Art type: Human Remains

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.

China villagers launch Dutch court bid to retrieve mummy

(China; Netherlands)

BBC News (2017). China villagers launch Dutch court bid to retrieve mummy. BBC News. 14 July.

Chinese villagers to claim back stolen mummy Buddha in Dutch court

(China; Netherlands)

Liping Gu (2017). Chinese villagers to claim back stolen mummy Buddha in Dutch court. ECNS. 13 July.

Dutch court to hear Buddha relic case

(China; Netherlands)

Caiyu Liu (2017). Dutch court to hear Buddha relic case. Global Times. 11 July.

Severed toe used in famous Yukon cocktail returned with an apology

(Canada)

The Canadian Press (2017). Severed toe used in famous Yukon cocktail returned with an apology. CTV. 23 June.

Man sought in theft of famous 'Sourtoe Cocktail' toe from Yukon bar

(Canada)

Maura Forrest (2017). Man sought in theft of famous 'Sourtoe Cocktail' toe from Yukon bar. National Post. 20 June.

Recuperan la reliquia de Don Bosco

(Italy)

"Periodista Digital" (2017). Recuperan la reliquia de Don Bosco. Periodista Digital. 16 June.

In a Historic First, Australia Agrees to Return Ainu Remains to Japan

(Japan; Australia)

Allison Meier (2017). In a Historic First, Australia Agrees to Return Ainu Remains to Japan. Hyperallergic. 15 June.

Teenagers rescued from Paris catacombs after three-day ordeal

(France)

AFP (2017). Teenagers rescued from Paris catacombs after three-day ordeal. The Guardian. 14 June.

Renewed demand made to Scotland for return of stolen native American skulls

(Canada; United Kingdom)

Cahal Milmo (2017). Renewed demand made to Scotland for return of stolen native American skulls. iNews. 12 June.

The scalp from Sand Creek

(United States of America)

Chip Colwell (2017). The scalp from Sand Creek. Aeon. 8 June.

Catholic Saint's Brain Stolen From Italian Church

(Italy)

Ronel Puello (2017). Catholic Saint's Brain Stolen From Italian Church. Latin Post. 7 June.

Ancient Skulls to be given to M'Chigeeng First Nation

(Canada)

Rocco Franfione (2017). Ancient Skulls to be given to M'Chigeeng First Nation. My Espanola Now. 6 June.

Museum urged to return body of Beothuk chief to Canada

(United Kingdom; Canada)

Chris Foote (2017). Museum urged to return body of Beothuk chief to Canada. STV. 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.

Indigenous groups in Canada call for National Museum of Scotland to return human remains

(United Kingdom; Canada)

Michael Gray (2017). Indigenous groups in Canada call for National Museum of Scotland to return human remains. Common Space. 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.

A Northland man is under investigation by Heritage New Zealand for tampering with historic burial sites

(New Zealand)

Shabnam Dsatgheib (2017). A Northland man is under investigation by Heritage New Zealand for tampering with historic burial sites. Stuff.co.nz. 27 May.

Indigenous leaders unite for return of Beothuk remains, inclusion in MMIWG inquiry

(Canada; United Kingdom)

Peter Cowan (2017). Indigenous leaders unite for return of Beothuk remains, inclusion in MMIWG inquiry. CBC. 26 May.

Dozens of Māori and Moriori Remains Return to New Zealand from European Museums

(New Zealand; Germany)

Allison Meier (2017). Dozens of Māori and Moriori Remains Return to New Zealand from European Museums. Hyperallergic. 25 May.

Grave Robbers with Far-Right Links Could Be Stealing Ancestral Māori Skulls

(New Zealand)

Tess McClure (2017). Grave Robbers with Far-Right Links Could Be Stealing Ancestral Māori Skulls. Vice. 18 May.

Māori ancestral remains to return home from Swedish medical museum

(New Zealand; Sweden)

Radio New Zealand (2017). Māori ancestral remains to return home from Swedish medical museum. Radio New Zealand. 16 May.

Stolen skulls heading back from Sweden

(New Zealand; Sweden)

Waatea News (2017). Stolen skulls heading back from Sweden. Waatea News. 15 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.

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.

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.

Tribal chief who signed treaty with Pilgrims to be reburied

(United States of America)

Jennifer Mcdermott (2017). Tribal chief who signed treaty with Pilgrims to be reburied. Stamford Advocate. 14 April.

Wampanoag work to repatriate remains, artifacts

(United States of America)

Chris Lindahl (2017). Wampanoag work to repatriate remains, artifacts. Cape Cod Times. 14 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.

