Subject: Destruction

Ancient Statues Torn Down, Smashed And Discarded During French Revolution Rescued By Scientists

(France)

Josh Lowe (2017). Ancient Statues Torn Down, Smashed And Discarded During French Revolution Rescued By Scientists. Newsweek. 4 August.

Art vandals attack Wolfville Uncommon Comon Art sites

(Canada)

Steven Slipp (2017). Art vandals attack Wolfville Uncommon Comon Art sites. Kings County Advertiser. 3 August.

Aleppo's Old City can be rebuilt, UNESCO official says

(Syria)

Angus McDowall (2017). Aleppo's Old City can be rebuilt, UNESCO official says. Reuters. 3 August.

ISIS Destruction of Ancient Sites Hist Mostly Muslim Targets

(Iraq; Syria)

Kristin Romey (2017). ISIS Destruction of Ancient Sites Hist Mostly Muslim Targets. National Geographic. 2 August.

With Repeat Attacks, Skulptur Projekte Münster Proves a Playground for Thieves and Vandals

(Germany)

Naomi Rea (2017). With Repeat Attacks, Skulptur Projekte Münster Proves a Playground for Thieves and Vandals. ArtNet News. 1 August.

Thieves damage Koki Tanaka work at Sculpture Projects Münster

(Germany)

Catherine Hickley (2017). Thieves damage Koki Tanaka work at Sculpture Projects Münster. The Art Newspaper. 1 August.

Stolen Guercino painting will need a year of conservation

(Morocco; Italy)

Hannah McGivern, Stefano Luppi (2017). Stolen Guercino painting will need a year of conservation. The Art Newspaper. 1 August.

Waqf officially forms committees to assess any Israeli damages on Al-Aqsa

(Israel; Palestine)

Ma'an News Agency (2017). Waqf officially forms committees to assess any Israeli damages on Al-Aqsa. Ma'an News Agency. 1 August.

Kos Archaeological Museum assesses quake damage

(Greece)

Aimilios Charbis (2017). Kos Archaeological Museum assesses quake damage. eKathimerini. 28 July.

Stolen £3.3m solid gold Queen Elizabeth II coin 'found melted down' after 'Lebanese mafia' arrests

(Germany; Lebanon)

Rachel Bishop (2017). Stolen £3.3m solid gold Queen Elizabeth II coin 'found melted down' after 'Lebanese mafia' arrests. The Mirror. 28 July.

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.

After IS, Mosul rebuilds monuments, mosques – and society

(Iraq)

Stephen Kalin (2017). After IS, Mosul rebuilds monuments, mosques – and society. Reuters. 26 July.

Penang's street art a recent target of vandals

(Malaysia)

The Star (2017). Penang's street art a recent target of vandals. The Star. 26 July.

At Bears Ears in Utah, Heated Politics and Precious Ruins

(United States of America)

Stephen Nash (2017). At Bears Ears in Utah, Heated Politics and Precious Ruins. The New York Times. 25 July.

Still no progress in restoring ancient Nimrud

(Iraq)

DW (2017). Still no progress in restoring ancient Nimrud. DW. 24 July.

Artworks on Loan From the Louvre Destroyed in Fire on a French Island

(France)

Naomi Rea (2017). Artworks on Loan From the Louvre Destroyed in Fire on a French Island. ArtNet News. 24 July.

Uri Geller wants to excavate an entire Scottish island in search of Egyptian treasure

(United Kingdom)

Jane Lavendar (2017). Uri Geller wants to excavate an entire Scottish island in search of Egyptian treasure. The Mirror. 23 July.

Vandals destroy ancient artifacts to create graffiti at Mesa Verde

(United States of America)

David Mitchell (2017). Vandals destroy ancient artifacts to create graffiti at Mesa Verde. Fox. 22 July.

Earthquake Damaged Kos Sites and Monuments, Archaeological Service Reports

(Greece)

A. Markis (2017). Earthquake Damaged Kos Sites and Monuments, Archaeological Service Reports. Greek Reporter. 21 July.

Cady Noland Sues Three Galleries for Copyright Infringement Over Disavowed Log Cabin Sculpture

(United States of America)

Julia Halperin, Eileen Kinsella (2017). Cady Noland Sues Three Galleries for Copyright Infringement Over Disavowed Log Cabin Sculpture. ArtNet News. 21 July.

Vandals Destroy Nicole Eisenman's Celebrated Artwork for Skulptur Projekte Münster Overnight

(Germany)

Hili Perlson (2017). Vandals Destroy Nicole Eisenman's Celebrated Artwork for Skulptur Projekte Münster Overnight. ArtNet News. 20 July.

No damage to ancient artifacts from 'spray-attack' at Vergina Tombs in Greece

(Greece)

Tornos News (2017). No damage to ancient artifacts from 'spray-attack' at Vergina Tombs in Greece. Tornos News. 19 July.

Louvre paintings damaged in downpour

(France)

Danielle Haynes (2017). Louvre paintings damaged in downpour. UPI. 18 July.

Morocco: Stolen, damaged €6 million Guercino painting returned to Italy

(Morocco; Italy)

Africa Times (2017). Morocco: Stolen, damaged €6 million Guercino painting returned to Italy. Africa Times. 16 July.

Woman Attempts to Take a Selfie, Damages $200,000 Worth of Art Instead

(United States of America)

Kirsten Fawcett (2017). Woman Attempts to Take a Selfie, Damages $200,000 Worth of Art Instead. Mental Floss. 14 July.

Monastery rebuilding delay angers monks

(Nepal)

Anup Ojha (2017). Monastery rebuilding delay angers monks. The Kathmandu Post. 13 July.

Bardo National Museum attack 'accomplices' go on trial

(Tunisia)

Sky News (2017). Bardo National Museum attack 'accomplices' go on trial. Sky News. 12 July.

Aspen cops zero in on suspect in $3 million painting slashing

(United States of America)

Jason Auslander (2017). Aspen cops zero in on suspect in $3 million painting slashing. The Aspen Times. 6 July.

Proposals for Margaret Thatcher statue near parliament turned down

(United Kingdom)

Rowena Mason (2017). Proposals for Margaret Thatcher statue near parliament turned down. The Guardian. 6 July.

ASI bans selfie sticks at 46 site museums

(India)

Press Trust of India (2017). ASI bans selfie sticks at 46 site museums. The Hindu. 5 July.

The tussle for Kasthamandap

(Nepal)

Sanjit Bhakta (2017). The tussle for Kasthamandap. The Kathmandu Post. 1 July.

Protesters target Dutch firm involved in removal of 550-year-old tomb from ancient town of Hasankeyf

(Turkey; Netherlands)

Tim Cornwall (2017). Protesters target Dutch firm involved in removal of 550-year-old tomb from ancient town of Hasankeyf. The Art Newspaper. 30 June.

Destruction of Mosul's Great Mosque holds a heritage lesson for Australia

(Australia; Iraq)

Dale Stephens, Tara Gutman (2017). Destruction of Mosul's Great Mosque holds a heritage lesson for Australia. The Guardian. 29 June.

Miscreants vandalise Shiva linga at Hampi World Heritage site

(India)

The News Minute (2017). Miscreants vandalise Shiva linga at Hampi World Heritage site. The News Minute. 29 June.

Vandals attack medieval ruins leaving a repair bill of £500,000

(United Kingdom)

Andrew Ffrench (2017). Vandals attack medieval ruins leaving a repair bill of £500,000. The Herald. 29 June.

The many headless Buddha

(Afghanistan)

Emran Feroz (2017). The many headless Buddha. Qantera. 26 June.

Buscan proteger vestigios históricos en Cerro Las Burras

(Mexico)

Looking to protect historic remains in Cerro Las Burras

Norma Bernal (2017). Buscan proteger vestigios históricos en Cerro Las Burras. NTR. 25 June.

French military funds technology to document heritage in conflict zones

(France)

Emily Sharpe (2017). French military funds technology to document heritage in conflict zones. The Art Newspaper. 23 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.

Ei Arakawa sculpture vandalised at Sculpture Projects Münster

(Germany)

Gareth Harris (2017). Ei Arakawa sculpture vandalised at Sculpture Projects Münster. The Art Newspaper. 21 June.

Demonstrators Rally Against the Destruction of Banksy's Iconic Brexit Mural

(United Kingdom)

Henri Neuendorf (2017). Demonstrators Rally Against the Destruction of Banksy's Iconic Brexit Mural. ArtNet News. 16 June.

Mumbai: Vandalism threat looms over restored Mulji Jetha Fountain

(India)

Fiona Fernandez (2017). Mumbai: Vandalism threat looms over restored Mulji Jetha Fountain. Mid-day. 16 June.

Vandals daub anti-christian messages on Tamworth's St Editha's Church

(United Kingdom)

Tamworth Herald (2017). Vandals daub anti-christian messages on Tamworth's St Editha's Church. Tamworth Herald. 15 June.

Encroachments made since 2011 removed from Egypt's Dahshur Necropolis

(Egypt)

Nevine El-Aref (2017). Encroachments made since 2011 removed from Egypt's Dahshur Necropolis. Ahram Online. 15 June.

R12m to fix vandalised museum

(South Africa)

Rochelle de Kock (2017). R12m to fix vandalised museum. Herald Live. 14 June.

David Choe's Controversial Bowery Mural Tagged with Giant Letters

(United States of America)

Claire Voon (2017). David Choe's Controversial Bowery Mural Tagged with Giant Letters. Hyperallergic. 12 June.

Institute of Archaeology says cultural heritage being destroyed in Corozal

(Belize)

Breaking Belize News (2017). Institute of Archaeology says cultural heritage being destroyed in Corozal. Breaking Belize News. 9 June.

Anger after ancient Highland burial site vandalised

(United Kingdom)

Jamie Mckenzie (2017). Anger after ancient Highland burial site vandalised. Press and Journal. 8 June.

The art born of destruction

(General)

Prospero (2017). The art born of destruction. The Economist. 7 June.

Mathiatis residents fear gold mining will destroy ancient site

(Cyprus)

Evie Andreou (2017). Mathiatis residents fear gold mining will destroy ancient site. Cyprus Mail. 7 June.

Vandalism at ancient Clava Cairns burial site

(United Kingdom)

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

Police launch investigation after a fire at the SeaCity museum in Southampton

(United Kingdom)

Maria Zaccaro (2017). Police launch investigation after a fire at the SeaCity museum in Southampton. Daily Echo. 7 June.

Selfies Add to Museum Hazards

(General)

Denise Johnson (2017). Selfies Add to Museum Hazards. Claims Journal. 2 June.

ISIS militants battered Syria's ancient Palmyra, but signs of splendor still stand

(Syria)

Patrick J. McDonnell (2017). ISIS militants battered Syria's ancient Palmyra, but signs of splendor still stand. Los Angeles Times. 2 June.

Illegal metal detectors damage 3,000-year-old wooden road

(Ireland)

Ryan Nugent (2017). Illegal metal detectors damage 3,000-year-old wooden road. Irish Independent. 2 June.

Ideas about art sometimes cause real damage to people

(United States of America)

Paul Stolen (2017). Ideas about art sometimes cause real damage to people. Star Tribune. 2 June.

Fences erected near historic Red House linked to Sun Yat-sen, as residents fear for future

(Hong Kong)

Kris Cheng (2017). Fences erected near historic Red House linked to Sun Yat-sen, as residents fear for future. Hong Kong Free Press. 1 June.

Sam Durant's controversial Scaffold to be dismantled and burned

(United States of America)

Helen Stoilas (2017). Sam Durant's controversial Scaffold to be dismantled and burned. The Art Newspaper. 31 May.

Walkers' rock piles damaging ancient features of the North York Moors

(United Kingdom)

Ben Barnett (2017). Walkers' rock piles damaging ancient features of the North York Moors. The Yorkshire Post. 31 May.

Vietnam memorial wall in Venice restored

(United States of America)

Mario Ramirez (2017). Vietnam memorial wall in Venice restored. Fox. 29 May.

Bungling lorry driver gets truck stuck under Grade I-listed ancient Roman arch

(United Kingdom)

Mirror (2017). Bungling lorry driver gets truck stuck under Grade I-listed ancient Roman arch. Mirror. 19 May.

Wheal Martyn in St Austell offers cash reward for safe return of iconic clay worker statue

(United Kingdom)

Shannon Hards (2017). Wheal Martyn in St Austell offers cash reward for safe return of iconic clay worker statue. Cornwall Live. 17 May.

National Museum to help Syria restore ancient artefacts

(Syria; Czech Republic)

Prague Daily Monitor (2017). National Museum to help Syria restore ancient artefacts. Prague Daily Monitor. 16 May.

Stunning Ice Age rock art vandalised by modern graffiti

(Russia)

Olga Gertcyk (2017). Stunning Ice Age rock art vandalised by modern graffiti. The Siberian Times. 11 May.

Dismantling Americas monuments to white supremacy

(United States of America)

Kristen Treen (2017). Dismantling Americas monuments to white supremacy. Apollo. 10 May.

Banksy's Brexit mural vandalised just hours after £1million EU artwork appears in Dover

(United Kingdom)

Zoie O'Brien (2017). Banksy's Brexit mural vandalised just hours after £1million EU artwork appears in Dover. Express. 9 May.

High Country Crime: Aspen painting slasher remains elusive

(United States of America)

Jason Auslander (2017). High Country Crime: Aspen painting slasher remains elusive. Summit Daily. 7 May.

CoE adopts Convention to fight cultural destruction

(General)

Famagusta Gazette (2017). CoE adopts Convention to fight cultural destruction. Famagusta Gazette. 4 May.

Ancient gate has chunk of stone knocked out by housing developers

(United Kingdom)

Daily Gazette (2017). Ancient gate has chunk of stone knocked out by housing developers. Daily Gazette. 3 May.

Restoration may have disfigured Buddhist monastery, a world heritage site

(Pakistan)

Amjad Iqbal (2017). Restoration may have disfigured Buddhist monastery, a world heritage site. Dawn. 2 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.

Ancient mummies rot as Yemen war vexes even the dead

(Yemen)

Noah Browning (2017). Ancient mummies rot as Yemen war vexes even the dead. Reuters. 1 May.

Vandal Scrawls Nazi Art on a Painting at the Mets Education Center

(United States of America)

Sarah Cascone (2017). Vandal Scrawls Nazi Art on a Painting at the Mets Education Center. ArtNet News. 21 April.

The Nazis didn't just burn Jewish books - they stole millions, too

(Germany)

Rafael Medoff (2017). The Nazis didn't just burn Jewish books - they stole millions, too. Haaretz. 20 April.

One of Wheal Martyn's famous St Austell clay worker statues is vandalised and another stolen

(United Kingdom)

C G Steve (2017). One of Wheal Martyn's famous St Austell clay worker statues is vandalised and another stolen. Cornwall Live. 18 April.

Medieval fort 'ruined' by staircase built by council to preserve historic site

(United Kingdom)

Harry Yorke (2017). Medieval fort 'ruined' by staircase built by council to preserve historic site. The Telegraph. 14 April.

Thieves destroy famed Mississippi Civil War-era home

(United States of America)

Sarah Fowler (2017). Thieves destroy famed Mississippi Civil War-era home. The Clarion-Ledger. 13 April.

How Do You Purge The Memory Of An Emperor?

(United Kingdom)

Sarah Bond (2017). How Do You Purge The Memory Of An Emperor?. Forbes. 11 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.

Footprints: Saving artefacts in Afghanistan

(Afghanistan)

Ali M. Latifi (2017). Footprints: Saving artefacts in Afghanistan. Dawn. 9 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.

West Asheville public art destroyed by vandals

(United States of America)

Emily Patrick (2017). West Asheville public art destroyed by vandals. Citizen-Times. 6 April.

Miscreants 'deface' street art project of metro

(India)

Press Trust of India (2017). Miscreants 'deface' street art project of metro. India. 6 April.

Professor uses satellites to study damage to Iraq, Syria ruins

(Syria; United States of America)

Gabrielle Russon (2017). Professor uses satellites to study damage to Iraq, Syria ruins. Phys.org. 4 April.

Popular Mural by William Kentridge in Rome Defaced by Vandals

(Italy)

Lorena Muñoz-Alonso (2017). Popular Mural by William Kentridge in Rome Defaced by Vandals. ArtNet News. 3 April.

Culture on the frontline: Penn Museum shows artefacts curators are fighting to save in Syria and Iraq

(Syria; United States of America)

Julia Halperin (2017). Culture on the frontline: Penn Museum shows artefacts curators are fighting to save in Syria and Iraq. The Art Newspaper. 3 April.

