Art type: Documents

When People Steal Books

(General)

Alison Nastasi (2017). When People Steal Books. Flavorwire. 30 July.

The Rare-Book Thief Who Looted College Libraries in the '80s

(United States of America)

Susan Falciani (2017). The Rare-Book Thief Who Looted College Libraries in the '80s. Atlas Obscura. 20 July.

Former volunteer admits theft from History Museum collection

(United States of America)

Phil Fairbanks (2017). Former volunteer admits theft from History Museum collection. Buffalo 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.

Hallaron un documento de Sarmiento gobernador y la Casa Natal quiere conservarlo

(Argentina)

Document of of Sarmiento governer found and the Casa Natal wants to keep it.

Diario La Provincia (2017). Hallaron un documento de Sarmiento gobernador y la Casa Natal quiere conservarlo. Diario La Provincia. 5 July.

Police appeal after art deco lamps worth £11,000 stolen from school

(United Kingdom)

Louise Elliott (2017). Police appeal after art deco lamps worth £11,000 stolen from school. The Sentinel. 5 July.

Stolen documents bought at yard sale returned to Jack Miner Sanctuary

(Canada)

CTV (2017). Stolen documents bought at yard sale returned to Jack Miner Sanctuary. CTV. 19 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.

Auction house pulls 'stolen' leaders' autographs from Spain

(Serbia; Spain)

Outlook (2017). Auction house pulls 'stolen' leaders' autographs from Spain. Outlook. 2 June.

'Stolen' book of world leaders' autographs turns up in Spain

(Serbia; Spain)

AFP (2017). 'Stolen' book of world leaders' autographs turns up in Spain. The Local. 31 May.

Serbia seeks return of leaders' missing autographs

(Serbia; Spain)

Outlook (2017). Serbia seeks return of leaders' missing autographs. Outlook. 31 May.

Why did the Nazis steal so many books?

(Germany)

Noah Charney (2017). Why did the Nazis steal so many books?. Salon. 28 May.

Notorious Italian art theft ring foiled by Swedish academic

(Italy; Sweden)

Andrea Vogt (2017). Notorious Italian art theft ring foiled by Swedish academic. The Telegraph. 28 May.

Dam Buster's family appeal for help to trace stolen airman's logbook

(United Kingdom; Canada)

Sally Wardle (2017). Dam Buster's family appeal for help to trace stolen airman's logbook. Irish News. 20 May.

Harry Potter prequel stolen in Birmingham burglary

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2017). Harry Potter prequel stolen in Birmingham burglary. BBC News. 12 May.

The Treasures of Timbuktu

(Mali)

Charlie English (2017). The Treasures of Timbuktu. The New York Times. 12 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.

Nazi-Looted Libraries: Items Must Be Returned To Owners And Heirs

(Belarus; France)

Greg Schneider (2017). Nazi-Looted Libraries: Items Must Be Returned To Owners And Heirs. Huffington Post. 5 May.

Brazil suffers biggest rare book heist in national history

(Brazil)

Plus55 (2017). Brazil suffers biggest rare book heist in national history. Plus55. 1 May.

Hope for families of Anzac heroes fighting for decades to retrieve World War 1 diaries

(New Zealand)

Jessica Long (2017). Hope for families of Anzac heroes fighting for decades to retrieve World War 1 diaries. Stuff.co.nz. 23 April.

Man accused of stealing 'Mein Kampf' from Collinsville museum because it 'fascinated' him

(United States of America)

Dana Rieck (2017). Man accused of stealing 'Mein Kampf' from Collinsville museum because it 'fascinated' him. Belleville News-Democrat. 21 April.

Treasured wartime documents returned

(Canada)

Bill Kaufmann (2017). Treasured wartime documents returned. Nanton News. 20 April.

The Nazis didn't just burn Jewish books - they stole millions, too

(Germany)

Rafael Medoff (2017). The Nazis didn't just burn Jewish books - they stole millions, too. Haaretz. 20 April.

Stolen book returned to Collinsville library; arrest made in theft

(United States of America)

Elizabeth Donald (2017). Stolen book returned to Collinsville library; arrest made in theft. Belleville News-Democrat. 20 April.

Boston Public Library Returns Mistakenly Stolen Historical Artifacts To Italian Government

(United States of America; Italy)

Anthony Brooks (2017). Boston Public Library Returns Mistakenly Stolen Historical Artifacts To Italian Government. WBUR. 19 April.

ICE HSI and Boston Public Library return cultural artifacts to Italy

(United States of America; Italy)

ICE (2017). ICE HSI and Boston Public Library return cultural artifacts to Italy. ICE. 19 April.

