Region: Africa

Five killed while illegally digging for antiquities in Egypt's Sohag

(Egypt)

Ahram Online (2017). Five killed while illegally digging for antiquities in Egypt's Sohag. Ahram Online. 1 August.

Stolen Guercino painting will need a year of conservation

(Morocco; Italy)

Hannah McGivern, Stefano Luppi (2017). Stolen Guercino painting will need a year of conservation. The Art Newspaper. 1 August.

Egypt foils attempt to smuggle collection of coins from different eras

(Egypt; United Arab Emirates)

Nevine El-Aref (2017). Egypt foils attempt to smuggle collection of coins from different eras. Ahram Online. 27 July.

Police foil attempt to steal goddess Isis statue in Nubia Museum

(Egypt)

Egypt Independent (2017). Police foil attempt to steal goddess Isis statue in Nubia Museum. Egypt Independent. 24 July.

Hobby Lobby under investigation over sale of 5th‑century Bible fragment

(Egypt; United States of America)

Bel Trew (2017). Hobby Lobby under investigation over sale of 5th‑century Bible fragment. The Times. 20 July.

Nigeria: When Nigeria Celebrated Return of Stolen Artifacts

(Nigeria)

Nurudeen Oyewole (2017). Nigeria: When Nigeria Celebrated Return of Stolen Artifacts. All Africa. 16 July.

Morocco: Stolen, damaged €6 million Guercino painting returned to Italy

(Morocco; Italy)

Africa Times (2017). Morocco: Stolen, damaged €6 million Guercino painting returned to Italy. Africa Times. 16 July.

Palestinian caught trying to smuggle rare, ancient coins from Gaza

(Palestine; Israel; Egypt)

The Times of Israel (2017). Palestinian caught trying to smuggle rare, ancient coins from Gaza. The Times of Israel. 16 July.

AUC hands over to Egypt 5,000 artifacts from past archaeological excavations

(Egypt)

Nevine El-Aref (2017). AUC hands over to Egypt 5,000 artifacts from past archaeological excavations. Ahram Online. 16 July.

Bardo National Museum attack 'accomplices' go on trial

(Tunisia)

Sky News (2017). Bardo National Museum attack 'accomplices' go on trial. Sky News. 12 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.

Administrative Prosecution refers 3 Ministry of Antiquities officials to trial over excavation fiasco

(Egypt)

Daily News Egypt (2017). Administrative Prosecution refers 3 Ministry of Antiquities officials to trial over excavation fiasco. MENA Financial Network. 8 July.

In Lagos, lost treasures brings hope in artefacts repatriation

(Nigeria)

Tajudeen Sowole (2017). In Lagos, lost treasures brings hope in artefacts repatriation. The Guardian. 2 July.

Egypt's sunken antiquities threatened by ship waste

(Egypt)

TRT World (2017). Egypt's sunken antiquities threatened by ship waste. TRT World. 18 June.

484 antiques were returned to Egypt: Anany

(Egypt)

Daily News Egypt (2017). 484 antiques were returned to Egypt: Anany. Daily News Egypt. 18 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.

FG to reward whistleblowers of stolen artifacts – Minister

(Nigeria)

Nurudeen Oyewole (2017). FG to reward whistleblowers of stolen artifacts – Minister. Daily Trust. 16 June.

Encroachments made since 2011 removed from Egypt's Dahshur Necropolis

(Egypt)

Nevine El-Aref (2017). Encroachments made since 2011 removed from Egypt's Dahshur Necropolis. Ahram Online. 15 June.

R12m to fix vandalised museum

(South Africa)

Rochelle de Kock (2017). R12m to fix vandalised museum. Herald Live. 14 June.

AUC hands over Egyptian artefacts from 1964 excavation in Fustat

(Egypt)

Nevine El-Aref (2017). AUC hands over Egyptian artefacts from 1964 excavation in Fustat. Ahram Online. 13 June.

Uganda: Ivory Scam - Shame As Uganda Apologises to China

(Uganda; China)

Sadab Kitatta (2017). Uganda: Ivory Scam - Shame As Uganda Apologises to China. All Africa. 12 June.

117 years later: SEE stolen artifacts Britain returned to Nigeria

(Nigeria; United Kingdom)

Chika Jones (2017). 117 years later: SEE stolen artifacts Britain returned to Nigeria. NAIJ. 9 June.

Lost Since World War II, Egyptian Artifact Returns to Germany

(Germany; United States of America; Egypt)

Megan Gannon (2017). Lost Since World War II, Egyptian Artifact Returns to Germany. Live Science. 1 June.

US museum returns ancient Egyptian stele missing since WWII

(Egypt)

Frank Jordans (2017). US museum returns ancient Egyptian stele missing since WWII. Phys.org. 30 May.

Egypt says it retrieved 4 stolen artefacts from Britain

(Egypt; United Kingdom)

Middle East Monitor (2017). Egypt says it retrieved 4 stolen artefacts from Britain. Middle East Monitor. 24 May.

Stolen Nigerian artifact found in Italy

(Nigeria; Italy)

The Cable (2017). Stolen Nigerian artifact found in Italy. The Cable. 18 May.

Ancient stone block discovered at illegal excavation site in Upper Egypt's Sohag

(Egypt)

Nevine El-Aref (2017). Ancient stone block discovered at illegal excavation site in Upper Egypt's Sohag. Ahram Online. 18 May.

How Egypt plans to crack down on antiquities theft

(Egypt)

Salwa Samir (2017). How Egypt plans to crack down on antiquities theft. Al Monitor. 18 May.

Libyan authorities issue international circular on looted antiquities from Libya

(Libya)

Safa Alharathy (2017). Libyan authorities issue international circular on looted antiquities from Libya. The Libya Observer. 15 May.

The Treasures of Timbuktu

(Mali)

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

Did Damien Hirst Steal Nigerian Culture To Make His Art?

(Nigeria)

Lizzie Crocker (2017). Did Damien Hirst Steal Nigerian Culture To Make His Art?. The Daily Beast. 11 May.

Ministry of Antiquities retrieves stolen artifacts from France

(Egypt; France)

Daily News Egypt (2017). Ministry of Antiquities retrieves stolen artifacts from France. Daily News Egypt. 10 May.

Is the worlds richest artist using his privilege to manipulate us?

(Nigeria)

Kehinde Omotosho (2017). Is the worlds richest artist using his privilege to manipulate us?. Pulse. 10 May.

Inside a New U.N. Program in Mali That's Training Its Staff to Protect At-Risk Art

(Mali)

Mark Rivett-Carnac (2017). Inside a New U.N. Program in Mali That's Training Its Staff to Protect At-Risk Art. Artsy. 5 May.

Egypt cabinet approves bill raising max penalty for antiquities trade to life in prison

(Egypt)

Ahram Online (2017). Egypt cabinet approves bill raising max penalty for antiquities trade to life in prison. Ahram Online. 4 May.

Return our stolen artifacts, Benin monarch tells British High Commissioner

(Nigeria)

Jethro Ibileke (2017). Return our stolen artifacts, Benin monarch tells British High Commissioner. The News. 4 May.

Official launch of public database of 'at risk' archaeological sites

(General)

Phys.org (2017). Official launch of public database of 'at risk' archaeological sites. Phys.org. 1 May.

Two men killed in house collapse as they dig illegally for Egyptian artefacts

(Egypt)

Ahram Online (2017). Two men killed in house collapse as they dig illegally for Egyptian artefacts. Ahram Online. 1 May.

Egyptian ministry staff face trial over theft from Giza Pyramids

(Egypt)

El-Sayed Gamal El-Din (2017). Egyptian ministry staff face trial over theft from Giza Pyramids. Ahram Online. 24 April.

Cambridge must return its Benin Bronzes, without condition

(Nigeria; United Kingdom)

Jason Okundaye (2017). Cambridge must return its Benin Bronzes, without condition. Varsity. 15 April.

Exclusive: University-owned Benin collections may be loaned to Nigeria under new agreement

(Nigeria; United States of America)

Monty Fynn (2017). Exclusive: University-owned Benin collections may be loaned to Nigeria under new agreement. Varsity. 4 April.

Benin eyes return of colonial treasures from France

(Benin; France)

Josué Mehouenou (2017). Benin eyes return of colonial treasures from France. Art Daily. 1 April.

Official denies fire in Aswan Philae Temple

(Egypt)

Egypt Independent (2017). Official denies fire in Aswan Philae Temple. Egypt Independent. 31 March.

Selling precious artefacts could top up Egypt's coffers

(Egypt)

Patrick Werr (2017). Selling precious artefacts could top up Egypt's coffers. The National. 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.

Photos of Guercino painting, rolled up like a rug by thieves, reveal extent of damage

(Morocco; Italy)

Emily Sharpe (2017). Photos of Guercino painting, rolled up like a rug by thieves, reveal extent of damage. The Art Newspaper. 22 March.

150 historic Palestinian coins seized in Cairo airport

(Egypt; Palestine; Israel)

Middle East Monitor (2017). 150 historic Palestinian coins seized in Cairo airport. Middle East Monitor. 22 March.

$100M in ancient artifacts shipped from Egypt and Turkey to the U.S. in 2016

(United States of America; Egypt; Turkey)

Owen Jarus (2017). $100M in ancient artifacts shipped from Egypt and Turkey to the U.S. in 2016. CBS. 21 March.

Chad's ancient Ennedi cave paintings defaced

(Chad)

BBC News (2017). Chad's ancient Ennedi cave paintings defaced. BBC News. 20 March.

Who owns a photograph? Goldblatt archive should remain in Cape Town

(South Africa; United States of America)

Martin Hall (2017). Who owns a photograph? Goldblatt archive should remain in Cape Town. Times Higher Education. 18 March.

New Kingdom mummy mask recovered from France

(Egypt; France)

Nevine El-Aref (2017). New Kingdom mummy mask recovered from France. Ahram Online. 18 March.

Egypt thwarts 24 cases of antiquities theft in one week

(Egypt)

Omar Thabet (2017). Egypt thwarts 24 cases of antiquities theft in one week. Andalou Agency. 13 March.

Crosses under grave threat

(South Africa)

Andrew Unsworth (2017). Crosses under grave threat. Times Live. 13 March.