Art 'blue helmets' rescue Italy's treasures from rubble

(Italy)

Kelly Velasquez (2017). Art 'blue helmets' rescue Italy's treasures from rubble. Yahoo News. 1 April.

Official denies fire in Aswan Philae Temple

(Egypt)

Egypt Independent (2017). Official denies fire in Aswan Philae Temple. Egypt Independent. 31 March.

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.

Israel Arrests Temple Mount Officials After Assault on Archaeologists

(Israel)

Nir Hasson (2017). Israel Arrests Temple Mount Officials After Assault on Archaeologists. Haaretz. 29 March.

Art attack: Why do people try to destroy museum masterpieces?

(General)

Noah Charney (2017). Art attack: Why do people try to destroy museum masterpieces?. Salon. 26 March.

Lowest bidders threaten Nepal's quake-hit heritage

(Nepal)

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

UN Says Attacks on Heritage Sites Could Be War Crimes

(General)

Voice of America (2017). UN Says Attacks on Heritage Sites Could Be War Crimes. Voice of America. 24 March.

11 arrested for desecrating Auschwitz

(Poland)

Ben Ariel (2017). 11 arrested for desecrating Auschwitz. Arutz Sheva. 24 March.

Vietnam War memorial in Venice vandalized by taggers again

(United States of America)

Hailey Branson-Potts (2017). Vietnam War memorial in Venice vandalized by taggers again. Los Angeles Times. 23 March.

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

(Morocco; Italy)

Emily Sharpe (2017). Photos of Guercino painting, rolled up like a rug by thieves, reveal extent of damage. The Art Newspaper. 22 March.

Replica of artefact destroyed by ISIS announced as London's next Fourth Plinth installation

(United Kingdom; Iraq)

Alice Morby (2017). Replica of artefact destroyed by ISIS announced as London's next Fourth Plinth installation. Dezeen. 21 March.

$75.5M pledged to protect heritage sites in war zones

(General)

Thomas Adamson (2017). $75.5M pledged to protect heritage sites in war zones. CBC. 20 March.

Chad's ancient Ennedi cave paintings defaced

(Chad)

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

Orkney 'Viking' totem pole vandalised

(United Kingdom)

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

Man charged over attack on Gainsborough painting at National Gallery

(United Kingdom)

Alice Ross (2017). Man charged over attack on Gainsborough painting at National Gallery. The Guardian. 19 March.

Teenager caused £5,000 of damage to ancient church in Dalgety Bay

(United Kingdom)

Dunfermline Press (2017). Teenager caused £5,000 of damage to ancient church in Dalgety Bay. Dunfermline Press. 17 March.

What Happens If You Break an Artwork?

(General)

Isaac Kaplan (2017). What Happens If You Break an Artwork?. Artsy. 14 March.

Los enemigos del patrimonio histórico

(Spain)

The enemies of historic heritage

Aludena Ruiz (2017). Los enemigos del patrimonio histórico. El Diario. 13 March.

Man (52) who damaged Monet painting admits supermarket theft

(Ireland)

Nicola Donnelly (2017). Man (52) who damaged Monet painting admits supermarket theft. Irish Independent. 11 March.

Scars of looting, destruction all that remain at Mosul museum

(Iraq)

Kawa Omar (2017). Scars of looting, destruction all that remain at Mosul museum. Reuters. 11 March.

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

(Egypt)

Egypt Independent (2017). Officials deny any damage to newly-discovered king Ramses II statue during excavation. Egypt Independent. 10 March.

Centaurs, archers and modern vandals

(India)

Sibi Arasu (2017). Centaurs, archers and modern vandals. The Hindu. 10 March.

Photos reveal ISIL's destruction to antiquities museum in Mosul

(Iraq)

Associated Press (2017). Photos reveal ISIL's destruction to antiquities museum in Mosul. The National. 8 March.

House linked to China's 'founding father' damaged again

(Hong Kong; China)

Kris Cheng (2017). House linked to China's 'founding father' damaged again. Hong Kong Free Press. 8 March.

Ancient monuments damaged by modern day life

(Ireland)

Noel Baker (2017). Ancient monuments damaged by modern day life. Irish Examiner. 7 March.

Illegal stone mining a major danger to five ASI monuments

(India)

Deshdeep Saxena (2017). Illegal stone mining a major danger to five ASI monuments. The Times of India. 7 March.

Less damage to ancient Palmyra than feared, Syrian antiquities chief says

(Syria)

Reuters (2017). Less damage to ancient Palmyra than feared, Syrian antiquities chief says. Reuters. 3 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.

Scientists Shoot Stones to Study War's Impact on Heritage Sites

(General)

Brigit Katz (2017). Scientists Shoot Stones to Study War's Impact on Heritage Sites. Smithsonian. 28 February.

Previously untouched 600BC palace discovered under shrine demolished by Isil in Mosul

(Iraq)

Josie Ensor (2017). Previously untouched 600BC palace discovered under shrine demolished by Isil in Mosul. The Telegraph. 28 February.

Selfie-Taker Smashes Yayoi Kusama Pumpkin, Just Days Into Hirshhorn Show

(United States of America)

Brian Boucher (2017). Selfie-Taker Smashes Yayoi Kusama Pumpkin, Just Days Into Hirshhorn Show. ArtNet News. 27 February.

Sentinels to guard Marayur dolmens

(India)

Giji K. Raman (2017). Sentinels to guard Marayur dolmens. The Hindu. 27 February.

Idiots vandalising ancient Aboriginal rock art in Flinders Ranges

(Australia)

Erin Jones (2017). Idiots vandalising ancient Aboriginal rock art in Flinders Ranges. The Advertiser. 26 February.

Ghost ships: why are World War II naval wrecks vanishing in Indonesia?

(Indonesia)

Natali Pearson (2017). Ghost ships: why are World War II naval wrecks vanishing in Indonesia?. The Conversation. 26 February.

In Mosul, a long-term battle to repair Iraq's heritage

(Iraq)

AFP (2017). In Mosul, a long-term battle to repair Iraq's heritage. The Jordan Times. 26 February.

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.

The Monk Who Saves Manuscripts From ISIS

(Iraq; Syria)

Matteo Fagotto (2017). The Monk Who Saves Manuscripts From ISIS. The Atlantic. 23 February.

Scientists study ways to preserve world heritage sites damaged in armed conflicts

(General)

Melissa Healy (2017). Scientists study ways to preserve world heritage sites damaged in armed conflicts. Los Angeles Times. 22 February.

Sabah to probe whether UMS salvage work broke law

(Malaysia; Japan)

Avila Geraldine (2017). Sabah to probe whether UMS salvage work broke law. The Straits Times. 20 February.

Tourist Arrested For Vandalizing Colosseum With Ancient Coin

(Italy)

Glory Moralidad (2017). Tourist Arrested For Vandalizing Colosseum With Ancient Coin. Travelers Today. 18 February.

The Ancient Syrian City ISIS Is Destroying, Preserved Online

(Syria)

Jason Farago (2017). The Ancient Syrian City ISIS Is Destroying, Preserved Online. The New York Times. 15 February.

Maoists deny hand in destruction of ancient Ganesha idol; Cops have their doubts

(India)

Ejaz Kaiser (2017). Maoists deny hand in destruction of ancient Ganesha idol; Cops have their doubts. The New Indian Express. 12 February.

Rescatan material arqueológico maya

(Mexico)

Maya material recovered

Wilmer Delgado Rojas (2017). Rescatan material arqueológico maya. El Expreso. 12 February.

Vandals target display of multifaith artworks at Gloucester Cathedral

(United Kingdom)

Vanessa Thorpe (2017). Vandals target display of multifaith artworks at Gloucester Cathedral. The Guardian. 12 February.

Medieval, modern looters destroy most mummies in Russia's Yamal — scientist

(Russia)

TASS (2017). Medieval, modern looters destroy most mummies in Russia's Yamal — scientist. TASS. 10 February.

Right-Wing Extremists Vandalize Politically Charged Art Exhibition in Kiev

(Ukraine)

Hili Perlson (2017). Right-Wing Extremists Vandalize Politically Charged Art Exhibition in Kiev. ArtNet News. 10 February.

Encroachments removed from Dahshour necropolis site: Ministry

(Egypt)

Nevine El-Aref (2017). Encroachments removed from Dahshour necropolis site: Ministry. Ahram Online. 10 February.

World War II Shipwrecks Are Vanishing at a Disturbing Rate

(Malaysia; Netherlands; Japan)

George Dvorsky (2017). World War II Shipwrecks Are Vanishing at a Disturbing Rate. Gizmodo. 10 February.

Indonesia and Australia battle to save WWII shipwreck HMAS Perth from salvagers

(Australia; Indonesia)

Jewel Topsfield (2017). Indonesia and Australia battle to save WWII shipwreck HMAS Perth from salvagers. Western Advocate. 10 February.

Why We Need to Fight to Save Mosul's Cultural Heritage

(Iraq)

Katharyn Hanson (2017). Why We Need to Fight to Save Mosul's Cultural Heritage. Smithsonian. 9 February.

Images reveal three more Japanese WWII shipwrecks torn apart for scrap

(Malaysia; Japan)

Oliver Holmes (2017). Images reveal three more Japanese WWII shipwrecks torn apart for scrap. The Guardian. 9 February.

Italy restoring damaged art from Palmyra Italy restoring damaged art from Palmyra

(Italy; Syria)

ANSA (2017). Italy restoring damaged art from Palmyra Italy restoring damaged art from Palmyra. ANSA. 7 February.

Gone, sometimes forgotten: State law protects even tiny cemeteries, but enforcement can be tough

(United States of America)

Hailey Konnath (2017). Gone, sometimes forgotten: State law protects even tiny cemeteries, but enforcement can be tough. Omaha World-Herald. 7 February.

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

(Egypt)

WCAI (2017). Cairo's Islamic Art Museum Reopens 3 Years After A Car Bomb Damaged It. WCAI. 5 February.

Breaking: Governor signs resolution asking to rescind Bears Ears monument designation

(United States of America)

Gephardt Daily (2017). Breaking: Governor signs resolution asking to rescind Bears Ears monument designation. Gephardt Daily. 3 February.

Asociación denuncia saqueo y destrucción de restos arqueológicos en Salamanca

(Spain)

Association denounces looting and destruction of archaeological remains in Salamanca

La Vanguardia (2017). Asociación denuncia saqueo y destrucción de restos arqueológicos en Salamanca. La Vanguardia. 3 February.

Roof nicked, gallery floods

(South Africa)

Ufrieda Ho (2017). Roof nicked, gallery floods. Times Live. 2 February.

Chhattisgarh: Ancient Ganesha idol damaged by suspected Maoists successfully restored

(India)

ANI (2017). Chhattisgarh: Ancient Ganesha idol damaged by suspected Maoists successfully restored. Business Standard. 2 February.

Angry Pompeii workers 'tear down part of ancient Roman house in clash with management'

(Italy)

Chris Kitching (2017). Angry Pompeii workers 'tear down part of ancient Roman house in clash with management'. Mirror. 1 February.

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

(Nigeria)

Times (2017). Nigeria: Govt Vows to Deal With Collaborators of Destroyed 190-Year Monument. All Africa. 29 January.

1100-year-old Ganesha idol falls from Bastar hilltop, cops suspect Maoists' role

(India)

Rashmi Drolia (2017). 1100-year-old Ganesha idol falls from Bastar hilltop, cops suspect Maoists' role. The Times of India. 28 January.

बस्तर: पहाड़ी से चोरी हुई हजार साल पुरानी गणेश प्रतिमा

(India)

Bastar: ancient Ganesh idol stolen from Dholkal

Khabar Non Stop (2017). बस्तर: पहाड़ी से चोरी हुई हजार साल पुरानी गणेश प्रतिमा. Khabar Non Stop. 27 January.

Locals obstruct temple rebuilding, demand participatio

(Nepal)

Gyan P Neupane (2017). Locals obstruct temple rebuilding, demand participatio. My Republica. 25 January.

Pakistan's Moenjodaro is crumbling away

(Pakistan)

Faras Ghani (2017). Pakistan's Moenjodaro is crumbling away. Al Jazeera. 23 January.

A no-strike list may shield Yemen's ancient treasures from war

(Yemen)

Aisling Irwin (2017). A no-strike list may shield Yemen's ancient treasures from war. New Scientist. 23 January.

Roban y profanan imágenes de la Virgen y el Niño en ermita de Córdoba

(Spain)

Blanca Ruiz (2017). Roban y profanan imágenes de la Virgen y el Niño en ermita de Córdoba. ACI Prensa. 23 January.

Artist Natalie White Found Guilty of Defacing Property for Painting In Front of Capitol Building

(United States of America)

Sarah Cascone (2017). Artist Natalie White Found Guilty of Defacing Property for Painting In Front of Capitol Building. ArtNet News. 23 January.

Prehistoric rock art in peril

(India)

E.M. Manoj (2017). Prehistoric rock art in peril. The Hindu. 22 January.

ISIS Destroys Ancient Theater, Tetrapylon In Palmyra, Syria Says

(Syria)

Camila Domonoske (2017). ISIS Destroys Ancient Theater, Tetrapylon In Palmyra, Syria Says. NPR. 20 January.

Chinese Authorities Smash Fake Terracotta Warriors Attraction

(China)

Claire Voon (2017). Chinese Authorities Smash Fake Terracotta Warriors Attraction. Hyperallergic. 18 January.

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

(Egypt)

Nevine El-Aref (2017). Cairo's Museum of Islamic Art to open Friday after two-year closure. Ahram Online. 18 January.

El Obispado de Cádiz afronta una multa por abandonar una iglesia paleocristiana

(Spain)

The bishopric of Cádiz faces fine for abandoning early Christian church

Jesús A. Cañas (2017). El Obispado de Cádiz afronta una multa por abandonar una iglesia paleocristiana. El País. 18 January.

Driver Crashed Into SoHo Museum, Fled N.J. Police: NYPD

(United States of America)

Cameron Luttrell (2017). Driver Crashed Into SoHo Museum, Fled N.J. Police: NYPD. Patch. 17 January.

Iraqi artist recreates ancient works destroyed by IS

(Iraq)

Dawn (2017). Iraqi artist recreates ancient works destroyed by IS. Dawn. 17 January.

Rome mulls no-go zone around Colosseum after acts of vandalism

(Italy)

Chiara Palazzo (2017). Rome mulls no-go zone around Colosseum after acts of vandalism. The Telegraph. 17 January.

Vandals deface U'hage's newly returned cannon

(South Africa)

Tremaine van Aardt (2017). Vandals deface U'hage's newly returned cannon. Herald Live. 11 January.

Philip Johnson Chapel Vandalized in Dallas

(United States of America)

Hrag Vartanian (2017). Philip Johnson Chapel Vandalized in Dallas. Hyperallergic. 10 January.

Bust of Marathi playwright Ram Ganesh Gadkari vandalized, 4 held

(India)

Prasad Kulkarni (2017). Bust of Marathi playwright Ram Ganesh Gadkari vandalized, 4 held. The Times of India. 4 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.

Thousands of pounds worth of damage caused to ancient church

(United Kingdom)

Helen Machin (2017). Thousands of pounds worth of damage caused to ancient church. Tamworth Herald. 2 January.

Turning Iraq history to rubble, leaving mess to looters

(Iraq)

Lori Hinnant (2016). Turning Iraq history to rubble, leaving mess to looters. The Detroit News. 31 December.

Owner of Zoffany painting destroyed in fire could receive £4m from UK government

(United Kingdom)

Martin Bailey (2016). Owner of Zoffany painting destroyed in fire could receive £4m from UK government. The Art Newspaper. 29 December.

Can street art be preserved? Undoing of a Montreal mural raises questions

(Canada)

Elias Abboud (2016). Can street art be preserved? Undoing of a Montreal mural raises questions. CBC. 28 December.

Art Dealer Ordered to Pay $500 a Day to Artist

(United States of America)

Eileen Kinsella (2016). Art Dealer Ordered to Pay $500 a Day to Artist. ArtNet News. 28 December.

Do Not Touch: What happens when museum visitors ignore the signs

(General)

John Bailey (2016). Do Not Touch: What happens when museum visitors ignore the signs. The Age. 19 December.

El 'saqueo' de las momias guanches

(Spain)

The looting of the Guanche mummies

EFE (2016). El 'saqueo' de las momias guanches. RTVC. 19 December.

