just weeks before village celebrations

(United Kingdom)

Chris Young (2017). Frustration in Saltaire as thieves grab Yorkshire Stone just weeks before village celebrations. Telegraph & Argus. 3 April.

Culture on the frontline: Penn Museum shows artefacts curators are fighting to save in Syria and Iraq

(Syria; United States of America)

Julia Halperin (2017). Culture on the frontline: Penn Museum shows artefacts curators are fighting to save in Syria and Iraq. The Art Newspaper. 3 April.

Fate of pottery collection is 'a can of worms' for Navajos

(United States of America)

Brian Maffly (2017). Fate of pottery collection is 'a can of worms' for Navajos. The Salt Lake Tribune. 3 April.

Italy wins G-7 backing for U.N. peacekeeping force for culture

(Italy)

Reuters (2017). Italy wins G-7 backing for U.N. peacekeeping force for culture. Japan Times. 2 April.

Stolen Antiquities Returned from Munich Arrive at National Archaeological Museum in Athens

(Greece; Germany)

Kerry Kolasa-Sikiaridi (2017). Stolen Antiquities Returned from Munich Arrive at National Archaeological Museum in Athens. Greek Reporter. 1 April.

Art 'blue helmets' rescue Italy's treasures from rubble

(Italy)

Kelly Velasquez (2017). Art 'blue helmets' rescue Italy's treasures from rubble. Yahoo News. 1 April.

Benin eyes return of colonial treasures from France

(Benin; France)

Josué Mehouenou (2017). Benin eyes return of colonial treasures from France. Art Daily. 1 April.

'Dignity itself': Saving world heritage sites from 'cultural cleansing' won't be easy

(General)

Megan Williams (2017). 'Dignity itself': Saving world heritage sites from 'cultural cleansing' won't be easy. CBC. 31 March.

Official denies fire in Aswan Philae Temple

(Egypt)

Egypt Independent (2017). Official denies fire in Aswan Philae Temple. Egypt Independent. 31 March.

G7 culture ministers discuss trafficking of looted artifacts

(General)

DW (2017). G7 culture ministers discuss trafficking of looted artifacts. DW. 31 March.

The Endangered Antiquities Act

(United States of America)

John D. Leshy (2017). The Endangered Antiquities Act. The New York Times. 31 March.

German art police target Munich show in early March

(Germany)

Jeff Starck (2017). German art police target Munich show in early March. Coin World. 31 March.

How Indigenous Groups Can Reclaim Stolen Property

(United States of America)

Chip Colwell (2017). How Indigenous Groups Can Reclaim Stolen Property. Foreign Affairs. 31 March.

Historical items stolen from northeastern Iowa society

(United States of America)

KCCI (2017). Historical items stolen from northeastern Iowa society. KCCI. 30 March.

Expert Opinion or Elaborate Ruse? Scrutiny for Scholars' Role in Art Sales

(Cambodia; United States of America)

Ralph Blumenthal (2017). Expert Opinion or Elaborate Ruse? Scrutiny for Scholars' Role in Art Sales. The New York Times. 30 March.

3 Are Held on Suspicion of Plot to Attack Rialto Bridge in Venice

(Italy)

Elisabetta Povoledo (2017). 3 Are Held on Suspicion of Plot to Attack Rialto Bridge in Venice. The New York Times. 30 March.

Calls for support as destroyed Mosul Museum seeks to rebuild

(Iraq)

Adnan Abu Zeed (2017). Calls for support as destroyed Mosul Museum seeks to rebuild. Al Monitor. 30 March.

Israel Arrests Temple Mount Officials After Assault on Archaeologists

(Israel)

Nir Hasson (2017). Israel Arrests Temple Mount Officials After Assault on Archaeologists. Haaretz. 29 March.

Selling precious artefacts could top up Egypt's coffers

(Egypt)

Patrick Werr (2017). Selling precious artefacts could top up Egypt's coffers. The National. 29 March.

Clampdown on heritage thefts

(United Kingdom)

Dan Bean (2017). Clampdown on heritage thefts. The York Press. 29 March.

Solicitan al INAH detener subasta de piezas mexicanas en Francia

(Mexico; France)

INAH requests halt to auction of Mexican pieces in France

Información Excélsior (2017). Solicitan al INAH detener subasta de piezas mexicanas en Francia. Sistema Michoacano. 28 March.

Lawyer: Art dealer accepts prized coffin's return to Turkey

(Turkey; Switzerland)

Jamey Keaten (2017). Lawyer: Art dealer accepts prized coffin's return to Turkey. The Tribune. 28 March.

3 arrested for selling ancient artifacts in Istanbul

(Turkey)

Daily Sabah (2017). 3 arrested for selling ancient artifacts in Istanbul. Daily Sabah. 27 March.

Campesinos invaden zona protegida en el Parque Nacional Laguna del Tigre

(Guatemala)

Rural farmers invade protected area in the Laguna del Tigre National Park

Prensa Libre (2017). Campesinos invaden zona protegida en el Parque Nacional Laguna del Tigre. Prensa Libre. 26 March.

Venta de piecas arqueológicas 'disgusta' al INAH

(Mexico)

Sale of archaeological pieces "disgusts" INAH

Idalia Carrillo (2017). Venta de piecas arqueológicas 'disgusta' al INAH. Sipse. 26 March.

Art dealer knocks 'phony' King David sculpture displayed in the Met

(United States of America; France)

Isabel Vincent (2017). Art dealer knocks 'phony' King David sculpture displayed in the Met. New York Post. 26 March.

Tráfico de patrimonio cultural en Oaxaca; igual que el de drogas

(Mexico)

Trafficking of cultural heritage in Oaxaca: the same as drugs

Luis Ignacio (2017). Tráfico de patrimonio cultural en Oaxaca; igual que el de drogas. NVI Noticias. 25 March.

Ancient sarcophagus to be returned to Turkey nearly 60 years after it was stolen

(Turkey; Switzerland)

Daily Sabah (2017). Ancient sarcophagus to be returned to Turkey nearly 60 years after it was stolen. Daily Sabah. 24 March.

UN Says Attacks on Heritage Sites Could Be War Crimes

(General)

Voice of America (2017). UN Says Attacks on Heritage Sites Could Be War Crimes. Voice of America. 24 March.

Italy's 'Art Squad' charges hoarder of rare Roman coins

(Italy)

Catherine Edwards (2017). Italy's 'Art Squad' charges hoarder of rare Roman coins. The Local. 24 March.

Malayan relics stolen from museum

(Indonesia)

Rizal Harahap (2017). Malayan relics stolen from museum. The Jakarta Post. 23 March.

Bid to stop criminals targeting York's rich heritage

(United Kingdom)

Rob Parsons (2017). Bid to stop criminals targeting York's rich heritage. The Yorkshire Post. 23 March.

A mock trial at the Art Institute revisits the dicey question of who owns culture

(United States of America)

Deanna Isaacs (2017). A mock trial at the Art Institute revisits the dicey question of who owns culture. Chicago Reader. 23 March.

Red list of Iraqi artifacts available in Turkish

(Iraq; Turkey)

Hurriyet Daily News (2017). Red list of Iraqi artifacts available in Turkish. Hurriyet Daily News. 23 March.

150 historic Palestinian coins seized in Cairo airport

(Egypt; Palestine; Israel)

Middle East Monitor (2017). 150 historic Palestinian coins seized in Cairo airport. Middle East Monitor. 22 March.

Irishman known as the King of the Travellers loses $20MILLION libel suit against US magazine's piece on his involvement in rhino horn theft

(Ireland; United States of America)

John Breslin (2017). Irishman known as the King of the Travellers loses $20MILLION libel suit against US magazine's piece on his involvement in rhino horn theft. The Irish Sun. 22 March.

6,000-year-old relic handed to Saudi government

(Saudi Arabia)

Arab News (2017). 6,000-year-old relic handed to Saudi government. Arab News. 21 March.

Replica of artefact destroyed by ISIS announced as London's next Fourth Plinth installation

(United Kingdom; Iraq)

Alice Morby (2017). Replica of artefact destroyed by ISIS announced as London's next Fourth Plinth installation. Dezeen. 21 March.

$100M in ancient artifacts shipped from Egypt and Turkey to the U.S. in 2016

(United States of America; Egypt; Turkey)

Owen Jarus (2017). $100M in ancient artifacts shipped from Egypt and Turkey to the U.S. in 2016. CBS. 21 March.

Saving Syria's heritage: Archaeologists discover invisible solution

(Syria)

Frank Gardner (2017). Saving Syria's heritage: Archaeologists discover invisible solution. BBC News. 21 March.

$75.5M pledged to protect heritage sites in war zones

(General)

Thomas Adamson (2017). $75.5M pledged to protect heritage sites in war zones. CBC. 20 March.

Chad's ancient Ennedi cave paintings defaced

(Chad)

BBC News (2017). Chad's ancient Ennedi cave paintings defaced. BBC News. 20 March.

UAE pledges $15m to protect heritage sites in conflict areas

(United Arab Emirates)

The Gulf Today (2017). UAE pledges $15m to protect heritage sites in conflict areas. The Gulf Today. 20 March.

Native Americans prepare to battle Trump over Utah national monument

(United States of America)

Stuart Leavenworth (2017). Native Americans prepare to battle Trump over Utah national monument. McClatchy. 20 March.

Terracotta Warriors' museum in battle over copyright with Chinese amusement park

(China)

Lisa Movius (2017). Terracotta Warriors' museum in battle over copyright with Chinese amusement park. The Art Newspaper. 20 March.

Destiny? Perth formally asks Crown for the Stone of Destiny back for 2021 bid

(United Kingdom)

Phil Miller (2017). Destiny? Perth formally asks Crown for the Stone of Destiny back for 2021 bid. The Herald. 20 March.

Donors urged to guard heritage threatened by war, extremism

(France; Syria; Iraq)

Associated Press (2017). Donors urged to guard heritage threatened by war, extremism. The Daily Mail. 20 March.

Otras piezas "Quimbaya" de los tesoros colombianos en el exterior y en el interior del país

(Colombia; Spain)

Other "Quimbaya" Colombian treasure pieces abroad and inside the country

Irene Hartmann (2017). Otras piezas "Quimbaya" de los tesoros colombianos en el exterior y en el interior del país. Cronica Del Cuinddio. 19 March.

Tribal group says elimination of Bears Ears would be tragic

(United States of America)

Brady McComba (2017). Tribal group says elimination of Bears Ears would be tragic. The Daily Progress. 18 March.

Primary school 'devastated' after historic lanterns stolen

(United Kingdom)

Express & Star (2017). Primary school 'devastated' after historic lanterns stolen. Express & Star. 18 March.

New Kingdom mummy mask recovered from France

(Egypt; France)

Nevine El-Aref (2017). New Kingdom mummy mask recovered from France. Ahram Online. 18 March.

Art Trafficking

(Syria; Iraq)

Tania Rakhmanova (2017). Art Trafficking. Al Jazeera. 17 March.

Piano gold hoard is 'life-changing' sovereign stockpile

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2017). Piano gold hoard is 'life-changing' sovereign stockpile. BBC News. 16 March.

Stolen Etruscan Vessel to Be Returned to Italy

(Italy; United States of America)

Tom Mashberg (2017). Stolen Etruscan Vessel to Be Returned to Italy. The New York Times. 16 March.

The Forged 'Ancient' Statues That Fooled the Met's Art Experts for Decades

(United States of America)

Natalie Zarrelli (2017). The Forged 'Ancient' Statues That Fooled the Met's Art Experts for Decades. Atlas Obscura. 16 March.

Italian anti-mafia raids target politicians and businessmen

(Italy)

BBC News (2017). Italian anti-mafia raids target politicians and businessmen. BBC News. 15 March.

Rock may find a home at last

(United States of America)

Mike James (2017). Rock may find a home at last. The Daily Independent. 15 March.

Diving Robbers Are Looting Underwater Treasures, Archaeologists Wail

(Israel)

Philippe Bohstrom (2017). Diving Robbers Are Looting Underwater Treasures, Archaeologists Wail. Haaretz. 15 March.

The Hidden World of Stolen Art and Artifacts

(General)

Jessie Knadler (2017). The Hidden World of Stolen Art and Artifacts. WMRA. 14 March.

Greece denies report on Parthenon Marbles

(Greece; United Kingdom)

eKathimerini (2017). Greece denies report on Parthenon Marbles. eKathimerini. 14 March.

Nueve obras de arte confiscadas de Siria, Yemen y Libia se exponen en Suiza

(Switzerland; Syria; Yemen; Libya)

Nine artworks from Syria, Yemen, and Libya exhibited in Switzerland

EFE (2017). Nueve obras de arte confiscadas de Siria, Yemen y Libia se exponen en Suiza. El Diario. 14 March.

Greece offers ancient archaeological wonders in exchange for Elgin Marbles

(Greece; United Kingdom)

Ian Johnston (2017). Greece offers ancient archaeological wonders in exchange for Elgin Marbles. The Independent. 14 March.

Buyer Beware: US Market for Ancient Asian Art Still the Wild, Wild East

(Cambodia)

Tess Davis (2017). Buyer Beware: US Market for Ancient Asian Art Still the Wild, Wild East. The Diplomat. 14 March.

Pakistani faces 20-year imprisonment in US

(Pakistan; United States of America)

Anwar Iqbal (2017). Pakistani faces 20-year imprisonment in US. Dawn. 13 March.

Egypt thwarts 24 cases of antiquities theft in one week

(Egypt)

Omar Thabet (2017). Egypt thwarts 24 cases of antiquities theft in one week. Andalou Agency. 13 March.

Comment: Scholarly research is flourishing but curators' ability to judge an object's quality is not

(United Kingdom)

Mark Jones (2017). Comment: Scholarly research is flourishing but curators' ability to judge an object's quality is not. The Art Newspaper. 13 March.

Los enemigos del patrimonio histórico

(Spain)

The enemies of historic heritage

Aludena Ruiz (2017). Los enemigos del patrimonio histórico. El Diario. 13 March.

Pharaonic relics submerged with Titanic must be recovered: Egyptologist

(Egypt)

Al-Masry Al-Youm (2017). Pharaonic relics submerged with Titanic must be recovered: Egyptologist. Egypt Independent. 12 March.

Scars of looting, destruction all that remain at Mosul museum

(Iraq)

Kawa Omar (2017). Scars of looting, destruction all that remain at Mosul museum. Reuters. 11 March.

A Shelter for Art Caught in the Crossfire

(France; Syria)

Claudia Barbieri (2017). A Shelter for Art Caught in the Crossfire. The New York Times. 11 March.

Chinese grave robbers poison themselves inside ancient tomb

(China)

Mo Hong'e (2017). Chinese grave robbers poison themselves inside ancient tomb. ECNS. 10 March.

No guns for guards: Central Museum is an easy prey

(India)

Vinita Chaturvedi (2017). No guns for guards: Central Museum is an easy prey. The Times of India. 10 March.

Officials deny any damage to newly-discovered king Ramses II statue during excavation

(Egypt)

Egypt Independent (2017). Officials deny any damage to newly-discovered king Ramses II statue during excavation. Egypt Independent. 10 March.

Centaurs, archers and modern vandals

(India)

Sibi Arasu (2017). Centaurs, archers and modern vandals. The Hindu. 10 March.

Smuggler Vijay Nanda stole Parvati idol from MP: Police

(India)

Vijay Kumar Yadav (2017). Smuggler Vijay Nanda stole Parvati idol from MP: Police. Mid-day. 10 March.

New £50,000 reward appeal for return of Scotland's first ever coins - as rest of collection is gifted to nation

(United Kingdom)

Martin Williams (2017). New £50,000 reward appeal for return of Scotland's first ever coins - as rest of collection is gifted to nation. The Herald. 10 March.

Idol smuggling suspect kills self

(India)

The Hindu (2017). Idol smuggling suspect kills self. The Hindu. 9 March.

US returns 8 ancient idols in big retrieval

(India; United States of America)

Yogesh Kabirdoss (2017). US returns 8 ancient idols in big retrieval. The Times of India. 9 March.

Antiquities agency chief says Jordan Codices fake

(Jordan)

The Jordan Times (2017). Antiquities agency chief says Jordan Codices fake. The Jordan Times. 9 March.

Ancient book stolen in Syria seized in Turkey

(Turkey)

Hurriyet Daily News (2017). Ancient book stolen in Syria seized in Turkey. Hurriyet Daily News. 8 March.

Policeman who stole ancient gold coins he found with metal detector is jailed

(United Kingdom)

Sam Russell (2017). Policeman who stole ancient gold coins he found with metal detector is jailed. Manchester Evening News. 8 March.

Photos reveal ISIL's destruction to antiquities museum in Mosul

(Iraq)

Associated Press (2017). Photos reveal ISIL's destruction to antiquities museum in Mosul. The National. 8 March.

Ancient monuments damaged by modern day life

(Ireland)

Noel Baker (2017). Ancient monuments damaged by modern day life. Irish Examiner. 7 March.

Illegal stone mining a major danger to five ASI monuments

(India)

Deshdeep Saxena (2017). Illegal stone mining a major danger to five ASI monuments. The Times of India. 7 March.

Facing Germany's colonial heritage: It's 'detective work'

(Germany)

Julia Hitz (2017). Facing Germany's colonial heritage: It's 'detective work'. DW. 7 March.

NCSO investigating possible stolen artifacts

(United States of America)

Mike Leiby (2017). NCSO investigating possible stolen artifacts. White Mountain Independent. 7 March.

Was ancient church at Santon Downham, near Thetford, targeted by nighthawks?

(United Kingdom)

Chris Bishop (2017). Was ancient church at Santon Downham, near Thetford, targeted by nighthawks?. Eastern Daily Press. 6 March.

Antiquities theft from second temple period prevented in central Israel

(Israel; Palestine)

Daniel K. Eisenbud (2017). Antiquities theft from second temple period prevented in central Israel. The Jerusalem Post. 6 March.

Mysterious return from the Caribbean of stolen rare 200 year-old Padstow Bank note

(United Kingdom; Saint Lucia)

L. Barton (2017). Mysterious return from the Caribbean of stolen rare 200 year-old Padstow Bank note. Cornwall Live. 6 March.

Theft of artifacts rampant due to legal loopholes Police crack down on thieves, but critics say laws need to change

(South Korea)

Korea JoongAng Daily (2017). Theft of artifacts rampant due to legal loopholes Police crack down on thieves, but critics say laws need to change. Korea JoongAng Daily. 6 March.

Police recover 195 ancient gold coins from Tonk in 3 months

(India)

TNN (2017). Police recover 195 ancient gold coins from Tonk in 3 months. The Times of India. 5 March.

Antique smuggling racket: Key idol smuggler held in police raid

(India)

Vijay Kumar Yadav (2017). Antique smuggling racket: Key idol smuggler held in police raid. Mid-day. 4 March.

Old fisherman still homesick

(Turkey; Germany)

Ozgen Acar (2017). Old fisherman still homesick. Hurriyet Daily News. 4 March.

Reuniting Indigenous 'sticks' with their stories: the museum on a mission to give back

(Australia)

Paul Daley (2017). Reuniting Indigenous 'sticks' with their stories: the museum on a mission to give back. The Guardian. 3 March.

Nagpur University finally lodges FIR in coins theft case

(India)

TNN (2017). Nagpur University finally lodges FIR in coins theft case. The Times of India. 3 March.

Less damage to ancient Palmyra than feared, Syrian antiquities chief says

(Syria)

Reuters (2017). Less damage to ancient Palmyra than feared, Syrian antiquities chief says. Reuters. 3 March.

Palmyra: Syrian forces 'completely retake' IS-held town

(Syria)

BBC News (2017). Palmyra: Syrian forces 'completely retake' IS-held town. BBC News. 2 March.

Peter Guber Sues His Insurance Broker Over Stolen Bronze Head

(United States of America)

Gene Maddaus (2017). Peter Guber Sues His Insurance Broker Over Stolen Bronze Head. Variety. 2 March.

Attempts to Retrieve Artifacts from Abroad Not in Egypt Favor: Former Antiquities Minister

(Egypt)

Egyptian Streets (2017). Attempts to Retrieve Artifacts from Abroad Not in Egypt Favor: Former Antiquities Minister. Egyptian Streets. 2 March.

Federal government agrees to return Métis artifacts

(Canada)

Jason Warick (2017). Federal government agrees to return Métis artifacts. CBC. 1 March.

Photo showing party inside ancient Egypt tomb sparks outrage

(Egypt)

Shounaz Meky (2017). Photo showing party inside ancient Egypt tomb sparks outrage. Al Arabiya. 1 March.

Denuncian saqueo de piezas arqueológicas

(Mexico)

Looting of archaeological pieces condemned

Diario de Yucatán (2017). Denuncian saqueo de piezas arqueológicas. Diario de Yucatán. 1 March.

Gov't reveals 29 lost state seals

(South Korea)

The Korea Times (2017). Gov't reveals 29 lost state seals. The Korea Times. 1 March.

Jordan demands Israel halts works at Jerusalem's Umayyad Palaces

(Jordan)

The Jordan Times (2017). Jordan demands Israel halts works at Jerusalem's Umayyad Palaces. The Jordan Times. 1 March.

Ancient bronze statuette lost after the Second World War returns to Berlin

(Germany; United Kingdom)

Catherine Hickley (2017). Ancient bronze statuette lost after the Second World War returns to Berlin. The Art Newspaper. 1 March.

Scientists Shoot Stones to Study War's Impact on Heritage Sites

(General)

Brigit Katz (2017). Scientists Shoot Stones to Study War's Impact on Heritage Sites. Smithsonian. 28 February.

Weighing the Risks and Returns of Art and Antiquities

(General)

Tom Kline (2017). Weighing the Risks and Returns of Art and Antiquities. Wealth Management. 28 February.

Previously untouched 600BC palace discovered under shrine demolished by Isil in Mosul

(Iraq)

Josie Ensor (2017). Previously untouched 600BC palace discovered under shrine demolished by Isil in Mosul. The Telegraph. 28 February.

Archaeologist: Kuwait keen to safeguard relics

(Kuwait)

Khaled Al-Jabbar (2017). Archaeologist: Kuwait keen to safeguard relics. KUNA. 27 February.

Sentinels to guard Marayur dolmens

(India)

Giji K. Raman (2017). Sentinels to guard Marayur dolmens. The Hindu. 27 February.

Man exposes himself to four women at ancient monument site

(United Kingdom)

Michael Race (2017). Man exposes himself to four women at ancient monument site. The Oxford Times. 27 February.

Archaeology smuggler caught with 500 stolen artifacts at Big Bend

(United States of America; Mexico)

Claire Ricke (2017). Archaeology smuggler caught with 500 stolen artifacts at Big Bend. KXAN. 27 February.

Idiots vandalising ancient Aboriginal rock art in Flinders Ranges

(Australia)

Erin Jones (2017). Idiots vandalising ancient Aboriginal rock art in Flinders Ranges. The Advertiser. 26 February.

In Mosul, a long-term battle to repair Iraq's heritage

(Iraq)

AFP (2017). In Mosul, a long-term battle to repair Iraq's heritage. The Jordan Times. 26 February.

The Grand Master's dagger

(Malta)

Petra Caruana Dingli (2017). The Grand Master's dagger. Times of Malta. 26 February.

Kidnapped German archaeologists freed in northern Nigeria

(Nigeria)

Associated Press (2017). Kidnapped German archaeologists freed in northern Nigeria. The Guardian. 26 February.

Gucci Acropolis rental bid strikes sensitive nerve in Greece

(Greece)

Anthee Carassava (2017). Gucci Acropolis rental bid strikes sensitive nerve in Greece. DW. 24 February.

Azerbaijan to appeal to UNESCO over illegal archaeological activity in occupied lands

(Azerbaijan; Armenia)

APA (2017). Azerbaijan to appeal to UNESCO over illegal archaeological activity in occupied lands. APA. 24 February.

Why are England's heritage bodies supporting the Stonehenge Bypass?

(United Kingdom)

Dan Hicks (2017). Why are England's heritage bodies supporting the Stonehenge Bypass?. Apollo. 24 February.

Kidnappers of German archaeologist, Professor Peter Breunig demand N60 million

(Nigeria)

John Owen Nwachukwu (2017). Kidnappers of German archaeologist, Professor Peter Breunig demand N60 million. Daily Post. 24 February.

Smart solution to stop theft of Hartshill Castle stones

(United Kingdom)

Nuneaton News (2017). Smart solution to stop theft of Hartshill Castle stones. Nuneaton News. 24 February.

Iraq hopes to reclaim heritage lost to Islamic State group

(Iraq)

Associated Press (2017). Iraq hopes to reclaim heritage lost to Islamic State group. The Daily Mail. 23 February.

Minister offers Turkish mayor elephants for ancient Hebrew inscription

(Israel; Turkey)

Ilan Ben Zion (2017). Minister offers Turkish mayor elephants for ancient Hebrew inscription. The Times of Israel. 23 February.

Inside private art collections with Scan the World

(General)

Beau Jackson (2017). Inside private art collections with Scan the World. 3D Printing Industry. 23 February.

Scientists study ways to preserve world heritage sites damaged in armed conflicts

(General)

Melissa Healy (2017). Scientists study ways to preserve world heritage sites damaged in armed conflicts. Los Angeles Times. 22 February.

Records Point to Dealer's Role in Artifact Theft

(Cambodia; Thailand)

Ben Paviour (2017). Records Point to Dealer's Role in Artifact Theft. The Cambodia Daily. 22 February.

Los controles que siguen faltando

(Argentina)

Controls are still missing

El Ancastí (2017). Los controles que siguen faltando. El Ancastí. 20 February.

Policeman sacked for keeping gold coin proceeds

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2017). Policeman sacked for keeping gold coin proceeds. BBC News. 20 February.

Family catches antiquity thief in the act

(Israel)

Arutz Sheva (2017). Family catches antiquity thief in the act. Arutz Sheva. 20 February.

Palestinian nabbed at crossing with sack of ancient coins

(Israel; Palestine; Jordan)

Ilan Ben Zion (2017). Palestinian nabbed at crossing with sack of ancient coins. The Times of Israel. 20 February.

Ancient artefacts leave Iraq for the 57th Venice Biennale

(Iraq; Italy)

Colin Randall (2017). Ancient artefacts leave Iraq for the 57th Venice Biennale. The National. 20 February.

Israeli authorities foil ancient Roman coin smuggling attempt

(Israel; Palestine; Jordan)

Ido Ben Porat (2017). Israeli authorities foil ancient Roman coin smuggling attempt. Arutz Sheva. 20 February.

With an eye to national identity, Beijing vows to stem loss of cultural treasures

(China)

Jun Mai (2017). With an eye to national identity, Beijing vows to stem loss of cultural treasures. South China Morning Post. 20 February.

Tourist Arrested For Vandalizing Colosseum With Ancient Coin

(Italy)

Glory Moralidad (2017). Tourist Arrested For Vandalizing Colosseum With Ancient Coin. Travelers Today. 18 February.

The Islamic State's 'business model' is failing, study says

(Syria; Iraq)

Rick Noack (2017). The Islamic State's 'business model' is failing, study says. The Washington Post. 17 February.

In West Bank, Israeli And Palestinian Archaeologists Both Lay Claim To Heritage

(Palestine; Israel)

WKNO (2017). In West Bank, Israeli And Palestinian Archaeologists Both Lay Claim To Heritage. WKNO. 16 February.

Bihar govt to prepare list of idols, artefacts in temples

(India)

TNN (2017). Bihar govt to prepare list of idols, artefacts in temples. The Times of India. 16 February.

The Ancient Syrian City ISIS Is Destroying, Preserved Online

(Syria)

Jason Farago (2017). The Ancient Syrian City ISIS Is Destroying, Preserved Online. The New York Times. 15 February.

Cyprus 'very interested' in return of Parthenon Marbles says Kadis

(Cyprus; Greece)

Cyprus Mail (2017). Cyprus 'very interested' in return of Parthenon Marbles says Kadis. Cyprus Mail. 15 February.

181 artifacts from looted site found, BLM asks for help

(United States of America)

Julie Applegate (2017). 181 artifacts from looted site found, BLM asks for help. St George News. 15 February.

Greek police arrest 81-year-old ex-poultry baron for undeclared antiquities

(Greece)

Tornos News (2017). Greek police arrest 81-year-old ex-poultry baron for undeclared antiquities. Tornos News. 15 February.

New Dead Sea Scrolls Find May Help Detect Forgeries

(Israel)

Michelle Z. Donahue (2017). New Dead Sea Scrolls Find May Help Detect Forgeries. National Geographic. 14 February.

Stolen artifacts from Turkey found in Germany

(Turkey; Germany)

Ömer Erbil (2017). Stolen artifacts from Turkey found in Germany. Hurriyet Daily News. 14 February.

A lawsuit involving American Indian artifacts, alleged excessive force and a Utahn's suicide has hit another wall

(United States of America)

Brian Maffly (2017). A lawsuit involving American Indian artifacts, alleged excessive force and a Utahn's suicide has hit another wall. The Salt Lake Tribune. 13 February.

Reports of illegal metal detecting near the historic Weeting Castle

(United Kingdom)

Rebecca Murphy (2017). Reports of illegal metal detecting near the historic Weeting Castle. Watton & Swaffham Times. 13 February.

Ancient statue a riddle for experts

(Cambodia)

Mom Kunthear (2017). Ancient statue a riddle for experts. Khmer Times. 13 February.

13 years on, no sign of 'ancient' paintings missing from Qila Mubarak

(India)

Manish Sirhindi (2017). 13 years on, no sign of 'ancient' paintings missing from Qila Mubarak. The Times of India. 13 February.

Jóvenes expoliadores saquean yacimientos de la Comunitat Valenciana y lo difunden por internet

(Spain)

Young looters sack sites in the Comunitat Valenciana and sell them on the internet

J. A. Marrahí (2017). Jóvenes expoliadores saquean yacimientos de la Comunitat Valenciana y lo difunden por internet. Las Provincias. 13 February.

Albania stops smugglers of 230 ancient Apollonia artifacts

(Albania)

Associated Press (2017). Albania stops smugglers of 230 ancient Apollonia artifacts. The Pueblo Chieftan. 12 February.

Maoists deny hand in destruction of ancient Ganesha idol; Cops have their doubts

(India)

Ejaz Kaiser (2017). Maoists deny hand in destruction of ancient Ganesha idol; Cops have their doubts. The New Indian Express. 12 February.

DRI vs Nanda case: DRI recovered antique Mughal sculpture during searc

(India)

Virendrasingh Ghunawat (2017). DRI vs Nanda case: DRI recovered antique Mughal sculpture during searc. India Today. 12 February.

More antique wooden sculptures, carvings recovered from Nanda

(India)

Press Trust of India (2017). More antique wooden sculptures, carvings recovered from Nanda. The Indian Express. 12 February.

Rescatan material arqueológico maya

(Mexico)

Maya material recovered

Wilmer Delgado Rojas (2017). Rescatan material arqueológico maya. El Expreso. 12 February.

'Booze, bullies and perverts' rife at museum

(Ireland)

Allison Bray (2017). 'Booze, bullies and perverts' rife at museum. Irish Independent. 10 February.

Encroachments removed from Dahshour necropolis site: Ministry

(Egypt)

Nevine El-Aref (2017). Encroachments removed from Dahshour necropolis site: Ministry. Ahram Online. 10 February.

Why We Need to Fight to Save Mosul's Cultural Heritage

(Iraq)

Katharyn Hanson (2017). Why We Need to Fight to Save Mosul's Cultural Heritage. Smithsonian. 9 February.

Germany Arrests Alleged Mastermind Behind Bardo Museum Terror Attack

(Tunisia; Germany)

Henri Neuendorf (2017). Germany Arrests Alleged Mastermind Behind Bardo Museum Terror Attack. ArtNet News. 9 February.

Urartu-era antiquities found in a truck in Hungary

(Hungary; Turkey; Armenia; Lithuania)

PanArmenian (2017). Urartu-era antiquities found in a truck in Hungary. PanArmenian. 9 February.

Manhattan District Attorney Returns Ancient Sarcophagus to Greek Consulate

(Greece; United States of America)

Philip Chrysopoulos (2017). Manhattan District Attorney Returns Ancient Sarcophagus to Greek Consulate. Greek Reporter. 9 February.

Santa Fe couple convicted in artifact-smuggling case

(United States of America; Pakistan)

Uriel J. Garcia (2017). Santa Fe couple convicted in artifact-smuggling case. Santa Fe New Mexican. 9 February.

Iran displays ancient Persian artifacts returned from the US

(Iran; United States of America)

Amir Vahdat (2017). Iran displays ancient Persian artifacts returned from the US. Phys.org. 8 February.

Metal detectorists urged to 'brush up on skills' to avoid damaging treasures

(United Kingdom)

Jody Harrison (2017). Metal detectorists urged to 'brush up on skills' to avoid damaging treasures. The Herald. 7 February.

Police seize 1 billion liras worth of Hellenistic jewelry in western Turkey

(Turkey)

Daily Sabah (2017). Police seize 1 billion liras worth of Hellenistic jewelry in western Turkey. Daily Sabah. 7 February.

Italy restoring damaged art from Palmyra Italy restoring damaged art from Palmyra

(Italy; Syria)

ANSA (2017). Italy restoring damaged art from Palmyra Italy restoring damaged art from Palmyra. ANSA. 7 February.

Antiquities robber caught red-handed in a Byzantine site

(Israel; Palestine)

Elisha Ben Kimon (2017). Antiquities robber caught red-handed in a Byzantine site. Ynet News. 7 February.

Show of shipwrecked treasures raises scientists' ire

(United States of America; Indonesia)

Traci Watson (2017). Show of shipwrecked treasures raises scientists' ire. Nature. 7 February.

Gone, sometimes forgotten: State law protects even tiny cemeteries, but enforcement can be tough

(United States of America)

Hailey Konnath (2017). Gone, sometimes forgotten: State law protects even tiny cemeteries, but enforcement can be tough. Omaha World-Herald. 7 February.

Van por 'ladrones' de vestigios mayas en Umán

(Mexico)

Police go after 'thieves' of Maya ruins in Umán

Luis Fuente (2017). Van por 'ladrones' de vestigios mayas en Umán. Milenio. 5 February.

Cairo's Islamic Art Museum Reopens 3 Years After A Car Bomb Damaged It

(Egypt)

WCAI (2017). Cairo's Islamic Art Museum Reopens 3 Years After A Car Bomb Damaged It. WCAI. 5 February.

Najaf Police confiscates 35 artifacts hidden inside vehicle

(Iraq)

Loaa Adel (2017). Najaf Police confiscates 35 artifacts hidden inside vehicle. Iraqi News. 5 February.

Breaking: Governor signs resolution asking to rescind Bears Ears monument designation

(United States of America)

Gephardt Daily (2017). Breaking: Governor signs resolution asking to rescind Bears Ears monument designation. Gephardt Daily. 3 February.

Asociación denuncia saqueo y destrucción de restos arqueológicos en Salamanca

(Spain)

Association denounces looting and destruction of archaeological remains in Salamanca

La Vanguardia (2017). Asociación denuncia saqueo y destrucción de restos arqueológicos en Salamanca. La Vanguardia. 3 February.

Republicans back off bill to sell 3.3m acres of public land after outcry

(United States of America)

Caty Enders (2017). Republicans back off bill to sell 3.3m acres of public land after outcry. The Guardian. 2 February.

European countries are working together to tackle cultural property crime

(General)

James Ratcliffe (2017). European countries are working together to tackle cultural property crime. Apollo. 2 February.

Police seize 801 artifacts, preventing illegal sale in Sharqiya

(Egypt)

Egypt Independent (2017). Police seize 801 artifacts, preventing illegal sale in Sharqiya. Egypt Independent. 2 February.

Egypt retrieves 2 artifacts from London

(Egypt)

Egypt Independent (2017). Egypt retrieves 2 artifacts from London. Egypt Independent. 1 February.

Citizen scientists can now help stop archaeological looting

(Peru)

Boing Boing (2017). Citizen scientists can now help stop archaeological looting. BoingBoing. 1 February.

Angry Pompeii workers 'tear down part of ancient Roman house in clash with management'

(Italy)

Chris Kitching (2017). Angry Pompeii workers 'tear down part of ancient Roman house in clash with management'. Mirror. 1 February.

Zona arqueológica, cerrada

(Mexico)

Archaeological site, closed

Juan Carlos Jiménez (2017). Zona arqueológica, cerrada. El Diario Martinense. 31 January.

Six Treasure Hunters Inside an Ancient Canal in Eppawala Arrested

(Sri Lanka)

Hiru News (2017). Six Treasure Hunters Inside an Ancient Canal in Eppawala Arrested. Hiru News. 31 January.

Stacks of Stolen Historic Artifacts Seized in Acre

(Israel)

David Israel (2017). Stacks of Stolen Historic Artifacts Seized in Acre. The Jewish Press. 30 January.

Space Archaeologist Funds Citizen Science Platform With $1M TED Prize

(Peru)

Kristina Killgrove (2017). Space Archaeologist Funds Citizen Science Platform With $1M TED Prize. Forbes. 30 January.

Encuentran dos momias prehispánicas abandonadas en un paraje del Cuzco

(Peru)

EFE (2017). Encuentran dos momias prehispánicas abandonadas en un paraje del Cuzco. El Comercio. 30 January.

Burglary in Chhota Udepur palace, antiques stolen

(India)

TNN (2017). Burglary in Chhota Udepur palace, antiques stolen. The Times of India. 30 January.

Facebook objects to X-rated ads for Asian Art Museum antiquities

(United States of America)

Leah Garchik (2017). Facebook objects to X-rated ads for Asian Art Museum antiquities. San Francisco Chronicle. 30 January.

