Country: Iraq

Ancient artifacts from Mosul Museum found in IS home


G. H. Renaud, K24, 6th Jun 2017.

Hatra: IS damage to ancient Iraqi city less than feared


BBC News, 1st May 2017.

Calls for support as destroyed Mosul Museum seeks to rebuild


Adnan Abu Zeed, Al Monitor, 30th Mar 2017.

Red list of Iraqi artifacts available in Turkish

(Iraq; Turkey)

Hurriyet Daily News, 23rd Mar 2017.

Replica of artefact destroyed by ISIS announced as London's next Fourth Plinth installation

(United Kingdom; Iraq)

Alice Morby, Dezeen, 21st Mar 2017.

Donors urged to guard heritage threatened by war, extremism

(France; Syria; Iraq)

Associated Press, The Daily Mail, 20th Mar 2017.

Art Trafficking

(Syria; Iraq)

Tania Rakhmanova, Al Jazeera, 17th Mar 2017.

Christie's Dubai Yanks Iraqi Painting From Sale Over Smuggling Allegations

(United Arab Emirates; Iraq)

Eileen Kinsella, ArtNet News, 17th Mar 2017.

Scars of looting, destruction all that remain at Mosul museum


Kawa Omar, Reuters, 11th Mar 2017.

Photos reveal ISIL's destruction to antiquities museum in Mosul


Associated Press, The National, 8th Mar 2017.

Previously untouched 600BC palace discovered under shrine demolished by Isil in Mosul


Josie Ensor, The Telegraph, 28th Feb 2017.

In Mosul, a long-term battle to repair Iraq's heritage


AFP, The Jordan Times, 26th Feb 2017.

Iraq hopes to reclaim heritage lost to Islamic State group


Associated Press, The Daily Mail, 23rd Feb 2017.

The Monk Who Saves Manuscripts From ISIS

(Iraq; Syria)

Matteo Fagotto, The Atlantic, 23rd Feb 2017.

Looted Iraqi Art, Since Recovered, Will Be Shown at the Venice Biennale

(Iraq; Italy)

Christopher D. Shea, The New York Times, 20th Feb 2017.

Ancient artefacts leave Iraq for the 57th Venice Biennale

(Iraq; Italy)

Colin Randall, The National, 20th Feb 2017.

The Islamic State's 'business model' is failing, study says

(Syria; Iraq)

Rick Noack, The Washington Post, 17th Feb 2017.

Why We Need to Fight to Save Mosul's Cultural Heritage


Katharyn Hanson, Smithsonian, 9th Feb 2017.

Najaf Police confiscates 35 artifacts hidden inside vehicle


Loaa Adel, Iraqi News, 5th Feb 2017.

Ancient Assyrian artefacts discovered in raid on Islamic State safe house in Mosul


ABC Australia, 26th Jan 2017.

Iraqi artist recreates ancient works destroyed by IS


Dawn, 17th Jan 2017.

Turning Iraq history to rubble, leaving mess to looters


Lori Hinnant, The Detroit News, 31st Dec 2016.

Iraq seizes manuscript worth millions stolen in Kuwait

(Iraq; Kuwait)

Gulf News, Kuwait News Agency, 23rd Dec 2016.

Hundreds of Historic Texts Hidden in ISIS-Occupied Monastery


Owen Jarus, Live Science, 16th Dec 2016.

UNESCO Director General sends rapid assessment mission to the Nimrud archaeological site in Iraq


UNESCO, 14th Dec 2016.

UN seeks protection for ancient Nimrud site wrecked by IS


Lori Hinnant, The Republic, 14th Dec 2016.

Iraqis Mourn Destruction of Ancient City of Nimrud: ISIS 'Tried to Destroy the Identity of Iraq'


Lucy Kafanov, NBC, 11th Dec 2016.

How ISIL destroyed Nimrud


John Beck, Al Jazeera, 1st Dec 2016.

Piecing back together an Iraqi archaeological gem blown sky-high by Isis


Martin Chulov, The Guardian, 24th Nov 2016.

Nimrud: Photos show IS destruction of ancient Iraqi city


BBC News, 15th Nov 2016.

Drones fly over ancient Nimrud to help secure Assyrian ruins


Ahmed Rasheed, Reuters, 14th Nov 2016.

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


SBS, 14th Nov 2016.

Nimrud: Iraqi forces 'retake ancient city from IS'


BBC News, 13th Nov 2016.

Iraqi heritage sites again at risk in Mosul operation


AFP, The Daily Mail, 31st Oct 2016.

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, 24th Oct 2016.

