Art type: Sacred Art

6 stolen idols worth Rs 8 cr found in WB

(India)

DNA (2017). 6 stolen idols worth Rs 8 cr found in WB. DNA. 6 August.

La 'banda de las campanas' que arrasa las iglesias rurales: "No van a dejar ni una"

(Spain)

The 'Bells gang" that devastate rural churches: "they won't leave a single one"

David Brunat (2017). La 'banda de las campanas' que arrasa las iglesias rurales: "No van a dejar ni una". El Confidencial. 6 August.

Detenido tras robar donativos de los feligreses y un cofre del siglo XVIII de una iglesia de Puente Genil

(Spain)

Arrest made for theft of parishioner donations and 18th century chest from Puente Genil church

ABC Spain (2017). Detenido tras robar donativos de los feligreses y un cofre del siglo XVIII de una iglesia de Puente Genil. ABC Spain. 5 August.

More than £250,000 needed for alarms for Norfolk's churches

(United Kingdom)

KL (2017). More than £250,000 needed for alarms for Norfolk's churches. KL. 3 August.

The real cost of looting

(Myanmar)

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

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

(United States of America)

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

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

(United States of America)

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

Idol theft Temple officials including priests in TN booked for theft of six ancient idols

(India)

DNA (2017). Idol theft Temple officials including priests in TN booked for theft of six ancient idols. DNA Info. 3 August.

Ancient temple chariot from Tamil Nadu on sale for Rs 96 lakh

(India)

Jaya Menon (2017). Ancient temple chariot from Tamil Nadu on sale for Rs 96 lakh. The Times of Israel. 2 August.

Antique smugglers' mantra: Raze temples, strike gold

(India)

Jaya Menon (2017). Antique smugglers' mantra: Raze temples, strike gold. The Times of India. 2 August.

Seven Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowment department officials booked for theft of 6 idols

(India)

TNN (2017). Seven Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowment department officials booked for theft of 6 idols. The Times of India. 2 August.

OPINION: US should give Balangiga Bells back to Philippines, then leave Duterte to China

(Philippines; United States of America)

Doug Bandow (2017). OPINION: US should give Balangiga Bells back to Philippines, then leave Duterte to China. Marianas Variety. 31 July.

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

(India)

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

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

(India)

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

Missing a creative curator

(Nepal)

Kanak Mani Dixit (2017). Missing a creative curator. Nepali Times. 28 July.

Israel bans men under 50 from disputed Jerusalem holy site

(Palestine; Israel)

Reuters (2017). Israel bans men under 50 from disputed Jerusalem holy site. Cyprus Mail. 28 July.

Bombay HC quashes lower court order to release passport of antiques 'smuggler'

(India)

Express News Service (2017). Bombay HC quashes lower court order to release passport of antiques 'smuggler'. The Indian Express. 28 July.

Stained-glass medallion stolen from North Branch cemetery

(United States of America)

Matthew Davis (2017). Stained-glass medallion stolen from North Branch cemetery. The Catholic Spirit. 28 July.

After IS, Mosul rebuilds monuments, mosques – and society

(Iraq)

Stephen Kalin (2017). After IS, Mosul rebuilds monuments, mosques – and society. Reuters. 26 July.

PH demands return of Balangiga bells seized by U.S.

(Philippines; United States of America)

Elmor P. Santos (2017). PH demands return of Balangiga bells seized by U.S.. CNN. 26 July.

Cospicua parish church gets security alarms

(Malta)

Ivan Martin (2017). Cospicua parish church gets security alarms. Times of Malta. 26 July.

Israel removes flashpoint metal detectors at Jerusalem holy site

(Palestine; Israel)

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

Icon centres getting ready to house idol

(India)

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

New Zealand family's gift bridges 165 years, heals colonial wounds

(Myanmar; New Zealand)

Jacob Goldberg (2017). New Zealand family's gift bridges 165 years, heals colonial wounds. Coconuts Yangon. 24 July.

Sacred ancient objects returned to Australian Indigenous leaders after centuries

(Australia)

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

Idol smuggling theft of nat'l treasure: HC

(India)

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

IG Manickavel to handle idol theft cases

(India)

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

Set up camp for idol theft cases in a week: Madras High Court

(India)

Express News Service (2017). Set up camp for idol theft cases in a week: Madras High Court. The New Indian Express. 22 July.

Kapoor produced before court

(India)

The Hindu (2017). Kapoor produced before court. The Hindu. 21 July.

HC dismisses antique dealer Kapoor's bail plea

(India)

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

HC denies advance bail to suspected idol smuggler

(India)

The Hindu (2017). HC denies advance bail to suspected idol smuggler. The Hindu. 21 July.

Roban cinco campanas de las iglesias de Zuazo de Kuartango y Morillas

(Spain)

Five bells from churches in Zuazo, Kuratango, and Morillas stolen

Ignacio Gatón (2017). Roban cinco campanas de las iglesias de Zuazo de Kuartango y Morillas. Gasteiz Hoy. 20 July.

El obispo denuncia el robo del copón de la Basílica de San Pascual en Vila-real

(Spain)

Bishop denounces the theft of ciborium from Basilica of San Pascual in Vila-real

Europa Press (2017). El obispo denuncia el robo del copón de la Basílica de San Pascual en Vila-real. Europa Press. 16 July.

Idols worth over a lakh stolen from Iskcon temple in Greater Noida

(India)

Vinit Koneru (2017). Idols worth over a lakh stolen from Iskcon temple in Greater Noida. Hindustan Times. 15 July.

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

(China; Netherlands)

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

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.

Monastery rebuilding delay angers monks

(Nepal)

Anup Ojha (2017). Monastery rebuilding delay angers monks. The Kathmandu Post. 13 July.

Robo de las campanas en la antigua iglesia de Abades

(Spain)

Bells stolen from the ancient church of Abades

La Voz de Galicia (2017). Robo de las campanas en la antigua iglesia de Abades. La Voz de Galicia. 13 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.

Roban el campanil de la ermita Nuestra Señora de los Remedios de Villallano

(Spain)

Campanile of the chapel of Nuestra Señora de los Remedios in Villallano robbed

SE12 (2017). Roban el campanil de la ermita Nuestra Señora de los Remedios de Villallano. SE12. 12 July.

Villagers refuse to relinquish artefact

(Cambodia)

Mom Sophon (2017). Villagers refuse to relinquish artefact. Khmer Times. 11 July.

Buddha stolen ahead of 'Dalai Lama's visit'

(Botswana)

Boboki Kayawe (2017). Buddha stolen ahead of 'Dalai Lama's visit'. Mmegi Online. 11 July.

Dutch court to hear Buddha relic case

(China; Netherlands)

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

Big cases yet to be cracked

(India)

The Hindu (2017). Big cases yet to be cracked. The Hindu. 11 July.

Idols worth crores yet to be recovered from abroad

(India; Nepal; Hong Kong; Singapore)

R. Sivaraman (2017). Idols worth crores yet to be recovered from abroad. The Hindu. 11 July.

Pakistan yet to bring back stolen Buddha artefact from US

(Pakistan; United States of America)

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

Idol theft: DSP seeks advance bail

(India)

The Hindu (2017). Idol theft: DSP seeks advance bail. The Hindu. 10 July.

21 places of worship burgled in four years

(India)

Saurabh Prashar (2017). 21 places of worship burgled in four years. The Indian Express. 9 July.

Robó reliquias de una iglesia valuadas en 15 mil dólares: fue detenido

(Argentina; Uruguay)

Relics from a church valued at 15,000 dollars stolen: arrest made.

Minuto Uno (2017). Robó reliquias de una iglesia valuadas en 15 mil dólares: fue detenido. Minuto Uno. 9 July.

Palermo: robó reliquias en una iglesia y fue detenido

(Argentina; Uruguay)

Diario Popular (2017). Palermo: robó reliquias en una iglesia y fue detenido. Diario Popular. 9 July.

Rag picker held in Kukatpally for temple thefts

(India)

Telangana Today (2017). Rag picker held in Kukatpally for temple thefts. Telangana Today. 6 July.

Temple sculptures moved to prevent theft

(Cambodia)

Mom Kunthear (2017). Temple sculptures moved to prevent theft. Khmer Times. 6 July.

Roban imagen del Niño San Salvador de Capachica

(Peru)

Statue of the Niño San Salvador stolen from Capachica

Juan Guillermo Mamani (2017). Roban imagen del Niño San Salvador de Capachica. Correo. 6 July.

Norway returns stolen antique Buddha sculpture to Myanmar

(Myanmar; Norway)

WQOW (2017). Norway returns stolen antique Buddha sculpture to Myanmar. WQOQ. 6 July.

Robaron relicario de la Virgen de Belén en Aragua

(Venezuela)

Reliquary of the Virgen de Belén stolen in Aragua

La Patilla (2017). Robaron relicario de la Virgen de Belén en Aragua. La Patilla. 5 July.

For lifting Buddhist temple statues, she gets no added jail time

(United States of America)

Ken Stone (2017). For lifting Buddhist temple statues, she gets no added jail time. My News LA. 5 July.

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

(Myanmar; New Zealand)

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

«Corrimos la voz de que si aparecía el Códice Calixtino dejaríamos la investigación»

(Spain)

"We worked with the understanding that if the Codex Calixtinus appeared, we'd close the investigation"

La Voz de Galicia (2017). «Corrimos la voz de que si aparecía el Códice Calixtino dejaríamos la investigación». La Voz de Galicia. 4 July.

Two arrested in emerald lingam theft

(India)

TNN (2017). Two arrested in emerald lingam theft. The Times of India. 4 July.

Roban campana de bronce de histórica iglesia de Santiago de Chuco

(Peru)

Bronze bell stolen from the historic church of Santiago de Chuco

RPP (2017). Roban campana de bronce de histórica iglesia de Santiago de Chuco. RPP. 3 July.

Eight gems missing from Padmanabha idol

(India)

Krishnadas Rajagopal (2017). Eight gems missing from Padmanabha idol. The Hindu. 3 July.

Court allows US citizen, alleged to be antique smuggler, to travel abroad

(India)

Sadaf Modak (2017). Court allows US citizen, alleged to be antique smuggler, to travel abroad. The Indian Express. 3 July.

La Libertad: Roban campana de Iglesia de Angasmarca

(Peru)

La Libertad: Bell from the church of Angasmarca stolen

Correo (2017). La Libertad: Roban campana de Iglesia de Angasmarca. Correo. 2 July.

Indomitable champion of Cyprus' cultural heritage

(Cyprus)

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

Venezolanos son acusados del robo de una iglesia en Cúcuta

(Venezuela)

Venezuelans accused of stealing from a Cúcuta church

Caracol Radio (2017). Venezolanos son acusados del robo de una iglesia en Cúcuta. Caracol Radio. 2 July.

Man wanted in several robbery cases nabbed

(India)

The Hindu (2017). Man wanted in several robbery cases nabbed. The Hindu. 2 July.

The tussle for Kasthamandap

(Nepal)

Sanjit Bhakta (2017). The tussle for Kasthamandap. The Kathmandu Post. 1 July.

DSP wanted in multi-crore idol theft suspended

(India)

The Hindu (2017). DSP wanted in multi-crore idol theft suspended. The Hindu. 1 July.

Venezuela: Looters Destroy Altar, Steal Communion Artifacts

(Venezuela)

TruNews (2017). Venezuela: Looters Destroy Altar, Steal Communion Artifacts. TruNews. 30 June.

हनुमान मंदिर से नगी और मुकुट चोरी

(India)

Nuni And Crown Theft From Hanuman Temple

Amar Ujala (2017). हनुमान मंदिर से नगी और मुकुट चोरी. Amar Ujala. 30 June.

Idol theft by police: Madras HC asks IG why erring officials are not arrested

(India)

A. Subramani (2017). Idol theft by police: Madras HC asks IG why erring officials are not arrested. The Times of India. 30 June.

Why idol wing personnel who sold antiques are not arrested, asks High Court

(India)

TNN (2017). Why idol wing personnel who sold antiques are not arrested, asks High Court. The Times of India. 30 June.

Idol theft: DSP on the run

(India)

R. Sivaraman (2017). Idol theft: DSP on the run. The Hindu. 29 June.

Destruction of Mosul's Great Mosque holds a heritage lesson for Australia

(Australia; Iraq)

Dale Stephens, Tara Gutman (2017). Destruction of Mosul's Great Mosque holds a heritage lesson for Australia. The Guardian. 29 June.

Miscreants vandalise Shiva linga at Hampi World Heritage site

(India)

The News Minute (2017). Miscreants vandalise Shiva linga at Hampi World Heritage site. The News Minute. 29 June.

SI arrested for idol theft, HC calls for case records

(India)

TNN (2017). SI arrested for idol theft, HC calls for case records. The Times of India. 28 June.

A.P. to go digital to secure ancient icons

(India)

P. Sujatha Varma (2017). A.P. to go digital to secure ancient icons. The Hindu. 28 June.

Hyderabad: Unidentified persons steal idol from temple

(India)

Telangana Today (2017). Hyderabad: Unidentified persons steal idol from temple. Telangana Today. 27 June.

Roban dos campanas de 200 kg en Labeaga (Navarra)

(Spain)

Two bells weighing 200g stolen in Labeaga (Navarra)

EITB (2017). Roban dos campanas de 200 kg en Labeaga (Navarra). EITB. 27 June.

Two rob gold jewellery from temple

(India)

The Hindu (2017). Two rob gold jewellery from temple. The Hindu. 26 June.

Tamil Nadu: Siva lingam worth Rs 2 crore stolen from Swayambulingeswara temple

(India)

Pooja Darade (2017). Tamil Nadu: Siva lingam worth Rs 2 crore stolen from Swayambulingeswara temple. India. 26 June.

The many headless Buddha

(Afghanistan)

Emran Feroz (2017). The many headless Buddha. Qantera. 26 June.

Gold-covered mast of Kerala's Sabarimala temple found damaged; 3 held

(India)

Press Trust of India (2017). Gold-covered mast of Kerala's Sabarimala temple found damaged; 3 held. The Indian Express. 25 June.

Stolen Buddhist painting exhibited to public after discovery in U.S.

(South Korea; United States of America)

Yonhap News Agency (2017). Stolen Buddhist painting exhibited to public after discovery in U.S.. Yonhap News Agency. 23 June.

ASI to send Australia gallery details of 4 stolen TN idols

(India)

Yogesh Kabirdoss (2017). ASI to send Australia gallery details of 4 stolen TN idols. The Times of India. 23 June.

Battle for Mosul: IS 'blows up' al-Nuri mosque

(Iraq)

BBC News (2017). Battle for Mosul: IS 'blows up' al-Nuri mosque. BBC News. 22 June.

Battle for Mosul: Destruction of al-Nuri mosque 'shows IS defeated'

(Iraq)

BBC News (2017). Battle for Mosul: Destruction of al-Nuri mosque 'shows IS defeated'. BBC News. 22 June.

Two of eight-man gang held, idols recovered

(India)

The Hindu (2017). Two of eight-man gang held, idols recovered. The Hindu. 22 June.

Smuggling of idols: Advance bail plea of Delhi-based man opposed

(India)

TNN (2017). Smuggling of idols: Advance bail plea of Delhi-based man opposed. The Times of India. 21 June.

Unos ladrones roban la reliquia del hueso de San Hipólito Mártir en una iglesia de Cocentaina

(Spain)

Thieves steal the bone reliquary of San Hipólito Mártir from a Cocentaina church

ABC Spain (2017). Unos ladrones roban la reliquia del hueso de San Hipólito Mártir en una iglesia de Cocentaina. ABC Spain. 21 June.

Nepal gets four stolen idols back from US

(Nepal; United States of America)

The Himalayan Times (2017). Nepal gets four stolen idols back from US. The Himalayan Times. 19 June.

Roban campanas de la iglesia de La Candelaria

(Venezuela)

Bells of the church of La Candelaria stolen

Edo Lara (2017). Roban campanas de la iglesia de La Candelaria. Aporrea. 19 June.

Roban un cáliz de plata de la Iglesia Mayor de Baza

(Spain)

Silver chalice stolen from the main church of Baza

José Utrera García (2017). Roban un cáliz de plata de la Iglesia Mayor de Baza. Ideal. 18 June.

Religious figures returned

(Nepal)

Nepali Times (2017). Religious figures returned. Nepali Times. 18 June.

Thief arrested, stolen items recovered

(India)

Daily Excelsior (2017). Thief arrested, stolen items recovered. Daily Excelsior. 18 June.

Idol theft case: Madras High Court seeks action against police officials

(India)

Deepa Biswas (2017). Idol theft case: Madras High Court seeks action against police officials. India Live Today. 18 June.

A month later, burglar caught in Ulhasnagar with jewellery stolen from Challiaha temple

(India)

Pradeep Gupta (2017). A month later, burglar caught in Ulhasnagar with jewellery stolen from Challiaha temple. The Times of India. 17 June.

Officials start fencing seized stone idols at Egmore govt museum

(India)

TNN (2017). Officials start fencing seized stone idols at Egmore govt museum. The Times of India. 17 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.

Recuperan la reliquia de Don Bosco

(Italy)

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

Vandals daub anti-christian messages on Tamworth's St Editha's Church

(United Kingdom)

Tamworth Herald (2017). Vandals daub anti-christian messages on Tamworth's St Editha's Church. Tamworth Herald. 15 June.

Recuperan reliquia de Don Bosco que había sido robada

(Italy)

Recovered: relic of Don Bosco that had been stolen

ACI Prensa (2017). Recuperan reliquia de Don Bosco que había sido robada. ACI Prensa. 15 June.

El Gobierno entrega siete obras del siglo XVIII a Taraco

(Bolivia)

Government returns seven work from the 18th century to Taraco

Página Siete (2017). El Gobierno entrega siete obras del siglo XVIII a Taraco. Página Siete. 13 June.

2 arrested for trying to smuggle out antique idol

(India)

Millennium Post (2017). 2 arrested for trying to smuggle out antique idol. Millennium Post. 12 June.

En Las Choapas, recuperan imagen de la virgen de la maternidad

(Mexico)

In Las Choapas, statue of the Virgin of Maternity recovered

Hernán Villarreal (2017). En Las Choapas, recuperan imagen de la virgen de la maternidad. Presencia. 12 June.

Stolen tusks returned but suspected 'hermit' thief still at large

(Thailand; Myanmar)

Somjit Rungjamrasrassamee (2017). Stolen tusks returned but suspected 'hermit' thief still at large. The Nation. 12 June.

Miscreants target temple, flee with five crowns, donation box

(India)

The Hitavada (2017). Miscreants target temple, flee with five crowns, donation box. The Hitavada. 11 June.

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

(Thailand; Myanmar)

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

Ancient carved tusks stolen from Karen village

(Thailand; Myanmar)

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

Picón se muestra "disgustado" por el robo y "preocupado" por los desprendimientos

(Spain)

Picón "disgusted" by theft and "worried" by landslides

Burgos Conecta (2017). Picón se muestra "disgustado" por el robo y "preocupado" por los desprendimientos. Burgos Conecta. 10 June.

Roban las campanas de Villacibio

(Spain)

Bells of Villacibio stolen

El Norte de Castilla (2017). Roban las campanas de Villacibio. El Norte de Castilla. 8 June.

Roban imagen de 55 años de antigüedad en la parroquia de Las Choapas

(Mexico)

55-year-old sculpture stolen from the church of Las Choapas

Janeth Cardona (2017). Roban imagen de 55 años de antigüedad en la parroquia de Las Choapas. Presencia. 7 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.

Mumbai Jain temple theft: Thief turned off CCTVs to steal gold strips

(India)

Anurag Kamble (2017). Mumbai Jain temple theft: Thief turned off CCTVs to steal gold strips. Mid-day. 7 June.

Arunachal: Divorce, tale of revenge and greed behind theft of 900-yr-old statue

(India)

Shiv Sunny (2017). Arunachal: Divorce, tale of revenge and greed behind theft of 900-yr-old statue. Hindustan Times. 7 June.

About 100 stolen antique idols are untraceable in Telangana

(India)

Siddharth Tadepalli (2017). About 100 stolen antique idols are untraceable in Telangana. The Times of India. 6 June.

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

(India)

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

Rs 200-crore ancient idols, seized from thieves, rot at museum

(India)

Yogesh Kabirdoss (2017). Rs 200-crore ancient idols, seized from thieves, rot at museum. The Times of India. 5 June.

Roban reliquias de San Bosco en Turín

(Italy)

Relics of Saint Bosco stolen in Turin

El Debate (2017). Roban reliquias de San Bosco en Turín. El Debate. 3 June.

Solapur: Idol robbery in ancient Jain temple

(India)

Maharashtra Today (2017). Solapur: Idol robbery in ancient Jain temple. Maharashtra Today. 3 June.

Police to seek documents from Australian authorities

(India; Australia)

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

Priceless regalia stolen in Pendleton

(United States of America)

East Oregonian (2017). Priceless regalia stolen in Pendleton. East Oregonian. 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.

Hopis Hoping to Recover Katsina Friends

(United States of America; France)

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

Insólito: robaron la campana de una iglesia y la cargaron en el auto

(Argentina)

Unusual: Bell stolen from a church and loaded into a car

El Periódico (2017). Insólito: robaron la campana de una iglesia y la cargaron en el auto. El Periódico. 29 May.

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

(India; Australia)

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

How idol thieves deceived devotees

(India; Australia)

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

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

(India; Australia)

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

Roban santo antiguo en Caapucú

(Paraguay)

Antique saint stolen in Caapucú

ABC Paraguay (2017). Roban santo antiguo en Caapucú. ABC Paraguay. 25 May.

Is Ulhasnagar's Chaliya Mandir's stolen gold worth Rs 5 lakh or Rs 8 lakh?

(India)

Faisal Tandel (2017). Is Ulhasnagar's Chaliya Mandir's stolen gold worth Rs 5 lakh or Rs 8 lakh?. Mid-day. 25 May.

Stolen statue featuring Mormon prophets is found by police; 2 suspects are arrested

(United States of America)

David Montero (2017). Stolen statue featuring Mormon prophets is found by police; 2 suspects are arrested. Los Angeles Times. 24 May.

Exhibition displays returned stone sculptures from Australia

(India)

IANS (2017). Exhibition displays returned stone sculptures from Australia. Business Standard. 24 May.

Thieves raid safe and loot artefacts during church break-in

(United Kingdom)

Christopher Gage (2017). Thieves raid safe and loot artefacts during church break-in. The Brecon & Radnor Express. 24 May.

Stolen: 700-pound Salt Lake City statue of Mormon prophets

(United States of America)

David Montero (2017). Stolen: 700-pound Salt Lake City statue of Mormon prophets. Los Angeles Times. 23 May.

Missing gold locket of Ambalappuzha temple traced from cash boxes

(India)

P S Sajimon (2017). Missing gold locket of Ambalappuzha temple traced from cash boxes. The Times of India. 23 May.

El robo de arte sacro en Zacatecas

(Mexico)

Sacred art stolen in Zacatecas

Raúl García (2017). El robo de arte sacro en Zacatecas. El Sol de Zacatecas. 23 May.

Prized sculptures returned by Australia on display now

(India; Australia)

PTI News (2017). Prized sculptures returned by Australia on display now. PTI News. 23 May.

LA art dealer sentenced in theft from high-profile clients

(United States of America)

Associated Press (2017). LA art dealer sentenced in theft from high-profile clients. Star Tribune. 22 May.

Roban en iglesia Pío Noveno

(Ecuador)

Theft in Pío Noveno church

El Diario (2017). Roban en iglesia Pío Noveno. El Diario. 17 May.

El robo del retablo de Olivares

(Spain)

The theft of the altarpiece of Olivares

Agapito Ojosnegros Lázaro (2017). El robo del retablo de Olivares. El Norte de Castilla. 15 May.

Antique Shivalinga recovered, two held

(India)

Kashi Prasad (2017). Antique Shivalinga recovered, two held. The Times of India. 15 May.

Million-euro crown stolen from Lyon museum

(France)

AFP (2017). Million-euro crown stolen from Lyon museum. RFI. 14 May.

Cops recover stolen idols worth Rs 180 crore

(India)

TNN (2017). Cops recover stolen idols worth Rs 180 crore. The Times of India. 13 May.

Roban las joyas de 4 santos y 3 vírgenes del templo San Agustín

(Bolivia)

Jewels of 4 saints 3 virgins stolen from San Agustín temple

Pamela Pomacahua (2017). Roban las joyas de 4 santos y 3 vírgenes del templo San Agustín. Página Siete. 13 May.

The Treasures of Timbuktu

(Mali)

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

La Hermandad de la Resurrección denuncia el robo de varias joyas a la Virgen de la Aurora

(Spain)

The Hermandad de la Resurrección denounces the theft of various jewels from the Virgin de la Aurora

Europa Press (2017). La Hermandad de la Resurrección denuncia el robo de varias joyas a la Virgen de la Aurora. La Vanguardia. 11 May.

SSB, Customs seize idols worth Rs 35 cr, one arrested

(India)

Amitava Banerjee (2017). SSB, Customs seize idols worth Rs 35 cr, one arrested. Millennium Post. 8 May.

Church regains three icons stolen from the north

(Cyprus; Germany)

Cyprus Mail (2017). Church regains three icons stolen from the north. Cyprus Mail. 5 May.

Idols stolen from temple

(India)

The Hindu (2017). Idols stolen from temple. The Hindu. 5 May.

Asaltan por séptima vez iglesia dedicada a Lourdes: Roban el sagrario y la Eucaristía

(Chile)

Church dedicated to Lourdes robbed for the seventh time: tabernacle and hosts stolen

ACI Prensa (2017). Asaltan por séptima vez iglesia dedicada a Lourdes: Roban el sagrario y la Eucaristía. Noticias Press. 5 May.

Japan preserves Buddhist statues and cultural artifacts with 3D scanning and 3D printing

(Japan)

3Ders (2017). Japan preserves Buddhist statues and cultural artifacts with 3D scanning and 3D printing. 3Ders. 5 May.

Three panchaloha idols stolen in Thanjavur

(India)

TNN (2017). Three panchaloha idols stolen in Thanjavur. The Times of India. 2 May.

Roban corona de oro de la Virgen de la iglesia Santa Lucia de Chía

(Colombia)

Gold crown of the Virgin stolen from the church of Santa Lucia in Chía

Pulzo (2017). Roban corona de oro de la Virgen de la iglesia Santa Lucia de Chía. Pulzo. 2 May.

8 get 3 years jail for idol theft

(India)

Press Trust of India (2017). 8 get 3 years jail for idol theft. India. 2 May.

Mumbai Crime: Diamond-studded gold strips stolen from Jain temple at Marine Drive

(India)

Anurag Kamble (2017). Mumbai Crime: Diamond-studded gold strips stolen from Jain temple at Marine Drive. Mid-day. 2 May.

Restoration may have disfigured Buddhist monastery, a world heritage site

(Pakistan)

Amjad Iqbal (2017). Restoration may have disfigured Buddhist monastery, a world heritage site. Dawn. 2 May.

Roban parte de la corona de oro del "Niño Jesús del Cerrito" en Nopalucan

(Mexico)

Part of the gold crown of the "Niño Jesús del Cerrito" of Nopalucan stolen

J. L. Hertewing (2017). Roban parte de la corona de oro del "Niño Jesús del Cerrito" en Nopalucan. E-Tlaxcala. 1 May.

Cuthand: Indigenous artifacts belong with indigenous people

(Canada)

Doug Cuthand (2017). Cuthand: Indigenous artifacts belong with indigenous people. Saskatoon Star Phoenix. 29 April.

Native America's Necessary And Imperfect Law

(United States of America)

Chip Colwell (2017). Native America's Necessary And Imperfect Law. Huffington Post. 28 April.

SSB seizes antique idol being smuggled to Nepal

(India; Nepal)

IANS (2017). SSB seizes antique idol being smuggled to Nepal. India. 27 April.

Roban un Cristo del siglo XVI de la capilla del cementerio de Artea

(Spain)

16th century Christ stolen from the chapel of the cemetery of Artea

El Correo (2017). Roban un Cristo del siglo XVI de la capilla del cementerio de Artea. El Correo. 27 April.

Relinquished to feds by local gallery, fate of stolen sculpture uncertain

(Mexico; United States of America)

Justin Horwath (2017). Relinquished to feds by local gallery, fate of stolen sculpture uncertain. Santa Fe New Mexican. 27 April.

Las iglesias de Jujuy reforzarán sus sistemas de seguridad

(Argentina)

Churchs of Jujuy strengthen their security systems

MDZ (2017). Las iglesias de Jujuy reforzarán sus sistemas de seguridad. MDZ. 26 April.

Smuggled Torah, artifacts seized in Turkey's northwest

(Turkey)

Anadolu Agency (2017). Smuggled Torah, artifacts seized in Turkey's northwest. Hurriyet Daily News. 25 April.

Foreigner enters Puri Jagannath Temple, creates flutter

(India)

Debabrata Mohapatra (2017). Foreigner enters Puri Jagannath Temple, creates flutter. The Times of India. 24 April.

Priceless cross back on display at Murcia cathedral museum 40 years after being stolen

(Spain)

Murcia Today (2017). Priceless cross back on display at Murcia cathedral museum 40 years after being stolen. Murcia Today. 24 April.

5 more idols stolen from Tamil Nadu in Australia gallery's possession

(India)

Samhati Mohapatra (2017). 5 more idols stolen from Tamil Nadu in Australia gallery's possession. The Times of India. 23 April.

Smugglers with idol of Goddess Radha arrested

(India)

Press Trust of India (2017). Smugglers with idol of Goddess Radha arrested. Business Standard. 22 April.

DRI to bring back stolen antiques smuggled to the US

(India; United States of America)

Rajesh Ahuja (2017). DRI to bring back stolen antiques smuggled to the US. Hindustan Times. 20 April.

For God's sake, save our idols from New York parties

(India; United States of America)

TNN (2017). For God's sake, save our idols from New York parties. The Times of India. 20 April.

Precious locket of Ambalappuzha temple goes missing; probe on

(India)

TNN (2017). Precious locket of Ambalappuzha temple goes missing; probe on. The Times of India. 20 April.

जैन मंदिर से अष्टधातु की तीन मूर्तियां चोरी

(India)

Three Statues Of Ashtadhutra Stolen From Jain Temple

Amar Ujala (2017). जैन मंदिर से अष्टधातु की तीन मूर्तियां चोरी. Amar Ujala. 20 April.

Bronze idol recovered

(India)

Press Trust of India (2017). Bronze idol recovered. Business Standard. 18 April.

Gujarat National Law University partners with ASI to hold exhibition

(India)

Express News Service (2017). Gujarat National Law University partners with ASI to hold exhibition. Indian Express. 18 April.

Stolen Panchaloha idol seized, youth held

(India)

Web India 123 (2017). Stolen Panchaloha idol seized, youth held. Web India 123. 18 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.

Thief prostrates before Buddha image then steals

(Thailand)

Kornkamon Aksorndech (2017). Thief prostrates before Buddha image then steals. The Nation. 16 April.

Stolen pagoda body returned to Chinese mainland

(China; Taiwan)

Xinhua (2017). Stolen pagoda body returned to Chinese mainland. Xinhua. 16 April.

Roban busto del padre Jaime Salcido, estaba en la iglesia de Fátima

(Mexico)

Bust of Father Jaime Salcido stolen, was at the church of Fátima

Pepe Ávila (2017). Roban busto del padre Jaime Salcido, estaba en la iglesia de Fátima. Expreso. 16 April.

Smuggler with six Gupta period idols arrested

(India)

Outlook (2017). Smuggler with six Gupta period idols arrested. Outlook. 15 April.

200-yr-old bronze temple idol stolen

(India)

TNN (2017). 200-yr-old bronze temple idol stolen. The Times of India. 15 April.

Uncertainty over status of ancient idols in DRI custody

(India)

Neha L.M. Tripathi (2017). Uncertainty over status of ancient idols in DRI custody. The Asian Age. 15 April.

Germany to appeal first ruling allowing Nazi-looted art claim against it in U.S. court

(United States of America; Germany)

Spencer S. Hsu (2017). Germany to appeal first ruling allowing Nazi-looted art claim against it in U.S. court. The Washington Post. 14 April.

2 arrested for smuggling 11th C idol

(India)

TNN (2017). 2 arrested for smuggling 11th C idol. The Times of India. 13 April.

The Case of the Missing Feet: Antiquities and Terrorism in Cambodia

(Cambodia)

Noah Charney (2017). The Case of the Missing Feet: Antiquities and Terrorism in Cambodia. Observer. 12 April.

Jewish family renews fight for Passover manuscript

(Israel)

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

Delayed charge sheet earns bail for antiques smuggler Nanda

(India)

Mumbai Mirror (2017). Delayed charge sheet earns bail for antiques smuggler Nanda. Mumbai Mirror. 11 April.

Online ad leads Vienna couple to buy ancient Jewish headstone for $300

(Austria)

JTA (2017). Online ad leads Vienna couple to buy ancient Jewish headstone for $300. JTA. 7 April.

1,500-year-old 'antique' rots in court store room

(India)

Saibal Guptal (2017). 1,500-year-old 'antique' rots in court store room. The Times of India. 7 April.

Chennai: Emerald Siva Lingam seized

(India)

Deccan Chronicle (2017). Chennai: Emerald Siva Lingam seized. Deccan Chronicle. 6 April.

Medieval stones stolen from Edinburgh hospital

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2017). Medieval stones stolen from Edinburgh hospital. BBC News. 4 April.

Fake Dead Sea Scrolls Sold In The US: Products Of Sophisticated Archeological Forgeries

(Israel; United States of America)

Regin Olimberio (2017). Fake Dead Sea Scrolls Sold In The US: Products Of Sophisticated Archeological Forgeries. The Science Times. 4 April.

28 New Dead Sea Scrolls Fragments Sold in US

(Israel; United States of America)

Owen Jarus (2017). 28 New Dead Sea Scrolls Fragments Sold in US. Live Science. 4 April.

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.

How Indigenous Groups Can Reclaim Stolen Property

(United States of America)

Chip Colwell (2017). How Indigenous Groups Can Reclaim Stolen Property. Foreign Affairs. 31 March.

Roban coronas de oro de la Iglesia de Santiago Apóstol en Ayapango

(Mexico)

Gold crowns stolen from the Church of Santiago Apóstol in Ayapango

Luciano Tapia (2017). Roban coronas de oro de la Iglesia de Santiago Apóstol en Ayapango. El Sol de Toluca. 30 March.

Burglars Decamp With Antique Idol Worth One Crore From Temple

(India)

Odisha TV (2017). Burglars Decamp With Antique Idol Worth One Crore From Temple. Odisha TV. 29 March.

México, líder in América Latino por robo de arte sacro

(Mexico)

Mexico Latin America's leader for sacred art theft

Ana Salazar (2017). México, líder in América Latino por robo de arte sacro. Milenio. 29 March.

Israel Arrests Temple Mount Officials After Assault on Archaeologists

(Israel)

Nir Hasson (2017). Israel Arrests Temple Mount Officials After Assault on Archaeologists. Haaretz. 29 March.

Egypt recovers objects stolen from Al-Imam Al-Shafie Dome

(Egypt)

Nevine El-Aref (2017). Egypt recovers objects stolen from Al-Imam Al-Shafie Dome. Ahram Online. 29 March.

Roban el 'santísimo' de una iglesia en Cuautitlán

(Mexico)

Custodia of Cuautitlán church stolen

Excelsior (2017). Roban el 'santísimo' de una iglesia en Cuautitlán. Excelsior. 28 March.

Ladrones se roban la placa de cobre de la Iglesia de Fátima

(Mexico)

Thieves steal copper plaque from the Church of Fatima

Gabriela Salido (2017). Ladrones se roban la placa de cobre de la Iglesia de Fátima. Meganoticias. 28 March.

Ritualistic conch stolen from Padmanabhaswamy temple

(India)

Kaumudi (2017). Ritualistic conch stolen from Padmanabhaswamy temple. Kaumudi. 25 March.

Lowest bidders threaten Nepal's quake-hit heritage

(Nepal)

AFP (2017). Lowest bidders threaten Nepal's quake-hit heritage. The Daily Mail. 24 March.

Ingresan en prisión los presuntos autores de un robo en una iglesia de O Carballiño

(Spain)

Suspects in robbery of O Carballiño church sent to prison

La Voz de Galicia (2017). Ingresan en prisión los presuntos autores de un robo en una iglesia de O Carballiño. La Voz de Galicia. 24 March.

Hundreds of Chinese temple paintings recovered, 23 theft suspects arrested so far

(China)

Kinling Lo (2017). Hundreds of Chinese temple paintings recovered, 23 theft suspects arrested so far. South China Morning Post. 23 March.

Relic hunters loot murals in Shanxi temples

(China)

Yang Sheng (2017). Relic hunters loot murals in Shanxi temples. Global Times. 22 March.

Idols worth lakhs found missing from temple

(India)

TNN (2017). Idols worth lakhs found missing from temple. The Times of India. 21 March.

Three burglars held, stolen items worth thousands recovered

(India)

TNN (2017). Three burglars held, stolen items worth thousands recovered. The Times of India. 21 March.

First high court hearing on stolen Buddhist statue upcoming

(South Korea; Japan)

Yonhap News Agency (2017). First high court hearing on stolen Buddhist statue upcoming. Yonhap News Agency. 20 March.

Roban arte sacro en Acatzingo; sospechan de los párrocos y los mayordomos

(Mexico)

Sacred art stolen in Acatzingo; parish priests and caretakers suspected

Karen Meza (2017). Roban arte sacro en Acatzingo; sospechan de los párrocos y los mayordomos. Página Negra. 19 March.

Four ancient Panchaloha idols were reported stolen from a Ramalayam temple in Choutuppa

(India)

TNN (2017). Four ancient Panchaloha idols were reported stolen from a Ramalayam temple in Choutuppa. The Times of India. 19 March.

Tribal group says elimination of Bears Ears would be tragic

(United States of America)

Brady McComba (2017). Tribal group says elimination of Bears Ears would be tragic. The Daily Progress. 18 March.

Teenager caused £5,000 of damage to ancient church in Dalgety Bay

(United Kingdom)

Dunfermline Press (2017). Teenager caused £5,000 of damage to ancient church in Dalgety Bay. Dunfermline Press. 17 March.

Detenido tras robar limosnas y varias joyas en siete iglesias

(Spain)

Arrest for theft of offerings and various jewels in seven churches

A. Rodriguez Ourense (2017). Detenido tras robar limosnas y varias joyas en siete iglesias. Atlántico. 17 March.

Stolen gold rings and cross devastating to St. Leo Abbey, community

(United States of America)

Peter Bernard (2017). Stolen gold rings and cross devastating to St. Leo Abbey, community. WFLA. 16 March.

Buyer Beware: US Market for Ancient Asian Art Still the Wild, Wild East

(Cambodia)

Tess Davis (2017). Buyer Beware: US Market for Ancient Asian Art Still the Wild, Wild East. The Diplomat. 14 March.

Woman suspected of stealing painting, police say

(United States of America)

Channel 3000 (2017). Woman suspected of stealing painting, police say. Channel 3000. 13 March.

Los enemigos del patrimonio histórico

(Spain)

The enemies of historic heritage

Aludena Ruiz (2017). Los enemigos del patrimonio histórico. El Diario. 13 March.

Stolen Buddhist statue to return to Buyeo temple after 30 years

(South Korea)

Yonhap News Agency (2017). Stolen Buddhist statue to return to Buyeo temple after 30 years. Yonhap News Agency. 13 March.

Police ask for help finding stolen painting

(United States of America)

Channel 3000 (2017). Police ask for help finding stolen painting. Channel 3000. 11 March.

Delincuentes roban custodia con hostia consagrada de iglesia argentina

(Argentina)

Delinquents steal custodia with consecrated hosts from Argentina church

ACI Prensa (2017). Delincuentes roban custodia con hostia consagrada de iglesia argentina. ACI Prensa. 11 March.

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.

Smuggler Vijay Nanda stole Parvati idol from MP: Police

(India)

Vijay Kumar Yadav (2017). Smuggler Vijay Nanda stole Parvati idol from MP: Police. Mid-day. 10 March.

Door and decorative elements of Sultan Al-Kamel Al-Ayyubi shrine stolen

(Egypt)

Nevine El-Aref (2017). Door and decorative elements of Sultan Al-Kamel Al-Ayyubi shrine stolen. Ahram Online. 9 March.

Idol smuggling suspect kills self

(India)

The Hindu (2017). Idol smuggling suspect kills self. The Hindu. 9 March.

US returns 8 ancient idols in big retrieval

(India; United States of America)

Yogesh Kabirdoss (2017). US returns 8 ancient idols in big retrieval. The Times of India. 9 March.

Antiquities agency chief says Jordan Codices fake

(Jordan)

The Jordan Times (2017). Antiquities agency chief says Jordan Codices fake. The Jordan Times. 9 March.

Ancient book stolen in Syria seized in Turkey

(Turkey)

Hurriyet Daily News (2017). Ancient book stolen in Syria seized in Turkey. Hurriyet Daily News. 8 March.

Detenidas cuatro personas por robo de reliquia del museo de la Virgen del Valle

(Venezuela)

Four people arrested for theft of reliquary from the museum of the Virgen del Valle

María Eugenia Ramírez (2017). Detenidas cuatro personas por robo de reliquia del museo de la Virgen del Valle. El Carabobeño. 7 March.

Illegal stone mining a major danger to five ASI monuments

(India)

Deshdeep Saxena (2017). Illegal stone mining a major danger to five ASI monuments. The Times of India. 7 March.

Was ancient church at Santon Downham, near Thetford, targeted by nighthawks?

(United Kingdom)

Chris Bishop (2017). Was ancient church at Santon Downham, near Thetford, targeted by nighthawks?. Eastern Daily Press. 6 March.

BJP demands fencing of Bihar temples, burial grounds

(India)

Press Trust of India (2017). BJP demands fencing of Bihar temples, burial grounds. The Indian Express. 6 March.

6 brass idols stolen from Nasirnagar Iskcon temple

(Bangladesh)

Ujjal Chakraborty (2017). 6 brass idols stolen from Nasirnagar Iskcon temple. Dhaka Tribune. 5 March.

Antique smuggling racket: Key idol smuggler held in police raid

(India)

Vijay Kumar Yadav (2017). Antique smuggling racket: Key idol smuggler held in police raid. Mid-day. 4 March.

Reuniting Indigenous 'sticks' with their stories: the museum on a mission to give back

(Australia)

Paul Daley (2017). Reuniting Indigenous 'sticks' with their stories: the museum on a mission to give back. The Guardian. 3 March.

Ancient temple left in lurch

(India)

Ahmad Pasha (2017). Ancient temple left in lurch. The Hans India. 2 March.

La Xunta tendrá mayor control sobre bienes de la Iglesia en los que invierte

(Spain)

Regional government will have more control over the items in Churches that it funds

Juan Capeáns (2017). La Xunta tendrá mayor control sobre bienes de la Iglesia en los que invierte. La Voz de Galicia. 2 March.

Federal government agrees to return Métis artifacts

(Canada)

Jason Warick (2017). Federal government agrees to return Métis artifacts. CBC. 1 March.

Jordan demands Israel halts works at Jerusalem's Umayyad Palaces

(Jordan)

The Jordan Times (2017). Jordan demands Israel halts works at Jerusalem's Umayyad Palaces. The Jordan Times. 1 March.

Detienen a un vecino de Calonge que robó el cáliz de la iglesia de Sant Martí

(Spain)

Resident of Calonge arrested for stealing a chalice from the church of San Martí

EFE (2017). Detienen a un vecino de Calonge que robó el cáliz de la iglesia de Sant Martí. La Vanguardia. 28 February.

Panchaloha idol stolen from temple near Ariyalur

(India)

TNN (2017). Panchaloha idol stolen from temple near Ariyalur. The Times of India. 27 February.

At Bhaktapur Durbar Square today

(Nepal)

Sabitri Dhakal (2017). At Bhaktapur Durbar Square today. The Himalayan Times. 26 February.

The Monk Who Saves Manuscripts From ISIS

(Iraq; Syria)

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

Five held with stolen panchaloha idol

(India)

TNN (2017). Five held with stolen panchaloha idol. Bosco Dominique. 23 February.