Nigeria: Govt Vows to Deal With Collaborators of Destroyed 190-Year Monument

(Nigeria)

Times (2017). Nigeria: Govt Vows to Deal With Collaborators of Destroyed 190-Year Monument. All Africa. 29 January.

The dancing girl in distress

(Pakistan; India)

Pakistan Today (2017). The dancing girl in distress. Pakistan Today. 29 January.

Egypt retrieves 4,000-year-old figurine from London

(Egypt)

Egypt Independent (2017). Egypt retrieves 4,000-year-old figurine from London. Egypt Independent. 29 January.

Former Harrisburg mayor Stephen Reed gets probation, small fine in stolen artifacts case

(United States of America)

Jason Scott (2017). Former Harrisburg mayor Stephen Reed gets probation, small fine in stolen artifacts case. Central Penn Business Journal. 27 January.

English Heritage in the dock over plans for Clifford's Tower in York

(United Kingdom)

Kevin Rushby (2017). English Heritage in the dock over plans for Clifford's Tower in York. The Guardian. 27 January.

Angkor revisited: how master craftsmen are forging Khmer antiquities

(Cambodia)

Cristina Maza (2017). Angkor revisited: how master craftsmen are forging Khmer antiquities. The Phnom Penh Post. 27 January.

Ancient Assyrian artefacts discovered in raid on Islamic State safe house in Mosul

(Iraq)

ABC Australia (2017). Ancient Assyrian artefacts discovered in raid on Islamic State safe house in Mosul. ABC Australia. 26 January.

'Almost pathological preoccupation' with Wild West artifacts may land ex-Harrisburg mayor in prison

(United States of America)

The Washington Post (2017). 'Almost pathological preoccupation' with Wild West artifacts may land ex-Harrisburg mayor in prison. TribLive. 26 January.

Más de 800 objetos culturales sacados ilegalmente del Perú serán repatriados en 2017

(Peru)

More than 800 illegally looted cultural objects from Peru will be repatriated in 2017

David Hidalgo (2017). Más de 800 objetos culturales sacados ilegalmente del Perú serán repatriados en 2017. Ojo Público. 26 January.

Geneva Art World Pens Anti-Money-Laundering Guide Amid Scandals

(Switzerland)

Hugo Miller (2017). Geneva Art World Pens Anti-Money-Laundering Guide Amid Scandals. Bloomberg. 25 January.

Norfolk policeman who sold gold coins he found could face suspended sentence

(United Kingdom)

Eastern Daily Press (2017). Norfolk policeman who sold gold coins he found could face suspended sentence. Eastern Daily Press. 25 January.

To catch a thief

(United States of America)

Bennett Hall (2017). To catch a thief. Corvallis Gazette-Time. 25 January.

Immigration Customs Enforcement's Other Job: Recovering and Repatriating Cultural Property

(United States of America)

Jackson Lewis (2017). Immigration Customs Enforcement's Other Job: Recovering and Repatriating Cultural Property. The National Law Review. 25 January.

Guatemala recupera 22 piezas arqueológicas en el extranjero

(Guatemala; Italy; Switzerland; Germany; United States of America; El Salvador)

Guatemala recovers 22 archaeological pieces from abroad

Marlyn Valddez De León (2017). Guatemala recupera 22 piezas arqueológicas en el extranjero. AGN. 24 January.

Looted Syrian antiquities for sale in Denmark: police

(Denmark; Syria)

The Local (2017). Looted Syrian antiquities for sale in Denmark: police. The Local. 24 January.

How should museums respond to art smuggling scandals?

(General)

Victoria Reed (2017). How should museums respond to art smuggling scandals?. Apollo. 24 January.

Terror fear hits Troy

(Turkey)

Hurriyet Daily News (2017). Terror fear hits Troy. Hurriyet Daily News. 24 January.

Pakistan's Moenjodaro is crumbling away

(Pakistan)

Faras Ghani (2017). Pakistan's Moenjodaro is crumbling away. Al Jazeera. 23 January.

Smugglers captured trying to sell ancient artifacts

(Turkey)

Ihlas News Agency (2017). Smugglers captured trying to sell ancient artifacts. Daily Sabah. 23 January.

A no-strike list may shield Yemen's ancient treasures from war

(Yemen)

Aisling Irwin (2017). A no-strike list may shield Yemen's ancient treasures from war. New Scientist. 23 January.

Ex-Mayor Reed admits carelessness, not criminality, in pleading guilty to stealing city artifacts

(United States of America)

Matt Miller (2017). Ex-Mayor Reed admits carelessness, not criminality, in pleading guilty to stealing city artifacts. Penn Live. 23 January.

Cyprus Police seize 1.383 artworks and antiquities during operation "Pandora"

(Cyprus)

Famagusta Gazette (2017). Cyprus Police seize 1.383 artworks and antiquities during operation "Pandora". Famagusta Gazette. 23 January.

Greek Antiquities Among 3,500 Illegally Obtained Objects Confiscated

(Greece)

Philip Chrysopoulos (2017). Greek Antiquities Among 3,500 Illegally Obtained Objects Confiscated. Greek Reporter. 23 January.

Documentary on the looting of 2000 year-old Dacian bracelets premiers at the Bucharest's National History Museum

(Romania)

Romania Insider (2017). Documentary on the looting of 2000 year-old Dacian bracelets premiers at the Bucharest's National History Museum. Romania Insider. 23 January.

Europol: Nearly 250 arrests in Operation Bosphorus against smuggling of Turkish pistols via Bulgaria

(Bulgaria; Turkey)

The Sofia Globe (2017). Europol: Nearly 250 arrests in Operation Bosphorus against smuggling of Turkish pistols via Bulgaria. The Sofia Globe. 23 January.

Spanish Police Announce Arrests in Cultural Artifacts Ring

(Spain)

Associated Press (2017). Spanish Police Announce Arrests in Cultural Artifacts Ring. The New York Times. 22 January.

Una macrooperación de la Europol permite recuperar más de 3.500 obras de arte

(Spain)

A Europol macrooperation results in the recovery of more than 3,500 art objects

La Vanguardia (2017). Una macrooperación de la Europol permite recuperar más de 3.500 obras de arte. La Vanguardia. 22 January.

Prehistoric rock art in peril

(India)

E.M. Manoj (2017). Prehistoric rock art in peril. The Hindu. 22 January.

The strange case of the ancient Assyrian curse and the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police

(Syria; United Kingdom; Switzerland; Lebanon)

Patrick Sawer (2017). The strange case of the ancient Assyrian curse and the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police. The Telegraph. 21 January.

Movie director arrested over archaeological paintings theft

(Egypt)

Al-Masry Al-Youm (2017). Movie director arrested over archaeological paintings theft. Egypt Independent. 20 January.

Online courses: your passport to a new career

(General)

Helen Lock (2017). Online courses: your passport to a new career. The Guardian. 20 January.

ISIS Destroys Ancient Theater, Tetrapylon In Palmyra, Syria Says

(Syria)

Camila Domonoske (2017). ISIS Destroys Ancient Theater, Tetrapylon In Palmyra, Syria Says. NPR. 20 January.

Caught red-handed: 11 grave robbers arrested at northern ruins

(Israel)

Arutz Sheva (2017). Caught red-handed: 11 grave robbers arrested at northern ruins. Arutz Sheva. 19 January.

Syria: Islamic State group 'kills 12' in Palmyra

(Syria)

BBC News (2017). Syria: Islamic State group 'kills 12' in Palmyra. BBC News. 19 January.

Tourist Returns Stolen Cobblestone to Rome With Apology Note

(Italy)

Lilit Marcus (2017). Tourist Returns Stolen Cobblestone to Rome With Apology Note. Condé Nast Traveler. 19 January.

BLM requests public's assistance in preserving cultural resources for current and future generations of Americans

(United States of America)

Rachel T. Carnahan (2017). BLM requests public's assistance in preserving cultural resources for current and future generations of Americans. KCSG. 19 January.

British woman returns 4,500 year-old Yortan jug to Turkey

(Turkey; United Kingdom)

Nurbanu Kizil (2017). British woman returns 4,500 year-old Yortan jug to Turkey. Daily Sabah. 19 January.

Chinese Authorities Smash Fake Terracotta Warriors Attraction

(China)

Claire Voon (2017). Chinese Authorities Smash Fake Terracotta Warriors Attraction. Hyperallergic. 18 January.

Cairo's Museum of Islamic Art to open Friday after two-year closure

(Egypt)

Nevine El-Aref (2017). Cairo's Museum of Islamic Art to open Friday after two-year closure. Ahram Online. 18 January.

Iraqi artist recreates ancient works destroyed by IS

(Iraq)

Dawn (2017). Iraqi artist recreates ancient works destroyed by IS. Dawn. 17 January.

Greek Archaeologist Prevents Illicit Sale of Antiquity in New York

(Greece; United States of America)

Philip Chrysopoulos (2017). Greek Archaeologist Prevents Illicit Sale of Antiquity in New York. Greek Reporter. 17 January.

Swiss Antiquities Dealer Files $77 Million Suit Against Getty Museum

(United States of America; Switzerland)

Eileen Kinsella (2017). Swiss Antiquities Dealer Files $77 Million Suit Against Getty Museum. ArtNet News. 17 January.

Rome mulls no-go zone around Colosseum after acts of vandalism

(Italy)

Chiara Palazzo (2017). Rome mulls no-go zone around Colosseum after acts of vandalism. The Telegraph. 17 January.

Lebanon first to return looted Syria artifacts

(Lebanon; Syria)

Federica Marsi (2017). Lebanon first to return looted Syria artifacts. The Daily Star. 16 January.

Alleged grave robber arrested near temple

(Cambodia)

Kong Meta (2017). Alleged grave robber arrested near temple. The Phnom Penh Post. 16 January.

Archaeologists and Metal Detectorists Find Common Ground

(United States of America)

Tyler J. Kelley (2017). Archaeologists and Metal Detectorists Find Common Ground. The New York Times. 16 January.

Angkor what? How Cambodian workshops get away with fake masterpieces

(Cambodia)

Martin Polkinghorne (2017). Angkor what? How Cambodian workshops get away with fake masterpieces. In Daily. 16 January.

Australia returns three antiquities to India

(Australia; India)

Press Trust of India (2017). Australia returns three antiquities to India. The Times of India. 16 January.

Royal golden ring stored in Egyptian Museum not stolen as claimed

(Egypt)

Nevine El-Aref (2017). Royal golden ring stored in Egyptian Museum not stolen as claimed. Ahram Online. 15 January.

Museum cut company out of multi-billion dollar art deal: suit

(United States of America; Switzerland)

Kathianne Boniello (2017). Museum cut company out of multi-billion dollar art deal: suit. New York Post. 15 January.

Bears Ears and Gold Butte are the latest battlegrounds in a long-running debate about federal land in the West

(United States of America)

The Economist (2017). Bears Ears and Gold Butte are the latest battlegrounds in a long-running debate about federal land in the West. The Economist. 14 January.

Opportunity or threat? Stonehenge tunnel plan revives long-running debate

(United Kingdom)

Steven Morris (2017). Opportunity or threat? Stonehenge tunnel plan revives long-running debate. The Guardian. 13 January.

Europe Wants More Protection Against Antiquities Trafficking

(General)

Associated Press (2017). Europe Wants More Protection Against Antiquities Trafficking. The New York Times. 13 January.

Chinese museum demands return of horse sculptures from Pennsylvania

(China; United States of America)

Li Yan (2017). Chinese museum demands return of horse sculptures from Pennsylvania. ECNS. 13 January.

Cultural artifacts returned to Peru, all 404 of them

(Peru; United States of America)

Agnes Rivera (2017). Cultural artifacts returned to Peru, all 404 of them. Living in Peru. 12 January.

ICE returns cultural artifacts to Peru

(Peru; United States of America)

ICE (2017). ICE returns cultural artifacts to Peru. ICE. 12 January.

मंदिर से बेशकीमती तीन मूर्तियां चोरी

(India)

Three Sculptures Stolen from the Temple Treasures

Amar Ujala (2017). मंदिर से बेशकीमती तीन मूर्तियां चोरी. Amar Ujala. 12 January.

Withers attorney analyzes New York antiquities scandal

(United States of America)

Macaela J. Bennett (2017). Withers attorney analyzes New York antiquities scandal. Greenwich Time. 12 January.

SHC orders removal of Mohenjo Daro encroachers

(Pakistan)

Daily Times (2017). SHC orders removal of Mohenjo Daro encroachers. Daily Times. 12 January.

Vietnam woman nabbed for black bronze antique scam

(Vietnam)

Tuoi Tre News (2017). Vietnam woman nabbed for black bronze antique scam. Tuoi Tre News. 11 January.

Hyderabad: Thieves looting antiques without any fear of law

(India)

C R Gowri Shanker (2017). Hyderabad: Thieves looting antiques without any fear of law. Deccan Chronicle. 11 January.

Norwegian drug lord helped to solve the theft of King Harald's priceless antiques

(Norway)

Oskar Aanmoen (2017). Norwegian drug lord helped to solve the theft of King Harald's priceless antiques. Royal Central. 11 January.

How the estate of Thailand's missing 'Silk King' was among the winners of Reagan's 1986 Tax Reform Act

(Thailand)

Helen Stoilas (2017). How the estate of Thailand's missing 'Silk King' was among the winners of Reagan's 1986 Tax Reform Act. The Art Newspaper. 9 January.

Five ancient Egyptian artefacts smuggled to US repatriated

(Egypt)

Nevine El-Aref (2017). Five ancient Egyptian artefacts smuggled to US repatriated. Ahram Online. 9 January.

Notre Dame sued over alleged stolen art

(United States of America)

Margaret Fosmoe (2017). Notre Dame sued over alleged stolen art. South Bend Tribune. 5 January.

Karak Castle reopens its gates after December attack

(Jordan)

The Jordan Times (2017). Karak Castle reopens its gates after December attack. The Jordan Times. 5 January.

In focus: Tehran museum puts on show newly recuperated relics

(Iran; Italy)

Tehran Times (2017). In focus: Tehran museum puts on show newly recuperated relics. Tehran Times. 4 January.

House basements used for illegal excavation discovered in Luxor

(Egypt)

Al-Masry Al-Youm (2017). House basements used for illegal excavation discovered in Luxor. Egypt Independent. 4 January.

Jay Evensen: A monument designation won't stop the looting

(United States of America)

Jay Evensen (2017). Jay Evensen: A monument designation won't stop the looting. Deseret News. 4 January.

Restitution of Persepolis Collection Expected

(Iran; United States of America)

Financial Tribute (2017). Restitution of Persepolis Collection Expected. Financial Tribute. 4 January.

Syria monuments damage 'akin to looting Welsh castles'

(Syria)

BBC News (2017). Syria monuments damage 'akin to looting Welsh castles'. BBC News. 3 January.

Khajuraho to get back 'Parrot Lady'

(India; Canada)

Rabindra Nath Choudhury (2017). Khajuraho to get back 'Parrot Lady'. Deccan Chronicle. 3 January.

2016 saw 3 UNESCO listings, return of stolen antiquities

(India)

Manoj Pokhriyal (2017). 2016 saw 3 UNESCO listings, return of stolen antiquities. Press Trust of India. 3 January.

Bringing the gods home

(Nepal)

Saurav Karki (2017). Bringing the gods home. The Kathmandu Post. 3 January.

Turning Iraq history to rubble, leaving mess to looters

(Iraq)

Lori Hinnant (2016). Turning Iraq history to rubble, leaving mess to looters. The Detroit News. 31 December.

Obama leaves 'phenomenal legacy' of protecting historic and natural land

(United States of America)

Amanda Holpuch (2016). Obama leaves 'phenomenal legacy' of protecting historic and natural land. The Guardian. 31 December.

After Islamic State institutionalized looting in Syria, the market for fake antiquities is booming

(Syria)

Nibih Bulous (2016). After Islamic State institutionalized looting in Syria, the market for fake antiquities is booming. Los Angeles Times. 31 December.

Suit alleging Notre Dame has pilfered art collection is transferred to Indiana

(United States of America)

Torsten Ove (2016). Suit alleging Notre Dame has pilfered art collection is transferred to Indiana. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. 30 December.

Man charged in replica, artifact thefts from Fort Dobbs

(United States of America)

Record & Landmark (2016). Man charged in replica, artifact thefts from Fort Dobbs. Record & Landmark. 29 December.

New 'Red List' for West Africa helps to protect art, cultural antiquities

(General)

Africa Times (2016). New 'Red List' for West Africa helps to protect art, cultural antiquities. Africa Times. 29 December.

Cyprus petition launched for return on Elgin Marbles to Greece

(Greece; Cyprus; United Kingdom)

Annette Chrysostomou (2016). Cyprus petition launched for return on Elgin Marbles to Greece. Cyprus Mail. 28 December.

Obama declares Bears Ears National Monument in southern Utah

(United States of America)

Brian Maffly (2016). Obama declares Bears Ears National Monument in southern Utah. The Salt Lake Tribune. 28 December.

Miami Heat doctor sues store over fake Russian collectibles

(United States of America; Russia)

Rebecca Rosenberg (2016). Miami Heat doctor sues store over fake Russian collectibles. New York Post. 28 December.

Roman Antiquity Missing Since World War II Found in Russia Roman Antiquity Missing Since World War II Found in Russia

(Russia; Germany)

Hili Perlson (2016). Roman Antiquity Missing Since World War II Found in Russia Roman Antiquity Missing Since World War II Found in Russia. ArtNet News. 28 December.

Colombia returns ancient relics

(Peru; Colombia)

Alvaro Tassano (2016). Colombia returns ancient relics. Living in Peru. 27 December.

Police find new lead on stolen idols from Jumla

(Nepal)

Kamal Pariyar (2016). Police find new lead on stolen idols from Jumla. My Republica. 27 December.

Subhash Kapoor remanded in Pazhavoor idol theft case

(India)

Pon Vasanth Arunchalam (2016). Subhash Kapoor remanded in Pazhavoor idol theft case. The Hindu. 27 December.

Ancient idols of gods under serious threat in Nepal

(Nepal)

Deepak Kharel (2016). Ancient idols of gods under serious threat in Nepal. My Republica. 26 December.

Jean Paul Barbier-Mueller, 'gentleman collector' of ethnographic art, has died aged 86

(Switzerland)

The Art Newspaper (2016). Jean Paul Barbier-Mueller, 'gentleman collector' of ethnographic art, has died aged 86. The Art Newspaper. 26 December.

Egypt retrieves 340 smuggled artifacts from Jordan

(Egypt; Jordan)

Egypt Independent (2016). Egypt retrieves 340 smuggled artifacts from Jordan. Egypt Independent. 26 December.

Pratyangira idol and two other artefacts back in India

(India; Australia)

TNN (2016). Pratyangira idol and two other artefacts back in India. The Times of India. 26 December.

Web of smugglers linked to New York art gallery

(United States of America; India)

T.K. Rohit (2016). Web of smugglers linked to New York art gallery. The Hindu. 24 December.

Angkorian Artifact Dealer Arrested in New York

(United States of America; Cambodia)

Ben Paviour (2016). Angkorian Artifact Dealer Arrested in New York. The Cambodia Daily. 23 December.

Illicit antiquities trade being fought

(Bolivia; Argentina)

Manuela Pulido (2016). Illicit antiquities trade being fought. Latin American Post. 22 December.

Art dealer Nancy Wiener who sold stolen Buddha to NGA arrested

(United States of America; India; Cambodia; Australia)

Michaela Boland (2016). Art dealer Nancy Wiener who sold stolen Buddha to NGA arrested. The Australian. 22 December.

New Dead Sea Scrolls Fragments Found in Judean Desert

(Israel)

Philippe Bohstrom (2016). New Dead Sea Scrolls Fragments Found in Judean Desert. Haaretz. 21 December.

Customs officials can't tell antiquities from crafts they seize

(Nigeria)

Daily Trust (2016). Customs officials can't tell antiquities from crafts they seize. Daily Trust. 21 December.

New York Art Dealer Charged With Trafficking Illegal Antiquities

(United States of America; India; Cambodia; Australia)

Lisa Bannon (2016). New York Art Dealer Charged With Trafficking Illegal Antiquities. The Wall Street Journal. 21 December.

Prominent Antiquities Dealer Accused of Selling Stolen Artifacts

(United States of America; India; Australia; Cambodia)

Tom Mashberg (2016). Prominent Antiquities Dealer Accused of Selling Stolen Artifacts. The New York Times. 21 December.

This Wiyot Tool Dug Up 86 Years Ago by a Notorious Grave Robber is Being Sold in an Online Auction

(United States of America)

Ryan Burns (2016). This Wiyot Tool Dug Up 86 Years Ago by a Notorious Grave Robber is Being Sold in an Online Auction. Lost Coast Outpost. 21 December.

Stolen relief of Queen Hatshepsut recovered from London

(Egypt; United Kingdom)

Nevine El-Aref (2016). Stolen relief of Queen Hatshepsut recovered from London. Ahram Online. 20 December.

ICE On Trail of Stolen Relics

(United States of America)

Aaron Gilchrist (2016). ICE On Trail of Stolen Relics. NBC. 20 December.

Four suspected antiquities thieves nabbed near Mesolongi

(Greece)

eKathimerini (2016). Four suspected antiquities thieves nabbed near Mesolongi. eKathimerini. 19 December.

Hong Kong lions Stephen and Stitt, Japanese looters and the legal battle to protect cultural property

(Hong Kong; Japan)

Steven Gallagher (2016). Hong Kong lions Stephen and Stitt, Japanese looters and the legal battle to protect cultural property. South China Morning Post. 19 December.

Tapestry returning to Germany

(Germany; United States of America)

Jamie Stengle (2016). Tapestry returning to Germany. The Durango Herald. 17 December.

Suspected fraudster denies swindling elderly out of £650,000 worth of antiques

(United Kingdom)

Laura Chesters (2016). Suspected fraudster denies swindling elderly out of £650,000 worth of antiques. Antiques Trade Gazette. 16 December.

Have You Seen These Stolen Hearst Family Heirlooms?

(United States of America)

Rob Bates (2016). Have You Seen These Stolen Hearst Family Heirlooms?. JCK. 16 December.

Luxembourg Freeport Director David Arendt Quits

(Luxembourg)

Hili Perlson (2016). Luxembourg Freeport Director David Arendt Quits. ArtNet News. 16 December.

Employé du muséum d'histoire naturelle d'Orléans, il revendait des pierres et fossiles sur eBay

(France)

Employee of the natural history museum of Orléans, he resold stones and fossils on eBay

Philippe Renaud (2016). Employé du muséum d'histoire naturelle d'Orléans, il revendait des pierres et fossiles sur eBay. La République. 16 December.

Egypt antiquities ministry receives two stolen Islamic-era lamps from UAE

(Egypt; United Arab Emirates)

Nevine El-Aref (2016). Egypt antiquities ministry receives two stolen Islamic-era lamps from UAE. Ahram Online. 15 December.

Gardaí seize rare cup made from rhino horn in raid

(Ireland)

Jimmy Woulfe David Raleigh (2016). Gardaí seize rare cup made from rhino horn in raid. Irish Examiner. 15 December.

U.S. sues to recover ancient Syrian artifacts looted by Islamic State

(Syria; United States of America)

Yeganeh Torbati (2016). U.S. sues to recover ancient Syrian artifacts looted by Islamic State. Reuters. 15 December.

Mali declares archaeological emergency

(Mali)

FT (2016). Mali declares archaeological emergency. Financial Times. 14 December.

UNESCO Director General sends rapid assessment mission to the Nimrud archaeological site in Iraq

(Iraq)

UNESCO (2016). UNESCO Director General sends rapid assessment mission to the Nimrud archaeological site in Iraq. UNESCO. 14 December.

Crimean gold must go back to Ukraine, says Dutch court

(Netherlands; Russia; Ukraine)

BBC News (2016). Crimean gold must go back to Ukraine, says Dutch court. BBC News. 14 December.

Restituyen al gobierno mexicano 12 piezas arqueológicas incautadas en Italia

(Mexico; Italy)

12 archaeological pieces seized in Italy are returned to the Mexican government

Periodico el Despertar (2016). Restituyen al gobierno mexicano 12 piezas arqueológicas incautadas en Italia. Periodico el Despertar. 14 December.

Crimea's Scythian Treasures Become Political Football

(Netherlands; Russia; Ukraine)

Phil Butler (2016). Crimea's Scythian Treasures Become Political Football. Argophilia. 14 December.

Three looters busted plundering ancient tomb in Galilee

(Israel)

Ilan Ben Zion (2016). Three looters busted plundering ancient tomb in Galilee. The Times of Israel. 14 December.

UN seeks protection for ancient Nimrud site wrecked by IS

(Iraq)

Lori Hinnant (2016). UN seeks protection for ancient Nimrud site wrecked by IS. The Republic. 14 December.

Repatriating the Past: Filling the Holes in Egypt's History Left by Looting

(Egypt)

Katie A. Paul (2016). Repatriating the Past: Filling the Holes in Egypt's History Left by Looting. Heritage Daily. 12 December.

Palmyra: IS retakes ancient Syrian city

(Syria)

BBC News (2016). Palmyra: IS retakes ancient Syrian city. BBC News. 11 December.

How Egypt intends to stop sale of its relics around the world

(Egypt)

George Mikhail (2016). How Egypt intends to stop sale of its relics around the world. Al Monitor. 11 December.

Iraqis Mourn Destruction of Ancient City of Nimrud: ISIS 'Tried to Destroy the Identity of Iraq'

(Iraq)

Lucy Kafanov (2016). Iraqis Mourn Destruction of Ancient City of Nimrud: ISIS 'Tried to Destroy the Identity of Iraq'. NBC. 11 December.

Destrozan en Chiapas ruinas arqueológicas

(Mexico)

Archaeological ruins destroyed in Chiapas

Omar Ruiz (2016). Destrozan en Chiapas ruinas arqueológicas. El Sol de Mexico. 9 December.

Six major challenges facing Indian museums, says museologist Vinod Daniel

(India)

Adrija Roychowdhury (2016). Six major challenges facing Indian museums, says museologist Vinod Daniel. The Indian Express. 8 December.

How the antiquities black market thrives on Syria: 'We have the collapse of state institutions and the society holding them all together'

(Syria)

Syria Direct (2016). How the antiquities black market thrives on Syria: 'We have the collapse of state institutions and the society holding them all together'. Syria Direct. 8 December.

Artifact trafficking and the battle to stop it: 'It's open season'

(Syria)

Rami al-Khattib (2016). Artifact trafficking and the battle to stop it: 'It's open season'. Syria Direct. 8 December.

Retired FBI Agent Solves Arts Crimes Including a Missing Nazi Diary, Confederate Relics and Even Batmobiles

(United States of America)

Erin Arvelund (2016). Retired FBI Agent Solves Arts Crimes Including a Missing Nazi Diary, Confederate Relics and Even Batmobiles. Philly.com. 8 December.

ICE returns 23 pre-Columbian artifacts to Dominican Republic

(Dominican Republic; United States of America)

ICE (2016). ICE returns 23 pre-Columbian artifacts to Dominican Republic. ICE. 7 December.

Fruitful week for repatriation of Egyptian antiquities: Report

(Egypt)

Ahram Online (2016). Fruitful week for repatriation of Egyptian antiquities: Report. Ahram Online. 7 December.

Group will document state's antiques to protect heritage

(India)

Mayuri Phadnis (2016). Group will document state's antiques to protect heritage. Pune Mirror. 7 December.

US Will Return 9 Indian Antiquities Shortly: Government

(India; United States of America)

Press Trust of India (2016). US Will Return 9 Indian Antiquities Shortly: Government. NDTV. 7 December.

INAH recupera monumento que estaba en un hotel

(Mexico)

INAH recovers monument that was in a hotel

Union Yucatán (2016). INAH recupera monumento que estaba en un hotel. Union Yucatán. 7 December.

Amid regional instability and rising demand, a historic agreement could protect priceless cultural artifacts

(Egypt; United States of America)

Sandy Pterykowski (2016). Amid regional instability and rising demand, a historic agreement could protect priceless cultural artifacts. PBS. 6 December.

Yucatán recupera valiosa estela de antigua ciudad maya

(Mexico)

Yucatan recovers valuable steala from ancient Maya city

Terra (2016). Yucatán recupera valiosa estela de antigua ciudad maya. Terra. 6 December.

Roman artefacts spotted at auction after they were stolen 12 years ago

(United Kingdom)

ITV News (2016). Roman artefacts spotted at auction after they were stolen 12 years ago. ITV News. 6 December.

Pearce Leads Effort To Protect Tribal Artifacts

(United States of America)

Office of Rep. Steve Pearce (2016). Pearce Leads Effort To Protect Tribal Artifacts. KRWG. 6 December.

La Policía detiene a los presuntos autores del robo en la iglesia y la rectoral de Cea

(Spain)

Police arrested suspects in the robbery of the church and rectory of Cea

Faro de Vigo (2016). La Policía detiene a los presuntos autores del robo en la iglesia y la rectoral de Cea. Faro de Vigo. 5 December.

The UAE can become a safe haven for antiquities

(United Arab Emirates)

Peter Hellyer (2016). The UAE can become a safe haven for antiquities. The National. 5 December.

Stolen coffins found after police search

(United Kingdom)

Caroline Tilley (2016). Stolen coffins found after police search. Gazette News. 5 December.

France pays £24m into new fund to protect cultural heritage sites

(France)

Associated Press (2016). France pays £24m into new fund to protect cultural heritage sites. The Guardian. 4 December.

Imitation game: how copies can solve our cultural heritage crises

(General)

Felicity Strong (2016). Imitation game: how copies can solve our cultural heritage crises. The Conversation. 4 December.

Fire at California artists' collective claims 33 lives

(United States of America)

Helen Stoilas (2016). Fire at California artists' collective claims 33 lives. The Art Newspaper. 4 December.

Judge orders 'owner' to provide more details before ancient golden crown can be examined

(United Kingdom; Turkey)

The Herald (2016). Judge orders 'owner' to provide more details before ancient golden crown can be examined. The Herald. 3 December.

Nations set to approve heritage protection fund

(United Arab Emirates)

AFP (2016). Nations set to approve heritage protection fund. The Daily Mail. 3 December.

Operation Mummy's Curse returns ancient artifacts including child's sarcophagus to Egypt

(Egypt; United States of America)

RT (2016). Operation Mummy's Curse returns ancient artifacts including child's sarcophagus to Egypt. RT. 3 December.

Art cops recover Roman statue

(Italy)

ANSA (2016). Art cops recover Roman statue. ANSA. 2 December.

Swiss seize 9 relics allegedly stolen from Libya, Palmyra

(Switzerland; Libya; Syria)

Associated Press (2016). Swiss seize 9 relics allegedly stolen from Libya, Palmyra. The Daily Mail. 2 December.

Five Nobel winners urge action to protect heritage sites

(United Arab Emirates)

AFP (2016). Five Nobel winners urge action to protect heritage sites. The Economic Times. 2 December.

UAE hosts global push to save antiquities from conflict

(United Arab Emirates)

BBC News (2016). UAE hosts global push to save antiquities from conflict. BBC News. 2 December.

Arrests confirm more thefts in NGA collection

(Australia; India)

Michaela Boland (2016). Arrests confirm more thefts in NGA collection. The Australian. 2 December.

Stolen Mummy Hand Makes Its Way Home

(Egypt; United States of America)

Megan Gannon (2016). Stolen Mummy Hand Makes Its Way Home. Live Science. 2 December.

U.S., Egypt Sign Agreement to Thwart Trade in Illegal Antiquities

(Egypt; United States of America)

Kristin Romey (2016). U.S., Egypt Sign Agreement to Thwart Trade in Illegal Antiquities. National Geographic. 2 December.

Dealers' association asks industry to contact MPs over new cultural property law

(United Kingdom)

ATG (2016). Dealers' association asks industry to contact MPs over new cultural property law. Antiques Trade Gazette. 1 December.

Protecting culture vital for identity and peace,' says head of Unesco

(United Arab Emirates)

Naser Al Wasmi (2016). Protecting culture vital for identity and peace,' says head of Unesco. The National. 1 December.

Does Aleppo prove that we westerners should keep the world's antiquities?

(Syria)

Robert Fisk (2016). Does Aleppo prove that we westerners should keep the world's antiquities?. The Independent. 1 December.

How ISIL destroyed Nimrud

(Iraq)

John Beck (2016). How ISIL destroyed Nimrud. Al Jazeera. 1 December.

Geneva Free Port: The greatest art collection no-one can see

(Switzerland)

Will Gompertz (2016). Geneva Free Port: The greatest art collection no-one can see. BBC News. 1 December.

Give us back the Venus de Milo, Greeks tell Louvre

(France; Greece)

Anthee Carassava (2016). Give us back the Venus de Milo, Greeks tell Louvre. The Times. 30 November.

Crowns, necklaces of Rampur Nawabs up for auction; family says no clue how it reached London

(India)

Faisal Fareed (2016). Crowns, necklaces of Rampur Nawabs up for auction; family says no clue how it reached London. Two Circles. 30 November.

206 ancient silver coins seized from villagers in Vellore district

(India)

TNN (2016). 206 ancient silver coins seized from villagers in Vellore district. The Times of India. 30 November.

Why the Indian antiquities market is important to Contemporary art

(India)

Rosalyn DMello (2016). Why the Indian antiquities market is important to Contemporary art. Vogue. 30 November.

Transported porcelain artefacts are not damaged as rumoured: Egyptian antiquities ministry

(Egypt)

Nevine El-Aref (2016). Transported porcelain artefacts are not damaged as rumoured: Egyptian antiquities ministry. Ahram Online. 29 November.

Angkor replicated: How Cambodian workshops produce fake masterpieces, and get away with it

(Cambodia)

Martin Polkinghorne (2016). Angkor replicated: How Cambodian workshops produce fake masterpieces, and get away with it. Scroll.in. 29 November.

FLC students vandalize Native American ruins in Utah

(United States of America)

Jonathan Romeo (2016). FLC students vandalize Native American ruins in Utah. The Journal. 29 November.

Secretary Kerry Signs Cultural Property Protection Agreement With Egypt

(United States of America; Egypt)

US State Department (2016). Secretary Kerry Signs Cultural Property Protection Agreement With Egypt. US Department of State. 29 November.

Modern-day Monuments Men wanted by the British Army

(United Kingdom)

Emily Sharpe (2016). Modern-day Monuments Men wanted by the British Army. The Art Newspaper. 29 November.

Grave Robbers' Search for Treasure Buries Them Alive

(China)

Fu Danni (2016). Grave Robbers' Search for Treasure Buries Them Alive. Sixth Tone. 28 November.

Ancient Coin News – Metal Detectorist Challenges Alton Hoard Value

(United Kingdom)

Everett Millman (2016). Ancient Coin News – Metal Detectorist Challenges Alton Hoard Value. Coin Week. 28 November.

No cesa saqueo arqueológico en la isla de Jaina

(Mexico)

The looting of archaeology on the island of Jaina has not stopped

Cronica (2016). No cesa saqueo arqueológico en la isla de Jaina. Cronica. 28 November.

Six men jailed over Dh40,000 theft from villa

(United Arab Emirates)

Bassam Za'za' (2016). Six men jailed over Dh40,000 theft from villa. Gulf News. 28 November.

Is the destruction of cultural property a war crime?

(Mali)

Brian Daniels (2016). Is the destruction of cultural property a war crime?. Apollo. 28 November.

Stolen frescoes highlight concern for cultural relics

(China)

CRIEnglish (2016). Stolen frescoes highlight concern for cultural relics. CRIEnglish. 25 November.

'Outrage' at damage to Cissbury Ring

(United Kingdom)

Worthing Herald (2016). 'Outrage' at damage to Cissbury Ring. Worthing Herald. 25 November.

Ancient stolen artefact repatriated

(Cyprus)

Evie Andreou (2016). Ancient stolen artefact repatriated. Cyprus Mail. 24 November.

Los verdaderos ladrones del patrimonio nacional

(Cuba)

True thieves of national heritage

Miriam Celaya (2016). Los verdaderos ladrones del patrimonio nacional. Marti. 24 November.

Piecing back together an Iraqi archaeological gem blown sky-high by Isis

(Iraq)

Martin Chulov (2016). Piecing back together an Iraqi archaeological gem blown sky-high by Isis. The Guardian. 24 November.

Egyptian antiquities again offered for sale in London

(Egypt; United Kingdom)

Al-Masry Al-Youm (2016). Egyptian antiquities again offered for sale in London. Egypt Independent. 23 November.

Police appeal after theft from National Trust property

(United Kingdom)

WS County Times (2016). Police appeal after theft from National Trust property. West Sussex County Times. 23 November.

A look at the book the Metropolitan Museum of Art refuses to sell

(China; United States of America)

Li Yan (2016). A look at the book the Metropolitan Museum of Art refuses to sell. ECNS. 22 November.

Court: Names of Israeli Archaeologists Digging in West Bank Can Stay Secret

(Israel)

Nir Hasson (2016). Court: Names of Israeli Archaeologists Digging in West Bank Can Stay Secret. Haaretz. 22 November.

Antiques worth thousands stolen from Polesden Lacey

(United Kingdom)

Josh Searle (2016). Antiques worth thousands stolen from Polesden Lacey. Surrey Mirror. 21 November.

Joyas en peligro

(Spain)

Treasures in danger

David Navarro (2016). Joyas en peligro. Heraldo. 21 November.

How the archaeological review behind the Dakota Access Pipeline went wrong

(United States of America)

Chip Colwell (2016). How the archaeological review behind the Dakota Access Pipeline went wrong. The Conversation. 21 November.

