Subject: Theft

El patrimonio histórico de varios siglos en España, bajo la amenaza de los cazatesoros

(Spain)

Centuries of historical heritage in Spain under threat from treasurehunters

Silvia Pisani (2019). El patrimonio histórico de varios siglos en España, bajo la amenaza de los cazatesoros. La Nación. 22 September.

13 charged with illicit trafficking of cultural heritage artifacts in Macedonia

(Macedonia)

Xinhua (2018). 13 charged with illicit trafficking of cultural heritage artifacts in Macedonia. Xinhua. 7 October.

More than 120 giant tortoises stolen from breeding sanctuary on Galapagos Islands

(Ecuador)

TVNZ (2018). More than 120 giant tortoises stolen from breeding sanctuary on Galapagos Islands. TVNZ. 6 October.

Two brothers killed during illegal excavation for antiquities in Sohag

(Egypt)

Al-Masry Al-Youm (2018). Two brothers killed during illegal excavation for antiquities in Sohag. Egypt Independent. 6 October.

Antique idols and pillars found buried in the house of Ranvir Shah's associate V Kiran Rao

(India)

Gladwin Emmanuel (2018). Antique idols and pillars found buried in the house of Ranvir Shah's associate V Kiran Rao. Mumbai Mirror. 6 October.

Sacred art stolen from Yucatecan churches

(Mexico)

The Yucatan Times (2018). Sacred art stolen from Yucatecan churches. The Yucatan Times. 5 October.

Thieves take entire roof from Grade I listed church

(United Kingdom)

Press Association (2018). Thieves take entire roof from Grade I listed church. Dumbarton and Vale of Leven Reporter. 5 October.

Roban en la iglesia de Valdegrulla en un nuevo ataque al patrimonio de la Diócesis de Osma-Soria

(Spain)

Theft in the church of Veldegrulla in a new attack against the heritage of the Diocese of Osma-Soria

Europa Press (2018). Roban en la iglesia de Valdegrulla en un nuevo ataque al patrimonio de la Diócesis de Osma-Soria. 20 Minutos. 5 October.

Cockrell pleads guilty to stealing Pettis County Museum artifacts

(United States of America)

Nuria Martinez-Keel (2018). Cockrell pleads guilty to stealing Pettis County Museum artifacts. Sedalia Democrat. 5 October.

Historic coat of arms taken from museum

(Australia)

Amani Vassiliou (2018). Historic coat of arms taken from museum. The Queensland Times. 4 October.

Ancient Bible Stolen, Turns up Years Later at Museum of the Bible

(Greece; United States of America)

Ben Kennedy (2018). Ancient Bible Stolen, Turns up Years Later at Museum of the Bible. CBN. 4 October.

Syrian antiquities go on display, a reminder of widespread looting during war

(Syria)

Reuters (2018). Syrian antiquities go on display, a reminder of widespread looting during war. PRI. 4 October.

Egyptian Police Arrest 3 for Illegal Digging for Artefacts

(Egypt)

Albawaba (2018). Egyptian Police Arrest 3 for Illegal Digging for Artefacts. Albawaba. 2 October.

Tucson police find stolen art pieces from 2013 gem show

(United States of America)

Gloria Knott (2018). Tucson police find stolen art pieces from 2013 gem show. Tucson.com. 2 October.

Etched in Bone – chronicling Australia's shameful trade in Indigenous remains

(Australia)

Paul Daley (2018). Etched in Bone – chronicling Australia's shameful trade in Indigenous remains. The Guardian. 2 October.

12 `Gypsy Girl' mosaic pieces to return to Turkey from US

(Turkey; United States of America)

Cansu Çamlıbel (2018). 12 `Gypsy Girl' mosaic pieces to return to Turkey from US. Hurriyet Daily News. 2 October.

Stolen Zeugma mosaic pieces set to return home to Turkey's Gaziantep

(Turkey; United States of America)

Daily Sabah (2018). Stolen Zeugma mosaic pieces set to return home to Turkey's Gaziantep. Daily Sabah. 2 October.

Gandhi statue without glasses 18 years after theft

(India)

Soumya Pillai (2018). Gandhi statue without glasses 18 years after theft. Hindustan Times. 1 October.

Stolen paintings by late Canadian artist recovered after sister spots them on Kijiji

(Canada)

Sarah Jackson (2018). Stolen paintings by late Canadian artist recovered after sister spots them on Kijiji. CBC. 1 October.

The Bizarre Tale of the `Dinosaur Artist' Who Trafficked in Stolen Fossils

(United States of America; Mongolia)

Peter Brannen (2018). The Bizarre Tale of the `Dinosaur Artist' Who Trafficked in Stolen Fossils. The New York Times. 1 October.

The Possible Criminal Underworld Ties To The Gardner Museum Theft

(United States of America)

Kelly Horan, Stephen Kurkjian (2018). The Possible Criminal Underworld Ties To The Gardner Museum Theft. WBUR. 1 October.

Nuevo expolio en Soria: Roban dos capiteles románicos de la ermita de Boós

(Spain)

New pillage in Soria: Two Romanesque capitals stolen from Boós hermitage

ABC Spain (2018). Nuevo expolio en Soria: Roban dos capiteles románicos de la ermita de Boós. ABC Spain. 1 October.

Robo de arte sacro en Yucatán, un delito impune

(Mexico)

Theft of sacred art in Yucatán, a crime committed with impunity

La Verdad (2018). Robo de arte sacro en Yucatán, un delito impune. La Verdad. 30 September.

Rwanda confirms Belgium willing to return archives

(Rwanda; Belgium)

James Karuhanga (2018). Rwanda confirms Belgium willing to return archives. The New Times. 30 September.

Dark web listing of stolen Lindauer painting a scam, police say

(New Zealand)

Phil Taylor (2018). Dark web listing of stolen Lindauer painting a scam, police say. New Zealand Herald. 22 September.

“Museo” revisits Mexico's notorious museum robbery

(Mexico)

The Economist (2018). “Museo” revisits Mexico's notorious museum robbery. The Economist. 21 September.

How One of Hitler's Favorite Works of Art Got Stolen—Twice

(Germany)

Allison McNearney (2018). How One of Hitler's Favorite Works of Art Got Stolen—Twice. The Daily Beast. 21 September.

Peru: Ministry Displays Recovered Stolen Cultural Pieces

(Peru; Germany)

Telesur (2018). Peru: Ministry Displays Recovered Stolen Cultural Pieces. Telesur. 21 September.

Thieves steal £40,000 worth of lead from North Lincolnshire church

(United Kingdom)

Simon Leonard (2018). Thieves steal £40,000 worth of lead from North Lincolnshire church. Grimsby Telegraph. 21 September.

`Uncomfortable Art Tours' Question Colonialist Biases in London-Area Museum

(United Kingdom)

Rachel Dovey (2018). `Uncomfortable Art Tours' Question Colonialist Biases in London-Area Museum. Next City. 21 September.

Royal Academy asks tribal leaders to bless 'stolen' treasures in culturally sensitive exhibition

(United Kingdom; New Zealand; Fiji; Tonga; Papua New Guinea; Tahiti)

Hannah Furness (2018). Royal Academy asks tribal leaders to bless 'stolen' treasures in culturally sensitive exhibition. The Telegraph. 21 September.

A relief of king Amenhotep I recovered from London

(Egypt; United States of America)

Nevine El-Aref (2018). A relief of king Amenhotep I recovered from London. Ahram Online. 21 September.

Remembering when the 'Mona Lisa of the ceramics world' was stolen from the Everson Museum

(United States of America)

Jonathan Croyle (2018). Remembering when the 'Mona Lisa of the ceramics world' was stolen from the Everson Museum. Syracuse.com. 20 September.

Stolen icon of St George now back in Cyprus

(Cyprus; Switzerland)

Evie Andreou (2018). Stolen icon of St George now back in Cyprus. Cyprus Mail. 20 September.

GlobalXplorer Selected for Blockchain Accelerator Program

(United States of America)

David Pena (2018). GlobalXplorer Selected for Blockchain Accelerator Program. Crypto Block Wire. 20 September.

India's ancient treasures: Lost and found, but still inaccessible

(India)

Samayita Banerjee (2018). India's ancient treasures: Lost and found, but still inaccessible. The Statesman. 20 September.

Calgary police ask for help in $500,000 art gallery heist

(Canada)

CBC (2018). Calgary police ask for help in $500,000 art gallery heist. CBC. 19 September.

Expolio y exportación ilícita de piezas arqueológicas. Un increible caso español

(Spain)

Quiteria Méndez Fernández (2018). Expolio y exportación ilícita de piezas arqueológicas. Un increible caso español. Las Nueve Musas. 19 September.

Police uncover illegal excavation for antiquities in northern Greece

(Greece)

eKathimerini (2018). Police uncover illegal excavation for antiquities in northern Greece. eKathimerini. 19 September.

Police unearth interstate idol theft racket

(India)

United News of India (2018). Police unearth interstate idol theft racket. United News of India. 19 September.

Late National Artist's son says 113 paintings worth Bt300 million have gone missing

(Thailand)

The Nation (2018). Late National Artist's son says 113 paintings worth Bt300 million have gone missing. The Nation. 19 September.

Govt Hands Over Custody Of Stolen Treasure 'Back To Thief': Scholar

(India)

Kashmir Observer (2018). Govt Hands Over Custody Of Stolen Treasure 'Back To Thief': Scholar. Kashmir Observer. 19 September.

Fisherman finds two stolen idols from Kanchi lake

(India)

TNN (2018). Fisherman finds two stolen idols from Kanchi lake. The Times of India. 19 September.

`Unesco estimated that India lost 50,000 artefacts till 1989 … our biggest victory has been the narrative war'

(India)

The Times of India (2018). `Unesco estimated that India lost 50,000 artefacts till 1989 … our biggest victory has been the narrative war'. The Times of India. 19 September.

Chinese tomb raiders dug underground tunnels to steal priceless objects from 3,000-year-old Yin Xu royal site

(China)

Laurie Chen (2018). Chinese tomb raiders dug underground tunnels to steal priceless objects from 3,000-year-old Yin Xu royal site. South China Morning Post. 19 September.

Robaron corona de oro de la Virgen del Valle en iglesia de La Guaira

(Venezuela)

Gold crown of the Virgen del Valle stolen from La Guaira church

Noticia al Día (2018). Robaron corona de oro de la Virgen del Valle en iglesia de La Guaira. Noticia al Día. 18 September.

HC laments temple priests' apathy to theft of idols

(India)

Press Trust of India (2018). HC laments temple priests' apathy to theft of idols. Business Standard. 18 September.

Chinese residents flock to dig 'ancient silver coins' in the debris of collapsed houses after typhoon Mangkhut left

(China)

AFP (2018). Chinese residents flock to dig 'ancient silver coins' in the debris of collapsed houses after typhoon Mangkhut left. The Daily Mail. 18 September.

"Hay que acabar con los saqueos y expolios arqueológicos en La Palma"

(Spain)

We must put an end to the looting and exploitation of archaeology in La Palma

La Palma Ahora (2018). "Hay que acabar con los saqueos y expolios arqueológicos en La Palma". La Palma Ahora. 18 September.

New Podcast Opens Up the Cold Case of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Art Heist

(United States of America)

Michele Debczak (2018). New Podcast Opens Up the Cold Case of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Art Heist. Mental Floss. 17 September.

Stolen church bell in north recovered

(Cyprus)

Kristian Chrysostomou (2018). Stolen church bell in north recovered. Cyprus Mail. 17 September.

Crime of culture: American Animals and the history of rare book heists

(General)

Leah Henrickson (2018). Crime of culture: American Animals and the history of rare book heists. The Conversation. 17 September.

UoP fails to find thieves who stole Gandhara relic

(Pakistan)

The Express Tribune (2018). UoP fails to find thieves who stole Gandhara relic. The Express Tribune. 17 September.

Scientists' dismay as space rock from Skye sold on eBay

(United Kingdom)

Press Association (2018). Scientists' dismay as space rock from Skye sold on eBay. Dumbarton and Vale of Leven Reporter. 17 September.

Greek Orthodox Church Attempting to Reclaim Centuries-Old Manuscripts in U.S. Collections

(Greece; United States of America)

Darden Livesay (2018). Greek Orthodox Church Attempting to Reclaim Centuries-Old Manuscripts in U.S. Collections. The Pappas Post. 17 September.

¿Dónde están las otras piezas arqueológicas de Rapa Nui?: Al menos 20 moais fueron sacados de la isla y llevados a diferentes partes del mundo

(Ecuador)

Where are Rapa Nui's other archaeological pieces? More than 20 moai were looted from the island and taken to different parts of the world

Francisca Labarca (2018). ¿Dónde están las otras piezas arqueológicas de Rapa Nui?: Al menos 20 moais fueron sacados de la isla y llevados a diferentes partes del mundo. La Tercera. 17 September.

How Boston can still solve the Isabella Stewart Gardner case — before it's too late

(United States of America)

Stephen Kurkjian (2018). How Boston can still solve the Isabella Stewart Gardner case — before it's too late. The Boston Globe. 16 September.

Edo Fest 2018 to display pictures of stolen artefacts, cultural heritage —Commissioner

(Nigeria)

Nigerian Tribune (2018). Edo Fest 2018 to display pictures of stolen artefacts, cultural heritage —Commissioner. Nigerian Tribune. 15 September.

Odisha: Six stolen Astadhatu idols recovered a month after

(India)

Express News Service (2018). Odisha: Six stolen Astadhatu idols recovered a month after. The New Indian Express. 15 September.

Delaware's stolen moon dust and the man trying to track it down

(United States of America)

Jessica Bies (2018). Delaware's stolen moon dust and the man trying to track it down. Delaware Online. 14 September.

Former LSU Museum volunteer died in prison after art thefts

(United States of America)

R. Stephanie Bruno (2018). Former LSU Museum volunteer died in prison after art thefts. The New Orleans Advocate. 14 September.

Precious Astadhatu Idols Stolen From Radhakanta Temple Recovered

(India)

Devbrat Patnaik (2018). Precious Astadhatu Idols Stolen From Radhakanta Temple Recovered. Odisha TV. 14 September.

El Museo Nacional de Arqueología acoge una exposición con piezas restauradas de la fragata Mercedes

(Spain)

The National Museum of Archaeology mounts an exhibition with restored pieces from the frigate Mercedes

La Vanguardia (2018). El Museo Nacional de Arqueología acoge una exposición con piezas restauradas de la fragata Mercedes. La Vanguardia. 14 September.

Buddha statue pulled from Sotheby's auction on suspicion it may be from China Unesco site

(China; United States of America)

Simone McCarthy (2018). Buddha statue pulled from Sotheby's auction on suspicion it may be from China Unesco site. South China Morning Post. 14 September.

First-edition Audubon prints coveted by collectors — and thieves

(United States of America)

R. Stephanie Bruno (2018). First-edition Audubon prints coveted by collectors — and thieves. The New Orleans Advocate. 14 September.

Sweden Arrests Person Over Royal Jewels Heist

(Sweden)

Jan M. Olsen (2018). Sweden Arrests Person Over Royal Jewels Heist. US News and World Report. 13 September.

Cornelius Wasn't the Only Gurlitt Sibling to Inherit Nazi-Looted Art

(Germany)

Meilan Solly (2018). Cornelius Wasn't the Only Gurlitt Sibling to Inherit Nazi-Looted Art. Smithsonian. 13 September.

Plagiarism or remixing? South African photographer accuses artist of theft

(South Africa)

Chris McGreal (2018). Plagiarism or remixing? South African photographer accuses artist of theft. The Guardian. 13 September.

Idols stolen from Jain temple in MP

(India)

Press Trust of India (2018). Idols stolen from Jain temple in MP. Business Standard. 13 September.

Theft Of Aurangzeb-Era Quran Copy: CBI Gives Up, HC Adjourns PIL

(India)

Marouf Ali (2018). Theft Of Aurangzeb-Era Quran Copy: CBI Gives Up, HC Adjourns PIL. Kashmir Observer. 13 September.

Hyderabad: Security to be beefed up in Nizam's Museum

(India)

Aikik Sur (2018). Hyderabad: Security to be beefed up in Nizam's Museum. The New Indian Express. 13 September.

Recent Finds Spur Interest in Missing Delaware Moon Dust

(United States of America)

Tom Lehman (2018). Recent Finds Spur Interest in Missing Delaware Moon Dust. WBOC. 12 September.

Sculptures worth thousands taken in raids at art galleries

(United Kingdom)

Rom Preston-Ellis (2018). Sculptures worth thousands taken in raids at art galleries. Devon Live. 12 September.

Roban campanas de la iglesia en Rancho Jesús, Oaxaca

(Mexico)

Bells from church in Rancho Jesús, Oaxaca, stolen

Saúl Salazar (2018). Roban campanas de la iglesia en Rancho Jesús, Oaxaca. NVI Noticias. 12 September.

Another dancing Shiva in the eye of a storm

(India)

Vijay Kumar (2018). Another dancing Shiva in the eye of a storm. The Times of India. 12 September.

Dancing Shiva at Art Gallery of South Australia was stolen from India

(Australia; India)

Michaela Boland, Penny Timms (2018). Dancing Shiva at Art Gallery of South Australia was stolen from India. ABC Australia. 12 September.

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

(General)

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

Gael García Bernal's new film Museo turns Mexico's biggest art heist into a madcap caper

(Mexico)

David D'arcy (2018). Gael García Bernal's new film Museo turns Mexico's biggest art heist into a madcap caper. The Art Newspaper. 11 September.

Cambridge art project's 100,000 pennies all taken in a day

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2018). Cambridge art project's 100,000 pennies all taken in a day. BBC News. 11 September.

The pelican thief ... police probe after golden bird statue stolen from church

(United Kingdom)

Kelly Williams (2018). The pelican thief ... police probe after golden bird statue stolen from church. Daily Post. 11 September.

Hyderabad police recovers gold tiffin box, artifacts stolen from Nizam's Museum; nabs two

(India)

International Business Times (2018). Hyderabad police recovers gold tiffin box, artifacts stolen from Nizam's Museum; nabs two. International Business Times. 11 September.

Clinton woman gets 20 months for stealing from Russian Icons Museum

(United States of America)

By Brad Petrishen (2018). Clinton woman gets 20 months for stealing from Russian Icons Museum. Telegram & Gazette. 11 September.

Unending talks about return of stolen Benin artifacts

(Nigeria; United Kingdom)

Osa Mbonu (2018). Unending talks about return of stolen Benin artifacts. Vanguard. 10 September.

Recuperan carta de Colón en Barcelona

(Spain)

Columbus letter recovered in Barcelona

El País (2018). Recuperan carta de Colón en Barcelona. El Mañana. 10 September.

Rare Stolen Antiquity Returns to Greece

(Greece; United Kingdom)

Philip Chrysopoulos (2018). Rare Stolen Antiquity Returns to Greece. Greek Reporter. 9 September.

Author Gail Jones on how a theft from a Palermo church inspired her novel

(Italy)

Gail Jones (2018). Author Gail Jones on how a theft from a Palermo church inspired her novel. Metro. 9 September.

Six greatest real-life heists of all time

(General)

Indulekha Aravind (2018). Six greatest real-life heists of all time. The Economic Times. 9 September.

Edo monarch calls for return of stolen artefacts

(Nigeria; United Kingdom)

Adie Vanessa Offiong (2018). Edo monarch calls for return of stolen artefacts. Daily Trust. 9 September.

The Bug Black Market

(United States of America)

NPR (2018). The Bug Black Market. NPR. 8 September.

Iowa Monument Continues to Recover Stolen Human Remains

(United States of America)

Bennet Goldstein (2018). Iowa Monument Continues to Recover Stolen Human Remains. US News and World Report. 8 September.

Painting seized at Poland border studied as possible Chagall

(Poland; Ukraine)

Associated Press (2018). Painting seized at Poland border studied as possible Chagall. Houston Chronicle. 7 September.

Museum Boss Fears Philly Insect Heist Was an Inside Job

(United States of America)

Natalie Pompilio (2018). Museum Boss Fears Philly Insect Heist Was an Inside Job. The Daily Beast. 7 September.

Idol wing starts probe at Srirangam

(India)

TNN (2018). Idol wing starts probe at Srirangam. The Times of India. 7 September.

President Macron, African art and the question of restitution

(France; Burkina Faso)

Gareth Harris (2018). President Macron, African art and the question of restitution. The Financial Times. 7 September.

Miami Art Fair Heist Sparks Court Battle Over Stolen Painting

(United States of America)

Izzy Kapnick (2018). Miami Art Fair Heist Sparks Court Battle Over Stolen Painting. New Times. 7 September.

Market for stolen Buddhist statues widens; rightful owners at a loss

(Japan)

The Asahi Shimbun (2018). Market for stolen Buddhist statues widens; rightful owners at a loss. The Asahi Shimbun. 7 September.

Swindling art dealer to the stars faces more jail time

(United Kingdom)

Andrew Merrell (2018). Swindling art dealer to the stars faces more jail time. Punchline. 7 September.

'They weren't criminals so much as idiots': The real story behind the art heist in American Animals

(United States of America)

Emma Kelly (2018). 'They weren't criminals so much as idiots': The real story behind the art heist in American Animals. Metro. 7 September.

Massillon man accused of stealing religious relics pleads not guilty

(United States of America)

Samantha Ickes (2018). Massillon man accused of stealing religious relics pleads not guilty. IndeOnline. 7 September.

Feds: US tribal items sold at Paris auction houses declines

(France; United States of America)

Mary Hudetz (2018). Feds: US tribal items sold at Paris auction houses declines. The Journal Times. 7 September.

Germany Returns Stolen Peruvian Pre-Incan Mask 21 Years Later

(Peru; Germany)

Telesur (2018). Germany Returns Stolen Peruvian Pre-Incan Mask 21 Years Later. Telesur. 7 September.

'The Dinosaur Artist' Review: Old Bones Are Big Business

(United States of America; Mongolia)

Richard Conniff (2018). 'The Dinosaur Artist' Review: Old Bones Are Big Business. The Wall Street Journal. 6 September.

No upkeep of heritage splendour for decades

(India)

Syed Akbar (2018). No upkeep of heritage splendour for decades. The Times of India. 6 September.

How Brexit has revived controversy over the Elgin Marbles in Britain

(Greece; United Kingdom)

Dominic Selwood (2018). How Brexit has revived controversy over the Elgin Marbles in Britain. Independent. 6 September.

Seizure of Looted Antiquities Illuminates What Museums Want Hidden

(Italy)

Elizabeth Marlowe (2018). Seizure of Looted Antiquities Illuminates What Museums Want Hidden. Hyperallergic. 5 September.

Santorini Aphrodite retrieved in smuggling bust

(Greece)

eKathimerini (2018). Santorini Aphrodite retrieved in smuggling bust. eKathimerini. 5 September.

World-class hoop dancer reeling after regalia stolen

(Canada)

Claire Theobald (2018). World-class hoop dancer reeling after regalia stolen. The Star. 5 September.

Philly insect museum heist reveals bugs are hot items on black market

(United States of America)

Tom Avril (2018). Philly insect museum heist reveals bugs are hot items on black market. Philly.com. 5 September.

Return stolen artefacts, Benin monarch tells UK

(Nigeria; United Kingdom)

Alexander Okere (2018). Return stolen artefacts, Benin monarch tells UK. Punch. 5 September.

Birmingham museum returns stolen sculpture to India

(India; United States of America)

Erin Edgemon (2018). Birmingham museum returns stolen sculpture to India. AL. 5 September.

Two stunning 12th century antiques repatriated to India by New York District Attorney and US Homeland Security Investigations teams

(India; United States of America)

Nikhila Natarajan (2018). Two stunning 12th century antiques repatriated to India by New York District Attorney and US Homeland Security Investigations teams. Firstpost. 5 September.

Egypt police arrest artifact gang in Cairo, seize ancient pieces: Ministry

(Egypt)

Ayat Al Tawy (2018). Egypt police arrest artifact gang in Cairo, seize ancient pieces: Ministry. Ahram Online. 5 September.

US hands ancient Persian bas-relief back to Iran

(Iran; United States of America)

(PressTV) (2018). US hands ancient Persian bas-relief back to Iran. PressTV. 5 September.

Thane: Rs 60-lakh temple theft; six arrested in 8 hours

(India)

Express News Service (2018). Thane: Rs 60-lakh temple theft; six arrested in 8 hours. The Indian Express. 4 September.

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

(United States of America)

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

Illegally salvaged U-boat propeller given back German Navy in Plymouth

(United Kingdom; Germany)

Max Channon (2018). Illegally salvaged U-boat propeller given back German Navy in Plymouth. Plymouth Live. 4 September.

When you fight the good fight: tracking down stolen idols

(India)

Sweta Akundi (2018). When you fight the good fight: tracking down stolen idols. The Hindu. 3 September.

Book on idol thefts launched

(India)

The Hindu (2018). Book on idol thefts launched. The Hindu. 3 September.

$40,000 worth of rare, venomous insects were stolen in a tragic bug-lary

(United States of America)

Morgan Sung (2018). $40,000 worth of rare, venomous insects were stolen in a tragic bug-lary. Mashable. 3 September.

Hyderabad: Burglars break into Nizam's museum, steal valuable items

(India)

Srinath Vudali (2018). Hyderabad: Burglars break into Nizam's museum, steal valuable items. The Times of India. 3 September.

Alarma robo de arte sacro; 'acaban adornando la casa de ricos'

(Honduras)

Alarms raised over theft of sacred art; 'they end up decorating the houses of the rich'

Juan Pablo Reyes (2018). Alarma robo de arte sacro; 'acaban adornando la casa de ricos'. Excelsior. 3 September.

Olasode in search of Africa's stolen treasure

(Nigeria; United Kingdom)

Yemi Olakitan (2018). Olasode in search of Africa's stolen treasure. The Guardian. 2 September.

Where Do ISIS-Looted Antiquities Go?

(Syria; Iraq)

Kathleen Caulderwood (2018). Where Do ISIS-Looted Antiquities Go?. Vice. 2 September.

14 antiquities seized from smugglers in Jiroft

(Iran)

MEHR News Agency (2018). 14 antiquities seized from smugglers in Jiroft. MEHR News Agency. 1 September.

The French Historian Who 'Grave-Robbed' The Dog Tags of WWII US Airmen

(United States of America)

Allison McNearney (2018). The French Historian Who 'Grave-Robbed' The Dog Tags of WWII US Airmen. The Daily Beast. 1 September.

Swiss prosecutor returns 'Mesopotamian' terracotta animal made by dealer's 11-year-old-daughter—along with 5,000 seized antiquities

(Switzerland)

Anna Brady (2018). Swiss prosecutor returns 'Mesopotamian' terracotta animal made by dealer's 11-year-old-daughter—along with 5,000 seized antiquities. The Art Newspaper. 31 August.

Antique silver articles stolen from Wankaner palace

(India)

TNN (2018). Antique silver articles stolen from Wankaner palace. The Times of India. 21 July.

Heritage lotus symbol stolen from Charles 'Hindoo' Stuart's tomb at South Part Street Cemetery

(India)

Priyanka Dasgupta (2018). Heritage lotus symbol stolen from Charles 'Hindoo' Stuart's tomb at South Part Street Cemetery. The Times of India. 21 July.

$5K reward offered for stolen brooch once owned by former Texas governor's daughter

(United States of America)

Amanda Cochran (2018). $5K reward offered for stolen brooch once owned by former Texas governor's daughter. Click2Houston. 20 July.

Libya recovers antiquities from the United States

(Libya; United States of America)

Abdulkader Assad (2018). Libya recovers antiquities from the United States. The Libya Observer. 19 July.

The Gardner Museum Heist, Still a Mystery, Now a Podcast

(United States of America)

Katharine Q. Seelye (2018). The Gardner Museum Heist, Still a Mystery, Now a Podcast. The New York Times. 19 July.

Twenty-one ancient skulls stolen from Kent church

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2018). Twenty-one ancient skulls stolen from Kent church. BBC News. 18 July.

Bipartisan group of senators discussing bill to keep Iraqi Jewish Archive in US

(United States of America; Iraq)

Josefin Dolsten (2018). Bipartisan group of senators discussing bill to keep Iraqi Jewish Archive in US. Cleveland Jewish News. 18 July.

Did Marlborough Gallery Steal One of China's Greatest Artists? An Appeals Court Must Decide

(United States of America; France)

Eileen Kinsella (2018). Did Marlborough Gallery Steal One of China's Greatest Artists? An Appeals Court Must Decide. ArtNet News. 18 July.

Artist Nathan Wyburn recreates the world's most valuable stolen artwork using his fingers

(United Kingdom; United States of America)

Ailis Brennan (2018). Artist Nathan Wyburn recreates the world's most valuable stolen artwork using his fingers. Evening Standard. 18 July.

Exploring ways to bring back Kohinoor diamond, other antiquities: VK Singh

(India; United Kingdom)

Press Trust of India (2018). Exploring ways to bring back Kohinoor diamond, other antiquities: VK Singh. India Today. 18 July.

Curator discusses pipe tomahawk returned to State Museum

(United States of America)

Times Union (2018). Curator discusses pipe tomahawk returned to State Museum. Times Union. 17 July.

Curator of Israeli Exhibit Stolen Arab Art Explains It Is a "Hostage-Taking Situation"

(Israel; Palestine)

Hakim Bishara (2018). Curator of Israeli Exhibit Stolen Arab Art Explains It Is a "Hostage-Taking Situation". Hyperallergic. 17 July.

China launches nationwide crackdown on smuggling of relics, antiques

(China)

Siqi Cao (2018). China launches nationwide crackdown on smuggling of relics, antiques. Global Times. 17 July.

Tourist Caught Trying to Smuggle Bricks out of Auschwitz

(Poland; Hungary)

JTA (2018). Tourist Caught Trying to Smuggle Bricks out of Auschwitz. The Jerusalem Post. 17 July.

Suspect, 34, arrested for illegal possession of antiquities in northwestern Greece

(Greece)

eKathimerini (2018). Suspect, 34, arrested for illegal possession of antiquities in northwestern Greece. eKathimerini. 16 July.

Ministry of Antiquities receives 116 antiques after failure to smuggle them abroad

(Egypt)

Farah Tawfeek (2018). Ministry of Antiquities receives 116 antiques after failure to smuggle them abroad. Egypt Independent. 16 July.

Heritage chairs in Delhi: FIR filed

(India)

TNN (2018). Heritage chairs in Delhi: FIR filed. The Times of India. 15 July.

Oops! Federal officials divulge secret info about Native American artifacts

(United States of America)

Jennifer Oldham (2018). Oops! Federal officials divulge secret info about Native American artifacts. Salon. 15 July.

Oz seeks FIRs of stolen idols cases in English

(India; Australia)

Yogesh Kabirdoss (2018). Oz seeks FIRs of stolen idols cases in English. The Times of India. 15 July.

Stolen National Museum artefact recovered, one held

(India)

The Hindu (2018). Stolen National Museum artefact recovered, one held. The Hindu. 14 July.

Stolen 1,500-yr-old statue head returns to China

(China)

Associated Press (2018). Stolen 1,500-yr-old statue head returns to China. Daily Pakistan. 14 July.

Idol theft: HC pulls up government for dragging its feet

(India)

TNN (2018). Idol theft: HC pulls up government for dragging its feet. The Times of India. 14 July.

In India, a Missing Key to a Temple's Treasure Vault Ignites a Furor Image

(India)

Kai Schultz, Suhasini Raj (2018). In India, a Missing Key to a Temple's Treasure Vault Ignites a Furor Image. The New York Times. 14 July.

Kendrick and SZA Ask Judge to Block Profits in "All the Stars' Lawsuit

(United States of America; Liberia; United Kingdom)

Noah Yoo (2018). Kendrick and SZA Ask Judge to Block Profits in "All the Stars' Lawsuit. Pitchfork. 13 July.

"These ancestor remains were stolen and sold overseas"

(New Zealand; United States of America; Germany)

Te Kuru o te Marama Dewes (2018). "These ancestor remains were stolen and sold overseas". Maori Television. 13 July.

Art appraisers increase reward for stolen Picasso to $10,000

(United States of America)

Justin Thompson-Gee (2018). Art appraisers increase reward for stolen Picasso to $10,000. WDJT. 12 July.

Frequent incidents of idol thefts irk HC no end

(India)

Mohamed Imranullah (2018). Frequent incidents of idol thefts irk HC no end. The Hindu. 12 July.

300-pound sculpture stolen from former church in Chicago

(United States of America)

Ben Hooper (2018). 300-pound sculpture stolen from former church in Chicago. UPI. 12 July.

One arrested in temple theft case

(India)

The Hindu (2018). One arrested in temple theft case. The Hindu. 12 July.

3 metal idols stolen from city temple

(India)

TNN (2018). 3 metal idols stolen from city temple. The Times of India. 12 July.

The FBI Has Recovered a Crimson Robert Motherwell Painting Stolen 40 Years Ago by a Moving Man

(United States of America)

Eileen Kinsella (2018). The FBI Has Recovered a Crimson Robert Motherwell Painting Stolen 40 Years Ago by a Moving Man. ArtNet News. 12 July.

Idol theft complaints get Madras HC's goat

(India)

Mohamed Imranullah (2018). Idol theft complaints get Madras HC's goat. The Hindu. 12 July.

Idol theft cases will be transferred to CBI if no strong action taken: Madras High Court

(India)

Express News Service (2018). Idol theft cases will be transferred to CBI if no strong action taken: Madras High Court. The New Indian Express. 12 July.

Egypt arrests 7 for illegal archaeology and antiquities removal

(Egypt)

Africa Times (2018). Egypt arrests 7 for illegal archaeology and antiquities removal. Africa Times. 11 July.

Thief steals Stirling oil painting before it goes on display in city museum

(United Kingdom)

Chris Marzella (2018). Thief steals Stirling oil painting before it goes on display in city museum. Daily Record. 11 July.

Stolen Bronze Age dagger returns to Slovenia after 33 years

(Slovenia; United Kingdom)

STA (2018). Stolen Bronze Age dagger returns to Slovenia after 33 years. STA. 11 July.

Why proposed 'loaning' of looted Benin artefacts to Nigeria may stop restitution plans

(Nigeria)

Tajudeen Sowole (2018). Why proposed 'loaning' of looted Benin artefacts to Nigeria may stop restitution plans. The Guardian. 11 July.

Pazhavoor Idol Theft: Notorious Smuggler's Aide Arrested Thirteen Years After Crime

(India)

Swarajya Magazine (2018). Pazhavoor Idol Theft: Notorious Smuggler's Aide Arrested Thirteen Years After Crime. Swarajya Magazine. 11 July.

Iron chain worth crores stolen from Arunachal's 15th-16th century old bridge

(India)

Damien Lepcha (2018). Iron chain worth crores stolen from Arunachal's 15th-16th century old bridge. Northeast Now. 10 July.

Does the Haida Now exhibit belong in the Museum of Vancouver?

(Canada)

Grant Lawrence (2018). Does the Haida Now exhibit belong in the Museum of Vancouver?. Vancouver Courier. 10 July.

Customs withholds export cache, asks UT: Is it your heritage?

(India)

Aditi Tandon (2018). Customs withholds export cache, asks UT: Is it your heritage?. The Tribune. 10 July.

TDB to honour 'girl' who helped crack temple theft

(India)

Express News Service (2018). TDB to honour 'girl' who helped crack temple theft. The New Indian Express. 10 July.

Iglesias implementarán video vigilancia

(Mexico)

Churches to implement video surveillance

Monsetrrat García (2018). Iglesias implementarán video vigilancia. El Sol de San Juan del Rio. 9 July.

Watch the throne: why artist Thierry Oussou faked an archaeological dig

(Benin)

Dale Berning Sawa (2018). Watch the throne: why artist Thierry Oussou faked an archaeological dig. The Guardian. 9 July.

Miscreants loot Hanuman temple in Keonjhar

(India)

Update Odisha (2018). Miscreants loot Hanuman temple in Keonjhar. Update Odisha. 8 July.

Idol theft accused arrested in Tirunelveli

(India)

Rudhran Baraasu (2018). Idol theft accused arrested in Tirunelveli. Deccan Chronicle. 8 July.

Walter Alva, el otro Señor de Sipán

(Peru)

Walter Alva, the other Lord of Sipán

Domingo Tamariz (2018). Walter Alva, el otro Señor de Sipán. El Peruano. 8 July.

Reward offered in 40-year-old artifact theft from Moundville

(United States of America)

Anna Beahm (2018). Reward offered in 40-year-old artifact theft from Moundville. AL. 7 July.

Palani idol theft: former HR&CE; official surrenders

(India)

The Hindu (2018). Palani idol theft: former HR&CE; official surrenders. The Hindu. 7 July.

Mystery as golden eagle stolen 25 years ago from Britain's only US war cemetery returns on Independence Day

(United Kingdom; United States of America)

The Telegraph (2018). Mystery as golden eagle stolen 25 years ago from Britain's only US war cemetery returns on Independence Day. The Telegraph. 6 July.

Archaeologists urge Albania to protect underwater heritage

(Albania)

Llazar Semini (2018). Archaeologists urge Albania to protect underwater heritage. Herald-Whig. 6 July.

St. Pete Chihuly Collection heist still a mystery two years later

(United States of America)

Zachary T. Sampson (2018). St. Pete Chihuly Collection heist still a mystery two years later. Tampa Bay Times. 6 July.

PA seizes 2,571 artefacts in Hebron

(Palestine)

Middle East Monitor (2018). PA seizes 2,571 artefacts in Hebron. Middle East Monitor. 5 July.

Three men are arrested for stealing artefacts

(Cambodia)

Khouth Sophak Chakrya (2018). Three men are arrested for stealing artefacts. The Phnom Penh Post. 5 July.

Man charged with theft of artefacts from pagoda

(Cambodia)

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea (2018). Man charged with theft of artefacts from pagoda. Khmer Times. 5 July.

State Museum's stolen tomahawk returned, will go on display

(United States of America)

Times Union (2018). State Museum's stolen tomahawk returned, will go on display. Times Union. 5 July.

Deadly Poison Stolen From Leiden Museum

(Netherlands)

Janene Pieters (2018). Deadly Poison Stolen From Leiden Museum. NLTimes. 5 July.

Roban las joyas de la Virgen de la iglesia de Villamayor de Calatrava

(Spain)

Jewels of the Virgin of the church of Villamayor de Calatrava stolen

ABC Spain (2018). Roban las joyas de la Virgen de la iglesia de Villamayor de Calatrava. ABC Spain. 5 July.

Egypt's smuggled treasures to Italy exhibited at Egyptian Museum

(Egypt)

Egypt Today (2018). Egypt's smuggled treasures to Italy exhibited at Egyptian Museum. Egypt Today. 4 July.