Two criminals held for damaging Jain Tirthankar's idol

(India)

The Times of India (2016). Two criminals held for damaging Jain Tirthankar's idol. The Times of India. 18 December.

Jain idol found broken in Rajgir temple

(India)

TNN (2016). Jain idol found broken in Rajgir temple. The Times of India. 18 December.

UN seeks protection for ancient Nimrud site wrecked by IS

(Iraq)

Lori Hinnant (2016). UN seeks protection for ancient Nimrud site wrecked by IS. The Republic. 14 December.

Palmyra: IS retakes ancient Syrian city

(Syria)

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

Iraqis Mourn Destruction of Ancient City of Nimrud: ISIS 'Tried to Destroy the Identity of Iraq'

(Iraq)

Lucy Kafanov (2016). Iraqis Mourn Destruction of Ancient City of Nimrud: ISIS 'Tried to Destroy the Identity of Iraq'. NBC. 11 December.

Destrozan en Chiapas ruinas arqueológicas

(Mexico)

Archaeological ruins destroyed in Chiapas

Omar Ruiz (2016). Destrozan en Chiapas ruinas arqueológicas. El Sol de Mexico. 9 December.

Artifact trafficking and the battle to stop it: 'It's open season'

(Syria)

Rami al-Khattib (2016). Artifact trafficking and the battle to stop it: 'It's open season'. Syria Direct. 8 December.

Outrage at unprovoked vandalism of ancient tree

(New Zealand)

The Northland Age (2016). Outrage at unprovoked vandalism of ancient tree. The Northland Age. 6 December.

Abren un boquete en la puerta de la capilla de San Antón, en Cedeira, para robar el cepillo

(Spain)

Hole opened in the door of the chapel of San Anton in Cedeira to rob the chapel

Ana F. Cuba (2016). Abren un boquete en la puerta de la capilla de San Antón, en Cedeira, para robar el cepillo. La Voz de Galicia. 6 December.

Preservation of archaeological sites promotes tourism

(Pakistan)

APP (2016). Preservation of archaeological sites promotes tourism. The Nation. 5 December.

Fire at California artists' collective claims 33 lives

(United States of America)

Helen Stoilas (2016). Fire at California artists' collective claims 33 lives. The Art Newspaper. 4 December.

How ISIL destroyed Nimrud

(Iraq)

John Beck (2016). How ISIL destroyed Nimrud. Al Jazeera. 1 December.

Huangpu River sculpture to go after 'copycat' row

(China)

Hu Min (2016). Huangpu River sculpture to go after 'copycat' row. Shanghai Daily. 30 November.

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

(Egypt)

Nevine El-Aref (2016). Transported porcelain artefacts are not damaged as rumoured: Egyptian antiquities ministry. Ahram Online. 29 November.

FLC students vandalize Native American ruins in Utah

(United States of America)

Jonathan Romeo (2016). FLC students vandalize Native American ruins in Utah. The Journal. 29 November.

Paolozzi sculpture at Euston is one of many works of art left to rot

(United Kingdom)

Roger Bowdler (2016). Paolozzi sculpture at Euston is one of many works of art left to rot. The Guardian. 29 November.

Signs Of Hope: Ancient Relics Found In Monastery Destroyed By ISIS

(Syria)

Carey Lodge (2016). Signs Of Hope: Ancient Relics Found In Monastery Destroyed By ISIS. Christian Today. 29 November.

'It's bizarre and appalling' - Vehicles get stuck in well-known historic gate everyday

(Ireland)

Catherine Devine (2016). 'It's bizarre and appalling' - Vehicles get stuck in well-known historic gate everyday. The Independent. 28 November.

Is the destruction of cultural property a war crime?

(Mali)

Brian Daniels (2016). Is the destruction of cultural property a war crime?. Apollo. 28 November.

Major Paolozzi sculpture facing decay 'because no one wants to own it'

(United Kingdom)

Dalya Alberge (2016). Major Paolozzi sculpture facing decay 'because no one wants to own it'. The Guardian. 28 November.

Sweden's Christmas goat burned down on opening day

(Sweden)

The Local (2016). Sweden's Christmas goat burned down on opening day. The Local. 28 November.

Sex Pistols Memorabilia Worth Millions Burned By McLaren And Westwood's Son

(United Kingdom)

Artlyst (2016). Sex Pistols Memorabilia Worth Millions Burned By McLaren And Westwood's Son. Artlyst. 27 November.

'Outrage' at damage to Cissbury Ring

(United Kingdom)

Worthing Herald (2016). 'Outrage' at damage to Cissbury Ring. Worthing Herald. 25 November.

Piecing back together an Iraqi archaeological gem blown sky-high by Isis

(Iraq)

Martin Chulov (2016). Piecing back together an Iraqi archaeological gem blown sky-high by Isis. The Guardian. 24 November.

Joyas en peligro

(Spain)

Treasures in danger

David Navarro (2016). Joyas en peligro. Heraldo. 21 November.

How the archaeological review behind the Dakota Access Pipeline went wrong

(United States of America)

Chip Colwell (2016). How the archaeological review behind the Dakota Access Pipeline went wrong. The Conversation. 21 November.

'Ziggy' the graffiti vandal has been targeting ancient buildings and churches in Faversham

(United Kingdom)

Faversham Times (2016). 'Ziggy' the graffiti vandal has been targeting ancient buildings and churches in Faversham. Kent Live. 21 November.

Un antiguo poblado aborigen de Tamaraceite muere olvidado, víctima constante de actos vandálicos

(Spain)

An ancient indigenous village of Tamaraceite dies forgotten, a constant victim of vandalism

Jennifer Jimenez (2016). Un antiguo poblado aborigen de Tamaraceite muere olvidado, víctima constante de actos vandálicos. El Diario. 21 November.

'Harry Potter fans' deface ancient 4,000-year-old megalithic tomb with Deathly Hallows symbol graffiti

(Spain)

Stephen Jones (2016). 'Harry Potter fans' deface ancient 4,000-year-old megalithic tomb with Deathly Hallows symbol graffiti. Mirror. 17 November.

Rome in shock as Bernini elephant statue vandalised

(Italy)

Agence France-Presse Chiara Palazzo (2016). Rome in shock as Bernini elephant statue vandalised. The Telegraph. 15 November.

Public sculptures vandalised in Hue

(Vietnam)

Vietnam Net (2016). Public sculptures vandalised in Hue. Vietnam Net. 15 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.

Drones fly over ancient Nimrud to help secure Assyrian ruins

(Iraq)

Ahmed Rasheed (2016). Drones fly over ancient Nimrud to help secure Assyrian ruins. Reuters. 14 November.

Iraqi forces take Nimrud from IS: why are its artefacts so significant?

(Iraq)

SBS (2016). Iraqi forces take Nimrud from IS: why are its artefacts so significant?. SBS. 14 November.

Taiwan museum removes defaced statues given by Jackie Chan

(Taiwan; China)

AFP (2016). Taiwan museum removes defaced statues given by Jackie Chan. Emirates 24/7. 14 November.

Pierden alrededor de 100 vestigios arqueológicos en Chetumal

(Mexico)

About 100 archaeological sites lost in Chetumal

Ángel Castilla (2016). Pierden alrededor de 100 vestigios arqueológicos en Chetumal. Sipse. 13 November.

Arson in the Kidron Valley Damages Architectural Jewels

(Israel)

Ilana Messika (2016). Arson in the Kidron Valley Damages Architectural Jewels. The Jewish Press. 13 November.

Spaniard jailed for destroying Neolithic cave to make an animal shelter

(Spain)

James Badcock (2016). Spaniard jailed for destroying Neolithic cave to make an animal shelter. The Telegraph. 13 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.

Selfie-Seeking Tourist Topples 18th-Century Sculpture

(Portugal)

Claire Voon (2016). Selfie-Seeking Tourist Topples 18th-Century Sculpture. Hyperallergic. 10 November.

Minister vows tough control on cultural heritage after fire damages ancient Vardzia frescos

(Georgia)

Agenda News (2016). Minister vows tough control on cultural heritage after fire damages ancient Vardzia frescos. Agenda News. 7 November.

Historic painting looted from church in Italy destroyed by earthquake

(Italy)

Allen Cone (2016). Historic painting looted from church in Italy destroyed by earthquake. UPI. 7 November.

Demand for high-end honey prompts beehive crime wave

(New Zealand)

Matt Hickman (2016). Demand for high-end honey prompts beehive crime wave. Mother Nature Network. 7 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.

Iconic Buddha in Swat valley restored after nine years when Taliban defaced it

(Pakistan)

Fazal Khaliq (2016). Iconic Buddha in Swat valley restored after nine years when Taliban defaced it. Dawn. 7 November.

Terremoto, sparito un dipinto del '600, indagini per furto

(Italy)

Earthquake: Painting from 1600s disappears, investigated as theft

Rai News (2016). Terremoto, sparito un dipinto del '600, indagini per furto. Rai News. 6 November.

A temple in the heart of Capital remains in ruins

(Nepal)

Anup Ojha (2016). A temple in the heart of Capital remains in ruins. The Kathmandu Post. 6 November.

Eternal unrest: How a Native American burial site was desecrated in Hamilton County

(United States of America)

Chris Sikich (2016). Eternal unrest: How a Native American burial site was desecrated in Hamilton County. Indy Star. 5 November.

Nobody Knows If These Nazi Home Movies Were Lost, Stolen or Destroyed at the National Archives

(Germany; United States of America)

Matt Novak (2016). Nobody Knows If These Nazi Home Movies Were Lost, Stolen or Destroyed at the National Archives. Gizmodo. 3 November.

Students questioned over cenotaph graffiti

(Canada)

John Law (2016). Students questioned over cenotaph graffiti. Well and Tribune. 1 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.

How the Townley Venus's thumb was knocked off at the British Museum

(United Kingdom)

Martin Bailey (2016). How the Townley Venus's thumb was knocked off at the British Museum. The Art Newspaper. 26 October.

Italian Preservationists Save 900 Artworks From the Ruins of Earthquake-Struck Amatrice

(Italy)

Danny Lewis (2016). Italian Preservationists Save 900 Artworks From the Ruins of Earthquake-Struck Amatrice. Smithsonian. 25 October.

'Destroying damaged ancient sculptures a crime'

(India)

TNN (2016). 'Destroying damaged ancient sculptures a crime'. The Times of India. 24 October.

Tourists in Dubrovnik Damaged an Invaluable Monument

(Croatia)

Daniel Rogulj (2016). Tourists in Dubrovnik Damaged an Invaluable Monument. Total Croatia News. 23 October.

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

(Mali)

Lucas Lixinski (2016). The ICC's Al-Mahdi Ruling Protects Cultural Heritage, But Didn't Go Far Enough. The Wire. 20 October.

Qatar Museums opens 'Fragments' exhibition in Katara

(United Arab Emirates)

QNA (2016). Qatar Museums opens 'Fragments' exhibition in Katara. GDN Online. 18 October.

The Marker Where Emmett Till's Body Was Found Has Been Riddled With Bullet Holes for Years

(United States of America)

Jeremy Stahl (2016). The Marker Where Emmett Till's Body Was Found Has Been Riddled With Bullet Holes for Years. Slate. 18 October.

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

(Mali)

Ian Lilley (2016). Friday essay: war crimes and the many threats to cultural heritag. The Conversation. 14 October.

Local government attempts to restore Great Wall end up damaging landmark

(China)

Li Yan (2016). Local government attempts to restore Great Wall end up damaging landmark. ECNS. 12 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.

Machu Picchu wall painted red

(Peru)

Alvaro Tassano (2016). Machu Picchu wall painted red. Peru This Week. 7 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.

Ancient Assyrian site graffitied with Kurdish flag to be restored

(Iraq)

Paul Antonopoulos (2016). Ancient Assyrian site graffitied with Kurdish flag to be restored. AMN. 6 October.

Damaged Bagan Temples Under Detailed Assessment

(Myanmar)

Tin Htet Paing (2016). Damaged Bagan Temples Under Detailed Assessment. The Irrawaddy. 6 October.

Bull of Nimrud destroyed by Isis to be recreated in Rome

(Italy; Syria)

Stephanie Kirchgaessner (2016). Bull of Nimrud destroyed by Isis to be recreated in Rome. The Guardian. 6 October.

Lebanese activists fight to save Beirut's architectural heritage

(Lebanon)

Changiz M. Varzi (2016). Lebanese activists fight to save Beirut's architectural heritage. Equal Times. 5 October.

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

(Ghana)

Austin Brakopowers (2016). Gandhi's signature spectacle stolen, UG authorities fear theft of statue. My Joy Online. 5 October.

Gold Butte two years after the Bundy standoff

(United States of America)

Lyndsey Gilpin (2016). Gold Butte two years after the Bundy standoff. The Journal. 4 October.

ISIS destroys, loots archaeological sites near Kirkuk

(Iraq)

Amir Abdallah (2016). ISIS destroys, loots archaeological sites near Kirkuk. Iraqi News. 3 October.

A guardian of Syria's imperiled cultural heritage

(Syria)

Giota Mirtsioti (2016). A guardian of Syria's imperiled cultural heritage. eKathimerini. 29 September.

Why the Terrorist Who Destroyed Palmyra Won't Face Justice

(Syria)

Russell Goldman (2016). Why the Terrorist Who Destroyed Palmyra Won't Face Justice. The New York Times. 29 September.

Peeved Protester Throws Pee at Censored Photo Show in Moscow

(Russia)

Carey Dunne (2016). Peeved Protester Throws Pee at Censored Photo Show in Moscow. Hyperallergic. 28 September.

Vandalism of Dirty Corner sculpture at Versailles an 'inside job', claims Kapoor

(France)

Cristina Ruiz (2016). Vandalism of Dirty Corner sculpture at Versailles an 'inside job', claims Kapoor. The Art Newspaper. 28 September.

The United Nations Doubles Down on Protecting Cultural Sites

(General)

Akshan de Alwis (2016). The United Nations Doubles Down on Protecting Cultural Sites. Diplomatic Courier. 27 September.

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

(Mali)

Camila Domonoske (2016). For First Time, Destruction Of Cultural Sites Leads To War Crime Conviction. NPR. 27 September.

Benin City: A Stunning Metropolis Annihilated By the British Empire

(Nigeria)

Daryl Worthington (2016). Benin City: A Stunning Metropolis Annihilated By the British Empire. New Historian. 25 September.

Naked Trump statue in downtown Las Vegas vandalized

(United States of America)

Lawren Lineham (2016). Naked Trump statue in downtown Las Vegas vandalized. Las Vegas Review-Journal. 23 September.

Dismay over 'crude' repairs to ancient section of Great Wall of China

(China)

Associated Press (2016). Dismay over 'crude' repairs to ancient section of Great Wall of China. The Guardian. 22 September.

Saudi strikes raze ancient Yemen towers

(Yemen; Saudi Arabia)

Bel Trew (2016). Saudi strikes raze ancient Yemen towers. The Times. 21 September.

Over 1,200 Archaeologists and Museum Staff Condemn Destruction Wrought by Dakota Pipeline

(United States of America)

Allison Meier (2016). Over 1,200 Archaeologists and Museum Staff Condemn Destruction Wrought by Dakota Pipeline. Hyperallergic. 21 September.

François Hollande announces $100m fund to protect cultural heritage in the Middle East

(France)

David D'Arcy (2016). François Hollande announces $100m fund to protect cultural heritage in the Middle East. The Art Newspaper. 21 September.

Slick Replica of Palmyra's Triumphal Arch Arrives in New York, Prompting Questions

(Syria; United States of America)

Claire Voon (2016). Slick Replica of Palmyra's Triumphal Arch Arrives in New York, Prompting Questions. Hyperallergic. 20 September.

Replica of Syrian arch destroyed by Isis unveiled in New York City

(United States of America)

Raya Jalabi (2016). Replica of Syrian arch destroyed by Isis unveiled in New York City. The Guardian. 20 September.

Se salvó gran parte de obras de arte más importantes de San Sebastián

(Peru)

Large portion of the most important works of art of San Sebastián saved.

Andina (2016). Se salvó gran parte de obras de arte más importantes de San Sebastián. Andina. 16 September.

Sector Cultura adopta medidas urgentes tras incendio en iglesia de San Sebastián

(Peru)

Cultural sector adopts emergency measures after the fire in the San Sebastián church

Radio Nacional (2016). Sector Cultura adopta medidas urgentes tras incendio en iglesia de San Sebastián. Radio Nacional. 16 September.

