Albawaba (2019). Iran Seeks to 'Recapture' 2 Achaemenid Relics Taken Decades Ago. Albawaba. 3 February.
Jonathan Evans (2019). Search for Iraq's Stolen Artifacts Gets Serious. Voice of America. 3 February.
Ancient artefacts looted from Iraq are finally returned home after Jordanian officials caught smugglers with 1,300-piece priceless stash( )
Zoie O'Brien (2019). Ancient artefacts looted from Iraq are finally returned home after Jordanian officials caught smugglers with 1,300-piece priceless stash. The Daily Mail. 3 February.
Richard Sandomir (2019). Lamia al-Gailani Werr, 80, Dies; Archaeologist Rescued Iraqi Art. The New York Times. 25 January.
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Karen Dabrowska (2019). Iraq's Archaeological Sites Face Looting, Urbanisation Threats. AINA. 19 January.
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Jane Arraf (2018). Record-Setting Sale Of An Ancient Assyrian Stone Relief Sparks Looting Fears In Iraq. NPR. 4 November.
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Josefin Dolsten (2018). Bipartisan group of senators discussing bill to keep Iraqi Jewish Archive in US. Cleveland Jewish News. 18 July.
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The Ghost of Iraq's Lost Heritage Comes to Trafalgar Square as Michael Rakowitz Unveils His Fourth Plinth Sculpture( )
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Dalia Hatuqa (2018). Iraqi-Jewish archive triggers 'traumatic memories'. Al Jazeera. 22 January.
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Nevine El-Aref (2017). Egypt returns stolen currency artefacts to Iraq, China. Ahram Online. 28 August.
Amir Harrack (2017). Rescuing Assyrian Manuscripts in Iraq. AINA. 20 August.
Mohamed Mostafa (2017). Citizen returns safekept, priceless manuscripts to Mosul university. Iraqi News. 15 August.
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Adnan Abu Zeed (2017). Iraq eager to get back antiquities smuggled to US. Al Monitor. 3 August.
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Hobby Lobby emboldens a black market that robs countries of their heritage — and lets the violent profit( )
The Washington Post (2017). Hobby Lobby emboldens a black market that robs countries of their heritage — and lets the violent profit. The Washington Post. 9 July.
'Harder slap than usual': Punishment for importing stolen artifacts isn't severe enough, experts say( )
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Isaac Kaplan (2017). The Scandal Over Hobby Lobby's Purchase of 5,500 Smuggled Artifacts, Explained. Artsy. 7 July.
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Lori Hinnant (2016). UN seeks protection for ancient Nimrud site wrecked by IS. The Republic. 14 December.
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John Beck (2016). How ISIL destroyed Nimrud. Al Jazeera. 1 December.
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Ahmed Rasheed (2016). Drones fly over ancient Nimrud to help secure Assyrian ruins. Reuters. 14 November.
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These Sifrei Torah made it through hard times in Poland, Iraq, Portugal, Russia and elsewhere, before being reborn in new communities.( )
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.
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Paul Antonopoulos (2016). Ancient Assyrian site graffitied with Kurdish flag to be restored. AMN. 6 October.
Amir Abdallah (2016). ISIS destroys, loots archaeological sites near Kirkuk. Iraqi News. 3 October.
Adnan Abu Zeed (2016). Iraq struggles to stop antiquities smuggling. Al Monitor. 19 September.
Eve M. Kahn (2016). Digital Troves, Providing Insights and Reuniting Antiquities. The New York Times. 8 September.
Simon Jenkins (2016). From Timbuktu to Grimsby, heritage deserves to be restored and revered. The Guardian. 25 August.
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Roi Kais (2016). MKs turn to UNESCO to save prophet's tomb. Ynet News. 8 August.
Adnan Abu Zeed (2016). Sumerian city of Lagash slowly emerging from desert sands. Al Monitor. 19 July.
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Anadolu Agency (2016). Daesh claims to destroy yet another ancient Iraqi temple. Daily Sabah. 7 June.
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Jillian D'Amours (2016). Art and activism collide at Iraqi artefact exhibition in Toronto. Middle East Eye. 17 March.
Georgina Adam (2016). Antiquities: The Spoils of War. Financial Times. 11 March.
