Region: Africa

Egypt's sunken antiquities threatened by ship waste


TRT World, 18th Jun 2017.

484 antiques were returned to Egypt: Anany


Daily News Egypt, 18th Jun 2017.

Qurans from Ottoman era seized at Cairo International Airport

(Egypt; Ethiopia)

Nevine El-Aref, Ahram Online, 17th Jun 2017.

FG to reward whistleblowers of stolen artifacts – Minister


Nurudeen Oyewole, Daily Trust, 16th Jun 2017.

Encroachments made since 2011 removed from Egypt's Dahshur Necropolis


Nevine El-Aref, Ahram Online, 15th Jun 2017.

R12m to fix vandalised museum

(South Africa)

Rochelle de Kock, Herald Live, 14th Jun 2017.

AUC hands over Egyptian artefacts from 1964 excavation in Fustat


Nevine El-Aref, Ahram Online, 13th Jun 2017.

Uganda: Ivory Scam - Shame As Uganda Apologises to China

(Uganda; China)

Sadab Kitatta, All Africa, 12th Jun 2017.

117 years later: SEE stolen artifacts Britain returned to Nigeria

(Nigeria; United Kingdom)

Chika Jones, NAIJ, 9th Jun 2017.

Lost Since World War II, Egyptian Artifact Returns to Germany

(Germany; United States of America; Egypt)

Megan Gannon, Live Science, 1st Jun 2017.

US museum returns ancient Egyptian stele missing since WWII


Frank Jordans,, 30th May 2017.

Egypt says it retrieved 4 stolen artefacts from Britain

(Egypt; United Kingdom)

Middle East Monitor, 24th May 2017.

Stolen Nigerian artifact found in Italy

(Nigeria; Italy)

The Cable, 18th May 2017.

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


Nevine El-Aref, Ahram Online, 18th May 2017.

How Egypt plans to crack down on antiquities theft


Salwa Samir, Al Monitor, 18th May 2017.

Libyan authorities issue international circular on looted antiquities from Libya


Safa Alharathy, The Libya Observer, 15th May 2017.

The Treasures of Timbuktu


Charlie English, The New York Times, 12th May 2017.

Did Damien Hirst Steal Nigerian Culture To Make His Art?


Lizzie Crocker, The Daily Beast, 11th May 2017.

Ministry of Antiquities retrieves stolen artifacts from France

(Egypt; France)

Daily News Egypt, 10th May 2017.

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


Kehinde Omotosho, Pulse, 10th May 2017.

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


Mark Rivett-Carnac, Artsy, 5th May 2017.

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


Ahram Online, 4th May 2017.

Return our stolen artifacts, Benin monarch tells British High Commissioner


Jethro Ibileke, The News, 4th May 2017.

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

(General), 1st May 2017.

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


Ahram Online, 1st May 2017.

Egyptian ministry staff face trial over theft from Giza Pyramids


El-Sayed Gamal El-Din, Ahram Online, 24th Apr 2017.

Cambridge must return its Benin Bronzes, without condition

(Nigeria; United Kingdom)

Jason Okundaye, Varsity, 15th Apr 2017.

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

(Nigeria; United States of America)

Monty Fynn, Varsity, 4th Apr 2017.

Benin eyes return of colonial treasures from France

(Benin; France)

Josué Mehouenou, Art Daily, 1st Apr 2017.

Official denies fire in Aswan Philae Temple


Egypt Independent, 31st Mar 2017.

Selling precious artefacts could top up Egypt's coffers


Patrick Werr, The National, 29th Mar 2017.

Egypt recovers objects stolen from Al-Imam Al-Shafie Dome


Nevine El-Aref, Ahram Online, 29th Mar 2017.

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

(Morocco; Italy)

Emily Sharpe, The Art Newspaper, 22nd Mar 2017.

150 historic Palestinian coins seized in Cairo airport

(Egypt; Palestine; Israel)

Middle East Monitor, 22nd Mar 2017.

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

(United States of America; Egypt; Turkey)

Owen Jarus, CBS, 21st Mar 2017.

Chad's ancient Ennedi cave paintings defaced


BBC News, 20th Mar 2017.

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

(South Africa; United States of America)

Martin Hall, Times Higher Education, 18th Mar 2017.

New Kingdom mummy mask recovered from France

(Egypt; France)

Nevine El-Aref, Ahram Online, 18th Mar 2017.

Egypt thwarts 24 cases of antiquities theft in one week


Omar Thabet, Andalou Agency, 13th Mar 2017.

Crosses under grave threat

(South Africa)

Andrew Unsworth, Times Live, 13th Mar 2017.

Pharaonic relics submerged with Titanic must be recovered: Egyptologist


Al-Masry Al-Youm, Egypt Independent, 12th Mar 2017.

Tunisian authorities foil smuggling of 15th-century Torah scroll


Roi Kais, Ynet News, 11th Mar 2017.

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


Egypt Independent, 10th Mar 2017.

Door and decorative elements of Sultan Al-Kamel Al-Ayyubi shrine stolen


Nevine El-Aref, Ahram Online, 9th Mar 2017.

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


Egyptian Streets, 2nd Mar 2017.

Photo showing party inside ancient Egypt tomb sparks outrage


Shounaz Meky, Al Arabiya, 1st Mar 2017.

Kidnapped German archaeologists freed in northern Nigeria


Associated Press, The Guardian, 26th Feb 2017.

Thieves swoop on seascapes

(South Africa)

Barbara Hollands, Dispatch Live, 24th Feb 2017.

Kidnappers of German archaeologist, Professor Peter Breunig demand N60 million


John Owen Nwachukwu, Daily Post, 24th Feb 2017.

The Rise Of Fake And Forged Works Of Egyptian Modern Art


Artlyst, 19th Feb 2017.

Stolen Guercino found in Casablanca

(Morocco; Italy)

ANSA, 16th Feb 2017.

One of Africa's largest art collections is under threat

(South Africa)

Lynsey Chutel, Quartz, 16th Feb 2017.