Trust appealing for return of stolen tribute to Borders poet

(United Kingdom)

Darin Hutson (2016). Trust appealing for return of stolen tribute to Borders poet. Harwick News. 16 September.

Yobs 'mindlessly' smash historic stained-glass window in 12th-century Rye church

(United Kingdom)

Adrian Imms (2016). Yobs 'mindlessly' smash historic stained-glass window in 12th-century Rye church. The Argus. 15 September.

Missing Coltsville Plaque Found Chopped Into Nearly Two Dozen Pieces

(United States of America)

Kenneth R. Gosselin (2016). Missing Coltsville Plaque Found Chopped Into Nearly Two Dozen Pieces. Hartford Courant. 14 September.

23 cultural assets damaged after quake in ancient capital

(South Korea)

Yonhap News Agency (2016). 23 cultural assets damaged after quake in ancient capital. Yonhap News Agency. 13 September.

Vandals daub bizarre message on cathedral's 900 year old walls

(United Kingdom)

The Plymouth Herald (2016). Vandals daub bizarre message on cathedral's 900 year old walls. The Plymouth Herald. 13 September.

Rani Pokhari reconstruction to resume this week

(Nepal)

The Kathmandu Post (2016). Rani Pokhari reconstruction to resume this week. The Kathmandu Post. 12 September.

When Artwork Survives Catastrophe

(United States of America)

Kara Weisenstein (2016). When Artwork Survives Catastrophe. The Creator's Project. 12 September.

Robbed of our antiquities

(Canada)

Alan Wade (2016). Robbed of our antiquities. The Chronicle Journal. 11 September.

Plea for holiday photos to help preserve world heritage

(Syria; Libya; Afghanistan)

Kirsteen Paterson (2016). Plea for holiday photos to help preserve world heritage. The National. 9 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.

15 ancient pagodas in Bagan suffer severe damage

(Myanmar)

Eleven (2016). 15 ancient pagodas in Bagan suffer severe damage. Eleven. 6 September.

MUNA construction damaging ancient remains

(Peru)

Alvaro Tassano (2016). MUNA construction damaging ancient remains. Peru This Week. 5 September.

VIDEO: Vandals destroy ancient Oregon's landmark

(United States of America)

United Press International (2016). VIDEO: Vandals destroy ancient Oregon's landmark. Gephardt Daily. 5 September.

UNESCO Director-General condemns the destruction of a 9th century old mosque of Bani Matar in Yemen

(Yemen)

UNESCO (2016). UNESCO Director-General condemns the destruction of a 9th century old mosque of Bani Matar in Yemen. Malaysia Sun. 4 September.

Ancient capital of Israel site beset by vandalism

(Palestine; Israel)

Assaf Kamar (2016). Ancient capital of Israel site beset by vandalism. Ynet News. 3 September.

Federal judge in Oregon standoff case rules on what evidence can be introduced at trial

(United States of America)

Maxine Bernstein (2016). Federal judge in Oregon standoff case rules on what evidence can be introduced at trial. Oregon Live. 2 September.

How Yemen's past is being erased, one air strike at a time

(Yemen)

Peter Osborne (2016). How Yemen's past is being erased, one air strike at a time. Middle East Eye. 2 September.

Unesco concerned about inappropriate rebuilding of Ranipokhari

(Nepal)

The Kathmandu Post (2016). Unesco concerned about inappropriate rebuilding of Ranipokhari. The Kathmandu Post. 1 September.

Bagan pagodas to be repaired in 7-step process

(Myanmar)

Eleven (2016). Bagan pagodas to be repaired in 7-step process. Eleven. 31 August.

Balgopaleshwar Temple reconstruction suspended

(Nepal)

My Republica (2016). Balgopaleshwar Temple reconstruction suspended. My Republica. 30 August.

The earthquake aftermath: 'Don't rush with restoration'

(Myanmar)

Libby Hogan (2016). The earthquake aftermath: 'Don't rush with restoration'. DVB. 29 August.

Edinburgh International Culture Summit 2016 ends with call to save heritage endangered by war

(United Kingdom; Syria)

Phyllis Stephen (2016). Edinburgh International Culture Summit 2016 ends with call to save heritage endangered by war. The Edinburgh Reporter. 28 August.

What is the Cost of Preserving the Past? (Audio)

(General)

BBC World Service (2016). What is the Cost of Preserving the Past? (Audio). BBC World Service. 26 August.

Bagan After the Quake: Concerns Over Manhandling of Debris

(Myanmar)

Zarni Mann (2016). Bagan After the Quake: Concerns Over Manhandling of Debris. The Irrawaddy. 25 August.

Myanmar President Visits Bagan to Survey Quake-Damaged Pagodas

(Myanmar)

Radio Free Asia (2016). Myanmar President Visits Bagan to Survey Quake-Damaged Pagodas. Radio Free Asia. 25 August.

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

(Mali; Bosnia; Iraq; Germany)

Simon Jenkins (2016). From Timbuktu to Grimsby, heritage deserves to be restored and revered. The Guardian. 25 August.

Do Ancient Shipwrecks Stand a Chance?

(General)

Evan Lubodsky (2016). Do Ancient Shipwrecks Stand a Chance?. Hakai. 24 August.

Assisi basilica declared safe after fatal earthquake strikes central Italy

(Italy)

Hannah McGivern (2016). Assisi basilica declared safe after fatal earthquake strikes central Italy. The Art Newspaper. 24 August.

Myanmar earthquake kills three, damages scores of ancient temples

(Myanmar)

Shwe Yee Saw Myint (2016). Myanmar earthquake kills three, damages scores of ancient temples. Reuters. 24 August.

Rise of the Nazi-Grave Robbers

(Poland; Germany)

Thomas Rogers (2016). Rise of the Nazi-Grave Robbers. Bloomberg. 23 August.

Will a $395,000 lawsuit make Craig Breedlove's damaged Spirit of America great again?

(United States of America)

Lisa Bertagnoli (2016). Will a $395,000 lawsuit make Craig Breedlove's damaged Spirit of America great again?. Autoweek. 23 August.

Cheltenham MP calls for inquiry into removal of Banksy's Spy Booth

(United Kingdom)

Mark Brown (2016). Cheltenham MP calls for inquiry into removal of Banksy's Spy Booth. The Guardian. 22 August.

Security Guard Files Lawsuit Against Metropolitan Museum of Art After Being Fired for Vandalism

(United States of America)

Brian Boucher (2016). Security Guard Files Lawsuit Against Metropolitan Museum of Art After Being Fired for Vandalism. ArtNet News. 22 August.

On trial: the destruction of history during conflict

(Mali)

James Reinl (2016). On trial: the destruction of history during conflict. Al Jazeera. 22 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.

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

(Mali)

AFP (2016). Timbuktu attacks in focus as jihadi's International Criminal Court trial opens. The Japan Times. 19 August.

BFG Dream Jar that was set to raise thousands for Save the Children vandalised in Glasgow

(United Kingdom)

Catriona Stewart (2016). BFG Dream Jar that was set to raise thousands for Save the Children vandalised in Glasgow. Evening Times. 19 August.

Report chronicles vandalism and reckless off-road damage to Nevada's Gold Butte region

(United States of America)

The Wilderness Society (2016). Report chronicles vandalism and reckless off-road damage to Nevada's Gold Butte region. Yuba Net. 19 August.

Ica: Denuncian remoción de antiguo cementerio prehispánico

(Peru)

Ica: Removal of ancient Prehispanic cemetery condemned

Redacción Multimedia (2016). Ica: Denuncian remoción de antiguo cementerio prehispánico. Diario Correo. 19 August.

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.

Former French culture minister calls for halt to restoration of Galerie Vivienne

(France)

Victoria Stapley-Brown (2016). Former French culture minister calls for halt to restoration of Galerie Vivienne. The Art Newspaper. 18 August.

It's time rock art was better protected

(Australia)

Paul Tacon (2016). It's time rock art was better protected. Apollo. 17 August.

Artist Natalie White Arrested for Vandalism After Equal Rights Protest

(United States of America)

Sarah Cascone (2016). Artist Natalie White Arrested for Vandalism After Equal Rights Protest. ArtNet News. 17 August.

Our Prayers Are Answered as Beast Jesus Stars in a Comic Opera

(Spain)

Claire Voon (2016). Our Prayers Are Answered as Beast Jesus Stars in a Comic Opera. Hyperallergic. 15 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.

Pioneering war photographer Gerda Taro's images vandalised in Leipzig

(Germany)

Julia Michalska (2016). Pioneering war photographer Gerda Taro's images vandalised in Leipzig. The Art Newspaper. 12 August.

Ancient breakwater in Istanbul broken

(Turkey)

Hurriyet Daily News (2016). Ancient breakwater in Istanbul broken. Hurriyet Daily News. 11 August.

Supported by the UN cultural agency, Nepal's quake-damaged museums re-open

(Nepal)

UN News Centre (2016). Supported by the UN cultural agency, Nepal's quake-damaged museums re-open. UN News Centre. 10 August.

Indian Camp Ranch – America's First Archeological Subdivision

(United States of America)

Alex Jacobson (2016). Indian Camp Ranch – America's First Archeological Subdivision. San Juan Independent. 8 August.

Top level bid to save ancient Wemyss caves

(United Kingdom)

Claire Warrender (2016). Top level bid to save ancient Wemyss caves. The Courier. 8 August.

Libya's Antiquities Department refutes UNESCO report on Lepits Magna

(Libya)

The Libya Observer (2016). Libya's Antiquities Department refutes UNESCO report on Lepits Magna. The Libya Observer. 7 August.

'Vandals' damaging ancient ring fort

(Ireland)

John Manning (2016). 'Vandals' damaging ancient ring fort. Irish Independent. 6 August.

Tras 58 días detienen a 7 personas por ataque y destrucción a la Gratitud Nacional

(Chile)

After 58 days, 7 people arrested for destruction of the Gratitud Nacional

24 Horas (2016). Tras 58 días detienen a 7 personas por ataque y destrucción a la Gratitud Nacional. 24 Horas. 6 August.

90-Year-Old Vandalizes Crossword Artwork, Then Claims Copyright on the Result

(Germany)

Brian Boucher (2016). 90-Year-Old Vandalizes Crossword Artwork, Then Claims Copyright on the Result. ArtNet News. 5 August.

Vandals attack ancient castle with fire

(United Kingdom)

Andrew Douglas (2016). Vandals attack ancient castle with fire. The Northern Echo. 5 August.

80%of Aleppo Old City square destroyed, residents lack tools to rebuild

(Syria)

Syria Direct (2016). 80%of Aleppo Old City square destroyed, residents lack tools to rebuild. Syria Direct. 4 August.

Police detain 5 Wakf members for illegally renovating Dome of Rock

(Israel)

Daniel K. Eisenbud (2016). Police detain 5 Wakf members for illegally renovating Dome of Rock. The Jerusalem Post. 4 August.

Police Name Five More Suspects in North Sumatra Buddhist Temple Attacks

(Indonesia)

Jakarta Globe (2016). Police Name Five More Suspects in North Sumatra Buddhist Temple Attacks. Jakarta Globe. 1 August.

German tourists scale Colosseum in night time stunt

(Italy; Germany)

Alexandra Sims (2016). German tourists scale Colosseum in night time stunt. The Independent. 1 August.

Police Name Twelve Suspects in North Sumatra Temple Attacks

(Indonesia)

Jakarta Globe (2016). Police Name Twelve Suspects in North Sumatra Temple Attacks. Jakarta Globe. 1 August.

Salafists blow up 16-century mosque in Yemen

(Yemen)

AFP (2016). Salafists blow up 16-century mosque in Yemen. Al Arabiya. 31 July.

Captain Cook statues defaced in NZ amid calls for Maori chiefs to take his place

(New Zealand)

Eleanor Ainge Roy (2016). Captain Cook statues defaced in NZ amid calls for Maori chiefs to take his place. The Guardian. 31 July.

A Renaissance mystery adds to National Gallery vandalism fears

(United Kingdom)

Dalya Alberge (2016). A Renaissance mystery adds to National Gallery vandalism fears. The Guardian. 31 July.

'National tragedy': 5,000yo Norwegian skier carving destroyed in act of youth vandalism

(Norwegian)

RT (2016). 'National tragedy': 5,000yo Norwegian skier carving destroyed in act of youth vandalism. RT. 30 July.

Online Archive Documents Destruction of Ancient Sites

(General)

Mike O'Sullivan (2016). Online Archive Documents Destruction of Ancient Sites. Voice of America. 29 July.

Famous Salvador Dali sculpture vandalized in Quebec City

(Canada)

Raquel Fletcher (2016). Famous Salvador Dali sculpture vandalized in Quebec City. Global News. 28 July.

Kathmandu Valley is not danger listed again

(Nepal)

Kai Weise (2016). Kathmandu Valley is not danger listed again. The Himalayan Times. 23 July.

IS destruction too extensive to restore Temple of Bel in Syria's Palmyra

(Syria)

Reuters (2016). IS destruction too extensive to restore Temple of Bel in Syria's Palmyra. Reuters. 23 July.

Artist's Burka Sculpture Vandalized by Angry Brexiter in London

(United Kingdom)

Naomi Rea (2016). Artist's Burka Sculpture Vandalized by Angry Brexiter in London. ArtNet News. 22 July.

Yale Offers Job Back to Man Who Broke Window

(United States of America)

Inside Higher Ed (2016). Yale Offers Job Back to Man Who Broke Window. Inside Higher Ed. 20 July.

Insuring valuables in a changing world: the art and antiques market takes cover

(General)

Ivan Macquisten (2016). Insuring valuables in a changing world: the art and antiques market takes cover. Antiques Trade Gazette. 20 July.

Graffiti vandals target ancient Wemyss caves

(United Kingdom)

Lori Cormack (2016). Graffiti vandals target ancient Wemyss caves. Fife Today. 20 July.

La explotación minera y caza depredan fauna y sitios arqueológicos de Guerrero

(Mexico)

Mining, wildlife poaching, and looting of archaeological sites of Guerrero

Reyna Paz Avendaño (2016). La explotación minera y caza depredan fauna y sitios arqueológicos de Guerrero. Crónica. 20 July.

Iconic Punk Rocker Defaces the British Library's Punk Rock Exhibit

(United Kingdom)

Jessie Guy-Ryan (2016). Iconic Punk Rocker Defaces the British Library's Punk Rock Exhibit. Atlas Obscura. 17 July.

End to Penang temple vandalism streak? Cops believe they caught the man (VIDEO)

(Malaysia)

Opalyn Mok (2016). End to Penang temple vandalism streak? Cops believe they caught the man (VIDEO). The Malay Mail. 14 July.

Destrozan con pintadas la fachada de la ermita del Calvario y sus estaciones de penitencia

(Spain)

The facade of the hermitage of Calvario and it's stations of the cross destroyed by graffiti

Marbella Directo (2016). Destrozan con pintadas la fachada de la ermita del Calvario y sus estaciones de penitencia. Marbella Directo. 13 July.

Hong Kong MTR trains graffitied by fugitive American artist pair; China may be their next target

(Hong Kong)

Adam Wright (2016). Hong Kong MTR trains graffitied by fugitive American artist pair; China may be their next target. South China Morning Post. 13 July.

Heritage New Zealand charges dropped against Marlborough landowners Haysley and Phillip MacDonald

(New Zealand)

Selena Powell (2016). Heritage New Zealand charges dropped against Marlborough landowners Haysley and Phillip MacDonald. Stuff.co.nz. 13 July.

Yale employee battling for job after smashing stained glass depicting slaves

(United States of America)

Nicole Puglise (2016). Yale employee battling for job after smashing stained glass depicting slaves. The Guardian. 12 July.

Yale Drops Case Against Worker Who Smashed Window Depicting Slaves

(United States of America)

Zoe Greenberg (2016). Yale Drops Case Against Worker Who Smashed Window Depicting Slaves. The New York Times. 12 July.

Police set up task force following desecration of 4 Hindu temples

(Malaysia)

Aaron Ngui (2016). Police set up task force following desecration of 4 Hindu temples. The Sun Daily. 11 July.

Three statues smashed at 70-year-old place of worship in Jln Tengku Kudin

(Malaysia)

Crystal Chiam Shiying (2016). Three statues smashed at 70-year-old place of worship in Jln Tengku Kudin. The Star. 11 July.

Banksy stencils 'destroyed' in AC/DC Lane construction works

(Australia)

Melissa Singer (2016). Banksy stencils 'destroyed' in AC/DC Lane construction works. The Age. 10 July.