'Ziggy' the graffiti vandal has been targeting ancient buildings and churches in Faversham

(United Kingdom)

Faversham Times (2016). 'Ziggy' the graffiti vandal has been targeting ancient buildings and churches in Faversham. Kent Live. 21 November.

Un antiguo poblado aborigen de Tamaraceite muere olvidado, víctima constante de actos vandálicos

(Spain)

An ancient indigenous village of Tamaraceite dies forgotten, a constant victim of vandalism

Jennifer Jimenez (2016). Un antiguo poblado aborigen de Tamaraceite muere olvidado, víctima constante de actos vandálicos. El Diario. 21 November.

History re-told through the Gweagal shield

(Australia; United Kingdom)

Louis Klee (2016). History re-told through the Gweagal shield. Varsity. 18 November.

Lawyer, driver arrested for possession of 29 artifacts

(Egypt)

Al-Masry Al-Youm (2016). Lawyer, driver arrested for possession of 29 artifacts. Egypt Independent. 18 November.

Legal Aspects Of Heritage In India

(India)

Shivali Rathore Kalpesh L Gupta (2016). Legal Aspects Of Heritage In India. Live Law. 18 November.

HM Customs and Gib University in first 'high level' enforcement meeting

(Gibralter)

Gabriella Peralta (2016). HM Customs and Gib University in first 'high level' enforcement meeting. Gibralter Chronicle. 18 November.

'Harry Potter fans' deface ancient 4,000-year-old megalithic tomb with Deathly Hallows symbol graffiti

(Spain)

Stephen Jones (2016). 'Harry Potter fans' deface ancient 4,000-year-old megalithic tomb with Deathly Hallows symbol graffiti. Mirror. 17 November.

Publication of ads about stolen artefacts in major dailies ordered

(Pakistan)

Dawn (2016). Publication of ads about stolen artefacts in major dailies ordered. Dawn. 17 November.

Minister condemns illegal trafficking of artefacts

(Nigeria)

Gistmaster (2016). Minister condemns illegal trafficking of artefacts. Gistmaster. 17 November.

UAE and France to announce new partnership on safeguarding endangered cultural heritage

(United Arab Emirates; France)

MENAFM (2016). UAE and France to announce new partnership on safeguarding endangered cultural heritage. MENAFN. 16 November.

Antiquities department had no power to act in Salamis case, auditor-general rules

(Cyprus)

Evie Andreou (2016). Antiquities department had no power to act in Salamis case, auditor-general rules. Cyprus Mail. 16 November.

FG to partner Rescuers Association on repatriation of stolen artifacts — Minister

(Nigeria)

Segun Adebowale (2016). FG to partner Rescuers Association on repatriation of stolen artifacts — Minister. The Eagle. 16 November.

Villagers try to retrieve stolen corpse of their ancestor from the Netherlands

(China; Netherlands)

Global Times (2016). Villagers try to retrieve stolen corpse of their ancestor from the Netherlands. Global Times. 16 November.

Donation Returns Over 200 Indigenous Art Objects to British Columbia

(Canada)

Allison Meier (2016). Donation Returns Over 200 Indigenous Art Objects to British Columbia. Hyperallergic. 16 November.

Why retrieved antiquities should be sent back to place of origin

(India)

Sanjeev Sanyal (2016). Why retrieved antiquities should be sent back to place of origin. Hindustan Times. 16 November.

Police hunt thieves who stole lead from three buildings in West Dunbartonshire

(United Kingdom)

Paul Behan (2016). Police hunt thieves who stole lead from three buildings in West Dunbartonshire. Dumbarton Reporter. 15 November.

Nimrud: Photos show IS destruction of ancient Iraqi city

(Iraq)

BBC News (2016). Nimrud: Photos show IS destruction of ancient Iraqi city. BBC News. 15 November.

Ancient art returning home

(China)

China Daily (2016). Ancient art returning home. China.org.cn. 14 November.

Drones fly over ancient Nimrud to help secure Assyrian ruins

(Iraq)

Ahmed Rasheed (2016). Drones fly over ancient Nimrud to help secure Assyrian ruins. Reuters. 14 November.

Antiquities mystery solved: Swiss return stolen artifact to Egypt

(Egypt; Switzerland)

AT editor (2016). Antiquities mystery solved: Swiss return stolen artifact to Egypt. Africa Times. 14 November.

Taiwan museum removes defaced statues given by Jackie Chan

(Taiwan; China)

AFP (2016). Taiwan museum removes defaced statues given by Jackie Chan. Emirates 24/7. 14 November.

Pierden alrededor de 100 vestigios arqueológicos en Chetumal

(Mexico)

About 100 archaeological sites lost in Chetumal

Ángel Castilla (2016). Pierden alrededor de 100 vestigios arqueológicos en Chetumal. Sipse. 13 November.

Arson in the Kidron Valley Damages Architectural Jewels

(Israel)

Ilana Messika (2016). Arson in the Kidron Valley Damages Architectural Jewels. The Jewish Press. 13 November.

How NGOs are helping preserve Syria's heritage

(Syria)

Florence Massena (2016). How NGOs are helping preserve Syria's heritage. Al-Monitor. 13 November.

Treasures worth billions 'hidden in free ports to fund Isis'

(Switzerland)

Cahal Milmo (2016). Treasures worth billions 'hidden in free ports to fund Isis'. i News. 13 November.

Spaniard jailed for destroying Neolithic cave to make an animal shelter

(Spain)

James Badcock (2016). Spaniard jailed for destroying Neolithic cave to make an animal shelter. The Telegraph. 13 November.

Nimrud: Iraqi forces 'retake ancient city from IS'

(Iraq)

BBC News (2016). Nimrud: Iraqi forces 'retake ancient city from IS'. BBC News. 13 November.

Cyprus police coordinated Europe-wide Pandora operation to hunt down missing antiquities

(Cyprus)

Philip Mark (2016). Cyprus police coordinated Europe-wide Pandora operation to hunt down missing antiquities. Cyprus Mail. 12 November.

'We've hidden our treasures from Isil, only a handful know the secret location', says Syria's antiquities chief

(Syria)

Josie Ensor (2016). 'We've hidden our treasures from Isil, only a handful know the secret location', says Syria's antiquities chief. The Telegraph. 12 November.

DNR cracks down on fossil hunters

(United States of America)

Bo Petersen (2016). DNR cracks down on fossil hunters. The Charlotte Observer. 12 November.

Britain is in the middle of a treasure-hunting boom

(United Kingdom)

The Economist (2016). Britain is in the middle of a treasure-hunting boom. The Economist. 12 November.

Proposed Bears Ears monument protects Anasazi history at risk

(United States of America)

Brad Branan (2016). Proposed Bears Ears monument protects Anasazi history at risk. The Sacramento Bee. 11 November.

Notices issued on plea for retrieval of 'Dancing Girl' from India

(Pakistan; India)

The News (2016). Notices issued on plea for retrieval of 'Dancing Girl' from India. The News. 11 November.

48 artifact smugglers caught in police probe

(South Korea)

Park Ming-Je (2016). 48 artifact smugglers caught in police probe. Korea JoongAng Daily. 10 November.

Paphos mayor says he feel vindicated following archaeology arrests

(Cyprus)

Philip Mark (2016). Paphos mayor says he feel vindicated following archaeology arrests. Cyprus Mail. 10 November.

Possible 'first encounter' Aboriginal shield uncovered in Berlin

(Australia; Germany)

Lexi Metherell (2016). Possible 'first encounter' Aboriginal shield uncovered in Berlin. The New Daily. 10 November.

Antiquities seized

(Cyprus)

Rachael Gillett (2016). Antiquities seized. Cyprus Mail. 9 November.

Germany returns ancient relics

(Germany; Peru)

Alvaro Tassano (2016). Germany returns ancient relics. Peru This Week. 9 November.

Italy returns scores of smuggled artifacts to Iran

(Iran; Italy)

Tehran Times (2016). Italy returns scores of smuggled artifacts to Iran. Tehran Times. 9 November.

Govt stopping sale at Japan auction raises hopes about looted artifacts

(Japan; China)

Shan Jie (2016). Govt stopping sale at Japan auction raises hopes about looted artifacts. Global Times. 8 November.

Police Reclaim 4,500 Stolen Cultural Assets

(South Korea)

KBS (2016). Police Reclaim 4,500 Stolen Cultural Assets. KBS World. 8 November.

NAGPRA Revisited: Negotiating Culture, Legalities, and Challenges at Wesleyan and Beyond

(United States of America)

Emmet Teran Jenny Davis (2016). NAGPRA Revisited: Negotiating Culture, Legalities, and Challenges at Wesleyan and Beyond. The Wesleyan Argus. 8 November.

Violencia y narco obstaculizan el trabajo de arqueólogos

(Mexico)

Violence and narcos hamper the work of archaeologists

Reyna Paz Avendaño (2016). Violencia y narco obstaculizan el trabajo de arqueólogos. Cronica. 7 November.

Prince Charles warns of cultural destruction on UAE visit

(United Arab Emirates; United Kingdom)

Sean Coughlan (2016). Prince Charles warns of cultural destruction on UAE visit. BBC News. 7 November.

El saqueo de nuestra riqueza arqueológica y cultural

(Colombia)

The plundering of our archaeological and cultural wealth

Vanguardia (2016). El saqueo de nuestra riqueza arqueológica y cultural. Vanguardia. 7 November.

Is Israel's Big New Find a Hoax?

(Israel; Palestine)

Candida Moss (2016). Is Israel's Big New Find a Hoax?. The Daily Beast. 6 November.

'Lead Sea Scrolls' row reopened

(Jordan)

Richard Brooks (2016). 'Lead Sea Scrolls' row reopened. The Sunday Times. 6 November.

High court moved for retrieving dancing girl statuette from India

(Pakistan; India)

Jamal Khurshid (2016). High court moved for retrieving dancing girl statuette from India. The News. 6 November.

Palestinians make a play for Dead Sea Scrolls at UNESCO

(Israel; Palestine)

Tovah Lazaroff (2016). Palestinians make a play for Dead Sea Scrolls at UNESCO. The Jerusalem Post. 6 November.

Eternal unrest: How a Native American burial site was desecrated in Hamilton County

(United States of America)

Chris Sikich (2016). Eternal unrest: How a Native American burial site was desecrated in Hamilton County. Indy Star. 5 November.

Obras de arte en 'busca y captura'

(Spain)

Works of art in 'search and capture'

Carlos Fonesca (2016). Obras de arte en 'busca y captura'. Voz Populi. 5 November.

Outcry after Toledo Museum of Art sells ancient Greek and Egyptian objects at auction

(United States of America; Egypt; Cyprus)

Aimee Dawson (2016). Outcry after Toledo Museum of Art sells ancient Greek and Egyptian objects at auction. The Art Newspaper. 5 November.

China cracks down on illegal trade of cultural artefacts

(China)

Anny Shaw (2016). China cracks down on illegal trade of cultural artefacts. The Art Newspaper. 4 November.

Louvre may safeguard artefacts from war-torn areas

(France)

Anny Shaw (2016). Louvre may safeguard artefacts from war-torn areas. The Art Newspaper. 4 November.

Only a Fraction of Mexico's Stolen Cultural Antiquities Are Recovered

(Mexico)

Tania L. Montalvo (2016). Only a Fraction of Mexico's Stolen Cultural Antiquities Are Recovered. Insight Crime. 3 November.

Ring the alarm: Legendary bell precious to Métis nation is missing — again

(Canada)

CBC (2016). Ring the alarm: Legendary bell precious to Métis nation is missing — again. CBC. 2 November.

Four arrested for illegal antiquities trading

(Greece)

eKathimerini (2016). Four arrested for illegal antiquities trading. eKathimerini. 2 November.

ASI for easier norms for private import of antiquities

(India)

Anrita Madhukalya (2016). ASI for easier norms for private import of antiquities. DNA. 2 November.

'They've got no claim': Indigenous Australian demands British Museum return ancestral shield

(Australia; United Kingdom)

CBC (2016). 'They've got no claim': Indigenous Australian demands British Museum return ancestral shield. CBC. 2 November.

Egypt bans cooperation with Toledo Museum over antiquities' sale

(Egypt; United States of America)

Middle East Monitor (2016). Egypt bans cooperation with Toledo Museum over antiquities' sale. Middle East Monitor. 1 November.

Louvre to offer shelter for world treasures rescued from war zones

(France)

Kim Willsher (2016). Louvre to offer shelter for world treasures rescued from war zones. The Guardian. 1 November.

Thieves steal ancient stones from historic ruined castle near Nuneaton

(United Kingdom)

Katrina Chilver (2016). Thieves steal ancient stones from historic ruined castle near Nuneaton. Coventry Telegraph. 1 November.

Auctions for plundered cultural relics forbidden in China

(China)

CRIEnglish (2016). Auctions for plundered cultural relics forbidden in China. CRIEnglish. 1 November.

'Activists held' at King Cyrus tomb in Iran

(Iran)

BBC News (2016). 'Activists held' at King Cyrus tomb in Iran. BBC News. 31 October.

Former Harrisburg mayor's trial pushed to 2017

(United States of America)

Emily Previti (2016). Former Harrisburg mayor's trial pushed to 2017. WITF. 31 October.

Iraqi heritage sites again at risk in Mosul operation

(Iraq)

AFP (2016). Iraqi heritage sites again at risk in Mosul operation. The Daily Mail. 31 October.

Long-lost Toledo sword returns home

(United States of America)

Ignazio Messina (2016). Long-lost Toledo sword returns home. The Toledo Blade. 30 October.

Egypt wants sanctions against museum for selling antiquities

(United States of America; Egypt)

Roberta Gedert (2016). Egypt wants sanctions against museum for selling antiquities. The Toledo Blade. 29 October.

Show sheds light on WWII efforts to salvage priceless antiquities

(Greece)

Iota Sykka (2016). Show sheds light on WWII efforts to salvage priceless antiquities. eKathimerini. 29 October.

Corruption central: The plundering of Egypt's relics

(Egypt)

Amr Khalifa (2016). Corruption central: The plundering of Egypt's relics. Middle East Eye. 28 October.

Zimmerli displays counterfeit coins as part of Roman collection

(United States of America)

Mary Berko (2016). Zimmerli displays counterfeit coins as part of Roman collection. The Daily Targum. 27 October.

Controversial auctioning of artifacts ends

(United States of America)

Roberta Gedert (2016). Controversial auctioning of artifacts ends. The Toledo Blade. 27 October.

A goodwill gesture: India loans ancient statue to Bhutan

(Bhutan; India)

Gargi Gupta (2016). A goodwill gesture: India loans ancient statue to Bhutan. DNA. 27 October.

Ancient Hebrew Papyrus Seized from Looters, But Is It Authentic?

(Israel)

Owen Jarus (2016). Ancient Hebrew Papyrus Seized from Looters, But Is It Authentic?. Live Science. 26 October.

Ownership questions trigger NGV action on antiquities

(Australia; Guatemala)

Michaela Boland (2016). Ownership questions trigger NGV action on antiquities. The Australian. 26 October.

Rare Toledo museum items sold despite protests

(United States of America)

Roberta Gedert (2016). Rare Toledo museum items sold despite protests. The Toledo Blade. 26 October.

How the Townley Venus's thumb was knocked off at the British Museum

(United Kingdom)

Martin Bailey (2016). How the Townley Venus's thumb was knocked off at the British Museum. The Art Newspaper. 26 October.

Rukoro hints at reparation package

(Namibia; Germany)

New Era (2016). Rukoro hints at reparation package. New Era. 25 October.

Italian Preservationists Save 900 Artworks From the Ruins of Earthquake-Struck Amatrice

(Italy)

Danny Lewis (2016). Italian Preservationists Save 900 Artworks From the Ruins of Earthquake-Struck Amatrice. Smithsonian. 25 October.

Mummy portraits stolen by Nazis, recovered, sell for over $300,000

(Switzerland; Germany)

Ilan Ben Zion (2016). Mummy portraits stolen by Nazis, recovered, sell for over $300,000. The Times of India. 25 October.

Denuncian robo en zona arqueológica de El Rosario, en SJR

(Mexico)

Theft in archaeological site of El Rosario denounced

Karen Mungula (2016). Denuncian robo en zona arqueológica de El Rosario, en SJR. Codice Informativo. 25 October.

Cyprus demands auction be stopped

(United States of America; Cyprus)

Roberta Gedert (2016). Cyprus demands auction be stopped. The Toledo Blade. 25 October.

Kirk Goes After Artifacts Plundered By ISIS

(United States of America)

Nick Gale (2016). Kirk Goes After Artifacts Plundered By ISIS. WLS. 24 October.

Culture Held Captive—Tribal Members Want Patrimony Returned

(United States of America)

Stephanie Woodard (2016). Culture Held Captive—Tribal Members Want Patrimony Returned. Indian Country Today. 24 October.

Art expert slams Toledo museum on sale of antiquities

(United States of America; Egypt; Cyprus; Greece)

Wynne Everett (2016). Art expert slams Toledo museum on sale of antiquities. The Toledo Blade. 24 October.

'Destroying damaged ancient sculptures a crime'

(India)

TNN (2016). 'Destroying damaged ancient sculptures a crime'. The Times of India. 24 October.

Antiquities ministry trying to stop sale of Egyptian artefacts at New York auction

(Egypt; United States of America)

Nevine El-Aref (2016). Antiquities ministry trying to stop sale of Egyptian artefacts at New York auction. Ahram Online. 21 October.

Looters exploit the political chaos in Libya

(Libya)

Tim Cornwell (2016). Looters exploit the political chaos in Libya. The Art Newspaper. 20 October.

Picking Apart 18th-Century French Furniture to Detect Forgery

(France)

Eve M. Kahn (2016). Picking Apart 18th-Century French Furniture to Detect Forgery. The New York Times. 20 October.

Measures needed to protect antique relics

(Vietnam)

Vietnam Net (2016). Measures needed to protect antique relics. Vietnam Net. 20 October.

The ICC's Al-Mahdi Ruling Protects Cultural Heritage, But Didn't Go Far Enough

(Mali)

Lucas Lixinski (2016). The ICC's Al-Mahdi Ruling Protects Cultural Heritage, But Didn't Go Far Enough. The Wire. 20 October.

Israel's antiquities chief compares UNESCO to Islamic State

(Israel; Palestine)

Ilan Ben Zion (2016). Israel's antiquities chief compares UNESCO to Islamic State. The Times of Israel. 20 October.

Sellers of ancient coins in Tamil Nadu make a killing online

(India)

TNN (2016). Sellers of ancient coins in Tamil Nadu make a killing online. The Times of India. 20 October.

European Parliament bungles shipment of Nazi artifacts

(Netherlands)

Tara Palmeri (2016). European Parliament bungles shipment of Nazi artifacts. Politico. 19 October.

Udall Leads Senate Hearing On Action To Prevent Theft, Illegal Possession, Sale Of Tribal Cultural Items

(United States of America)

Chris Clark (2016). Udall Leads Senate Hearing On Action To Prevent Theft, Illegal Possession, Sale Of Tribal Cultural Items. Los Alamos Daily Post. 19 October.

Loopholes in U.S. Laws Allow Trafficking in Sacred Tribal Artifacts

(United States of America)

Mary Hudez (2016). Loopholes in U.S. Laws Allow Trafficking in Sacred Tribal Artifacts. AllGov. 19 October.

Stolen Artifacts! Drunk Teens! And More True Tales of Florida's First State Archaeologist

(United States of America)

Sarah Laskow (2016). Stolen Artifacts! Drunk Teens! And More True Tales of Florida's First State Archaeologist. Atlas Obscura. 19 October.

Trucker nabbed smuggling antiquities from Patra port

(Greece; Italy)

eKathimerini (2016). Trucker nabbed smuggling antiquities from Patra port. eKathimerini. 19 October.

Emirati Police Holding 3 Foreigners Trying to Sell Artifacts

(United Arab Emirates)

Associated Press (2016). Emirati Police Holding 3 Foreigners Trying to Sell Artifacts. ABC United States. 18 October.

Qatar Museums opens 'Fragments' exhibition in Katara

(United Arab Emirates)

QNA (2016). Qatar Museums opens 'Fragments' exhibition in Katara. GDN Online. 18 October.

Black Market for Latin American Cultural Heritage Revealed

(General)

TeleSur (2016). Black Market for Latin American Cultural Heritage Revealed. TeleSur. 18 October.

Some looted Idlib National Museum artifacts resurface, fate of others a mystery amidst 'thriving black market trade'

(Syria)

Noura Hourani (2016). Some looted Idlib National Museum artifacts resurface, fate of others a mystery amidst 'thriving black market trade'. Syria Direct. 18 October.

Find the artifact thief and win

(Pakistan)

Pakistan Today (2016). Find the artifact thief and win. Pakistan Today. 18 October.

Texas man busted at border with Mexican artifacts

(United States of America)

Brett Barrouquere (2016). Texas man busted at border with Mexican artifacts. Chron. 18 October.

U.S. Senators are pushing for Native American Artifact legislation

(United States of America)

Justin Matthews (2016). U.S. Senators are pushing for Native American Artifact legislation. KOAT. 18 October.

Sólo se recupera 1 de cada 100 bienes culturales robados en México

(Mexico)

Only 1 in 100 cultural objects stolen in Mexico are recovered

Tania L. Montalvo (2016). Sólo se recupera 1 de cada 100 bienes culturales robados en México. Animal Politico. 17 October.

AGNSW's Indian sculptures feared stolen

(Australia; India)

Michaela Boland (2016). AGNSW's Indian sculptures feared stolen. The Australian. 17 October.

Doña Neria, la mujer que rescató 560 piezas mayas de saqueadores

(Guatemala)

Doña Neria, the woman who rescued 560 Maya pieces from looters

Soy 502 (2016). Doña Neria, la mujer que rescató 560 piezas mayas de saqueadores. Soy 502. 16 October.

NU delays filing FIR in ancient coins case

(India)

Sarfaraz Ahmed (2016). NU delays filing FIR in ancient coins case. The Times of India. 16 October.

¿Tiene piezas precolombinas en sus manos? Entréguelas al Museo Nacional

(Costa Rica)

Do you have Precolumbian pieces on your hands? Bring them to the National Museum.

Hassel Fallas (2016). ¿Tiene piezas precolombinas en sus manos? Entréguelas al Museo Nacional. La Nación. 16 October.

Traficantes ticos suplen arte precolombino a ilícito mercado mundial

(Costa Rica)

Precolumbian traffickers supply Precolumbian art to the global illicit market

Hassel Fallas (2016). Traficantes ticos suplen arte precolombino a ilícito mercado mundial. La Nación. 16 October.

La sombra nazi de Harry Mannil, el coleccionista de jaguares

(Costa Rica)

The Nazi shadow of Harry Mannil, the collector of stone jaguars

Lorenzo Pirovano (2016). La sombra nazi de Harry Mannil, el coleccionista de jaguares. La Nación. 16 October.

Joyas prehispánicas a la deriva por falta de dinero para repatriarlas

(Costa Rica)

Prehispanic treasures left adrift due to a lack of money to repatriate them.

Lorenzo Pirovano (2016). Joyas prehispánicas a la deriva por falta de dinero para repatriarlas. La Nación. 16 October.

Leonardo Patterson, el comerciante de arte siempre bajo sospecha

(Costa Rica)

Leonardo Patterson, the art dealer always under suspician

Hassel Fallas (2016). Leonardo Patterson, el comerciante de arte siempre bajo sospecha. La Nación. 16 October.

Costa Rica solo protege con ley al arte prehispánico

(Costa Rica)

Costa Rican only protects Prehispanic art by law

Hassel Fallas (2016). Costa Rica solo protege con ley al arte prehispánico. La Nación. 16 October.

Guerrero de piedra de Limón se subastó en $865.000 en París

(Costa Rica)

Stone warrior from Limón was auctioned for $865,000 in Paris

Hassel Fallas (2016). Guerrero de piedra de Limón se subastó en $865.000 en París. La Nación. 16 October.

Copias de arte prehispánico son tan exactas que hacen dudar a traficantes

(Costa Rica)

Copies of Preshispanic art are so exact that they cast doubt on traffickers

Hassel Fallas (2016). Copias de arte prehispánico son tan exactas que hacen dudar a traficantes. La Nación. 16 October.

Coleccionistas conservaron reliquias arqueológicas pese a ser ilegal

(Costa Rica)

Collectors preserve archaeological relics despite them being illegal

Hassel Fallas (2016). Coleccionistas conservaron reliquias arqueológicas pese a ser ilegal. La Nación. 16 October.

Educators find silver lining in Fort Ellis looting

(United States of America)

Lewis Kendall (2016). Educators find silver lining in Fort Ellis looting. Bozeman Daily Chronicle. 16 October.

Northampton Council Sekhemka statue 'now in US'

(United Kingdom; United States of America; Egypt)

BBC News (2016). Northampton Council Sekhemka statue 'now in US'. BBC News. 15 October.

Why has idol theft been neglected?

(India)

Donna Yates (2016). Why has idol theft been neglected?. DNA. 15 October.

Police Recover 300 Million Yuan Worth of Stolen Sichuan Relics

(China)

Teng Jing Xuan (2016). Police Recover 300 Million Yuan Worth of Stolen Sichuan Relics. Caixin Online. 14 October.

The Curious Case of Mohenjo Daro: Whose Civilisation Is It Anyway?

(Pakistan; India)

Hansa Malhortra (2016). The Curious Case of Mohenjo Daro: Whose Civilisation Is It Anyway?. The Quint. 14 October.

Nigeria: Jesus College under Pressure to Return Okukur

(Nigeria; United Kingdom)

Max Ndianaefo (2016). Nigeria: Jesus College under Pressure to Return Okukur. CP Africa. 14 October.

Friday essay: war crimes and the many threats to cultural heritag

(Mali)

Ian Lilley (2016). Friday essay: war crimes and the many threats to cultural heritag. The Conversation. 14 October.

Explainer: The NGA looted antiquities scandal

(Australia; India)

The Australian (2016). Explainer: The NGA looted antiquities scandal. The Australian. 14 October.

Mayan vase subject of latest provenance inquiry at NGA

(Australia; Guatemala)

Michaela Boland (2016). Mayan vase subject of latest provenance inquiry at NGA. The Australian. 14 October.

Sohag police arrest three suspected 'tomb raiders' with 15 stolen artifacts

(Egypt)

Al-Masry Al-Youm (2016). Sohag police arrest three suspected 'tomb raiders' with 15 stolen artifacts. Egypt Independent. 13 October.

Pakistani Claim Over the Dancing Girl Has No Standing

(India; Pakistan)

Vasant Shinde (2016). Pakistani Claim Over the Dancing Girl Has No Standing. The Quint. 13 October.

Egyptian man dies while digging for artefacts in Alexandria

(Egypt)

Ahram Online (2016). Egyptian man dies while digging for artefacts in Alexandria. Ahram Online. 13 October.

Italia entrega a México piezas arqueológicas rescatadas del tráfico ilegal

(Mexico; Italy)

Italy delivers archaeological pieces recovered from illegal trafficking to Mexico

Tania Campos (2016). Italia entrega a México piezas arqueológicas rescatadas del tráfico ilegal. Xataka. 12 October.

Organisers of dance party at Karnak temple referred to prosecutors for investigation

(Egypt)

Nevine El-Aref (2016). Organisers of dance party at Karnak temple referred to prosecutors for investigation. Ahram Online. 12 October.

Local government attempts to restore Great Wall end up damaging landmark

(China)

Li Yan (2016). Local government attempts to restore Great Wall end up damaging landmark. ECNS. 12 October.

Khalifa issues law on cultural heritage objects

(United Arab Emirates)

Gulf News (2016). Khalifa issues law on cultural heritage objects. Gulf News. 12 October.

Mummy Crowdfunder Leaves Archaeologists Fuming

(United Kingdom)

Kristina Killgrove (2016). Mummy Crowdfunder Leaves Archaeologists Fuming. Forbes. 10 October.

Freeports Come Under Scrutiny by UNESCO as Havens for Stolen Cultural Property

(Switzerland)

Caroline Elbaor (2016). Freeports Come Under Scrutiny by UNESCO as Havens for Stolen Cultural Property. ArtNet News. 10 October.

Heritage crimes: Let's get our past back

(India)

Anuraag Saxena (2016). Heritage crimes: Let's get our past back. Sunday Guardian Live. 9 October.

Basra Museum: How Saddam's palace was given to the people

(Iraq)

BBC News (2016). Basra Museum: How Saddam's palace was given to the people. BBC News. 8 October.

El Sucre protege a sus restos arqueológicos

(Ecuador)

El Sucre protects its archaeological remains

José Miguel Castillo (2016). El Sucre protege a sus restos arqueológicos. El Telégrafo. 8 October.

Cambridge under pressure to return looted Benin bronze cockerel - but won't return it in case it gets stolen again

(Nigeria; United Kingdom)

Colin Freeman (2016). Cambridge under pressure to return looted Benin bronze cockerel - but won't return it in case it gets stolen again. The Telegraph. 8 October.

Machu Picchu wall painted red

(Peru)

Alvaro Tassano (2016). Machu Picchu wall painted red. Peru This Week. 7 October.

If treasure is found in my garden, can I keep it?

(United Kingdom)

Becky Shaw (2016). If treasure is found in my garden, can I keep it?. Financial Times. 6 October.

Treasures of the Black Sea turn into political hostages

(Ukraine; Netherlands; Russia)

Stas Sokolov (2016). Treasures of the Black Sea turn into political hostages. DW. 6 October.

UNESCO-backed exhibit in Rome features 3 destroyed treasures

(Italy; Syria)

Associated Press (2016). UNESCO-backed exhibit in Rome features 3 destroyed treasures. The Daily Mail. 6 October.

Antiquities ministry receives golden mummy mask from French-Egyptian citizen

(Egypt; France)

Nevine El-Aref (2016). Antiquities ministry receives golden mummy mask from French-Egyptian citizen. Ahram Online. 6 October.

The future of 'Scythian gold' to be finally decided on Dec. 14

(Ukraine; Netherlands; Russia)

Ukraine Today (2016). The future of 'Scythian gold' to be finally decided on Dec. 14. Ukraine Today. 6 October.

Ancient Assyrian site graffitied with Kurdish flag to be restored

(Iraq)

Paul Antonopoulos (2016). Ancient Assyrian site graffitied with Kurdish flag to be restored. AMN. 6 October.

French minister says stolen art may fund terror via 'free ports'

(France)

AFP (2016). French minister says stolen art may fund terror via 'free ports'. Yahoo News. 6 October.

Ancient Egyptian artefacts and old weapons stolen from museum at Biel House, Stenton

(United Kingdom)

East Lothian Courier (2016). Ancient Egyptian artefacts and old weapons stolen from museum at Biel House, Stenton. East Lothian Courier. 6 October.

Bull of Nimrud destroyed by Isis to be recreated in Rome

(Italy; Syria)

Stephanie Kirchgaessner (2016). Bull of Nimrud destroyed by Isis to be recreated in Rome. The Guardian. 6 October.

Greek police bust 'antiquities smuggling ring'

(Greece)

AFP (2016). Greek police bust 'antiquities smuggling ring'. 7 News. 5 October.

Egypt's Own: Repatriation of Antiquities Proves to be a Mammoth Task

(Egypt)

Sarah El Shaarawi (2016). Egypt's Own: Repatriation of Antiquities Proves to be a Mammoth Task. Newsweek. 5 October.

Raiders of the Lost Archive: How Newly Discovered Manuscripts of Afghanistan Ended Up in Israel

(Afghanistan; Israel)

Michael Press (2016). Raiders of the Lost Archive: How Newly Discovered Manuscripts of Afghanistan Ended Up in Israel. Hyperallergic. 5 October.

Police in Greece arrest 26 in bust of alleged antiquities smuggling ring

(Greece)

Helen Stoilas (2016). Police in Greece arrest 26 in bust of alleged antiquities smuggling ring. The Art Newspaper. 5 October.

Gold Butte two years after the Bundy standoff

(United States of America)

Lyndsey Gilpin (2016). Gold Butte two years after the Bundy standoff. The Journal. 4 October.

Bears Ears named one of nation's most 'endangered' places

(United States of America)

Amy Joi O'Donoghue (2016). Bears Ears named one of nation's most 'endangered' places. Deseret News. 4 October.

Heritage for sale: Stop the loot of India's past

(India)

Anuraag Saxena (2016). Heritage for sale: Stop the loot of India's past. Sunday Guardian Live. 4 October.

Cultural ownership and responsibility is not just a fad

(Australia)

Esther Anatolitis (2016). Cultural ownership and responsibility is not just a fad. Eureka Street. 3 October.

Egypt recovers 5 stolen artifacts from US

(Egypt; United States of America)

State Information Service (2016). Egypt recovers 5 stolen artifacts from US. State Information Service. 3 October.

Exclusive: Under the Russians' noses, looters continue to plunder treasures of Palmyra

(Syria)

Magdy Samaan (2016). Exclusive: Under the Russians' noses, looters continue to plunder treasures of Palmyra. The Telegraph. 3 October.

India needs to bring heritage-criminals to justice

(India)

Anuraag Saxena (2016). India needs to bring heritage-criminals to justice. Sunday Guardian Live. 3 October.

ISIS destroys, loots archaeological sites near Kirkuk

(Iraq)

Amir Abdallah (2016). ISIS destroys, loots archaeological sites near Kirkuk. Iraqi News. 3 October.

Egypt retrieves 4 Pharaonic artifacts from the US

(Egypt; United States of America)

Al-Masry Al-Youm (2016). Egypt retrieves 4 Pharaonic artifacts from the US. Egypt Independent. 3 October.

Denuncia el INAH saqueo de piezas prehispánicas en Asientos

(Mexico)

INAH denounces the looting of prehispanic archaeological pieces in Asientos

Hidro Calido (2016). Denuncia el INAH saqueo de piezas prehispánicas en Asientos. Hidro Calido. 3 October.

Congress Condemns Trafficking of Native American Objects

(United States of America)

Laura Morales (2016). Congress Condemns Trafficking of Native American Objects. Arizona Public Media. 3 October.

En el abandono están los sitios arqueológicos de Comayagua y La Paz

(Honduras)

The archaeological sites of Comayagua and La Paz are abandoned

Juan César Díaz (2016). En el abandono están los sitios arqueológicos de Comayagua y La Paz. El Heraldo. 2 October.

Northampton Sekhemka statue sale: Council 'warned by lawyers'

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2016). Northampton Sekhemka statue sale: Council 'warned by lawyers'. BBC News. 1 October.

Advierten saqueo y daño a patrimonio arqueológico en Zanatepec

(Mexico)

Averting looting and damage to archaeological heritage in Zanatepec

Martín Vargas (2016). Advierten saqueo y daño a patrimonio arqueológico en Zanatepec. Istmo Press. 1 October.

Cultural Property Protection Law Comes Under Fire in Germany

(Germany)

Conrad De Aenlle (2016). Cultural Property Protection Law Comes Under Fire in Germany. The New York Times. 29 September.

A guardian of Syria's imperiled cultural heritage

(Syria)

Giota Mirtsioti (2016). A guardian of Syria's imperiled cultural heritage. eKathimerini. 29 September.

Why the Terrorist Who Destroyed Palmyra Won't Face Justice

(Syria)

Russell Goldman (2016). Why the Terrorist Who Destroyed Palmyra Won't Face Justice. The New York Times. 29 September.

Saquean con trascabo tumbas prehispánicas en Totimehuacan

(Mexico)

Prehispanic tombs at Titimehuacan looted with bulldozer

Francisco Sánchez (2016). Saquean con trascabo tumbas prehispánicas en Totimehuacan. Intolerancia Diario. 28 September.

The United Nations Doubles Down on Protecting Cultural Sites

(General)

Akshan de Alwis (2016). The United Nations Doubles Down on Protecting Cultural Sites. Diplomatic Courier. 27 September.

Denuncian corrupción en parques arqueológicos

(Guatemala)

Corruption at archaeological sites denounced

William Gularte (2016). Denuncian corrupción en parques arqueológicos. El Periódico. 27 September.

For First Time, Destruction Of Cultural Sites Leads To War Crime Conviction

(Mali)

Camila Domonoske (2016). For First Time, Destruction Of Cultural Sites Leads To War Crime Conviction. NPR. 27 September.

New International Group to Amp Up Parthenon Marbles Reunification Campaign

(Greece; United Kingdom)

Mary Harris (2016). New International Group to Amp Up Parthenon Marbles Reunification Campaign. Greek Reporter. 26 September.

Cyprus to spearhead war on illicit trafficking of cultural property

(Cyprus)

Famagusta Gazette (2016). Cyprus to spearhead war on illicit trafficking of cultural property. Famagusta Gazette. 26 September.

Benin City: A Stunning Metropolis Annihilated By the British Empire

(Nigeria)

Daryl Worthington (2016). Benin City: A Stunning Metropolis Annihilated By the British Empire. New Historian. 25 September.

Detenidos por saquear piedras arqueológicas

(Mexico)

Arrests for looting of archaeological stones

Tribuna (2016). Detenidos por saquear piedras arqueológicas. Tribuna. 25 September.

The Gweagal shield and the fight to change the British Museum's attitude to seized artefacts

(Australia; United Kingdom)

Paul Daley (2016). The Gweagal shield and the fight to change the British Museum's attitude to seized artefacts. The Guardian. 25 September.

La «misteriosa» desaparición de los restos de Diego Colón

(Spain)

The "mysterious" disappearance of the remains of Diego Columbus

Mónica Arrizabalaga (2016). La «misteriosa» desaparición de los restos de Diego Colón. ABC España. 25 September.

The ghost of Vaman Ghiya is rising

(India; United Kingdom)

Vijay Kumar (2016). The ghost of Vaman Ghiya is rising. DNA. 24 September.