Goldplated ancient Torah seized by Turkish security forces in antismuggling drive

(Turkey)

Daily Sabah (2017). Goldplated ancient Torah seized by Turkish security forces in antismuggling drive. Daily Sabah. 17 April.

Jewish family renews fight for Passover manuscript

(Israel)

Daniel Estrin (2017). Jewish family renews fight for Passover manuscript. The China Post. 12 April.

Hikind Says Lookout For Stolen, Antique Seforim

(United States of America)

The Yeshiva World News (2017). Hikind Says Lookout For Stolen, Antique Seforim. The Yeshiva World News. 3 April.

Tunisian authorities foil smuggling of 15th-century Torah scroll

(Tunisia)

Roi Kais (2017). Tunisian authorities foil smuggling of 15th-century Torah scroll. Ynet News. 11 March.

The Monk Who Saves Manuscripts From ISIS

(Iraq; Syria)

Matteo Fagotto (2017). The Monk Who Saves Manuscripts From ISIS. The Atlantic. 23 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.

Mission impossible: trying to flog a stolen 500-year-old Dante manuscript

(United Kingdom)

Chitra Ramaswamy (2017). Mission impossible: trying to flog a stolen 500-year-old Dante manuscript. The Guardian. 13 February.

Thieves steal £2m of rare books by abseiling into warehouse

(United Kingdom)

George Sandeman (2017). Thieves steal £2m of rare books by abseiling into warehouse. The Guardian. 12 February.

New Dead Sea Scrolls cave filled with ancient artefacts discovered for first time in 60 years

(Israel)

Bethan McKernan (2017). New Dead Sea Scrolls cave filled with ancient artefacts discovered for first time in 60 years. The Independent. 9 February.

FBI Recovers Rare, Local History Stolen From Girard College

(United States of America)

David Spunt (2017). FBI Recovers Rare, Local History Stolen From Girard College. CBS Philly. 6 February.

Find them! $70,000 Torah stolen from Jersey Shore Jewish school

(United States of America)

Dan Alexander (2017). Find them! $70,000 Torah stolen from Jersey Shore Jewish school. New Jersey 101.5. 30 January.

Former FBI agent details long search for 'Devil's Diary'

(United States of America)

Debra Rubin (2017). Former FBI agent details long search for 'Devil's Diary'. New Jersey Jewish News. 23 January.

Man who stole Dambuster hero's mission book also took hundreds of items from the National Archives to sell in the US

(United Kingdom)

Nicola Harley (2017). Man who stole Dambuster hero's mission book also took hundreds of items from the National Archives to sell in the US. The Telegraph. 13 January.

Official laments smuggling of invaluable Shia manuscripts

(Iran)

Mehr News Agency (2017). Official laments smuggling of invaluable Shia manuscripts. Mehr News Agency. 12 January.

British Library returns book stolen by the Nazis to its rightful owner

(United Kingdom)

Robert Dex (2017). British Library returns book stolen by the Nazis to its rightful owner. Evening Standard. 6 January.

Aurangzeb-era Quran stolen from Kashmir in 2003 may be with New Delhi museum, hints CBI

(India)

M. A. Parray (2016). Aurangzeb-era Quran stolen from Kashmir in 2003 may be with New Delhi museum, hints CBI. Kashmir Reader. 30 December.

Early Christian book shrine caused much soul searching

(Ireland)

Fiona Gartland (2016). Early Christian book shrine caused much soul searching. The Irish Times. 29 December.

Modern fight over ancient library

(Germany)

David Rising (2016). Modern fight over ancient library. The Journal Gazette. 27 December.

Iraq seizes manuscript worth millions stolen in Kuwait

(Iraq; Kuwait)

Gulf News (2016). Iraq seizes manuscript worth millions stolen in Kuwait. Kuwait News Agency. 23 December.

Hundreds of Historic Texts Hidden in ISIS-Occupied Monastery

(Iraq)

Owen Jarus (2016). Hundreds of Historic Texts Hidden in ISIS-Occupied Monastery. Live Science. 16 December.

ICE and CBP return cultural artifacts to Italy

(Italy; United States of America)

ICE (2016). ICE and CBP return cultural artifacts to Italy. ICE. 9 December.

Jordan lead codices not modern forgeries

(Jordan)

University of Surrey (2016). Jordan lead codices not modern forgeries. Heritage Daily. 9 December.

Bibliomania, the Dark Desire For Books That Infected Europe in the 1800s

(General)

Lauren Young (2016). Bibliomania, the Dark Desire For Books That Infected Europe in the 1800s. Atlas Obscura. 2 December.