Encroachments removed from Dahshour necropolis site: Ministry


Nevine El-Aref, Ahram Online, 10th Feb 2017.

Germany Arrests Alleged Mastermind Behind Bardo Museum Terror Attack

(Tunisia; Germany)

Henri Neuendorf, ArtNet News, 9th Feb 2017.

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


WCAI, 5th Feb 2017.

Roof nicked, gallery floods

(South Africa)

Ufrieda Ho, Times Live, 2nd Feb 2017.

Police seize 801 artifacts, preventing illegal sale in Sharqiya


Egypt Independent, 2nd Feb 2017.

Egypt retrieves 2 artifacts from London


Egypt Independent, 1st Feb 2017.

Thieves will battle to resell unique artworks heisted from Joburg gallery

(South Africa)

Jan Bornman, Times Live, 1st Feb 2017.

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


Times, All Africa, 29th Jan 2017.

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


Egypt Independent, 29th Jan 2017.

Historic lanterns stolen from Refai Mosque restored


Al-Masry Al-Youm, Egypt Independent, 25th Jan 2017.

Lamps stolen from Cairo's El-Refai Mosque recovered


Nevine El-Aref, Ahram Online, 24th Jan 2017.

Movie director arrested over archaeological paintings theft


Al-Masry Al-Youm, Egypt Independent, 20th Jan 2017.

How Egypt is trying to stop looting at ancient mosques


Khalid Hassan, Al Monitor, 20th Jan 2017.

Colonial looting of our culture calls for justice

(Rwanda; Germany; Belgium)

The New Times, 19th Jan 2017.

Cairo's Museum of Islamic Art to open Friday after two-year closure


Nevine El-Aref, Ahram Online, 18th Jan 2017.

Royal golden ring stored in Egyptian Museum not stolen as claimed


Nevine El-Aref, Ahram Online, 15th Jan 2017.

Vandals deface U'hage's newly returned cannon

(South Africa)

Tremaine van Aardt, Herald Live, 11th Jan 2017.

Five ancient Egyptian artefacts smuggled to US repatriated


Nevine El-Aref, Ahram Online, 9th Jan 2017.

House basements used for illegal excavation discovered in Luxor


Al-Masry Al-Youm, Egypt Independent, 4th Jan 2017.

Thieves get bright idea to steal six priceless Islamic lanterns from Cairo's Al Refai mosque


Nevine El-Aref, Albawaba, 2nd Jan 2017.

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


Africa Times, 29th Dec 2016.

Egypt retrieves 340 smuggled artifacts from Jordan

(Egypt; Jordan)

Egypt Independent, 26th Dec 2016.

Customs officials can't tell antiquities from crafts they seize


Daily Trust, 21st Dec 2016.

Stolen relief of Queen Hatshepsut recovered from London

(Egypt; United Kingdom)

Nevine El-Aref, Ahram Online, 20th Dec 2016.

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

(Egypt; United Arab Emirates)

Nevine El-Aref, Ahram Online, 15th Dec 2016.

Mali declares archaeological emergency


FT, Financial Times, 14th Dec 2016.

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

(South Africa)

Jillian Steinhauer, Hyperallergic, 13th Dec 2016.

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


Katie A. Paul, Heritage Daily, 12th Dec 2016.

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


George Mikhail, Al Monitor, 11th Dec 2016.

Fruitful week for repatriation of Egyptian antiquities: Report


Ahram Online, 7th Dec 2016.

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

(Egypt; United States of America)

Sandy Pterykowski, PBS, 6th Dec 2016.

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

(Egypt; United States of America)

RT, 3rd Dec 2016.

Swiss seize 9 relics allegedly stolen from Libya, Palmyra

(Switzerland; Libya; Syria)

Associated Press, The Daily Mail, 2nd Dec 2016.

Stolen Mummy Hand Makes Its Way Home

(Egypt; United States of America)

Megan Gannon, Live Science, 2nd Dec 2016.

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

(Egypt; United States of America)

Kristin Romey, National Geographic, 2nd Dec 2016.

Dozens of rare Islamic books seized at Cairo Airport on way to Doha authentic

(Egypt; United Arab Emirates)

Nevine El-Aref, Ahram Online, 30th Nov 2016.

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


Nevine El-Aref, Ahram Online, 29th Nov 2016.

Secretary Kerry Signs Cultural Property Protection Agreement With Egypt

(United States of America; Egypt)

US State Department, US Department of State, 29th Nov 2016.

Is the destruction of cultural property a war crime?


Brian Daniels, Apollo, 28th Nov 2016.

Egyptian antiquities again offered for sale in London

(Egypt; United Kingdom)

Al-Masry Al-Youm, Egypt Independent, 23rd Nov 2016.

Lawyer, driver arrested for possession of 29 artifacts


Al-Masry Al-Youm, Egypt Independent, 18th Nov 2016.

Minister condemns illegal trafficking of artefacts


Gistmaster, 17th Nov 2016.

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


Segun Adebowale, The Eagle, 16th Nov 2016.

Antiquities mystery solved: Swiss return stolen artifact to Egypt

(Egypt; Switzerland)

AT editor, Africa Times, 14th Nov 2016.

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

(United States of America; Egypt; Cyprus)

Aimee Dawson, The Art Newspaper, 5th Nov 2016.

Egypt bans cooperation with Toledo Museum over antiquities' sale

(Egypt; United States of America)

Middle East Monitor, 1st Nov 2016.

Egypt wants sanctions against museum for selling antiquities

(United States of America; Egypt)

Roberta Gedert, The Toledo Blade, 29th Oct 2016.

Corruption central: The plundering of Egypt's relics


Amr Khalifa, Middle East Eye, 28th Oct 2016.

Rukoro hints at reparation package

(Namibia; Germany)

New Era, 25th Oct 2016.

Art expert slams Toledo museum on sale of antiquities

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

Wynne Everett, The Toledo Blade, 24th Oct 2016.