Pharaonic relics submerged with Titanic must be recovered: Egyptologist

(Egypt)

Al-Masry Al-Youm (2017). Pharaonic relics submerged with Titanic must be recovered: Egyptologist. Egypt Independent. 12 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.

Officials deny any damage to newly-discovered king Ramses II statue during excavation

(Egypt)

Egypt Independent (2017). Officials deny any damage to newly-discovered king Ramses II statue during excavation. Egypt Independent. 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.

Attempts to Retrieve Artifacts from Abroad Not in Egypt Favor: Former Antiquities Minister

(Egypt)

Egyptian Streets (2017). Attempts to Retrieve Artifacts from Abroad Not in Egypt Favor: Former Antiquities Minister. Egyptian Streets. 2 March.

Photo showing party inside ancient Egypt tomb sparks outrage

(Egypt)

Shounaz Meky (2017). Photo showing party inside ancient Egypt tomb sparks outrage. Al Arabiya. 1 March.

Kidnapped German archaeologists freed in northern Nigeria

(Nigeria)

Associated Press (2017). Kidnapped German archaeologists freed in northern Nigeria. The Guardian. 26 February.

Thieves swoop on seascapes

(South Africa)

Barbara Hollands (2017). Thieves swoop on seascapes. Dispatch Live. 24 February.

Kidnappers of German archaeologist, Professor Peter Breunig demand N60 million

(Nigeria)

John Owen Nwachukwu (2017). Kidnappers of German archaeologist, Professor Peter Breunig demand N60 million. Daily Post. 24 February.

The Rise Of Fake And Forged Works Of Egyptian Modern Art

(Egypt)

Artlyst (2017). The Rise Of Fake And Forged Works Of Egyptian Modern Art. Artlyst. 19 February.

Stolen Guercino found in Casablanca

(Morocco; Italy)

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

One of Africa's largest art collections is under threat

(South Africa)

Lynsey Chutel (2017). One of Africa's largest art collections is under threat. Quartz. 16 February.

Encroachments removed from Dahshour necropolis site: Ministry

(Egypt)

Nevine El-Aref (2017). Encroachments removed from Dahshour necropolis site: Ministry. Ahram Online. 10 February.

Germany Arrests Alleged Mastermind Behind Bardo Museum Terror Attack

(Tunisia; Germany)

Henri Neuendorf (2017). Germany Arrests Alleged Mastermind Behind Bardo Museum Terror Attack. ArtNet News. 9 February.

Cairo's Islamic Art Museum Reopens 3 Years After A Car Bomb Damaged It

(Egypt)

WCAI (2017). Cairo's Islamic Art Museum Reopens 3 Years After A Car Bomb Damaged It. WCAI. 5 February.

Roof nicked, gallery floods

(South Africa)

Ufrieda Ho (2017). Roof nicked, gallery floods. Times Live. 2 February.

Police seize 801 artifacts, preventing illegal sale in Sharqiya

(Egypt)

Egypt Independent (2017). Police seize 801 artifacts, preventing illegal sale in Sharqiya. Egypt Independent. 2 February.

Egypt retrieves 2 artifacts from London

(Egypt)

Egypt Independent (2017). Egypt retrieves 2 artifacts from London. Egypt Independent. 1 February.

Thieves will battle to resell unique artworks heisted from Joburg gallery

(South Africa)

Jan Bornman (2017). Thieves will battle to resell unique artworks heisted from Joburg gallery. Times Live. 1 February.

Nigeria: Govt Vows to Deal With Collaborators of Destroyed 190-Year Monument

(Nigeria)

Times (2017). Nigeria: Govt Vows to Deal With Collaborators of Destroyed 190-Year Monument. All Africa. 29 January.

Egypt retrieves 4,000-year-old figurine from London

(Egypt)

Egypt Independent (2017). Egypt retrieves 4,000-year-old figurine from London. Egypt Independent. 29 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.

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.

Movie director arrested over archaeological paintings theft

(Egypt)

Al-Masry Al-Youm (2017). Movie director arrested over archaeological paintings theft. Egypt Independent. 20 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.

Colonial looting of our culture calls for justice

(Rwanda; Germany; Belgium)

The New Times (2017). Colonial looting of our culture calls for justice. The New Times. 19 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.

Royal golden ring stored in Egyptian Museum not stolen as claimed

(Egypt)

Nevine El-Aref (2017). Royal golden ring stored in Egyptian Museum not stolen as claimed. Ahram Online. 15 January.

Vandals deface U'hage's newly returned cannon

(South Africa)

Tremaine van Aardt (2017). Vandals deface U'hage's newly returned cannon. Herald Live. 11 January.

Five ancient Egyptian artefacts smuggled to US repatriated

(Egypt)

Nevine El-Aref (2017). Five ancient Egyptian artefacts smuggled to US repatriated. Ahram Online. 9 January.

House basements used for illegal excavation discovered in Luxor

(Egypt)

Al-Masry Al-Youm (2017). House basements used for illegal excavation discovered in Luxor. Egypt Independent. 4 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.

New 'Red List' for West Africa helps to protect art, cultural antiquities

(General)

Africa Times (2016). New 'Red List' for West Africa helps to protect art, cultural antiquities. Africa Times. 29 December.

Egypt retrieves 340 smuggled artifacts from Jordan

(Egypt; Jordan)

Egypt Independent (2016). Egypt retrieves 340 smuggled artifacts from Jordan. Egypt Independent. 26 December.

Customs officials can't tell antiquities from crafts they seize

(Nigeria)

Daily Trust (2016). Customs officials can't tell antiquities from crafts they seize. Daily Trust. 21 December.

Stolen relief of Queen Hatshepsut recovered from London

(Egypt; United Kingdom)

Nevine El-Aref (2016). Stolen relief of Queen Hatshepsut recovered from London. Ahram Online. 20 December.

Egypt antiquities ministry receives two stolen Islamic-era lamps from UAE

(Egypt; United Arab Emirates)

Nevine El-Aref (2016). Egypt antiquities ministry receives two stolen Islamic-era lamps from UAE. Ahram Online. 15 December.

Mali declares archaeological emergency

(Mali)

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

As Artist's Murder Trial Drags On, Display of His Work Sparks Uproar

(South Africa)

Jillian Steinhauer (2016). As Artist's Murder Trial Drags On, Display of His Work Sparks Uproar. Hyperallergic. 13 December.

Repatriating the Past: Filling the Holes in Egypt's History Left by Looting

(Egypt)

Katie A. Paul (2016). Repatriating the Past: Filling the Holes in Egypt's History Left by Looting. Heritage Daily. 12 December.

How Egypt intends to stop sale of its relics around the world

(Egypt)

George Mikhail (2016). How Egypt intends to stop sale of its relics around the world. Al Monitor. 11 December.

Fruitful week for repatriation of Egyptian antiquities: Report

(Egypt)

Ahram Online (2016). Fruitful week for repatriation of Egyptian antiquities: Report. Ahram Online. 7 December.

Amid regional instability and rising demand, a historic agreement could protect priceless cultural artifacts

(Egypt; United States of America)

Sandy Pterykowski (2016). Amid regional instability and rising demand, a historic agreement could protect priceless cultural artifacts. PBS. 6 December.

Operation Mummy's Curse returns ancient artifacts including child's sarcophagus to Egypt

(Egypt; United States of America)

RT (2016). Operation Mummy's Curse returns ancient artifacts including child's sarcophagus to Egypt. RT. 3 December.

Swiss seize 9 relics allegedly stolen from Libya, Palmyra

(Switzerland; Libya; Syria)

Associated Press (2016). Swiss seize 9 relics allegedly stolen from Libya, Palmyra. The Daily Mail. 2 December.

Stolen Mummy Hand Makes Its Way Home

(Egypt; United States of America)

Megan Gannon (2016). Stolen Mummy Hand Makes Its Way Home. Live Science. 2 December.

U.S., Egypt Sign Agreement to Thwart Trade in Illegal Antiquities

(Egypt; United States of America)

Kristin Romey (2016). U.S., Egypt Sign Agreement to Thwart Trade in Illegal Antiquities. National Geographic. 2 December.

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.

Transported porcelain artefacts are not damaged as rumoured: Egyptian antiquities ministry

(Egypt)

Nevine El-Aref (2016). Transported porcelain artefacts are not damaged as rumoured: Egyptian antiquities ministry. Ahram Online. 29 November.

Secretary Kerry Signs Cultural Property Protection Agreement With Egypt

(United States of America; Egypt)

US State Department (2016). Secretary Kerry Signs Cultural Property Protection Agreement With Egypt. US Department of State. 29 November.

Is the destruction of cultural property a war crime?

(Mali)

Brian Daniels (2016). Is the destruction of cultural property a war crime?. Apollo. 28 November.

Egyptian antiquities again offered for sale in London

(Egypt; United Kingdom)

Al-Masry Al-Youm (2016). Egyptian antiquities again offered for sale in London. Egypt Independent. 23 November.

Lawyer, driver arrested for possession of 29 artifacts

(Egypt)

Al-Masry Al-Youm (2016). Lawyer, driver arrested for possession of 29 artifacts. Egypt Independent. 18 November.

Minister condemns illegal trafficking of artefacts

(Nigeria)

Gistmaster (2016). Minister condemns illegal trafficking of artefacts. Gistmaster. 17 November.

FG to partner Rescuers Association on repatriation of stolen artifacts — Minister

(Nigeria)

Segun Adebowale (2016). FG to partner Rescuers Association on repatriation of stolen artifacts — Minister. The Eagle. 16 November.

Antiquities mystery solved: Swiss return stolen artifact to Egypt

(Egypt; Switzerland)

AT editor (2016). Antiquities mystery solved: Swiss return stolen artifact to Egypt. Africa Times. 14 November.

Outcry after Toledo Museum of Art sells ancient Greek and Egyptian objects at auction

(United States of America; Egypt; Cyprus)

Aimee Dawson (2016). Outcry after Toledo Museum of Art sells ancient Greek and Egyptian objects at auction. The Art Newspaper. 5 November.

Egypt bans cooperation with Toledo Museum over antiquities' sale

(Egypt; United States of America)

Middle East Monitor (2016). Egypt bans cooperation with Toledo Museum over antiquities' sale. Middle East Monitor. 1 November.