Dozens of rare Islamic books seized at Cairo Airport on way to Doha authentic

(Egypt; United Arab Emirates)

Nevine El-Aref (2016). Dozens of rare Islamic books seized at Cairo Airport on way to Doha authentic. Ahram Online. 30 November.

HC grants time to CBI in Quran theft case

(India)

Daily Excelsior (2016). HC grants time to CBI in Quran theft case. Daily Excelsior. 13 November.

Stolen historic documents found 8 years later

(United States of America)

Autumn Luedke (2016). Stolen historic documents found 8 years later. The Eagle. 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.

14th century Italian manuscript transferred to ICE following probe

(United States of America; Italy; Switzerland)

ICE (2016). 14th century Italian manuscript transferred to ICE following probe. ICE. 4 November.

Cleveland Museum of Art gives back manuscript page illegally cut from book in Italy

(United States of America)

Steven Litt (2016). Cleveland Museum of Art gives back manuscript page illegally cut from book in Italy. Cleveland.com. 4 November.

Italy police recover stolen manuscript after 30 years

(Italy)

BBC News (2016). Italy police recover stolen manuscript after 30 years. BBC News. 28 October.

Killer of Oxford rare books dealer given 34-year jail sentence

(United Kingdom)

Esther Addley (2016). Killer of Oxford rare books dealer given 34-year jail sentence. The Guardian. 24 October.

These Sifrei Torah made it through hard times in Poland, Iraq, Portugal, Russia and elsewhere, before being reborn in new communities.

(Israel; Iraq; Poland; Portugal; Czech Republic; Russia)

The Jerusalem Post (2016). These Sifrei Torah made it through hard times in Poland, Iraq, Portugal, Russia and elsewhere, before being reborn in new communities.. The Jerusalem Post. 24 October.

Are These New Dead Sea Scrolls the Real Thing?

(Israel)

Owen Jarus (2016). Are These New Dead Sea Scrolls the Real Thing?. Live Science. 10 October.

Nine suspects charged with smuggling rare Torah manuscripts into Israel

(Egypt; Israel)

Al-Masry Al-Youm (2016). Nine suspects charged with smuggling rare Torah manuscripts into Israel. Egypt Independent. 7 October.

Man Charged With Stealing Rare Books Worth $20,000 From Manhattan Dealer

(United States of America)

Sarah Maslin Nir (2016). Man Charged With Stealing Rare Books Worth $20,000 From Manhattan Dealer. The New York Times. 6 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.

'We Are a Big Family': Dealers Unite Against Thefts of Rare Books

(United States of America)

Sarah Maslin Nir (2016). 'We Are a Big Family': Dealers Unite Against Thefts of Rare Books. The New York Times. 4 October.

Chile debe devolver libros saqueados

(Chile)

Chile must retrieve looted books

Denis Merino (2016). Chile debe devolver libros saqueados. Diario Uno. 2 October.

New California Law Will Make Signed Books & Art Harder to Sell

(United States of America)

Rebecca Rego Barry (2016). New California Law Will Make Signed Books & Art Harder to Sell. Fine Books Magazine. 29 September.

Could you return that Declaration of Independence your family stole? Please?

(United States of America)

Gene Marks (2016). Could you return that Declaration of Independence your family stole? Please?. The Washington Post. 23 September.

Battle for Ben Franklin manuscripts could be settled soon

(United States of America)

Bridget Murphy (2016). Battle for Ben Franklin manuscripts could be settled soon. Newsday. 21 September.

Stolen 116-year-old notebook puts focus on pioneer museum in Chilliwack

(Canada)

Chilliwack Times (2016). Stolen 116-year-old notebook puts focus on pioneer museum in Chilliwack. Chilliwack Times. 1 September.

The truth about the Hemingway Heist

(United Kingdom)

David Mason (2016). The truth about the Hemingway Heist. The Guardian. 30 August.

Israeli museum transfer sets 'dangerous precedent'

(Palestine; Israel)

Ylenia Gostoli (2016). Israeli museum transfer sets 'dangerous precedent'. Al Jazeera. 24 August.

A Culture Returned

(General)

Mark Glickman (2016). A Culture Returned. UTNE. 18 August.

Franz Kafka literary legal battle ends as Israel's high court rules in favor of library

(Israel)

AFP (2016). Franz Kafka literary legal battle ends as Israel's high court rules in favor of library. The Guardian. 8 August.

Former librarian who stole hundreds of rare antique books worth nearly €200,000 from the National Library of Ireland avoids jail

(Ireland)

Independent (2016). Former librarian who stole hundreds of rare antique books worth nearly €200,000 from the National Library of Ireland avoids jail. Irish Independent. 27 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.

