Art type: Fossils & Rocks

Koh-i-Noor: The History of the World's Most Infamous Diamond – review

(India; United Kingdom)

Anthony Sattin, The Guardian, 18th Jun 2017.

Diamond in the bluff: Koh-i-noor stories lose their shine

(India; United Kingdom)

Michael Safi, The Guardian, 14th Jun 2017.

Speaking of Science Baby Louie, an infant dinosaur with a checkered past, finally gets a proper name

(China; United States of America)

Ben Guarino, The Washington Post, 9th May 2017.

Ancient fossil chipped out of rock with heavy-duty tools at Hallett Cove Conservation Park

(Australia)

Sowaibah Hanifie, ABC Australia, 9th May 2017.

'Mammoth Man' detained as he smuggled tusk pieces under his clothes

(Russia; China)

The Siberian Times, 8th May 2017.

Booming trade in mammoth ivory fuels fears over elephants

(China; Russia)

Neil Connor, The Telegraph, 2nd May 2017.

SC dismisses plea seeking repatriation of Kohinoor

(India; United Kingdom)

Dhananjay Mahapatra, The Times of India, 22nd Apr 2017.

Mammoth tusk haul seized by Chinese customs

(China; Russia)

BBC News, 13th Apr 2017.

The dinosaur track theft that never was

(Australia)

Jamie Seidel, Adelaide Now, 31st Mar 2017.

Dinosaur Egg-Stealing Spree Leads to Arrests in China

(China)

Sarah Cascone, ArtNet News, 21st Mar 2017.

Chinese police arrest dinosaur-egg bandit

(China)

AFP, The Straits Times, 20th Mar 2017.

Tráfico de bienes culturales: las claves del cuarto comercio ilegal del mundo

(Argentina)

Trafficking in cultural goods: the keys to the fourth largest illegal market in the world

Irene Hartmann, Clarín, 19th Mar 2017.

Collector Shelley Rubin Says She Was Duped Into Buying $18 Million Worth of Fake Jewels

(United States of America)

Eileen Kinsella, ArtNet News, 22nd Feb 2017.

Warning of vandalism to mammoth graveyards in Arctic from unscrupulous bone hunters

(Russia)

Olga Gertcyk, The Siberian Times, 25th Jan 2017.

#ProjectDiamond begins where #PinkPanther left off

(General)

EU Reporter, 19th Jan 2017.

Tourist Returns Stolen Cobblestone to Rome With Apology Note

(Italy)

Lilit Marcus, Condé Nast Traveler, 19th Jan 2017.

'Nothing fishy': Canadian owners of ancient fossils repatriated to China deny any wrongdoing

(Canada; China)

Douglas Quan, National Post, 17th Jan 2017.

Canada returns two 200 million-year-old marine fossils smuggled from China

(Canada; China)

Douglas Quan, National Post, 12th Jan 2017.

Mongolia seeks to crush fossil black market

(Mongolia)

Ben Dooley, Phys.org, 10th Jan 2017.

Un saqueo y negocio sin medidas: paleontología

(Mexico)

Looting and business without moderation: palaeontology

Guillermo Robles Ramírez, Zocalo, 10th Jan 2017.

Have You Seen These Stolen Hearst Family Heirlooms?

(United States of America)

Rob Bates, JCK, 16th Dec 2016.

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, La République, 16th Dec 2016.

Hawaii's 'Cursed' Lava Rocks Are Driving National Park Staff Insane

(United States of America)

Sarah Emerson, Motherboard, 16th Dec 2016.

Kohinoor wasn't gifted but looted by British, say authors

(India; United Kingdom)

IANS, The Economic Times, 11th Dec 2016.

The Stone still waiting for its final destiny

(United Kingdom)

BBC News, 28th Nov 2016.

DNR cracks down on fossil hunters

(United States of America)

Bo Petersen, The Charlotte Observer, 12th Nov 2016.

Kohinoor issue: It is war crime not to return stolen items, says advocate Siddiqui

(India; United Kingdom)

Biharprabha, 11th Nov 2016.

Fossil poaching threatens scientific study, says University of Alberta researcher

(Mongolia)

Clare Clancy, Edmonton Journal, 24th Oct 2016.

The Mysterious Reason Tourists Keep Mailing Rocks Back To Hawaii

(United States of America)

Carla Herreria, Huffington Post, 19th Oct 2016.