Egypt wants sanctions against museum for selling antiquities

(United States of America; Egypt)

Roberta Gedert (2016). Egypt wants sanctions against museum for selling antiquities. The Toledo Blade. 29 October.

Corruption central: The plundering of Egypt's relics

(Egypt)

Amr Khalifa (2016). Corruption central: The plundering of Egypt's relics. Middle East Eye. 28 October.

Rukoro hints at reparation package

(Namibia; Germany)

New Era (2016). Rukoro hints at reparation package. New Era. 25 October.

Art expert slams Toledo museum on sale of antiquities

(United States of America; Egypt; Cyprus; Greece)

Wynne Everett (2016). Art expert slams Toledo museum on sale of antiquities. The Toledo Blade. 24 October.

Antiquities ministry trying to stop sale of Egyptian artefacts at New York auction

(Egypt; United States of America)

Nevine El-Aref (2016). Antiquities ministry trying to stop sale of Egyptian artefacts at New York auction. Ahram Online. 21 October.

Looters exploit the political chaos in Libya

(Libya)

Tim Cornwell (2016). Looters exploit the political chaos in Libya. The Art Newspaper. 20 October.

The ICC's Al-Mahdi Ruling Protects Cultural Heritage, But Didn't Go Far Enough

(Mali)

Lucas Lixinski (2016). The ICC's Al-Mahdi Ruling Protects Cultural Heritage, But Didn't Go Far Enough. The Wire. 20 October.

Northampton Council Sekhemka statue 'now in US'

(United Kingdom; United States of America; Egypt)

BBC News (2016). Northampton Council Sekhemka statue 'now in US'. BBC News. 15 October.

Nigeria: Jesus College under Pressure to Return Okukur

(Nigeria; United Kingdom)

Max Ndianaefo (2016). Nigeria: Jesus College under Pressure to Return Okukur. CP Africa. 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.

Sohag police arrest three suspected 'tomb raiders' with 15 stolen artifacts

(Egypt)

Al-Masry Al-Youm (2016). Sohag police arrest three suspected 'tomb raiders' with 15 stolen artifacts. Egypt Independent. 13 October.

Egyptian man dies while digging for artefacts in Alexandria

(Egypt)

Ahram Online (2016). Egyptian man dies while digging for artefacts in Alexandria. Ahram Online. 13 October.

Organisers of dance party at Karnak temple referred to prosecutors for investigation

(Egypt)

Nevine El-Aref (2016). Organisers of dance party at Karnak temple referred to prosecutors for investigation. Ahram Online. 12 October.

Cambridge under pressure to return looted Benin bronze cockerel - but won't return it in case it gets stolen again

(Nigeria; United Kingdom)

Colin Freeman (2016). Cambridge under pressure to return looted Benin bronze cockerel - but won't return it in case it gets stolen again. The Telegraph. 8 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.

Antiquities ministry receives golden mummy mask from French-Egyptian citizen

(Egypt; France)

Nevine El-Aref (2016). Antiquities ministry receives golden mummy mask from French-Egyptian citizen. Ahram Online. 6 October.

Egypt's Own: Repatriation of Antiquities Proves to be a Mammoth Task

(Egypt)

Sarah El Shaarawi (2016). Egypt's Own: Repatriation of Antiquities Proves to be a Mammoth Task. Newsweek. 5 October.

Gandhi's signature spectacle stolen, UG authorities fear theft of statue

(Ghana)

Austin Brakopowers (2016). Gandhi's signature spectacle stolen, UG authorities fear theft of statue. My Joy Online. 5 October.

Egypt recovers 5 stolen artifacts from US

(Egypt; United States of America)

State Information Service (2016). Egypt recovers 5 stolen artifacts from US. State Information Service. 3 October.

Egypt retrieves 4 Pharaonic artifacts from the US

(Egypt; United States of America)

Al-Masry Al-Youm (2016). Egypt retrieves 4 Pharaonic artifacts from the US. Egypt Independent. 3 October.

For First Time, Destruction Of Cultural Sites Leads To War Crime Conviction

(Mali)

Camila Domonoske (2016). For First Time, Destruction Of Cultural Sites Leads To War Crime Conviction. NPR. 27 September.

Benin City: A Stunning Metropolis Annihilated By the British Empire

(Nigeria)

Daryl Worthington (2016). Benin City: A Stunning Metropolis Annihilated By the British Empire. New Historian. 25 September.

Egypt's Mallawi Museum reopens with looted collection mostly restored

(Egypt)

Garry Shaw (2016). Egypt's Mallawi Museum reopens with looted collection mostly restored. The Art Newspaper. 23 September.

Egypt's Malawi Museum inaugurated

(Egypt)

Nevine El-Aref (2016). Egypt's Malawi Museum inaugurated. Ahram Online. 22 September.

The man stuffed and displayed like a wild animal

(Botswana; Spain)

Frank Westerman (2016). The man stuffed and displayed like a wild animal. BBC News. 16 September.

Bring back vigango to their rightful locations

(Kenya)

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

Plea for holiday photos to help preserve world heritage

(Syria; Libya; Afghanistan)

Kirsteen Paterson (2016). Plea for holiday photos to help preserve world heritage. The National. 9 September.

Egypt bans statues that do not have official government approval

(Egypt)

AFP (2016). Egypt bans statues that do not have official government approval. The Guardian. 7 September.

Egyptian statuette recovered from Mexico is authentic: Antiquities ministry

(Egypt; Mexico)

Nevine El-Aref (2016). Egyptian statuette recovered from Mexico is authentic: Antiquities ministry. Ahram Online. 7 September.

Protecting antiquities in Syria and Libya from Islamic State

(Libya; Syria)

Nick Miller (2016). Protecting antiquities in Syria and Libya from Islamic State. The Sydney Morning Herald. 4 September.

75%increase in infringement on Egyptian monuments in Greece: Ministry of Religious Endowments

(Greece; Egypt)

Aisha Zidane (2016). 75%increase in infringement on Egyptian monuments in Greece: Ministry of Religious Endowments. Daily News Egypt. 25 August.

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

(Mali; Bosnia; Iraq; Germany)

Simon Jenkins (2016). From Timbuktu to Grimsby, heritage deserves to be restored and revered. The Guardian. 25 August.

On trial: the destruction of history during conflict

(Mali)

James Reinl (2016). On trial: the destruction of history during conflict. Al Jazeera. 22 August.

Islamist rebel apologises for destroying Timbuktu shrines at ICC trial

(Mali)

BBC News (2016). Islamist rebel apologises for destroying Timbuktu shrines at ICC trial. BBC News. 22 August.

Timbuktu attacks in focus as jihadi's International Criminal Court trial opens

(Mali)

AFP (2016). Timbuktu attacks in focus as jihadi's International Criminal Court trial opens. The Japan Times. 19 August.

Newly restored Malawi Museum in Egypt's Minya to reopen in weeks

(Egypt)

Nevine El-Aref (2016). Newly restored Malawi Museum in Egypt's Minya to reopen in weeks. Ahram Online. 19 August.

Racism and ruins – the plundering of Great Zimbabwe

(Zimbabwe)

Mawuna Koutonin (2016). Racism and ruins – the plundering of Great Zimbabwe. The Guardian. 18 August.

Sisi meets with antiquities minister for briefing on progress

(Egypt)

Al-Masry Al-Youm (2016). Sisi meets with antiquities minister for briefing on progress. Egypt Independent. 15 August.

Why Does Van Gogh's 'Poppy Flowers' Keep Getting Stolen?

(Egypt)

Allison McNearny (2016). Why Does Van Gogh's 'Poppy Flowers' Keep Getting Stolen?. The Daily Beast. 14 August.

Uma discussão de há décadas

(Portugal; Angola)

A discussion for decades

Joana Gorjão Henriques (2016). Uma discussão de há décadas. Publico. 10 August.

Benin set to recover its cultural heritage from France

(Benin; France)

Africa News (2016). Benin set to recover its cultural heritage from France. Africa News. 9 August.

Blood & Gold: Children Dying As Egypt's Treasures Are Looted

(Egypt)

Owen Jarus (2016). Blood & Gold: Children Dying As Egypt's Treasures Are Looted. Live Science. 8 August.

Libya's Antiquities Department refutes UNESCO report on Lepits Magna

(Libya)

The Libya Observer (2016). Libya's Antiquities Department refutes UNESCO report on Lepits Magna. The Libya Observer. 7 August.

Trésors pillés : « La France doit répondre positivement á la demande du Bénin »

(France; Benin)

Pillaged Treasures: France must respond positively to Benin's demand

Le Monde (2016). Trésors pillés : « La France doit répondre positivement á la demande du Bénin ». Le Monde. 1 August.

Retrieving and Managing Heritages in Ethiopia

(Ethiopia)

Tewodros Kassa (2016). Retrieving and Managing Heritages in Ethiopia. The Ethiopian Herald. 31 July.

Brexit: How hope may rise for Nigeria's looted artefacts

(Nigeria; United Kingdom)

Tajudeen Sowole (2016). Brexit: How hope may rise for Nigeria's looted artefacts. The Guardian. 31 July.

Reclaiming Africa's Treasures

(Ethiopia)

Rosemary Laryea (2016). Reclaiming Africa's Treasures. The Voice. 17 July.

Egyptian minister talks about challenges for antiquities

(Egypt)

Nevine El-Aref (2016). Egyptian minister talks about challenges for antiquities. Ahram Online. 17 July.

UNESCO deplores damage to Aleppo National Museum; warns five Heritage Sites in Libya are in danger

(Syria; Libya)

UN News Centre (2016). UNESCO deplores damage to Aleppo National Museum; warns five Heritage Sites in Libya are in danger. UN News Centre. 14 July.

Libya's archaeological heritage among the world's most endangered

(Libya)

Libya Herald (2016). Libya's archaeological heritage among the world's most endangered. Libya Herald. 14 July.

What Central Africa's War on Poaching Can Teach Us About Fighting the Plunder of Antiquities

(Tanzania; South Africa; Kenya)

Christopher Jones (2016). What Central Africa's War on Poaching Can Teach Us About Fighting the Plunder of Antiquities. Hyperallergic. 5 July.

