Source: BBC News

Artefacts worth €40m recovered in raids across Europe

(Italy; Spain; Germany; United Kingdom)

BBC News (2018). Artefacts worth €40m recovered in raids across Europe. BBC News. 4 July.

Saddam's 'Disney for a despot': How dictators exploit ruins

(Iraq)

BBC News (2018). Saddam's 'Disney for a despot': How dictators exploit ruins. BBC News. 20 April.

The art hidden from Nazi bombs

(United Kingdom)

Holly Williams (2018). The art hidden from Nazi bombs. BBC News. 16 April.

Nelson Mandela's golden hand casts sell for $10m in bitcoin

(South Africa)

BBC News (2018). Nelson Mandela's golden hand casts sell for $10m in bitcoin. BBC News. 27 March.

Germany returns 3,000-year-old Olmec statues to Mexico

(Mexico; Germany)

BBC News (2018). Germany returns 3,000-year-old Olmec statues to Mexico. BBC News. 21 March.

Tooth of ancient megashark stolen in Australia

(Australia)

BBC News (2018). Tooth of ancient megashark stolen in Australia. BBC News. 13 March.

Syria war: Turkish air strikes 'damage ancient Afrin temple'

(Syria; Turkey)

BBC News (2018). Syria war: Turkish air strikes 'damage ancient Afrin temple'. BBC News. 29 January.

Captain Cook Statue Vandalised Ahead of Australia Date

(Australia)

BBC News (2018). Captain Cook Statue Vandalised Ahead of Australia Date. BBC News. 25 January.

Eleven men deny involvement in Bulmers family art theft

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2018). Eleven men deny involvement in Bulmers family art theft. BBC News. 24 January.

Appeal after high-value paintings stolen in Midlothian

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2018). Appeal after high-value paintings stolen in Midlothian. BBC News. 23 January.

Kate Moss painting to sell under Proceeds of Crime Act

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2018). Kate Moss painting to sell under Proceeds of Crime Act. BBC News. 18 January.

Italian police investigate organisers of fake Modigliani show

(Italy)

BBC News (2018). Italian police investigate organisers of fake Modigliani show. BBC News. 11 January.

Charles Bronson art removed from Oxford homeless auction

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2018). Charles Bronson art removed from Oxford homeless auction. BBC News. 8 January.

'World's most expensive vodka' found on Danish building site

(Denmark)

BBC News (2018). 'World's most expensive vodka' found on Danish building site. BBC News. 5 January.

Van containing 1830s Johnson's dictionaries stolen in Norwich

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2017). Van containing 1830s Johnson's dictionaries stolen in Norwich. BBC News. 27 December.

Man to return ancient crown to Turkey

(United Kingdom; Turkey)

BBC News (2017). Man to return ancient crown to Turkey. BBC News. 5 December.

Bears Ears: Inside the fight for Utah's contested national monuments

(United States of America)

James Cook (2017). Bears Ears: Inside the fight for Utah's contested national monuments. BBC News. 4 December.

'Indiana Joan': 95-year-old accused of looting Middle East tombs

(Australia; Egypt)

BBC News (2017). 'Indiana Joan': 95-year-old accused of looting Middle East tombs. BBC News. 24 November.

Stolen John Lennon items recovered in Berlin

(Germany; Turkey)

BBC News (2017). Stolen John Lennon items recovered in Berlin. BBC News. 21 November.

China butterfly smugglers jailed and fined by Jinan court

(China)

BBC News (2017). China butterfly smugglers jailed and fined by Jinan court. BBC News. 8 November.

York Minster to be protected with anti-terror security blocks

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2017). York Minster to be protected with anti-terror security blocks. BBC News. 6 November.

How I threw away a work of modern art

(France)

David Chazan (2017). How I threw away a work of modern art. BBC News. 3 November.

Duke's Auctioneers fined over Alfred Wallis fakes

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2017). Duke's Auctioneers fined over Alfred Wallis fakes. BBC News. 31 October.