Iran's National Library receives 2 rare Quran manuscripts

(Iran; Germany)

Mehr News Agency (2016). Iran's National Library receives 2 rare Quran manuscripts. Mehr News Agency. 23 July.

Spanish Archive Raises Franco-Era Ghosts and Shadows of a New Chasm

(Spain)

Raphael Minder (2016). Spanish Archive Raises Franco-Era Ghosts and Shadows of a New Chasm. The New York Times. 16 July.

Art thief John Mark Tillmann granted full parole

(Canada)

Blair Rhodes (2016). Art thief John Mark Tillmann granted full parole. CBC. 12 July.

Netanyahu unwittingly secreted original Auschwitz blueprints to Israel

(Israel; Poland; Germany)

JTA (2016). Netanyahu unwittingly secreted original Auschwitz blueprints to Israel. The Times of Israel. 7 July.

Heirlooms stolen from a Japanese-Canadian family in 1943 back in B.C.

(Canada)

Kirstie Hudson (2016). Heirlooms stolen from a Japanese-Canadian family in 1943 back in B.C.. CBC. 5 July.

Man pleads not guilty to murder of Oxford book dealer

(United Kingdom)

Lisa O'Carroll (2016). Man pleads not guilty to murder of Oxford book dealer. The Guardian. 1 July.

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.

Antique dealer jailed after being caught with 57 books stolen from Carton House

(Ireland)

The Journal (2016). Antique dealer jailed after being caught with 57 books stolen from Carton House. The Journal. 17 June.

The Unbelievable Tale of Jesus's Wife

(United States of America)

Ariel Sabar (2016). The Unbelievable Tale of Jesus's Wife. The Atlantic. 17 June.

Karen King Responds to 'The Unbelievable Tale of Jesus's Wife'

(United States of America)

Ariel Sabar (2016). Karen King Responds to 'The Unbelievable Tale of Jesus's Wife'. The Atlantic. 16 June.

Man who damaged Monet painting jailed for possession of stolen antique books

(Ireland)

Sunday World (2016). Man who damaged Monet painting jailed for possession of stolen antique books. Sunday World. 16 June.

'Badass Librarians' Foil al Qaeda, Save Ancient Manuscripts

(Mali)

Simon Worrall (2016). 'Badass Librarians' Foil al Qaeda, Save Ancient Manuscripts. National Geographic. 12 June.

Darwin letter stolen from Smithsonian 30 years ago has been found

(United States of America)

Rachel Weiner (2016). Darwin letter stolen from Smithsonian 30 years ago has been found. The Washington Post. 2 June.

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.

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.

Ukraine's first printed book stolen from library

(Ukraine)

Ukraine Today (2016). Ukraine's first printed book stolen from library. Ukraine Today. 16 May.

Police thwart sale of 600-year-old Torah in Istanbul

(Turkey; Syria)

Daily Sabah (2016). Police thwart sale of 600-year-old Torah in Istanbul. Daily Sabah. 29 April.

A treasure returned

(Canada)

Kristine Power (2016). A treasure returned. Memorial University Gazette. 22 April.

Jewish family makes claims to prized Passover manuscript

(Israel)

Associated Press (2016). Jewish family makes claims to prized Passover manuscript. The Daily Mail. 21 April.

Historian Adrian Greenwood found murdered at his home

(United Kingdom)

Jamie Grierson (2016). Historian Adrian Greenwood found murdered at his home. The Guardian. 9 April.

Is the Israel Museum's Birds' Head Haggadah Nazi-era loot?

(Israel)

David D'Arcy (2016). Is the Israel Museum's Birds' Head Haggadah Nazi-era loot?. The Art Newspaper. 6 April.

After Wakatak era coins, probe report vanishes

(India)

Vaibhav Ganjapure (2016). After Wakatak era coins, probe report vanishes. The Times of India. 31 March.

Tabaré Vázquez expresó preocupación por robo de archivos sobre desaparecidos y la INDDHH denunció intencionalidad de entorpecer investigaciones

(Uruguay)

Tabaré Vázquez expressed concern about the theft of files about the disappeared and the INDDHH denied intent to hinder investigations

La Red 21 (2016). Tabaré Vázquez expresó preocupación por robo de archivos sobre desaparecidos y la INDDHH denunció intencionalidad de entorpecer investigaciones. La Red 21. 30 March.

Yemeni authorities jail Jewish man over airlifted Torah

(Yemen; Israel)

Sandy Rashty (2016). Yemeni authorities jail Jewish man over airlifted Torah. The Jewish Chronicle. 24 March.