Smash, bulldoze, erase: ISIS releases new video of Palmyra antiquities' destruction

(Syria)

RT (2016). Smash, bulldoze, erase: ISIS releases new video of Palmyra antiquities' destruction. RT. 7 July.

Kashmiri Pandits protest over vandalization, theft in temples at Valley

(India)

Daily Excelsior (2016). Kashmiri Pandits protest over vandalization, theft in temples at Valley. Daily Excelsior. 7 July.

The Prophet's Mosque in Medina, Islam's second holiest site, attacked

(Saudi Arabia)

Gareth Harris (2016). The Prophet's Mosque in Medina, Islam's second holiest site, attacked. The Art Newspaper. 5 July.

Modification, demolition of ancient structures stayed

(Pakistan)

Dawn (2016). Modification, demolition of ancient structures stayed. Dawn. 5 July.

Third Hindu temple in Penang vandalised

(Malaysia)

R. Sekaran (2016). Third Hindu temple in Penang vandalised. The Star. 4 July.

Vandals steal items from World War II memorial in Fall River

(United States of America)

Neil Remiesiewicz (2016). Vandals steal items from World War II memorial in Fall River. WPRI. 3 July.

Pakistan's Vanishing History

(Pakistan)

Daud Khattak (2016). Pakistan's Vanishing History. The Diplomat. 2 July.

Jehovah's Witnesses deny desecrating site

(Mexico)

Mexico News Daily (2016). Jehovah's Witnesses deny desecrating site. Mexico News Daily. 1 July.

Saugerties street art vandalized

(United States of America)

Robert Ford (2016). Saugerties street art vandalized. Saugerties Times. 1 July.

Vandalised Belfast war memorial to be rededicated during Somme service

(United Kingdom)

Angela Rainey (2016). Vandalised Belfast war memorial to be rededicated during Somme service. Belfast Telegraph. 30 June.

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.

The politics and poetry of restoring war ruins

(Syria)

Gulf News (2016). The politics and poetry of restoring war ruins. Gulf News. 29 June.

Fire That Destroyed Liverpool Biennial Site Was an Arson Attack

(United Kingdom)

Sarah Cascone (2016). Fire That Destroyed Liverpool Biennial Site Was an Arson Attack. ArtNet News. 29 June.

'Heartless' burglars smash up church with sledgehammers

(United Kingdom)

Kelsey Maxwell (2016). 'Heartless' burglars smash up church with sledgehammers. Leigh Journal. 29 June.

Jehovah's Witnesses accused of destroying ancient religious site in Mexico

(Mexico)

Nathaniel Janowitz (2016). Jehovah's Witnesses accused of destroying ancient religious site in Mexico. Vice. 29 June.

Vandals target ancient monuments and sites

(Isle of Man)

Isle of Man Today (2016). Vandals target ancient monuments and sites. Isle of Man Today. 24 June.

Police appeal for witnesses after thieves steal lead from Hillhouse Parish Church roof

(United Kingdom)

Kirsten Mcstay (2016). Police appeal for witnesses after thieves steal lead from Hillhouse Parish Church roof. Daily Record. 24 June.

Thieves cause £20,000 of damage to one of Stockton's most historic buildings

(United Kingdom)

Chris Webber (2016). Thieves cause £20,000 of damage to one of Stockton's most historic buildings. The Northern Echo. 23 June.

Mess marks spot when food splatters masterpieces

(Australia)

Michaela Boland (2016). Mess marks spot when food splatters masterpieces. The Australian. 23 June.

Saudi heritage revival too late to save many cultural treasures

(Saudi Arabia)

Angus McDowall (2016). Saudi heritage revival too late to save many cultural treasures. Reuters. 22 June.

Graffiti artist banned from 20%of US after Reddit users' investigation

(United States of America)

Nicky Woolf (2016). Graffiti artist banned from 20%of US after Reddit users' investigation. The Guardian. 21 June.

Trémel. Un joyau du XVIe siécle ravagé par un incendie

(France)

Trémel. A sixteenth century jewel destroyed by fire

Le Télégramme (2016). Trémel. Un joyau du XVIe siécle ravagé par un incendie. Le Télégramme. 21 June.

Man beheads 800-year-old church statue in Florida, threatens to shoot priest in face, police say

(United States of America)

Fox (2016). Man beheads 800-year-old church statue in Florida, threatens to shoot priest in face, police say. Fox. 21 June.

Miscreants damage ancient Rameshwar temple at Halasi

(India)

Ravindra Uppar (2016). Miscreants damage ancient Rameshwar temple at Halasi. The Times of India. 21 June.

Talking Point: Neglect of ancient heritage

(Australia)

Heather Sculthorpe (2016). Talking Point: Neglect of ancient heritage. The Mercury. 20 June.

Theatre built as tribute to Anglo-French friendship vandalised

(France; United Kingdom)

Kim Willsher (2016). Theatre built as tribute to Anglo-French friendship vandalised. The Guardian. 20 June.

Locals fear alcohol fueled vandalism will destroy the last remaining relics of Old Palmerstown Church

(Ireland)

Claire Scott (2016). Locals fear alcohol fueled vandalism will destroy the last remaining relics of Old Palmerstown Church. Dublin Live. 18 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.

El Cabildo repone la protección de las estaciones de petroglifos en el Pico Bejenao tras "actos vandálicos"

(Spain)

El Cabildo renews protection of petroglyph sites in Pico Bejenao after "acts of vandalism"

El Diario (2016). El Cabildo repone la protección de las estaciones de petroglifos en el Pico Bejenao tras "actos vandálicos". El Diario. 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.

Woman who defaced Western national parks, including 2 in Colorado, pleads guilty

(United States of America)

Jesse Paul (2016). Woman who defaced Western national parks, including 2 in Colorado, pleads guilty. The Denver Post. 14 June.

Arsonists who destroyed new Atherton sculpture slammed as 'selfish and horrible'

(United Kingdom)

Kelsey Maxwell (2016). Arsonists who destroyed new Atherton sculpture slammed as 'selfish and horrible'. Leigh Journal. 13 June.

High school students restore vandalized Ashdod historic site after 'paint party'

(Israel)

Daniel K. Eisenbud (2016). High school students restore vandalized Ashdod historic site after 'paint party'. The Jerusalem Post. 13 June.

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

(Zimbabwe)

Damian Carrington (2016). Legal ivory sale drove dramatic increase in elephant poaching, study shows. The Guardian. 13 June.

'Badass Librarians' Foil al Qaeda, Save Ancient Manuscripts

(Mali)

Simon Worrall (2016). 'Badass Librarians' Foil al Qaeda, Save Ancient Manuscripts. National Geographic. 12 June.

Nevada Court Says Bus-Turned-Ship for Burning Man Is Not Art

(United States of America)

Eileen Kinsella (2016). Nevada Court Says Bus-Turned-Ship for Burning Man Is Not Art. ArtNet News. 9 June.

Athens Mayor to Remove City Statues for their Own Protection

(Greece)

Mary Harris (2016). Athens Mayor to Remove City Statues for their Own Protection. Greek Reporter. 9 June.

Revealed: how altarpiece broke in disastrous fall at London's National Gallery

(United Kingdom)

Emily Sharpe (2016). Revealed: how altarpiece broke in disastrous fall at London's National Gallery. The Art Newspaper. 9 June.

Russian political artist Pyotr Pavlensky released from custody with $15,000 fine

(Russia)

Sophia Kishkovsky (2016). Russian political artist Pyotr Pavlensky released from custody with $15,000 fine. The Art Newspaper. 8 June.

Egypt Dismisses 'ISIS Threat to Blow Up Pyramids'

(Egypt)

Egyptian Streets (2016). Egypt Dismisses 'ISIS Threat to Blow Up Pyramids'. Egyptian Streets. 8 June.

French Museum Faces "Cultural Catastrophe" After Storage Vault Floods

(France)

Claire Voon (2016). French Museum Faces "Cultural Catastrophe" After Storage Vault Floods. Hyperallergic. 7 June.

Daesh claims to destroy yet another ancient Iraqi temple

(Iraq)

Anadolu Agency (2016). Daesh claims to destroy yet another ancient Iraqi temple. Daily Sabah. 7 June.

Moscow Roadworks Damaging Archaeological Remains, Activists Say

(Russia)

The Moscow Times (2016). Moscow Roadworks Damaging Archaeological Remains, Activists Say. The Moscow Times. 6 June.

Musée Girodet: «L'eau a submergé des centaines d'œuvres d'art»

(France)

Girodet Museum: "Water has flooded hundreds of works of art"

Le Figaro (2016). Musée Girodet: «L'eau a submergé des centaines d'œuvres d'art». Le Figaro. 6 June.

Archaeologists frustrated as 'Night hawks' swoop on East Hampshire dig

(United Kingdom)

Petersfield Post (2016). Archaeologists frustrated as 'Night hawks' swoop on East Hampshire dig. Petersfield Post. 6 June.

Police estimate JACC damage at $10,000

(United States of America)

Charles L. Westmoreland (2016). Police estimate JACC damage at $10,000. Juneau Empire. 3 June.

Syria's third-oldest mosque damaged by airstrike: 'A violation of historical sites'

(Syria)

Alaa Nassar (2016). Syria's third-oldest mosque damaged by airstrike: 'A violation of historical sites'. Syria Direct. 2 June.

Arqueólogos piden apoyo "decidido" a las administraciones para detener el expolio del yacimiento de Malamoneda en Toledo

(Spain)

Archaeologists ask administration for support to stop the looting of the site of Malamoneda in Toledo

Europa Press (2016). Arqueólogos piden apoyo "decidido" a las administraciones para detener el expolio del yacimiento de Malamoneda en Toledo. La Vanguardia. 2 June.

Hindu temple in Penang desecrated, statues destroyed

(Malaysia)

Free Malaysia Today (2016). Hindu temple in Penang desecrated, statues destroyed. Free Malaysia Today. 2 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.

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.

Vandals damage headstones at Leslie Cemetery, Glenrothes

(United Kingdom)

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

Shock after thieves behead angel statue in Cambridge graveyard

(United Kingdom)

Chris Elliott (2016). Shock after thieves behead angel statue in Cambridge graveyard. Cambridge News. 30 May.

Veterans sites in 3 states damaged ahead of Memorial Day

(United States of America)

CBS (2016). Veterans sites in 3 states damaged ahead of Memorial Day. CBS. 28 May.

Rare Indian Burial Ground Quietly Destroyed for Million Dollar Houses

(United States of America)

Sarah Zhang (2016). Rare Indian Burial Ground Quietly Destroyed for Million Dollar Houses. Gizmodo. 27 May.

Woman arrested for damaging idols in temple

(India)

TNN (2016). Woman arrested for damaging idols in temple. The Times of India. 26 May.

Lock picker indicted in Love Locket vandalism

(United States of America)

David Ferrara (2016). Lock picker indicted in Love Locket vandalism. Las Vegas Review-Journal. 25 May.

Teenager, 15, charged over vandalism at historic Fife church

(United Kingdom)

Craig Smith (2016). Teenager, 15, charged over vandalism at historic Fife church. The Courier. 24 May.

Kids Smash Art at Glass Museum While Adults Stand by Filming

(China)

Claire Voon (2016). Kids Smash Art at Glass Museum While Adults Stand by Filming. Hyperallergic. 23 May.

While the world watches Palmyra, another of Syria's heritage sites risks destruction

(Syria)

Ross Burns (2016). While the world watches Palmyra, another of Syria's heritage sites risks destruction. Apollo. 20 May.

Looting rife, heritage sites destroyed: The state of Syria's history

(Syria)

Lizzie Porter (2016). Looting rife, heritage sites destroyed: The state of Syria's history. Middle East Eye. 20 May.

KGB prison doors given questionable cultural heritage status

(Russia)

Sophia Kishkovsky (2016). KGB prison doors given questionable cultural heritage status. The Art Newspaper. 19 May.

Dissident Artist Pyotr Pavlensky Found Guilty by Moscow Court

(Russia)

Henri Neuendorf (2016). Dissident Artist Pyotr Pavlensky Found Guilty by Moscow Court. ArtNet News. 19 May.

'Mindless' pranksters deface mural of Robert Burns with a Hitler moustache

(United Kingdom)

Claire Gilbody-Dickerson (2016). 'Mindless' pranksters deface mural of Robert Burns with a Hitler moustache. Express. 18 May.

When Cultural Heritage Is Caught in the Cross Hairs

(General)

Andrew E. Kramer (2016). When Cultural Heritage Is Caught in the Cross Hairs. The New York Times. 18 May.

China Will Publicly Shame Vandals Who Tag Mount Everest Base Camp

(China; Tibet)

Claire Voon (2016). China Will Publicly Shame Vandals Who Tag Mount Everest Base Camp. Hyperallergic. 16 May.

Solapan en Kanasín saqueo arqueológico

(Mexico)

Archaeological looting in Kanasín

Ana Hernández (2016). Solapan en Kanasín saqueo arqueológico. Sipse. 13 May.

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

(Egypt)

Nevine El-Aref (2016). Egypt's Sohag archaeological gallery was not subjected to blaze: Ministry. Ahram Online. 11 May.

The Little Pool Hidden In The Desert Has Apparently Been Destroyed

(United States of America)

Juliet Bennet Rylah (2016). The Little Pool Hidden In The Desert Has Apparently Been Destroyed. LAist. 10 May.

126-Year-Old Statue Destroyed by Man Taking Selfie

(Portugal)

Sarah Cascone (2016). 126-Year-Old Statue Destroyed by Man Taking Selfie. ArtNet News. 10 May.

ಈಶ್ವರಮಂಗಲ: ಪಂಚಲಿಂಗೇಶ್ವರ ದೇವಸ್ಥಾನಕ್ಕೆ ಕಳ್ಳರ ಕನ್ನ

(India)

Isvaramangala: thieves break into the temple

Vijay Karnataka (2016). ಈಶ್ವರಮಂಗಲ: ಪಂಚಲಿಂಗೇಶ್ವರ ದೇವಸ್ಥಾನಕ್ಕೆ ಕಳ್ಳರ ಕನ್ನ. Vijay Karnataka. 10 May.

BLM wants to pay people who help find looters, vandals

(United States of America)

Brian Maffly (2016). BLM wants to pay people who help find looters, vandals. The Salt Lake Tribune. 6 May.

If the Gardner Paintings Are Ever Found, How Damaged Will They Be?

(United States of America)

Ray Hardman (2016). If the Gardner Paintings Are Ever Found, How Damaged Will They Be?. WNPR. 5 May.

Vandalized Bronx WWI Statue To Be Renovated and Returned to Post by 2017

(United States of America)

Eddie Small (2016). Vandalized Bronx WWI Statue To Be Renovated and Returned to Post by 2017. DNA Info. 5 May.

Fire at Rosemarie Trockel's House Ruins $34 Million Worth of Art

(Germany)

Henri Neuendorf (2016). Fire at Rosemarie Trockel's House Ruins $34 Million Worth of Art. ArtNet News. 4 May.

Stolen Reed College artwork found with $1,500 to $2,000 in damage, official says

(United States of America)

Jim Ryan (2016). Stolen Reed College artwork found with $1,500 to $2,000 in damage, official says. Oregon Live. 4 May.

IS Files Reveal Assad's Deals With Militants

(Syria)

Stuart Ramsey (2016). IS Files Reveal Assad's Deals With Militants. Sky News. 3 May.

Grave destrucción de Zona Arqueológica

(Mexico)

Serious destruction of archaeological site

Adrián Mendoza Salazar (2016). Grave destrucción de Zona Arqueológica. Diario de Poza Rica. 1 May.

Miners plunder 'Ramayana' heritage in MP

(India)

P. Naveen (2016). Miners plunder 'Ramayana' heritage in MP. The Times of India. 29 April.

Ruinous Graffiti Etched Into National Park's Ancient Rock Arches

(United States of America)

Peter Andrew Hart (2016). Ruinous Graffiti Etched Into National Park's Ancient Rock Arches. Huffington Post. 28 April.

Youths vandalize historic site

(Israel)

Matan Tzuri (2016). Youths vandalize historic site. Ynet News. 27 April.

National natural history museum gutted

(India)

Vibha Sharma (2016). National natural history museum gutted. The Tribune. 26 April.

One year on: an update from Nepal's earthquake-damaged heritage sites

(Nepal)

Erich Theophile (2016). One year on: an update from Nepal's earthquake-damaged heritage sites. Apollo. 26 April.