Artefacts worth €40m recovered in raids across Europe

(Italy; Spain; Germany; United Kingdom)

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

Italian police smash £30m international ancient artefact smuggling ring

(Italy)

John Phillips, Justin Huggler (2018). Italian police smash £30m international ancient artefact smuggling ring. The Telegraph. 4 July.

Westminster Abbey urged by African ambassador to hand over looted relic

(Ethiopia; United Kingdom)

Alex Williams (2018). Westminster Abbey urged by African ambassador to hand over looted relic. Premier. 4 July.

The US Postal Service Must Pay an Artist $3.5 Million After Accidentally Printing His Version of the Statue of Liberty on Billions of Stamps

(United States of America)

Henri Neuendorf (2018). The US Postal Service Must Pay an Artist $3.5 Million After Accidentally Printing His Version of the Statue of Liberty on Billions of Stamps. ArtNet News. 3 July.

Global Fight Against Terror-Tainted Black Market Antiquities Intensifies

(United Kingdom)

Maya Margit (2018). Global Fight Against Terror-Tainted Black Market Antiquities Intensifies. The Jerusalem Post. 3 July.

France is preparing to return African artifacts looted in its colonial era

(Burkina Faso; Benin; France)

Ilaria Maria Sala (2018). France is preparing to return African artifacts looted in its colonial era. Quartz. 2 July.

Police arrest 2 suspected illicit icon traders in Achaia

(Greece)

eKathimerini (2018). Police arrest 2 suspected illicit icon traders in Achaia. eKathimerini. 2 July.

Stolen korowai returned

(New Zealand)

Jessica Tyson (2018). Stolen korowai returned. Maori Television. 2 July.

Ethiopia claims Ten Commandments tablet hidden in Westminster Abbey

(Ethiopia; United Kingdom)

Martin Bailey (2018). Ethiopia claims Ten Commandments tablet hidden in Westminster Abbey. The Art Newspaper. 2 July.

Returning looted African art is as urgent as giving back works stolen by the Nazis

(Angola)

Sindika Dokolo (2018). Returning looted African art is as urgent as giving back works stolen by the Nazis. The Art Newspaper. 2 July.

Antique sarcophagus found by security forces in Alexandria

(Egypt)

Walaa Ali (2018). Antique sarcophagus found by security forces in Alexandria. Egypt Today. 1 July.

The Global Fight Against Black Market Antiquities Intensifies

(United Kingdom)

Maya Margit (2018). The Global Fight Against Black Market Antiquities Intensifies. The Media Line. 1 July.

Jaya Durga 'Astadhatu' Idols, Crown Stolen From Temple At Sakhigopal

(India)

Odisha TV (2018). Jaya Durga 'Astadhatu' Idols, Crown Stolen From Temple At Sakhigopal. Odisha TV. 30 June.

The looted Ethiopian artefacts that ended up in UK museums

(Ethiopia; United Kingdom)

Jacopo Gnisci (2018). The looted Ethiopian artefacts that ended up in UK museums. Apollo. 31 May.

What's the motive for museum thefts?

(France; United Kingdom)

James Ratcliffe (2018). What's the motive for museum thefts?. Apollo. 30 May.

Returning artefacts of empire isn't so simple

(United Kingdom)

Michael Liversidge, Jharna Gourlay (2018). Returning artefacts of empire isn't so simple. The Guardian. 29 May.

Greek museum employee arrested over looted antiquities

(Greece)

Neos Kosmos (2018). Greek museum employee arrested over looted antiquities. Neos Kosmos. 28 May.

The violent collectors who gathered Indigenous artefacts for the Queensland Museum

(Australia)

Gemmia Burden (2018). The violent collectors who gathered Indigenous artefacts for the Queensland Museum. The Conversation. 27 May.

Return colonial artefacts to build bridges post-Brexit, Olusoga says

(United Kingdom)

Mark Brown (2018). Return colonial artefacts to build bridges post-Brexit, Olusoga says. The Guardian. 27 May.

France weighs how to return Africa's plundered art

(France; Benin)

AFP (2018). France weighs how to return Africa's plundered art. The Local. 27 May.

Italian Police Forces Seize Stolen Egyptian Artifacts in Naples

(Egypt; Italy)

Egyptian Streets (2018). Italian Police Forces Seize Stolen Egyptian Artifacts in Naples. Egyptian Streets. 23 May.

Lost, stolen, blown up and fed to pigs: the greatest missing masterpieces

(General)

Noah Charney (2018). Lost, stolen, blown up and fed to pigs: the greatest missing masterpieces. The Guardian. 18 May.

The high-stakes race to stop the trafficking of priceless artefacts

(Peru)

Karen Emslie (2018). The high-stakes race to stop the trafficking of priceless artefacts. Wired. 17 May.

Germany moves slowly on returning museum exhibits to ex-colonies

(Germany; Tanzania)

Philip Oltermann (2018). Germany moves slowly on returning museum exhibits to ex-colonies. The Guardian. 17 May.

Berlin's Ethnological Museum returns Alaskan grave artefacts looted by explorer

(Germany; United States of America)

Catherine Hickley (2018). Berlin's Ethnological Museum returns Alaskan grave artefacts looted by explorer. The Art Newspaper. 17 May.

U.S. university agrees to return missing pieces of Zeugma's 'Gypsy girl' mosaics

(Turkey; United States of America)

Ahval (2018). U.S. university agrees to return missing pieces of Zeugma's 'Gypsy girl' mosaics. Ahval. 16 May.

Tourist fined for stealing ancient artefacts from Pompeii

(Italy)

The Local (2018). Tourist fined for stealing ancient artefacts from Pompeii. The Local. 14 May.

Hamburg museum says its Benin bronzes could return to Nigeria—but not yet

(Germany; Nigeria)

Catherine Hickley (2018). Hamburg museum says its Benin bronzes could return to Nigeria—but not yet. The Art Newspaper. 11 May.

Blanding artifacts raid raises questions, criticism years later

(United States of America)

Amy Joi O'Donoghue (2018). Blanding artifacts raid raises questions, criticism years later. Deseret News. 9 May.

Centuries old artefacts stolen from Catton Hall chapel over bank holiday weekend

(United Kingdom)

Beth Pridding (2018). Centuries old artefacts stolen from Catton Hall chapel over bank holiday weekend. Burton Mail. 8 May.

Cyprus hands Egypt ancient artefacts stolen in 1980s

(Egypt; Cyprus)

AFP (2018). Cyprus hands Egypt ancient artefacts stolen in 1980s. News24. 2 May.

Museum of East Asian Art to reopen after theft of 'priceless' artefacts leads to 16-day closure

(United Kingdom)

Sam Petherick (2018). Museum of East Asian Art to reopen after theft of 'priceless' artefacts leads to 16-day closure. Somerset Live. 2 May.

Megalodon's tooth stolen from the Bournemouth Natural Science Society

(United Kingdom)

Sarah Cartlidge (2018). Megalodon's tooth stolen from the Bournemouth Natural Science Society. Daily Echo. 2 May.

Iraqi Artifacts Once Bought by Hobby Lobby Will Return Home

(Iraq; United States of America)

Emily Cochrane (2018). Iraqi Artifacts Once Bought by Hobby Lobby Will Return Home. The New York Times. 2 May.

Prized artifacts stolen from Harlem church

(United States of America)

Igor Kossov, Stephanie Pagones (2018). Prized artifacts stolen from Harlem church. New York Post. 1 May.

Of Chennai, idol theft and a crime-thriller

(India)

The Hindu (2018). Of Chennai, idol theft and a crime-thriller. The Hindu. 28 April.

Man pleads guilty in 2010 Key West gold bar theft

(United States of America)

Associated Press (2018). Man pleads guilty in 2010 Key West gold bar theft. Business Insider. 28 April.

Rare blue butterfly most likely dead after theft from conservatory; woman identified

(United States of America)

Lauren Peck (2018). Rare blue butterfly most likely dead after theft from conservatory; woman identified. Dayton Daily News. 28 April.

Cyprus regains rare Orthodox Christian mosaic stolen in '70s

(Cyprus)

Associated Press (2018). Cyprus regains rare Orthodox Christian mosaic stolen in '70s. Waterloo Region Record. 28 April.

AMU forms panel to probe missing artefacts

(India)

Anuja Jaiswal (2018). AMU forms panel to probe missing artefacts. The Times of India. 27 April.

Woman charged with stealing funds from Museum of Russian Icons in Clinton

(United States of America)

Travis Andersen (2018). Woman charged with stealing funds from Museum of Russian Icons in Clinton. The Boston Globe. 27 April.

In Congo, a new national museum renews quest to reclaim history

(Congo)

Ryan Lenora Brown (2018). In Congo, a new national museum renews quest to reclaim history. Christian Science Monitor. 27 April.

Stolen heart of Dublin's patron saint returned intact

(Ireland)

Conor Humphries (2018). Stolen heart of Dublin's patron saint returned intact. Reuters. 26 April.

Thieves escape with €2.2m gold artwork after 220kph chase

(Belgium)

Duncan Hooper (2018). Thieves escape with €2.2m gold artwork after 220kph chase. EuroNews. 26 April.

'Golden cabbage' leaves stolen off Vienna landmark

(Austria)

AFP (2018). 'Golden cabbage' leaves stolen off Vienna landmark. The Local. 25 April.

Arizona museum seeks donations to preserve stolen painting found in New Mexico

(United States of America)

KRQE (2018). Arizona museum seeks donations to preserve stolen painting found in New Mexico. KRQE. 25 April.

An Ornithologist Reads 'The Feather Thief'

(United Kingdom)

Jessie Williamson (2018). An Ornithologist Reads 'The Feather Thief'. Outside Online. 25 April.

Jewish ghosts linger as German households still make use of stolen heirlooms

(Germany)

Dina Gold (2018). Jewish ghosts linger as German households still make use of stolen heirlooms. The Times of Israel. 25 April.

L.A. Artist Suing Old Navy for Ripping Off Her Work

(United States of America)

Sarah Jasmine Montgomery (2018). L.A. Artist Suing Old Navy for Ripping Off Her Work. Complex. 25 April.

Brick stolen from Ayutthaya temple mailed back

(Thailand)

The Nation (2018). Brick stolen from Ayutthaya temple mailed back. The Nation. 25 April.

Antiquities Advertised for Online Sale Seized in Iran

(Iran)

Iran Front Page (2018). Antiquities Advertised for Online Sale Seized in Iran. Iran Front Page. 24 April.

North-east museum asks for info after tonne of metal stolen

(United Kingdom)

Craig Paton (2018). North-east museum asks for info after tonne of metal stolen. Evening Express. 24 April.

Ceremony to greet return of priceless looted Kanakaria mosaic

(Cyprus)

Jean Christou (2018). Ceremony to greet return of priceless looted Kanakaria mosaic. Cyprus Mail. 23 April.

Ethiopia says British museum must permanently return its artifacts

(Ethiopia; United Kingdom)

Kumerra Gemechu (2018). Ethiopia says British museum must permanently return its artifacts. Reuters. 23 April.

Former volunteer charged with stealing from Missouri museum

(United States of America)

Associated Press (2018). Former volunteer charged with stealing from Missouri museum. WTOP. 23 April.

Uttarakhand jeweller who was in cahoots with gang lands in Chandigarh police net

(India)

Hindustan Times (2018). Uttarakhand jeweller who was in cahoots with gang lands in Chandigarh police net. Hindustan Times. 23 April.

German citizen sent to court in Romania over looted Dacian artifacts

(Romania)

Romania Insider (2018). German citizen sent to court in Romania over looted Dacian artifacts. Romania Insider. 20 April.

Two relics of Old Summer Palace handed back

(China)

ECNS (2018). Two relics of Old Summer Palace handed back. ECNS. 20 April.

Turkish police teams recover nearly 300 stolen artefacts

(Turkey)

Yeni Safak (2018). Turkish police teams recover nearly 300 stolen artefacts. Yeni Safak. 20 April.

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum publishes its own book about 1990 heist

(United States of America)

Mark Shanahan (2018). Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum publishes its own book about 1990 heist. The Boston Globe. 20 April.

Nazi art theft exhibition puts stolen masterpieces on display

(Switzerland)

Jo Fahy (2018). Nazi art theft exhibition puts stolen masterpieces on display. SwissInfo. 19 April.

Four Masked Burglars Steal Jade and Gold Artifacts From Museum in England

(United Kingdom)

Yonette Joseph (2018). Four Masked Burglars Steal Jade and Gold Artifacts From Museum in England. The New York Times. 19 April.

Federal law enforcement investigating potential theft of mammoth bones in Wyoming

(United States of America)

Billings Gazette (2018). Federal law enforcement investigating potential theft of mammoth bones in Wyoming. Billings Gazette. 19 April.

FBI to hand over artefact stolen in Nairobi

(Kenya; United States of America)

Simon Ndonga (2018). FBI to hand over artefact stolen in Nairobi. Capital News. 18 April.

Tasoula Hadjitofi on Reclaiming Her Heritage

(Cyprus)

Brian Tanguay (2018). Tasoula Hadjitofi on Reclaiming Her Heritage. Santa Barbara Independent. 18 April.

La Guardia Civil de Navarra investiga a un hombre por robar vestimentas eclesiásticas de la Iglesia de Arraiza

(Spain)

The Guardia Civil of Navarra investigating a man for theft of ecclesiastical vestments from a Arraiza church

Navarra Información (2018). La Guardia Civil de Navarra investiga a un hombre por robar vestimentas eclesiásticas de la Iglesia de Arraiza. Navarra Información. 18 April.

Old-Ass Racism Crowns Stolen from History Museum

(United States of America)

Daniel Hill (2018). Old-Ass Racism Crowns Stolen from History Museum. Riverfront Times. 18 April.

Tiaras stolen from Missouri History Museum

(United States of America)

Kevin S. Held (2018). Tiaras stolen from Missouri History Museum. KPLR. 17 April.

Folk artist thrilled when a Redlands junk hauler finds her stolen painting at the Colton landfill

(United States of America)

Brian Whitehead (2018). Folk artist thrilled when a Redlands junk hauler finds her stolen painting at the Colton landfill. The Sun. 17 April.

Looted Dacian artifacts return to Romania

(Romania)

Romania Insider (2018). Looted Dacian artifacts return to Romania. Romania Insider. 17 April.

When feathers flew at a natural-history archive

(United Kingdom)

Stuart Pimm (2018). When feathers flew at a natural-history archive. Nature. 17 April.

Tardan 64 años en descubrir que les robaron un cuadro gótico con un «cambiazo»

(Spain)

ABC Spain (2018). Tardan 64 años en descubrir que les robaron un cuadro gótico con un «cambiazo». ABC Spain. 17 April.

Two defendants in case on stealing vintage books plead guilty

(Russia)

RAPSI (2018). Two defendants in case on stealing vintage books plead guilty. RAPSI. 17 April.

How a Gang of Thirsty Thieves Stole Over $500,000 Worth of Wine

(United States of America)

Paula Mejia (2018). How a Gang of Thirsty Thieves Stole Over $500,000 Worth of Wine. Atlas Obscura. 16 April.

Most retrieved idols yet to be restored

(Nepal)

The Himalayan Times (2018). Most retrieved idols yet to be restored. The Himalayan Times. 16 April.

Why Toronto museum heists look nothing like the movies

(Canada)

Raju Mudhar (2018). Why Toronto museum heists look nothing like the movies. The Star. 16 April.

2 historical plaques stolen from San Bernardino's Original McDonald's Museum

(United States of America)

Richard K. DeAtley (2018). 2 historical plaques stolen from San Bernardino's Original McDonald's Museum. The Sun. 16 April.

Two Thieves Steal Bells from Historic Church in Libya

(Libya)

Jamal Jawhar (2018). Two Thieves Steal Bells from Historic Church in Libya. Asharq Al-Awsat. 16 April.

Rome museum robbed of €10,000

(Italy)

The Local (2018). Rome museum robbed of €10,000. The Local. 16 April.

Thieves try to steal cannon from fort, wake up a village

(India)

Rajesh Jauhri (2018). Thieves try to steal cannon from fort, wake up a village. The Times of India. 16 April.

Queen's 'heart of gold' stolen from French museum

(France)

David Chazan (2018). Queen's 'heart of gold' stolen from French museum. The Telegraph. 15 April.

Ethiopians urge Britain to return bones of 'stolen' prince after 150 years

(Ethiopia; United Kingdom)

James Tapper (2018). Ethiopians urge Britain to return bones of 'stolen' prince after 150 years. The Guardian. 14 April.

Art theft 'a real punch in the face' for artists' collective

(Canada)

Richard Watts (2018). Art theft 'a real punch in the face' for artists' collective. Times Colonist. 14 April.

FBI recovers stolen Marc Chagall painting 30 years after heist

(United States of America; Bulgaria)

Oscar Holland (2018). FBI recovers stolen Marc Chagall painting 30 years after heist. CNN. 13 April.

Stolen Picasso registered with database of stolen art

(Canada)

CBS (2018). Stolen Picasso registered with database of stolen art. CBS. 13 April.

Un caso muestra una fisura en el coleccionismo arqueológico

(Ecuador)

Gabriel Flores, Alexander García (2018). Un caso muestra una fisura en el coleccionismo arqueológico. El Comercio. 13 April.

Seven 'ashtadhatu' idols stolen from Narghoghi

(India)

Press Trust of India (2018). Seven 'ashtadhatu' idols stolen from Narghoghi. The Hindu. 13 April.

Chinese pool personal money and resources to buy back artifacts lost overseas

(China)

Yiqian Zhang (2018). Chinese pool personal money and resources to buy back artifacts lost overseas. Global Times. 12 April.

Norwich church burglar escapes jail sentence after help

(United Kingdom)

Network Norfolk (2018). Norwich church burglar escapes jail sentence after help. Network Norfolk. 12 April.

70 million-year-old dinosaur skull gets caught in an international custody battle

(Mongolia; United States of America)

Kevin Krause (2018). 70 million-year-old dinosaur skull gets caught in an international custody battle. The Dallas Morning News. 12 April.

CBI seizes 81 antique artefacts; trader quizzed

(India)

Devesh K. Pandey (2018). CBI seizes 81 antique artefacts; trader quizzed. The Hindu. 12 April.

CBI busts antique smuggling racket, retrieves 81 artifacts

(India)

ANI (2018). CBI busts antique smuggling racket, retrieves 81 artifacts. Business Standard. 12 April.

Twisted Tale of Stolen Chagall Nears Ending

(United States of America; Bulgaria)

William K. Rashbaum (2018). Twisted Tale of Stolen Chagall Nears Ending. The New York Times. 12 April.

Thieves' temple run continues, target two more places in city

(India)

The Tribune (2018). Thieves' temple run continues, target two more places in city. The Tribune. 12 April.

Another temple heist: 10 gold-plated crowns, 9 canopies stolen in Sec 19

(India)

TNN (2018). Another temple heist: 10 gold-plated crowns, 9 canopies stolen in Sec 19. The Times of India. 11 April.

Temple looted

(India)

Express News Service (2018). Temple looted. The New Indian Express. 11 April.

10 wooden idols go missing from temple in Mamallapuram

(India)

TNN (2018). 10 wooden idols go missing from temple in Mamallapuram. The Times of India. 11 April.

Thieves hoping to strike it rich, land up with only fake ornaments in Chandigarh

(India)

Hindustan Times (2018). Thieves hoping to strike it rich, land up with only fake ornaments in Chandigarh. Hindustan Times. 11 April.

Stop Raiding Tombs, Lara Croft

(General)

Tari Ngangura (2018). Stop Raiding Tombs, Lara Croft. Vice. 11 April.

Man who looted "irreplaceable" antiques from Norwich churches while homeless escapes jail

(United Kingdom)

Dominic Gilbert (2018). Man who looted "irreplaceable" antiques from Norwich churches while homeless escapes jail. Eastern Daily Press. 11 April.

Britain's Secret Theft of Ethiopia's Most Wondrous Manuscripts

(Ethiopia; United Kingdom)

James Jeffrey (2018). Britain's Secret Theft of Ethiopia's Most Wondrous Manuscripts. Atlas Obscura. 11 April.

Bible that Goering stole from Jew discovered

(France; Israel)

Arutz Sheva (2018). Bible that Goering stole from Jew discovered. Israel National News. 11 April.

Painting stolen in Rome recovered

(Italy)

ANSA (2018). Painting stolen in Rome recovered. ANSA. 11 April.

Art Of The Political: Lost Works Turn Up At French Parliament

(France)

Mohammad Ali (2018). Art Of The Political: Lost Works Turn Up At French Parliament. Urdu Point. 11 April.

Expensive gold art stolen by brazen thief

(United Kingdom)

Charlotte Turner (2018). Expensive gold art stolen by brazen thief. Plymouth Herald. 11 April.

Artwork in Baylor's Old Main removed after thefts

(United States of America)

Phillip Ericksen, Kristin Hoppa (2018). Artwork in Baylor's Old Main removed after thefts. Waco Tribute-Herald. 11 April.

Roban un cáliz, un copón y unas crismeras de plata en la iglesia de San Martiño de Andrade

(Spain)

C. López (2018). Roban un cáliz, un copón y unas crismeras de plata en la iglesia de San Martiño de Andrade. La Voz de Galicia. 11 April.

Trial for mass theft of Georg Baselitz art starts in Munich

(Germany)

Cristina Burack (2018). Trial for mass theft of Georg Baselitz art starts in Munich. DW. 10 April.

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

(United States of America)

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

Springfield Art Museum will hire a security, maintenance coordinator

(United States of America)

Gregory J. Holman (2018). Springfield Art Museum will hire a security, maintenance coordinator. Springfield News-Leader. 10 April.

Springfield Art Museum will hire a security, maintenance coordinator

(United States of America)

Gregory J. Holman (2018). Springfield Art Museum will hire a security, maintenance coordinator. Springfield News-Leader. 10 April.

Science Museum of Virginia installs new meteorite after previous one stolen

(United States of America)

Danielle Guichard (2018). Science Museum of Virginia installs new meteorite after previous one stolen. ABC United States. 10 April.

Italy, eager to recover artifacts, returns tombstone to Iran

(Iran; Italy)

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

Fifteen years after looting, thousands of artefacts are still missing from Iraq's national museum

(Iraq)

Craig Barker (2018). Fifteen years after looting, thousands of artefacts are still missing from Iraq's national museum. The Conversation. 9 April.

Police arrest suspect, recover stolen ivory from Anchorage antique store

(United States of America)

Emily Russell (2018). Police arrest suspect, recover stolen ivory from Anchorage antique store. KTOO. 9 April.

Penticton RCMP recover stolen artwork

(Canada)

Steve Arstad (2018). Penticton RCMP recover stolen artwork. Infotel. 9 April.

Australian ivory trade's role in encouraging poaching to come under scrutiny

(Australia)

Melissa Clarke (2018). Australian ivory trade's role in encouraging poaching to come under scrutiny. ABC Australia. 8 April.

World heritage in Syria and Libya agonising under the world's idle eyes

(Libya; Syria)

Samar Kadi (2018). World heritage in Syria and Libya agonising under the world's idle eyes. The Arab Weekly. 8 April.

Memorias de un Robo en la Selva Maya (y de Tres o Cuatroa Orquídeas Extraordinarias)

(Mexico)

Pablo Ferri (2018). Memorias de un Robo en la Selva Maya (y de Tres o Cuatroa Orquídeas Extraordinarias). El País. 7 April.

Antique store sees $50,000 in Alaska Native art and carvings stolen

(United States of America)

Sean Maguire, Victoria Taylor (2018). Antique store sees $50,000 in Alaska Native art and carvings stolen. KTUU. 7 April.

No breakthrough in Thulamela artefact theft

(South Africa)

Tereasa Dias (2018). No breakthrough in Thulamela artefact theft. Lowvelder. 7 April.

Ethiopia Rejects Claims Of Agreeing To Take Treasures On Loan Basis

(Ethiopia; United Kingdom)

Ethiosports (2018). Ethiopia Rejects Claims Of Agreeing To Take Treasures On Loan Basis. Ethiosports. 7 April.

Toronto police investigating after rock valued at more than $17,000 stolen from Toronto's Gardiner Museum

(Canada)

Jenna Moon (2018). Toronto police investigating after rock valued at more than $17,000 stolen from Toronto's Gardiner Museum. The Star. 7 April.

Kundapur: Theft at Uppunda Venkataramana temple, ornaments worth lacs stolen

(India)

Silvester D'Souza (2018). Kundapur: Theft at Uppunda Venkataramana temple, ornaments worth lacs stolen. Daiji World. 7 April.

Bizman Ranvir Shah fails to appear before Idol wing CID in connection to stolen antique case

(India)

Gladwin Emmanuel (2018). Bizman Ranvir Shah fails to appear before Idol wing CID in connection to stolen antique case. Mumbai Mirror. 6 April.

The insurance reality of a disappearing Picasso

(General)

Bethan Moorcraft (2018). The insurance reality of a disappearing Picasso. Insurance Business Magazine. 6 April.

Bringing our Gods home

(Nepal; United States of America)

Sahina Shrestha (2018). Bringing our Gods home. Nepali Times. 6 April.

British museums and looted treasures

(Ethiopia; United Kingdom)

Douglas Currie (2018). British museums and looted treasures. The Guardian. 5 April.

Looted is a loaded word – but shouldn't the cultural wonders of the ancient world be admired in their country of origin?

(Ethiopia; United Kingdom)

Jonathan Gornall (2018). Looted is a loaded word – but shouldn't the cultural wonders of the ancient world be admired in their country of origin?. The National. 5 April.

The Met Will Return Looted Statues of Sages and Goddesses to Both India and Nepal

(Nepal; India; United States of America)

Sarah Cascone (2018). The Met Will Return Looted Statues of Sages and Goddesses to Both India and Nepal. ArtNet News. 5 April.

Stolen artefacts: Oba of Benin, Obaseki to build world-class Museum

(Nigeria)

The Nation (2018). Stolen artefacts: Oba of Benin, Obaseki to build world-class Museum. The Nation. 5 April.

Man confesses to museum theft of Civil War antiques

(United States of America)

Associated Press (2018). Man confesses to museum theft of Civil War antiques. Fox. 5 April.

New York Met returns stolen idols to Nepal

(Nepal; United States of America)

AFP (2018). New York Met returns stolen idols to Nepal. The Nation. 5 April.

Police search for missing paintings in Old Main art heist

(United States of America)

Deidre Martinez (2018). Police search for missing paintings in Old Main art heist. Baylor Lariat. 5 April.

72 officials charged with theft after turning ancient archaeological site into parking lot

(Egypt)

Egypt Independent (2018). 72 officials charged with theft after turning ancient archaeological site into parking lot. Egypt Independent. 5 April.

Stolen idols returned to Nepal

(Nepal; United States of America)

The Himalayan Times (2018). Stolen idols returned to Nepal. The Himalayan Times. 4 April.

Carnegie Library warned in 1991 to move rare books to libraries with tighter security, better climate control – but never did

(United States of America)

Marylynne Pitz (2018). Carnegie Library warned in 1991 to move rare books to libraries with tighter security, better climate control – but never did. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. 4 April.

Four artworks vanish from walls of French parliament

(France)

Kim Willsher (2018). Four artworks vanish from walls of French parliament. The Guardian. 4 April.

Missing artefacts back on display in Beirut after decades

(Lebanon)

TRT World (2018). Missing artefacts back on display in Beirut after decades. TRT World. 4 April.

Bookseller who stole signed Harry Potter book worth £1,675 avoids jail sentence

(United Kingdom)

Dumbarton and Vale of Leven Reporter (2018). Bookseller who stole signed Harry Potter book worth £1,675 avoids jail sentence. Dumbarton and Vale of Leven Reporter. 4 April.

German couple nabbed with antiquities, replica workshop

(Greece)

eKathimerini (2018). German couple nabbed with antiquities, replica workshop. eKathimerini. 3 April.

'Priceless' paintings slashed inside town hall after gang 'failed to find any cash'

(United Kingdom)

Jimmy Nsubuga (2018). 'Priceless' paintings slashed inside town hall after gang 'failed to find any cash'. Metro. 3 April.

Looted Ethiopian treasures in UK could be returned on loan

(Ethiopia; United Kingdom)

Mark Brown (2018). Looted Ethiopian treasures in UK could be returned on loan. The Guardian. 3 April.

Three smugglers of precious Hellenic and Roman antiquities arrested

(Greece)

Neos Kosmos (2018). Three smugglers of precious Hellenic and Roman antiquities arrested. Neos Kosmos. 29 March.

China probes if ancient bronze vessel to be auctioned in UK was looted

(China; United Kingdom)

Yujing Liu (2018). China probes if ancient bronze vessel to be auctioned in UK was looted. South China Morning Post. 29 March.

Chinese netizens call for return of stolen ancient bronze vessel set for auction in UK

(China; United Kingdom)

Luo Yunzhou (2018). Chinese netizens call for return of stolen ancient bronze vessel set for auction in UK. Global Times. 28 March.

Here's What Protects Shipwrecks From Looters and Hacks

(United States of America)

George Dvorsky (2018). Here's What Protects Shipwrecks From Looters and Hacks. Gizmodo. 27 March.

Dutch probe of stolen artefacts delves into colonial history

(Netherlands)

Fleur Launspach (2018). Dutch probe of stolen artefacts delves into colonial history. Al Jazeera. 27 March.

Greek police recovers Hellenistic-era statue from antiquities smugglers

(Greece)

Xinhua (2018). Greek police recovers Hellenistic-era statue from antiquities smugglers. Xinhua. 27 March.

Egypt retrieves mummy parts smuggled to U.S. over 90 years ago

(Egypt; United States of America)

Xinhua (2018). Egypt retrieves mummy parts smuggled to U.S. over 90 years ago. New China. 27 March.

An Instagram-Baiting Museum in Indonesia Is Ripping Off Chris Burden and Yayoi Kusama

(Indonesia)

Sarah Cascone (2018). An Instagram-Baiting Museum in Indonesia Is Ripping Off Chris Burden and Yayoi Kusama. ArtNet News. 26 March.

Police detain 2 residents of Kyiv on suspicion of stealing bust of Lesya Ukrainka

(Ukraine)

Interfax Ukraine (2018). Police detain 2 residents of Kyiv on suspicion of stealing bust of Lesya Ukrainka. Kyiv Post. 25 March.

Auckland's Lindauer ram-raid a mystery one year on

(New Zealand)

Kurt Bayer (2018). Auckland's Lindauer ram-raid a mystery one year on. New Zealand Herald. 25 March.

Belgian Police Discover 84 Pages of Stolen Albert Uderzo Art in Forest

(Belgium)

Rich Johnston (2018). Belgian Police Discover 84 Pages of Stolen Albert Uderzo Art in Forest. Bleeding Cool. 24 March.

Mongolia to recover dinosaur fossils from South Korea, France

(Mongolia; South Korea; France)

AKI Press (2018). Mongolia to recover dinosaur fossils from South Korea, France. AKI Press. 24 March.

100 years after the battlefield looting, the Shellal mosaic remains controversial

(Australia; Palestine)

Paul Daley (2018). 100 years after the battlefield looting, the Shellal mosaic remains controversial. The Guardian. 24 March.

Judge Issac Parker Artifact Stolen from Ft. Smith Museum

(United States of America)

Arkansas Matters (2018). Judge Issac Parker Artifact Stolen from Ft. Smith Museum. Arkansas Matters. 23 March.

Social media buzz around TV series on Chinese museums that could highlight country's 1.67 million 'stolen' objects

(China)

Louise Moon (2018). Social media buzz around TV series on Chinese museums that could highlight country's 1.67 million 'stolen' objects. South China Morning Post. 23 March.

How Makeup Artist Vlada Haggerty Is Fighting Image Theft Online

(United States of America)

Kirbie Johnson (2018). How Makeup Artist Vlada Haggerty Is Fighting Image Theft Online. Popsugar. 23 March.

Spotlight: Libyan archaeological sites threatened by theft and armed conflict

(Libya)

Xinhua (2018). Spotlight: Libyan archaeological sites threatened by theft and armed conflict. Xinhua. 23 March.

Jordan to create anti-smuggling division to protect antiquities

(Jordan)

Ahmed Bani Mustafa (2018). Jordan to create anti-smuggling division to protect antiquities. Zawya. 22 March.

Lunar module replica theft still under investigation

(United States of America)

LimaOhio.com (2018). Lunar module replica theft still under investigation. LimaOhio.com. 22 March.

Mammoth tusks, illegally taken, return to Canada, 60 years later

(Canada; United States of America)

Megan Gillis (2018). Mammoth tusks, illegally taken, return to Canada, 60 years later. Ottawa Citizen. 22 March.

Internet rallies to support teen whose rock museum was burglarized

(Canada)

Jenn Savedge (2018). Internet rallies to support teen whose rock museum was burglarized. Mother Nature Network. 22 March.

Biblical Tomb Raiders in Galilee Sentenced to Jail

(Israel)

Haaretz (2018). Biblical Tomb Raiders in Galilee Sentenced to Jail. Christian News. 22 March.

Ancient artifacts in Turkey's Aydın under museum protection

(Turkey)

Anadolu Agency (2018). Ancient artifacts in Turkey's Aydın under museum protection. Hurriyet Daily News. 22 March.

Taiwan samurai sword attacker jailed for 7 years

(Taiwan)

AFP (2018). Taiwan samurai sword attacker jailed for 7 years. Channel NewsAsia. 22 March.

A symbolic struggle over ancient manuscripts

(Ethiopia)

The Economist (2018). A symbolic struggle over ancient manuscripts. The Economist. 22 March.

Science Museum of Virginia shares info about meteorites following last week's theft

(United States of America)

Amy Lacey (2018). Science Museum of Virginia shares info about meteorites following last week's theft. ABC United States. 22 March.

Syria Accuses Israel of Removing Jewish Artifacts from Damascus Temple

(Syria; Israel)

Daniel J. Roth (2018). Syria Accuses Israel of Removing Jewish Artifacts from Damascus Temple. Jerusalem Post. 22 March.

Saqueo en vestigios mayas

(Mexico)

Looting at Maya Ruins

Mayas Sin Fronteras (2018). Saqueo en vestigios mayas. Mayas Sin Fronteras. 21 March.

$16K Painting Stolen From Santa Clara Valley Medical Center Recovered

(United States of America)

Brendan Weber (2018). $16K Painting Stolen From Santa Clara Valley Medical Center Recovered. NBC. 21 March.

£10k lanterns stolen from Staffordshire school turn up in Huddersfield

(United Kingdom)

Charlotte Callear (2018). £10k lanterns stolen from Staffordshire school turn up in Huddersfield. Express & Star. 21 March.

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

(Mexico; Germany)

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

This Boston company uses augmented reality to view artwork stolen from Gardner Museum

(United States of America)

Steve Annear (2018). This Boston company uses augmented reality to view artwork stolen from Gardner Museum. The Boston Globe. 21 March.

Who stole 314 items from the Carnegie Library rare books room?

(United States of America)

Marylynne Pitz (2018). Who stole 314 items from the Carnegie Library rare books room?. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. 19 March.

Tooth of ancient megashark stolen in Australia

(Australia)

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

Yemen's treasures threatened by antique raiders

(Yemen)

James Reinl (2018). Yemen's treasures threatened by antique raiders. Arab News. 1 February.

Nepali artefacts taken to Denmark: 'Six decades on, too easy to call collectors thieves'

(Nepal; Denmark)

OnlineKhabar (2018). Nepali artefacts taken to Denmark: 'Six decades on, too easy to call collectors thieves'. OnlineKhabar. 1 February.

Northern Ireland door knocker thief may have netted £10,000

(United Kingdom)

Eamon Sweeney (2018). Northern Ireland door knocker thief may have netted £10,000. Belfast Telegraph. 31 January.

Two invaluable artifacts back in homeland

(Turkey; United Kingdom; France)

Daily Sabah (2018). Two invaluable artifacts back in homeland. Daily Sabah. 31 January.

Librarian who stole rare books to sell online jailed for eight months

(United Kingdom)

Dumbarton and Vale of Leven Reporter (2018). Librarian who stole rare books to sell online jailed for eight months. Dumbarton and Vale of Leven Reporter. 31 January.

The Marine Turned Prosecutor Busting Antiquities Thieves

(United States of America)

Katie Zavadski (2018). The Marine Turned Prosecutor Busting Antiquities Thieves. The Daily Beast. 30 January.

Museum of East Anglian Life in Stowmarket appeals for public donations after 135 collection items stolen by thieves

(United Kingdom)

Michael Steward (2018). Museum of East Anglian Life in Stowmarket appeals for public donations after 135 collection items stolen by thieves. East Anglian Daily Times. 30 January.

'What about idols stolen before 1992?'

(India)

R. Sivaraman (2018). 'What about idols stolen before 1992?'. The Hindu. 30 January.

Two men arrested for 2010 Florida museum gold bar heist

(United States of America)

Zachary Fagenson (2018). Two men arrested for 2010 Florida museum gold bar heist. Reuters. 30 January.

Negev antiquities robber nabbed with trove of 150 Byzantine-era coins

(Israel)

Amanda Borschel-Dan (2018). Negev antiquities robber nabbed with trove of 150 Byzantine-era coins. The Times of Israel. 29 January.

Man arrested for looting 150 Byzantine-era coins from archeological sites

(Israel)

Daniel K. Eisenbud (2018). Man arrested for looting 150 Byzantine-era coins from archeological sites. Jerusalem Post. 29 January.

Arrest in burglary, vandalism of California Route 66 Museum

(United States of America)

Associated Press (2018). Arrest in burglary, vandalism of California Route 66 Museum. Live Auctioneers. 29 January.

The Nataraja Idol Case Illustrates Padma Bhushan Dr Nagaswamy's Contribution To Indian Heritage

(India)

Amarnath Govindarajan (2018). The Nataraja Idol Case Illustrates Padma Bhushan Dr Nagaswamy's Contribution To Indian Heritage. Swarajya Magazine. 27 January.

Taxidermy bat stolen from Rotarua Arts Village

(New Zealand)

Alice Guy (2018). Taxidermy bat stolen from Rotarua Arts Village. New Zealand Herald. 26 January.

Istanbul police arrest nine over artifact smuggling

(Turkey)

Anadolu Agency (2018). Istanbul police arrest nine over artifact smuggling. Yeni Safak. 26 January.

How human remains from a forgotten genocide were stolen and collected in New York City

(Namibia; United States of America)

PRI (2018). How human remains from a forgotten genocide were stolen and collected in New York City. PRI. 26 January.

Reward issued in bid to recover stolen artworks from King's Lynn property

(United Kingdom)

Lynn News (2018). Reward issued in bid to recover stolen artworks from King's Lynn property. Lynn News. 26 January.

100-year-old panchaloha idol stolen from temple

(India)

TNN (2018). 100-year-old panchaloha idol stolen from temple. The Times of India. 25 January.

372 stone idols, 832 icons stolen since 1992, government tells HC

(India)

Mohamed Imranullah (2018). 372 stone idols, 832 icons stolen since 1992, government tells HC. The Hindu. 25 January.

