Source: The Washington Post

Ivan the Terrible painting sent for auction had been looted from Nazi-occupied Ukraine

(Russia; United States of America)

Peter Hermann (2018). Ivan the Terrible painting sent for auction had been looted from Nazi-occupied Ukraine. The Washington Post. 21 December.

Richmond museum to return Nazi-looted painting to art dealer's heir

(United States of America)

Peggy McGlone (2018). Richmond museum to return Nazi-looted painting to art dealer's heir. The Washington Post. 5 October.

Nazis stole a Jewish man's Renoir painting in 1941. Now it's been returned to his only living heir.

(United States of America; France)

Meagan Flynn (2018). Nazis stole a Jewish man's Renoir painting in 1941. Now it's been returned to his only living heir.. The Washington Post. 13 September.

Is it okay to steal back looted colonial-era treasures?

(General)

Karen Attiah (2018). Is it okay to steal back looted colonial-era treasures?. The Washington Post. 12 September.

No place like the rightful home: FBI finds stolen ruby slippers from 'Wizard of Oz'

(United States of America)

Kristine Phillips (2018). No place like the rightful home: FBI finds stolen ruby slippers from 'Wizard of Oz'. The Washington Post. 4 September.

Historian who stole WWII dog tags from the National Archives advertised 'stains of fuel, blood' to potential buyers

(United States of America)

Lynh Bui (2018). Historian who stole WWII dog tags from the National Archives advertised 'stains of fuel, blood' to potential buyers. The Washington Post. 10 April.

Italy, eager to recover artifacts, returns tombstone to Iran

(Iran; Italy)

Associated Press (2018). Italy, eager to recover artifacts, returns tombstone to Iran. The Washington Post. 9 April.

The studio burned, but its painters are emerging from the ashes in Northeast D.C.

(United States of America)

Clarence Williams (2017). The studio burned, but its painters are emerging from the ashes in Northeast D.C.. The Washington Post. 25 December.

Ivory sales in China finally end this month. But elephants aren't yet safe.

(China)

Simon Denyer (2017). Ivory sales in China finally end this month. But elephants aren't yet safe.. The Washington Post. 14 December.

Trump is being sued to stop him from shrinking Bears Ears national monument by 85 percent. Who will win?

(United States of America)

Todd A. Curry, Rebecca A. Reid (2017). Trump is being sued to stop him from shrinking Bears Ears national monument by 85 percent. Who will win?. The Washington Post. 11 December.

Man linked to art heist will remain held in weapons case

(United States of America)

Associated Press (2017). Man linked to art heist will remain held in weapons case. The Washington Post. 22 November.

The history of Iraqi Jews is in jeopardy

(United States of America; Iraq)

Joseph Samuels (2017). The history of Iraqi Jews is in jeopardy. The Washington Post. 19 October.

Dr. Seuss museum to replace mural after complaints that it depicted 'jarring racial stereotype'

(United States of America)

Lindsey Bever (2017). Dr. Seuss museum to replace mural after complaints that it depicted 'jarring racial stereotype'. The Washington Post. 6 October.

He smuggled a rhino horn artifact out of Miami, but the feds were watching

(United States of America)

Kyle Swenson (2017). He smuggled a rhino horn artifact out of Miami, but the feds were watching. The Washington Post. 2 October.

Did an Israeli student steal Auschwitz artifacts for an art exhibit?

(Israel; Poland)

Samantha Schmidt (2017). Did an Israeli student steal Auschwitz artifacts for an art exhibit?. The Washington Post. 20 July.

Hobby Lobby emboldens a black market that robs countries of their heritage — and lets the violent profit

(United States of America; Iraq; Israel; United Arab Emirates)

The Washington Post (2017). Hobby Lobby emboldens a black market that robs countries of their heritage — and lets the violent profit. The Washington Post. 9 July.

Hobby Lobby's $3 million smuggling case casts a cloud over the Museum of the Bible

(United States of America; Iraq)

Julie Zauzmer, Sarah Pulliam Bailey (2017). Hobby Lobby's $3 million smuggling case casts a cloud over the Museum of the Bible. The Washington Post. 6 July.

Speaking of Science Baby Louie, an infant dinosaur with a checkered past, finally gets a proper name

(China; United States of America)

Ben Guarino (2017). Speaking of Science Baby Louie, an infant dinosaur with a checkered past, finally gets a proper name. The Washington Post. 9 May.

A painting stolen by Nazis is up for auction despite a Jewish familys demand for its return

(Austria)

Cleve Wootson (2017). A painting stolen by Nazis is up for auction despite a Jewish familys demand for its return. The Washington Post. 24 April.