Basra Museum: How Saddam's palace was given to the people


BBC News, 8th Oct 2016.

Ancient Assyrian site graffitied with Kurdish flag to be restored


Paul Antonopoulos, AMN, 6th Oct 2016.

ISIS destroys, loots archaeological sites near Kirkuk


Amir Abdallah, Iraqi News, 3rd Oct 2016.

Iraq struggles to stop antiquities smuggling


Adnan Abu Zeed, Al Monitor, 19th Sep 2016.

Digital Troves, Providing Insights and Reuniting Antiquities


Eve M. Kahn, The New York Times, 8th Sep 2016.

From Timbuktu to Grimsby, heritage deserves to be restored and revered

(Mali; Bosnia; Iraq; Germany)

Simon Jenkins, The Guardian, 25th Aug 2016.

Smithsonian, other agencies protect artifacts in Iraq, Syria

(Syria; Iraq; United States of America)

Joe Davidson, The Washington Post, 19th Aug 2016.

GAO: Art world wants US to better protect artifacts in Iraq, Syria

(Iraq; Syria; United States of America)

Rebecca Kheel, The Hill, 15th Aug 2016.

MKs turn to UNESCO to save prophet's tomb

(Iraq; Israel)

Roi Kais, Ynet News, 8th Aug 2016.

Sumerian city of Lagash slowly emerging from desert sands


Adnan Abu Zeed, Al Monitor, 19th Jul 2016.

Prized Lion of Babylon joins list of crumbling Iraqi antiquities


Adnan Abu Zeed, Al Monitor, 30th Jun 2016.

Daesh claims to destroy yet another ancient Iraqi temple


Anadolu Agency, Daily Sabah, 7th Jun 2016.

How much money is ISIS actually making from looted art?

(Iraq; Syria)

Fiona Rose-Greenland, The Conversation, 31st May 2016.

Exclusive Photos Show Destruction of Nineveh Gates by ISIS


Kristin Romey, National Geographic, 19th Apr 2016.

Unemployed Iraqis join in looting of antiquities


Wassim Bassem, Al Monitor, 28th Mar 2016.

Art and activism collide at Iraqi artefact exhibition in Toronto

(Canada; Iraq)

Jillian D'Amours, Middle East Eye, 17th Mar 2016.

Antiquities: The Spoils of War

(Syria; Iraq)

Georgina Adam, Financial Times, 11th Mar 2016.

Museum of Lost Objects: Looted Sumerian Seal


Kanishk Tharoor, BBC News, 11th Mar 2016.

Escalating the War on Looting

(Syria; Iraq)

Celestine Bohlen, The New York Times, 11th Mar 2016.

To Fight ISIS, Art Dealers & Archaeologists Join Forces

(Syria; Iraq)

Catherine Chapman, Vice, 11th Mar 2016.

Museum of Lost Objects: The Genie of Nimrud


Kanishk Tharoor, BBC News, 9th Mar 2016.

What do we really know about Islamic State's role in illicit antiquities trade?

(Iraq; Syria)

Christina Ruiz, The Art Newspaper, 1st Mar 2016.

Museum of Lost Objects: The Winged Bull of Nineveh


Kanishk Tharoor, BBC News, 29th Feb 2016.

The Economist uses virtual reality to reconstruct museum lost in IS attack


Jessica Goodfellow, The Drum, 28th Jan 2016.

Looted: How global theft fuels trafficking, unrest & cultural control

(Syria; Iraq; Afghanistan; India)

Rattanamol Singh, Guernica Magazine, 28th Jan 2016.

Greece a transit country for trade in illicit antiquities from Syria, Iraq

(Greece; Iraq; Syria)

eKathimerini, 24th Jan 2016.

To make a case against Islamic State's cultural vandalism, Western armies must set an example

(Iraq; Syria)

Erasmus, The Economist, 22nd Jan 2016.

Satellite proves ISIS destroyed 1,500-year-old monastery


Arutz Sheva, 20th Jan 2016.

Terrorists are destroying our cultural heritage. It's time to fight back

(Iraq; Syria)

Irina Bokova, World Economic Forum, 18th Jan 2016.

Welcome to the 'Academy Awards' of Coin Collecting

(United States of America; Iraq; Syria)

Kabir Sehgal, Fortune, 16th Jan 2016.

Rote ICOM-Notfallliste: Verstärkter Kampf gegen illegal gehandelte Kulturgüter aus dem Irak


ICOM Emergency List: Fight against the illicit trafficking of cultural goods from Iraq strengthened.

Archäologie Online, 15th Jan 2016.