Antiquities expert on Palmyra visit: 'Syria can't possibly restore the destroyed artifacts'

(Syria)

Bahira al-Zarier (2016). Antiquities expert on Palmyra visit: 'Syria can't possibly restore the destroyed artifacts'. Syria Direct. 26 April.

Fire destroys Natural History Museum in Delhi

(India)

Press Trust of India (2016). Fire destroys Natural History Museum in Delhi. The Tribune. 26 April.

Plagued by Castrating Vandals, a Public Sculpture Gets a Detachable Penis

(France)

Claire Voon (2016). Plagued by Castrating Vandals, a Public Sculpture Gets a Detachable Penis. Hyperallergic. 25 April.

Ordinary Syrians are Risking Their Lives to Protect Their Cultural Heritage

(Syria)

Emma Cunliffe (2016). Ordinary Syrians are Risking Their Lives to Protect Their Cultural Heritage. The Wire. 23 April.

Noh Mul cost Grijalva $6,000

(Belize)

The Reporter (2016). Noh Mul cost Grijalva $6,000. The Reporter. 22 April.

Guilty of destroying ancient Maya site, Noh Mul!

(Belize)

Rowland A. Parks (2016). Guilty of destroying ancient Maya site, Noh Mul!. Amandala. 19 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.

Palmyra Arch in London: 'Unethical' reconstruction of 'Disneyland' archaeology criticised

(United Kingdom; Syria)

Umberto Bacchi (2016). Palmyra Arch in London: 'Unethical' reconstruction of 'Disneyland' archaeology criticised. International Business Times. 19 April.

Vandals target local dinosaur sculpture

(Canada)

Prince George Citizen (2016). Vandals target local dinosaur sculpture. Prince George Citizen. 19 April.

Exclusive Photos Show Destruction of Nineveh Gates by ISIS

(Iraq)

Kristin Romey (2016). Exclusive Photos Show Destruction of Nineveh Gates by ISIS. National Geographic. 19 April.

Brigadas patrimoniales evalúan desde hoy daños en los contenedores de la memoria

(Ecuador)

Heritage teams evaluate damage in the 'containers of memory'

El Telégrafo (2016). Brigadas patrimoniales evalúan desde hoy daños en los contenedores de la memoria. El Telégrafo. 19 April.

Probe confirms damage to 15th-century tomb at Makli

(Pakistan)

Ghulam Hussain Khwaja (2016). Probe confirms damage to 15th-century tomb at Makli. Dawn. 17 April.

Art Works at Nageswara Park Stolen

(India)

Express News Service (2016). Art Works at Nageswara Park Stolen. The New Indian Express. 16 April.

Mysterious, ancient boulder vandalized; surveillance images released

(United States of America)

Carla Field (2016). Mysterious, ancient boulder vandalized; surveillance images released. WYFF4. 12 April.

Cultural heritage destruction takes ICC main stage

(Mali)

Sue Blaine (2016). Cultural heritage destruction takes ICC main stage. Business Day. 4 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.

Historic castle destroyed by sea and treasure hunters in Turkey's west

(Turkey)

Ömer Erbil (2016). Historic castle destroyed by sea and treasure hunters in Turkey's west. Hurriyet Daily News. 4 April.

Historic Moorhead church tries to repair, prevent vandalism

(United States of America)

Tim Gallagher (2016). Historic Moorhead church tries to repair, prevent vandalism. Hastings Tribune. 2 April.

Indiana group seeks tough penalties for cemetery vandalism

(United States of America)

Associated Press (2016). Indiana group seeks tough penalties for cemetery vandalism. The Washington Times. 2 April.

Nationally important 12th century monument spray-painted by vandals

(United Kingdom)

Brian Donnelly (2016). Nationally important 12th century monument spray-painted by vandals. The Herald. 2 April.

Diamond miner halted after digging on ancient archaeological site

(South Africa)

Sue Blaine (2016). Diamond miner halted after digging on ancient archaeological site. BD Live. 30 March.

Why Palmyra is a pawn in Assad's game with the West

(Syria)

Sabine Oelze (2016). Why Palmyra is a pawn in Assad's game with the West. DW. 30 March.

First Pictures Of Palmyra As IS Driven Out

(Syria)

Sky News (2016). First Pictures Of Palmyra As IS Driven Out. Sky News. 28 March.

Palmyra liberated: First images of ancient heritage site freed from ISIS (PHOTOS)

(Syria)

RT (2016). Palmyra liberated: First images of ancient heritage site freed from ISIS (PHOTOS). RT. 28 March.

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

(Egypt)

Nevine El-Aref (2016). Egypt's Museum of Islamic Art regains its allure after two-year restoration. Ahram Online. 27 March.

Restoring Syria's pearl of the desert: a reason for optimism amid the storm of terror

(Syria)

Maamoun Abdelkarim (2016). Restoring Syria's pearl of the desert: a reason for optimism amid the storm of terror. The Guardian. 26 March.

The Artist Who Moved a Detroit House to Europe Left a Mess Behind

(United States of America; Netherlands)

Claire Voon (2016). The Artist Who Moved a Detroit House to Europe Left a Mess Behind. Hyperallergic. 25 March.

Yobs set fire to historic Prestwick church and burn ivy from ancient walls

(United Kingdom)

Stuart Wilson (2016). Yobs set fire to historic Prestwick church and burn ivy from ancient walls. Daily Record. 25 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.

Bins set alight inside ancient Wemyss cave

(United Kingdom)

Lori Cormack (2016). Bins set alight inside ancient Wemyss cave. Fife Today. 23 March.

Convicted art thief who vandalised Monet painting apologises

(Ireland)

Patrick O'Connell (2016). Convicted art thief who vandalised Monet painting apologises. Sunday World. 19 March.

Authorities debunk man's claim of grave-digging

(United States of America)

Carlos R. Munoz (2016). Authorities debunk man's claim of grave-digging. Herald-Tribune. 17 March.

Son of Punk To Burn Multi-Million Pound Collection Of Sex Pistols Memorabilia

(United Kingdom)

Artlyst (2016). Son of Punk To Burn Multi-Million Pound Collection Of Sex Pistols Memorabilia. Artlyst. 16 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.

6 out of 6: ALL of Syria's UNESCO Heritage Sites damaged or destroyed during civil war

(Syria)

RT (2016). 6 out of 6: ALL of Syria's UNESCO Heritage Sites damaged or destroyed during civil war. RT. 15 March.

13 Maya Villagers Stand Trial in Belize

(Belize)

Danielle DeLuca (2016). 13 Maya Villagers Stand Trial in Belize. IC Magazine. 14 March.

Cementerios salitreros en alerta

(Chile)

Salitre cemeteries on alert

Alejandra Lobo (2016). Cementerios salitreros en alerta. La Tercera. 14 March.

Graffiti artist destroys own work after his art was removed from original locations

(Italy)

Andrea Vogt (2016). Graffiti artist destroys own work after his art was removed from original locations. The Telegraph. 13 March.

The man who blew up Nelson

(Ireland)

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

Quarry workers 'erasing history' in Antalya with soap, sponge

(Turkey)

Doğan News Agency (2016). Quarry workers 'erasing history' in Antalya with soap, sponge. Hurriyet Daily 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.

This is what happened when Spain restored ancient castle

(Spain)

Jessica Jones (2016). This is what happened when Spain restored ancient castle. The Local. 9 March.

Buried Souls: How Ontario bulldozed through a rare Huron-Wendat burial site in Barrie

(Canada)

Kenneth Jackson (2016). Buried Souls: How Ontario bulldozed through a rare Huron-Wendat burial site in Barrie. APTN. 9 March.

INAH tolera destrucción de zona arqueológica en proyecto inmobiliario (fotos y video)

(Mexico)

INAM allows the destruction of an archaeological site for a road projects

Sebastián Barragán (2016). INAH tolera destrucción de zona arqueológica en proyecto inmobiliario (fotos y video). Sipse. 9 March.

Museum of Lost Objects: The unacceptable poet

(Syria)

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

More than $250,000 in public art at Baltimore schools missing, stolen or destroyed

(United States of America)

Mallory Sofastaii (2016). More than $250,000 in public art at Baltimore schools missing, stolen or destroyed. ABC United States. 8 March.

Museum of Lost Objects: Mar Elian Monastery

(Syria)

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

The fall of Nelson's Column 50 years on

(Ireland)

Billy O'Riordan (2016). The fall of Nelson's Column 50 years on. Irish Examiner. 7 March.

Georgia Bill Would Exempt Construction Projects From Reporting Sacred Remains

(United States of America)

Amy Morris (2016). Georgia Bill Would Exempt Construction Projects From Reporting Sacred Remains. Indian Country Today. 7 March.

Tracing the Legacies of Postwar UK's Lost and Damaged Public Artworks

(United Kingdom)

Claire Voon (2016). Tracing the Legacies of Postwar UK's Lost and Damaged Public Artworks. Hyperallergic. 7 March.

'This is living antiquity': the director of the Hermitage wants to rebuild Palmyra

(Syria; Russia)

Sophia Kishkovsky (2016). 'This is living antiquity': the director of the Hermitage wants to rebuild Palmyra. The Art Newspaper. 7 March.

Jaro archbishop suspends priest over treasure hunt in ancient cemetery

(Philippines)

Anne Fernandez (2016). Jaro archbishop suspends priest over treasure hunt in ancient cemetery. Inter Aksyon. 6 March.

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

(Mali)

John Darlington (2016). Timbuktu Shrines Trial: Why the Destruction of Cultural Heritage is History Repeating Itself. Newsweek. 5 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.

Museum of Lost Objects: Aleppo's minaret

(Syria)

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

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.

Museum of Lost Objects: Tell of Qarqur

(Syria)

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

Osuna restaurará el acueducto saqueado y pedirá a la Junta que lo declare BIC

(Spain)

Osuna to restore the aqueduct looted for stone and the Junta will declare it BIC

Andalucía Centro (2016). Osuna restaurará el acueducto saqueado y pedirá a la Junta que lo declare BIC. Andalucía Centro. 1 March.

Destruction of Timbuktu sites shocked humanity, prosecutor tells ICC

(Mali)

AFP (2016). Destruction of Timbuktu sites shocked humanity, prosecutor tells ICC. The Guardian. 1 March.

The Heroic Effort to Digitally Reconstruct Lost Monuments

(General)

Katie Nodjimbadem (2016). The Heroic Effort to Digitally Reconstruct Lost Monuments. Smithsonian. 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.

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

(Mali)

Vice (2016). CC to Decide If Malian Teacher Will Face Charges for Destroying Timbuktu Artifacts. Vice. 29 February.

French cleaners scrub off street art

(France)

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

Some Take Massive Risks To Save Syria's Cultural Heritage

(Syria)

NPR (2016). Some Take Massive Risks To Save Syria's Cultural Heritage. NPR. 28 February.

Vandals destroy beloved Stirchley Park art mural by painting over Banksy-style images

(United Kingdom)

Alison Stacey (2016). Vandals destroy beloved Stirchley Park art mural by painting over Banksy-style images. Birmingham Mail. 27 February.

Graffiti tagger destroys historical Smith Street feminist mural

(Australia)

Neelima Choahan (2016). Graffiti tagger destroys historical Smith Street feminist mural. The Age. 26 February.

Old graveyard dug up and no one knows who's doing it

(Pakistan)

Sameer Mandhro (2016). Old graveyard dug up and no one knows who's doing it. The Express Tribune. 26 February.

Treasure Hunters Destroy Ancient Roman Bridge near Bulgaria's Drangovo in Search of Legendary Gold Treasure

(Bulgaria)

Ivan Dikov (2016). Treasure Hunters Destroy Ancient Roman Bridge near Bulgaria's Drangovo in Search of Legendary Gold Treasure. Archaeology in Bulgaria. 23 February.

Get Ready for the Upcoming 'Beast Jesus' Documentary

(Spain)

Cait Munro (2016). Get Ready for the Upcoming 'Beast Jesus' Documentary. ArtNet News. 22 February.

Idols found damaged in temple

(India)

Press Trust of India (2016). Idols found damaged in temple. India.com. 20 February.

Roof Sculpture Missing in Forbidden City

(China)

Chu Yiming (2016). Roof Sculpture Missing in Forbidden City. CRIEnglish. 19 February.

Bluestone is being chipped away on the Preseli Hills

(United Kingdom)

Sam Kurtz (2016). Bluestone is being chipped away on the Preseli Hills. Western Telegraph. 17 February.

These ISIS-Destroyed Artifacts Are Now Available to Download and 3-D Print

(General)

Casey Quackenbush (2016). These ISIS-Destroyed Artifacts Are Now Available to Download and 3-D Print. Observer. 17 February.

American Airlines and seven others sued over damage to Lucio Fontana sculpture

(United States of America)

Anny Shaw (2016). American Airlines and seven others sued over damage to Lucio Fontana sculpture. The Art Newspaper. 16 February.

FBI Deploying Art Crime Team to Investigate If Militants Desecrated Paiute Graves

(United States of America)

Lizzy Acker (2016). FBI Deploying Art Crime Team to Investigate If Militants Desecrated Paiute Graves. Willamette Week. 11 February.

Vandals strike ancient archeological site near Tucson

(United States of America)

Barbara Grijalva (2016). Vandals strike ancient archeological site near Tucson. Tucson News Now. 9 February.

Destructive dig: Illegal dig at historic Fort Ellis prompts archaeological concerns

(United States of America)

Brett French (2016). Destructive dig: Illegal dig at historic Fort Ellis prompts archaeological concerns. Billings Gazette. 8 February.

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

(Egypt)

Al-Masry Al-Youm (2016). Antiquities official blames journalists for harming tourism through pyramids stone selling video. Egypt Independent. 7 February.

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

(Egypt)

Ahram Online (2016). Egyptian archaeologists call for tougher security measures after 'sale of pyramid pieces'. Ahram Online. 7 February.

Heritage table goes up in smoke

(India)

Amit Sharma (2016). Heritage table goes up in smoke. The Tribune. 7 February.

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

(Egypt)

Egyptian Streets (2016). Three Arrested for 'Selling Pieces' of the Giza Pyramids for $32. Egyptian Streets. 6 February.

Oregon Militia Standoff Spotlights Federal-Tribal Quandary over Artifacts

(United States of America)

Isaac Park (2016). Oregon Militia Standoff Spotlights Federal-Tribal Quandary over Artifacts. The American Prospect. 3 February.

Roban el sagrario barroco de la iglesia de Olveira y provocan un incendio en la sacristía

(Spain)

Baroque tabernacle from the church of Olveira solen and fire started in the sacristy

Javier Romero (2016). Roban el sagrario barroco de la iglesia de Olveira y provocan un incendio en la sacristía. La Voz de Galicia. 3 February.

Jackie Chan's bronzes draw critics and vandals to new Taipei museum

(Taiwan; China)

Alexandra Seno (2016). Jackie Chan's bronzes draw critics and vandals to new Taipei museum. The Art Newspaper. 30 January.

Historic castle cleansed of graffiti

(Turkey)

Doğan News Agency (2016). Historic castle cleansed of graffiti. Hurriyet Daily News. 28 January.

The Economist uses virtual reality to reconstruct museum lost in IS attack

(Iraq)

Jessica Goodfellow (2016). The Economist uses virtual reality to reconstruct museum lost in IS attack. The Drum. 28 January.

Illegal dumping in Roman catacombs leaves precious ancient site polluted

(Italy)

Reuters (2016). Illegal dumping in Roman catacombs leaves precious ancient site polluted. The Guardian. 26 January.

New Tool Maps Cultural Trail of Destruction Left by Islamic Extremist Groups

(General)

Lucy Westcott (2016). New Tool Maps Cultural Trail of Destruction Left by Islamic Extremist Groups. Newsweek. 24 January.

Lawmakers to decide: Will artifacts be studied or sold?

(United States of America)

James Call (2016). Lawmakers to decide: Will artifacts be studied or sold?. Tallahassee Democrat. 22 January.

Oregon Occupiers May Have Violated Federal Law by Damaging a Native American Archeological Site

(United States of America)

Jillian Steinhauer (2016). Oregon Occupiers May Have Violated Federal Law by Damaging a Native American Archeological Site. Hyperallergic. 22 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.

Tomb Raiding Is a Growing Problem in the Middle East

(Egypt)

Mark Hey (2016). Tomb Raiding Is a Growing Problem in the Middle East. Vice. 21 January.