Woman sentenced for theft of rare artifacts

(United States of America)

(KFGO) (2018). Woman sentenced for theft of rare artifacts. KFGO. 25 January.

PJ police recover unique Roman coin stolen over 30 years ago

(Portugal; Spain)

The Portugal News (2018). PJ police recover unique Roman coin stolen over 30 years ago. The Portugal News. 25 January.

When Art is Stolen From a Museum, Should its Market Price Matter?

(United States of America)

Jamie Laughlin (2018). When Art is Stolen From a Museum, Should its Market Price Matter?. DM. 24 January.

Eleven men deny involvement in Bulmers family art theft

(United Kingdom)

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

99 stolen 'artefacts' seized in Zarqa

(Jordan)

The Jordan Times (2018). 99 stolen 'artefacts' seized in Zarqa. The Jordan Times. 24 January.

Military hat and marble balls go missing from Auckland museum and art gallery

(New Zealand)

Catrin Owen (2018). Military hat and marble balls go missing from Auckland museum and art gallery. Central Leader. 24 January.

Appeal after high-value paintings stolen in Midlothian

(United Kingdom)

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

Recovered Sabine chariot on show

(Italy; Denmark)

ANSA (2018). Recovered Sabine chariot on show. ANSA. 23 January.

Shipwreck Scavengers Reportedly Dumped Remains of WWII Sailors in Mass Grave

(Indonesia; United Kingdom)

George Dvorsky (2018). Shipwreck Scavengers Reportedly Dumped Remains of WWII Sailors in Mass Grave. Gizmodo. 23 January.

'Creepy' clown paintings seized by PSNI leaves them under time pressure to find rightful owner

(United Kingdom)

Jilly Beattie (2018). 'Creepy' clown paintings seized by PSNI leaves them under time pressure to find rightful owner. Belfast Live. 23 January.

How To Prevent Your Artwork From Being Stolen

(General)

Mutual Art (2018). How To Prevent Your Artwork From Being Stolen. Mutual Art. 23 January.

Idol smuggle cuffs on one

(India)

Sibdas Kundu (2018). Idol smuggle cuffs on one. Telegraph India. 23 January.

1,200 ancient idols stolen from Tamil Nadu temples in 25 years: Audit

(India)

Yogesh Kabirdoss (2018). 1,200 ancient idols stolen from Tamil Nadu temples in 25 years: Audit. The Times of India. 23 January.

Drake Accused of Stealing New Single Artwork

(United States of America)

Amanda Wicks (2018). Drake Accused of Stealing New Single Artwork. Pitchfork. 23 January.

Police is still looking for Second World War army passport owner

(Canada)

Mamta Lulla (2018). Police is still looking for Second World War army passport owner. Red Deer Advocate. 22 January.

Rum affair of Kinloch Castle's missing treasures

(United Kingdom)

Marc Horne (2018). Rum affair of Kinloch Castle's missing treasures. The Telegraph. 22 January.

Iraqi-Jewish archive triggers 'traumatic memories'

(Iraq; United States of America)

Dalia Hatuqa (2018). Iraqi-Jewish archive triggers 'traumatic memories'. Al Jazeera. 22 January.

Antique painting stolen from St Philip's church in Senglea

(Malta)

Independent (2018). Antique painting stolen from St Philip's church in Senglea. Independent. 22 January.

Balasore Temple Idol Theft: Kingpin Of Antique Smuggling Racket Arrested From UP

(India)

Press Trust of India (2018). Balasore Temple Idol Theft: Kingpin Of Antique Smuggling Racket Arrested From UP. The Samaya. 22 January.

Who would steal a crucifix from a church? This SC university wants to know

(United States of America)

Noah Feit (2018). Who would steal a crucifix from a church? This SC university wants to know. The State. 22 January.

Sensational Transylvania book heist becomes a movie at Sundance

(United States of America)

Morgan Eads (2018). Sensational Transylvania book heist becomes a movie at Sundance. Kentucky.com. 22 January.

Delincuentes roban campana de bronce en iglesia de caserío de Chongoyape

(Peru)

Thieves steal bronze bell from the Catholic church of Chongoyape

RPP (2018). Delincuentes roban campana de bronce en iglesia de caserío de Chongoyape. RPP. 22 January.

Former Assistant to Goldman Sachs Executive Indicted for Theft of $1.2 Million in Rare Wines

(United States of America)

Samantha Falewée (2018). Former Assistant to Goldman Sachs Executive Indicted for Theft of $1.2 Million in Rare Wines. Wine Spectator. 22 January.

Truth behind two stolen Van Gogh paintings finally revealed after 15 years

(Netherlands)

David Stephenson (2018). Truth behind two stolen Van Gogh paintings finally revealed after 15 years. Sunday Express. 21 January.

Scientists inform UN about illegal excavations in Azerbaijan's occupied territories

(Azerbaijan)

Aygul Salmanova (2018). Scientists inform UN about illegal excavations in Azerbaijan's occupied territories. Azernews. 19 January.

Morocco Opens Investigation into Auction of Dinosaur Tail Fossils in Mexico

(Morocco; Mexico)

Sana Elouazi (2018). Morocco Opens Investigation into Auction of Dinosaur Tail Fossils in Mexico. Morocco World News. 19 January.

Hobby Lobby Turns Over 245 More Artifacts Smuggled Out of Iraq

(Iraq; United States of America)

Benjamin Sutton (2018). Hobby Lobby Turns Over 245 More Artifacts Smuggled Out of Iraq. Hyperallergic. 19 January.

Will Boston's $500m art heist ever be solved?

(United States of America)

Nadja Sayej (2018). Will Boston's $500m art heist ever be solved?. The Guardian. 19 January.

Artist Accuses Katy Perry of Stealing Artwork for "Chained to the Rhythm"

(United Kingdom)

Lauren Rearick (2018). Artist Accuses Katy Perry of Stealing Artwork for "Chained to the Rhythm". Teen Vogue. 19 January.

A 'Harry Potter' First Edition Worth Over $55,000 Was Stolen In A Rare Book Heist

(United Kingdom)

Sadie Trombetta (2018). A 'Harry Potter' First Edition Worth Over $55,000 Was Stolen In A Rare Book Heist. Bustle. 19 January.

Visitor count to world's biggest mosaic museum reaches almost 200,000 in Turkey's Gaziantep

(Turkey; United States of America)

Daily Sabah (2018). Visitor count to world's biggest mosaic museum reaches almost 200,000 in Turkey's Gaziantep. Daily Sabah. 19 January.

Madrid To Chicago, Tracking Down Ancient Colombian Treasures

(Colombia)

Alidad Vassigh (2018). Madrid To Chicago, Tracking Down Ancient Colombian Treasures. El Espectador. 18 January.

Banksy Busts His Hometown Museum for Scamming His Fans With Hundreds of Unauthorized Prints

(United Kingdom)

Brian Boucher (2018). Banksy Busts His Hometown Museum for Scamming His Fans With Hundreds of Unauthorized Prints. ArtNet News. 18 January.

Kate Moss painting to sell under Proceeds of Crime Act

(United Kingdom)

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

Art dealer jailed for £500,000 thefts has assets worth just £15,000, court told

(United Kingdom)

Belfast Telegraph (2018). Art dealer jailed for £500,000 thefts has assets worth just £15,000, court told. Belfast Telegraph. 18 January.

Costa Rica Shows Pre-Columbian Artifacts Returned by Venezuela

(Costa Rica; Venezuela)

Telesur (2018). Costa Rica Shows Pre-Columbian Artifacts Returned by Venezuela. Telesur. 18 January.

Greece Asks for Repatriation of Looted Antiquities Seized by New York Authorities

(United States of America; Greece)

Philip Chrysopoulos (2018). Greece Asks for Repatriation of Looted Antiquities Seized by New York Authorities. Greek Reporter. 18 January.

ASI to write to Australian museum over stolen idols

(Australia; India)

Yogesh Kabirdoss (2018). ASI to write to Australian museum over stolen idols. The Times of India. 17 January.

Dubai Frame: Emirate's controversial mega structure opens

(United Arab Emirates)

Eoghan Macguire, Alma Al Turkmani (2018). Dubai Frame: Emirate's controversial mega structure opens. CNN. 16 January.

Cheese heists to oyster raids: How France is struggling in fight against gourmet thieves

(France)

The Local (2018). Cheese heists to oyster raids: How France is struggling in fight against gourmet thieves. The Local. 15 January.

New York DA's Antiquities Trafficking Unit starts the new year with double seizures

(United States of America)

Alexandra Bregman (2018). New York DA's Antiquities Trafficking Unit starts the new year with double seizures. The Art Newspaper. 15 January.

Art Thieves Target Markus Lüpertz—Again—in a Brazen Robbery

(Germany)

Hili Perlson (2018). Art Thieves Target Markus Lüpertz—Again—in a Brazen Robbery. ArtNet News. 15 January.

Udupi: Thieves return part of silver items stolen from Daivasthana

(India)

Daiji World (2018). Udupi: Thieves return part of silver items stolen from Daivasthana. Daiji World. 15 January.

American authorities return stolen Phoenician statues to Lebanon

(Lebanon; United States of America)

Lebanese Examiner (2018). American authorities return stolen Phoenician statues to Lebanon. Lebanese Examiner. 15 January.

Musée Du Quai Branly As Ally In Quest For Restitution Of African Artefacts?

(Nigeria; France)

Kwame Opoku (2018). Musée Du Quai Branly As Ally In Quest For Restitution Of African Artefacts?. Modern Ghana. 15 January.

Historical door at Giza Pyramids stolen

(Egypt)

Al-Masry Al-Youm (2018). Historical door at Giza Pyramids stolen. Egypt Independent. 15 January.

Teen foils 'theft attempt' at Curca church

(India)

TNN (2018). Teen foils 'theft attempt' at Curca church. The Times of India. 14 January.

Man charged for theft of artifacts

(United States of America)

Stephen Floyd (2018). Man charged for theft of artifacts. Herald and News. 14 January.

Erpressung gescheitert – Diebe geben Nolde-Gemälde zurück

(Germany; Denmark)

Failed Extortion - Thieves return Nolde painting

Welt (2018). Erpressung gescheitert – Diebe geben Nolde-Gemälde zurück. Welt. 12 January.

Paris's Dapper Foundation stalls talks over Cameroonian sculpture

(Cameroon; France)

Catherine Hickley (2018). Paris's Dapper Foundation stalls talks over Cameroonian sculpture. The Art Newspaper. 12 January.

Return of stolen antiquities puts a WWII hero in the spotlight

(Greece)

Yannis Papadppoulos (2018). Return of stolen antiquities puts a WWII hero in the spotlight. eKathimerini. 12 January.

Ancient statues looted in Lebanese war returned decades later

(Lebanon; United States of America)

Reuters (2018). Ancient statues looted in Lebanese war returned decades later. Reuters. 12 January.

Historian Pleads Guilty To Stealing From National Archives, Selling Items On EBay

(United States of America)

CBS (2018). Historian Pleads Guilty To Stealing From National Archives, Selling Items On EBay. CBS. 11 January.

Art stolen from Niagara home includes glow-in-the-dark image of Jack Nicholson

(United States of America)

CBC (2018). Art stolen from Niagara home includes glow-in-the-dark image of Jack Nicholson. CBC. 11 January.

New York Antiques Dealer Phoenix Fine Art Raided on Suspicion of Selling Looted Artifacts

(United States of America)

Henri Neuendorf (2018). New York Antiques Dealer Phoenix Fine Art Raided on Suspicion of Selling Looted Artifacts. ArtNet News. 11 January.

'Bring back stolen Buddhist statue to Amaravati'

(India; Australia)

TNN (2018). 'Bring back stolen Buddhist statue to Amaravati'. The Times of India. 10 January.

Telangana, Andhra Pradesh urged to bring back sculptures

(India)

Mahesh Avadhutha (2018). Telangana, Andhra Pradesh urged to bring back sculptures. Deccan Chronicle. 10 January.

Collector Gets Shock of a Lifetime After FBI Shows Up Looking for a Rifle He's Had Since 1982

(United States of America)

Becky Loggia (2018). Collector Gets Shock of a Lifetime After FBI Shows Up Looking for a Rifle He's Had Since 1982. The Western Journal. 10 January.

Chinese antique dealer 'hired gang of tomb raiders and used stolen artefact as a coffee table'

(China)

Catherine Wong (2018). Chinese antique dealer 'hired gang of tomb raiders and used stolen artefact as a coffee table'. South China Morning Post. 10 January.

शिव मंदिर से पार्वती-गणेश की मूर्ति चोरी

(India)

Parvatiganesh Idol Stolen From Shiv Temple

Jagran (2018). शिव मंदिर से पार्वती-गणेश की मूर्ति चोरी. Jagran. 9 January.

India retrieves 12th-century Brahma-Brahmani idol from London, others to follow soon

(India)

Sanjeev K. Ahuja (2018). India retrieves 12th-century Brahma-Brahmani idol from London, others to follow soon. Hindustan Times. 9 January.

Have you seen these two stolen sculptures taken from a gallery in Bristol?

(United Kingdom)

Avon and Somerset Constabulary (2018). Have you seen these two stolen sculptures taken from a gallery in Bristol?. Avon and Somerset Constabulary. 9 January.

A Nose for Loot? Dogs Training to Sniff Out Stolen Artifacts

(United States of America)

Owen Jarus (2018). A Nose for Loot? Dogs Training to Sniff Out Stolen Artifacts. Live Science. 9 January.

$30,000 in paintings stolen from St-Denis gallery

(Canada)

CTV (2018). $30,000 in paintings stolen from St-Denis gallery. CTV. 9 January.

Thieves strike at temple in Sec 24

(India)

The Tribune (2018). Thieves strike at temple in Sec 24. The Tribune. 9 January.

After More Than 90 Years, Looted Mummy Parts Repatriated to Egypt

(Egypt; United States of America)

Jason Daley (2018). After More Than 90 Years, Looted Mummy Parts Repatriated to Egypt. Smithsonian. 9 January.

Should museums display human remains from other cultures?

(Austria)

Catherine Hickley (2018). Should museums display human remains from other cultures?. The Art Newspaper. 8 January.

'We're glad to have it back': Stolen Battle of New Orleans rifle returned to local museum

(United States of America)

Ramon Antonio Vargas (2018). 'We're glad to have it back': Stolen Battle of New Orleans rifle returned to local museum. The New Orleans Advocate. 8 January.

Man trying to smuggle over 200 Byzantine-era artifacts detained in southern Turkey

(Turkey)

Daily Sabah (2018). Man trying to smuggle over 200 Byzantine-era artifacts detained in southern Turkey. Daily Sabah. 8 January.

मन्दिर से अष्टधातु की 3 मूर्तियाँ चोरी, मूर्तियों की कीमत लाखों रुपये

(India)

Three Ashtadhutra statues stolen from temple

Akhand Bharat News (2018). मन्दिर से अष्टधातु की 3 मूर्तियाँ चोरी, मूर्तियों की कीमत लाखों रुपये. Akhand Bharat News. 8 January.

Minnesota monk Columba Stewart rescues ancient manuscripts from modern threats

(Syria; United States of America; Mali)

Jean Hopfensperger (2018). Minnesota monk Columba Stewart rescues ancient manuscripts from modern threats. Star Tribune. 7 January.

Durga Temple broken in, valuables stolen

(India)

The Hitavada (2018). Durga Temple broken in, valuables stolen. The Hitavada. 6 January.

Stolen idols in the U.S. must be brought back: art enthusiasts

(India; United States of America)

R. Sivaraman (2018). Stolen idols in the U.S. must be brought back: art enthusiasts. The Hindu. 6 January.

Two men arrested after drugs, ancient artefacts found in Paphos

(Cyprus)

Cyprus Mail (2018). Two men arrested after drugs, ancient artefacts found in Paphos. Cyprus Mail. 6 January.

HC warns of CBI probe over pending idol thefts

(India)

Press Trust of India (2018). HC warns of CBI probe over pending idol thefts. News Today. 5 January.

Thieves leave well-known artwork badly damaged after break-in at North-east castle's cafe

(United Kingdom)

Callum Main (2018). Thieves leave well-known artwork badly damaged after break-in at North-east castle's cafe. Evening Express. 5 January.

Theft in Digamber Jain Temple in Debari

(India)

Udaipur Times (2018). Theft in Digamber Jain Temple in Debari. Udaipur Times. 5 January.

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

(Denmark)

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

Kashmir heritage: Tale of a mammoth loss

(India)

Khalid Bashir Ajmad (2018). Kashmir heritage: Tale of a mammoth loss. Greater Kashmir. 5 January.

Votualevu Mandir Installs CCTV Cameras, Burglar Bars

(Fiji)

Lusi Banuve (2018). Votualevu Mandir Installs CCTV Cameras, Burglar Bars. Fiji Sun. 4 January.

Antiquities smugglers to face up to life imprisonment: Amendment

(Egypt)

Egypt Today (2018). Antiquities smugglers to face up to life imprisonment: Amendment. Egypt Today. 3 January.

यति स्थान मंदिर से मूर्ति की चोरी

(India)

Jagran (2018). यति स्थान मंदिर से मूर्ति की चोरी. Jagran. 3 January.

'World's most expensive vodka' stolen from Copenhagen collection

(Denmark)

The Local (2018). 'World's most expensive vodka' stolen from Copenhagen collection. The Local. 3 January.

Bail hearing delayed for man accused in Montreal art thefts

(Canada)

Paul Cherry (2018). Bail hearing delayed for man accused in Montreal art thefts. Montreal Gazette. 3 January.

5.75kg gold stolen from idol, police begin investigation

(India)

TNN (2018). 5.75kg gold stolen from idol, police begin investigation. The Times of India. 3 January.

Ancient Egyptian Mummy's Skull and Dismembered Hands to be Returned to Egypt 90 Years After Being Taken to the U.S.

(Egypt; United States of America)

Callum Paton (2018). Ancient Egyptian Mummy's Skull and Dismembered Hands to be Returned to Egypt 90 Years After Being Taken to the U.S.. Newsweek. 3 January.

Thieves Steal Qatari Jewels in Brazen Theft at Ducal Palace in Venice

(Italy; United Arab Emirates; India)

Elisabetta Povoledo (2018). Thieves Steal Qatari Jewels in Brazen Theft at Ducal Palace in Venice. The New York Times. 3 January.

The mystery remains on how the $160M painting got to a bedroom in Cliff

(United States of America)

Danny Udero (2018). The mystery remains on how the $160M painting got to a bedroom in Cliff. Silver City Sun-News. 3 January.

19 cases of theft of antiquities reported in 3 years: Govt

(India)

Press Trust of India (2018). 19 cases of theft of antiquities reported in 3 years: Govt. The New Indian Express. 1 January.

Theft of silverware and records from Whitton church was 'attack on community'

(United Kingdom)

Andrew Hirst (2017). Theft of silverware and records from Whitton church was 'attack on community'. East Anglian Daily Times. 31 December.

Nigeria Demands Unconditional Return Of Looted Artefacts: A Season Of Miracles?

(Nigeria)

Kwame Opoku (2017). Nigeria Demands Unconditional Return Of Looted Artefacts: A Season Of Miracles?. Modern Ghana. 31 December.

Two Belgians accused of stealing from Auschwitz acquitted by a court in Poland

(Poland; Belgium)

The Brussels Times (2017). Two Belgians accused of stealing from Auschwitz acquitted by a court in Poland. Maria Nova. 31 December.

Idol theft anger at cops

(India)

Sibdas Kundu (2017). Idol theft anger at cops. The Telegraph. 29 December.

Steam train inoperable after thieves target Canberra Railway Museum in Kingston

(Australia)

Daniella White (2017). Steam train inoperable after thieves target Canberra Railway Museum in Kingston. The Canberra Times. 29 December.

When Does an Artist's Appropriation Become Copyright Infringement?

(General)

Jessica Meiselman (2017). When Does an Artist's Appropriation Become Copyright Infringement?. Artlyst. 28 December.

Egyptian prosecutors launch investigation into theft from Agricultural Museum

(Egypt)

Ahram Online (2017). Egyptian prosecutors launch investigation into theft from Agricultural Museum. Ahram Online. 28 December.

Stolen statues probe turns to Interpol

(Mexico)

Mexico News Daily (2017). Stolen statues probe turns to Interpol. Mexico News Daily. 28 December.

Lost artifact: Stealing of Nigeria's history, identity

(Nigeria)

Tony Okuyeme (2017). Lost artifact: Stealing of Nigeria's history, identity. New Telegraph. 28 December.

Using technology to tackle theft and trafficking of antiquities

(Nigeria)

Peter Afolabi Akanbi (2017). Using technology to tackle theft and trafficking of antiquities. Nigerian Tribune. 28 December.

The Richmond monument that was hacked down, stolen and shot 400 times

(United States of America)

Mark Holmberg (2017). The Richmond monument that was hacked down, stolen and shot 400 times. WTVR. 28 December.

Van containing 1830s Johnson's dictionaries stolen in Norwich

(United Kingdom)

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

Got The Scoop On The Gardner Museum Art Heist? You Have 4 Days To Earn $10 Million

(United States of America)

Camila Domonoske (2017). Got The Scoop On The Gardner Museum Art Heist? You Have 4 Days To Earn $10 Million. NPR. 27 December.

Stolen Hans Hofmann Paintings Recovered – Scandalous Inside Job Exposed

(United States of America)

Artlyst (2017). Stolen Hans Hofmann Paintings Recovered – Scandalous Inside Job Exposed. Artlyst. 26 December.

Turkey requests France return tiles stolen from Sultan Selim II's tomb at Hagia Sophia

(Turkey; France)

Daily Sabah (2017). Turkey requests France return tiles stolen from Sultan Selim II's tomb at Hagia Sophia. Daily Sabah. 26 December.

329 Smuggled Ancient Coins Seized in Cairo Airport En Route to France

(Egypt; France)

Albawaba (2017). 329 Smuggled Ancient Coins Seized in Cairo Airport En Route to France. Albawaba. 26 December.

Bid to smuggle collectibles of Mohamed Ali family, King Farouq foiled

(Egypt; United Arab Emirates)

Egypt Today (2017). Bid to smuggle collectibles of Mohamed Ali family, King Farouq foiled. Egypt Today. 25 December.

Return of stolen artefacts, last stage of Africa's decolonization – Commission

(Nigeria)

News Agency of Nigeria (2017). Return of stolen artefacts, last stage of Africa's decolonization – Commission. The News. 23 December.

Katie Thierjung Accuses Marc Jacobs of Copying Her Pin Designs

(United States of America)

Alyssa Hardy (2017). Katie Thierjung Accuses Marc Jacobs of Copying Her Pin Designs. Teen Vogue. 22 December.

After 12 Years, a Trove of Stolen Hans Hofmann Paintings Has Been Recovered

(United States of America)

Eileen Kinsella (2017). After 12 Years, a Trove of Stolen Hans Hofmann Paintings Has Been Recovered. ArtNet News. 22 December.

Heavy, 10-metre 'waka train' mural vanishes

(New Zealand)

Radio New Zealand (2017). Heavy, 10-metre 'waka train' mural vanishes. Radio New Zealand. 22 December.

Commission wants unconditional return of stolen works

(Nigeria)

News Agency of Nigeria (2017). Commission wants unconditional return of stolen works. Vanguard. 22 December.

Humboldt Forum And Selective Amnesia: Research Instead Of Restitution Of African Artefacts.

(Nigeria; Ghana; Germany)

Kwame Opoku (2017). Humboldt Forum And Selective Amnesia: Research Instead Of Restitution Of African Artefacts.. Modern Ghana. 22 December.

RM10k Sleeping Buddha idol stolen while devotees pray

(Malaysia)

Imran Hilmy (2017). RM10k Sleeping Buddha idol stolen while devotees pray. The Sun Daily. 21 December.

Jayanagar temple theft leaves cops baffled, clueless

(India)

Tushar Kaushik (2017). Jayanagar temple theft leaves cops baffled, clueless. The New Indian Express. 21 December.

Bullets fly as cops bust Buddha robbers at Bombing Handan festival

(Taiwan)

Keoni Everington (2017). Bullets fly as cops bust Buddha robbers at Bombing Handan festival. Taiwan News. 21 December.

ISIS Threatened Ancient Art. 3-D Printing Will Save It.

(Iraq; Syria)

Shira Rubin (2017). ISIS Threatened Ancient Art. 3-D Printing Will Save It.. Daily Beast. 21 December.

Enlisting dogs to sniff out stolen antiquities

(United States of America)

Katherine Unger Baillie (2017). Enlisting dogs to sniff out stolen antiquities. Penn Current. 21 December.

Achilles' sword, Alexander bust among record Turkish police haul of 26,456 ancient artifacts

(Turkey)

Daily Sabah (2017). Achilles' sword, Alexander bust among record Turkish police haul of 26,456 ancient artifacts. Daily Sabah. 21 December.

Woman accused of stealing $32K worth of space artifacts, selling them for $5K

(United States of America)

Ryan Korsgard (2017). Woman accused of stealing $32K worth of space artifacts, selling them for $5K. KPRC. 20 December.

Turkey, UAE in row over Ottoman pasha

(Turkey; United Arab Emirates)

Hurriyet Daily News (2017). Turkey, UAE in row over Ottoman pasha. Hurriyet Daily News. 20 December.

This Feminist Artist Claims ModCloth Stole Her Design

(United States of America)

Angela Lashbrook (2017). This Feminist Artist Claims ModCloth Stole Her Design. Nylon. 20 December.

Stolen painting of 3 bears playing golf found on Sacramento Craigslist

(United States of America)

KCRA (2017). Stolen painting of 3 bears playing golf found on Sacramento Craigslist. KCRA. 20 December.

500-year-old Syrian rug seized in anti-smuggling op in Ankara

(Turkey; Syria)

Daily Sabah (2017). 500-year-old Syrian rug seized in anti-smuggling op in Ankara. Daily Sabah. 20 December.

A Maori at the British Museum

(New Zealand; United Kingdom)

Miriama Aoake (2017). A Maori at the British Museum. The Spinoff. 19 December.

Ice Cream Salesman Turned Art Dealer Swindled Elite Clients Out of Millions, Feds Say

(United States of America)

Brian Boucher (2017). Ice Cream Salesman Turned Art Dealer Swindled Elite Clients Out of Millions, Feds Say. ArtNet News. 19 December.

Victoria Cross medal thief Ronnie Van Wakeren granted parole

(New Zealand)

New Zealand Herald (2017). Victoria Cross medal thief Ronnie Van Wakeren granted parole. New Zealand Herald. 19 December.

Life imprisonment, fine of LE 1M for smuggling antiquities

(Egypt)

Egypt Today (2017). Life imprisonment, fine of LE 1M for smuggling antiquities. Egypt Today. 19 December.

German museum returning objects robbed from Alaskan graves

(United States of America; Germany)

Associated Press (2017). German museum returning objects robbed from Alaskan graves. KTUU. 19 December.

Art Traffickers Beware: The Manhattan DA Is Deploying a New Unit to Combat NYC's Antiquities Crime Wave

(United States of America)

Henri Neuendorf (2017). Art Traffickers Beware: The Manhattan DA Is Deploying a New Unit to Combat NYC's Antiquities Crime Wave. ArtNet News. 18 December.

The tense truce between detectorists and archaeologists

(United Kingdom)

Mary Shepperson (2017). The tense truce between detectorists and archaeologists. The Guardian. 18 December.

Quran theft: Court seeks fresh status report from CBI

(India)

Ishfaq Tantry (2017). Quran theft: Court seeks fresh status report from CBI. The Tribune. 17 December.

Peru recovers 79 pre-Hispanic textiles from Sweden

(Peru; Sweden)

AFP (2017). Peru recovers 79 pre-Hispanic textiles from Sweden. The Nation. 17 December.

Overseas Chinese help recover looted relics from abroad

(China)

Liping Gu (2017). Overseas Chinese help recover looted relics from abroad. ECNS. 17 December.

Los piratas de la arqueología se instalan en internet

(Spain)

Archaeological pirates are set up on the internet

Sara Sans (2017). Los piratas de la arqueología se instalan en internet. La Vanguardia. 17 December.

Prosecutors become treasure hunters in antiquities repatriation campaign

(United States of America)

COLLEEN LONG, VERENA DOBNIK (2017). Prosecutors become treasure hunters in antiquities repatriation campaign. The Times of Israel. 17 December.

Home isn't where the art is

(Nepal)

Sanyukta Shrestha (2017). Home isn't where the art is. The Kathmandu Post. 16 December.

Stolen, found – an Old Master nativity with a colourful past

(Ireland)

Michael Parsons (2017). Stolen, found – an Old Master nativity with a colourful past. The Irish Times. 16 December.

Rare Cortez print stolen in burglary

(United States of America)

Patricia Older (2017). Rare Cortez print stolen in burglary. The Leader-Herald. 15 December.

Manhattan District Attorney's Office Returns Three Ancient Statues to Lebanese Republic

(United States of America; Lebanon)

Manhattan DA (2017). Manhattan District Attorney's Office Returns Three Ancient Statues to Lebanese Republic. Manhattan DA. 15 December.

$10m reward for stolen Gardner museum artwork set to expire at end of 2017

(United States of America)

Shelley Murphy (2017). $10m reward for stolen Gardner museum artwork set to expire at end of 2017. The Boston Globe. 15 December.

Auction of Chandigarh's heritage furniture Continues unabated: Chairs sold for over Rs 20 lakh in New York

(India)

Express News Service (2017). Auction of Chandigarh's heritage furniture Continues unabated: Chairs sold for over Rs 20 lakh in New York. The Indian Express. 14 December.

'We were just hunting porcupines,' claims antiquities robber

(Israel)

Amanda Borschel-Dan (2017). 'We were just hunting porcupines,' claims antiquities robber. The Times of Israel. 13 December.

Temples in Taiwan upgrading security after thieves steal deities, try to mail them to China

(Taiwan; China)

Duncan DeAeth (2017). Temples in Taiwan upgrading security after thieves steal deities, try to mail them to China. Taiwan News. 12 December.

Brooklyn Soldier's Lost Purple Heart Given To Manhattan Museum

(United States of America)

Clara McCarthy (2017). Brooklyn Soldier's Lost Purple Heart Given To Manhattan Museum. Patch. 12 December.

Burglars SMASH through gallery door and steal expensive sculptures

(United Kingdom)

Tomas Mallory (2017). Burglars SMASH through gallery door and steal expensive sculptures. Somerset Live. 11 December.

Curators, scholars charge govt on loot of artefacts

(Nigeria)

Tinka Adeniran (2017). Curators, scholars charge govt on loot of artefacts. The Nation. 11 December.

'Pandora', operación contra el expolio

(Spain)

'Pandora': operation against looting

Verónica Viñas (2017). 'Pandora', operación contra el expolio. Diario de León. 11 December.

Case over non-return of ancient icons to Russia sent back to prosecutors

(Russia; United States of America)

RAPSI (2017). Case over non-return of ancient icons to Russia sent back to prosecutors. RAPSI. 11 December.

Iraqi Jewish archive: from 2003 to now, what's happened

(United States of America; Iraq)

Jacob Natowicz (2017). Iraqi Jewish archive: from 2003 to now, what's happened. Beloit College Round Table. 11 December.

पीरो के तारा मंदिर से गहने चुराये व मूर्ति तोड़ी, रोड पर उतरे लोग

(India)

Jewellery stolen and idol broken in Tara temple in Piro

Live Hindustan (2017). पीरो के तारा मंदिर से गहने चुराये व मूर्ति तोड़ी, रोड पर उतरे लोग. Live Hindustan. 11 December.

200 साल पुराने मंदिर से चोरी गई श्रीराम जानकी की मूर्तियां गन्ने के खेत में मिलीं

(India)

Idols stolen from 200-year-old temple found in sugarcane field

Live Hindustan (2017). 200 साल पुराने मंदिर से चोरी गई श्रीराम जानकी की मूर्तियां गन्ने के खेत में मिलीं. Live Hindustan. 11 December.

Hopes for return of more indigenous Hawaiian artefacts

(United States of America)

Radio New Zealand (2017). Hopes for return of more indigenous Hawaiian artefacts. Radio New Zealand. 10 December.

Macron Promises To Return African Artefacts In French Museums: A New Era In African-European Relationships Or A Mirage?

(General; France)

Kwame Opoku (2017). Macron Promises To Return African Artefacts In French Museums: A New Era In African-European Relationships Or A Mirage?. Modern Ghana. 10 December.

Hurghada Airport thwarts smuggling of 102 artifacts

(Egypt)

Egypt Today (2017). Hurghada Airport thwarts smuggling of 102 artifacts. Egypt Today. 9 December.

Botero's Sculpture Finds its Way Home

(United States of America)

Kwinten Routers (2017). Botero's Sculpture Finds its Way Home. The Bogota Post. 8 December.

'Tears shed' after salmon art disappears from Saint John street

(Canada)

Connell Smith (2017). 'Tears shed' after salmon art disappears from Saint John street. CBC. 8 December.

'RoboCop' Director Jose Padilha Boards Art Heist Movie 'Master Thieves'

(United States of America)

Dave McNary (2017). 'RoboCop' Director Jose Padilha Boards Art Heist Movie 'Master Thieves'. Variety. 8 December.

When SF lost its mind over a stolen painting

(United States of America)

Gary Kamiya (2017). When SF lost its mind over a stolen painting. San Francisco Chronicle. 8 December.

How Antiquities Have Been Weaponized in the Struggle to Preserve Culture

(Syria; Iraq)

Michael Press (2017). How Antiquities Have Been Weaponized in the Struggle to Preserve Culture. Hyperallergic. 7 December.

Greek Olympians Plan to Protest the Kidnapping of the Greek Marbles by Dressing as Caryatids Inside British Museum

(Greece; United Kingdom)

Philip Chrysopoulos (2017). Greek Olympians Plan to Protest the Kidnapping of the Greek Marbles by Dressing as Caryatids Inside British Museum. Greek Reporter. 7 December.

Looted Angkor jewellery returned to Cambodia

(Cambodia; United Kingdom)

AFP (2017). Looted Angkor jewellery returned to Cambodia. The Hindu. 7 December.

Recognise this man? Police want to speak to him in connection with a £15,000 theft

(United Kingdom)

Joel Cooper (2017). Recognise this man? Police want to speak to him in connection with a £15,000 theft. Devon Live. 6 December.

El Arte Sacro en México

(Mexico)

Jorge Díaz Bartolomé (2017). El Arte Sacro en México. Diario Xalapa. 6 December.

Cairo Airport thwarts smuggling of 28 historic coins

(Egypt)

Egypt Today (2017). Cairo Airport thwarts smuggling of 28 historic coins. Egypt Today. 6 December.

Smuggled fossil 'very weird' new species of amphibious dinosaur, say experts

(Mongolia)

Nicola Davis (2017). Smuggled fossil 'very weird' new species of amphibious dinosaur, say experts. The Guardian. 6 December.

Imelda Marcos' ex-secretary sentenced over stolen masterpieces

(Philippines; United States of America)

Inquirer (2017). Imelda Marcos' ex-secretary sentenced over stolen masterpieces. Inquirer. 6 December.

Push Underway to Keep Jewish Artifacts From Returning to Iraq

(Iraq; United States of America)

Oren Peleg (2017). Push Underway to Keep Jewish Artifacts From Returning to Iraq. Jewish Journal. 6 December.

State must step in to stop looting near ancient site, Kouklia leader says

(Cyprus)

Bejay Browne (2017). State must step in to stop looting near ancient site, Kouklia leader says. Cyprus Mail. 5 December.

Man to return ancient crown to Turkey

(United Kingdom; Turkey)

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

Lake George man who was accused in painting theft faces more charges

(United States of America)

Don Lehman (2017). Lake George man who was accused in painting theft faces more charges. The Post Star. 5 December.

Turkey refers to FBI for Zeugma mosaics

(Turkey; United States of America)

Umut Erdem (2017). Turkey refers to FBI for Zeugma mosaics. Hurriyet Daily News. 5 December.

Historical artifacts stolen from church seized in anti-smuggling op in southeast Turkey

(Turkey)

Daily Sabah (2017). Historical artifacts stolen from church seized in anti-smuggling op in southeast Turkey. Daily Sabah. 5 December.

Shia LaBeouf says neo-Nazis stole his art project in Tennessee

(United States of America)

Natalie Allison (2017). Shia LaBeouf says neo-Nazis stole his art project in Tennessee. Tennessean. 4 December.

Desperately seeking this Frida Kahlo painting. Last seen in Poland

(Poland)

Anna Maria Jakubek (2017). Desperately seeking this Frida Kahlo painting. Last seen in Poland. The Times of Israel. 4 December.

Thriving trade in stolen Indian artefacts: DRI Report

(India)

Pradeep Thakur (2017). Thriving trade in stolen Indian artefacts: DRI Report. The Times of India. 4 December.

U.S. top court wary over allowing seizure of ancient Persian artifacts

(United States of America; Iran)

Andrew Chung (2017). U.S. top court wary over allowing seizure of ancient Persian artifacts. Reuters. 4 December.

Liberia: Govt Announces the Re-Opening of National Museum

(Liberia)

All Africa (2017). Liberia: Govt Announces the Re-Opening of National Museum. All Africa. 28 November.

Indigenous cultural appropriation: what not to do

(Australia)

Angelina Hurley (2017). Indigenous cultural appropriation: what not to do. The Conversation. 28 November.

Commemorative gold coins worth £15,000 stolen from Devon museum

(United Kingdom)

Lauren Harris (2017). Commemorative gold coins worth £15,000 stolen from Devon museum. Devon Live. 28 November.

Four Arrested in Turkey for Stealing 700-Year Old Torah Scroll

(Turkey)

Sputnik (2017). Four Arrested in Turkey for Stealing 700-Year Old Torah Scroll. Sputnik. 28 November.

Dark-Web Shoppers Are Bidding $350,000 in Bitcoin for a Stolen Painting—and It's Likely a Fake

(New Zealand)

Naomi Rea (2017). Dark-Web Shoppers Are Bidding $350,000 in Bitcoin for a Stolen Painting—and It's Likely a Fake. ArtNet News. 28 November.

Loss of heritage is loss of living culture

(Nepal)

Sangita Shrestha (2017). Loss of heritage is loss of living culture. My Republica. 28 November.

Polish painting withdrawn from London auction

(Poland; Germany; United Kingdom)

Radio Poland (2017). Polish painting withdrawn from London auction. Radio Poland. 28 November.

A Stolen NASA Space Watch Found After 30 Years

(United States of America)

Jack Forster (2017). A Stolen NASA Space Watch Found After 30 Years. Bloomberg. 27 November.

World Museum, Vienna, Re-Opens: Renovated Premises For Cultural Objects Of Others But No Solution For Restitution.