Priceless 18th century icon seized in car trunk in Turkey's Adana

(Turkey; Syria)

Fatih Karacali (2017). Priceless 18th century icon seized in car trunk in Turkey's Adana. Hurriyet Daily News. 22 February.

Records Point to Dealer's Role in Artifact Theft

(Cambodia; Thailand)

Ben Paviour (2017). Records Point to Dealer's Role in Artifact Theft. The Cambodia Daily. 22 February.

Police clueless about stolen Dattatreaya Statuette

(Nepal)

eKantipur (2017). Police clueless about stolen Dattatreaya Statuette. eKantipur. 22 February.

Ludhiana: Crowns, jewels stolen from Kali temple

(India)

Express News Service (2017). Ludhiana: Crowns, jewels stolen from Kali temple. The Indian Express. 18 February.

Stolen Guercino found in Casablanca

(Morocco; Italy)

ANSA (2017). Stolen Guercino found in Casablanca. ANSA. 16 February.

4 held with ancient Buddha idol

(Nepal)

The Kathmandu Post (2017). 4 held with ancient Buddha idol. The Kathmandu Post. 16 February.

Bihar govt to prepare list of idols, artefacts in temples

(India)

TNN (2017). Bihar govt to prepare list of idols, artefacts in temples. The Times of India. 16 February.

Greek police arrest 81-year-old ex-poultry baron for undeclared antiquities

(Greece)

Tornos News (2017). Greek police arrest 81-year-old ex-poultry baron for undeclared antiquities. Tornos News. 15 February.

New Dead Sea Scrolls Find May Help Detect Forgeries

(Israel)

Michelle Z. Donahue (2017). New Dead Sea Scrolls Find May Help Detect Forgeries. National Geographic. 14 February.

Ancient statue a riddle for experts

(Cambodia)

Mom Kunthear (2017). Ancient statue a riddle for experts. Khmer Times. 13 February.

13 years on, no sign of 'ancient' paintings missing from Qila Mubarak

(India)

Manish Sirhindi (2017). 13 years on, no sign of 'ancient' paintings missing from Qila Mubarak. The Times of India. 13 February.

Maoists deny hand in destruction of ancient Ganesha idol; Cops have their doubts

(India)

Ejaz Kaiser (2017). Maoists deny hand in destruction of ancient Ganesha idol; Cops have their doubts. The New Indian Express. 12 February.

DRI vs Nanda case: DRI recovered antique Mughal sculpture during searc

(India)

Virendrasingh Ghunawat (2017). DRI vs Nanda case: DRI recovered antique Mughal sculpture during searc. India Today. 12 February.

More antique wooden sculptures, carvings recovered from Nanda

(India)

Press Trust of India (2017). More antique wooden sculptures, carvings recovered from Nanda. The Indian Express. 12 February.

Vandals target display of multifaith artworks at Gloucester Cathedral

(United Kingdom)

Vanessa Thorpe (2017). Vandals target display of multifaith artworks at Gloucester Cathedral. The Guardian. 12 February.

DRI to approach USA for details on antique smuggler's imports

(India; United States of America)

Pratik Salunke (2017). DRI to approach USA for details on antique smuggler's imports. Hindustan Times. 10 February.

Church secured against thieves - at cost of £311,000

(United Kingdom)

Mark Foster (2017). Church secured against thieves - at cost of £311,000. Darlington & Stockton Times. 10 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.

Indian cops arrest US businessman over idol smuggling

(India)

AFP (2017). Indian cops arrest US businessman over idol smuggling. The Daily Mail. 8 February.

Recuperan un misal y un sacro antiguos robados en Pinos del Valle

(Spain)

Missal and ancient sacrum stolen in Pinos del Valle recovered

Granada Hoy (2017). Recuperan un misal y un sacro antiguos robados en Pinos del Valle. Granada Hoy. 7 February.

Debate over statue highlights complexities of ownership

(South Korea; Japan)

Korea JoongAng Daily (2017). Debate over statue highlights complexities of ownership. Korea JoongAng Daily. 6 February.

Over 28 antiquities retrieved from abroad till date: Govt

(India)

Press Trust of India (2017). Over 28 antiquities retrieved from abroad till date: Govt. The Indian Express. 6 February.

Cathedral-goers get up-close look at snatched medieval crucifix

(United Kingdom)

Alex Williams (2017). Cathedral-goers get up-close look at snatched medieval crucifix. Premier. 6 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.

दिनदहाड़े राधाकृष्ण मंदिर से अष्टधातु की मूर्तियां चोरी

(India)

Radhakrishna Temple Ashtadhatu Statues Stolen In Broad Daylight

Amar Ujala (2017). दिनदहाड़े राधाकृष्ण मंदिर से अष्टधातु की मूर्तियां चोरी. Amar Ujala. 6 February.

गोरखपुर में पांच करोड़ की मूर्ति बरामद तस्कर गिरफ्तार

(India; Nepal)

Smuggler arrested with lord buddha stolen in Gorakhpur

Patrika (2017). गोरखपुर में पांच करोड़ की मूर्ति बरामद तस्कर गिरफ्तार. Patrika. 5 February.

ठाकुरबाड़ी से अष्ट धातु की माँ सीता की मूर्ति चोरी

(India)

Ashta metal sculpture of Mother Sita stolen from Thakurbari

Live Hindustan (2017). ठाकुरबाड़ी से अष्ट धातु की माँ सीता की मूर्ति चोरी. Live Hindustan. 3 February.

Call for Italy's quake-stricken works to return home for treatment

(Italy)

Hannah McGivern (2017). Call for Italy's quake-stricken works to return home for treatment. The Art Newspaper. 3 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.

Maui temple bell stolen

(United States of America)

Gary Kubota (2017). Maui temple bell stolen. Star Advertiser. 2 February.

Chhattisgarh: Ancient Ganesha idol damaged by suspected Maoists successfully restored

(India)

ANI (2017). Chhattisgarh: Ancient Ganesha idol damaged by suspected Maoists successfully restored. Business Standard. 2 February.

Court approves stay of execution on return order for stolen Buddhist statue

(South Korea; Japan)

Yonhap News Agency (2017). Court approves stay of execution on return order for stolen Buddhist statue. Yonhap News Agency. 1 February.

Antiques dealer jailed for stealing painting from Chester Cathedral

(United Kingdom)

Nazia Parveen (2017). Antiques dealer jailed for stealing painting from Chester Cathedral. The Guardian. 31 January.

Panchaloha idol stolen from temple in Tamil Nadu

(India)

Devanathan Veerappani (2017). Panchaloha idol stolen from temple in Tamil Nadu. The Times of India. 30 January.

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.

Burglary in Chhota Udepur palace, antiques stolen

(India)

TNN (2017). Burglary in Chhota Udepur palace, antiques stolen. The Times of India. 30 January.

1100-year-old Ganesha idol falls from Bastar hilltop, cops suspect Maoists' role

(India)

Rashmi Drolia (2017). 1100-year-old Ganesha idol falls from Bastar hilltop, cops suspect Maoists' role. The Times of India. 28 January.

Seven silver parasols stolen from Jain temple

(India)

Nikhil Bhardwaj (2017). Seven silver parasols stolen from Jain temple. The Tribune. 27 January.

Bronze idol worth lakhs stolen from temple

(India)

Press Trust of India (2017). Bronze idol worth lakhs stolen from temple. News Today. 27 January.

150 वर्ष पुरानी अष्टधातु मूर्ति चोरी का खुलासा

(India)

Theft of 150 year old ashtadhatu idol revealed in Varanasi

Khaskhabar (2017). 150 वर्ष पुरानी अष्टधातु मूर्ति चोरी का खुलासा. Khaskhabar. 27 January.

बस्तर: पहाड़ी से चोरी हुई हजार साल पुरानी गणेश प्रतिमा

(India)

Bastar: ancient Ganesh idol stolen from Dholkal

Khabar Non Stop (2017). बस्तर: पहाड़ी से चोरी हुई हजार साल पुरानी गणेश प्रतिमा. Khabar Non Stop. 27 January.

Roban cuatro imágenes de santos de la ermita de San Antonio de Frailes

(Spain)

Four sculptures of saints stolen from the hermitage of San Antonio in Frailes

Belén Ramírez (2017). Roban cuatro imágenes de santos de la ermita de San Antonio de Frailes. Alcalá la Real. 27 January.

Peru: Stolen paintings recovered in U.S. return to Cusco

(Peru; United States of America)

Andina (2017). Peru: Stolen paintings recovered in U.S. return to Cusco. Andina. 27 January.

Devuelven parte de las joyas robadas en Parla

(Ecuador)

Some of the jewels stolen in Parla returned

Vivir en Parla (2017). Devuelven parte de las joyas robadas en Parla. Vivir en Parla. 26 January.

South Korea Can Keep Buddha Statue Stolen From Japan, Court Says

(South Korea; Japan)

Choe Sang-Hun (2017). South Korea Can Keep Buddha Statue Stolen From Japan, Court Says. The New York Times. 26 January.

Más de 800 objetos culturales sacados ilegalmente del Perú serán repatriados en 2017

(Peru)

More than 800 illegally looted cultural objects from Peru will be repatriated in 2017

David Hidalgo (2017). Más de 800 objetos culturales sacados ilegalmente del Perú serán repatriados en 2017. Ojo Público. 26 January.

Roban campana de iglesia en Villa de la Paz

(Mexico)

Rosa María Morales (2017). Roban campana de iglesia en Villa de la Paz. Pulso SLP. 25 January.

Locals obstruct temple rebuilding, demand participatio

(Nepal)

Gyan P Neupane (2017). Locals obstruct temple rebuilding, demand participatio. My Republica. 25 January.

बिहार में मंदिर से 11 कीमती मूर्तियों की चोरी

(India)

11 Precious Statues Stolen from Temple in Bihar

Samay Live (2017). बिहार में मंदिर से 11 कीमती मूर्तियों की चोरी. Samay Live. 25 January.

Historic lanterns stolen from Refai Mosque restored

(Egypt)

Al-Masry Al-Youm (2017). Historic lanterns stolen from Refai Mosque restored. Egypt Independent. 25 January.

Temples, a new target for thieves

(India)

Santosh Sonawane (2017). Temples, a new target for thieves. The Times of India. 25 January.

Lamps stolen from Cairo's El-Refai Mosque recovered

(Egypt)

Nevine El-Aref (2017). Lamps stolen from Cairo's El-Refai Mosque recovered. Ahram Online. 24 January.

Ancient Welby church banned from displaying 'tasteless' plaque thanking lottery windfall

(United Kingdom)

Tom Mack (2017). Ancient Welby church banned from displaying 'tasteless' plaque thanking lottery windfall. Leicester Mercury. 23 January.

Roban y profanan imágenes de la Virgen y el Niño en ermita de Córdoba

(Spain)

Blanca Ruiz (2017). Roban y profanan imágenes de la Virgen y el Niño en ermita de Córdoba. ACI Prensa. 23 January.

Un ladrón llama al 112 tras caerse del tejado de la iglesia de San Pablo

(Spain)

A thief calls 112 after falling off the roof of the Church of San Pablo

El Periódico (2017). Un ladrón llama al 112 tras caerse del tejado de la iglesia de San Pablo. El Periódico. 22 January.

हनुमान मंदिर से चांदी के आभूषण चोरी, पुलिस ने प्रारंभ की जांच

(India)

Silver ornaments stolen from Hanuman Temple, police start investigation

Khaskhabar (2017). हनुमान मंदिर से चांदी के आभूषण चोरी, पुलिस ने प्रारंभ की जांच. Khaskhabar. 22 January.

Hindu Aikyavedi to protest theft of idol in Vaniyambalam temple

(India)

Express News Service (2017). Hindu Aikyavedi to protest theft of idol in Vaniyambalam temple. The New Indian Express. 21 January.

How Egypt is trying to stop looting at ancient mosques

(Egypt)

Khalid Hassan (2017). How Egypt is trying to stop looting at ancient mosques. Al Monitor. 20 January.

Thieves steal lead from church roof

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2017). Thieves steal lead from church roof. BBC News. 19 January.

मंदिर से करोड़ों की मूर्ति चुरा ले गए चोर, नहीं ले जा पाए 'कृष्ण' की ये निशानी

(India)

Lord Krishna Statue Stolen from Temple in Varanasi

Dainik Bhaskar (2017). मंदिर से करोड़ों की मूर्ति चुरा ले गए चोर, नहीं ले जा पाए 'कृष्ण' की ये निशानी. Dainik Bhaskar. 19 January.

Aparece el 60%de las joyas robadas hace tres días a una hermandad de Parla

(Ecuador)

60%of stolen jewels reappear after three says at the hermitage of Parla

Tele Madrid (2017). Aparece el 60%de las joyas robadas hace tres días a una hermandad de Parla. Tele Madrid. 19 January.

Varias Iglesias instalan sistemas de seguridad por los robos

(Argentina)

Churches install security systems because of robberies

Nueva Ciudad (2017). Varias Iglesias instalan sistemas de seguridad por los robos. Nueva Ciudad. 19 January.

वाराणसी में 150 साल पुरानी भगवान कृष्ण की मूर्ति चोरी

(India)

Varanasi: 150-year-old Lord Krishna Idol Stolen

Amar Ujala (2017). वाराणसी में 150 साल पुरानी भगवान कृष्ण की मूर्ति चोरी. Amar Ujala. 19 January.

Silver ornaments worth Rs. 5 lakh stolen from temple

(India)

The Hindu (2017). Silver ornaments worth Rs. 5 lakh stolen from temple. The Hindu. 19 January.

Ghost churches near Jordan River baptism site await reclamation

(Palestine)

Ori Lewis (2017). Ghost churches near Jordan River baptism site await reclamation. Reuters. 18 January.

Cairo's Museum of Islamic Art to open Friday after two-year closure

(Egypt)

Nevine El-Aref (2017). Cairo's Museum of Islamic Art to open Friday after two-year closure. Ahram Online. 18 January.

El Obispado de Cádiz afronta una multa por abandonar una iglesia paleocristiana

(Spain)

The bishopric of Cádiz faces fine for abandoning early Christian church

Jesús A. Cañas (2017). El Obispado de Cádiz afronta una multa por abandonar una iglesia paleocristiana. El País. 18 January.

2 Arrested for Stealing Silver Throne, Temple Donations

(India)

Gargi Verma (2017). 2 Arrested for Stealing Silver Throne, Temple Donations. Mumbai Mirror. 18 January.

2 arrested over Karave temple theft case

(India)

TNN (2017). 2 arrested over Karave temple theft case. The Times of India. 18 January.

Young church bell thieves fined, given suspended sentences

(Malta)

Matthew Agius (2017). Young church bell thieves fined, given suspended sentences. Malta Today. 17 January.

Hyderabad: Stolen antiques make their way back home

(India; Australia)

C. R. Gowri Shankar (2017). Hyderabad: Stolen antiques make their way back home. Deccan Chronicle. 16 January.

Australia returns three antiquities to India

(Australia; India)

Press Trust of India (2017). Australia returns three antiquities to India. The Times of India. 16 January.

मिंदर से लाख क मूत व दानपा चोरी

(India)

Asthadhatu idol and charity box stolen from temple

Patrika (2017). मिंदर से लाख क मूत व दानपा चोरी. Patrika. 15 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.

Stolen Panchaloha idols seized from trio on bike

(India)

TNN (2017). Stolen Panchaloha idols seized from trio on bike. The Times of India. 12 January.

A prisión por robar un cáliz y dinero de la lotería de una iglesia de Onda

(Spain)

Prison for theft of a chalice and lottery money from an Onda church

El Mundo (2017). A prisión por robar un cáliz y dinero de la lotería de una iglesia de Onda. El Mundo. 11 January.

'Indian art awaits high scrutiny in Oz'

(Australia; India)

U Tejonmayam (2017). 'Indian art awaits high scrutiny in Oz'. The Times of India. 11 January.

Hyderabad: Thieves looting antiques without any fear of law

(India)

C R Gowri Shanker (2017). Hyderabad: Thieves looting antiques without any fear of law. Deccan Chronicle. 11 January.

Detenidos por robar en una iglesia de Onda

(Spain)

Arrests for theft in an Onda church

Paula Varella (2017). Detenidos por robar en una iglesia de Onda. Cadena Ser. 11 January.

Philip Johnson Chapel Vandalized in Dallas

(United States of America)

Hrag Vartanian (2017). Philip Johnson Chapel Vandalized in Dallas. Hyperallergic. 10 January.

Two antique brass pots stolen from temple

(Myanmar)

The Star (2017). Two antique brass pots stolen from temple. The Star. 9 January.

Police recover most of stolen idols but culprits still at alarge

(Nepal)

D B Buda (2017). Police recover most of stolen idols but culprits still at alarge. My Republica. 9 January.

How the estate of Thailand's missing 'Silk King' was among the winners of Reagan's 1986 Tax Reform Act

(Thailand)

Helen Stoilas (2017). How the estate of Thailand's missing 'Silk King' was among the winners of Reagan's 1986 Tax Reform Act. The Art Newspaper. 9 January.

Emerald lingam stolen from TN temple for second time

(India)

J Shanmughasundaram (2017). Emerald lingam stolen from TN temple for second time. The Times of India. 9 January.

Police looking for Jumla's stolen idols arrest other criminals

(Nepal)

D B Buda (2017). Police looking for Jumla's stolen idols arrest other criminals. My Republica. 7 January.

14 Chandannath idols recovered

(Nepal)

L.P. Devkota (2017). 14 Chandannath idols recovered. The Kathmandu Post. 4 January.

Facebook sleuths bring home India's stolen idols

(India)

AFP (2017). Facebook sleuths bring home India's stolen idols. The Daily Mail. 3 January.

Meet the Indian art enthusiasts who are using Facebook to bring home stolen antiquities

(India)

AFP (2017). Meet the Indian art enthusiasts who are using Facebook to bring home stolen antiquities. The Economic Times. 3 January.

Khajuraho to get back 'Parrot Lady'

(India; Canada)

Rabindra Nath Choudhury (2017). Khajuraho to get back 'Parrot Lady'. Deccan Chronicle. 3 January.

2016 saw 3 UNESCO listings, return of stolen antiquities

(India)

Manoj Pokhriyal (2017). 2016 saw 3 UNESCO listings, return of stolen antiquities. Press Trust of India. 3 January.

Bringing the gods home

(Nepal)

Saurav Karki (2017). Bringing the gods home. The Kathmandu Post. 3 January.

Thousands of pounds worth of damage caused to ancient church

(United Kingdom)

Helen Machin (2017). Thousands of pounds worth of damage caused to ancient church. Tamworth Herald. 2 January.

Thieves get bright idea to steal six priceless Islamic lanterns from Cairo's Al Refai mosque

(Egypt)

Nevine El-Aref (2017). Thieves get bright idea to steal six priceless Islamic lanterns from Cairo's Al Refai mosque. Albawaba. 2 January.

Cash, silver stolen from Ludhiana temple

(India)

TNN (2016). Cash, silver stolen from Ludhiana temple. The Times of India. 31 December.

राधा कृष्ण मंदिर हनुमान की मूर्ति चुरायी

(India)

Hanuman Idol Stolen

Live Hindustan (2016). राधा कृष्ण मंदिर हनुमान की मूर्ति चुरायी. Live Hindustan. 31 December.

PGR investiga robo de Niño Dios en iglesia de Tlaxcala

(Mexico)

PGR investigating the theft of the Baby Jesus from the church of Tlaxcala

Antonio Morán (2016). PGR investiga robo de Niño Dios en iglesia de Tlaxcala. Televisa. 31 December.

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.

Roban imagen de Niño Jesús en Iglesia de la zona uno

(Guatemala)

Sculpture of the Baby Jesus stolen from church in zone one

Grecia Ortíz (2016). Roban imagen de Niño Jesús en Iglesia de la zona uno. La Hora. 28 December.

Roban dos campanas de bronce de 500 kilos en una iglesia de Porto do Son, A Coruña

(Spain)

Two 500 kilo bronze bells stolen from the church of Porto do Son

Antena 3 (2016). Roban dos campanas de bronce de 500 kilos en una iglesia de Porto do Son, A Coruña. Antena 3. 28 December.

Obama declares Bears Ears National Monument in southern Utah

(United States of America)

Brian Maffly (2016). Obama declares Bears Ears National Monument in southern Utah. The Salt Lake Tribune. 28 December.

Statue Widely Ridiculed After Restoration Returned to Artist

(United States of America)

Sarah Cascone (2016). Statue Widely Ridiculed After Restoration Returned to Artist. ArtNet News. 28 December.

Modern fight over ancient library

(Germany)

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

Police find new lead on stolen idols from Jumla

(Nepal)

Kamal Pariyar (2016). Police find new lead on stolen idols from Jumla. My Republica. 27 December.

Una Hermandad de Guillena restituye la corona y el Niño Jesús robado para la Misa del Gallo

(Spain)

Brotherhood of Guillena restores the stolen crown and the Baby Jesus for midnight mass

F. Cabanillas (2016). Una Hermandad de Guillena restituye la corona y el Niño Jesús robado para la Misa del Gallo. Arahal Información. 27 December.

Subhash Kapoor remanded in Pazhavoor idol theft case

(India)

Pon Vasanth Arunchalam (2016). Subhash Kapoor remanded in Pazhavoor idol theft case. The Hindu. 27 December.

Indore: Theft at a temple at Subhash Chowk

(India)

TNN (2016). Indore: Theft at a temple at Subhash Chowk. The Times of India. 26 December.

Ancient idols of gods under serious threat in Nepal

(Nepal)

Deepak Kharel (2016). Ancient idols of gods under serious threat in Nepal. My Republica. 26 December.

Pratyangira idol and two other artefacts back in India

(India; Australia)

TNN (2016). Pratyangira idol and two other artefacts back in India. The Times of India. 26 December.

Web of smugglers linked to New York art gallery

(United States of America; India)

T.K. Rohit (2016). Web of smugglers linked to New York art gallery. The Hindu. 24 December.

Angkorian Artifact Dealer Arrested in New York

(United States of America; Cambodia)

Ben Paviour (2016). Angkorian Artifact Dealer Arrested in New York. The Cambodia Daily. 23 December.

Art dealer Nancy Wiener who sold stolen Buddha to NGA arrested

(United States of America; India; Cambodia; Australia)

Michaela Boland (2016). Art dealer Nancy Wiener who sold stolen Buddha to NGA arrested. The Australian. 22 December.

London church to be reunited with stolen 16th-century carving

(United Kingdom; Belgium)

Dalya Alberge (2016). London church to be reunited with stolen 16th-century carving. The Guardian. 21 December.

New York Art Dealer Charged With Trafficking Illegal Antiquities

(United States of America; India; Cambodia; Australia)

Lisa Bannon (2016). New York Art Dealer Charged With Trafficking Illegal Antiquities. The Wall Street Journal. 21 December.

Prominent Antiquities Dealer Accused of Selling Stolen Artifacts

(United States of America; India; Australia; Cambodia)

Tom Mashberg (2016). Prominent Antiquities Dealer Accused of Selling Stolen Artifacts. The New York Times. 21 December.

A Master Work, the Ghent Altarpiece, Reawakens Stroke by Stroke

(Netherlands)

Milan Schreuer (2016). A Master Work, the Ghent Altarpiece, Reawakens Stroke by Stroke. The New York Times. 19 December.

Roban arte sacro en iglesia del Barrio de "Jesús" de Acajete

(Mexico)

Sacred art stole from church in the Jesús neighbourhood of Acejete

Carmen Flores (2016). Roban arte sacro en iglesia del Barrio de "Jesús" de Acajete. El Sol de Puebla. 19 December.

Two criminals held for damaging Jain Tirthankar's idol

(India)

The Times of India (2016). Two criminals held for damaging Jain Tirthankar's idol. The Times of India. 18 December.

Jain idol found broken in Rajgir temple

(India)

TNN (2016). Jain idol found broken in Rajgir temple. The Times of India. 18 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.

Mali declares archaeological emergency

(Mali)

FT (2016). Mali declares archaeological emergency. Financial Times. 14 December.

Police crack temple theft case, two held

(India)

CT Bureau (2016). Police crack temple theft case, two held. City Today. 13 December.

New Exhibition Shows Poland Using Jewish Gravestones to Build Walls, Sidewalks, Playgrounds

(Poland; United States of America)

JNi.Media (2016). New Exhibition Shows Poland Using Jewish Gravestones to Build Walls, Sidewalks, Playgrounds. The Jewish Press. 13 December.

सुपौल: मंदिर से अष्टधातु की बहुमूल्य मूर्तियां चुरा ले गए चोर

(India)

Theft in Ramjanki temple in Supaul, three valuable sculptures stolen

Live Hindustan (2016). सुपौल: मंदिर से अष्टधातु की बहुमूल्य मूर्तियां चुरा ले गए चोर. Live Hindustan. 13 December.

Not allowed to pray, man steals Shivalinga

(India)

TNN (2016). Not allowed to pray, man steals Shivalinga. The Times of India. 13 December.

Filipino photographer's pagoda shoot prompts Facebook fury

(Myanmar)

Ei Ei Thu (2016). Filipino photographer's pagoda shoot prompts Facebook fury. Mayanmar Times. 13 December.

Piden a ladrones que devuelvan cuadro religioso

(El Salvador)

Thieves asked to return religious painting

Fátima Membreño (2016). Piden a ladrones que devuelvan cuadro religioso. La Prensa Grafica. 9 December.

Criminal network involved in idol smuggling unearthed

(India)

The Hindu (2016). Criminal network involved in idol smuggling unearthed. The Hindu. 9 December.

Lax security makes protected temples easy targets for thieves

(India)

Arun Devl (2016). Lax security makes protected temples easy targets for thieves. The Times of India. 8 December.

Theft of manuscript of Holy Quran

(India)

D. A. Rashid (2016). Theft of manuscript of Holy Quran. Greater Kashmir. 7 December.

Shashi Tharoor's Delhi home burgled, copper Gandhi glasses gifted by PM Modi stolen

(India)

Mahender Singh Manral (2016). Shashi Tharoor's Delhi home burgled, copper Gandhi glasses gifted by PM Modi stolen. The Indian Express. 7 December.

Stolen Buddhist painting to be returned to Korea

(South Korea)

Sang-Un Kim (2016). Stolen Buddhist painting to be returned to Korea. The Dong-A Ilbo. 7 December.

Virgin Mary stolen from Helensville church

(New Zealand)

Danielle Clent (2016). Virgin Mary stolen from Helensville church. Stuff.co.nz. 6 December.

Idol thieves' gang busted, two arrested in Bhagalpur

(India)

TNN (2016). Idol thieves' gang busted, two arrested in Bhagalpur. The Times of India. 6 December.

Abren un boquete en la puerta de la capilla de San Antón, en Cedeira, para robar el cepillo

(Spain)

Hole opened in the door of the chapel of San Anton in Cedeira to rob the chapel

Ana F. Cuba (2016). Abren un boquete en la puerta de la capilla de San Antón, en Cedeira, para robar el cepillo. La Voz de Galicia. 6 December.

Pearce Leads Effort To Protect Tribal Artifacts

(United States of America)

Office of Rep. Steve Pearce (2016). Pearce Leads Effort To Protect Tribal Artifacts. KRWG. 6 December.

Sacred Sites And Treaty Rights – The Dakota Access Backstory

(United States of America)

Dan Kraker (2016). Sacred Sites And Treaty Rights – The Dakota Access Backstory. Inside Energy. 6 December.

'Stolen' Dattatreya idol found in wardrobe inside the temple

(Nepal)

My Republica (2016). 'Stolen' Dattatreya idol found in wardrobe inside the temple. My Republica. 5 December.

Preservation of archaeological sites promotes tourism

(Pakistan)

APP (2016). Preservation of archaeological sites promotes tourism. The Nation. 5 December.

La Policía detiene a los presuntos autores del robo en la iglesia y la rectoral de Cea

(Spain)

Police arrested suspects in the robbery of the church and rectory of Cea

Faro de Vigo (2016). La Policía detiene a los presuntos autores del robo en la iglesia y la rectoral de Cea. Faro de Vigo. 5 December.

Man guilty of stealing Chester Cathedral's Greek Lazarus painting

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2016). Man guilty of stealing Chester Cathedral's Greek Lazarus painting. BBC News. 5 December.

Aboriginal art depicting Wandjina figure that sparked aliens theory to be reclaimed by traditional owners

(Australia)

Erin Parke (2016). Aboriginal art depicting Wandjina figure that sparked aliens theory to be reclaimed by traditional owners. ABC Australia. 4 December.

Four precious idols stolen from temple

(India)

Press Trust of India (2016). Four precious idols stolen from temple. Business Standard. 4 December.

Chandannath Temple Guthi committee, priest suspended

(Nepal)

DB Buda (2016). Chandannath Temple Guthi committee, priest suspended. My Republica. 3 December.

Arrests confirm more thefts in NGA collection

(Australia; India)

Michaela Boland (2016). Arrests confirm more thefts in NGA collection. The Australian. 2 December.

Man 'stole' Chester Cathedral's Greek Lazarus painting

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2016). Man 'stole' Chester Cathedral's Greek Lazarus painting. BBC News. 30 November.

Man accused of stealing Chester Cathedral icon stands trial

(United Kingdom)

Frances Barrett (2016). Man accused of stealing Chester Cathedral icon stands trial. The Chester Chronicle. 30 November.

2 Nepalese henchmen of idol racket kingpin held

(India; Nepal)

Express News Service (2016). 2 Nepalese henchmen of idol racket kingpin held. The New Indian Express. 30 November.

Harn Museum turns over sculpture bought from alleged smuggler

(India; United States of America)

Paige Fry (2016). Harn Museum turns over sculpture bought from alleged smuggler. Alligator. 30 November.

ICE HSI, Tamil Nadu Police arrest major India-based artifact smugglers

(India; Nepal; United States of America)

ICE (2016). ICE HSI, Tamil Nadu Police arrest major India-based artifact smugglers. ICE. 30 November.

Debate over whether Afghanistan's Buddhas should be reconstructed

(Afghanistan)

Sky News (2016). Debate over whether Afghanistan's Buddhas should be reconstructed. Sky News. 30 November.

Khalanga shut for third day over temple robbery

(Nepal)

The Kathmandu Post (2016). Khalanga shut for third day over temple robbery. The Kathmandu Post. 30 November.

4 idols stolen from TN temple seized, man, son arrested

(India)

TNN (2016). 4 idols stolen from TN temple seized, man, son arrested. The Times of India. 30 November.

Nalanda cops recover 3 stolen idols, arrest 1

(India)

TNN (2016). Nalanda cops recover 3 stolen idols, arrest 1. The Times of India. 30 November.

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.

Onus on govt to trace idols of Thanjai temple

(India)

Express News Service (2016). Onus on govt to trace idols of Thanjai temple. The New Indian Express. 29 November.

Roban una reliquia del siglo XVI del Museo de Arte Sacro y la entregan a la Policía Local

(Spain)

Sixteenth century relic stolen from the Museum of Sacred Art and deliver to Local Police

David Gonzalez (2016). Roban una reliquia del siglo XVI del Museo de Arte Sacro y la entregan a la Policía Local. El Correo. 29 November.

कैला माता मंदिर से चुराया था सोने का त्रिशूल, पकड़े गए तीन चोर

(India)

Trident of gold stolen from the Kaila mata temple, three thieves caught

Khaskhabar (2016). कैला माता मंदिर से चुराया था सोने का त्रिशूल, पकड़े गए तीन चोर. Khaskhabar. 29 November.

Signs Of Hope: Ancient Relics Found In Monastery Destroyed By ISIS

(Syria)

Carey Lodge (2016). Signs Of Hope: Ancient Relics Found In Monastery Destroyed By ISIS. Christian Today. 29 November.

రాచకొండ సీతారామ స్వామి ఆలయంలో చోరీ

(India)

Idols theft at Racha Konda Seetaramaswamy Temple

Namasthetelangaana (2016). రాచకొండ సీతారామ స్వామి ఆలయంలో చోరీ. Namasthetelangaana. 29 November.

HC rejects plea to recover Raja Raja Cholan statue

(India)

The Hindu (2016). HC rejects plea to recover Raja Raja Cholan statue. The Hindu. 29 November.

Chandannath temple robbery: Jumla headquarters shut from past 3 days

(Nepal)

The Kathmandu Post (2016). Chandannath temple robbery: Jumla headquarters shut from past 3 days. The Kathmandu Post. 29 November.

28 idols stolen from Chandannath Temple overnight

(Nepal)

D B Buda (2016). 28 idols stolen from Chandannath Temple overnight. My Republica. 28 November.

28 ancient idols stolen from Chandannath

(Nepal)

LP Devkota (2016). 28 ancient idols stolen from Chandannath. The Kathmandu Post. 28 November.

Madras High Court dismisses PIL for retrieval of ancient idols

(India)

Press Trust of India (2016). Madras High Court dismisses PIL for retrieval of ancient idols. The Indian Express. 28 November.

16 idols stolen from Jumla's Chandannath temple

(Nepal)

The Kathmandu Post (2016). 16 idols stolen from Jumla's Chandannath temple. The Kathmandu Post. 27 November.

కోటప్పకొండపై నంది విగ్రహం అపహరణ... ఎందుకో తెలుసా...?

(India)

Nandi idol theft from Kotappa Konda Temple in Guntur District

Webdunia (2016). కోటప్పకొండపై నంది విగ్రహం అపహరణ... ఎందుకో తెలుసా...?. Webdunia. 26 November.

Huella de zapato delata a ladrones de corona de Virgen de Altagracia

(Venezuela)

Footprint of shoe betrays crown robbers of Virgen de Altagracia

Jesus Rivero (2016). Huella de zapato delata a ladrones de corona de Virgen de Altagracia. Panorama. 24 November.

Ten incidents of stolen relics strike Shanxi

(China)

Xu Shanshan (2016). Ten incidents of stolen relics strike Shanxi. ECNS. 23 November.

मंदिर से भगवान महावीर की 500 साल पुरानी मूर्ति चोरी, अष्टधातु की 11 अन्य चीजें भी गायब

(India)

500 Year Old Statues Stolen From The Temple

Patrika (2016). मंदिर से भगवान महावीर की 500 साल पुरानी मूर्ति चोरी, अष्टधातु की 11 अन्य चीजें भी गायब. Rajasthan Patrika. 23 November.

Retienen a hombre que intentó robar medalla a virgen en iglesia

(Mexico)

Man tried to steal a virgin's medal in church

Emilio Fernandez (2016). Retienen a hombre que intentó robar medalla a virgen en iglesia. El Universal. 23 November.

Idol thief hires 5 in jail to snatch chains

(India)

TNN (2016). Idol thief hires 5 in jail to snatch chains. The Times of India. 23 November.

Roban la corona de la Virgen de Altagracia en Los Puertos

(Venezuela)

Crown of the Virgin of Altagracia in Los Puertos stolen

Noticia al dia (2016). Roban la corona de la Virgen de Altagracia en Los Puertos. Noticia al dia. 21 November.

Roban arte sacro a 26 iglesias cada semana en México: Diputada

(Mexico)

Bajo Palabra (2016). Roban arte sacro a 26 iglesias cada semana en México: Diputada. Bajo Palabra. 21 November.

Veracruz entre los estado con mayor saquen de arte sacro

(Mexico)

Veracruz between the states with the greatest sac of sacred art

Veracruzanos (2016). Veracruz entre los estado con mayor saquen de arte sacro. Veracruzanos. 21 November.

Trente ans aprés, le dénouement d'un vol rocambolesque d'albâtres précieux?

(France)

Thirty years later, the denouement of a fantastic flight of precious alabaster?

Le Point (2016). Trente ans aprés, le dénouement d'un vol rocambolesque d'albâtres précieux?. Le Point. 18 November.

Stealing Hosts for anti-Catholic art? Not illegal, Spanish judge says

(Spain)

CNA (2016). Stealing Hosts for anti-Catholic art? Not illegal, Spanish judge says. Catholic News Agency. 16 November.

Why retrieved antiquities should be sent back to place of origin

(India)

Sanjeev Sanyal (2016). Why retrieved antiquities should be sent back to place of origin. Hindustan Times. 16 November.

Stolen Indian idols to be brought to National Museum from Australia

(India; Australia)

The Times of India (2016). Stolen Indian idols to be brought to National Museum from Australia. The Times of India. 16 November.

Iraqi forces take Nimrud from IS: why are its artefacts so significant?

(Iraq)

SBS (2016). Iraqi forces take Nimrud from IS: why are its artefacts so significant?. SBS. 14 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.

Tourists disappointed on not finding antique idols in Baijnath temples

(India)

Seema Sharmal (2016). Tourists disappointed on not finding antique idols in Baijnath temples. The Times of India. 13 November.

Silver artefact stolen from Karave temple

(India)

George Mendonca (2016). Silver artefact stolen from Karave temple. The Times of India. 12 November.

'Gospel of Jesus' Wife' Researcher Says Frenzy Distracts from Larger Issues

(United States of America)

Bonnie K. Bennett (2016). 'Gospel of Jesus' Wife' Researcher Says Frenzy Distracts from Larger Issues. The Harvard Crimson. 10 November.

Recuperados el sagrario y el copón sustraídos de la iglesia de Polloe

(Spain)

Tabernacle and ciborium stolen from Polloe church recovered

El Diario Vasco (2016). Recuperados el sagrario y el copón sustraídos de la iglesia de Polloe. El Diario Vasco. 10 November.

Roban dos tallas de los siglos XVI y XVIII en la iglesia de Villaldavín

(Spain)

Carved sculptures from the 16th and 18th centuries stolen from the church of Villaldavín

El Norte de Castilla (2016). Roban dos tallas de los siglos XVI y XVIII en la iglesia de Villaldavín. El Norte de Castilla. 8 November.

Dutch court reportedly issues notice to collector of mummified statue

(China; Netherlands)

Li Yan (2016). Dutch court reportedly issues notice to collector of mummified statue. ECNS. 8 November.

Donation boxes, ornaments stolen from temple near Lonavla

(India)

The Times of India (2016). Donation boxes, ornaments stolen from temple near Lonavla. The Times of India. 8 November.

जैन मंदिर से चोरी हुईं 500 साल पुरानी मूर्तियां बरामद, दो बदमाश गिरफ्तार

(India)

500-year old sculptures stolen from Jain Temple recovered

Dainik Bhaskar (2016). जैन मंदिर से चोरी हुईं 500 साल पुरानी मूर्तियां बरामद, दो बदमाश गिरफ्तार. Dainik Bhaskar. 8 November.

Savina Jain Temple theft case solved, Culprits nabbed

(India)

Udaipur Times (2016). Savina Jain Temple theft case solved, Culprits nabbed. Udaipur Times. 8 November.

Minister vows tough control on cultural heritage after fire damages ancient Vardzia frescos

(Georgia)

Agenda News (2016). Minister vows tough control on cultural heritage after fire damages ancient Vardzia frescos. Agenda News. 7 November.

बालाजी धाम मंदिर से चांदी के छत्र के साथ 7 मुकुट चोरी

(India)

Silver crown and parasol stolen from Balaji Dham temple

Hindustan Hindi News (2016). बालाजी धाम मंदिर से चांदी के छत्र के साथ 7 मुकुट चोरी. Hindustan Hindi News. 7 November.

Historic painting looted from church in Italy destroyed by earthquake

(Italy)

Allen Cone (2016). Historic painting looted from church in Italy destroyed by earthquake. UPI. 7 November.

Temple theft: Cops recover crown, arrest 3

(India)

TNN (2016). Temple theft: Cops recover crown, arrest 3. The Times of India. 7 November.

Iconic Buddha in Swat valley restored after nine years when Taliban defaced it

(Pakistan)

Fazal Khaliq (2016). Iconic Buddha in Swat valley restored after nine years when Taliban defaced it. Dawn. 7 November.

'Lead Sea Scrolls' row reopened

(Jordan)

Richard Brooks (2016). 'Lead Sea Scrolls' row reopened. The Sunday Times. 6 November.

Police Search For Man Who Stole Scepter, Other Items From Brooklyn Church

(United States of America)

CBS (2016). Police Search For Man Who Stole Scepter, Other Items From Brooklyn Church. CBS. 6 November.

A temple in the heart of Capital remains in ruins

(Nepal)

Anup Ojha (2016). A temple in the heart of Capital remains in ruins. The Kathmandu Post. 6 November.

Palestinians make a play for Dead Sea Scrolls at UNESCO

(Israel; Palestine)

Tovah Lazaroff (2016). Palestinians make a play for Dead Sea Scrolls at UNESCO. The Jerusalem Post. 6 November.

Lakshmi idol recovered from mosque in Bangladesh, another temple torched

(Bangladesh)

IANS (2016). Lakshmi idol recovered from mosque in Bangladesh, another temple torched. Business Standard. 5 November.

Obras de arte en 'busca y captura'

(Spain)

Works of art in 'search and capture'

Carlos Fonesca (2016). Obras de arte en 'busca y captura'. Voz Populi. 5 November.

Se robaron tres coronas de la Virgen

(Venezuela)

Three crowns of the Virgin stolen

El Tiempo (2016). Se robaron tres coronas de la Virgen. El Tiempo. 4 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.

Gold ornaments of Kali idol stolen in Ctg

(Bangladesh)

FM Mizanur Rahaman (2016). Gold ornaments of Kali idol stolen in Ctg. Dhaka Tribune. 3 November.

Cops seize stolen Salt Lake idol on its way to Chandernagore

(India)

Tamaghna Banerjee (2016). Cops seize stolen Salt Lake idol on its way to Chandernagore. The Times of India. 1 November.

Idol wing police to seek French assistance in probe

(India)

R. Sivaraman (2016). Idol wing police to seek French assistance in probe. The Hindu. 1 November.

Crown worth 4 Lakh stolen in Bagulamukhi temple

(India)

TNN (2016). Crown worth 4 Lakh stolen in Bagulamukhi temple. The Times of India. 29 October.

Idol smuggler's grandson in DRI net, antiques seized

(India)

Express News Service (2016). Idol smuggler's grandson in DRI net, antiques seized. The New Indian Express. 28 October.

Pondy art galleries under scanner after idol theft

(India)

Bosco Dominique (2016). Pondy art galleries under scanner after idol theft. The Times of India. 28 October.

पाकुड़ में चौथी बार एक ही मंदिर में हुई चोरी, चुराए मां काली के गहने

(India)

Thieves steal ornames of idol in Pakur

Live Hindustan (2016). पाकुड़ में चौथी बार एक ही मंदिर में हुई चोरी, चुराए मां काली के गहने. Live Hindustan. 27 October.

Smuggling racket busted, 11 idols seized

(India)

S Prasad (2016). Smuggling racket busted, 11 idols seized. The Hindu. 27 October.

Idol smuggler held, eleven panchaloha idols recovered

(India)

TNN (2016). Idol smuggler held, eleven panchaloha idols recovered. The Times of India. 27 October.

Temple doors found open but all valuables intact

(India)

TNN (2016). Temple doors found open but all valuables intact. The Times of India. 27 October.

A goodwill gesture: India loans ancient statue to Bhutan

(Bhutan; India)

Gargi Gupta (2016). A goodwill gesture: India loans ancient statue to Bhutan. DNA. 27 October.

Smuggler's aide held in idol theft case

(India)

The Hindu (2016). Smuggler's aide held in idol theft case. The Hindu. 26 October.

Thieves steal idols, jewels from 3 temples

(India)

TNN (2016). Thieves steal idols, jewels from 3 temples. The Times of India. 26 October.

Ancient idols worth Rs 50 crore seized, 1 held

(India)

Web India 123 (2016). Ancient idols worth Rs 50 crore seized, 1 held. Web India 123. 26 October.

Theft at Savina Jain Temple, Precious idols stolen

(India)

Udaipur Times (2016). Theft at Savina Jain Temple, Precious idols stolen. Udaipur Times. 25 October.

Italian Preservationists Save 900 Artworks From the Ruins of Earthquake-Struck Amatrice

(Italy)

Danny Lewis (2016). Italian Preservationists Save 900 Artworks From the Ruins of Earthquake-Struck Amatrice. Smithsonian. 25 October.