Militants bulldoze through Native American archeological site, share video rifling through artifacts

(United States of America)

Jen Hayden (2016). Militants bulldoze through Native American archeological site, share video rifling through artifacts. Daily Kos. 21 January.

Satellite proves ISIS destroyed 1,500-year-old monastery

(Iraq)

Arutz Sheva (2016). Satellite proves ISIS destroyed 1,500-year-old monastery. Arutz Sheva. 20 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.

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

(Egypt)

Zeinab El-Gundy (2016). Allegations of botched restoration of Cairo's medieval walls are 'lies': Antiquities ministry. Ahram Online. 19 January.

Terrorists are destroying our cultural heritage. It's time to fight back

(Iraq; Syria)

Irina Bokova (2016). Terrorists are destroying our cultural heritage. It's time to fight back. World Economic Forum. 18 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.

Saquean camino maya

(Mexico)

Maya Road Looted

José Candelario Pech Ku (2016). Saquean camino maya. Diario de Yucatán. 16 January.

Ahir for rules to stop melting of ancient coins

(India)

TNN (2016). Ahir for rules to stop melting of ancient coins. The Times of India. 16 January.

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

(Libya)

Susan Walker (2016). Libya's threatened ancient history, and why it is significant. Apollo. 15 January.

Suspected arson at Fontainebleau church

(France)

Margot Boutges (2016). Suspected arson at Fontainebleau church. The Art Newspaper. 13 January.

Expolian un mosaico de 2.000 años de antigüedad en la Villa Romana de Río Verde en Marbella

(Spain)

Looted: a 2000-year-old mosaic in the Roman Villa of Río Verde in Marabella

J.J. Madueño (2016). Expolian un mosaico de 2.000 años de antigüedad en la Villa Romana de Río Verde en Marbella. ABC España. 13 January.

Historic mosque attacked in Crimea

(Ukraine; Russia)

World Bulletin (2016). Historic mosque attacked in Crimea. World Bulletin. 12 January.

Hanksy's Viral 'Dump Trump' Mural Is Erased

(United States of America)

Sarah Cascone (2016). Hanksy's Viral 'Dump Trump' Mural Is Erased. ArtNet News. 9 January.

Authorities halt Angkor excavating

(Cambodia)

Sen David (2016). Authorities halt Angkor excavating. The Phnom Penh Post. 8 January.

Kilvalai rock paintings face threat of fading away

(India)

S. Prasad (2016). Kilvalai rock paintings face threat of fading away. The Hindu. 8 January.

Channel 5 accused of supporting 'grave-robbing' over TV show Battlefield Recovery

(United Kingdom)

David Barnett (2016). Channel 5 accused of supporting 'grave-robbing' over TV show Battlefield Recovery. The Guardian. 8 January.

Two charged after museum protest

(Taiwan)

Stacy Hsu (2016). Two charged after museum protest. Taipei Times. 1 January.

ISIS claims responsibility for attack on tourists at ancient fortress in Russia's Dagestan

(Russia)

RT (2015). ISIS claims responsibility for attack on tourists at ancient fortress in Russia's Dagestan. RT. 31 December.

Vandals knock over Lyall Bay's Easter Island statue

(New Zealand; Chile)

Megan Gattey (2015). Vandals knock over Lyall Bay's Easter Island statue. The Dominion Post. 31 December.

Taiwan statues donated by Jackie Chan defaced with anti-China graffiti

(Taiwan)

AFP (2015). Taiwan statues donated by Jackie Chan defaced with anti-China graffiti. The Guardian. 31 December.

Reliefs in Mersin fall victims to treasure hunters

(Turkey)

Doğan News Agency (2015). Reliefs in Mersin fall victims to treasure hunters. Hurriyet Daily News. 31 December.

'Love' graffiti on historic castle walls creates outrage

(Turkey)

Doğan News Agency (2015). 'Love' graffiti on historic castle walls creates outrage. Hurriyet Daily News. 31 December.

Pope denounces destruction of cultural heritage

(General)

AFP (2015). Pope denounces destruction of cultural heritage. Manila Bulletin. 26 December.

Revientan la puerta de la iglesia para robar la corona a la patrona de Guillena

(Spain)

Church door broken down to steal crown of the patron saint of Guillena

Juan Carlos Romero (2015). Revientan la puerta de la iglesia para robar la corona a la patrona de Guillena. ABC España. 24 December.

Syrian regime 'bombs UNESCO world heritage site'

(Syria)

Josie Ensor (2015). Syrian regime 'bombs UNESCO world heritage site'. Telegraph. 24 December.

Brazil: Fire engulfs Portuguese language museum in Sao Paulo, one killed

(Brazil)

International Business Times (2015). Brazil: Fire engulfs Portuguese language museum in Sao Paulo, one killed. International Business Times. 22 December.

Aishwarya-starrer film's crew drilled holes in fort

(India)

Ram Parmar (2015). Aishwarya-starrer film's crew drilled holes in fort. Pune Mirror. 22 December.

El fuego arrasa dos piezas religiosas del siglo XVI

(Spain)

Fire destroys two pieces of religious art from the 16th century

Diario de Mallorca (2015). El fuego arrasa dos piezas religiosas del siglo XVI. Diario de Mallorca. 19 December.

Bricks and mortar fire: Yemen's cultural heritage is in the crosshairs

(Yemen)

Bastien Varoutsikos (2015). Bricks and mortar fire: Yemen's cultural heritage is in the crosshairs. The Conversation. 17 December.

Heracles relief suffers damage

(Turkey)

Doğan News Agency (2015). Heracles relief suffers damage. Hurriyet Daily News. 14 December.

Over 150 Year-Old Cemetery Vandalized in South Arkansas

(United States of America)

Caitlin O'Neal (2015). Over 150 Year-Old Cemetery Vandalized in South Arkansas. NBC. 1 December.

Antiquities Chief: Syria Needs Global Help to Save Heritage

(Syria)

Kristin Romey (2015). Antiquities Chief: Syria Needs Global Help to Save Heritage. National Geographic. 1 December.

Police ID former Ohio State employee who committed suicide in Wexner Center

(United States of America)

Rick Rouan (2015). Police ID former Ohio State employee who committed suicide in Wexner Center. The Columbus Dispatch. 30 November.

Decapitan a una virgen al robar su corona

(Spain)

Virgin decapitated to steal her crown

Alfonso Alba (2015). Decapitan a una virgen al robar su corona. Cordopolis. 26 November.

War, More Than ISIS, Is Destroying Syria's Ancient Sites

(Syria)

Andrew Lawler (2015). War, More Than ISIS, Is Destroying Syria's Ancient Sites. National Geographic. 25 November.

Moment in history: 'Ancient sites vanishing due to vandalism'

(Pakistan)

The Express Tribune (2015). Moment in history: 'Ancient sites vanishing due to vandalism'. The Express Tribune. 23 November.

Why is Saudi Arabia destroying the cultural heritage of Mecca and Medina?

(Saudi Arabia)

Edek Osser (2015). Why is Saudi Arabia destroying the cultural heritage of Mecca and Medina?. The Art Newspaper. 19 November.

Up Close At Uxbenka

(Belize)

7 News Belize (2015). Up Close At Uxbenka. 7 News Belize. 17 November.

Security tightened amid threat to temples

(Indonesia)

Slamet Susanto (2015). Security tightened amid threat to temples. The Jakarta Post. 9 November.

Syrian Antiquities Chief Calls For Help From International Community

(Syria)

Sylvia Poggioli (2015). Syrian Antiquities Chief Calls For Help From International Community. NPR. 7 November.

Ohio man ordered to write paper after drunken ride on ancient burial mound

(United States of America)

Associated Press (2015). Ohio man ordered to write paper after drunken ride on ancient burial mound. The Guardian. 7 November.

What's Happening With Ux Benka?

(Belize)

7 News Belize (2015). What's Happening With Ux Benka?. 7 News Belize. 30 October.

Literary vandal defaces the summit of Scafell Pike with poetry in permanent black ink

(United Kingdom)

Victoria Ward (2015). Literary vandal defaces the summit of Scafell Pike with poetry in permanent black ink. The Telegraph. 30 October.

2 arrested, third sought after historic Lowndes Co. churches damaged

(United States of America)

12 WSFA (2015). 2 arrested, third sought after historic Lowndes Co. churches damaged. 12 WSFA. 28 October.

Isil destroys Roman-era columns in Palmyra during execution

(Syria)

Louisa Loveluck (2015). Isil destroys Roman-era columns in Palmyra during execution. The Telegraph. 26 October.

Modern art installation removed by cleaners who thought it was party aftermath

(Italy)

Jen Mills (2015). Modern art installation removed by cleaners who thought it was party aftermath. Metro. 25 October.

Fire destroys historic trams and buses at Sydney Tramway Museum

(Australia)

Lucy Cormack (2015). Fire destroys historic trams and buses at Sydney Tramway Museum. The Sydney Morning Herald. 24 October.

Drunk California man accused of spraying graffiti on prehistoric carvings

(United States of America)

Associated Press (2015). Drunk California man accused of spraying graffiti on prehistoric carvings. The Guardian. 23 October.

From Caravaggio to Graham Ovenden: do artists' crimes taint their art?

(United Kingdom)

Emine Saner (2015). From Caravaggio to Graham Ovenden: do artists' crimes taint their art?. The Guardian. 17 October.

Penn's Hanson Works to Protect Cultural Heritage Sites in Syria and Iraq

(Iraq; Syria)

Michele Berger (2015). Penn's Hanson Works to Protect Cultural Heritage Sites in Syria and Iraq. Penn News. 15 October.

Ancient Watchtower on the Great Wall Harmed during Film Shooting

(China)

Ma Ruohan (2015). Ancient Watchtower on the Great Wall Harmed during Film Shooting. CRIEnglish. 14 October.

Why war crimes charges now extend to the destruction of ancient monuments

(General)

Belkis Wille (2015). Why war crimes charges now extend to the destruction of ancient monuments. Reuters. 9 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.

British archaeologist's 19th century engraving found on Turkey's Mount Ida

(Turkey)

Doğan News Agency (2015). British archaeologist's 19th century engraving found on Turkey's Mount Ida. Hurriyet Daily News. 1 October.

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

(Mali)

Matilda Battersby (2015). 'Islamic militant' becomes first person ever charged with destruction of heritage sites. The Independent. 1 October.

Man charged with breaking $120,000 Chihuly at Tacoma Art Museum

(United States of America)

Adam Lynn (2015). Man charged with breaking $120,000 Chihuly at Tacoma Art Museum. The News Tribune. 29 September.

Egypt FM warns of suicide groups threats to antiquities

(Egypt)

Egypt Independent (2015). Egypt FM warns of suicide groups threats to antiquities. Egypt Independent. 25 September.

Building owner deals with fame of alleged Fairey art

(United States of America)

Louis Aguilar (2015). Building owner deals with fame of alleged Fairey art. The Detroit News. 22 September.

Treasure hunters ravage temples in Chittoor district

(India)

K. Umashankar (2015). Treasure hunters ravage temples in Chittoor district. The Hindu. 21 September.

Putin and Berlusconi in Crimea wine row

(Ukraine)

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

Vandals Smear Anti-Semitic Graffiti on Munich's Haus der Kunst

(Germany)

Henri Neuendorf (2015). Vandals Smear Anti-Semitic Graffiti on Munich's Haus der Kunst. ArtNet News. 18 September.

Works of art — handle with care

(General)

Dalya Alberge (2015). Works of art — handle with care. Financial Times. 18 September.

Two Maine men accused of museum thefts after drunken wheelchair spree

(United States of America)

Dawn Gagnon (2015). Two Maine men accused of museum thefts after drunken wheelchair spree. Bangor Daily News. 18 September.

Tradition of vandalizing China's treasures endures at Palace Museum

(China)

Want China Times (2015). Tradition of vandalizing China's treasures endures at Palace Museum. Want China Times. 15 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.

Artwork stolen, vandalised at upmarket Auckland office building

(New Zealand)

Maria Slade (2015). Artwork stolen, vandalised at upmarket Auckland office building. Stuff.co.nz. 11 September.

A Petition to Stop "Irresponsible" Restoration of Chartres Cathedral

(France)

Laura C. Mallonee (2015). A Petition to Stop "Irresponsible" Restoration of Chartres Cathedral. Hyperallergic. 11 September.

The religious and cultural heritage being ruined by Yemen's war

(Yemen)

N.P. (2015). The religious and cultural heritage being ruined by Yemen's war. The Economist. 9 September.

Antiquities robbers destroy 1,400-year-old church mosaic

(Israel)

Yori Yalon (2015). Antiquities robbers destroy 1,400-year-old church mosaic. Israel Hayom. 8 September.

Urwali rękę Chrystusowi, okradli kościół

(Poland)

The hand of the statue of Christ was stolen

Tomasz Jó\'zwiak (2015). Urwali rękę Chrystusowi, okradli kościół. Miedziowe. 7 September.

Anish Kapoor's Versailles Sculpture Vandalized With Anti-Semitic Slurs

(France)

Hrag Vartanian (2015). Anish Kapoor's Versailles Sculpture Vandalized With Anti-Semitic Slurs. Hyperallergic. 7 September.

Destrucción de acervo en Huapalcalco

(Mexico)

Destruction of heritage at Huapalcalco

María Antonieta Islas Tulancingo (2015). Destrucción de acervo en Huapalcalco. Criterio. 7 September.

Vandals trash ancient leper hospital ruins

(United Kingdom)

Clacton Gazette (2015). Vandals trash ancient leper hospital ruins. Clacton Gazette. 6 September.

Utah park wants to educate, not prosecute, after defacing

(United States of America)

Mary Mogan Edwards (2015). Utah park wants to educate, not prosecute, after defacing. The Columbus Dispatch. 5 September.

Artifact rescuer says world must protect antiquities

(Iraq; Syria)

Daniel Estrin (2015). Artifact rescuer says world must protect antiquities. The Times of Israel. 3 September.

Rare Sarcophagus Discovered at Ashkelon Building Site

(Israel)

Artuz Sheva (2015). Rare Sarcophagus Discovered at Ashkelon Building Site. Arutz Sheva. 3 September.

Rock art allegedly vandalized by college geology students

(United States of America)

Faith Heaton Jolley (2015). Rock art allegedly vandalized by college geology students. KSL. 3 September.

Frenar invasiones en las zonas arqueológicas, pide Lilia Mendoza

(Mexico)

Curb incursions at archaeological sites says Lilia Mendoza

NSS Oaxaca (2015). Frenar invasiones en las zonas arqueológicas, pide Lilia Mendoza. NSS Oaxaca. 31 August.

Donations made after drug addicts smash ancient Bodmin church window

(United Kingdom)

CG Oscar (2015). Donations made after drug addicts smash ancient Bodmin church window. Cornish Guardian. 27 August.

Ancient Tomb In Spain Destroyed And Replaced With A Picnic Table

(Spain)

Laura Wagner (2015). Ancient Tomb In Spain Destroyed And Replaced With A Picnic Table. NPR. 27 August.

Target practice at Utah Lake is erasing ancient art

(United States of America)

Associated Press (2015). Target practice at Utah Lake is erasing ancient art. Local News 8. 26 August.

Aristotle statue vandalized at ancient site

(Turkey)

Hurriyet Daily News (2015). Aristotle statue vandalized at ancient site. Hurriyet Daily News. 26 August.

Taiwanese boy takes a tumble in museum and punches a hole in a painting worth $1.5 million

(Taiwan)

Michael Segalov (2015). Taiwanese boy takes a tumble in museum and punches a hole in a painting worth $1.5 million. The Independent. 25 August.

Why it's all right to be more horrified by the razing of Palmyra than mass murder

(Syria)

Julian Baggini (2015). Why it's all right to be more horrified by the razing of Palmyra than mass murder. The Guardian. 24 August.

Syria's antiquities: Why we must protect the region's ancient artifacts

(Syria)

Halil Sanismaz (2015). Syria's antiquities: Why we must protect the region's ancient artifacts. Daily Sabah. 21 August.

Roban mediante el alunizaje las iglesias de Utande y Muduex

(Spain)

Robberies by breaking and entering at the churches of Utande and Mudux

Redacción/EFE (2015). Roban mediante el alunizaje las iglesias de Utande y Muduex. GuadaQue. 21 August.

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.

Thieves smash ancient Bodmin church window to steal collection box

(United Kingdom)

CG Oscar (2015). Thieves smash ancient Bodmin church window to steal collection box. Cornish Guardian. 19 August.

