Source: The Daily Mail

Court rules 1565 shipwreck found off the Florida coast belongs to France because the vessel was made there, and NOT to the salvage company which discovered it

(United States of America; France)

Associated Press (2018). Court rules 1565 shipwreck found off the Florida coast belongs to France because the vessel was made there, and NOT to the salvage company which discovered it. The Daily Mail. 7 July.

The world's most expensive painting cost $450 MILLION because two Arab princes bid against each other by mistake and wouldn't back down (but settled by swapping it for a yacht)

(United Arab Emirates)

Ryan Parry (2018). The world's most expensive painting cost $450 MILLION because two Arab princes bid against each other by mistake and wouldn't back down (but settled by swapping it for a yacht). The Daily Mail. 29 March.

Sotheby's dragged into £730million legal battle over claim it pumped up price of artworks bought by Russian oligarch

(United Kingdom)

Charlie Bayliss (2018). Sotheby's dragged into £730million legal battle over claim it pumped up price of artworks bought by Russian oligarch. The Daily Mail. 14 January.

Looters strip Greek mountains of wild tea, rare plants

(Greece; Albania)

Associated Press (2017). Looters strip Greek mountains of wild tea, rare plants. The Daily Mail. 2 July.

Gallery owner alleges major US Western art sale defamed him

(United States of America)

Associated Press (2017). Gallery owner alleges major US Western art sale defamed him. The Daily Mail. 3 June.

Cotswolds art dealer, 69, 'stole paintings worth £1million including artworks by Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood from his clients'

(United Kingdom)

Dave Burke (2017). Cotswolds art dealer, 69, 'stole paintings worth £1million including artworks by Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood from his clients'. The Daily Mail. 23 May.

Tiara adorned with 367 diamonds stolen from German museum

(Germany)

Associated Press (2017). Tiara adorned with 367 diamonds stolen from German museum. The Daily Mail. 8 May.

Wreck of Nazi ship believed to have been carrying priceless stolen artwork when it was sunk in 1943 by a submarine attack is discovered close to Crimea

(Russia; Ukraine; Germany)

Fionn Hargreaves (2017). Wreck of Nazi ship believed to have been carrying priceless stolen artwork when it was sunk in 1943 by a submarine attack is discovered close to Crimea. The Daily Mail. 28 April.

Auction of Soviet art triggers probe; art market on guard

(Russia)

Associated Press (2017). Auction of Soviet art triggers probe; art market on guard. The Daily Mail. 27 April.

Ecuadoran tourist cited for writing names on Roman Colosseum

(Italy)

Associated Press (2017). Ecuadoran tourist cited for writing names on Roman Colosseum. The Daily Mail. 11 April.

Controversial tribal artifacts sale lures few bidders

(New Caledonia; France)

Associated Press (2017). Controversial tribal artifacts sale lures few bidders. The Daily Mail. 4 April.

Lowest bidders threaten Nepal's quake-hit heritage

(Nepal)

AFP (2017). Lowest bidders threaten Nepal's quake-hit heritage. The Daily Mail. 24 March.

Donors urged to guard heritage threatened by war, extremism

(France; Syria; Iraq)

Associated Press (2017). Donors urged to guard heritage threatened by war, extremism. The Daily Mail. 20 March.

Priceless Van Goghs or just plain art?

(United States of America)

AFP (2017). Priceless Van Goghs or just plain art?. The Daily Mail. 16 March.

Cleaning house: Russian oligarch loses $150million selling four paintings from his famous art collection after bulldozing the $95million Palm Beach estate he bought from Donald Trump

(Russia)

Jennifer Smith (2017). Cleaning house: Russian oligarch loses $150million selling four paintings from his famous art collection after bulldozing the $95million Palm Beach estate he bought from Donald Trump. The Daily Mail. 9 March.

Swiss tycoon's ex 'destroyed $25million art collection after using a blowtorch to empty out the safe in their Paris pad during nasty divorce and leaving behind just her wedding ring'

(Switzerland)

Chris Spargo (2017). Swiss tycoon's ex 'destroyed $25million art collection after using a blowtorch to empty out the safe in their Paris pad during nasty divorce and leaving behind just her wedding ring'. The Daily Mail. 24 February.

Iraq hopes to reclaim heritage lost to Islamic State group

(Iraq)

Associated Press (2017). Iraq hopes to reclaim heritage lost to Islamic State group. The Daily Mail. 23 February.