France builds grand alliance to protect cultural heritage

(Syria; Iraq; France)

Vincent Noce, The Art Newspaper, 29th Dec 2015.

Isil antiques 'sold to western collectors' warns French finance minister

(Iraq; Syria; France)

David Chazan, The Telegraph, 4th Dec 2015.

The Real Value of the ISIS Antiquities Trade

(Iraq; Syria)

Ben Taub, The New Yorker, 4th Dec 2015.

Swiss return two ancient cuneiform tablets to Iraq

(Switzerland; Iraq)

Swiss Info, 24th Nov 2015.

Asylum for artefacts: Paris's plan to protect cultural treasures from terrorists

(France; Iraq; Syria)

Jonathan Jones, The Guardian, 20th Nov 2015.

Louvre's director draws up 50-point plan in response to Isil's destruction

(France; Syria; Iraq)

Gareth Harris, The Art Newspaper, 19th Nov 2015.

Here's what we know about Daesh's antiquities department

(Syria; Iraq)

Hayat Norimine, Albawaba, 8th Nov 2015.

Artist Brian McCarty's Photographs Hijacked By ISIS

(United States of America; Iraq; Syria)

April Neale, Monsters & Critics, 6th Nov 2015.

Experts Believe Hobby Lobby Stole Biblical Antiquities From Iraq. Here's Why.

(United States of America; Iraq)

Beenish Ahmed, Think Progress, 4th Nov 2015.

UK gives £3m to protect Iraq antiquities from IS terrorism

(United Kingdom; Iraq)

BBC News, 28th Oct 2015.

2600 Jahre alte Weiheinschrift aus Babylon kehrt zurück in den Irak

(Iraq; Germany)

Consecration inscription form Babylon will return to Iraq

SPK, 28th Oct 2015.

El lucrativo negocio de la cultura ilegal

(Syria; Iraq)

The lucrative business of illegal culture

Günther Wessel, DW, 26th Oct 2015.

The Islamic State isn't the only group looting Syrian archaeological sites

(Syria; Iraq)

Adam Taylor, The Washington Post, 21st Oct 2015.

Penn's Hanson Works to Protect Cultural Heritage Sites in Syria and Iraq

(Iraq; Syria)

Michele Berger, Penn News, 15th Oct 2015.

Where Do ISIS-Looted Antiquities Go?

(Iraq; Syria)

Kathleen Caulderwood, Vice, 30th Sep 2015.

Trevor Noah calls Isis 'capitalist hypocrites' for selling stolen artifacts to the US

(United States of America; Iraq; Syria)

Justin Carissimo, The Independent, 30th Sep 2015.

Iraqi historian claims 'Jewish mafia' behind antiquities theft in Middle East


The Jerusalem Post, 30th Sep 2015.

Uniting Against Threats to Cultural Heritage in Iraq and Syria

(United States of America; Iraq; Syria)

United States Department of State, 30th Sep 2015.

Artifact rescuer says world must protect antiquities

(Iraq; Syria)

Daniel Estrin, The Times of Israel, 3rd Sep 2015.

Mystery surrounds Iraqi statue's missing glass of wine


Adnan Abu Zeed, Al Monitor, 21st Aug 2015.

These Academics Are Outracing (and Outwitting) ISIS

(Syria; Iraq)

Danny Lewis, Smithsonian, 7th Aug 2015.

The Bizarre Tale of 'ISIS Book Club'

(Iraq; Syria)

Damaris Colhoun, Atlas Obscura, 4th Aug 2015.

Monuments Woman


TCT Magazine, 4th Aug 2015.

'Chinese student held in Iraq not IS linked'


IANS, Business Standard, 20th Jul 2015.

US Returns Looted Artifacts to Iraq—But Are Some Fakes?

(Iraq; United States of America)

Alanna Martinez, Observer, 17th Jul 2015.

Artifacts looted during the Iraq invasion turned up in the house of an Islamic State leader

(Iraq; United States of America)

Loveday Morris, The Washington Post, 15th Jul 2015.

U.S. delivers Iraqi antiquities seized in raid on Islamic State

(Iraq; Syria)

Saif Hameed, Reuters, 15th Jul 2015.

Iraq celebrates return of antiquities, appeals for world help


Dominic Evans, Reuters, 8th Jul 2015.

Another Treasure Lost in Iraq: The Story of Mar Behnam Monastery


Christopher Jones, Hyperallergic, 23rd Jun 2015.

العراق يسترد 663 قطعة أثرية مهربة لثلاث دول


Iraq recovers 663 artefacts smuggled to three countries

Face Iraq, 18th Jun 2015.