Kohinoor our property, govt tells Supreme Court

(India)

Bhadra Sinha, Hindustan Times, 20th Sep 2016.

Ancient artifact hidden in sock by Belgium tourist proves very costly

(Canada)

David Strege, GrindTV, 19th Sep 2016.

ICE-rescued ancient fossil on display at Carnegie Museum of Natural History

(United States of America; China)

ICE, 6th Sep 2016.

VIDEO: Vandals destroy ancient Oregon's landmark

(United States of America)

United Press International, Gephardt Daily, 5th Sep 2016.

The Mammoth Pirates

(Russia)

Amos Chapple, Radio Free Europe, 25th Aug 2016.

It takes a hoaxer and a negligent hoaxed for a Piltdown Man

(United Kingdom)

David Aaronovitch, The Australian, 15th Aug 2016.

Forensic examination reveals identity of Piltdown hoax prime suspect

(United Kingdom)

Tim Radford, The Guardian, 10th Aug 2016.

Falta mayor consciencia para reportar fósiles

(Mexico)

Greater awareness about reporting fossils is lacking

Gustavo Mendoza Lemus, Milenio, 7th Aug 2016.

'Pink Panther' jewel thief gang arrested after stealing £280MILLION in 380 armed robberies as they tried to escape wearing joke-shop wig and fake glasses

(Spain)

Harvey Day, The Daily Mail, 6th Aug 2016.

To collect or not to collect: are fossil-hunting laws hurting science?

(General)

Hanneke Meijer, The Guardian, 27th Jul 2016.

India may approach Britain on bringing back Kohinoor

(India; United Kingdom)

Press Trust of India, The Tribune, 22nd Jul 2016.

Kohinoor, the mountain of light

(India)

K.S.S. Seshan, The Hindu, 7th Jul 2016.

Is Nate Murphy Holding a Dinosaur for Ransom?

(United States of America)

Jacqueline Ronson, Inverse, 5th Jul 2016.

Motion filed to drop charges in museum gem theft

(United States of America)

News Net 5, 2nd Jun 2016.

Govt exploring ways to resolve Kohinoor issue with UK: Sharma

(India; United Kingdom)

Press Trust of India, Business Standard, 9th May 2016.

Hertfordshire Puddingstone stolen from museum site

(United Kingdom)

BBC News, 4th May 2016.

Centre refuses to share information on bringing back Kohinoor

(India)

Press Trust of India, The Indian Express, 1st May 2016.

Ruinous Graffiti Etched Into National Park's Ancient Rock Arches

(United States of America)

Peter Andrew Hart, Huffington Post, 28th Apr 2016.

Hatton Garden vault - from daring heist to 'fascinating museum piece'

(United Kingdom)

Patrick Sawer, The Telegraph, 23rd Apr 2016.

'The Kohinoor is but one flashy stone'

(India; United Kingdom)

Radhika Santhanam, The Hindu, 22nd Apr 2016.

Texas students charged in Utah dinosaur fossil theft

(United States of America)

Brian Maffly, The Salt Lake Tribune, 21st Apr 2016.

In a U-turn Narendra Modi government promises to take all steps to bring back Kohinoor

(India; United Kingdom)

Anubhuti Vishnoi, The Economic Times, 20th Apr 2016.

Kohinoor Diamond Belongs To Britain, Says Government In Supreme Court

(India; United Kingdom)

All India, NDTV, 18th Apr 2016.

Museum Accuses Marin County Man of Stealing Missing Gold-Flecked Meteorite Over 'Seller's Remorse'

(United States of America)

Lisa Fernandez, NBC, 6th Apr 2016.

ICE returns dinosaur skeletons, eggs to Mongolia

(Mongolia; United States of America)

ICE, 5th Apr 2016.

Thai gardener whose $20 mn heist caused Blue Diamond Affair becomes monk

(Thailand; Saudi Arabia)

AFP, Hindustan Times, 17th Mar 2016.

Petrified Forest: Digging out of a rock and hard place

(United States of America)

Sara Cline, Arizona Sonora News, 3rd Mar 2016.

Tucson gem show dinosaur smuggler convicted

(United States of America)

Curt Prendergast, Arizona Daily Star, 24th Feb 2016.

Stonehenge tourist bosses demand visitors stop chipping stones and selling them on eBay

(United Kingdom)

The Telegraph, 18th Feb 2016.