Germany to appeal first ruling allowing Nazi-looted art claim against it in U.S. court

(United States of America; Germany)

Spencer S. Hsu (2017). Germany to appeal first ruling allowing Nazi-looted art claim against it in U.S. court. The Washington Post. 14 April.

NASA 'sting' operation against 74-year-old widow of Apollo engineer draws court rebuke

(United States of America)

Fred Barbash (2017). NASA 'sting' operation against 74-year-old widow of Apollo engineer draws court rebuke. The Washington Post. 14 April.

A university's painting went missing. Police are searching for three people of interest

(United States of America)

Victoria St. Martin (2017). A university's painting went missing. Police are searching for three people of interest. The Washington Post. 28 March.

Woman found fatally stabbed in home near Capitol Hill

(United States of America)

Peter Hermann (2017). Woman found fatally stabbed in home near Capitol Hill. The Washington Post. 23 March.

A Paris exhibit of Nazi-looted art honors a Europe many fear is under threat again

(France)

James McAuley (2017). A Paris exhibit of Nazi-looted art honors a Europe many fear is under threat again. The Washington Post. 28 February.

The Islamic State's 'business model' is failing, study says

(Syria; Iraq)

Rick Noack (2017). The Islamic State's 'business model' is failing, study says. The Washington Post. 17 February.

Controversial student painting will come down from Capitol walls, lawmaker says

(United States of America)

Mike DeBonis (2017). Controversial student painting will come down from Capitol walls, lawmaker says. The Washington Post. 13 January.

Could you return that Declaration of Independence your family stole? Please?

(United States of America)

Gene Marks (2016). Could you return that Declaration of Independence your family stole? Please?. The Washington Post. 23 September.

Royal Canadian Mint employee allegedly smuggled $140,000 worth of gold in his butt

(Canada)

Ben Guarino (2016). Royal Canadian Mint employee allegedly smuggled $140,000 worth of gold in his butt. The Washington Post. 21 September.

Smithsonian, other agencies protect artifacts in Iraq, Syria

(Syria; Iraq; United States of America)

Joe Davidson (2016). Smithsonian, other agencies protect artifacts in Iraq, Syria. The Washington Post. 19 August.

Historic boat vandalized in Solomons, Md. in Calvert County

(United States of America)

Martin Weil (2016). Historic boat vandalized in Solomons, Md. in Calvert County. The Washington Post. 13 August.

'A national treasure': The tangled trail of a priceless moon rock memento from Apollo 11

(United States of America)

Ben Guarino (2016). 'A national treasure': The tangled trail of a priceless moon rock memento from Apollo 11. The Washington Post. 11 August.

Why the booming contemporary art market is bad for art museums

(United States of America)

Robert Ekelund (2016). Why the booming contemporary art market is bad for art museums. The Washington Post. 4 August.

President Obama, make Bears Ears a national monument

(United States of America)

Richard Moe (2016). President Obama, make Bears Ears a national monument. The Washington Post. 19 July.

Darwin letter stolen from Smithsonian 30 years ago has been found

(United States of America)

Rachel Weiner (2016). Darwin letter stolen from Smithsonian 30 years ago has been found. The Washington Post. 2 June.

Antique dealers say the new federal ivory ban will cost them up to $12 billion

(United States of America)

Darryl Fears (2016). Antique dealers say the new federal ivory ban will cost them up to $12 billion. The Washington Post. 2 June.

'An affront to the memory of people who fought': Looters dig up a Civil War battlefield

(United States of America)

Elahe Izadi (2016). 'An affront to the memory of people who fought': Looters dig up a Civil War battlefield. The Washington Post. 28 May.

Special squad of Italian art police crack case of Verona museum theft, arrest 13 suspects

(Italy)

Jenny Starrs (2016). Special squad of Italian art police crack case of Verona museum theft, arrest 13 suspects. The Washington Post. 17 March.

Probation for dealer who smuggled artifacts from grave sites in Pakistan

(United States of America; Pakistan)

Matt Zapotosky (2016). Probation for dealer who smuggled artifacts from grave sites in Pakistan. The Washington Post. 29 January.

Woman sues AP for taking and selling stock photo of her wearing a headscarf

(United States of America)

Eugene Volokh (2016). Woman sues AP for taking and selling stock photo of her wearing a headscarf. The Washington Post. 25 January.

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

(Mali)

Sarah Kershaw (2016). The race to save ancient Islamic manuscripts from terrorists who want them destroyed. The Washington Post. 21 January.