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

(Egypt; United States of America)

Nevine El-Aref, Ahram Online, 21st Oct 2016.

Looters exploit the political chaos in Libya


Tim Cornwell, The Art Newspaper, 20th Oct 2016.

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


Lucas Lixinski, The Wire, 20th Oct 2016.

Northampton Council Sekhemka statue 'now in US'

(United Kingdom; United States of America; Egypt)

BBC News, 15th Oct 2016.

Nigeria: Jesus College under Pressure to Return Okukur

(Nigeria; United Kingdom)

Max Ndianaefo, CP Africa, 14th Oct 2016.

Friday essay: war crimes and the many threats to cultural heritag


Ian Lilley, The Conversation, 14th Oct 2016.

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


Al-Masry Al-Youm, Egypt Independent, 13th Oct 2016.

Egyptian man dies while digging for artefacts in Alexandria


Ahram Online, 13th Oct 2016.

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


Nevine El-Aref, Ahram Online, 12th Oct 2016.

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, The Telegraph, 8th Oct 2016.

Nine suspects charged with smuggling rare Torah manuscripts into Israel

(Egypt; Israel)

Al-Masry Al-Youm, Egypt Independent, 7th Oct 2016.

Antiquities ministry receives golden mummy mask from French-Egyptian citizen

(Egypt; France)

Nevine El-Aref, Ahram Online, 6th Oct 2016.

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


Sarah El Shaarawi, Newsweek, 5th Oct 2016.

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


Austin Brakopowers, My Joy Online, 5th Oct 2016.

Egypt recovers 5 stolen artifacts from US

(Egypt; United States of America)

State Information Service, 3rd Oct 2016.

Egypt retrieves 4 Pharaonic artifacts from the US

(Egypt; United States of America)

Al-Masry Al-Youm, Egypt Independent, 3rd Oct 2016.

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


Camila Domonoske, NPR, 27th Sep 2016.

Benin City: A Stunning Metropolis Annihilated By the British Empire


Daryl Worthington, New Historian, 25th Sep 2016.

Egypt's Mallawi Museum reopens with looted collection mostly restored


Garry Shaw, The Art Newspaper, 23rd Sep 2016.

Egypt's Malawi Museum inaugurated


Nevine El-Aref, Ahram Online, 22nd Sep 2016.

The man stuffed and displayed like a wild animal

(Botswana; Spain)

Frank Westerman, BBC News, 16th Sep 2016.

Bring back vigango to their rightful locations


Nancy Jumwa Ngowa, Daily Nation, 14th Sep 2016.

Plea for holiday photos to help preserve world heritage

(Syria; Libya; Afghanistan)

Kirsteen Paterson, The National, 9th Sep 2016.

Egypt bans statues that do not have official government approval


AFP, The Guardian, 7th Sep 2016.

Egyptian statuette recovered from Mexico is authentic: Antiquities ministry

(Egypt; Mexico)

Nevine El-Aref, Ahram Online, 7th Sep 2016.

Protecting antiquities in Syria and Libya from Islamic State

(Libya; Syria)

Nick Miller, The Sydney Morning Herald, 4th Sep 2016.

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

(Greece; Egypt)

Aisha Zidane, Daily News Egypt, 25th Aug 2016.

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

(Mali; Bosnia; Iraq; Germany)

Simon Jenkins, The Guardian, 25th Aug 2016.

On trial: the destruction of history during conflict


James Reinl, Al Jazeera, 22nd Aug 2016.

Islamist rebel apologises for destroying Timbuktu shrines at ICC trial


BBC News, 22nd Aug 2016.

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


AFP, The Japan Times, 19th Aug 2016.

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


Nevine El-Aref, Ahram Online, 19th Aug 2016.

Racism and ruins – the plundering of Great Zimbabwe


Mawuna Koutonin, The Guardian, 18th Aug 2016.

Sisi meets with antiquities minister for briefing on progress


Al-Masry Al-Youm, Egypt Independent, 15th Aug 2016.

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


Allison McNearny, The Daily Beast, 14th Aug 2016.

Uma discussão de há décadas

(Portugal; Angola)

A discussion for decades

Joana Gorjão Henriques, Publico, 10th Aug 2016.

Benin set to recover its cultural heritage from France

(Benin; France)

Africa News, 9th Aug 2016.

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


Owen Jarus, Live Science, 8th Aug 2016.

Libya's Antiquities Department refutes UNESCO report on Lepits Magna


The Libya Observer, 7th Aug 2016.

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, 1st Aug 2016.

Retrieving and Managing Heritages in Ethiopia


Tewodros Kassa, The Ethiopian Herald, 31st Jul 2016.

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

(Nigeria; United Kingdom)

Tajudeen Sowole, The Guardian, 31st Jul 2016.

Reclaiming Africa's Treasures


Rosemary Laryea, The Voice, 17th Jul 2016.

Egyptian minister talks about challenges for antiquities


Nevine El-Aref, Ahram Online, 17th Jul 2016.

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

(Syria; Libya)

UN News Centre, 14th Jul 2016.

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


Libya Herald, 14th Jul 2016.

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

(Tanzania; South Africa; Kenya)

Christopher Jones, Hyperallergic, 5th Jul 2016.

Egypt retrieves Abbasid artifacts from London auction house

(Egypt; United Kingdom)

Egypt Independent, 4th Jul 2016.

A relief of King Nectanebo II recovered to Egypt from Paris

(Egypt; France)

Nevine El-Aref, Ahram Online, 3rd Jul 2016.

Egyptian Embassy in Paris Retrieves Stolen Artefact

(Egypt; France)

Aswat Masriya, All Africa, 30th Jun 2016.

Robbers strike close to PMB family's heart

(South Africa)

Kailene Pillay, News 24, 28th Jun 2016.

Rocky future for Somalia's ancient cave art


AFP, The Daily Mail, 26th Jun 2016.

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


The Libya Observer, 24th Jun 2016.