Britain must free the blood-soaked queen of diamonds Koh-i-Noor

(United Kingdom; Pakistan; India)

Ben MacIntyre, The Australian, 13th Feb 2016.

Spotting a fake fossil at the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show

(United States of America)

Sonu Wasu, Tucson News Now, 13th Feb 2016.

John Carroll University employee indicted on grand theft charges in museum jewel heist

(United States of America)

Jane Morice, Cleveland.com, 9th Feb 2016.

Pakistan lays claim to the Koh-i-Noor diamond centrepiece to the Crown Jewels, claiming the gem was 'forcibly' taken by Britain

(United Kingdom; Pakistan; India)

Gianluca Mezzofiore, The Daily Mail, 8th Feb 2016.

Iran's Eight-Million-Year-Old Fossils Unveiled after Returning Home from US

(Iran)

Tasnim News Agency, 6th Feb 2016.

Saqueadores de sitios paleontológicos arriesgan multas de hasta $9 millones

(Chile)

Looters of palaeontological sites risk fines of up to $9,000,000

P. Sepúlveda, La Tercera, 5th Feb 2016.

Top US prosecutor has art market in his sights

(United States of America)

Dan Duray, The Art Newspaper, 1st Feb 2016.

Family agrees to let MSU museum keep ancient elk

(United States of America)

Associated Press, The Detroit News, 20th Jan 2016.

Amateur Sleuths on the Dinosaur Trail

(United States of America)

David Mark Simpson, The New York Times, 4th Jan 2016.

The Over-The-Hill-Mob: Inside England's Biggest Jewel Heist

(United Kingdom)

Nico Hines, The Daily Beast, 24th Dec 2015.

Nicolas Cage Agrees to Return Stolen Dinosaur Skull to Mongolia

(United States of America; Mongolia)

Katie Rogers, The New York Times, 22nd Dec 2015.

'Stolen' sapphire pops up in Midtown pawn shop 19 years later

(United States of America; Italy)

Julia Marsh, New York Post, 22nd Dec 2015.

Tyrannosaurus skull sold for $230,000 in New York must go back to Mongolia

(United States of America; Mongolia)

Ellen Brait, The Guardian, 16th Dec 2015.

Museum theft suspect arrested by John Carroll University police works at college

(United States of America)

Homa Bash, News Net 5, 11th Dec 2015.

ICE returns ancient dinosaur fossil, ancient cultural artifacts to China

(United States of America; China)

ICE, 10th Dec 2015.

ICE agents to return 120-million-year-old micro-raptor to China

(China; United States of America)

Lomi Kriel, Houston Chronicle, 9th Dec 2015.

Police release photo of possible suspect in Cleveland Museum of Natural History theft

(United States of America)

Jessica Bates, Fox, 8th Dec 2015.

Police investigating major theft at Cleveland's Natural History Museum

(United States of America)

Homa Bash, News Net 5, 4th Dec 2015.

Pakistani lawyer files petition for return of Koh-i-noor crown jewels diamond

(United Kingdom; Pakistan; India)

Reuters, The Guardian, 3rd Dec 2015.

Uneasy the head that wears the crown

(India)

The Hindu, 29th Nov 2015.

Scientific advancements may help catch fossil thieves

(United States of America)

Erin McIntyre, The Daily Sentinel, 28th Nov 2015.

Demand for bones leaves prehistoric relics vulnerable to poachers

(United States of America)

Erin McIntyre, The Daily Sentinel, 28th Nov 2015.

Major seizure of woolly mammoth tusks and precious stones bound for China

(Russia; China)

The Siberian Times, 25th Nov 2015.

Research project begins into effect of total ivory ban in the UK

(United Kingdom)

Roland Arkell, Antiques Trade Gazette, 20th Nov 2015.

México recupera piezas arqueológicas y un fósil repatriados de seis países

(Mexico)

Mexico recuperates archaeological pieces and a fossil repatriated from six countries

INAH, 13th Nov 2015.

Indians sue Queen for return of £100m jewel in the crown: Bollywood stars and businessmen launch legal battle over 105-carat diamond which they say was stolen from their country

(India; United Kingdom)

Robert Verkaik, The Daily Mail, 7th Nov 2015.

Colorado dinosaur fossil smuggler sentenced in Wyoming

(United States of America; China)

ICE, 14th Oct 2015.

Mt Surprise gem owner offers $20,000 reward for return of stolen stones

(Australia)

Grace Uhr, The Cairns Post, 24th Sep 2015.