Art of the past

(Pakistan)

Zainab Fakhar (2016). Art of the past. Pakistan Today. 24 September.

Unsupervised digs and illicit ticket sales rampant at historc sites

(Cyprus)

Angelos Anastasiou (2016). Unsupervised digs and illicit ticket sales rampant at historc sites. Cyprus Mail. 23 September.

Antiques dealers arrested and $4.5m worth of ivory seized in New York

(United States of America)

Gabriella Angeleti (2016). Antiques dealers arrested and $4.5m worth of ivory seized in New York. The Art Newspaper. 23 September.

Egypt's Mallawi Museum reopens with looted collection mostly restored

(Egypt)

Garry Shaw (2016). Egypt's Mallawi Museum reopens with looted collection mostly restored. The Art Newspaper. 23 September.

Egypt's Malawi Museum inaugurated

(Egypt)

Nevine El-Aref (2016). Egypt's Malawi Museum inaugurated. Ahram Online. 22 September.

Dismay over 'crude' repairs to ancient section of Great Wall of China

(China)

Associated Press (2016). Dismay over 'crude' repairs to ancient section of Great Wall of China. The Guardian. 22 September.

Freeports boom highlights risks of shady activities

(Switzerland)

Silke Koltrowitz (2016). Freeports boom highlights risks of shady activities. Reuters. 22 September.

Stolen Artifacts Found in Siem Reap

(Cambodia)

Mom Kunthear (2016). Stolen Artifacts Found in Siem Reap. Khmer Times. 22 September.

Exhibition with antiquities from occupied Cyprus opens on September 23

(Cyprus)

Famagusta Gazette (2016). Exhibition with antiquities from occupied Cyprus opens on September 23. Famagusta Gazette. 22 September.

Saudi strikes raze ancient Yemen towers

(Yemen; Saudi Arabia)

Bel Trew (2016). Saudi strikes raze ancient Yemen towers. The Times. 21 September.

Germany's new cultural protection law welcomed abroad

(Germany)

Markus Hilgert (2016). Germany's new cultural protection law welcomed abroad. DW. 21 September.

UK to crack down on illegal ivory sales

(United Kingdom)

John Vidal (2016). UK to crack down on illegal ivory sales. The Guardian. 21 September.

UK ivory ban threat: 'government WILL consult antiques industry'

(United Kingdom)

Noelle McElhatton (2016). UK ivory ban threat: 'government WILL consult antiques industry'. Antiques Trade Gazette. 21 September.

Over 1,200 Archaeologists and Museum Staff Condemn Destruction Wrought by Dakota Pipeline

(United States of America)

Allison Meier (2016). Over 1,200 Archaeologists and Museum Staff Condemn Destruction Wrought by Dakota Pipeline. Hyperallergic. 21 September.

François Hollande announces $100m fund to protect cultural heritage in the Middle East

(France)

David D'Arcy (2016). François Hollande announces $100m fund to protect cultural heritage in the Middle East. The Art Newspaper. 21 September.

Slick Replica of Palmyra's Triumphal Arch Arrives in New York, Prompting Questions

(Syria; United States of America)

Claire Voon (2016). Slick Replica of Palmyra's Triumphal Arch Arrives in New York, Prompting Questions. Hyperallergic. 20 September.

Replica of Syrian arch destroyed by Isis unveiled in New York City

(United States of America)

Raya Jalabi (2016). Replica of Syrian arch destroyed by Isis unveiled in New York City. The Guardian. 20 September.

Iraq struggles to stop antiquities smuggling

(Iraq)

Adnan Abu Zeed (2016). Iraq struggles to stop antiquities smuggling. Al Monitor. 19 September.

US tourist steals marble fragment from Pompeii

(Italy)

New Kerala (2016). US tourist steals marble fragment from Pompeii. New Kerala. 19 September.

Progress in Protecting Stolen Antiquities Is Real — But Challenges Remain

(General)

Michelle ForCruz (2016). Progress in Protecting Stolen Antiquities Is Real — But Challenges Remain. Asia Society. 19 September.

Looting? $283 Million Flow of Artifacts to US Revealed

(Turkey; Syria; United States of America)

Owen Jarus (2016). Looting? $283 Million Flow of Artifacts to US Revealed. Live Science. 19 September.

Pre-Columbian sculpture recovered at London auction house after mysterious disapperance

(Colombia; United Kingdom)

Richard Emblin (2016). Pre-Columbian sculpture recovered at London auction house after mysterious disapperance. The City Paper. 19 September.

"Die Schatzsucher sind die Hunnen von heute"

(Bulgaria)

"Treasure Hunters are Today's Huns"

Balazs Csekö (2016). "Die Schatzsucher sind die Hunnen von heute". Der Standard. 18 September.

Saquean Jaina... pero es 'cliente frequente': INAH

(Mexico)

Looting Jania... it is a 'frequent customer': INAH

El Expreso (2016). Saquean Jaina... pero es 'cliente frequente': INAH. El Expreso. 14 September.

Araiji calls for new antiquities law

(Lebanon)

Lebanese Republic (2016). Araiji calls for new antiquities law. National News Agency. 14 September.

Arqueólogos intentan hacer de Afganistán un museo entre saqueos

(Afghanistan)

Archaeologists intend to make Afghanistan a museum despite looting

Panorama (2016). Arqueólogos intentan hacer de Afganistán un museo entre saqueos. Panorama. 14 September.

23 cultural assets damaged after quake in ancient capital

(South Korea)

Yonhap News Agency (2016). 23 cultural assets damaged after quake in ancient capital. Yonhap News Agency. 13 September.

Piano di Sorrento, nascondeva reperti archeologici in casa: medico denunciato

(Italy)

Piano di Sorrento: Archaeological finds hidden in home, doctor implicated

Il Mattino (2016). Piano di Sorrento, nascondeva reperti archeologici in casa: medico denunciato. Il Mattino. 13 September.

Karnataka yet to get proper inventory report on 14 heritage cities

(India)

Yathiraju (2016). Karnataka yet to get proper inventory report on 14 heritage cities. The New Indian Express. 12 September.

Robbed of our antiquities

(Canada)

Alan Wade (2016). Robbed of our antiquities. The Chronicle Journal. 11 September.

Thirty works of art recovered in Torrevieja

(Spain)

The Leader (2016). Thirty works of art recovered in Torrevieja. The Leader. 11 September.

Aboriginal artefacts in Sotheby's auction prompt questions over provenance

(Australia; United Kingdom)

Debbie Cuthbertson (2016). Aboriginal artefacts in Sotheby's auction prompt questions over provenance. The Sydney Morning Herald. 11 September.

Rhinos being killed for horn's value as collectible, study finds

(General)

Karin Brulliard (2016). Rhinos being killed for horn's value as collectible, study finds. Portland Press Herald. 10 September.

Police searching stolen vehicle finds 2nd century tomb in Bursa

(Turkey)

Daily Sabah (2016). Police searching stolen vehicle finds 2nd century tomb in Bursa. Daily Sabah. 10 September.

Art collector Lance Dane's 'so-called' adopted son refused relief by the Bombay High Court

(India)

Mustafa Plumber (2016). Art collector Lance Dane's 'so-called' adopted son refused relief by the Bombay High Court. DNA Info. 10 September.

Suspect detained in Taipei after theft of science artifacts

(Taiwan)

Chun-fu Chiu (2016). Suspect detained in Taipei after theft of science artifacts. Taipei Times. 9 September.

The Amateur Tomb Raiders Pilfering China's Artifacts

(China)

Wang Chao (2016). The Amateur Tomb Raiders Pilfering China's Artifacts. Sixth Tone. 9 September.

KP lacks archaeological experts to preserve priceless heritage

(Pakistan)

Pakistan Observer (2016). KP lacks archaeological experts to preserve priceless heritage. Pakistan Observer. 9 September.

Plea for holiday photos to help preserve world heritage

(Syria; Libya; Afghanistan)

Kirsteen Paterson (2016). Plea for holiday photos to help preserve world heritage. The National. 9 September.

Kuwaiti official urges end to theft of Arab culture

(Kuwait)

KUNA (2016). Kuwaiti official urges end to theft of Arab culture. Kuwait News Agency. 8 September.

New twist in fake antique furniture scandal overshadows opening of Biennale des Antiquaires in Paris

(France)

Vincent Noce (2016). New twist in fake antique furniture scandal overshadows opening of Biennale des Antiquaires in Paris. The Art Newspaper. 8 September.

AG to decide about antiquities irregularities

(Cyprus)

George Psyllides (2016). AG to decide about antiquities irregularities. Cyprus Mail. 8 September.

Digital Troves, Providing Insights and Reuniting Antiquities

(Iraq)

Eve M. Kahn (2016). Digital Troves, Providing Insights and Reuniting Antiquities. The New York Times. 8 September.

Letters I: Elgin Marbles dispute can be resolved by making 3D marbles of artifacts then returning them to Greece

(Greece; United Kingdom)

The National (2016). Letters I: Elgin Marbles dispute can be resolved by making 3D marbles of artifacts then returning them to Greece. The National. 8 September.

Why a growing number of museum veterans are crossing over to the commercial sector

(General)

Julia Halpern (2016). Why a growing number of museum veterans are crossing over to the commercial sector. The Art Newspaper. 7 September.

Egyptian statuette recovered from Mexico is authentic: Antiquities ministry

(Egypt; Mexico)

Nevine El-Aref (2016). Egyptian statuette recovered from Mexico is authentic: Antiquities ministry. Ahram Online. 7 September.

Piden al INAH frenar saqueo en zona arqueológica de Totimehuacán

(Mexico)

INAH asked to prevent looting at the archaeological site of Totimehuacán

Víctor Hugo Juárez (2016). Piden al INAH frenar saqueo en zona arqueológica de Totimehuacán. El Sol de Puebla. 7 September.

500 seized coins date back to ancient times: Customs dept

(India)

G.S. Paul (2016). 500 seized coins date back to ancient times: Customs dept. Tribune India. 7 September.

15 ancient pagodas in Bagan suffer severe damage

(Myanmar)

Eleven (2016). 15 ancient pagodas in Bagan suffer severe damage. Eleven. 6 September.

Fake antiquities flood out of Syria as smugglers fail to steal masterpieces amid the chaos of war

(Syria)

Patrick Cockburn (2016). Fake antiquities flood out of Syria as smugglers fail to steal masterpieces amid the chaos of war. The Independent. 6 September.

Amman hosts conference to launch regional task force to combat cultural racketeering

(Jordan)

Petra (2016). Amman hosts conference to launch regional task force to combat cultural racketeering. Petra. 6 September.

Turkish government shuts down important archaeological dig, apparently to punish Austria

(Turkey; Austria)

Erik Stokstad (2016). Turkish government shuts down important archaeological dig, apparently to punish Austria. Science. 6 September.

Suspect in Colombo National Museum theft further remanded

(Sri Lanka)

Daily News (2016). Suspect in Colombo National Museum theft further remanded. Daily News. 5 September.

MUNA construction damaging ancient remains

(Peru)

Alvaro Tassano (2016). MUNA construction damaging ancient remains. Peru This Week. 5 September.

Protecting antiquities in Syria and Libya from Islamic State

(Libya; Syria)

Nick Miller (2016). Protecting antiquities in Syria and Libya from Islamic State. The Sydney Morning Herald. 4 September.

Ancient capital of Israel site beset by vandalism

(Palestine; Israel)

Assaf Kamar (2016). Ancient capital of Israel site beset by vandalism. Ynet News. 3 September.

Ancient artifact smugglers arrested in south Lebanon

(Lebanon)

The Daily Star (2016). Ancient artifact smugglers arrested in south Lebanon. The Daily Star. 3 September.

SFPD searching for stolen ivory relics, arrest made

(United States of America)

KTVU (2016). SFPD searching for stolen ivory relics, arrest made. KTVU. 2 September.

Federal judge in Oregon standoff case rules on what evidence can be introduced at trial

(United States of America)

Maxine Bernstein (2016). Federal judge in Oregon standoff case rules on what evidence can be introduced at trial. Oregon Live. 2 September.

How Yemen's past is being erased, one air strike at a time

(Yemen)

Peter Osborne (2016). How Yemen's past is being erased, one air strike at a time. Middle East Eye. 2 September.

Audit Office raids Paphos museum and sites

(Cyprus)

Cyprus Mail (2016). Audit Office raids Paphos museum and sites. Cyprus Mail. 1 September.

Saquean tumbas prehispánicas en Totimehuacan

(Mexico)

Prehispanic tombs looted in Totimehuacan

Pilar Pérez (2016). Saquean tumbas prehispánicas en Totimehuacan. El Sol de Puebla. 1 September.

Feature: Greece strives to preserve underwater antiquities

(Greece)

Xinhua (2016). Feature: Greece strives to preserve underwater antiquities. Xinhua. 29 August.

Edinburgh International Culture Summit 2016 ends with call to save heritage endangered by war

(United Kingdom; Syria)

Phyllis Stephen (2016). Edinburgh International Culture Summit 2016 ends with call to save heritage endangered by war. The Edinburgh Reporter. 28 August.

What is the Cost of Preserving the Past? (Audio)

(General)

BBC World Service (2016). What is the Cost of Preserving the Past? (Audio). BBC World Service. 26 August.

Artefacts stolen from Parliament Building

(Barbados)

Nation News (2016). Artefacts stolen from Parliament Building. Nation News. 25 August.

Antique Heist Leads To $50K Loss Of Rare Greek And Japanese Artifacts

(United States of America)

Jack Morse (2016). Antique Heist Leads To $50K Loss Of Rare Greek And Japanese Artifacts. SFist. 25 August.

Valuable Ancient Jewelry Found in Private Home in Bulgaria's Nikopol

(Bulgaria)

Novinite (2016). Valuable Ancient Jewelry Found in Private Home in Bulgaria's Nikopol. Novinite. 25 August.

Guaquería, la historia oculta bajo tierra

(Colombia)

Looting: the history hidden under the ground

Juliana Diosa Vargas (2016). Guaquería, la historia oculta bajo tierra. El Espectador. 25 August.

Qatar's oil boom created the world's most extravagant art scene—and also led to its demise

(United Arab Emirates)

Mikolai Napieralski (2016). Qatar's oil boom created the world's most extravagant art scene—and also led to its demise. Quartz. 24 August.

The Big Business Of Looted Antiquities (Audio)

(General)

Tom Gjelten (2016). The Big Business Of Looted Antiquities (Audio). The Diane Rehm Show. 24 August.

Myanmar earthquake kills three, damages scores of ancient temples

(Myanmar)

Shwe Yee Saw Myint (2016). Myanmar earthquake kills three, damages scores of ancient temples. Reuters. 24 August.

Another artifact at US museum 'may have been stolen'

(Thailand; United States of America)

Ploenpote Atthakor (2016). Another artifact at US museum 'may have been stolen'. Bangkok Post. 24 August.

Almost 70%of smuggled objects seized in Syria and Lebanon are fakes, antiquities chief says

(Syria)

Tim Cornwell (2016). Almost 70%of smuggled objects seized in Syria and Lebanon are fakes, antiquities chief says. The Art Newspaper. 24 August.

Israeli museum transfer sets 'dangerous precedent'

(Palestine; Israel)

Ylenia Gostoli (2016). Israeli museum transfer sets 'dangerous precedent'. Al Jazeera. 24 August.

Looters hit county's archaeological sites

(United States of America)

Lazaro Aleman (2016). Looters hit county's archaeological sites. ECB Publishing. 23 August.

Victory for Gweagal man Rodney Kelly in fight to have artefacts returned from British museums

(Australia; United Kingdom)

Lucy McNally (2016). Victory for Gweagal man Rodney Kelly in fight to have artefacts returned from British museums. ABC Australia. 23 August.

Tomb raiders pillaged ancient Kazakhstan pyramid leaving only skulls and pottery

(Kazakhstan)

Lara Rebello (2016). Tomb raiders pillaged ancient Kazakhstan pyramid leaving only skulls and pottery. International Business Times. 23 August.

4 suspected tomb raiders held in Hebei

(China)

Shanghai Daily (2016). 4 suspected tomb raiders held in Hebei. China.org.cn. 22 August.

Meet the woman who found priceless earring that was stolen from MFA

(United States of America)

Emily Sweeney (2016). Meet the woman who found priceless earring that was stolen from MFA. The Boston Globe. 22 August.

Iran to Reclaim Achaemenid Tablets from US after 80 Years

(Iran; United States of America)

Iranian Students News (2016). Iran to Reclaim Achaemenid Tablets from US after 80 Years. Iran Front Page. 22 August.

Security Guard Files Lawsuit Against Metropolitan Museum of Art After Being Fired for Vandalism

(United States of America)

Brian Boucher (2016). Security Guard Files Lawsuit Against Metropolitan Museum of Art After Being Fired for Vandalism. ArtNet News. 22 August.

On trial: the destruction of history during conflict

(Mali)

James Reinl (2016). On trial: the destruction of history during conflict. Al Jazeera. 22 August.

Islamist rebel apologises for destroying Timbuktu shrines at ICC trial

(Mali)

BBC News (2016). Islamist rebel apologises for destroying Timbuktu shrines at ICC trial. BBC News. 22 August.

Suspected Tomb Raider Gets Raided in Costa Rica

(Costa Rica)

Jamie Lopez (2016). Suspected Tomb Raider Gets Raided in Costa Rica. The Costa Rica Star. 20 August.

Commentary: U.S. must help safeguard tribal patrimony

(United States of America)

Martin Heinrich (2016). Commentary: U.S. must help safeguard tribal patrimony. Santa Fe New Mexican. 20 August.

Timbuktu attacks in focus as jihadi's International Criminal Court trial opens

(Mali)

AFP (2016). Timbuktu attacks in focus as jihadi's International Criminal Court trial opens. The Japan Times. 19 August.

Newly restored Malawi Museum in Egypt's Minya to reopen in weeks

(Egypt)

Nevine El-Aref (2016). Newly restored Malawi Museum in Egypt's Minya to reopen in weeks. Ahram Online. 19 August.

Report chronicles vandalism and reckless off-road damage to Nevada's Gold Butte region

(United States of America)

The Wilderness Society (2016). Report chronicles vandalism and reckless off-road damage to Nevada's Gold Butte region. Yuba Net. 19 August.

Bulgarian police arrest man over illegal possession of ancient coins

(Bulgaria)

The Sofia Globe (2016). Bulgarian police arrest man over illegal possession of ancient coins. The Sofia Globe. 19 August.

Ica: Denuncian remoción de antiguo cementerio prehispánico

(Peru)

Ica: Removal of ancient Prehispanic cemetery condemned

Redacción Multimedia (2016). Ica: Denuncian remoción de antiguo cementerio prehispánico. Diario Correo. 19 August.

Smithsonian, other agencies protect artifacts in Iraq, Syria

(Syria; Iraq; United States of America)

Joe Davidson (2016). Smithsonian, other agencies protect artifacts in Iraq, Syria. The Washington Post. 19 August.

Racism and ruins – the plundering of Great Zimbabwe

(Zimbabwe)

Mawuna Koutonin (2016). Racism and ruins – the plundering of Great Zimbabwe. The Guardian. 18 August.

It's time rock art was better protected

(Australia)

Paul Tacon (2016). It's time rock art was better protected. Apollo. 17 August.

US places import restrictions to protect Syrian artifacts

(Syria; United States of America)

AFP (2016). US places import restrictions to protect Syrian artifacts. The Daily Mail. 17 August.

Tomb raiders jailed in Liaoning Province

(China)

Xinhua (2016). Tomb raiders jailed in Liaoning Province. Shanghai Daily. 17 August.

Plea bargain in case of removal of Native American artifacts

(United States of America)

Associated Press (2016). Plea bargain in case of removal of Native American artifacts. The Daily Mail. 16 August.

Sisi meets with antiquities minister for briefing on progress

(Egypt)

Al-Masry Al-Youm (2016). Sisi meets with antiquities minister for briefing on progress. Egypt Independent. 15 August.

GAO: Art world wants US to better protect artifacts in Iraq, Syria

(Iraq; Syria; United States of America)

Rebecca Kheel (2016). GAO: Art world wants US to better protect artifacts in Iraq, Syria. The Hill. 15 August.

Mono County doctor pleads guilty to looting Native American artifacts from public lands

(United States of America)

Louis Sahagun (2016). Mono County doctor pleads guilty to looting Native American artifacts from public lands. Los Angeles Times. 15 August.

Decendant of Joseph Banks' servant supports repatriation of Gweagal artefacts

(Australia; United Kingdom)

Alasdair McDonald (2016). Decendant of Joseph Banks' servant supports repatriation of Gweagal artefacts. Bega District News. 15 August.

Polynesian sculpture admired by Picasso and Henry Moore far older than previously thought

(French Polynesia; United Kingdom)

Martin Bailey (2016). Polynesian sculpture admired by Picasso and Henry Moore far older than previously thought. The Art Newspaper. 15 August.

Pueblo leaders: Patrimony legislation won't hurt art dealers

(United States of America)

Anne Constable (2016). Pueblo leaders: Patrimony legislation won't hurt art dealers. Santa Fe New Mexican. 13 August.

Lost and found: "What Was Ours"

(United States of America)

Casey Sanchez (2016). Lost and found: "What Was Ours". Santa Fe New Mexican. 12 August.

The Potential Dark Side of China's Art and Antiquities Boom

(China)

Deborah Lehr (2016). The Potential Dark Side of China's Art and Antiquities Boom. The Diplomat. 12 August.

Chilean filmmakers demand British repatriation of Easter Island statue

(Chile; United Kingdom)

AFP (2016). Chilean filmmakers demand British repatriation of Easter Island statue. 9 News. 12 August.

Grevena man arrested over hoard of 184 antiquities

(Greece)

eKathimerini (2016). Grevena man arrested over hoard of 184 antiquities. eKathimerini. 11 August.

Ancient breakwater in Istanbul broken

(Turkey)

Hurriyet Daily News (2016). Ancient breakwater in Istanbul broken. Hurriyet Daily News. 11 August.

El fraude de las figuras de Acámbaro

(Mexico)

The fraud of the Acámbaro figures

Ivonne Lara (2016). El fraude de las figuras de Acámbaro. Hipertextual. 10 August.

Uma discussão de há décadas

(Portugal; Angola)

A discussion for decades

Joana Gorjão Henriques (2016). Uma discussão de há décadas. Publico. 10 August.

China's Historical Relics to Be Preserved; Local Government Punishes Tomb Raiders Backed by Private Art Collectors

(China)

Ana Ablaza (2016). China's Historical Relics to Be Preserved; Local Government Punishes Tomb Raiders Backed by Private Art Collectors. Yibada. 10 August.

Italian customs seize huge haul of Roman artefacts

(Italy; United States of America)

The Local (2016). Italian customs seize huge haul of Roman artefacts. The Local. 10 August.

Supported by the UN cultural agency, Nepal's quake-damaged museums re-open

(Nepal)

UN News Centre (2016). Supported by the UN cultural agency, Nepal's quake-damaged museums re-open. UN News Centre. 10 August.

Spat over Paphos antiquities continues

(Cyprus)

Cyprus Mail (2016). Spat over Paphos antiquities continues. Cyprus Mail. 9 August.

Benin set to recover its cultural heritage from France

(Benin; France)

Africa News (2016). Benin set to recover its cultural heritage from France. Africa News. 9 August.

Family of three charged over possession of illegal antiquities, drugs

(Greece)

eKathimerini (2016). Family of three charged over possession of illegal antiquities, drugs. eKathimerini. 9 August.

Blood & Gold: Children Dying As Egypt's Treasures Are Looted

(Egypt)

Owen Jarus (2016). Blood & Gold: Children Dying As Egypt's Treasures Are Looted. Live Science. 8 August.

Ancient gold scam re-emerges

(Australia)

Queensland Police (2016). Ancient gold scam re-emerges. Queensland Police. 8 August.

How China Must Reclaim Its Lost Cultural Heritage

(China)

Peter Fuhrman (2016). How China Must Reclaim Its Lost Cultural Heritage. Frontera News. 8 August.

Indian Camp Ranch – America's First Archeological Subdivision

(United States of America)

Alex Jacobson (2016). Indian Camp Ranch – America's First Archeological Subdivision. San Juan Independent. 8 August.

Looking In: New Mexicans should support Bears Ears

(United States of America)

Garon Coriz (2016). Looking In: New Mexicans should support Bears Ears. Santa Fe New Mexican. 8 August.

Top level bid to save ancient Wemyss caves

(United Kingdom)

Claire Warrender (2016). Top level bid to save ancient Wemyss caves. The Courier. 8 August.

Ministry to ask police to investigate allegations of missing antiquities made by Paphos mayor

(Cyprus)

Evie Andreou (2016). Ministry to ask police to investigate allegations of missing antiquities made by Paphos mayor. Cyprus Mail. 8 August.

Partial return of looted collection

(Cyprus)

Jean Christou (2016). Partial return of looted collection. Cyprus Mail. 7 August.

Libya's Antiquities Department refutes UNESCO report on Lepits Magna

(Libya)

The Libya Observer (2016). Libya's Antiquities Department refutes UNESCO report on Lepits Magna. The Libya Observer. 7 August.

Protecting Sacred Objects Bill Introduced In Senate

(United States of America)

Rick Kearns (2016). Protecting Sacred Objects Bill Introduced In Senate. Indian Country Today. 7 August.

'Vandals' damaging ancient ring fort

(Ireland)

John Manning (2016). 'Vandals' damaging ancient ring fort. Irish Independent. 6 August.

Saquean zonas arqueológicas de los municipios de la Mixteca poblana

(Mexico)

Archaeological sites looted in the municipalities of the Mixteca area

Brisselda Sarabia (2016). Saquean zonas arqueológicas de los municipios de la Mixteca poblana. El Sol de Puebla. 6 August.

Ancient Clay Figurine Repatriated to Cyprus from UK

(Cyprus)

Ioanna Zikakou (2016). Ancient Clay Figurine Repatriated to Cyprus from UK. Greek Reporter. 5 August.

Vandals attack ancient castle with fire

(United Kingdom)

Andrew Douglas (2016). Vandals attack ancient castle with fire. The Northern Echo. 5 August.

Returning the Elgin Marbles to Greece could ease Brexit negotiations

(Greece; United Kingdom)

Spear's (2016). Returning the Elgin Marbles to Greece could ease Brexit negotiations. Spear's. 3 August.

The foot of Zeus

(Afghanistan; Japan)

Llewelyn Morgan (2016). The foot of Zeus. Prospect Magazine. 3 August.

Utah Monument Fight Pits Native Americans Against Land-Use Militants

(United States of America)

Jason Mark (2016). Utah Monument Fight Pits Native Americans Against Land-Use Militants. The American Prospect. 3 August.

Sospechan pobladores de posible saqueo de piezas arqueológicas en Totolapan

(Mexico)

Locals suspected of possible looting of archaeological objects in Totolapan

Rosendo Álvarez (2016). Sospechan pobladores de posible saqueo de piezas arqueológicas en Totolapan. La Unión de Morelos. 2 August.

How One Colorado Man Disappeared While Hunting For Hidden Treasure

(United States of America)

Robert Sanchez (2016). How One Colorado Man Disappeared While Hunting For Hidden Treasure. 5280. 1 August.

The Fight for Bears Ears National Monument

(United States of America)

Kelly Bastone (2016). The Fight for Bears Ears National Monument. Backpacker. 1 August.

German tourists scale Colosseum in night time stunt

(Italy; Germany)

Alexandra Sims (2016). German tourists scale Colosseum in night time stunt. The Independent. 1 August.

Trésors pillés : « La France doit répondre positivement á la demande du Bénin »

(France; Benin)

Pillaged Treasures: France must respond positively to Benin's demand

Le Monde (2016). Trésors pillés : « La France doit répondre positivement á la demande du Bénin ». Le Monde. 1 August.

Retrieving and Managing Heritages in Ethiopia

(Ethiopia)

Tewodros Kassa (2016). Retrieving and Managing Heritages in Ethiopia. The Ethiopian Herald. 31 July.

Brexit: How hope may rise for Nigeria's looted artefacts

(Nigeria; United Kingdom)

Tajudeen Sowole (2016). Brexit: How hope may rise for Nigeria's looted artefacts. The Guardian. 31 July.

'National tragedy': 5,000yo Norwegian skier carving destroyed in act of youth vandalism

(Norwegian)

RT (2016). 'National tragedy': 5,000yo Norwegian skier carving destroyed in act of youth vandalism. RT. 30 July.

Thieves steal fixtures from front of Berks History Center

(United States of America)

Steven Henshaw (2016). Thieves steal fixtures from front of Berks History Center. Berks & Beyond. 29 July.

Online Archive Documents Destruction of Ancient Sites

(General)

Mike O'Sullivan (2016). Online Archive Documents Destruction of Ancient Sites. Voice of America. 29 July.

Roban joyas arqueológicas de Alejandro Magno y de la hija de Mahoma valoradas en 100 millones

(Spain)

Archaeological treasures of Alexander the Great and the daughter of Muhammed valued at 100 million stolen

Luis F. Durán (2016). Roban joyas arqueológicas de Alejandro Magno y de la hija de Mahoma valoradas en 100 millones. El Mundo. 29 July.

Two Britons among 12 people to face trial for taking samples from archaeological sites

(United Arab Emirates)

GDN Online (2016). Two Britons among 12 people to face trial for taking samples from archaeological sites. GDN Online. 28 July.

Cultural Property (Armed Conflicts) Bill: A summary

(United Kingdom)

Boodle Hatfield (2016). Cultural Property (Armed Conflicts) Bill: A summary. Lexology. 27 July.

Bathing tub artifact taken from hanging jail

(United States of America)

Pamela Sleezer (2016). Bathing tub artifact taken from hanging jail. American Press. 26 July.

Phedonos lashes out at antiquities head, refuses to retract allegations of artefact thefts

(Cyprus)

Bejay Browne (2016). Phedonos lashes out at antiquities head, refuses to retract allegations of artefact thefts. Cyprus Mail. 26 July.

Undermined by silence: lack of provenance is devastating flaw of al-Sabah collection catalogue

(Kuwait)

Jane Jakeman (2016). Undermined by silence: lack of provenance is devastating flaw of al-Sabah collection catalogue. The Art Newspaper. 26 July.

Current Hong Kong laws fail the test of heritage protection

(Hong Kong)

Steven Gallagher (2016). Current Hong Kong laws fail the test of heritage protection. South China Morning Post. 25 July.

Ancient Treasures Shouldn't Be Compensation for Terror Victims

(Iran; United States of America)

Noah Feldman (2016). Ancient Treasures Shouldn't Be Compensation for Terror Victims. Bloomberg. 25 July.

EU countries failing to protect cultural heritage

(General)

EuroEfe (2016). EU countries failing to protect cultural heritage. EurActive. 25 July.

High Court of Justice okays transfer of ancient library to western Jerusalem

(Israel; Palestine)

Daniel K. Eisenbud (2016). High Court of Justice okays transfer of ancient library to western Jerusalem. The Jerusalem Post. 24 July.

Citizens map out Gaza's history

(Palestine)

Moath Al-Amoudi (2016). Citizens map out Gaza's history. Al Monitor. 24 July.

IS destruction too extensive to restore Temple of Bel in Syria's Palmyra

(Syria)

Reuters (2016). IS destruction too extensive to restore Temple of Bel in Syria's Palmyra. Reuters. 23 July.

Italian police find €0.5 million of artefacts in art thieves' lair

(Italy)

The Local (2016). Italian police find €0.5 million of artefacts in art thieves' lair. The Local. 22 July.

FBI returns Guatemala ancient Mayan artifacts that were in a private U.S. collection

(Guatemala; United States of America)

Ruben Vives (2016). FBI returns Guatemala ancient Mayan artifacts that were in a private U.S. collection. Los Angeles Times. 22 July.

El abandono y los saqueos arruinan gran parte de la historia industrial de Cantabria

(Spain)

Neglect and looting has ruined much of the industrial history of Cantabria

Álvaro San Miguel (2016). El abandono y los saqueos arruinan gran parte de la historia industrial de Cantabria. El Diario Montañes. 22 July.

Graffiti vandals target ancient Wemyss caves

(United Kingdom)

Lori Cormack (2016). Graffiti vandals target ancient Wemyss caves. Fife Today. 20 July.

Museums win bid to keep antiquities

(Iran; United States of America)

Patricia Manson (2016). Museums win bid to keep antiquities. Chicago Daily Law Bulletin. 20 July.

La explotación minera y caza depredan fauna y sitios arqueológicos de Guerrero

(Mexico)

Mining, wildlife poaching, and looting of archaeological sites of Guerrero

Reyna Paz Avendaño (2016). La explotación minera y caza depredan fauna y sitios arqueológicos de Guerrero. Crónica. 20 July.

President Obama, make Bears Ears a national monument

(United States of America)

Richard Moe (2016). President Obama, make Bears Ears a national monument. The Washington Post. 19 July.

Sumerian city of Lagash slowly emerging from desert sands

(Iraq)

Adnan Abu Zeed (2016). Sumerian city of Lagash slowly emerging from desert sands. Al Monitor. 19 July.

First-ever legal bid for return of Elgin Marbles to Greece thrown out by European Court of Human Rights

(Greece; United Kingdom)

Ian Johnston (2016). First-ever legal bid for return of Elgin Marbles to Greece thrown out by European Court of Human Rights. The Independent. 19 July.

Reclaiming Africa's Treasures

(Ethiopia)

Rosemary Laryea (2016). Reclaiming Africa's Treasures. The Voice. 17 July.

Egyptian minister talks about challenges for antiquities

(Egypt)

Nevine El-Aref (2016). Egyptian minister talks about challenges for antiquities. Ahram Online. 17 July.

OSCE trains Tajikistan's relevant agencies on combating the illicit cultural property trade and smuggling of historical artefacts

(Tajikistan)

AKIPress (2016). OSCE trains Tajikistan's relevant agencies on combating the illicit cultural property trade and smuggling of historical artefacts. AKIPress. 16 July.

Can a trove of Native American ruins be saved from eBay and 'white people' ideology?

(United States of America)

Ari Phillips (2016). Can a trove of Native American ruins be saved from eBay and 'white people' ideology?. Fusion. 14 July.

UNESCO deplores damage to Aleppo National Museum; warns five Heritage Sites in Libya are in danger

(Syria; Libya)

UN News Centre (2016). UNESCO deplores damage to Aleppo National Museum; warns five Heritage Sites in Libya are in danger. UN News Centre. 14 July.

Libya's archaeological heritage among the world's most endangered

(Libya)

Libya Herald (2016). Libya's archaeological heritage among the world's most endangered. Libya Herald. 14 July.

Heritage New Zealand charges dropped against Marlborough landowners Haysley and Phillip MacDonald

(New Zealand)

Selena Powell (2016). Heritage New Zealand charges dropped against Marlborough landowners Haysley and Phillip MacDonald. Stuff.co.nz. 13 July.

Another attempt to find Amber Room fails in Poland

(Russia; Poland)

TASS (2016). Another attempt to find Amber Room fails in Poland. TASS. 12 July.

Art thief John Mark Tillmann granted full parole

(Canada)

Blair Rhodes (2016). Art thief John Mark Tillmann granted full parole. CBC. 12 July.

Police seize priceless 2,000-year-old Aphrodite statue in Istanbul

(Turkey)

Doğan News Agency (2016). Police seize priceless 2,000-year-old Aphrodite statue in Istanbul. Hurriyet Daily News. 12 July.

MPs introduce Bill to return 'Elgin Marbles' to Greece 200 years after the UK decided to buy them

(United Kingdom; Greece)

Ian Johnston (2016). MPs introduce Bill to return 'Elgin Marbles' to Greece 200 years after the UK decided to buy them. The Independent. 11 July.

Así se recuperaron 150 piezas preincas que fueron profanadas de la Huaca San Antonio

(Peru)

150 Pre-Inca pieces looted from the Huaca San Antonio have been recovered

Redacción Multimedia (2016). Así se recuperaron 150 piezas preincas que fueron profanadas de la Huaca San Antonio. Diario Correo. 10 July.

German Parliament passes controversial law to protect cultural heritage

(Germany)

Catherine Hickley (2016). German Parliament passes controversial law to protect cultural heritage. The Art Newspaper. 9 July.

Next week could be turning point in Bears Ears debate: Bishop to unveil bill; Interior Secretary Jewell to visit Utah

(United States of America)

Thomas Burr (2016). Next week could be turning point in Bears Ears debate: Bishop to unveil bill; Interior Secretary Jewell to visit Utah. The Salt Lake Tribune. 8 July.

Syria, Colonialism, and the Yale Art Gallery

(United States of America; Syria)

Olivia Paschal (2016). Syria, Colonialism, and the Yale Art Gallery. The Politic. 8 July.

Smash, bulldoze, erase: ISIS releases new video of Palmyra antiquities' destruction

(Syria)

RT (2016). Smash, bulldoze, erase: ISIS releases new video of Palmyra antiquities' destruction. RT. 7 July.

Denmark returns stolen gold cart of Etruscan prince to Italy

(Denmark; Italy)

The Local (2016). Denmark returns stolen gold cart of Etruscan prince to Italy. The Local. 6 July.

Seven arrested for illegal excavation of ancient clay pots

(Sri Lanka)

Hiru News (2016). Seven arrested for illegal excavation of ancient clay pots. Hiru News. 5 July.

Conservators issue warning after reports of metal detecting at Link Common

(United Kingdom)

Malvern Observer (2016). Conservators issue warning after reports of metal detecting at Link Common. Malvern Observer. 5 July.