Ancient Egyptian Relics Returned After Surfacing at Israeli Auction

(Egypt; Israel)

Associated Press, Haaretz, 21st Jun 2016.

Egypt to sign archaeological cooperation agreement with Saudi Arabia

(Egypt; Saudi Arabia)

Nevine El-Aref, Ahram Online, 19th Jun 2016.

Cyprus and Egypt sign organised crime accord

(Egypt; Cyprus)

In Cyprus, 16th Jun 2016.

Two sarcophagi's lids recovered by Egypt from Israel

(Egypt; Israel)

Nevine El-Aref, Ahram Online, 16th Jun 2016.

Lobengula spear 'thief' nabbed


Nqobile Tshili, Chronicle, 16th Jun 2016.

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


Damian Carrington, The Guardian, 13th Jun 2016.

Police discover Qadafi's looted ivory dagger in Istanbul

(Libya; Turkey; Saudi Arabia)

Yeni Şafak, 13th Jun 2016.

King Lobengula stolen 'golden spear' a replica


Joel Tsvakwi, Bulawayo 24, 12th Jun 2016.

'Badass Librarians' Foil al Qaeda, Save Ancient Manuscripts


Simon Worrall, National Geographic, 12th Jun 2016.

Lobengula Spear, Artefacts Stolen


Zim Eye, 9th Jun 2016.

Egypt Dismisses 'ISIS Threat to Blow Up Pyramids'


Egyptian Streets, 8th Jun 2016.

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


Nevine El-Aref, Ahram Online, 1st Jun 2016.

Israel returns to Egypt two stolen artefacts

(Egypt; Israel)

Reuters, Ahram Online, 22nd May 2016.

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

(Ethiopia; Sudan; Switzerland)

Hugo Miller, The Star, 20th May 2016.

Another Milestone As France Returns 2 Nok Artefacts

(Nigeria; Togo; France)

Chika Okeke, Leadership, 20th May 2016.

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

(Egypt; Israel)

Ilan Ben Zion, The Times of Israel, 18th May 2016.

Egypt Repatriates 44 Stolen Archaeological Objects from France

(Egypt; France)

Egyptian Streets, 17th May 2016.

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


UNESCO, 13th May 2016.

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


Julian Borger, The Guardian, 12th May 2016.

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


Aidan Lewis, Reuters, 11th May 2016.

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


Nevine El-Aref, Ahram Online, 11th May 2016.

Thieves desecrate temple

(South Africa)

Kailene Pillay, News 24, 3rd May 2016.

Kenya Set for Record Ivory Burning


Heidi Vogt, The Wall Street Journal, 29th Apr 2016.

The Right to Own Living Memorials


Stephen E. Nash, Sapiens, 29th Apr 2016.

Egypt retrieves ancient statue from Belgium

(Egypt; Belgium)

State Information Service, 24th Apr 2016.

Scientists and lawyers save archaeological site from mining

(South Africa)

Sue Blaine, BD Live, 19th Apr 2016.

Arab League draft resolution to protect Arab antiquities: Araby


Al-Masry Al-Youm, Egypt Independent, 5th Apr 2016.

Cultural heritage destruction takes ICC main stage


Sue Blaine, Business Day, 4th Apr 2016.

Sekhemka to leave the UK as export licence deadline passes

(United Kingdom; United Arab Emirates; Egypt)

Martin Bailey, The Art Newspaper, 1st Apr 2016.

Waiting for Benin bronze from UK


Ozolua Uhakheme, The Nation, 30th Mar 2016.

Diamond miner halted after digging on ancient archaeological site

(South Africa)

Sue Blaine, BD Live, 30th Mar 2016.

Egypt's Museum of Islamic Art regains its allure after two-year restoration


Nevine El-Aref, Ahram Online, 27th Mar 2016.

Mali rebel 'to admit' Timbuktu mausoleum destruction at ICC


BBC News, 24th Mar 2016.

Stolen ancient Egyptian statue on its way back from Belgium

(Egypt; Belgium)

Nevine El-Aref, Ahram Online, 22nd Mar 2016.

Benin royals applaud Cambridge move on "Okukor"

(Nigeria; United Kingdom)

Vanguard, 21st Mar 2016.

A question of morality


The Nation, 20th Mar 2016.

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

(Egypt; United Kingdom)

Paul Lynch, Northampton Chronicle & Echo, 18th Mar 2016.

Return Benin Bronze Cockerel, FG Pleads With British Govt

(Nigeria; United Kingdom)

Chika Okeke, Leadership, 18th Mar 2016.

Why Egypt is placing its pyramids under military protection


Safinaa Mounir, Al Monitor, 16th Mar 2016.

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


Egyptian Streets, 15th Mar 2016.

Soyinka calls for retrieval of Ife antiques


Okorie Uguru, The Nation, 12th Mar 2016.

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

(United Kingdom; Egypt)

Paul Lynch, Northampton Chronicle & Echo, 11th Mar 2016.

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

(United Kingdom; Nigeria)

Lily Kuo, Quartz, 9th Mar 2016.

Cambridge college removes stolen Benin bronze cockerel

(United Kingdom; Nigeria)

The News, 9th Mar 2016.

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

(Germany; Egypt)

Cory Doctorow, BoingBoing, 8th Mar 2016.

Benin Bronze "permanently removed" from Jesus hall

(United Kingdom; Nigeria)

Stevie Hertz, The Cambridge Student, 8th Mar 2016.

Egyptian ambassador proposes plan to share Sekhemka

(Egypt; United Kingdom)

Martin Bailey, The Art Newspaper, 8th Mar 2016.

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


The Cairo Post, 7th Mar 2016.

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

(Egypt; United Kingdom)

Al-Masry Al-Youm, Egypt Independent, 7th Mar 2016.

Timbuktu Shrines Trial: Why the Destruction of Cultural Heritage is History Repeating Itself


John Darlington, Newsweek, 5th Mar 2016.

Egyptian 'Seven Sacred Oils' relief recovered from Switzerland

(Egypt; Switzerland)

Nevine El-Aref, Ahram Online, 3rd Mar 2016.