100,000-year-old animal bones stolen

(United Kingdom)

North Devon Journal, 22nd Sep 2015.

Retired FBI Agent Recounts the Tale of a Stolen Meteorite From U-M Museum

(United States of America)

Deadline Detroit, 16th Sep 2015.

Topaz gems stolen from Qld Museum

(Australia)

Sam Flanagan, Brisbane Times, 26th Aug 2015.

Chinese police find stolen dinosaur skeleton and 213 fossilised eggs hidden in village house

(China)

Naomi Ng, South China Morning Post, 6th Aug 2015.

Four-legged snake fossil sparks legal investigation

(Brazil; Germany)

Anastasia Christakou, Nature, 4th Aug 2015.

Brazil Would Like Its Four Legged Snake Fossil Back

(Brazil)

Maddie Stone, Gizmodo, 4th Aug 2015.

Imprimir Enviar Recomienda INAH denunciar saqueo de fósiles

(Mexico)

INAH recommends the reporting of fossil looting

Héctor López, El Diario de Coahuila, 15th Jul 2015.

Opinion: Return the Manitou Stone to its rightful owners

(Canada)

Howard Plotkin, Edmonton Journal, 15th Jul 2015.

US judge halts release of massive Brazilian emerald

(United States of America; Brazil)

Stephen Ceasar, The Sydney Morning Herald, 26th Jun 2015.

Pretendía vender por Internet 187 piezas arqueológicas

(Spain)

Attempt to sell 187 archaeological objects on the internet

La Opinión de Murcia, 17th Jun 2015.

Sufre Tamaulipas saqueo arqueológico

(Mexico)

Armando Castillo, La Verdad de Tamaulipas, 15th Jun 2015.

Meteorite worth more than $16,000 stolen from Queensland museum

(Australia)

ABC Australia, 8th Jun 2015.

Argentine police arrest 'meteorite thieves'

(Argentina)

BBC News, 31st May 2015.

Neuquén es la provincia que más lucha contra el tráfico arqueológico y paleontológico

(Argentina)

Neuquén is the province that is leading the fight against archaeological and paleontological trafficking

Neuquen al Instante, 20th May 2015.

Letters of Woe and Curses Returned with Stolen Pieces of the Petrified Forest

(United States of America)

Allison Meier, Hyperallergic, 2nd Feb 2015.

Wanganui expert fights to ban moa trade

(New Zealand)

Zaryd Wilson, Wanganui Chronicle, 9th Jan 2015.

Montana officials want dollar value on dinosaur fossils

(United States of America)

The Montana Standard, 4th Jan 2015.

Stolen dinosaur skull can be returned to Mongolia: U.S. court

(Mongolia; United States of America)

Laila Kearney, Reuters, 2nd Dec 2014.

Dinosaur Fossil Smuggled Into U.S. As Replica Is Actually Real: Feds

(United States of America)

Erik Ortiz, NBC, 5th Sep 2014.

How do you smuggle a dinosaur? And 7 other questions about the fossil black market

(General)

Dara Lind, Vox, 11th Jul 2014.

Dinosaur skeletons, egg returned to Mongolia

(United States of America; Mongolia)

US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, 10th Jul 2014.

Gold nugget stolen from University of Arizona exhibit

(United States of America)

Kimberly Matas, Arizona Star, 4th Jun 2014.

Should ancient bones be up for sale? Shoppers in Dubai say yes!

(United Arab Emirates)

Laurie Balbo, Green Prophet, 10th Apr 2014.

Uncut diamond stolen from New Mexico museum

(United States of America)

Charles D. Brunt, Albuquerque Journal, 10th Apr 2014.

After T-Rex Troubles, Dinosaurs Stay on the Rez

(United States of America)

Christina Rose, Indian Country Today, 21st Mar 2014.

2 Utah men plead guilty, avoid jail for ruining ancient rock formation

(United States of America)

Associated Press, Las Vegas Review-Journal, 19th Mar 2014.

Artifact vandalism near Moab a growing problem

(United States of America)

Alex Cabrero, Desert News, 6th Mar 2014.

Brazil clamps down on illegal fossil trade

(Brazil)

Elizabeth Gibney, Nature, 4th Mar 2014.

Treasures deserve protection as monument

(United States of America)

Las Cruches Sun-News, Las Cruces Sun-News, 4th Mar 2014.