Signs of rebellion? Renwick Gallery is flouting signage rules, groups contend

(United States of America)

Peggy McGlone (2015). Signs of rebellion? Renwick Gallery is flouting signage rules, groups contend. The Washington Post. 23 December.

Fla. dealer pleads guilty to smuggling artifacts from grave sites in Pakistan

(United States of America; Pakistan)

Matt Zapotosky (2015). Fla. dealer pleads guilty to smuggling artifacts from grave sites in Pakistan. The Washington Post. 13 November.

Is a $20 auction find a Winslow Homer or a forgery?

(United States of America)

Ian Shapira (2015). Is a $20 auction find a Winslow Homer or a forgery?. The Washington Post. 28 October.

Is one of the world's rarest paintings lost somewhere in Washington?

(United States of America)

John Kelly (2015). Is one of the world's rarest paintings lost somewhere in Washington?. The Washington Post. 25 October.

As Monuments Men are honored, their foundation faces its demise

(United States of America)

Michael E. Ruane (2015). As Monuments Men are honored, their foundation faces its demise. The Washington Post. 21 October.

The Islamic State isn't the only group looting Syrian archaeological sites

(Syria; Iraq)

Adam Taylor (2015). The Islamic State isn't the only group looting Syrian archaeological sites. The Washington Post. 21 October.

How a long-lost Polish painting, likely stolen by Nazis, ended up in Ohio

(United States of America; Poland)

Elahe Izadi (2015). How a long-lost Polish painting, likely stolen by Nazis, ended up in Ohio. The Washington Post. 28 September.

U.S. judge fines Russia $43.7 million in diplomatic feud over Jewish collection

(Russia; United States of America)

Spencer S. Hsu (2015). U.S. judge fines Russia $43.7 million in diplomatic feud over Jewish collection. The Washington Post. 13 September.

One of the world's most respected curators vanished from the art world. Now she wants to tell her story.

(United States of America)

Geoff Edgers (2015). One of the world's most respected curators vanished from the art world. Now she wants to tell her story.. The Washington Post. 22 August.

Marion True, the exiled curator, in her own words

(United States of America)

Geoff Edgers (2015). Marion True, the exiled curator, in her own words. The Washington Post. 20 August.

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

(Madagascar)

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

Artifacts looted during the Iraq invasion turned up in the house of an Islamic State leader

(Iraq; United States of America)

Loveday Morris (2015). Artifacts looted during the Iraq invasion turned up in the house of an Islamic State leader. The Washington Post. 15 July.

The skull of famed horror film director is stolen; 'Satanists' suspected

(Germany)

Justin Wm. Moyer (2015). The skull of famed horror film director is stolen; 'Satanists' suspected. The Washington Post. 15 July.

Why two American museums are fighting to keep art stolen by the Nazis

(United States of America)

Geoff Edgers (2015). Why two American museums are fighting to keep art stolen by the Nazis. The Washington Post. 30 June.

The world may be ignoring the destruction of cultural treasures in Yemen

(Yemen)

Adam Taylor (2015). The world may be ignoring the destruction of cultural treasures in Yemen. The Washington Post. 5 June.

Florida man admits he was trying to sell guns he thought belonged to Saddam Hussein

(United States of America)

Mark Berman (2015). Florida man admits he was trying to sell guns he thought belonged to Saddam Hussein. The Washington Post. 25 March.

The mystery of missing brains in Texas solved: They were thrown out in 2002

(United States of America)

Fred Barbash (2014). The mystery of missing brains in Texas solved: They were thrown out in 2002. The Washington Post. 4 December.

Cornelius Gurlitt, hoarder of valuable art collection, dies

(Germany)

Matt Schudel (2014). Cornelius Gurlitt, hoarder of valuable art collection, dies. The Washington Post. 6 May.

Smugglers' Treasure! At National Geographic, The Case Against the Plundering of Peru

(United States of America; Peru)

Jo Ann Lewis (1984). Smugglers' Treasure! At National Geographic, The Case Against the Plundering of Peru. The Washington Post. 17 May.

Peru's Lost World's; 700 Art Treasures Find Their Way Home

(United States of America; Peru)

Jo Ann Lewis (1982). Peru's Lost World's; 700 Art Treasures Find Their Way Home. The Washington Post. 5 August.

Art Importer Fined, Given Year's Suspended Sentence

(United States of America; Peru)

The Washington Post (1982). Art Importer Fined, Given Year's Suspended Sentence. The Washington Post. 6 March.

Art Importer Guilty of Misdemeanor In Movement of Pre-Columbian Items

(United States of America; Peru)

Philip Smith (1982). Art Importer Guilty of Misdemeanor In Movement of Pre-Columbian Items. The Washington Post. 27 January.