How One Anthropologist Balances Human Skeletons And Human Rights

(United States of America)

Kristina Killgrove (2017). How One Anthropologist Balances Human Skeletons And Human Rights. Forbes. 17 March.

Native American bones stolen from Ohio grave to be reburied

(United States of America)

John Seewer (2017). Native American bones stolen from Ohio grave to be reburied. Turtle Island News. 2 March.

Tribes return ancient Kennewick Man to the ground

(United States of America)

Annette Cary (2017). Tribes return ancient Kennewick Man to the ground. Tri-City Herald. 19 February.

One more bone inventory, then Kennewick Man may finally go home

(United States of America)

Sandi Doughton (2017). One more bone inventory, then Kennewick Man may finally go home. Seattle Times. 17 February.

Medieval, modern looters destroy most mummies in Russia's Yamal — scientist

(Russia)

TASS (2017). Medieval, modern looters destroy most mummies in Russia's Yamal — scientist. TASS. 10 February.

Roban reliquia de Mártires Mercedarios

(Guatemala)

Relic of the Mercedarios Martys stolen

Miguel Lopez (2017). Roban reliquia de Mártires Mercedarios. Prensa Libre. 6 February.

Date set for Chinese villagers' Dutch court battle over ownership of 1,000-year-old 'stolen' gilded statute

(Netherlands; China)

Kinling Lo (2017). Date set for Chinese villagers' Dutch court battle over ownership of 1,000-year-old 'stolen' gilded statute. South China Morning Post. 3 February.

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.

Colonial looting of our culture calls for justice

(Rwanda; Germany; Belgium)

The New Times (2017). Colonial looting of our culture calls for justice. The New Times. 19 January.

Killing Fields Bones Not Brought In, Expert Says at KR Tribunal

(Cambodia)

George Wright (2017). Killing Fields Bones Not Brought In, Expert Says at KR Tribunal. The Cambodia Daily. 11 January.

North America's Oldest Mummy Returns to a Native Tribe

(United States of America)

Allison Meier (2017). North America's Oldest Mummy Returns to a Native Tribe. Hyperallergic. 10 January.

Northwest Tribes Know Exactly How They Want To Return The Ancient One To Earth

(United States of America)

Anna King (2016). Northwest Tribes Know Exactly How They Want To Return The Ancient One To Earth. NW News Network. 20 December.

Ancient skeleton to return to Native Americans for reburial

(United States of America)

Associated Press (2016). Ancient skeleton to return to Native Americans for reburial. Business Insider. 19 December.

El 'saqueo' de las momias guanches

(Spain)

The looting of the Guanche mummies

EFE (2016). El 'saqueo' de las momias guanches. RTVC. 19 December.

The Local Man Who Native Americans Call "The Ancient One," Will Finally Get a Proper Burial

(United States of America)

Sophia June (2016). The Local Man Who Native Americans Call "The Ancient One," Will Finally Get a Proper Burial. Willamette Week. 13 December.

Kennewick Man skeleton closer to tribal return

(United States of America)

Annette Cary (2016). Kennewick Man skeleton closer to tribal return. The Art Newspaper. 5 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.

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.

Mosaic-tiled Mexican Skull at Leiden Museum a Fake: Report

(Netherlands)

Janene Pieters (2016). Mosaic-tiled Mexican Skull at Leiden Museum a Fake: Report. NL Times. 25 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.

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.

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.

The Scots noble stolen from his grave

(United Kingdom)

The Scotsman (2016). The Scots noble stolen from his grave. The Scotsman. 31 October.

Meet The Artist Selling Human Skulls Online

(United States of America)

Daniel Littlewood (2016). Meet The Artist Selling Human Skulls Online. Vocativ. 28 October.

Danish bog mummy's missing toe returned after 60 years

(Denmark)

The Local (2016). Danish bog mummy's missing toe returned after 60 years. The Local. 21 October.

Remains of 13 Aboriginals will be returned to Australia

(Australia; United Kingdom)

Jacqueline Magnay (2016). Remains of 13 Aboriginals will be returned to Australia. The Australian. 15 October.

Virtual reality tells Indigenous story in London as bones set to return to Australia

(Australia; United Kingdom)

Nick Miller (2016). Virtual reality tells Indigenous story in London as bones set to return to Australia. The Sydney Morning Herald. 14 October.

Advocates, scientists building the case to connect Kennewick Man with modern tribes

(United States of America)

Annette Cary (2016). Advocates, scientists building the case to connect Kennewick Man with modern tribes. Yakima Herald. 10 October.

Mummy Crowdfunder Leaves Archaeologists Fuming

(United Kingdom)

Kristina Killgrove (2016). Mummy Crowdfunder Leaves Archaeologists Fuming. Forbes. 10 October.