Culture Held Captive—Tribal Members Want Patrimony Returned

(United States of America)

Stephanie Woodard (2016). Culture Held Captive—Tribal Members Want Patrimony Returned. Indian Country Today. 24 October.

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.

'Destroying damaged ancient sculptures a crime'

(India)

TNN (2016). 'Destroying damaged ancient sculptures a crime'. The Times of India. 24 October.

Stolen Jesus head returned to Sudbury church

(Canada)

Inside Ottawa Valley (2016). Stolen Jesus head returned to Sudbury church. Inside Ottawa Valley. 23 October.

Baby Jesus statue in Canada turns heads with artists' 'shocking' restoration

(Canada)

Ashifa Kassam (2016). Baby Jesus statue in Canada turns heads with artists' 'shocking' restoration. The Guardian. 20 October.

Israel's antiquities chief compares UNESCO to Islamic State

(Israel; Palestine)

Ilan Ben Zion (2016). Israel's antiquities chief compares UNESCO to Islamic State. The Times of Israel. 20 October.

Four sent to judicial custody for stealing 4-century-old Buddha idols

(Nepal)

The Himalayan Times (2016). Four sent to judicial custody for stealing 4-century-old Buddha idols. The Himalayan Times. 19 October.

Udall Leads Senate Hearing On Action To Prevent Theft, Illegal Possession, Sale Of Tribal Cultural Items

(United States of America)

Chris Clark (2016). Udall Leads Senate Hearing On Action To Prevent Theft, Illegal Possession, Sale Of Tribal Cultural Items. Los Alamos Daily Post. 19 October.

Loopholes in U.S. Laws Allow Trafficking in Sacred Tribal Artifacts

(United States of America)

Mary Hudez (2016). Loopholes in U.S. Laws Allow Trafficking in Sacred Tribal Artifacts. AllGov. 19 October.

Arrested men smuggled many idols out of TN: Police

(India)

TNN (2016). Arrested men smuggled many idols out of TN: Police. The Times of India. 19 October.

Police arrest five for theft at Kateel temple priest's house

(India)

Deccan Herald (2016). Police arrest five for theft at Kateel temple priest's house. Deccan Herald. 18 October.

Idol case: Four arrested in Ramanathapuram

(India)

The Hindu (2016). Idol case: Four arrested in Ramanathapuram. The Hindu. 18 October.

U.S. Senators are pushing for Native American Artifact legislation

(United States of America)

Justin Matthews (2016). U.S. Senators are pushing for Native American Artifact legislation. KOAT. 18 October.

Why India Must Counter The Heritage Plunder

(India)

Creative India (2016). Why India Must Counter The Heritage Plunder. Swarajya. 18 October.

Roban ornamentos religiosos y joyas en la iglesia de Santa María en Ocaña

(Spain)

Religious ornaments and jewellery stolen from the church of Santa María in Ocaña

ABC España (2016). Roban ornamentos religiosos y joyas en la iglesia de Santa María en Ocaña. ABC España. 18 October.

Police crack 4-yr-old temple theft case, 2 held

(India)

TNN (2016). Police crack 4-yr-old temple theft case, 2 held. The Times of India. 17 October.

AGNSW's Indian sculptures feared stolen

(Australia; India)

Michaela Boland (2016). AGNSW's Indian sculptures feared stolen. The Australian. 17 October.

Maninag temple heist: Stolen jewellery found

(India)

Orissa Post (2016). Maninag temple heist: Stolen jewellery found. Orissa Post. 16 October.

Mystery shrouds emerald lingam robbery

(India)

Ajay Kanth (2016). Mystery shrouds emerald lingam robbery. The New Indian Express. 15 October.

Reclaiming our Gods: Why India must reverse the plunder of its artistic heritage

(India)

S. Vijay Kumar (2016). Reclaiming our Gods: Why India must reverse the plunder of its artistic heritage. DNA. 15 October.

Why has idol theft been neglected?

(India)

Donna Yates (2016). Why has idol theft been neglected?. DNA. 15 October.

Roban campana a templo católico en Santiago

(Dominican Republic)

Bell stolen from Catholic church in Santiago

Ricardo Rodríguez Rosa (2016). Roban campana a templo católico en Santiago. Diario Digital. 14 October.

Friday essay: war crimes and the many threats to cultural heritag

(Mali)

Ian Lilley (2016). Friday essay: war crimes and the many threats to cultural heritag. The Conversation. 14 October.

Why thieves have and continue to walk away with India's antiques

(India)

Gargi Gupta (2016). Why thieves have and continue to walk away with India's antiques. DNA. 14 October.

Roban la campana de la iglesia de Quintana del Pino

(Spain)

Loreto Velázquez (2016). Roban la campana de la iglesia de Quintana del Pino. El Correo De Burgos. 14 October.

Explainer: The NGA looted antiquities scandal

(Australia; India)

The Australian (2016). Explainer: The NGA looted antiquities scandal. The Australian. 14 October.

Trafficking is neglected because people associate antiquities with Egypt, Greece, Rome. Only recently India

(India)

Donna Yates (2016). Trafficking is neglected because people associate antiquities with Egypt, Greece, Rome. Only recently India. DNA. 14 October.

Suman ocho robos a iglesias de la región de Tecamachalco

(Mexico)

Eight robberies in churches in the region of Tecamachalco

Javier Rodríguez (2016). Suman ocho robos a iglesias de la región de Tecamachalco. Diario Cambio. 13 October.

Roban arte sacro en Tecamachalco

(Mexico)

Sacred art stolen in Tecamachalco

José Sánchez (2016). Roban arte sacro en Tecamachalco. El Popular. 12 October.

Emerald lingam missing from TN temple locker

(India)

TNN (2016). Emerald lingam missing from TN temple locker. The Times of India. 12 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.

Buddha stolen from Me So Pagoda returned

(Vietnam)

Vietnam Net (2016). Buddha stolen from Me So Pagoda returned. Vietnam Net. 10 October.

Heritage crimes: Let's get our past back

(India)

Anuraag Saxena (2016). Heritage crimes: Let's get our past back. Sunday Guardian Live. 9 October.

Temple politics in Kullu

(India)

Dipender Manta (2016). Temple politics in Kullu. The Tribune. 9 October.

Thieves target Khermai temple, decamp with jewellery worth 1.5 lakh

(India)

The Hitavada (2016). Thieves target Khermai temple, decamp with jewellery worth 1.5 lakh. The Hitavada. 8 October.

"La corona ya no está en Tabasco"

(Mexico)

"The Crown is not in Tabasco"

José Vázquez (2016). "La corona ya no está en Tabasco". Tabasco Hoy. 7 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.

Debate simmers over name of Devils Tower monument in Wyoming

(United States of America)

Bob Moen (2016). Debate simmers over name of Devils Tower monument in Wyoming. Casper Star Tribune. 7 October.

Damaged Bagan Temples Under Detailed Assessment

(Myanmar)

Tin Htet Paing (2016). Damaged Bagan Temples Under Detailed Assessment. The Irrawaddy. 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.

Statue stolen from ancient pagoda

(Vietnam)

Vietnam Net (2016). Statue stolen from ancient pagoda. Vietnam Net. 4 October.

Heritage for sale: Stop the loot of India's past

(India)

Anuraag Saxena (2016). Heritage for sale: Stop the loot of India's past. Sunday Guardian Live. 4 October.

Idols, donation box stolen from Jain temple in Mumbai

(India)

Anurag Kamble (2016). Idols, donation box stolen from Jain temple in Mumbai. Mid-day. 4 October.

Cultural ownership and responsibility is not just a fad

(Australia)

Esther Anatolitis (2016). Cultural ownership and responsibility is not just a fad. Eureka Street. 3 October.

India needs to bring heritage-criminals to justice

(India)

Anuraag Saxena (2016). India needs to bring heritage-criminals to justice. Sunday Guardian Live. 3 October.

Art detectives track down stolen 12th-century Indian sculpture

(India; United Kingdom)

Richard Morris (2016). Art detectives track down stolen 12th-century Indian sculpture. India GB News. 3 October.

Congress Condemns Trafficking of Native American Objects

(United States of America)

Laura Morales (2016). Congress Condemns Trafficking of Native American Objects. Arizona Public Media. 3 October.

Four Panchaloha idols stolen from temple

(India)

Web India 123 (2016). Four Panchaloha idols stolen from temple. Web India 123. 1 October.

Es un sacrilegio: Diócesis

(Mexico)

Crystyan Vinagre (2016). Es un sacrilegio: Diócesis. Tabasco Hoy. 1 October.

Five stolen Tamil Nadu idols in Oz on radar for return

(Australia; India)

Yogesh Kabirdoss (2016). Five stolen Tamil Nadu idols in Oz on radar for return. The Times of India. 1 October.

India takes possession of stolen 12th-century Brahma sculpture

(Australia; India)

Eastern Eye (2016). India takes possession of stolen 12th-century Brahma sculpture. Eastern Eye. 1 October.

Spanish thieves find easy source of loot: unprotected churches

(Spain)

Jordi Pérez Colomé (2016). Spanish thieves find easy source of loot: unprotected churches. El País. 30 September.

Se roban una virgen en municipio de Ocotepeque

(Honduras)

Virgin stolen from the municipality of Ocotepeque

Ariel Trigueros (2016). Se roban una virgen en municipio de Ocotepeque. Tiempo. 30 September.

When Art Thieves Target Treasures In Churches

(Germany)

Tobias Heimbach (2016). When Art Thieves Target Treasures In Churches. World Crunch. 30 September.

Roban corona de Virgen de la Asunción

(Mexico)

Crown of the Virgen de la Asunción stolen

Leobardo Pérez Marín (2016). Roban corona de Virgen de la Asunción. El Universal. 30 September.

Russian collector repatriates 17th-century icon to Yaroslavl church

(Russia; Italy)

Sophia Kishkovsky (2016). Russian collector repatriates 17th-century icon to Yaroslavl church. The Art Newspaper. 30 September.

Temple looted

(India)

The Hindu (2016). Temple looted. The Hindu. 29 September.

Theft in Hebri temple

(India)

The Hindu (2016). Theft in Hebri temple. The Hindu. 29 September.

Feds 'Paying a Lot of Attention' to International Repatriations; Is It Enough?

(United States of America)

Kim Baca (2016). Feds 'Paying a Lot of Attention' to International Repatriations; Is It Enough?. Indian Country Today. 28 September.

Una carta anónima desvela el robo de cuatro campanas en la Casa del Chavo

(Spain)

An anonymous letter reveals the theft of four bells from the Casa del Chavo C

Javier Martínez (2016). Una carta anónima desvela el robo de cuatro campanas en la Casa del Chavo. Las Provincias. 27 September.

Un tapiz robado multiplica por diez su precio tras 'perder' el nombre

(Spain)

A stolen tapestry that's price multiplied by ten after 'losing' its name.

Eduardo Bayona (2016). Un tapiz robado multiplica por diez su precio tras 'perder' el nombre. Publico. 25 September.

Roban campana en Huichapan

(Mexico)

Bell stolen in Huichapan

El Sol de Hidalgo (2016). Roban campana en Huichapan. El Sol de Hidalgo. 25 September.

The ghost of Vaman Ghiya is rising

(India; United Kingdom)

Vijay Kumar (2016). The ghost of Vaman Ghiya is rising. DNA. 24 September.

Art of the past

(Pakistan)

Zainab Fakhar (2016). Art of the past. Pakistan Today. 24 September.

Theft of Aurangzeb-era Quran: HC orders CBI prob

(India)

M. A. Parray (2016). Theft of Aurangzeb-era Quran: HC orders CBI prob. Kashmir Reader. 22 September.

Youth arrested for thefts in 8 temples

(India)

TNN (2016). Youth arrested for thefts in 8 temples. The Times of India. 21 September.

Buddha statue theft from temple treated as hate crime

(United Kingdom)

Jenny Thomson (2016). Buddha statue theft from temple treated as hate crime. STV. 20 September.

City cops nab gang involved in 13 temple thefts in Karnataka

(India)

Nishikant Karlikar (2016). City cops nab gang involved in 13 temple thefts in Karnataka. The Times of India. 16 September.

Preventing the plunder of Asean's heritage

(Cambodia; Thailand; Myanmar)

Curtis S. Chin (2016). Preventing the plunder of Asean's heritage. The Straits Times. 16 September.

Se salvó gran parte de obras de arte más importantes de San Sebastián

(Peru)

Large portion of the most important works of art of San Sebastián saved.

Andina (2016). Se salvó gran parte de obras de arte más importantes de San Sebastián. Andina. 16 September.

Sector Cultura adopta medidas urgentes tras incendio en iglesia de San Sebastián

(Peru)

Cultural sector adopts emergency measures after the fire in the San Sebastián church

Radio Nacional (2016). Sector Cultura adopta medidas urgentes tras incendio en iglesia de San Sebastián. Radio Nacional. 16 September.

5 members of gang involved in temple thefts in Karnataka held

(India)

Press Trust of India (2016). 5 members of gang involved in temple thefts in Karnataka held. India Today. 15 September.

An 18th-Century Temple Buddha Painting Returns to Korea after an Epic Journey

(South Korea)

Alexxa Gotthardt (2016). An 18th-Century Temple Buddha Painting Returns to Korea after an Epic Journey. Artsy. 15 September.

Yobs 'mindlessly' smash historic stained-glass window in 12th-century Rye church

(United Kingdom)

Adrian Imms (2016). Yobs 'mindlessly' smash historic stained-glass window in 12th-century Rye church. The Argus. 15 September.

Bring back vigango to their rightful locations

(Kenya)

Nancy Jumwa Ngowa (2016). Bring back vigango to their rightful locations. Daily Nation. 14 September.

Roban medallas de la Virgen en la iglesia de Zumpango

(Mexico)

Medals of the Virgin of the church of Zumpango robbed

El Siglo de Torreón (2016). Roban medallas de la Virgen en la iglesia de Zumpango. El Siglo de Torreón. 14 September.

B.C. allocates $2 million for First Nations repatriation efforts

(Canada)

CBC (2016). B.C. allocates $2 million for First Nations repatriation efforts. CBC. 13 September.

Vandals daub bizarre message on cathedral's 900 year old walls

(United Kingdom)

The Plymouth Herald (2016). Vandals daub bizarre message on cathedral's 900 year old walls. The Plymouth Herald. 13 September.

Rani Pokhari reconstruction to resume this week

(Nepal)

The Kathmandu Post (2016). Rani Pokhari reconstruction to resume this week. The Kathmandu Post. 12 September.

Robo de figuras religiosas: PDI da consejos para facilitar la búsqueda de piezas valiosas

(Chile)

Theft of religious statues: PDI gives suggestions to help facilitate the locating of valuable pieces

Lilian Olivares (2016). Robo de figuras religiosas: PDI da consejos para facilitar la búsqueda de piezas valiosas. Economía y Negocios. 11 September.

25 kilo laddu stolen from Ganesh pandal

(India)

Mahesh Buddil (2016). 25 kilo laddu stolen from Ganesh pandal. The Times of India. 10 September.

Thieves break into temple, steal antiques worth crores

(India)

TNN (2016). Thieves break into temple, steal antiques worth crores. The Times of India. 10 September.

Raghunath Trust to strengthen security & management shrine: CM

(India)

M. L. Verma (2016). Raghunath Trust to strengthen security & management shrine: CM. Himvani. 9 September.

US Judge Approves Warrant for Acoma Shield Listed for Sale by Paris Auction House

(United States of America; France)

Allison Meier (2016). US Judge Approves Warrant for Acoma Shield Listed for Sale by Paris Auction House. Hyperallergic. 7 September.

15 ancient pagodas in Bagan suffer severe damage

(Myanmar)

Eleven (2016). 15 ancient pagodas in Bagan suffer severe damage. Eleven. 6 September.

Roban copones con hostias consagradas de iglesia en Bucaramanga

(Colombia)

Cups and consecrated hosts stolen from church in Bucaramanga

Vanguardia (2016). Roban copones con hostias consagradas de iglesia en Bucaramanga. Vanguardia. 6 September.

Roban figuras religiosas desde iglesia jesuita en Calera de Tango

(Chile)

Religious statues stolen from the Jesuit church in Calera de Tango

24 Horas (2016). Roban figuras religiosas desde iglesia jesuita en Calera de Tango. 24 Horas. 4 September.

UNESCO Director-General condemns the destruction of a 9th century old mosque of Bani Matar in Yemen

(Yemen)

UNESCO (2016). UNESCO Director-General condemns the destruction of a 9th century old mosque of Bani Matar in Yemen. Malaysia Sun. 4 September.

Santa Fe art dealer, Harvard reach deal over book's photos

(United States of America)

Anne Constable (2016). Santa Fe art dealer, Harvard reach deal over book's photos. Santa Fe New Mexican. 4 September.

200-year-old priceless bibles returned to church after break-in

(United Kingdom)

Ben Philip (2016). 200-year-old priceless bibles returned to church after break-in. Daily Record. 3 September.

Robo frustrado de noche en la iglesia de Santa María de Laredo

(Spain)

Theft thwarted in the night at the church of Santa María de Laredo

Abel Verano (2016). Robo frustrado de noche en la iglesia de Santa María de Laredo. El Diario Montañes. 3 September.

Federal judge in Oregon standoff case rules on what evidence can be introduced at trial

(United States of America)

Maxine Bernstein (2016). Federal judge in Oregon standoff case rules on what evidence can be introduced at trial. Oregon Live. 2 September.

Mystery of the missing Mary: Police recover church's stolen statue in river

(United States of America)

Edward Damon (2016). Mystery of the missing Mary: Police recover church's stolen statue in river. Berkshire Eagle. 2 September.

Robaron la corona de la Virgen de Peña en Tartagal

(Argentina)

The crown of the Virgen de Peña stolen in Tartagal

El Tribuno (2016). Robaron la corona de la Virgen de Peña en Tartagal. El Tribuno. 1 September.

Stolen Buddhist painting to be returned from U.S.

(South Korea)

Yonhap News Agency (2016). Stolen Buddhist painting to be returned from U.S.. Yonhap News Agency. 1 September.

Roban las joyas de la Virgen en la ermita de Tiagua

(Spain)

Jewels of the Virgin of the hermitage of Tiagua stolen

La Voz de Lanzarote (2016). Roban las joyas de la Virgen en la ermita de Tiagua. La Voz de Lanzarote. 1 September.

Unesco concerned about inappropriate rebuilding of Ranipokhari

(Nepal)

The Kathmandu Post (2016). Unesco concerned about inappropriate rebuilding of Ranipokhari. The Kathmandu Post. 1 September.

Bagan pagodas to be repaired in 7-step process

(Myanmar)

Eleven (2016). Bagan pagodas to be repaired in 7-step process. Eleven. 31 August.

Judge OKs return of Native American shield sent to Paris

(United States of America; France)

Mary Hudetz (2016). Judge OKs return of Native American shield sent to Paris. Las Cruces Sun-News. 31 August.

11th century Bible recovered in central Turkey

(Turkey)

Daily Sabah (2016). 11th century Bible recovered in central Turkey. Daily Sabah. 30 August.

Udupi: Valuables stolen from Mukhyaprana temple

(India)

Daijiworld Media Network (2016). Udupi: Valuables stolen from Mukhyaprana temple. Daijiworld. 30 August.

Burglars steal 13 brass bells from century-old temple

(India)

The Times of India (2016). Burglars steal 13 brass bells from century-old temple. The Times of India. 30 August.

Balgopaleshwar Temple reconstruction suspended

(Nepal)

My Republica (2016). Balgopaleshwar Temple reconstruction suspended. My Republica. 30 August.

Denuncian robos sacrílegos en el templo Santa Catalina de Juliaca

(Peru)

Sacrilegious theft in the Santa Catalina temple in Juliaca denounced

Correo Punto (2016). Denuncian robos sacrílegos en el templo Santa Catalina de Juliaca. Diario Correo. 30 August.

Juliaca: perpetran nuevo robo sacrílego en Templo Santa Catalina

(Peru)

Juliaca: New sacrilegious robbery perpetrated in Santa Catalina temple

Redacción (2016). Juliaca: perpetran nuevo robo sacrílego en Templo Santa Catalina. RPP. 29 August.

The earthquake aftermath: 'Don't rush with restoration'

(Myanmar)

Libby Hogan (2016). The earthquake aftermath: 'Don't rush with restoration'. DVB. 29 August.

Bid to steal panchaloha idols from temple

(India)

The Hindu (2016). Bid to steal panchaloha idols from temple. The Hindu. 29 August.

Jharkhand: Authorities ensure Rs 2,500-cr Krishna idol is guarded well

(India)

B. Vijay Murty (2016). Jharkhand: Authorities ensure Rs 2,500-cr Krishna idol is guarded well. Hindustan Times. 26 August.

Roban valiosos objetos de la iglesia de Taurisma

(Peru)

RPP (2016). Roban valiosos objetos de la iglesia de Taurisma. RPP. 25 August.

Bagan After the Quake: Concerns Over Manhandling of Debris

(Myanmar)

Zarni Mann (2016). Bagan After the Quake: Concerns Over Manhandling of Debris. The Irrawaddy. 25 August.

Myanmar President Visits Bagan to Survey Quake-Damaged Pagodas

(Myanmar)

Radio Free Asia (2016). Myanmar President Visits Bagan to Survey Quake-Damaged Pagodas. Radio Free Asia. 25 August.

Assisi basilica declared safe after fatal earthquake strikes central Italy

(Italy)

Hannah McGivern (2016). Assisi basilica declared safe after fatal earthquake strikes central Italy. The Art Newspaper. 24 August.

Missing Torahs at Jersey City synagogue after back-to-back burglaries

(United States of America)

Terrence T. McDonald (2016). Missing Torahs at Jersey City synagogue after back-to-back burglaries. NJ.com. 24 August.

Myanmar earthquake kills three, damages scores of ancient temples

(Myanmar)

Shwe Yee Saw Myint (2016). Myanmar earthquake kills three, damages scores of ancient temples. Reuters. 24 August.

Another artifact at US museum 'may have been stolen'

(Thailand; United States of America)

Ploenpote Atthakor (2016). Another artifact at US museum 'may have been stolen'. Bangkok Post. 24 August.

Sacred Maori paintings taken from King Country trust boardroom

(New Zealand)

The New Zealand Herald (2016). Sacred Maori paintings taken from King Country trust boardroom. The New Zealand Herald. 23 August.

'Need to sensitise law enforcement agencies on heritage'

(India)

The Hindu (2016). 'Need to sensitise law enforcement agencies on heritage'. The Hindu. 23 August.

Action urged for Yama lintel return

(Thailand; United States of America)

Ploenpote Atthakor (2016). Action urged for Yama lintel return. Bangkok Post. 23 August.

SF church's holy relic stolen

(United States of America)

Steve Rubenstein (2016). SF church's holy relic stolen. SFGate. 22 August.

Yaguarón: Rescatan candelabros robados del templo

(Paraguay)

Yugarón: Candelabras stolen from church returned

Ultima Hora (2016). Yaguarón: Rescatan candelabros robados del templo. Ultima Hora. 22 August.

Gold chains worth Rs 2.5 lakh stolen from deity of Bhadrachalam temple

(India)

B. Satyanarayana Reddy (2016). Gold chains worth Rs 2.5 lakh stolen from deity of Bhadrachalam temple. The New Indian Express. 22 August.

Police recover 400-yr old stolen idols, ornaments

(Nepal)

The Kathmandu Post (2016). Police recover 400-yr old stolen idols, ornaments. The Kathmandu Post. 21 August.

Burglars strike in temple; loot gold, silver and cash

(India)

The Hindu (2016). Burglars strike in temple; loot gold, silver and cash. The Hindu. 21 August.

6 panchaloha idols stolen from Tiruvotriyur temple

(India)

The Hindu (2016). 6 panchaloha idols stolen from Tiruvotriyur temple. The Hindu. 21 August.

Commentary: U.S. must help safeguard tribal patrimony

(United States of America)

Martin Heinrich (2016). Commentary: U.S. must help safeguard tribal patrimony. Santa Fe New Mexican. 20 August.

El hermano mayor de la Fe da por perdidas las 37 piezas de joyería robadas pese a la detención del ladrón

(Spain)

The head of La Hermandad de la Fe give up as lost 37 pieces of jewellery stolen, despite the arrest of the thief

Europa Press (2016). El hermano mayor de la Fe da por perdidas las 37 piezas de joyería robadas pese a la detención del ladrón. La Informacion. 20 August.

Burglars steal brass from altar of Shipley church

(United Kingdom)

Steve Wright (2016). Burglars steal brass from altar of Shipley church. Telegraph & Argus. 19 August.

Police appeal for information following silver theft from Gloucestershire church

(United Kingdom)

Alex Capon (2016). Police appeal for information following silver theft from Gloucestershire church. Antiques Trade Gazette. 19 August.

Brass ornaments stolen from Chelmondiston Church

(United Kingdom)

Ellis Barker (2016). Brass ornaments stolen from Chelmondiston Church. East Anglian Daily Times. 19 August.

Por qué es fácil robar obras de arte en Córdoba

(Argentina)

Why is it easy to steal artworks in Córdoba

Sergio Carreras (2016). Por qué es fácil robar obras de arte en Córdoba. La Voz. 16 August.

Our Prayers Are Answered as Beast Jesus Stars in a Comic Opera

(Spain)

Claire Voon (2016). Our Prayers Are Answered as Beast Jesus Stars in a Comic Opera. Hyperallergic. 15 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.

Polynesian sculpture admired by Picasso and Henry Moore far older than previously thought

(French Polynesia; United Kingdom)

Martin Bailey (2016). Polynesian sculpture admired by Picasso and Henry Moore far older than previously thought. The Art Newspaper. 15 August.

Temple managements told to tighten security

(India)

The Hindu (2016). Temple managements told to tighten security. The Hindu. 15 August.

Opposing Corporate Theft of Mayan Textiles, Weavers Appeal to Guatemala's High Court

(Guatemala)

Jeff Abbott (2016). Opposing Corporate Theft of Mayan Textiles, Weavers Appeal to Guatemala's High Court. Truthout. 14 August.

Cathedral locking its doors between Masses in response to crime

(United States of America)

Madeline Fox (2016). Cathedral locking its doors between Masses in response to crime. The Wichita Eagle. 14 August.

St Peter Mancroft memorial desecrated after "disgraceful" theft

(United Kingdom)

David Hannant (2016). St Peter Mancroft memorial desecrated after "disgraceful" theft. Eastern Daily Press. 13 August.

Pueblo leaders: Patrimony legislation won't hurt art dealers

(United States of America)

Anne Constable (2016). Pueblo leaders: Patrimony legislation won't hurt art dealers. Santa Fe New Mexican. 13 August.

Lost and found: "What Was Ours"

(United States of America)

Casey Sanchez (2016). Lost and found: "What Was Ours". Santa Fe New Mexican. 12 August.

Roban campana de iglesia en Hidalgo

(Mexico)

Church bell stolen in Hidalgo

El Arsenal (2016). Roban campana de iglesia en Hidalgo. El Arsenal. 11 August.

Ben Bradlee's Mausoleum Sets Off a Gossip-Laden Squabble

(United States of America)

Nicholas Fandos (2016). Ben Bradlee's Mausoleum Sets Off a Gossip-Laden Squabble. The New York Times. 11 August.

Robo, la cruz de la iglesia

(Mexico)

Stolen, the cross of the church

J. Jesús Lemus (2016). Robo, la cruz de la iglesia. Reporte Indigo. 10 August.

Robbery at Neemuch Mata Temple; Cash and Crown stolen

(India)

Udaipur Times (2016). Robbery at Neemuch Mata Temple; Cash and Crown stolen. Udaipur Times. 10 August.

Video: Cackling Williamsburg Hipsters Run Off With Church's Sacred Jesus Statue

(United States of America)

John V. Santore (2016). Video: Cackling Williamsburg Hipsters Run Off With Church's Sacred Jesus Statue. Williamsburg Patch. 10 August.

Priest murdered, 'ashtadhatu' idols stolen

(India)

Arvind Chauhan (2016). Priest murdered, 'ashtadhatu' idols stolen. The Times of India. 10 August.

MKs turn to UNESCO to save prophet's tomb

(Iraq; Israel)

Roi Kais (2016). MKs turn to UNESCO to save prophet's tomb. Ynet News. 8 August.

All you need to know about the idol smuggling racket worth crores

(India)

Sandhya Ravishankar (2016). All you need to know about the idol smuggling racket worth crores. Hindustan Times. 8 August.

Charity saddened by theft of irreplaceable Tudor stained glass from Leicestershire chapel

(United Kingdom)

Dan J. Martin (2016). Charity saddened by theft of irreplaceable Tudor stained glass from Leicestershire chapel. Leicester Mercury. 8 August.

Ancient plaque welcoming visitors to Ayr's historic Auld Kirk vanishes

(United Kingdom)

Stephen Houston (2016). Ancient plaque welcoming visitors to Ayr's historic Auld Kirk vanishes. Daily Record. 7 August.

Tráfico de bienes culturales: Esto es un robo, señores

(Argentina)

Trafficking of cultural property: This is theft, folks

Sergio Carreras (2016). Tráfico de bienes culturales: Esto es un robo, señores. La Voz. 7 August.

Chile: robaron un hueso de Santa Teresa de Los Andes

(Chile)

Chile: Bone of Saint Teresa de los Andes stolen

Tiempo de San Juan (2016). Chile: robaron un hueso de Santa Teresa de Los Andes. Tiempo de San Juan. 6 August.

Tras 58 días detienen a 7 personas por ataque y destrucción a la Gratitud Nacional

(Chile)

After 58 days, 7 people arrested for destruction of the Gratitud Nacional

24 Horas (2016). Tras 58 días detienen a 7 personas por ataque y destrucción a la Gratitud Nacional. 24 Horas. 6 August.

Theft of three retablos from Spanish Market shocks, saddens artists

(United States of America)

Andrew Oxford (2016). Theft of three retablos from Spanish Market shocks, saddens artists. Santa Fe New Mexican. 5 August.

Call for ancient lintel to be returned from US exhibition

(Thailand; United States of America)

The Nation (2016). Call for ancient lintel to be returned from US exhibition. The Nation. 5 August.

80%of Aleppo Old City square destroyed, residents lack tools to rebuild

(Syria)

Syria Direct (2016). 80%of Aleppo Old City square destroyed, residents lack tools to rebuild. Syria Direct. 4 August.

Police detain 5 Wakf members for illegally renovating Dome of Rock

(Israel)

Daniel K. Eisenbud (2016). Police detain 5 Wakf members for illegally renovating Dome of Rock. The Jerusalem Post. 4 August.

Robó en una ermita y fué detenido por querer venderles a los vecinos

(Argentina)

Man robs chapel, is arrested trying to sell to neighbours.

Iguazu Noticias (2016). Robó en una ermita y fué detenido por querer venderles a los vecinos. Iguazu Noticias. 4 August.

Priceless Buri Ram lintel found in San Francisco

(Thailand; United States of America)

Ploenpote Atthakor (2016). Priceless Buri Ram lintel found in San Francisco. Bangkok Post. 4 August.

Robaron imágenes de las estaciones del viacrucis de la catedral San Francisco de Asís

(Colombia)

Stations of the cross from the Cathedral of San Francisco de Asisi stolen

Caracol Radio (2016). Robaron imágenes de las estaciones del viacrucis de la catedral San Francisco de Asís. Caracol Radio. 4 August.

Priceless stained glass window stolen from historic village church

(United Kingdom)

Harborough Mail (2016). Priceless stained glass window stolen from historic village church. Harborough Mail. 3 August.

US returned only eight antiquities during PM Narendra Modi's visit: Govt

(India; United States of America)

Press Trust of India (2016). US returned only eight antiquities during PM Narendra Modi's visit: Govt. The Indian Express. 3 August.

Utah Monument Fight Pits Native Americans Against Land-Use Militants

(United States of America)

Jason Mark (2016). Utah Monument Fight Pits Native Americans Against Land-Use Militants. The American Prospect. 3 August.

मंदिर से अष्टधातु की 4 मूर्तियां चोरी

(India)

4 ashtadhatu idols stolen from temple

Inextlive (2016). मंदिर से अष्टधातु की 4 मूर्तियां चोरी. Inextlive. 3 August.

Cops nab man for stealing copper idol from Hindu temple in Penang

(Malaysia)

Malay Mail (2016). Cops nab man for stealing copper idol from Hindu temple in Penang. Malay Mail. 2 August.

Este fue el hombre que robó en el museo religioso de San Pedro de los Milagro

(Colombia)

This is the man who robbed the religious museum of San Pedro de Milagro

Ana María Plata (2016). Este fue el hombre que robó en el museo religioso de San Pedro de los Milagro. Minuto 30. 2 August.

Himachal HC stays takeover of historic Kullu temple

(India)

IANS (2016). Himachal HC stays takeover of historic Kullu temple. The Hindu. 2 August.

Police Name Five More Suspects in North Sumatra Buddhist Temple Attacks

(Indonesia)

Jakarta Globe (2016). Police Name Five More Suspects in North Sumatra Buddhist Temple Attacks. Jakarta Globe. 1 August.

Deities, not CM, to decide Raghunath temple's fate, says Maheshwar Singh

(India)

The Tribune (2016). Deities, not CM, to decide Raghunath temple's fate, says Maheshwar Singh. The Tribune. 1 August.

Police Name Twelve Suspects in North Sumatra Temple Attacks

(Indonesia)

Jakarta Globe (2016). Police Name Twelve Suspects in North Sumatra Temple Attacks. Jakarta Globe. 1 August.

Salafists blow up 16-century mosque in Yemen

(Yemen)

AFP (2016). Salafists blow up 16-century mosque in Yemen. Al Arabiya. 31 July.

En Izúcar, intentan linchar a ladrón de arte sacro; cómplice huye

(Mexico)

In Izúcar, attempted lynching of sacred art thief, accomplice flees

Ángulo7 (2016). En Izúcar, intentan linchar a ladrón de arte sacro; cómplice huye. Ángulo7. 29 July.

Temple burglary gang busted

(Thailand)

Bangkok Post (2016). Temple burglary gang busted. Bangkok Post. 28 July.

Shutdown over takeover of Raghunath temple

(India)

TNN (2016). Shutdown over takeover of Raghunath temple. The Times of India. 28 July.

Church Members Still Seek Tiffany Window Reported As Stolen 28 Years Ago

(United States of America)

Antiques and the Arts Weekly (2016). Church Members Still Seek Tiffany Window Reported As Stolen 28 Years Ago. Antiques and the Arts Weekly. 28 July.

Gold ornaments worth Rs 15,000 stolen from temple

(India)

The Times of India (2016). Gold ornaments worth Rs 15,000 stolen from temple. The Times of India. 27 July.

Gold ornaments, silver articles taken away from two temples

(India)

The Hindu (2016). Gold ornaments, silver articles taken away from two temples. The Hindu. 27 July.

Cologne cathedral hires lawyer to stop Pokemon players

(Germany)

Associated Press (2016). Cologne cathedral hires lawyer to stop Pokemon players. Catholic Herald. 27 July.

Panchaloha idol found in sand heap

(India)

TNN (2016). Panchaloha idol found in sand heap. The Times of India. 26 July.

Japan, S. Korea at odds over true ownership of stolen statue

(Japan; South Korea)

Toru Higashioka (2016). Japan, S. Korea at odds over true ownership of stolen statue. The Asahi Shimbun. 26 July.

14 rare idols stolen from Jain temple

(India)

TNN (2016). 14 rare idols stolen from Jain temple. The Times of India. 24 July.

Temple priest arrested on theft charge

(India)

The Hindu (2016). Temple priest arrested on theft charge. The Hindu. 24 July.

Kathmandu Valley is not danger listed again

(Nepal)

Kai Weise (2016). Kathmandu Valley is not danger listed again. The Himalayan Times. 23 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.

U.S. files complaint to recover Acoma war shield

(United States of America; France)

Anne Constable (2016). U.S. files complaint to recover Acoma war shield. Santa Fe New Mexican. 23 July.

सुसनेर के जैन मंदिर से अष्टधातु की 14 मूर्तियां चोरी

(India)

14 sculptures stolen from Jain temple in Susner

Naidunia (2016). सुसनेर के जैन मंदिर से अष्टधातु की 14 मूर्तियां चोरी. Naidunia. 23 July.

Sullia: Theft of temple ornaments - priest arrested in Bengaluru

(India)

Daijiworld Media Network (2016). Sullia: Theft of temple ornaments - priest arrested in Bengaluru. Daijiworld. 23 July.

Australia to return stolen Buddha statue to India

(Australia; India)

The Tribune (2016). Australia to return stolen Buddha statue to India. The Tribune. 22 July.

NGA's stolen buddha slowly homing in on return to India

(Australia; India)

Michaela Boland (2016). NGA's stolen buddha slowly homing in on return to India. The Australian. 22 July.

Six temples burgled in one night in Maddur taluk

(India)

TNN (2016). Six temples burgled in one night in Maddur taluk. The Times of India. 21 July.

Ladrones se llevan de iglesia campana de bronce de 200 kilos

(Mexico)

Thieves take bronze church bell of 200 kilos

Manuel Jiménez (2016). Ladrones se llevan de iglesia campana de bronce de 200 kilos. El Imparcial. 20 July.

Meet Vijay Kumar, the guardian of plundered idols and colonial loot

(India)

Divya Karthikeyan (2016). Meet Vijay Kumar, the guardian of plundered idols and colonial loot. The News Minute. 20 July.

मंदिर से चोरी हुए चांदी के छत्र

(India)

Silver crown stolen from temple

Patrika (2016). मंदिर से चोरी हुए चांदी के छत्र. Patrika. 19 July.

Digitisation of temple idols all set to stop smugglers in their tracks

(India)

B. Sivakumar (2016). Digitisation of temple idols all set to stop smugglers in their tracks. The Times of India. 19 July.

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.

US Senator Introduces Bill to Stop Overseas Sales of Stolen Indigenous Objects

(United States of America)

Allison Meier (2016). US Senator Introduces Bill to Stop Overseas Sales of Stolen Indigenous Objects. Hyperallergic. 18 July.

'Our contribution to the artefacts registry is poor'

(India)

Express News Service (2016). 'Our contribution to the artefacts registry is poor'. The New Indian Express. 18 July.

National Gallery of Australia likely to forfeit more ancient Indian antiquities, says director

(Australia; India)

Andrew Taylor (2016). National Gallery of Australia likely to forfeit more ancient Indian antiquities, says director. The Sydney Morning Herald. 18 July.

BJP government has no space for prized artefacts returned by US

(India)

Soudhriti Bhabani (2016). BJP government has no space for prized artefacts returned by US. India Today. 18 July.

Three cops booked for selling stolen goods

(India)

Shafaque Alam (2016). Three cops booked for selling stolen goods. The Times of India. 17 July.

मन्दिर से कीमती अष्टधातु की मूर्ति चोरी

(India)

Precious ashtadhatu idol theft from temple

EENadu (2016). मन्दिर से कीमती अष्टधातु की मूर्ति चोरी. EENadu. 17 July.

The rogue's gallery: Subhash Kapoor and India's stolen artefacts

(India)

Arun Janardhanan (2016). The rogue's gallery: Subhash Kapoor and India's stolen artefacts. The Indian Express. 17 July.

El Inai, el INAH y el robo de "arte sacro"

(Mexico)

The INAI, the INAH, and the theft of "sacred art"

Francisco Javier Acuña (2016). El Inai, el INAH y el robo de "arte sacro". Excelsior. 17 July.

Religious artifacts and equipment stolen from Chabad Jewish center of USC

(United States of America)

Alexia Fernandez (2016). Religious artifacts and equipment stolen from Chabad Jewish center of USC. Los Angeles Times. 15 July.

Looted antique idol recovered in Bargarh

(India)

Orissa Post (2016). Looted antique idol recovered in Bargarh. Orissa Post. 15 July.

Theft in temple

(India)

The Hindu (2016). Theft in temple. The Hindu. 15 July.

Idol robberies rising in Chhattisgarh, allege Congress

(India)

TNN (2016). Idol robberies rising in Chhattisgarh, allege Congress. The Times of India. 14 July.

End to Penang temple vandalism streak? Cops believe they caught the man (VIDEO)

(Malaysia)

Opalyn Mok (2016). End to Penang temple vandalism streak? Cops believe they caught the man (VIDEO). The Malay Mail. 14 July.

Deenadhayalan produced in CJM court in Srivilliputtur

(India)

S. Sundar (2016). Deenadhayalan produced in CJM court in Srivilliputtur. The Hindu. 14 July.

Gold statues of deities stolen from Penang temple

(Malaysia)

ANN (2016). Gold statues of deities stolen from Penang temple. Asia One. 13 July.

Hombre robó imagen de la Virgen del Carmen desde Parroquia Buen Pastor de Los Ángeles

(Chile)

Man steals statue of the Virgen del Carmen from the Buen Pastor church in Los Ángeles

Alejandro Alarcón (2016). Hombre robó imagen de la Virgen del Carmen desde Parroquia Buen Pastor de Los Ángeles. Biobio Chile. 13 July.

Robos a iglesia católica deben preocupar a la sociedad: Diócesis

(Mexico)

Theft from Catholic churches should worry society: Diocese

Ulises Villar (2016). Robos a iglesia católica deben preocupar a la sociedad: Diócesis. Quadratin. 13 July.

Destrozan con pintadas la fachada de la ermita del Calvario y sus estaciones de penitencia

(Spain)

The facade of the hermitage of Calvario and it's stations of the cross destroyed by graffiti

Marbella Directo (2016). Destrozan con pintadas la fachada de la ermita del Calvario y sus estaciones de penitencia. Marbella Directo. 13 July.

Editorial: Rest of delegation should join fight for tribal artifacts

(United States of America)

Albuquerque Journal (2016). Editorial: Rest of delegation should join fight for tribal artifacts. Albuquerque Journal. 13 July.

Un año y tres meses por robar en una iglesia rumana de Roquetas

(Spain)

On year and three month for theft from a Romanian church in Roquetas

Diario de Almería (2016). Un año y tres meses por robar en una iglesia rumana de Roquetas. Diario de Almería. 13 July.

Gold goddess idol stolen from temple in Bargarh

(India)

Prameya News (2016). Gold goddess idol stolen from temple in Bargarh. Prameya News. 13 July.

TN gets back two 1,000-year-old idols smuggled to US

(India)

Yogesh Kabirdoss (2016). TN gets back two 1,000-year-old idols smuggled to US. The Times of India. 12 July.

Ariyalur to America and back: How 2 antique idols returned

(India)

Yogesh Kabirdoss (2016). Ariyalur to America and back: How 2 antique idols returned. The Times of India. 12 July.

INAH debe entregar documentos sobre robo de piezas de arte

(Mexico)

INAH must release documents about theft of pieces of art

Quadratin (2016). INAH debe entregar documentos sobre robo de piezas de arte. Quadratin. 12 July.

भगवान की खोज में एएसआई के नेतृत्व में राजिम पहुंची पुलिस

(India)

Dantewada police looking for stolen idol of god

Naidunia (2016). भगवान की खोज में एएसआई के नेतृत्व में राजिम पहुंची पुलिस. Naidunia. 12 July.

Police set up task force following desecration of 4 Hindu temples

(Malaysia)

Aaron Ngui (2016). Police set up task force following desecration of 4 Hindu temples. The Sun Daily. 11 July.

Senator continues battle to save Native American artifacts from theft and sale

(United States of America)

Griselda Nevarez (2016). Senator continues battle to save Native American artifacts from theft and sale. The Guardian. 11 July.

Why confiscating idols alone will not break up the smuggling ring thriving in TN

(India)

Divya Karthikeyan (2016). Why confiscating idols alone will not break up the smuggling ring thriving in TN. The News Minute. 11 July.

Three statues smashed at 70-year-old place of worship in Jln Tengku Kudin

(Malaysia)

Crystal Chiam Shiying (2016). Three statues smashed at 70-year-old place of worship in Jln Tengku Kudin. The Star. 11 July.

DRI crackdown nets huge haul of red sanders, idols

(India)

S. Vijay Kumar (2016). DRI crackdown nets huge haul of red sanders, idols. The Hindu. 11 July.

Items smuggled under guise of iron goods

(India)

TNN (2016). Items smuggled under guise of iron goods. The Times of India. 11 July.