Lawyer arrested for stealing books from Hyderabad HC

(India)

IANS (2016). Lawyer arrested for stealing books from Hyderabad HC. The Times of India. 21 March.

Theft of Aurangzeb-era Quran: HC directs IO's personal appearance

(India)

Marouf Ahmad Parray (2016). Theft of Aurangzeb-era Quran: HC directs IO's personal appearance. Kashmir Reader. 20 March.

Norwegian 'witch' books stolen by Nazis found

(Norway; Czech Republic)

The Local (2016). Norwegian 'witch' books stolen by Nazis found. The Local. 16 March.

Were investors conned into buying rare manuscripts?

(France)

BBC News (2016). Were investors conned into buying rare manuscripts?. BBC News. 15 March.

World War I message that told troops conflict was over is stolen

(United Kingdom)

Dean Kirby (2016). World War I message that told troops conflict was over is stolen. The Independent. 10 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.

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.

Bid to smuggle antiquities foiled, two arrested

(Pakistan)

Sadia Qasim Shah (2016). Bid to smuggle antiquities foiled, two arrested. Dawn. 5 March.

Never Too Late: US Gives Back Historic Documents Stolen From Russia

(Russia; United States of America)

Sputnik News (2016). Never Too Late: US Gives Back Historic Documents Stolen From Russia. Sputnik News. 3 March.

US Returns Stolen Historic Documents to Russia

(Russia; United States of America)

Patrick Reevell (2016). US Returns Stolen Historic Documents to Russia. ABC United States. 3 March.

Tel Aviv: Burglars indicted for heist of 17th Century manuscripts

(Israel)

Ben Hartman (2016). Tel Aviv: Burglars indicted for heist of 17th Century manuscripts. The Jerusalem Post. 28 February.

U.S. will return stolen historical documents to Russia

(Russia; United States of America)

Yelena Chernenko (2016). U.S. will return stolen historical documents to Russia. Russia Beyond the Headlines. 26 February.

Saving Yemen's heritage, 'heart and soul of classical Islamic tradition'

(Yemen)

Amel Ahmed (2016). Saving Yemen's heritage, 'heart and soul of classical Islamic tradition'. Al Jazeera. 5 February.

Man on trial for having ancient stolen books in his house

(Ireland)

The Journal (2016). Man on trial for having ancient stolen books in his house. The Journal. 27 January.

The race to save ancient Islamic manuscripts from terrorists who want them destroyed

(Mali)

Sarah Kershaw (2016). The race to save ancient Islamic manuscripts from terrorists who want them destroyed. The Washington Post. 21 January.

National Library employee to face trial over theft of 216 books

(Ireland)

Tom Tuite (2016). National Library employee to face trial over theft of 216 books. The Irish Times. 21 January.

Library's Claim to Books Survives Timeliness Challenge

(United States of America)

Andrew Keshner (2016). Library's Claim to Books Survives Timeliness Challenge. The New York Law Journal. 19 January.

Tres detenidos por el robo de más de 200 piezas en iglesias de la provincia de Burgos

(Spain)

Three arrested for the theft of more than 200 pieces from churches in Burgos province.

Pablo Morquecho Martínez (2016). Tres detenidos por el robo de más de 200 piezas en iglesias de la provincia de Burgos. Tribuna Salamanca. 12 January.

From Auschwitz to Israel, the Saga of a Long-Lost Mini-Torah

(Israel; Austria)

Shlomo Rizel (2016). From Auschwitz to Israel, the Saga of a Long-Lost Mini-Torah. Chabad.org. 11 January.

Brazil: Fire engulfs Portuguese language museum in Sao Paulo, one killed

(Brazil)

International Business Times (2015). Brazil: Fire engulfs Portuguese language museum in Sao Paulo, one killed. International Business Times. 22 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.

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.

El robo del Códice Calixtino: una peripecia digna de un guión de Berlanga

(Spain)

The theft of the Codex Calixtino: a premise worthy of a script by Berlanga

Pedro García Martín (2015). El robo del Códice Calixtino: una peripecia digna de un guión de Berlanga. El Mundo. 14 December.

El Códice Calixtino optará al Registro de la Memoria del Mundo de la Unesco, lo que reforzaría su protección

(Spain)

The Codex Calixtinus has been placed on UNESCO's Memory of the World list to ensure its protection

Europa Press (2015). El Códice Calixtino optará al Registro de la Memoria del Mundo de la Unesco, lo que reforzaría su protección. 20 Minutos. 13 December.

FOUND: A 17th Century Map Stolen from a Library by a Notorious Art Thief

(United States of America)

Sarah Laskow (2015). FOUND: A 17th Century Map Stolen from a Library by a Notorious Art Thief. Atlas Obscura. 4 December.