Ancient Egypt tablet back after collector notified officials

(Egypt; Switzerland)

Associated Press, The Daily Mail, 3rd Mar 2016.

Egypt struggles to halt sale of artifacts at Dutch auction house

(Netherlands; Egypt)

The Cairo Post, 2nd Mar 2016.

Destruction of Timbuktu sites shocked humanity, prosecutor tells ICC


AFP, The Guardian, 1st Mar 2016.

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

(Angola; France)

Roxana Azimi, Le Monde, 29th Feb 2016.

Antiquities: The long road home


Finbarr Toesland, The Africa Report, 29th Feb 2016.

CC to Decide If Malian Teacher Will Face Charges for Destroying Timbuktu Artifacts


Vice, 29th Feb 2016.

Looters Kill Two Guards at Ancient Egyptian Necropolis


Benjamin Sutton, Hyperallergic, 22nd Feb 2016.

Guard Shot Dead by Looters at Archaeological Site in Egypt


Lorena Muñoz-Alonso, ArtNet News, 22nd Feb 2016.

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

(United Kingdom; Nigeria)

Charlie Peat, Express, 22nd Feb 2016.

Watchman killed in attempted heist at archaeological site


Al-Masry Al-Youm, Egypt Independent, 20th Feb 2016.

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

(Germany; Egypt)

Claire Voon, Hyperallergic, 19th Feb 2016.

BREAKING: Jesus College students vote to repatriate cockerel to Nigeria

(Nigeria; United Kingdom)

The Cambridge Student, 18th Feb 2016.

Angola: Culture Minister visits exhibition of recovered art works


Agencia Angola Press, 15th Feb 2016.

Egypt to recover two stolen artefacts from Germany

(Egypt; Germany)

Nevine El-Aref, Ahram Online, 14th Feb 2016.

Investigations on in disappearence of 157 artefacts from Saqqara galleries


Nevine El-Aref, Ahram Online, 13th Feb 2016.

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


Egyptian Streets, 11th Feb 2016.

Egypt ups pyramids security after illegal stone sales


Ramadan Al Sherbini, Gulf News, 11th Feb 2016.

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

(Egypt; United Kingdom)

Tim Cornwell, The Art Newspaper, 11th Feb 2016.

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


Al-Masry Al-Youm, Egypt Independent, 7th Feb 2016.

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


Ahram Online, 7th Feb 2016.

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


Egyptian Streets, 6th Feb 2016.

Karnak Amun-Re statue not recently restored as claimed


Nevine El-Aref, Ahram Online, 6th Feb 2016.

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


All Africa, 5th Feb 2016.

FG Partners Diasfund To Establish First Africa Digital Museum


Chika Okeke, Leadership, 5th Feb 2016.

German teen faces life ban from Egypt after scaling Khufu pyramid


Nevine El-Aref, Ahram Online, 3rd Feb 2016.

Using Social Media to Predict When Precious Antiquities Are Under Threat


Katie A. Paul, Slate, 26th Jan 2016.

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


Daily News Egypt, 24th Jan 2016.

The race to save ancient Islamic manuscripts from terrorists who want them destroyed


Sarah Kershaw, The Washington Post, 21st Jan 2016.

Tomb Raiding Is a Growing Problem in the Middle East


Mark Hey, Vice, 21st Jan 2016.

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


Zeinab El-Gundy, Ahram Online, 19th Jan 2016.

Vigilante foils robbery attempt at Kwara Museum


Romoke W. Ahmad, Daily Trust, 18th Jan 2016.

Five questions for the director of the Bardo Museum


David Robert, The Art Newspaper, 16th Jan 2016.

Sarah Parcak, Space Archaeologist

(Egypt; United States of America)

Alexandra Wolfe, The Wall Street Journal, 15th Jan 2016.

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


Susan Walker, Apollo, 15th Jan 2016.

The Grave Robbers Looting Egypt's Archaeological Heritage


Vice, 13th Jan 2016.

Antiquities minister set to inaugurate exhibition for recovered artefacts on Thursday


Nevine El-Aref, Ahram Online, 12th Jan 2016.

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


Anny Shaw, The Art Newspaper, 7th Jan 2016.

King Amenhotep III statue accidently recovered in Edfu


Nevine El-Aref, Ahram Online, 31st Dec 2015.

Antiquities Ministry retrieves two artifacts from Germany, Austria


Al-Masry Al-Youm, Egypt Independent, 29th Dec 2015.

Cairo airport authorities foil attempt to smuggle 22 antique coins

(Egypt; Greece)

Ahram Online, 23rd Dec 2015.

Africa's top collector returns ancestral works to Angola


Cristina Ruiz, The Art Newspaper, 22nd Dec 2015.

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

(South Africa)

AFP, The Japan Times, 18th Dec 2015.

Reclaimed History: 9 Repatriated Egyptian Antiquities


Stephanie Pappas, Live Science, 15th Dec 2015.

ICOM releases red list of Libyan antiquities at risk


Martin Bailey, The Art Newspaper, 15th Dec 2015.

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


Associated Press, The Guardian, 15th Dec 2015.

Stolen relief of Egyptian King Seti I recovered from London

(Egypt; United Kingdom)

Nevine El-Aref, Ahram Online, 14th Dec 2015.

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

(Egypt; United Kingdom; United Arab Emirates)

Nevine El-Aref, Ahram Online, 14th Dec 2015.

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


AFP, The Times of Israel, 12th Dec 2015.

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


Three Tunisian artists sent to prison for usage of narcotics

Edelweiss Vieira, Le Monde, 11th Dec 2015.

Govt launches cultural property trafficking manual


Winstone Antonio, News Day, 4th Dec 2015.

Ancient cemetery discovered under Alexandria house


Al-Masry Al-Youm, Egypt Independent, 3rd Dec 2015.

Egypt attempts to bring back 8 smuggled artifacts from Switzerland

(Egypt; Switzerland)

Nina Awad, Step Feed, 30th Nov 2015.