No ha habido robos en templos que son Patrimonio de la humanidad: INAH

(Mexico)

There haven't been robberies in church that are Heritage of humanity: INAH

Cecilia Conde (2016). No ha habido robos en templos que son Patrimonio de la humanidad: INAH. AM De Querétaro. 10 July.

Chattisgarh: Rare, centuries-old idols stolen from Bhoramdeo temple

(India)

DNA (2016). Chattisgarh: Rare, centuries-old idols stolen from Bhoramdeo temple. DNA. 9 July.

Bantwal: Thieves enter temple at Vittal- decamp with silver, cash

(India)

Daijiworld Media Network (2016). Bantwal: Thieves enter temple at Vittal- decamp with silver, cash. Daijiworld. 8 July.

Arizona, New Mexico senators team up to prevent sale of tribal items

(United States of America)

Emily Zenter (2016). Arizona, New Mexico senators team up to prevent sale of tribal items. Cronkite News. 8 July.

Cambodia cracks down on scantily clad visitors to Angkor

(Cambodia)

AFP (2016). Cambodia cracks down on scantily clad visitors to Angkor. The Guardian. 7 July.

Roban una de las campanas de Duález

(Spain)

One of the bell of Duález stolen

David Carrera (2016). Roban una de las campanas de Duález. El Diario Montañes. 7 July.

Acoma Pueblo sacred shield stolen; Pueblo fights to get it back

(United States of America)

Royale Da (2016). Acoma Pueblo sacred shield stolen; Pueblo fights to get it back. KOAT. 7 July.

कभी गायब होने के बाद खुद लौट आई थी मूर्ति, अब फिर से हुई चोरी

(India)

Historical Idol Of Natraja Stolen From Chhattisgarh Temple

Dainik Bhaskar (2016). कभी गायब होने के बाद खुद लौट आई थी मूर्ति, अब फिर से हुई चोरी. Dainik Bhaskar. 7 July.

Kashmiri Pandits protest over vandalization, theft in temples at Valley

(India)

Daily Excelsior (2016). Kashmiri Pandits protest over vandalization, theft in temples at Valley. Daily Excelsior. 7 July.

Vessels, puja items stolen from temple

(India)

The Hindu (2016). Vessels, puja items stolen from temple. The Hindu. 6 July.

Ottawa pledges support for B.C. plan to repatriate First Nations artifacts

(Canada)

Rob Shaw (2016). Ottawa pledges support for B.C. plan to repatriate First Nations artifacts. Vancouver Sun. 6 July.

Police wait for ASI to inspect antiques

(India)

R. Srikanth (2016). Police wait for ASI to inspect antiques. The Hindu. 5 July.

Tougher law sought on sale of artifacts

(United States of America)

Mohave Valley Daily News (2016). Tougher law sought on sale of artifacts. Mohave Valley Daily News. 5 July.

Roban más de 6 mil 871 bienes culturales en 18 años

(Mexico)

More than 6871 cultural items stolen in 18 years.

Olinka Valdez (2016). Roban más de 6 mil 871 bienes culturales en 18 años. Milenio. 5 July.

The Prophet's Mosque in Medina, Islam's second holiest site, attacked

(Saudi Arabia)

Gareth Harris (2016). The Prophet's Mosque in Medina, Islam's second holiest site, attacked. The Art Newspaper. 5 July.

Modification, demolition of ancient structures stayed

(Pakistan)

Dawn (2016). Modification, demolition of ancient structures stayed. Dawn. 5 July.

Third Hindu temple in Penang vandalised

(Malaysia)

R. Sekaran (2016). Third Hindu temple in Penang vandalised. The Star. 4 July.

Over 200 artefacts recovered from idol smuggler's bungalow

(India)

R. Srikanth (2016). Over 200 artefacts recovered from idol smuggler's bungalow. The Hindu. 4 July.

Evidence mounts two National Gallery of Australia sculptures may have been looted

(Australia; India)

ABC Australia (2016). Evidence mounts two National Gallery of Australia sculptures may have been looted. ABC Australia. 4 July.

Two more antiquities may have to be returned by the National Gallery of Australia to India

(Australia; India)

Sally Pryor (2016). Two more antiquities may have to be returned by the National Gallery of Australia to India. The Sydney Morning Herald. 4 July.

Detienen a sujeto acusado por robo a iglesia de Xalapa

(Mexico)

Suspect accused of robbing a Xalapa church arrested

Gary Montes (2016). Detienen a sujeto acusado por robo a iglesia de Xalapa. Imagen del Golfo. 3 July.

Heinrich readies bill to help protect tribes' cultural artifacts

(United States of America)

Anne Constable (2016). Heinrich readies bill to help protect tribes' cultural artifacts. Santa Fe New Mexican. 2 July.

Jehovah's Witnesses deny desecrating site

(Mexico)

Mexico News Daily (2016). Jehovah's Witnesses deny desecrating site. Mexico News Daily. 1 July.

Ringling Museum Asian art donor sues to get millions back

(United States of America)

Lennie Bennett (2016). Ringling Museum Asian art donor sues to get millions back. Tampa Bay Times. 1 July.

Detienen a presuntos autores del robo de las coronas de la Virgen de la Cabeza

(Spain)

Assumed robbers of the crown of the Virgen de la Cabeza arrested

CLM24 (2016). Detienen a presuntos autores del robo de las coronas de la Virgen de la Cabeza. CLM24. 30 June.

'Heartless' burglars smash up church with sledgehammers

(United Kingdom)

Kelsey Maxwell (2016). 'Heartless' burglars smash up church with sledgehammers. Leigh Journal. 29 June.

5-star hotel employee held for temple theft

(India)

TNN (2016). 5-star hotel employee held for temple theft. The Times of India. 29 June.

Jehovah's Witnesses accused of destroying ancient religious site in Mexico

(Mexico)

Nathaniel Janowitz (2016). Jehovah's Witnesses accused of destroying ancient religious site in Mexico. Vice. 29 June.

Welcome home party for Devon church's priceless panels

(United Kingdom)

W.M.N.H. Finch (2016). Welcome home party for Devon church's priceless panels. The Herald. 29 June.

Robbers strike close to PMB family's heart

(South Africa)

Kailene Pillay (2016). Robbers strike close to PMB family's heart. News 24. 28 June.

Ancient Burmese Buddhist site at risk from botched restoration

(Myanmar)

Apollo (2016). Ancient Burmese Buddhist site at risk from botched restoration. Apollo. 27 June.

Deenadayalan's aide held, 9 more idols seized

(India)

R. Srikanth (2016). Deenadayalan's aide held, 9 more idols seized. The Hindu. 27 June.

Our View: Keep pressure up to restore artifacts

(United States of America)

Santa Fe New Mexican (2016). Our View: Keep pressure up to restore artifacts. Santa Fe New Mexican. 26 June.

Connoisseur of art who turned temple raider

(India)

Srikkanth Dhasarathy (2016). Connoisseur of art who turned temple raider. The New Indian Express. 26 June.

Theft at two temples

(India)

The Hindu (2016). Theft at two temples. The Hindu. 25 June.

Police arrest idol smuggler, seize 9 ancient statues

(India)

TNN (2016). Police arrest idol smuggler, seize 9 ancient statues. The Times of India. 25 June.

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.

Four students picked up for possessing 'bronze' idol, released

(India)

TNN (2016). Four students picked up for possessing 'bronze' idol, released. The Times of India. 24 June.

बंद रहा दरवाजा और मंदिर से देवताओं की मूर्ति चुरा ले गए चोर

(India)

Thieves steal statues of the gods from temple in Madhubani

Pradesh 18 (2016). बंद रहा दरवाजा और मंदिर से देवताओं की मूर्ति चुरा ले गए चोर. Pradesh 18. 24 June.

Robbery attempt at Marakathambiga Sundarashwarar Temple caught on camera

(India)

DNA (2016). Robbery attempt at Marakathambiga Sundarashwarar Temple caught on camera. DNA. 24 June.

Stolen medieval panels restored and reinstalled in Devon church

(United Kingdom)

Steven Morris (2016). Stolen medieval panels restored and reinstalled in Devon church. The Guardian. 24 June.

Navajo Nation supports cultural items bill

(United States of America)

Lyn Smith (2016). Navajo Nation supports cultural items bill. Daily Times. 24 June.

Police appeal for witnesses after thieves steal lead from Hillhouse Parish Church roof

(United Kingdom)

Kirsten Mcstay (2016). Police appeal for witnesses after thieves steal lead from Hillhouse Parish Church roof. Daily Record. 24 June.

Over 14 lakh antiquities documented, data on NMMA website

(India)

TNN (2016). Over 14 lakh antiquities documented, data on NMMA website. The Times of India. 23 June.

Thieves cause £20,000 of damage to one of Stockton's most historic buildings

(United Kingdom)

Chris Webber (2016). Thieves cause £20,000 of damage to one of Stockton's most historic buildings. The Northern Echo. 23 June.

First Nations shrine collecting dust in New York museum's basement

(Canada; United States of America)

Brian Morton (2016). First Nations shrine collecting dust in New York museum's basement. Vancouver Sun. 23 June.

Roban joyas y causan daños por valor de 90.000 euros en la parroquia de la Trinidad

(Spain)

Jewels robbed and 90,000 euros of damage caused in the parish church of Trinidad

Juan Cano (2016). Roban joyas y causan daños por valor de 90.000 euros en la parroquia de la Trinidad. Diario Sur. 23 June.

Art dealer arrested in Chennai for suspected temple artefacts theft

(India)

AFP (2016). Art dealer arrested in Chennai for suspected temple artefacts theft. Hindustan Times. 22 June.

Over ten thousand stolen items con scated from Bullas antique collector

(Spain)

Murcia Today (2016). Over ten thousand stolen items con scated from Bullas antique collector. Murcia Today. 22 June.

Tribes hail shield's halted sale; collectors ask what's next

(United States of America; France)

Mary Hudetz (2016). Tribes hail shield's halted sale; collectors ask what's next. News Times. 22 June.

चोरों ने बनाया मठ को निशाना, एक साथ चुराईं अष्टधातु की आधा दर्जन मूर्तियां

(India)

Thieves stole statues of gods from temple in Muzaffarpur

Pradesh 18 (2016). चोरों ने बनाया मठ को निशाना, एक साथ चुराईं अष्टधातु की आधा दर्जन मूर्तियां. Pradesh 18. 22 June.

Panchaloha Idol, Materials Stolen from Mariamma Temple

(India)

Mangalorean News (2016). Panchaloha Idol, Materials Stolen from Mariamma Temple. Mangalorean News. 21 June.

Govt has no record of artefacts stolen during militancy years

(India)

Sumit Hakhoo (2016). Govt has no record of artefacts stolen during militancy years. The Tribune. 21 June.

B.C. Premier wants First Nations remains and cultural artifacts returned from U.S. museums

(Canada)

Rob Shaw (2016). B.C. Premier wants First Nations remains and cultural artifacts returned from U.S. museums. Vancouver Sun. 21 June.

Trémel. Un joyau du XVIe siécle ravagé par un incendie

(France)

Trémel. A sixteenth century jewel destroyed by fire

Le Télégramme (2016). Trémel. Un joyau du XVIe siécle ravagé par un incendie. Le Télégramme. 21 June.

Man beheads 800-year-old church statue in Florida, threatens to shoot priest in face, police say

(United States of America)

Fox (2016). Man beheads 800-year-old church statue in Florida, threatens to shoot priest in face, police say. Fox. 21 June.

Miscreants damage ancient Rameshwar temple at Halasi

(India)

Ravindra Uppar (2016). Miscreants damage ancient Rameshwar temple at Halasi. The Times of India. 21 June.

Antique store worker returns stolen icon to Wichita church

(United States of America)

Emily Younger (2016). Antique store worker returns stolen icon to Wichita church. KSN. 20 June.

2 idols seized in Chennai could be from Tiruchi

(India)

The Hindu (2016). 2 idols seized in Chennai could be from Tiruchi. The Hindu. 20 June.

Ladrones roban imagen de una virgen bañada en oro en casa cural de Cartago

(Costa Rica)

Thieves steal statue of the virgin decorated with gold in the rectory of Carthage

Katherine Chaves (2016). Ladrones roban imagen de una virgen bañada en oro en casa cural de Cartago. La Nación. 20 June.

On the trail of stolen artefacts

(India)

R. Vimal Kumar (2016). On the trail of stolen artefacts. The Hindu. 20 June.

Connoisseur & Smuggler: The 84-year-old art dealer and his collection of 'stolen' idols in Chennai

(India)

Arun Janardhanan (2016). Connoisseur & Smuggler: The 84-year-old art dealer and his collection of 'stolen' idols in Chennai. The Indian Express. 20 June.

CCTV surveillance at Golden Temple helps nail thieves

(India)

P. K. Jaiswar (2016). CCTV surveillance at Golden Temple helps nail thieves. The Tribune. 19 June.

Locals fear alcohol fueled vandalism will destroy the last remaining relics of Old Palmerstown Church

(Ireland)

Claire Scott (2016). Locals fear alcohol fueled vandalism will destroy the last remaining relics of Old Palmerstown Church. Dublin Live. 18 June.

Thieves strip lead off East Meon church roof

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2016). Thieves strip lead off East Meon church roof. BBC News. 17 June.

Icon stolen from Wichita church

(United States of America)

Lara Korte (2016). Icon stolen from Wichita church. The Wichita Eagle. 17 June.

Cracking down on idol-looters

(India)

The Hindu (2016). Cracking down on idol-looters. The Hindu. 17 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.

TN temple officials see if seized idols match stolen ones

(India)

Press Trust of India (2016). TN temple officials see if seized idols match stolen ones. Business Standard. 17 June.

'Set up judicial commission to probe idol thefts'

(India)

The Hindu (2016). 'Set up judicial commission to probe idol thefts'. The Hindu. 17 June.

Gravesite looted in Harrison County

(United States of America)

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

Chennai offices had no role in probe of stolen idols: ASI

(India)

K. Maniandan (2016). Chennai offices had no role in probe of stolen idols: ASI. The Hindu. 16 June.

Villagers in court over stolen statue

(China; Netherlands)

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

HR and CE department launches idol survey in 4,000 temples

(India)

The Hindu (2016). HR and CE department launches idol survey in 4,000 temples. The Hindu. 16 June.

Idols in unprotected temples easy pickings for smugglers

(India)

R. Srikanth (2016). Idols in unprotected temples easy pickings for smugglers. The Hindu. 16 June.

Vandals damage up to 40 gravestones in Inverness cemetery

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2016). Vandals damage up to 40 gravestones in Inverness cemetery. BBC News. 15 June.

Catching up with a master smuggler

(India)

R. Srikanth (2016). Catching up with a master smuggler. The Hindu. 15 June.

HR and CE Department ups security to protect temple assets, idols

(India)

Express News Service (2016). HR and CE Department ups security to protect temple assets, idols. The New Indian Express. 15 June.

Valuable 16th century silver stolen in church raid

(United Kingdom)

ITV News (2016). Valuable 16th century silver stolen in church raid. ITV News. 14 June.

Copper worth thousands stolen from roof of St Mary's Church in Clothall, Baldock

(United Kingdom)

Hertfordshire Mercury (2016). Copper worth thousands stolen from roof of St Mary's Church in Clothall, Baldock. Hertfordshire Mercury. 14 June.

'Hundreds of Bihar antiquities are still in foreign museums'

(India)

Pranav Chaudhary (2016). 'Hundreds of Bihar antiquities are still in foreign museums'. The Times of India. 14 June.

Octogenarian's computer may hold key to big idol ring

(India)

A. Selvaraj (2016). Octogenarian's computer may hold key to big idol ring. The Times of India. 14 June.

Officials to carry out raids in idol smuggler's Karnataka properties

(India)

TNN (2016). Officials to carry out raids in idol smuggler's Karnataka properties. The Times of India. 13 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.

50 more idols, paintings recovered from smuggler

(India)

Express News Service (2016). 50 more idols, paintings recovered from smuggler. The New Indian Express. 12 June.

Chasing Ganeshas: Meet the art sleuths bringing India's stolen heritage home

(India)

Debayan Tewaril (2016). Chasing Ganeshas: Meet the art sleuths bringing India's stolen heritage home. The Times of India. 12 June.

British doubts over Joan of Arc's ring

(United Kingdom; France)

Martin Bailey (2016). British doubts over Joan of Arc's ring. The Art Newspaper. 9 June.

Ganesh and his mother return home from US with Modi

(India; United States of America)

Virendrasingh Ghunawat (2016). Ganesh and his mother return home from US with Modi. India Today. 9 June.

Tres detenidos por 35 robos en colegios e iglesias

(Spain)

Three arrested for 35 robberies in schools and churches

Europa Press (2016). Tres detenidos por 35 robos en colegios e iglesias. Europa Press. 9 June.

Police clueless on Thanjavur temple theft

(India)

Gokul Rajendranl (2016). Police clueless on Thanjavur temple theft. The Times of India. 9 June.

Revealed: how altarpiece broke in disastrous fall at London's National Gallery

(United Kingdom)

Emily Sharpe (2016). Revealed: how altarpiece broke in disastrous fall at London's National Gallery. The Art Newspaper. 9 June.

The American Who Rescued The Saint

(India; United States of America)

S. Vijay Kumar (2016). The American Who Rescued The Saint. Swarajya. 8 June.

Idol trackers elated as Ganesha set to come home

(India)

Nistula Hebbar (2016). Idol trackers elated as Ganesha set to come home. The Hindu. 8 June.

How low-profile expats helped India bring back 200 ancient artifacts

(India)

Gargi Gupta (2016). How low-profile expats helped India bring back 200 ancient artifacts. DNA. 8 June.

Mega heist at Thanjai temple

(India)

Express News Service (2016). Mega heist at Thanjai temple. The New Indian Express. 8 June.

ASI team inspects idols seized from smuggler

(India)

TNN (2016). ASI team inspects idols seized from smuggler. The Times of India. 7 June.

With New Book, Quest to Recover Stolen Battambang Statues Begins

(Cambodia)

Michelle Vachon (2016). With New Book, Quest to Recover Stolen Battambang Statues Begins. Cambodia Daily. 7 June.

Buen Pastor: "Robaron las obras y se pintaron murales falsos"

(Argentina)

Buen Pastor: Artworks stolen and fake murals painted

CBA 24 (2016). Buen Pastor: "Robaron las obras y se pintaron murales falsos". CBA 24. 6 June.

US Returns More Than 200 Stolen Artifacts to India After Federal Investigation

(India; United States of America)

Geneva Sands (2016). US Returns More Than 200 Stolen Artifacts to India After Federal Investigation. ABC United States. 6 June.

Moscow Roadworks Damaging Archaeological Remains, Activists Say

(Russia)

The Moscow Times (2016). Moscow Roadworks Damaging Archaeological Remains, Activists Say. The Moscow Times. 6 June.

Idol stolen in Tirupur turns out to be fake, three suspected smugglers released

(India)

TNN (2016). Idol stolen in Tirupur turns out to be fake, three suspected smugglers released. The Times of India. 6 June.

Relic of Pope John Paul II stolen from Cologne Cathedral

(Germany)

Reuters (2016). Relic of Pope John Paul II stolen from Cologne Cathedral. Business Insider. 5 June.

Editorial: Acoma shield closer to home

(United States of America; France)

Albuquerque Journal (2016). Editorial: Acoma shield closer to home. Albuquerque Journal. 5 June.

Thiruverumbur police recovers stone idols of Hindu deities from Cauvery river

(India)

TNN (2016). Thiruverumbur police recovers stone idols of Hindu deities from Cauvery river. The Times of India. 5 June.

Idol smuggling kingpin surrenders

(India)

News Today (2016). Idol smuggling kingpin surrenders. News Today. 4 June.

Detenido el autor del robo en la iglesia del Perpetuo Socorro

(Spain)

Robber of the Church of Perpetual Help arrested

Diario de Alto Aragón (2016). Detenido el autor del robo en la iglesia del Perpetuo Socorro. Diario de Alto Aragón. 4 June.

More idols found in Alwarpet house

(India)

Express News Service (2016). More idols found in Alwarpet house. The New Indian Express. 3 June.

Priest nabbed for robbing churches

(Greece)

eKathimerini (2016). Priest nabbed for robbing churches. eKathimerini. 2 June.

Syria's third-oldest mosque damaged by airstrike: 'A violation of historical sites'

(Syria)

Alaa Nassar (2016). Syria's third-oldest mosque damaged by airstrike: 'A violation of historical sites'. Syria Direct. 2 June.

Riesgoso para templos mantener sus puertas abiertas, se roban hasta ostias

(Mexico)

Risks for temples to keep their doors open: theft of sacred items

Plano Informativo (2016). Riesgoso para templos mantener sus puertas abiertas, se roban hasta ostias. Plano Informativo. 2 June.

Arqueólogos piden apoyo "decidido" a las administraciones para detener el expolio del yacimiento de Malamoneda en Toledo

(Spain)

Archaeologists ask administration for support to stop the looting of the site of Malamoneda in Toledo

Europa Press (2016). Arqueólogos piden apoyo "decidido" a las administraciones para detener el expolio del yacimiento de Malamoneda en Toledo. La Vanguardia. 2 June.

Seized idols to be sent to Icon Centre for safekeeping

(India)

Vivek Narayanan (2016). Seized idols to be sent to Icon Centre for safekeeping. The Hindu. 2 June.

Cops tracking Kaluchari-era missing idols in US

(India)

TNN (2016). Cops tracking Kaluchari-era missing idols in US. The Times of India. 2 June.

Hindu temple in Penang desecrated, statues destroyed

(Malaysia)

Free Malaysia Today (2016). Hindu temple in Penang desecrated, statues destroyed. Free Malaysia Today. 2 June.

Israel wards off looters of antiquity high above the Dead Sea

(Israel)

Mike Smith (2016). Israel wards off looters of antiquity high above the Dead Sea. Yahoo News. 2 June.

Idol worth lakhs stolen from Jain Temple

(India)

The Hitavada (2016). Idol worth lakhs stolen from Jain Temple. The Hitavada. 1 June.

Two arrested after two-month crime spree at east Norfolk churches

(United Kingdom)

Geraldine Scott (2016). Two arrested after two-month crime spree at east Norfolk churches. Evening News 24. 1 June.

Student who scrawled 'don't bomb Syria' in giant black letters on historic World Heritage-listed church opposite Parliament is spared jail

(United Kingdom)

Mark Duell (2016). Student who scrawled 'don't bomb Syria' in giant black letters on historic World Heritage-listed church opposite Parliament is spared jail. The Daily Mail. 1 June.

US to return 19 stolen Indian artefacts during Modi's trip

(India; United States of America)

Sobhana K. Nair (2016). US to return 19 stolen Indian artefacts during Modi's trip. Mumbai Mirror. 1 June.

Idol smuggling gang busted

(India)

Vivek Narayanan (2016). Idol smuggling gang busted. The Hindu. 1 June.

Roban valiosa imagen en parroquia de Itá

(Paraguay)

Valuable icon stolen from the church of Itá

ABC Paraguay (2016). Roban valiosa imagen en parroquia de Itá. ABC Paraguay. 31 May.

Major haul of idols in Chennai city, 3 arrested

(India)

Web India 123 (2016). Major haul of idols in Chennai city, 3 arrested. Web India 123. 31 May.

Vandals damage headstones at Leslie Cemetery, Glenrothes

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2016). Vandals damage headstones at Leslie Cemetery, Glenrothes. BBC News. 30 May.

US hails 'small victory' as Paris auction withdraws Native American shield

(United States of America; France)

France 24 (2016). US hails 'small victory' as Paris auction withdraws Native American shield. France 24. 30 May.

Paris auction house cancels sale of Acoma shield

(United States of America; France)

Michael Coleman (2016). Paris auction house cancels sale of Acoma shield. Albuquerque Journal. 30 May.

Acoma shield being auctioned in Paris

(United States of America; France)

Michael Coleman (2016). Acoma shield being auctioned in Paris. Albuquerque Journal. 30 May.

Shock after thieves behead angel statue in Cambridge graveyard

(United Kingdom)

Chris Elliott (2016). Shock after thieves behead angel statue in Cambridge graveyard. Cambridge News. 30 May.

Silver articles stolen from temple

(India)

The Hans India (2016). Silver articles stolen from temple. The Hans India. 29 May.

La Policía recupera un óleo de Berruguete del siglo XVI robado a una iglesia de Lantadilla (Palencia)

(Spain)

Police recover a 16th century Berruguete painting stolen from a Lantadilla church (Palencia)

EcoDiario (2016). La Policía recupera un óleo de Berruguete del siglo XVI robado a una iglesia de Lantadilla (Palencia). EcoDiario. 29 May.

Roban las coronas de la patrona y la Esperanza de Hinojos

(Spain)

The crowns of the patron saint and the Esperanza of Hinojos stolen

José Javier Comas Rodríguez (2016). Roban las coronas de la patrona y la Esperanza de Hinojos. Pasión en Sevilla. 27 May.

The Latest: Officials say Acoma shield was stolen years ago

(United States of America; France)

Associated Press (2016). The Latest: Officials say Acoma shield was stolen years ago. Yahoo News. 27 May.

Silver crowns of deities stolen from Jatashankar Devalaya in Telangkhedi

(India)

Nagpur Today (2016). Silver crowns of deities stolen from Jatashankar Devalaya in Telangkhedi. Nagpur Today. 27 May.

Heinrich: Halt French Auction of Sacred Native American Artifacts

(United States of America; France)

Martin Heinrich (2016). Heinrich: Halt French Auction of Sacred Native American Artifacts. KRWG. 26 May.

Woman arrested for damaging idols in temple

(India)

TNN (2016). Woman arrested for damaging idols in temple. The Times of India. 26 May.

Native Americans implore France to halt artifact sale: 'It harkens to slave auctions'

(United States of America; France)

David Smith (2016). Native Americans implore France to halt artifact sale: 'It harkens to slave auctions'. The Guardian. 25 May.

National plan to save Dead Sea Scrolls from thieves

(Israel)

Yoni Kempinski (2016). National plan to save Dead Sea Scrolls from thieves. Arutz Sheva. 25 May.

Lo condenan a un año de cárcel por robar campana de iglesia

(Mexico)

Sentenced to one year in prison for stealing bell

El Pueblo (2016). Lo condenan a un año de cárcel por robar campana de iglesia. El Pueblo. 24 May.

Teenager, 15, charged over vandalism at historic Fife church

(United Kingdom)

Craig Smith (2016). Teenager, 15, charged over vandalism at historic Fife church. The Courier. 24 May.

Native Americans step up fight over sacred object auctions

(United States of America; France)

AFP (2016). Native Americans step up fight over sacred object auctions. The Daily Mail. 24 May.

China hopes to reunite "stolen" Buddhist relics in the virtual world

(China)

Atul Aneja (2016). China hopes to reunite "stolen" Buddhist relics in the virtual world. The Hindu. 24 May.

Indignación en El Santuario por robo en parroquia Nuestra Señora de Chiquinquirá

(Colombia)

Outrage in El Santuario because of robbery in the church of Nuestra Señora de Chiquinquirá

Carlos Mario Gómez (2016). Indignación en El Santuario por robo en parroquia Nuestra Señora de Chiquinquirá. Colombiano. 23 May.

Ocultar los elementos de valor de los templos a partir de ahora, una de las soluciones

(Spain)

Hide the valuable items of the churches from now on, one of the solutions

Ángel García (2016). Ocultar los elementos de valor de los templos a partir de ahora, una de las soluciones. Zamora 24 Horas. 23 May.

El Gobierno admite el robo en 58 iglesias de Zamora entre febrero y mayo

(Spain)

The Government admits to robberies of 58 churches in Zamora between February and May.

I. Gómez (2016). El Gobierno admite el robo en 58 iglesias de Zamora entre febrero y mayo. La Opinión de Zamora. 23 May.

No paran robos de campanas en Tasquillo

(Mexico)

Robbery of bells in Tasquillo not stopped

El Sol de Hidalgo (2016). No paran robos de campanas en Tasquillo. El Sol de Hidalgo. 22 May.

Temple theft case: two arrested

(India)

Express News Service (2016). Temple theft case: two arrested. The New Indian Express. 22 May.

No fue Thomas Crown, fue un butronero: el perfil del ladrón de arte en España

(Spain)

Not Thomas Crown, but a hole-maker: the profile of an art thief in Spain

Rebeca Fernández (2016). No fue Thomas Crown, fue un butronero: el perfil del ladrón de arte en España. El Confidencial. 22 May.

Theft of Qur'an with Aurangzeb seal in 2003: HC seeks case records

(India)

D. A. Rashid (2016). Theft of Qur'an with Aurangzeb seal in 2003: HC seeks case records. Greater Kashmir. 21 May.

Buddha relics to head back to Oudong Mountain

(Cambodia)

Morn Vanntey (2016). Buddha relics to head back to Oudong Mountain. The Phnom Penh Post. 20 May.

While the world watches Palmyra, another of Syria's heritage sites risks destruction

(Syria)

Ross Burns (2016). While the world watches Palmyra, another of Syria's heritage sites risks destruction. Apollo. 20 May.

Looting rife, heritage sites destroyed: The state of Syria's history

(Syria)

Lizzie Porter (2016). Looting rife, heritage sites destroyed: The state of Syria's history. Middle East Eye. 20 May.

Stolen Chalice Remains Missing

(United Kingdom)

Rebecca Cain (2016). Stolen Chalice Remains Missing. Hereford Times. 19 May.

Hurtan pinturas en templo católico de Alegría, Usulután

(El Salvador)

Paintings stolen from catholic church of Alegría, Usulután

Carlos Segovia (2016). Hurtan pinturas en templo católico de Alegría, Usulután. El Salvador. 19 May.

Cops nab man accused of stealing church painting

(United States of America)

Gabrielle Fonrouge (2016). Cops nab man accused of stealing church painting. New York Post. 18 May.

Christie's auctions cardiologist Dr. Lahiri's artworks for $2,376,500

(India)

Rashmi Menon (2016). Christie's auctions cardiologist Dr. Lahiri's artworks for $2,376,500. The Economic Times. 18 May.

Más de medio centenar de templos, asaltados desde el mes de marzo

(Spain)

More than 50 churches attacked since the month of March

Alejandro Bermudez (2016). Más de medio centenar de templos, asaltados desde el mes de marzo. La Opinión de Zamora. 18 May.

मंदिर से नकदी सहित लाखों के आभूषण चोरी

(India)

Ornaments Cash Stolen From Temple In Bilaspur

Amar Ujala (2016). मंदिर से नकदी सहित लाखों के आभूषण चोरी. Amar Ujala. 16 May.

Police launch appeal after church silver worth more than £3,000 stolen from Cambridgeshire village

(United Kingdom)

Florence Sneed (2016). Police launch appeal after church silver worth more than £3,000 stolen from Cambridgeshire village. Cambridge News. 16 May.

Ante robos, INAH y Arquidiócesis de Xalapa elaboran catálogo de bienes religiosos

(Mexico)

After robberies, INAH and Archdiocese of Xalapa prepare an inventory of religious art

Rogelio Hernández (2016). Ante robos, INAH y Arquidiócesis de Xalapa elaboran catálogo de bienes religiosos. El Democata. 16 May.

Ukraine's first printed book stolen from library

(Ukraine)

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

Los ladrones roban y provocan serios daños en el santuario de la Carballeda, en Rionegro

(Spain)

Thieves steal from and cause serious damage to the sanctuary of Carballeda in Rionegro

La Opinión de Zamora (2016). Los ladrones roban y provocan serios daños en el santuario de la Carballeda, en Rionegro. La Opinión de Zamora. 16 May.

Roban campanario de iglesia en Tasquillo

(Mexico)

Bells stolen from church in Tasquillo

El Sol de Hidalgo (2016). Roban campanario de iglesia en Tasquillo. El Sol de Hidalgo. 15 May.

Police search for man who stole religious icon from Manhattan church

(United States of America)

Dray Clark (2016). Police search for man who stole religious icon from Manhattan church. ABC United States. 15 May.

Zamora, en jaque por los continuos robos en su patrimonio religioso

(Spain)

Zamora held in check by continuous robberies of its religious heritage

Alberto Ferreras (2016). Zamora, en jaque por los continuos robos en su patrimonio religioso. ABC España. 13 May.

Guelph Treasure Heirs Explain Why Case Belongs in U.S. Court

(United States of America; Germany)

Nicholas O'Donnell (2016). Guelph Treasure Heirs Explain Why Case Belongs in U.S. Court. JD Supra. 13 May.

Chiclayo: Delincuentes roban iglesia por segunda vez

(Peru)

Chiclayo: Criminals rob church for second time

Perú21 (2016). Chiclayo: Delincuentes roban iglesia por segunda vez. Perú21. 12 May.

Thefts of idols on rise in Bhaktapur

(Nepal)

Himalayan News Service (2016). Thefts of idols on rise in Bhaktapur. The Himalayan Times. 12 May.

पुलिस ने मंदिर में चोरी का किया खुलासा, एक गिरफ्तार

(India)

Jhansi Police Solves a Temple Robbery Case

Patrika (2016). पुलिस ने मंदिर में चोरी का किया खुलासा, एक गिरफ्तार. Patrika. 11 May.

Ancient Brahmayani statues stolen from Bhaktapur temple

(Nepal)

Rastriya Samachar Samiti (2016). Ancient Brahmayani statues stolen from Bhaktapur temple. The Himalayan Times. 11 May.

ಈಶ್ವರಮಂಗಲ: ಪಂಚಲಿಂಗೇಶ್ವರ ದೇವಸ್ಥಾನಕ್ಕೆ ಕಳ್ಳರ ಕನ್ನ

(India)

Isvaramangala: thieves break into the temple

Vijay Karnataka (2016). ಈಶ್ವರಮಂಗಲ: ಪಂಚಲಿಂಗೇಶ್ವರ ದೇವಸ್ಥಾನಕ್ಕೆ ಕಳ್ಳರ ಕನ್ನ. Vijay Karnataka. 10 May.

Antique dealer who plundered churches for profit jailed

(United Kingdom)

Steven Morris (2016). Antique dealer who plundered churches for profit jailed. The Guardian. 10 May.

The Heritage Warriors

(India)

Gargi Gupta (2016). The Heritage Warriors. DNA. 8 May.

Getting back the bronzes of Sivapuram Natarajar temple

(India)

Latha Iyer (2016). Getting back the bronzes of Sivapuram Natarajar temple. Performance Gurus. 8 May.

Six items stolen from chapels still missing

(Malta)

Sarah Carabott (2016). Six items stolen from chapels still missing. Times of Malta. 6 May.

Theft in temple in Siddapura

(India)

The Hindu (2016). Theft in temple in Siddapura. The Hindu. 6 May.

Dallas Holocaust Museum gets menorah taken from Europe in WWII

(United States of America)

JTA (2016). Dallas Holocaust Museum gets menorah taken from Europe in WWII. The Times of Israel. 6 May.

Church raider jailed after stealing priceless relics, including ancient coffin

(United Kingdom)

Jeanette Oldham (2016). Church raider jailed after stealing priceless relics, including ancient coffin. Birmingham Mail. 6 May.

Roban objetos de incalculable valor histórico de la iglesia de Capiatá

(Paraguay)

Objects of incalculable historical value stolen from church of Capiatá

ABC Paraguay (2016). Roban objetos de incalculable valor histórico de la iglesia de Capiatá. ABC Paraguay. 6 May.

El robo en la necrópolis de Elorrio abre el debate sobre la protección del patrimonio

(Spain)

Theft in the necropolis of Elorrio starts debate about the protection of heritage

Alain Salterain (2016). El robo en la necrópolis de Elorrio abre el debate sobre la protección del patrimonio. Deia. 6 May.

Desarticulada una banda por robo con fuerza en iglesias

(Spain)

Gang busted for aggravated theft in churches

EFE (2016). Desarticulada una banda por robo con fuerza en iglesias. La Cronica de Badajoz. 5 May.

Headstones of Native Americans missing for decades returned to relatives

(United States of America)

Kate Thayer (2016). Headstones of Native Americans missing for decades returned to relatives. The Chicago Tribune. 5 May.

Las iglesias de Torres, Almendra y Almaraz, últimas "víctimas" de la oleada de robos

(Spain)

The churches of Torres, Almendra, and Almaraz, latest "victims" of theft spree

La Opinión de Zamora (2016). Las iglesias de Torres, Almendra y Almaraz, últimas "víctimas" de la oleada de robos. La Opinión de Zamora. 5 May.

Roban el Sagrario de la Iglesia del Perpetuo Socorro

(Spain)

The tabernacle of the Church of Perpetual Sorrow stolen

Radio Huesca (2016). Roban el Sagrario de la Iglesia del Perpetuo Socorro. Radio Huesca. 4 May.

Fifty-year-old Hindu idols stolen from Netrokona temple

(Bangladesh)

BD News 24 (2016). Fifty-year-old Hindu idols stolen from Netrokona temple. BD News 24. 4 May.

Detenido por robar dos candelabros de plata de la iglesia de la Victoria

(Spain)

Arrest for stealing two silver candelabras from the church of la Victoria

César Pérez Pacheco (2016). Detenido por robar dos candelabros de plata de la iglesia de la Victoria. Jerez Sin Fronteras. 3 May.

Thieves desecrate temple

(South Africa)

Kailene Pillay (2016). Thieves desecrate temple. News 24. 3 May.

Los ladrones asaltan los templos de Requejo, Barrios, Santa Colomba, San Miguel y Riego

(Spain)

Thieves attack the temples of Requejo, Barrios, Santa Colomba, San Miguel, and Riego

La Opinión de Zamora (2016). Los ladrones asaltan los templos de Requejo, Barrios, Santa Colomba, San Miguel y Riego. La Opinión de Zamora. 1 May.

Forget the Kohinoor, could we have the Amaravati Stupa sculptures back please?

(India; United Kingdom)

Ruchika Sharma (2016). Forget the Kohinoor, could we have the Amaravati Stupa sculptures back please?. Scroll.in. 1 May.

भगवान राम पड़े अकेले, माता सीता को ले गए चोर, पुलिस ढूंढ़ रही पता

(India)

Idol Theft From Temple In Jhansi

Bhaskar (2016). भगवान राम पड़े अकेले, माता सीता को ले गए चोर, पुलिस ढूंढ़ रही पता. Bhaskar. 30 April.

Roban la corona de oro de la Virgen del Rosario en la iglesia de Gallegos del Río

(Spain)

Gold crown of the Virgin of the Rosary stolen from the church of Gallegos del Río

La Opinión de Zamora (2016). Roban la corona de oro de la Virgen del Rosario en la iglesia de Gallegos del Río. La Opinión de Zamora. 30 April.

Is India serious about retrieving its stolen Antiques?

(India)

S. Vijay Kumar (2016). Is India serious about retrieving its stolen Antiques?. MyIndMakers. 29 April.

मंदिर से अष्टधातु की मूर्तियां चोरी, ग्रामीण भड़के

(India)

Idols stolen from temple in Raebareli

Amar Ujala (2016). मंदिर से अष्टधातु की मूर्तियां चोरी, ग्रामीण भड़के. Amar Ujala. 29 April.

Roban una de las tres campanas de la iglesia de Carracedo tras utilizar una grúa

(Spain)

One of the three bells of the church of Carracedo stolen with the use of a crane

La Opinión de Zamora (2016). Roban una de las tres campanas de la iglesia de Carracedo tras utilizar una grúa. La Opinión de Zamora. 29 April.

Two arrested for trying to sell idols stolen from temple near Ponneri

(India)

The Hindu (2016). Two arrested for trying to sell idols stolen from temple near Ponneri. The Hindu. 29 April.

Miners plunder 'Ramayana' heritage in MP

(India)

P. Naveen (2016). Miners plunder 'Ramayana' heritage in MP. The Times of India. 29 April.

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.

US returns stolen ancient Buddhist sculpture to Pakistan

(Pakistan; United States of America)

BBC News (2016). US returns stolen ancient Buddhist sculpture to Pakistan. BBC News. 28 April.

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.

US returning smuggled Buddha sculpture to Pakistan

(Pakistan; United States of America)

APP (2016). US returning smuggled Buddha sculpture to Pakistan. The Nation. 27 April.

CCS cops recover 1-cr idol within 24 hours of theft

(India)

The Hans India (2016). CCS cops recover 1-cr idol within 24 hours of theft. The Hans India. 27 April.

One year on: an update from Nepal's earthquake-damaged heritage sites

(Nepal)

Erich Theophile (2016). One year on: an update from Nepal's earthquake-damaged heritage sites. Apollo. 26 April.

Take steps to bring back antiquities taken outside India: Par

(India)

Press Trust of India (2016). Take steps to bring back antiquities taken outside India: Par. Business Standard. 26 April.

18 Antiquities Recovered From Foreign Countries: Government

(India)

Press Trust of India (2016). 18 Antiquities Recovered From Foreign Countries: Government. The New Indian Express. 25 April.

Karnataka's ancient idols lost in a mere flash

(India)

Ranjani Govind (2016). Karnataka's ancient idols lost in a mere flash. The Hindu. 25 April.

Monuments Men go after state's treasure

(India)

Vandana Kamath (2016). Monuments Men go after state's treasure. Bangalore Mirror. 24 April.

चोरी से पहले हनुमानजी की पूजा, फिर चुराई तेल की बोतल और कुर्सियां

(India)

Temple theft caught on CCTV footage

Bhaskar (2016). चोरी से पहले हनुमानजी की पूजा, फिर चुराई तेल की बोतल और कुर्सियां. Bhaskar. 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.

Macherla police help TS cops crack temple theft case

(India)

The Hans India (2016). Macherla police help TS cops crack temple theft case. The Hans India. 20 April.

Robo de la Virgen del Carmen causa repudio en 2001

(Guatemala)

Theft of the Virgin of Carmen caused repudiation in 2001

Hemeroteca PL (2016). Robo de la Virgen del Carmen causa repudio en 2001. Prensa Libre. 19 April.

Le piden 3,5 años de cárcel por robar una pila bautismal del siglo XIII

(Spain)

3.5 years in prison sought for the theft of a 13th century baptismal font

Ricardo Sánchez Rico (2016). Le piden 3,5 años de cárcel por robar una pila bautismal del siglo XIII. El Norte de Castilla. 19 April.

Save cultural heritage of India

(India)

Anil Paba (2016). Save cultural heritage of India. Daily Excelsior. 18 April.

कोतवाली पुलिस सोती रही, पड़ोस के जैन मंदिर में हो गई चोरी

(India)

Theft in Jain Temple Near Police Station, Gwalior

Dainik Bhaskar (2016). कोतवाली पुलिस सोती रही, पड़ोस के जैन मंदिर में हो गई चोरी. Dainik Bhaskar. 16 April.

S. Korea unsure whether stolen Buddhist statue was previously plundered: broadcaster

(South Korea; Japan)

Yonhap News Agency (2016). S. Korea unsure whether stolen Buddhist statue was previously plundered: broadcaster. Yonhap News Agency. 16 April.

SC asks Centre to look into disappearance of Guwahati temple treasure

(India)

Hindustan Times (2016). SC asks Centre to look into disappearance of Guwahati temple treasure. Hindustan Times. 14 April.

Crown of the Andes sold on the cheap?

(Colombia; United States of America)

Richard Emblin (2016). Crown of the Andes sold on the cheap?. The City Paper. 14 April.

'Valuable' artworks found three years after Kiltullagh church theft

(Ireland)

BBC News (2016). 'Valuable' artworks found three years after Kiltullagh church theft. BBC News. 12 April.

Silver items taken away from temple

(India)

The Hindu (2016). Silver items taken away from temple. The Hindu. 12 April.

Online group tracks stolen art and negotiates for its return

(India)

Sravanth Verma (2016). Online group tracks stolen art and negotiates for its return. Digital Journal. 9 April.

Karkala: Theft at Shirlalu Basadi - Sack containing idols found

(India)

Daijiworld Media Network (2016). Karkala: Theft at Shirlalu Basadi - Sack containing idols found. Daijiworld. 8 April.

HR & CE official arrested for theft of precious temple jewels

(India)

S. Vijay Kumar (2016). HR & CE official arrested for theft of precious temple jewels. The Hindu. 8 April.

Ashtadhatu idols stolen in UP

(India)

Press Trust of India (2016). Ashtadhatu idols stolen in UP. Business Standard. 7 April.