Arte, millones y bajas pasiones: la historia del robo del Códice Calixtino

(Spain)

Art, millions, and lusts: the story of the theft of The Codex Calixtinus

Eva Lamarca (2015). Arte, millones y bajas pasiones: la historia del robo del Códice Calixtino. Vanity Fair. 4 December.

The case of 'The Gospel of Jesus's Wife' still isn't closed

(United States of America)

Lisa Wangsness (2015). The case of 'The Gospel of Jesus's Wife' still isn't closed. The Boston Globe. 29 November.

Mali manuscripts: Nations treasure trove of ancient books saved from jihadists are once again at risk

(Mali)

Kim Sengupta (2015). Mali manuscripts: Nations treasure trove of ancient books saved from jihadists are once again at risk. The Independent. 26 November.

Greek New Testament Papyrus Is Discovered on eBay

(United States of America)

Jennifer Schuessler (2015). Greek New Testament Papyrus Is Discovered on eBay. The New York Times. 20 November.

In France, Fears that Rare Book and Manuscript Fund is a €500m Fraud

(France)

Marion Maneker (2015). In France, Fears that Rare Book and Manuscript Fund is a €500m Fraud. Art Market Monitor. 19 November.

Former Wyoming museum director gets community service for theft

(United States of America)

Associated Press (2015). Former Wyoming museum director gets community service for theft. Billings Gazette. 2 November.

Da Chicago a Trani: la Diocesi recupera 109 pergamene antiche

(Italy)

From Chicago to Trani: the diocese recovers 109 ancient parchments

Alessandra Vacca (2015). Da Chicago a Trani: la Diocesi recupera 109 pergamene antiche. Trani Viva. 29 October.

Batman, Captain America vintage comics stolen from Dartmouth driveway

(Canada)

Anjuli Patil (2015). Batman, Captain America vintage comics stolen from Dartmouth driveway. CBC. 28 October.

Royal Institution to sell 'non-core' items

(United Kingdom)

Antiques Trade Gazette (2015). Royal Institution to sell 'non-core' items. Antiques Trade Gazette. 28 October.

Exclusive: Feds Investigate Hobby Lobby Boss for Illicit Artifacts

(United States of America)

Candida Moss (2015). Exclusive: Feds Investigate Hobby Lobby Boss for Illicit Artifacts. The Daily Beast. 26 October.

Museum Of The Aleutians Closes After 1801 Bible Found In Director's House

(United States of America)

Greta Mart (2015). Museum Of The Aleutians Closes After 1801 Bible Found In Director's House. KUCB. 19 October.

Crisis rocks Museum of the Aleutians

(United States of America)

Jim Paulin (2015). Crisis rocks Museum of the Aleutians. The Bristol Bay Times. 16 October.

Customs officials foil attempt to smuggle rare manuscripts to Qatar

(Egypt; United Arab Emirates)

The Cairo Post (2015). Customs officials foil attempt to smuggle rare manuscripts to Qatar. The Cairo Post. 14 October.

Man, 69, arrested over possession of illicit antiquities

(Greece)

eKathimerini (2015). Man, 69, arrested over possession of illicit antiquities. eKathimerini. 13 October.

ICE returns stolen Charles Darwin book

(United States of America; Canada)

ICE (2015). ICE returns stolen Charles Darwin book. ICE. 8 October.

Egypt to prevent sale of stolen antiquities in London

(Egypt)

Nevine El-Aref (2015). Egypt to prevent sale of stolen antiquities in London. Ahram Online. 5 October.

Criminal probe into misplaced BPL artwork quietly ends

(United States of America)

Meghan E. Irons (2015). Criminal probe into misplaced BPL artwork quietly ends. The Boston Globe. 24 September.

Thwarting Book Thieves

(United States of America)

Megan Cottrell (2015). Thwarting Book Thieves. American Libraries Magazine. 16 September.

The revised mission of the Green family's Museum of the Bible

(United States of America)

Noah Charney (2015). The revised mission of the Green family's Museum of the Bible. Tulsa World. 13 September.

U.S. judge fines Russia $43.7 million in diplomatic feud over Jewish collection

(Russia; United States of America)

Spencer S. Hsu (2015). U.S. judge fines Russia $43.7 million in diplomatic feud over Jewish collection. The Washington Post. 13 September.

History Museum volunteer accused of stealing artifacts

(United States of America)

Joanna Pasceri (2015). History Museum volunteer accused of stealing artifacts. WKBW. 10 September.