'Stolen Salvador Dali' painting recovered in Lebanon

(Lebanon)

BBC News (2017). 'Stolen Salvador Dali' painting recovered in Lebanon. BBC News. 19 October.

Lady Somerleyton loses heirloom pendant in Morrisons supermarket

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2017). Lady Somerleyton loses heirloom pendant in Morrisons supermarket. BBC News. 18 October.

Renoir painting stolen before auction near Paris

(France)

BBC News (2017). Renoir painting stolen before auction near Paris. BBC News. 30 September.

The archaeological treasures IS failed to destroy

(Iraq)

Sebastian Rey, John MacGinnis (2017). The archaeological treasures IS failed to destroy. BBC News. 29 September.

Stolen WW1 watch for bravery returned to Blyth museum

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2017). Stolen WW1 watch for bravery returned to Blyth museum. BBC News. 21 September.

Man admits Olympic medal theft from Dumfries museum

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2017). Man admits Olympic medal theft from Dumfries museum. BBC News. 15 September.

Terry Bradley gallery 'delighted' stolen art is found

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2017). Terry Bradley gallery 'delighted' stolen art is found. BBC News. 15 September.

'Stolen art' and ammunition found in west Belfast

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2017). 'Stolen art' and ammunition found in west Belfast. BBC News. 14 September.

Olympian Rhona Howie 'gutted' by Dumfries gold medal theft

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2017). Olympian Rhona Howie 'gutted' by Dumfries gold medal theft. BBC News. 13 September.

Jailed YouTuber: 'Not proud' of prank

(United Kingdom)

Calum Macdonald (2017). Jailed YouTuber: 'Not proud' of prank. BBC News. 3 September.

Eleven in court over Bulmers cider family art robbery

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2017). Eleven in court over Bulmers cider family art robbery. BBC News. 24 August.

'We should give back art looted by the Nazis'

(Germany)

Joe Miller (2017). 'We should give back art looted by the Nazis'. BBC News. 22 August.

Ancient coffin breaks as child put in it at Southend museum

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2017). Ancient coffin breaks as child put in it at Southend museum. BBC News. 22 August.

Paris Space Invaders street art stolen by 'city workers'

(France)

BBC News (2017). Paris Space Invaders street art stolen by 'city workers'. BBC News. 4 August.

Divorcee destroys ex's $1m violin collection in Japan

(Japan)

BBC News (2017). Divorcee destroys ex's $1m violin collection in Japan. BBC News. 26 July.

Israel removes flashpoint metal detectors at Jerusalem holy site

(Palestine; Israel)

BBC News (2017). Israel removes flashpoint metal detectors at Jerusalem holy site. BBC News. 25 July.

Spanish police recover three stolen Francis Bacon paintings

(Spain)

BBC News (2017). Spanish police recover three stolen Francis Bacon paintings. BBC News. 19 July.

Illegal detectorists targeting Gloucestershire farmland

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2017). Illegal detectorists targeting Gloucestershire farmland. BBC News. 17 July.

Bulmers cider family art robbery: Twelve men charged

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2017). Bulmers cider family art robbery: Twelve men charged. BBC News. 14 July.

China villagers launch Dutch court bid to retrieve mummy

(China; Netherlands)

BBC News (2017). China villagers launch Dutch court bid to retrieve mummy. BBC News. 14 July.

Germany makes arrests over theft of giant solid-gold coin

(Germany)

BBC News (2017). Germany makes arrests over theft of giant solid-gold coin. BBC News. 12 July.

Valuable Colin John McCahon painting stolen in Sydney

(Australia)

BBC News (2017). Valuable Colin John McCahon painting stolen in Sydney. BBC News. 7 July.

FBI helps NI family recover stolen William Conor art

(United Kingdom; United States of America)

Tori Watson (2017). FBI helps NI family recover stolen William Conor art. BBC News. 30 June.

Battle for Mosul: IS 'blows up' al-Nuri mosque

(Iraq)

BBC News (2017). Battle for Mosul: IS 'blows up' al-Nuri mosque. BBC News. 22 June.