Beheaded Syrian scholar refused to lead Isis to hidden Palmyra antiquities

(Syria)

Kareem Shaheen (2015). Beheaded Syrian scholar refused to lead Isis to hidden Palmyra antiquities. The Guardian. 19 August.

Reward offered after break-in, vandalism at Ransom County church

(United States of America)

Jordan Schroeer (2015). Reward offered after break-in, vandalism at Ransom County church. Grand Forks Herald. 16 August.

PGR va tras grafiteros de pinturas rupestres

(Mexico)

PGR going after rock art vandals

Associated Press (2015). PGR va tras grafiteros de pinturas rupestres. Sipse. 12 August.

Imprimir Enviar Fiebre del oro destruye aldea de 2.300 años en Puerto Jiménez

(Costa Rica)

Gold fever destroys 2300 years old site in Puerto Jiménez

Andrea Solano B. (2015). Imprimir Enviar Fiebre del oro destruye aldea de 2.300 años en Puerto Jiménez. La Nación. 9 August.

Vandal carves initials into ancient Ring of Brodgar standing stones

(United Kingdom)

STV (2015). Vandal carves initials into ancient Ring of Brodgar standing stones. STV. 7 August.

Israeli Media: Leader of Far-Right Lehava Group Admits Support for Destroying Churches

(Israel)

Jack Moore (2015). Israeli Media: Leader of Far-Right Lehava Group Admits Support for Destroying Churches. Newsweek. 6 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.

Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia vandalized

(United States of America)

JTA (2015). Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia vandalized. Haaretz. 1 August.

Artist victim of late-night antics

(New Zealand)

Rebecca Ryan (2015). Artist victim of late-night antics. Otago Daily Times. 31 July.

Ancient pictographs near Helena irreparably vandalized

(United States of America)

Tom Kuglin (2015). Ancient pictographs near Helena irreparably vandalized. Independent Record. 30 July.

Criminal case opened on 'damaging world's oldest wooden statue'

(Russia; Germany)

The Siberian Times (2015). Criminal case opened on 'damaging world's oldest wooden statue'. The Siberian Times. 29 July.

El fructuoso negocio de la industria "cazatesoros" en Florida

(United States of America)

The fruitful "treasure hunting" business in Florida

La Vanguardia (2015). El fructuoso negocio de la industria "cazatesoros" en Florida. La Vanguardia. 29 July.

Hasta 10 años de prisión para quienes demolieron capilla del siglo XIX

(Mexico)

Up to 10 years in prison for people who demolished 19th century chapel

Lucía Pérez (2015). Hasta 10 años de prisión para quienes demolieron capilla del siglo XIX. E-consulta. 29 July.

Disgusted residents hope ancient DEATH CURSE will 'scare the s**t' out of neds who sprayed a penis and a swastika on a church

(United Kingdom)

Oliver Norton (2015). Disgusted residents hope ancient DEATH CURSE will 'scare the s**t' out of neds who sprayed a penis and a swastika on a church. Daily Record. 24 July.

Dr. Morris Confirms That Myles Damaged Uxbenka

(Belize)

Daniel Ortiz (2015). Dr. Morris Confirms That Myles Damaged Uxbenka. 7 News Belize. 24 July.

Emprenderán proceso legal contra daño patrimonial en Tlaltizapán

(Mexico)

Legal proceedings begun for loss of heritage in Tlaltizapán

Angelina Albarrán (2015). Emprenderán proceso legal contra daño patrimonial en Tlaltizapán. El Sol de Cuautla. 23 July.

Artwork, arson and insurance fraud have Sotheby's in a bind

(Netherlands)

Janene Van Jaarsveldt (2015). Artwork, arson and insurance fraud have Sotheby's in a bind. NL Times. 20 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.

Windows of Egyptian Museum broken from consulate explosion

(Egypt)

Nevine El-Aref (2015). Windows of Egyptian Museum broken from consulate explosion. Ahram Online. 11 July.

$70K statue torn from downtown Portland pedestal

(United States of America)

KATU (2015). $70K statue torn from downtown Portland pedestal. KATU. 9 July.

Serpent Mound damaged by vandalism over Fourth of July weekend

(United States of America)

Rory Ryan (2015). Serpent Mound damaged by vandalism over Fourth of July weekend. The Highland County Press. 5 July.

Palmyra: looting under the rebels, the Assad regime and the Islamic State?

(Syria)

Sam Hardy (2015). Palmyra: looting under the rebels, the Assad regime and the Islamic State?. Conflict Antiquities. 3 July.

Isis militants destroy 2,000-year-old statue of lion at Palmyra

(Syria)

AFP (2015). Isis militants destroy 2,000-year-old statue of lion at Palmyra. The Guardian. 2 July.

Yemeni Heritage, Saudi Vandalism

(Yemen)

Lamya Khalidi (2015). Yemeni Heritage, Saudi Vandalism. The New York Times. 26 June.

Another Treasure Lost in Iraq: The Story of Mar Behnam Monastery

(Iraq)

Christopher Jones (2015). Another Treasure Lost in Iraq: The Story of Mar Behnam Monastery. Hyperallergic. 23 June.

Victimized by Vandals

(Canada)

Gabriela Panza-Beltrandi (2015). Victimized by Vandals. Cold Lake Sun. 22 June.

Ma'arra Mosaic Museum suffers massive destruction in barrel bomb attack by 'Syrian army helicopters'

(Syria)

Fiona Keating (2015). Ma'arra Mosaic Museum suffers massive destruction in barrel bomb attack by 'Syrian army helicopters'. International Business Times. 20 June.

Maintenance Worker Accidentally Trashes Sculpture at Outdoor Art Show

(United States of America)

Cait Munro (2015). Maintenance Worker Accidentally Trashes Sculpture at Outdoor Art Show. ArtNet News. 19 June.

Fire damages landmark Christian site in Israel; arson suspected

(Israel)

Bathsheva Sobelman (2015). Fire damages landmark Christian site in Israel; arson suspected. Los Angeles Times. 18 June.

Yemen: the Unesco heritage slowly being destroyed

(Yemen)

Lizzie Porter (2015). Yemen: the Unesco heritage slowly being destroyed. The Telegraph. 16 June.

Arsonists torch storerooms with 4,000-year-old artifacts

(Israel)

Ilan Ben Zion (2015). Arsonists torch storerooms with 4,000-year-old artifacts. The Times of Israel. 16 June.

Living in the Past: Landowners often loot or destroy archaeological sites. Is this new subdivision a solution?

(United States of America)

Nick Romeo (2015). Living in the Past: Landowners often loot or destroy archaeological sites. Is this new subdivision a solution?. Slate. 12 June.

Explosion Destroys Ancient Cultural Heritage Site in Yemen Capital

(Yemen)

Rick Gladstone (2015). Explosion Destroys Ancient Cultural Heritage Site in Yemen Capital. The New York Times. 12 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.

Ancient Roman City Ratiaria in Bulgaria's Archar Assaulted by Brutal Treasure Hunters Yet Again

(Bulgaria)

Ivan Dikov (2015). Ancient Roman City Ratiaria in Bulgaria's Archar Assaulted by Brutal Treasure Hunters Yet Again. Archaeology in Bulgaria. 31 May.

Yemeni War Leads to Massive Destruction of Cultural Heritage

(Yemen)

Laura C. Mallonee (2015). Yemeni War Leads to Massive Destruction of Cultural Heritage. Hyperallergic. 27 May.

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

(Egypt)

Nevine El-Aref (2015). Egypt antiquities ministry responds to accusations of Alexandria excavation site 'destruction'. Ahram Online. 19 May.

Thieves break antique idols hoping to find gold inside

(India)

The Hindu (2015). Thieves break antique idols hoping to find gold inside. The Hindu. 19 May.

700-yr-old idol recovered

(India)

Deccan Herald (2015). 700-yr-old idol recovered. Deccan Herald. 18 May.

Activists accuse antiquities minister of destroying vital heritage site

(Egypt)

Ahram Online (2015). Activists accuse antiquities minister of destroying vital heritage site. Ahram Online. 18 May.

We must save Palmyra or the maniacs will raze civilisation

(Syria; United Kingdom)

Boris Johnson (2015). We must save Palmyra or the maniacs will raze civilisation. The Telegraph. 17 May.

Tourists Severely Vandalize Ancient Paintings at Summer Palace

(China)

Xie Cheng (2015). Tourists Severely Vandalize Ancient Paintings at Summer Palace. CRIEnglish. 15 May.

Iraq says ISIS demolishes ruins to cover up looting operations

(Iraq)

Associated Press (2015). Iraq says ISIS demolishes ruins to cover up looting operations. Asharq Al-Aswat. 12 May.

Ancient jewel-studded vest missing after Nepal quake

(Nepal)

IANS (2015). Ancient jewel-studded vest missing after Nepal quake. One India. 9 May.

Ancient jewel-studded vest missing after Nepal quake

(Nepal)

IANS (2015). Ancient jewel-studded vest missing after Nepal quake. One India. 9 May.

Desconocidos profanan tumbas prehispánicas y roban momias de "Huaca"

(Peru)

Unknown people descrate graves and steal prehispanic mummies from a 'huaca'

Redacción Multimedia (2015). Desconocidos profanan tumbas prehispánicas y roban momias de "Huaca". Diario Correo. 4 May.

Islamic State video shows destruction of ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud

(Iraq)

ABC Australia (2015). Islamic State video shows destruction of ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud. ABC Australia. 12 April.

Spate of vandalization hits Kyoto, Nara World Heritage sites

(Japan)

Japan Times (2015). Spate of vandalization hits Kyoto, Nara World Heritage sites. The Japan Times. 9 April.

Primitive rock shelter vandalized in Nine Mile Canyon

(United States of America)

Geoff Liesik (2015). Primitive rock shelter vandalized in Nine Mile Canyon. Deseret News. 8 April.

A War Zone's Ancient Past at Stake

(Iraq; Syria)

The New York Times (2015). A War Zone's Ancient Past at Stake. The New York Times. 5 April.

Islamic State Destruction Renews Debate Over Repatriation of Antiquities

(Iraq; Syria)

Tom Mashberg (2015). Islamic State Destruction Renews Debate Over Repatriation of Antiquities. The New York Times. 30 March.

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

(Tunisia)

Chris Stephen (2015). Tunis museum attack: 20 people killed after hostage drama at tourist site. The Guardian. 18 March.

The moment vandal was caught punching Monet

(Ireland)

Maeve Sheehan (2014). The moment vandal was caught punching Monet. Irish Independent. 7 December.

UN Attempt to Save Jewish Sites from ISIS -Too Little Too Late?

(Syria; Iraq)

Lyn Julius (2014). UN Attempt to Save Jewish Sites from ISIS -Too Little Too Late?. Arutz Sheva. 7 December.

Conflict surrounds Khufu Cartouche sentence

(Egypt)

Simon Egarter (2014). Conflict surrounds Khufu Cartouche sentence. Daily News Egypt. 2 December.

Toilet-pit digging leads to gold-rush

(India)

Sridhar Vivan (2014). Toilet-pit digging leads to gold-rush. Bangalore Mirror. 2 December.

Devenish Island: Vandals damage ancient gravestone

(United Kingdom)

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

Arrest over bid to steal Eric Morecambe statue

(United Kingdom)

Breitbart (2014). Arrest over bid to steal Eric Morecambe statue. Breitbart. 12 October.

Mystery holes on Malvern Hills are blamed on rogue metal detector enthusiasts

(United Kingdom)

Robert Hale (2014). Mystery holes on Malvern Hills are blamed on rogue metal detector enthusiasts. Worcester News. 6 September.

A brittle plan to protect broken idols?

(India)

B. Sivakumar (2014). A brittle plan to protect broken idols?. The Times of India. 3 September.

Archaeologists Train "Monuments Men" to Save Syria's Past

(Syria)

Andrew Curry (2014). Archaeologists Train "Monuments Men" to Save Syria's Past. National Geographic. 3 September.

Islamic State makes millions from stolen antiquities

(Syria)

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

Is ISIS Bankrolling Terrorist Activities with Stolen Antiquities?

(Syria; Iraq)

ArtNet News (2014). Is ISIS Bankrolling Terrorist Activities with Stolen Antiquities?. ArtNet News. 2 September.

ISIS' Antiquities Sideline

(Syria; Iraq)

Amr Al-Azm (2014). ISIS' Antiquities Sideline. The New York Times. 2 September.

Egypt makes slow gains against antiquities thefts

(Egypt)

Sarah Lynch (2014). Egypt makes slow gains against antiquities thefts. USA Today. 9 August.

UP's swadeshi Taliban target Victoria statues

(India)

Ishita Mishra (2014). UP's swadeshi Taliban target Victoria statues. The Times of India. 9 August.

Syria warns rebels' bid to target Aleppo's ancient citadel

(Syria)

Shanghai Daily (2014). Syria warns rebels' bid to target Aleppo's ancient citadel. Shanghai Daily. 8 August.

The Quest to Save Syria's History

(Syria)

Kartin Elger (2014). The Quest to Save Syria's History. Spiegel Online. 4 August.

Ancient Native American site desecrated

(United States of America)

Associated Press (2014). Ancient Native American site desecrated. CBS. 4 August.

Bounty and bullets: ISIS targets Iraq's artifacts

(Iraq)

Judit Neurink (2014). Bounty and bullets: ISIS targets Iraq's artifacts. DW. 11 July.

Fears grow for safety of Iraq's cultural heritage under ISIS

(Iraq)

Eleanor Robson (2014). Fears grow for safety of Iraq's cultural heritage under ISIS. The Conversation. 10 July.

The Plight Of Mosul's Museum: Iraqi Antiquities At Risk Of Ruin

(Iraq)

NPR (2014). The Plight Of Mosul's Museum: Iraqi Antiquities At Risk Of Ruin. NPR. 9 July.

Nigeria: Unesco Warns Nigeria Against Cultural Extinction

(Nigeria)

All Africa (2014). Nigeria: Unesco Warns Nigeria Against Cultural Extinction. All Africa. 8 July.

ISIS Is About to Destroy Biblical History in Iraq

(Iraq)

Christopher Dickey (2014). ISIS Is About to Destroy Biblical History in Iraq. The Daily Beast. 7 July.

Angels and paintings vandalised at Tintagel Parish Church

(United Kingdom)

Cornish Guardian (2014). Angels and paintings vandalised at Tintagel Parish Church. Cornish Guardian. 4 June.

Vandals destroy prehistoric rock art in Libya's lawless Sahara

(Libya)

Ulf Laessing (2014). Vandals destroy prehistoric rock art in Libya's lawless Sahara. Reuters. 3 June.

It's time to stop destruction of Middle East heritage

(Syria; Lybia; Egypt)

Iason Athanasiadis (2014). It's time to stop destruction of Middle East heritage. Al Jazeera. 5 May.

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.

Syria's past is being obliterated

(Syria; Lebanon)

Journal Pioneer (2014). Syria's past is being obliterated. Journal Pioneer. 4 May.

Treasure hunters destroy tomb

(Turkey)

Doğan News Agency (2014). Treasure hunters destroy tomb. Hurriyet Daily News. 4 May.

Peruvian police arrest 60 Israeli tourists for partying with drugs on ancient Incan site

(Peru)

The Post (2014). Peruvian police arrest 60 Israeli tourists for partying with drugs on ancient Incan site. The Jerusalem Post. 25 March.

Pompeii Made It Through a Volcano, but Can It Survive Vandals?

(Italy)

Barbie Latza Nadeau (2014). Pompeii Made It Through a Volcano, but Can It Survive Vandals?. The Daily Beast. 22 March.

2 Utah men plead guilty, avoid jail for ruining ancient rock formation

(United States of America)

Associated Press (2014). 2 Utah men plead guilty, avoid jail for ruining ancient rock formation. Las Vegas Review-Journal. 19 March.

Among the Wounded in Syria's War: Ancient History

(Syria)

Alissa J. Rubin (2014). Among the Wounded in Syria's War: Ancient History. The New York Times. 7 March.

Dutch art heist paintings may have been burned by suspect's mother

(Netherlands; Romania)

Associated Press (2013). Dutch art heist paintings may have been burned by suspect's mother. The Guardian. 17 July.

Stolen Picasso 'burned in stove' in Romania

(Romania; Netherlands)

Associated Press (2013). Stolen Picasso 'burned in stove' in Romania. The Guardian. 17 June.

Statue vandalized in Chaskar

(Bhutan)

Sonam Rinchen (2008). Statue vandalized in Chaskar. Bhutan Observer. 23 May.