(General; Austria)

Kwame Opoku (2017). World Museum, Vienna, Re-Opens: Renovated Premises For Cultural Objects Of Others But No Solution For Restitution.. Modern Ghana. 27 November.

A rare painting is stolen… then it appears for sale on the dark web

(New Zealand)

Matt Burgess (2017). A rare painting is stolen… then it appears for sale on the dark web. Wired. 24 November.

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

(Australia; Egypt)

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

Trio Busted with 60 Stolen Pagoda Statues

(Myanmar)

Coconuts Yangon (2017). Trio Busted with 60 Stolen Pagoda Statues. Coconuts Yangon. 24 November.

Stolen Lindauer painting appears in dark web auction - but auction image appears to be fake

(New Zealand)

Luke Appleby (2017). Stolen Lindauer painting appears in dark web auction - but auction image appears to be fake. TVNZ. 24 November.

The legally murky hobby of metal detecting in Nova Scotia

(Canada)

Cory Funk (2017). The legally murky hobby of metal detecting in Nova Scotia. The Signal. 24 November.

Goddess Lakshmi's crown missing in Puri Jagannath Temple

(India)

Pragativadi (2017). Goddess Lakshmi's crown missing in Puri Jagannath Temple. Pragativadi. 24 November.

Idols stolen from Lalitpur's Rudrayani Temple

(Nepal)

The Himalayan Times (2017). Idols stolen from Lalitpur's Rudrayani Temple. The Himalayan Times. 24 November.

'Indiana Joan': Perth woman, 95, accused of looting Egypt artefacts

(Australia; Egypt)

Associated Press (2017). 'Indiana Joan': Perth woman, 95, accused of looting Egypt artefacts. The Guardian. 24 November.

Inspired by Dhoom, man posed as scholar and stole shawls worth Rs 2cr from Delhi museum

(India)

Shubhomoy Sikdar (2017). Inspired by Dhoom, man posed as scholar and stole shawls worth Rs 2cr from Delhi museum. Hindustan Times. 24 November.

Police recover Buddha heads

(China)

Mengxi Gu (2017). Police recover Buddha heads. ECNS. 23 November.

The art of the steal: When does a copyright go too far?

(General)

Robert Shore (2017). The art of the steal: When does a copyright go too far?. CBB. 23 November.

Judge Will Not Free Gardner Heist Suspect Robert Gentile

(United States of America)

Edmund H. Mahoney (2017). Judge Will Not Free Gardner Heist Suspect Robert Gentile. The Hartford Courant. 22 November.

Minister of Antiquities: 33,000 Egyptian Artefacts are Missing

(Egypt)

Walid Abdul Rahman (2017). Minister of Antiquities: 33,000 Egyptian Artefacts are Missing. Asharq Al-Awsat. 22 November.

'Priceless' Italian painting stolen from French museum

(France)

The Local (2017). 'Priceless' Italian painting stolen from French museum. The Local. 22 November.

Palestinian police help recover Torah scrolls stolen from Israeli shul

(Palestine; Israel)

Nathan Jeffay (2017). Palestinian police help recover Torah scrolls stolen from Israeli shul. The Jewish Chronicle. 22 November.

Man linked to art heist will remain held in weapons case

(United States of America)

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

Desecrated in macabre ways, the ancestral remains of Catalina's Native Americans finally come home

(United States of America)

Louis Sahagun (2017). Desecrated in macabre ways, the ancestral remains of Catalina's Native Americans finally come home. Los Angeles Times. 22 November.

Chinese gang face charges over Buddhist temple raid

(China)

Alice Shen (2017). Chinese gang face charges over Buddhist temple raid. South China Morning Post. 22 November.

Egypt's Antiquities Ministry struggles with smuggling

(Egypt)

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

Egypt awaits return of stolen Ramses II ship from Cyprus

(Egypt; Cyprus)

Al-Masry Al-Youm (2017). Egypt awaits return of stolen Ramses II ship from Cyprus. Egypt Independent. 21 November.

Stolen John Lennon items recovered in Berlin

(Germany; Turkey)

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

Trade in Dead Sea Scrolls awash with suspected forgeries, experts warn

(Israel; Palestine; United States of America)

Peter Beaumont, Oliver Laughland (2017). Trade in Dead Sea Scrolls awash with suspected forgeries, experts warn. The Guardian. 21 November.

Indonesia Can't Stop Its Illegal Treasure Hunters

(Indonesia)

Adi Renaldi (2017). Indonesia Can't Stop Its Illegal Treasure Hunters. Vice. 20 November.

Air India's massive art collection comes under scrutiny

(India)

Samanth Subramanian (2017). Air India's massive art collection comes under scrutiny. The National. 20 November.

Devout thief at Howrah temple

(India)

The Telegraph (2017). Devout thief at Howrah temple. The Telegraph. 20 November.

CBI pulled up for 'shoddy probe' in idol theft case

(India)

Nirnimesh Kumar (2017). CBI pulled up for 'shoddy probe' in idol theft case. The Hindu. 20 November.

The art of solving crimes involving missing treasures

(United States of America)

Rick Pfeiffer (2017). The art of solving crimes involving missing treasures. Lockport Journal. 20 November.

Bucket Trail designer at war with Asda over design theft claims

(United Kingdom)

Paul Malik (2017). Bucket Trail designer at war with Asda over design theft claims. The Courier. 20 November.

Idol theft case: Witness identifies suspended DSP

(India)

TNN (2017). Idol theft case: Witness identifies suspended DSP. The Times of India. 20 November.

Egypt to retrieve 14 artifacts from Cyprus

(Cyprus; Egypt)

Egypt Independent (2017). Egypt to retrieve 14 artifacts from Cyprus. Egypt Independent. 19 November.

Twenty Six Antiquities to Be Repatriated from Austria

(Greece; Austria)

A. Markis (2017). Twenty Six Antiquities to Be Repatriated from Austria. Greek Reporter. 19 November.

Archaeology dept to probe gold antiquities theft in Sirkap

(Pakistan)

Amjad Iqbal (2017). Archaeology dept to probe gold antiquities theft in Sirkap. Dawn. 19 November.

Knoxville man arrested in Maryville oil painting theft

(United States of America)

Wes Wade (2017). Knoxville man arrested in Maryville oil painting theft. The Daily Times. 19 November.

Forgeries may hide in Museum of the Bible's dead see scrolls

(United States of America)

Michael Greshko (2017). Forgeries may hide in Museum of the Bible's dead see scrolls. National Geographic. 19 November.

Australian antiques dealer facing prison term in US for wildlife smuggling

(Australia; United States of America)

Rachel Olding (2017). Australian antiques dealer facing prison term in US for wildlife smuggling. The Sydney Morning Herald. 19 November.

Tomb raider gangs arrested after Chinese police smash ring that stole priceless artefacts from Han dynasty graves

(China)

Zhen Liu (2017). Tomb raider gangs arrested after Chinese police smash ring that stole priceless artefacts from Han dynasty graves. South China Morning Post. 19 November.

Aussie museum seeks more info on six stolen TN idols

(India; Australia)

Yogesh Kabirdoss (2017). Aussie museum seeks more info on six stolen TN idols. The Times of India. 19 November.

Torah Scrolls Stolen From Jaffa Synagogue Are Found in Hebron and Returned After Cooperation Between Israeli, Palestinian Police

(Palestine; Israel)

The Algemeiner (2017). Torah Scrolls Stolen From Jaffa Synagogue Are Found in Hebron and Returned After Cooperation Between Israeli, Palestinian Police. The Algemeiner. 19 November.

La Victoria: se llevan S/ 90.000 en joyas de iglesia y profanan imagen del Señor de Los Milagros

(Peru)

La Victoria: 90,000 soles in jewels taken from church and statue of Señor de Los Milagros desecrated

La República (2017). La Victoria: se llevan S/ 90.000 en joyas de iglesia y profanan imagen del Señor de Los Milagros. La República. 19 November.

Louvre Abu Dhabi Displaying Stolen Artifacts, Iraqis Claim

(Iraq; United Arab Emirates)

Albawaba (2017). Louvre Abu Dhabi Displaying Stolen Artifacts, Iraqis Claim. Albawaba. 18 November.

Man linked to Gardner art heist seeks prison release in weapons case

(United States of America)

Associated Press (2017). Man linked to Gardner art heist seeks prison release in weapons case. Boston.com. 18 November.

Most Wanted: Vermeer's 'The Concert,' the World's Most Expensive Missing Work of Art

(United States of America)

Allison McNearney (2017). Most Wanted: Vermeer's 'The Concert,' the World's Most Expensive Missing Work of Art. Daily Beast. 18 November.

Thousands of archaeological items recovered by police in Spain

(Spain)

Karl Smallman (2017). Thousands of archaeological items recovered by police in Spain. EuroWeekly. 18 November.

New Website Aims to Bring Home Missing Treasures

(China)

Liya Fan (2017). New Website Aims to Bring Home Missing Treasures. Sixth Tone. 17 November.

China launches lost cultural relics information website

(China)

Dehua Chi (2017). China launches lost cultural relics information website. GB Times. 17 November.

Washington's new $500m Museum of the Bible claims 'non-sectarian' mission

(United States of America)

David D'arcy (2017). Washington's new $500m Museum of the Bible claims 'non-sectarian' mission. The Art Newspaper. 17 November.

Gardner Heist Gangster Robert Gentile Decries "Cruel and Unusual Punishment"

(United States of America)

Edmund H. Mahoney (2017). Gardner Heist Gangster Robert Gentile Decries "Cruel and Unusual Punishment". Hartford Courant. 17 November.

MPs want stolen 'Sisi gift' to remain as part of police probe

(Cyprus; Egypt)

Elias Hazou (2017). MPs want stolen 'Sisi gift' to remain as part of police probe. Cyprus Mail. 17 November.

Police: Man stole painting from Saratoga Springs art gallery

(United States of America)

Post Star (2017). Police: Man stole painting from Saratoga Springs art gallery. Post Star. 17 November.

The Theft of the Gods

(United States of America)

Kathleen Sharp (2017). The Theft of the Gods. Pacific Standard. 16 November.

Man has $20,000 artwork stolen from Atlanta studio

(United States of America)

Adam Murphy (2017). Man has $20,000 artwork stolen from Atlanta studio. WENY. 16 November.

Whiskey of 700,000 worth was stolen – Only one bottle of it costs 100,000 €

(France)

Anastasios Manaras (2017). Whiskey of 700,000 worth was stolen – Only one bottle of it costs 100,000 €. Weekly Observer. 16 November.

Apollo astronaut watch, stolen in Ecuador, recovered 30 years later

(United States of America; Ecuador)

Collect Space (2017). Apollo astronaut watch, stolen in Ecuador, recovered 30 years later. Collect Space. 16 November.

Hacen misa para recuperar imagen robada de templo

(Mexico)

Jesús Valencia (2017). Hacen misa para recuperar imagen robada de templo. AM. 16 November.

Putin to return famous Vrubel painting to Sargsayan

(Russia)

Armen Press (2017). Putin to return famous Vrubel painting to Sargsayan. Armen Press. 16 November.

Delhi museum thieves held in Kolkata

(India)

TNN (2017). Delhi museum thieves held in Kolkata. The Times of India. 15 November.

Training IDF Soldiers Uncover Large Scale Antiquities Robbery in Gush Etzion

(Israel)

David Israel (2017). Training IDF Soldiers Uncover Large Scale Antiquities Robbery in Gush Etzion. Jewish Press. 15 November.

Tres detenidos por el robo de azulejos históricos de El Torbiscal valorados en 63.000 euros

(Spain)

El Correo (2017). Tres detenidos por el robo de azulejos históricos de El Torbiscal valorados en 63.000 euros. El Correo. 15 November.

Police investigating ram raid on Waikato art gallery

(New Zealand)

Phillipa Yalden (2017). Police investigating ram raid on Waikato art gallery. Stuff.co.nz. 15 November.

Golden idol lifter arrested, articles seized

(India)

Siasat (2017). Golden idol lifter arrested, articles seized. Siasat. 15 November.

Officials negligence leads to gold ornaments theft

(Pakistan)

The Nation (2017). Officials negligence leads to gold ornaments theft. The Nation. 15 November.

How London became a hotspot for art theft - the world's third most profitable criminal enterprise

(United Kingdom)

Kate Willis (2017). How London became a hotspot for art theft - the world's third most profitable criminal enterprise. Evening Standard. 15 November.

Mumbai Unit Of DRI Arrests Antique Sculpture Smuggler In Delhi

(India)

Press Trust of India (2017). Mumbai Unit Of DRI Arrests Antique Sculpture Smuggler In Delhi. Mid-day. 14 November.

Arrest made in connection to N Idaho family's stolen crystals

(United States of America)

Danamarie McNicholl-Carter (2017). Arrest made in connection to N Idaho family's stolen crystals. KREM. 14 November.

Inside Maharaja's belly: How Air India's paintings scam was buried for years

(India)

Chankesh Rao (2017). Inside Maharaja's belly: How Air India's paintings scam was buried for years. India Samvad. 13 November.

Archaeologists say human evolution study used stolen bone

(Netherlands; Germany)

Ewan Callaway (2017). Archaeologists say human evolution study used stolen bone. Nature. 13 November.

A Thief With a Conscience? Stolen Carolee Schneemann Photos Returned to MoMA PS1

(United States of America)

Sarah Cascone (2017). A Thief With a Conscience? Stolen Carolee Schneemann Photos Returned to MoMA PS1. ArtNet News. 13 November.

Hamilton County Parks fined for archaeological digs into Native American graves

(United States of America)

Chris Sikich (2017). Hamilton County Parks fined for archaeological digs into Native American graves. IndyStar. 13 November.

Iraq investigating 'stolen artifacts' at the Louvre Abu Dhabi

(Iraq; United Arab Emirates)

The New Arab (2017). Iraq investigating 'stolen artifacts' at the Louvre Abu Dhabi. The New Arab. 13 November.

Stolen art had $350,000 ransom

(Ireland)

John Burns (2017). Stolen art had $350,000 ransom. The Times. 12 November.

FIR Against Air India Ex-Executive Director For Allegedly Stealing Painting By Renowned Artist

(India)

Press Trust of India (2017). FIR Against Air India Ex-Executive Director For Allegedly Stealing Painting By Renowned Artist. NDTV. 12 November.

Thieves target Jain temple 2nd time in 2 months, get away with 25kg silver

(India)

TNN (2017). Thieves target Jain temple 2nd time in 2 months, get away with 25kg silver. The Times of India. 12 November.

Woman wanted for questioning after shipping stolen photos worth $105G back to MoMA PS1

(United States of America)

Laura Dimon (2017). Woman wanted for questioning after shipping stolen photos worth $105G back to MoMA PS1. New York Daily News. 12 November.

Who Stole the $165M De Kooning Found Behind a Bedroom Door?

(United States of America)

Allison McNearney (2017). Who Stole the $165M De Kooning Found Behind a Bedroom Door?. The Daily Beast. 11 November.

Artefact at Louvre raises doubt

(France; India)

R. Sivaraman (2017). Artefact at Louvre raises doubt. The Hindu. 11 November.

ASI orders nationwide survey of 92 'missing' monuments

(India)

Dibyendu Mondal (2017). ASI orders nationwide survey of 92 'missing' monuments. Sunday Guardian Live. 11 November.

140 Saudis, 14 Americans honored for returning priceless artefacts to SCTH

(Saudi Arabia; United States of America)

Mohammed Al-Sulami (2017). 140 Saudis, 14 Americans honored for returning priceless artefacts to SCTH. Arab News. 10 November.

A Stolen Sculpture by Matisse Was Just Found in a Swiss Thrift Store

(Switzerland)

Katherine McGrath (2017). A Stolen Sculpture by Matisse Was Just Found in a Swiss Thrift Store. Architectural Digest. 10 November.

Reward Offered for Artifacts Stolen From Florida Museum

(United States of America)

Associated Press (2017). Reward Offered for Artifacts Stolen From Florida Museum. US News and World Report. 10 November.

Irish Viking artefacts recovered by Norwegian police after theft

(Norway)

Lorna Siggins (2017). Irish Viking artefacts recovered by Norwegian police after theft. The Irish Times. 10 November.

Ancient Mayan Heads Smuggled Out of Guatemala Return Home After More Than 50 Years

(Guatemala; Germany; Italy; Switzerland)

C. Paton (2017). Ancient Mayan Heads Smuggled Out of Guatemala Return Home After More Than 50 Years. Newsweek. 10 November.

464 historical artifacts seized by police in Fayoum

(Egypt)

Egypt Today (2017). 464 historical artifacts seized by police in Fayoum. Egypt Today. 9 November.

Two men arrested for Norway Viking museum heist

(Norway)

The Local (2017). Two men arrested for Norway Viking museum heist. The Local. 9 November.

Stolen Matisse Bronze Bust Returned To Swiss Museum

(Switzerland)

Artlyst (2017). Stolen Matisse Bronze Bust Returned To Swiss Museum. Artlyst. 9 November.

Stolen $160M de Kooning painting was sold to antique shop for $2K

(United States of America)

Tamar Lapin (2017). Stolen $160M de Kooning painting was sold to antique shop for $2K. New York Post. 9 November.

Palmyra ruins 'stolen and destroyed' by IS – Director of Palmyra Museum

(Syria)

Leith Fadel (2017). Palmyra ruins 'stolen and destroyed' by IS – Director of Palmyra Museum. Al Masdar News. 9 November.

Guatemala Welcomes Home Mayan Artifacts Rescued from Europe

(Guatemala; Switzerland; Germany; Italy)

Telesur (2017). Guatemala Welcomes Home Mayan Artifacts Rescued from Europe. Telesur. 9 November.

China butterfly smugglers jailed and fined by Jinan court

(China)

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

History Museum volunteer sentenced for thef

(United States of America)

Marian Hetherly (2017). History Museum volunteer sentenced for thef. WBFO. 8 November.

Acoma Pueblo still awaits return of tribal shield

(United States of America)

Michael Coleman (2017). Acoma Pueblo still awaits return of tribal shield. Albuquerque Journal. 8 November.

Valuable Fernando Botero bronze stolen from Parisian gallery

(France)

The City Paper (2017). Valuable Fernando Botero bronze stolen from Parisian gallery. The City Paper Bogota. 8 November.

Investigating the Hobby Lobby Family: An Interview with Candida Moss and Joel S. Baden

(United States of America)

Gordon Haber (2017). Investigating the Hobby Lobby Family: An Interview with Candida Moss and Joel S. Baden. Religion & Politics. 8 November.

Nazi art theft: How Hitler's art dealer amassed looted paintings to save his own skin

(Germany)

Michael Glover (2017). Nazi art theft: How Hitler's art dealer amassed looted paintings to save his own skin. The Independent. 8 November.

A 95-Year-Old "Real Life Tomb Raider" Isn't a Hero, She's a Thief

(Australia; Egypt)

Rae Paoletta (2017). A 95-Year-Old "Real Life Tomb Raider" Isn't a Hero, She's a Thief. Inverse. 7 November.

Toll Brothers founder ordered to return famous painting looted during WWII

(United States of America)

Michael Taenbaum (2017). Toll Brothers founder ordered to return famous painting looted during WWII. Philly Voice. 7 November.

Centre set up in Idlib to protect Syrian heritage sites

(Syria)

TRT World (2017). Centre set up in Idlib to protect Syrian heritage sites. TRT World. 7 November.

Idol theft case: Masterminds arrested

(India)

TNN (2017). Idol theft case: Masterminds arrested. The Times of India. 7 November.

Lord Mayor of London returns Nazi-looted Dutch Old Master

(United Kingdom)

Catherine Hickley (2017). Lord Mayor of London returns Nazi-looted Dutch Old Master. The Art Newspaper. 6 November.

Oslo looks to track down 1,600 missing works of art

(Norway)

Jose Da Silva (2017). Oslo looks to track down 1,600 missing works of art. The Art Newspaper. 6 November.

Egypt recovers 354 antiques seized in United Arab Emirates

(Egypt; United Arab Emirates)

Global Times (2017). Egypt recovers 354 antiques seized in United Arab Emirates. Global Times. 6 November.

The tricky process of returning Nazi-looted art

(France; Germany; United States of America; Austria)

The Straits Times (2017). The tricky process of returning Nazi-looted art. The Straits Times. 6 November.

Turkish lawmakers to go abroad to probe smuggled artifacts

(Turkey)

Daily Sabah (2017). Turkish lawmakers to go abroad to probe smuggled artifacts. Daily Sabah. 6 November.

3 held, 23-year-old idol theft case cracked

(India)

TNN (2017). 3 held, 23-year-old idol theft case cracked. The Times of India. 6 November.

Museum Africa without power due to cable theft

(South Africa)

Times Live (2017). Museum Africa without power due to cable theft. Times Live. 4 November.

Indiana Joan: Meet WA's real life tomb raider, 95-year-old Joan Howard

(Australia; Egypt)

Joseph Catanzaro (2017). Indiana Joan: Meet WA's real life tomb raider, 95-year-old Joan Howard. The West Australian. 4 November.

Stolen Norman Rockwell painting fetches more than $900K at auction

(United States of America)

Associated Press (2017). Stolen Norman Rockwell painting fetches more than $900K at auction. Toronto Sun. 3 November.

Thieves Are Breaking Into Zoos and Stealing Rare Animals

(Germany; France; the Netherlands)

Ben Crair (2017). Thieves Are Breaking Into Zoos and Stealing Rare Animals. National Geographic. 3 November.

Wealthy Mayfair art dealers hit by cyber attack costing them up to £1m

(United Kingdom)

Ella Willis (2017). Wealthy Mayfair art dealers hit by cyber attack costing them up to £1m. Evening Standard. 3 November.

The world's biggest grave robbery: Asia's disappearing WWII shipwrecks

(General)

Oliver Holmes, Monica Ulmanu, Simon Roberts (2017). The world's biggest grave robbery: Asia's disappearing WWII shipwrecks. The Guardian. 3 November.

Gem society 'heartbroken' over destruction of stolen piece

(United States of America)

Teri Figueroa (2017). Gem society 'heartbroken' over destruction of stolen piece. The San Diego Union-Tribune. 2 November.

Argentine artist thanks police for recovering stolen works of art in Los Banos

(United States of America)

David Louie (2017). Argentine artist thanks police for recovering stolen works of art in Los Banos. ABC United States. 2 November.

Buddhists give up on lost statue

(Botswana)

Baboki Kayawe (2017). Buddhists give up on lost statue. Mmegi Online. 2 November.

Here's how media and awareness led to recovery of stolen artwork in Los Banos

(United States of America)

Vikaas Shanker (2017). Here's how media and awareness led to recovery of stolen artwork in Los Banos. Los Banos Enterprise. 2 November.

Victoria Cross mystery deepens as it emerges thief may have stolen soldier hero's ceremonial sword

(United Kingdom)

Eleanor Steafel (2017). Victoria Cross mystery deepens as it emerges thief may have stolen soldier hero's ceremonial sword. The Telegraph. 2 November.

'Antique smuggler' booked by DRI: US Homeland Security starts investigation

(India; United States of America)

Khushboo Narayan (2017). 'Antique smuggler' booked by DRI: US Homeland Security starts investigation. The Indian Express. 2 November.

DRI to seek US help to probe purchase of smuggled Indian artefacts in Hong Kong

(India; United States of America; Hong Kong)

Pratik Salunke (2017). DRI to seek US help to probe purchase of smuggled Indian artefacts in Hong Kong. Hindustan Times. 2 November.

16 Kashmiri shawls stolen from craft museum in Delhi

(India)

Karn Pratap Singh (2017). 16 Kashmiri shawls stolen from craft museum in Delhi. Hindustan Times. 2 November.

No breakthrough in Thulamela gold theft

(South Africa)

Tereasa Dias (2017). No breakthrough in Thulamela gold theft. Lowvelder. 1 November.

Lebanon battles to get its treasures back

(Lebanon; United States of America)

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

Hidden Treasures of Nazis' Art Dealer Finally Go on Display

(Germany; Switzerland; Austria)

Melissa Eddy (2017). Hidden Treasures of Nazis' Art Dealer Finally Go on Display. The New York Times. 1 November.

Artist Sean Scully's Former Assistant Allegedly Stole Work to Sell at Auction

(United States of America)

Benjamin Sutton (2017). Artist Sean Scully's Former Assistant Allegedly Stole Work to Sell at Auction. Hyperallergic. 1 November.

Buyer Beware: Looted Antiquities Flood Online Sites Like Amazon, Facebook

(General)

Georgi Kantchev (2017). Buyer Beware: Looted Antiquities Flood Online Sites Like Amazon, Facebook. The Wall Street Journal. 1 November.

Zurich admits to 'losing' nearly a thousand works of art over the years

(Switzerland)

The Local (2017). Zurich admits to 'losing' nearly a thousand works of art over the years. The Local. 31 October.

Plaques stolen from historic monument

(South Africa)

Sue MacLennan (2017). Plaques stolen from historic monument. Grocott's Mail. 31 October.

Two photos worth over $100G swiped from MoMA PS1 museum

(United States of America)

Graham Rayman (2017). Two photos worth over $100G swiped from MoMA PS1 museum. Daily News. 31 October.

Pair of Photos Worth $100K Stolen From MoMA PS1, Police Say

(United States of America)

Jeanmarie Evelly (2017). Pair of Photos Worth $100K Stolen From MoMA PS1, Police Say. DNA Info. 31 October.

Panchaloha idol worth Rs 5L stolen from temple

(India)

Express News Service (2017). Panchaloha idol worth Rs 5L stolen from temple. The New Indian Express. 31 October.

Mexican artisans claim copyright infringement by corporations

(Mexico)

The Yucatan Times (2017). Mexican artisans claim copyright infringement by corporations. The Yucatan Times. 31 October.

Hungerford butler stole Faberge eggs, Picasso artwork and £1.9m of jewellery from friends of Prince Charles

(United Kingdom)

The Reading Chronicle (2017). Hungerford butler stole Faberge eggs, Picasso artwork and £1.9m of jewellery from friends of Prince Charles. The Reading Chronicle. 31 October.

Gov. Obaseki Reinstates Commitment To Bring Back Stolen Benin Artifacts

(Nigeria)

Richard Eweka (2017). Gov. Obaseki Reinstates Commitment To Bring Back Stolen Benin Artifacts. The Nigerian Observer. 31 October.

Nearly 300 paintings stolen from the back of a truck in Los Banos

(United States of America)

Rob Parsons (2017). Nearly 300 paintings stolen from the back of a truck in Los Banos. The Modesto Bee. 30 October.

79 rare antiques stolen from Tel Al-Fara'een

(Egypt)

Egypt Today (2017). 79 rare antiques stolen from Tel Al-Fara'een. Egypt Today. 30 October.

Delincuentes roban joyas de plata del Cristo de Huamán en Reque

(Peru)

Delinquents steal silver jewels of the Cristo de Huamán in Reque

RPP (2017). Delincuentes roban joyas de plata del Cristo de Huamán en Reque. RPP. 30 October.

Hurghada airport officials foil attempt to smuggle 18th-century Coptic icon

(Egypt; Germany)

Nevine El-Aref (2017). Hurghada airport officials foil attempt to smuggle 18th-century Coptic icon. Ahram Online. 29 October.

Artist's employee busted for trying to sell stolen art: cops

(United States of America)

Stephanie Pagones (2017). Artist's employee busted for trying to sell stolen art: cops. New York Post. 28 October.

The Victoria Cross mystery: museum accused of failing to properly investigate missing medal

(United Kingdom)

Eleanor Steafel (2017). The Victoria Cross mystery: museum accused of failing to properly investigate missing medal. The Telegraph. 28 October.

U.S. court suspends auction of ancient Iranian relief

(Iran; United States of America)

Tehran Times (2017). U.S. court suspends auction of ancient Iranian relief. Tehran Times. 28 October.

Artifact for sale on eBay questioned by Saskatchewan Metis community

(Canada)

Laura Woodward (2017). Artifact for sale on eBay questioned by Saskatchewan Metis community. CTV. 27 October.

Greek Culture Ministry to Claim Two Stolen Antiquities up for Sale in London

(United Kingdom; Greece; Switzerland)

Theo Ioannou (2017). Greek Culture Ministry to Claim Two Stolen Antiquities up for Sale in London. Greek Reporter. 26 October.

Remains stolen from burial caves return to Hawaii after more than a century

(United States of America; Germany)

KHON (2017). Remains stolen from burial caves return to Hawaii after more than a century. KHON. 26 October.

Ancient Ganesh idol stolen

(India)

Express News Service (2017). Ancient Ganesh idol stolen. The New Indian Express. 26 October.

Beyond Genghis Khan: how looting threatens to erase Mongolia's history

(Mongolia)

William Taylor (2017). Beyond Genghis Khan: how looting threatens to erase Mongolia's history. The Guardian. 26 October.

Painting in Gurlitt hoard identified as Nazi loot—thanks to a tiny repair hole

(Germany)

Catherine Hickley (2017). Painting in Gurlitt hoard identified as Nazi loot—thanks to a tiny repair hole. The Art Newspaper. 26 October.

France to return 8 stolen ancient Egyptian artefacts on Thursday

(Egypt; France)

Nevine El-Aref (2017). France to return 8 stolen ancient Egyptian artefacts on Thursday. Ahram Online. 25 October.

Statues taken from SF Children's Museum found buried in back yard

(United States of America)

Edmundo Carrillo (2017). Statues taken from SF Children's Museum found buried in back yard. Albuquerque Journal. 25 October.

The Saga of a Long-Lost 15th-Century Illuminated Prayer Book

(United States of America)

Vittoria Traverso (2017). The Saga of a Long-Lost 15th-Century Illuminated Prayer Book. Atlas Obscura. 25 October.

Turkey seeks return of 16th-century Quran from London

(Turkey; United Kingdom)

Anadolu Agency (2017). Turkey seeks return of 16th-century Quran from London. Daily Sabah. 24 October.

The man who stole gods

(India)

Narayan Lakshman (2017). The man who stole gods. The Hindu. 21 October.

Thieves steal 200-pound anvil, vandalize historical marker in Shawnee

(United States of America)

Tony Rizzo (2017). Thieves steal 200-pound anvil, vandalize historical marker in Shawnee. The Kansas City Star. 20 October.

Victory for Matisse family in $4.5m cut-out battle with dealer

(France)

Vincent Noce (2017). Victory for Matisse family in $4.5m cut-out battle with dealer. The Art Newspaper. 20 October.

National museum suffers £60,000 of thefts in five years

(United Kingdom)

Emma O'Neill (2017). National museum suffers £60,000 of thefts in five years. STV. 20 October.

After 20 years, has mystery of Oñate's foot been solved?

(United States of America)

Megan Bennett (2017). After 20 years, has mystery of Oñate's foot been solved?. Albuquerque Journal. 20 October.

Ancient Roman artifacts repatriated to Italy following ICE probe

(United States of America; Italy)

ICE (2017). Ancient Roman artifacts repatriated to Italy following ICE probe. ICE. 20 October.

Found: A Mosaic From Caligula's Ceremonial Ship, Turned Into a Coffee Table

(United States of America; Italy)

Sarah Laskow (2017). Found: A Mosaic From Caligula's Ceremonial Ship, Turned Into a Coffee Table. Atlas Obscura. 20 October.

Replica of Nelson's stolen jewel on display

(United Kingdom)

Andrew Matthews (2017). Replica of Nelson's stolen jewel on display. The News. 20 October.

Pressure On Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation And Humboldt-Forum To Return Illegally Acquired Artefacts And Human Remains

(Ghana; Germany)

Kwame Opoku (2017). Pressure On Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation And Humboldt-Forum To Return Illegally Acquired Artefacts And Human Remains. Modern Ghana. 20 October.

Drug dealer caught with stolen £1m Sir Stanley Spencer painting jailed

(United Kingdom)

Patrick Greenfield (2017). Drug dealer caught with stolen £1m Sir Stanley Spencer painting jailed. The Guardian. 20 October.

Accused of Defrauding Clients of Millions of Dollars, Art Dealer Timothy Sammons Goes to Jail in New York

(United States of America)

Brian Boucher (2017). Accused of Defrauding Clients of Millions of Dollars, Art Dealer Timothy Sammons Goes to Jail in New York. ArtNet News. 20 October.

'Stolen Salvador Dali' painting recovered in Lebanon

(Lebanon)

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

Islamic State's looting of antiquities is rising but hard facts remain scarce

(Iraq; Syria)

Vincent Noce (2017). Islamic State's looting of antiquities is rising but hard facts remain scarce. The Art Newspaper. 19 October.

A Remnant from Caligula's Ship, Once a Coffee Table, Heads Home

(Italy; United States of America)

James C. McKinley (2017). A Remnant from Caligula's Ship, Once a Coffee Table, Heads Home. The New York Times. 19 October.

Historical Porcelain Pots smuggling attempt

(Egypt; Lebanon)

Egypt Today (2017). Historical Porcelain Pots smuggling attempt. Egypt Today. 19 October.

Gardai recover iconic Finglas statue stolen during Hurricane Ophelia

(Ireland)

Stephen McDermott (2017). Gardai recover iconic Finglas statue stolen during Hurricane Ophelia. Dublin Live. 18 October.

FBI agent tells Norfolk crowd he's still optimistic about solving famous Boston art heist case

(United States of America)

Robyn Sidersky (2017). FBI agent tells Norfolk crowd he's still optimistic about solving famous Boston art heist case. The Virginian-Pilot. 18 October.

New Bible Museum Previews Exhibits and Ethical Standards

(United States of America)

John Kessup (2017). New Bible Museum Previews Exhibits and Ethical Standards. The Christian Perspective. 18 October.

Kumalo museum disgrace

(South Africa)

The Star (2017). Kumalo museum disgrace. IOL. 17 October.

Joe Quesada reveals heartbreaking details of art theft…and how you can help

(United States of America)

Heidi MacDonald (2017). Joe Quesada reveals heartbreaking details of art theft…and how you can help. The Beat. 17 October.

Larnaca CID seize stolen ancient Egyptian pot

(Cyprus; Egypt)

Angelos Anastasiou (2017). Larnaca CID seize stolen ancient Egyptian pot. Cyprus Mail. 17 October.

Philaeni statues' disappearance refuted by antiquities authorities

(Libya)

Libya Herald (2017). Philaeni statues' disappearance refuted by antiquities authorities. Libya Herald. 16 October.

Border guards seize ancient books on border with Crimea

(Ukraine; Russia)

Ukrinform (2017). Border guards seize ancient books on border with Crimea. Ukrinform. 16 October.

Back page: Penelope Jackson talks art crime in New Zealand

(New Zealand)

Scott Yeoman (2017). Back page: Penelope Jackson talks art crime in New Zealand. Bay of Plenty Times. 15 October.

Sword attacker charged with murder attempt

(Taiwan)

Li-chung Chien (2017). Sword attacker charged with murder attempt. Taipei Times. 14 October.

'Join hands to fight idol theft'

(India)

The Hindu (2017). 'Join hands to fight idol theft'. The Hindu. 14 October.

HC asks officials to join hands to fight idol theft

(India)

The Hindu (2017). HC asks officials to join hands to fight idol theft. The Hindu. 13 October.

Viking loot plundered: Irish help sought in tracing artefacts

(Norway; Ireland)

Lorna Siggins (2017). Viking loot plundered: Irish help sought in tracing artefacts. The Irish Times. 13 October.

36-yr-old case: HC stays order of cost on CBI's sr officer

(India)

Outlook (2017). 36-yr-old case: HC stays order of cost on CBI's sr officer. Outlook. 12 October.

Why Isn't Anyone Searching for Montreal's Stolen Masterpieces?

(Canada)

Anthony Amore (2017). Why Isn't Anyone Searching for Montreal's Stolen Masterpieces?. Observer. 12 October.

Ethiopia: The Unfortunate Case of Ethiopia's Looted Heritages

(Ethiopia)

Abiy Hailu (2017). Ethiopia: The Unfortunate Case of Ethiopia's Looted Heritages. All Africa. 12 October.

More than $20,000 in handcrafted items stolen from First Nations store

(Canada)

Mark Melnychuck (2017). More than $20,000 in handcrafted items stolen from First Nations store. Regina Leader-Post. 12 October.

600-year-old idol worth Rs 2.35 crore recovered, 4 held

(India; Malaysia)

TNN (2017). 600-year-old idol worth Rs 2.35 crore recovered, 4 held. The Times of India. 12 October.

Gurlitt's Swiss dealer breaks silence on his client

(Switzerland; Germany)

SwissInfo (2017). Gurlitt's Swiss dealer breaks silence on his client. Expatica. 12 October.

Theft of Aurangzeb-era Quran copy: HC Seeks Status of CBI Investigation

(India)

Marouf Ali (2017). Theft of Aurangzeb-era Quran copy: HC Seeks Status of CBI Investigation. Kashmir Observer. 12 October.

Border guards detain Briton who tried to smuggle collection of antiquities from Ukraine

(Ukraine; United Kingdom)

Interfax Ukraine (2017). Border guards detain Briton who tried to smuggle collection of antiquities from Ukraine. Interfax Ukraine. 12 October.

Reward offered for recovery of stolen Tourmaline pieces

(United States of America)

Tom Ferrall (2017). Reward offered for recovery of stolen Tourmaline pieces. Fallbrook & Bonsall Village News. 11 October.

Some priceless Niihau shell lei return home

(United States of America)

Chris Sugidono (2017). Some priceless Niihau shell lei return home. The Maui News. 11 October.

Looted Antiquity, Once at Met Museum, to Return to Lebanon

(Lebanon; United States of America)

Colin Moynihan (2017). Looted Antiquity, Once at Met Museum, to Return to Lebanon. The New York Times. 11 October.

Maharashtra museum to get better security, go solar

(India)

Dhaval Kulkarni (2017). Maharashtra museum to get better security, go solar. DNA. 11 October.

Open 'art market' may put a price tag on our Gods

(India)

Vijay Kumar (2017). Open 'art market' may put a price tag on our Gods. The Times of India. 11 October.

Theft of Marvel exec's art reads like a comic book caper

(United States of America)

Steve Janoski (2017). Theft of Marvel exec's art reads like a comic book caper. North Jersey. 10 October.

Turkey launches new initiative to return stolen pieces of Zeugma mosaics from US university

(Turkey; United States of America)

Daily Sabah (2017). Turkey launches new initiative to return stolen pieces of Zeugma mosaics from US university. Daily Sabah. 10 October.

Stolen comic book art in North Jersey highlights increasing value of original drawings

(United States of America)

Steve Janoski, Michael Izzo, Kaitlyn Kanzle (2017). Stolen comic book art in North Jersey highlights increasing value of original drawings. North Jersey. 10 October.

Police say plumber who stole $239K worth of comics, art from Sparta home fled to Italy

(United States of America; Italy)

Michael Izzo (2017). Police say plumber who stole $239K worth of comics, art from Sparta home fled to Italy. Daily Record. 9 October.