What Central Africa's War on Poaching Can Teach Us About Fighting the Plunder of Antiquities

(Tanzania; South Africa; Kenya)

Christopher Jones (2016). What Central Africa's War on Poaching Can Teach Us About Fighting the Plunder of Antiquities. Hyperallergic. 5 July.

Those Italian Artifacts Actually Were Looted, Danish Museum Now Says

(Denmark; Italy)

Elisabetta Povoledo (2016). Those Italian Artifacts Actually Were Looted, Danish Museum Now Says. The New York Times. 5 July.

Tougher law sought on sale of artifacts

(United States of America)

Mohave Valley Daily News (2016). Tougher law sought on sale of artifacts. Mohave Valley Daily News. 5 July.

Louvre Abu Dhabi to host summit on culture versus terrorism

(United Arab Emirates)

Vincent Noce (2016). Louvre Abu Dhabi to host summit on culture versus terrorism. The Art Newspaper. 5 July.

Modification, demolition of ancient structures stayed

(Pakistan)

Dawn (2016). Modification, demolition of ancient structures stayed. Dawn. 5 July.

Nur die Museums-Pensionäre befinden sich im Widerstand

(Germany)

Retired museum professionals in opposition

Marcus Woeller (2016). Nur die Museums-Pensionäre befinden sich im Widerstand. Die Welt. 4 July.

Archaeologists Test Satellite Monitoring Technology to Combat Looting at Ancient Sites

(United States of America)

Ryan Heinsius (2016). Archaeologists Test Satellite Monitoring Technology to Combat Looting at Ancient Sites. NPR. 4 July.

Egypt retrieves Abbasid artifacts from London auction house

(Egypt; United Kingdom)

Egypt Independent (2016). Egypt retrieves Abbasid artifacts from London auction house. Egypt Independent. 4 July.

Authorities combine to catch antiquities thieves

(Israel)

Arutz Sheva (2016). Authorities combine to catch antiquities thieves. Arutz Sheva. 4 July.

Over 200 artefacts recovered from idol smuggler's bungalow

(India)

R. Srikanth (2016). Over 200 artefacts recovered from idol smuggler's bungalow. The Hindu. 4 July.

Evidence mounts two National Gallery of Australia sculptures may have been looted

(Australia; India)

ABC Australia (2016). Evidence mounts two National Gallery of Australia sculptures may have been looted. ABC Australia. 4 July.

Two more antiquities may have to be returned by the National Gallery of Australia to India

(Australia; India)

Sally Pryor (2016). Two more antiquities may have to be returned by the National Gallery of Australia to India. The Sydney Morning Herald. 4 July.

A relief of King Nectanebo II recovered to Egypt from Paris

(Egypt; France)

Nevine El-Aref (2016). A relief of King Nectanebo II recovered to Egypt from Paris. Ahram Online. 3 July.

Parks, sites get looted, overrun

(United States of America)

Bo Petersen (2016). Parks, sites get looted, overrun. The Post and Courier. 3 July.

Pakistan's Vanishing History

(Pakistan)

Daud Khattak (2016). Pakistan's Vanishing History. The Diplomat. 2 July.

Egyptian Embassy in Paris Retrieves Stolen Artefact

(Egypt; France)

Aswat Masriya (2016). Egyptian Embassy in Paris Retrieves Stolen Artefact. All Africa. 30 June.

Prized Lion of Babylon joins list of crumbling Iraqi antiquities

(Iraq)

Adnan Abu Zeed (2016). Prized Lion of Babylon joins list of crumbling Iraqi antiquities. Al Monitor. 30 June.

AIA Members Speak in Favor of Continued Protection of Artifacts from Bolivia and Greece

(United States of America; Bolivia; Greece)

Nathan T. Elkins (2016). AIA Members Speak in Favor of Continued Protection of Artifacts from Bolivia and Greece. Archaeological Institute of America. 30 June.

The politics and poetry of restoring war ruins

(Syria)

Gulf News (2016). The politics and poetry of restoring war ruins. Gulf News. 29 June.

What Germany's tough new law could mean for the antiquities market

(Germany)

Catherine Hickley (2016). What Germany's tough new law could mean for the antiquities market. The Art Newspaper. 27 June.

Metal detectorist who struck gold with Bronze Age ring during illegal search is fined after touting it to a museum

(United Kingdom)

The Telegraph (2016). Metal detectorist who struck gold with Bronze Age ring during illegal search is fined after touting it to a museum. The Telegraph. 27 June.

Rocky future for Somalia's ancient cave art

(Somalia)

AFP (2016). Rocky future for Somalia's ancient cave art. The Daily Mail. 26 June.

16 heritage sites facing extinction

(Nepal)

Pramod Kumar Tandan (2016). 16 heritage sites facing extinction. The Himalayan Times. 26 June.

Vandals target ancient monuments and sites

(Isle of Man)

Isle of Man Today (2016). Vandals target ancient monuments and sites. Isle of Man Today. 24 June.

So, Those Cool Souvenirs You Bought on Vacay Might Not Actually Be Legit

(General)

Katie A. Paul (2016). So, Those Cool Souvenirs You Bought on Vacay Might Not Actually Be Legit. Yahoo News. 24 June.

Central Security Department in Tripoli retrieves artifacts stolen from Tripoli's Old Town

(Libya)

The Libya Observer (2016). Central Security Department in Tripoli retrieves artifacts stolen from Tripoli's Old Town. The Libya Observer. 24 June.

Assisted living center worker accused of stealing antiques, keepsakes

(United States of America)

Hannah Schwarz (2016). Assisted living center worker accused of stealing antiques, keepsakes. Journal Sentinel. 24 June.

Largest collection of Peruvian Antiques returned

(Peru)

Alvaro Tassano (2016). Largest collection of Peruvian Antiques returned. Peru This Week. 23 June.

Germany passes law to keep art of 'national value' in the country

(Germany)

DW (2016). Germany passes law to keep art of 'national value' in the country. DW. 23 June.

Treasure hunter fined for stealing ancient gold ring

(United Kingdom)

Mid Sussex Times (2016). Treasure hunter fined for stealing ancient gold ring. Mid Sussex Times. 23 June.

Urn returns to Danvers library

(United States of America)

Ethan Forman (2016). Urn returns to Danvers library. The Salem News. 22 June.

Saudi heritage revival too late to save many cultural treasures

(Saudi Arabia)

Angus McDowall (2016). Saudi heritage revival too late to save many cultural treasures. Reuters. 22 June.

Over ten thousand stolen items con scated from Bullas antique collector

(Spain)

Murcia Today (2016). Over ten thousand stolen items con scated from Bullas antique collector. Murcia Today. 22 June.

Ancient Egyptian Relics Returned After Surfacing at Israeli Auction

(Egypt; Israel)

Associated Press (2016). Ancient Egyptian Relics Returned After Surfacing at Israeli Auction. Haaretz. 21 June.

Detrás del tráfico ilegal de piezas arqueológicas opera un círculo vicioso de poder: Renfrew

(General)

A vicious circle operates behind the illegal trafficking of archaeological objects: Renfrew

Paula Carrizosa (2016). Detrás del tráfico ilegal de piezas arqueológicas opera un círculo vicioso de poder: Renfrew. La Journada de Oriente. 21 June.

B.C. Premier wants First Nations remains and cultural artifacts returned from U.S. museums

(Canada)

Rob Shaw (2016). B.C. Premier wants First Nations remains and cultural artifacts returned from U.S. museums. Vancouver Sun. 21 June.

Police recover 16 ancient artifacts, man detained

(Greece; Peru)

eKathimerini (2016). Police recover 16 ancient artifacts, man detained. eKathimerini. 21 June.

Talking Point: Neglect of ancient heritage

(Australia)

Heather Sculthorpe (2016). Talking Point: Neglect of ancient heritage. The Mercury. 20 June.

On the trail of stolen artefacts

(India)

R. Vimal Kumar (2016). On the trail of stolen artefacts. The Hindu. 20 June.

Archaeology Dept. awaits nod to beef up security

(India)

D. Madhaven (2016). Archaeology Dept. awaits nod to beef up security. The Hindu. 20 June.

Egypt to sign archaeological cooperation agreement with Saudi Arabia

(Egypt; Saudi Arabia)

Nevine El-Aref (2016). Egypt to sign archaeological cooperation agreement with Saudi Arabia. Ahram Online. 19 June.

Spanish police nab 2 in possession of 10,000 stolen artworks

(Spain)

Associated Press (2016). Spanish police nab 2 in possession of 10,000 stolen artworks. The Daily Mail. 18 June.

Export ban placed on £225,000 Burges vase to keep it in UK

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2016). Export ban placed on £225,000 Burges vase to keep it in UK. BBC News. 17 June.

El Cabildo repone la protección de las estaciones de petroglifos en el Pico Bejenao tras "actos vandálicos"

(Spain)

El Cabildo renews protection of petroglyph sites in Pico Bejenao after "acts of vandalism"

El Diario (2016). El Cabildo repone la protección de las estaciones de petroglifos en el Pico Bejenao tras "actos vandálicos". El Diario. 17 June.

Cyprus and Egypt sign organised crime accord

(Egypt; Cyprus)

In Cyprus (2016). Cyprus and Egypt sign organised crime accord. In Cyprus. 16 June.

Two sarcophagi's lids recovered by Egypt from Israel

(Egypt; Israel)

Nevine El-Aref (2016). Two sarcophagi's lids recovered by Egypt from Israel. Ahram Online. 16 June.

Cusco: Falsos arqueólogos realizan excavaciones en centro arqueológicos

(Peru)

Cusco: Fake archaeologists excavate at archaeological site

El Popular (2016). Cusco: Falsos arqueólogos realizan excavaciones en centro arqueológicos. El Popular. 16 June.

Lobengula spear 'thief' nabbed

(Zimbabwe)

Nqobile Tshili (2016). Lobengula spear 'thief' nabbed. Chronicle. 16 June.

Amber Room not found in Poland so far — explorers

(Poland; Russia)

TASS (2016). Amber Room not found in Poland so far — explorers. TASS. 15 June.

Raid in upscale Jerusalem plaza uncovers hundreds of illicitly traded relics

(Israel)

I24 News (2016). Raid in upscale Jerusalem plaza uncovers hundreds of illicitly traded relics. I24 News. 15 June.

More than 700 Archaeologists Urge Obama to Protect Bear Ears Cultural Area

(United States of America)

Popular Archaeology (2016). More than 700 Archaeologists Urge Obama to Protect Bear Ears Cultural Area. Popular Archaeology. 15 June.

Stolen marble head of Rome's first emperor returns to Italy

(Italy)

Reuters (2016). Stolen marble head of Rome's first emperor returns to Italy. Reuters. 14 June.

Fight between Pittsburgh man, Notre Dame over half million dollars of early American art moves to federal court

(United States of America)

Brian Bowling (2016). Fight between Pittsburgh man, Notre Dame over half million dollars of early American art moves to federal court. TribLive. 14 June.

Greek Police Dismantle Drug Ring Including 3 Army Officers

(Greece)

Philip Chrysopoulos (2016). Greek Police Dismantle Drug Ring Including 3 Army Officers. Greek Reporter. 14 June.

Stone of Destiny belongs in Perth, says council leader

(United Kingdom)

STV (2016). Stone of Destiny belongs in Perth, says council leader. STV. 13 June.

High school students restore vandalized Ashdod historic site after 'paint party'

(Israel)

Daniel K. Eisenbud (2016). High school students restore vandalized Ashdod historic site after 'paint party'. The Jerusalem Post. 13 June.

Archaeological Homecoming: Largest Recovery of Antiquities Returns to Peru

(Peru)

Peruvian Times (2016). Archaeological Homecoming: Largest Recovery of Antiquities Returns to Peru. Peruvian Times. 13 June.

Bears Ears Cultural Area: The Most Vulnerable U.S. Site for Looting, Vandalism, and Grave Robbing

(United States of America)

Jenny Rowland (2016). Bears Ears Cultural Area: The Most Vulnerable U.S. Site for Looting, Vandalism, and Grave Robbing. Center for American Progress. 13 June.

Guardia Civil puts a stop to internet sale of archaeological antiques

(Spain)

John Smith (2016). Guardia Civil puts a stop to internet sale of archaeological antiques. EuroWeekly. 13 June.

King Lobengula stolen 'golden spear' a replica

(Zimbabwe)

Joel Tsvakwi (2016). King Lobengula stolen 'golden spear' a replica. Bulawayo 24. 12 June.

50 more idols, paintings recovered from smuggler

(India)

Express News Service (2016). 50 more idols, paintings recovered from smuggler. The New Indian Express. 12 June.

Chasing Ganeshas: Meet the art sleuths bringing India's stolen heritage home

(India)

Debayan Tewaril (2016). Chasing Ganeshas: Meet the art sleuths bringing India's stolen heritage home. The Times of India. 12 June.

Man arrested after Bronze-Age pots found

(Cyprus)

Cyprus Mail (2016). Man arrested after Bronze-Age pots found. Cyprus Mail. 9 June.

Lobengula Spear, Artefacts Stolen

(Zimbabwe)

Zim Eye (2016). Lobengula Spear, Artefacts Stolen. Zim Eye. 9 June.

British doubts over Joan of Arc's ring

(United Kingdom; France)

Martin Bailey (2016). British doubts over Joan of Arc's ring. The Art Newspaper. 9 June.

Denuncias de INAH por ataques a zonas arqueológicas del estado

(Mexico)

INAH criticised over attacks to archaeological sites in the state

Jorge Martínez (2016). Denuncias de INAH por ataques a zonas arqueológicas del estado. Criterio. 9 June.

Who owns ancient artefacts?

(General)

Al Jazeera (2016). Who owns ancient artefacts?. Al Jazeera. 8 June.

Arte Ritrovata showcases recovered art

(Italy)

ANSA (2016). Arte Ritrovata showcases recovered art. ANSA. 8 June.

Experts help Geneva free port crack down on stolen loot

(Switzerland)

Swiss Info (2016). Experts help Geneva free port crack down on stolen loot. Swiss Info. 8 June.

PM Modi's quest to bring back cultural artefacts started in 2003

(India)

TNN (2016). PM Modi's quest to bring back cultural artefacts started in 2003. The Times of India. 8 June.

Auschwitz Museum lost, then found 16,000 belongings of Holocaust victims

(Poland)

Ben Rosen (2016). Auschwitz Museum lost, then found 16,000 belongings of Holocaust victims. The Christian Science Monitor. 8 June.

Stolen Ottoman-era artifacts recovered in Istanbul

(Turkey)

Yeni Şafak (2016). Stolen Ottoman-era artifacts recovered in Istanbul. Yeni Şafak. 8 June.

Egypt Dismisses 'ISIS Threat to Blow Up Pyramids'

(Egypt)

Egyptian Streets (2016). Egypt Dismisses 'ISIS Threat to Blow Up Pyramids'. Egyptian Streets. 8 June.

The American Who Rescued The Saint

(India; United States of America)

S. Vijay Kumar (2016). The American Who Rescued The Saint. Swarajya. 8 June.

Idol trackers elated as Ganesha set to come home

(India)

Nistula Hebbar (2016). Idol trackers elated as Ganesha set to come home. The Hindu. 8 June.

Tricornios contra expoliadores

(Spain)

Tricorns Against Plunder

E. Gancedo (2016). Tricornios contra expoliadores. Diario de León. 8 June.

Daesh claims to destroy yet another ancient Iraqi temple

(Iraq)

Anadolu Agency (2016). Daesh claims to destroy yet another ancient Iraqi temple. Daily Sabah. 7 June.

With New Book, Quest to Recover Stolen Battambang Statues Begins

(Cambodia)

Michelle Vachon (2016). With New Book, Quest to Recover Stolen Battambang Statues Begins. Cambodia Daily. 7 June.

Moscow Roadworks Damaging Archaeological Remains, Activists Say

(Russia)

The Moscow Times (2016). Moscow Roadworks Damaging Archaeological Remains, Activists Say. The Moscow Times. 6 June.

Palestine demands return of seized artefacts

(Israel; Palestine; Jordan)

Nasouh Nazzal (2016). Palestine demands return of seized artefacts. Gulf News. 6 June.

Driver smuggled antiquities in Norwegian Ambassador's car

(Israel; Palestine; Jordan)

Ari Soffer (2016). Driver smuggled antiquities in Norwegian Ambassador's car. Israel National News. 6 June.

Archaeologists frustrated as 'Night hawks' swoop on East Hampshire dig

(United Kingdom)

Petersfield Post (2016). Archaeologists frustrated as 'Night hawks' swoop on East Hampshire dig. Petersfield Post. 6 June.

Found a rare coin? Beware, it could be a fake

(United Kingdom)

Lincolnshire Echo (2016). Found a rare coin? Beware, it could be a fake. Lincolnshire Echo. 4 June.

The feds' real-life Indiana Jones

(United States of America)

Wesley Bruer (2016). The feds' real-life Indiana Jones. WTVM. 3 June.

Irina Bokova: the woman standing between Isis and world heritage

(General)

Charlie English (2016). Irina Bokova: the woman standing between Isis and world heritage. The Guardian. 3 June.

Historic coins stolen from museum

(Bermuda)

Sarah Lagan (2016). Historic coins stolen from museum. The Royal Gazette. 3 June.

PLUNDERED: Stone thefts are stripping away our heritage

(United Kingdom)

Karen Pickering (2016). PLUNDERED: Stone thefts are stripping away our heritage. Telegraph & Argus. 3 June.

Questions raised after famous statue disappears in Ankara

(Turkey)

Hurriyet Daily News (2016). Questions raised after famous statue disappears in Ankara. Hurriyet Daily News. 3 June.

Ancient stela lost after discovery

(Turkey)

Ömer Erbil (2016). Ancient stela lost after discovery. Hurriyet Daily News. 2 June.

Complejo arqueológico Narihualá en riesgo por falta de cerco

(Peru)

Archaeological site of Narihualá at risk due to lack of fence

Ralph Zapata (2016). Complejo arqueológico Narihualá en riesgo por falta de cerco. El Comercio. 2 June.

Arqueólogos piden apoyo "decidido" a las administraciones para detener el expolio del yacimiento de Malamoneda en Toledo

(Spain)

Archaeologists ask administration for support to stop the looting of the site of Malamoneda in Toledo

Europa Press (2016). Arqueólogos piden apoyo "decidido" a las administraciones para detener el expolio del yacimiento de Malamoneda en Toledo. La Vanguardia. 2 June.

Art crime expert Dr Donna Yates makes her research available free online in bid to help beat the thieves

(United Kingdom)

Martin Hannan (2016). Art crime expert Dr Donna Yates makes her research available free online in bid to help beat the thieves. The National. 2 June.

Louvre and Musée d'Orsay Close in Emergency Measure Against Seine Flooding

(France)

Brian Boucher (2016). Louvre and Musée d'Orsay Close in Emergency Measure Against Seine Flooding. ArtNet News. 2 June.

Israel wards off looters of antiquity high above the Dead Sea

(Israel)

Mike Smith (2016). Israel wards off looters of antiquity high above the Dead Sea. Yahoo News. 2 June.

Egypt's National Committee for the Repatriation of Stolen Antiquities resumes activities

(Egypt)

Nevine El-Aref (2016). Egypt's National Committee for the Repatriation of Stolen Antiquities resumes activities. Ahram Online. 1 June.

Syrian troops looting ancient city Palmyra, says archaeologist

(Syria)

AFP (2016). Syrian troops looting ancient city Palmyra, says archaeologist. The Guardian. 1 June.

US to return 19 stolen Indian artefacts during Modi's trip

(India; United States of America)

Sobhana K. Nair (2016). US to return 19 stolen Indian artefacts during Modi's trip. Mumbai Mirror. 1 June.

Idol smuggling gang busted

(India)

Vivek Narayanan (2016). Idol smuggling gang busted. The Hindu. 1 June.

Isil rampage: a threat to cultural heritage that belongs to all

(United States of America)

James Cuno (2016). Isil rampage: a threat to cultural heritage that belongs to all. The Art Newspaper. 31 May.

How much money is ISIS actually making from looted art?

(Iraq; Syria)

Fiona Rose-Greenland (2016). How much money is ISIS actually making from looted art?. The Conversation. 31 May.

Missing: Horse skull from Yukon's Carcross desert

(Canada)

Paul Tukker (2016). Missing: Horse skull from Yukon's Carcross desert. CBC. 30 May.

Art, coins and stamps snatched from Sydney property

(Australia)

The Daily Telegraph (2016). Art, coins and stamps snatched from Sydney property. The Daily Telegraph. 28 May.

One of the World's Greatest Art Collections Hides Behind This Fence

(Switzerland)

Graham Bowley (2016). One of the World's Greatest Art Collections Hides Behind This Fence. The New York Times. 28 May.

Rare Indian Burial Ground Quietly Destroyed for Million Dollar Houses

(United States of America)

Sarah Zhang (2016). Rare Indian Burial Ground Quietly Destroyed for Million Dollar Houses. Gizmodo. 27 May.

Infamous artifact thief John Tillman granted day parole extension

(Canada)

Heide Pearson (2016). Infamous artifact thief John Tillman granted day parole extension. Global News. 26 May.

Enforcing the law, protecting resources: a day in the life of a BLM ranger

(United States of America)

Don Gilman (2016). Enforcing the law, protecting resources: a day in the life of a BLM ranger. St George News. 26 May.

Antique ivory poses no threat to elephant conservation: in fact, it needs protection itself

(General)

Martin Levy (2016). Antique ivory poses no threat to elephant conservation: in fact, it needs protection itself. Apollo. 25 May.

John Tillmann's alleged threats against ex-wife prevent his full parole

(Canada)

Elizabeth Chiu (2016). John Tillmann's alleged threats against ex-wife prevent his full parole. CBC. 25 May.

Priceless antiques missing from Peshawar museum: confrontation between ACE and Directorate of Archaeology

(Pakistan)

Daily Times (2016). Priceless antiques missing from Peshawar museum: confrontation between ACE and Directorate of Archaeology. Daily Times. 25 May.

National plan to save Dead Sea Scrolls from thieves

(Israel)

Yoni Kempinski (2016). National plan to save Dead Sea Scrolls from thieves. Arutz Sheva. 25 May.

British Museum confirms provenance of looted Afghan Bowl

(United Kingdom)

Patrick Steel (2016). British Museum confirms provenance of looted Afghan Bowl. Museums Journal. 24 May.

Old Fort burglarized in Fort Madison, Iowa

(United States of America)

Jeff Whitten (2016). Old Fort burglarized in Fort Madison, Iowa. KWQC. 24 May.

La Media Luna, 4 décadas de saqueos

(Mexico)

Media Luna, 4 decades of looting

Alfredo Espinosa Estrada (2016). La Media Luna, 4 décadas de saqueos. El Sol de San Luis. 23 May.

Guatemala reclama piezas arqueológicas robadas que se exhiben en el museo Tesak

(Guatemala)

Guatemala reclaims looted archaeological pieces and they are exhibited in the Tesak museum

María Luz Nóchez (2016). Guatemala reclama piezas arqueológicas robadas que se exhiben en el museo Tesak. El Faro. 23 May.

Stolen artefacts recovered, date back to Mughal era

(India)

Nitesh Kumar Sharmal (2016). Stolen artefacts recovered, date back to Mughal era. The Times of India. 23 May.

Israel returns to Egypt two stolen artefacts

(Egypt; Israel)

Reuters (2016). Israel returns to Egypt two stolen artefacts. Ahram Online. 22 May.

No fue Thomas Crown, fue un butronero: el perfil del ladrón de arte en España

(Spain)

Not Thomas Crown, but a hole-maker: the profile of an art thief in Spain

Rebeca Fernández (2016). No fue Thomas Crown, fue un butronero: el perfil del ladrón de arte en España. El Confidencial. 22 May.

Theft of Qur'an with Aurangzeb seal in 2003: HC seeks case records

(India)

D. A. Rashid (2016). Theft of Qur'an with Aurangzeb seal in 2003: HC seeks case records. Greater Kashmir. 21 May.

NU authorities blame Kumar for delay in missing coins probe

(India)

The Times of India (2016). NU authorities blame Kumar for delay in missing coins probe. The Times of Israel. 21 May.

NU finally lodges police complaint for missing coins

(India)

The Times of India (2016). NU finally lodges police complaint for missing coins. The Times of India. 20 May.

While the world watches Palmyra, another of Syria's heritage sites risks destruction

(Syria)

Ross Burns (2016). While the world watches Palmyra, another of Syria's heritage sites risks destruction. Apollo. 20 May.

Looting rife, heritage sites destroyed: The state of Syria's history

(Syria)

Lizzie Porter (2016). Looting rife, heritage sites destroyed: The state of Syria's history. Middle East Eye. 20 May.

Red list prepared for Syrian artifacts

(Syria; Turkey)

Hurriyet Daily News (2016). Red list prepared for Syrian artifacts. Hurriyet Daily News. 20 May.

Another Milestone As France Returns 2 Nok Artefacts

(Nigeria; Togo; France)

Chika Okeke (2016). Another Milestone As France Returns 2 Nok Artefacts. Leadership. 20 May.

Inquiry report points out irregularities in Peshawar Museum

(Pakistan)

The News (2016). Inquiry report points out irregularities in Peshawar Museum. The News. 20 May.

How Christie's helped to return a looted treasure to Afghanistan

(Afghanistan; United Kingdom)

Christie's (2016). How Christie's helped to return a looted treasure to Afghanistan. Christie's. 20 May.

Malden man arrested in connection to stolen museum artifacts

(United States of America)

Allison Twaits (2016). Malden man arrested in connection to stolen museum artifacts. KFVS12. 19 May.

Lust for Loot: Collecting Is Driving the Demand for Plunder

(General)

Sarah Parcak (2016). Lust for Loot: Collecting Is Driving the Demand for Plunder. National Geographic. 19 May.

Six middle-aged 'new-age travellers' arrested at Stonehenge over flaming torch incident Play Video Stonehenge protest New-age travellers protest at Stonehenge

(United Kingdom)

Salisbury Journal (2016). Six middle-aged 'new-age travellers' arrested at Stonehenge over flaming torch incident Play Video Stonehenge protest New-age travellers protest at Stonehenge. Salisbury Journal. 19 May.

When Cultural Heritage Is Caught in the Cross Hairs

(General)

Andrew E. Kramer (2016). When Cultural Heritage Is Caught in the Cross Hairs. The New York Times. 18 May.

After 4 years, rare sarcophagi smuggled into Israel to be returned to Egypt

(Egypt; Israel)

Ilan Ben Zion (2016). After 4 years, rare sarcophagi smuggled into Israel to be returned to Egypt. The Times of Israel. 18 May.

PM Groysman orders audit of cultural artefacts after theft of incunabula

(Ukraine)

Ukrinform (2016). PM Groysman orders audit of cultural artefacts after theft of incunabula. Ukrinform. 18 May.

Christie's auctions cardiologist Dr. Lahiri's artworks for $2,376,500

(India)

Rashmi Menon (2016). Christie's auctions cardiologist Dr. Lahiri's artworks for $2,376,500. The Economic Times. 18 May.

Egypt Repatriates 44 Stolen Archaeological Objects from France

(Egypt; France)

Egyptian Streets (2016). Egypt Repatriates 44 Stolen Archaeological Objects from France. Egyptian Streets. 17 May.

Russia builds military camp near ancient site in Palmyra

(Syria; Russia)

Associated Press (2016). Russia builds military camp near ancient site in Palmyra. The Daily Mail. 17 May.

Robo arqueológico se dispara en el país

(Mexico)

Archaeological theft on the rise in the country

El Universal (2016). Robo arqueológico se dispara en el país. El Diario. 16 May.

Uncharted 4: is the looter-adventurer character a type of cultural appropriation?

(General)

Anna Turner (2016). Uncharted 4: is the looter-adventurer character a type of cultural appropriation?. The Guardian. 16 May.

In new crackdown, antiquities authorities tighten noose around dealers, thieves

(Israel)

Ilan Ben Zion (2016). In new crackdown, antiquities authorities tighten noose around dealers, thieves. The Times of Israel. 16 May.

Ukraine's first printed book stolen from library

(Ukraine)

Ukraine Today (2016). Ukraine's first printed book stolen from library. Ukraine Today. 16 May.

Se dispara 1,000%robo arqueológico en el país

(Mexico)

Archaeological theft in the country exceeded by 1000%

Alejandro Melgoza (2016). Se dispara 1,000%robo arqueológico en el país. El Universal. 15 May.

Estonia hands over stolen Viking-era sword to Ukraine (photos)

(Ukraine; Estonia; Russia; Belarus)

Ukraine Today (2016). Estonia hands over stolen Viking-era sword to Ukraine (photos). Ukraine Today. 14 May.

CHTHO asks Iranians abroad to report smuggled artifacts

(Iran)

Tehran Times (2016). CHTHO asks Iranians abroad to report smuggled artifacts. Tehran Times. 14 May.

Key Libyan and international partners unite to adopt an action plan for Libya's heritage

(Libya)

UNESCO (2016). Key Libyan and international partners unite to adopt an action plan for Libya's heritage. UNESCO. 13 May.

Italy busts gang smuggling looted archaeological treasures

(Italy)

AKI (2016). Italy busts gang smuggling looted archaeological treasures. New Kerala. 13 May.

How Tomb Raiders Are Stealing Our History

(General)

Tom Mueller (2016). How Tomb Raiders Are Stealing Our History. National Geographic. 13 May.

Russia and Syria Use Palmyra as a Stage for Political Theater

(Syria; Russia)

Jennifer MacKenzie (2016). Russia and Syria Use Palmyra as a Stage for Political Theater. Hyperallergic. 13 May.

Solapan en Kanasín saqueo arqueológico

(Mexico)

Archaeological looting in Kanasín

Ana Hernández (2016). Solapan en Kanasín saqueo arqueológico. Sipse. 13 May.

Guelph Treasure Heirs Explain Why Case Belongs in U.S. Court

(United States of America; Germany)

Nicholas O'Donnell (2016). Guelph Treasure Heirs Explain Why Case Belongs in U.S. Court. JD Supra. 13 May.

NU to seek legal opinion over filing FIR in missing coins case

(India)

Vaibhav Ganjapure (2016). NU to seek legal opinion over filing FIR in missing coins case. The Times of India. 13 May.

Egypt 'suppressing truth' over hidden chambers in Tutankhamun's tomb

(Egypt)

Julian Borger (2016). Egypt 'suppressing truth' over hidden chambers in Tutankhamun's tomb. The Guardian. 12 May.

Libya's ancient sites not exposed to same risk as in Syria, Iraq - experts

(Libya)

Aidan Lewis (2016). Libya's ancient sites not exposed to same risk as in Syria, Iraq - experts. Reuters. 11 May.

Egypt's Sohag archaeological gallery was not subjected to blaze: Ministry

(Egypt)

Nevine El-Aref (2016). Egypt's Sohag archaeological gallery was not subjected to blaze: Ministry. Ahram Online. 11 May.

Pensioner wins payout from English Heritage for head injuries at Carisbrooke Castle

(United Kingdom)

Hugo Gye (2016). Pensioner wins payout from English Heritage for head injuries at Carisbrooke Castle. The Daily Mail. 11 May.

Ancient seal dated back to X century returns to Ukraine

(Ukraine)

Ukraine Today (2016). Ancient seal dated back to X century returns to Ukraine. Ukraine Today. 11 May.

Así fue saqueado un cementerio indígena de Santander

(Colombia)

Indigenous cemetery in Santander looted

Entorno Inteligente (2016). Así fue saqueado un cementerio indígena de Santander. Entorno Inteligente. 11 May.

Ancient Persian seals returned by U.S. to go on display

(Iran; United States of America)

Tehran Times (2016). Ancient Persian seals returned by U.S. to go on display. Tehran Times. 11 May.

126-Year-Old Statue Destroyed by Man Taking Selfie

(Portugal)

Sarah Cascone (2016). 126-Year-Old Statue Destroyed by Man Taking Selfie. ArtNet News. 10 May.

Syrian Antiquities Import Restrictions Are Law, But Will They Work?

(United States of America; Syria)

Owen Jarus (2016). Syrian Antiquities Import Restrictions Are Law, But Will They Work?. Live Science. 10 May.

Lento proceso para el rescate arqueológico de la capital nonualca

(El Salvador)

Slow process for the archaeological rescue of the Nonualca capital

Mima Velásquez (2016). Lento proceso para el rescate arqueológico de la capital nonualca. La Prensa Grafica. 9 May.

Ancient Egyptian statue of Sekhemka disappears into private collection in 'moral crime against world heritage'

(United Kingdom)

Ian Johnston (2016). Ancient Egyptian statue of Sekhemka disappears into private collection in 'moral crime against world heritage'. The Independent. 9 May.

Obama signs into law new restrictions on Syrian antiquities

(United States of America; Syria)

Bradley Klapper (2016). Obama signs into law new restrictions on Syrian antiquities. Stars and Stripes. 9 May.

The Heritage Warriors

(India)

Gargi Gupta (2016). The Heritage Warriors. DNA. 8 May.

Greece looks to international justice to regain Parthenon marbles from UK

(Greece; United Kingdom)

Helena Smith (2016). Greece looks to international justice to regain Parthenon marbles from UK. The Guardian. 8 May.

#ReturnTheMarbles campaign uses cheeky billboard to seek return of Parthenon sculptures

(Greece; United Kingdom)

Leah MacLennan (2016). #ReturnTheMarbles campaign uses cheeky billboard to seek return of Parthenon sculptures. ABC Australia. 6 May.

BLM wants to pay people who help find looters, vandals

(United States of America)

Brian Maffly (2016). BLM wants to pay people who help find looters, vandals. The Salt Lake Tribune. 6 May.

Uncontrolled Collecting: An Impulse Control Disorder?

(General)

Shirley Mueller (2016). Uncontrolled Collecting: An Impulse Control Disorder?. Physician's Money Digest. 5 May.

The man who helped save Afghanistan's treasures from ravages of war

(Afghanistan)

Sune Engel Rasmussen (2016). The man who helped save Afghanistan's treasures from ravages of war. The Guardian. 5 May.

Stolen artefacts: Cops to raid another warehouse

(India)

TNN (2016). Stolen artefacts: Cops to raid another warehouse. The Times of India. 4 May.

IS Files Reveal Assad's Deals With Militants

(Syria)

Stuart Ramsey (2016). IS Files Reveal Assad's Deals With Militants. Sky News. 3 May.

Grave destrucción de Zona Arqueológica

(Mexico)

Serious destruction of archaeological site

Adrián Mendoza Salazar (2016). Grave destrucción de Zona Arqueológica. Diario de Poza Rica. 1 May.

Can technoheritage be owned?

(General)

Sonia K. Katyal (2016). Can technoheritage be owned?. The Boston Globe. 1 May.

The Right to Own Living Memorials

(Kenya)

Stephen E. Nash (2016). The Right to Own Living Memorials. Sapiens. 29 April.

Armi, droga e reperti archeologici nel "box delle meraviglie": arrestato 32enne denunciata la moglie

(Italy)

Weapons, drugs, and archaeological finds in "box of wonders": 32 year old arrested, implicates wife

Corriere Salentino (2016). Armi, droga e reperti archeologici nel "box delle meraviglie": arrestato 32enne denunciata la moglie. Corriere Salentino. 29 April.

US returns stolen ancient Buddhist sculpture to Pakistan

(Pakistan; United States of America)

BBC News (2016). US returns stolen ancient Buddhist sculpture to Pakistan. BBC News. 28 April.

Youths vandalize historic site

(Israel)

Matan Tzuri (2016). Youths vandalize historic site. Ynet News. 27 April.

Cartagena corta el tráfico en el Castillo de los Moros para evitar saqueos

(Spain)

Cartagena cuts traffic to the Castillo de los Moros to prevent looting

EFE (2016). Cartagena corta el tráfico en el Castillo de los Moros para evitar saqueos. ABC España. 27 April.

US Congress approves bill seeking to curb looting and trade of antiquities

(United States of America)

Lawyer Herald (2016). US Congress approves bill seeking to curb looting and trade of antiquities. Lawyer Herald. 27 April.

US returning smuggled Buddha sculpture to Pakistan

(Pakistan; United States of America)

APP (2016). US returning smuggled Buddha sculpture to Pakistan. The Nation. 27 April.

NU's missing probe report on stolen Vakataka coins resurfaces

(India)

Vaibhav Ganjapure (2016). NU's missing probe report on stolen Vakataka coins resurfaces. The Times of India. 27 April.

Stolen Sarcophagus Returned

(Turkey; United States of America)

Ahmet Balan (2016). Stolen Sarcophagus Returned. Associated Press. 26 April.

The Case against the Universal Museum

(General)

Isaac Kaplan (2016). The Case against the Universal Museum. Artsy. 26 April.

Antiquities expert on Palmyra visit: 'Syria can't possibly restore the destroyed artifacts'

(Syria)

Bahira al-Zarier (2016). Antiquities expert on Palmyra visit: 'Syria can't possibly restore the destroyed artifacts'. Syria Direct. 26 April.

Meet Dr Donna Yates, the expert aiming to make antiquities-collecting socially unacceptable

(United Kingdom)

Russell Leadbetter (2016). Meet Dr Donna Yates, the expert aiming to make antiquities-collecting socially unacceptable. The Herald. 25 April.

18 Antiquities Recovered From Foreign Countries: Government

(India)

Press Trust of India (2016). 18 Antiquities Recovered From Foreign Countries: Government. The New Indian Express. 25 April.

Karnataka's ancient idols lost in a mere flash

(India)

Ranjani Govind (2016). Karnataka's ancient idols lost in a mere flash. The Hindu. 25 April.