Cyprus, Iraq sign agreement on bilateral political cooperation

(Iraq; Cyprus)

Famagusta Gazette, 12th Jun 2015.

Senators Attempt to Protect Stolen Jewish Artifacts in Iraq From ISIS

(United States of America; Iraq)

Suzanne Vega, JP Updates, 10th Jun 2015.

Digital Monuments Men wage online war against Islamic State looting

(United Kingdom; Iraq; Syria)

Ben Farmer, The Telegraph, 6th Jun 2015.

UN unable to stop IS relic-smuggling from Iraq and Syria

(Syria; Iraq)

James Reinl, Middle East Eye, 4th Jun 2015.

The secret way Islamic State makes its money

(Iraq; Syria)

Charis Chang,, 2nd Jun 2015.

Museums band together to watch for looted Iraqi artifacts


Associated Press, Yahoo News, 1st Jun 2015.

Mystery men hunt cultural past stolen by ISIL

(Iraq; Syria)

Jonathan Gornall, The National, 28th May 2015.

Cops get a tip-off on artefact smuggling from Iraq cities under IS siege

(India; Iraq)

Rashmi Rajput, The Indian Express, 19th May 2015.

Iraq says ISIS demolishes ruins to cover up looting operations


Associated Press, Asharq Al-Aswat, 12th May 2015.

Islamic State video shows destruction of ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud


ABC Australia, 12th Apr 2015.

A Struggle to Secure Iraq's Shared Past, and Perhaps Its Future


Michael Kimmelman, The New York Times, 9th Apr 2015.

One perspective on the security threat of antiquities trafficking

(Iraq; Syria)

Erik Nemeth, The Hill, 7th Apr 2015.

A War Zone's Ancient Past at Stake

(Iraq; Syria)

The New York Times, 5th Apr 2015.

Use Force to Stop ISIS' Destruction of Art and History

(Iraq; Syria)

Hugh Eakin, The New York Times, 3rd Apr 2015.

Islamic State Destruction Renews Debate Over Repatriation of Antiquities

(Iraq; Syria)

Tom Mashberg, The New York Times, 30th Mar 2015.

UN vows to step up Iraq heritage protection


AFP, Yahoo News, 28th Mar 2015.

ISIS 'selling' stolen Iraqi artifacts to Europe buyers: Iraqi Deputy Minister


Anadolu Agency, Daily Sabah, 25th Mar 2015.

Sign me up to fight Islamic State's demolition of the past

(United Kingdom; Iraq; Syria)

Boris Johnson, The Telegraph, 15th Mar 2015.

Iran Offers Safe Haven For Iraq's Endangered Artifacts

(Iran; Iraq)

Radio Zamaneh, Eurasia Review, 1st Mar 2015.

Iraq: 'Bidders vie' for Saddam Hussein execution rope


BBC News, 4th Feb 2015.

UN Attempt to Save Jewish Sites from ISIS -Too Little Too Late?

(Syria; Iraq)

Lyn Julius, Arutz Sheva, 7th Dec 2014.

UNESCO chief calls for 'protected cultural zones' in war-torn Iraq, Syria

(Syria; Iraq)

UN News Agency, 4th Dec 2014.

Iraq preps exhibition of its looted modern art


Afrah Shawqi, Albawaba, 30th Nov 2014.

German Media Corroborates $36M Islamic State Antiquities Trafficking

(Iraq; Syria)

Sam Hardy, Hyperallergic, 28th Nov 2014.

Is ISIS Bankrolling Terrorist Activities with Stolen Antiquities?

(Syria; Iraq)

ArtNet News, 2nd Sep 2014.

ISIS' Antiquities Sideline

(Syria; Iraq)

Amr Al-Azm, The New York Times, 2nd Sep 2014.

Bounty and bullets: ISIS targets Iraq's artifacts


Judit Neurink, DW, 11th Jul 2014.

Fears grow for safety of Iraq's cultural heritage under ISIS


Eleanor Robson, The Conversation, 10th Jul 2014.

The Plight Of Mosul's Museum: Iraqi Antiquities At Risk Of Ruin


NPR, 9th Jul 2014.

ISIS Is About to Destroy Biblical History in Iraq


Christopher Dickey, The Daily Beast, 7th Jul 2014.

Overcoming looting and years of war, Iraq Museum moves to reopen


Jane Arraf, The Christian Science Monitor, 11th Apr 2014.

Institutions should moderate their rule on looted objects

(Syria; Iraq)

Stephanie Dalley, The National, 25th Mar 2014.

Trade in stolen Iraqi treasures 'fuels al-Qaida'


Helena Smith, The Guardian, 19th Mar 2008.