Mali manuscripts: Nations treasure trove of ancient books saved from jihadists are once again at risk


Kim Sengupta, The Independent, 26th Nov 2015.

Tunisia's Culture Ministry Blocks Auction of Looted Antiquities


Coline Milliard, ArtNet News, 24th Nov 2015.

German man returns mummy mask to Egypt after 50 years away

(Egypt; Germany)

Nevine El-Aref, Ahram Online, 18th Nov 2015.

Looted ancient statue returned to Egypt

(Egypt; Austria)

The Local, 16th Nov 2015.

Antique statuette seized at Aswan railway station


Rany Mostafa, The Cairo Post, 13th Nov 2015.

TED Prize Goes to Archaeologist Who Combats Looting With Satellite Technology

(Egypt; United States of America)

Ralph Blumenthal, The New York Times, 8th Nov 2015.

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


Salma El Wardany, Skift, 7th Nov 2015.

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

(Egypt; Thailand)

Nevine El-Aref, Ahram Online, 5th Nov 2015.

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


Minda Smiley, The Drum, 4th Nov 2015.

Looted Chokwe masks and a rare statue to be returned to Dundo Museum in Angola


Art Daily, 4th Nov 2015.

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


George Mikhail, Al Monitor, 28th Oct 2015.

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


"Daesh" cell arrested for plan to target the pyrmaids

Ahmed Chalabi, Almasryalyoum, 26th Oct 2015.

African art needs to come home - and this is why


Dilip Ratha, The Guardian, 21st Oct 2015.

King Tut's wooden head suffers whiplash after school visit


Christian Ekman, Albawaba, 19th Oct 2015.

Egyptian Museum boss rubbishes reports of Tutankhamun gold mask damage


Nevine El-Aref, Ahram Online, 18th Oct 2015.

Search for Dundee museum thieves continues

(South Africa)

Zongile Mthimkhulu, East Coast Radio, 16th Oct 2015.

Priceless treasure stolen from KZN museum

(South Africa)

IOL, 15th Oct 2015.

98 Valuable Islamic Lamps Looted From Historic Mosque in Cairo


Egyptian Streets, 14th Oct 2015.

Customs officials foil attempt to smuggle rare manuscripts to Qatar

(Egypt; United Arab Emirates)

The Cairo Post, 14th Oct 2015.

Probe opened into alleged graft in Grand Egyptian Museum


Rany Mostafa, The Cairo Post, 13th Oct 2015.

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


The Cairo Post, 11th Oct 2015.

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


Ahram Online, 7th Oct 2015.

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

(South Africa)

Amil Umraw, The Witness, 7th Oct 2015.

Egypt to prevent sale of stolen antiquities in London


Nevine El-Aref, Ahram Online, 5th Oct 2015.

Egypt's embassy in London restores smuggled pharaonic stele

(Egypt; United Kingdom)

The Cairo Post, 3rd Oct 2015.

Looted Egyptian figurine arrives from France


Rany Mostafa, The Cairo Post, 2nd Oct 2015.

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


Matilda Battersby, The Independent, 1st Oct 2015.

Court Remands Scrap Dealer For Stealing Ancient Church Bell


Adu Gyamfi Ameyaw, Peace FM, 29th Sep 2015.

Cultural property trafficking: Army says ready to help


Anna Chibamu, New Zimbabwe, 28th Sep 2015.

ICC arrests rebel accused of attacking ancient Timbuktu monuments


Thomas Escritt, Reuters, 26th Sep 2015.

Egypt FM warns of suicide groups threats to antiquities


Egypt Independent, 25th Sep 2015.

Stolen wooden statuette to be repatriated to Egypt from France

(Egypt; France)

The Cairo Post, 24th Sep 2015.

Rampant Illicit Cultural property trafficking- security details move in


Mafriq, Mafriq Music Factory, 22nd Sep 2015.

Tutankhamun's mask to undergo restoration in October


Nevine El-Aref, Ahram Online, 15th Sep 2015.

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


Al-Masry Al-Youm, Egypt Independent, 13th Sep 2015.

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


George Dvorsky, io9, 8th Sep 2015.

Weak security plagues Egypt's archaeological sites


Khalid Hassan, Al Monitor, 7th Sep 2015.

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

(Ethiopia; United Kingdom)

Maaza Mengiste, The Guardian, 7th Sep 2015.

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

(Libya; United Kingdom)

David Mercer, The Independent, 2nd Sep 2015.

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

(Egypt; Germany)

Nevine El-Aref, Ahram Online, 1st Sep 2015.

Three found dead digging for artifacts in Monufiya


Al-Masry Al-Youm, Egypt Independent, 25th Aug 2015.

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

(Ghana; Ireland)

Sarah Douglas, ArtNews, 25th Aug 2015.

Statue 'might never be seen in public again'

(United Kingdom; Egypt)

Ian Johnston, IOL, 24th Aug 2015.

Zimbabwe: Safeguarding Our Cultural Property


The Herald, All Africa, 24th Aug 2015.

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

(United Kingdom; Egypt)

Ian Johnston, The Independent, 23rd Aug 2015.

Sudan wants to stiffen penalties for stealing antiques


The Sudan Tribune, 22nd Aug 2015.

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

(South Africa)

Ahmed Areff, News24, 22nd Aug 2015.

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

(Egypt; United Kingdom)

Maram Mazen, Star Tribune, 22nd Aug 2015.

2600 Zim artefacts looted

(Zimbabwe; United Kingdom)

Lovemore Mataire, The Herald, 14th Aug 2015.

Robert Mugabe tells Natural History Museum to return human skulls

(Zimbabwe; United Kingdom)

David Smith, The Guardian, 13th Aug 2015.

Community forced to pay tax to reclaim its stolen treasures


Patrick Beja, The Counties, 9th Aug 2015.

Egypt foils smuggling of 761 law books


Nevine El-Aref, Ahram Online, 4th Aug 2015.