After 185 Years, Nat Turner's Alleged Skull Returned to Family

(United States of America)

Justin Fornal (2016). After 185 Years, Nat Turner's Alleged Skull Returned to Family. National Geographic. 7 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.

Ancient 'Kennewick Man' remains returned to Columbia River tribes

(United States of America)

Megan Thomas (2016). Ancient 'Kennewick Man' remains returned to Columbia River tribes. CBC. 3 October.

Mexico returns remains of US soldiers from 1846 war

(Mexico; United States of America)

BBC News (2016). Mexico returns remains of US soldiers from 1846 war. BBC News. 29 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 Ancient One Takes Another Step Toward Home

(United States of America)

Richard Walker (2016). The Ancient One Takes Another Step Toward Home. Indian Country Today. 21 September.

The man stuffed and displayed like a wild animal

(Botswana; Spain)

Frank Westerman (2016). The man stuffed and displayed like a wild animal. BBC News. 16 September.

El museo de La Plata restituirá restos de cuatro lonkos mapuches

(Argentina)

The museum of La Plata restitutes remains of four Mapuche lonkos

Sergio Marilaf (2016). El museo de La Plata restituirá restos de cuatro lonkos mapuches. La Izquierda Diario. 12 September.

Perú recibe de Guatemala restos de la Cultura Paracas

(Peru; Guatemala)

Peru receives Paracas culture remains from Guatemala

Redacción (2016). Perú recibe de Guatemala restos de la Cultura Paracas. RPP. 1 September.

Ottawa backs request for return of Beothuk remains from Scotland

(Canada)

Dean Beeby (2016). Ottawa backs request for return of Beothuk remains from Scotland. CBC. 25 August.

Human Skulls Are Being Sold Online, But Is It Legal?

(General)

Kristin Hugo (2016). Human Skulls Are Being Sold Online, But Is It Legal?. National Geographic. 23 August.

Rise of the Nazi-Grave Robbers

(Poland; Germany)

Thomas Rogers (2016). Rise of the Nazi-Grave Robbers. Bloomberg. 23 August.

Who's Got the Bones? Timeline Reveals Park Service Employees Covered Up Theft of Ancient Remains

(United States of America)

Frank Hopper (2016). Who's Got the Bones? Timeline Reveals Park Service Employees Covered Up Theft of Ancient Remains. Indian Country Today. 22 August.

Ohio man who bought Native American remains gets probation

(United States of America)

Associated Press (2016). Ohio man who bought Native American remains gets probation. Fox. 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.

Cardiff Giant: 'America's Biggest Hoax'

(United States of America)

Jessie Szalay (2016). Cardiff Giant: 'America's Biggest Hoax'. Live Science. 16 August.

Tacna: Desconocidos vuelven a profanar huaca San Antonio y se llevan vestigios pre incas

(Peru)

Tacna: Unknown people desecrate huaca San Antonio again and takepre-Inca remains

Redacción Multimedia (2016). Tacna: Desconocidos vuelven a profanar huaca San Antonio y se llevan vestigios pre incas. Diario Correo. 15 August.

First Nation to use blockades if needed to protect ancient B.C. burial site

(Canada)

Camille Bains (2016). First Nation to use blockades if needed to protect ancient B.C. burial site. The Globe and Mail. 18 July.

Bring the ancient one home

(United States of America)

Rosita Worl (2016). Bring the ancient one home. Alaska Dispatch News. 17 July.

Man Sentenced for Stealing Bones From Iowa's Effigy Mounds in 1990

(United States of America)

John Samuels (2016). Man Sentenced for Stealing Bones From Iowa's Effigy Mounds in 1990. CDA News. 9 July.

Report: Decades of cover-up followed Iowa theft of native American bones

(United States of America)

Christina Beck (2016). Report: Decades of cover-up followed Iowa theft of native American bones. The Christian Science Monitor. 5 July.

Theft of ancient bones a 'debacle' for National Park Service

(United States of America)

Associated Press (2016). Theft of ancient bones a 'debacle' for National Park Service. The Daily Mail. 4 July.

Remains of 18 people stolen from cemetery in Stratford

(United States of America)

Katie Harris (2016). Remains of 18 people stolen from cemetery in Stratford. Fox. 24 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.

Lawsuit Underway to Bring Illegally Traded Chinese Self-Mummified Buddhist Statue Back Home

(China; Netherlands)

Margaux Schreurs (2016). Lawsuit Underway to Bring Illegally Traded Chinese Self-Mummified Buddhist Statue Back Home. The Beijinger. 17 June.