Battle for Mosul: Destruction of al-Nuri mosque 'shows IS defeated'

(Iraq)

BBC News (2017). Battle for Mosul: Destruction of al-Nuri mosque 'shows IS defeated'. BBC News. 22 June.

Vandalism at ancient Clava Cairns burial site

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2017). Vandalism at ancient Clava Cairns burial site. BBC News. 7 June.

Urinating dog joins Wall Street statue row

(United States of America)

BBC News (2017). Urinating dog joins Wall Street statue row. BBC News. 30 May.

Harry Potter prequel stolen in Birmingham burglary

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2017). Harry Potter prequel stolen in Birmingham burglary. BBC News. 12 May.

Hatra: IS damage to ancient Iraqi city less than feared

(Iraq)

BBC News (2017). Hatra: IS damage to ancient Iraqi city less than feared. BBC News. 1 May.

Piper painting worth £10,000 stolen in 'targeted theft'

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2017). Piper painting worth £10,000 stolen in 'targeted theft'. BBC News. 28 April.

Cambridge Fitzwilliam stolen jade 'lost for generations', expert says

(United Kingdom; China)

BBC News (2017). Cambridge Fitzwilliam stolen jade 'lost for generations', expert says. BBC News. 14 April.

Mammoth tusk haul seized by Chinese customs

(China; Russia)

BBC News (2017). Mammoth tusk haul seized by Chinese customs. BBC News. 13 April.

Cambridge Latin graffiti to cost £4,000 to clean

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2017). Cambridge Latin graffiti to cost £4,000 to clean. BBC News. 7 April.

Medieval stones stolen from Edinburgh hospital

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2017). Medieval stones stolen from Edinburgh hospital. BBC News. 4 April.

Window cleaner accused of £500k Alan Davie art theft

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2017). Window cleaner accused of £500k Alan Davie art theft. BBC News. 29 March.

Saving Syria's heritage: Archaeologists discover invisible solution

(Syria)

Frank Gardner (2017). Saving Syria's heritage: Archaeologists discover invisible solution. BBC News. 21 March.

Chad's ancient Ennedi cave paintings defaced

(Chad)

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

Orkney 'Viking' totem pole vandalised

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2017). Orkney 'Viking' totem pole vandalised. BBC News. 19 March.

Piano gold hoard is 'life-changing' sovereign stockpile

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2017). Piano gold hoard is 'life-changing' sovereign stockpile. BBC News. 16 March.

Italian anti-mafia raids target politicians and businessmen

(Italy)

BBC News (2017). Italian anti-mafia raids target politicians and businessmen. BBC News. 15 March.

Palmyra: Syrian forces 'completely retake' IS-held town

(Syria)

BBC News (2017). Palmyra: Syrian forces 'completely retake' IS-held town. BBC News. 2 March.

Palace stripped of lightning tape by thieves

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2017). Palace stripped of lightning tape by thieves. BBC News. 2 March.

Policeman sacked for keeping gold coin proceeds

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2017). Policeman sacked for keeping gold coin proceeds. BBC News. 20 February.

Moldova art exhibit illustrates $1bn banking fraud

(Moldova)

BBC News (2017). Moldova art exhibit illustrates $1bn banking fraud. BBC News. 17 February.

Missing Harry Potter painting prompts Parcelforce apology

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2017). Missing Harry Potter painting prompts Parcelforce apology. BBC News. 11 February.

Louvre attack: French soldier shoots machete-wielding man

(France)

BBC News (2017). Louvre attack: French soldier shoots machete-wielding man. BBC News. 3 February.

Thieves steal lead from church roof

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2017). Thieves steal lead from church roof. BBC News. 19 January.

Syria: Islamic State group 'kills 12' in Palmyra

(Syria)

BBC News (2017). Syria: Islamic State group 'kills 12' in Palmyra. BBC News. 19 January.

Syria monuments damage 'akin to looting Welsh castles'

(Syria)

BBC News (2017). Syria monuments damage 'akin to looting Welsh castles'. BBC News. 3 January.

