Country: Bulgaria

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

(Bulgaria; France; Turkey)

AFP (2017). Bulgaria recovers over 5,000 antiquities in joint anti-smuggling op with Turkey, France. Daily Sabah. 26 May.

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

(Bulgaria; Turkey)

The Sofia Globe (2017). Europol: Nearly 250 arrests in Operation Bosphorus against smuggling of Turkish pistols via Bulgaria. The Sofia Globe. 23 January.

"Die Schatzsucher sind die Hunnen von heute"

(Bulgaria)

"Treasure Hunters are Today's Huns"

Balazs Csekö (2016). "Die Schatzsucher sind die Hunnen von heute". Der Standard. 18 September.

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

(Bulgaria)

Novinite (2016). Valuable Ancient Jewelry Found in Private Home in Bulgaria's Nikopol. Novinite. 25 August.

Bulgarian police arrest man over illegal possession of ancient coins

(Bulgaria)

The Sofia Globe (2016). Bulgarian police arrest man over illegal possession of ancient coins. The Sofia Globe. 19 August.

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

(United Kingdom; Bulgaria)

Martin Williams (2016). Arrests in Bulgaria over paintings stolen near Billy Connolly's former home. The Herald. 20 June.

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

(Bulgaria)

Ivan Dikov (2016). Senior Bulgarian Civil Servant Caught with Diverse Collection of Archaeological Artifacts, Coins in Anti-Treasure Hunting Raid. Archaeology in Bulgaria. 31 March.

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

(Bulgaria)

Ivan Dikov (2016). Bulgaria's Customs Capture Nearly 700 Archaeological Artifacts, Coins at Sofia Airport. Archaeology in Bulgaria. 31 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.

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

(Bulgaria)

Ivan Dikov (2016). Treasure Hunters Destroy Ancient Roman Bridge near Bulgaria's Drangovo in Search of Legendary Gold Treasure. Archaeology in Bulgaria. 23 February.

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

(Bulgaria)

Ivan Dikov (2016). 2 Treasure Hunters Arrested While Destroying Ancient Roman City Ratiaria near Bulgaria's Archar. Archaeology in Bulgaria. 8 February.

Bulgarian Customs Prevent Smuggling of Ancient Coins, Artifacts into England

(Bulgaria; United Kingdom)

Novinite (2015). Bulgarian Customs Prevent Smuggling of Ancient Coins, Artifacts into England. Novinite. 14 December.

Bulgarian Police Bust Antiquities Trafficking Group

(Bulgaria)

Novinite (2015). Bulgarian Police Bust Antiquities Trafficking Group. Novinite. 15 October.

Bulgaria aims at improving legislation against artefacts smuggling: culture minister

(Bulgaria)

Focus Information Agency (2015). Bulgaria aims at improving legislation against artefacts smuggling: culture minister. Focus Information Agency. 16 September.

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

(Bulgaria)

The Sofia Globe (2015). Sofia Airport customs officers foil attempt to smuggle out ancient coins in routers. The Sofia Globe. 12 June.

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

(Bulgaria)

Ivan Dikov (2015). Treasure Hunters Raid Soon-to-Be-Excavated Ancient Thracian Tumuli in Bulgaria's Tatarevo. Archaeology in Bulgaria. 5 June.

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

(Bulgaria)

Ivan Dikov (2015). Ancient Roman City Ratiaria in Bulgaria's Archar Assaulted by Brutal Treasure Hunters Yet Again. Archaeology in Bulgaria. 31 May.

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

(Bulgaria)

Ivan Dikov (2015). Bulgarian Police Seize Rare 5th Century BC Ancient Thracian Krater from Treasure Hunter. Archaeology in Bulgaria. 29 May.

Foreigner among suspects arrested by Bulgaria over trafficking archaeological artefacts

(Bulgaria)

The Sofia Globe (2015). Foreigner among suspects arrested by Bulgaria over trafficking archaeological artefacts. The Sofia Globe. 24 March.

Razgrad History Museum's treasures gone in just 50 seconds

(Bulgaria)

Standart News (2014). Razgrad History Museum's treasures gone in just 50 seconds. Standart News. 9 May.