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

(Egypt; Belgium)

Rany Mostafa, The Cairo Post, 4th Aug 2015.

Is Art Theft and Copyright Infringement On the Rise?


Nduta Waweru, All Africa, 29th Jul 2015.

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


Abby Phillip, The Washington Post, 16th Jul 2015.

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


Interpol, 13th Jul 2015.

Windows of Egyptian Museum broken from consulate explosion


Nevine El-Aref, Ahram Online, 11th Jul 2015.

Collector Fights for African Art


Raphael Minder, The New York Times, 9th Jul 2015.

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


The Cairo Post, 8th Jul 2015.

A part of Tutmosis Karnak column arrives home from London

(Egypt; United Kingdom)

Nevine El-Aref, Ahram Online, 5th Jul 2015.

Chinese Art Professor Devoted to Ancient African Artifact Protection


All Africa, 2nd Jul 2015.

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


Nevine El-Aref, Ahram Online, 28th Jun 2015.

Owner wins his paintings back

(South Africa)

Zelda Venter, IOL, 22nd Jun 2015.

University Of Ibadan Raided By Robbers


Judith Blodun, Naij, 21st Jun 2015.

Antique coins smuggling attempt foiled by Cairo airport authorities


Rany Mostafa, The Cairo Post, 21st Jun 2015.

Unique stolen ancient Egyptian statue to return from Germany soon


Nevine El-Aref, Ahram Online, 14th Jun 2015.

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


David D. Kirkpatrick, The New York Times, 10th Jun 2015.

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


Nevine El-Aref, Ahram Online, 6th Jun 2015.

Trio held for gun stolen from police museum

(South Africa)

Diek Lotriet, News24, 5th Jun 2015.

Cross and artefacts stolen from Limpopo church

(South Africa)

Dan Mdluli, The Citizen, 3rd Jun 2015.

Gunmen kill two tourism police near Giza pyramids


Ahram Online, 3rd Jun 2015.

Two curators arrested in Egypt for forging antiquities


Nevine El-Aref, Ahram Online, 2nd Jun 2015.

Egypt recovers 32 smuggled artefacts from Switzerland

(Egypt; Switzerland)

Nevine El-Aref, Ahram Online, 1st Jun 2015.

Attempt to smuggle Islamic artefacts foiled in Egypt's Damietta


Nevine El-Aref, Ahram Online, 31st May 2015.

Egypt foils attempt to smuggle 135 Islamic artifacts


The Cairo Post, 30th May 2015.

Egypt to recover Mamluk vase

(Egypt; United Kingdom)

Nevine El-Aref, Ahram Online, 27th May 2015.

Suspects arrested in case of stolen Memphis statue


Nevine El-Aref, Ahram Online, 26th May 2015.

Colorful fragment hacked out from ancient Egyptian tomb, excavators say


Rany Mostafa, The Cairo Post, 26th May 2015.

Egypt sues Israel to restore 126 smuggled artifacts

(Egypt; Israel)

Rany Mostafa, The Cairo Post, 24th May 2015.

Apis Bull of Hadrian is safe and sound: antiquities ministry


Nevine El-Aref, Ahram Online, 20th May 2015.

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


Nevine El-Aref, Ahram Online, 19th May 2015.

Looming spectre of theft at art galleries

(South Africa)

Hlabangani Mtshali, The Citizen, 18th May 2015.

Activists accuse antiquities minister of destroying vital heritage site


Ahram Online, 18th May 2015.

Cairo Declaration to protect Middle East cultural heritage


Nevine El-Aref, Ahram Online, 18th May 2015.

Antiquities Minister urges amendment of UNESCO 1970 agreement


Al-Masry Al-Youm, Egypt Independent, 14th May 2015.

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


Rany Mostafa, The Cairo Post, 13th May 2015.

Judicial officials suspected of antiquities smuggling


Amira El-Fekki, Daily News Egypt, 4th May 2015.

Egypt's prosecution orders media gag on antiquities smuggling case


Ahram Online, 4th May 2015.

Egypt's antiquities under constant threat


Walaa Hussein, Al Monitor, 11th Apr 2015.

Egypt urged to expedite efforts to keep Sekhemka statue on display

(United Kingdom; Egypt)

Marwan Sultan, Ahram Online, 11th Apr 2015.

Authorities in Tanzania struggle to save historical monuments from harm


Xinhua, Spy Ghana, 11th Apr 2015.

Opinion: You cannot police research


Monica Hanna, The Cairo Post, 10th Apr 2015.

Meidum Geese painting authentic: Zahi Hawass


Rany Mostafa, The Cairo Post, 9th Apr 2015.

Don't break the law in statue battle - Mthethwa

(South Africa)

Maryna Lamprecht, News 24, 8th Apr 2015.

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

(Australia; Egypt)

Liz Foschia, ABC Australia, 8th Apr 2015.

This Ancient Egyptian Masterpiece Might Be Fake


Erin Blakemore, Smithsonian, 1st Apr 2015.

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

(United Kingdom; Libya)

Victoria Ward, The Telegraph, 30th Mar 2015.

Over 100 Artefacts Repatriated In 4 Years – Usman


Chika Okeke, Leadership, 27th Mar 2015.

Egypt recovers smuggled artifacts from Germany


The Cairo Post, 24th Mar 2015.

Ministry to inventory antiquities after 4 found in US Alexandria consulate


The Cairo Post, 24th Mar 2015.

Head of Egypt museums arrested for taking bribe


Ahram Online, 24th Mar 2015.

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


Chris Stephen, The Guardian, 18th Mar 2015.

New mummies discovered floating in sewage in Upper Egypt


Nada Deyaa, Daily News Egypt, 3rd Feb 2015.

Sudan National Museum hit by half million dollar tree theft


Seham Saleh, Asharq Al-Aswat, 5th Dec 2014.

Conflict surrounds Khufu Cartouche sentence


Simon Egarter, Daily News Egypt, 2nd Dec 2014.