Denuncian robo de 3 campanas de origen colonial en pueblo de Áncash

(Peru)

Theft of three colonial bells reported in Áncash village

Andina (2016). Denuncian robo de 3 campanas de origen colonial en pueblo de Áncash. Andina. 7 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.

Roban iglesia de Suesca en Cundinamarca

(Colombia)

Church of Suesca in Cundinamarca robbed.

Caracol Radio (2016). Roban iglesia de Suesca en Cundinamarca. Caracol Radio. 5 April.

$90,000 Hindu Statue Stolen From UES Gallery During Open House

(United States of America)

Jen Chung (2016). $90,000 Hindu Statue Stolen From UES Gallery During Open House. Gothamist. 5 April.

प्राचीन भद्रेश्वर मंदिर से घंटे चोरी

(India)

Bell stolen from Ancient Bhadreswar temple

Amar Ujala (2016). प्राचीन भद्रेश्वर मंदिर से घंटे चोरी. Amar Ujala. 5 April.

Burglars decamp with Rs. 17,480, 8 silver Chhatrs from Sarwal Temple

(India)

State Times (2016). Burglars decamp with Rs. 17,480, 8 silver Chhatrs from Sarwal Temple. State Times. 4 April.

గురజాల రామాలయంలో చోరీ

(India)

Theft in Rama Temple of Gurajala

Sakshi Post (2016). గురజాల రామాలయంలో చోరీ. Sakshi Post. 4 April.

Astadhatu idol of Lord Ganesh worth 25 crore recovered in Kaushambi, 6 held

(India)

Kapil Dixit (2016). Astadhatu idol of Lord Ganesh worth 25 crore recovered in Kaushambi, 6 held. The Times of India. 4 April.

पहले पूजा की फिर उड़ा दी दस करोड़ की मूर्ति

(India)

Ashtadhatu idol stolen from temple

Patrika (2016). पहले पूजा की फिर उड़ा दी दस करोड़ की मूर्ति. Patrika. 3 April.

Roban el copón de las hostias de la iglesia Jesucristo el Buen Pastor en Cúcuta

(Colombia)

Custodia of hosts stolen from the church of Jesucristo el Buen Pastor in Cucuta

RCN (2016). Roban el copón de las hostias de la iglesia Jesucristo el Buen Pastor en Cúcuta. RCN. 3 April.

नसीराबाद के रामसर से चोरी हुई बलदाउ की मूर्ति

(India)

Idol stolen from Nashirabad

Pradesh 18 (2016). नसीराबाद के रामसर से चोरी हुई बलदाउ की मूर्ति. Pradesh 18. 3 April.

Panchaloha idols seized

(India)

The Hans India (2016). Panchaloha idols seized. The Hans India. 3 April.

चोर की करतूत, मंदिर से पार कर दिया कीमती भगवान की मूर्ति

(India)

Kanker: Sculpture theft at temple

Patrika (2016). चोर की करतूत, मंदिर से पार कर दिया कीमती भगवान की मूर्ति. Patrika. 3 April.

Historic Moorhead church tries to repair, prevent vandalism

(United States of America)

Tim Gallagher (2016). Historic Moorhead church tries to repair, prevent vandalism. Hastings Tribune. 2 April.

Australian Hindus Urge Sydney Art Gallery to Return Hindu Statue If Illegal Acquired

(Australia; India)

The Chakra (2016). Australian Hindus Urge Sydney Art Gallery to Return Hindu Statue If Illegal Acquired. The Chakra. 2 April.

मंदिर से मूर्ति समेत अन्य सामान चोरी

(India)

Banke Bihari temple idol theft in Uttar Pradesh

Khaskhabar (2016). मंदिर से मूर्ति समेत अन्य सामान चोरी. Khaskhabar. 2 April.

Indiana group seeks tough penalties for cemetery vandalism

(United States of America)

Associated Press (2016). Indiana group seeks tough penalties for cemetery vandalism. The Washington Times. 2 April.

Nationally important 12th century monument spray-painted by vandals

(United Kingdom)

Brian Donnelly (2016). Nationally important 12th century monument spray-painted by vandals. The Herald. 2 April.

AGNSW's 1000-year-old Hindu goddess 'may be illegal'

(Australia; India)

Michaela Boland (2016). AGNSW's 1000-year-old Hindu goddess 'may be illegal'. The Australian. 2 April.

The Excruciating Legacy of NAGPRA

(United States of America)

Frances Madeson (2016). The Excruciating Legacy of NAGPRA. Indian Country Today. 31 March.

89-year-old temple bell found in drainage canal

(India)

S. Prasad (2016). 89-year-old temple bell found in drainage canal. The Hindu. 31 March.

More looted antiquities welcomed home

(Cambodia; France)

Vong Sokheng (2016). More looted antiquities welcomed home. The Phnom Penh Post. 31 March.

Idols stolen from streetside temple

(India)

The Hindu (2016). Idols stolen from streetside temple. The Hindu. 30 March.

Sirsi: Idol of Nandi stolen at Sirsi Temple.

(India)

Sahil Online (2016). Sirsi: Idol of Nandi stolen at Sirsi Temple.. Sahil Online. 30 March.

Tracing The DNA Of Looted Artwork

(Cambodia)

WBUR (2016). Tracing The DNA Of Looted Artwork. WBUR. 30 March.

Four held; stolen idols recovered

(India)

The Hindu (2016). Four held; stolen idols recovered. The Hindu. 30 March.

3 panchaloha idols stolen from temple

(India)

TNN (2016). 3 panchaloha idols stolen from temple. The Times of India. 30 March.

Special ceremony to mark return of valuable icons

(Cyprus)

Cyprus Mail (2016). Special ceremony to mark return of valuable icons. Cyprus Mail. 30 March.

Stolen Durga idol returns to Valley after 25 years

(India)

M Aamir Khan (2016). Stolen Durga idol returns to Valley after 25 years. The Tribune. 30 March.

NGA keeping mum on 1000-year-old Indian goddess statue

(Australia; India)

Michaela Boland (2016). NGA keeping mum on 1000-year-old Indian goddess statue. The Australian. 29 March.

Theft of historic painting shakes parish in old gold-mining town

(United States of America)

Zita Fletcher (2016). Theft of historic painting shakes parish in old gold-mining town. Catholic Philly. 28 March.

US museum returns ancient Hindu god statue to Cambodia

(Cambodia; United States of America)

BBC News (2016). US museum returns ancient Hindu god statue to Cambodia. BBC News. 28 March.

Priceless Indian Artefacts With Australia; Will They Ever Come Back Home?

(Australia; India)

S. Vijay Kumar (2016). Priceless Indian Artefacts With Australia; Will They Ever Come Back Home?. Swarajya. 27 March.

Egypt's Museum of Islamic Art regains its allure after two-year restoration

(Egypt)

Nevine El-Aref (2016). Egypt's Museum of Islamic Art regains its allure after two-year restoration. Ahram Online. 27 March.

Utes, Navajo seek monument to preserve canyon

(United States of America)

Jim Mimiaga (2016). Utes, Navajo seek monument to preserve canyon. The Cortez Journal. 27 March.

Man nabbed with stolen bronze idol in Tasmac shop

(India)

TNN (2016). Man nabbed with stolen bronze idol in Tasmac shop. The Times of India. 27 March.

Real artifacts stolen, replaced with fake ones at Peshawar museum

(Pakistan)

Dunya News (2016). Real artifacts stolen, replaced with fake ones at Peshawar museum. Dunya News. 26 March.

Stop the Roof Raiders: Lead thieves strike Boxted church as total hit by suspected gang reaches 16 in Suffolk

(United Kingdom)

Matt Reason (2016). Stop the Roof Raiders: Lead thieves strike Boxted church as total hit by suspected gang reaches 16 in Suffolk. East Anglian Daily Times. 25 March.

Yobs set fire to historic Prestwick church and burn ivy from ancient walls

(United Kingdom)

Stuart Wilson (2016). Yobs set fire to historic Prestwick church and burn ivy from ancient walls. Daily Record. 25 March.

Mali rebel 'to admit' Timbuktu mausoleum destruction at ICC

(Mali)

BBC News (2016). Mali rebel 'to admit' Timbuktu mausoleum destruction at ICC. BBC News. 24 March.

Lighten the bureaucracy so India's heritage can flourish

(India)

Jawhar Sircar (2016). Lighten the bureaucracy so India's heritage can flourish. The Art Newspaper. 24 March.

Crooked antiques dealer dodges prison for smuggled $1M statue

(United States of America; Pakistan)

The Daily Chappaqua (2016). Crooked antiques dealer dodges prison for smuggled $1M statue. The Daily Chappaqua. 24 March.

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.

Trio of rare Viking artefacts reported stolen from church at Sockburn, near Darlington

(United Kingdom)

Charlotte Bowe (2016). Trio of rare Viking artefacts reported stolen from church at Sockburn, near Darlington. The Northern Echo. 23 March.

La diócesis estima que el 70%de las piezas sustraídas en este siglo han sido recuperadas

(Spain)

The diocese estimated that 70%of the pieces stolen in this century have been recovered

Diario de Burgos (2016). La diócesis estima que el 70%de las piezas sustraídas en este siglo han sido recuperadas. Diario de Burgos. 22 March.

7 kalasams stolen from temple in Pallavaram

(India)

TNN (2016). 7 kalasams stolen from temple in Pallavaram. The Times of India. 22 March.

10 «valiosas» obras robadas en el último gran expolio de arte sacro no aparecen

(Spain)

10 valuable works stolen in the recent large plundering of sacred are have not been found

I. Elices (2016). 10 «valiosas» obras robadas en el último gran expolio de arte sacro no aparecen. Diario de Burgos. 22 March.

Antique dealer arrested for smuggling ancient sculpture

(United States of America; Pakistan)

Jamie Schram (2016). Antique dealer arrested for smuggling ancient sculpture. New York Post. 22 March.

Protector left unprotected

(India)

M.T. Shiva Kumar (2016). Protector left unprotected. The Hindu. 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.

Three arrested for 'stealing' panchaloha idols

(India)

The Hindu (2016). Three arrested for 'stealing' panchaloha idols. The Hindu. 19 March.

Suspect in Buddhist statue theft arrested in Santa Ana

(United States of America)

Chris Jennewein (2016). Suspect in Buddhist statue theft arrested in Santa Ana. My News LA. 19 March.

Another Gallery Is Raided in Antiquities Case

(United States of America; India; Cambodia)

Tom Mashberg (2016). Another Gallery Is Raided in Antiquities Case. The New York Times. 18 March.

Rama idol stolen from Kashi temple

(India)

TNN (2016). Rama idol stolen from Kashi temple. The Times of India. 17 March.

Law Enforcement Focuses on Asia Week in Inquiry of Antiquities Smuggling

(United States of America; India; Pakistan; Afghanistan; Cambodia)

Tom Mashberg (2016). Law Enforcement Focuses on Asia Week in Inquiry of Antiquities Smuggling. The New York Times. 17 March.

Woman wanted for stealing Buddhist statues from temple

(United States of America)

Hoa Quach (2016). Woman wanted for stealing Buddhist statues from temple. My News LA. 17 March.

400 year-old ancient statues stolen from a temple in Odisha

(India)

Odisha Sun Times Bureau (2016). 400 year-old ancient statues stolen from a temple in Odisha. Odisha Sun Times. 15 March.

Theft of ancient idol: Himachal trying to extradite suspect from Nepal

(India; Nepal)

IANS (2016). Theft of ancient idol: Himachal trying to extradite suspect from Nepal. Business Standard. 15 March.

La Iglesia de Jaén reza en desagravio tras el robo de la Custodia de Las Bernardas

(Spain)

The church of Jaén prays for help after the theft of the Custodia of Las Bernardas.

Javier López (2016). La Iglesia de Jaén reza en desagravio tras el robo de la Custodia de Las Bernardas. ABC España. 14 March.

Cementerios salitreros en alerta

(Chile)

Salitre cemeteries on alert

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

800gm silver articles stolen from temple

(India)

TNN (2016). 800gm silver articles stolen from temple. The Times of India. 14 March.

जौनपुर में मंदिर से मूर्तियां चोरी

(India)

Sculptures Stolen from Temple in Jaunpur

Navbharat Times (2016). जौनपुर में मंदिर से मूर्तियां चोरी. Navbharat Times. 14 March.

Violence, dead bufallo, stolen idol raise tensions in Agra district

(India)

TNN (2016). Violence, dead bufallo, stolen idol raise tensions in Agra district. The Times of India. 13 March.

Córdoba rejects Catholic church's claim to own mosque-cathedral

(Spain)

Stephen Burgen (2016). Córdoba rejects Catholic church's claim to own mosque-cathedral. The Guardian. 13 March.

Cathedral reopens home of historic order after thefts

(United Kingdom)

Diane King (2016). Cathedral reopens home of historic order after thefts. Edinburgh Evening News. 12 March.

मूर्ति उठाने आए बदमाशों ने होमगार्ड पर झोंका फायर

(India)

Theft in temple, guard fired on

Amar Ujala (2016). मूर्ति उठाने आए बदमाशों ने होमगार्ड पर झोंका फायर. Amar Ujala. 12 March.

Temple theft case: two arrested

(India; Bangladesh)

The Hindu (2016). Temple theft case: two arrested. The Hindu. 12 March.

Buddha's return belies tensions between Beijing and Taipei

(China; Taiwan)

Lucy Hornby (2016). Buddha's return belies tensions between Beijing and Taipei. Financial Times. 11 March.

Federal Agents Raid Christie's, Seizing 2 Ancient Sculptures

(United States of America; India)

Colin Moynihan (2016). Federal Agents Raid Christie's, Seizing 2 Ancient Sculptures. The New York Times. 11 March.

ICE recovers stolen Indian artifacts from major auction house ahead of Asia Week New York

(United States of America; India)

ICE (2016). ICE recovers stolen Indian artifacts from major auction house ahead of Asia Week New York. ICE. 11 March.

Roban una pieza del paso de misterio del Ecce - Homo

(Spain)

Piece of the paso de misterio of Ecce-Homo stolen.

A. Cañadas (2016). Roban una pieza del paso de misterio del Ecce - Homo. Cofrademania. 10 March.

Museum of Lost Objects: The Armenian church in Deir al-Zour

(Syria)

Kanishk Tharoor (2016). Museum of Lost Objects: The Armenian church in Deir al-Zour. BBC News. 10 March.

Temple theft case: police custody of main accused extended

(India)

TNN (2016). Temple theft case: police custody of main accused extended. The Times of India. 10 March.

Precious Art Stolen from India Is Being Brought Back. Thanks to One Man and His Extraordinary Team

(India)

Tanaya Singh (2016). Precious Art Stolen from India Is Being Brought Back. Thanks to One Man and His Extraordinary Team. The Better India. 9 March.

Stolen artworks and archaeological artifacts seized as Bullas resident is arrested

(Spain)

Murcia Today (2016). Stolen artworks and archaeological artifacts seized as Bullas resident is arrested. Murcia Today. 9 March.

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.

Museum has a history of theft, missing manuscripts

(India)

Satyasundar Barik (2016). Museum has a history of theft, missing manuscripts. The Hindu. 9 March.

Over 100 antiquities stolen from monuments since 2000

(India)

Press Trust of India (2016). Over 100 antiquities stolen from monuments since 2000. Business Standard. 9 March.

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.

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.

Museum of Lost Objects: Mar Elian Monastery

(Syria)

Kanishk Tharoor (2016). Museum of Lost Objects: Mar Elian Monastery. BBC News. 7 March.

Medieval Reliquary Discovered at Christian Monastery Looted by Treasure Hunters ahead of Archaeological Excavations

(Bulgaria)

Ivan Dikov (2016). Medieval Reliquary Discovered at Christian Monastery Looted by Treasure Hunters ahead of Archaeological Excavations. Archaeology in Bulgaria. 7 March.

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.

Elderly pair held after 3,000 French church objects found

(France)

Expatica (2016). Elderly pair held after 3,000 French church objects found. Expatica. 7 March.

Temple Theft: Role of Migrant Workers in Crime Suspected

(India)

Express News Service (2016). Temple Theft: Role of Migrant Workers in Crime Suspected. The New Indian Express. 7 March.

'The toilets were absolutely full of crucifixes': Two elderly people arrested over theft of religious items

(France)

AFP (2016). 'The toilets were absolutely full of crucifixes': Two elderly people arrested over theft of religious items. The Journal. 6 March.

Temple burgled: idol and valuables stolen

(India)

The Hindu (2016). Temple burgled: idol and valuables stolen. The Hindu. 6 March.

Jaro archbishop suspends priest over treasure hunt in ancient cemetery

(Philippines)

Anne Fernandez (2016). Jaro archbishop suspends priest over treasure hunt in ancient cemetery. Inter Aksyon. 6 March.

Roba iglesia de Creel; lo detiene la FGE

(Mexico)

Nancy De León (2016). Roba iglesia de Creel; lo detiene la FGE. Entre Líneas. 5 March.

Panchaloha idol stolen from temple in TN

(India)

Web India 123 (2016). Panchaloha idol stolen from temple in TN. Web India 123. 5 March.

Timbuktu Shrines Trial: Why the Destruction of Cultural Heritage is History Repeating Itself

(Mali)

John Darlington (2016). Timbuktu Shrines Trial: Why the Destruction of Cultural Heritage is History Repeating Itself. Newsweek. 5 March.

Valuables worth 1.5 lakhstolen from Maradu temple

(India)

The Times of India (2016). Valuables worth 1.5 lakhstolen from Maradu temple. The Times of India. 5 March.

Rs 5 lakh worth gold, silver looted from Odisha temple

(India)

Odisha Sun Times (2016). Rs 5 lakh worth gold, silver looted from Odisha temple. Odisha Sun Times. 5 March.

Cops crack Pimpri temple theft case, 3 in net

(India)

TNN (2016). Cops crack Pimpri temple theft case, 3 in net. The Times of India. 4 March.

Vaishno devi temple: Security guard, aides held for theft

(India)

Express News Service (2016). Vaishno devi temple: Security guard, aides held for theft. The Indian Express. 4 March.

5 held, ornaments stolen from temple recovered

(India)

Press Trust of India (2016). 5 held, ornaments stolen from temple recovered. Business Standard. 4 March.

Treasure hunters ravage temples

(India)

Ravi P. Benjamin (2016). Treasure hunters ravage temples. The Hans India. 4 March.

Museum of Lost Objects: Aleppo's minaret

(Syria)

Kanishk Tharoor (2016). Museum of Lost Objects: Aleppo's minaret. BBC News. 3 March.

Stolen Buddha Head Displayed at Museum of China in Beijing

(China; Taiwan)

Francis Eduard Ang (2016). Stolen Buddha Head Displayed at Museum of China in Beijing. Yibada. 3 March.

'Stringent action in temple thefts must'

(India)

TNN (2016). 'Stringent action in temple thefts must'. The Times of India. 3 March.

Christian hamlet in Syria bears scars of fierce fighting

(Syria)

Associated Press (2016). Christian hamlet in Syria bears scars of fierce fighting. The Daily Mail. 3 March.

A theft in Old Believers' community in western Ukraine

(Ukraine)

Ukraine Today (2016). A theft in Old Believers' community in western Ukraine. Ukraine Today. 2 March.

कुटी रोड के मंदिर से शिवलिंग चोरी

(India)

Amar Ujala (2016). कुटी रोड के मंदिर से शिवलिंग चोरी. Amar Ujala. 2 March.

In icon centre, Uma Parmeshwari reunites with Nataraja after 8 years

(India)

Deccan Chronicle (2016). In icon centre, Uma Parmeshwari reunites with Nataraja after 8 years. Deccan Chronicle. 2 March.

Rs 1.58 L jewellery theft at Vaishno Devi temple

(India)

Pune Mirror (2016). Rs 1.58 L jewellery theft at Vaishno Devi temple. Pune Mirror. 1 March.

Stolen idol produced in court

(India)

Press Trust of India (2016). Stolen idol produced in court. Business Standard. 1 March.

Destruction of Timbuktu sites shocked humanity, prosecutor tells ICC

(Mali)

AFP (2016). Destruction of Timbuktu sites shocked humanity, prosecutor tells ICC. The Guardian. 1 March.

Bible valued £2,000 stolen as church thefts go on the rise in Powys

(United Kingdom)

Robert Doman (2016). Bible valued £2,000 stolen as church thefts go on the rise in Powys. News North Wales. 29 February.

CC to Decide If Malian Teacher Will Face Charges for Destroying Timbuktu Artifacts

(Mali)

Vice (2016). CC to Decide If Malian Teacher Will Face Charges for Destroying Timbuktu Artifacts. Vice. 29 February.

US Museum Returns Stolen Rama Statue

(Cambodia; United States of America)

Peter Ford (2016). US Museum Returns Stolen Rama Statue. Cambodia Daily. 29 February.

Decenas de joyas y obras de arte están perdidas por los robos en iglesias

(Spain)

Dozens of jewels and works of art are lost to robberies in churches

Antonio Botías (2016). Decenas de joyas y obras de arte están perdidas por los robos en iglesias. La Verdad. 29 February.

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.

ASI seeks info on provenance of idols

(India)

S. Prasad (2016). ASI seeks info on provenance of idols. The Hindu. 28 February.

ఆలయంలో నంది విగ్రహం చోరీ

(India)

Nandi temple theft

Sakshi Post (2016). ఆలయంలో నంది విగ్రహం చోరీ. Sakshi Post. 27 February.

Taiwan Buddhist helps lost statue head home after 20 years

(China; Taiwan)

Shanghai Daily (2016). Taiwan Buddhist helps lost statue head home after 20 years. Shanghai Daily. 26 February.

Australian gallery identifies looted Indian treasures

(Australia; India)

Geoff Hiscock (2016). Australian gallery identifies looted Indian treasures. Nikkei. 26 February.

Cambodian warrior comes home: Denver Art Museum returns Khmer statue

(Cambodia; United States of America)

Dan Duray (2016). Cambodian warrior comes home: Denver Art Museum returns Khmer statue. The Art Newspaper. 26 February.

Old graveyard dug up and no one knows who's doing it

(Pakistan)

Sameer Mandhro (2016). Old graveyard dug up and no one knows who's doing it. The Express Tribune. 26 February.

Illicit antiquities chic? Faux decapitated Buddha heads as decor

(General)

Donna Yates (2016). Illicit antiquities chic? Faux decapitated Buddha heads as decor. Anonymous Swiss Collector. 26 February.

$5,000 statue stolen from Ottawa restaurant

(Canada)

Justin Samanski-Langille (2016). $5,000 statue stolen from Ottawa restaurant. Ottawa Sun. 25 February.

Theft of Tiffany window unsolved

(United States of America)

Liz Graves (2016). Theft of Tiffany window unsolved. Mount Desert Islander. 24 February.

Calangute theft probe draws blank

(India)

TNN (2016). Calangute theft probe draws blank. The Times of India. 24 February.

Church congregation in shock after thieves steal priceless medieval stained glass window

(United Kingdom)

ITV News (2016). Church congregation in shock after thieves steal priceless medieval stained glass window. ITV News. 24 February.

Denver museum to return last of looted Cambodian statues

(Cambodia; United States of America)

Sravanth Verma (2016). Denver museum to return last of looted Cambodian statues. Digital Journal. 24 February.

Cambridge church community devastated by theft of 'priceless' stained glass window

(United Kingdom)

Freya Leng (2016). Cambridge church community devastated by theft of 'priceless' stained glass window. Cambridge News. 23 February.

Three Held for Temple Heist in Odisha

(India)

Express News Service (2016). Three Held for Temple Heist in Odisha. The New Indian Express. 23 February.

Idols, jewellery stolen from Jain Basadi

(India)

Raghava M. (2016). Idols, jewellery stolen from Jain Basadi. The Hindu. 22 February.

Ancient Buddha sculpture head to return to mainland after 20 years

(China; Taiwan)

Wang Fan (2016). Ancient Buddha sculpture head to return to mainland after 20 years. ECNS. 22 February.

Karkala: Thieves break into Shirlalu Basadi, decamp with valuable idols, ornaments

(India)

R B Jagadish (2016). Karkala: Thieves break into Shirlalu Basadi, decamp with valuable idols, ornaments. Daijiworld. 21 February.

Idols found damaged in temple

(India)

Press Trust of India (2016). Idols found damaged in temple. India.com. 20 February.

Panchaloha idol of Sri Ram stolen from Mudhol temple

(India)

The Hindu (2016). Panchaloha idol of Sri Ram stolen from Mudhol temple. The Hindu. 19 February.

Navdurga temple priests oppose idol replacement

(India)

Herald Goa (2016). Navdurga temple priests oppose idol replacement. Herald Goa. 19 February.

छपरा के सोनारप ी से चोरी करोड़ की अ धातु की ाचीन मू्ित यां बरामद

(India)

Stolen ancient idol from Chhapra recovered from pond

Jagran (2016). छपरा के सोनारप ी से चोरी करोड़ की अ धातु की ाचीन मू्ित यां बरामद. Jagran. 18 February.

Govt faces challenges in protecting Bihar heritage sites

(India)

TNN (2016). Govt faces challenges in protecting Bihar heritage sites. The Times of India. 18 February.

4 including temple security supervisor held in Vrindavan idol theft case

(India)

Anuja Jaiswal (2016). 4 including temple security supervisor held in Vrindavan idol theft case. The Times of India. 18 February.

3 precious idols, valuables stolen from temple in UP

(India)

Press Trust of India (2016). 3 precious idols, valuables stolen from temple in UP. The Times of India. 18 February.

Thief impersonates monk to smuggle relics from ancient Burmese site

(Myanmar)

Asian Correspondent (2016). Thief impersonates monk to smuggle relics from ancient Burmese site. Asian Correspondent. 18 February.

Provenance of Ros Packer buy shaping up as bull

(Australia; India)

Michaela Boland (2016). Provenance of Ros Packer buy shaping up as bull. The Australian. 18 February.

National Gallery  judged victim of fraud over Asian antiquities

(Australia; India)

Michaela Boland (2016). National Gallery  judged victim of fraud over Asian antiquities. The Australian. 18 February.

To save their homeland, 25 tribes unite in the Southwest

(United States of America)

Stephen Trimble (2016). To save their homeland, 25 tribes unite in the Southwest. High Country News. 17 February.

National Gallery of Australia review finds 22 works of 'insufficient or questionable' provenance

(Australia; India)

Simon Thomen (2016). National Gallery of Australia review finds 22 works of 'insufficient or questionable' provenance. Business Insider. 17 February.

Provenance of 22 Asian artworks at National Gallery of Australia in doubt

(Australia; India)

Shalailah Medhora (2016). Provenance of 22 Asian artworks at National Gallery of Australia in doubt. The Guardian. 17 February.

20 idols stolen from 2 temples in Udaipur

(India)

TNN (2016). 20 idols stolen from 2 temples in Udaipur. The Times of India. 16 February.

Idol installed by President in Vrindavan temple stolen

(India)

Anuja Jaiswal (2016). Idol installed by President in Vrindavan temple stolen. The Times of India. 16 February.

मुख्यमंत्री शहर में थी, इसलिए छिपाये रखा

(India)

Theft at Jain temple in Udaipur.

Rajasthan Patrika (2016). मुख्यमंत्री शहर में थी, इसलिए छिपाये रखा. Rajasthan Patrika. 14 February.

Thief arrested for stealing idols, other items from ISKCON temple

(India)

Daily Excelsior (2016). Thief arrested for stealing idols, other items from ISKCON temple. Daily Excelsior. 13 February.

Cops bust gang that targetted 21 temples, stole jewellery, cash

(India)

Pune Mirror (2016). Cops bust gang that targetted 21 temples, stole jewellery, cash. Pune Mirror. 13 February.

Roban Virgen Peregrina de iglesia de Tlaltenango

(Mexico)

Diario de Morelos (2016). Roban Virgen Peregrina de iglesia de Tlaltenango. Diario de Morelos. 12 February.

NGA wants to return buddha, but doesn't know where

(Australia; India)

Michaela Boland (2016). NGA wants to return buddha, but doesn't know where. The Australian. 12 February.

Ganapati idol stolen from temple of Hoysala period

(India)

M.T. Shiva Kumar (2016). Ganapati idol stolen from temple of Hoysala period. The Hindu. 12 February.

Idol lifters nabbed

(India)

The Hindu (2016). Idol lifters nabbed. The Hindu. 11 February.

Delincuentes roban joyas y objetos litúrgicos de iglesia

(Peru)

Delinquents steal jewelry and liturgical items from church

RPP (2016). Delincuentes roban joyas y objetos litúrgicos de iglesia. RPP. 11 February.

Roban imagen de Virgen Peregrina durante miércoles de ceniza en iglesia de Morelos

(Mexico)

Statue of the Virgen Perefrina stolen on Ash Wednesday from Morelos church

SDP Noticias (2016). Roban imagen de Virgen Peregrina durante miércoles de ceniza en iglesia de Morelos. SDP Noticias. 11 February.

Two Klamath Falls residents sentenced in stolen Native American artifacts case

(United States of America)

Elizabeth Reickn (2016). Two Klamath Falls residents sentenced in stolen Native American artifacts case. News 10. 11 February.

Roban dos piezas del Museo Larreta

(Argentina)

Two pieces stolen from the Larreta Museum

Ana Martínez Quijano (2016). Roban dos piezas del Museo Larreta. Ámbito Financiero. 10 February.

Nine idol smugglers arrested in Bihar

(India)

IANS (2016). Nine idol smugglers arrested in Bihar. Mid-day. 10 February.

Thieves caught robbing Jain temple on cam

(India)

TNN (2016). Thieves caught robbing Jain temple on cam. The Times of India. 10 February.

Idol smugglers' gang busted, nine held in Bhagalpur

(India)

Kumar Rajesh (2016). Idol smugglers' gang busted, nine held in Bhagalpur. The Times of India. 10 February.

वेंकटेश मंदिर से बेशकीमती मूर्तियां चोरी

(India)

Three ashtadhatu idols stolen from temple

Amar Ujala (2016). वेंकटेश मंदिर से बेशकीमती मूर्तियां चोरी. Amar Ujala. 9 February.

Australia's Dancing Shiva legally exported, says Subhash Kapoor

(India; Australia)

Michaela Boland (2016). Australia's Dancing Shiva legally exported, says Subhash Kapoor. The Australian. 9 February.

Tres detenidos por robar piezas de oro y plata de la parroquia de Aes (Cantabria)

(Spain)

Three arrested for theft of gold and silver pieces from the church of Aes (Cantabria)

Europa Press (2016). Tres detenidos por robar piezas de oro y plata de la parroquia de Aes (Cantabria). El Diario. 9 February.

राम जानकी मंदिर से मूर्ति चोरी

(India)

Ram Janaki temple idol theft

Amar Ujala (2016). राम जानकी मंदिर से मूर्ति चोरी. Amar Ujala. 8 February.

A 75-year-old archaeologist catches artefact smugglers sitting on his computer

(India)

Ashwin Aghor (2016). A 75-year-old archaeologist catches artefact smugglers sitting on his computer. Catch News. 8 February.

Robos en iglesias, un patrimonio en peligro

(Spain)

Robberies in churches, heritage in danger

Fernando Pérez Ávila (2016). Robos en iglesias, un patrimonio en peligro. Diario de Sevilla. 7 February.

India Pride Project – How Smuggled Indian Art Is Brought Back Home

(India)

S. Vijay Kumar (2016). India Pride Project – How Smuggled Indian Art Is Brought Back Home. Swarajya. 7 February.

Esclarecen otros 3 robos de arte sacro en iglesias

(Spain)

Three other robberies of religious art from churches clarified

El Correo De Burgos (2016). Esclarecen otros 3 robos de arte sacro en iglesias. El Correo De Burgos. 6 February.

Youth found dead near temple, idols stolen

(India)

Press Trust of India (2016). Youth found dead near temple, idols stolen. The Siasat Daily. 5 February.

Detenidas en Ourense dos personas implicadas en 20 robos en iglesias

(Spain)

Two people implicated in 20 church robberies detained in Ourense.

Europa Press (2016). Detenidas en Ourense dos personas implicadas en 20 robos en iglesias. 20 Minutos. 5 February.

Antique dealer Kapoor produced in Kumbakonam court

(India)

Press Trust of India (2016). Antique dealer Kapoor produced in Kumbakonam court. Business Standard. 5 February.

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.

Thieves strike rural church, preacher shows them compassion

(United States of America)

Rolf Parker (2016). Thieves strike rural church, preacher shows them compassion. Deerfield Valley News. 4 February.

Fuerzan dos iglesias de Bande pero no se llevan ningún botín

(Spain)

Doors forced on two Bande churches but nothing was taken

Laura Fernández (2016). Fuerzan dos iglesias de Bande pero no se llevan ningún botín. La Region. 4 February.

Icon centres coming up in Dindigul, Theni to protect idols

(India)

The Hindu (2016). Icon centres coming up in Dindigul, Theni to protect idols. The Hindu. 4 February.

Se roban a 'La Conchita' de Tonanitla

(Mexico)

'La Conchita' of Tonanitla stolen

Juan Manuel Barrera (2016). Se roban a 'La Conchita' de Tonanitla. El Universal. 3 February.

Roban el sagrario barroco de la iglesia de Olveira y provocan un incendio en la sacristía

(Spain)

Baroque tabernacle from the church of Olveira solen and fire started in the sacristy

Javier Romero (2016). Roban el sagrario barroco de la iglesia de Olveira y provocan un incendio en la sacristía. La Voz de Galicia. 3 February.

Ornaments taken away from Gulvady temple

(India)

Ganesh Prabhu (2016). Ornaments taken away from Gulvady temple. The Hindu. 3 February.

Icon centres coming up

(India)

The Hindu (2016). Icon centres coming up. The Hindu. 3 February.

Para el padre Joaquín, el robo de la corona de la Virgen es "un mensaje"

(Argentina)

For Father Joaquín, the theft of the crown of the Virgin is "a message"

El Liberal (2016). Para el padre Joaquín, el robo de la corona de la Virgen es "un mensaje". El Liberal. 2 February.

मंदिर से 400 साल पुरानी 30 किलो की गदा चोरी, पहले भी हो चुकी है वारदात

(India)

400-year old, 30g temple mace stolen.

Dainik Bhaskar (2016). मंदिर से 400 साल पुरानी 30 किलो की गदा चोरी, पहले भी हो चुकी है वारदात. Dainik Bhaskar. 31 January.

Five men paraded through the streets of Guizhou as punishment for stealing cultural relics

(China)

Lucy Liu (2016). Five men paraded through the streets of Guizhou as punishment for stealing cultural relics. Shanghaiist. 30 January.

Last Koh Ker piece coming home

(Cambodia; United States of America)

Audrey Wilson (2016). Last Koh Ker piece coming home. The Phnom Penh Post. 30 January.

In Visit, US Secretary of State Gave a Nod to Cambodian Antiquities

(Cambodia; United States of America)

Pin Sisovann (2016). In Visit, US Secretary of State Gave a Nod to Cambodian Antiquities. Voice of America. 29 January.

Indigenous Leaders Fight Bill Promoting Citizen Archaeology: "Do Not Disturb the Spirits of the Water"

(United States of America)

Deirdra Funcheon (2016). Indigenous Leaders Fight Bill Promoting Citizen Archaeology: "Do Not Disturb the Spirits of the Water". Broward Palm Beack New Times. 29 January.

French Book Helps Trace Stolen Idol and Art and Arrest of International Trafickers

(India)

Express News Service (2016). French Book Helps Trace Stolen Idol and Art and Arrest of International Trafickers. The New Indian Express. 28 January.

La Policía detiene al presunto autor del robo de piezas litúrgicas del Corpus Christi

(Spain)

Police arrest suspect in the robbery of liturgical pieces from Corpus Christi.

Sevilla Directo (2016). La Policía detiene al presunto autor del robo de piezas litúrgicas del Corpus Christi. Sevilla Directo. 27 January.

Director Stephan Jost Steps Down from the Honolulu Museum of Art in March

(United States of America)

Katrina Valcourt (2016). Director Stephan Jost Steps Down from the Honolulu Museum of Art in March. Honolulu Magazine. 27 January.

Cae "especialista" en robo de imágenes sacras: tendría conexión con coleccionistas

(Paraguay)

Specialists implicated in the theft of sacred statues: had a connection with collectors

Hoy (2016). Cae "especialista" en robo de imágenes sacras: tendría conexión con coleccionistas. Hoy. 27 January.

La Policía recupera un cáliz de plata robado en una iglesia de Zamora

(Spain)

Police recover silver chalice stolen from a Zamora church

La Opinión de Zamora (2016). La Policía recupera un cáliz de plata robado en una iglesia de Zamora. La Opinión de Zamora. 27 January.

The Professor and the Pueblo, Was the disclosure of Acoma traditions exploitation or scholarship?

(United States of America)

Anson Stevens-Bollen (2016). The Professor and the Pueblo, Was the disclosure of Acoma traditions exploitation or scholarship?. Santa Fe Reporter. 27 January.

Atacan y profanan tres iglesias en Sevilla y Lugo

(Spain)

Three churches in Sevilla and Lugo attacked and profaned

La Gaceta (2016). Atacan y profanan tres iglesias en Sevilla y Lugo. La Gaceta. 26 January.

Getty displays Medieval illuminated pages after legal battle finally ends

(United States of America)

Jori Finkel (2016). Getty displays Medieval illuminated pages after legal battle finally ends. The Art Newspaper. 26 January.

Roban tres copones de plata, cálices y la recaudación del cepillo en una iglesia de Sevilla

(Spain)

Actuall (2016). Roban tres copones de plata, cálices y la recaudación del cepillo en una iglesia de Sevilla. Actuall. 25 January.

Buscado por robo de una estatua del Niño Jesús

(United States of America)

La Tribuna Hispana (2016). Buscado por robo de una estatua del Niño Jesús. La Tribuna Hispana. 25 January.

Piden hasta 2 años de cárcel para tres implicados en la compraventa de piezas robadas en iglesias

(Spain)

Up to 2 years in prison sought for three involved in the sale of art stolen from churches

El Norte de Castilla (2016). Piden hasta 2 años de cárcel para tres implicados en la compraventa de piezas robadas en iglesias. El Norte de Castilla. 24 January.

'Ashtadhatu' idols stolen from temple in UP

(India)

Press Trust of India (2016). 'Ashtadhatu' idols stolen from temple in UP. PTI News. 23 January.

Shah Jehan mosque started losing tiles in the 70s, claims khatib

(Pakistan)

The Express Tribune (2016). Shah Jehan mosque started losing tiles in the 70s, claims khatib. The Express Tribune. 22 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.

Government's Search for Antiques Boundless as Harihara Ceremony a Success

(Cambodia; France)

Mom Kunthear (2016). Government's Search for Antiques Boundless as Harihara Ceremony a Success. Khmer Times. 21 January.

Utah tribes say public-lands bill 'adds insult to injury,' petition Obama to designate monument

(United States of America)

Brian Maffly (2016). Utah tribes say public-lands bill 'adds insult to injury,' petition Obama to designate monument. The Salt Lake Tribune. 21 January.

France's Guimet Museum returns looted statue head to national museum in Phnom Penh

(Cambodia; France)

AFP (2016). France's Guimet Museum returns looted statue head to national museum in Phnom Penh. Art Daily. 20 January.

Los robos y falsificaciones de arte abortados en el último lustro superan los 150 millones

(Spain)

Robberies and forgeries of seized art in the last year tops 150 million

José Ramón Villalba (2016). Los robos y falsificaciones de arte abortados en el último lustro superan los 150 millones. Ideal. 20 January.

शहर चुने आपके शहर की ख़बरें मंदिर से लक्ष्मण की मूर्ति चोरी

(India)

Statue stolen from the temple

Amar Ujala (2016). शहर चुने आपके शहर की ख़बरें मंदिर से लक्ष्मण की मूर्ति चोरी. Amar Ujala. 20 January.

Three held for stealing idols from Jain temples

(India)

Leena Dhankhar (2016). Three held for stealing idols from Jain temples. Hindustan Times. 20 January.

Ayyappa temple announces award for clues about stolen lamp

(India)

Neeraj Santoshi (2016). Ayyappa temple announces award for clues about stolen lamp. Hindustan Times. 19 January.

Plea on 'Missing' Jewels of Rameswaram Temple

(India)

Express News Service (2016). Plea on 'Missing' Jewels of Rameswaram Temple. The New Indian Express. 19 January.

'Stealing my painting from St Mary's Church in Beverley was like a plot from The Archers'

(United Kingdom)

Hull Daily Mail (2016). 'Stealing my painting from St Mary's Church in Beverley was like a plot from The Archers'. Hull Daily Mail. 17 January.

Siolim - Sodiem temple robbed by unknowns

(India)

Keshav Naik (2016). Siolim - Sodiem temple robbed by unknowns. The Times of India. 16 January.

मूर्ति चोर गिरोह गिरफ्तार, अष्टधातु की 70 मूर्तियां बरामद

(India)

Thieves arrested in stolen idol case

News 18 (2016). मूर्ति चोर गिरोह गिरफ्तार, अष्टधातु की 70 मूर्तियां बरामद. News 18. 16 January.

Think of burial mounds as earthen records of Wisconsin's native people

(United States of America)

Mary Louise Schumacher (2016). Think of burial mounds as earthen records of Wisconsin's native people. Journal Sentinel. 15 January.

घाटमपुर में राधाकृष्ण मंदिर से अष्टधातु की मूर्ति चोरी

(India)

Idol theft from Radhakrishna Temple

Inextlive (2016). घाटमपुर में राधाकृष्ण मंदिर से अष्टधातु की मूर्ति चोरी. Inextlive. 15 January.

En una trocha apareció el ángel robado de la iglesia de Soledad

(Colombia)

Angel stolen from the church of Soledad found in pathway

El Heraldo (2016). En una trocha apareció el ángel robado de la iglesia de Soledad. El Heraldo. 14 January.

Te Pahi's medal among Waitangi treasures

(New Zealand)

Lois Williams (2016). Te Pahi's medal among Waitangi treasures. Radio New Zealand. 14 January.

Minister writes to CM on Rajrappa shrine security

(India)

PNS (2016). Minister writes to CM on Rajrappa shrine security. The Daily Pioneer. 14 January.

Temple burglary gang busted in Odisha

(India)

Susant Kumar Das (2016). Temple burglary gang busted in Odisha. IAmIn. 14 January.

Suspected arson at Fontainebleau church

(France)

Margot Boutges (2016). Suspected arson at Fontainebleau church. The Art Newspaper. 13 January.

Temple loot gang busted; 4 traders among 8 held

(India)

Orissa Post (2016). Temple loot gang busted; 4 traders among 8 held. Orissa Post. 13 January.

Historic mosque attacked in Crimea

(Ukraine; Russia)

World Bulletin (2016). Historic mosque attacked in Crimea. World Bulletin. 12 January.

Roban ángel de mármol en iglesia de Soledad y se lo llevan en motocarro

(Colombia)

Marble angel from Soledad church stolen, taken in a car.

El Heraldo (2016). Roban ángel de mármol en iglesia de Soledad y se lo llevan en motocarro. El Heraldo. 12 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.

Four acquitted of theft at temple in Sec 37

(India)

The Tribune (2016). Four acquitted of theft at temple in Sec 37. The Tribune. 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.

Brass lamp worth Rs 15 lakh stolen from temple

(India)

The Pioneer (2016). Brass lamp worth Rs 15 lakh stolen from temple. The Pioneer. 10 January.

Cop killed in Bihar, Opposition to launch protest

(India)

Nayyar Azad (2016). Cop killed in Bihar, Opposition to launch protest. The Asian Age. 9 January.

The Gods are still leaving

(Nepal)

Sewa Bhattarai (2016). The Gods are still leaving. The Kathmandu Post. 9 January.

Thieves target two temples in Junagadh

(India)

TNN (2016). Thieves target two temples in Junagadh. The Times of India. 8 January.

Thieves walk away with Prophet's 1,400-yr-old footprint from mosque

(India)

The Statesman (2016). Thieves walk away with Prophet's 1,400-yr-old footprint from mosque. The Daily Star. 8 January.