Indian cops arrest US businessman over idol smuggling

(India)

AFP (2017). Indian cops arrest US businessman over idol smuggling. The Daily Mail. 8 February.

My grandfather left me a £2million Van Gogh - and we've spent £4k trying to prove it: Couple claim they own a piece from early in the artist's career

(United Kingdom; Netherlands)

Kate Pickles (2017). My grandfather left me a £2million Van Gogh - and we've spent £4k trying to prove it: Couple claim they own a piece from early in the artist's career. The Daily Mail. 3 February.

South Dakota museum wins legal battle over the $75,000 guitar Elvis played on his inal tour in 1977

(United States of America)

Abigail Miller (2017). South Dakota museum wins legal battle over the $75,000 guitar Elvis played on his inal tour in 1977. The Daily Mail. 24 January.

Facebook sleuths bring home India's stolen idols

(India)

AFP (2017). Facebook sleuths bring home India's stolen idols. The Daily Mail. 3 January.

Have Bremoaners stolen Bojo's Polish portrait? Painting of the Foreign Secretary goes missing from London club

(United Kingdom)

Sebastian Shakespeare (2016). Have Bremoaners stolen Bojo's Polish portrait? Painting of the Foreign Secretary goes missing from London club. The Daily Mail. 14 December.

Ali Center theft suspect arrested; Ali artwork still missing

(United States of America)

Associated Press (2016). Ali Center theft suspect arrested; Ali artwork still missing. The Daily Mail. 8 December.

Jewish family battles Spain museum over art looted by Nazis

(Spain)

Associated Press (2016). Jewish family battles Spain museum over art looted by Nazis. The Daily Mail. 4 December.

Nations set to approve heritage protection fund

(United Arab Emirates)

AFP (2016). Nations set to approve heritage protection fund. The Daily Mail. 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.

Painting sold by Jewish couple to fund their escape from Nazi Germany to America is returned to their granddaughter almost eight decades later

(United States of America; France)

Associated Press (2016). Painting sold by Jewish couple to fund their escape from Nazi Germany to America is returned to their granddaughter almost eight decades later. The Daily Mail. 28 November.

Iraqi heritage sites again at risk in Mosul operation

(Iraq)

AFP (2016). Iraqi heritage sites again at risk in Mosul operation. The Daily Mail. 31 October.

UNESCO-backed exhibit in Rome features 3 destroyed treasures

(Italy; Syria)

Associated Press (2016). UNESCO-backed exhibit in Rome features 3 destroyed treasures. The Daily Mail. 6 October.

'Moriarty of the Old Master' pulls off the art crime of the century: Market in crisis as experts warn £200m of paintings could be fakes

(United Kingdom; Liechtenstein)

Adam Luck (2016). 'Moriarty of the Old Master' pulls off the art crime of the century: Market in crisis as experts warn £200m of paintings could be fakes. The Daily Mail. 1 October.

Treasure trove' of war photos, medals and memorabilia found among stolen loot in a thief's house - as police seek help to find the owners

(Australia)

Ollie Gillman (2016). Treasure trove' of war photos, medals and memorabilia found among stolen loot in a thief's house - as police seek help to find the owners. The Daily Mail. 22 September.

US government sues over Michigan, Maine lighthouse lenses

(United States of America)

Associated Press (2016). US government sues over Michigan, Maine lighthouse lenses. The Daily Mail. 12 September.

London's National Gallery sued in NY over alleged stolen Matisse

(United Kingdom; United States of America)

Jonathan Stempe (2016). London's National Gallery sued in NY over alleged stolen Matisse. The Daily Mail. 7 September.

US places import restrictions to protect Syrian artifacts

(Syria; United States of America)

AFP (2016). US places import restrictions to protect Syrian artifacts. The Daily Mail. 17 August.

Plea bargain in case of removal of Native American artifacts

(United States of America)

Associated Press (2016). Plea bargain in case of removal of Native American artifacts. The Daily Mail. 16 August.

'Pink Panther' jewel thief gang arrested after stealing £280MILLION in 380 armed robberies as they tried to escape wearing joke-shop wig and fake glasses

(Spain)

Harvey Day (2016). 'Pink Panther' jewel thief gang arrested after stealing £280MILLION in 380 armed robberies as they tried to escape wearing joke-shop wig and fake glasses. The Daily Mail. 6 August.