Six panchaloha idols stolen from temple in Chennai

(India)

The News Minute (2017). Six panchaloha idols stolen from temple in Chennai. The News Minute. 8 October.

Handyman wanted in Sparta art theft

(United States of America)

New Jersey Herald (2017). Handyman wanted in Sparta art theft. New Jersey Herald. 8 October.

10th-century Shiva idol to be on home ground soon

(India)

Kumar Vikram (2017). 10th-century Shiva idol to be on home ground soon. The New Indian Express. 8 October.

Burglars decamp with temple jewellery

(India)

Press Trust of India (2017). Burglars decamp with temple jewellery. India Today. 7 October.

Bid to smuggle Mughal-era antiquities foiled

(Pakistan; Afghanistan)

The Express Tribune (2017). Bid to smuggle Mughal-era antiquities foiled. The Express Tribune. 7 October.

Two held with antique idols, painting

(India)

The Hitavada (2017). Two held with antique idols, painting. The Hitavada. 6 October.

The damage being done to our churches

(United Kingdom)

KLFM (2017). The damage being done to our churches. KLFM. 6 October.

Draft antiquities bill triggers jubilation and alarm

(India)

Sanya Dhingra (2017). Draft antiquities bill triggers jubilation and alarm. The Print. 6 October.

1,000 African Skulls Stolen for Racist Research in Germany Discovered in a Museum Basement

(Germany; Rwanda; Tanzania; Burundi)

Kristin Hugo (2017). 1,000 African Skulls Stolen for Racist Research in Germany Discovered in a Museum Basement. Newsweek. 6 October.

Nighthawks cause damage at scheduled monument

(United Kingdom)

Northumberland Gazette (2017). Nighthawks cause damage at scheduled monument. Northumberland Gazette. 6 October.

Madhya Pradesh STF arrests 2 men for smuggling antiques

(India)

P. Naveen (2017). Madhya Pradesh STF arrests 2 men for smuggling antiques. The Times of India. 5 October.

Two works of Ottoman-era Turkish national painter seized 5 years after museum theft

(Turkey)

Anadolu Agency (2017). Two works of Ottoman-era Turkish national painter seized 5 years after museum theft. Daily Sabah. 5 October.

Stolen Rockwell painting returned to family after 40 years set for auction

(United States of America)

Associated Press (2017). Stolen Rockwell painting returned to family after 40 years set for auction. NJ.com. 5 October.

Temple's Stolen Dome Sparks Quarrel Over its Fabrication

(India)

Archana More (2017). Temple's Stolen Dome Sparks Quarrel Over its Fabrication. Pune Mirror. 5 October.

Italy's heritage under threat

(Italy)

Sophie Tavernese (2017). Italy's heritage under threat. EuroNews. 4 October.

Police release images of paintings stolen from art gallery

(United Kingdom)

Laura Hammond (2017). Police release images of paintings stolen from art gallery. Nottingham Post. 4 October.

Burglars steal cash from New Walk Museum - but ignore priceless artefacts

(United Kingdom)

Dan Martin (2017). Burglars steal cash from New Walk Museum - but ignore priceless artefacts. Leicester Mercury. 4 October.

Theft at Ekvira Devi Temple

(India)

Shoumojit Banerjee (2017). Theft at Ekvira Devi Temple. The Hindu. 4 October.

Senate Minority Leader: Don't Return Trove of Jewish Artifacts to Iraq

(Iraq; United States of America)

Josefin Dolsten (2017). Senate Minority Leader: Don't Return Trove of Jewish Artifacts to Iraq. The Jerusalem Post. 4 October.

The government must bring the stolen Indigenous dead home

(Australia)

Paul Daley (2017). The government must bring the stolen Indigenous dead home. The Guardian. 4 October.

From Rhino horns to Egyptian jewels - these are the items that have been stolen from Leicester's museums

(United Kingdom)

Dan Martin (2017). From Rhino horns to Egyptian jewels - these are the items that have been stolen from Leicester's museums. Leicester Mercury. 4 October.

ASI writes to Indian mission at Australia with details of stolen artefacts from Tamil Nadu

(India; Australia)

Yogesh Kabirdoss (2017). ASI writes to Indian mission at Australia with details of stolen artefacts from Tamil Nadu. The Times of India. 3 October.

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

(United States of America)

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

4 try to steal idol from temple, land in villagers' net

(India)

TNN (2017). 4 try to steal idol from temple, land in villagers' net. The Times of India. 2 October.

वराह मंदिर से पांच सौ साल पुरानी पत्थर की प्रतिमा चोरी

(India)

Stone idol of the God Varaha stolen last night from temple

Manoj Tiwari (2017). वराह मंदिर से पांच सौ साल पुरानी पत्थर की प्रतिमा चोरी. News 18. 2 October.

CBI faces flak for delaying 37-year-old case

(India)

Shikha Verma (2017). CBI faces flak for delaying 37-year-old case. The Asian Age. 2 October.

Thousands of artefacts 'missing' from Britain's top musuems

(United Kingdom)

Martin Evans (2017). Thousands of artefacts 'missing' from Britain's top musuems. The Telegraph. 1 October.

CBI faces flak from court as case of idol theft in Allahabad drags on for 37 years

(India)

Press Trust of India (2017). CBI faces flak from court as case of idol theft in Allahabad drags on for 37 years. First Post. 1 October.

Renoir painting stolen before auction near Paris

(France)

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

Theft at puja older than city

(India)

Subhasish Chaudhuri (2017). Theft at puja older than city. Telegraph India. 30 September.

3 sentenced to prison for looting Mississippi Indian mound

(United States of America)

The Republic (2017). 3 sentenced to prison for looting Mississippi Indian mound. The Republic. 30 September.

Antique Idol Stolen From Cuttack Recovered In UP

(India)

Odisha TV (2017). Antique Idol Stolen From Cuttack Recovered In UP. Odisha TV. 29 September.

Aivazovsky painting stolen from Russia in 1976 found in Switzerland

(Russia; Switzerland)

RAPSI (2017). Aivazovsky painting stolen from Russia in 1976 found in Switzerland. RAPSI. 29 September.

Sale of heritage furniture to invite punishment

(India)

The Tribune (2017). Sale of heritage furniture to invite punishment. The Tribune. 29 September.

Matisse's heirs claim two cut-outs worth $4.5m

(France; Hong Kong)

Vincent Noce (2017). Matisse's heirs claim two cut-outs worth $4.5m. The Art Newspaper. 29 September.

Police appeal for witnesses after 2000 pieces of silver stolen from Kent antiques dealer

(United Kingdom)

Laura Chesters (2017). Police appeal for witnesses after 2000 pieces of silver stolen from Kent antiques dealer. Antiques Trade Gazette. 29 September.

Thieves in smash-and-grab heist take 'iconic' museum gems

(United States of America)

Teri Figueroa (2017). Thieves in smash-and-grab heist take 'iconic' museum gems. The San Diego Union-Tribune. 29 September.

Four including temple staff held for stealing silver palanquin

(India)

TNN (2017). Four including temple staff held for stealing silver palanquin. The Times of India. 29 September.

The story behind the world's oldest surviving wharenui at Te Papa

(New Zealand)

Laura Macdonald (2017). The story behind the world's oldest surviving wharenui at Te Papa. Newshub. 29 September.

7 idols stolen from Jain temple

(India)

Udaipur Times (2017). 7 idols stolen from Jain temple. Udaipur Times. 28 September.

Four held for stealing silver palanquin

(India)

The Hindu (2017). Four held for stealing silver palanquin. The Hindu. 28 September.

Judge Orders Another Exam For Mobster Gentile, Who Remains Silent On Notorious Gardner Heist

(United States of America)

Edmund H. Mahoney (2017). Judge Orders Another Exam For Mobster Gentile, Who Remains Silent On Notorious Gardner Heist. Hartford Courant. 28 September.

4 robbers held, booty worth Rs 7.5 lakh seized

(India)

Express News Service (2017). 4 robbers held, booty worth Rs 7.5 lakh seized. The New Indian Express. 28 September.

'Nighthawk' artefacts hunters hit Hadrian's Wall area Roman site

(United Kingdom)

Stuart Minting (2017). 'Nighthawk' artefacts hunters hit Hadrian's Wall area Roman site. The Northern Echo. 28 September.

How China and America Can Protect the World's Antiquities

(China; United States of America)

Eleni Wah (2017). How China and America Can Protect the World's Antiquities. Foreign Affairs. 28 September.

Inter-state robbers nabbed

(India)

The Hans India (2017). Inter-state robbers nabbed. The Hans India. 27 September.

Picton artist Sirpa Alalääkkölä 'heartbroken' at theft of paintings worth 'hundreds of thousands'

(New Zealand)

Melissa Nightengale (2017). Picton artist Sirpa Alalääkkölä 'heartbroken' at theft of paintings worth 'hundreds of thousands'. New Zealand Herald. 27 September.

Pezeshknia Painting Stolen

(Iran)

Financial Tribute (2017). Pezeshknia Painting Stolen. Financial Tribute. 26 September.

Public urged to help find missing art

(Taiwan)

Wei-han Chen (2017). Public urged to help find missing art. Taipei Times. 26 September.

'Stolen' 9/11 Subway Art Was Unauthorized and Removed by Cleaner, NYPD Says

(United States of America)

Allegra Hobbs (2017). 'Stolen' 9/11 Subway Art Was Unauthorized and Removed by Cleaner, NYPD Says. DNA Info. 26 September.

Heist at Whistler art gallery spurs police to ask for public's help

(Canada)

Ashley Burr (2017). Heist at Whistler art gallery spurs police to ask for public's help. Global News. 26 September.

National Inuit org honours return of stolen Nunatsiavut remains

(Canada)

Nunatsiaq News (2017). National Inuit org honours return of stolen Nunatsiavut remains. Nunatsiaq Online. 26 September.

Manhattan District Attorney Says Antiquity Seized From the Met Should Be Returned to Lebanon

(Lebanon; United States of America)

Eileen Kinsella (2017). Manhattan District Attorney Says Antiquity Seized From the Met Should Be Returned to Lebanon. ArtNet News. 26 September.

Smugglers preying on fossils in Narmada valley, officials

(India)

Outlook (2017). Smugglers preying on fossils in Narmada valley, officials. Outlook. 26 September.

No CBI Probe into Melukote Temple Theft

(India)

Shyam Prasad (2017). No CBI Probe into Melukote Temple Theft. Bangalore Mirror. 26 September.

Idol lifting case: accused produced in court

(India)

The Hindu (2017). Idol lifting case: accused produced in court. The Hindu. 26 September.

In the battle over stolen work, social media may just be indie designers' greatest weapon

(United States of America)

Lea Rose Emery (2017). In the battle over stolen work, social media may just be indie designers' greatest weapon. The Daily Dot. 25 September.

Looted statues, pottery returned to Italy after probe in NYC

(Italy; United States of America)

Jennifer Peltz (2017). Looted statues, pottery returned to Italy after probe in NYC. The Province. 25 September.

Roban las joyas de la Virgen de la Alegría de Majadahonda y destrozan el despacho parroquial de Santa Catalina

(Spain)

Jewels of the Virgen de la Alegría of Majadahonda stolen and parish office of St Catherine destroyed

Majadahonda Magazin (2017). Roban las joyas de la Virgen de la Alegría de Majadahonda y destrozan el despacho parroquial de Santa Catalina. Majadahonda Magazin. 25 September.

How researchers can stop the plundering of cultural treasures

(General)

Fillip-André Baarøy (2017). How researchers can stop the plundering of cultural treasures. Phys.org. 25 September.

The myth of the art thief: It's not a gentleman's crime

(General)

Noah Charney (2017). The myth of the art thief: It's not a gentleman's crime. Salon. 24 September.

DSP held in idol theft case proves hard nut to crack

(India)

A Selvaraj (2017). DSP held in idol theft case proves hard nut to crack. The Times of India. 24 September.

Marseille: A stele of Egyptian Stolen from a Museum in the Middle of the Day

(France)

A. Gelebart (2017). Marseille: A stele of Egyptian Stolen from a Museum in the Middle of the Day. The Sherbrooke Times. 24 September.

Un detenido por robar piezas arqueológicas del yacimiento íbero de Ulldecona

(Spain)

One detained for stealing archaeological pieces from Iberian site of Ulldecona

"La Vanguardia" (2017). Un detenido por robar piezas arqueológicas del yacimiento íbero de Ulldecona. La Vanguardia. 24 September.

Suspended DSP produced in court

(India)

The Hindu (2017). Suspended DSP produced in court. The Hindu. 23 September.

Idol theft case: Arrested cop didn't cooperate with investigators, says police officer

(India)

A. Selvaraj (2017). Idol theft case: Arrested cop didn't cooperate with investigators, says police officer. The Times of India. 23 September.

Berlin police laugh off theft of their own Nazi artefacts

(Germany)

David Charter (2017). Berlin police laugh off theft of their own Nazi artefacts. The Sunday Times. 22 September.

Accused mobster tied to Boston art heist to undergo psychiatric test

(United States of America)

Scott Malone (2017). Accused mobster tied to Boston art heist to undergo psychiatric test. Reuters. 22 September.

Idol theft gang falls in CID trap

(India)

Express News Service (2017). Idol theft gang falls in CID trap. The New Indian Express. 22 September.

Taiwan and Vietnamese men arrested for illegal logging

(Taiwan; Vietnam)

Asia Times (2017). Taiwan and Vietnamese men arrested for illegal logging. Asia Times. 22 September.

Paphos mayor accuses foreign ministry staff of wrongdoing

(Cyprus; France; China)

George Psyllides (2017). Paphos mayor accuses foreign ministry staff of wrongdoing. Cyprus Mail. 22 September.

Stolen WW1 watch for bravery returned to Blyth museum

(United Kingdom)

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

9/11 Memorial Art Stolen After Truthers Threaten Display, Police Say

(United States of America)

Allegra Hobbs (2017). 9/11 Memorial Art Stolen After Truthers Threaten Display, Police Say. DNA Info. 21 September.

Peabody Essex Museum Gets Set of Native American Artifacts

(United States of America)

Leslie Macmillan (2017). Peabody Essex Museum Gets Set of Native American Artifacts. The New York Times. 21 September.

Global market for forged and stolen artworks is thriving and underpoliced

(Australia; United Kingdom)

Clive Williams (2017). Global market for forged and stolen artworks is thriving and underpoliced. The Sydney Morning Herald. 21 September.

Stolen, recovered, and now for sale: The saga of Cherry Hill's Norman Rockwell painting

(United States of America)

Kevin Riordan (2017). Stolen, recovered, and now for sale: The saga of Cherry Hill's Norman Rockwell painting. Philly.com. 21 September.

Theft At Temple In Siliguri's Champasari

(India)

Siliguri Times (2017). Theft At Temple In Siliguri's Champasari. Siliguri Times. 20 September.

Sarcophagus of Hercules set in place

(Turkey; Switzerland)

Daily Sabah (2017). Sarcophagus of Hercules set in place. Daily Sabah. 20 September.

Watch awarded to honour war hero's bravery returned five months after being stolen

(United Kingdom)

Michael Muncaster (2017). Watch awarded to honour war hero's bravery returned five months after being stolen. Chronicle Live. 20 September.

A £30k painting created by Joan Collins' son turned up at an Isle of Sheppey bootfair

(United Kingdom)

Joy Basu (2017). A £30k painting created by Joan Collins' son turned up at an Isle of Sheppey bootfair. Kent Live. 20 September.

Ottoman-era artefacts seized at Cairo airport to go to Museum of Islamic Art

(Egypt; Turkey)

Nevine El-Aref (2017). Ottoman-era artefacts seized at Cairo airport to go to Museum of Islamic Art. Ahram Online. 20 September.

Break-in at Mohamed Ali Palace in Shubra, no artefacts missing: Ministry

(Egypt)

Nevine El-Aref (2017). Break-in at Mohamed Ali Palace in Shubra, no artefacts missing: Ministry. Ahram Online. 20 September.

Theft of Qur'an: HC seeks status

(India)

D.H. Rashid (2017). Theft of Qur'an: HC seeks status. Greater Kashmir. 20 September.

Two men jailed over Dumfries gold medal theft

(United Kingdom)

ITV (2017). Two men jailed over Dumfries gold medal theft. ITV. 19 September.

Liberia Wants Its Cultural Artifacts Back, Please

(Liberia)

Natasha Frost (2017). Liberia Wants Its Cultural Artifacts Back, Please. Atlas Obscura. 19 September.

Stolen church items found after tipoff during confession

(Malta)

Times of Malta (2017). Stolen church items found after tipoff during confession. Times of Malta. 19 September.

After 87 years in a Smithsonian collection, bones of Igiugig ancestors return home

(United States of America)

Avery Lill (2017). After 87 years in a Smithsonian collection, bones of Igiugig ancestors return home. KDLG. 19 September.

Germany launches internet portal to fight art trafficking

(Germany)

Catherine Hickley (2017). Germany launches internet portal to fight art trafficking. The Art Newspaper. 19 September.

Dozens of rare John Lennon prints discovered during police art theft investigation

(United Kingdom)

Patrick Sawer (2017). Dozens of rare John Lennon prints discovered during police art theft investigation. The Telegraph. 19 September.

Ivory Dealer Goes Undercover to Help Bust Wildlife Smuggler

(United States of America)

Associated Press (2017). Ivory Dealer Goes Undercover to Help Bust Wildlife Smuggler. US News and World Report. 19 September.

Antiques smugglers had a free run of state's heritage

(India)

Tribune News Service (2017). Antiques smugglers had a free run of state's heritage. The Tribune. 19 September.

Gallery owner says PayPal won't help enough after alleged heist

(United States of America)

Jason Knowles, Ann Pistone (2017). Gallery owner says PayPal won't help enough after alleged heist. ABC United States. 18 September.

Two suspects arrested over illegal excavation in Cairo and Sharqia

(Egypt)

Al-Masry Al-Youm (2017). Two suspects arrested over illegal excavation in Cairo and Sharqia. Egypt Independent. 18 September.

A film on idol robberies

(India)

Kirubhakar Purushothaman (2017). A film on idol robberies. Deccan Chronicle. 18 September.

Two Stolen Chapel Paintings To Be Repatriated To Peru After Collector Voluntarily Returns The Works

(Peru; United States of America)

Fox Rothschild LLP (2017). Two Stolen Chapel Paintings To Be Repatriated To Peru After Collector Voluntarily Returns The Works. JDSupra. 18 September.

Despite Leading Signs, Perpetrators of 1985 de Kooning Heist May Remain a Mystery

(United States of America)

Anthony Amore (2017). Despite Leading Signs, Perpetrators of 1985 de Kooning Heist May Remain a Mystery. Observer. 18 September.

Burglars steal Rs 22,000 silver sheet from templevalued at Rs 22,000 stolen from temple in Baner

(India)

TNN (2017). Burglars steal Rs 22,000 silver sheet from templevalued at Rs 22,000 stolen from temple in Baner. The Times of India. 18 September.

Authorities seize attempt to smuggle ancient guns to Turkey

(Egypt; Turkey)

Daily News Egypt (2017). Authorities seize attempt to smuggle ancient guns to Turkey. Daily News Egypt. 17 September.

Car booter unwittingly buys stolen £30,000 painting for £40 before handing it to police

(United Kingdom)

Joe Mellor (2017). Car booter unwittingly buys stolen £30,000 painting for £40 before handing it to police. The London Economic. 17 September.

Who Stole 'The Big Maple Leaf,' the Biggest Coin in the World?

(Germany)

Allison McNearney (2017). Who Stole 'The Big Maple Leaf,' the Biggest Coin in the World?. The Daily Beast. 16 September.

Stock heritage furniture in one building, panel suggests to UT

(India)

Hina Rohtaki (2017). Stock heritage furniture in one building, panel suggests to UT. The Indian Express. 16 September.

Head of Libya's archeology authority urges neighboring countries to help end smuggling of antiquities

(Libya)

Abdulkader Assad (2017). Head of Libya's archeology authority urges neighboring countries to help end smuggling of antiquities. The Libya Observer. 16 September.

Liberia appeals for return of lost artifacts to newly restored museum

(Liberia)

Africa Times (2017). Liberia appeals for return of lost artifacts to newly restored museum. Africa Times. 16 September.

Man admits Olympic medal theft from Dumfries museum

(United Kingdom)

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

Historic Rolls-Royce vandalized, but stolen parts found in New England

(United States of America)

NH1 (2017). Historic Rolls-Royce vandalized, but stolen parts found in New England. NH1. 15 September.

Terry Bradley gallery 'delighted' stolen art is found

(United Kingdom)

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

Fatwa allowing illegal antiquities excavation triggers ire in Egypt

(Egypt)

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

Man charged with antiquities theft over fossils

(Greece)

eKathimerini (2017). Man charged with antiquities theft over fossils. eKathimerini. 15 September.

Thieves break into Latin Catholic Church in Istanbul's Beyoğlu, steal artifacts

(Turkey; Uzbekistan)

Çetin Aydın (2017). Thieves break into Latin Catholic Church in Istanbul's Beyoğlu, steal artifacts. Hurriyet Daily News. 15 September.

Tomb raiders vandalize mysterious Judean Desert 'skull cave'

(Israel)

Daniel K. Eisenbud (2017). Tomb raiders vandalize mysterious Judean Desert 'skull cave'. The Jerusalem Post. 15 September.

Thieves break into Armenian Orthodox church in Istanbul's Beyoğlu, steal artefacts

(Turkey)

Hurriyet Daily News (2017). Thieves break into Armenian Orthodox church in Istanbul's Beyoğlu, steal artefacts. Hurriyet Daily News. 15 September.

Tamil Nadu: Absconding DSP held for idol robbery

(India)

Deccan Chronicle (2017). Tamil Nadu: Absconding DSP held for idol robbery. Deccan Chronicle. 15 September.

Winery painting thief escapes with spent conviction

(Australia)

Heather McNeill (2017). Winery painting thief escapes with spent conviction. Western Australia Today. 15 September.

Police seize stolen Aboriginal artefacts in raid

(Australia)

NITV (2017). Police seize stolen Aboriginal artefacts in raid. NITV. 14 September.

Saxonwold man offers R50k reward for stolen artworks worth millions

(South Africa)

Simnikiwe Hlatshaneni (2017). Saxonwold man offers R50k reward for stolen artworks worth millions. The Citizen. 14 September.

'Stolen art' and ammunition found in west Belfast

(United Kingdom)

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

DSP wanted in antique idols smuggling case arrested

(India)

R. Rajaram (2017). DSP wanted in antique idols smuggling case arrested. The Hindu. 14 September.

Metro station police foil security guard's attempt to steal artefact from Coptic Museum

(Egypt)

Nevine El-Aref (2017). Metro station police foil security guard's attempt to steal artefact from Coptic Museum. Ahram Online. 14 September.

Fossil footprints of early human ancestor stolen from archaeological site in Kasteli, Crete

(Greece)

Tornos News (2017). Fossil footprints of early human ancestor stolen from archaeological site in Kasteli, Crete. Tornos News. 14 September.

The Cactus Poachers of Phoenix who are Ruining the Arizona Desert

(United States of America)

Fiona Tapp (2017). The Cactus Poachers of Phoenix who are Ruining the Arizona Desert. The Independent. 14 September.

Olympian Rhona Howie 'gutted' by Dumfries gold medal theft

(United Kingdom)

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

Meet the font detectives who ferret out fakery

(General)

Glenn Fleishman (2017). Meet the font detectives who ferret out fakery. Wired. 13 September.

Syrians Launch Campaign to Return Antiquities Stolen in Ongoing War

(Syria)

Anadolu Agency (2017). Syrians Launch Campaign to Return Antiquities Stolen in Ongoing War. Albawaba. 13 September.

Stolen Aboriginal relics seized in NSW

(Australia)

Georgia Moore, Caroline Schelle (2017). Stolen Aboriginal relics seized in NSW. News.com.au. 13 September.

Stolen cultural asset returned to South Korea from Japan after 20 years

(South Korea; Japan)

The Japan Times (2017). Stolen cultural asset returned to South Korea from Japan after 20 years. The Japan Times. 13 September.

Art dealer who stole celebrity portraits of the Rolling Stones, Princess Diana and Bob Dylan jailed for four years

(United Kingdom)

Rod Minchin (2017). Art dealer who stole celebrity portraits of the Rolling Stones, Princess Diana and Bob Dylan jailed for four years. The Independent. 13 September.

Police in Italy fight back against theft of art from churches

(Italy)

The Local (2017). Police in Italy fight back against theft of art from churches. The Local. 13 September.

Italy police recover $8.4m worth of stolen church art

(Italy; Belgium)

The News (2017). Italy police recover $8.4m worth of stolen church art. The News. 13 September.

Mysteries In The Museum: Crime And Deception In Art

(United States of America)

Lucy Nalpathanchil, Carmen Baskauf (2017). Mysteries In The Museum: Crime And Deception In Art. WNPR. 8 September.

Turning detective in hunt for artifacts

(Turkey)

Zihao Wang (2017). Turning detective in hunt for artifacts. ECNS. 7 September.

Cospicua men charged with stealing €34,000 worth of items from parish church

(Malta)

Matthew Agius (2017). Cospicua men charged with stealing €34,000 worth of items from parish church. Malta Today. 7 September.

Armenia's Ministry of Culture Seeks Return of Ancient Armenian Church Bell from Iran

(Turkey; Iran; Armenia)

Armen Press (2017). Armenia's Ministry of Culture Seeks Return of Ancient Armenian Church Bell from Iran. Asbarez. 7 September.

Amid 'smuggling' controversy, govt to go in for antiquity audit

(India)

Vishav Bharti (2017). Amid 'smuggling' controversy, govt to go in for antiquity audit. The Tribune. 7 September.

Theft of Artifacts Sets Back Scientists Tracing Human History

(Mexico)

Michael Sainato (2017). Theft of Artifacts Sets Back Scientists Tracing Human History. Observer. 7 September.

Graves Of Fallen Soldiers Desecrated, Relics Stolen In Historic Cemetery

(United States of America)

Ellysa Chenery (2017). Graves Of Fallen Soldiers Desecrated, Relics Stolen In Historic Cemetery. Wester Journalism. 7 September.

The Netherlands Is Still Hoarding a Massive Collection of Art Looted From Jews by Nazis

(Netherlands)

Avraham Roet (2017). The Netherlands Is Still Hoarding a Massive Collection of Art Looted From Jews by Nazis. Haaretz. 7 September.

Two in court on Cospicua church robbery charges

(Malta)

Times of Malta (2017). Two in court on Cospicua church robbery charges. Times of Malta. 7 September.

Robo de los atributos de la virgen: "Estamos muy apenados", asegura el padre Federico Lagoa

(Argentina)

Theft of the attributes of the Virgin: "We are very sorry", says Father Federico Lagoa

Noticias Mercedinas (2017). Robo de los atributos de la virgen: "Estamos muy apenados", asegura el padre Federico Lagoa. Noticias Mercedinas. 7 September.

How Forest Forensics Could Prevent the Theft of Ancient Trees

(United States of America)

Lyndsie Bourgon (2017). How Forest Forensics Could Prevent the Theft of Ancient Trees. Smithsonian. 6 September.

Electric Picnic thieves stole art installation by 90 year old nun

(Ireland)

Fiona Kelly (2017). Electric Picnic thieves stole art installation by 90 year old nun. Buzz. 6 September.

'Free Our Sacred' Campaign Calls for the Liberation of Sacred Afro-Brazilian Objects

(Brazil)

Lisa Hollenbach (2017). 'Free Our Sacred' Campaign Calls for the Liberation of Sacred Afro-Brazilian Objects. Rioonwatch. 6 September.

Morocco opens an investigation into the selling of dinosaur fossils on the Internet

(Morocco; Ireland)

Al Arabiya (2017). Morocco opens an investigation into the selling of dinosaur fossils on the Internet. Al Arabiya. 6 September.

Heartless thieves steal mosaics designed by Perthshire school children

(United Kingdom)

Paul Reoch (2017). Heartless thieves steal mosaics designed by Perthshire school children. The Courier. 6 September.

Idol theft probe: Madras High Court warns of notice to officials

(India)

Press Trust of India (2017). Idol theft probe: Madras High Court warns of notice to officials. Mirror Now. 6 September.

German Police Uncover $3 Million Art Heist, Including Baselitz Work

(Germany)

Edmund Heaphy (2017). German Police Uncover $3 Million Art Heist, Including Baselitz Work. The New York Times. 5 September.

Judge delays sentencing of accused mobster tied to Boston art heist

(United States of America)

Andy Thibault (2017). Judge delays sentencing of accused mobster tied to Boston art heist. Reuters. 5 September.

Thief steals $300,000 of jewelry made by 'Art in the Pearl' vendors, report says

(United States of America)

Aimee Green (2017). Thief steals $300,000 of jewelry made by 'Art in the Pearl' vendors, report says. The Oregonian. 4 September.

Poor Egyptians dig up homes in search of antiquities

(Egypt)

Bel Trew (2017). Poor Egyptians dig up homes in search of antiquities. The Sunday Times. 4 September.

Night at the museum: Why the great skylight caper at the MMFA remains unsolved, 45 years later

(Canada)

Marilla Steuter-Martin (2017). Night at the museum: Why the great skylight caper at the MMFA remains unsolved, 45 years later. CBC. 4 September.

India's antiques, neglected at home but treasured abroad

(India)

Pooja Pillai (2017). India's antiques, neglected at home but treasured abroad. The Indian Express. 4 September.

Marcellin Desboutin's stolen painting found after 28 years

(France)

Blouin Artinfo (2017). Marcellin Desboutin's stolen painting found after 28 years. Blouin Artinfo. 4 September.

Jailed YouTuber: 'Not proud' of prank

(United Kingdom)

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

Artifacts stolen by IS from Mosul museum recovered

(Iraq)

Nehal Mostafa (2017). Artifacts stolen by IS from Mosul museum recovered. Iraqi News. 3 September.

Stubborn Stand-off Over Stolen Gardner Museum Art Could End With Sentencing Of Hartford Gangster

(United States of America)

Edmund H. Mahoney (2017). Stubborn Stand-off Over Stolen Gardner Museum Art Could End With Sentencing Of Hartford Gangster. Hartford Courant. 3 September.

Popular tiny camel statue stolen from downtown Colorado Springs

(United States of America)

Bill Folsom (2017). Popular tiny camel statue stolen from downtown Colorado Springs. KOAA. 2 September.

Man heartbroken after 50 year bonsai collection stolen

(New Zealand)

Kiri Gillespie (2017). Man heartbroken after 50 year bonsai collection stolen. Bay of Plenty Times. 2 September.

One of stolen plaques irreplaceable

(Malaysia; Australia)

Daily Express (2017). One of stolen plaques irreplaceable. Daily Express. 2 September.

Idol stolen from temple

(India)

Kaumudi (2017). Idol stolen from temple. Kaumudi. 2 September.

U.S. returns Saddam Hussein's precious chess board

(Iraq; United States of America)

Mohamed Mostafa (2017). U.S. returns Saddam Hussein's precious chess board. Iraqi News. 2 September.

Italy displays marble Roman head stolen in World War II

(Italy; Algeria; France; Germany; United States of America)

Associated Press (2017). Italy displays marble Roman head stolen in World War II. The Times of Israel. 2 September.

Mangaluru: 800-yr-old idol, ornaments stolen from temple

(India)

Bangalore Mirror (2017). Mangaluru: 800-yr-old idol, ornaments stolen from temple. Bangalore Mirror. 2 September.

Sullia: Thieves steal idol of goddess, ornaments from Subrahmanya temple

(India)

Daiji World (2017). Sullia: Thieves steal idol of goddess, ornaments from Subrahmanya temple. Daiji World. 1 September.

Archaeological objects exposed by storms, stolen

(New Zealand)

Hamish MacLean (2017). Archaeological objects exposed by storms, stolen. Otago Daily Times. 1 September.

Germany investigating cultural goods lost under communists

(Germany)

Associated Press (2017). Germany investigating cultural goods lost under communists. Timmins Today. 1 September.

Smuggling of heritage furniture: UT begins probe into role of former director of Museum and Art Gallery

(India)

Hina Rohtaki (2017). Smuggling of heritage furniture: UT begins probe into role of former director of Museum and Art Gallery. The Indian Express. 1 September.

Antiques smuggling: After DRI letter, Navjot Singh Sidhu writes to CM, seeks inquiry against Randhawa

(India)

Kanchan Vasdev (2017). Antiques smuggling: After DRI letter, Navjot Singh Sidhu writes to CM, seeks inquiry against Randhawa. The Indian Express. 1 September.

European Summit to Discuss the Return of Looted West African Art

(Nigeria; United Kingdom)

Ben Panko (2017). European Summit to Discuss the Return of Looted West African Art. Smithsonian. 31 August.

Ex-Polish president's waiter on trial over theft of painting

(Poland)

PAP (2017). Ex-Polish president's waiter on trial over theft of painting. Radio Poland. 31 August.

The Art World Calls This Man When Masterpieces Go Missing

(United Kingdom)

Alanna Martinez (2017). The Art World Calls This Man When Masterpieces Go Missing. Observer. 31 August.

The mysterious disappearances of the world's greatest treasures

(General)

Barbara Hoffman (2017). The mysterious disappearances of the world's greatest treasures. New York Post. 31 August.

महराजगंज: महंगे शौक के चलते चुराई करोड़ों की मूर्तियां [ पूरी ख़बर यहाँ से पढ़ें

(India)

Maharajganj Police arrest two people who stole idols worth cores from temple

Dynamite News (2017). महराजगंज: महंगे शौक के चलते चुराई करोड़ों की मूर्तियां [ पूरी ख़बर यहाँ से पढ़ें. Dynamite News. 31 August.

Illegal treasure-hunter arrested in Crete

(Greece; Spain)

eKathimerini (2017). Illegal treasure-hunter arrested in Crete. eKathimerini. 31 August.

Meet the Archaeologist Who Helps Find Stolen Art

(United Kingdom)

Erin Blakemore (2017). Meet the Archaeologist Who Helps Find Stolen Art. History. 30 August.

Skeleton plundered from Mexican cave was one of the Americas' oldest

(Mexico)

Ewen Callaway (2017). Skeleton plundered from Mexican cave was one of the Americas' oldest. Nature. 30 August.

Catacomb thieves drill into Paris cellar to swipe €250,000 of top wine

(France)

Henry Samuel (2017). Catacomb thieves drill into Paris cellar to swipe €250,000 of top wine. The Telegraph. 30 August.

Absconding idol theft accused arrested

(India)

TNN (2017). Absconding idol theft accused arrested. The Times of India. 30 August.

Subash Kapoor, 10 others produced before court

(India)

TNN (2017). Subash Kapoor, 10 others produced before court. The Times of India. 30 August.

Christie's and Hedge-Fund Titan Move to Quash Turkey's Lawsuit Over 'Stargazer' Idol

(Turkey; United States of America)

Eileen Kinsella (2017). Christie's and Hedge-Fund Titan Move to Quash Turkey's Lawsuit Over 'Stargazer' Idol. ArtNet News. 30 August.

Briton arrested in Spanish hotel on suspicion of stealing ancient artifacts from Italy

(Spain; United Kingdom; Italy)

James Badcock, Nick Squires (2017). Briton arrested in Spanish hotel on suspicion of stealing ancient artifacts from Italy. The Telegraph. 29 August.

Christie's Defends Sale of 5,000-Year-Old Turkish Idol

(Turkey; United States of America)

Adam Klasfeld (2017). Christie's Defends Sale of 5,000-Year-Old Turkish Idol. Courthouse News. 29 August.

Egypt returns stolen antique money to Iraq and China

(Egypt; China)

Ashraf Abd al-Hameed (2017). Egypt returns stolen antique money to Iraq and China. Al Arabiya. 28 August.

Looters of Egyptian Artifacts Try to Recruit Egyptologists for Help

(Egypt)

Owen Jarus (2017). Looters of Egyptian Artifacts Try to Recruit Egyptologists for Help. Live Science. 28 August.

Popular Victoria Park sculpture stolen from Duncan Street Reserve

(Australia)

Aaron Corlett (2017). Popular Victoria Park sculpture stolen from Duncan Street Reserve. Southern Gazette. 28 August.

Egypt returns stolen currency artefacts to Iraq, China

(Egypt; China; Iraq)

Nevine El-Aref (2017). Egypt returns stolen currency artefacts to Iraq, China. Ahram Online. 28 August.

Mustang ruby mine raided, guard killed

(Mozambique)

Paul Garvey (2017). Mustang ruby mine raided, guard killed. The Australian. 27 August.

Mexico creates new federal police division to protect cultural heritage

(Mexico)

Jane Mcintosh (2017). Mexico creates new federal police division to protect cultural heritage. DW. 27 August.

Argentina returns ancient artifacts to Peru

(Peru; Argentina)

Andina (2017). Argentina returns ancient artifacts to Peru. Andina. 26 August.

Greece could use Brexit to recover 'stolen' Parthenon art

(Greece; United Kingdom)

Kathleen Schuster (2017). Greece could use Brexit to recover 'stolen' Parthenon art. DW. 26 August.

Hobby Lobby funds Israeli settlement archaeology

(Palestine; Israel; United States of America)

Creede Newton (2017). Hobby Lobby funds Israeli settlement archaeology. Al Jazeera. 26 August.

Arrowheads and Coins Stolen

(United States of America)

KSAL (2017). Arrowheads and Coins Stolen. KSAL. 25 August.

New report faults controversial BLM agent for mishandling evidence

(United States of America)

Brian Maffly (2017). New report faults controversial BLM agent for mishandling evidence. The Salt Lake Tribune. 25 August.

Stolen bust of Civil War general found under I-95

(United States of America)

Martha Woodall (2017). Stolen bust of Civil War general found under I-95. Philly.com. 25 August.

Eleven in court over Bulmers cider family art robbery

(United Kingdom)

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

Priceless artefacts kept in dismal condition at Jaipur police station

(India)

Deep Mukherjee (2017). Priceless artefacts kept in dismal condition at Jaipur police station. Hindustan Times. 24 August.

Suspect in multi-million pound art heist at Bulmers magnates' mansion has fled UK on 'one-way ticket', court hears

(United Kingdom)

Nicola Harley (2017). Suspect in multi-million pound art heist at Bulmers magnates' mansion has fled UK on 'one-way ticket', court hears. The Telegraph. 24 August.

Briton arrested in Turkey over coins he found while snorkelling

(Turkey; United Kingdom)

Kevin Rawlinson (2017). Briton arrested in Turkey over coins he found while snorkelling. The Guardian. 23 August.

Egyptian authorities foil attempt to smuggle Khedival-era antiquities to Saudi Arabia

(Egypt; Saudi Arabia)

Nevine El-Aref (2017). Egyptian authorities foil attempt to smuggle Khedival-era antiquities to Saudi Arabia. Ahram Online. 23 August.