Rare Sioux artifact stolen from state museum recovered after 13 years

(United States of America)

Angela Brandt (2016). Rare Sioux artifact stolen from state museum recovered after 13 years. Independent Record. 8 January.

Eight precious idols stolen from two temples in Bihar

(India)

Press Trust of India (2016). Eight precious idols stolen from two temples in Bihar. Business Standard. 8 January.

Can Hobby Lobby Buy the Bible?

(United States of America)

Joel Baden (2016). Can Hobby Lobby Buy the Bible?. The Atlantic. 7 January.

ASI brings back three stolen artefacts from Australia

(Australia; India)

Amrita Madhukalya (2016). ASI brings back three stolen artefacts from Australia. DNA. 6 January.

NVCC hails police for cracking temple theft within 24 hours

(India)

Nagpur Today (2016). NVCC hails police for cracking temple theft within 24 hours. Nagpur Today. 5 January.

Theft of idols from Hiriyangady Basadi - two convicted

(India)

Daijiworld Media Network (2016). Theft of idols from Hiriyangady Basadi - two convicted. Daijiworld. 5 January.

How Ancient Native American Rock Art Is Tearing a California Town Apart

(United States of America)

Barret Baumgart (2016). How Ancient Native American Rock Art Is Tearing a California Town Apart. Vice. 5 January.

Chivilcoy: asaltan una parroquia y se llevan dinero y un cáliz de oro

(Argentina)

Chivilcoy: Parish church attacked and money and a gold chalice stolen

El Litoral (2016). Chivilcoy: asaltan una parroquia y se llevan dinero y un cáliz de oro. El Litoral. 5 January.

Bronze statue goes missing at Western Monastery

(Hong Kong)

Ejinsight (2016). Bronze statue goes missing at Western Monastery. Ejinsight. 4 January.

Karkala: Thieves steal valuables worth Rs 6 lac from temple

(India)

Daijiworld Media Network (2016). Karkala: Thieves steal valuables worth Rs 6 lac from temple. Daijiworld. 4 January.

Pillage of prehistory

(Pakistan)

Hidayat Khan (2016). Pillage of prehistory. The Express Tribune. 3 January.

Denuncian misioneros xaverianos robos litúrgicos en parroquias de SJR

(Mexico)

Xaverian missionaries denounce thefts of liturgical items in SJR parish churches

Rossy Martínez (2016). Denuncian misioneros xaverianos robos litúrgicos en parroquias de SJR. Plaza de Armas. 3 January.

Four precious idols stolen in Bihar

(India)

IANS (2016). Four precious idols stolen in Bihar. The Hindu. 2 January.

Three idols stolen from Bhilwara temples

(India)

TNN (2016). Three idols stolen from Bhilwara temples. The Times of India. 2 January.

Bihar: 14 idols stolen from Vaishali temple

(India)

Rajesh Kumar Thakur (2016). Bihar: 14 idols stolen from Vaishali temple. Hindustan Times. 2 January.

Roban el niño Jesús de la imagen de la Virgen del Rosario de Valencina

(Spain)

Baby Jesus and statue of the Virgin of the Rosary stolen in Valencia

EFE (2016). Roban el niño Jesús de la imagen de la Virgen del Rosario de Valencina. Diario d Sevilla. 1 January.

Thief stole painting from St Mary's Church in Beverley during wedding

(United Kingdom)

Lucy Leeson (2016). Thief stole painting from St Mary's Church in Beverley during wedding. Hull Daily Mail. 1 January.

Idol Stolen

(India)

Express News Service (2015). Idol Stolen. The New Indian Express. 31 December.

Idols and valuables stolen from temple

(India)

Press Trust of India (2015). Idols and valuables stolen from temple. Business Standard. 31 December.

Robar patrimonio cultural es delito federal, advierte el INAH

(Mexico)

Theft of cultural heritage is a federal crime warns INAH

Leonardo Vázquez (2015). Robar patrimonio cultural es delito federal, advierte el INAH. Pulso. 29 December.

En Zonda, ahora robaron una imagen de la Virgen

(Argentina)

In Zonda today a statue of the Virgin was stolen

Favio Cabrera (2015). En Zonda, ahora robaron una imagen de la Virgen. Diario de Cuyo. 29 December.

Top policeman calls for CCTV at Glasgow Necropolis

(United Kingdom)

Graham Fraser (2015). Top policeman calls for CCTV at Glasgow Necropolis. BBC News. 26 December.

Bhimsengola shop burgled

(Nepal)

The Himalayan Times (2015). Bhimsengola shop burgled. The Himalayan Times. 26 December.

Retablos de los siglos XIX y XX son robados de iglesias en SLP y subastados en NY

(Mexico)

Retablos from the 19th and 20th centuries are stolen from churches in SLP and auctioned in NY

Sin Embargo (2015). Retablos de los siglos XIX y XX son robados de iglesias en SLP y subastados en NY. Sin Embargo. 25 December.

Rs2 lakh booty burgled from temple

(India)

Alka Tiwari (2015). Rs2 lakh booty burgled from temple. The Times of India. 25 December.

Revientan la puerta de la iglesia para robar la corona a la patrona de Guillena

(Spain)

Church door broken down to steal crown of the patron saint of Guillena

Juan Carlos Romero (2015). Revientan la puerta de la iglesia para robar la corona a la patrona de Guillena. ABC España. 24 December.

मंदिर से दो मूर्तियां चोरी

(India)

Two statues stolen from temple

Amar Ujala (2015). मंदिर से दो मूर्तियां चोरी. Amar Ujala. 24 December.

My Great-grandfather, the Man Who Held the Key to the Aleppo Codex

(Israel; Syria)

Judy Maltz (2015). My Great-grandfather, the Man Who Held the Key to the Aleppo Codex. Haaretz. 22 December.

Roban campanas de iglesia en Chapantongo

(Mexico)

El Sol de Hidalgo (2015). Roban campanas de iglesia en Chapantongo. El Sol de Hidalgo. 22 December.

Idols from Rani ki Vav near Modi village still missing

(India)

Sivakumar B (2015). Idols from Rani ki Vav near Modi village still missing. The Times of India. 21 December.

Police draw blank in idol theft case

(Nepal)

Anup Ojha (2015). Police draw blank in idol theft case. The Kathmandu Post. 21 December.

Royal Ontario Museum caught up in looted antiquities investigation

(Canada; India)

Nazim Baksh (2015). Royal Ontario Museum caught up in looted antiquities investigation. CBC. 21 December.

Would You Buy the Buddha's Tooth?

(General)

Candida Moss (2015). Would You Buy the Buddha's Tooth?. The Daily Beast. 20 December.

Two idols stolen

(India)

The Telegraph (2015). Two idols stolen. The Telegraph. 19 December.

El fuego arrasa dos piezas religiosas del siglo XVI

(Spain)

Fire destroys two pieces of religious art from the 16th century

Diario de Mallorca (2015). El fuego arrasa dos piezas religiosas del siglo XVI. Diario de Mallorca. 19 December.

Bihar to conduct speedy trial of idol sumugglers

(India)

Daijiworld Media Network (2015). Bihar to conduct speedy trial of idol sumugglers. Daijiworld. 18 December.

El regreso de la imagen del Cristo de Tilcara

(Argentina)

Dubin Ricardo (2015). El regreso de la imagen del Cristo de Tilcara. El Tribuno. 18 December.

Uma Parameshwari Idol Back From Singapore, Set to Return Home Soon

(India)

Yogesh Kabirdoss (2015). Uma Parameshwari Idol Back From Singapore, Set to Return Home Soon. The New Indian Express. 17 December.

Unravelling International Smuggling Network by Tracing Kapoor's Art of the Past

(India; United States of America)

Yogesh Kabirdoss (2015). Unravelling International Smuggling Network by Tracing Kapoor's Art of the Past. The New Indian Express. 17 December.

मंदिर से चांदी का मुकुट व दानपात्र चोरी

(India)

Silver crown and temple donation box stolen

Amar Ujala (2015). मंदिर से चांदी का मुकुट व दानपात्र चोरी. Amar Ujala. 17 December.

Bronze statues of Buddha, Ambedkar stolen from Buddhist temple in Kausa

(India)

Shrutika Sukhi (2015). Bronze statues of Buddha, Ambedkar stolen from Buddhist temple in Kausa. The Times of India. 16 December.

Hanukkah at the Arch of Titus

(Israel; Italy)

Steven Fine (2015). Hanukkah at the Arch of Titus. Yale University News. 15 December.

Hallaron en el río un Cristo que fue robado

(Argentina)

Stolen Christ found in the river

El Tribuno (2015). Hallaron en el río un Cristo que fue robado. El Tribuno. 15 December.

Theft in temple at Pangala, materials worth Rs 2 lac stolen

(India)

Daijiworld Media Network (2015). Theft in temple at Pangala, materials worth Rs 2 lac stolen. Daijiworld. 15 December.

Jain community urges CM to give facelift to Lachhuar temple

(India)

Pranav Chaudhary (2015). Jain community urges CM to give facelift to Lachhuar temple. The Times of India. 15 December.

Unsettled art show accompanies Encounters at the National Museum of Australia

(Australia)

Clare Colley (2015). Unsettled art show accompanies Encounters at the National Museum of Australia. The Sydney Morning Herald. 14 December.

Idols, sculptures of damaged sites safe: DoA

(Nepal)

Gaurav Thapa (2015). Idols, sculptures of damaged sites safe: DoA. The Kathmandu Post. 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.

No cultural artefact has been stolen from damaged monuments, DoA claims

(Nepal)

Gaurav Thapa (2015). No cultural artefact has been stolen from damaged monuments, DoA claims. The Kathmandu Post. 13 December.

Chinese court accepts suit over stolen mummy

(China; Netherlands)

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

सीकर में जैन मंदिर से चोरी हुई मूर्तियां बरामद, तीन चोर भी गिरफ्तार

(India)

Sculptures stolen from Jain temple in Sikar recovered, three thieves arrested

Ashok Shekhawat (2015). सीकर में जैन मंदिर से चोरी हुई मूर्तियां बरामद, तीन चोर भी गिरफ्तार. News 18. 13 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.

डहरे वाले मंदिर से पार्वती व गणेश की मूर्ति चोरी

(India)

Parvati and Ganesh idol stolen from a temple

Rajasthan Patrika (2015). डहरे वाले मंदिर से पार्वती व गणेश की मूर्ति चोरी. Rajasthan Patrika. 12 December.

Antique racket behind vandalism?

(India)

Falguni Banerjee (2015). Antique racket behind vandalism?. The Times of India. 11 December.

Increíble robo de campanas

(Mexico)

Incredible robbery of bells

Alma Leticia Sánchez (2015). Increíble robo de campanas. El Sol de Zamora. 11 December.

Salvadoreño implicado en robo de imagen en Guatemala

(Guatemala; El Salvador)

Salvadorian arrested for theft of saint sculpture in Guatemala

Equilibrium (2015). Salvadoreño implicado en robo de imagen en Guatemala. Equilibrium. 11 December.

Roban campanas de la Guadalupana

(Mexico)

Bells of the Virgin of Guadalupe stolen

Alma Leticia Sánchez (2015). Roban campanas de la Guadalupana. El Sol de Durango. 10 December.

Mahavira idol theft: Prime suspect arrested

(India)

IANS (2015). Mahavira idol theft: Prime suspect arrested. Two Circles. 10 December.

Violento robo en la iglesia de las Carmelitas de Peñaranda con el encargado maniatado

(Spain)

Violent robbery in the Church of the Carmelitas in Peñaranda, manager bound

Raúl Martín (2015). Violento robo en la iglesia de las Carmelitas de Peñaranda con el encargado maniatado. Salamanca 24 Horas. 10 December.

Man admits stealing Maori artefacts

(New Zealand)

Hawke's Bay Today (2015). Man admits stealing Maori artefacts. Hawke's Bay Today. 9 December.

Dutch collector puts conditions on stolen Buddha statue's return to China

(China; Netherlands)

Wang Fan (2015). Dutch collector puts conditions on stolen Buddha statue's return to China. ECNS. 8 December.

Another church hit by lead thefts – St Mary's in Cratfield the latest to be targeted

(United Kingdom)

Edmund Crosthwaite (2015). Another church hit by lead thefts – St Mary's in Cratfield the latest to be targeted. East Anglian Daily Times. 8 December.

Break-in at heritage temple: Maluti goddess loses gold eyeballs, jewellery

(India)

The Telegraph (2015). Break-in at heritage temple: Maluti goddess loses gold eyeballs, jewellery. The Telegraph. 7 December.

Kapoor moves HC seeking to quash transfer of trial against him

(India)

Press Trust of India (2015). Kapoor moves HC seeking to quash transfer of trial against him. Business Standard. 7 December.

Theft raises security concerns in temple village

(India)

TNN (2015). Theft raises security concerns in temple village. The Times of India. 7 December.

BJP Demands CBI Probe Into Kapilash Idols Loot Incident

(India)

Express News Service (2015). BJP Demands CBI Probe Into Kapilash Idols Loot Incident. The New Indian Express. 7 December.

Indigenous objects return to Australia in new exhibition

(Australia; United Kingdom)

Amelia Caddy (2015). Indigenous objects return to Australia in new exhibition. Australian Geographic. 7 December.

Cops find Jain idol in ditch

(India)

Shrikrishna Prasad (2015). Cops find Jain idol in ditch. The Telegraph. 6 December.

बिहारः भगवान महावीर की चोरी हुई 2600 साल पुरानी मूर्ति मिली और भी

(India)

Stolen idol of Bhagvan Mahavir recovered from Jamui Village

Aajtak (2015). बिहारः भगवान महावीर की चोरी हुई 2600 साल पुरानी मूर्ति मिली और भी. Aajtak. 6 December.

Two-millennia-old stolen Mahavira idol recovered in Bihar

(India)

IANS (2015). Two-millennia-old stolen Mahavira idol recovered in Bihar. Business Standard. 6 December.

AP Vows to Bring Back Amaravati Artefacts from Brit Museum

(India; United Kingdom)

Express News Service (2015). AP Vows to Bring Back Amaravati Artefacts from Brit Museum. The New Indian Express. 6 December.

Seminary eyes repatriation after clash over artifacts

(United States of America)

Malcolm Gay (2015). Seminary eyes repatriation after clash over artifacts. The Boston Globe. 5 December.

Jain Sangh plea for recovery of stolen idol

(India)

TNN (2015). Jain Sangh plea for recovery of stolen idol. The Times of India. 4 December.

Statement on Paris Auction of Native American Objects

(United States of America; France)

Evan Ryan (2015). Statement on Paris Auction of Native American Objects. United States Department of State. 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.

Jains to meet on Sunday over stolen Lord Mahavir idol

(India)

Bharat Yagnik (2015). Jains to meet on Sunday over stolen Lord Mahavir idol. The Times of India. 4 December.

Secretary Jewell Advances Discussion on Repatriation of Tribal Sacred Objects with French Authorities

(United States of America; France)

United States Department of the Interior (2015). Secretary Jewell Advances Discussion on Repatriation of Tribal Sacred Objects with French Authorities. United States Department of the Interior. 2 December.

The Real-Life Indiana Jones

(United States of America; India)

FiveThirtyEight (2015). The Real-Life Indiana Jones. FiveThirtyEight. 2 December.

Jain delegation meets minister about safety of temples in Maha

(India)

Press Trust of India (2015). Jain delegation meets minister about safety of temples in Maha. Business Standard. 2 December.

En Tabasco, el crimen no respeta ni a la Iglesia

(Mexico)

In Tabasco, crime doesn't respect the church

Leobardo P. Marín (2015). En Tabasco, el crimen no respeta ni a la Iglesia. El Universal. 2 December.

जैन मंदिर में चौकीदार-होमगार्ड तैनात थे, पीछे से घुसे चोर, चार मूर्तियां चुराई

(India)

Watchmen were posted at Jain temple where four sculptures were stolen

Dainik Bhaskar (2015). जैन मंदिर में चौकीदार-होमगार्ड तैनात थे, पीछे से घुसे चोर, चार मूर्तियां चुराई. Dainik Bhaskar. 2 December.

Bihar govt. recommends CBI probe into idol theft

(India)

Amarnath Tewary (2015). Bihar govt. recommends CBI probe into idol theft. The Hindu. 2 December.

Inuit shaman parka 'copied' by KTZ design well-studied by anthropologists

(Canada; United Kingdom)

Sima Sahar Zerehi (2015). Inuit shaman parka 'copied' by KTZ design well-studied by anthropologists. CBC. 2 December.

Preocupa robo de imágenes

(Guatemala)

Concern about the theft of sacred statues

José Diego Puac (2015). Preocupa robo de imágenes. El Quetzalteco. 1 December.

Cops draw blank in idol recovery

(India)

The Telegraph (2015). Cops draw blank in idol recovery. The Telegraph. 1 December.

Community helps rebuild church after thieves vandalize it, steal tabernacle

(United States of America)

Mayde Gomez (2015). Community helps rebuild church after thieves vandalize it, steal tabernacle. ABC United States. 1 December.

Thefts of precious idols on the rise in Bihar

(India)

IANS (2015). Thefts of precious idols on the rise in Bihar. Business Standard. 1 December.

La Funba recupera su patrimonio

(Guatemala)

FUNBA (Fundación para las Bellas Artes y la Cultura) recovers its heritage

Jaime Moreno (2015). La Funba recupera su patrimonio. El Periódico. 30 November.

Two held for stealing idol

(India)

The Hindu (2015). Two held for stealing idol. The Hindu. 30 November.

No clues in idol theft case

(India)

Farrukh Nadim (2015). No clues in idol theft case. The Times of India. 29 November.

अष्टधातु की दुर्गा प्रतिमा चोरी

(India)

Ashtdhatu Durga idol theft

Amar Ujala (2015). अष्टधातु की दुर्गा प्रतिमा चोरी. Amar Ujala. 29 November.

Double loss: two idols worth several crores stolen in two days

(India)

Speed News (2015). Double loss: two idols worth several crores stolen in two days. Catch News. 29 November.

Sacred Chilkat Robe Returning Home

(United States of America)

Sit News (2015). Sacred Chilkat Robe Returning Home. Sit News. 29 November.

«La Puerta Santa abrirá, pero esto no es un año santo compostelano»

(Spain)

The Puerta Santa is open, but this isn't a Holy Year

Xurxo Melchor (2015). «La Puerta Santa abrirá, pero esto no es un año santo compostelano». La Voz de Galicia. 29 November.

Bihar Chief Minister Orders Probe Into Theft of 600 BC Idol

(India)

Press Trust of India (2015). Bihar Chief Minister Orders Probe Into Theft of 600 BC Idol. NDTV. 29 November.

Ashtadhatu idol worth several crores stolen in UP

(India)

Press Trust of India (2015). Ashtadhatu idol worth several crores stolen in UP. Business Standard. 29 November.

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.

Bihar: 2,600-yr-old Mahavir idol stolen from Jamui temple

(India)

Express News Service (2015). Bihar: 2,600-yr-old Mahavir idol stolen from Jamui temple. The Indian Express. 29 November.

Looted artefacts from occupied Cyprus returned

(Cyprus; Canada)

In Cyprus (2015). Looted artefacts from occupied Cyprus returned. Parikiaki. 28 November.

Ancient Gravestone Used As Battering Ram In Lightning Jewelry Store Heist

(United Kingdom)

Lee Moran (2015). Ancient Gravestone Used As Battering Ram In Lightning Jewelry Store Heist. Huffington Post. 27 November.

Woman who found 900-year-old 'Parrot Lady' statue Canada presented to India still convinced it's just a 'nice knock-off'

(Canada; India)

Douglas Quan (2015). Woman who found 900-year-old 'Parrot Lady' statue Canada presented to India still convinced it's just a 'nice knock-off'. National Post. 27 November.

Three antique stone idols stolen from temple

(India)

Press Trust of India (2015). Three antique stone idols stolen from temple. The Statesman. 27 November.

Decapitan a una virgen al robar su corona

(Spain)

Virgin decapitated to steal her crown

Alfonso Alba (2015). Decapitan a una virgen al robar su corona. Cordopolis. 26 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.

Encounters exhibition: a stunning but troubling collection of colonial plunder

(Australia; United Kingdom)

Paul Daley (2015). Encounters exhibition: a stunning but troubling collection of colonial plunder. The Guardian. 26 November.

Recuperan un farol de plata del siglo XVIII robado en la Catedral en 1977

(Spain)

Silver 18th century lantern stolen from the Cathedral in 1977 recovered

EFE (2015). Recuperan un farol de plata del siglo XVIII robado en la Catedral en 1977. La Verdad. 26 November.

Investigan el robo a una virgen que han mutilado en una iglesia de Córdoba

(Spain)

Robbery of a virgin that was mutilated in a Cordoba church is being investigated

Europa Press (2015). Investigan el robo a una virgen que han mutilado en una iglesia de Córdoba. Europa Press. 26 November.

Three 700 year old idols stolen from Chandrasekhar Temple in Kapilash, Odisha

(India)

Odisha Sun Times Bureau (2015). Three 700 year old idols stolen from Chandrasekhar Temple in Kapilash, Odisha. Odisha Sun Times. 26 November.

Kolkata a hub of antique smuggling

(India)

Rohit Khanna (2015). Kolkata a hub of antique smuggling. The Times of India. 25 November.

Theft in temple

(India)

The Hindu (2015). Theft in temple. The Hindu. 24 November.

Singapore, India sign strategic partnership to boost cooperation in key areas

(Singapore; India)

Hetty Musfirah Abdul Khamid (2015). Singapore, India sign strategic partnership to boost cooperation in key areas. Channel News Asia. 24 November.

Thieves return stolen idol

(India)

Imran Gowhar (2015). Thieves return stolen idol. The Hindu. 22 November.

Idol theft: Police teams rushed to K'taka, Delhi

(India)

TNN (2015). Idol theft: Police teams rushed to K'taka, Delhi. The Times of India. 21 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.

Idol smugglers' gang busted in Alwar, 10 held

(India)

TNN (2015). Idol smugglers' gang busted in Alwar, 10 held. The Times of India. 20 November.

Museum reportedly paid $100K for idol

(United States of America; India)

Seth Slabaugh (2015). Museum reportedly paid $100K for idol. The Star Press. 19 November.

Nazi Art Case Tests Start Date Of Shoah

(Germany; United States of America)

Stewart Ain (2015). Nazi Art Case Tests Start Date Of Shoah. The Jewish Week. 19 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.

Field investigation complete on village's case to reclaim 1,000-year old statue

(China; Netherlands)

Wang Fan (2015). Field investigation complete on village's case to reclaim 1,000-year old statue. ECNS. 17 November.

नारकंडा के ऐतिहासिक हाटू मंदिर में चोरी

(India)

Theft in the historic Narkanda Hatu temple

Kesari (2015). नारकंडा के ऐतिहासिक हाटू मंदिर में चोरी. Kesari. 17 November.

ICE HSI partners with Ball State University and the David Owsley Museum of Art to recover a hidden idol stolen from India

(India; United States of America)

ICE (2015). ICE HSI partners with Ball State University and the David Owsley Museum of Art to recover a hidden idol stolen from India. ICE. 17 November.

Idol, gold chains stolen from temple

(India)

The Hindu (2015). Idol, gold chains stolen from temple. The Hindu. 16 November.

El patrimonio histórico es de todos

(Spain)

Historic heritage is everyone's

El Día de Córdoba (2015). El patrimonio histórico es de todos. El Día de Córdoba. 16 November.

Fujian villagers turn to legal act to claim Buddha statue with a mummified monk

(China; Netherlands)

China Daily (2015). Fujian villagers turn to legal act to claim Buddha statue with a mummified monk. What's On Xiamen. 16 November.

500-year-old conch stolen

(Nepal)

The Kathmandu Post (2015). 500-year-old conch stolen. The Kathmandu Post. 15 November.

Cultura elevará el control sobre bienes de la Iglesia para frenar su deterioro

(Spain)

Culture to increase security over religious good to prevent their deterioration

Daniel Domínguez (2015). Cultura elevará el control sobre bienes de la Iglesia para frenar su deterioro. Faro de Vigo. 14 November.

18th century stolen idol recovered

(India)

Press Trust of India (2015). 18th century stolen idol recovered. The Statesman. 13 November.

Nepalese teen held for theft at Virbhadra's palace in Sarahan

(India)

Hindustan Times (2015). Nepalese teen held for theft at Virbhadra's palace in Sarahan. Hindustan Times. 12 November.

Former head of ancient Italian abbey accused of embezzling charitable funds

(Italy)

Nick Squires (2015). Former head of ancient Italian abbey accused of embezzling charitable funds. The Telegraph. 12 November.

Vandalised St Helen's Church rises from the ashes to be rebuilt at Beamish Museum

(United Kingdom)

Hannah Chapman (2015). Vandalised St Helen's Church rises from the ashes to be rebuilt at Beamish Museum. The Northern Echo. 12 November.

Brinca convento, entra a robar a Iglesia y queda atrapado

(Mexico)

Thief enters through convent to rob church and becomes trapped

Tiempo (2015). Brinca convento, entra a robar a Iglesia y queda atrapado. Tiempo. 11 November.

32-year-old given 6 months' jail for stealing temple bell

(India)

Mumbai Mirror (2015). 32-year-old given 6 months' jail for stealing temple bell. Mumbai Mirror. 11 November.

Artefacts stolen from CM's palace recovered

(India)

The Tribune (2015). Artefacts stolen from CM's palace recovered. The Tribune. 11 November.

Over 200-year-old Kali idol stolen

(India)

The Hindu (2015). Over 200-year-old Kali idol stolen. The Hindu. 9 November.

Security tightened amid threat to temples

(Indonesia)

Slamet Susanto (2015). Security tightened amid threat to temples. The Jakarta Post. 9 November.

Singapore gallery returns 11th century statue to India

(India; Singapore)

B Sivakumar (2015). Singapore gallery returns 11th century statue to India. The Times of India. 8 November.

Idol Theft : Three more arrested in Bengaluru in connection with theft of 9 idols worth 77 crores

(India)

Picsture (2015). Idol Theft : Three more arrested in Bengaluru in connection with theft of 9 idols worth 77 crores. Picsture. 8 November.

Asian Civilisations Museum hands back sculpture identified as stolen to India

(Singapore; India)

The Straits Times (2015). Asian Civilisations Museum hands back sculpture identified as stolen to India. The Straits Times. 6 November.

La Unidad Policial de Patrimonio investiga el robo de San Clemente

(Spain)

The Heritage Police Unit investigated the robbery of San Clemente

La Tribuna de Toledo (2015). La Unidad Policial de Patrimonio investiga el robo de San Clemente. La Tribuna de Toledo. 6 November.

Museum reopens, tensions flare at meeting

(United States of America)

Jim Paulin (2015). Museum reopens, tensions flare at meeting. The Bristol Bay Times. 6 November.

Retired looters help police find stolen artifacts

(South Korea)

The Korea Herald (2015). Retired looters help police find stolen artifacts. Korea Herald. 5 November.

Looted Chokwe masks and a rare statue to be returned to Dundo Museum in Angola

(Angola)

Art Daily (2015). Looted Chokwe masks and a rare statue to be returned to Dundo Museum in Angola. Art Daily. 4 November.

1,000-year-old Idols Stolen From Kooghaiyur Village Temple

(India)

Express News Service (2015). 1,000-year-old Idols Stolen From Kooghaiyur Village Temple. The New Indian Express. 31 October.

Sorprende a las autoridades robo de campana

(Mexico)

Authorities surprised by bell theft

Ararak Salomón (2015). Sorprende a las autoridades robo de campana. Línea Directa. 30 October.

Cambodia returns sculptural fragment after 3-D scans show it fits Cleveland Museum of Art's Krishna (photos)

(Cambodia; United States of America)

Steven Litt (2015). Cambodia returns sculptural fragment after 3-D scans show it fits Cleveland Museum of Art's Krishna (photos). Cleveland.com. 30 October.

2 arrested, third sought after historic Lowndes Co. churches damaged

(United States of America)

12 WSFA (2015). 2 arrested, third sought after historic Lowndes Co. churches damaged. 12 WSFA. 28 October.

Gilded Bible seized in Tokat

(Turkey)

Doğan News Agency (2015). Gilded Bible seized in Tokat. Hurriyet Daily News. 27 October.

Encontraron en Colinas la campana de bronce de la Iglesia de Cabalango

(Argentina)

Bronze bell from the church of Cabalango found in Colinas

El Diario Carlos Paz (2015). Encontraron en Colinas la campana de bronce de la Iglesia de Cabalango. El Diario Carlos Paz. 27 October.

Gang breaks into temple, decamps with cash, ornaments

(India)

The Hindu (2015). Gang breaks into temple, decamps with cash, ornaments. The Hindu. 27 October.

Saving an Ancestral Cemetery

(Poland)

Lara Ehrlich (2015). Saving an Ancestral Cemetery. BU Today. 26 October.

SIT formed to investigate theft at Virbhadra's ancestral palace

(India)

Hindustan Times (2015). SIT formed to investigate theft at Virbhadra's ancestral palace. Hindustan Times. 26 October.

CG Road jeweller stole 300-year-old silver idol

(India)

Ahmedabad Mirror (2015). CG Road jeweller stole 300-year-old silver idol. Ahmedabad Mirror. 26 October.

Theft at Himachal CM Virbhadra Singh's ancestral palace

(India)

Hindustan Times (2015). Theft at Himachal CM Virbhadra Singh's ancestral palace. Hindustan Times. 25 October.

Sosale mutt seer among three held for theft of silver chariot

(India)

DHNS (2015). Sosale mutt seer among three held for theft of silver chariot. Deccan Herald. 25 October.

Un año de cárcel por robar en la iglesia de Feáns

(Spain)

One year in jail for robbing the church of Feáns

Tania Suárez (2015). Un año de cárcel por robar en la iglesia de Feáns. La Opinión a Coruña. 23 October.

Museum returns totem pole stolen by actor John Barrymore in 1931

(United States of America)

Jennifer Sinco Kelleher (2015). Museum returns totem pole stolen by actor John Barrymore in 1931. Associated Press. 22 October.

ACM's return of 'stolen' statue raises questions about artefacts leaving India

(India; Singapore)

Deepika Shetty (2015). ACM's return of 'stolen' statue raises questions about artefacts leaving India. The Straits Times. 22 October.

Flood of restitutions deepens as museums investigate objects bought through Subhash Kapoor

(General)

Gabriella Angeleti (2015). Flood of restitutions deepens as museums investigate objects bought through Subhash Kapoor. The Art Newspaper. 21 October.

Insólito: roban la campana de una iglesia

(Argentina)

Unusual: Church bell stolen

La Razón (2015). Insólito: roban la campana de una iglesia. La Razón. 21 October.

Artefacts returned by collector

(Cambodia; Sweden)

Vong Sokheng (2015). Artefacts returned by collector. The Phnom Penh Post. 21 October.

Saquean la iglesia de Balerma

(Spain)

The church of Balerma is looted

Fran Gavilán (2015). Saquean la iglesia de Balerma. Ideal. 20 October.

1600-year-old artifacts in Bodrum bay area looted

(Turkey)

Doğan News Agency (2015). 1600-year-old artifacts in Bodrum bay area looted. Hurriyet Daily News. 20 October.

Dos meses del robo en una iglesia y no hay rastro de los autores

(Ecuador)

Two months since church theft and no arrest by athorities

Javier Ortega (2015). Dos meses del robo en una iglesia y no hay rastro de los autores. El Comercio. 20 October.

La historia del ladrón que necesitaba !urgente! un reloj despertador: Robó en una iglesia y se quedó dormido junto al botín

(Colombia)

The story of the thief that urgently needed an alarm clock: robbed a church and fell with the loot

Noticia al Dia (2015). La historia del ladrón que necesitaba !urgente! un reloj despertador: Robó en una iglesia y se quedó dormido junto al botín. Noticia al Dia. 20 October.

Se robaron la campana de bronce de la Iglesia de Cabalango

(Argentina)

Bronze bell of the church of Cabalango stolen

El Diario Carlos Paz (2015). Se robaron la campana de bronce de la Iglesia de Cabalango. El Diario Carlos Paz. 20 October.

Asian Civilisations Museum to return controversial Indian bronze sculpture

(Singapore; India)

Mayo Martin (2015). Asian Civilisations Museum to return controversial Indian bronze sculpture. Today. 19 October.

Un inventaire pour protéger le patrimoine religieux

(France)

An inventory for protecting religious heritage

Ouest France (2015). Un inventaire pour protéger le patrimoine religieux. Ouest France. 17 October.

Un preso fugado es detenido tras intentar vender dos valiosas reliquias de una iglesia de Morón

(Spain)

Escaped prisoner arrested trying to steal two precious relics from the church of Morón

ABC España (2015). Un preso fugado es detenido tras intentar vender dos valiosas reliquias de una iglesia de Morón. ABC España. 17 October.

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.

Two Ancient Artifacts To Be Returned by Norwegian Collector

(Cambodia)

Neou Vannarin (2015). Two Ancient Artifacts To Be Returned by Norwegian Collector. Voice of America. 16 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.

Stolen Buddha still posing at National Gallery of Australia

(Australia; India)

Michaela Boland (2015). Stolen Buddha still posing at National Gallery of Australia. The Australian. 16 October.

Return of mummified statue urged before 'birthday'

(China; Netherlands)

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

Fem års fängelse för kyrkstölder

(Sweden)

Five years in prison for church theft

Sveriges Radio (2015). Fem års fängelse för kyrkstölder. Sveriges Radio. 14 October.

98 Valuable Islamic Lamps Looted From Historic Mosque in Cairo

(Egypt)

Egyptian Streets (2015). 98 Valuable Islamic Lamps Looted From Historic Mosque in Cairo. Egyptian Streets. 14 October.

Thieves strike Jain temple, flee with four idols

(India)

Nyoooz (2015). Thieves strike Jain temple, flee with four idols. Nyoooz. 11 October.

Australian art gallery to return 2000 year old Buddha idol to India

(India; Australia)

The Indian Express (2015). Australian art gallery to return 2000 year old Buddha idol to India. The Indian Express. 11 October.

Suffolk churches count 'devastating' cost of lead roof thefts

(United Kingdom)

Harriet Sherwood (2015). Suffolk churches count 'devastating' cost of lead roof thefts. The Guardian. 10 October.

He brings the gods back home to India

(India)

Vaihayasi Pande Daniel (2015). He brings the gods back home to India. Rediff News. 9 October.

Sophisticated gangs using drones to target church roofs for their lead

(United Kingdom)

David Connett (2015). Sophisticated gangs using drones to target church roofs for their lead. The Independent. 9 October.

Mystery of monks missing gravestone is finally solved

(United Kingdom)

Andy Done-Johnson (2015). Mystery of monks missing gravestone is finally solved. Chad. 9 October.

Sikh temple ransacked with cash and gold artefacts stolen

(United Kingdom)

Dave Comeau (2015). Sikh temple ransacked with cash and gold artefacts stolen. Crawley News. 8 October.

चोरों का फिर जैन मंदिर पर धावा

(India)

Jain temple raided by thieves again

Rajasthan Patrika (2015). चोरों का फिर जैन मंदिर पर धावा. Rajasthan Patrika. 8 October.

You Can't Sell What's Not Yours

(United States of America)

Josh Logue (2015). You Can't Sell What's Not Yours. Inside Higher Ed. 7 October.

Archaeologists to excavate Pachaumi village in November

(India)

Priyangi Agarwal (2015). Archaeologists to excavate Pachaumi village in November. The Times of India. 7 October.

Kerala Forest Department Seizes Sandal Idols Worth Rs 1.5 Crore

(India)

Express News Service (2015). Kerala Forest Department Seizes Sandal Idols Worth Rs 1.5 Crore. The New Indian Express. 6 October.

Germany returns idol stolen from Kashmir

(India; Germany)

Press Trust of India (2015). Germany returns idol stolen from Kashmir. The Hindu. 6 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.

How did a former Italian art thief end up dead in a London canal?

(United Kingdom)

Andrew Anthony (2015). How did a former Italian art thief end up dead in a London canal?. The Guardian. 4 October.

Art lovers to get a digital address under the Digital India campaign

(India)

Baishali Adak (2015). Art lovers to get a digital address under the Digital India campaign. India Today. 3 October.

El acusado de robar una medalla a una Virgen afrima que era de su abuela

(Spain)

Person accused of stealing the medallion of a Virgin claims it was their grandmother's

P. García-Baquero (2015). El acusado de robar una medalla a una Virgen afrima que era de su abuela. ABC España. 1 October.

Atacan una iglesia y profanan el sagrario en Bigastro

(Spain)

Lola González Giraldós (2015). Atacan una iglesia y profanan el sagrario en Bigastro. Infovaticana. 30 September.

Deity's headgear stolen from Miao Li Temple

(Malaysia)

The Borneo Post (2015). Deity's headgear stolen from Miao Li Temple. The Borneo Post. 29 September.

திருவண்ணாமலை அருகே கோயிலில் ஐம்பொன் சிலைகள் திருட்டு

(India)

Statue theft at temple near Thiruvannamalai

Tamil Murasu (2015). திருவண்ணாமலை அருகே கோயிலில் ஐம்பொன் சிலைகள் திருட்டு. Tamil Murasu. 29 September.

Court Remands Scrap Dealer For Stealing Ancient Church Bell

(Ghana)

Adu Gyamfi Ameyaw (2015). Court Remands Scrap Dealer For Stealing Ancient Church Bell. Peace FM. 29 September.

Cop dilemma over antique or fake

(India)

Bangalore Mirror (2015). Cop dilemma over antique or fake. Bangalore Mirror. 29 September.

Las iglesias se blindan tras sufrir casi 60 robos este año

(Peru)

Churches protect themselves after suffering more almost 60 thefts this year

M. Oliva (2015). Las iglesias se blindan tras sufrir casi 60 robos este año. Atlántico. 28 September.

Icon centres to protect prized ancient idols

(India)

R. Rajaram (2015). Icon centres to protect prized ancient idols. The Hindu. 27 September.

Lot-et-Garonne: 700 objets découverts chez les pilleurs d'églises

(France)

Lot-et-Garonne : 700 objects found in the home of church robbers

Sud Ouest (2015). Lot-et-Garonne: 700 objets découverts chez les pilleurs d'églises. Sud Ouest. 26 September.

Se enfrenta a prisón por robar el cepillo la iglesia y la corona de la Virgen

(Spain)

Prison sentence for theft of the crown of the Virgin

P. García-Baquero (2015). Se enfrenta a prisón por robar el cepillo la iglesia y la corona de la Virgen. ABC España. 25 September.

Statue stolen from Little Flower basilica

(United States of America)

Greta Kaul (2015). Statue stolen from Little Flower basilica. My San Antonio. 24 September.

150.000-Euro in Offerings Stolen from Greek Orthodox Church in Paros

(Greece)

Ioanna Zikakou (2015). 150.000-Euro in Offerings Stolen from Greek Orthodox Church in Paros. Greek Reporter. 24 September.

'Beef up security at Daulatabad Fort'

(India)

Ranjana Diggikar (2015). 'Beef up security at Daulatabad Fort'. The Times of India. 23 September.

Museum to return tainted art objects

(United States of America; India)

Natalie Trusso Cafarello (2015). Museum to return tainted art objects. The Toledo Blade. 23 September.

Germany returns Hindu statue to India

(India; Germany)

Dana Scherle (2015). Germany returns Hindu statue to India. DW. 23 September.

Alarm prevents idol theft

(India)

The Hindu (2015). Alarm prevents idol theft. The Hindu. 22 September.

Legal settlement with Armenian church lets Getty Museum keep prized medieval Bible pages

(Armenia; United States of America)

Mike Boehm (2015). Legal settlement with Armenian church lets Getty Museum keep prized medieval Bible pages. Los Angeles Times. 21 September.

Treasure hunters ravage temples in Chittoor district

(India)

K. Umashankar (2015). Treasure hunters ravage temples in Chittoor district. The Hindu. 21 September.

Arbitration claim over Korean pagoda ends in failure

(North Korea; Japan)

The Japan Times (2015). Arbitration claim over Korean pagoda ends in failure. The Japan Times. 20 September.

A Market Transcendent: Demand for Himalayan Bronze Is on the Rise

(Nepal; Tibet; China)

Lucian Harris (2015). A Market Transcendent: Demand for Himalayan Bronze Is on the Rise. Blouin ArtInfo. 20 September.

Inseguridad pega a templos católicos e instalan alarmas

(Mexico)

Insecurity plagues Catholic temples, and they are installing alarms

Carlos Marí (2015). Inseguridad pega a templos católicos e instalan alarmas. Terra. 20 September.

German museum all set to return 9th century stolen Durga idol

(India; Germany)

Sobhana K Nair (2015). German museum all set to return 9th century stolen Durga idol. Mumbai Mirror. 19 September.

Sale of Sacred Object Stopped By Museum and Native Leaders

(United States of America)

Frank Hopper (2015). Sale of Sacred Object Stopped By Museum and Native Leaders. Indian Country Today. 19 September.

राधा-कृष्ण मंदिर से करोड़ों की मूर्तियां चोरी

(India)

Radha-Krishna temple statues stolen

Inextlive (2015). राधा-कृष्ण मंदिर से करोड़ों की मूर्तियां चोरी. Inextlive. 18 September.

Church roof lead thieves labelled 'callous' after fifth Suffolk incident since end of August

(United Kingdom)

Ellis Barker (2015). Church roof lead thieves labelled 'callous' after fifth Suffolk incident since end of August. Ipswich Star. 17 September.

Church bell found after missing for months

(United States of America)

Kaitlyn Loyacano (2015). Church bell found after missing for months. KNOE. 17 September.

4 theft cases reported in Capital

(Nepal)

The Himalayan Times (2015). 4 theft cases reported in Capital. The Himalayan Times. 16 September.

Temple antiques up for grabs

(India)

Manish Kumar (2015). Temple antiques up for grabs. Orissa Post. 16 September.

Chalices, Bass Guitar and Cross with Saint's Bone Stolen from St. Anthony of Padua Church in San Francisco

(United States of America)

Bay City News (2015). Chalices, Bass Guitar and Cross with Saint's Bone Stolen from St. Anthony of Padua Church in San Francisco. NBC. 16 September.

Smuggling India's Antiquities

(India)

Neeta Lal (2015). Smuggling India's Antiquities. The Diplomat. 16 September.

Lead Stolen from Church Roof

(United Kingdom)

Suffolk Constabulary (2015). Lead Stolen from Church Roof. Suffolk Constabulary. 15 September.

Reception to welcome back stolen artefacts

(Cyprus)

Cyprus Mail (2015). Reception to welcome back stolen artefacts. Cyprus Mail. 15 September.

Denuncian robo de siete piezas de plata de la Iglesia de Villa Aspiazu

(Bolivia)

Robbery of seven pieces of silver from the Church of Villa Aspiazu

Giannina Machicado (2015). Denuncian robo de siete piezas de plata de la Iglesia de Villa Aspiazu. La Prensa. 15 September.

43 artefacts smuggled out of T in 2014: NCRB

(India)

TNN (2015). 43 artefacts smuggled out of T in 2014: NCRB. The Times of India. 14 September.

Roba Virgen de Iglesia

(Mexico)

Theft of Church's Virgin

Gerardo González (2015). Roba Virgen de Iglesia. Plaza de Armas. 14 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.

Se protegen con cámaras de vigilancia las iglesias de Villahermosa

(Mexico)

Security cameras to protect the churches of Villahermosa

Presente (2015). Se protegen con cámaras de vigilancia las iglesias de Villahermosa. Presente. 13 September.

Priest, Five Others Held for Idol Theft

(India)

Express News Service (2015). Priest, Five Others Held for Idol Theft. The New Indian Express. 13 September.

Art collector files to take Honolulu Museum of Art's $880K lawsuit to federal court

(United States of America)

Lorin Eleni Gill (2015). Art collector files to take Honolulu Museum of Art's $880K lawsuit to federal court. Pacific Business News. 11 September.

Stolen church windows to be returned to Queenstown estate

(United States of America)

Mary Carole McCauley (2015). Stolen church windows to be returned to Queenstown estate. The Baltimore Sun. 11 September.