Apollo 11 lunar samples bag the focus of legal dispute after it was stolen and sold by former Space Center director

(United States of America)

Associated Press (2016). Apollo 11 lunar samples bag the focus of legal dispute after it was stolen and sold by former Space Center director. The Daily Mail. 6 August.

Theft of ancient bones a 'debacle' for National Park Service

(United States of America)

Associated Press (2016). Theft of ancient bones a 'debacle' for National Park Service. The Daily Mail. 4 July.

Giacometti art trove at centre of Franco-Swiss legal tussle

(Switzerland; France)

Reuters (2016). Giacometti art trove at centre of Franco-Swiss legal tussle. The Daily Mail. 4 July.

Rocky future for Somalia's ancient cave art

(Somalia)

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

Spanish police nab 2 in possession of 10,000 stolen artworks

(Spain)

Associated Press (2016). Spanish police nab 2 in possession of 10,000 stolen artworks. The Daily Mail. 18 June.

Malaysian artist charged for depicting PM as clown

(Malaysia)

AFP (2016). Malaysian artist charged for depicting PM as clown. The Daily Mail. 6 June.

Student who scrawled 'don't bomb Syria' in giant black letters on historic World Heritage-listed church opposite Parliament is spared jail

(United Kingdom)

Mark Duell (2016). Student who scrawled 'don't bomb Syria' in giant black letters on historic World Heritage-listed church opposite Parliament is spared jail. The Daily Mail. 1 June.

Sale of Depression-era painting draws a federal lawsuit

(United States of America)

Associated Press (2016). Sale of Depression-era painting draws a federal lawsuit. The Daily Mail. 31 May.

Native Americans step up fight over sacred object auctions

(United States of America; France)

AFP (2016). Native Americans step up fight over sacred object auctions. The Daily Mail. 24 May.

First World War sea graves hit by 'industrial-scale looting'

(United Kingdom; Germany; Denmark)

Mark Duell (2016). First World War sea graves hit by 'industrial-scale looting'. The Daily Mail. 23 May.

Russia builds military camp near ancient site in Palmyra

(Syria; Russia)

Associated Press (2016). Russia builds military camp near ancient site in Palmyra. The Daily Mail. 17 May.

Pensioner wins payout from English Heritage for head injuries at Carisbrooke Castle

(United Kingdom)

Hugo Gye (2016). Pensioner wins payout from English Heritage for head injuries at Carisbrooke Castle. The Daily Mail. 11 May.

Revered Chinese monk is mummified and covered in gold leaf

(China)

Associated Press (2016). Revered Chinese monk is mummified and covered in gold leaf. The Daily Mail. 28 April.

Jewish family makes claims to prized Passover manuscript

(Israel)

Associated Press (2016). Jewish family makes claims to prized Passover manuscript. The Daily Mail. 21 April.

Christian hamlet in Syria bears scars of fierce fighting

(Syria)

Associated Press (2016). Christian hamlet in Syria bears scars of fierce fighting. The Daily Mail. 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.

But is it art? NYPD cops seize $1m worth of marijuana disguised as art in New York's West Village

(United States of America)

James Wilkinson (2016). But is it art? NYPD cops seize $1m worth of marijuana disguised as art in New York's West Village. The Daily Mail. 28 February.

Pakistan lays claim to the Koh-i-Noor diamond centrepiece to the Crown Jewels, claiming the gem was 'forcibly' taken by Britain

(United Kingdom; Pakistan; India)

Gianluca Mezzofiore (2016). Pakistan lays claim to the Koh-i-Noor diamond centrepiece to the Crown Jewels, claiming the gem was 'forcibly' taken by Britain. The Daily Mail. 8 February.

Hundreds of looted antiquities including mosaics from Pompeii and ancient sarcophagi are uncovered in Switzerland

(Switzerland; Italy; United Kingdom)

Hannah Roberts (2016). Hundreds of looted antiquities including mosaics from Pompeii and ancient sarcophagi are uncovered in Switzerland. The Daily Mail. 1 February.

Grave robbing gone wrong: Chinese tomb raiders suffocate after setting off dynamite while trying to break into ancient burial site

(China)

Sophie Williams (2016). Grave robbing gone wrong: Chinese tomb raiders suffocate after setting off dynamite while trying to break into ancient burial site. The Daily Mail. 15 January.

Found: 'Priceless' 18th century 'Bust of the Goddess Diana' looted by the Nazis in WWII returned to Warsaw's Royal Lazienki Palace

(Poland; Austria)

Ed Wight (2015). Found: 'Priceless' 18th century 'Bust of the Goddess Diana' looted by the Nazis in WWII returned to Warsaw's Royal Lazienki Palace. The Daily Mail. 18 December.