The medal detective

(United Kingdom)

Vibeke Venema (2016). The medal detective. BBC News. 21 December.

Crimean gold must go back to Ukraine, says Dutch court

(Netherlands; Russia; Ukraine)

BBC News (2016). Crimean gold must go back to Ukraine, says Dutch court. BBC News. 14 December.

Pip McGarry paintings worth £160k stolen from Marwell Zoo

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2016). Pip McGarry paintings worth £160k stolen from Marwell Zoo. BBC News. 13 December.

Palmyra: IS retakes ancient Syrian city

(Syria)

BBC News (2016). Palmyra: IS retakes ancient Syrian city. BBC News. 11 December.

The mystery of the stolen Klimt

(Italy)

Max Paradiso (2016). The mystery of the stolen Klimt. BBC News. 8 December.

Man guilty of stealing Chester Cathedral's Greek Lazarus painting

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2016). Man guilty of stealing Chester Cathedral's Greek Lazarus painting. BBC News. 5 December.

UAE hosts global push to save antiquities from conflict

(United Arab Emirates)

BBC News (2016). UAE hosts global push to save antiquities from conflict. BBC News. 2 December.

Geneva Free Port: The greatest art collection no-one can see

(Switzerland)

Will Gompertz (2016). Geneva Free Port: The greatest art collection no-one can see. BBC News. 1 December.

Man 'stole' Chester Cathedral's Greek Lazarus painting

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2016). Man 'stole' Chester Cathedral's Greek Lazarus painting. BBC News. 30 November.

Divers fined for raiding sunken German warships at Scapa Flow

(United Kingdom; Germany)

BBC News (2016). Divers fined for raiding sunken German warships at Scapa Flow. BBC News. 29 November.

The Stone still waiting for its final destiny

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2016). The Stone still waiting for its final destiny. BBC News. 28 November.

Batman painting stolen in £50k Belfast art raid

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2016). Batman painting stolen in £50k Belfast art raid. BBC News. 24 November.

Nimrud: Photos show IS destruction of ancient Iraqi city

(Iraq)

BBC News (2016). Nimrud: Photos show IS destruction of ancient Iraqi city. BBC News. 15 November.

Nimrud: Iraqi forces 'retake ancient city from IS'

(Iraq)

BBC News (2016). Nimrud: Iraqi forces 'retake ancient city from IS'. BBC News. 13 November.

Prince Charles warns of cultural destruction on UAE visit

(United Arab Emirates; United Kingdom)

Sean Coughlan (2016). Prince Charles warns of cultural destruction on UAE visit. BBC News. 7 November.

'Activists held' at King Cyrus tomb in Iran

(Iran)

BBC News (2016). 'Activists held' at King Cyrus tomb in Iran. BBC News. 31 October.

Italy police recover stolen manuscript after 30 years

(Italy)

BBC News (2016). Italy police recover stolen manuscript after 30 years. BBC News. 28 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.

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

(Iraq)

BBC News (2016). Basra Museum: How Saddam's palace was given to the people. BBC News. 8 October.

Cosgrove Hall fire: 18th Century country mansion gutted

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2016). Cosgrove Hall fire: 18th Century country mansion gutted. BBC News. 7 October.

Northampton Sekhemka statue sale: Council 'warned by lawyers'

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2016). Northampton Sekhemka statue sale: Council 'warned by lawyers'. BBC News. 1 October.

Van Gogh paintings stolen from Amsterdam found in Italy

(Italy; Netherlands)

BBC News (2016). Van Gogh paintings stolen from Amsterdam found in Italy. BBC News. 29 September.

Mexico returns remains of US soldiers from 1846 war

(Mexico; United States of America)

BBC News (2016). Mexico returns remains of US soldiers from 1846 war. BBC News. 29 September.

Banksy artwork removed from Liverpool street to enter street art museum

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2016). Banksy artwork removed from Liverpool street to enter street art museum. BBC News. 19 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.

Bronze book stolen from Borders poet's memorial

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2016). Bronze book stolen from Borders poet's memorial. BBC News. 8 September.