Cultural objects lent to National Museum of Australia to have extra protection

(Australia)

Clare Colley (2015). Cultural objects lent to National Museum of Australia to have extra protection. The Canberra Times. 10 September.

Urwali rękę Chrystusowi, okradli kościół

(Poland)

The hand of the statue of Christ was stolen

Tomasz Jó\'zwiak (2015). Urwali rękę Chrystusowi, okradli kościół. Miedziowe. 7 September.

Painting stolen from church

(United Kingdom)

The Beverly Guardian (2015). Painting stolen from church. The Beverly Guardian. 7 September.

Iglesias en Venezuela modifican horarios de sus prácticas religiosas ante el auge de la criminalidad

(Venezuela)

Churches in Venezuela modify the hours of their religious practices in response to rise in crime

NTN24 (2015). Iglesias en Venezuela modifican horarios de sus prácticas religiosas ante el auge de la criminalidad. NTN24. 7 September.

'Documentation can combat illicit trafficking of cultural heritage'

(India)

Odisha Sun Times (2015). 'Documentation can combat illicit trafficking of cultural heritage'. Odisha Sun Times. 7 September.

Roban piezas de orfebrería de la Virgen del Carmen en la Iglesia del Santo Ángel

(Spain)

Jewelry pieces stolen from the Virgen del Carmen in the church of Santo Ángel

ABC España (2015). Roban piezas de orfebrería de la Virgen del Carmen en la Iglesia del Santo Ángel. ABC España. 4 September.

Bail Plea of Idol smuggler Subhash Kapoor rejected

(India)

Express News Service (2015). Bail Plea of Idol smuggler Subhash Kapoor rejected. The New Indian Express. 4 September.

Reforzarán seguridad de iglesia tras robo

(Mexico)

Church security reinforced after robbery

El Siglo de Torreón (2015). Reforzarán seguridad de iglesia tras robo. El Siglo de Torreón. 3 September.

Mysuru's Srikanteshwara Temple to get hi-tech security

(India)

B.K. Lakshmikantha (2015). Mysuru's Srikanteshwara Temple to get hi-tech security. The Times of India. 1 September.

Queenstown man won't serve time in theft of $3.5 million stained-glass windows

(United States of America)

Mary Carole McCauley (2015). Queenstown man won't serve time in theft of $3.5 million stained-glass windows. The Baltimore Sun. 31 August.

Visitors to Orkney's Italian Chapel to be charged entrance fees

(United Kingdom)

Victoria Weldon (2015). Visitors to Orkney's Italian Chapel to be charged entrance fees. The Herald. 31 August.

Detienen a una segunda persona por el robo en las 22 iglesias y ermitas

(Spain)

Second person arrested for robberies of 22 churches and chapels

Alberto Abascal (2015). Detienen a una segunda persona por el robo en las 22 iglesias y ermitas. Diario Palentino. 31 August.

Mystérieux vols dans le trésor de Lézat sur Lèze: la gendarmerie de Castelginest (31) démantèle un réseau de pilleurs d'église

(France)

Castelginest police dismantle a church robbers network

Laurence Cabrol (2015). Mystérieux vols dans le trésor de Lézat sur Lèze: la gendarmerie de Castelginest (31) démantèle un réseau de pilleurs d'église. Ariege News. 31 August.

Detenido un vecino de El Carpio por el robo en la iglesia de Malpica

(Spain)

El Carpio man arrested for theft from Malpica church

La Tribuna de Toledo (2015). Detenido un vecino de El Carpio por el robo en la iglesia de Malpica. La Tribuna de Toledo. 29 August.

Stolen artefacts repatriated

(Cyprus; Germany)

Cyprus Mail (2015). Stolen artefacts repatriated. Cyprus Mail. 28 August.

Gang of temple thieves held; booty worth Rs 56L recovered

(India)

Deccan Herald (2015). Gang of temple thieves held; booty worth Rs 56L recovered. Deccan Herald. 28 August.

5 Cambodians get 7 years in jail for antique theft

(Cambodia)

Xinhua (2015). 5 Cambodians get 7 years in jail for antique theft. Khmer Times. 27 August.

Donations made after drug addicts smash ancient Bodmin church window

(United Kingdom)

CG Oscar (2015). Donations made after drug addicts smash ancient Bodmin church window. Cornish Guardian. 27 August.

Seven panchaloha idol thieves arrested

(India)

Vishwa Kundapura (2015). Seven panchaloha idol thieves arrested. The Hindu. 27 August.

Desaparecen dos reliquias religiosas de la parroquia de Berja de «gran valor afectivo»

(Spain)

Two religious relics "of great emotional value" disappear from the parish of Berja

María Torres (2015). Desaparecen dos reliquias religiosas de la parroquia de Berja de «gran valor afectivo». Ideal. 27 August.

Mulegé: Robo de copón con hostias en la iglesia!

(Mexico)

Mulegé: Theft of a ciborium with hosts from the church

Colectivo Pericú (2015). Mulegé: Robo de copón con hostias en la iglesia!. Colectivo Pericú. 26 August.

After film director, woman arrested in idol theft case

(India)

TNN (2015). After film director, woman arrested in idol theft case. The Times of India. 26 August.

Woman Journo in Net for Idol Racket

(India)

Express News Service (2015). Woman Journo in Net for Idol Racket. The New Indian Express. 26 August.

Tercer robo en iglesias de Guadalajara, esta vez en Alcolea del Pinar

(Spain)

Third robbery of a church in Guadalajara, this time in Alcolea del Pinar

ABC España (2015). Tercer robo en iglesias de Guadalajara, esta vez en Alcolea del Pinar. ABC España. 25 August.

Detenido el presunto autor del robo en 22 iglesias de León, Zamora, Palencia y Valladolid

(Spain)

Man alleged to have committed the robberies of 22 churches in León, Zamora, Palencia and Valladolid arrested

iLeon (2015). Detenido el presunto autor del robo en 22 iglesias de León, Zamora, Palencia y Valladolid. iLeon. 25 August.

Persisten robos en iglesias católicas

(Mexico)

Robberies of Catholic Churches continue

Guadalupe Amador G. (2015). Persisten robos en iglesias católicas. El Mundo de Tehuacán. 25 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.

En $250 millones avalúan robo en Iglesia de Yarumal, Antioquia

(Colombia)

Robbery of the church of Yarumal, Antioquia valued at $250 thousand

RCN (2015). En $250 millones avalúan robo en Iglesia de Yarumal, Antioquia. RCN. 23 August.

सीताराम जी के मंदिर से अष्ट धातू की चार मूर्ति चोरी

(India)

Four Ashta statues stolen from Sitaram temple

Rajasthan Patrika (2015). सीताराम जी के मंदिर से अष्ट धातू की चार मूर्ति चोरी. Rajasthan Patrika. 22 August.

Tráfico que continúa: el patrimonio de Bolivia sale por las fronteras

(Bolivia)

Trafficking continues: the heritage of Bolivia heads for the borders

Luis Fernando Cantoral (2015). Tráfico que continúa: el patrimonio de Bolivia sale por las fronteras. eju!. 22 August.

'Bears Ears' latest battleground in Utah monument fight

(United States of America)

Phil Taylor (2015). 'Bears Ears' latest battleground in Utah monument fight. EENews. 21 August.

Roban mediante el alunizaje las iglesias de Utande y Muduex

(Spain)

Robberies by breaking and entering at the churches of Utande and Mudux

Redacción/EFE (2015). Roban mediante el alunizaje las iglesias de Utande y Muduex. GuadaQue. 21 August.

A Jain family from Mysuru comes to a temple near Uthukuli to conduct puja

(India)

R. Vimal Kumar (2015). A Jain family from Mysuru comes to a temple near Uthukuli to conduct puja. The Hindu. 20 August.

Dancing Shiva may not be stolen, says National Gallery chairman

(Australia; India)

Michaela Boland (2015). Dancing Shiva may not be stolen, says National Gallery chairman. The Australian. 20 August.

Thieves smash ancient Bodmin church window to steal collection box

(United Kingdom)

CG Oscar (2015). Thieves smash ancient Bodmin church window to steal collection box. Cornish Guardian. 19 August.

La triple desaparición de la Santa Paterna de Arnois

(Spain)

The triple disappearance of the Santa Paterna de Arnois

Rocío García (2015). La triple desaparición de la Santa Paterna de Arnois. La Voz de Galicia. 19 August.

National Gallery of Australia finally mothballs Kapoor artworks

(Australia; India)

Michaela Boland (2015). National Gallery of Australia finally mothballs Kapoor artworks. The Australian. 19 August.

Family to be compensated for Burrell Collection Nazi loot

(United Kingdom)

Nicola Sullivan (2015). Family to be compensated for Burrell Collection Nazi loot. Museums Journal. 18 August.

Lithuanian Jews Dump Chief Rabbi for 'Lies' as Lengthy War over Fate of Ancient Cemetery Rages On

(Lithuania)

JNi.Media (2015). Lithuanian Jews Dump Chief Rabbi for 'Lies' as Lengthy War over Fate of Ancient Cemetery Rages On. The Jewish Press. 18 August.

Investigan el robo nocturno de varias piezas del museo San Pío V

(Spain)

Investigation into the nighttime robbery of various pieces from the San Pío V museum

Levante (2015). Investigan el robo nocturno de varias piezas del museo San Pío V. Levante. 18 August.

Karkala: Idol thief caught after car overturns in bid to escape, another thrashed

(India)

Daijiworld Media Network (2015). Karkala: Idol thief caught after car overturns in bid to escape, another thrashed. Daijiworld. 18 August.

Cop involved in idol theft also ran rice puller gang

(India)

TNN (2015). Cop involved in idol theft also ran rice puller gang. The Times of India. 17 August.

Reward offered after break-in, vandalism at Ransom County church

(United States of America)

Jordan Schroeer (2015). Reward offered after break-in, vandalism at Ransom County church. Grand Forks Herald. 16 August.

To catch an idol thief

(India)

Amulya Gopalakrishnan (2015). To catch an idol thief. The Times of India. 16 August.

Kundapur: Items worth Rs 70 lac stolen from temple, lack of security exposed

(India)

Silvester D'Souza (2015). Kundapur: Items worth Rs 70 lac stolen from temple, lack of security exposed. Daijiworld. 15 August.

Kapoor's Clues Help TN Cops Locate Antiques

(India)

R Prince Jebakumar (2015). Kapoor's Clues Help TN Cops Locate Antiques. The New Indian Express. 15 August.

Idol smuggling: Woman journo turns approver

(India)

A Selvaraj (2015). Idol smuggling: Woman journo turns approver. The Times of India. 15 August.

Singapore Museum Has Eight Idols Stolen From TN

(Singapore; India)

R Prince Jebakumar (2015). Singapore Museum Has Eight Idols Stolen From TN. The New Indian Express. 15 August.

45,000 Temples Across TN Vulnerable to Theft

(India)

R Prince Jebakumar (2015). 45,000 Temples Across TN Vulnerable to Theft. The New Indian Express. 15 August.

Filmmaker in idol theft net

(India)

G.C. Shekhar (2015). Filmmaker in idol theft net. The Telegraph. 14 August.

Court fight over Maori artefacts comes to an end

(New Zealand)

Imran Ali (2015). Court fight over Maori artefacts comes to an end. The Northern Advocate. 14 August.

2600 Zim artefacts looted

(Zimbabwe; United Kingdom)

Lovemore Mataire (2015). 2600 Zim artefacts looted. The Herald. 14 August.

Monk jailed for Buddha statue theft

(Japan; South Korea)

AFP (2015). Monk jailed for Buddha statue theft. IOL. 13 August.

Se retractan pobladores de Tehuipango tras acusar de robo al sacerdote Lidio Limón

(Mexico)

Residents of Tehuipango retract their accusation of theft against the priest Lido Limón

Miryam Rodríguez Hernández (2015). Se retractan pobladores de Tehuipango tras acusar de robo al sacerdote Lidio Limón. Alcalor Politico. 13 August.

Stolen panchaloha idol recovered from capital suburb

(India)

Ignatius Pereira (2015). Stolen panchaloha idol recovered from capital suburb. The Hindu. 13 August.

Eight 'stolen' ornaments found in hundi

(India)

M.T. Shiva Kumar (2015). Eight 'stolen' ornaments found in hundi. The Hindu. 13 August.

South Korean monk gets six years in prison for stealing Japanese religious items

(Japan; South Korea)

The Japan Times (2015). South Korean monk gets six years in prison for stealing Japanese religious items. The Japan Times. 13 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.

Veteran filmmaker held for idol smuggling

(India)

A Selvaraj (2015). Veteran filmmaker held for idol smuggling. The Times of India. 13 August.

Accused in idol theft case held in capital city

(India)

Kaumudi Online (2015). Accused in idol theft case held in capital city. Kaumudi Online. 12 August.

Suspects stick to stories in Oudong theft

(Cambodia)

May Titthara (2015). Suspects stick to stories in Oudong theft. The Phnom Penh Post. 12 August.

Queda lista primera etapa de medidas de seguridad en Catedral

(Mexico)

First stage of security measures in Cathedra is ready

Uniradio Noticias (2015). Queda lista primera etapa de medidas de seguridad en Catedral. Uniradio Informa. 11 August.

Honolulu Museum of Art sues donor for nearly $1M for selling undocumented art

(United States of America)

Lorin Eleni Gill (2015). Honolulu Museum of Art sues donor for nearly $1M for selling undocumented art. Pacific Business News. 10 August.

From Nataraja to Yogini Vrishanana, 13 antiques India did bring back

(India)

The Indian Express (2015). From Nataraja to Yogini Vrishanana, 13 antiques India did bring back. The Indian Express. 10 August.

A step toward bringing Korean treasures home

(South Korea)

Kim Hyung-Eun (2015). A step toward bringing Korean treasures home. Korea JoongAng Daily. 10 August.

Un botín eclesiástico

(Spain)

An ecclesiastical booty

Ignacio Cabanes (2015). Un botín eclesiástico. Levante. 9 August.

Community forced to pay tax to reclaim its stolen treasures

(Kenya)

Patrick Beja (2015). Community forced to pay tax to reclaim its stolen treasures. The Counties. 9 August.

Racy temple dancers surrender

(Thailand)

Sunthon Pongpao (2015). Racy temple dancers surrender. Bangkok Post. 8 August.

How A Candy Magnate Helped Bring A Holy Collection Home

(United States of America)

Micah Schweizer (2015). How A Candy Magnate Helped Bring A Holy Collection Home. NPR. 8 August.

Man arrested with 2 'ashtadhatu' idols worth Rs 1.5 crore

(India)

Mid-day (2015). Man arrested with 2 'ashtadhatu' idols worth Rs 1.5 crore. Mid-day. 8 August.

Court: National Gallery must return Madonna painting

(Czech Republic)

Prague Post (2015). Court: National Gallery must return Madonna painting. Prague Post. 7 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.

Llena de irregularidades restauración de templo en Pánuco

(Mexico)

Restoration of the temple in Pánuco full of irregularities

Claudia Montes de Oca (2015). Llena de irregularidades restauración de templo en Pánuco. NTR Zacatecas. 6 August.

Cura robó imagen de oro, acusan

(Mexico)

Priest accused of stealing golden sacred image

Miryam Rodríguez Hernández (2015). Cura robó imagen de oro, acusan. El Sol de Orizaba. 6 August.

Israeli Media: Leader of Far-Right Lehava Group Admits Support for Destroying Churches

(Israel)

Jack Moore (2015). Israeli Media: Leader of Far-Right Lehava Group Admits Support for Destroying Churches. Newsweek. 6 August.

Portland Art Museum returning sacred Crow medicine bundles to tribe

(United States of America)

Joseph Rose (2015). Portland Art Museum returning sacred Crow medicine bundles to tribe. The Oregonian. 5 August.

Man Held for Multiple Theft

(India)

Express News Service (2015). Man Held for Multiple Theft. The New Indian Express. 5 August.

Bolivia necesita una campaña agresiva de defensa patrimonial

(Bolivia)

Bolivia needs an aggressive campaign to protect heritage

Claudia Gonzales Yaksic (2015). Bolivia necesita una campaña agresiva de defensa patrimonial. Los Tiempos. 4 August.

Temple pond emptied in bid to trace antique idol

(India)

The Hindu (2015). Temple pond emptied in bid to trace antique idol. The Hindu. 4 August.

Cierran el caso de robo a Virgen de Copacabana

(Bolivia)

Virgin of Copacabana Robbery Case Closed

Roberto Charca H. (2015). Cierran el caso de robo a Virgen de Copacabana. La Prensa. 4 August.

Extradition hitch keeps Kullu temple theft accused in Nepal

(Nepal; India)

Bhanu P Lohumi (2015). Extradition hitch keeps Kullu temple theft accused in Nepal. The Tribune. 4 August.

A Museum Survives in Crimea

(Ukraine; Russia)

Masha Lipman (2015). A Museum Survives in Crimea. The New Yorker. 3 August.

Templos en ruinas y saqueados

(Mexico)

Plundered and ruined temples

Miguel Salazar (2015). Templos en ruinas y saqueados. Diario Xalapa. 3 August.

8 theft cases of antiquities reported: Government

(India)

Press Trust of India (2015). 8 theft cases of antiquities reported: Government. The Economic Times. 3 August.

India struggles to halt multimillion dollar trade in stolen artworks

(India)

Jason Burke (2015). India struggles to halt multimillion dollar trade in stolen artworks. The Guardian. 3 August.

Antique idol stolen from Anandawalleshwaram temple

(India)

The Hindu (2015). Antique idol stolen from Anandawalleshwaram temple. The Hindu. 3 August.

Roban artículos religiosos del Templo de San Agustín en Yuriria

(Mexico)

Religious items stolen from the Templo de San Agustín in Yuriria

AM (2015). Roban artículos religiosos del Templo de San Agustín en Yuriria. AM. 2 August.

Theft in Shri Tirumala Laxmi Venkatraman Temple Vandse

(India)

See And Say (2015). Theft in Shri Tirumala Laxmi Venkatraman Temple Vandse. See And Say. 2 August.

The antiquities thief who became one of Britain's richest men

(Israel; United Kingdom)

Ofer Aderet (2015). The antiquities thief who became one of Britain's richest men. Haaretz. 2 August.

Crucifixes and plaque of Christ discovered in Fulham estate

(United Kingdom)

Goolistan Cooper (2015). Crucifixes and plaque of Christ discovered in Fulham estate. Get West London. 31 July.

Thieves strike Vijayapura temple, make away with jewellery worth 12.7lakh

(India)

TNN (2015). Thieves strike Vijayapura temple, make away with jewellery worth 12.7lakh. The Times of India. 31 July.

India demands return of objects stolen from its temples

(India)

AMA (2015). India demands return of objects stolen from its temples. AMA. 30 July.

Roban un cáliz de la parroquia San Juan Bautista de Estella

(Spain)

Chalice stolen from the parish church of San Juan Bautista Estella

María Puy Portillo (2015). Roban un cáliz de la parroquia San Juan Bautista de Estella. Diario de Navarra. 30 July.

Roban dos medallas de la Virgen de los Dolores de Villanueva del Trabuco

(Spain)

Two medals stole from Our Lady of Sorrows in Villanueva del Trabuco

Rocío Luque (2015). Roban dos medallas de la Virgen de los Dolores de Villanueva del Trabuco. La Opinión de Málaga. 30 July.

Statues built on ancient bricks

(Cambodia)

Khouth Sophak Chakrya (2015). Statues built on ancient bricks. The Phnom Penh Post. 30 July.

Feds probe MU artifact collection

(United States of America)

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

Hasta 10 años de prisión para quienes demolieron capilla del siglo XIX

(Mexico)

Up to 10 years in prison for people who demolished 19th century chapel

Lucía Pérez (2015). Hasta 10 años de prisión para quienes demolieron capilla del siglo XIX. E-consulta. 29 July.

Theft in Lingala temple

(India)

Sakshi Post (2015). Theft in Lingala temple. Sakshi Post. 27 July.

Thieves strike at three places, including temple

(India)

The Hindu (2015). Thieves strike at three places, including temple. The Hindu. 26 July.

Honour etched in stone

(India)

Prakesh Bhandari (2015). Honour etched in stone. The Statesman. 26 July.

Idol stolen from Jain temple in Madhya Pradesh

(India)

Niti Central (2015). Idol stolen from Jain temple in Madhya Pradesh. Niti Central. 26 July.

Iglesia de Huari reporta un robo de magnitud

(Bolivia)

Church of Huari reports major theft

Giannina Machicado (2015). Iglesia de Huari reporta un robo de magnitud. Los Tiempos. 25 July.

500-yr-old idols stolen from Jain temple in Kanker, 4 recovered

(India)

TNN (2015). 500-yr-old idols stolen from Jain temple in Kanker, 4 recovered. The Times of India. 25 July.

The National Museum: Gilded threads of gifting and looting

(India; Russia)

Nayanjot Lahiri (2015). The National Museum: Gilded threads of gifting and looting. Hindustan Times. 24 July.

Protecting the ruins

(Nepal)

Sarthak Mani (2015). Protecting the ruins. Nepali Times. 24 July.

How to Smuggle a Saint Out of India

(India)

The New York Times (2015). How to Smuggle a Saint Out of India. The New York Times. 23 July.

Recobran arte sacro del siglo XVIII robado en Xiloxoxtla, Tlaxcala

(Mexico)

18th century sacred art stolen from Xiloxoxtla, Tlaxcala recovered

Miriam Bueno (2015). Recobran arte sacro del siglo XVIII robado en Xiloxoxtla, Tlaxcala. Noticieros Televisa. 23 July.

The Ultimate Temple Raider?: Inside an Antiquities-Smuggling Operation

(India)

Tom Mashberg (2015). The Ultimate Temple Raider?: Inside an Antiquities-Smuggling Operation. The New York Times. 23 July.

Police recovers statues worth Rs 5 cr in UP

(India)

Press Trust of India (2015). Police recovers statues worth Rs 5 cr in UP. Press Trust of India. 23 July.

Heartwarming honesty of car boot punter sees stolen medieval brass returned to Lincolnshire church

(United Kingdom)

East Lindsey Target (2015). Heartwarming honesty of car boot punter sees stolen medieval brass returned to Lincolnshire church. East Lindsey Target. 22 July.

Karmapa, Pema Chödrön endorse Buddhist art "caretaking" project

(Bhutan)

Heather Wardle (2015). Karmapa, Pema Chödrön endorse Buddhist art "caretaking" project. Lion's Roar. 21 July.

Stolen Buddhist painting returned from U.S.

(South Korea)

So Jung Park (2015). Stolen Buddhist painting returned from U.S.. The Korea Observer. 21 July.

Enduring controversy: BP sponsorship ignites new row over British Museum's Indigenous exhibition

(Australia; United Kingdom)

Paul Daley (2015). Enduring controversy: BP sponsorship ignites new row over British Museum's Indigenous exhibition. The Guardian. 21 July.

Chapel Island First Nation celebrates return of historic altar

(Canada)

Peggy MacDonald (2015). Chapel Island First Nation celebrates return of historic altar. CBC. 20 July.

Roban la imagen de San Judas Tadeo de templo poblano

(Mexico)

Statue of Saint Judas Tadeo stolen from community temple

Cambio de Puebla (2015). Roban la imagen de San Judas Tadeo de templo poblano. Cambio de Puebla. 20 July.

వెంకటేశ్వర స్వామి ఆలయంలో చోరీ

(India)

Theft in Venkateshwara Swamy Temple

Namasthe Telangaana (2015). వెంకటేశ్వర స్వామి ఆలయంలో చోరీ. Namasthe Telangaana. 18 July.

भदौरा के महामाया मंदिर में चोरों का धावा

(India)

Mahamaya temple theft

Naidunia (2015). भदौरा के महामाया मंदिर में चोरों का धावा. Naidunia. 18 July.

प्राचीन जैन मंदिर से दानपेटी व छत्र चोरी

(India)

Ancient Jain temple donation box, parasol theft

Naidunia (2015). प्राचीन जैन मंदिर से दानपेटी व छत्र चोरी. Naidunia. 17 July.

Stolen statue returned: Government must actively seek return of looted artifacts

(South Korea)

The Korea Herald (2015). Stolen statue returned: Government must actively seek return of looted artifacts. Korea Herald. 17 July.

'Criminology tools can curb illicit trade in artefacts'

(Nepal)

Himalayan News Service (2015). 'Criminology tools can curb illicit trade in artefacts'. The Himalayan Times. 16 July.

Cheshire places of worship have almost 300 items stolen from them in three years

(United Kingdom)

Frances Barrett (2015). Cheshire places of worship have almost 300 items stolen from them in three years. The Chester Chronicle. 16 July.

S. Korea to return stolen Buddha statue to Japan

(South Korea; Japan)

Akihiko Kaise (2015). S. Korea to return stolen Buddha statue to Japan. The Asahi Shimbun. 15 July.

Opinion: Return the Manitou Stone to its rightful owners

(Canada)

Howard Plotkin (2015). Opinion: Return the Manitou Stone to its rightful owners. Edmonton Journal. 15 July.

Full Interview with Dr. Donna Yates about art trafficking

(India)

Nithin Sridhar (2015). Full Interview with Dr. Donna Yates about art trafficking. NewsGram. 14 July.

Ancient Idol of Lord Nataraja Stolen From Temple in Tamil Nadu

(India)

Press Trust of India (2015). Ancient Idol of Lord Nataraja Stolen From Temple in Tamil Nadu. NDTV. 14 July.

Sacred Indian art is seen more as "Art" than as "Sacred" in the art market: Dr. Donna Yates

(India)

Nithin Sridhar (2015). Sacred Indian art is seen more as "Art" than as "Sacred" in the art market: Dr. Donna Yates. NewsGram. 14 July.

Is BSU museum piece stolen art?

(United States of America; India)

Seth Slabaugh (2015). Is BSU museum piece stolen art?. The Star Press. 14 July.

Germany to gift stolen durga idol back to PM Modi

(India; Germany)

Mail Today (2015). Germany to gift stolen durga idol back to PM Modi. India Today. 14 July.

Sin miedo asegura obispo de Cuernavaca por el robo de arte sacro

(Mexico)

Bishop of Cuernavaca doesn't fear the investigation for robbery of sacred art

Dulce Gaviña (2015). Sin miedo asegura obispo de Cuernavaca por el robo de arte sacro. El Sol de Puebla. 13 July.

Nuevamente roban en una capilla

(Argentina)

Chapel robbed again

Diario El Comercial (2015). Nuevamente roban en una capilla. Diario El Comercial. 13 July.

Two stolen Panchaloha idols worth Rs 1 cr found

(India)

Press Trust of India (2015). Two stolen Panchaloha idols worth Rs 1 cr found. Business Standard. 13 July.

मंदिर से चुराया घंटा, आरोपी गिरफ्तार

(India)

Gong stolen from temple, suspect arrested

Navbharat Times (2015). मंदिर से चुराया घंटा, आरोपी गिरफ्तार. Navbharat Times. 13 July.

Police arrest Jewish suspects in arson at 'loaves and fishes' church

(Israel)

The Times of Israel (2015). Police arrest Jewish suspects in arson at 'loaves and fishes' church. The Times of Israel. 12 July.

I followed my heart. We may be poor, but we are not criminal

(India)

Anurag Bende (2015). I followed my heart. We may be poor, but we are not criminal. Pune Mirror. 11 July.

Queensland Art Gallery probes past of Hindu statues

(Australia; India)

Kristian Silva (2015). Queensland Art Gallery probes past of Hindu statues. Brisbane Times. 10 July.

Detenidos dos vecinos de Arnedo por robos en iglesias y viviendas

(Spain)

Two men from Arnedo arrested for robberies of churches and homes

La Rioja (2015). Detenidos dos vecinos de Arnedo por robos en iglesias y viviendas. La Rioja. 10 July.

Mandai Ganpati temple gold haul: Suspect nabbed while unscrewing tap from court in Shivajinagar

(India)

Express News Service (2015). Mandai Ganpati temple gold haul: Suspect nabbed while unscrewing tap from court in Shivajinagar. The Indian Express. 10 July.

4-member Gang Held, Gold Seized

(India)

Express News Service (2015). 4-member Gang Held, Gold Seized. The New Indian Express. 10 July.

Theft threatens the future of Britain's historic churches

(United Kingdom)

Matthew Cooper (2015). Theft threatens the future of Britain's historic churches. Apollo. 9 July.

Father turns in son for Pune temple theft

(India)

Chaitraly Deshmukh (2015). Father turns in son for Pune temple theft. Mid-day. 9 July.

Pune: Gold ornaments worth 50 lakh stolen from Mandai Ganesh temple

(India)

Express News Service (2015). Pune: Gold ornaments worth 50 lakh stolen from Mandai Ganesh temple. The Indian Express. 9 July.

Thieves take away antiquated idol from Dhar Rd Jain temple

(India)

FPJ Bureau (2015). Thieves take away antiquated idol from Dhar Rd Jain temple. The Free Press Journal. 9 July.

Help to bring home likely stolen statue from US museum

(India; United States of America)

S. Vijay Kumar (2015). Help to bring home likely stolen statue from US museum. The Times of India. 8 July.

Asegura obispo de Cuernavaca que no robó arte sacro

(Mexico)

Bishop of Cuernavaca asserts that he did not steal sacred art

Agencia Universal (2015). Asegura obispo de Cuernavaca que no robó arte sacro. El Manana. 7 July.

Direct CCTV darshan to prevent theft in temples

(India)

Niranjan Kaggere (2015). Direct CCTV darshan to prevent theft in temples. Bangalore Mirror. 7 July.

Father-son caught red-handed trying to sell several ivory artifacts online

(India; Sri Lanka)

Bangalore Mirror (2015). Father-son caught red-handed trying to sell several ivory artifacts online. Chetan R. 7 July.

Denuncian ante PGR al Obispo de Cuernavaca por robo

(Mexico)

Bishop of Cuernavaca reported to the Attorney General's Office for theft

David Monroy (2015). Denuncian ante PGR al Obispo de Cuernavaca por robo. Milenio. 6 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.

Hindu cleric targets QAGOMA for return of Indian antiquities

(Australia; India)

Gina Fairley (2015). Hindu cleric targets QAGOMA for return of Indian antiquities. Visual Arts Hub. 6 July.

தேவகோட்டை அருகே கோவிலில் சிலை திருடிய மாணவர் உள்பட 2 பேர் கைது

(India)

Two, including a student, arrested for stealing a statue in a temple near Devakottai

Maalaimalar (2015). தேவகோட்டை அருகே கோவிலில் சிலை திருடிய மாணவர் உள்பட 2 பேர் கைது. Maalaimalar. 6 July.

Robbery attempt at Jain temple foiled

(India)

TNN (2015). Robbery attempt at Jain temple foiled. The Times of India. 5 July.

Acto de desagravio ante el robo sacrílego en Valencia

(Spain)

Act of atonement against a sacrilegious robbery in Valencia

Religión Digital (2015). Acto de desagravio ante el robo sacrílego en Valencia. Religión Digital. 4 July.

Hindus urge National Gallery of Australia to expedite provenance of Hindu statues

(Australia)

Merinews (2015). Hindus urge National Gallery of Australia to expedite provenance of Hindu statues. Merinews. 4 July.

जैन मंदिर पर चोरों का धावा, वर्षों पुरानी प्रतिमाएं चोरी

(India)

Jain temple invaded by thieves, age-old statues stolen

Rajasthan Patrika (2015). जैन मंदिर पर चोरों का धावा, वर्षों पुरानी प्रतिमाएं चोरी. Rajasthan Patrika. 3 July.

No hay robo de arte sacro en San Luis: INAH

(Mexico)

No theft of sacred art in San Luis: INAH

Eduardo L. Marceleño (2015). No hay robo de arte sacro en San Luis: INAH. Plano Informativo. 2 July.

Pongpat gets 2 more years

(Thailand)

Bangkok Post (2015). Pongpat gets 2 more years. Bangkok Post. 1 July.

British Museum's ivory icons denied US entry for loan show

(United States of America)

Victoria Stapley-Brown (2015). British Museum's ivory icons denied US entry for loan show. The Art Newspaper. 1 July.

ICE HSI partners with major art collector to recover stolen idol from India

(United States of America; India)

ICE (2015). ICE HSI partners with major art collector to recover stolen idol from India. ICE. 1 July.

मंदिर का ताला तोड़कर चार चांदी के छत्र चोरी

(India)

Four silver umbrella temple theft

Patrika (2015). मंदिर का ताला तोड़कर चार चांदी के छत्र चोरी. Patrika. 1 July.

Windows to the past

(India)

Rishabh Shroff (2015). Windows to the past. The Indian Express. 30 June.

Chinese visitor face charges in ancient art scam

(Canada)

Chuck Chiang (2015). Chinese visitor face charges in ancient art scam. Vancouver Sun. 29 June.

शिव मंदिर मे चोरी

(India)

Theft at Shiva Temple

Amar Ujala (2015). शिव मंदिर मे चोरी. Amar Ujala. 29 June.

மதுரை கோயிலில் 120 வருட பழமையான நடராஜர்- சிவகாமியம்மன் ஐம்பொன் சிலைகள் திருட்டு

(India)

120-year-old idol stolen

Vijayalashmi (2015). மதுரை கோயிலில் 120 வருட பழமையான நடராஜர்- சிவகாமியம்மன் ஐம்பொன் சிலைகள் திருட்டு. One India. 29 June.

Security alert after historic stone artefact stolen from church

(United Kingdom)

Stuart Minting (2015). Security alert after historic stone artefact stolen from church. Darlington & Stockton Times. 29 June.

Sin funcionar el sistema de videovigilancia en templos de Cholula

(Mexico)

Security camera systems not functioning in the temples of Cholula

Arturo Manzano (2015). Sin funcionar el sistema de videovigilancia en templos de Cholula. Municipios. 28 June.

Tiruvannamalai Temple Gets Centuries-old Panchaloha Idols Back

(India)

R Prince Jebakumar (2015). Tiruvannamalai Temple Gets Centuries-old Panchaloha Idols Back. The Indian Express. 27 June.

Udupi: Thieves break into Barkur temple, caught on CCTV cameras

(India)

Daijiworld Media Network (2015). Udupi: Thieves break into Barkur temple, caught on CCTV cameras. Daijiworld. 26 June.

Detenida una banda que robaba antigüedades en capillas del suroccidente

(Spain)

A gang that robbed antiquities in chapels of the southwest arrested

Asturias 24 (2015). Detenida una banda que robaba antigüedades en capillas del suroccidente. Asturias 24. 26 June.

Holy Grail found (thanks to Crimewatch appeal)

(United Kingdom)

John Bingham (2015). Holy Grail found (thanks to Crimewatch appeal). The Telegraph. 26 June.

Panchaloha idols stolen from cave temple

(India)

The Hindu (2015). Panchaloha idols stolen from cave temple. The Hindu. 25 June.

Gods safe as govt ups security at temples

(India)

Niranjan Kaggere (2015). Gods safe as govt ups security at temples. Bangalore Mirror. 24 June.

117-kg silver items, cash stolen from Ramdeora Temple found

(India)

Vimal Bhatia (2015). 117-kg silver items, cash stolen from Ramdeora Temple found. The Times of India. 24 June.

Capturan a ladrón de iglesias en la ciudad de Durango

(Mexico)

Church thief arrested in the city of Durango

UnoTV (2015). Capturan a ladrón de iglesias en la ciudad de Durango. UnoTV. 24 June.

मंदिर में चोरी के 50 दिन बाद चोरों को हुआ पश्चाताप! लोग रह गए हैरान

(India)

Items stolen from temple recovered after 50 days. People were left shocked.

ETV Rajasthan (2015). मंदिर में चोरी के 50 दिन बाद चोरों को हुआ पश्चाताप! लोग रह गए हैरान. News 18. 24 June.

Saqueadores afectan zonas de importancia histórica en Zapotitlán

(Mexico)

Looters hit areas of historical significance in Zapotitlán

Elizabeth Rodríguez Lezama (2015). Saqueadores afectan zonas de importancia histórica en Zapotitlán. La Journada de Oriente. 23 June.

Three 'astdhatu' idols stolen from the 1,200-year-old temple in Kanpur's Mahoba

(India)

Faiz Rahman Siddiqui (2015). Three 'astdhatu' idols stolen from the 1,200-year-old temple in Kanpur's Mahoba. The Times of India. 23 June.

Spanish police return art stolen from Swedish churches

(Spain; Sweden)

AFP (2015). Spanish police return art stolen from Swedish churches. Yahoo News. 22 June.

Chhatisa Nijog alleges theft of daru pieces; demands action on Daitas

(India)

Odisha Sun Times (2015). Chhatisa Nijog alleges theft of daru pieces; demands action on Daitas. Odisha Sun Times. 22 June.

Robos de patrimonio en España: ¿Quién está detrás de ellos? ¿Cómo funciona el mercado negro?

(Spain)

Theft of heritage in Spain: Who is behind this? How does the black market function?

Rodrigo Carretero (2015). Robos de patrimonio en España: ¿Quién está detrás de ellos? ¿Cómo funciona el mercado negro?. Huffington Post. 21 June.

The Chinese Want Their Art Back

(China)

Karl E. Meyer (2015). The Chinese Want Their Art Back. The New York Times. 20 June.

Queensland Art Gallery may have to return stolen antiquities

(Australia; India; Nepal)

Michaela Boland (2015). Queensland Art Gallery may have to return stolen antiquities. The Australian. 19 June.

Fire damages landmark Christian site in Israel; arson suspected

(Israel)

Bathsheva Sobelman (2015). Fire damages landmark Christian site in Israel; arson suspected. Los Angeles Times. 18 June.

Idol thieves are adopting innovative ways: Philip

(India)

Gayatri Jayaraman (2015). Idol thieves are adopting innovative ways: Philip. India Today. 18 June.

Silver valuables stolen from Uppinangady temple found beneath channel

(India)

Daijiworld Media Network (2015). Silver valuables stolen from Uppinangady temple found beneath channel. Daijiworld. 17 June.

Stolen 'ashtadhatu' idols of Mahavira recovered in Bihar

(India)

Press Trust of India (2015). Stolen 'ashtadhatu' idols of Mahavira recovered in Bihar. Z News. 17 June.

A trident and gold stolen from 5 devalaya's in a temple in Dehiwala

(Sri Lanka)

Hiru News (2015). A trident and gold stolen from 5 devalaya's in a temple in Dehiwala. Hiru News. 14 June.

Statue of Virgin Mary Restored to Syria's Maaloula

(Syria)

Almanar News (2015). Statue of Virgin Mary Restored to Syria's Maaloula. Almanar News. 14 June.

Archaeological Survey of India discovers smuggled Indian antiques in Singapore museum

(India; Singapore)

Press Trust of India (2015). Archaeological Survey of India discovers smuggled Indian antiques in Singapore museum. The Indian Express. 14 June.

La vente d'art kanak suspendue

(New Caledonia; Switzerland)

Sale of Kanak Art Suspended

Les Nouvelles Calédoniennes (2015). La vente d'art kanak suspendue. Les Nouvelles Calédoniennes. 13 June.

Illegal antiquities trade grows as NGA door guardians remain on display

(India; Australia)

Michaela Boland (2015). Illegal antiquities trade grows as NGA door guardians remain on display. The Australian. 13 June.

Cops crack sensational temple idol theft case

(India)

The Hindu (2015). Cops crack sensational temple idol theft case. The Hindu. 13 June.

Idol Pursuit: Intrepid bloggers try to retrieve stolen sacred art from around the world

(India)

Gayatri Jayaraman (2015). Idol Pursuit: Intrepid bloggers try to retrieve stolen sacred art from around the world. India Today. 12 June.

Lebanon safeguards region's cultural heritage

(Lebanon)

Elise Knutson (2015). Lebanon safeguards region's cultural heritage. The Daily Star. 12 June.

Antiquities: An Open Market Won't Stop Smuggling

(India)

S. Vijay Kumar (2015). Antiquities: An Open Market Won't Stop Smuggling. Swarajya. 11 June.

Des objets d'art kanak « volés » présentés lors d'une grande vente aux enchères en Suisse ?

(New Caledonia; Switzerland)

Stolen Kanak art objects offered at a large auction in Switzerland?

Les Nouvelles Calédoniennes (2015). Des objets d'art kanak « volés » présentés lors d'une grande vente aux enchères en Suisse ?. Les Nouvelles Calédoniennes. 10 June.

Tres detenidos por el robo de una campana de la iglesia de Santiago donada días antes por un feligrés

(Spain)

Three arrested for stealing a bell from the church of Santiago that had been donated by a parishioner only days before

Diario Sur (2015). Tres detenidos por el robo de una campana de la iglesia de Santiago donada días antes por un feligrés. Diario Sur. 10 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.

Intercepted ceramic artefact not from Syria

(Finland)

YLE (2015). Intercepted ceramic artefact not from Syria. YLE. 9 June.

Buscan a unos ladrones dedicados al robo de capiteles en iglesias románicas de Soria

(Spain)

Looking for the thieves targeting capitals from the Romanesque churches of Soria

20 Minutos (2015). Buscan a unos ladrones dedicados al robo de capiteles en iglesias románicas de Soria. 20 Minutos. 9 June.

Roban iglesia en Maripí, Boyacá

(Colombia)

Church in Maripí, Boyacá robbed.

El Espectador (2015). Roban iglesia en Maripí, Boyacá. El Espectador. 9 June.

Hopi Tribe Makes Another Attempt At Halting French Auction

(France; United States of America)

Aaron Granillo (2015). Hopi Tribe Makes Another Attempt At Halting French Auction. KNAU. 9 June.

Church's stolen statue head found on ebay after two years and returned to Forest of Dean

(United Kingdom)

Gloucester Citizen (2015). Church's stolen statue head found on ebay after two years and returned to Forest of Dean. Gloucester Citizen. 9 June.

Russia-bound 'looted ceramic' was not pillaged from Syrian museum, says antiquities chief

(Finland)

Umberto Bacchi (2015). Russia-bound 'looted ceramic' was not pillaged from Syrian museum, says antiquities chief. International Business Times. 9 June.

Detenido el autor de un robo de piezas de plata en una parroquia de La Ribera

(Spain)

Perpetrator of a robbery of silver object from a parsonage in La Ribera arrested

Burgos Conecta (2015). Detenido el autor de un robo de piezas de plata en una parroquia de La Ribera. Burgos Conecta. 9 June.

Concierto en Fusagasugá terminó en riñas y robo a la iglesia del municipio

(Colombia)

Fusagasugá concert ends in fights and the robbery of the local church

LA FM (2015). Concierto en Fusagasugá terminó en riñas y robo a la iglesia del municipio. LA FM. 8 June.

Vijayawada Police Nab Notorious Temple Burglar

(India)

Express News Service (2015). Vijayawada Police Nab Notorious Temple Burglar. The Indian Express. 8 June.

Police looking to identify owner of suspected stolen brass artifacts

(United States of America)

KEPRTV (2015). Police looking to identify owner of suspected stolen brass artifacts. KEPRTV. 5 June.

Isis-looted treasures seized en route to Russia

(Syria; Finland; Russia)

YLE (2015). Isis-looted treasures seized en route to Russia. YLE. 5 June.

Kullu temples remain vulnerable to thefts

(India)

Dipender Manta (2015). Kullu temples remain vulnerable to thefts. Hindustan Times. 4 June.

Jewish Heritage Group to Publish Photos of Nazi-Plundered Hungarian Torahs Stashed in Russia

(Hungary; Russia)

The Algemeiner (2015). Jewish Heritage Group to Publish Photos of Nazi-Plundered Hungarian Torahs Stashed in Russia. The Algemeiner. 4 June.

For preventing theft Japan temple worships 3D printed Buddha

(Japan)

Simon (2015). For preventing theft Japan temple worships 3D printed Buddha. EDers. 4 June.

Cross and artefacts stolen from Limpopo church

(South Africa)

Dan Mdluli (2015). Cross and artefacts stolen from Limpopo church. The Citizen. 3 June.

Stolen art? Why no one can say for sure

(General)

Charlotte Burns (2015). Stolen art? Why no one can say for sure. The Art Newspaper. 2 June.

Federal agents comb records for disgraced dealer Subhash Kapoor's sales and gifts

(United States of America)

Jason Felch (2015). Federal agents comb records for disgraced dealer Subhash Kapoor's sales and gifts. The Art Newspaper. 2 June.