Six Men Charged with Illegal Diving for Antiquities in Mani

(Greece)

Theo Ioannou (2017). Six Men Charged with Illegal Diving for Antiquities in Mani. Greek Reporter. 23 August.

Theft of South African relics riles researchers

(South Africa)

Sarah Wild (2017). Theft of South African relics riles researchers. Nature. 22 August.

The curious case of a missing relic casket

(Pakistan)

Sadia Qasim Shah (2017). The curious case of a missing relic casket. Dawn. 22 August.

चोरों के निशाने पर मंदिर, चांदी का छत्र व मुकुट चोरी

(India)

Theft in the Temple

Gaurav Khandelwal (2017). चोरों के निशाने पर मंदिर, चांदी का छत्र व मुकुट चोरी. Patrika. 22 August.

जैन मंदिर से 10 प्रतिमाएं चुरा ले गए, सबूत मिटाने सीसीटीवी कैमरे भी ले गए

(India)

Statue Stolen from Temple

Dainik Bhaskar (2017). जैन मंदिर से 10 प्रतिमाएं चुरा ले गए, सबूत मिटाने सीसीटीवी कैमरे भी ले गए. Dainik Bhaskar. 22 August.

Police seize ancient tapestry in southern Turkey

(Turkey)

Yusuf Koyun (2017). Police seize ancient tapestry in southern Turkey. Andalou Agency. 21 August.

400 Viking objects stolen in Norway museum heist

(Norway)

AFP (2017). 400 Viking objects stolen in Norway museum heist. The Express Tribune. 20 August.

India yet to receive 200 artefacts worth $100 million from US

(India; United States of America)

Navtan Kumar (2017). India yet to receive 200 artefacts worth $100 million from US. Sunday Guardian Live. 20 August.

Himachal Pradesh police recover stolen idols worth several crores, arrest two Nepalese

(India; Nepal)

Anand Bodh (2017). Himachal Pradesh police recover stolen idols worth several crores, arrest two Nepalese. The Times of India. 20 August.

Ancient Idols Worth Crores Stolen From Shirgul Maharaj Temple In Shimla

(India)

Ratisha Goyal (2017). Ancient Idols Worth Crores Stolen From Shirgul Maharaj Temple In Shimla. ChandigarhX. 19 August.

Gang of four held, three panchaloha idols recovered from them

(India)

TNN (2017). Gang of four held, three panchaloha idols recovered from them. The Times of India. 19 August.

Four persons arrested, stolen property recovered

(India)

The Hindu (2017). Four persons arrested, stolen property recovered. The Hindu. 19 August.

Chinese police arrest 22 cultural relic thieves

(China)

China Radio International (2017). Chinese police arrest 22 cultural relic thieves. GB Times. 18 August.

Stealing Hindu Gods: A Madras High Court Judgment Shows The Way Out

(India)

Ashuosh Kulkarni (2017). Stealing Hindu Gods: A Madras High Court Judgment Shows The Way Out. Swarajya Magazine. 18 August.

Hex of the Idol: Steinhardt, Christie's Fight Heritage Claim

(Turkey; United States of America)

Christian Berthelsen, Katya Kazakina (2017). Hex of the Idol: Steinhardt, Christie's Fight Heritage Claim. Bloomberg. 18 August.

Lost and found: Jatin Das has a lot to say on the artful disappearance of masterpieces

(India)

The Economic Times (2017). Lost and found: Jatin Das has a lot to say on the artful disappearance of masterpieces. The Economic Times. 18 August.

Samurai Sword Attack Outside Taiwan Presidential Office

(Taiwan)

AFP (2017). Samurai Sword Attack Outside Taiwan Presidential Office. NDTV. 18 August.

$400,000 painting stolen in Melbourne

(Australia)

The West Australian (2017). $400,000 painting stolen in Melbourne. The West Australian. 17 August.

Attempt to smuggle 18th century artefacts foiled at Egypt's Hurghada port

(Egypt)

Nevine El-Aref (2017). Attempt to smuggle 18th century artefacts foiled at Egypt's Hurghada port. Ahram Online. 17 August.

Religious order seeks to recover stolen parts of Marian statue

(Malaysia)

Herald Malaysia (2017). Religious order seeks to recover stolen parts of Marian statue. Herald Malaysia. 17 August.

Judge halts auction of Augusta National green jackets

(United States of America)

Sandy Hodson (2017). Judge halts auction of Augusta National green jackets. The Augusta Chronicle. 17 August.

Two customs officials booked in antiques smuggling case

(Pakistan; Japan)

Mohammad Asghar (2017). Two customs officials booked in antiques smuggling case. Dawn. 17 August.

Egypt says 33,000 artefacts lost in 50 years

(Egypt)

Mohamed Mahmoud (2017). Egypt says 33,000 artefacts lost in 50 years. AA. 16 August.

Stolen Diablo Art Turns Up In The Weirdest Places

(General)

Luke Plunkett (2017). Stolen Diablo Art Turns Up In The Weirdest Places. Kotaku. 16 August.

After the Hobby Lobby scandal, a spotlight on antiquities sales in Israel

(Israel; United States of America)

Religion News Service (2017). After the Hobby Lobby scandal, a spotlight on antiquities sales in Israel. USA Today. 16 August.

Antiquities Ministry official denies robbery of 32,000 archaeological pieces from museum

(Egypt)

Egypt Independent (2017). Antiquities Ministry official denies robbery of 32,000 archaeological pieces from museum. Egypt Independent. 16 August.

Portion of stolen pagoda recovered

(United States of America)

Tom Callis (2017). Portion of stolen pagoda recovered. Hawaii Tribune Herald. 16 August.

Preocupación en Cantabria Ante el Robo de Campanas en Las Iglesias Rurales del Norte de España

(Spain)

Concern in Cantabria about the Theft of Bells from Churches in Northern Spain

Francisco Medina (2017). Preocupación en Cantabria Ante el Robo de Campanas en Las Iglesias Rurales del Norte de España. Mituin. 16 August.

Items Recovered from Wreck of Elgin's Ship off Kythira

(Greece)

Tasos Kokkinidis (2017). Items Recovered from Wreck of Elgin's Ship off Kythira. Greek Reporter. 15 August.

Man 'devastated' after Civil War artifacts stolen

(United States of America)

Ross Cavitt (2017). Man 'devastated' after Civil War artifacts stolen. WSBT. 15 August.

Stolen $8,000 Deer Sculpture Rescued From Santa Cruz Co. Kelp Beds

(United States of America)

Autumn Johnson (2017). Stolen $8,000 Deer Sculpture Rescued From Santa Cruz Co. Kelp Beds. Patch. 15 August.

Deputies seek owner of three $5K sculptures uncovered in remote area of Utah County

(United States of America)

Andrew Adams (2017). Deputies seek owner of three $5K sculptures uncovered in remote area of Utah County. KSL. 15 August.

Queenstown war memorabilia heist causes outcry on Tasmania's west coast

(Australia)

Aneeta Bhole (2017). Queenstown war memorabilia heist causes outcry on Tasmania's west coast. ABC Australia. 14 August.

High-value objects stolen from Norway museum

(Norway)

The Local (2017). High-value objects stolen from Norway museum. The Local. 14 August.

War artifacts stolen after break-in at Galley Museum in Queenstown

(Australia)

Lachland Bennett (2017). War artifacts stolen after break-in at Galley Museum in Queenstown. The Advocate. 14 August.

Thieves steal ancient chest from church at Ringstead, near Hunstanton

(United Kingdom)

Chris Bishop (2017). Thieves steal ancient chest from church at Ringstead, near Hunstanton. Eastern Daily Press. 14 August.

How Jeff Koons, 8 Puppies, and a Lawsuit Changed Artists' Right to Copy

(United States of America)

Jessica Meiselman (2017). How Jeff Koons, 8 Puppies, and a Lawsuit Changed Artists' Right to Copy. Artsy. 14 August.

Homeless man arrested following theft of horse sculpture from Augustine Gallery

(United States of America)

Rich Jones (2017). Homeless man arrested following theft of horse sculpture from Augustine Gallery. WOKV. 14 August.

Case of the stolen $6 million Stradivarius violin ends happily ever after

(United States of America)

Amy Hockert (2017). Case of the stolen $6 million Stradivarius violin ends happily ever after. Fox. 13 August.

Their fathers saved a priceless Dutch art collection from the Nazis

(Netherlands; Canada)

Denise Ryan (2017). Their fathers saved a priceless Dutch art collection from the Nazis. The Province. 12 August.

Stolen Gandharan artefacts

(Pakistan)

The Express Tribune (2017). Stolen Gandharan artefacts. The Express Tribune. 12 August.

Western museums try to forge deal with west Africa to return the Benin bronzes

(Nigeria; United Kingdom)

Ben Quinn (2017). Western museums try to forge deal with west Africa to return the Benin bronzes. The Guardian. 12 August.

Greek Police help Egyptian peers arrest antiquities trader

(Greece; Egypt; Libya)

eKathimerini (2017). Greek Police help Egyptian peers arrest antiquities trader. eKathimerini. 12 August.

China: detained audacious looting of ancient tombs

(China)

The Mice Times of Asia (2017). China: detained audacious looting of ancient tombs. The Mice Times of Asia. 11 August.

FSB opens probe into theft of Chelyabinsk meteorite's fragment

(Russia)

RAPSI (2017). FSB opens probe into theft of Chelyabinsk meteorite's fragment. RAPSI. 11 August.

Priceless de Kooning painting is recovered 31 years after being ripped from University of Arizona gallery

(United States of America)

Anne Ryman (2017). Priceless de Kooning painting is recovered 31 years after being ripped from University of Arizona gallery. AZ Central. 11 August.

Hot Heist: Over 40 Warhols Stolen in 10 Years

(United States of America)

Anthony Amore (2017). Hot Heist: Over 40 Warhols Stolen in 10 Years. Observer. 11 August.

'Heartbroken' artist seeks community's help in finding stolen sculpture

(Canada)

Dave Battagello (2017). 'Heartbroken' artist seeks community's help in finding stolen sculpture. Windsor Star. 11 August.

Painting stolen from UA in 1985 recovered; worth up to $160 million

(United States of America)

Kathleen Allen (2017). Painting stolen from UA in 1985 recovered; worth up to $160 million. Tucson.com. 11 August.

Idol Wing-CID opposes anticipatory bail to DSP

(India)

The Hindu (2017). Idol Wing-CID opposes anticipatory bail to DSP. The Hindu. 11 August.

Bombed and looted ancient Cambodian city poised for rebirth

(Cambodia)

AFP (2017). Bombed and looted ancient Cambodian city poised for rebirth. Maylay Mail. 11 August.

Sudan's antiquities are under threat as Gulf crisis rages

(Sudan; United Arab Emirates)

Yousra Elbagir (2017). Sudan's antiquities are under threat as Gulf crisis rages. Financial Times. 10 August.

Thieves steal 'potentially deadly weapon' from Heage Windmill in Derbyshire

(United Kingdom)

Robbie Gordon (2017). Thieves steal 'potentially deadly weapon' from Heage Windmill in Derbyshire. Derby Telegraph. 10 August.

Ladrones se robaron escultura de Atanasio Girardot en Medellín

(Colombia)

Thieves steal sculpture of Atanasio Girardot in Medellín

Vanesa Restrepo (2017). Ladrones se robaron escultura de Atanasio Girardot en Medellín. El Colombiano. 10 August.

Wearable art pieces vanish from CSU gallery

(United States of America)

Erin Udell (2017). Wearable art pieces vanish from CSU gallery. Coloradoan. 10 August.

Bronze Statue Stolen, Again

(United States of America)

Sarah Boden (2017). Bronze Statue Stolen, Again. Iowa Public Radio. 10 August.

It ain't easel: Canonbury street artist has kit stolen

(United Kingdom)

James Morris (2017). It ain't easel: Canonbury street artist has kit stolen. Islington Gazette. 10 August.

Gang Stealing Artwork in Costa Rica Luxury Neighborhoods

(Costa Rica)

The Costa Rican Times (2017). Gang Stealing Artwork in Costa Rica Luxury Neighborhoods. The Costa Rican Times. 10 August.

Ornaments stolen from temple

(Bangladesh)

The Daily Star (2017). Ornaments stolen from temple. The Daily Star. 10 August.

Waqf: Israeli forces did not steal historical documents and materials from Al-Aqsa

(Palestine; Israel)

Ma'an News Agency (2017). Waqf: Israeli forces did not steal historical documents and materials from Al-Aqsa. Ma'an News Agency. 10 August.

Burglar admits damaging ancient wooden panel at Carlisle cathedral

(United Kingdom)

News and Star (2017). Burglar admits damaging ancient wooden panel at Carlisle cathedral. News and Star. 10 August.

Feds try to seize dinosaur skull, but doctor says he bought his fair and square

(United States of America)

Kevin Krause (2017). Feds try to seize dinosaur skull, but doctor says he bought his fair and square. Dallas News. 10 August.

Corporate 'Fake Art' Profits off Australia's Indigenous Culture

(Australia)

Telesur (2017). Corporate 'Fake Art' Profits off Australia's Indigenous Culture. Telesur. 9 August.

Designer jewellery stolen from museum in 'heartbreaking' raid

(United Kingdom)

Matt Discombe (2017). Designer jewellery stolen from museum in 'heartbreaking' raid. Gloucestershire Live. 9 August.

Road.cc reader donates rare plastic bike to replace stolen museum piece

(United Kingdom)

Laura Laker (2017). Road.cc reader donates rare plastic bike to replace stolen museum piece. Road.cc. 9 August.

The Strange, Sad Story of Joe Orton, His Lover, and 72 Stolen Library Books

(United Kingdom)

Natasha Frost (2017). The Strange, Sad Story of Joe Orton, His Lover, and 72 Stolen Library Books. Atlas Obscura. 9 August.

It belongs in a museum: Bones stolen from Edmonton archaeological site

(Canada)

Zoe Todd (2017). It belongs in a museum: Bones stolen from Edmonton archaeological site. CBC. 9 August.

Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation holds first Cultural Heritage Symposium

(United States of America)

B.J. Coleman (2017). Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation holds first Cultural Heritage Symposium. The Californian. 9 August.

Additional Security Mulled After Another Shark In The Park Stolen

(United States of America)

Tim Wood (2017). Additional Security Mulled After Another Shark In The Park Stolen. The Cape Cod Chronicle. 9 August.

Australia's fake art and tourist tack: Indigenous artists fight back

(Australia)

Helen Davidson (2017). Australia's fake art and tourist tack: Indigenous artists fight back. The Guardian. 9 August.

Insurers paint on Rs 6,000-cr art insurance canvass

(India)

Kumar Shankar ROy (2017). Insurers paint on Rs 6,000-cr art insurance canvass. DNA. 9 August.

Stolen Scotts Valley deer sculpture found in ocean

(United States of America)

KSBW (2017). Stolen Scotts Valley deer sculpture found in ocean. KSBW. 8 August.

Art thief makes off with $100K painting

(United States of America)

Emily Mieure (2017). Art thief makes off with $100K painting. Jackson Hole News & Guide. 8 August.

Desaparece una figura de un Niño Jesús durante una procesión

(Spain)

FPA (2017). Desaparece una figura de un Niño Jesús durante una procesión. Diario de Sevilla. 8 August.

What Became of Europe's Nazi-Looted Libraries?

(Belarus; Russia; Germany)

Daniel Witkin (2017). What Became of Europe's Nazi-Looted Libraries?. Forward. 8 August.

Idol smuggler produced in court

(India)

The Hindu (2017). Idol smuggler produced in court. The Hindu. 8 August.

Willy Wonka painting stolen from artist's Pacific Beach home in brazen theft

(United States of America)

Debbi Baker (2017). Willy Wonka painting stolen from artist's Pacific Beach home in brazen theft. The San Diego Union-Tribune. 8 August.

Colonial conquest's lost treasures return to Myanmar

(Myanmar; New Zealand)

Jared Downing (2017). Colonial conquest's lost treasures return to Myanmar. Fontier. 8 August.

Thieves target historic Portuguese decorative tiles

(Portugal)

The Sun Daily (2017). Thieves target historic Portuguese decorative tiles. The Sun Daily. 8 August.

Dinonappers: thieves steal raptor heads from National Dinosaur Museum

(Australia)

The Canberra Times (2017). Dinonappers: thieves steal raptor heads from National Dinosaur Museum. The Canberra Times. 8 August.

Rada seize smuggler with ancient coins at Mitiga

(Libya)

Libya Herald (2017). Rada seize smuggler with ancient coins at Mitiga. Libya Herald. 7 August.

50kg gold-plated bell stolen from Siamese Buddhist temple

(Myanmar)

The Sun Daily (2017). 50kg gold-plated bell stolen from Siamese Buddhist temple. The Sun Daily. 7 August.

Iraq steps up efforts to restore lost heritage at ancient Nimrud

(Iraq)

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

A major museum has to return another looted artifact. Welcome to the dark side of the art world.

(United States of America)

Asif Efrat (2017). A major museum has to return another looted artifact. Welcome to the dark side of the art world.. The Wall Street Journal. 7 August.

Making old bones: Joint Mitnor cave reopens with replica fossils

(United Kingdom)

Maev Kennedy (2017). Making old bones: Joint Mitnor cave reopens with replica fossils. The Guardian. 7 August.

6 stolen idols worth Rs 8 cr found in WB

(India)

DNA (2017). 6 stolen idols worth Rs 8 cr found in WB. DNA. 6 August.

Weaning Itself From Elephant Ivory, China Turns to Mammoths

(China; Russia)

Steven Lee Myers (2017). Weaning Itself From Elephant Ivory, China Turns to Mammoths. The New York Times. 6 August.

La 'banda de las campanas' que arrasa las iglesias rurales: "No van a dejar ni una"

(Spain)

The 'Bells gang" that devastate rural churches: "they won't leave a single one"

David Brunat (2017). La 'banda de las campanas' que arrasa las iglesias rurales: "No van a dejar ni una". El Confidencial. 6 August.

Prehistoric skull leads to federal law suit in Wichita Falls

(United States of America; Mongolia)

Times Record News (2017). Prehistoric skull leads to federal law suit in Wichita Falls. Times Record News. 5 August.

Detenido tras robar donativos de los feligreses y un cofre del siglo XVIII de una iglesia de Puente Genil

(Spain)

Arrest made for theft of parishioner donations and 18th century chest from Puente Genil church

ABC Spain (2017). Detenido tras robar donativos de los feligreses y un cofre del siglo XVIII de una iglesia de Puente Genil. ABC Spain. 5 August.

Paris Space Invaders street art stolen by 'city workers'

(France)

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

Thieves steal Paris street art in broad daylight

(France)

The Connexion (2017). Thieves steal Paris street art in broad daylight. The Connexion. 4 August.

Movies From Alice Springs to Buckingham Palace: the fight for Albert Namatjira's legacy

(Australia)

Stephanie Convery (2017). Movies From Alice Springs to Buckingham Palace: the fight for Albert Namatjira's legacy. The Guardian. 4 August.

Meet the Greek Archaeologist Chasing Looted Antiquities but Shunned by Greece

(United Kingdom; Greece)

Tasos Kokkinidis (2017). Meet the Greek Archaeologist Chasing Looted Antiquities but Shunned by Greece. Greek Reporter. 4 August.

Historic cave is set to reopen after break-in

(United Kingdom)

Steve Peacock (2017). Historic cave is set to reopen after break-in. Totnes Times. 4 August.

U.S. tug of war over disputed relic from Lebanon

(United States of America; Lebanon)

AFP (2017). U.S. tug of war over disputed relic from Lebanon. The Daily Star. 4 August.

The real cost of looting

(Myanmar)

Frontier (2017). The real cost of looting. Fontier. 3 August.

Tribal leaders, HSI partnering to help prevent plundering of Indian artifacts

(United States of America)

ICE (2017). Tribal leaders, HSI partnering to help prevent plundering of Indian artifacts. ICE. 3 August.

Despite smuggled antiquities purchase, some say criticism of Bible museum is unfair

(United States of America)

Menachem Wecker (2017). Despite smuggled antiquities purchase, some say criticism of Bible museum is unfair. The Salt Lake Tribune. 3 August.

Somebody Stole Artist Kristin Stransky's Artworks. She Wants to Know Who

(United States of America)

Susan Froyd (2017). Somebody Stole Artist Kristin Stransky's Artworks. She Wants to Know Who. Westword. 3 August.

Back-to-Back Looting Scandals Hit the Metropolitan Museum of Art

(United States of America; Lebanon; Italy)

Katherine McGrath (2017). Back-to-Back Looting Scandals Hit the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Architectural Digest. 3 August.

Iraq eager to get back antiquities smuggled to US

(Iraq; United States of America)

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

Rare bicycle stolen from Williton's Bakelite Museum

(United Kingdom)

Somerset County Gazette (2017). Rare bicycle stolen from Williton's Bakelite Museum. Somerset County Gazette. 3 August.

Idol theft Temple officials including priests in TN booked for theft of six ancient idols

(India)

DNA (2017). Idol theft Temple officials including priests in TN booked for theft of six ancient idols. DNA. 3 August.

Antiquities experts call for war on Isis looting in Syria and Iraq

(Syria; Iraq)

Bel Trew (2017). Antiquities experts call for war on Isis looting in Syria and Iraq. The Sunday Times. 2 August.

Bronze pig statue stolen from Texas park

(United States of America)

Daniel Uria (2017). Bronze pig statue stolen from Texas park. UPI. 2 August.

Meet the Art World's Antiquities Sleuth

(United Kingdom)

Kelly Crow (2017). Meet the Art World's Antiquities Sleuth. The Wall Street Journal. 2 August.

The Artist Didn't Steal From Auschwitz, but Rather, From Other Artists

(Israel; Poland)

Shaul Setter (2017). The Artist Didn't Steal From Auschwitz, but Rather, From Other Artists. Haaretz. 2 August.

Antique smugglers' mantra: Raze temples, strike gold

(India)

Jaya Menon (2017). Antique smugglers' mantra: Raze temples, strike gold. The Times of India. 2 August.

Seven Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowment department officials booked for theft of 6 idols

(India)

TNN (2017). Seven Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowment department officials booked for theft of 6 idols. The Times of India. 2 August.

Famous statue of King Olav vandalised

(Norway)

Oskar Aanmoen (2017). Famous statue of King Olav vandalised. Royal Central. 1 August.

When Picasso Went on Trial for Stealing the Mona Lisa

(France)

Ian Shank (2017). When Picasso Went on Trial for Stealing the Mona Lisa. Artsy. 1 August.

Met Museum Turns Over Another Relic With Disputed Past to Prosecutors

(United States of America; Lebanon)

Tom Mashberg (2017). Met Museum Turns Over Another Relic With Disputed Past to Prosecutors. The New York Times. 1 August.

Five killed while illegally digging for antiquities in Egypt's Sohag

(Egypt)

Ahram Online (2017). Five killed while illegally digging for antiquities in Egypt's Sohag. Ahram Online. 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.

Spanish Police Arrest Collector's Disgruntled Employee for Alleged Basquiat Theft in Mallorca

(Spain)

Lorena Muñoz-Alonso (2017). Spanish Police Arrest Collector's Disgruntled Employee for Alleged Basquiat Theft in Mallorca. ArtNet News. 1 August.

Arrest of Jerusalem antiquities dealers opens a smuggling Pandora's Box

(Israel)

Amanda Borschel-Dan (2017). Arrest of Jerusalem antiquities dealers opens a smuggling Pandora's Box. The Times of Israel. 1 August.

Watertown Police still looking for artifact stolen from Bramble Park Zoo

(United States of America)

KSFY (2017). Watertown Police still looking for artifact stolen from Bramble Park Zoo. KSFY. 31 July.

Artist appeals for return of 'stolen' painting

(United Kingdom)

Tom Seaward (2017). Artist appeals for return of 'stolen' painting. Swindon Advertiser. 31 July.

OPINION: US should give Balangiga Bells back to Philippines, then leave Duterte to China

(Philippines; United States of America)

Doug Bandow (2017). OPINION: US should give Balangiga Bells back to Philippines, then leave Duterte to China. Marianas Variety. 31 July.

Ancient Vase Seized From Met Museum on Suspicion It Was Looted

(United States of America; Italy)

Tom Mashberg (2017). Ancient Vase Seized From Met Museum on Suspicion It Was Looted. The New York Times. 31 July.

Antiques smuggling: 'Kingpin' loaned artefacts to museum to get legal tag

(India)

TNN (2017). Antiques smuggling: 'Kingpin' loaned artefacts to museum to get legal tag. The Times of India. 31 July.

When People Steal Books

(General)

Alison Nastasi (2017). When People Steal Books. Flavorwire. 30 July.

A Picasso mystery examined by 60 Minutes

(France)

Bill Whitaker (2017). A Picasso mystery examined by 60 Minutes. 60 Minutes. 30 July.

A tiny police wing is trying to bring back the thousands of idols stolen from Tamil Nadu

(India)

Vinita Govindarajan (2017). A tiny police wing is trying to bring back the thousands of idols stolen from Tamil Nadu. Scroll. 30 July.

Air India set to take legal action over missing paintings

(India)

Mahender Singh Manral (2017). Air India set to take legal action over missing paintings. The Indian Express. 30 July.

Police arrest 5 in $20 million black market antiquities, tax fraud sting

(Israel)

Daniel K. Eisenbud (2017). Police arrest 5 in $20 million black market antiquities, tax fraud sting. The Jerusalem Post. 30 July.

'Granny is very upset' - have you seen this missing much-loved Electric Picnic house?

(Ireland)

Irish Independent (2017). 'Granny is very upset' - have you seen this missing much-loved Electric Picnic house?. Irish Independent. 29 July.

Totem pole statuette stolen from shop

(Canada)

Nanaimo News Bulletin (2017). Totem pole statuette stolen from shop. Nanaimo News Bulletin. 29 July.

Solid-gold replica of lunar module stolen from Neil Armstrong museum in Ohio

(United States of America)

Associated Press (2017). Solid-gold replica of lunar module stolen from Neil Armstrong museum in Ohio. Los Angeles Times. 29 July.

Duterte halts hunt for $10bn Marcos hoard

(Philippines)

Richard Lloyd Parry (2017). Duterte halts hunt for $10bn Marcos hoard. The Times. 28 July.

10 of L.A.'s Most Fascinating Art Crimes

(United States of America)

Liz Ohanesian (2017). 10 of L.A.'s Most Fascinating Art Crimes. LA Weekly. 28 July.

Bombay HC quashes lower court order to release passport of antiques 'smuggler'

(India)

Express News Service (2017). Bombay HC quashes lower court order to release passport of antiques 'smuggler'. The Indian Express. 28 July.

Stolen Sword Recovered in London Auction House

(United Kingdom)

Art Recovery International (2017). Stolen Sword Recovered in London Auction House. Claims Journal. 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.

Stained-glass medallion stolen from North Branch cemetery

(United States of America)

Matthew Davis (2017). Stained-glass medallion stolen from North Branch cemetery. The Catholic Spirit. 28 July.

Lygia Pape's Daughter Sues Electronics Giant LG for Copyright Infringement

(United States of America; Brazil)

Benjamin Sutton (2017). Lygia Pape's Daughter Sues Electronics Giant LG for Copyright Infringement. Hyperallergic. 27 July.

Egypt foils attempt to smuggle collection of coins from different eras

(Egypt; United Arab Emirates)

Nevine El-Aref (2017). Egypt foils attempt to smuggle collection of coins from different eras. Ahram Online. 27 July.

Christie's Must Reveal 5,000-Year-Old Idol's Secret Bidder to Turkey

(United States of America)

Adam Klasfeld (2017). Christie's Must Reveal 5,000-Year-Old Idol's Secret Bidder to Turkey. Courthouse News. 27 July.

New charge added in theft of nautical items

(United States of America)

Haven Orecchio–Egresitz (2017). New charge added in theft of nautical items. Cape Cod Times. 27 July.

Cartier diamond ring worth £750,000 lost by British Museum

(United Kingdom)

Sarah Marsh (2017). Cartier diamond ring worth £750,000 lost by British Museum. The Guardian. 27 July.

Spanish Billionaire Jaime Botín Faces Prison for Allegedly Trying to Smuggle a Picasso on His Yacht

(Spain)

Lorena Muñoz-Alonso (2017). Spanish Billionaire Jaime Botín Faces Prison for Allegedly Trying to Smuggle a Picasso on His Yacht. ArtNet News. 26 July.

The sorry state of a multimillion-dollar art collection reveals deeper troubles at India's national airline

(India)

Shashank Bengali, M.N. Parth (2017). The sorry state of a multimillion-dollar art collection reveals deeper troubles at India's national airline. Los Angeles Times. 26 July.

Kylie Jenner is being sued by an artist for her lip drips — again

(United States of America)

Alle Connell (2017). Kylie Jenner is being sued by an artist for her lip drips — again. Revelist. 26 July.

El alemán que descubrió San Agustín y se robó 21 estatuas

(Colombia; Germany)

Vicente Silva Vargas (2017). El alemán que descubrió San Agustín y se robó 21 estatuas. Laboyanos. 26 July.

Manhattan Antique Dealers Plead Guilty to Selling Illegal Elephant Ivory

(United States of America)

Luis Ferré-Sadurní (2017). Manhattan Antique Dealers Plead Guilty to Selling Illegal Elephant Ivory. The New York Times. 26 July.

PH demands return of Balangiga bells seized by U.S.

(Philippines; United States of America)

Elmor P. Santos (2017). PH demands return of Balangiga bells seized by U.S.. CNN. 26 July.

Cospicua parish church gets security alarms

(Malta)

Ivan Martin (2017). Cospicua parish church gets security alarms. Times of Malta. 26 July.

Life-size horse statue of Kentucky Derby winner pilfered from New Albany busines

(United States of America)

Danielle Grady (2017). Life-size horse statue of Kentucky Derby winner pilfered from New Albany busines. News and Tribune. 25 July.

The Indiana Jones of the art world may solve history's biggest art heist

(United States of America; Ireland)

T.J. Raphael (2017). The Indiana Jones of the art world may solve history's biggest art heist. PRI. 25 July.

Police foil attempt to steal goddess Isis statue in Nubia Museum

(Egypt)

Egypt Independent (2017). Police foil attempt to steal goddess Isis statue in Nubia Museum. Egypt Independent. 24 July.

Art thief caught with 'Aladdin's cave' of stolen goods after 20-year spree

(France)

Rory Mulholland (2017). Art thief caught with 'Aladdin's cave' of stolen goods after 20-year spree. The Telegraph. 24 July.

2.6-million-year-old 'priceless' fossil on sale for just Rs 4500

(India)

Sidhrth Banerjee (2017). 2.6-million-year-old 'priceless' fossil on sale for just Rs 4500. The Times of India. 24 July.

Machu Picchu and Hiram Bingham: A Story of Imperialist Plunder

(Peru)

Jordan Florit (2017). Machu Picchu and Hiram Bingham: A Story of Imperialist Plunder. Telesur. 23 July.

Idol smuggling theft of nat'l treasure: HC

(India)

TNN (2017). Idol smuggling theft of nat'l treasure: HC. The Times of India. 22 July.

IG Manickavel to handle idol theft cases

(India)

The Hindu (2017). IG Manickavel to handle idol theft cases. The Hindu. 22 July.

Set up camp for idol theft cases in a week: Madras High Court

(India)

Express News Service (2017). Set up camp for idol theft cases in a week: Madras High Court. The New Indian Express. 22 July.

Do the laws on counterfeit Native art go far enough?

(United States of America)

Frances Madeson (2017). Do the laws on counterfeit Native art go far enough?. High Country News. 21 July.

Air India loot: Jatin Das' missing painting miraculously resurfaces

(India)

Poulomi Saha (2017). Air India loot: Jatin Das' missing painting miraculously resurfaces. India Today. 21 July.

Kapoor produced before court

(India)

The Hindu (2017). Kapoor produced before court. The Hindu. 21 July.

HC dismisses antique dealer Kapoor's bail plea

(India)

Press Trust of India (2017). HC dismisses antique dealer Kapoor's bail plea. Press Trust of India. 21 July.

Plea Deal Reached In Greenwich Art Theft Case Worth $600,000

(United States of America)

Alfred Branch (2017). Plea Deal Reached In Greenwich Art Theft Case Worth $600,000. Patch. 21 July.

Luxury lost and found: The international service aiding the war on watch theft

(United Kingdom)

Ken Kessler (2017). Luxury lost and found: The international service aiding the war on watch theft. CNN. 21 July.

Jatin Das painting 'stolen' by former ED couriered to Air India

(India)

TNN (2017). Jatin Das painting 'stolen' by former ED couriered to Air India. The Times of India. 21 July.

HC denies advance bail to suspected idol smuggler

(India)

The Hindu (2017). HC denies advance bail to suspected idol smuggler. The Hindu. 21 July.

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

(Israel; Poland)

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

Recovered Stolen Painting Now on Display at SAMFA

(United States of America)

J.J. Maldonado (2017). Recovered Stolen Painting Now on Display at SAMFA. Fox. 20 July.

Artists elated to recover flame-shooting sculptures stolen after Calgary Stampede

(Canada)

Robson Fletcher (2017). Artists elated to recover flame-shooting sculptures stolen after Calgary Stampede. CBC. 20 July.

The Rare-Book Thief Who Looted College Libraries in the '80s

(United States of America)

Susan Falciani (2017). The Rare-Book Thief Who Looted College Libraries in the '80s. Atlas Obscura. 20 July.

Roban cinco campanas de las iglesias de Zuazo de Kuartango y Morillas

(Spain)

Five bells from churches in Zuazo, Kuratango, and Morillas stolen

Ignacio Gatón (2017). Roban cinco campanas de las iglesias de Zuazo de Kuartango y Morillas. Gasteiz Hoy. 20 July.

O.J. Simpson bust mystery: Looking back at heist from Pro Football Hall of Fame

(United States of America)

Roosevelt Leftwich (2017). O.J. Simpson bust mystery: Looking back at heist from Pro Football Hall of Fame. Fox. 20 July.

Street artist Moonie's dismay as Mr Bean stolen from dinosaur-themed doorway exhibit in Little Germany

(United Kingdom)

Claire Wilde (2017). Street artist Moonie's dismay as Mr Bean stolen from dinosaur-themed doorway exhibit in Little Germany. Bradford Telegraph and Argus. 20 July.

Man accused of trying to sell stolen Gardner art indicted

(United States of America)

Joe Dwinell, O'Ryan Johnson (2017). Man accused of trying to sell stolen Gardner art indicted. Boston Herald. 20 July.

Former volunteer admits theft from History Museum collection

(United States of America)

Phil Fairbanks (2017). Former volunteer admits theft from History Museum collection. Buffalo News. 20 July.

New EU Proposal Aims to Halt the Trafficking of Antiquities That Fund Terrorism

(General)

Naomi Rea (2017). New EU Proposal Aims to Halt the Trafficking of Antiquities That Fund Terrorism. ArtNet News. 20 July.

Hobby Lobby under investigation over sale of 5th‑century Bible fragment

(Egypt; United States of America)

Bel Trew (2017). Hobby Lobby under investigation over sale of 5th‑century Bible fragment. The Times. 20 July.

Spanish police recover three stolen Francis Bacon paintings

(Spain)

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

Spanish police recover three stolen Francis Bacon paintings

(Spain)

Alba Asenjo (2017). Spanish police recover three stolen Francis Bacon paintings. Reuters. 19 July.

Madonna asks court to block sale of underwear, letter from Tupac, court agrees

(United States of America)

Stuff.co.nz (2017). Madonna asks court to block sale of underwear, letter from Tupac, court agrees. Stuff.co.nz. 19 July.

BYU professor baffled by anonymous archeologists' accusations

(United States of America)

Tad Walch (2017). BYU professor baffled by anonymous archeologists' accusations. Deseret News. 19 July.

Precious relics of Texas history stolen from Heritage Museum

(United States of America)

Natasha Barrett (2017). Precious relics of Texas history stolen from Heritage Museum. ABC United States. 19 July.

Israeli College to Allow Auschwitz Exhibit After Assurances Artifacts Not Stolen

(Poland; Israel)

Naama Riba (2017). Israeli College to Allow Auschwitz Exhibit After Assurances Artifacts Not Stolen. Haaretz. 19 July.

Motion to dismiss denied in copyright suit against Richard Prince and Gagosian

(United States of America)

Laura Gilbert (2017). Motion to dismiss denied in copyright suit against Richard Prince and Gagosian. The Art Newspaper. 19 July.

Israeli student admits stealing items from Auschwitz for art project

(Poland; Israel)

Peter Beaumont (2017). Israeli student admits stealing items from Auschwitz for art project. The Guardian. 19 July.

California wine county Judge resigns following theft of art deco cardholders

(United States of America)

Anne Cox (2017). California wine county Judge resigns following theft of art deco cardholders. Blasting News. 19 July.

Thief steals 6m-long sculpture from Kensington home before driving away with it on the roof of his car

(Australia)

Mitch Mott (2017). Thief steals 6m-long sculpture from Kensington home before driving away with it on the roof of his car. The Advertiser. 18 July.

Ni'ihau Lei Stolen from Maui Hands

(United States of America)

Debra Lordan (2017). Ni'ihau Lei Stolen from Maui Hands. Maui Now. 18 July.

Ancient Sebastapolis faces illegal excavations

(Turkey)

Anadolu Agency (2017). Ancient Sebastapolis faces illegal excavations. Daily Sabah. 18 July.

'Masterpiece' Cheddars Stolen from English Cheese Competition

(United Kingdom)

Mike Pomranz (2017). 'Masterpiece' Cheddars Stolen from English Cheese Competition. Food & Wine. 18 July.

Artist unexpectedly reunited with stolen painting after more than 20 years

(United Kingdom)

Daniel Angelini (2017). Artist unexpectedly reunited with stolen painting after more than 20 years. Swindon Advertiser. 18 July.

Illegal detectorists targeting Gloucestershire farmland

(United Kingdom)

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

Who Gets to Own Iraq's Religious Heritage?

(Iraq)

Sigal Samuel (2017). Who Gets to Own Iraq's Religious Heritage?. The Atlantic. 17 July.

Antiquities Dealer Sues Wall Street Journal Over ISIS Article

(United States of America)

Barry Meier (2017). Antiquities Dealer Sues Wall Street Journal Over ISIS Article. The New York Times. 17 July.

British Museum helps return stolen artefact to Uzbekistan

(Uzbekistan)

Dalya Alberge (2017). British Museum helps return stolen artefact to Uzbekistan. The Guardian. 17 July.

Historical artifacts stolen from Sugar Pine Railroad, deputies say

(United States of America)

Paige McIntyre (2017). Historical artifacts stolen from Sugar Pine Railroad, deputies say. KMPH. 16 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.