Plea over missing 1986 Sir Antony Gormley sculpture

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2016). Plea over missing 1986 Sir Antony Gormley sculpture. BBC News. 8 September.

Paris auction workers jailed over theft scam

(France)

BBC News (2016). Paris auction workers jailed over theft scam. BBC News. 6 September.

Artist Peter Doig wins case over painting he said was not his work

(United States of America; Canada)

BBC News (2016). Artist Peter Doig wins case over painting he said was not his work. BBC News. 24 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.

Stolen Southampton zebra sculpture found in river

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2016). Stolen Southampton zebra sculpture found in river. BBC News. 19 August.

Stolen Southampton zebra sculpture leads art trail parade

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2016). Stolen Southampton zebra sculpture leads art trail parade. BBC News. 12 July.

Muhammad Ali tribute mural stolen at Birmingham centre

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2016). Muhammad Ali tribute mural stolen at Birmingham centre. BBC News. 20 June.

Thieves strip lead off East Meon church roof

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2016). Thieves strip lead off East Meon church roof. BBC News. 17 June.

Export ban placed on £225,000 Burges vase to keep it in UK

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2016). Export ban placed on £225,000 Burges vase to keep it in UK. BBC News. 17 June.

Vandals damage up to 40 gravestones in Inverness cemetery

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2016). Vandals damage up to 40 gravestones in Inverness cemetery. BBC News. 15 June.

Art disasters: Boy reduces £10,000 Lego statue to rubble

(China)

Anisa Subedar (2016). Art disasters: Boy reduces £10,000 Lego statue to rubble. BBC News. 1 June.

Vandals damage headstones at Leslie Cemetery, Glenrothes

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2016). Vandals damage headstones at Leslie Cemetery, Glenrothes. BBC News. 30 May.

Stolen Southampton zebra sculpture found in garden

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2016). Stolen Southampton zebra sculpture found in garden. BBC News. 16 May.

Life-sized zebra sculpture 'stolen' in Southampton

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2016). Life-sized zebra sculpture 'stolen' in Southampton. BBC News. 11 May.

Hertfordshire Puddingstone stolen from museum site

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2016). Hertfordshire Puddingstone stolen from museum site. BBC News. 4 May.

US returns stolen ancient Buddhist sculpture to Pakistan

(Pakistan; United States of America)

BBC News (2016). US returns stolen ancient Buddhist sculpture to Pakistan. BBC News. 28 April.

Palmyra's Arch of Triumph recreated in London

(Syria; United Kingdom)

Lauren Turner (2016). Palmyra's Arch of Triumph recreated in London. BBC News. 19 April.

Italy police stumble upon 'priceless' ancient artefacts

(Italy)

BBC News (2016). Italy police stumble upon 'priceless' ancient artefacts. BBC News. 15 April.

'Valuable' artworks found three years after Kiltullagh church theft

(Ireland)

BBC News (2016). 'Valuable' artworks found three years after Kiltullagh church theft. BBC News. 12 April.

Hare and the Minotaur sculpture vandalised with white paint

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2016). Hare and the Minotaur sculpture vandalised with white paint. BBC News. 4 April.

US museum returns ancient Hindu god statue to Cambodia

(Cambodia; United States of America)

BBC News (2016). US museum returns ancient Hindu god statue to Cambodia. BBC News. 28 March.

Shakespeare's skull: New chapter in hunt for missing head

(United Kingdom)

Rebecca Woods (2016). Shakespeare's skull: New chapter in hunt for missing head. BBC News. 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.

Shakespeare's skull 'probably stolen' from Stratford grave

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2016). Shakespeare's skull 'probably stolen' from Stratford grave. BBC News. 23 March.

Fire destroys roof of historic Wythenshawe Hall in Manchester

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2016). Fire destroys roof of historic Wythenshawe Hall in Manchester. BBC News. 15 March.

Were investors conned into buying rare manuscripts?

(France)

BBC News (2016). Were investors conned into buying rare manuscripts?. BBC News. 15 March.