Police missed 'golden opportunity' to solve £20k coin heist

(United Kingdom)

Nicola Shaw (2016). Police missed 'golden opportunity' to solve £20k coin heist. Edinburgh Evening News. 25 April.

Monuments Men go after state's treasure

(India)

Vandana Kamath (2016). Monuments Men go after state's treasure. Bangalore Mirror. 24 April.

Egypt retrieves ancient statue from Belgium

(Egypt; Belgium)

State Information Service (2016). Egypt retrieves ancient statue from Belgium. State Information Service. 24 April.

Saquean Cerro del Muerto

(Mexico)

Andrea Verdín (2016). Saquean Cerro del Muerto. AM. 23 April.

Ordinary Syrians are Risking Their Lives to Protect Their Cultural Heritage

(Syria)

Emma Cunliffe (2016). Ordinary Syrians are Risking Their Lives to Protect Their Cultural Heritage. The Wire. 23 April.

Noh Mul cost Grijalva $6,000

(Belize)

The Reporter (2016). Noh Mul cost Grijalva $6,000. The Reporter. 22 April.

France Lost Track of 23,000 State-Owned Artworks and Historic Objects

(France)

Claire Voon (2016). France Lost Track of 23,000 State-Owned Artworks and Historic Objects. Hyperallergic. 21 April.

Now, NU unearths 15 Mughal era coins in museum

(India)

Vaibhav Ganjapure (2016). Now, NU unearths 15 Mughal era coins in museum. The Times of India. 21 April.

Minoan-Era Kouros Found in Heraklion Valued at 1.3 Million

(Greece)

A. Makris (2016). Minoan-Era Kouros Found in Heraklion Valued at 1.3 Million. Greek Reporter. 20 April.

Guilty of destroying ancient Maya site, Noh Mul!

(Belize)

Rowland A. Parks (2016). Guilty of destroying ancient Maya site, Noh Mul!. Amandala. 19 April.

Palmyra's Arch of Triumph recreated in London

(Syria; United Kingdom)

Lauren Turner (2016). Palmyra's Arch of Triumph recreated in London. BBC News. 19 April.

Palmyra Arch in London: 'Unethical' reconstruction of 'Disneyland' archaeology criticised

(United Kingdom; Syria)

Umberto Bacchi (2016). Palmyra Arch in London: 'Unethical' reconstruction of 'Disneyland' archaeology criticised. International Business Times. 19 April.

Scientists and lawyers save archaeological site from mining

(South Africa)

Sue Blaine (2016). Scientists and lawyers save archaeological site from mining. BD Live. 19 April.

Exclusive Photos Show Destruction of Nineveh Gates by ISIS

(Iraq)

Kristin Romey (2016). Exclusive Photos Show Destruction of Nineveh Gates by ISIS. National Geographic. 19 April.

Una actuación de urgencia blinda la cueva del Cuaternario de Moclín frente a expolios

(Spain)

Emergency action protects the Quaternary cave of Moclín against looters

EFE (2016). Una actuación de urgencia blinda la cueva del Cuaternario de Moclín frente a expolios. Granada Hoy. 19 April.

Impune, el saqueo de zonas arqueológicas de Michoacán

(Mexico)

The archaeological sites of Michoacán looted with impunity

Sayra Casillas Mendoza (2016). Impune, el saqueo de zonas arqueológicas de Michoacán. Cambio de Michoacán. 18 April.

Save cultural heritage of India

(India)

Anil Paba (2016). Save cultural heritage of India. Daily Excelsior. 18 April.

Turkish Culture Minister: No tolerance for antiquity smuggling from Syria

(Turkey; Syria)

Daily Sabah (2016). Turkish Culture Minister: No tolerance for antiquity smuggling from Syria. Daily Sabah. 17 April.

Probe confirms damage to 15th-century tomb at Makli

(Pakistan)

Ghulam Hussain Khwaja (2016). Probe confirms damage to 15th-century tomb at Makli. Dawn. 17 April.

Italy police stumble upon 'priceless' ancient artefacts

(Italy)

BBC News (2016). Italy police stumble upon 'priceless' ancient artefacts. BBC News. 15 April.

Tomb-raiding gang leader faces death

(China)

Xinhua (2016). Tomb-raiding gang leader faces death. Shanghai Daily. 15 April.

Se reúne el Comité de Lucha contra el Tráfico del Patrimonio Cultural

(Argentina)

The Committee for the Fight Against the Trafficking of Cultural Heritage to Meet

Diario Panorama (2016). Se reúne el Comité de Lucha contra el Tráfico del Patrimonio Cultural. Diario Panorama. 15 April.

Belgium eliminates federal taskforce to fight trafficking in cultural property

(Belgium)

Victoria Stapley-Brown (2016). Belgium eliminates federal taskforce to fight trafficking in cultural property. The Art Newspaper. 15 April.

Shawnee State University's Amr Al-Azm aids the fight against ISIS looting in Syria (photos)

(Syria)

Steven Litt (2016). Shawnee State University's Amr Al-Azm aids the fight against ISIS looting in Syria (photos). Cleveland.com. 14 April.

Art loss register reunites Stortford burglary victim with rare chronometer after six years

(United Kingdom)

Herts & Essex Observer (2016). Art loss register reunites Stortford burglary victim with rare chronometer after six years. Herts & Essex Observer. 14 April.

Probe panel on coins theft likely next week

(India)

Vaibhav Ganjapure (2016). Probe panel on coins theft likely next week. The Times of India. 14 April.

Crown of the Andes sold on the cheap?

(Colombia; United States of America)

Richard Emblin (2016). Crown of the Andes sold on the cheap?. The City Paper. 14 April.

Storm clouds gather over German art market

(Germany)

Catherine Hickley (2016). Storm clouds gather over German art market. The Art Newspaper. 14 April.

EB-5 suspect Bollen's love of ancient artifacts part of criminal case against him

(United States of America)

Seth Tupper (2016). EB-5 suspect Bollen's love of ancient artifacts part of criminal case against him. The Rapid City Journal. 14 April.

Senate Votes to Ban Imports of Syrian Art and Antiquities

(United States of America; Syria)

Steven Lee Myers (2016). Senate Votes to Ban Imports of Syrian Art and Antiquities. The New York Times. 13 April.

Cops refuse to register NU's 'vague' complaint in coin theft

(India)

Vaibhav Ganjapure (2016). Cops refuse to register NU's 'vague' complaint in coin theft. The Times of India. 13 April.

Museum burglary main suspect further remanded

(Sri Lanka)

Lakmal Sooriyagoda (2016). Museum burglary main suspect further remanded. Daily News. 12 April.

Mysterious, ancient boulder vandalized; surveillance images released

(United States of America)

Carla Field (2016). Mysterious, ancient boulder vandalized; surveillance images released. WYFF4. 12 April.

In Speech At Yale, UN Secretary-General Calls For Better Protection Of Ancient Historic Sites

(General)

Davis Dunavin (2016). In Speech At Yale, UN Secretary-General Calls For Better Protection Of Ancient Historic Sites. WSHU. 12 April.

China's Xi orders better protection of cultural heritage

(China)

Ben Blanchard (2016). China's Xi orders better protection of cultural heritage. Reuters. 12 April.

After delay, varsity to lodge FIR in coins theft

(India)

Vaibhav Ganjapure (2016). After delay, varsity to lodge FIR in coins theft. The Times of India. 12 April.

Why Gaziantep Became Hub for Smugglers Selling Historical Syrian Artifacts

(Turkey; Syria)

Sputnik News (2016). Why Gaziantep Became Hub for Smugglers Selling Historical Syrian Artifacts. Sputnik News. 11 April.

6 more coins from Vakataka era missing from NU dept

(India)

Vaibhav Ganjapure (2016). 6 more coins from Vakataka era missing from NU dept. The Times of India. 9 April.

Turkey 'probing Russia claims on antiques'

(Turkey; Syria; Russia)

Press TV (2016). Turkey 'probing Russia claims on antiques'. Press TV. 8 April.

If Passed, Could a New Law Stop ISIS Profiting from Looted Syrian Antiquities?

(United States of America)

Isaac Kaplan (2016). If Passed, Could a New Law Stop ISIS Profiting from Looted Syrian Antiquities?. Artsy. 7 April.

Private collectors fuel demand for looted Mideast antiquities

(General)

Barbara Slavin (2016). Private collectors fuel demand for looted Mideast antiquities. Al Monitor. 7 April.

NU to constitute panel to probe missing coins

(India)

Vaibhav Ganjapure (2016). NU to constitute panel to probe missing coins. The Times of India. 7 April.

Court: Navajo due hearing on demand that feds return remains, relics

(United States of America)

Sara Weber (2016). Court: Navajo due hearing on demand that feds return remains, relics. Arizona Daily Sun. 7 April.

Islamic State nets up to $200 million a year from antiquities: Russia

(Syria; Russia)

Louis Charbonneau (2016). Islamic State nets up to $200 million a year from antiquities: Russia. Reuters. 6 April.

Smuggler of Stolen Artifacts From Palmyra Speaks Out About ISIS' Illicit Operation

(Syria; Turkey)

Richard Engel (2016). Smuggler of Stolen Artifacts From Palmyra Speaks Out About ISIS' Illicit Operation. NBC. 6 April.

Piden tres años de cárcel a cuatro 'piteros' por expolio arqueológico

(Spain)

Three years in jail requested for four 'piteros' for archaeological looting.

Juan Esteban Poveda (2016). Piden tres años de cárcel a cuatro 'piteros' por expolio arqueológico. Ideal. 6 April.

Saquean y olvidan Zona Arqueológica

(Mexico)

Archaeological site looted and forgotten

Adrián Mendoza Salazar (2016). Saquean y olvidan Zona Arqueológica. Diario de Poza Rica. 6 April.

Arab League draft resolution to protect Arab antiquities: Araby

(Egypt)

Al-Masry Al-Youm (2016). Arab League draft resolution to protect Arab antiquities: Araby. Egypt Independent. 5 April.

Peru archaeological pieces to be repatriated from Chile

(Peru; Chile)

Hillary Ojeda (2016). Peru archaeological pieces to be repatriated from Chile. Peru This Week. 5 April.

Inside the Ballsy Irish Traveller Gang That Stole Millions of Pounds Worth of Rhino Horn

(United Kingdom; Ireland)

Mark Wilding (2016). Inside the Ballsy Irish Traveller Gang That Stole Millions of Pounds Worth of Rhino Horn. Vice. 5 April.

Completamente saqueadas urnas funerarias en Altamura

(Mexico)

Funerary urns completely looted in Altamura

Sabás Espinoza (2016). Completamente saqueadas urnas funerarias en Altamura. Línea Directa. 4 April.

Chinese villagers loot UNESCO World Heritage site while it's being cleaned

(China)

Alicia Tan (2016). Chinese villagers loot UNESCO World Heritage site while it's being cleaned. Mashable. 4 April.

'Rathkeale Rovers' gang members jailed over multi-million euro rhino horn spree

(United Kingdom)

Alexander Britton (2016). 'Rathkeale Rovers' gang members jailed over multi-million euro rhino horn spree. Irish Independent. 4 April.

'Rathkeale Rovers' to be sentenced over museum raids plot

(United Kingdom)

Press Association (2016). 'Rathkeale Rovers' to be sentenced over museum raids plot. Press Association. 4 April.

Cultural heritage destruction takes ICC main stage

(Mali)

Sue Blaine (2016). Cultural heritage destruction takes ICC main stage. Business Day. 4 April.

Historic castle destroyed by sea and treasure hunters in Turkey's west

(Turkey)

Ömer Erbil (2016). Historic castle destroyed by sea and treasure hunters in Turkey's west. Hurriyet Daily News. 4 April.

Organised crime gang planned to raid Glasgow's Burrell Collection and Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

(United Kingdom)

Peter Swindon (2016). Organised crime gang planned to raid Glasgow's Burrell Collection and Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. The Herald. 4 April.

Charge dismissed in museum coin theft

(United States of America)

Marshall White (2016). Charge dismissed in museum coin theft. News-Press. 4 April.

Stolen Easter Island statue deserves a trip home

(Chile; United Kingdom)

Mark Gilbert (2016). Stolen Easter Island statue deserves a trip home. The Chicago Tribune. 3 April.

Australian Hindus Urge Sydney Art Gallery to Return Hindu Statue If Illegal Acquired

(Australia; India)

The Chakra (2016). Australian Hindus Urge Sydney Art Gallery to Return Hindu Statue If Illegal Acquired. The Chakra. 2 April.

Obsessing about past 'wrongs' is to miss the power of culture

(Australia; United Kingdom)

Tiffany Jenkins (2016). Obsessing about past 'wrongs' is to miss the power of culture. The Guardian. 2 April.

Nationally important 12th century monument spray-painted by vandals

(United Kingdom)

Brian Donnelly (2016). Nationally important 12th century monument spray-painted by vandals. The Herald. 2 April.

Many precious artefacts too missing from NU, says probe panel member

(India)

Vaibhav Ganjapure (2016). Many precious artefacts too missing from NU, says probe panel member. The Times of India. 2 April.

AGNSW's 1000-year-old Hindu goddess 'may be illegal'

(Australia; India)

Michaela Boland (2016). AGNSW's 1000-year-old Hindu goddess 'may be illegal'. The Australian. 2 April.

Sekhemka to leave the UK as export licence deadline passes

(United Kingdom; United Arab Emirates; Egypt)

Martin Bailey (2016). Sekhemka to leave the UK as export licence deadline passes. The Art Newspaper. 1 April.

Captain James Cook feather cape and helmet gifted to him before death returned to Hawaii

(New Zealand; United States of America)

Jemima Garrett (2016). Captain James Cook feather cape and helmet gifted to him before death returned to Hawaii. ABC Australia. 1 April.

Stepping up stakeholders' involvement in the fight against trafficking of culture

(General)

UNESCO (2016). Stepping up stakeholders' involvement in the fight against trafficking of culture. UNESCO. 1 April.

Marlow's history at risk following rise in illegal metal detecting

(United Kingdom)

Jasmine Rapson (2016). Marlow's history at risk following rise in illegal metal detecting. Bucks Free Press. 1 April.

Looters, Tourism, and Racism: Controversy Surrounds 'Discovery' of Lost City in Honduras

(Honduras)

Gabriela Gorbea (2016). Looters, Tourism, and Racism: Controversy Surrounds 'Discovery' of Lost City in Honduras. Vice. 31 March.

ISIS 'Department of Artifacts' document exposes antique loot trade via Turkey (RT EXCLUSIVE)

(Turkey; Syria)

RT (2016). ISIS 'Department of Artifacts' document exposes antique loot trade via Turkey (RT EXCLUSIVE). RT. 31 March.

Senior Bulgarian Civil Servant Caught with Diverse Collection of Archaeological Artifacts, Coins in Anti-Treasure Hunting Raid

(Bulgaria)

Ivan Dikov (2016). Senior Bulgarian Civil Servant Caught with Diverse Collection of Archaeological Artifacts, Coins in Anti-Treasure Hunting Raid. Archaeology in Bulgaria. 31 March.

Bulgaria's Customs Capture Nearly 700 Archaeological Artifacts, Coins at Sofia Airport

(Bulgaria)

Ivan Dikov (2016). Bulgaria's Customs Capture Nearly 700 Archaeological Artifacts, Coins at Sofia Airport. Archaeology in Bulgaria. 31 March.

The Excruciating Legacy of NAGPRA

(United States of America)

Frances Madeson (2016). The Excruciating Legacy of NAGPRA. Indian Country Today. 31 March.

After Wakatak era coins, probe report vanishes

(India)

Vaibhav Ganjapure (2016). After Wakatak era coins, probe report vanishes. The Times of India. 31 March.

More looted antiquities welcomed home

(Cambodia; France)

Vong Sokheng (2016). More looted antiquities welcomed home. The Phnom Penh Post. 31 March.

Waiting for Benin bronze from UK

(Nigeria)

Ozolua Uhakheme (2016). Waiting for Benin bronze from UK. The Nation. 30 March.

Tracing The DNA Of Looted Artwork

(Cambodia)

WBUR (2016). Tracing The DNA Of Looted Artwork. WBUR. 30 March.

After Brussels Attacks, Italy Announces $336 Million Anti-Terror Heritage Protection Plan

(Italy)

Henri Neuendorf (2016). After Brussels Attacks, Italy Announces $336 Million Anti-Terror Heritage Protection Plan. ArtNet News. 30 March.

Diamond miner halted after digging on ancient archaeological site

(South Africa)

Sue Blaine (2016). Diamond miner halted after digging on ancient archaeological site. BD Live. 30 March.

After 25 years, German doctor returns rare, ancient coin to Israel

(Israel; Germany)

The Canadian Jewish News (2016). After 25 years, German doctor returns rare, ancient coin to Israel. The Canadian Jewish News. 30 March.

Why Palmyra is a pawn in Assad's game with the West

(Syria)

Sabine Oelze (2016). Why Palmyra is a pawn in Assad's game with the West. DW. 30 March.

"El Señor de Sipán": Un hito en la historia del Perú

(Peru)

"The Lord of Sipán": a milestone in the history of Perú

Paul Monzón (2016). "El Señor de Sipán": Un hito en la historia del Perú. Periodista Digital. 30 March.

Delegado del INAH habla sobre el hallazgo en Altamura

(Mexico)

Representative of the INAH speaks about the site in Altramura

Jasiel Camacho (2016). Delegado del INAH habla sobre el hallazgo en Altamura. Debate. 29 March.

NGA keeping mum on 1000-year-old Indian goddess statue

(Australia; India)

Michaela Boland (2016). NGA keeping mum on 1000-year-old Indian goddess statue. The Australian. 29 March.

CAG holds Directorate of Arts & Culture guilty

(India)

The Shillong Times (2016). CAG holds Directorate of Arts & Culture guilty. The Shillong Times. 28 March.

Unemployed Iraqis join in looting of antiquities

(Iraq)

Wassim Bassem (2016). Unemployed Iraqis join in looting of antiquities. Al Monitor. 28 March.

KP government introduces bill to protect, preserve antiquities

(Pakistan)

Business Recorder (2016). KP government introduces bill to protect, preserve antiquities. Business Recorder. 28 March.

First Pictures Of Palmyra As IS Driven Out

(Syria)

Sky News (2016). First Pictures Of Palmyra As IS Driven Out. Sky News. 28 March.

Palmyra liberated: First images of ancient heritage site freed from ISIS (PHOTOS)

(Syria)

RT (2016). Palmyra liberated: First images of ancient heritage site freed from ISIS (PHOTOS). RT. 28 March.

Calls for British Museum to surrender Indigenous Gweagal shield

(Australia; United Kingdom)

ABC Australia (2016). Calls for British Museum to surrender Indigenous Gweagal shield. ABC Australia. 28 March.

US museum returns ancient Hindu god statue to Cambodia

(Cambodia; United States of America)

BBC News (2016). US museum returns ancient Hindu god statue to Cambodia. BBC News. 28 March.

Priceless Indian Artefacts With Australia; Will They Ever Come Back Home?

(Australia; India)

S. Vijay Kumar (2016). Priceless Indian Artefacts With Australia; Will They Ever Come Back Home?. Swarajya. 27 March.

Egypt's Museum of Islamic Art regains its allure after two-year restoration

(Egypt)

Nevine El-Aref (2016). Egypt's Museum of Islamic Art regains its allure after two-year restoration. Ahram Online. 27 March.

Utes, Navajo seek monument to preserve canyon

(United States of America)

Jim Mimiaga (2016). Utes, Navajo seek monument to preserve canyon. The Cortez Journal. 27 March.

Lambayeque: Huaqueros se llevan vestigios Mochica del cerro Las Ánimas

(Peru)

Lambayeque: looter steal Mochica remains at the site of Las Ánimas

Perú21 (2016). Lambayeque: Huaqueros se llevan vestigios Mochica del cerro Las Ánimas. Perú21. 27 March.

Real artifacts stolen, replaced with fake ones at Peshawar museum

(Pakistan)

Dunya News (2016). Real artifacts stolen, replaced with fake ones at Peshawar museum. Dunya News. 26 March.

Antiquities: Buying Tips

(General)

Carrie Coolidge (2016). Antiquities: Buying Tips. Barron's. 26 March.

Restoring Syria's pearl of the desert: a reason for optimism amid the storm of terror

(Syria)

Maamoun Abdelkarim (2016). Restoring Syria's pearl of the desert: a reason for optimism amid the storm of terror. The Guardian. 26 March.

Stop the Roof Raiders: Lead thieves strike Boxted church as total hit by suspected gang reaches 16 in Suffolk

(United Kingdom)

Matt Reason (2016). Stop the Roof Raiders: Lead thieves strike Boxted church as total hit by suspected gang reaches 16 in Suffolk. East Anglian Daily Times. 25 March.

Yobs set fire to historic Prestwick church and burn ivy from ancient walls

(United Kingdom)

Stuart Wilson (2016). Yobs set fire to historic Prestwick church and burn ivy from ancient walls. Daily Record. 25 March.

Chinese man arrested on suspicion of planning to sell ancient artefacts he found in tomb buried in backyard

(China)

Catherine Wong (2016). Chinese man arrested on suspicion of planning to sell ancient artefacts he found in tomb buried in backyard. South China Morning Post. 25 March.

Pompeii recruits army of spies to root out Mafia corruption and shoddy renovation work at the ancient site

(Italy)

Michael Day (2016). Pompeii recruits army of spies to root out Mafia corruption and shoddy renovation work at the ancient site. The Independent. 25 March.

Market for Chinese Art Is Increasingly in China

(China)

Scott Reyburn (2016). Market for Chinese Art Is Increasingly in China. The New York Times. 25 March.

Lighten the bureaucracy so India's heritage can flourish

(India)

Jawhar Sircar (2016). Lighten the bureaucracy so India's heritage can flourish. The Art Newspaper. 24 March.

Crooked antiques dealer dodges prison for smuggled $1M statue

(United States of America; Pakistan)

The Daily Chappaqua (2016). Crooked antiques dealer dodges prison for smuggled $1M statue. The Daily Chappaqua. 24 March.

Petition demands Navy stop removing Indian artifacts from 'Island of the Blue Dolphins'

(United States of America)

The Los Angeles Times (2016). Petition demands Navy stop removing Indian artifacts from 'Island of the Blue Dolphins'. The Recorder. 24 March.

Bins set alight inside ancient Wemyss cave

(United Kingdom)

Lori Cormack (2016). Bins set alight inside ancient Wemyss cave. Fife Today. 23 March.

Trio of rare Viking artefacts reported stolen from church at Sockburn, near Darlington

(United Kingdom)

Charlotte Bowe (2016). Trio of rare Viking artefacts reported stolen from church at Sockburn, near Darlington. The Northern Echo. 23 March.

CCTV images released after theft of rare urn from fine art dealer in Stamford

(United Kingdom)

Rutland & Stamford Mercury (2016). CCTV images released after theft of rare urn from fine art dealer in Stamford. Rutland & Stamford Mercury. 23 March.

Canadian military loses bizarre items including flute, hockey net, mannequins

(Canada)

Marie-Danielle Smith (2016). Canadian military loses bizarre items including flute, hockey net, mannequins. Embassy. 23 March.

Stolen artefacts stashed by British art dealer are returned to Italy

(Italy; United Kingdom)

AFP (2016). Stolen artefacts stashed by British art dealer are returned to Italy. The Guardian. 22 March.

Stolen ancient Egyptian statue on its way back from Belgium

(Egypt; Belgium)

Nevine El-Aref (2016). Stolen ancient Egyptian statue on its way back from Belgium. Ahram Online. 22 March.

World's most expensive plate seized in Turkey

(Turkey)

Hurriyet Daily News (2016). World's most expensive plate seized in Turkey. Hurriyet Daily News. 22 March.

Panagal museum - now open to thieves, vandals

(India)

The Hans India (2016). Panagal museum - now open to thieves, vandals. The Hans India. 22 March.

Antique dealer arrested for smuggling ancient sculpture

(United States of America; Pakistan)

Jamie Schram (2016). Antique dealer arrested for smuggling ancient sculpture. New York Post. 22 March.

Talk explores ties South American art collector had with Taranaki carvings

(New Zealand)

Deena Coster (2016). Talk explores ties South American art collector had with Taranaki carvings. Taranaki Daily News. 21 March.

Benin royals applaud Cambridge move on "Okukor"

(Nigeria; United Kingdom)

Vanguard (2016). Benin royals applaud Cambridge move on "Okukor". Vanguard. 21 March.

Placer County Indian artifacts being returned to tribes

(United States of America)

Gus Thomson (2016). Placer County Indian artifacts being returned to tribes. Auburn Journal. 20 March.

A question of morality

(Nigeria)

The Nation (2016). A question of morality. The Nation. 20 March.

Samuel Andrew Hardy: archaeomafias traffic antiquities as well as drugs

(General)

Sam Hardy (2016). Samuel Andrew Hardy: archaeomafias traffic antiquities as well as drugs. UNESCO. 19 March.

Maricopa man who claimed artifacts were stolen gets prison for insurance fraud

(United States of America)

Christopher Silavong (2016). Maricopa man who claimed artifacts were stolen gets prison for insurance fraud. AZ Central. 18 March.

Does one ethnic group own its cultural artefacts?

(General)

Tiffany Jenkins (2016). Does one ethnic group own its cultural artefacts?. Aeon. 18 March.

Another Gallery Is Raided in Antiquities Case

(United States of America; India; Cambodia)

Tom Mashberg (2016). Another Gallery Is Raided in Antiquities Case. The New York Times. 18 March.

Egyptian bid to buy Sekhemka statue back for £15m is 'unethical', says action group

(Egypt; United Kingdom)

Paul Lynch (2016). Egyptian bid to buy Sekhemka statue back for £15m is 'unethical', says action group. Northampton Chronicle & Echo. 18 March.

Return Benin Bronze Cockerel, FG Pleads With British Govt

(Nigeria; United Kingdom)

Chika Okeke (2016). Return Benin Bronze Cockerel, FG Pleads With British Govt. Leadership. 18 March.

Law Enforcement Focuses on Asia Week in Inquiry of Antiquities Smuggling

(United States of America; India; Pakistan; Afghanistan; Cambodia)

Tom Mashberg (2016). Law Enforcement Focuses on Asia Week in Inquiry of Antiquities Smuggling. The New York Times. 17 March.

Alistan patrullaje intenso para proteger 50 sitios arqueológicos

(Peru)

Intensive patrols enlisted to protect 50 archaeological sites

RPP (2016). Alistan patrullaje intenso para proteger 50 sitios arqueológicos. RPP. 17 March.

Calle sin pavimentar provoca saqueo de zona arqueológica

(Mexico)

Unpaved street leads looting of archaeological site

Verónica De la Luz (2016). Calle sin pavimentar provoca saqueo de zona arqueológica. E-consulta. 17 March.

Authorities debunk man's claim of grave-digging

(United States of America)

Carlos R. Munoz (2016). Authorities debunk man's claim of grave-digging. Herald-Tribune. 17 March.

Thousands of rare artefacts at risk, says archaelogy director

(Pakistan)

APP (2016). Thousands of rare artefacts at risk, says archaelogy director. Daily Times. 17 March.

Art and activism collide at Iraqi artefact exhibition in Toronto

(Canada; Iraq)

Jillian D'Amours (2016). Art and activism collide at Iraqi artefact exhibition in Toronto. Middle East Eye. 17 March.

American tourist sneaks into ancient Jerusalem cave in overnight treasure hunt

(Israel)

Alexander J. Apfel (2016). American tourist sneaks into ancient Jerusalem cave in overnight treasure hunt. Ynet News. 16 March.

China Fights Losing Battle Against Tomb Raiders

(China)

Frank Fang (2016). China Fights Losing Battle Against Tomb Raiders. The Epoch Times. 16 March.

The Trouble With the Maadana: Could an Israeli national symbol be a fake?

(Israel)

Daniel Estrin (2016). The Trouble With the Maadana: Could an Israeli national symbol be a fake?. New Republic. 16 March.

France and Britain prepare for battle over Joan of Arc's ring

(United Kingdom; France)

Martin Bailey (2016). France and Britain prepare for battle over Joan of Arc's ring. The Art Newspaper. 16 March.

'Cols rouges' lawyers push for dismissal as long-awaited trial opens in Paris

(France)

Victoria Stapley-Brown (2016). 'Cols rouges' lawyers push for dismissal as long-awaited trial opens in Paris. The Art Newspaper. 16 March.

When it comes to ancient treasures, are we owners, thieves or caretakers?

(United Kingdom)

Lynne Mortimer (2016). When it comes to ancient treasures, are we owners, thieves or caretakers?. Eastern Daily Press. 16 March.

Ancient Statue Is Seized From Manhattan Gallery

(United States of America; Afghanistan)

Tom Mashberg (2016). Ancient Statue Is Seized From Manhattan Gallery. The New York Times. 16 March.

Why Egypt is placing its pyramids under military protection

(Egypt)

Safinaa Mounir (2016). Why Egypt is placing its pyramids under military protection. Al Monitor. 16 March.

6 out of 6: ALL of Syria's UNESCO Heritage Sites damaged or destroyed during civil war

(Syria)

RT (2016). 6 out of 6: ALL of Syria's UNESCO Heritage Sites damaged or destroyed during civil war. RT. 15 March.

Colombia y EE.UU. renuevan hasta 2021 su acuerdo sobre patrimonio cultural

(Colombia; United States of America)

Colombia and US renew their cultural heritage agreement until 2021

EFE (2016). Colombia y EE.UU. renuevan hasta 2021 su acuerdo sobre patrimonio cultural. RCN. 15 March.

Federal Agents Seize What They Called an Illicit Antiquity Headed for Asia Week

(United States of America; Pakistan)

Tom Mashberg (2016). Federal Agents Seize What They Called an Illicit Antiquity Headed for Asia Week. The New York Times. 15 March.

EU Ready to Allocate 7.5 Million Euros for Preservation of Egyptian Heritage Sites

(Egypt)

Egyptian Streets (2016). EU Ready to Allocate 7.5 Million Euros for Preservation of Egyptian Heritage Sites. Egyptian Streets. 15 March.

13 Maya Villagers Stand Trial in Belize

(Belize)

Danielle DeLuca (2016). 13 Maya Villagers Stand Trial in Belize. IC Magazine. 14 March.

Paris auction porters go on trial for alleged 'pilfering' of thousands of items

(France)

Jon Henley (2016). Paris auction porters go on trial for alleged 'pilfering' of thousands of items. The Guardian. 14 March.

Cómo se roban la historia siria

(Syria)

Juan David Torres Duarte (2016). Cómo se roban la historia siria. El Espectador. 12 March.

Soyinka calls for retrieval of Ife antiques

(Nigeria)

Okorie Uguru (2016). Soyinka calls for retrieval of Ife antiques. The Nation. 12 March.

The antiquities looting crisis in the Middle East

(General)

George Richards (2016). The antiquities looting crisis in the Middle East. Al Jazeera. 12 March.

Quarry workers 'erasing history' in Antalya with soap, sponge

(Turkey)

Doğan News Agency (2016). Quarry workers 'erasing history' in Antalya with soap, sponge. Hurriyet Daily News. 12 March.

Profanan funerario de Centro Arqueológico de Qotakalli a plena luz del día

(Peru)

Cemetery of the archaeological site of Qotakalli looted in broad daylight

La Republica (2016). Profanan funerario de Centro Arqueológico de Qotakalli a plena luz del día. La Republica. 12 March.

Repatriation of indigenous artefacts a hot topic for museums

(Australia)

Rosemary Neill (2016). Repatriation of indigenous artefacts a hot topic for museums. The Australian. 12 March.

Returning the hatchet: Governments are starting to return treasures to their neighbours

(General)

The Economist (2016). Returning the hatchet: Governments are starting to return treasures to their neighbours. The Economist. 12 March.

Antiquities: The Spoils of War

(Syria; Iraq)

Georgina Adam (2016). Antiquities: The Spoils of War. Financial Times. 11 March.

Museum of Lost Objects: Looted Sumerian Seal

(Iraq)

Kanishk Tharoor (2016). Museum of Lost Objects: Looted Sumerian Seal. BBC News. 11 March.

Escalating the War on Looting

(Syria; Iraq)

Celestine Bohlen (2016). Escalating the War on Looting. The New York Times. 11 March.

To Fight ISIS, Art Dealers & Archaeologists Join Forces

(Syria; Iraq)

Catherine Chapman (2016). To Fight ISIS, Art Dealers & Archaeologists Join Forces. Vice. 11 March.

Federal Agents Raid Christie's, Seizing 2 Ancient Sculptures

(United States of America; India)

Colin Moynihan (2016). Federal Agents Raid Christie's, Seizing 2 Ancient Sculptures. The New York Times. 11 March.

ICE recovers stolen Indian artifacts from major auction house ahead of Asia Week New York

(United States of America; India)

ICE (2016). ICE recovers stolen Indian artifacts from major auction house ahead of Asia Week New York. ICE. 11 March.

Egyptian embassy could buy Sekhemka statue and loan it to British Museum

(United Kingdom; Egypt)

Paul Lynch (2016). Egyptian embassy could buy Sekhemka statue and loan it to British Museum. Northampton Chronicle & Echo. 11 March.

UNESCO and French and Swiss heritage professionals stand up for the safeguarding of Syrian heritage

(Syria; France; Switzerland)

UNESCO (2016). UNESCO and French and Swiss heritage professionals stand up for the safeguarding of Syrian heritage. UNESCO. 10 March.

Nefertiti 3-D Scanning Project in Germany Raises Doubts

(United States of America)

Charly Wilder (2016). Nefertiti 3-D Scanning Project in Germany Raises Doubts. The New York Times. 10 March.

Museum of Lost Objects: The Genie of Nimrud

(Iraq)

Kanishk Tharoor (2016). Museum of Lost Objects: The Genie of Nimrud. BBC News. 9 March.

Stolen artworks and archaeological artifacts seized as Bullas resident is arrested

(Spain)

Murcia Today (2016). Stolen artworks and archaeological artifacts seized as Bullas resident is arrested. Murcia Today. 9 March.

Secret flight path of the Parthenon statue

(United Kingdom; Russia; Greece)

Sophia Kishkovsky (2016). Secret flight path of the Parthenon statue. The Art Newspaper. 9 March.

El INAH olvida conservar las zonas arqueológicas del país: Auditoría

(Mexico)

INAH failed to protect the archaeological sites of the country: audit

Nayeli Roldán (2016). El INAH olvida conservar las zonas arqueológicas del país: Auditoría. Animal Politico. 9 March.

Cambridge is considering returning a stolen 100-year-old bronze cockerel to Nigeria

(United Kingdom; Nigeria)

Lily Kuo (2016). Cambridge is considering returning a stolen 100-year-old bronze cockerel to Nigeria. Quartz. 9 March.

This is what happened when Spain restored ancient castle

(Spain)

Jessica Jones (2016). This is what happened when Spain restored ancient castle. The Local. 9 March.

Museum has a history of theft, missing manuscripts

(India)

Satyasundar Barik (2016). Museum has a history of theft, missing manuscripts. The Hindu. 9 March.

Cambridge college removes stolen Benin bronze cockerel

(United Kingdom; Nigeria)

The News (2016). Cambridge college removes stolen Benin bronze cockerel. The News. 9 March.

Thai court orders ex-CIB commissioner's 25 million baht worth of assets seized

(Thailand)

Thai Visa (2016). Thai court orders ex-CIB commissioner's 25 million baht worth of assets seized. Thai Visa. 9 March.

Over 100 antiquities stolen from monuments since 2000

(India)

Press Trust of India (2016). Over 100 antiquities stolen from monuments since 2000. Business Standard. 9 March.

INAH tolera destrucción de zona arqueológica en proyecto inmobiliario (fotos y video)

(Mexico)

INAM allows the destruction of an archaeological site for a road projects

Sebastián Barragán (2016). INAH tolera destrucción de zona arqueológica en proyecto inmobiliario (fotos y video). Sipse. 9 March.

Covert scan of museum's Nefertiti bust appears to be hoax

(Germany; Egypt)

Cory Doctorow (2016). Covert scan of museum's Nefertiti bust appears to be hoax. BoingBoing. 8 March.

Benin Bronze "permanently removed" from Jesus hall

(United Kingdom; Nigeria)

Stevie Hertz (2016). Benin Bronze "permanently removed" from Jesus hall. The Cambridge Student. 8 March.

Priceless palm leaf manuscripts go missing at Odisha State Museum

(India)

Satyasundar Barik (2016). Priceless palm leaf manuscripts go missing at Odisha State Museum. The Hindu. 8 March.

Egyptian ambassador proposes plan to share Sekhemka

(Egypt; United Kingdom)

Martin Bailey (2016). Egyptian ambassador proposes plan to share Sekhemka. The Art Newspaper. 8 March.

How French Art Police Are Hunting ISIS Antiquities Racket

(France)

Dominique Perrin (2016). How French Art Police Are Hunting ISIS Antiquities Racket. World Crunch. 7 March.

Museum of Lost Objects: Mar Elian Monastery

(Syria)

Kanishk Tharoor (2016). Museum of Lost Objects: Mar Elian Monastery. BBC News. 7 March.

Upper Egypt's Mallawi Museum has recovered 91%of artifacts looted in 2013

(Egypt)

The Cairo Post (2016). Upper Egypt's Mallawi Museum has recovered 91%of artifacts looted in 2013. The Cairo Post. 7 March.

Medieval Reliquary Discovered at Christian Monastery Looted by Treasure Hunters ahead of Archaeological Excavations

(Bulgaria)

Ivan Dikov (2016). Medieval Reliquary Discovered at Christian Monastery Looted by Treasure Hunters ahead of Archaeological Excavations. Archaeology in Bulgaria. 7 March.