Gravesite looted in Harrison County

(United States of America)

Katie Bauer (2016). Gravesite looted in Harrison County. Wave 3. 16 June.

Villagers in court over stolen statue

(China; Netherlands)

Xinhua (2016). Villagers in court over stolen statue. Shanghai Daily. 16 June.

Bill to punish grave robbers sent to governor's desk

(United States of America)

AP Reporting (2016). Bill to punish grave robbers sent to governor's desk. WWL. 4 June.

Smithsonian returns Maori remains to New Zealand

(New Zealand; United States of America)

Madison Park (2016). Smithsonian returns Maori remains to New Zealand. CNN. 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.

Special delegation visits Sheffield for skull repatriation

(New Zealand; United Kingdom)

The Star (2016). Special delegation visits Sheffield for skull repatriation. The Star. 20 May.

Maori skull on its way back home after 130 years

(New Zealand; United Kingdom)

Martin Hannan (2016). Maori skull on its way back home after 130 years. The National. 18 May.

Mapuches pidieron al Museo de La Plata la restitución de los restos de cuatro caciques

(Argentina)

Mapuches call on Museo de La Plata to return the remains for four caciques

Blanco Negro (2016). Mapuches pidieron al Museo de La Plata la restitución de los restos de cuatro caciques. Info Blanco Sobre Negro. 13 May.

Burying Bones of Contention: Native Americans Close to Getting Ancestral Skeleton Back

(United States of America)

Zach Zorich (2016). Burying Bones of Contention: Native Americans Close to Getting Ancestral Skeleton Back. Scientific American. 12 May.

60 Maori and Moriori heads and skulls repatriated from UK and US

(New Zealand; United Kingdom; United States of America)

Kurt Bayer (2016). 60 Maori and Moriori heads and skulls repatriated from UK and US. The New Zealand Herald. 12 May.

Maori skull returning to homeland after 133 years in Moray

(New Zealand; United Kingdom)

Chris Foote (2016). Maori skull returning to homeland after 133 years in Moray. STV. 11 May.

9,000-year-old 'Kennewick Man' will receive Native American burial after decades in limbo

(United States of America)

Ben Guarino (2016). 9,000-year-old 'Kennewick Man' will receive Native American burial after decades in limbo. National Post. 28 April.

Revered Chinese monk is mummified and covered in gold leaf

(China)

Associated Press (2016). Revered Chinese monk is mummified and covered in gold leaf. The Daily Mail. 28 April.

Senate hearing could bring Kennewick Man closer to tribal burial

(United States of America)

Anette Cary (2016). Senate hearing could bring Kennewick Man closer to tribal burial. Tri-City Herald. 27 April.

Mungo Man still lies in a cardboard box. Why?

(Australia)

Tom Keneally (2016). Mungo Man still lies in a cardboard box. Why?. The Age. 26 April.

Three historical human skulls stolen from Arizona store

(United States of America)

Cynthia Washington (2016). Three historical human skulls stolen from Arizona store. Tucson News Now. 25 April.

When Is It Okay To Dig Up The Dead?

(General)

Mark Strauss (2016). When Is It Okay To Dig Up The Dead?. National Geographic. 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.

Consejo de Monumentos Nacionales demora resguardo de momia Chinchorro por falta de camioneta

(Chile)

National Monuments Council delays safeguarding Chinchorro mummy due to lack of a truck

El Morro Cotudo (2016). Consejo de Monumentos Nacionales demora resguardo de momia Chinchorro por falta de camioneta. El Morro Cotudo. 6 April.

Verdun: le désolant business des pilleurs de cadavres

(France)

Stéphane Kovacs (2016). Verdun: le désolant business des pilleurs de cadavres. Le Figaro. 4 April.

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.

Shakespeare's skull: New chapter in hunt for missing head

(United Kingdom)

Rebecca Woods (2016). Shakespeare's skull: New chapter in hunt for missing head. BBC News. 27 March.

Shakespeare's skull 'probably stolen' from Stratford grave

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2016). Shakespeare's skull 'probably stolen' from Stratford grave. BBC News. 23 March.

Old law prevents preserving war sites

(Bangladesh)

Imam Hossain (2016). Old law prevents preserving war sites. Prothom Alo. 18 March.

Cementerios salitreros en alerta

(Chile)

Salitre cemeteries on alert

Alejandra Lobo (2016). Cementerios salitreros en alerta. La Tercera. 14 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.

Buried Souls: How Ontario bulldozed through a rare Huron-Wendat burial site in Barrie

(Canada)

Kenneth Jackson (2016). Buried Souls: How Ontario bulldozed through a rare Huron-Wendat burial site in Barrie. APTN. 9 March.

