Country: Bulgaria

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

(Bulgaria; France; Turkey)

AFP, Daily Sabah, 26th May 2017.

Europol: Nearly 250 arrests in Operation Bosphorus against smuggling of Turkish pistols via Bulgaria

(Bulgaria; Turkey)

The Sofia Globe, 23rd Jan 2017.

"Die Schatzsucher sind die Hunnen von heute"


"Treasure Hunters are Today's Huns"

Balazs Csekö, Der Standard, 18th Sep 2016.

Valuable Ancient Jewelry Found in Private Home in Bulgaria's Nikopol


Novinite, 25th Aug 2016.

Bulgarian police arrest man over illegal possession of ancient coins


The Sofia Globe, 19th Aug 2016.

Arrests in Bulgaria over paintings stolen near Billy Connolly's former home

(United Kingdom; Bulgaria)

Martin Williams, The Herald, 20th Jun 2016.

Senior Bulgarian Civil Servant Caught with Diverse Collection of Archaeological Artifacts, Coins in Anti-Treasure Hunting Raid


Ivan Dikov, Archaeology in Bulgaria, 31st Mar 2016.

Bulgaria's Customs Capture Nearly 700 Archaeological Artifacts, Coins at Sofia Airport


Ivan Dikov, Archaeology in Bulgaria, 31st Mar 2016.

Medieval Reliquary Discovered at Christian Monastery Looted by Treasure Hunters ahead of Archaeological Excavations


Ivan Dikov, Archaeology in Bulgaria, 7th Mar 2016.

Treasure Hunters Destroy Ancient Roman Bridge near Bulgaria's Drangovo in Search of Legendary Gold Treasure


Ivan Dikov, Archaeology in Bulgaria, 23rd Feb 2016.

2 Treasure Hunters Arrested While Destroying Ancient Roman City Ratiaria near Bulgaria's Archar


Ivan Dikov, Archaeology in Bulgaria, 8th Feb 2016.

Bulgarian Customs Prevent Smuggling of Ancient Coins, Artifacts into England

(Bulgaria; United Kingdom)

Novinite, 14th Dec 2015.

Bulgarian Police Bust Antiquities Trafficking Group


Novinite, 15th Oct 2015.

Bulgaria aims at improving legislation against artefacts smuggling: culture minister


Focus Information Agency, 16th Sep 2015.

Sofia Airport customs officers foil attempt to smuggle out ancient coins in routers


The Sofia Globe, 12th Jun 2015.

Treasure Hunters Raid Soon-to-Be-Excavated Ancient Thracian Tumuli in Bulgaria's Tatarevo


Ivan Dikov, Archaeology in Bulgaria, 5th Jun 2015.

Ancient Roman City Ratiaria in Bulgaria's Archar Assaulted by Brutal Treasure Hunters Yet Again


Ivan Dikov, Archaeology in Bulgaria, 31st May 2015.

Bulgarian Police Seize Rare 5th Century BC Ancient Thracian Krater from Treasure Hunter


Ivan Dikov, Archaeology in Bulgaria, 29th May 2015.

Foreigner among suspects arrested by Bulgaria over trafficking archaeological artefacts


The Sofia Globe, 24th Mar 2015.

Razgrad History Museum's treasures gone in just 50 seconds


Standart News, 9th May 2014.