Former Lander Museum Director found Guilty of Larceny of theft of materials

(United States of America)

County10 (2015). Former Lander Museum Director found Guilty of Larceny of theft of materials. County10. 28 August.

105-year-old Urdu copy of Ramcharitmanas found

(India)

Press Trust of India (2015). 105-year-old Urdu copy of Ramcharitmanas found. The Hindu. 24 August.

Security upgrade at Thakurbari

(India)

Saikat Ray (2015). Security upgrade at Thakurbari. The Times of India. 23 August.

DHS demands TCC and authorities the recovery of Mohenjodaro articles theft

(Pakistan)

Pakistan Christian Post (2015). DHS demands TCC and authorities the recovery of Mohenjodaro articles theft. Pakistan Christian Post. 16 August.

Gang trying to sell 500-yr-old Quran busted in Karnataka

(India)

The Indian Express (2015). Gang trying to sell 500-yr-old Quran busted in Karnataka. The Indian Express. 13 August.

Adolf Hitler book stolen from rural museum north of Winnipeg

(Canada)

CBC (2015). Adolf Hitler book stolen from rural museum north of Winnipeg. CBC. 10 August.

Egypt foils smuggling of 761 law books

(Egypt)

Nevine El-Aref (2015). Egypt foils smuggling of 761 law books. Ahram Online. 4 August.

Accused of thefts from History Museum, former volunteer shifts blame

(United States of America)

Phil Fairbanks (2015). Accused of thefts from History Museum, former volunteer shifts blame. Buffalo News. 23 July.

Comic Conman

(United States of America)

Russell Brandom (2015). Comic Conman. The Verge. 22 July.

US Law Firm Files Lawsuit to Return Armenian Property in Incirlik Turkey

(Turkey)

Massis Post (2015). US Law Firm Files Lawsuit to Return Armenian Property in Incirlik Turkey. Massis Post. 14 July.

Turkish manuscripts returned from US

(Turkey; United States of America)

Anadolu Agency (2015). Turkish manuscripts returned from US. Hurriyet Daily News. 14 July.

Jewish Woman Works to Return 100 Torahs Ransacked by Nazis

(United States of America; Russia)

Sol Rieger (2015). Jewish Woman Works to Return 100 Torahs Ransacked by Nazis. JP Updates. 6 July.

Rare books: Foiling the thiefs

(United Kingdom)

The Economist (2015). Rare books: Foiling the thiefs. The Economist. 2 July.

Tome Raiders: Rare Items Stolen From Libraries

(United Kingdom)

Richard Suchet (2015). Tome Raiders: Rare Items Stolen From Libraries. Sky News. 25 June.

Stolen manuscripts returned to Turkey

(Turkey)

Hasan Ay (2015). Stolen manuscripts returned to Turkey. Daily Sabah. 25 June.

United States Returns Stolen Antique Books to the National Library of Sweden

(United States of America; Sweden)

U.S. Attorney's Office (2015). United States Returns Stolen Antique Books to the National Library of Sweden. FBI. 17 June.

SA Police search for Boer War artefacts, papers stolen from State Library

(Australia)

The Advertiser (2015). SA Police search for Boer War artefacts, papers stolen from State Library. Perth Now. 12 June.

Libraries And Cities Are Terrible At Keeping Track of Art

(United States of America)

Sarah Laskow (2015). Libraries And Cities Are Terrible At Keeping Track of Art. Atlas Obscura. 11 June.

Senators Attempt to Protect Stolen Jewish Artifacts in Iraq From ISIS

(United States of America; Iraq)

Suzanne Vega (2015). Senators Attempt to Protect Stolen Jewish Artifacts in Iraq From ISIS. JP Updates. 10 June.

A rush to judge at the Boston Public Library

(United States of America)

Yvonne Abraham (2015). A rush to judge at the Boston Public Library. The Boston Globe. 6 June.

Two missing artworks found at Boston Public Library

(United States of America)

Shelley Murphy (2015). Two missing artworks found at Boston Public Library. The Boston Globe. 4 June.

Boston's Mayor Walsh Fears Other Valuables Also Missing from BPL

(United States of America)

Shafaq Hasan (2015). Boston's Mayor Walsh Fears Other Valuables Also Missing from BPL. Nonprofit Quarterly. 2 June.

BPL got security advice from cops, MFA in 2012

(United States of America)

Matt Stout (2015). BPL got security advice from cops, MFA in 2012. Boston Herald. 30 May.

Audit faults security at Boston Public Library

(United States of America)

Shelley Murphy (2015). Audit faults security at Boston Public Library. The Boston Globe. 26 May.