France Returns 250 Smuggled Ancient Artifacts to Egypt

(Egypt; France)

Henri Neuendorf, ArtNet News, 1st Dec 2014.

NCMM to stop illegal museums


Osun Defender, 29th Nov 2014.

2 ancient Islamic lanterns surface in London

(Egypt; United Kingdom)

Rany Mostafa, The Cairo Post, 25th Nov 2014.

Libya's Italian-era gazelle statue disappears in Tripoli


BBC News, 4th Nov 2014.

Egyptian airport officials seize smuggled Ottoman-era coins

(Egypt; United Kingdom)

Nevine El-Aref, Ahram Online, 10th Oct 2014.

Egypt makes slow gains against antiquities thefts


Sarah Lynch, USA Today, 9th Aug 2014.

Coin smuggler foiled at Cairo Airport

(Egypt; Italy)

Nevine El-Aref, Ahram Online, 6th Aug 2014.

Nigeria: Reps Urge UK to Repatriate Stolen Artefacts

(Nigeria; United Kingdom)

Rotimi Akinwumi, All Africa, 11th Jul 2014.

Sale of Egyptian Statue By English Museum Draws Criticism

(United Kingdom; Egypt)

Tom Mashberg, The New York Times, 11th Jul 2014.

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

(Nigeria; United States of America)

Muhammad Bello, All Africa, 11th Jul 2014.

Egypt fails to retrieve ancient statue before sale at UK auction

(United Kingdom; Egypt)

Al-Masry Al-Youm, Egypt Independent, 11th Jul 2014.

Islamic, pharaonic items returned to Egypt from Denmark and France

(Egypt; Denmark; France)

Nevine El-Aref, Ahram Online, 10th Jul 2014.

Nigeria: Unesco Warns Nigeria Against Cultural Extinction


All Africa, 8th Jul 2014.

Egypt receives eight smuggled artifacts from Denmark

(Egypt; Denmark)

Al-Masry Al-Youm, Egypt Independent, 8th Jul 2014.

Egyptian bid to stop Northampton's ancient statue sale

(United Kingdom; Egypt)

BBC News, 8th Jul 2014.

Stolen Ethiopian Saint John Turns Up at Paris Auction

(Ethiopia; France)

ArtNet news, ArtNet News, 7th Jul 2014.

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

(Nigeria; United Kingdom)

Simon Ebegbulem, All Africa, 5th Jun 2014.

German couple will return Egyptian artefact after learning it was stolen

(Egypt; Germany)

Nevine El-Aref, Ahram Online, 4th Jun 2014.

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


Dan Vergano, National Geographic, 3rd Jun 2014.

Vandals destroy prehistoric rock art in Libya's lawless Sahara


Ulf Laessing, Reuters, 3rd Jun 2014.

Recovered antiquities go on display at Egyptian Museum


Nevine El-Aref, Ahram Online, 10th May 2014.

It's time to stop destruction of Middle East heritage

(Syria; Lybia; Egypt)

Iason Athanasiadis, Al Jazeera, 5th May 2014.

Egypt's airports to exhibit ancient artefacts


Nevine El-Aref, Ahram Online, 4th May 2014.

Serendipity aids Egypt in struggle to recover stolen heritage

(Egypt; Belgium)

Stephen Kalin, Reuters, 23rd Apr 2014.

Egyptian police confiscate three mummies from smuggling gang


Nevine El-Aref, Arahm Online, 12th Apr 2014.

Looted marble Mask of Gorgon returned to Algeria


Garry Shaw, The Art Newspaper, 11th Apr 2014.

Use Diplomacy To Retrieve Stolen Artefacts - Adediran


Chika Okeke, Leadership, 11th Apr 2014.

Taking on Art Looters on Twitter


Tom Mashberg, The New York Times, 9th Apr 2014.

Egyptian ministries working to get back stolen cartonnage


Nevine El-Aref, Ahram Online, 6th Apr 2014.

Negligence, Corruption Threaten Tunisia's Heritage Sites


Afef Abrougui, Tunisia Alive, 4th Apr 2014.

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

(Egypt; United States of America)

Egypt State Information Service, All Africa, 3rd Apr 2014.

Tunisia plans to return stolen Mask of Gorgon to Algeria

(Tunisia; Algeria)

Middle East Online, 3rd Apr 2014.

Ancient statues stolen from Sudan heritage site


AFP, The Sun Daily, 2nd Apr 2014.

Sudan denies selling artifacts to Qatar

(Sudan; United Arab Emirates)

APA, Star Africa, 30th Mar 2014.

At Risk: Egypt's Heritage and Our Own


Deborah Lehr, Huffington Post, 26th Mar 2014.

Egypt's Heritage Plundered Anew

(Egypt; United States of America)

The New York Times, 20th Mar 2014.

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

(France; Egypt)

Jonathan Gornall, The National, 20th Mar 2014.

In pictures: Stolen Egyptian artefacts recovered from the US

(Egypt; United States of America)

Nevine El-Aref, Ahram Online, 16th Mar 2014.

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


Egypt State Information Service, The New York Times, 14th Mar 2014.

Egypt: Antiquities Minister Meets U.S. Officials


All Africa, 13th Mar 2014.

SAFE Beacon honours Egyptian archaeologist Monica Hanna


Thoraia Abou Bakr, Daily News Egypt, 9th Mar 2014.

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

(Egypt; United Kingdom)

Paul Peachey, The Independent, 7th Mar 2014.

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

(Egypt; General)

Douglas Boin, RTT News, 6th Mar 2014.

Egypt challenges a UK auctioneer over 200 'stolen' antiquities

(Egypt; United Kingdom)

Ahram Online, 1st May 2013.

Looting of Libyan treasure highlights illicit antiquities trade


Laura Allsop, CNN, 11th Nov 2011.

Treasure of Benghazi bank vault raided


Nick Meo, The Telegraph, 30th Oct 2011.

Vincent van Gogh painting recovered after being stolen from Cairo museum


Associated Press, The Guardian, 21st Aug 2010.