Egypt retrieves Abbasid artifacts from London auction house

(Egypt; United Kingdom)

Egypt Independent (2016). Egypt retrieves Abbasid artifacts from London auction house. Egypt Independent. 4 July.

A relief of King Nectanebo II recovered to Egypt from Paris

(Egypt; France)

Nevine El-Aref (2016). A relief of King Nectanebo II recovered to Egypt from Paris. Ahram Online. 3 July.

Egyptian Embassy in Paris Retrieves Stolen Artefact

(Egypt; France)

Aswat Masriya (2016). Egyptian Embassy in Paris Retrieves Stolen Artefact. All Africa. 30 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.

Rocky future for Somalia's ancient cave art

(Somalia)

AFP (2016). Rocky future for Somalia's ancient cave art. The Daily Mail. 26 June.

Central Security Department in Tripoli retrieves artifacts stolen from Tripoli's Old Town

(Libya)

The Libya Observer (2016). Central Security Department in Tripoli retrieves artifacts stolen from Tripoli's Old Town. The Libya Observer. 24 June.

Ancient Egyptian Relics Returned After Surfacing at Israeli Auction

(Egypt; Israel)

Associated Press (2016). Ancient Egyptian Relics Returned After Surfacing at Israeli Auction. Haaretz. 21 June.

Egypt to sign archaeological cooperation agreement with Saudi Arabia

(Egypt; Saudi Arabia)

Nevine El-Aref (2016). Egypt to sign archaeological cooperation agreement with Saudi Arabia. Ahram Online. 19 June.

Cyprus and Egypt sign organised crime accord

(Egypt; Cyprus)

In Cyprus (2016). Cyprus and Egypt sign organised crime accord. In Cyprus. 16 June.

Two sarcophagi's lids recovered by Egypt from Israel

(Egypt; Israel)

Nevine El-Aref (2016). Two sarcophagi's lids recovered by Egypt from Israel. Ahram Online. 16 June.

Lobengula spear 'thief' nabbed

(Zimbabwe)

Nqobile Tshili (2016). Lobengula spear 'thief' nabbed. Chronicle. 16 June.

Legal ivory sale drove dramatic increase in elephant poaching, study shows

(Zimbabwe)

Damian Carrington (2016). Legal ivory sale drove dramatic increase in elephant poaching, study shows. The Guardian. 13 June.

Police discover Qadafi's looted ivory dagger in Istanbul

(Libya; Turkey; Saudi Arabia)

Yeni Şafak (2016). Police discover Qadafi's looted ivory dagger in Istanbul. Yeni Şafak. 13 June.

King Lobengula stolen 'golden spear' a replica

(Zimbabwe)

Joel Tsvakwi (2016). King Lobengula stolen 'golden spear' a replica. Bulawayo 24. 12 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.

Lobengula Spear, Artefacts Stolen

(Zimbabwe)

Zim Eye (2016). Lobengula Spear, Artefacts Stolen. Zim Eye. 9 June.

Egypt Dismisses 'ISIS Threat to Blow Up Pyramids'

(Egypt)

Egyptian Streets (2016). Egypt Dismisses 'ISIS Threat to Blow Up Pyramids'. Egyptian Streets. 8 June.

Egypt's National Committee for the Repatriation of Stolen Antiquities resumes activities

(Egypt)

Nevine El-Aref (2016). Egypt's National Committee for the Repatriation of Stolen Antiquities resumes activities. Ahram Online. 1 June.

Israel returns to Egypt two stolen artefacts

(Egypt; Israel)

Reuters (2016). Israel returns to Egypt two stolen artefacts. Ahram Online. 22 May.

How a $1 million Patek Phillipe watch sparked a decades-long dispute

(Ethiopia; Sudan; Switzerland)

Hugo Miller (2016). How a $1 million Patek Phillipe watch sparked a decades-long dispute. The Star. 20 May.

Another Milestone As France Returns 2 Nok Artefacts

(Nigeria; Togo; France)

Chika Okeke (2016). Another Milestone As France Returns 2 Nok Artefacts. Leadership. 20 May.

After 4 years, rare sarcophagi smuggled into Israel to be returned to Egypt

(Egypt; Israel)

Ilan Ben Zion (2016). After 4 years, rare sarcophagi smuggled into Israel to be returned to Egypt. The Times of Israel. 18 May.

Egypt Repatriates 44 Stolen Archaeological Objects from France

(Egypt; France)

Egyptian Streets (2016). Egypt Repatriates 44 Stolen Archaeological Objects from France. Egyptian Streets. 17 May.

Key Libyan and international partners unite to adopt an action plan for Libya's heritage

(Libya)

UNESCO (2016). Key Libyan and international partners unite to adopt an action plan for Libya's heritage. UNESCO. 13 May.

Egypt 'suppressing truth' over hidden chambers in Tutankhamun's tomb

(Egypt)

Julian Borger (2016). Egypt 'suppressing truth' over hidden chambers in Tutankhamun's tomb. The Guardian. 12 May.

Libya's ancient sites not exposed to same risk as in Syria, Iraq - experts

(Libya)

Aidan Lewis (2016). Libya's ancient sites not exposed to same risk as in Syria, Iraq - experts. Reuters. 11 May.

Egypt's Sohag archaeological gallery was not subjected to blaze: Ministry

(Egypt)

Nevine El-Aref (2016). Egypt's Sohag archaeological gallery was not subjected to blaze: Ministry. Ahram Online. 11 May.

Thieves desecrate temple

(South Africa)

Kailene Pillay (2016). Thieves desecrate temple. News 24. 3 May.

Kenya Set for Record Ivory Burning

(Kenya)

Heidi Vogt (2016). Kenya Set for Record Ivory Burning. The Wall Street Journal. 29 April.

The Right to Own Living Memorials

(Kenya)

Stephen E. Nash (2016). The Right to Own Living Memorials. Sapiens. 29 April.

Egypt retrieves ancient statue from Belgium

(Egypt; Belgium)

State Information Service (2016). Egypt retrieves ancient statue from Belgium. State Information Service. 24 April.

Scientists and lawyers save archaeological site from mining

(South Africa)

Sue Blaine (2016). Scientists and lawyers save archaeological site from mining. BD Live. 19 April.

Arab League draft resolution to protect Arab antiquities: Araby

(Egypt)

Al-Masry Al-Youm (2016). Arab League draft resolution to protect Arab antiquities: Araby. Egypt Independent. 5 April.

Cultural heritage destruction takes ICC main stage

(Mali)

Sue Blaine (2016). Cultural heritage destruction takes ICC main stage. Business Day. 4 April.

Sekhemka to leave the UK as export licence deadline passes

(United Kingdom; United Arab Emirates; Egypt)

Martin Bailey (2016). Sekhemka to leave the UK as export licence deadline passes. The Art Newspaper. 1 April.

Waiting for Benin bronze from UK

(Nigeria)

Ozolua Uhakheme (2016). Waiting for Benin bronze from UK. The Nation. 30 March.

Diamond miner halted after digging on ancient archaeological site

(South Africa)

Sue Blaine (2016). Diamond miner halted after digging on ancient archaeological site. BD Live. 30 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.

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.

Stolen ancient Egyptian statue on its way back from Belgium

(Egypt; Belgium)

Nevine El-Aref (2016). Stolen ancient Egyptian statue on its way back from Belgium. Ahram Online. 22 March.

Benin royals applaud Cambridge move on "Okukor"

(Nigeria; United Kingdom)

Vanguard (2016). Benin royals applaud Cambridge move on "Okukor". Vanguard. 21 March.

A question of morality

(Nigeria)

The Nation (2016). A question of morality. The Nation. 20 March.

Egyptian bid to buy Sekhemka statue back for £15m is 'unethical', says action group

(Egypt; United Kingdom)

Paul Lynch (2016). Egyptian bid to buy Sekhemka statue back for £15m is 'unethical', says action group. Northampton Chronicle & Echo. 18 March.

Return Benin Bronze Cockerel, FG Pleads With British Govt

(Nigeria; United Kingdom)

Chika Okeke (2016). Return Benin Bronze Cockerel, FG Pleads With British Govt. Leadership. 18 March.

Why Egypt is placing its pyramids under military protection

(Egypt)

Safinaa Mounir (2016). Why Egypt is placing its pyramids under military protection. Al Monitor. 16 March.

EU Ready to Allocate 7.5 Million Euros for Preservation of Egyptian Heritage Sites

(Egypt)

Egyptian Streets (2016). EU Ready to Allocate 7.5 Million Euros for Preservation of Egyptian Heritage Sites. Egyptian Streets. 15 March.

Soyinka calls for retrieval of Ife antiques

(Nigeria)

Okorie Uguru (2016). Soyinka calls for retrieval of Ife antiques. The Nation. 12 March.

Egyptian embassy could buy Sekhemka statue and loan it to British Museum

(United Kingdom; Egypt)

Paul Lynch (2016). Egyptian embassy could buy Sekhemka statue and loan it to British Museum. Northampton Chronicle & Echo. 11 March.

Cambridge is considering returning a stolen 100-year-old bronze cockerel to Nigeria

(United Kingdom; Nigeria)

Lily Kuo (2016). Cambridge is considering returning a stolen 100-year-old bronze cockerel to Nigeria. Quartz. 9 March.

Cambridge college removes stolen Benin bronze cockerel

(United Kingdom; Nigeria)

The News (2016). Cambridge college removes stolen Benin bronze cockerel. The News. 9 March.

Covert scan of museum's Nefertiti bust appears to be hoax

(Germany; Egypt)

Cory Doctorow (2016). Covert scan of museum's Nefertiti bust appears to be hoax. BoingBoing. 8 March.

Benin Bronze "permanently removed" from Jesus hall

(United Kingdom; Nigeria)

Stevie Hertz (2016). Benin Bronze "permanently removed" from Jesus hall. The Cambridge Student. 8 March.

Egyptian ambassador proposes plan to share Sekhemka

(Egypt; United Kingdom)

Martin Bailey (2016). Egyptian ambassador proposes plan to share Sekhemka. The Art Newspaper. 8 March.