The man who blew up Nelson

(Ireland)

BBC News (2016). The man who blew up Nelson. BBC News. 12 March.

Museum of Lost Objects: Looted Sumerian Seal

(Iraq)

Kanishk Tharoor (2016). Museum of Lost Objects: Looted Sumerian Seal. BBC News. 11 March.

Museum of Lost Objects: The Armenian church in Deir al-Zour

(Syria)

Kanishk Tharoor (2016). Museum of Lost Objects: The Armenian church in Deir al-Zour. BBC News. 10 March.

Museum of Lost Objects: The Genie of Nimrud

(Iraq)

Kanishk Tharoor (2016). Museum of Lost Objects: The Genie of Nimrud. BBC News. 9 March.

Museum of Lost Objects: The unacceptable poet

(Syria)

Kanishk Tharoor (2016). Museum of Lost Objects: The unacceptable poet. BBC News. 8 March.

Museum of Lost Objects: Mar Elian Monastery

(Syria)

Kanishk Tharoor (2016). Museum of Lost Objects: Mar Elian Monastery. BBC News. 7 March.

Museum of Lost Objects: The Lion of al-Lat

(Syria)

Kanishk Tharoor (2016). Museum of Lost Objects: The Lion of al-Lat. BBC News. 4 March.

Stolen Abraham Barachin cup returned to Hull after 30 years

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2016). Stolen Abraham Barachin cup returned to Hull after 30 years. BBC News. 3 March.

Stolen sculpture prompts Cheltenham gallery appeal

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2016). Stolen sculpture prompts Cheltenham gallery appeal. BBC News. 3 March.

Banksy lawyers delayed geographical profiling study

(United Kingdom)

Jonathan Webb (2016). Banksy lawyers delayed geographical profiling study. BBC News. 3 March.

Museum of Lost Objects: Aleppo's minaret

(Syria)

Kanishk Tharoor (2016). Museum of Lost Objects: Aleppo's minaret. BBC News. 3 March.

Museum of Lost Objects: Tell of Qarqur

(Syria)

Kanishk Tharoor (2016). Museum of Lost Objects: Tell of Qarqur. BBC News. 2 March.

Museum raids: Cambridge Fitzwilliam unlikely to get jade back, says expert

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2016). Museum raids: Cambridge Fitzwilliam unlikely to get jade back, says expert. BBC News. 1 March.

Museum of Lost Objects: The Temple of Bel

(Syria)

Kanishk Tharoor (2016). Museum of Lost Objects: The Temple of Bel. BBC News. 1 March.

Museum of Lost Objects: The Winged Bull of Nineveh

(Iraq)

Kanishk Tharoor (2016). Museum of Lost Objects: The Winged Bull of Nineveh. BBC News. 29 February.

French cleaners scrub off street art

(France)

BBC News (2016). French cleaners scrub off street art. BBC News. 28 February.

Kanye West album 'pirated 500,000 times' already

(General)

Zoe Kleinman (2016). Kanye West album 'pirated 500,000 times' already. BBC News. 16 February.

Sekhemka Egyptian statue sale prompts museum ethics code change

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2016). Sekhemka Egyptian statue sale prompts museum ethics code change. BBC News. 28 January.

'Operation Pandora' recovers thousands of artefacts

(General)

BBC News (2016). 'Operation Pandora' recovers thousands of artefacts. BBC News. 23 January.

Partying for Palmyra: A Davos party with a difference

(Syria)

Joe Miller (2016). Partying for Palmyra: A Davos party with a difference. BBC News. 22 January.

Destruction in Kabul: I watched as the Taliban destroyed my life's work

(Afghanistan)

Yahya Muhibzada (2016). Destruction in Kabul: I watched as the Taliban destroyed my life's work. BBC News. 20 January.

The best places in England for unearthing lost treasure

(United Kingdom)

Laurence Cawley (2016). The best places in England for unearthing lost treasure. BBC News. 17 January.

'Priceless' ball stolen from Dunblane Museum

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2016). 'Priceless' ball stolen from Dunblane Museum. BBC News. 14 January.