Kanishk Tharoor (2016). Museum of Lost Objects: Looted Sumerian Seal. BBC News. 11 March.
Celestine Bohlen (2016). Escalating the War on Looting. The New York Times. 11 March.
Catherine Chapman (2016). To Fight ISIS, Art Dealers & Archaeologists Join Forces. Vice. 11 March.
Kanishk Tharoor (2016). Museum of Lost Objects: The Genie of Nimrud. BBC News. 9 March.
Christina Ruiz (2016). What do we really know about Islamic State's role in illicit antiquities trade?. The Art Newspaper. 1 March.
Kanishk Tharoor (2016). Museum of Lost Objects: The Winged Bull of Nineveh. BBC News. 29 February.
Jessica Goodfellow (2016). The Economist uses virtual reality to reconstruct museum lost in IS attack. The Drum. 28 January.
Rattanamol Singh (2016). Looted: How global theft fuels trafficking, unrest & cultural control. Guernica Magazine. 28 January.
eKathimerini (2016). Greece a transit country for trade in illicit antiquities from Syria, Iraq. eKathimerini. 24 January.
Erasmus (2016). To make a case against Islamic State's cultural vandalism, Western armies must set an example. The Economist. 22 January.
Arutz Sheva (2016). Satellite proves ISIS destroyed 1,500-year-old monastery. Arutz Sheva. 20 January.
Irina Bokova (2016). Terrorists are destroying our cultural heritage. It's time to fight back. World Economic Forum. 18 January.
Kabir Sehgal (2016). Welcome to the 'Academy Awards' of Coin Collecting. Fortune. 16 January.
ICOM Emergency List: Fight against the illicit trafficking of cultural goods from Iraq strengthened.
Archäologie Online (2016). Rote ICOM-Notfallliste: Verstärkter Kampf gegen illegal gehandelte Kulturgüter aus dem Irak. Archäologie Online. 15 January.
Vincent Noce (2015). France builds grand alliance to protect cultural heritage. The Art Newspaper. 29 December.
David Chazan (2015). Isil antiques 'sold to western collectors' warns French finance minister. The Telegraph. 4 December.
Ben Taub (2015). The Real Value of the ISIS Antiquities Trade. The New Yorker. 4 December.
Swiss Info (2015). Swiss return two ancient cuneiform tablets to Iraq. Swiss Info. 24 November.
Jonathan Jones (2015). Asylum for artefacts: Paris's plan to protect cultural treasures from terrorists. The Guardian. 20 November.
Gareth Harris (2015). Louvre's director draws up 50-point plan in response to Isil's destruction. The Art Newspaper. 19 November.
Hayat Norimine (2015). Here's what we know about Daesh's antiquities department. Albawaba. 8 November.
April Neale (2015). Artist Brian McCarty's Photographs Hijacked By ISIS. Monsters & Critics. 6 November.
Beenish Ahmed (2015). Experts Believe Hobby Lobby Stole Biblical Antiquities From Iraq. Here's Why.. Think Progress. 4 November.
Consecration inscription form Babylon will return to Iraq
SPK (2015). 2600 Jahre alte Weiheinschrift aus Babylon kehrt zurück in den Irak. SPK. 28 October.
BBC News (2015). UK gives £3m to protect Iraq antiquities from IS terrorism. BBC News. 28 October.
The lucrative business of illegal culture
Günther Wessel (2015). El lucrativo negocio de la cultura ilegal. DW. 26 October.
Adam Taylor (2015). The Islamic State isn't the only group looting Syrian archaeological sites. The Washington Post. 21 October.
Michele Berger (2015). Penn's Hanson Works to Protect Cultural Heritage Sites in Syria and Iraq. Penn News. 15 October.
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Justin Carissimo (2015). Trevor Noah calls Isis 'capitalist hypocrites' for selling stolen artifacts to the US. The Independent. 30 September.
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Christopher Jones (2015). Another Treasure Lost in Iraq: The Story of Mar Behnam Monastery. Hyperallergic. 23 June.
Iraq recovers 663 artefacts smuggled to three countries
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Boris Johnson (2015). Sign me up to fight Islamic State's demolition of the past. The Telegraph. 15 March.
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Helena Smith (2008). Trade in stolen Iraqi treasures 'fuels al-Qaida'. The Guardian. 19 March.