Upper Egypt's Mallawi Museum has recovered 91%of artifacts looted in 2013

(Egypt)

The Cairo Post (2016). Upper Egypt's Mallawi Museum has recovered 91%of artifacts looted in 2013. The Cairo Post. 7 March.

Egypt to send 293 artifacts to UK, historic lantern retrieved in London

(Egypt; United Kingdom)

Al-Masry Al-Youm (2016). Egypt to send 293 artifacts to UK, historic lantern retrieved in London. Egypt Independent. 7 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.

Egyptian 'Seven Sacred Oils' relief recovered from Switzerland

(Egypt; Switzerland)

Nevine El-Aref (2016). Egyptian 'Seven Sacred Oils' relief recovered from Switzerland. Ahram Online. 3 March.

Ancient Egypt tablet back after collector notified officials

(Egypt; Switzerland)

Associated Press (2016). Ancient Egypt tablet back after collector notified officials. The Daily Mail. 3 March.

Egypt struggles to halt sale of artifacts at Dutch auction house

(Netherlands; Egypt)

The Cairo Post (2016). Egypt struggles to halt sale of artifacts at Dutch auction house. The Cairo Post. 2 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.

Le collectionneur Sindika Dokolo remporte son bras de fer contre un galeriste parisien

(Angola; France)

Roxana Azimi (2016). Le collectionneur Sindika Dokolo remporte son bras de fer contre un galeriste parisien. Le Monde. 29 February.

Antiquities: The long road home

(General)

Finbarr Toesland (2016). Antiquities: The long road home. The Africa Report. 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.

Looters Kill Two Guards at Ancient Egyptian Necropolis

(Egypt)

Benjamin Sutton (2016). Looters Kill Two Guards at Ancient Egyptian Necropolis. Hyperallergic. 22 February.

Guard Shot Dead by Looters at Archaeological Site in Egypt

(Egypt)

Lorena Muñoz-Alonso (2016). Guard Shot Dead by Looters at Archaeological Site in Egypt. ArtNet News. 22 February.

Right-on students demand Cambridge removes bronze statue …because it was looted by Britain

(United Kingdom; Nigeria)

Charlie Peat (2016). Right-on students demand Cambridge removes bronze statue …because it was looted by Britain. Express. 22 February.

Watchman killed in attempted heist at archaeological site

(Egypt)

Al-Masry Al-Youm (2016). Watchman killed in attempted heist at archaeological site. Egypt Independent. 20 February.

Artists Covertly Scan Bust of Nefertiti and Release the Data for Free Online

(Germany; Egypt)

Claire Voon (2016). Artists Covertly Scan Bust of Nefertiti and Release the Data for Free Online. Hyperallergic. 19 February.

BREAKING: Jesus College students vote to repatriate cockerel to Nigeria

(Nigeria; United Kingdom)

The Cambridge Student (2016). BREAKING: Jesus College students vote to repatriate cockerel to Nigeria. The Cambridge Student. 18 February.

Angola: Culture Minister visits exhibition of recovered art works

(Angola)

Agencia Angola Press (2016). Angola: Culture Minister visits exhibition of recovered art works. Agencia Angola Press. 15 February.

Egypt to recover two stolen artefacts from Germany

(Egypt; Germany)

Nevine El-Aref (2016). Egypt to recover two stolen artefacts from Germany. Ahram Online. 14 February.

Investigations on in disappearence of 157 artefacts from Saqqara galleries

(Egypt)

Nevine El-Aref (2016). Investigations on in disappearence of 157 artefacts from Saqqara galleries. Ahram Online. 13 February.

Three Valuable Islamic Lamps to Return to Cairo After Being Looted, Replaced With Fakes

(Egypt)

Egyptian Streets (2016). Three Valuable Islamic Lamps to Return to Cairo After Being Looted, Replaced With Fakes. Egyptian Streets. 11 February.

Egypt ups pyramids security after illegal stone sales

(Egypt)

Ramadan Al Sherbini (2016). Egypt ups pyramids security after illegal stone sales. Gulf News. 11 February.

Stolen mosque lamps to return to Egypt as Cairo museum houses new database

(Egypt; United Kingdom)

Tim Cornwell (2016). Stolen mosque lamps to return to Egypt as Cairo museum houses new database. The Art Newspaper. 11 February.

Antiquities official blames journalists for harming tourism through pyramids stone selling video

(Egypt)

Al-Masry Al-Youm (2016). Antiquities official blames journalists for harming tourism through pyramids stone selling video. Egypt Independent. 7 February.

Egyptian archaeologists call for tougher security measures after 'sale of pyramid pieces'

(Egypt)

Ahram Online (2016). Egyptian archaeologists call for tougher security measures after 'sale of pyramid pieces'. Ahram Online. 7 February.

Three Arrested for 'Selling Pieces' of the Giza Pyramids for $32

(Egypt)

Egyptian Streets (2016). Three Arrested for 'Selling Pieces' of the Giza Pyramids for $32. Egyptian Streets. 6 February.

Karnak Amun-Re statue not recently restored as claimed

(Egypt)

Nevine El-Aref (2016). Karnak Amun-Re statue not recently restored as claimed. Ahram Online. 6 February.

Angola: Sindika Dokolo Foundation to Recover Two More Angolan Culture Artefacts

(Angola)

All Africa (2016). Angola: Sindika Dokolo Foundation to Recover Two More Angolan Culture Artefacts. All Africa. 5 February.

FG Partners Diasfund To Establish First Africa Digital Museum

(Nigeria)

Chika Okeke (2016). FG Partners Diasfund To Establish First Africa Digital Museum. Leadership. 5 February.

German teen faces life ban from Egypt after scaling Khufu pyramid

(Egypt)

Nevine El-Aref (2016). German teen faces life ban from Egypt after scaling Khufu pyramid. Ahram Online. 3 February.

Using Social Media to Predict When Precious Antiquities Are Under Threat

(Egypt)

Katie A. Paul (2016). Using Social Media to Predict When Precious Antiquities Are Under Threat. Slate. 26 January.

8 antiquities' employees referred to trial over damage to Tutankamun mask

(Egypt)

Daily News Egypt (2016). 8 antiquities' employees referred to trial over damage to Tutankamun mask. Daily News Egypt. 24 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.

Tomb Raiding Is a Growing Problem in the Middle East

(Egypt)

Mark Hey (2016). Tomb Raiding Is a Growing Problem in the Middle East. Vice. 21 January.

Allegations of botched restoration of Cairo's medieval walls are 'lies': Antiquities ministry

(Egypt)

Zeinab El-Gundy (2016). Allegations of botched restoration of Cairo's medieval walls are 'lies': Antiquities ministry. Ahram Online. 19 January.

Vigilante foils robbery attempt at Kwara Museum

(Nigeria)

Romoke W. Ahmad (2016). Vigilante foils robbery attempt at Kwara Museum. Daily Trust. 18 January.

Five questions for the director of the Bardo Museum

(Tunisia)

David Robert (2016). Five questions for the director of the Bardo Museum. The Art Newspaper. 16 January.

Sarah Parcak, Space Archaeologist

(Egypt; United States of America)

Alexandra Wolfe (2016). Sarah Parcak, Space Archaeologist. The Wall Street Journal. 15 January.

Libya's threatened ancient history, and why it is significant

(Libya)

Susan Walker (2016). Libya's threatened ancient history, and why it is significant. Apollo. 15 January.

The Grave Robbers Looting Egypt's Archaeological Heritage

(Egypt)

Vice (2016). The Grave Robbers Looting Egypt's Archaeological Heritage. Vice. 13 January.

Antiquities minister set to inaugurate exhibition for recovered artefacts on Thursday

(Egypt)

Nevine El-Aref (2016). Antiquities minister set to inaugurate exhibition for recovered artefacts on Thursday. Ahram Online. 12 January.

Egypt to launch antiquities database to track public collections and combat smuggling

(Egypt)

Anny Shaw (2016). Egypt to launch antiquities database to track public collections and combat smuggling. The Art Newspaper. 7 January.

King Amenhotep III statue accidently recovered in Edfu

(Egypt)

Nevine El-Aref (2015). King Amenhotep III statue accidently recovered in Edfu. Ahram Online. 31 December.

Antiquities Ministry retrieves two artifacts from Germany, Austria

(Egypt)

Al-Masry Al-Youm (2015). Antiquities Ministry retrieves two artifacts from Germany, Austria. Egypt Independent. 29 December.

Cairo airport authorities foil attempt to smuggle 22 antique coins

(Egypt; Greece)

Ahram Online (2015). Cairo airport authorities foil attempt to smuggle 22 antique coins. Ahram Online. 23 December.

Africa's top collector returns ancestral works to Angola

(Angola)

Cristina Ruiz (2015). Africa's top collector returns ancestral works to Angola. The Art Newspaper. 22 December.

Figurine from sophisticated ancient South African society creates culture war over whether it should be allowed to tour abroad

(South Africa)

AFP (2015). Figurine from sophisticated ancient South African society creates culture war over whether it should be allowed to tour abroad. The Japan Times. 18 December.

Reclaimed History: 9 Repatriated Egyptian Antiquities

(Egypt)

Stephanie Pappas (2015). Reclaimed History: 9 Repatriated Egyptian Antiquities. Live Science. 15 December.

ICOM releases red list of Libyan antiquities at risk

(Libya)

Martin Bailey (2015). ICOM releases red list of Libyan antiquities at risk. The Art Newspaper. 15 December.

Libya's cultural heritage 'being destroyed and plundered by Isis'

(Libya)

Associated Press (2015). Libya's cultural heritage 'being destroyed and plundered by Isis'. The Guardian. 15 December.

Stolen relief of Egyptian King Seti I recovered from London

(Egypt; United Kingdom)

Nevine El-Aref (2015). Stolen relief of Egyptian King Seti I recovered from London. Ahram Online. 14 December.

Three stolen Egyptian Mameluk-era lamps recovered from London and Sharjah

(Egypt; United Kingdom; United Arab Emirates)

Nevine El-Aref (2015). Three stolen Egyptian Mameluk-era lamps recovered from London and Sharjah. Ahram Online. 14 December.

Concern for Libya UNESCO site after Islamic State said to take over

(Libya)

AFP (2015). Concern for Libya UNESCO site after Islamic State said to take over. The Times of Israel. 12 December.