Kodiak Ancestral Remains to Return Home

(United States of America)

Kayla Desroches (2016). Kodiak Ancestral Remains to Return Home. KNBA. 8 March.

Profanaron y saquearon panteón y tumbas de sacerdotes

(Venezuela)

Graves of priests desecrated and robbed

Dalila Itriago (2016). Profanaron y saquearon panteón y tumbas de sacerdotes. El Nacional. 8 March.

Georgia Bill Would Exempt Construction Projects From Reporting Sacred Remains

(United States of America)

Amy Morris (2016). Georgia Bill Would Exempt Construction Projects From Reporting Sacred Remains. Indian Country Today. 7 March.

How Many Human Skeletons Are in U.S. Museums?

(United States of America)

Samuel J. Redman (2016). How Many Human Skeletons Are in U.S. Museums?. History News Network. 6 March.

Kennewick Man: Build bridges to prevent a repeat of ill will

(United States of America)

Chip Colwell (2016). Kennewick Man: Build bridges to prevent a repeat of ill will. Seattle Times. 3 March.

Landmark Judgment Returns Remains to Tribe

(United States of America)

Cynthia Coleman Emery (2016). Landmark Judgment Returns Remains to Tribe. Indian Country Today. 13 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.

Renowned Worcester builder's 'beehive' mausoleum targeted at Hope Cemetery

(United States of America)

Mark Sullivan (2016). Renowned Worcester builder's 'beehive' mausoleum targeted at Hope Cemetery. Telegram. 4 February.

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.

Channel 5 accused of supporting 'grave-robbing' over TV show Battlefield Recovery

(United Kingdom)

David Barnett (2016). Channel 5 accused of supporting 'grave-robbing' over TV show Battlefield Recovery. The Guardian. 8 January.

National Park Services Grave Robber Will Pay Restitution and Serve Probation

(United States of America)

Mary Anette Pember (2016). National Park Services Grave Robber Will Pay Restitution and Serve Probation. Indian Country Today. 4 January.

Plea deal calls for probation, apology in theft of remains

(United States of America)

Chon (2015). Plea deal calls for probation, apology in theft of remains. Chron. 30 December.

National Park Services Grave Robber: Man Pleads Guilty to Stealing Remains

(United States of America)

Mary Annette Pember (2015). National Park Services Grave Robber: Man Pleads Guilty to Stealing Remains. Indian Country Today. 21 December.

Retired Effigy Mounds official will plead guilty to removing ancient human remains

(United States of America)

Trish Mehaffey (2015). Retired Effigy Mounds official will plead guilty to removing ancient human remains. The Gazette. 16 December.

Chinese court accepts suit over stolen mummy

(China; Netherlands)

Yao Lan (2015). Chinese court accepts suit over stolen mummy. ECNS. 13 December.

Villagers reject mummy conditions

(China; Netherlands)

Xinhua (2015). Villagers reject mummy conditions. Shanghai Daily. 11 December.

Retired US official charged with stealing ancient remains

(United States of America)

Ryan J. Foley (2015). Retired US official charged with stealing ancient remains. Phys.org. 10 December.

SKULL THEFT FEUD: York travellers' site & 4 others raided, 7 arrests made, sub-machine guns seized - UPDATED

(United Kingdom)

The York Press (2015). SKULL THEFT FEUD: York travellers' site & 4 others raided, 7 arrests made, sub-machine guns seized - UPDATED. The York Press. 27 November.

Man stole brains from medical museum and put them on eBay

(United States of America)

Reuters (2015). Man stole brains from medical museum and put them on eBay. The Guardian. 25 November.

Saginaw Tribe repatriating ancestral remains

(United States of America)

Midland Daily News (2015). Saginaw Tribe repatriating ancestral remains. Midland Daily News. 23 November.

Stolen ancestral remains repatriated to Western Australia after years of negotiations

(Australia; Austria)

Erin Parke (2015). Stolen ancestral remains repatriated to Western Australia after years of negotiations. ABC Australia. 21 November.

NAGPRA Review Committee Gets Three New Members

(United States of America)

Indian Country Today (2015). NAGPRA Review Committee Gets Three New Members. Indian Country Today. 20 November.

Yangchun Villagers Hire Lawyers to Sue Dutch Collector Over Stolen Mummified Buddha Statue

(China; Netherlands)

Francis Eduard Ang (2015). Yangchun Villagers Hire Lawyers to Sue Dutch Collector Over Stolen Mummified Buddha Statue. Yibada. 20 November.