Swepstone church roof stripped of £50k of lead

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2015). Swepstone church roof stripped of £50k of lead. BBC News. 1 June.

Someone's Stealing Stained Glass Out of Ohio Churches

(United States of America)

Katie Zavadski (2015). Someone's Stealing Stained Glass Out of Ohio Churches. The Daily Beast. 1 June.

Idol thieves held from Varanasi

(India)

Sandhya Nair (2015). Idol thieves held from Varanasi. The Times of India. 1 June.

Paris Auction of Hopi Artifacts Decried in US Stirs Protest

(France; United States of America)

Jamey Keaten (2015). Paris Auction of Hopi Artifacts Decried in US Stirs Protest. ABC United States. 1 June.

Kasargod: Police arrest two persons for precious idol theft

(India)

Steephan Kayyar (2015). Kasargod: Police arrest two persons for precious idol theft. Daijiworld. 1 June.

Se roban piezas de arte en Antigua Guatemala

(Guatemala)

Art stolen in Antigua, Guatemala

Alicia Álvarez (2015). Se roban piezas de arte en Antigua Guatemala. Contra Poder. 31 May.

Valiosa imagen robada a iglesia de San Francisco apareció en museo de Yumbel

(Chile)

Valuable statue stolen from the church of San Francisco appeared in the Yumbel museum

Pura Noticia (2015). Valiosa imagen robada a iglesia de San Francisco apareció en museo de Yumbel. Pura Noticia. 31 May.

Apareció valiosa imagen del siglo XVIII robada a la Iglesia de San Francisco

(Chile)

Valuable 18th century sculpture stolen from the Church of San Francisco Recovered

La Nación (2015). Apareció valiosa imagen del siglo XVIII robada a la Iglesia de San Francisco. La Nación. 31 May.

Interpol on cops' radar to find idols

(India)

Bibhuti Barik (2015). Interpol on cops' radar to find idols. The Telegraph. 30 May.

Junín: asaltan iglesia colonial del centro poblado de San Pedro

(Peru)

Junín: robbery of the colonial church in the village of San Pedro

RPP (2015). Junín: asaltan iglesia colonial del centro poblado de San Pedro. RPP. 30 May.

Police recover 300 years old idol

(India)

Press Trust of India (2015). Police recover 300 years old idol. Business Standard. 29 May.

Kasargod: Two idols worth several lacs stolen in Chittarikal

(India)

Daijiworld Media Network (2015). Kasargod: Two idols worth several lacs stolen in Chittarikal. Daijiworld. 28 May.

Stained-glass thieves target two local churches

(United States of America)

JoAnne Viviano (2015). Stained-glass thieves target two local churches. The Columbus Dispatch. 27 May.

Millennium-old temple idol stolen in Kasaragod

(India)

Manorama (2015). Millennium-old temple idol stolen in Kasaragod. Manorama. 27 May.

Hopis seek federal help to stop katsina auctions

(United States of America; France)

Dennis Wagner (2015). Hopis seek federal help to stop katsina auctions. AZ Central. 27 May.

Ancient items retrieved by Syrian authorities

(Syria)

Xinhua (2015). Ancient items retrieved by Syrian authorities. Xinhua. 26 May.

India Looks To Create 'Open Market' For Antiquities; Critics Say It Will Encourage Looting

(India)

Kathleen Caulderwood (2015). India Looks To Create 'Open Market' For Antiquities; Critics Say It Will Encourage Looting. International Business Times. 26 May.

Centre plans to legalise antiquities trade to stop smuggling

(India)

Press Trust of India (2015). Centre plans to legalise antiquities trade to stop smuggling. Deccan Herald. 25 May.

Kapoor again: How an idol hunt was crowd-sourced

(India)

S. Vijay Kumar (2015). Kapoor again: How an idol hunt was crowd-sourced. The Times of India. 25 May.

Experts disagree over antiquity repatriations

(Cambodia)

Bennett Murray (2015). Experts disagree over antiquity repatriations. The Phnom Penh Post. 23 May.

Ceremony held as stolen head of statue returned after 18 years

(Taiwan; China)

CCTV (2015). Ceremony held as stolen head of statue returned after 18 years. CCTV. 23 May.

Statues discovered in Kampong Thom forest

(Cambodia)

Khouth Sophak Chakrya (2015). Statues discovered in Kampong Thom forest. The Phnom Penh Post. 22 May.

Veinte detenidos de una banda que intentó robar las imágenes de la iglesia de Santiago

(Spain)

Twenty arrested from a gang that planned to rob the statues of the church of Santiago

Diario de Almería (2015). Veinte detenidos de una banda que intentó robar las imágenes de la iglesia de Santiago. Diario de Almería. 22 May.

Turkey: Armenian Church Sues for Lost Property

(Turkey)

Dorian Jones (2015). Turkey: Armenian Church Sues for Lost Property. Eurasia Net. 21 May.

Six antique idols stolen from Barahanath temple in Odisha

(India)

Press Trust of India (2015). Six antique idols stolen from Barahanath temple in Odisha. The Indian Express. 21 May.

Jajpur's rare 13th century statue stolen

(India)

Bibhuti Barik (2015). Jajpur's rare 13th century statue stolen. The Telegraph. 21 May.

Detectives unearth scores of church thefts dating back 10 years

(United Kingdom)

Steven Morris (2015). Detectives unearth scores of church thefts dating back 10 years. The Guardian. 20 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.

Customs foil bid to smuggle Buddha statues

(Pakistan)

Obaid Abbasi (2015). Customs foil bid to smuggle Buddha statues. The Express Tribune. 20 May.

Nepalese call for return of stolen statues after quakes

(Nepal)

Alexandre Capron, Joy Lynn Davis (2015). Nepalese call for return of stolen statues after quakes. France 24. 19 May.

Stolen 15th-century Torbryan church icons recovered by police

(United Kingdom)

Steven Morris, Maev Kennedy (2015). Stolen 15th-century Torbryan church icons recovered by police. The Guardian. 19 May.

Thieves break antique idols hoping to find gold inside

(India)

The Hindu (2015). Thieves break antique idols hoping to find gold inside. The Hindu. 19 May.

700-yr-old idol recovered

(India)

Deccan Herald (2015). 700-yr-old idol recovered. Deccan Herald. 18 May.

Jewels stolen from temple

(India)

The Hindu (2015). Jewels stolen from temple. The Hindu. 17 May.

Gold, silver ornaments stolen from Gondal temple

(India)

TNN (2015). Gold, silver ornaments stolen from Gondal temple. The Times of India. 17 May.

Statues worth RM50,000 stolen from temple

(Malaysia)

Loshana K. Shagar, R. Aravinthan (2015). Statues worth RM50,000 stolen from temple. The Star. 16 May.

Returning Hanuman sculpture to Cambodia a nimble, savvy play by Cleveland Museum of Art

(Cambodia; United States of America)

Steven Litt (2015). Returning Hanuman sculpture to Cambodia a nimble, savvy play by Cleveland Museum of Art. Cleveland.com. 15 May.

Ancient idols worth Rs 77cr being smuggled out seized in Chennai

(India)

TNN (2015). Ancient idols worth Rs 77cr being smuggled out seized in Chennai. The Times of India. 15 May.

महेश्वर जैन मंदिर में चोरी के चार आरोपी धराए, दो फरार

(India)

Maheshwar Jain temple theft: four arrested, two absconded

Naidunia (2015). महेश्वर जैन मंदिर में चोरी के चार आरोपी धराए, दो फरार. Naidunia. 14 May.

Four panchaloha idols stolen from temple

(India)

Press Trust of India (2015). Four panchaloha idols stolen from temple. Business Standard. 14 May.

Fight Over Hindu God Statue Hits Fed Court

(United States of America; India)

Adam Klasfeld (2015). Fight Over Hindu God Statue Hits Fed Court. Courthouse News Service. 14 May.

Two antique idols seized in Tuticorin

(India; United Arab Emirates)

The Hindu (2015). Two antique idols seized in Tuticorin. The Hindu. 14 May.

After theft, Argentines donate prized possessions, wedding rings for new monstrance

(Argentina)

Catholic News Agency (2015). After theft, Argentines donate prized possessions, wedding rings for new monstrance. Catholic News Agency. 13 May.

40 cámaras, oficiales y vidrio especial protegen a La Negrita

(Costa Rica)

40 cameras, guards, and special measures taken to protect La Negrita

Entorno Inteligente (2015). 40 cámaras, oficiales y vidrio especial protegen a La Negrita. Entorno Inteligente. 13 May.

Precious idols stolen from Jain temple

(India)

Press Trust of India (2015). Precious idols stolen from Jain temple. Business Standard. 13 May.

It's official: Cleveland Museum of Art returns Hanuman statue to Cambodia (photos)

(Cambodia; United States of America)

Steven Litt (2015). It's official: Cleveland Museum of Art returns Hanuman statue to Cambodia (photos). Cleveland.com. 12 May.

Tribes say law requiring return of remains, relics, hasn't met promise

(United States of America)

Kristen Hwang (2015). Tribes say law requiring return of remains, relics, hasn't met promise. Hava Sun News. 12 May.

Missing 13th-Century Painting to be Returned to Owners in Court Settlement

(United States of America; Switzerland; United Kingdom)

Tom Mashberg (2015). Missing 13th-Century Painting to be Returned to Owners in Court Settlement. The New York Times. 12 May.

Un español ocultaba en Tenerife arte sacro robado en iglesias suecas

(Spain; Sweden)

Spaniard hides sacred art stolen from Swedish churches in Tenerife

El País (2015). Un español ocultaba en Tenerife arte sacro robado en iglesias suecas. El País. 11 May.

US Museum Returns Hanuman Statue to Cambodia

(Cambodia; United States of America)

Mech Dara (2015). US Museum Returns Hanuman Statue to Cambodia. The Cambodia Daily. 11 May.

Two B'luru Men Among 4 Caught with 2 Idols

(India)

Express News Service (2015). Two B'luru Men Among 4 Caught with 2 Idols. The New Indian Express. 9 May.

Ancient jewel-studded vest missing after Nepal quake

(Nepal)

IANS (2015). Ancient jewel-studded vest missing after Nepal quake. One India. 9 May.

Ancient jewel-studded vest missing after Nepal quake

(Nepal)

IANS (2015). Ancient jewel-studded vest missing after Nepal quake. One India. 9 May.

Two B'luru Men Among 4 Caught with 2 Idols

(India)

Express News Service (2015). Two B'luru Men Among 4 Caught with 2 Idols. New Indian Express. 9 May.

'Let's not be lulled by idol diplomacy'

(India)

S. Vijay Kumar (2015). 'Let's not be lulled by idol diplomacy'. The Times of India. 8 May.

Nepal's Only National Art Collection in Peril After Earthquake

(Nepal)

Benjamin Sutton (2015). Nepal's Only National Art Collection in Peril After Earthquake. Hyperallergic. 8 May.

'Let's not be lulled by idol diplomacy'

(India)

S. Vijay Kumar (2015). 'Let's not be lulled by idol diplomacy'. The Times of India. 8 May.

Dutch Collector Agrees to Return Mummified Buddha

(China; Netherlands)

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

Master Xingyun of Taiwan donates relics to place of origin

(China)

CNTV (2015). Master Xingyun of Taiwan donates relics to place of origin. CNTV. 7 May.

Looters prowl as Nepal's treasures SPILL INTO VIEW

(Nepal)

Deutsche Presse Agentur (2015). Looters prowl as Nepal's treasures SPILL INTO VIEW. The Nation. 7 May.

Stolen art returned to Herefordshire churches

(United Kingdom)

Bill Tanner (2015). Stolen art returned to Herefordshire churches. Hereford Times. 7 May.

Ante inseguridad, iglesia alista catálogo de reliquias

(Mexico)

Faced with insecurity, church prepares a catalogue of relics

Yasmin Mariche (2015). Ante inseguridad, iglesia alista catálogo de reliquias. Imagen del Golfo. 6 May.

Ante inseguridad, iglesia alista catálogo de reliquias

(Mexico)

Faced with insecurity, church relics are being catalogued

Yasmin Mariche (2015). Ante inseguridad, iglesia alista catálogo de reliquias. Imagen del Golfo. 6 May.

Stolen Buddha sculpture head to unite with the body at Taiwan exhibition

(China)

Xinhua (2015). Stolen Buddha sculpture head to unite with the body at Taiwan exhibition. Xinhua. 5 May.

A Nepal temple will receive devotees today amid fears of looting

(Nepal)

AFP (2015). A Nepal temple will receive devotees today amid fears of looting. Deccan Chronicle. 4 May.

Cometen en Yucatán un robo para Ripley

(Mexico)

Robbery commited in Yucatán for 'Ripley's'

Sergio Grosjean (2015). Cometen en Yucatán un robo para Ripley. Sipse. 4 May.

A Nepal temple will receive devotees today amid fears of looting

(Nepal)

AFP (2015). A Nepal temple will receive devotees today amid fears of looting. Deccan Chronicle. 4 May.

Operation Hidden Idol: The Struggle To Bring Back Indian Antiquities

(India)

S. Vijay Kumar (2015). Operation Hidden Idol: The Struggle To Bring Back Indian Antiquities. Swarajya. 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.

Buscan recuperar más de 50.000 piezas de arte

(Bolivia)

Seeking to recover more than 50,000 artworks

Opinión (2015). Buscan recuperar más de 50.000 piezas de arte. Opinión. 11 April.

Centuries old Panchaloha idol stolen from ancient temple in Nellore

(India)

Deccan Chronicle (2015). Centuries old Panchaloha idol stolen from ancient temple in Nellore. Deccan Chronicle. 11 April.

India's deafening silence on stolen art

(India)

Vishakha N. Desai (2015). India's deafening silence on stolen art. The Hindu. 10 April.

New York couple returns stolen Andean paintings to Bolivia

(Bolivia; United States of America)

Associated Press (2015). New York couple returns stolen Andean paintings to Bolivia. U-T San Diego. 9 April.

Museums turn over ancient art as smuggling investigation presses on

(United States of America; India)

Jessica Gelt (2015). Museums turn over ancient art as smuggling investigation presses on. Los Angeles Times. 9 April.

Spate of vandalization hits Kyoto, Nara World Heritage sites

(Japan)

Japan Times (2015). Spate of vandalization hits Kyoto, Nara World Heritage sites. The Japan Times. 9 April.

Putin Returns Nazi-Looted Icon to Greek Prime Minister

(Russia; Greece)

The Moscow Times (2015). Putin Returns Nazi-Looted Icon to Greek Prime Minister. The Moscow Times. 9 April.

Empty temples, stolen gods

(Nepal)

eKantipur (2015). Empty temples, stolen gods. eKantipur. 8 April.

Museums Begin Returning Artifacts to India in Response to Investigation

(United States of America; India)

Tom Mashberg (2015). Museums Begin Returning Artifacts to India in Response to Investigation. The New York Times. 7 April.

Robaron hostias consagradas en un convento de religiosas visitadoras de enfermos

(Argentina)

Consecrated hosts stolen from a convent which ministers to the sick

AICA (2015). Robaron hostias consagradas en un convento de religiosas visitadoras de enfermos. Agencia Informativa Católica Argentina. 7 April.

One held for Bangalore temple theft

(India)

TNN (2015). One held for Bangalore temple theft. The Times of India. 7 April.

Stolen artefacts: Relics of plunder

(China)

The Economist (2015). Stolen artefacts: Relics of plunder. The Economist. 4 April.

Manhattan Prosecutors Say New York Art Dealer Played Role in Sale of Stolen Artifacts

(United States of America; India; Nepal)

Graham Bowley (2015). Manhattan Prosecutors Say New York Art Dealer Played Role in Sale of Stolen Artifacts. The New York Times. 2 April.

Brooklyn Art Dealer Accused of Selling Stolen Ancient Artifacts for $500K

(United States of America; India; Nepal)

James Fanelli (2015). Brooklyn Art Dealer Accused of Selling Stolen Ancient Artifacts for $500K. DNA Info. 2 April.

Vigilan templos por robos sacros

(Mexico)

Churches surveilled after sacred art thefts

Christian Jiménez (2015). Vigilan templos por robos sacros. Noticias Net. 2 April.

Antiquities Looted From India End up at Honolulu Museum

(United States of America; India)

Jennifer Sinco Kelleher (2015). Antiquities Looted From India End up at Honolulu Museum. ABC United States. 1 April.

La Iglesia valora la posibilidad de hacer una réplica de la imagen de la Virgen de Cristal

(Spain)

Church considers the possibility of making a replica of the image of the Virgin of Cristal

P. Enríque Méndez (2015). La Iglesia valora la posibilidad de hacer una réplica de la imagen de la Virgen de Cristal. Info Católica. 1 April.

In an antique trade

(India)

Business Standard (2015). In an antique trade. Business Standard. 30 March.

Bangalore earning notoriety as market for antique idols

(India)

Imran Gowhar (2015). Bangalore earning notoriety as market for antique idols. The Hindu. 30 March.

Chinese villagers write to Dutch PM for return of mummified buddha

(China)

Shanghai Daily (2015). Chinese villagers write to Dutch PM for return of mummified buddha. Shanghai Daily. 29 March.

Interview: Cambodia shares successful story on repatriation of stolen antiquities

(Cambodia)

Xuequean Mu (2015). Interview: Cambodia shares successful story on repatriation of stolen antiquities. Xinhua. 28 March.

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.

Raiders of the lost bell

(Canada)

Simon Arseneau (2015). Raiders of the lost bell. Meridian Booster. 26 March.

Q. and A.: Karl E. Meyer and Shareen Blair Brysac on 'The China Collectors'

(China)

Jane Perlez (2015). Q. and A.: Karl E. Meyer and Shareen Blair Brysac on 'The China Collectors'. Sinosphere. 26 March.

Stolen 16th century tapestry returned to Huesca

(Spain)

Spanish News Today (2015). Stolen 16th century tapestry returned to Huesca. Spanish News Today. 26 March.

आमेर के प्राचीन मंदिर से बारह रुद्राक्ष शिव मूर्तियां हुईं चोरी

(India)

Ancient Temple Sculpture Stolen

Damon Arwa (2015). आमेर के प्राचीन मंदिर से बारह रुद्राक्ष शिव मूर्तियां हुईं चोरी. News 18. 26 March.

Arrested on theft charge

(India)

The Hindu (2015). Arrested on theft charge. The Hindu. 25 March.

ASI experts to inspect sandstone sculpture seized in Canada

(India; Canada)

Press Trust of India (2015). ASI experts to inspect sandstone sculpture seized in Canada. Business Standard. 24 March.

Authority launches campaign to retrieve lost Buddha

(China)

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

Roban 5 anillos de la Virgen de las Servitas

(Spain)

Five rings stolen from the Virgin of Servitas

Diario Córdoba (2015). Roban 5 anillos de la Virgen de las Servitas. Diario Córdoba. 21 March.

Los ladrones se robaron los Vasos Sagrados de la iglesia de Firavitoba en Boyacá

(Colombia)

Thieve steal sacred vessels from the Firavitoba church in Boyacá

RCN (2015). Los ladrones se robaron los Vasos Sagrados de la iglesia de Firavitoba en Boyacá. RCN. 20 March.

Encuentran en una papelera una talla del XVII robada en Medina

(Spain)

17th century statue stolen in Medina found in rubbish bin

Patricia González (2015). Encuentran en una papelera una talla del XVII robada en Medina. El Norte de Castilla. 17 March.

Cae sujeto por robo en iglesia de Cabo San Lucas

(Mexico)

Subject caught for theft in Cabo San Lucas church

UnoTV (2015). Cae sujeto por robo en iglesia de Cabo San Lucas. UnoTV. 17 March.

Se roban la campana de la iglesia de Tierrabomba

(Colombia)

Bell from the church of Tierrabomba stolen

El Universal (2015). Se roban la campana de la iglesia de Tierrabomba. El Universal. 17 March.

El robo de la pequeña Virgen del Cristal, posible móvil del crimen de Celanova

(Spain)

Theft of the small Virgin of Cristal, possible motive for the crime in Celanova

ABC España (2015). El robo de la pequeña Virgen del Cristal, posible móvil del crimen de Celanova. ABC España. 16 March.

Trade in Native American antiques can be tricky

(United States of America)

David Murray (2015). Trade in Native American antiques can be tricky. Great Falls Tribune. 15 March.

National Gallery of Australia gets refund as Buddha goes home

(Australia)

Michaela Boland (2015). National Gallery of Australia gets refund as Buddha goes home. The Australian. 6 March.

El histórico saqueo de la colegiata

(Spain)

The historic plunder of the temple

Diario de León (2015). El histórico saqueo de la colegiata. Diario de León. 4 March.

Interpol sigue la pista de 75 obras de arte robadas en Aragón

(Spain)

Interpol tracking 75 works of art stolen from Aragon

E. Pérez Beriain (2015). Interpol sigue la pista de 75 obras de arte robadas en Aragón. Heraldo. 4 March.

Mysterious Apopka sculptures may be 1,000 years old

(United States of America)

Stephen Hudak (2015). Mysterious Apopka sculptures may be 1,000 years old. Orlando Sentinel. 27 February.

Two more held for stealing idols in Odisha

(India)

Ranjan Rath (2015). Two more held for stealing idols in Odisha. Odisha Sun Times. 6 February.

7 held with ancient Buddha statue

(Nepal)

Rajendra Nath (2015). 7 held with ancient Buddha statue. eKantipur. 6 February.

Entregan pinturas interpretativas de obras robadas en Antigua

(Guatemala)

Interpretive paintings of stolen paintings arrive in Antigua

Miguel Lopez (2015). Entregan pinturas interpretativas de obras robadas en Antigua. Prensa Libre. 6 February.

4 temple thefts in 2 months see locals angry, cops helpless

(India)

Keshav Naik (2015). 4 temple thefts in 2 months see locals angry, cops helpless. The Times of India. 5 February.

मां वैष्णो देवी मंदिर में लाखों की चोरी

(India)

Theft of millions from Vaishno Devi Temple

Swapnil (2015). मां वैष्णो देवी मंदिर में लाखों की चोरी. News 18. 4 February.

El extraño robo del tesoro de la catedral vieja de Vitoria

(Spain)

The strange robbery of the treasure of the old cathedral of Vitoria.

Francisco Góngora (2015). El extraño robo del tesoro de la catedral vieja de Vitoria. El Correo. 3 February.

Govt will ensure protection of artefacts in museums: SC

(India)

Press Trust of India (2015). Govt will ensure protection of artefacts in museums: SC. Z News. 3 February.

Antiquities forgery makes for not-so-divine comedy at Sundance festival

(United States of America)

David D'Arcy (2015). Antiquities forgery makes for not-so-divine comedy at Sundance festival. The Art Newspaper. 2 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.

గజ్జెల పాపమ్మ గుడిలో అమ్మవారి కిరీటం చోరీ

(India)

Goddess' crown stolen at Gajjela Papamma Temple

Sakshi (2015). గజ్జెల పాపమ్మ గుడిలో అమ్మవారి కిరీటం చోరీ. Sakshi. 2 February.

Removal of Shah Jahan mosque relics termed theft of history

(Pakistan)

Dawn (2015). Removal of Shah Jahan mosque relics termed theft of history. Dawn. 21 January.

Three held with stolen ashtadhatu idols

(India)

TNN (2015). Three held with stolen ashtadhatu idols. The Times of India. 7 January.

State rejects most restitution claims

(Czech Republic)

Czech News Agency (2015). State rejects most restitution claims. Prague Post. 7 January.

Theft of chalice, valued at $8,300, from Chicopee's St. Rose De Lima Church was 'tremendous violation of our sacred space,' pastor says

(United States of America)

George Graham (2015). Theft of chalice, valued at $8,300, from Chicopee's St. Rose De Lima Church was 'tremendous violation of our sacred space,' pastor says. MassLive. 6 January.

Saquean Iglesia; se llevan al Santísimo

(Mexico)

Church robbery: Blessed Sacrament stolen

José Luis Camarillo (2015). Saquean Iglesia; se llevan al Santísimo. Uniradio Informa. 6 January.

Se llevan la corona de la Virgen de la Piedad de Villanueva de Alcardete

(Spain)

The crown of the Virgen de la Piedad of Villanueva de Alcardete stolen

E. Quintanar Villanueva (2015). Se llevan la corona de la Virgen de la Piedad de Villanueva de Alcardete. ABC España. 5 January.

UN Attempt to Save Jewish Sites from ISIS -Too Little Too Late?

(Syria; Iraq)

Lyn Julius (2014). UN Attempt to Save Jewish Sites from ISIS -Too Little Too Late?. Arutz Sheva. 7 December.

Detenidos dos hombres cuando intentaban robar en una iglesia de Palencia

(Spain)

Two men arrested who intended to rob a Palencia church

EFE (2014). Detenidos dos hombres cuando intentaban robar en una iglesia de Palencia. ABC España. 1 December.

Fingen estar por casarse para robar una iglesia

(Argentina)

Pretending to want to get married to rob a church

Crítica (2014). Fingen estar por casarse para robar una iglesia. Crítica. 1 December.

Stolen cultural objects: what's the role of Australian galleries?

(Australia)

Lyndel Prott (2014). Stolen cultural objects: what's the role of Australian galleries?. The Conversation. 30 November.

Family of Thai Princess Is Stripped of Royal Name

(Thailand)

Thomas Fuller (2014). Family of Thai Princess Is Stripped of Royal Name. The New York Times. 30 November.

Inventor's children seek to regain missing stained-glass windows valued at $3.5 million

(United States of America)

Mary Carole McCauley (2014). Inventor's children seek to regain missing stained-glass windows valued at $3.5 million. The Baltimore Sun. 29 November.

Burglars decamp with lakhs worth of loot at Jain temple

(India)

Press Trust of India (2014). Burglars decamp with lakhs worth of loot at Jain temple. Business Standard. 29 November.

Trove of ancient artefacts may include rare imports

(Thailand)

The Nation (2014). Trove of ancient artefacts may include rare imports. Bangkok Post. 29 November.

Catholic church to clamp down on religious art theft

(Italy)

Andrea Vogt (2014). Catholic church to clamp down on religious art theft. The Telegraph. 28 November.

Devenish Island: Vandals damage ancient gravestone

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2014). Devenish Island: Vandals damage ancient gravestone. BBC News. 27 November.

Cuatro detenidos por el robo de cobre en Muros de Nalón, Tineo y Degaña

(Spain)

Four detained for the theft of copper from walls in Nalón, Tineo and Degañ

La Nueva España (2014). Cuatro detenidos por el robo de cobre en Muros de Nalón, Tineo y Degaña. La Nueva España. 27 November.

Honduras condena a salvadoreño por robo de patrimonio religioso

(Honduras; El Salvador)

Honduras sentences a Salvadorian for theft of religious heritage

EFE (2014). Honduras condena a salvadoreño por robo de patrimonio religioso. ElSalvador.com. 27 November.

Grottarossa, scoperta "casa-museo" con reperti rubati: nei guai avvocato

(Italy)

Paola Ambrosino (2014). Grottarossa, scoperta "casa-museo" con reperti rubati: nei guai avvocato. Roma Capitale News. 25 November.

Four South Koreans held over theft of Tsushima Buddhist statue

(Japan; South Korea)

The Japan Times (2014). Four South Koreans held over theft of Tsushima Buddhist statue. The Japan Times. 25 November.

La parroquia realiza una copia artística de las cuatro tablas robadas en 1987

(Spain)

Parish commissions a copy of paintings stolen in 1987, Spain

Álvaro Pinela (2014). La parroquia realiza una copia artística de las cuatro tablas robadas en 1987. El Adelantado. 24 November.

Policía captura a hombre por robo de imágenes religiosas

(Guatemala)

Police arrest a man for robbing religious items

Héctor Contreras (2014). Policía captura a hombre por robo de imágenes religiosas. Prensa Libre. 24 November.

Stolen Almora idol back home after 50 years

(India; United States of America)

Raju Gusain (2014). Stolen Almora idol back home after 50 years. India Today. 12 October.

ASI to keep rare, recovered Shiva idol in museum

(India)

Vineet Upadhyay (2014). ASI to keep rare, recovered Shiva idol in museum. The Times of India. 9 October.

Treasure hunt at ancient temples in Guntur district

(India)

M. Srinivas (2014). Treasure hunt at ancient temples in Guntur district. The Hindu. 8 October.

Sacred Items Swiped From Romanian Orthodox Church

(United States of America)

Bill Wadell (2014). Sacred Items Swiped From Romanian Orthodox Church. WNEP. 6 October.

Poland: Headstones Removed from Lodz Jewish Cemetery to be Returned

(Poland)

Arutz Sheva (2014). Poland: Headstones Removed from Lodz Jewish Cemetery to be Returned. Arutz Sheva. 6 October.

22 Rare Artefacts Stolen Since 2009

(India)

Pratul Sharma (2014). 22 Rare Artefacts Stolen Since 2009. The New Indian Express. 7 September.

ASI Protection Not Theft-Proof

(India)

Express News Service (2014). ASI Protection Not Theft-Proof. The Sunday Standard. 7 September.

The man who stole India's past

(India)

Vaihayasi Pande Daniel (2014). The man who stole India's past. Rediff News. 7 September.

Manhattan U.S. Attorney and FBI Assistant Director in Charge Announce the Repatriation of Nine Stolen Miguel Cabrera Paintings to the Republic of Peru

(United States of America)

U.S. Attorney's Office (2014). Manhattan U.S. Attorney and FBI Assistant Director in Charge Announce the Repatriation of Nine Stolen Miguel Cabrera Paintings to the Republic of Peru. FBI. 5 September.

Two Alaska Native artifacts return home after clandestine auction bid by nonprofit

(United States of America)

Sean Doogan (2014). Two Alaska Native artifacts return home after clandestine auction bid by nonprofit. Alaska Dispatch News. 3 September.

A brittle plan to protect broken idols?

(India)

B. Sivakumar (2014). A brittle plan to protect broken idols?. The Times of India. 3 September.

102 cases of temple thefts registered in 18 months, Himachal Pradesh govt informs House

(India)

TNN (2014). 102 cases of temple thefts registered in 18 months, Himachal Pradesh govt informs House. The Times of India. 9 August.

Police Raid Pub In 'Holy Grail' Relic Hunt

(United Kingdom)

Sky News (2014). Police Raid Pub In 'Holy Grail' Relic Hunt. Sky News. 7 August.

INAH renovará catálogo del Arte Sacro, podría tardar hasta 8 años

(Mexico)

INAH to update register of Sacred Art, might take up to 8 years, Spanish

Pilar Bravo (2014). INAH renovará catálogo del Arte Sacro, podría tardar hasta 8 años. Periodico Digital. 5 August.

Antique church icons dumped at roadside

(Philippines)

The Bohol Standard (2014). Antique church icons dumped at roadside. The Bohol Standard. 13 July.

Middle Age art stolen from Swedish church

(Sweden)

The Local (2014). Middle Age art stolen from Swedish church. The Local. 9 July.

In search of the lost antiquities

(Pakistan; Sri Lanka)

Sadia Qasim Shah (2014). In search of the lost antiquities. Dawn. 8 July.

Daylesford police recover $135K worth of stolen church items

(Australia)

William Vallely (2014). Daylesford police recover $135K worth of stolen church items. The Courier. 7 July.

Stolen Ethiopian Saint John Turns Up at Paris Auction

(Ethiopia; France)

ArtNet news (2014). Stolen Ethiopian Saint John Turns Up at Paris Auction. ArtNet News. 7 July.

Hasta 10 años de cárcel a quien dañe monumentos históricos

(Mexico)

Up to 10 years in prison for those who damage historical monuments

Sipse (2014). Hasta 10 años de cárcel a quien dañe monumentos históricos. Sipse. 14 June.

Western Australia Aboriginal leaders retrieve secret sacred items taken a century ago

(Australia)

Tanya Nolan (2014). Western Australia Aboriginal leaders retrieve secret sacred items taken a century ago. ABC Australia. 6 June.

Theft of historical and cultural heritages under investigation

(Mongolia)

D. Sergelen (2014). Theft of historical and cultural heritages under investigation. UB Post. 5 June.

Looted ancient statues returned to Cambodia from US

(Cambodia; United States of America)

AFP (2014). Looted ancient statues returned to Cambodia from US. ABC Australia. 4 June.

India expects Australia to return ancient statues soon

(Australia; India)

Press Trust of India (2014). India expects Australia to return ancient statues soon. The Hindu. 4 June.

Angels and paintings vandalised at Tintagel Parish Church

(United Kingdom)

Cornish Guardian (2014). Angels and paintings vandalised at Tintagel Parish Church. Cornish Guardian. 4 June.

Museum reveals list of 30 items from disgraced New York gallery

(Singapore; India)

Huang Lijie (2014). Museum reveals list of 30 items from disgraced New York gallery. The Straits Times. 3 June.

Three Statues Repatriated in Phnom Penh Ceremony

(Cambodia)

Khoun Theara (2014). Three Statues Repatriated in Phnom Penh Ceremony. Voice of America. 3 June.

Norton Simon Museum to return contested ancient statue to Cambodia

(Cambodia)

David Ng (2014). Norton Simon Museum to return contested ancient statue to Cambodia. Los Angeles Times. 7 May.

Syrian government says Maaloula's sites sacked by rebels

(Syria)

Al Monitor (2014). Syrian government says Maaloula's sites sacked by rebels. Al Monitor. 5 May.

Australia must return stolen Shiva statue to India: former diplomat from Natasha Chaku

(Australia; India)

DNA (2014). Australia must return stolen Shiva statue to India: former diplomat from Natasha Chaku. DNA. 11 April.

State-level idol records bureau mooted

(India)

A. Srivathsan (2014). State-level idol records bureau mooted. The Hindu. 10 April.

Villagers questioned about stolen idol

(India)

A. Selvaraj (2014). Villagers questioned about stolen idol. The Times of India. 10 April.

International treasures missing

(Italy)

Judith Harris (2014). International treasures missing. Catholic Herald. 9 April.

Piden hasta 15 años de prisión por atentar contra patrimonio cultural

(Peru)

RPP (2014). Piden hasta 15 años de prisión por atentar contra patrimonio cultural. RPP. 9 April.

'Panchaloha' idols of Sitarama, Lakshmana, Anjaneya seized

(India)

The Hindu (2014). 'Panchaloha' idols of Sitarama, Lakshmana, Anjaneya seized. The Hindu. 8 April.

National Gallery of Australia director Ron Radford reluctant to admit Dancing Shiva is stolen

(Australia; India)

Andrew Taylor (2014). National Gallery of Australia director Ron Radford reluctant to admit Dancing Shiva is stolen. The Sydney Morning Herald. 7 April.

Profiling of Idols to Ward Off Smuggling Yet to Begin in State

(India)

Express News Service (2014). Profiling of Idols to Ward Off Smuggling Yet to Begin in State. The New Indian Express. 7 April.

Stolen idols: Preservation and cataloguing must complement repatriation of stolen Nepali art

(Nepal)

eKantipur (2014). Stolen idols: Preservation and cataloguing must complement repatriation of stolen Nepali art. eKantipur. 4 April.

FIR in idol theft case mandatory

(India)

A Sirvathsan (2014). FIR in idol theft case mandatory. The Hindu. 3 April.

Art thief Kapoor's hand suspected in missing temple idol from Tamil Nadu

(India)

A Selvaraj (2014). Art thief Kapoor's hand suspected in missing temple idol from Tamil Nadu. The Times of India. 3 April.

Blogger gives crucial leads in idol hunt

(India)

TNN (2014). Blogger gives crucial leads in idol hunt. The Times of India. 3 April.

'Panchaloha idols belong to 13 AD': Archaeologists

(India)

Pragit P (2014). 'Panchaloha idols belong to 13 AD': Archaeologists. The Times of India. 3 April.

Unique 600-year-old brass plaque stolen from Herefordshire church

(United Kingdom)

Hereford Times (2014). Unique 600-year-old brass plaque stolen from Herefordshire church. Hereford Times. 2 April.

National Gallery Shiva statue return'should include gift of goodwill'

(Australia; India)

Andrew Taylor (2014). National Gallery Shiva statue return'should include gift of goodwill'. The Canberra Times. 2 April.

Tirthankara antique idol goes missing from Vellore

(India)

A Selvaraj (2014). Tirthankara antique idol goes missing from Vellore. The Times of India. 2 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.

Village keeps its faith as it awaits Nataraja's return

(India)

A. Selvaraj (2014). Village keeps its faith as it awaits Nataraja's return. The Times of India. 31 March.

Three Kapoor statues from Tamil Nadu still with NGA

(India)

M. Kalyanaraman (2014). Three Kapoor statues from Tamil Nadu still with NGA. The Times of India. 31 March.

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.

Stolen Czech Ark Cover Returned to Prague Musuem

(Czech Republic)

JTA (2014). Stolen Czech Ark Cover Returned to Prague Musuem. The Jewish Daily Forward. 28 March.

Two Panchaloha Idols found in well

(India)

Express News Service (2014). Two Panchaloha Idols found in well. The New Indian Express. 17 March.

Idol talk? Kapoor loot was huge, sold across world

(India)

A. Selvaraj (2014). Idol talk? Kapoor loot was huge, sold across world. The Times of India. 17 March.

Relic Hunt Continues

(Cambodia)

Khouth Sophak Chakrya (2014). Relic Hunt Continues. The Phnom Penh Post. 13 March.

Relic theft at temple in capital

(Cambodia)

Cheang Sokha (2014). Relic theft at temple in capital. The Phnom Penh Post. 12 March.

Claim flawed, Australian gallery is keeping stolen idol

(India)

A. Srivathsan (2014). Claim flawed, Australian gallery is keeping stolen idol. The Hindu. 9 March.

Art experts struggle to distinguish real from a very good fake

(India)

Namita Devidayal (2014). Art experts struggle to distinguish real from a very good fake. The Times of India. 9 March.

Town prays for its stolen god Shiva to return

(India)

Michaela Boland (2014). Town prays for its stolen god Shiva to return. The Australian. 8 March.

US probing whether Ganesha museum idol was stolen

(United States of America; India)

Press Trust of India (2014). US probing whether Ganesha museum idol was stolen. Business Standard. 7 March.

Cambodian relics 'found in New York'

(Cambodia; United States of America)

Stuart White (2014). Cambodian relics 'found in New York'. The Phnom Penh Post. 7 March.

Athorities raid storage locker filled with antiquities

(United States of America)

AFA News (2014). Athorities raid storage locker filled with antiquities. AFA News. 6 March.

Theft! The tragedy at El Calvario and the painting of Tomás de Merlo

(Guatemala)

Benjamin Patrick Reeves (2014). Theft! The tragedy at El Calvario and the painting of Tomás de Merlo. Revue Guatemala. 6 March.

National Gallery of Australia defends practices despite admitting it may have been conned into buying stolen Indian art

(Australia; India)

Anna Maria Nicholson (2014). National Gallery of Australia defends practices despite admitting it may have been conned into buying stolen Indian art. ABC Australia. 5 March.

US Returns Three 'Most Wanted' Stolen Antiquities to India

(India; United States of America)

IANS (2014). US Returns Three 'Most Wanted' Stolen Antiquities to India. The New Indian Express. 15 January.

Himachal Pradesh Idol theft casts cloud over Basant Panchami festivities

(India)

Dipender Manta (2014). Himachal Pradesh Idol theft casts cloud over Basant Panchami festivities. Hindustan Times. 9 January.

Back where they belong

(Nepal; Germany)

Bhrikuti Rai (2013). Back where they belong. Nepali Times. 20 December.

Sacred art stolen from Andean churches

(General)

Associated Press (2013). Sacred art stolen from Andean churches. The Telegraph. 26 August.

Bolivia: detienen a sacerdote por robo de joyas a la Virgen de Copacabana

(Bolivia)

BBC Mundo (2013). Bolivia: detienen a sacerdote por robo de joyas a la Virgen de Copacabana. BBC Mundo. 26 July.

La Virgen de Copacabana luce nueva corona y joyas

(Bolivia)

The Virgin of Copacabana dons her new crown and jewels

La Razón (2013). La Virgen de Copacabana luce nueva corona y joyas. La Razón. 6 July.

The Met Will Return a Pair of Statues to Cambodia

(Cambodia; United States of America)

Tom Mashberg (2013). The Met Will Return a Pair of Statues to Cambodia. The New York Times. 3 May.

Los tesoros de la Virgen carecen de seguro antirrobo

(Bolivia)

The treasures of the Virgin lack antitheft security

Iblin Linarez (2013). Los tesoros de la Virgen carecen de seguro antirrobo. La Razón. 28 April.

Christie's removes stolen Nepal artworks

(Nepal; United States of America)

Kunda Dixit (2013). Christie's removes stolen Nepal artworks. Nepali Times. 22 March.

Fighting Back as Mexican Churches Are Looted

(Mexico)

Karla Zabludovsky (2013). Fighting Back as Mexican Churches Are Looted. The New York Times. 15 January.

Mafias de traficantes operan en Bolivia

(Bolivia)

Trafficking mafias operate in Bolivia

La Razón (2012). Mafias de traficantes operan en Bolivia. La Razón. 5 November.

Priceless Tibetan Buddha statue looted by Nazis was carved from meteorite

(Tibet; Germany)

Mark Taylor (2012). Priceless Tibetan Buddha statue looted by Nazis was carved from meteorite. The Guardian. 28 September.

La Paz: Robo en iglesia de Tiwanaku

(Bolivia)

La Paz: Theft at the church of Tiwanaku

Iglesia Viva (2011). La Paz: Robo en iglesia de Tiwanaku. Iglesia Viva. 12 October.

Patan's crown jewel: Sundari Chok gets a facelift after 360 years

(Nepal)

Kunda Dixit (2010). Patan's crown jewel: Sundari Chok gets a facelift after 360 years. Nepali Times. 27 August.

Bhutanese temple thieves get life

(Bhutan)

Subir Bhaumik (2008). Bhutanese temple thieves get life. BBC News. 9 July.

Statue vandalized in Chaskar

(Bhutan)

Sonam Rinchen (2008). Statue vandalized in Chaskar. Bhutan Observer. 23 May.

Tibet to return Nepal's ancient stolen statues

(Nepal; Tibet)

Reuters (2007). Tibet to return Nepal's ancient stolen statues. Hindustan Times. 18 June.

The Plunder of Tibets Treasures

(Tibet)

Radio Free Asia (2005). The Plunder of Tibets Treasures. Radio Free Asia. 1 August.

Stolen Jaina image recovered

(India)

The Hindu (2004). Stolen Jaina image recovered. The Hindu. 13 October.

Indian police recover statue stolen from Bhutan

(Bhutan; India; Nepal)

Kuensel (2002). Indian police recover statue stolen from Bhutan. Kuensel. 10 June.

In the land of gods, thieves have a field day

(Nepal)

Ramayata Limbu (2001). In the land of gods, thieves have a field day. Nepali Times. 28 September.

The Valley Where the Gods Have Vanished

(Nepal)

Martin Spice (2000). The Valley Where the Gods Have Vanished. South China Morning Post. 3 September.

Return of the gods

(Nepal)

Sujata Tuladhar (2000). Return of the gods. Nepali Times. 16 August.

Gods in exile

(Nepal; Germany; United States of America)

Kanak Mani Dixit (1999). Gods in exile. Himal. 1 October.

Police Nab Antique Thief, Seize 700-year-old statue

(Nepal; India)

Associated Press (1994). Police Nab Antique Thief, Seize 700-year-old statue. Associated Press. 20 December.

Thieves rob 'living museum'

(Nepal)

Shyam Bahadur (1991). Thieves rob 'living museum'. The Advertiser. 11 July.

Thieves Plundering Art for Foreigners in Nepal

(Nepal)

Binaya Guruacharya (1986). Thieves Plundering Art for Foreigners in Nepal. Associated Press. 28 August.

Artifact theft is big business in Nepal

(Nepal)

Bhola Rana (1985). Artifact theft is big business in Nepal. United International Press. 2 April.

Nepal: Thieves destroy a cultural heritage

(Nepal)

Kunda Dixit (1984). Nepal: Thieves destroy a cultural heritage. Inter Press Service. 8 May.