Trois artistes tunisiens condamnés à de la prison pour usage de stupéfiant

(Tunisia)

Three Tunisian artists sent to prison for usage of narcotics

Edelweiss Vieira (2015). Trois artistes tunisiens condamnés à de la prison pour usage de stupéfiant. Le Monde. 11 December.

Govt launches cultural property trafficking manual

(Zimbabwe)

Winstone Antonio (2015). Govt launches cultural property trafficking manual. News Day. 4 December.

Ancient cemetery discovered under Alexandria house

(Egypt)

Al-Masry Al-Youm (2015). Ancient cemetery discovered under Alexandria house. Egypt Independent. 3 December.

Egypt attempts to bring back 8 smuggled artifacts from Switzerland

(Egypt; Switzerland)

Nina Awad (2015). Egypt attempts to bring back 8 smuggled artifacts from Switzerland. Step Feed. 30 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.

Tunisia's Culture Ministry Blocks Auction of Looted Antiquities

(Tunisia)

Coline Milliard (2015). Tunisia's Culture Ministry Blocks Auction of Looted Antiquities. ArtNet News. 24 November.

German man returns mummy mask to Egypt after 50 years away

(Egypt; Germany)

Nevine El-Aref (2015). German man returns mummy mask to Egypt after 50 years away. Ahram Online. 18 November.

Looted ancient statue returned to Egypt

(Egypt; Austria)

The Local (2015). Looted ancient statue returned to Egypt. The Local. 16 November.

Antique statuette seized at Aswan railway station

(Egypt)

Rany Mostafa (2015). Antique statuette seized at Aswan railway station. The Cairo Post. 13 November.

TED Prize Goes to Archaeologist Who Combats Looting With Satellite Technology

(Egypt; United States of America)

Ralph Blumenthal (2015). TED Prize Goes to Archaeologist Who Combats Looting With Satellite Technology. The New York Times. 8 November.

Disaster' Is the Best Word to Describe the State of Egyptian Tourism

(Egypt)

Salma El Wardany (2015). Disaster' Is the Best Word to Describe the State of Egyptian Tourism. Skift. 7 November.

Smuggling bid foiled: 1124 Egyptian artefacts recovered before heading to Thailand

(Egypt; Thailand)

Nevine El-Aref (2015). Smuggling bid foiled: 1124 Egyptian artefacts recovered before heading to Thailand. Ahram Online. 5 November.

Water Is Life uses stolen art to raise money for a good cause

(Kenya)

Minda Smiley (2015). Water Is Life uses stolen art to raise money for a good cause. The Drum. 4 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.

Egypt authorities blame destroyed archaeological sites on citizens' 'lack of cultural awareness'

(Egypt)

George Mikhail (2015). Egypt authorities blame destroyed archaeological sites on citizens' 'lack of cultural awareness'. Al Monitor. 28 October.

ضبط خلية تنتمي لـ«داعش» استهدفت الأهرامات و«الإنتاج الإعلامي»

(Egypt)

"Daesh" cell arrested for plan to target the pyrmaids

Ahmed Chalabi (2015). ضبط خلية تنتمي لـ«داعش» استهدفت الأهرامات و«الإنتاج الإعلامي». Almasryalyoum. 26 October.

African art needs to come home - and this is why

(General)

Dilip Ratha (2015). African art needs to come home - and this is why. The Guardian. 21 October.

King Tut's wooden head suffers whiplash after school visit

(Egypt)

Christian Ekman (2015). King Tut's wooden head suffers whiplash after school visit. Albawaba. 19 October.

Egyptian Museum boss rubbishes reports of Tutankhamun gold mask damage

(Egypt)

Nevine El-Aref (2015). Egyptian Museum boss rubbishes reports of Tutankhamun gold mask damage. Ahram Online. 18 October.

Search for Dundee museum thieves continues

(South Africa)

Zongile Mthimkhulu (2015). Search for Dundee museum thieves continues. East Coast Radio. 16 October.

Priceless treasure stolen from KZN museum

(South Africa)

IOL (2015). Priceless treasure stolen from KZN museum. IOL. 15 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.

Customs officials foil attempt to smuggle rare manuscripts to Qatar

(Egypt; United Arab Emirates)

The Cairo Post (2015). Customs officials foil attempt to smuggle rare manuscripts to Qatar. The Cairo Post. 14 October.

Probe opened into alleged graft in Grand Egyptian Museum

(Egypt)

Rany Mostafa (2015). Probe opened into alleged graft in Grand Egyptian Museum. The Cairo Post. 13 October.

Antiquities officials charged with 'spreading false news' on Pyramid of Djoser

(Egypt)

The Cairo Post (2015). Antiquities officials charged with 'spreading false news' on Pyramid of Djoser. The Cairo Post. 11 October.

Journalist shot by unknown assailants in Egypt's Kafr El-Sheikh

(Egypt)

Ahram Online (2015). Journalist shot by unknown assailants in Egypt's Kafr El-Sheikh. Ahram Online. 7 October.

Reward offered for 'priceless' fences stolen from Macrorie House Museum

(South Africa)

Amil Umraw (2015). Reward offered for 'priceless' fences stolen from Macrorie House Museum. The Witness. 7 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.

Egypt's embassy in London restores smuggled pharaonic stele

(Egypt; United Kingdom)

The Cairo Post (2015). Egypt's embassy in London restores smuggled pharaonic stele. The Cairo Post. 3 October.

Looted Egyptian figurine arrives from France

(Egypt)

Rany Mostafa (2015). Looted Egyptian figurine arrives from France. The Cairo Post. 2 October.

'Islamic militant' becomes first person ever charged with destruction of heritage sites

(Mali)

Matilda Battersby (2015). 'Islamic militant' becomes first person ever charged with destruction of heritage sites. The Independent. 1 October.

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.

Cultural property trafficking: Army says ready to help

(Zimbabwe)

Anna Chibamu (2015). Cultural property trafficking: Army says ready to help. New Zimbabwe. 28 September.

ICC arrests rebel accused of attacking ancient Timbuktu monuments

(Mali)

Thomas Escritt (2015). ICC arrests rebel accused of attacking ancient Timbuktu monuments. Reuters. 26 September.

Egypt FM warns of suicide groups threats to antiquities

(Egypt)

Egypt Independent (2015). Egypt FM warns of suicide groups threats to antiquities. Egypt Independent. 25 September.

Stolen wooden statuette to be repatriated to Egypt from France

(Egypt; France)

The Cairo Post (2015). Stolen wooden statuette to be repatriated to Egypt from France. The Cairo Post. 24 September.

Rampant Illicit Cultural property trafficking- security details move in

(Zimbabwe)

Mafriq (2015). Rampant Illicit Cultural property trafficking- security details move in. Mafriq Music Factory. 22 September.

Tutankhamun's mask to undergo restoration in October

(Egypt)

Nevine El-Aref (2015). Tutankhamun's mask to undergo restoration in October. Ahram Online. 15 September.

Digging for antiquities, a dream to get rich fast in Upper Egypt

(Egypt)

Al-Masry Al-Youm (2015). Digging for antiquities, a dream to get rich fast in Upper Egypt. Egypt Independent. 13 September.

It's Gonna Cost at Least $110,000 to Repair King Tut's Damaged Mask

(Egypt)

George Dvorsky (2015). It's Gonna Cost at Least $110,000 to Repair King Tut's Damaged Mask. io9. 8 September.

Weak security plagues Egypt's archaeological sites

(Egypt)

Khalid Hassan (2015). Weak security plagues Egypt's archaeological sites. Al Monitor. 7 September.

This Ethiopian prince was kidnapped by Britain – now it must release him

(Ethiopia; United Kingdom)

Maaza Mengiste (2015). This Ethiopian prince was kidnapped by Britain – now it must release him. The Guardian. 7 September.

£1.5m ancient Greek statue looted from Libyan heritage site 'must be returned'

(Libya; United Kingdom)

David Mercer (2015). £1.5m ancient Greek statue looted from Libyan heritage site 'must be returned'. The Independent. 2 September.

Germany offers €50,000 grant to help restore Tutankhamun's mask

(Egypt; Germany)

Nevine El-Aref (2015). Germany offers €50,000 grant to help restore Tutankhamun's mask. Ahram Online. 1 September.

Three found dead digging for artifacts in Monufiya

(Egypt)

Al-Masry Al-Youm (2015). Three found dead digging for artifacts in Monufiya. Egypt Independent. 25 August.

Jute Sack Artworks Are at the Center of Simchowitz Lawsuit Against Venice Biennale Artist

(Ghana; Ireland)

Sarah Douglas (2015). Jute Sack Artworks Are at the Center of Simchowitz Lawsuit Against Venice Biennale Artist. ArtNews. 25 August.

Statue 'might never be seen in public again'

(United Kingdom; Egypt)

Ian Johnston (2015). Statue 'might never be seen in public again'. IOL. 24 August.

Zimbabwe: Safeguarding Our Cultural Property

(Zimbabwe)

The Herald (2015). Zimbabwe: Safeguarding Our Cultural Property. All Africa. 24 August.

Egypt in crowd-funding campaign to save ancient statue sold by UK museum

(United Kingdom; Egypt)

Ian Johnston (2015). Egypt in crowd-funding campaign to save ancient statue sold by UK museum. The Independent. 23 August.

Sudan wants to stiffen penalties for stealing antiques

(Sudan)

The Sudan Tribune (2015). Sudan wants to stiffen penalties for stealing antiques. The Sudan Tribune. 22 August.

Believe it or not, rare engraved skull stolen from Pretoria mall

(South Africa)

Ahmed Areff (2015). Believe it or not, rare engraved skull stolen from Pretoria mall. News24. 22 August.

Egypt's antiquities ministry urges Egyptians to donate to buy ancient statue sold by museum

(Egypt; United Kingdom)

Maram Mazen (2015). Egypt's antiquities ministry urges Egyptians to donate to buy ancient statue sold by museum. Star Tribune. 22 August.

2600 Zim artefacts looted

(Zimbabwe; United Kingdom)

Lovemore Mataire (2015). 2600 Zim artefacts looted. The Herald. 14 August.