China Exclusive: Fujian villagers sue after Dutch collector refuses to return stolen god

(China; Netherlands)

Huaxia (2015). China Exclusive: Fujian villagers sue after Dutch collector refuses to return stolen god. Xinhua. 18 November.

Museum hunts for 2,000 year old mummy's missing teeth

(Netherlands)

Janene Pieters (2015). Museum hunts for 2,000 year old mummy's missing teeth. NL Times. 16 November.

'Mungo Man': Bones of Australia's 42,000-year-old man returned to Aboriginal tribes for burial

(Australia)

Kathy Marks (2015). 'Mungo Man': Bones of Australia's 42,000-year-old man returned to Aboriginal tribes for burial. The Independent. 7 November.

Mungo Man to be moved to National Museum of Australia's repatriation unit

(Australia)

Katie Burgess (2015). Mungo Man to be moved to National Museum of Australia's repatriation unit. The Canberra Times. 6 November.

Looters dig up Holocaust victims' graves at Nazi death camp Sobibor in hunt for gold

(Poland)

Ed Wight (2015). Looters dig up Holocaust victims' graves at Nazi death camp Sobibor in hunt for gold. The Daily Mail. 2 November.

Could Shakespeare's skull have been found? Why Church ruling means we may never know

(United Kingdom)

Emily Gosden (2015). Could Shakespeare's skull have been found? Why Church ruling means we may never know. The Telegraph. 1 November.

Plunder, vandalism nearly empty Bohol burial site

(Philippines)

Leo Udtohan (2015). Plunder, vandalism nearly empty Bohol burial site. Inquirer. 1 November.

NAGPRA Bears Fruit! IU Anthropologists Return Remains, Attend Nalukataq

(United States of America)

Steve Russell (2015). NAGPRA Bears Fruit! IU Anthropologists Return Remains, Attend Nalukataq. Indian Country Today. 16 October.

Return of mummified statue urged before 'birthday'

(China; Netherlands)

Wang Fan (2015). Return of mummified statue urged before 'birthday'. ECNS. 15 October.

Keeping place for stolen Indigenous remains should take priority over Anzac centre

(Australia)

Paul Daley (2015). Keeping place for stolen Indigenous remains should take priority over Anzac centre. The Guardian. 12 October.

U.S. Supreme Court denies appeal seeking return of Jim Thorpe's remains

(United States of America)

Reuters (2015). U.S. Supreme Court denies appeal seeking return of Jim Thorpe's remains. The Daily Mail. 5 October.

Kennewick Man: a never-ending nightmare for tribes

(United States of America)

Knute Berger (2015). Kennewick Man: a never-ending nightmare for tribes. Crosscut. 17 September.

This Ethiopian prince was kidnapped by Britain – now it must release him

(Ethiopia; United Kingdom)

Maaza Mengiste (2015). This Ethiopian prince was kidnapped by Britain – now it must release him. The Guardian. 7 September.

Crystal Skulls & Ape-Man Bones: 6 Archaeological Forgeries That Tried to Change History

(General)

Owen Jarus (2015). Crystal Skulls & Ape-Man Bones: 6 Archaeological Forgeries That Tried to Change History. Live Science. 24 August.

Believe it or not, rare engraved skull stolen from Pretoria mall

(South Africa)

Ahmed Areff (2015). Believe it or not, rare engraved skull stolen from Pretoria mall. News24. 22 August.

Restituyen fardo funerario prehispánico al gobierno peruano

(Mexico; Peru)

Prehispanic funerary offering repatriated to the Peruvian Government

INAH (2015). Restituyen fardo funerario prehispánico al gobierno peruano. INAH. 21 August.

Robert Mugabe tells Natural History Museum to return human skulls

(Zimbabwe; United Kingdom)

David Smith (2015). Robert Mugabe tells Natural History Museum to return human skulls. The Guardian. 13 August.

Los restos humanos en los pecios hispanos saqueados en Florida

(United States of America)

Human remains in the looted hispanic wrecks off Florida

José María Lancho (2015). Los restos humanos en los pecios hispanos saqueados en Florida. ABC España. 10 August.

Newhouse says Kennewick Man should be returned to tribes

(United States of America)

Tri-City Herald (2015). Newhouse says Kennewick Man should be returned to tribes. Yakima Herald. 8 August.

Outrage at desecration of St Columba's grave on Iona

(United Kingdom)

David Scott (2015). Outrage at desecration of St Columba's grave on Iona. Express. 7 August.

Sen. Patty Murray Introduces Bill to Return Kennewick Man to Columbia Basin Tribes

(United States of America)

Jonathan Halvorson (2015). Sen. Patty Murray Introduces Bill to Return Kennewick Man to Columbia Basin Tribes. NBC. 6 August.