'This is living antiquity': the director of the Hermitage wants to rebuild Palmyra

(Syria; Russia)

Sophia Kishkovsky (2016). 'This is living antiquity': the director of the Hermitage wants to rebuild Palmyra. The Art Newspaper. 7 March.

Egypt to send 293 artifacts to UK, historic lantern retrieved in London

(Egypt; United Kingdom)

Al-Masry Al-Youm (2016). Egypt to send 293 artifacts to UK, historic lantern retrieved in London. Egypt Independent. 7 March.

From the Elgin marbles to the Cambridge cockerel, it's time to return stolen goods

(United Kingdom)

Jonathan Glennie (2016). From the Elgin marbles to the Cambridge cockerel, it's time to return stolen goods. The Guardian. 7 March.

Probe into Summit Minar Museum theft begins

(Pakistan)

Ashraf Javed (2016). Probe into Summit Minar Museum theft begins. The Nation. 6 March.

India's Lost Treasures

(India; United Kingdom; Pakistan)

Tripti Nath (2016). India's Lost Treasures. The Free Press Journal. 5 March.

Priceless artifacts stolen from cellar of Islamic summit tower in Lahore

(Pakistan)

Fayyaz Hussain (2016). Priceless artifacts stolen from cellar of Islamic summit tower in Lahore. Daily Pakistan. 5 March.

British tourist arrested in Peru for posing naked at ancient Machu Picchu site

(Peru)

John Shammas (2016). British tourist arrested in Peru for posing naked at ancient Machu Picchu site. Mirror. 4 March.

Museum of Lost Objects: The Lion of al-Lat

(Syria)

Kanishk Tharoor (2016). Museum of Lost Objects: The Lion of al-Lat. BBC News. 4 March.

Treasure hunters ravage temples

(India)

Ravi P. Benjamin (2016). Treasure hunters ravage temples. The Hans India. 4 March.

Stolen Abraham Barachin cup returned to Hull after 30 years

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2016). Stolen Abraham Barachin cup returned to Hull after 30 years. BBC News. 3 March.

Perú recupera valioso patrimonio cultural

(Peru; Argentina)

Ricardo Burgos (2016). Perú recupera valioso patrimonio cultural. Noticieros Televisa. 3 March.

Looted ancient sculptures found in Slovenia refugee tent

(Slovenia)

AFP (2016). Looted ancient sculptures found in Slovenia refugee tent. The Straits Times. 3 March.

Egyptian 'Seven Sacred Oils' relief recovered from Switzerland

(Egypt; Switzerland)

Nevine El-Aref (2016). Egyptian 'Seven Sacred Oils' relief recovered from Switzerland. Ahram Online. 3 March.

Ancient Egypt tablet back after collector notified officials

(Egypt; Switzerland)

Associated Press (2016). Ancient Egypt tablet back after collector notified officials. The Daily Mail. 3 March.

Police praised for museum thefts investigation

(United Kingdom; China)

Jonathan Knott (2016). Police praised for museum thefts investigation. Museums Journal. 3 March.

Museum of Lost Objects: Tell of Qarqur

(Syria)

Kanishk Tharoor (2016). Museum of Lost Objects: Tell of Qarqur. BBC News. 2 March.

Egypt struggles to halt sale of artifacts at Dutch auction house

(Netherlands; Egypt)

The Cairo Post (2016). Egypt struggles to halt sale of artifacts at Dutch auction house. The Cairo Post. 2 March.

RETURNED: 30-years after being stolen from Wilberfore Museum, precious Barachin cup is back in Hull

(United Kingdom)

Tareq Haddad (2016). RETURNED: 30-years after being stolen from Wilberfore Museum, precious Barachin cup is back in Hull. Hull Daily Mail. 2 March.

In icon centre, Uma Parmeshwari reunites with Nataraja after 8 years

(India)

Deccan Chronicle (2016). In icon centre, Uma Parmeshwari reunites with Nataraja after 8 years. Deccan Chronicle. 2 March.

Museum raids: Cambridge Fitzwilliam unlikely to get jade back, says expert

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2016). Museum raids: Cambridge Fitzwilliam unlikely to get jade back, says expert. BBC News. 1 March.

Museum of Lost Objects: The Temple of Bel

(Syria)

Kanishk Tharoor (2016). Museum of Lost Objects: The Temple of Bel. BBC News. 1 March.

Osuna restaurará el acueducto saqueado y pedirá a la Junta que lo declare BIC

(Spain)

Osuna to restore the aqueduct looted for stone and the Junta will declare it BIC

Andalucía Centro (2016). Osuna restaurará el acueducto saqueado y pedirá a la Junta que lo declare BIC. Andalucía Centro. 1 March.

Museums spending too little to prevent artefacts being stolen from their collections, expert warns

(United Kingdom)

Cahil Milmo (2016). Museums spending too little to prevent artefacts being stolen from their collections, expert warns. The Independent. 1 March.

Destruction of Timbuktu sites shocked humanity, prosecutor tells ICC

(Mali)

AFP (2016). Destruction of Timbuktu sites shocked humanity, prosecutor tells ICC. The Guardian. 1 March.

Failed rhino heist brings Dead Zoo Gang to justice

(United Kingdom; China)

Leo Hornak (2016). Failed rhino heist brings Dead Zoo Gang to justice. PRI. 1 March.

Gang may have stolen antiquities for Chinese market, says expert

(United Kingdom; China)

Jessica Elgot (2016). Gang may have stolen antiquities for Chinese market, says expert. The Guardian. 1 March.

What do we really know about Islamic State's role in illicit antiquities trade?

(Iraq; Syria)

Christina Ruiz (2016). What do we really know about Islamic State's role in illicit antiquities trade?. The Art Newspaper. 1 March.

Fourteen men convicted of plotting to steal £57m of Chinese artefacts

(United Kingdom)

Pete Walker (2016). Fourteen men convicted of plotting to steal £57m of Chinese artefacts. The Guardian. 1 March.

The Heroic Effort to Digitally Reconstruct Lost Monuments

(General)

Katie Nodjimbadem (2016). The Heroic Effort to Digitally Reconstruct Lost Monuments. Smithsonian. 1 March.

Crash Courses Prepare Art Conservators for Catastrophic Disasters

(General)

James Harkin (2016). Crash Courses Prepare Art Conservators for Catastrophic Disasters. Smithsonian. 1 March.

Romanian police seize stolen archaeological treasures

(Romania)

AFP (2016). Romanian police seize stolen archaeological treasures. Phys.org. 29 February.

Museum of Lost Objects: The Winged Bull of Nineveh

(Iraq)

Kanishk Tharoor (2016). Museum of Lost Objects: The Winged Bull of Nineveh. BBC News. 29 February.

Le collectionneur Sindika Dokolo remporte son bras de fer contre un galeriste parisien

(Angola; France)

Roxana Azimi (2016). Le collectionneur Sindika Dokolo remporte son bras de fer contre un galeriste parisien. Le Monde. 29 February.

Antiquities: The long road home

(General)

Finbarr Toesland (2016). Antiquities: The long road home. The Africa Report. 29 February.

CC to Decide If Malian Teacher Will Face Charges for Destroying Timbuktu Artifacts

(Mali)

Vice (2016). CC to Decide If Malian Teacher Will Face Charges for Destroying Timbuktu Artifacts. Vice. 29 February.

Rathkeale Rovers: How an enthusiastic gardener and his Leylandii trimmings helped to bring gang leaders to justice

(United Kingdom)

Paul Peachey (2016). Rathkeale Rovers: How an enthusiastic gardener and his Leylandii trimmings helped to bring gang leaders to justice. The Independent. 29 February.

US Museum Returns Stolen Rama Statue

(Cambodia; United States of America)

Peter Ford (2016). US Museum Returns Stolen Rama Statue. Cambodia Daily. 29 February.

Some Take Massive Risks To Save Syria's Cultural Heritage

(Syria)

NPR (2016). Some Take Massive Risks To Save Syria's Cultural Heritage. NPR. 28 February.

Stolen archaeological pieces seized in Qamishli

(Syria)

Syrian Radio & TV (2016). Stolen archaeological pieces seized in Qamishli. Syrian Radio & TV. 26 February.

Cambodian warrior comes home: Denver Art Museum returns Khmer statue

(Cambodia; United States of America)

Dan Duray (2016). Cambodian warrior comes home: Denver Art Museum returns Khmer statue. The Art Newspaper. 26 February.

Cultural Protection Law Revision Triggers Doubts as China's Economy Slows

(China)

Liyan Qi (2016). Cultural Protection Law Revision Triggers Doubts as China's Economy Slows. The Wall Street Journal. 26 February.

Police seize 1 mln euros' worth of antiquities from three suspects

(Greece)

eKathimerini (2016). Police seize 1 mln euros' worth of antiquities from three suspects. eKathimerini. 26 February.

How western art collectors are helping to fund Isis

(General)

Leila Amineddoleh (2016). How western art collectors are helping to fund Isis. The Guardian. 26 February.

Met clarifies 'pay what you wish' entry after legal settlement

(United States of America)

Helen Stoilas (2016). Met clarifies 'pay what you wish' entry after legal settlement. The Art Newspaper. 26 February.

Statue stolen from Mussolini's Roman villa to be returned

(Italy; United States of America)

Dan Duray (2016). Statue stolen from Mussolini's Roman villa to be returned. The Art Newspaper. 26 February.

Preservation Is a Civil Rights Issue

(United States of America)

Jonathan Bailey (2016). Preservation Is a Civil Rights Issue. Indian Country Today. 25 February.

Boy finds ancient figurine during Beit She'an outing

(Israel)

Times of Israel (2016). Boy finds ancient figurine during Beit She'an outing. The Times of Israel. 25 February.

Chelmsford Museum gold coin theft linked to national security alert

(United Kingdom)

Martin Bailey (2016). Chelmsford Museum gold coin theft linked to national security alert. The Art Newspaper. 24 February.

Temen saqueo de piezas arqueológicas en Sierra La Palma de Altamira

(Mexico)

Archaeological pieces feared looted in Sierra La Palma, Altamira

Diana Alvarado (2016). Temen saqueo de piezas arqueológicas en Sierra La Palma de Altamira. Hoy Tamaulipas. 24 February.

Archivan tras cinco años la mayor operación contra el expolio en décadas

(Spain)

Biggest operation against against plundering in decades shelved after five years

Juan Esteban Poveda (2016). Archivan tras cinco años la mayor operación contra el expolio en décadas. Ideal. 24 February.

Denver museum to return last of looted Cambodian statues

(Cambodia; United States of America)

Sravanth Verma (2016). Denver museum to return last of looted Cambodian statues. Digital Journal. 24 February.

1000-year-old Idol Awaits 'Security Clearance'

(India)

Yogesh Kabirdoss (2016). 1000-year-old Idol Awaits 'Security Clearance'. The New Indian Express. 24 February.

Where it is safe to do so, cultural artefacts should be repatriated

(General)

Dara Bramsos (2016). Where it is safe to do so, cultural artefacts should be repatriated. The Economist. 23 February.

Judge Swaps Vote on Iran Bank to Save Relics

(United States of America; Iran)

Adam Klasfeld (2016). Judge Swaps Vote on Iran Bank to Save Relics. Courthouse News Service. 23 February.

Treasure Hunters Destroy Ancient Roman Bridge near Bulgaria's Drangovo in Search of Legendary Gold Treasure

(Bulgaria)

Ivan Dikov (2016). Treasure Hunters Destroy Ancient Roman Bridge near Bulgaria's Drangovo in Search of Legendary Gold Treasure. Archaeology in Bulgaria. 23 February.

Looters Kill Two Guards at Ancient Egyptian Necropolis

(Egypt)

Benjamin Sutton (2016). Looters Kill Two Guards at Ancient Egyptian Necropolis. Hyperallergic. 22 February.

Saquean zona arqueológica

(Mexico)

Archaeological sites looted

Saraí Vargas Prieto (2016). Saquean zona arqueológica. El Sol de León. 22 February.

Ancient Buddha sculpture head to return to mainland after 20 years

(China; Taiwan)

Wang Fan (2016). Ancient Buddha sculpture head to return to mainland after 20 years. ECNS. 22 February.

Guard Shot Dead by Looters at Archaeological Site in Egypt

(Egypt)

Lorena Muñoz-Alonso (2016). Guard Shot Dead by Looters at Archaeological Site in Egypt. ArtNet News. 22 February.

Harrisburg to National Civil War Museum: Secure our artifacts or else

(United States of America)

Christine Vendel (2016). Harrisburg to National Civil War Museum: Secure our artifacts or else. Penn Live. 22 February.

Right-on students demand Cambridge removes bronze statue …because it was looted by Britain

(United Kingdom; Nigeria)

Charlie Peat (2016). Right-on students demand Cambridge removes bronze statue …because it was looted by Britain. Express. 22 February.

Watchman killed in attempted heist at archaeological site

(Egypt)

Al-Masry Al-Youm (2016). Watchman killed in attempted heist at archaeological site. Egypt Independent. 20 February.

Roof Sculpture Missing in Forbidden City

(China)

Chu Yiming (2016). Roof Sculpture Missing in Forbidden City. CRIEnglish. 19 February.

Athenians' Association Turns to the European Court of Human Rights for the Parthenon Marbles

(Greece; United Kingdom)

Evgenia Choros (2016). Athenians' Association Turns to the European Court of Human Rights for the Parthenon Marbles. Greek Reporter. 19 February.

Artists Covertly Scan Bust of Nefertiti and Release the Data for Free Online

(Germany; Egypt)

Claire Voon (2016). Artists Covertly Scan Bust of Nefertiti and Release the Data for Free Online. Hyperallergic. 19 February.

24-hour Strike on Monday Will Close Museums and Archaeological Sites Throughout Greece

(Greece)

Kerry Kolasa-Sikiaridi (2016). 24-hour Strike on Monday Will Close Museums and Archaeological Sites Throughout Greece. Greek Reporter. 19 February.

Gang dealing in ancient coins busted

(India)

The Hindu (2016). Gang dealing in ancient coins busted. The Hindu. 18 February.

Germany returns looted treasures to Poland

(Germany; Poland)

Radio Poland (2016). Germany returns looted treasures to Poland. Radio Poland. 18 February.

BREAKING: Jesus College students vote to repatriate cockerel to Nigeria

(Nigeria; United Kingdom)

The Cambridge Student (2016). BREAKING: Jesus College students vote to repatriate cockerel to Nigeria. The Cambridge Student. 18 February.

Stonehenge tourist bosses demand visitors stop chipping stones and selling them on eBay

(United Kingdom)

The Telegraph (2016). Stonehenge tourist bosses demand visitors stop chipping stones and selling them on eBay. The Telegraph. 18 February.

Oroville man sentenced for taking Native American artifacts

(United States of America)

Alan Marsden (2016). Oroville man sentenced for taking Native American artifacts. Action News Now. 18 February.

Provenance of Ros Packer buy shaping up as bull

(Australia; India)

Michaela Boland (2016). Provenance of Ros Packer buy shaping up as bull. The Australian. 18 February.

National Gallery  judged victim of fraud over Asian antiquities

(Australia; India)

Michaela Boland (2016). National Gallery  judged victim of fraud over Asian antiquities. The Australian. 18 February.

Space Archaeologist Wants Your Help to Fight Looting

(General)

Heather Pringle (2016). Space Archaeologist Wants Your Help to Fight Looting. National Geographic. 17 February.

EDITORIAL: Restoring artifacts to their rightful owners

(United Kingdom; Australia)

Indiana Daily Student (2016). EDITORIAL: Restoring artifacts to their rightful owners. Indiana Daily Student. 17 February.

Bluestone is being chipped away on the Preseli Hills

(United Kingdom)

Sam Kurtz (2016). Bluestone is being chipped away on the Preseli Hills. Western Telegraph. 17 February.

These ISIS-Destroyed Artifacts Are Now Available to Download and 3-D Print

(General)

Casey Quackenbush (2016). These ISIS-Destroyed Artifacts Are Now Available to Download and 3-D Print. Observer. 17 February.

To save their homeland, 25 tribes unite in the Southwest

(United States of America)

Stephen Trimble (2016). To save their homeland, 25 tribes unite in the Southwest. High Country News. 17 February.

National Gallery of Australia review finds 22 works of 'insufficient or questionable' provenance

(Australia; India)

Simon Thomen (2016). National Gallery of Australia review finds 22 works of 'insufficient or questionable' provenance. Business Insider. 17 February.

Provenance of 22 Asian artworks at National Gallery of Australia in doubt

(Australia; India)

Shalailah Medhora (2016). Provenance of 22 Asian artworks at National Gallery of Australia in doubt. The Guardian. 17 February.

Unesco and Italy team up to protect art and artefacts from terrorists

(Italy)

Associated Press (2016). Unesco and Italy team up to protect art and artefacts from terrorists. The Guardian. 16 February.

Italy sets up Unesco task force to protect antiquities in conflict areas

(Italy)

Associated Press (2016). Italy sets up Unesco task force to protect antiquities in conflict areas. The Art Newspaper. 16 February.

Sarah Parcak to Use TED Prize Money for Crowdsourcing on Archaeological Sites

(General)

Ralph Blumenthal (2016). Sarah Parcak to Use TED Prize Money for Crowdsourcing on Archaeological Sites. The New York Times. 16 February.

Home at last: 39 historic artifacts from Anatolia returned

(Turkey)

Burcu Calik (2016). Home at last: 39 historic artifacts from Anatolia returned. Daily Sabah. 15 February.

India must start working to reverse plunder of our national artistic heritage

(India)

Sanjeev Sanyal (2016). India must start working to reverse plunder of our national artistic heritage. The Economic Times. 15 February.

Angola: Culture Minister visits exhibition of recovered art works

(Angola)

Agencia Angola Press (2016). Angola: Culture Minister visits exhibition of recovered art works. Agencia Angola Press. 15 February.

Alabama's modern-day Indiana Jones integral to the future of space archaeology

(United States of America)

Kelsey Stein (2016). Alabama's modern-day Indiana Jones integral to the future of space archaeology. AL.com. 14 February.

Colombia va perdiendo la batalla contra robo de tesoros culturales

(Colombia)

El Tiempo (2016). Colombia va perdiendo la batalla contra robo de tesoros culturales. El Tiempo. 14 February.

Egypt to recover two stolen artefacts from Germany

(Egypt; Germany)

Nevine El-Aref (2016). Egypt to recover two stolen artefacts from Germany. Ahram Online. 14 February.

Drones for research: Use of the UAV in archaeology

(Jordan)

Popular Archaeology (2016). Drones for research: Use of the UAV in archaeology. Popular Archaeology. 14 February.

75 años del regreso de la 'Dama de Elche'

(Spain)

Pedro Fernández Barbadillo (2016). 75 años del regreso de la 'Dama de Elche'. Libertad. 14 February.

Investigations on in disappearence of 157 artefacts from Saqqara galleries

(Egypt)

Nevine El-Aref (2016). Investigations on in disappearence of 157 artefacts from Saqqara galleries. Ahram Online. 13 February.

Justin Bieber apologises for 'mooning' on ancient Mayan ruins in Mexico

(Mexico)

Olivia Blair (2016). Justin Bieber apologises for 'mooning' on ancient Mayan ruins in Mexico. The Independent. 12 February.

NGA wants to return buddha, but doesn't know where

(Australia; India)

Michaela Boland (2016). NGA wants to return buddha, but doesn't know where. The Australian. 12 February.

FBI Deploying Art Crime Team to Investigate If Militants Desecrated Paiute Graves

(United States of America)

Lizzy Acker (2016). FBI Deploying Art Crime Team to Investigate If Militants Desecrated Paiute Graves. Willamette Week. 11 February.

Three Valuable Islamic Lamps to Return to Cairo After Being Looted, Replaced With Fakes

(Egypt)

Egyptian Streets (2016). Three Valuable Islamic Lamps to Return to Cairo After Being Looted, Replaced With Fakes. Egyptian Streets. 11 February.

Egypt ups pyramids security after illegal stone sales

(Egypt)

Ramadan Al Sherbini (2016). Egypt ups pyramids security after illegal stone sales. Gulf News. 11 February.

Stolen mosque lamps to return to Egypt as Cairo museum houses new database

(Egypt; United Kingdom)

Tim Cornwell (2016). Stolen mosque lamps to return to Egypt as Cairo museum houses new database. The Art Newspaper. 11 February.

Spray painted tomb to be cleaned by experts

(Turkey)

Doğan News Agency (2016). Spray painted tomb to be cleaned by experts. Hurriyet Daily News. 11 February.

Import restrictions extended, not expanded

(United States of America; Italy)

Richard Giedroyc (2016). Import restrictions extended, not expanded. Numismaster. 11 February.

Two Klamath Falls residents sentenced in stolen Native American artifacts case

(United States of America)

Elizabeth Reickn (2016). Two Klamath Falls residents sentenced in stolen Native American artifacts case. News 10. 11 February.

Roban dos piezas del Museo Larreta

(Argentina)

Two pieces stolen from the Larreta Museum

Ana Martínez Quijano (2016). Roban dos piezas del Museo Larreta. Ámbito Financiero. 10 February.

Cheikhmous Ali: the Syrian archaeologist who doesn't take sides

(Syria)

Vincent Noce (2016). Cheikhmous Ali: the Syrian archaeologist who doesn't take sides. The Art Newspaper. 10 February.

Hue loses large amounts of artifacts

(Vietnam)

Vietnam Net (2016). Hue loses large amounts of artifacts. Vietnam Net. 9 February.

Ancient coins were replaced with fakes between 2001-2002 — PM

(Jordan)

Raed Omari (2016). Ancient coins were replaced with fakes between 2001-2002 — PM. The Jordan Times. 9 February.

Vandals strike ancient archeological site near Tucson

(United States of America)

Barbara Grijalva (2016). Vandals strike ancient archeological site near Tucson. Tucson News Now. 9 February.

Australia's Dancing Shiva legally exported, says Subhash Kapoor

(India; Australia)

Michaela Boland (2016). Australia's Dancing Shiva legally exported, says Subhash Kapoor. The Australian. 9 February.

Un comerciante vendía vasijas y columnas romanas por internet

(Spain)

A vendor was selling Roman columns and vases on the internet

La Verdad (2016). Un comerciante vendía vasijas y columnas romanas por internet. La Verdad. 9 February.

2 Treasure Hunters Arrested While Destroying Ancient Roman City Ratiaria near Bulgaria's Archar

(Bulgaria)

Ivan Dikov (2016). 2 Treasure Hunters Arrested While Destroying Ancient Roman City Ratiaria near Bulgaria's Archar. Archaeology in Bulgaria. 8 February.

Destructive dig: Illegal dig at historic Fort Ellis prompts archaeological concerns

(United States of America)

Brett French (2016). Destructive dig: Illegal dig at historic Fort Ellis prompts archaeological concerns. Billings Gazette. 8 February.

A 75-year-old archaeologist catches artefact smugglers sitting on his computer

(India)

Ashwin Aghor (2016). A 75-year-old archaeologist catches artefact smugglers sitting on his computer. Catch News. 8 February.

Antiquities official blames journalists for harming tourism through pyramids stone selling video

(Egypt)

Al-Masry Al-Youm (2016). Antiquities official blames journalists for harming tourism through pyramids stone selling video. Egypt Independent. 7 February.

Egyptian archaeologists call for tougher security measures after 'sale of pyramid pieces'

(Egypt)

Ahram Online (2016). Egyptian archaeologists call for tougher security measures after 'sale of pyramid pieces'. Ahram Online. 7 February.

Sanctions Removal Will Help Iran Return Stolen Cultural Treasures

(Iran)

Sputnik News (2016). Sanctions Removal Will Help Iran Return Stolen Cultural Treasures. Sputnik News. 7 February.

Three Arrested for 'Selling Pieces' of the Giza Pyramids for $32

(Egypt)

Egyptian Streets (2016). Three Arrested for 'Selling Pieces' of the Giza Pyramids for $32. Egyptian Streets. 6 February.

Karnak Amun-Re statue not recently restored as claimed

(Egypt)

Nevine El-Aref (2016). Karnak Amun-Re statue not recently restored as claimed. Ahram Online. 6 February.

Angola: Sindika Dokolo Foundation to Recover Two More Angolan Culture Artefacts

(Angola)

All Africa (2016). Angola: Sindika Dokolo Foundation to Recover Two More Angolan Culture Artefacts. All Africa. 5 February.

FG Partners Diasfund To Establish First Africa Digital Museum

(Nigeria)

Chika Okeke (2016). FG Partners Diasfund To Establish First Africa Digital Museum. Leadership. 5 February.

Un trésor oublié depuis trente ans rendu á un peuple amérindien

(Colombia; France)

A treasure lost for 30 years is returned to a Native American community

Amaury Peyrach' (2016). Un trésor oublié depuis trente ans rendu á un peuple amérindien. Le Figaro. 5 February.

Antique dealer Kapoor produced in Kumbakonam court

(India)

Press Trust of India (2016). Antique dealer Kapoor produced in Kumbakonam court. Business Standard. 5 February.

Rescatan Zonas Arqueológicas

(Mexico)

Rescuing archaeological sites

Aarón Torres (2016). Rescatan Zonas Arqueológicas. AM. 4 February.

Treasures Dug Up by Tomb Robbers Returned to Italy

(Italy; Switzerland; United Kingdom)

Megan Gannon (2016). Treasures Dug Up by Tomb Robbers Returned to Italy. Live Science. 4 February.

One museum's tribute to the murdered Syrian archaeologist, Khaled al-Asaad

(Syria; United States of America)

Phoebe Segal (2016). One museum's tribute to the murdered Syrian archaeologist, Khaled al-Asaad. Apollo. 4 February.

Ecuador muestra 567 bienes patrimoniales repatriados de España y Argentina

(Ecuador; Argentina; Spain)

Ecuador displays 567 cultural objects repatriated from Spain and Argentina

AFP (2016). Ecuador muestra 567 bienes patrimoniales repatriados de España y Argentina. Ecuavisa. 3 February.

House panel looking into museum artefacts after 400 ancient coins replaced with fakes

(Jordan)

Rana Husseini (2016). House panel looking into museum artefacts after 400 ancient coins replaced with fakes. The Jordan Times. 3 February.

'Short-sighted' council 'lost opportunity to put Northampton on the map' by selling Sekhemka

(United Kingdom)

Nick Bieber (2016). 'Short-sighted' council 'lost opportunity to put Northampton on the map' by selling Sekhemka. Northants Herald & Post. 3 February.

Oregon Militia Standoff Spotlights Federal-Tribal Quandary over Artifacts

(United States of America)

Isaac Park (2016). Oregon Militia Standoff Spotlights Federal-Tribal Quandary over Artifacts. The American Prospect. 3 February.

Argentina returns 4,150 cultural heritage artifacts to Peru

(Argentina; Peru; Ecuador)

Hillary Ojeda (2016). Argentina returns 4,150 cultural heritage artifacts to Peru. Living in Peru. 3 February.

German teen faces life ban from Egypt after scaling Khufu pyramid

(Egypt)

Nevine El-Aref (2016). German teen faces life ban from Egypt after scaling Khufu pyramid. Ahram Online. 3 February.

Aratoi museum and local iwi buy back ancient Maori cloak after century in US

(New Zealand)

Rachel Thomas (2016). Aratoi museum and local iwi buy back ancient Maori cloak after century in US. Stuff.co.nz. 2 February.

Collector Sues over Native American Art Purchases

(United States of America)

Maine Antique Digest (2016). Collector Sues over Native American Art Purchases. Maine Antique Digest. 2 February.

Hundreds of looted antiquities including mosaics from Pompeii and ancient sarcophagi are uncovered in Switzerland

(Switzerland; Italy; United Kingdom)

Hannah Roberts (2016). Hundreds of looted antiquities including mosaics from Pompeii and ancient sarcophagi are uncovered in Switzerland. The Daily Mail. 1 February.

Disgraced British art dealer's priceless treasure trove discovered hidden in Geneva

(Switzerland; Italy; United Kingdom)

Nick Squires (2016). Disgraced British art dealer's priceless treasure trove discovered hidden in Geneva. The Telegraph. 1 February.

Items Stolen From Roaring River State Park Recovered

(United States of America)

Grant Sloan (2016). Items Stolen From Roaring River State Park Recovered. Ozarks First. 1 February.

Tate director backs Art Fund's call for UK export licence reform after Rembrandt fiasco

(United Kingdom)

Martin Bailey (2016). Tate director backs Art Fund's call for UK export licence reform after Rembrandt fiasco. The Art Newspaper. 1 February.

Top US prosecutor has art market in his sights

(United States of America)

Dan Duray (2016). Top US prosecutor has art market in his sights. The Art Newspaper. 1 February.

Jackie Chan's bronzes draw critics and vandals to new Taipei museum

(Taiwan; China)

Alexandra Seno (2016). Jackie Chan's bronzes draw critics and vandals to new Taipei museum. The Art Newspaper. 30 January.

Last Koh Ker piece coming home

(Cambodia; United States of America)

Audrey Wilson (2016). Last Koh Ker piece coming home. The Phnom Penh Post. 30 January.

In Visit, US Secretary of State Gave a Nod to Cambodian Antiquities

(Cambodia; United States of America)

Pin Sisovann (2016). In Visit, US Secretary of State Gave a Nod to Cambodian Antiquities. Voice of America. 29 January.

Colombia rejects asking Spain to return donation of ancient gold pieces

(Colombia; Spain)

Sally Palomino (2016). Colombia rejects asking Spain to return donation of ancient gold pieces. El País. 29 January.

Probation for dealer who smuggled artifacts from grave sites in Pakistan

(United States of America; Pakistan)

Matt Zapotosky (2016). Probation for dealer who smuggled artifacts from grave sites in Pakistan. The Washington Post. 29 January.

Indigenous Leaders Fight Bill Promoting Citizen Archaeology: "Do Not Disturb the Spirits of the Water"

(United States of America)

Deirdra Funcheon (2016). Indigenous Leaders Fight Bill Promoting Citizen Archaeology: "Do Not Disturb the Spirits of the Water". Broward Palm Beack New Times. 29 January.

Theft of historic daggers: Police fail to make any breakthrough

(India)

The Tribune (2016). Theft of historic daggers: Police fail to make any breakthrough. The Tribune. 29 January.

US museum gives Italy back looted head of Greek statue

(Italy; United States of America)

Patrick Browne (2016). US museum gives Italy back looted head of Greek statue. The Local. 29 January.

Sekhemka Egyptian statue sale prompts museum ethics code change

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2016). Sekhemka Egyptian statue sale prompts museum ethics code change. BBC News. 28 January.

The Modern Hobby of Ancient Coins – A CoinWeek Exclusive with Harlan J. Berk

(United States of America)

Coin Week (2016). The Modern Hobby of Ancient Coins – A CoinWeek Exclusive with Harlan J. Berk. Coin Week. 28 January.

The arrival and success of Indian curio shops in Tempe

(United States of America)

Jay Mark (2016). The arrival and success of Indian curio shops in Tempe. The Arizona Republic. 28 January.

Historic castle cleansed of graffiti

(Turkey)

Doğan News Agency (2016). Historic castle cleansed of graffiti. Hurriyet Daily News. 28 January.

The Economist uses virtual reality to reconstruct museum lost in IS attack

(Iraq)

Jessica Goodfellow (2016). The Economist uses virtual reality to reconstruct museum lost in IS attack. The Drum. 28 January.

Heartbroken pupils write letter to thieves to return Geevor Tin Mine artifacts

(United Kingdom)

Kirste Smith (2016). Heartbroken pupils write letter to thieves to return Geevor Tin Mine artifacts. The Cornishman. 28 January.

Colombia High Court Weighs Demand Spain Return Gold Treasure

(Colombia; Spain)

Associated Press (2016). Colombia High Court Weighs Demand Spain Return Gold Treasure. Associated Press. 28 January.

Looted: How global theft fuels trafficking, unrest & cultural control

(Syria; Iraq; Afghanistan; India)

Rattanamol Singh (2016). Looted: How global theft fuels trafficking, unrest & cultural control. Guernica Magazine. 28 January.

In the frame for a cutting-edge course on art theft

(General)

Russell Leadbetter (2016). In the frame for a cutting-edge course on art theft. Evening Times. 27 January.

Man arrested over alleged theft of Roman coins from Chelmsford Museum

(United Kingdom)

Yellow Advertiser (2016). Man arrested over alleged theft of Roman coins from Chelmsford Museum. Yellow Advertiser. 27 January.

Meet the heroes who risked their lives for our cultural heritage

(General)

Meg Lambert (2016). Meet the heroes who risked their lives for our cultural heritage. FutureLearn. 26 January.

Using Social Media to Predict When Precious Antiquities Are Under Threat

(Egypt)

Katie A. Paul (2016). Using Social Media to Predict When Precious Antiquities Are Under Threat. Slate. 26 January.

Rome spares Iranian president's blushes by covering nude statues

(Vatican; Iran)

Stephanie Kirchgaessner (2016). Rome spares Iranian president's blushes by covering nude statues. The Guardian. 26 January.

Illegal dumping in Roman catacombs leaves precious ancient site polluted

(Italy)

Reuters (2016). Illegal dumping in Roman catacombs leaves precious ancient site polluted. The Guardian. 26 January.

US museum returns looted artefacts to Thailand

(Thailand; United States of America)

Bangkok Post (2016). US museum returns looted artefacts to Thailand. Bangkok Post. 25 January.

Proposed bill could allow looting of artifacts, experts fear

(United States of America)

Ben Brotemarkle (2016). Proposed bill could allow looting of artifacts, experts fear. Florida Today. 25 January.

El tesoro de los Quimbayas

(Colombia; Spain)

The treasure of the Quimbayas

Óscar Domínguez G. (2016). El tesoro de los Quimbayas. El Universal. 25 January.

Connecting with artefacts taken by Cook

(New Zealand)

The Gisborne Herald (2016). Connecting with artefacts taken by Cook. The Gisborne Herald. 25 January.

New Tool Maps Cultural Trail of Destruction Left by Islamic Extremist Groups

(General)

Lucy Westcott (2016). New Tool Maps Cultural Trail of Destruction Left by Islamic Extremist Groups. Newsweek. 24 January.

New laws to curb antiques trade

(Saudi Arabia)

Arab News (2016). New laws to curb antiques trade. Arab News. 24 January.

Greece a transit country for trade in illicit antiquities from Syria, Iraq

(Greece; Iraq; Syria)

eKathimerini (2016). Greece a transit country for trade in illicit antiquities from Syria, Iraq. eKathimerini. 24 January.

Framed: the new course that teaches you about art crime and antiquities trafficking

(General)

Russell Leadbetter (2016). Framed: the new course that teaches you about art crime and antiquities trafficking. The Herald. 24 January.

8 antiquities' employees referred to trial over damage to Tutankamun mask

(Egypt)

Daily News Egypt (2016). 8 antiquities' employees referred to trial over damage to Tutankamun mask. Daily News Egypt. 24 January.

'Operation Pandora' recovers thousands of artefacts

(General)

BBC News (2016). 'Operation Pandora' recovers thousands of artefacts. BBC News. 23 January.

Man, boy arrested for theft of artifacts, cell phone

(United States of America)

Doug Keeler (2016). Man, boy arrested for theft of artifacts, cell phone. Taft Midway Driller. 22 January.

Partying for Palmyra: A Davos party with a difference

(Syria)

Joe Miller (2016). Partying for Palmyra: A Davos party with a difference. BBC News. 22 January.

Lawmakers to decide: Will artifacts be studied or sold?

(United States of America)

James Call (2016). Lawmakers to decide: Will artifacts be studied or sold?. Tallahassee Democrat. 22 January.

To make a case against Islamic State's cultural vandalism, Western armies must set an example

(Iraq; Syria)

Erasmus (2016). To make a case against Islamic State's cultural vandalism, Western armies must set an example. The Economist. 22 January.

Oregon Occupiers May Have Violated Federal Law by Damaging a Native American Archeological Site

(United States of America)

Jillian Steinhauer (2016). Oregon Occupiers May Have Violated Federal Law by Damaging a Native American Archeological Site. Hyperallergic. 22 January.

Tomb Raiding Is a Growing Problem in the Middle East

(Egypt)

Mark Hey (2016). Tomb Raiding Is a Growing Problem in the Middle East. Vice. 21 January.

Lords put pressure on UK government to sign Hague Convention this year

(United Kingdom)

Anny Shaw (2016). Lords put pressure on UK government to sign Hague Convention this year. The Art Newspaper. 21 January.

Militants bulldoze through Native American archeological site, share video rifling through artifacts

(United States of America)

Jen Hayden (2016). Militants bulldoze through Native American archeological site, share video rifling through artifacts. Daily Kos. 21 January.

Utah tribes say public-lands bill 'adds insult to injury,' petition Obama to designate monument

(United States of America)

Brian Maffly (2016). Utah tribes say public-lands bill 'adds insult to injury,' petition Obama to designate monument. The Salt Lake Tribune. 21 January.

'Scumbags' steal Altona Homestead artefacts

(Australia)

Goya Dmytryshchak (2016). 'Scumbags' steal Altona Homestead artefacts. Star Weekly. 20 January.

Satellite proves ISIS destroyed 1,500-year-old monastery

(Iraq)

Arutz Sheva (2016). Satellite proves ISIS destroyed 1,500-year-old monastery. Arutz Sheva. 20 January.

France's Guimet Museum returns looted statue head to national museum in Phnom Penh

(Cambodia; France)

AFP (2016). France's Guimet Museum returns looted statue head to national museum in Phnom Penh. Art Daily. 20 January.