Robert Mugabe tells Natural History Museum to return human skulls

(Zimbabwe; United Kingdom)

David Smith (2015). Robert Mugabe tells Natural History Museum to return human skulls. The Guardian. 13 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.

Egypt foils smuggling of 761 law books

(Egypt)

Nevine El-Aref (2015). Egypt foils smuggling of 761 law books. Ahram Online. 4 August.

Egypt repatriates 35,000-year-old skeleton from Belgium

(Egypt; Belgium)

Rany Mostafa (2015). Egypt repatriates 35,000-year-old skeleton from Belgium. The Cairo Post. 4 August.

Is Art Theft and Copyright Infringement On the Rise?

(Kenya)

Nduta Waweru (2015). Is Art Theft and Copyright Infringement On the Rise?. All Africa. 29 July.

Inside the turbulent world of Barry Clifford, a pirate-ship hunter under attack

(Madagascar)

Abby Phillip (2015). Inside the turbulent world of Barry Clifford, a pirate-ship hunter under attack. The Washington Post. 16 July.

Egyptian authorities seize guns, drugs and stolen art in operation targeting illicit goods

(Egypt)

Interpol (2015). Egyptian authorities seize guns, drugs and stolen art in operation targeting illicit goods. Interpol. 13 July.

Windows of Egyptian Museum broken from consulate explosion

(Egypt)

Nevine El-Aref (2015). Windows of Egyptian Museum broken from consulate explosion. Ahram Online. 11 July.

Collector Fights for African Art

(Angola)

Raphael Minder (2015). Collector Fights for African Art. The New York Times. 9 July.

35 Greco-Roman artifacts seized in illicit digging attempt in Alexandria

(Egypt)

The Cairo Post (2015). 35 Greco-Roman artifacts seized in illicit digging attempt in Alexandria. The Cairo Post. 8 July.

A part of Tutmosis Karnak column arrives home from London

(Egypt; United Kingdom)

Nevine El-Aref (2015). A part of Tutmosis Karnak column arrives home from London. Ahram Online. 5 July.

Chinese Art Professor Devoted to Ancient African Artifact Protection

(Togo)

All Africa (2015). Chinese Art Professor Devoted to Ancient African Artifact Protection. All Africa. 2 July.

Egypt's Karnak temple theft claims 'unfounded': Officials

(Egypt)

Nevine El-Aref (2015). Egypt's Karnak temple theft claims 'unfounded': Officials. Ahram Online. 28 June.

Owner wins his paintings back

(South Africa)

Zelda Venter (2015). Owner wins his paintings back. IOL. 22 June.

University Of Ibadan Raided By Robbers

(Nigeria)

Judith Blodun (2015). University Of Ibadan Raided By Robbers. Naij. 21 June.

Antique coins smuggling attempt foiled by Cairo airport authorities

(Egypt)

Rany Mostafa (2015). Antique coins smuggling attempt foiled by Cairo airport authorities. The Cairo Post. 21 June.

Unique stolen ancient Egyptian statue to return from Germany soon

(Egypt)

Nevine El-Aref (2015). Unique stolen ancient Egyptian statue to return from Germany soon. Ahram Online. 14 June.

Militants Hit Karnak Temple, in 2nd Recent Attack on Egyptian Tourist Sites

(Egypt)

David D. Kirkpatrick (2015). Militants Hit Karnak Temple, in 2nd Recent Attack on Egyptian Tourist Sites. The New York Times. 10 June.

Late period bronze artefacts are in GEM storage, not missing: Ministry

(Egypt)

Nevine El-Aref (2015). Late period bronze artefacts are in GEM storage, not missing: Ministry. Ahram Online. 6 June.

Trio held for gun stolen from police museum

(South Africa)

Diek Lotriet (2015). Trio held for gun stolen from police museum. News24. 5 June.

Cross and artefacts stolen from Limpopo church

(South Africa)

Dan Mdluli (2015). Cross and artefacts stolen from Limpopo church. The Citizen. 3 June.

Gunmen kill two tourism police near Giza pyramids

(Egypt)

Ahram Online (2015). Gunmen kill two tourism police near Giza pyramids. Ahram Online. 3 June.

Two curators arrested in Egypt for forging antiquities

(Egypt)

Nevine El-Aref (2015). Two curators arrested in Egypt for forging antiquities. Ahram Online. 2 June.

Egypt recovers 32 smuggled artefacts from Switzerland

(Egypt; Switzerland)

Nevine El-Aref (2015). Egypt recovers 32 smuggled artefacts from Switzerland. Ahram Online. 1 June.

Attempt to smuggle Islamic artefacts foiled in Egypt's Damietta

(Egypt)

Nevine El-Aref (2015). Attempt to smuggle Islamic artefacts foiled in Egypt's Damietta. Ahram Online. 31 May.

Egypt foils attempt to smuggle 135 Islamic artifacts

(Egypt)

The Cairo Post (2015). Egypt foils attempt to smuggle 135 Islamic artifacts. The Cairo Post. 30 May.

Egypt to recover Mamluk vase

(Egypt; United Kingdom)

Nevine El-Aref (2015). Egypt to recover Mamluk vase. Ahram Online. 27 May.

Suspects arrested in case of stolen Memphis statue

(Egypt)

Nevine El-Aref (2015). Suspects arrested in case of stolen Memphis statue. Ahram Online. 26 May.

Colorful fragment hacked out from ancient Egyptian tomb, excavators say

(Egypt)

Rany Mostafa (2015). Colorful fragment hacked out from ancient Egyptian tomb, excavators say. The Cairo Post. 26 May.

Egypt sues Israel to restore 126 smuggled artifacts

(Egypt; Israel)

Rany Mostafa (2015). Egypt sues Israel to restore 126 smuggled artifacts. The Cairo Post. 24 May.

Apis Bull of Hadrian is safe and sound: antiquities ministry

(Egypt)

Nevine El-Aref (2015). Apis Bull of Hadrian is safe and sound: antiquities ministry. Ahram Online. 20 May.

Egypt antiquities ministry responds to accusations of Alexandria excavation site 'destruction'

(Egypt)

Nevine El-Aref (2015). Egypt antiquities ministry responds to accusations of Alexandria excavation site 'destruction'. Ahram Online. 19 May.

Looming spectre of theft at art galleries

(South Africa)

Hlabangani Mtshali (2015). Looming spectre of theft at art galleries. The Citizen. 18 May.

Activists accuse antiquities minister of destroying vital heritage site

(Egypt)

Ahram Online (2015). Activists accuse antiquities minister of destroying vital heritage site. Ahram Online. 18 May.

Cairo Declaration to protect Middle East cultural heritage

(Egypt)

Nevine El-Aref (2015). Cairo Declaration to protect Middle East cultural heritage. Ahram Online. 18 May.

Antiquities Minister urges amendment of UNESCO 1970 agreement

(Egypt)

Al-Masry Al-Youm (2015). Antiquities Minister urges amendment of UNESCO 1970 agreement. Egypt Independent. 14 May.

Plunder of cultural heritage 'war crime': UNESCO director at Cairo conf

(Egypt)

Rany Mostafa (2015). Plunder of cultural heritage 'war crime': UNESCO director at Cairo conf. The Cairo Post. 13 May.

Judicial officials suspected of antiquities smuggling

(Egypt)

Amira El-Fekki (2015). Judicial officials suspected of antiquities smuggling. Daily News Egypt. 4 May.

Egypt's prosecution orders media gag on antiquities smuggling case

(Egypt)

Ahram Online (2015). Egypt's prosecution orders media gag on antiquities smuggling case. Ahram Online. 4 May.

Egypt's antiquities under constant threat

(Egypt)

Walaa Hussein (2015). Egypt's antiquities under constant threat. Al Monitor. 11 April.

Egypt urged to expedite efforts to keep Sekhemka statue on display

(United Kingdom; Egypt)

Marwan Sultan (2015). Egypt urged to expedite efforts to keep Sekhemka statue on display. Ahram Online. 11 April.

Authorities in Tanzania struggle to save historical monuments from harm

(Tanzania)

Xinhua (2015). Authorities in Tanzania struggle to save historical monuments from harm. Spy Ghana. 11 April.

Opinion: You cannot police research

(Egypt)

Monica Hanna (2015). Opinion: You cannot police research. The Cairo Post. 10 April.

Meidum Geese painting authentic: Zahi Hawass

(Egypt)

Rany Mostafa (2015). Meidum Geese painting authentic: Zahi Hawass. The Cairo Post. 9 April.

Don't break the law in statue battle - Mthethwa

(South Africa)

Maryna Lamprecht (2015). Don't break the law in statue battle - Mthethwa. News 24. 8 April.

Ancient artefacts from Egypt illegally imported to Australia returned to ambassador in Canberra

(Australia; Egypt)

Liz Foschia (2015). Ancient artefacts from Egypt illegally imported to Australia returned to ambassador in Canberra. ABC Australia. 8 April.

This Ancient Egyptian Masterpiece Might Be Fake

(Egypt)

Erin Blakemore (2015). This Ancient Egyptian Masterpiece Might Be Fake. Smithsonian. 1 April.

Court sits at British Museum for first time as judge studies looted Libyan sculpture

(United Kingdom; Libya)

Victoria Ward (2015). Court sits at British Museum for first time as judge studies looted Libyan sculpture. The Telegraph. 30 March.

Over 100 Artefacts Repatriated In 4 Years – Usman

(Nigeria)

Chika Okeke (2015). Over 100 Artefacts Repatriated In 4 Years – Usman. Leadership. 27 March.

Egypt recovers smuggled artifacts from Germany

(Egypt)

The Cairo Post (2015). Egypt recovers smuggled artifacts from Germany. The Cairo Post. 24 March.

Ministry to inventory antiquities after 4 found in US Alexandria consulate

(Egypt)

The Cairo Post (2015). Ministry to inventory antiquities after 4 found in US Alexandria consulate. The Cairo Post. 24 March.

Head of Egypt museums arrested for taking bribe

(Egypt)

Ahram Online (2015). Head of Egypt museums arrested for taking bribe. Ahram Online. 24 March.

Tunis museum attack: 20 people killed after hostage drama at tourist site

(Tunisia)

Chris Stephen (2015). Tunis museum attack: 20 people killed after hostage drama at tourist site. The Guardian. 18 March.