Palestinian caught trying to smuggle rare, ancient coins from Gaza

(Palestine; Israel; Egypt)

The Times of Israel (2017). Palestinian caught trying to smuggle rare, ancient coins from Gaza. The Times of Israel. 16 July.

El obispo denuncia el robo del copón de la Basílica de San Pascual en Vila-real

(Spain)

Bishop denounces the theft of ciborium from Basilica of San Pascual in Vila-real

Europa Press (2017). El obispo denuncia el robo del copón de la Basílica de San Pascual en Vila-real. Europa Press. 16 July.

Hands Off the Antiquities

(Syria)

Alex Joffe (2017). Hands Off the Antiquities. The America Interest. 15 July.

Idols worth over a lakh stolen from Iskcon temple in Greater Noida

(India)

Vinit Koneru (2017). Idols worth over a lakh stolen from Iskcon temple in Greater Noida. Hindustan Times. 15 July.

Tomb Robbing, Perilous but Alluring, Makes Comeback in China

(China)

Amy Qin (2017). Tomb Robbing, Perilous but Alluring, Makes Comeback in China. The New York Times. 15 July.

Chinese villagers demand identity of stolen mummy Buddha's new holder

(China; Netherlands)

Xinhua (2017). Chinese villagers demand identity of stolen mummy Buddha's new holder. Xinhua. 15 July.

Palmyra artifacts recovered by Syrian Army

(Syria)

Leith Fadel (2017). Palmyra artifacts recovered by Syrian Army. AMN News. 14 July.

Bulmers cider family art robbery: Twelve men charged

(United Kingdom)

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

Second 'Quackers' duck stolen from Fountain Park

(United States of America)

The Fountain Hills Times (2017). Second 'Quackers' duck stolen from Fountain Park. The Fountain Hills Times. 14 July.

Dispelling the Myths Around the Hobby Lobby Antiquities Case

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

Michael Press (2017). Dispelling the Myths Around the Hobby Lobby Antiquities Case. Hyperallergic. 14 July.

Art dealer faces jail over fraud case involving work by Rolling Stones' Keith Richards

(United Kingdom)

Phil Norris (2017). Art dealer faces jail over fraud case involving work by Rolling Stones' Keith Richards. Gloucestershire Live. 14 July.

Belgium is the "weak link" in the fight against trafficking in cultural property

(Belgium)

Oscar Schneider (2017). Belgium is the "weak link" in the fight against trafficking in cultural property. The Brussels Times. 14 July.

China villagers launch Dutch court bid to retrieve mummy

(China; Netherlands)

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

Twelve charged after paintings stolen in aggravated burglary

(United Kingdom)

Avon and Somerset Constabulary (2017). Twelve charged after paintings stolen in aggravated burglary. Avon and Somerset Constabulary. 14 July.

Historic Scott Plantation Settlement Burglarized

(United States of America)

Ellen Lampe (2017). Historic Scott Plantation Settlement Burglarized. Arkansas Matters. 13 July.

Missouri art museum increases security after Warhol theft

(United States of America)

Lauren Barnas (2017). Missouri art museum increases security after Warhol theft. Missourinet. 13 July.

Robo de las campanas en la antigua iglesia de Abades

(Spain)

Bells stolen from the ancient church of Abades

La Voz de Galicia (2017). Robo de las campanas en la antigua iglesia de Abades. La Voz de Galicia. 13 July.

Why archaeological antiquities should not be sold on the open market, full stop

(General)

Alice Stevenson (2017). Why archaeological antiquities should not be sold on the open market, full stop. The Conversation. 13 July.

Chinese villagers to claim back stolen mummy Buddha in Dutch court

(China; Netherlands)

Liping Gu (2017). Chinese villagers to claim back stolen mummy Buddha in Dutch court. ECNS. 13 July.

The story of paintings going missing is hardly new

(India)

Alka Raghuvanshi (2017). The story of paintings going missing is hardly new. The Asian Age. 13 July.

Germany makes arrests over theft of giant solid-gold coin

(Germany)

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

Statues worth £11,000 stolen from Hungerford art gallery

(United Kingdom)

Chris Ord (2017). Statues worth £11,000 stolen from Hungerford art gallery. Newbury Today. 12 July.

Roban el campanil de la ermita Nuestra Señora de los Remedios de Villallano

(Spain)

Campanile of the chapel of Nuestra Señora de los Remedios in Villallano robbed

SE12 (2017). Roban el campanil de la ermita Nuestra Señora de los Remedios de Villallano. SE12. 12 July.

Why the Feds Were Smart Not to Throw the Book at Hobby Lobby for Buying Iraqi Loot

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

Leila Amineddoleh (2017). Why the Feds Were Smart Not to Throw the Book at Hobby Lobby for Buying Iraqi Loot. ArtNet News. 12 July.

Cost of Trinkets: A Growing Archaeological Looting Network Between Thailand and Myanmar

(Myanmar)

Phacharaphorn Phanomvan (2017). Cost of Trinkets: A Growing Archaeological Looting Network Between Thailand and Myanmar. The Irrawaddy. 12 July.

Investigator 'convinced' $580M of stolen art from Boston museum is hidden in Ireland

(United States of America; Ireland)

Cristina Corbin (2017). Investigator 'convinced' $580M of stolen art from Boston museum is hidden in Ireland. Fox News. 12 July.

Four Are Arrested in Theft of Giant Gold Coin From Berlin Museum

(Germany)

David Shimer (2017). Four Are Arrested in Theft of Giant Gold Coin From Berlin Museum. The New York Times. 12 July.

Native American Artists to Lawmakers: Clamp Down on Counterfeiters

(United States of America; Germany)

Cecily Hilleary (2017). Native American Artists to Lawmakers: Clamp Down on Counterfeiters. Voice of America. 12 July.

Galeón San José: Galleons of gold

(Colombia; Spain)

Oli Pritchard (2017). Galeón San José: Galleons of gold. The Bogota Post. 12 July.

Hobby Lobby exposes UAE-Israel antiquities trade

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

Creede Newton (2017). Hobby Lobby exposes UAE-Israel antiquities trade. Al Jazeera. 12 July.

They stole the chicken noodle soup can art from museum – but left the pepper pot

(United States of America)

Amy Renee Leiker (2017). They stole the chicken noodle soup can art from museum – but left the pepper pot. The Wichita Eagle. 11 July.

Gundam statue heads stolen from Shanghai convention found for sale online

(Singapore)

Yahoo News (2017). Gundam statue heads stolen from Shanghai convention found for sale online. Yahoo News. 11 July.

Buddha stolen ahead of 'Dalai Lama's visit'

(Botswana)

Boboki Kayawe (2017). Buddha stolen ahead of 'Dalai Lama's visit'. Mmegi Online. 11 July.

'Livid' Graffiti Artists Sue Fashion Label Vince Camuto for Using Their Artwork in Ads

(United States of America)

Eileen Kinsella (2017). 'Livid' Graffiti Artists Sue Fashion Label Vince Camuto for Using Their Artwork in Ads. ArtNet News. 11 July.

Dutch court to hear Buddha relic case

(China; Netherlands)

Caiyu Liu (2017). Dutch court to hear Buddha relic case. Global Times. 11 July.

Big cases yet to be cracked

(India)

The Hindu (2017). Big cases yet to be cracked. The Hindu. 11 July.

Idols worth crores yet to be recovered from abroad

(India; Nepal; Hong Kong; Singapore)

R. Sivaraman (2017). Idols worth crores yet to be recovered from abroad. The Hindu. 11 July.

Edmonton artist turns to public for help after carload of paintings stolen

(Canada)

Jonny Wakefield (2017). Edmonton artist turns to public for help after carload of paintings stolen. Edmonton Journal. 11 July.

Bermondsey coffee shop owner's plea to find antique photograph of relative stolen during break-in

(United Kingdom)

Chiara Giordano (2017). Bermondsey coffee shop owner's plea to find antique photograph of relative stolen during break-in. Southwark News. 11 July.

'You Directly Copied the Series': Brad Troemel Accuses Fashion Designer of Ripping Off His Grid Work for Ready-to-Wear Collection

(United States of America; Russia)

Nate Freeman (2017). 'You Directly Copied the Series': Brad Troemel Accuses Fashion Designer of Ripping Off His Grid Work for Ready-to-Wear Collection. Art News. 10 July.

Pakistan yet to bring back stolen Buddha artefact from US

(Pakistan; United States of America)

Jamal Shahid (2017). Pakistan yet to bring back stolen Buddha artefact from US. Dawn. 10 July.

Idol theft: DSP seeks advance bail

(India)

The Hindu (2017). Idol theft: DSP seeks advance bail. The Hindu. 10 July.

Georgia man pleads guilty to grand theft of Star Wars collectibles

(United States of America)

Napa Valley Register (2017). Georgia man pleads guilty to grand theft of Star Wars collectibles. Napa Valley Register. 10 July.

21 places of worship burgled in four years

(India)

Saurabh Prashar (2017). 21 places of worship burgled in four years. The Indian Express. 9 July.

Have You Seen Washington, D.C.'s Missing Liberty Bell?

(United States of America)

Allison McNearney (2017). Have You Seen Washington, D.C.'s Missing Liberty Bell?. The Daily Beast. 9 July.

Robó reliquias de una iglesia valuadas en 15 mil dólares: fue detenido

(Argentina; Uruguay)

Relics from a church valued at 15,000 dollars stolen: arrest made.

Minuto Uno (2017). Robó reliquias de una iglesia valuadas en 15 mil dólares: fue detenido. Minuto Uno. 9 July.

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

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

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

Palermo: robó reliquias en una iglesia y fue detenido

(Argentina; Uruguay)

Diario Popular (2017). Palermo: robó reliquias en una iglesia y fue detenido. Diario Popular. 9 July.

Group of ministers to decide fate of Air India's huge art collection

(India)

Press Trust of India (2017). Group of ministers to decide fate of Air India's huge art collection. The Economic Times. 9 July.

'Harder slap than usual': Punishment for importing stolen artifacts isn't severe enough, experts say

(United States of America; Iraq)

Steven D'Souza (2017). 'Harder slap than usual': Punishment for importing stolen artifacts isn't severe enough, experts say. CBC. 9 July.

Sex, lies – and a stolen Stradivarius

(General)

Mary Wakefield (2017). Sex, lies – and a stolen Stradivarius. The Spectator. 8 July.

Thieves Abscond With $3.9 Million in Jewelry From London's Masterpiece Art Fair

(United Kingdom)

Henri Neuendorf (2017). Thieves Abscond With $3.9 Million in Jewelry From London's Masterpiece Art Fair. ArtNet News. 7 July.

Valuable Colin John McCahon painting stolen in Sydney

(Australia)

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

The Scandal Over Hobby Lobby's Purchase of 5,500 Smuggled Artifacts, Explained

(United States of America; Iraq)

Isaac Kaplan (2017). The Scandal Over Hobby Lobby's Purchase of 5,500 Smuggled Artifacts, Explained. Artsy. 7 July.

Minister calls Ohio university to return missing artifacts

(Turkey; United States of America)

Daily Sabah (2017). Minister calls Ohio university to return missing artifacts. Daily Sabah. 7 July.

Air India loot: Total value of missing paintings could go over Rs 750 crore

(India)

Dianne A Nongrum (2017). Air India loot: Total value of missing paintings could go over Rs 750 crore. India Today. 7 July.

Rag picker held in Kukatpally for temple thefts

(India)

Telangana Today (2017). Rag picker held in Kukatpally for temple thefts. Telangana Today. 6 July.

Temple sculptures moved to prevent theft

(Cambodia)

Mom Kunthear (2017). Temple sculptures moved to prevent theft. Khmer Times. 6 July.

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

(United States of America; Iraq)

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

Hobby Lobby Busted for Illegally Importing Thousands of Iraqi Antiquities

(United States of America; Iraq)

Claire Voon (2017). Hobby Lobby Busted for Illegally Importing Thousands of Iraqi Antiquities. Hyperallergic. 6 July.

Hobby Lobby ignored 'red flags' about stolen Iraqi artifacts

(United States of America; Iraq)

Sarah Birnbaum (2017). Hobby Lobby ignored 'red flags' about stolen Iraqi artifacts. PRI. 6 July.

Hobby Lobby's Black-Market Buys Did Real Damage

(United States of America; Iraq)

Candida Moss, Joel Baden (2017). Hobby Lobby's Black-Market Buys Did Real Damage. The New York Times. 6 July.

Roban imagen del Niño San Salvador de Capachica

(Peru)

Statue of the Niño San Salvador stolen from Capachica

Juan Guillermo Mamani (2017). Roban imagen del Niño San Salvador de Capachica. Correo. 6 July.

Norway returns stolen antique Buddha sculpture to Myanmar

(Myanmar; Norway)

WQOW (2017). Norway returns stolen antique Buddha sculpture to Myanmar. WQOQ. 6 July.

Robaron relicario de la Virgen de Belén en Aragua

(Venezuela)

Reliquary of the Virgen de Belén stolen in Aragua

La Patilla (2017). Robaron relicario de la Virgen de Belén en Aragua. La Patilla. 5 July.

First Nations heirlooms stolen from Vancouver Island family recovered

(Canada)

Alexa Huffman (2017). First Nations heirlooms stolen from Vancouver Island family recovered. CHEK. 5 July.

For lifting Buddhist temple statues, she gets no added jail time

(United States of America)

Ken Stone (2017). For lifting Buddhist temple statues, she gets no added jail time. My News LA. 5 July.

Hallaron un documento de Sarmiento gobernador y la Casa Natal quiere conservarlo

(Argentina)

Document of of Sarmiento governer found and the Casa Natal wants to keep it.

Diario La Provincia (2017). Hallaron un documento de Sarmiento gobernador y la Casa Natal quiere conservarlo. Diario La Provincia. 5 July.

Police appeal after art deco lamps worth £11,000 stolen from school

(United Kingdom)

Louise Elliott (2017). Police appeal after art deco lamps worth £11,000 stolen from school. The Sentinel. 5 July.

Paintings from Rs 200-crore collection go missing from Air India's Mumbai headquarters

(India)

Rahul Shrivastava (2017). Paintings from Rs 200-crore collection go missing from Air India's Mumbai headquarters. India Today. 5 July.

Hobby Lobby Agrees to Forfeit 5,500 Artifacts Smuggled Out of Iraq

(United States of America; Iraq)

Alan Feuer (2017). Hobby Lobby Agrees to Forfeit 5,500 Artifacts Smuggled Out of Iraq. The New York Times. 5 July.

Chinese Jade vessels, stolen by prolific thieves in 2005, recovered and sold at auction for 10 times their estimate

(United Kingdom)

Art Daily (2017). Chinese Jade vessels, stolen by prolific thieves in 2005, recovered and sold at auction for 10 times their estimate. Art Daily. 5 July.

Feather thief behind bars after CHF6 million museum raids

(Switzerland; Germany; Austria)

SwissInfo (2017). Feather thief behind bars after CHF6 million museum raids. SwissInfo. 5 July.

Whale graffiti artist also stole coccyx from Natural History Museum

(United Kingdom)

David Sanderson (2017). Whale graffiti artist also stole coccyx from Natural History Museum. The Times. 4 July.

Rubato un quadro nel Museo Ferrucciano

(Italy)

Painting stolen from the Ferrucciano museum

Il Tirreno (2017). Rubato un quadro nel Museo Ferrucciano. Il Tirreno. 4 July.

Descendants of conquerors to return artifacts stolen during Anglo-Burmese War

(Myanmar; New Zealand)

Coconuts Yangon (2017). Descendants of conquerors to return artifacts stolen during Anglo-Burmese War. Coconuts Yangon. 4 July.

«Corrimos la voz de que si aparecía el Códice Calixtino dejaríamos la investigación»

(Spain)

"We worked with the understanding that if the Codex Calixtinus appeared, we'd close the investigation"

La Voz de Galicia (2017). «Corrimos la voz de que si aparecía el Códice Calixtino dejaríamos la investigación». La Voz de Galicia. 4 July.

Two arrested in emerald lingam theft

(India)

TNN (2017). Two arrested in emerald lingam theft. The Times of India. 4 July.

Roban campana de bronce de histórica iglesia de Santiago de Chuco

(Peru)

Bronze bell stolen from the historic church of Santiago de Chuco

RPP (2017). Roban campana de bronce de histórica iglesia de Santiago de Chuco. RPP. 3 July.

Another lobster statue stolen

(United States of America)

Emily Clark (2017). Another lobster statue stolen. Wicked Local. 3 July.

Eight gems missing from Padmanabha idol

(India)

Krishnadas Rajagopal (2017). Eight gems missing from Padmanabha idol. The Hindu. 3 July.

Court allows US citizen, alleged to be antique smuggler, to travel abroad

(India)

Sadaf Modak (2017). Court allows US citizen, alleged to be antique smuggler, to travel abroad. The Indian Express. 3 July.

La Libertad: Roban campana de Iglesia de Angasmarca

(Peru)

La Libertad: Bell from the church of Angasmarca stolen

Correo (2017). La Libertad: Roban campana de Iglesia de Angasmarca. Correo. 2 July.

Looters strip Greek mountains of wild tea, rare plants

(Greece; Albania)

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

Indomitable champion of Cyprus' cultural heritage

(Cyprus)

Marina Christofides (2017). Indomitable champion of Cyprus' cultural heritage. Cyprus Mail. 2 July.

Venezolanos son acusados del robo de una iglesia en Cúcuta

(Venezuela)

Venezuelans accused of stealing from a Cúcuta church

Caracol Radio (2017). Venezolanos son acusados del robo de una iglesia en Cúcuta. Caracol Radio. 2 July.

In Lagos, lost treasures brings hope in artefacts repatriation

(Nigeria)

Tajudeen Sowole (2017). In Lagos, lost treasures brings hope in artefacts repatriation. The Guardian. 2 July.

Man wanted in several robbery cases nabbed

(India)

The Hindu (2017). Man wanted in several robbery cases nabbed. The Hindu. 2 July.

DSP wanted in multi-crore idol theft suspended

(India)

The Hindu (2017). DSP wanted in multi-crore idol theft suspended. The Hindu. 1 July.

Syrian authorities seize four funeral busts in ISIS former centers in Palmyra

(Syria)

SANA (2017). Syrian authorities seize four funeral busts in ISIS former centers in Palmyra. ABNA. 1 July.

Medication dating back to the 1800s stolen in Homer

(United States of America)

Aaron Bolton (2017). Medication dating back to the 1800s stolen in Homer. KBBI. 30 June.

Venezuela: Looters Destroy Altar, Steal Communion Artifacts

(Venezuela)

TruNews (2017). Venezuela: Looters Destroy Altar, Steal Communion Artifacts. TruNews. 30 June.

FBI helps NI family recover stolen William Conor art

(United Kingdom; United States of America)

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

हनुमान मंदिर से नगी और मुकुट चोरी

(India)

Nuni And Crown Theft From Hanuman Temple

Amar Ujala (2017). हनुमान मंदिर से नगी और मुकुट चोरी. Amar Ujala. 30 June.

Idol theft by police: Madras HC asks IG why erring officials are not arrested

(India)

A. Subramani (2017). Idol theft by police: Madras HC asks IG why erring officials are not arrested. The Times of India. 30 June.

Why idol wing personnel who sold antiques are not arrested, asks High Court

(India)

TNN (2017). Why idol wing personnel who sold antiques are not arrested, asks High Court. The Times of India. 30 June.

Idol theft: DSP on the run

(India)

R. Sivaraman (2017). Idol theft: DSP on the run. The Hindu. 29 June.

Irish republicans thought to be hiding $500 million worth of stolen American paintings in Ireland

(United States of America; Ireland)

James Wilson (2017). Irish republicans thought to be hiding $500 million worth of stolen American paintings in Ireland. Irish Central. 29 June.

Illicit antiquities trade threatening cultural heritage

(General)

Stephen Quillen (2017). Illicit antiquities trade threatening cultural heritage. Middle East Online. 28 June.

SI arrested for idol theft, HC calls for case records

(India)

TNN (2017). SI arrested for idol theft, HC calls for case records. The Times of India. 28 June.

Hyderabad: Unidentified persons steal idol from temple

(India)

Telangana Today (2017). Hyderabad: Unidentified persons steal idol from temple. Telangana Today. 27 June.

Roban dos campanas de 200 kg en Labeaga (Navarra)

(Spain)

Two bells weighing 200g stolen in Labeaga (Navarra)

EITB (2017). Roban dos campanas de 200 kg en Labeaga (Navarra). EITB. 27 June.

Portion of Seminole girl statue stolen in Fort Lauderdale

(United States of America)

Amanda Batchelor (2017). Portion of Seminole girl statue stolen in Fort Lauderdale. Local10. 27 June.

Why Isn't Anyone Talking About This $30 Million Italian Art Heist?

(Italy)

Anthony Amore (2017). Why Isn't Anyone Talking About This $30 Million Italian Art Heist?. Observer. 27 June.

Painting stolen decade ago from Belfast family's home is discovered in Chicago

(United Kingdom)

Adrian Rutherford (2017). Painting stolen decade ago from Belfast family's home is discovered in Chicago. Belfast Telegraph. 27 June.

Fate Of Stolen Clock Still A Mystery, M.S. Rau Offers $25,000 Reward

(United States of America)

Antiques and the Arts Weekly (2017). Fate Of Stolen Clock Still A Mystery, M.S. Rau Offers $25,000 Reward. Antiques and the Arts Weekly. 27 June.

Bi-partisan legislation introduced to safeguard tribal items

(United States of America)

Navajo-Hopi Observer (2017). Bi-partisan legislation introduced to safeguard tribal items. Navajo-Hopi Observer. 27 June.

Stolen Antique Shop Sign Returned to Owner

(Thailand)

Teeranai Charuvastra (2017). Stolen Antique Shop Sign Returned to Owner. Khaosod English. 27 June.

El estadounidense que saqueó Chichén Itzá

(Mexico)

The American that looted Chichén Itzá

Laura Islas (2017). El estadounidense que saqueó Chichén Itzá. El Universal. 26 June.

Two rob gold jewellery from temple

(India)

The Hindu (2017). Two rob gold jewellery from temple. The Hindu. 26 June.

Tamil Nadu: Siva lingam worth Rs 2 crore stolen from Swayambulingeswara temple

(India)

Pooja Darade (2017). Tamil Nadu: Siva lingam worth Rs 2 crore stolen from Swayambulingeswara temple. India. 26 June.

Caretaker Gets Prison Term for Stealing Fine Art From Client

(United States of America)

Associated Press (2017). Caretaker Gets Prison Term for Stealing Fine Art From Client. U.S. News. 26 June.

The many headless Buddha

(Afghanistan)

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

Gold-covered mast of Kerala's Sabarimala temple found damaged; 3 held

(India)

Press Trust of India (2017). Gold-covered mast of Kerala's Sabarimala temple found damaged; 3 held. The Indian Express. 25 June.

International Art Market Helps Finance Terrorism, Experts Tell Congress

(United States of America)

Leo Doran (2017). International Art Market Helps Finance Terrorism, Experts Tell Congress. Inside Sources. 24 June.

Fine Arts officials take artefacts for safekeeping after fabrics stolen

(Thailand)

The Nation (2017). Fine Arts officials take artefacts for safekeeping after fabrics stolen. The Nation. 23 June.

King Taksin concubine's artefacts missing from temple where novice's body found

(Thailand)

Chularat Saengpassa (2017). King Taksin concubine's artefacts missing from temple where novice's body found. The Nation. 23 June.

Severed toe used in famous Yukon cocktail returned with an apology

(Canada)

The Canadian Press (2017). Severed toe used in famous Yukon cocktail returned with an apology. CTV. 23 June.

Stolen Buddhist painting exhibited to public after discovery in U.S.

(South Korea; United States of America)

Yonhap News Agency (2017). Stolen Buddhist painting exhibited to public after discovery in U.S.. Yonhap News Agency. 23 June.

ASI to send Australia gallery details of 4 stolen TN idols

(India)

Yogesh Kabirdoss (2017). ASI to send Australia gallery details of 4 stolen TN idols. The Times of India. 23 June.

Museum theft reward doubled

(United States of America)

Bruce A. Scruton (2017). Museum theft reward doubled. New Jersey Herald. 22 June.

Smugglers caught with 2,500-year-old artifacts from Turkey's Knidos

(Turkey)

Daily Sabah (2017). Smugglers caught with 2,500-year-old artifacts from Turkey's Knidos. Daily Sabah. 22 June.

Two of eight-man gang held, idols recovered

(India)

The Hindu (2017). Two of eight-man gang held, idols recovered. The Hindu. 22 June.

$18,000 painting stolen from downtown Montreal art gallery

(Canada)

Montreal Gazette (2017). $18,000 painting stolen from downtown Montreal art gallery. Montreal Gazette. 21 June.

Avocado theft has long been a problem in Ventura County

(United States of America)

John Scheibe (2017). Avocado theft has long been a problem in Ventura County. Ventura County Start. 21 June.

Pendleton police recover load of missing Indian regalia

(United States of America)

Phil Wright (2017). Pendleton police recover load of missing Indian regalia. East Oregonian. 21 June.

Turkish Hercules on display in Geneva

(Turkey; Switzerland)

Hurriyet Daily News (2017). Turkish Hercules on display in Geneva. Hurriyet Daily News. 21 June.

Smuggling of idols: Advance bail plea of Delhi-based man opposed

(India)

TNN (2017). Smuggling of idols: Advance bail plea of Delhi-based man opposed. The Times of India. 21 June.

Unos ladrones roban la reliquia del hueso de San Hipólito Mártir en una iglesia de Cocentaina

(Spain)

Thieves steal the bone reliquary of San Hipólito Mártir from a Cocentaina church

ABC Spain (2017). Unos ladrones roban la reliquia del hueso de San Hipólito Mártir en una iglesia de Cocentaina. ABC Spain. 21 June.

Man sought in theft of famous 'Sourtoe Cocktail' toe from Yukon bar

(Canada)

Maura Forrest (2017). Man sought in theft of famous 'Sourtoe Cocktail' toe from Yukon bar. National Post. 20 June.

Bronze statues among loot in Cuernavaca

(Mexico)

Mexico News Daily (2017). Bronze statues among loot in Cuernavaca. Mexico News Daily. 20 June.

Cracking the Biggest Art Heist in History

(United States of America)

Nina Siegal (2017). Cracking the Biggest Art Heist in History. Bloomberg. 20 June.

Gems, minerals valued at $30,000 stolen from Franklin Mineral Museum

(United States of America)

Kathy Stevens (2017). Gems, minerals valued at $30,000 stolen from Franklin Mineral Museum. New Jersey Herald. 20 June.

Huge Collection of Nazi Artifacts Discovered Inside Secret Room in Argentina

(Argentina)

Matt Novak (2017). Huge Collection of Nazi Artifacts Discovered Inside Secret Room in Argentina. Gizmodo. 20 June.

Nepal gets four stolen idols back from US

(Nepal; United States of America)

The Himalayan Times (2017). Nepal gets four stolen idols back from US. The Himalayan Times. 19 June.

Rare art pilfered from Paris Review soirée

(United States of America)

Ian Mohr (2017). Rare art pilfered from Paris Review soirée. Page Six. 19 June.

Stolen documents bought at yard sale returned to Jack Miner Sanctuary

(Canada)

CTV (2017). Stolen documents bought at yard sale returned to Jack Miner Sanctuary. CTV. 19 June.

Pilfered art returned to Paris Review

(United States of America)

Ian Mohr (2017). Pilfered art returned to Paris Review. Page Six. 19 June.

Roban campanas de la iglesia de La Candelaria

(Venezuela)

Bells of the church of La Candelaria stolen

Edo Lara (2017). Roban campanas de la iglesia de La Candelaria. Aporrea. 19 June.

Roban un cáliz de plata de la Iglesia Mayor de Baza

(Spain)

Silver chalice stolen from the main church of Baza

José Utrera García (2017). Roban un cáliz de plata de la Iglesia Mayor de Baza. Ideal. 18 June.

Audit report shows 227 artefacts missing from Bahawalpur museum

(Pakistan)

Majeed Gill (2017). Audit report shows 227 artefacts missing from Bahawalpur museum. Dawn. 18 June.

484 antiques were returned to Egypt: Anany

(Egypt)

Daily News Egypt (2017). 484 antiques were returned to Egypt: Anany. Daily News Egypt. 18 June.

Religious figures returned

(Nepal)

Nepali Times (2017). Religious figures returned. Nepali Times. 18 June.

Thief arrested, stolen items recovered

(India)

Daily Excelsior (2017). Thief arrested, stolen items recovered. Daily Excelsior. 18 June.

Idol theft case: Madras High Court seeks action against police officials

(India)

Deepa Biswas (2017). Idol theft case: Madras High Court seeks action against police officials. India Live Today. 18 June.

Koh-i-Noor: The History of the World's Most Infamous Diamond – review

(India; United Kingdom)

Anthony Sattin (2017). Koh-i-Noor: The History of the World's Most Infamous Diamond – review. The Guardian. 18 June.

A month later, burglar caught in Ulhasnagar with jewellery stolen from Challiaha temple

(India)

Pradeep Gupta (2017). A month later, burglar caught in Ulhasnagar with jewellery stolen from Challiaha temple. The Times of India. 17 June.

Officials start fencing seized stone idols at Egmore govt museum

(India)

TNN (2017). Officials start fencing seized stone idols at Egmore govt museum. The Times of India. 17 June.

Qurans from Ottoman era seized at Cairo International Airport

(Egypt; Ethiopia)

Nevine El-Aref (2017). Qurans from Ottoman era seized at Cairo International Airport. Ahram Online. 17 June.

FG to reward whistleblowers of stolen artifacts – Minister

(Nigeria)

Nurudeen Oyewole (2017). FG to reward whistleblowers of stolen artifacts – Minister. Daily Trust. 16 June.

Art thief swipes $12M in paintings from Queens storage unit

(United States of America)

Catherina Gioino, Rocco Parascandola (2017). Art thief swipes $12M in paintings from Queens storage unit. Daily News. 16 June.

Son attempted to sell painting stolen from mother's Portland home to N.Y. art gallery for $60,000, feds allege

(United States of America)

Maxine Bernstein (2017). Son attempted to sell painting stolen from mother's Portland home to N.Y. art gallery for $60,000, feds allege. The Oregonian. 16 June.

Recuperan la reliquia de Don Bosco

(Italy)

"Periodista Digital" (2017). Recuperan la reliquia de Don Bosco. Periodista Digital. 16 June.

Man charged with WA winery painting theft

(Australia)

AAP (2017). Man charged with WA winery painting theft. AAP. 15 June.

Historical sign missing from Buffalo waterfront

(United States of America)

Jeff Preval (2017). Historical sign missing from Buffalo waterfront. WGRZ. 15 June.

Recuperan reliquia de Don Bosco que había sido robada

(Italy)

Recovered: relic of Don Bosco that had been stolen

ACI Prensa (2017). Recuperan reliquia de Don Bosco que había sido robada. ACI Prensa. 15 June.

Historian Charged In Federal Court With Theft Of Government Records From The National Archives

(United States of America)

Southern Maryland News Net (2017). Historian Charged In Federal Court With Theft Of Government Records From The National Archives. Southern Maryland News Net. 15 June.

Sculpture Stolen From Edina Park Found In Richfield Yard

(United States of America)

CBS (2017). Sculpture Stolen From Edina Park Found In Richfield Yard. CBS. 14 June.

Nader Shah's sword stolen from Russian museum

(Iran; Russia)

Tehran Times (2017). Nader Shah's sword stolen from Russian museum. Tehran Times. 14 June.

Native American artifacts worth thousands stolen from Durango storage

(United States of America)

Jonathan Romeo (2017). Native American artifacts worth thousands stolen from Durango storage. Durango Herald. 13 June.

Carving honouring man's late wife stolen from Burnaby home

(Canada)

CTV (2017). Carving honouring man's late wife stolen from Burnaby home. CTV. 13 June.

Replica of iconic car in 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang' stolen

(United States of America)

Associated Press (2017). Replica of iconic car in 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang' stolen. 570 News. 13 June.

Inside the Multi-million-dollar World of Eel Trafficking

(United States of America)

National Geographic (2017). Inside the Multi-million-dollar World of Eel Trafficking. National Geographic. 13 June.

El Gobierno entrega siete obras del siglo XVIII a Taraco

(Bolivia)

Government returns seven work from the 18th century to Taraco

Página Siete (2017). El Gobierno entrega siete obras del siglo XVIII a Taraco. Página Siete. 13 June.

Historian Allegedly Stole WWII Dog Tags From National Archives

(United States of America)

Tyler Waldman (2017). Historian Allegedly Stole WWII Dog Tags From National Archives. WBAL. 13 June.

Art pieces created for the Taubman, stolen and recovered in NYC

(United States of America)

Caitlin Francis (2017). Art pieces created for the Taubman, stolen and recovered in NYC. WDBJ. 13 June.

2 arrested for trying to smuggle out antique idol

(India)

Millennium Post (2017). 2 arrested for trying to smuggle out antique idol. Millennium Post. 12 June.

En Las Choapas, recuperan imagen de la virgen de la maternidad

(Mexico)

In Las Choapas, statue of the Virgin of Maternity recovered

Hernán Villarreal (2017). En Las Choapas, recuperan imagen de la virgen de la maternidad. Presencia. 12 June.

World War II Veteran Robbed Of Priceless Military Memorabilia

(United States of America)

CBS (2017). World War II Veteran Robbed Of Priceless Military Memorabilia. CBS. 12 June.

Man attempts painting theft at WA winery

(Australia)

Sky News (2017). Man attempts painting theft at WA winery. Sky News. 12 June.

Evidence in Gardner Museum thefts that might bear DNA is missing

(United States of America)

Shelley Murphy, Stephen Kurkjian (2017). Evidence in Gardner Museum thefts that might bear DNA is missing. The Boston Globe. 12 June.

Stolen tusks returned but suspected 'hermit' thief still at large

(Thailand; Myanmar)

Somjit Rungjamrasrassamee (2017). Stolen tusks returned but suspected 'hermit' thief still at large. The Nation. 12 June.

Romanian police recover Dacian and Roman coins stolen from Hunedoara fortresses

(Romania; Czech Republic)

Romania Insider (2017). Romanian police recover Dacian and Roman coins stolen from Hunedoara fortresses. Romania Insider. 12 June.

Israel Nabs 'Antiquities Pirates' at Archaeological Site

(Israel)

Daniel K. Eisenbud (2017). Israel Nabs 'Antiquities Pirates' at Archaeological Site. The Jerusalem Post. 12 June.

Miscreants target temple, flee with five crowns, donation box

(India)

The Hitavada (2017). Miscreants target temple, flee with five crowns, donation box. The Hitavada. 11 June.

'You've got to be joking': Brazen art theft in Swan Valley caught on CCTV

(Australia)

Hannah Barry (2017). 'You've got to be joking': Brazen art theft in Swan Valley caught on CCTV. WA Today. 11 June.

Police locate centuries-old carved elephant tusks stolen from Karen village

(Thailand; Myanmar)

Somjit Rungjamrasrassamee (2017). Police locate centuries-old carved elephant tusks stolen from Karen village. The Nation. 11 June.

ICOM to draw up Iranian antiquities 'red list'

(Iran)

Tehran Times (2017). ICOM to draw up Iranian antiquities 'red list'. Tehran Times. 10 June.

Ancient carved tusks stolen from Karen village

(Thailand; Myanmar)

Assawin Pinitwong (2017). Ancient carved tusks stolen from Karen village. Bangkok Post. 10 June.

Picón se muestra "disgustado" por el robo y "preocupado" por los desprendimientos

(Spain)

Picón "disgusted" by theft and "worried" by landslides

Burgos Conecta (2017). Picón se muestra "disgustado" por el robo y "preocupado" por los desprendimientos. Burgos Conecta. 10 June.

Abilene PD brushes off value of stolen paintings

(United States of America)

Brooke Crum (2017). Abilene PD brushes off value of stolen paintings. Abilene Reporter-News. 9 June.

Art Worth Thousands Stolen From Portland Exhibit

(United States of America)

Jacob Dean (2017). Art Worth Thousands Stolen From Portland Exhibit. KXL. 9 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.

How this exam artwork was stolen from a car, dumped by bins and later mysteriously returned to its owner

(United Kingdom)

Melissa Jones (2017). How this exam artwork was stolen from a car, dumped by bins and later mysteriously returned to its owner. Gloucestershire Live. 9 June.

China's 'stolen' cultural relics: why the numbers just don't add up

(China; United Kingdom)

Peter Neville-Hadley (2017). China's 'stolen' cultural relics: why the numbers just don't add up. Post Magazine. 9 June.

The scalp from Sand Creek

(United States of America)

Chip Colwell (2017). The scalp from Sand Creek. Aeon. 8 June.

Roban las campanas de Villacibio

(Spain)

Bells of Villacibio stolen

El Norte de Castilla (2017). Roban las campanas de Villacibio. El Norte de Castilla. 8 June.

Frank Ocean Has Been Accused of Stealing the Art for His blondedRadio Show

(United States of America; Germany)

Joshua Espinoza (2017). Frank Ocean Has Been Accused of Stealing the Art for His blondedRadio Show. Complex. 8 June.

6th-century priest sculpture stolen from museum in southwestern Turkey

(Turkey)

Doğan News Agency (2017). 6th-century priest sculpture stolen from museum in southwestern Turkey. Daily Sabah. 8 June.

What Distinguishes Cultural Exchange from Cultural Appropriation?

(General)

Rivka Galchen, Anna Holmes (2017). What Distinguishes Cultural Exchange from Cultural Appropriation?. The New York Times. 8 June.

Roban imagen de 55 años de antigüedad en la parroquia de Las Choapas

(Mexico)

55-year-old sculpture stolen from the church of Las Choapas

Janeth Cardona (2017). Roban imagen de 55 años de antigüedad en la parroquia de Las Choapas. Presencia. 7 June.

Taubman show goes on despite art theft

(United States of America)

Mike Allen (2017). Taubman show goes on despite art theft. The Roanoke Times. 7 June.

Will a $10 million reward solve the world's biggest art heist?

(United States of America)

Noah Charney (2017). Will a $10 million reward solve the world's biggest art heist?. CNN. 7 June.

Catholic Saint's Brain Stolen From Italian Church

(Italy)

Ronel Puello (2017). Catholic Saint's Brain Stolen From Italian Church. Latin Post. 7 June.

Cops: Trio used art as distraction in wallet theft at Roswell gallery

(United States of America)

Mitchell Northam (2017). Cops: Trio used art as distraction in wallet theft at Roswell gallery. Atlanta Journal Constitution. 7 June.

Mumbai Jain temple theft: Thief turned off CCTVs to steal gold strips

(India)

Anurag Kamble (2017). Mumbai Jain temple theft: Thief turned off CCTVs to steal gold strips. Mid-day. 7 June.