Los robos y falsificaciones de arte abortados en el último lustro superan los 150 millones

(Spain)

Robberies and forgeries of seized art in the last year tops 150 million

José Ramón Villalba (2016). Los robos y falsificaciones de arte abortados en el último lustro superan los 150 millones. Ideal. 20 January.

Destruction in Kabul: I watched as the Taliban destroyed my life's work

(Afghanistan)

Yahya Muhibzada (2016). Destruction in Kabul: I watched as the Taliban destroyed my life's work. BBC News. 20 January.

Does Art Crime pay? 5 stolen artefacts and what they sold for

(General)

Meg Lambert (2016). Does Art Crime pay? 5 stolen artefacts and what they sold for. FutureLearn. 19 January.

New course sheds light on antiquities trafficking and art crime underworld

(General)

University of Glasgow (2016). New course sheds light on antiquities trafficking and art crime underworld. University of Glasgow. 19 January.

Museum-quality heirloom stolen from Hamilton home

(New Zealand)

Te Ahua Maitland (2016). Museum-quality heirloom stolen from Hamilton home. Stuff.co.nz. 19 January.

Allegations of botched restoration of Cairo's medieval walls are 'lies': Antiquities ministry

(Egypt)

Zeinab El-Gundy (2016). Allegations of botched restoration of Cairo's medieval walls are 'lies': Antiquities ministry. Ahram Online. 19 January.

Terrorists are destroying our cultural heritage. It's time to fight back

(Iraq; Syria)

Irina Bokova (2016). Terrorists are destroying our cultural heritage. It's time to fight back. World Economic Forum. 18 January.

At National Museum, Decapitated Harihara Statue to Headline

(Cambodia)

Mom Kunthear (2016). At National Museum, Decapitated Harihara Statue to Headline. Khmer Times. 18 January.

Vigilante foils robbery attempt at Kwara Museum

(Nigeria)

Romoke W. Ahmad (2016). Vigilante foils robbery attempt at Kwara Museum. Daily Trust. 18 January.

The best places in England for unearthing lost treasure

(United Kingdom)

Laurence Cawley (2016). The best places in England for unearthing lost treasure. BBC News. 17 January.

Saquean camino maya

(Mexico)

Maya Road Looted

José Candelario Pech Ku (2016). Saquean camino maya. Diario de Yucatán. 16 January.

Welcome to the 'Academy Awards' of Coin Collecting

(United States of America; Iraq; Syria)

Kabir Sehgal (2016). Welcome to the 'Academy Awards' of Coin Collecting. Fortune. 16 January.

Five questions for the director of the Bardo Museum

(Tunisia)

David Robert (2016). Five questions for the director of the Bardo Museum. The Art Newspaper. 16 January.

Ahir for rules to stop melting of ancient coins

(India)

TNN (2016). Ahir for rules to stop melting of ancient coins. The Times of India. 16 January.

4,000 artifacts stored at Oregon refuge held by armed group

(United States of America)

Rebecca Boone (2016). 4,000 artifacts stored at Oregon refuge held by armed group. Phys.org. 15 January.

A Deming man accused of digging on federal land in New Mexico and damaging an archaeological resource has changed his plea to guilty

(United States of America)

Associated Press (2016). A Deming man accused of digging on federal land in New Mexico and damaging an archaeological resource has changed his plea to guilty. Daily Journal. 15 January.

Sarah Parcak, Space Archaeologist

(Egypt; United States of America)

Alexandra Wolfe (2016). Sarah Parcak, Space Archaeologist. The Wall Street Journal. 15 January.

Libya's threatened ancient history, and why it is significant

(Libya)

Susan Walker (2016). Libya's threatened ancient history, and why it is significant. Apollo. 15 January.

Think of burial mounds as earthen records of Wisconsin's native people

(United States of America)

Mary Louise Schumacher (2016). Think of burial mounds as earthen records of Wisconsin's native people. Journal Sentinel. 15 January.

Rote ICOM-Notfallliste: Verstärkter Kampf gegen illegal gehandelte Kulturgüter aus dem Irak

(Iraq)

ICOM Emergency List: Fight against the illicit trafficking of cultural goods from Iraq strengthened.

Archäologie Online (2016). Rote ICOM-Notfallliste: Verstärkter Kampf gegen illegal gehandelte Kulturgüter aus dem Irak. Archäologie Online. 15 January.

Grave robbing gone wrong: Chinese tomb raiders suffocate after setting off dynamite while trying to break into ancient burial site

(China)

Sophie Williams (2016). Grave robbing gone wrong: Chinese tomb raiders suffocate after setting off dynamite while trying to break into ancient burial site. The Daily Mail. 15 January.

Switzerland returns stolen Etruscan treasures to Italy

(Switzerland; Italy)

Swiss Info (2016). Switzerland returns stolen Etruscan treasures to Italy. Swiss Info. 15 January.

'Priceless' ball stolen from Dunblane Museum

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2016). 'Priceless' ball stolen from Dunblane Museum. BBC News. 14 January.

Ancient obelisk becomes makeshift memorial in Istanbul

(Turkey)

AFP (2016). Ancient obelisk becomes makeshift memorial in Istanbul. News 24. 14 January.

Argentina comienza la restitución de piezas arqueológicas más grande de su historia

(Argentina; Peru; Ecuador)

Argentina starts the largest return of archaeological pieces in its history

Melina Heinrich (2016). Argentina comienza la restitución de piezas arqueológicas más grande de su historia. Télam. 14 January.

Te Pahi's medal among Waitangi treasures

(New Zealand)

Lois Williams (2016). Te Pahi's medal among Waitangi treasures. Radio New Zealand. 14 January.

Assam: Government asked to stop auction of Jahangir's 400-year-old golden hookah

(India)

Hindustan Times (2016). Assam: Government asked to stop auction of Jahangir's 400-year-old golden hookah. The Northeast Today. 14 January.

Fight 'Islamic State' by preventing illegal artifacts trade

(Germany)

DW (2016). Fight 'Islamic State' by preventing illegal artifacts trade. DW. 13 January.

The Grave Robbers Looting Egypt's Archaeological Heritage

(Egypt)

Vice (2016). The Grave Robbers Looting Egypt's Archaeological Heritage. Vice. 13 January.

Lost Bones, Damage and Harassment at Ancient Sacred Site

(United States of America)

Stephanie Woodard (2016). Lost Bones, Damage and Harassment at Ancient Sacred Site. Indian Country Today. 13 January.

Expolian un mosaico de 2.000 años de antigüedad en la Villa Romana de Río Verde en Marbella

(Spain)

Looted: a 2000-year-old mosaic in the Roman Villa of Río Verde in Marabella

J.J. Madueño (2016). Expolian un mosaico de 2.000 años de antigüedad en la Villa Romana de Río Verde en Marbella. ABC España. 13 January.

Local councils resist temptation to cash-in on their art—for the time being

(United Kingdom)

Javier Pes (2016). Local councils resist temptation to cash-in on their art—for the time being. The Art Newspaper. 13 January.

Florida Archaeologists Condemn Proposed 'Citizen Archaeology' Permit

(United States of America)

Kristina Killgrove (2016). Florida Archaeologists Condemn Proposed 'Citizen Archaeology' Permit. Forbes. 13 January.

End the Looting of Antiquities: A Plea for Action

(General)

Deborah Lehr (2016). End the Looting of Antiquities: A Plea for Action. The New York Times. 13 January.

Theft from Dunblane Museum

(United Kingdom)

Forth Valley Police Division (2016). Theft from Dunblane Museum. Forth Valley Police Division. 13 January.

Bill would issue archaeology permits to any citizen

(United States of America)

Jessica Clark (2016). Bill would issue archaeology permits to any citizen. First Coast News. 12 January.

Antiquities minister set to inaugurate exhibition for recovered artefacts on Thursday

(Egypt)

Nevine El-Aref (2016). Antiquities minister set to inaugurate exhibition for recovered artefacts on Thursday. Ahram Online. 12 January.

DGAM Director General: Terrorist organizations transgressing on archeological sites in Quneitra

(Syria)

Syria Online (2016). DGAM Director General: Terrorist organizations transgressing on archeological sites in Quneitra. Syria Online. 11 January.

Ancient Ohio sites lack state protection from archaeology scavengers

(United States of America)

Earl Rinehart (2016). Ancient Ohio sites lack state protection from archaeology scavengers. The Columbus Dispatch. 11 January.

For Italy's Art Police, An Ongoing Fight Against Pillage Of Priceless Works

(Italy)

Sylvia Poggioli (2016). For Italy's Art Police, An Ongoing Fight Against Pillage Of Priceless Works. NPR. 11 January.

'Broken System' Allows ISIS to Profit From Looted Antiquities

(General)

Steven Lee Myers (2016). 'Broken System' Allows ISIS to Profit From Looted Antiquities. The New York Times. 9 January.

Utalk Tackling antiquities trafficking

(General)

Euronews (2016). Utalk Tackling antiquities trafficking. Euronews. 8 January.

Authorities halt Angkor excavating

(Cambodia)

Sen David (2016). Authorities halt Angkor excavating. The Phnom Penh Post. 8 January.

¿Qué retos le esperan al Ministerio de Cultura?

(Guatemala)

What challenges await the Ministry of Culture.

Ángel Elías (2016). ¿Qué retos le esperan al Ministerio de Cultura?. Prensa Libre. 8 January.

Kilvalai rock paintings face threat of fading away

(India)

S. Prasad (2016). Kilvalai rock paintings face threat of fading away. The Hindu. 8 January.

Justin Bieber kicked out of ancient fortress in Mexico after 'pulling his pants down'

(Mexico)

Gerard Couzens (2016). Justin Bieber kicked out of ancient fortress in Mexico after 'pulling his pants down'. Express. 8 January.

Israeli high court says antiquities dealers must document all artefacts online

(Israel)

Anny Shaw (2016). Israeli high court says antiquities dealers must document all artefacts online. The Art Newspaper. 7 January.

Egypt to launch antiquities database to track public collections and combat smuggling

(Egypt)

Anny Shaw (2016). Egypt to launch antiquities database to track public collections and combat smuggling. The Art Newspaper. 7 January.

ASI brings back three stolen artefacts from Australia

(Australia; India)

Amrita Madhukalya (2016). ASI brings back three stolen artefacts from Australia. DNA. 6 January.

KP Antiquities Act 2015

(Pakistan)

The Nation (2016). KP Antiquities Act 2015. The Nation. 5 January.

Roman coins stolen from locked case at Chelmsford Museum

(United Kingdom)

Steve Neale (2016). Roman coins stolen from locked case at Chelmsford Museum. Yellow Advertiser. 5 January.

How Ancient Native American Rock Art Is Tearing a California Town Apart

(United States of America)

Barret Baumgart (2016). How Ancient Native American Rock Art Is Tearing a California Town Apart. Vice. 5 January.

Chinese 'tomb raider' and gang jailed for plunder of ancient relics

(China)

Alice Yan (2016). Chinese 'tomb raider' and gang jailed for plunder of ancient relics. South China Morning Post. 5 January.

Sale of historic Maori cloak attracts debate on Trade Me

(New Zealand)

Stuff.co.nz (2016). Sale of historic Maori cloak attracts debate on Trade Me. Stuff.co.nz. 4 January.

St. Louis archaeologists still split over last year's controversial antiquities sale

(United States of America)

Willis Ryder Arnold (2016). St. Louis archaeologists still split over last year's controversial antiquities sale. St. Louis Public Radio. 4 January.

Pillage of prehistory

(Pakistan)

Hidayat Khan (2016). Pillage of prehistory. The Express Tribune. 3 January.

Government working on insurance protocol for art objects in museums

(India)

Anubhuti Vishnoi (2016). Government working on insurance protocol for art objects in museums. The Economic Times. 2 January.

Two charged after museum protest

(Taiwan)

Stacy Hsu (2016). Two charged after museum protest. Taipei Times. 1 January.

ISIS claims responsibility for attack on tourists at ancient fortress in Russia's Dagestan

(Russia)

RT (2015). ISIS claims responsibility for attack on tourists at ancient fortress in Russia's Dagestan. RT. 31 December.

Vandals knock over Lyall Bay's Easter Island statue

(New Zealand; Chile)

Megan Gattey (2015). Vandals knock over Lyall Bay's Easter Island statue. The Dominion Post. 31 December.

King Amenhotep III statue accidently recovered in Edfu

(Egypt)

Nevine El-Aref (2015). King Amenhotep III statue accidently recovered in Edfu. Ahram Online. 31 December.

Reliefs in Mersin fall victims to treasure hunters

(Turkey)

Doğan News Agency (2015). Reliefs in Mersin fall victims to treasure hunters. Hurriyet Daily News. 31 December.

'Love' graffiti on historic castle walls creates outrage

(Turkey)

Doğan News Agency (2015). 'Love' graffiti on historic castle walls creates outrage. Hurriyet Daily News. 31 December.

Shooting at ancient citadel in Russia's Caucasus, one dead

(Russia)

Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber (2015). Shooting at ancient citadel in Russia's Caucasus, one dead. Yahoo News. 30 December.

Jackie Chan donates replicas of 12 zodiac antiquities to a museum in Taiwan

(Taiwan)

Gu Liping (2015). Jackie Chan donates replicas of 12 zodiac antiquities to a museum in Taiwan. ECNS. 30 December.

Eaton's Pompeii relics may cause lengthy dilemma

(United States of America)

Jim Schultz (2015). Eaton's Pompeii relics may cause lengthy dilemma. Record Searchlight. 30 December.

'Nighthawks': Tracking the criminals plundering ancient sites with the latest equipment

(United Kingdom)

Cahal Milmo (2015). 'Nighthawks': Tracking the criminals plundering ancient sites with the latest equipment. The Independent. 30 December.

'Revolutionary' court victory against antiquity thieves

(Israel)

Gil Ronen (2015). 'Revolutionary' court victory against antiquity thieves. Arutz Sheva. 29 December.

Antiquities Ministry retrieves two artifacts from Germany, Austria

(Egypt)

Al-Masry Al-Youm (2015). Antiquities Ministry retrieves two artifacts from Germany, Austria. Egypt Independent. 29 December.

Sting Operation Nets Fake Antiquities Peddlers

(Cambodia)

Mom Kunthear (2015). Sting Operation Nets Fake Antiquities Peddlers. Khmer Times. 29 December.

France builds grand alliance to protect cultural heritage

(Syria; Iraq; France)

Vincent Noce (2015). France builds grand alliance to protect cultural heritage. The Art Newspaper. 29 December.

6,500 Smuggled Artefacts Are Back to Syria

(Syria)

Sputnik News (2015). 6,500 Smuggled Artefacts Are Back to Syria. Sputnik News. 28 December.

Denuncian saqueo a zona arqueológica de 'El Tigre'

(Mexico)

Denouncing the looting of the archaeological site of 'El Tigre'.

Gilberto Avila (2015). Denuncian saqueo a zona arqueológica de 'El Tigre'. El Expreso. 27 December.

Pope denounces destruction of cultural heritage

(General)

AFP (2015). Pope denounces destruction of cultural heritage. Manila Bulletin. 26 December.

Bylaw for antiquities, urban heritage and museums approved

(Saudi Arabia)

Saudi Gazette (2015). Bylaw for antiquities, urban heritage and museums approved. Saudi Gazette. 25 December.

Army sign up 'Monument Men' to save treasures from warzones

(United Kingdom)

Ben Farmer (2015). Army sign up 'Monument Men' to save treasures from warzones. The Telegraph. 25 December.

Syrian regime 'bombs UNESCO world heritage site'

(Syria)

Josie Ensor (2015). Syrian regime 'bombs UNESCO world heritage site'. Telegraph. 24 December.

Report suggests Daesh is smuggling antiquities through Lebanon

(Lebanon; Syria)

Albawaba (2015). Report suggests Daesh is smuggling antiquities through Lebanon. Albawaba. 23 December.

Antiques' smuggling: Customs plans to take Interpol on board

(Pakistan)

Business Recorder (2015). Antiques' smuggling: Customs plans to take Interpol on board. Business Recorder. 23 December.

Customs recovers antiquities worth $10m

(Pakistan)

Daily Times (2015). Customs recovers antiquities worth $10m. Daily Times. 23 December.

Cairo airport authorities foil attempt to smuggle 22 antique coins

(Egypt; Greece)

Ahram Online (2015). Cairo airport authorities foil attempt to smuggle 22 antique coins. Ahram Online. 23 December.

Giraffe tongue among 103 items stolen from National Museum

(United Kingdom)

The Scotsman (2015). Giraffe tongue among 103 items stolen from National Museum. The Scotsman. 23 December.

Africa's top collector returns ancestral works to Angola

(Angola)

Cristina Ruiz (2015). Africa's top collector returns ancestral works to Angola. The Art Newspaper. 22 December.

Is the German Cultural Property Protection Act to be welcomed?

(Germany)

Apollo (2015). Is the German Cultural Property Protection Act to be welcomed?. Apollo. 21 December.

Royal Ontario Museum caught up in looted antiquities investigation

(Canada; India)

Nazim Baksh (2015). Royal Ontario Museum caught up in looted antiquities investigation. CBC. 21 December.

California Antiquities Dealer Sentenced to Prison for Smuggling and Tax Fraud Scheme

(United States of America; Thailand)

Lorena Muñoz-Alonso (2015). California Antiquities Dealer Sentenced to Prison for Smuggling and Tax Fraud Scheme. ArtNet News. 21 December.

Security director warns against 'financing terrorism'

(Switzerland)

Swiss Info (2015). Security director warns against 'financing terrorism'. Swiss Info. 20 December.

Violations in Heritage Zone Under Lens

(India)

Express News Service (2015). Violations in Heritage Zone Under Lens. The New Indian Express. 20 December.

After 53 years, Kashmir gets back some of its rare artefacts

(India)

Haroon Mirani (2015). After 53 years, Kashmir gets back some of its rare artefacts. Greater Kashmir. 20 December.

The Israeli Defense Minister Who Stole Antiquities

(Israel; Palestine)

Yael Gruenpeter (2015). The Israeli Defense Minister Who Stole Antiquities. Haaretz. 19 December.

MU professor: Stolen artifacts stemmed from communication breakdown

(United States of America)

Alan Burdziak (2015). MU professor: Stolen artifacts stemmed from communication breakdown. Columbia Daily Tribute. 19 December.

Lambayeque: difunden en Panamá hallazgo de tumba intacta de Señor de Sipán

(Peru; Panama)

Lambayeque: Recreation in Panama the site of the intact tomb of the Lord of Sipán

RPP (2015). Lambayeque: difunden en Panamá hallazgo de tumba intacta de Señor de Sipán. RPP. 19 December.

$60 mil lost due to illegal logging by Guats over 174 square miles of Belize

(Belize; Guatemala)

Adele Ramos (2015). $60 mil lost due to illegal logging by Guats over 174 square miles of Belize. Amadala. 19 December.

Master forger who fooled world's art experts reveals how he created £444,000 fake statue in garden shed

(United Kingdom)

Paul Britton (2015). Master forger who fooled world's art experts reveals how he created £444,000 fake statue in garden shed. Manchester Evening News. 19 December.

Así fue el robo al Museo de Antropología hace 30 años

(Mexico)

This is How the Robbery at the Anthropology Museum 30 Years Ago Went

José Antonio Aspiros Villagómez (2015). Así fue el robo al Museo de Antropología hace 30 años. Yancuic. 19 December.

Man held with $10 million antique items at airport

(Pakistan; Thailand)

Muhammad Ali (2015). Man held with $10 million antique items at airport. Business Recorder. 19 December.

Brickyard digs into ancient burial site for material

(China)

Qian Ruisha (2015). Brickyard digs into ancient burial site for material. ECNS. 18 December.

Scientists work to save antiquities from Islamic State destruction

(Syria)

Earl Lane (2015). Scientists work to save antiquities from Islamic State destruction. Science. 18 December.

The Desire of Transparency in the Art Market

(General)

Art Media Agency (2015). The Desire of Transparency in the Art Market. Art Media Agency. 18 December.

Figurine from sophisticated ancient South African society creates culture war over whether it should be allowed to tour abroad

(South Africa)

AFP (2015). Figurine from sophisticated ancient South African society creates culture war over whether it should be allowed to tour abroad. The Japan Times. 18 December.

Saqueo de piezas arqueológicas en la Huasteca

(Mexico)

Archaeological pieces looted in Huasteca

Magui López (2015). Saqueo de piezas arqueológicas en la Huasteca. Pulso. 17 December.

Sentencing delayed in '12 museum break-in

(United States of America)

Herald Dispatch (2015). Sentencing delayed in '12 museum break-in. Herald Dispatch. 17 December.

Bricks and mortar fire: Yemen's cultural heritage is in the crosshairs

(Yemen)

Bastien Varoutsikos (2015). Bricks and mortar fire: Yemen's cultural heritage is in the crosshairs. The Conversation. 17 December.

United Nations exhibition highlights the protection of cultural heritage

(United States of America)

UNESCO (2015). United Nations exhibition highlights the protection of cultural heritage. UNESCO. 16 December.

Policía detiene a huaqueros en zona arqueológica de Cayaltí

(Peru)

Police arrest looters at the archaeological site of Cayaltí

RPP (2015). Policía detiene a huaqueros en zona arqueológica de Cayaltí. RPP. 16 December.

Motunui epa: Maori storehouse carvings returned home after 150 years buried in a swamp, 40-year European exile

(New Zealand)

Kim Griggs (2015). Motunui epa: Maori storehouse carvings returned home after 150 years buried in a swamp, 40-year European exile. ABC Australia. 16 December.

'Ashutosh stole my Mohenjodaro story'

(India; Pakistan)

Avinash Lohana (2015). 'Ashutosh stole my Mohenjodaro story'. Mumbai Mirror. 16 December.

Knidos wants to regain its artifacts

(Turkey)

Anadolu Agency (2015). Knidos wants to regain its artifacts. Hurriyet Daily News. 16 December.

Reclaimed History: 9 Repatriated Egyptian Antiquities

(Egypt)

Stephanie Pappas (2015). Reclaimed History: 9 Repatriated Egyptian Antiquities. Live Science. 15 December.

ICOM releases red list of Libyan antiquities at risk

(Libya)

Martin Bailey (2015). ICOM releases red list of Libyan antiquities at risk. The Art Newspaper. 15 December.

Libya's cultural heritage 'being destroyed and plundered by Isis'

(Libya)

Associated Press (2015). Libya's cultural heritage 'being destroyed and plundered by Isis'. The Guardian. 15 December.

Does Greece want its marbles back?

(Greece; United Kingdom)

George Vardas (2015). Does Greece want its marbles back?. Neos Kosmos. 14 December.

Stolen relief of Egyptian King Seti I recovered from London

(Egypt; United Kingdom)

Nevine El-Aref (2015). Stolen relief of Egyptian King Seti I recovered from London. Ahram Online. 14 December.

Closing the book on John Mark Tillmann's stolen antiques

(Canada)

Aaron Hutchins (2015). Closing the book on John Mark Tillmann's stolen antiques. Maclean's. 14 December.

Calling Indiana Jones: Looted artifacts, tax scheme send ex-antiquities dealer to prison

(United States of America; Thailand)

Hillary Jackson (2015). Calling Indiana Jones: Looted artifacts, tax scheme send ex-antiquities dealer to prison. My News LA. 14 December.

Three stolen Egyptian Mameluk-era lamps recovered from London and Sharjah

(Egypt; United Kingdom; United Arab Emirates)

Nevine El-Aref (2015). Three stolen Egyptian Mameluk-era lamps recovered from London and Sharjah. Ahram Online. 14 December.

Bulgarian Customs Prevent Smuggling of Ancient Coins, Artifacts into England

(Bulgaria; United Kingdom)

Novinite (2015). Bulgarian Customs Prevent Smuggling of Ancient Coins, Artifacts into England. Novinite. 14 December.

Heracles relief suffers damage

(Turkey)

Doğan News Agency (2015). Heracles relief suffers damage. Hurriyet Daily News. 14 December.

Return of the Monuments Men: New UK unit will save priceless artefacts from jihadis

(United Kingdom)

Patrick Williams (2015). Return of the Monuments Men: New UK unit will save priceless artefacts from jihadis. The Daily Star. 13 December.

Concern for Libya UNESCO site after Islamic State said to take over

(Libya)

AFP (2015). Concern for Libya UNESCO site after Islamic State said to take over. The Times of Israel. 12 December.

Cypriot Tasoula Hadjitofi vows to halt illicit art trafficking by terrorists

(Cyprus)

Famagusta Gazette (2015). Cypriot Tasoula Hadjitofi vows to halt illicit art trafficking by terrorists. Famagusta Gazette. 12 December.

Judge says BLM did not use excessive force in 2009 Blanding raid

(United States of America)

Pat Reavy (2015). Judge says BLM did not use excessive force in 2009 Blanding raid. Deseret News. 11 December.

Villagers reject mummy conditions

(China; Netherlands)

Xinhua (2015). Villagers reject mummy conditions. Shanghai Daily. 11 December.

UN Resolution Calls for Return of Parthenon Sculptures to Greece

(Greece; United Kingdom)

Philip Chrysopoulos (2015). UN Resolution Calls for Return of Parthenon Sculptures to Greece. Greek Reporter. 11 December.

Syrian antiquities chief says Turkey refuses to return looted art

(Syria; Turkey)

Shadia Nasralla (2015). Syrian antiquities chief says Turkey refuses to return looted art. Reuters. 11 December.

$421,000 in Bogus Indian Art, Collector Says

(United States of America)

Lacey Louwagie (2015). $421,000 in Bogus Indian Art, Collector Says. Courthouse News Service. 10 December.

ICE returns ancient dinosaur fossil, ancient cultural artifacts to China

(United States of America; China)

ICE (2015). ICE returns ancient dinosaur fossil, ancient cultural artifacts to China. ICE. 10 December.

Christie's Withdraws Potentially Looted Dagger from Antiquities Auction

(United States of America)

Sarah Cascone (2015). Christie's Withdraws Potentially Looted Dagger from Antiquities Auction. ArtNet News. 10 December.

Man admits stealing Maori artefacts

(New Zealand)

Hawke's Bay Today (2015). Man admits stealing Maori artefacts. Hawke's Bay Today. 9 December.

Debate en ONU sobre devolución de bienes culturales a países de origen

(Ecuador)

El Telégrafo (2015). Debate en ONU sobre devolución de bienes culturales a países de origen. El Telégrafo. 9 December.

Ministerio Público archivó unas cuarenta denuncias por afectación cultural

(Peru)

Public Prosecutor filed complaints for around 40 arrested for damaging culture

Perla Polo Salés (2015). Ministerio Público archivó unas cuarenta denuncias por afectación cultural. La Republica. 9 December.

Greece Will Not Further Pursue the Return of Parthenon Marbles

(Greece; United Kingdom)

A. Makris (2015). Greece Will Not Further Pursue the Return of Parthenon Marbles. Greek Reporter. 9 December.

Syrian woman faces 12 years in jail for 'smuggling ancient coins'

(Turkey; Sweden)

Hurriyet Daily News (2015). Syrian woman faces 12 years in jail for 'smuggling ancient coins'. Hurriyet Daily News. 9 December.

Ecuador y Argentina firman acuerdos en seguridad social

(Ecuador; Argentina)

Ecuador and Argentina sign social security agreements

EFE (2015). Ecuador y Argentina firman acuerdos en seguridad social. Vistazo. 9 December.

ICE agents to return 120-million-year-old micro-raptor to China

(China; United States of America)

Lomi Kriel (2015). ICE agents to return 120-million-year-old micro-raptor to China. Houston Chronicle. 9 December.

Tell legislators 'no' on looting artifacts

(United States of America)

Madeleine H. Carr (2015). Tell legislators 'no' on looting artifacts. Tallahassee Democrat. 8 December.

Antiquities Dealer Leonardo Patterson Faces New Criminal Charges

(Germany; Mexico)

Tom Mashberg (2015). Antiquities Dealer Leonardo Patterson Faces New Criminal Charges. The New York Times. 8 December.

European states urge action against IS antiquities dealing

(General)

AFP (2015). European states urge action against IS antiquities dealing. Yahoo News. 8 December.

Two metal detecting friends fall out over which of them discovered a haul of 1,600 Roman coins worth £8,000 buried beneath a remote field

(United Kingdom)

Alex Matthews (2015). Two metal detecting friends fall out over which of them discovered a haul of 1,600 Roman coins worth £8,000 buried beneath a remote field. The Daily Mail. 7 December.

Misstanke: IS-stulen konst i Sverige

(Switzerland; Syria)

Suspicion: IS-stolen art in Sweden

Aftonbladet (2015). Misstanke: IS-stulen konst i Sverige. Aftonbladet. 6 December.

AP Vows to Bring Back Amaravati Artefacts from Brit Museum

(India; United Kingdom)

Express News Service (2015). AP Vows to Bring Back Amaravati Artefacts from Brit Museum. The New Indian Express. 6 December.

China's ancient treasures under siege from army of tomb raiders

(China)

Celine Ge (2015). China's ancient treasures under siege from army of tomb raiders. South China Morning Post. 4 December.

Govt launches cultural property trafficking manual

(Zimbabwe)

Winstone Antonio (2015). Govt launches cultural property trafficking manual. News Day. 4 December.

Charlotte man will spend up to 15 years behind bars for stealing historical artifacts

(United States of America)

WLNS (2015). Charlotte man will spend up to 15 years behind bars for stealing historical artifacts. WLNS 6. 4 December.

Isil antiques 'sold to western collectors' warns French finance minister

(Iraq; Syria; France)

David Chazan (2015). Isil antiques 'sold to western collectors' warns French finance minister. The Telegraph. 4 December.

The Real Value of the ISIS Antiquities Trade

(Iraq; Syria)

Ben Taub (2015). The Real Value of the ISIS Antiquities Trade. The New Yorker. 4 December.

The woman turning ancient buried treasure into jewellery

(United Kingdom)

Maev Kennedy (2015). The woman turning ancient buried treasure into jewellery. The Guardian. 3 December.

Ancient cemetery discovered under Alexandria house

(Egypt)

Al-Masry Al-Youm (2015). Ancient cemetery discovered under Alexandria house. Egypt Independent. 3 December.

The Real-Life Indiana Jones

(United States of America; India)

FiveThirtyEight (2015). The Real-Life Indiana Jones. FiveThirtyEight. 2 December.

Police still searching for gold coins stolen from National Museum of Scotland

(United Kingdom)

Jonathan Knott (2015). Police still searching for gold coins stolen from National Museum of Scotland. Museums Journal. 2 December.

Inuit shaman parka 'copied' by KTZ design well-studied by anthropologists

(Canada; United Kingdom)

Sima Sahar Zerehi (2015). Inuit shaman parka 'copied' by KTZ design well-studied by anthropologists. CBC. 2 December.

Over 150 Year-Old Cemetery Vandalized in South Arkansas

(United States of America)

Caitlin O'Neal (2015). Over 150 Year-Old Cemetery Vandalized in South Arkansas. NBC. 1 December.

French national treasure recovered by The Art Loss Register

(France; United Kingdom)

Art Loss Register (2015). French national treasure recovered by The Art Loss Register. Art Loss Register. 1 December.

Antiquities Chief: Syria Needs Global Help to Save Heritage

(Syria)

Kristin Romey (2015). Antiquities Chief: Syria Needs Global Help to Save Heritage. National Geographic. 1 December.

Thinking on Politics

(General)

Neil Brodie (2015). Thinking on Politics. Europea Union National Institutes for Culture. 30 November.

Ill-Gotten Treasures of Ancient Crimea Are Flooding eBay

(Ukraine; Russia)

Damaris Colhoun (2015). Ill-Gotten Treasures of Ancient Crimea Are Flooding eBay. Atlas Obscura. 30 November.

Culture and jihad, grimly connected through the art market's "blood antiquities"

(United Kingdom)

The Economist (2015). Culture and jihad, grimly connected through the art market's "blood antiquities". The Economist. 30 November.

Egypt attempts to bring back 8 smuggled artifacts from Switzerland

(Egypt; Switzerland)

Nina Awad (2015). Egypt attempts to bring back 8 smuggled artifacts from Switzerland. Step Feed. 30 November.

STOLEN: Historic Woodhenge Bronze Plaques

(United Kingdom)

Spire FM (2015). STOLEN: Historic Woodhenge Bronze Plaques. Spire FM. 28 November.

Alexander Keith's beer bottle may be seized from Halifax diver

(Canada)

Brett Ruskin (2015). Alexander Keith's beer bottle may be seized from Halifax diver. CBC. 27 November.

Antique coins stolen from National Museum of Scotland 'worth £20,000'

(United Kingdom)

STV (2015). Antique coins stolen from National Museum of Scotland 'worth £20,000'. STV. 27 November.

Costa Rica y Ecuador firman convenio para proteger patrimonio cultural

(Costa Rica; Ecuador)

Costa Rica and Ecuador sign agreement for protection of cultural heritage

Carlos Arrieta Pérez (2015). Costa Rica y Ecuador firman convenio para proteger patrimonio cultural. El País. 27 November.

Woman who found 900-year-old 'Parrot Lady' statue Canada presented to India still convinced it's just a 'nice knock-off'

(Canada; India)

Douglas Quan (2015). Woman who found 900-year-old 'Parrot Lady' statue Canada presented to India still convinced it's just a 'nice knock-off'. National Post. 27 November.

State museums still await CCTV cameras

(India)

TNN (2015). State museums still await CCTV cameras. The Times of India. 27 November.

Frescoes stolen from ancient tomb go on display in Italy

(Italy)

Reuters (2015). Frescoes stolen from ancient tomb go on display in Italy. Reuters. 26 November.

China: Faking It

(China)

Al Jazeera (2015). China: Faking It. Al Jazeera. 26 November.

Peru's Congress overrides veto to repeal archaeology bill

(Peru)

Colin Post (2015). Peru's Congress overrides veto to repeal archaeology bill. Peru Reports. 26 November.

Encounters exhibition: a stunning but troubling collection of colonial plunder

(Australia; United Kingdom)

Paul Daley (2015). Encounters exhibition: a stunning but troubling collection of colonial plunder. The Guardian. 26 November.

Cops bust antiquities dealer with over 3,000 ancient coins

(Israel)

Ilan Ben Zion (2015). Cops bust antiquities dealer with over 3,000 ancient coins. The Times of Israel. 26 November.

French Citizen Returns Ancient Greek Amphora

(Greece; France)

Philip Crysopoulos (2015). French Citizen Returns Ancient Greek Amphora. Greek Reporter. 26 November.

War, More Than ISIS, Is Destroying Syria's Ancient Sites

(Syria)

Andrew Lawler (2015). War, More Than ISIS, Is Destroying Syria's Ancient Sites. National Geographic. 25 November.

Arrest in Swiss Farm Museum Burglary

(United States of America)

Grundy County Herald (2015). Arrest in Swiss Farm Museum Burglary. Grundy County Herald. 25 November.

Artifacts stolen from Syria seized in eastern Turkey

(Turkey; Syria)

Doğan News Agency (2015). Artifacts stolen from Syria seized in eastern Turkey. Daily Sabah. 25 November.

Kolkata a hub of antique smuggling

(India)

Rohit Khanna (2015). Kolkata a hub of antique smuggling. The Times of India. 25 November.

Objects of historical interest seized in Tehran

(Iran)

ILNA (2015). Objects of historical interest seized in Tehran. Iran Front Page. 24 November.

Meet the lonely online warriors leading the fight against looted art

(General)

Daniel Rivero (2015). Meet the lonely online warriors leading the fight against looted art. Fusion. 24 November.

Tunisia's Culture Ministry Blocks Auction of Looted Antiquities

(Tunisia)

Coline Milliard (2015). Tunisia's Culture Ministry Blocks Auction of Looted Antiquities. ArtNet News. 24 November.

Colaboración entre el INAH, la SRE y la PGR, determinante en el fallo condenatorio en contra de Leonardo Patterson

(Germany; Mexico)

Collaboration between INAH, the SRE and the PGR, leads to conviction of Leonardo Patterson

INAH (2015). Colaboración entre el INAH, la SRE y la PGR, determinante en el fallo condenatorio en contra de Leonardo Patterson. INAH. 24 November.

Swiss return two ancient cuneiform tablets to Iraq

(Switzerland; Iraq)

Swiss Info (2015). Swiss return two ancient cuneiform tablets to Iraq. Swiss Info. 24 November.

Singapore, India sign strategic partnership to boost cooperation in key areas

(Singapore; India)

Hetty Musfirah Abdul Khamid (2015). Singapore, India sign strategic partnership to boost cooperation in key areas. Channel News Asia. 24 November.

Images released over National Museum of Scotland coins theft

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2015). Images released over National Museum of Scotland coins theft. BBC News. 23 November.

We remember the biggest art heist of Palm Beach County history

(United States of America)

Palm Beach Post (2015). We remember the biggest art heist of Palm Beach County history. Palm Beach Post. 23 November.

Hamas Seizes Chest of Ancient Gold Coins Accidentally Discovered in Gaza

(Palestine)

David Daoud (2015). Hamas Seizes Chest of Ancient Gold Coins Accidentally Discovered in Gaza. The Algemeiner. 23 November.

Moment in history: 'Ancient sites vanishing due to vandalism'

(Pakistan)

The Express Tribune (2015). Moment in history: 'Ancient sites vanishing due to vandalism'. The Express Tribune. 23 November.

Niega INAH saqueo de piezas arqueológicas

(Mexico)

INAH denies looting of archaeological pieces

Christian Cuevas (2015). Niega INAH saqueo de piezas arqueológicas. Heraldo de Coatzacoalcos. 23 November.

Penalties for tampering with antiquities detailed

(Saudi Arabia)

Arab News (2015). Penalties for tampering with antiquities detailed. Arab News. 21 November.

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