Jackson County man pleads guilty to buying stolen Native American remains

(United States of America)

Kathy Lynn Gray (2015). Jackson County man pleads guilty to buying stolen Native American remains. The Columbus Dispatch. 5 August.

Returning the Ancient One

(United States of America)

Duane Champagne (2015). Returning the Ancient One. Indian Country Today. 4 August.

Egypt repatriates 35,000-year-old skeleton from Belgium

(Egypt; Belgium)

Rany Mostafa (2015). Egypt repatriates 35,000-year-old skeleton from Belgium. The Cairo Post. 4 August.

Feds probe MU artifact collection

(United States of America)

Curtis Johnson (2015). Feds probe MU artifact collection. The Herald-Dispatch. 29 July.

The skull robbers: how celebrity culture lost its head

(General)

Colin Dickey (2015). The skull robbers: how celebrity culture lost its head. The Guardian. 17 July.

Missing 'Vampire' Director's Skull: Why People Snatch Bodies

(General)

Stephanie Pappas (2015). Missing 'Vampire' Director's Skull: Why People Snatch Bodies. Live Science. 17 July.

Bringing life to Peru's ancient mummies

(Peru)

Helena Cavendish de Moura (2015). Bringing life to Peru's ancient mummies. CNN. 17 July.

The skull of famed horror film director is stolen; 'Satanists' suspected

(Germany)

Justin Wm. Moyer (2015). The skull of famed horror film director is stolen; 'Satanists' suspected. The Washington Post. 15 July.

Indigenous man's skull returns to his people more than 150 years after its theft

(Australia)

Mark Colvin (2015). Indigenous man's skull returns to his people more than 150 years after its theft. ABC Australia. 29 June.

The Fine Art of Forgery

(United States of America)

Henry Grabar (2015). The Fine Art of Forgery. The Atlantic. 29 June.

Washington Governor Inslee Says Corps Should Give Kennewick Man To Northwest Tribes

(United States of America)

Rhodi Lee (2015). Washington Governor Inslee Says Corps Should Give Kennewick Man To Northwest Tribes. Tech Times. 25 June.

'Bumfights' fugitive wanted for baby body parts theft resurfaces in US

(Thailand; United States of America)

Todd Ruiz (2015). 'Bumfights' fugitive wanted for baby body parts theft resurfaces in US. CocoBKK. 24 June.

Human skeletons missing from museum discovered in Atherton backyard

(United States of America)

Anne Rubin (2015). Human skeletons missing from museum discovered in Atherton backyard. KTVU. 12 June.

A grave injustice: Saginaw Chippewas reclaim their dead

(United States of America)

John Carlisle (2015). A grave injustice: Saginaw Chippewas reclaim their dead. Detroit Free Press. 6 June.

'Stolen' Beothuk remains need to come home from Scotland, Mi'sel Joe says

(United Kingdom; Canada)

CBC (2015). 'Stolen' Beothuk remains need to come home from Scotland, Mi'sel Joe says. CBC. 25 May.

Dutch owner vows to send 'living Buddha' statue back to China

(China; Netherlands)

Shanghaiist (2015). Dutch owner vows to send 'living Buddha' statue back to China. Shanghaiist. 20 May.

Dutch Collector Agrees to Return Mummified Buddha

(China; Netherlands)

Ma (2015). Dutch Collector Agrees to Return Mummified Buddha. CRIEnglish. 8 May.

Desconocidos profanan tumbas prehispánicas y roban momias de "Huaca"

(Peru)

Unknown people descrate graves and steal prehispanic mummies from a 'huaca'

Redacción Multimedia (2015). Desconocidos profanan tumbas prehispánicas y roban momias de "Huaca". Diario Correo. 4 May.

Desconocidos profanan tumbas prehispánicas y roban momias de "Huaca" (FOTOS)

(Peru)

Unknown people descrate graves and steal prehispanic mummies from a 'huaca'

Redacción Multimedia (2015). Desconocidos profanan tumbas prehispánicas y roban momias de "Huaca" (FOTOS). Diario Correo. 4 May.

Mummy Displayed in Hungary Sets Chinese Villagers in Pursuit of Lost Icon

(China; Hungary)

Amy Quin (2015). Mummy Displayed in Hungary Sets Chinese Villagers in Pursuit of Lost Icon. The New York Times. 3 May.

Mummy Displayed in Hungary Sets Chinese Villagers in Pursuit of Lost Icon

(China; Hungary; Netherlands)

Amy Qin (2015). Mummy Displayed in Hungary Sets Chinese Villagers in Pursuit of Lost Icon. The New York Times. 3 May.