Lax security cited in artworks' disappearance

(United States of America)

Shelley Murphy (2015). Lax security cited in artworks' disappearance. The Boston Globe. 23 May.

Library worker placed on leave as art remains missing

(United States of America)

Nestor Ramos (2015). Library worker placed on leave as art remains missing. The Boston Globe. 21 May.

Library employee may have taken artwork, police say

(United States of America)

Shelley Murphy (2015). Library employee may have taken artwork, police say. The Boston Globe. 20 May.

Rembrandt, Dürer artwork missing from Boston Public Library

(United States of America)

Jack Encarnacao (2015). Rembrandt, Dürer artwork missing from Boston Public Library. Boston Herald. 19 May.

Rare book experts join forces to stop tome raiders

(United Kingdom)

Dalya Alberge (2015). Rare book experts join forces to stop tome raiders. The Guardian. 17 May.

Colombia police recover Garcia Marquez first edition

(Colombia)

BBC News (2015). Colombia police recover Garcia Marquez first edition. BBC News. 9 May.

How Alan Turing's secret notebook could disappear forever

(United Kingdom)

Rob Crilly (2015). How Alan Turing's secret notebook could disappear forever. The Telegraph. 11 April.

Lost Yi Sun-shin book found in museum

(South Korea)

Mee-yoo Kwan (2015). Lost Yi Sun-shin book found in museum. Korea Times. 6 April.

Watch: Historic Jewish text from Prague stolen years ago found in Israel

(Israel; Czech Republic)

Jerusalem Post (2015). Watch: Historic Jewish text from Prague stolen years ago found in Israel. The Jerusalem Post. 4 April.

Thousands of artifacts stolen by John Tillmann going home

(Canada)

Clare Mellor (2015). Thousands of artifacts stolen by John Tillmann going home. The Chronicle Herald. 31 March.

UPDATE: Stolen items from historic Trondhjem Church are recovered

(United States of America)

Lori Nickel (2015). UPDATE: Stolen items from historic Trondhjem Church are recovered. News-Review. 27 March.

Local artifacts stolen during a break-in at historic Trondhjem Church

(United States of America)

Lori Nickel (2015). Local artifacts stolen during a break-in at historic Trondhjem Church. News-Review. 26 March.

Frustran intento de robo de acta matrimonial del hijo de Martí para sacarla de Cuba

(Cuba)

Attempted theft of the marriage certificate of the son of Martí to remove it from Cuba thwarted

Daniel Benítez (2015). Frustran intento de robo de acta matrimonial del hijo de Martí para sacarla de Cuba. Cafe Fuerte. 6 February.

Authorities seize ancient Hebrew book written on deer skin

(Turkey; Syria)

BGN News (2015). Authorities seize ancient Hebrew book written on deer skin. BGN News. 3 February.

UK cultural institutions leave their WWI cases empty to protest insane copyright

(United Kingdom)

Boing Boing (2014). UK cultural institutions leave their WWI cases empty to protest insane copyright. BoingBoing. 2 November.

Foreign experts brought in to beef up security at the National Library

(Ireland)

Shane Phelan (2014). Foreign experts brought in to beef up security at the National Library. Irish Independent. 4 October.

Russia's Supreme Court upholds sentence in Gutenberg Bible theft case

(Russia)

RAPSI (2014). Russia's Supreme Court upholds sentence in Gutenberg Bible theft case. RAPSI. 4 September.

Are county's historic archives for sale? Council denies speculation

(United Kingdom)

Tom Edwards (2014). Are county's historic archives for sale? Council denies speculation. Worcester News. 8 August.

Russia sentences secret agents over theft of Gutenberg Bible

(Russia)

BBC News (2014). Russia sentences secret agents over theft of Gutenberg Bible. BBC News. 6 June.

28,000 Ancient Books Returned to China

(China; Japan)

CCTV (2014). 28,000 Ancient Books Returned to China. CCTV. 5 May.

Getty Museum to return 12th century New Testament to Greece monastery

(Greece)

David Ng (2014). Getty Museum to return 12th century New Testament to Greece monastery. Los Angeles Times. 7 April.

Hearings in Croatia-Serbia case before ICJ to end on Tuesday

(Croatia; Serbia)

Dalje (2014). Hearings in Croatia-Serbia case before ICJ to end on Tuesday. Dalje. 31 March.

Papyrus, Provenance and Looting 2 March 2014, New York Times UN Agencies Launch New Anti-trafficking Campaign

(Egypt; General)

Douglas Boin (2014). Papyrus, Provenance and Looting 2 March 2014, New York Times UN Agencies Launch New Anti-trafficking Campaign. RTT News. 6 March.