New mummies discovered floating in sewage in Upper Egypt

(Egypt)

Nada Deyaa (2015). New mummies discovered floating in sewage in Upper Egypt. Daily News Egypt. 3 February.

Sudan National Museum hit by half million dollar tree theft

(Sudan)

Seham Saleh (2014). Sudan National Museum hit by half million dollar tree theft. Asharq Al-Aswat. 5 December.

Conflict surrounds Khufu Cartouche sentence

(Egypt)

Simon Egarter (2014). Conflict surrounds Khufu Cartouche sentence. Daily News Egypt. 2 December.

France Returns 250 Smuggled Ancient Artifacts to Egypt

(Egypt; France)

Henri Neuendorf (2014). France Returns 250 Smuggled Ancient Artifacts to Egypt. ArtNet News. 1 December.

NCMM to stop illegal museums

(Nigeria)

Osun Defender (2014). NCMM to stop illegal museums. Osun Defender. 29 November.

2 ancient Islamic lanterns surface in London

(Egypt; United Kingdom)

Rany Mostafa (2014). 2 ancient Islamic lanterns surface in London. The Cairo Post. 25 November.

Libya's Italian-era gazelle statue disappears in Tripoli

(Lybia)

BBC News (2014). Libya's Italian-era gazelle statue disappears in Tripoli. BBC News. 4 November.

Egyptian airport officials seize smuggled Ottoman-era coins

(Egypt; United Kingdom)

Nevine El-Aref (2014). Egyptian airport officials seize smuggled Ottoman-era coins. Ahram Online. 10 October.

Egypt makes slow gains against antiquities thefts

(Egypt)

Sarah Lynch (2014). Egypt makes slow gains against antiquities thefts. USA Today. 9 August.

Coin smuggler foiled at Cairo Airport

(Egypt; Italy)

Nevine El-Aref (2014). Coin smuggler foiled at Cairo Airport. Ahram Online. 6 August.

Nigeria: Reps Urge UK to Repatriate Stolen Artefacts

(Nigeria; United Kingdom)

Rotimi Akinwumi (2014). Nigeria: Reps Urge UK to Repatriate Stolen Artefacts. All Africa. 11 July.

Sale of Egyptian Statue By English Museum Draws Criticism

(United Kingdom; Egypt)

Tom Mashberg (2014). Sale of Egyptian Statue By English Museum Draws Criticism. The New York Times. 11 July.

Nigeria: House Congratulates Oba of Benin, Others Over Return of Stolen Artefacts

(Nigeria; United States of America)

Muhammad Bello (2014). Nigeria: House Congratulates Oba of Benin, Others Over Return of Stolen Artefacts. All Africa. 11 July.

Egypt fails to retrieve ancient statue before sale at UK auction

(United Kingdom; Egypt)

Al-Masry Al-Youm (2014). Egypt fails to retrieve ancient statue before sale at UK auction. Egypt Independent. 11 July.

Islamic, pharaonic items returned to Egypt from Denmark and France

(Egypt; Denmark; France)

Nevine El-Aref (2014). Islamic, pharaonic items returned to Egypt from Denmark and France. Ahram Online. 10 July.

Nigeria: Unesco Warns Nigeria Against Cultural Extinction

(Nigeria)

All Africa (2014). Nigeria: Unesco Warns Nigeria Against Cultural Extinction. All Africa. 8 July.

Egypt receives eight smuggled artifacts from Denmark

(Egypt; Denmark)

Al-Masry Al-Youm (2014). Egypt receives eight smuggled artifacts from Denmark. Egypt Independent. 8 July.

Egyptian bid to stop Northampton's ancient statue sale

(United Kingdom; Egypt)

BBC News (2014). Egyptian bid to stop Northampton's ancient statue sale. BBC News. 8 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.

Nigeria: Benin Monarch, NCMM Disagree Over Reception for Returning Antiquities

(Nigeria; United Kingdom)

Simon Ebegbulem (2014). Nigeria: Benin Monarch, NCMM Disagree Over Reception for Returning Antiquities. All Africa. 5 June.

German couple will return Egyptian artefact after learning it was stolen

(Egypt; Germany)

Nevine El-Aref (2014). German couple will return Egyptian artefact after learning it was stolen. Ahram Online. 4 June.

Archaeologists Warn of Pillaged Egypt as U.S. Weighs Tougher Antiquities Laws

(Egypt)

Dan Vergano (2014). Archaeologists Warn of Pillaged Egypt as U.S. Weighs Tougher Antiquities Laws. National Geographic. 3 June.

Vandals destroy prehistoric rock art in Libya's lawless Sahara

(Libya)

Ulf Laessing (2014). Vandals destroy prehistoric rock art in Libya's lawless Sahara. Reuters. 3 June.

Recovered antiquities go on display at Egyptian Museum

(Egypt)

Nevine El-Aref (2014). Recovered antiquities go on display at Egyptian Museum. Ahram Online. 10 May.

It's time to stop destruction of Middle East heritage

(Syria; Lybia; Egypt)

Iason Athanasiadis (2014). It's time to stop destruction of Middle East heritage. Al Jazeera. 5 May.

Egypt's airports to exhibit ancient artefacts

(Egypt)

Nevine El-Aref (2014). Egypt's airports to exhibit ancient artefacts. Ahram Online. 4 May.

Serendipity aids Egypt in struggle to recover stolen heritage

(Egypt; Belgium)

Stephen Kalin (2014). Serendipity aids Egypt in struggle to recover stolen heritage. Reuters. 23 April.

Egyptian police confiscate three mummies from smuggling gang

(Egypt)

Nevine El-Aref (2014). Egyptian police confiscate three mummies from smuggling gang. Arahm Online. 12 April.

Looted marble Mask of Gorgon returned to Algeria

(Algeria)

Garry Shaw (2014). Looted marble Mask of Gorgon returned to Algeria. The Art Newspaper. 11 April.

Use Diplomacy To Retrieve Stolen Artefacts - Adediran

(Nigeria)

Chika Okeke (2014). Use Diplomacy To Retrieve Stolen Artefacts - Adediran. Leadership. 11 April.

Taking on Art Looters on Twitter

(Egypt)

Tom Mashberg (2014). Taking on Art Looters on Twitter. The New York Times. 9 April.

Egyptian ministries working to get back stolen cartonnage

(Egypt)

Nevine El-Aref (2014). Egyptian ministries working to get back stolen cartonnage. Ahram Online. 6 April.

Negligence, Corruption Threaten Tunisia's Heritage Sites

(Tunisia)

Afef Abrougui (2014). Negligence, Corruption Threaten Tunisia's Heritage Sites. Tunisia Alive. 4 April.

Egypt: Antiquities Minister, U.S. Official Discuss Efforts to Protect Egypt's Heritage

(Egypt; United States of America)

Egypt State Information Service (2014). Egypt: Antiquities Minister, U.S. Official Discuss Efforts to Protect Egypt's Heritage. All Africa. 3 April.

Tunisia plans to return stolen Mask of Gorgon to Algeria

(Tunisia; Algeria)

Middle East Online (2014). Tunisia plans to return stolen Mask of Gorgon to Algeria. Middle East Online. 3 April.

Ancient statues stolen from Sudan heritage site

(Sudan)

AFP (2014). Ancient statues stolen from Sudan heritage site. The Sun Daily. 2 April.

Sudan denies selling artifacts to Qatar

(Sudan; United Arab Emirates)

APA (2014). Sudan denies selling artifacts to Qatar. Star Africa. 30 March.

At Risk: Egypt's Heritage and Our Own

(Egypt)

Deborah Lehr (2014). At Risk: Egypt's Heritage and Our Own. Huffington Post. 26 March.

Egypt's Heritage Plundered Anew

(Egypt; United States of America)

The New York Times (2014). Egypt's Heritage Plundered Anew. The New York Times. 20 March.

Filling the colonial mind: Napoleon and the looting of the Orient

(France; Egypt)

Jonathan Gornall (2014). Filling the colonial mind: Napoleon and the looting of the Orient. The National. 20 March.

In pictures: Stolen Egyptian artefacts recovered from the US

(Egypt; United States of America)

Nevine El-Aref (2014). In pictures: Stolen Egyptian artefacts recovered from the US. Ahram Online. 16 March.

Egypt Asks U.S. to Impose Sharp Curbs on Importing of Antiquities

(Egypt)

Egypt State Information Service (2014). Egypt Asks U.S. to Impose Sharp Curbs on Importing of Antiquities. The New York Times. 14 March.

Egypt: Antiquities Minister Meets U.S. Officials

(Egypt)

All Africa (2014). Egypt: Antiquities Minister Meets U.S. Officials. All Africa. 13 March.

SAFE Beacon honours Egyptian archaeologist Monica Hanna

(Egypt)

Thoraia Abou Bakr (2014). SAFE Beacon honours Egyptian archaeologist Monica Hanna. Daily News Egypt. 9 March.

Ex-BBC man attempted to sell artefact plundered in Arab Spring

(Egypt; United Kingdom)

Paul Peachey (2014). Ex-BBC man attempted to sell artefact plundered in Arab Spring. The Independent. 7 March.

Papyrus, Provenance and Looting 2 March 2014, New York Times UN Agencies Launch New Anti-trafficking Campaign

(Egypt; General)

Douglas Boin (2014). Papyrus, Provenance and Looting 2 March 2014, New York Times UN Agencies Launch New Anti-trafficking Campaign. RTT News. 6 March.

Egypt challenges a UK auctioneer over 200 'stolen' antiquities

(Egypt; United Kingdom)

Ahram Online (2013). Egypt challenges a UK auctioneer over 200 'stolen' antiquities. Ahram Online. 1 May.

Looting of Libyan treasure highlights illicit antiquities trade

(Libya)

Laura Allsop (2011). Looting of Libyan treasure highlights illicit antiquities trade. CNN. 11 November.

Treasure of Benghazi bank vault raided

(Libya)

Nick Meo (2011). Treasure of Benghazi bank vault raided. The Telegraph. 30 October.

Vincent van Gogh painting recovered after being stolen from Cairo museum

(Egypt)

Associated Press (2010). Vincent van Gogh painting recovered after being stolen from Cairo museum. The Guardian. 21 August.