Banksy's sculpture 'The Drinker' is returned ten years after it was stolen by art activists but they have added their own special twist and scrawled 'Take the p***' on its plinth'

(United Kingdom)

Imogen Calderwood (2015). Banksy's sculpture 'The Drinker' is returned ten years after it was stolen by art activists but they have added their own special twist and scrawled 'Take the p***' on its plinth'. The Daily Mail. 12 December.

Two metal detecting friends fall out over which of them discovered a haul of 1,600 Roman coins worth £8,000 buried beneath a remote field

(United Kingdom)

Alex Matthews (2015). Two metal detecting friends fall out over which of them discovered a haul of 1,600 Roman coins worth £8,000 buried beneath a remote field. The Daily Mail. 7 December.

Gurlitt task force identifies 5th work looted by Nazis

(Germany)

Associated Press (2015). Gurlitt task force identifies 5th work looted by Nazis. The Daily Mail. 2 December.

Indians sue Queen for return of £100m jewel in the crown: Bollywood stars and businessmen launch legal battle over 105-carat diamond which they say was stolen from their country

(India; United Kingdom)

Robert Verkaik (2015). Indians sue Queen for return of £100m jewel in the crown: Bollywood stars and businessmen launch legal battle over 105-carat diamond which they say was stolen from their country. The Daily Mail. 7 November.

Looters dig up Holocaust victims' graves at Nazi death camp Sobibor in hunt for gold

(Poland)

Ed Wight (2015). Looters dig up Holocaust victims' graves at Nazi death camp Sobibor in hunt for gold. The Daily Mail. 2 November.

Ram-raiders used BULLDOZER to smash their way into an antiques shop causing £500,000 of damage – but left empty-handed because there was no cash in the safe

(United Kingdom)

James Dunn (2015). Ram-raiders used BULLDOZER to smash their way into an antiques shop causing £500,000 of damage – but left empty-handed because there was no cash in the safe. The Daily Mail. 26 October.

U.S. Supreme Court denies appeal seeking return of Jim Thorpe's remains

(United States of America)

Reuters (2015). U.S. Supreme Court denies appeal seeking return of Jim Thorpe's remains. The Daily Mail. 5 October.

Thieves turn to stealing stone from roofs and graveyards to feed fashion for expensive home makeovers

(United Kingdom)

Sean Poulter (2015). Thieves turn to stealing stone from roofs and graveyards to feed fashion for expensive home makeovers. The Daily Mail. 21 September.

Treasure-hunter obsessed by search for Nazi gold in Polish town dies after falling into a tomb he thought was packed with loot

(Poland)

Ed Wight (2015). Treasure-hunter obsessed by search for Nazi gold in Polish town dies after falling into a tomb he thought was packed with loot. The Daily Mail. 9 September.

Art owner discovers his original Andy Warhol prints of Jews worth $350,000 have been stolen from wall of LA movie studio and replaced with fakes

(United States of America)

Corey Charlton (2015). Art owner discovers his original Andy Warhol prints of Jews worth $350,000 have been stolen from wall of LA movie studio and replaced with fakes. The Daily Mail. 8 September.

Millions of pounds worth of paintings stolen from the country mansion of cider heir found by 'The Scream' sleuth

(United Kingdom)

Ian Gallagher (2015). Millions of pounds worth of paintings stolen from the country mansion of cider heir found by 'The Scream' sleuth. The Daily Mail. 6 September.

Call the special branch! Riddle as £15k 'Snake Stick' goes on sale - 40 years after disappearing from Lake District

(United Kingdom)

Chris Hastings (2015). Call the special branch! Riddle as £15k 'Snake Stick' goes on sale - 40 years after disappearing from Lake District. The Daily Mail. 9 August.

Race to save priceless artefacts from the sunken HMS Victory after looters target its two nearest wrecks in the English Channel

(United Kingdom)

David Wilkes (2015). Race to save priceless artefacts from the sunken HMS Victory after looters target its two nearest wrecks in the English Channel. The Daily Mail. 17 July.

Fury over the National Geographic channel historians digging up Second World War graves

(United Kingdom; Poland; Latvia)

Guy WalterS (2014). Fury over the National Geographic channel historians digging up Second World War graves. The Daily Mail. 28 March.