Source: Al Monitor

Collectors hunt down forgeries as Arab art market flourishes

(Lebanon)

India Stoughton (2018). Collectors hunt down forgeries as Arab art market flourishes. Al Monitor. 30 January.

Egypt's Antiquities Ministry struggles with smuggling

(Egypt)

Hani Sameer (2017). Egypt's Antiquities Ministry struggles with smuggling. Al Monitor. 21 November.

Lebanon battles to get its treasures back

(Lebanon; United States of America)

India Stoughton (2017). Lebanon battles to get its treasures back. Al Monitor. 1 November.

Young Gazans mobilize to save Palestine's oldest archaeological site

(Palestine)

Moath al-Amoudi (2017). Young Gazans mobilize to save Palestine's oldest archaeological site. Al Monitor. 26 October.

Fatwa allowing illegal antiquities excavation triggers ire in Egypt

(Egypt)

Menna A. Farouk (2017). Fatwa allowing illegal antiquities excavation triggers ire in Egypt. Al Monitor. 15 September.

Iraq establishes new security force to protect its archaeological wealth

(Iraq)

Mustafa Saadoun (2017). Iraq establishes new security force to protect its archaeological wealth. Al Monitor. 1 September.

Iraq steps up efforts to restore lost heritage at ancient Nimrud

(Iraq)

Wassim Bassem (2017). Iraq steps up efforts to restore lost heritage at ancient Nimrud. Al Monitor. 7 August.

Iraq eager to get back antiquities smuggled to US

(Iraq; United States of America)

Adnan Abu Zeed (2017). Iraq eager to get back antiquities smuggled to US. Al Monitor. 3 August.

Iraq accelerates work on its virtual national museum

(Iraq)

Adnan Abu Zeed (2017). Iraq accelerates work on its virtual national museum. Al Monitor. 2 July.

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.

How Palestine is working to stop antiquities theft

(Palestine)

Aziza Nofal (2017). How Palestine is working to stop antiquities theft. Al Monitor. 6 April.

Calls for support as destroyed Mosul Museum seeks to rebuild

(Iraq)

Adnan Abu Zeed (2017). Calls for support as destroyed Mosul Museum seeks to rebuild. Al Monitor. 30 March.

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.

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.

Iraq struggles to stop antiquities smuggling

(Iraq)

Adnan Abu Zeed (2016). Iraq struggles to stop antiquities smuggling. Al Monitor. 19 September.

Citizens map out Gaza's history

(Palestine)

Moath Al-Amoudi (2016). Citizens map out Gaza's history. Al Monitor. 24 July.

Sumerian city of Lagash slowly emerging from desert sands

(Iraq)

Adnan Abu Zeed (2016). Sumerian city of Lagash slowly emerging from desert sands. Al Monitor. 19 July.

Turkey's artists face growing government pressure

(Turkey)

Sukru Kucukshin (2016). Turkey's artists face growing government pressure. Al Monitor. 11 July.

Prized Lion of Babylon joins list of crumbling Iraqi antiquities

(Iraq)

Adnan Abu Zeed (2016). Prized Lion of Babylon joins list of crumbling Iraqi antiquities. Al Monitor. 30 June.

Private collectors fuel demand for looted Mideast antiquities

(General)

Barbara Slavin (2016). Private collectors fuel demand for looted Mideast antiquities. Al Monitor. 7 April.

Unemployed Iraqis join in looting of antiquities

(Iraq)

Wassim Bassem (2016). Unemployed Iraqis join in looting of antiquities. Al Monitor. 28 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.

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.

Turkey major conduit for Syrian 'blood antiquities'

(Turkey; Syria)

Pinar Tremblay (2015). Turkey major conduit for Syrian 'blood antiquities'. Al Monitor. 25 September.

Weak security plagues Egypt's archaeological sites

(Egypt)

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

Mystery surrounds Iraqi statue's missing glass of wine

(Iraq)

Adnan Abu Zeed (2015). Mystery surrounds Iraqi statue's missing glass of wine. Al Monitor. 21 August.

Looters find path to export antiquities via Lebanon

(Lebanon)

Al Monitor (2015). Looters find path to export antiquities via Lebanon. Al Monitor. 31 July.

Egypt's antiquities under constant threat

(Egypt)

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

Islamic State makes millions from stolen antiquities

(Syria)

Cem Erciyes (2014). Islamic State makes millions from stolen antiquities. Al Monitor. 2 September.

Syrian government says Maaloula's sites sacked by rebels

(Syria)

Al Monitor (2014). Syrian government says Maaloula's sites sacked by rebels. Al Monitor. 5 May.