Lego changes bulk buy policy after Ai Weiwei backlash

(General)

BBC News (2016). Lego changes bulk buy policy after Ai Weiwei backlash. BBC News. 13 January.

Top policeman calls for CCTV at Glasgow Necropolis

(United Kingdom)

Graham Fraser (2015). Top policeman calls for CCTV at Glasgow Necropolis. BBC News. 26 December.

Nazi gold train: 'No evidence' of discovery in Poland

(Poland)

BBC News (2015). Nazi gold train: 'No evidence' of discovery in Poland. BBC News. 15 December.

India police sorry for detaining artist over cow installation

(India)

BBC News (2015). India police sorry for detaining artist over cow installation. BBC News. 23 November.

Images released over National Museum of Scotland coins theft

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2015). Images released over National Museum of Scotland coins theft. BBC News. 23 November.

'Toenail Hoard' of 500 coin clippings found in Forest of Dean

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2015). 'Toenail Hoard' of 500 coin clippings found in Forest of Dean. BBC News. 18 November.

The art detective fighting to save Syria's past

(Syria)

BBC News (2015). The art detective fighting to save Syria's past. BBC News. 11 November.

Valuable painting of Paula Yates stolen in Hastings

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2015). Valuable painting of Paula Yates stolen in Hastings. BBC News. 28 October.

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

(United Kingdom; Iraq)

BBC News (2015). UK gives £3m to protect Iraq antiquities from IS terrorism. BBC News. 28 October.

Harsher penalties for thieves targeting war memorials

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2015). Harsher penalties for thieves targeting war memorials. BBC News. 6 October.

Palmyra: Islamic State's demolition in the desert

(Syria)

Dominic Bailey (2015). Palmyra: Islamic State's demolition in the desert. BBC News. 5 October.

Collapsed Hadrian's Wall repairs carried out

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2015). Collapsed Hadrian's Wall repairs carried out. BBC News. 2 October.

Serious intention to raise funds to save Sekhemka Egyptian statue

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2015). Serious intention to raise funds to save Sekhemka Egyptian statue. BBC News. 2 October.

Putin and Berlusconi in Crimea wine row

(Ukraine)

BBC News (2015). Putin and Berlusconi in Crimea wine row. BBC News. 19 September.

Wrexham sheep sculptures look for new home after two are stolen

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2015). Wrexham sheep sculptures look for new home after two are stolen. BBC News. 14 September.

Mecca crane collapse: Saudi inquiry into Grand Mosque disaster

(Saudi Arabia)

BBC News (2015). Mecca crane collapse: Saudi inquiry into Grand Mosque disaster. BBC News. 12 September.

Britain has a 'hidden' art collection worth £3.5bn

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2015). Britain has a 'hidden' art collection worth £3.5bn. BBC News. 4 September.

Row as Uzbekistan art museum director sacked

(Uzbekistan)

Abdujalil Abdurasulov (2015). Row as Uzbekistan art museum director sacked. BBC News. 25 August.

Argentina to restore 4,000 artefacts to Ecuador and Peru

(Argentina; Peru; Ecuador)

BBC News (2015). Argentina to restore 4,000 artefacts to Ecuador and Peru. BBC News. 22 August.

Vandalised ancient boundary stone in Inverness is restored

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2015). Vandalised ancient boundary stone in Inverness is restored. BBC News. 4 August.

Art, royalties and other treasures of unclaimed estates

(United Kingdom)

Kevin Peachy (2015). Art, royalties and other treasures of unclaimed estates. BBC News. 31 July.

Sekhemka statue export: PM David Cameron urged to "intervene"

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2015). Sekhemka statue export: PM David Cameron urged to "intervene". BBC News. 26 July.

Latitude Festival golden heads art stolen

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2015). Latitude Festival golden heads art stolen. BBC News. 23 July.

Syria civil war: Bomb damages Aleppo's ancient citadel

(Syria)

BBC News (2015). Syria civil war: Bomb damages Aleppo's ancient citadel. BBC News. 12 July.