China's Stolen Monk Mummy Controversy Spurs Claims of Another

(China)

Oliver Geng (2015). China's Stolen Monk Mummy Controversy Spurs Claims of Another. The Wall Street Journal. 27 March.

Dutch Collector Willing to Return "Mummy Buddha"

(China; Netherlands)

Wei Wang (2015). Dutch Collector Willing to Return "Mummy Buddha". CRIEnglish. 27 March.

Bones of Scot set for reburial after grave robbery

(United Kingdom)

Tim Bugler (2015). Bones of Scot set for reburial after grave robbery. The Scotsman. 25 March.

Authority launches campaign to retrieve lost Buddha

(China)

Huan Si (2015). Authority launches campaign to retrieve lost Buddha. Ecns. 24 March.

New mummies discovered floating in sewage in Upper Egypt

(Egypt)

Nada Deyaa (2015). New mummies discovered floating in sewage in Upper Egypt. Daily News Egypt. 3 February.

Mummified monk is 'not dead' and in rare meditative state, says expert

(Mongolia)

Kate Baklitskaya (2015). Mummified monk is 'not dead' and in rare meditative state, says expert. The Siberian Times. 2 February.

The mystery of missing brains in Texas solved: They were thrown out in 2002

(United States of America)

Fred Barbash (2014). The mystery of missing brains in Texas solved: They were thrown out in 2002. The Washington Post. 4 December.

Mystery as 100 brains go missing from the University of Texas

(United States of America)

Lizze Dearden (2014). Mystery as 100 brains go missing from the University of Texas. The Independent. 3 December.

Ancient Maori heads returning from US

(New Zealand; United States of America)

NZN (2014). Ancient Maori heads returning from US. NZCity. 1 December.

In pictures: Protecting Peru's ancient burial grounds

(Peru)

BBC News (2014). In pictures: Protecting Peru's ancient burial grounds. BBC News. 4 November.

Policía recupera 31 piezas arqueológicas en casona de Túcume

(Peru)

Police recover 31 antiquities in a Túcume house

El Comercio (2014). Policía recupera 31 piezas arqueológicas en casona de Túcume. El Comercio. 23 October.

Mummy delayed at customs arrives at science center

(United States of America)

Mike Clary (2014). Mummy delayed at customs arrives at science center. Sun Sentinel. 5 October.

Agency accused of violating law on remains, relics

(United States of America)

Susan Montoya Bryan (2014). Agency accused of violating law on remains, relics. Reno Gazette Journal. 11 July.

Meet Grandison Harris, the Grave Robber Enslaved (and then Employed) by the Georgia Medical College

(United States of America)

Bess Lovejoy (2014). Meet Grandison Harris, the Grave Robber Enslaved (and then Employed) by the Georgia Medical College. Smithsonian. 6 May.

FBI leaves scene of artifacts investigation, mum on details

(United States of America)

Paul Gable (2014). FBI leaves scene of artifacts investigation, mum on details. The Shelbyville News. 9 April.

Police confiscate ancient coffins from tomb raiders in Jerusalem

(Israel)

Daniel K. Eisenbud (2014). Police confiscate ancient coffins from tomb raiders in Jerusalem. The Jerusalem Post. 31 March.

National Geographic Channel Pulls 'Nazi War Diggers' Series

(United States of America)

Tom Mashberg (2014). National Geographic Channel Pulls 'Nazi War Diggers' Series. The New York Times. 31 March.

Fury over the National Geographic channel historians digging up Second World War graves

(United Kingdom; Poland; Latvia)

Guy WalterS (2014). Fury over the National Geographic channel historians digging up Second World War graves. The Daily Mail. 28 March.

TV Series Is Criticized in Handling of Deceased

(United Kingdom; Poland; Latvia)

Tom Mashberg (2014). TV Series Is Criticized in Handling of Deceased. The New York Times. 28 March.

Officials keeping people away from new Wanapum shoreline

(United States of America)

Associated Press (2014). Officials keeping people away from new Wanapum shoreline. KIMA. 17 March.

1,500-year-old tomb in Mongolia saved from looters

(China)

The History Blog (2014). 1,500-year-old tomb in Mongolia saved from looters. The History Blog. 14 March.

Bolivia devuelve a Perú momia prehispánica

(Bolivia; Peru)

El Nuevo Herald (2012). Bolivia devuelve a Perú momia prehispánica. El Nuevo Herald. 6 November.

Woman arrested while attempting to mail a mummy by parcel post

(Bolivia; Peru)

Igor I. Solar (2010). Woman arrested while attempting to mail a mummy by parcel post. Digital Journal. 27 October.