UK to adopt Hague Convention to protect artefacts in war zones

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2015). UK to adopt Hague Convention to protect artefacts in war zones. BBC News. 21 June.

British Museum 'guarding' object looted from Syria

(United Kingdom; Syria)

BBC News (2015). British Museum 'guarding' object looted from Syria. BBC News. 5 June.

Swepstone church roof stripped of £50k of lead

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2015). Swepstone church roof stripped of £50k of lead. BBC News. 1 June.

Argentine police arrest 'meteorite thieves'

(Argentina)

BBC News (2015). Argentine police arrest 'meteorite thieves'. BBC News. 31 May.

China makes mass arrests over stolen artefacts

(China)

BBC News (2015). China makes mass arrests over stolen artefacts. BBC News. 27 May.

Palmyra: Islamic State locks down ancient city's museum

(Syria)

BBC News (2015). Palmyra: Islamic State locks down ancient city's museum. BBC News. 23 May.

Art Forger freed and making millions

(Germany)

Frankie McCamley (2015). Art Forger freed and making millions. BBC News. 10 May.

Colombia police recover Garcia Marquez first edition

(Colombia)

BBC News (2015). Colombia police recover Garcia Marquez first edition. BBC News. 9 May.

RJ Mitchell cigarette case returned to Solent Sky Museum

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2015). RJ Mitchell cigarette case returned to Solent Sky Museum. BBC News. 4 April.

'Rebel' museums face funding blacklist

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2015). 'Rebel' museums face funding blacklist. BBC News. 27 March.

Tate seeks rethink over 'looted' Constable seascape

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2015). Tate seeks rethink over 'looted' Constable seascape. BBC News. 27 March.

Museum raids: Man admits role in thefts across England

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2015). Museum raids: Man admits role in thefts across England. BBC News. 23 March.

Digging for treasure: Is 'nighthawking' stealing our past?

(United Kingdom)

Lauren Potts (2015). Digging for treasure: Is 'nighthawking' stealing our past?. BBC News. 21 March.

Iraq: 'Bidders vie' for Saddam Hussein execution rope

(Iraq)

BBC News (2015). Iraq: 'Bidders vie' for Saddam Hussein execution rope. BBC News. 4 February.

The palace of shame that makes China angry

(China; United Kingdom)

Chris Bowlby (2015). The palace of shame that makes China angry. BBC News. 2 February.

Devenish Island: Vandals damage ancient gravestone

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2014). Devenish Island: Vandals damage ancient gravestone. BBC News. 27 November.

Swiss museum to accept Gurlitt 'Nazi art'

(Germany)

BBC News (2014). Swiss museum to accept Gurlitt 'Nazi art'. BBC News. 24 November.

In pictures: Protecting Peru's ancient burial grounds

(Peru)

BBC News (2014). In pictures: Protecting Peru's ancient burial grounds. BBC News. 4 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.

Van Gogh' painting is not family heirloom, owner admits

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2014). Van Gogh' painting is not family heirloom, owner admits. BBC News. 9 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.

Russia sentences secret agents over theft of Gutenberg Bible

(Russia)

BBC News (2014). Russia sentences secret agents over theft of Gutenberg Bible. BBC News. 6 June.

Reward offered over Henry Moore sculpture theft

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2014). Reward offered over Henry Moore sculpture theft. BBC News. 11 April.

Stolen Gauguin painting 'hung on factory worker's wall'

(Italy)

BBC News (2014). Stolen Gauguin painting 'hung on factory worker's wall'. BBC News. 2 April.

Cornelius Gurlitt: One lonely man and his hoard of stolen Nazi art

(Germany)

Stephen Evans (2014). Cornelius Gurlitt: One lonely man and his hoard of stolen Nazi art. BBC News. 26 March.

Gerald Laing sculpture stolen from Kelvingrove Museum

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2012). Gerald Laing sculpture stolen from Kelvingrove Museum. BBC News. 22 February.

Bhutanese temple thieves get life

(Bhutan)

Subir Bhaumik (2008). Bhutanese temple thieves get life. BBC News. 9 July.