Arunachal: Divorce, tale of revenge and greed behind theft of 900-yr-old statue

(India)

Shiv Sunny (2017). Arunachal: Divorce, tale of revenge and greed behind theft of 900-yr-old statue. Hindustan Times. 7 June.

"Cattle Thief" Rustles Calf Statue From Yard On North Side

(United States of America)

CBS (2017). "Cattle Thief" Rustles Calf Statue From Yard On North Side. CBS. 6 June.

Professor Helps Bust Italian Art Theft Ring

(Italy)

Brigit Katz (2017). Professor Helps Bust Italian Art Theft Ring. Smithsonian. 6 June.

Ancient artifacts from Mosul Museum found in IS home

(Iraq)

G. H. Renaud (2017). Ancient artifacts from Mosul Museum found in IS home. K24. 6 June.

About 100 stolen antique idols are untraceable in Telangana

(India)

Siddharth Tadepalli (2017). About 100 stolen antique idols are untraceable in Telangana. The Times of India. 6 June.

Police: '$2 million in paintings' stolen from Abilene motel

(United States of America)

Jamie Burch (2017). Police: '$2 million in paintings' stolen from Abilene motel. KTXS. 5 June.

World's most prolific Star Wars collector appeals to fans after 'devastating' theft

(United States of America)

John M. Glionna (2017). World's most prolific Star Wars collector appeals to fans after 'devastating' theft. The Guardian. 5 June.

900-year-old Antique Buddha Idol Stolen From Tawang, Recovered in Delhi

(India)

Nitisha Kashyap (2017). 900-year-old Antique Buddha Idol Stolen From Tawang, Recovered in Delhi. News 18. 5 June.

Owner of stolen Colourist paintings expresses disgust at collapse of court case

(United Kingdom)

Phil Miller (2017). Owner of stolen Colourist paintings expresses disgust at collapse of court case. The Herald. 5 June.

Rs 200-crore ancient idols, seized from thieves, rot at museum

(India)

Yogesh Kabirdoss (2017). Rs 200-crore ancient idols, seized from thieves, rot at museum. The Times of India. 5 June.

Roban reliquias de San Bosco en Turín

(Italy)

Relics of Saint Bosco stolen in Turin

El Debate (2017). Roban reliquias de San Bosco en Turín. El Debate. 3 June.

Solapur: Idol robbery in ancient Jain temple

(India)

Maharashtra Today (2017). Solapur: Idol robbery in ancient Jain temple. Maharashtra Today. 3 June.

Auction house pulls 'stolen' leaders' autographs from Spain

(Serbia; Spain)

Outlook (2017). Auction house pulls 'stolen' leaders' autographs from Spain. Outlook. 2 June.

Ontario Gov't Overpaying For Giant Counterfeit Of My Rubber Duck: Artist

(Canada)

Zi-Ann Lum (2017). Ontario Gov't Overpaying For Giant Counterfeit Of My Rubber Duck: Artist. Huffington Post. 2 June.

Paintings stolen from Nepean gallery

(Canada)

Elise von Scheel (2017). Paintings stolen from Nepean gallery. CBC. 2 June.

Police to seek documents from Australian authorities

(India; Australia)

The Hindu (2017). Police to seek documents from Australian authorities. The Hindu. 2 June.

Artist sets up six cameras to catch thieves of shark-themed art in Chatham

(United Kingdom)

Steve Annear (2017). Artist sets up six cameras to catch thieves of shark-themed art in Chatham. The Boston Globe. 2 June.

Priceless regalia stolen in Pendleton

(United States of America)

East Oregonian (2017). Priceless regalia stolen in Pendleton. East Oregonian. 2 June.

Millions at stake as Chinese villagers take collector to court over "man in the Buddha"

(China; Netherlands)

John Hooper, Ted Plafker (2017). Millions at stake as Chinese villagers take collector to court over "man in the Buddha". AFR. 2 June.

Banksy thief reveals how he stole street artist's work in new documentary

(United Kingdom)

Jessie Thompson (2017). Banksy thief reveals how he stole street artist's work in new documentary. Evening Standard. 2 June.

Hopis Hoping to Recover Katsina Friends

(United States of America; France)

John Christian Hopkins (2017). Hopis Hoping to Recover Katsina Friends. Lake Powell Life. 1 June.

Art Basel Sues Adidas for Trademark Infringement

(Switzerland)

Isaac Kaplan (2017). Art Basel Sues Adidas for Trademark Infringement. Artsy. 31 May.

'Stolen' book of world leaders' autographs turns up in Spain

(Serbia; Spain)

AFP (2017). 'Stolen' book of world leaders' autographs turns up in Spain. The Local. 31 May.

Serbia seeks return of leaders' missing autographs

(Serbia; Spain)

Outlook (2017). Serbia seeks return of leaders' missing autographs. Outlook. 31 May.

Prominent Art Family Entangled in ISIS Antiquities-Looting Investigations

(Switzerland; Syria; Lebanon; Belgium; France; United States of America)

Benoit Foucon (2017). Prominent Art Family Entangled in ISIS Antiquities-Looting Investigations. The Wall Street Journal. 31 May.

Ten sandalwood poachers arrested, four absconding

(India)

Praveen Kumar (2017). Ten sandalwood poachers arrested, four absconding. Bangalore Mirror. 30 May.

Man out to prove Māori not original settlers under investigation

(New Zealand)

Mihingarangi Forbes (2017). Man out to prove Māori not original settlers under investigation. Radio New Zealand. 30 May.

Rare Violin Stolen From Irish Musician

(Canada)

VOCM (2017). Rare Violin Stolen From Irish Musician. VOCM. 29 May.

From the moon to Kansas to Sotheby's: Bag could bring $2 million-plus at auction

(United States of America)

Scott Canon (2017). From the moon to Kansas to Sotheby's: Bag could bring $2 million-plus at auction. The Kansas City Star. 29 May.

Insólito: robaron la campana de una iglesia y la cargaron en el auto

(Argentina)

Unusual: Bell stolen from a church and loaded into a car

El Periódico (2017). Insólito: robaron la campana de una iglesia y la cargaron en el auto. El Periódico. 29 May.

Why did the Nazis steal so many books?

(Germany)

Noah Charney (2017). Why did the Nazis steal so many books?. Salon. 28 May.

Notorious Italian art theft ring foiled by Swedish academic

(Italy; Sweden)

Andrea Vogt (2017). Notorious Italian art theft ring foiled by Swedish academic. The Telegraph. 28 May.

A Northland man is under investigation by Heritage New Zealand for tampering with historic burial sites

(New Zealand)

Shabnam Dsatgheib (2017). A Northland man is under investigation by Heritage New Zealand for tampering with historic burial sites. Stuff.co.nz. 27 May.

Copper thief targets county museum

(United States of America)

Travis Weik (2017). Copper thief targets county museum. The Courier-Times. 26 May.

Greek police recover illegally excavated statue, arrest 2

(Greece)

Associated Press (2017). Greek police recover illegally excavated statue, arrest 2. The Republic. 26 May.

Purple Heart marker recovered

(United States of America)

Nikki Younk (2017). Purple Heart marker recovered. The Daily News. 26 May.

Swan statue stolen by naked man has been found in Florida

(United States of America)

Associated Press (2017). Swan statue stolen by naked man has been found in Florida. CBS. 26 May.

2 Arrests Made in Theft of Nazi Memorabilia, Other Items

(United States of America)

Associated Press (2017). 2 Arrests Made in Theft of Nazi Memorabilia, Other Items. U.S. News. 26 May.

Bulgaria recovers over 5,000 antiquities in joint anti-smuggling op with Turkey, France

(Bulgaria; France; Turkey)

AFP (2017). Bulgaria recovers over 5,000 antiquities in joint anti-smuggling op with Turkey, France. Daily Sabah. 26 May.

American Space Race Artifact Stolen and Put Up for Auction

(United States of America)

Erin Rubin (2017). American Space Race Artifact Stolen and Put Up for Auction. Nonprofit Quarterly. 26 May.

Stolen moments: Taryn Simon on customs, counterfeits and the Russian media

(Hong Kong; United States of America)

Catherine Shaw (2017). Stolen moments: Taryn Simon on customs, counterfeits and the Russian media. Wallpaper. 26 May.

Ancient tomb seized from treasure hunters in central Turkey

(Turkey)

Anadolu Agency (2017). Ancient tomb seized from treasure hunters in central Turkey. Hurriyet Daily News. 26 May.

Roban santo antiguo en Caapucú

(Paraguay)

Antique saint stolen in Caapucú

ABC Paraguay (2017). Roban santo antiguo en Caapucú. ABC Paraguay. 25 May.

'What's wrong with people?' Library mourns theft of statue wheeled out in broad daylight

(United States of America)

Bill Lindelof (2017). 'What's wrong with people?' Library mourns theft of statue wheeled out in broad daylight. The Sacramento Bee. 25 May.

LGBTI refugees stole a piece of art and the artist is loving it

(Greece)

Stefanie Gerdes (2017). LGBTI refugees stole a piece of art and the artist is loving it. Gay Star News. 25 May.

David Ortiz stolen painting found: Quincy police recover portrait of former Red Sox DH

(United States of America)

Melissa Hanson (2017). David Ortiz stolen painting found: Quincy police recover portrait of former Red Sox DH. Mass Live. 25 May.

Is Ulhasnagar's Chaliya Mandir's stolen gold worth Rs 5 lakh or Rs 8 lakh?

(India)

Faisal Tandel (2017). Is Ulhasnagar's Chaliya Mandir's stolen gold worth Rs 5 lakh or Rs 8 lakh?. Mid-day. 25 May.

Jeff Koons accused of copying Ukrainian artist's work

(United States of America; Ukraine)

Emma Gatten (2017). Jeff Koons accused of copying Ukrainian artist's work. The Telegraph. 25 May.

Two arrested after theft of rare artifacts near Barnesville, Minn.

(United States of America)

Jim Monk (2017). Two arrested after theft of rare artifacts near Barnesville, Minn.. KFGO. 25 May.

Stolen statue featuring Mormon prophets is found by police; 2 suspects are arrested

(United States of America)

David Montero (2017). Stolen statue featuring Mormon prophets is found by police; 2 suspects are arrested. Los Angeles Times. 24 May.

Exhibition displays returned stone sculptures from Australia

(India)

IANS (2017). Exhibition displays returned stone sculptures from Australia. Business Standard. 24 May.

Thieves raid safe and loot artefacts during church break-in

(United Kingdom)

Christopher Gage (2017). Thieves raid safe and loot artefacts during church break-in. The Brecon & Radnor Express. 24 May.

Egypt says it retrieved 4 stolen artefacts from Britain

(Egypt; United Kingdom)

Middle East Monitor (2017). Egypt says it retrieved 4 stolen artefacts from Britain. Middle East Monitor. 24 May.

Steal this art: Art theft hits home for St. Pete artists

(United States of America)

James Chapin (2017). Steal this art: Art theft hits home for St. Pete artists. Creative Loafing. 24 May.

Stolen: 700-pound Salt Lake City statue of Mormon prophets

(United States of America)

David Montero (2017). Stolen: 700-pound Salt Lake City statue of Mormon prophets. Los Angeles Times. 23 May.

Dealer Perry Rubenstein cuts plea bargain, will serve jail time

(United States of America)

Dan Duray (2017). Dealer Perry Rubenstein cuts plea bargain, will serve jail time. The Art Newspaper. 23 May.

Million-dollar Lindauer art heist in Auckland more sophisticated than police have revealed

(New Zealand)

Kurt Bayer (2017). Million-dollar Lindauer art heist in Auckland more sophisticated than police have revealed. New Zealand Herald. 23 May.

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

(United Kingdom)

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

Missing gold locket of Ambalappuzha temple traced from cash boxes

(India)

P S Sajimon (2017). Missing gold locket of Ambalappuzha temple traced from cash boxes. The Times of India. 23 May.

El robo de arte sacro en Zacatecas

(Mexico)

Sacred art stolen in Zacatecas

Raúl García (2017). El robo de arte sacro en Zacatecas. El Sol de Zacatecas. 23 May.

Perth bids to 'bring home' the Stone of Destiny from Edinburgh as part of heritage plans

(United Kingdom)

Kirsteen Paterson (2017). Perth bids to 'bring home' the Stone of Destiny from Edinburgh as part of heritage plans. The National. 23 May.

Prized sculptures returned by Australia on display now

(India; Australia)

PTI News (2017). Prized sculptures returned by Australia on display now. PTI News. 23 May.

Ex-attorney charged in connection to theft ring

(United States of America)

Renee Fox (2017). Ex-attorney charged in connection to theft ring. Tribune Chronicle. 23 May.

Birthday girl, boyfriend arrested for art theft

(China)

Global Times (2017). Birthday girl, boyfriend arrested for art theft. Global Times. 22 May.

Irreplaceable art stolen from storage unit

(United States of America)

Sasha Lenninger (2017). Irreplaceable art stolen from storage unit. KOAT. 22 May.

Boston art heist solved? Nope, just fraud attempt, prosecutors say

(United States of America)

Reuters (2017). Boston art heist solved? Nope, just fraud attempt, prosecutors say. Reuters. 22 May.

$425,000 antique clock reported stolen from Chicago show at Merchandise Mart

(United States of America)

Leonor Vivanco (2017). $425,000 antique clock reported stolen from Chicago show at Merchandise Mart. Chicago Tribune. 22 May.

LA art dealer sentenced in theft from high-profile clients

(United States of America)

Associated Press (2017). LA art dealer sentenced in theft from high-profile clients. Star Tribune. 22 May.

Twist in $1m heist riddle

(New Zealand)

Phil Taylor (2017). Twist in $1m heist riddle. New Zealand Herald. 21 May.

Greek Police Arrest 3 Antiquity Smugglers at Grevena

(Greece)

Philip Chrysopoulos (2017). Greek Police Arrest 3 Antiquity Smugglers at Grevena. Greek Reporter. 21 May.

HC seeks inventory of artifacts, security measures at SPS museum

(India)

M. A. Parray (2017). HC seeks inventory of artifacts, security measures at SPS museum. Kashmir Reader. 20 May.

Dam Buster's family appeal for help to trace stolen airman's logbook

(United Kingdom; Canada)

Sally Wardle (2017). Dam Buster's family appeal for help to trace stolen airman's logbook. Irish News. 20 May.

Caretaker accused of stealing $37,500 in jewelry, artifacts

(United States of America)

Adrinenne Cutway (2017). Caretaker accused of stealing $37,500 in jewelry, artifacts. Click Orlando. 19 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.

Numismatics—acquiring old coins—outperforms other investments

(United States of America)

The Economist (2017). Numismatics—acquiring old coins—outperforms other investments. The Economist. 18 May.

Stolen Nigerian artifact found in Italy

(Nigeria; Italy)

The Cable (2017). Stolen Nigerian artifact found in Italy. The Cable. 18 May.

Grave Robbers with Far-Right Links Could Be Stealing Ancestral Māori Skulls

(New Zealand)

Tess McClure (2017). Grave Robbers with Far-Right Links Could Be Stealing Ancestral Māori Skulls. Vice. 18 May.

Thieves steal 6th-century ornament from Pompeii

(Italy)

The Local (2017). Thieves steal 6th-century ornament from Pompeii. The Local. 18 May.

Ancient stone block discovered at illegal excavation site in Upper Egypt's Sohag

(Egypt)

Nevine El-Aref (2017). Ancient stone block discovered at illegal excavation site in Upper Egypt's Sohag. Ahram Online. 18 May.

How Egypt plans to crack down on antiquities theft

(Egypt)

Salwa Samir (2017). How Egypt plans to crack down on antiquities theft. Al Monitor. 18 May.

$7,000 settlement for stolen Great Falls painting

(United States of America)

Joe Malinconico (2017). $7,000 settlement for stolen Great Falls painting. North Jersey. 18 May.

Case dropped against north-east pair accused of stealing paintings worth more than £100,000

(United Kingdom)

Evening Express (2017). Case dropped against north-east pair accused of stealing paintings worth more than £100,000. Evening Express. 18 May.

Roban más de 400 piezas de una colección arqueológica que iba a convertirse en museo en Campillos

(Spain)

Stolen: More than 400 pieces of an archaeological collection that was to become a museum in Campillos

Fernando Torres (2017). Roban más de 400 piezas de una colección arqueológica que iba a convertirse en museo en Campillos. Diario Sur. 18 May.

Roban en iglesia Pío Noveno

(Ecuador)

Theft in Pío Noveno church

El Diario (2017). Roban en iglesia Pío Noveno. El Diario. 17 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.

'I'm sorry:' Stolen oil painting mysteriously returned in mint condition to Stroud owner

(United Kingdom)

Sam Evans (2017). 'I'm sorry:' Stolen oil painting mysteriously returned in mint condition to Stroud owner. Stroud News. 17 May.

The Downfall of an Ancient Coin Dealer Who Defrauded Customers of Millions and Lost a Bronze Head

(United States of America)

Hillel Aron (2017). The Downfall of an Ancient Coin Dealer Who Defrauded Customers of Millions and Lost a Bronze Head. LA Weekly. 16 May.

Real artifacts on display to celebrate return of replicas

(United States of America)

Times-News (2017). Real artifacts on display to celebrate return of replicas. Times-News. 16 May.

Harper's Bazaar Accused Of Ripping Off A Bunch Of Feminist Artwork

(United States of America)

Jamie Feldman (2017). Harper's Bazaar Accused Of Ripping Off A Bunch Of Feminist Artwork. Huffington Post. 16 May.

Pens Worth $40,000 Stolen From Car Parked At Museum Campus

(United States of America)

Kelly Bauer (2017). Pens Worth $40,000 Stolen From Car Parked At Museum Campus. DNA Info. 15 May.

Saqueo y destrucción de montículos mayas

(Mexico)

Theft and destruction of Maya mounds

Campeche Hoy (2017). Saqueo y destrucción de montículos mayas. Yucatan a la Mano. 15 May.

El robo del retablo de Olivares

(Spain)

The theft of the altarpiece of Olivares

Agapito Ojosnegros Lázaro (2017). El robo del retablo de Olivares. El Norte de Castilla. 15 May.

Antique Shivalinga recovered, two held

(India)

Kashi Prasad (2017). Antique Shivalinga recovered, two held. The Times of India. 15 May.

Libyan authorities issue international circular on looted antiquities from Libya

(Libya)

Safa Alharathy (2017). Libyan authorities issue international circular on looted antiquities from Libya. The Libya Observer. 15 May.

Suspect nabbed after theft from historic Rolls-Royce

(United States of America)

Andy Rosen (2017). Suspect nabbed after theft from historic Rolls-Royce. The Boston Globe. 15 May.

"Tomb raider" arrested after 23 years on the run

(China)

Hou Qiang (2017). "Tomb raider" arrested after 23 years on the run. Xinhua. 14 May.

Historic Rolls-Royce vandalized, but stolen parts found

(United States of America)

Associated Press (2017). Historic Rolls-Royce vandalized, but stolen parts found. Bristol Herald Courier. 14 May.

Million-euro crown stolen from Lyon museum

(France)

AFP (2017). Million-euro crown stolen from Lyon museum. RFI. 14 May.

Cops recover stolen idols worth Rs 180 crore

(India)

TNN (2017). Cops recover stolen idols worth Rs 180 crore. The Times of India. 13 May.

Roban las joyas de 4 santos y 3 vírgenes del templo San Agustín

(Bolivia)

Jewels of 4 saints 3 virgins stolen from San Agustín temple

Pamela Pomacahua (2017). Roban las joyas de 4 santos y 3 vírgenes del templo San Agustín. Página Siete. 13 May.

Stolen UVM rhino horn could be headed for black market, officials say

(United States of America)

Lindsay Freed (2017). Stolen UVM rhino horn could be headed for black market, officials say. The Vermont Cynic. 12 May.

Harry Potter prequel stolen in Birmingham burglary

(United Kingdom)

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

Police recover stolen ancient coins, lamps, other antiquities near Hebron

(Palestine)

Jacob Magid (2017). Police recover stolen ancient coins, lamps, other antiquities near Hebron. The Times of Israel. 12 May.

Fort Heritage plaques stolen

(Canada)

Lindsay Morey (2017). Fort Heritage plaques stolen. Fort Saskatchewan Record. 11 May.

Did Damien Hirst Steal Nigerian Culture To Make His Art?

(Nigeria)

Lizzie Crocker (2017). Did Damien Hirst Steal Nigerian Culture To Make His Art?. The Daily Beast. 11 May.

Man arrested for possession of rare antiquities in Greece

(Greece)

Tornos News (2017). Man arrested for possession of rare antiquities in Greece. Tornos News. 11 May.

La Hermandad de la Resurrección denuncia el robo de varias joyas a la Virgen de la Aurora

(Spain)

The Hermandad de la Resurrección denounces the theft of various jewels from the Virgin de la Aurora

Europa Press (2017). La Hermandad de la Resurrección denuncia el robo de varias joyas a la Virgen de la Aurora. La Vanguardia. 11 May.

Artists' commissions, tech gifts and guns: the legal issues facing US museums

(United States of America)

Martha Lufkin (2017). Artists' commissions, tech gifts and guns: the legal issues facing US museums. The Art Newspaper. 11 May.

Pair appear in court over alleged art theft near comedians north-east home

(United Kingdom)

Karen Roberts (2017). Pair appear in court over alleged art theft near comedians north-east home. Evening Express. 10 May.

Cultural crime: Asma Ibrahim narrates the sad tale of antiquities being stolen

(Pakistan)

The Express Tribune (2017). Cultural crime: Asma Ibrahim narrates the sad tale of antiquities being stolen. The Express Tribune. 10 May.

Ministry of Antiquities retrieves stolen artifacts from France

(Egypt; France)

Daily News Egypt (2017). Ministry of Antiquities retrieves stolen artifacts from France. Daily News Egypt. 10 May.

Is the worlds richest artist using his privilege to manipulate us?

(Nigeria)

Kehinde Omotosho (2017). Is the worlds richest artist using his privilege to manipulate us?. Pulse. 10 May.

Desaparece la zona arqueológica de Tepetxilotla

(Mexico)

The archaeological site of Tepetxilotla has disappeared

Paco Morales (2017). Desaparece la zona arqueológica de Tepetxilotla. XEU. 9 May.

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

(China; United States of America)

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

Six Bihar varsity staff absolved of stealing rare manuscript 14 years ago

(India)

Bishnu K Jha (2017). Six Bihar varsity staff absolved of stealing rare manuscript 14 years ago. Hindustan Times. 9 May.

Ancient fossil chipped out of rock with heavy-duty tools at Hallett Cove Conservation Park

(Australia)

Sowaibah Hanifie (2017). Ancient fossil chipped out of rock with heavy-duty tools at Hallett Cove Conservation Park. ABC Australia. 9 May.

Tiara adorned with 367 diamonds stolen from German museum

(Germany)

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

SSB, Customs seize idols worth Rs 35 cr, one arrested

(India)

Amitava Banerjee (2017). SSB, Customs seize idols worth Rs 35 cr, one arrested. Millennium Post. 8 May.

Cops hunt man who stole art from St Giles Cathedral in Edinburgh city centre where Outlander was filmed

(United Kingdom)

Connor Boylan (2017). Cops hunt man who stole art from St Giles Cathedral in Edinburgh city centre where Outlander was filmed. The Scottish Sun. 8 May.

Priceless artwork looted from yesteryear Bollywood actress Nutan's Mumbra bungalow

(India)

Faisal Tandel (2017). Priceless artwork looted from yesteryear Bollywood actress Nutan's Mumbra bungalow. Mid-day. 8 May.

Why Stealing Art Is a Terrible Idea

(General)

Isaac Kaplan (2017). Why Stealing Art Is a Terrible Idea. Artsy. 7 May.

Her Violin Stolen, A Prodigy's World Became 'Unstrung'

(United Kingdom)

Liz Baker (2017). Her Violin Stolen, A Prodigy's World Became 'Unstrung'. NPR. 7 May.

Toronto gallery pulls Amanda PL's exhibit amid complaints of cultural appropriation

(Canada)

Cassandra Szklarski (2017). Toronto gallery pulls Amanda PL's exhibit amid complaints of cultural appropriation. Metro. 7 May.

How Jews and Arabs Collaborate on Antiquities Theft in the West Bank

(Palestine; Israel)

Yotam Berger (2017). How Jews and Arabs Collaborate on Antiquities Theft in the West Bank. Haaretz. 5 May.

Church regains three icons stolen from the north

(Cyprus; Germany)

Cyprus Mail (2017). Church regains three icons stolen from the north. Cyprus Mail. 5 May.

Idols stolen from temple

(India)

The Hindu (2017). Idols stolen from temple. The Hindu. 5 May.

Asaltan por séptima vez iglesia dedicada a Lourdes: Roban el sagrario y la Eucaristía

(Chile)

Church dedicated to Lourdes robbed for the seventh time: tabernacle and hosts stolen

ACI Prensa (2017). Asaltan por séptima vez iglesia dedicada a Lourdes: Roban el sagrario y la Eucaristía. Noticias Press. 5 May.

Destrucción y saqueo en perímetro de Monte Albán; INAH abandona tierras en Mexicápam

(Mexico)

Destruction and looting at the edge of Monte Albán; INAH has abandoned lands in Mexicápam

Carlos Javier (2017). Destrucción y saqueo en perímetro de Monte Albán; INAH abandona tierras en Mexicápam. NVI Noticias. 5 May.

Santa Fe duo sentenced in immigration fraud, artifacts-smuggling case

(United States of America; Pakistan)

Phaedra Haywood (2017). Santa Fe duo sentenced in immigration fraud, artifacts-smuggling case. Santa Fe New Mexican. 5 May.

Carpet stolen by Armenians from Karabakh, taken to US to be exhibited in Baku

(Azerbaijan; Armenia; United States of America)

News.Az (2017). Carpet stolen by Armenians from Karabakh, taken to US to be exhibited in Baku. News.Az. 5 May.

At least 89 stolen artifacts returned to Syria: director

(Syria)

Leith Fadel (2017). At least 89 stolen artifacts returned to Syria: director. AMN News. 4 May.

Desinterés Del Inah Provoca El Saqueo De Vestigios Arqueológicos En Lázaro Cárdenas

(Mexico)

INAH's disinterests provokes the looting of archaeological ruins in Lázaro Cárdenas

Jorge Castro (2017). Desinterés Del Inah Provoca El Saqueo De Vestigios Arqueológicos En Lázaro Cárdenas. Jorge Castro. 4 May.

Return our stolen artifacts, Benin monarch tells British High Commissioner

(Nigeria)

Jethro Ibileke (2017). Return our stolen artifacts, Benin monarch tells British High Commissioner. The News. 4 May.

UVM Offers Reward For Stolen Rhino Horn

(United States of America)

Taylor Dobbs (2017). UVM Offers Reward For Stolen Rhino Horn. VPR. 3 May.

'Menace to society' Anthony Ricardo Sannd heading back to jail over theft of $130,000 motorcycle

(New Zealand)

Jared Savage (2017). 'Menace to society' Anthony Ricardo Sannd heading back to jail over theft of $130,000 motorcycle. New Zealand Herald. 3 May.

Remix Culture Nears Its Logical Conclusion

(General)

Adrienne LaFrance (2017). Remix Culture Nears Its Logical Conclusion. The Atlantic. 3 May.

All artifacts recovered from Herrett Center theft

(United States of America)

Emily Duke (2017). All artifacts recovered from Herrett Center theft. KMVT. 3 May.

Para prevenir saqueos inspeccionan fragata "Blanco Encalada" sumergida en bahía de Caldera

(Chile)

Inspection of the frigate "Blanco Encalada" submerged in Caldera bay to prevent looting.

El Que Hay de Dierto (2017). Para prevenir saqueos inspeccionan fragata "Blanco Encalada" sumergida en bahía de Caldera. El Que Hay de Dierto. 3 May.

Alex Katz Painting Stolen From Munich Gallery in Broad Daylight

(Germany)

Alyssa Buffenstein (2017). Alex Katz Painting Stolen From Munich Gallery in Broad Daylight. ArtNet News. 2 May.

Three panchaloha idols stolen in Thanjavur

(India)

TNN (2017). Three panchaloha idols stolen in Thanjavur. The Times of India. 2 May.

Roban corona de oro de la Virgen de la iglesia Santa Lucia de Chía

(Colombia)

Gold crown of the Virgin stolen from the church of Santa Lucia in Chía

Pulzo (2017). Roban corona de oro de la Virgen de la iglesia Santa Lucia de Chía. Pulzo. 2 May.

8 get 3 years jail for idol theft

(India)

Press Trust of India (2017). 8 get 3 years jail for idol theft. India. 2 May.

Mumbai Crime: Diamond-studded gold strips stolen from Jain temple at Marine Drive

(India)

Anurag Kamble (2017). Mumbai Crime: Diamond-studded gold strips stolen from Jain temple at Marine Drive. Mid-day. 2 May.

Booming trade in mammoth ivory fuels fears over elephants

(China; Russia)

Neil Connor (2017). Booming trade in mammoth ivory fuels fears over elephants. The Telegraph. 2 May.

14 pieces of art which decorated Leigh's roads for pop art trial stolen

(United Kingdom)

Charlotte Austen-Hardey (2017). 14 pieces of art which decorated Leigh's roads for pop art trial stolen. Halstead Gazette. 2 May.

Montículos mayas, sin indicios de destrucción

(Mexico)

Hubert Carrera Palí (2017). Montículos mayas, sin indicios de destrucción. La Jornada Maya. 1 May.

Seamstresses restore stolen tapestry panel

(United Kingdom)

Jane Bradley (2017). Seamstresses restore stolen tapestry panel. The Scotsman. 1 May.

Huntsville police need help finding sculpture theft suspect

(United States of America)

WAFF (2017). Huntsville police need help finding sculpture theft suspect. WAFF. 1 May.

Brazil suffers biggest rare book heist in national history

(Brazil)

Plus55 (2017). Brazil suffers biggest rare book heist in national history. Plus55. 1 May.

Roban parte de la corona de oro del "Niño Jesús del Cerrito" en Nopalucan

(Mexico)

Part of the gold crown of the "Niño Jesús del Cerrito" of Nopalucan stolen

J. L. Hertewing (2017). Roban parte de la corona de oro del "Niño Jesús del Cerrito" en Nopalucan. E-Tlaxcala. 1 May.

Museum-Goers Beware: That Ancient Artifact May Be Stolen

(United Kingdom; Italy; Greece)

Nick Romeo (2017). Museum-Goers Beware: That Ancient Artifact May Be Stolen. National Geographic. 1 May.

Two men killed in house collapse as they dig illegally for Egyptian artefacts

(Egypt)

Ahram Online (2017). Two men killed in house collapse as they dig illegally for Egyptian artefacts. Ahram Online. 1 May.

Smuggled Anatolian idol sold in US

(Turkey; United States of America)

Hurriyet Daily News (2017). Smuggled Anatolian idol sold in US. Hurriyet Daily News. 30 April.

National Museum Burgled

(St. Kitts and Nevis)

L.K. Hewlett (2017). National Museum Burgled. WinnFM. 29 April.

War memorabilia disappears from Naples Airport museum

(United States of America)

Ashley Collins (2017). War memorabilia disappears from Naples Airport museum. Naples News. 29 April.

Turkey seeks return of 5,000-year-old marble figure

(Turkey; United States of America)

Hurriyet Daily News (2017). Turkey seeks return of 5,000-year-old marble figure. Hurriyet Daily News. 29 April.

Illegal excavations stir reaction in Myndos

(Turkey)

Doğan News Agency (2017). Illegal excavations stir reaction in Myndos. Hurriyet Daily News. 29 April.

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

(United Kingdom)

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

Chinese history buff uses feng shui knowledge to raid ancient tombs

(China)

Eva Li (2017). Chinese history buff uses feng shui knowledge to raid ancient tombs. South China Morning Post. 28 April.

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

(Russia; Ukraine; Germany)

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

Mark Bradford Claims New York Times Published Photos of His Work Without Permission

(United States of America)

Cara Ober (2017). Mark Bradford Claims New York Times Published Photos of His Work Without Permission. Hyperallergic. 28 April.

Italian Art Dealer Swindled Out of Paintings by Rembrandt and Renoir Worth $30 Million

(Italy)

Alyssa Buffenstein (2017). Italian Art Dealer Swindled Out of Paintings by Rembrandt and Renoir Worth $30 Million. ArtNet News. 28 April.

Police inquiries under way as jewellery and paintings taken in house raids

(United Kingdom)

The Herald (2017). Police inquiries under way as jewellery and paintings taken in house raids. The Herald. 28 April.

Michelle Obama Muralist Stole My Work Then 'Attacked' My Character: Artist

(United States of America)

Andrea V. Watson (2017). Michelle Obama Muralist Stole My Work Then 'Attacked' My Character: Artist. DNA Info. 28 April.

Art worth thousands stolen from Lincolnshire home

(United Kingdom)

Nicholas Fletcher (2017). Art worth thousands stolen from Lincolnshire home. Lincolnshire Live. 28 April.

Native America's Necessary And Imperfect Law

(United States of America)

Chip Colwell (2017). Native America's Necessary And Imperfect Law. Huffington Post. 28 April.

Police hunt thieves who stole six-foot African sculpture

(United Kingdom)

Mark Mackay (2017). Police hunt thieves who stole six-foot African sculpture. The Courier. 27 April.

SSB seizes antique idol being smuggled to Nepal

(India; Nepal)

IANS (2017). SSB seizes antique idol being smuggled to Nepal. India. 27 April.

Roban un Cristo del siglo XVI de la capilla del cementerio de Artea

(Spain)

16th century Christ stolen from the chapel of the cemetery of Artea

El Correo (2017). Roban un Cristo del siglo XVI de la capilla del cementerio de Artea. El Correo. 27 April.

Relinquished to feds by local gallery, fate of stolen sculpture uncertain

(Mexico; United States of America)

Justin Horwath (2017). Relinquished to feds by local gallery, fate of stolen sculpture uncertain. Santa Fe New Mexican. 27 April.

Theft of military memorabilia at Naples museum

(United States of America)

Karl Fortier (2017). Theft of military memorabilia at Naples museum. Fox. 26 April.

Search for stolen gold coin throws up plenty of clues but no suspect

(Germany)

German Press Agency (2017). Search for stolen gold coin throws up plenty of clues but no suspect. Daily Sabah. 26 April.

Rembrandt, Renoir paintings stolen in a 29-million-dollar heist in Italy

(Italy)

German Press Agency (2017). Rembrandt, Renoir paintings stolen in a 29-million-dollar heist in Italy. Daily Sabah. 26 April.

Roman Jewellery Stolen from Shop

(United Kingdom)

Alex Ross (2017). Roman Jewellery Stolen from Shop. York Press. 25 April.

Missing ancient coins: Ex-HOD still missing

(India)

Vaibhav Ganjapure (2017). Missing ancient coins: Ex-HOD still missing. The Times of India. 25 April.

Stolen Second Temple period antiquities recovered in Samaria

(Palestine; Israel)

Ido Ben Porat (2017). Stolen Second Temple period antiquities recovered in Samaria. Arutz Sheva. 25 April.

Smuggled Torah, artifacts seized in Turkey's northwest

(Turkey)

Anadolu Agency (2017). Smuggled Torah, artifacts seized in Turkey's northwest. Hurriyet Daily News. 25 April.

Maple Syrup Thief Gets 5 Years in Prison, $1.2 Million Fine

(Canada)

Kelly Faircloth (2017). Maple Syrup Thief Gets 5 Years in Prison, $1.2 Million Fine. Jezebel. 24 April.

Stolen sculptures recovered, another placed

(United States of America)

Cody Thorn (2017). Stolen sculptures recovered, another placed. Maryville Daily Forum. 24 April.

Valuable painting missing from Provo school found in Springville museum

(United States of America)

Braley Dodson (2017). Valuable painting missing from Provo school found in Springville museum. Daily Herald. 24 April.

Egyptian ministry staff face trial over theft from Giza Pyramids

(Egypt)

El-Sayed Gamal El-Din (2017). Egyptian ministry staff face trial over theft from Giza Pyramids. Ahram Online. 24 April.

Priceless cross back on display at Murcia cathedral museum 40 years after being stolen

(Spain)

Murcia Today (2017). Priceless cross back on display at Murcia cathedral museum 40 years after being stolen. Murcia Today. 24 April.

5 more idols stolen from Tamil Nadu in Australia gallery's possession

(India)

Samhati Mohapatra (2017). 5 more idols stolen from Tamil Nadu in Australia gallery's possession. The Times of India. 23 April.

Hope for families of Anzac heroes fighting for decades to retrieve World War 1 diaries

(New Zealand)

Jessica Long (2017). Hope for families of Anzac heroes fighting for decades to retrieve World War 1 diaries. Stuff.co.nz. 23 April.

SC dismisses plea seeking repatriation of Kohinoor

(India; United Kingdom)

Dhananjay Mahapatra (2017). SC dismisses plea seeking repatriation of Kohinoor. The Times of India. 22 April.

Karma chameleon: Artist forgives painting's thieves after one returns it face-to-face

(Canada)

CBC (2017). Karma chameleon: Artist forgives painting's thieves after one returns it face-to-face. CBC. 22 April.

Poland recovers artwork looted in World War II

(Poland)

Roberto Galea (2017). Poland recovers artwork looted in World War II. Poland Radio. 22 April.

Chicago Artist Raised Funds for Michelle Obama Mural That He Straight Up Grifted

(United States of America)

David Boddiger (2017). Chicago Artist Raised Funds for Michelle Obama Mural That He Straight Up Grifted. Fusion. 22 April.

Smugglers with idol of Goddess Radha arrested

(India)

Press Trust of India (2017). Smugglers with idol of Goddess Radha arrested. Business Standard. 22 April.

Art thieves steal $30,000 worth of work from painter

(New Zealand)

Jimmy Kouratoras (2017). Art thieves steal $30,000 worth of work from painter. Scoop. 21 April.

Man accused of stealing 'Mein Kampf' from Collinsville museum because it 'fascinated' him

(United States of America)

Dana Rieck (2017). Man accused of stealing 'Mein Kampf' from Collinsville museum because it 'fascinated' him. Belleville News-Democrat. 21 April.

German group appeals decision to allow lawsuit over Nazi art theft claims

(United States of America; Germany)

Reuters (2017). German group appeals decision to allow lawsuit over Nazi art theft claims. Reuters. 21 April.

Randy Pitchford Suggests Call Of Duty WWII Art Was Stolen From Brothers In Arms

(United States of America)

Jonathan Leack (2017). Randy Pitchford Suggests Call Of Duty WWII Art Was Stolen From Brothers In Arms. Game Revolution. 21 April.

Treasured wartime documents returned

(Canada)

Bill Kaufmann (2017). Treasured wartime documents returned. Nanton News. 20 April.

DRI to bring back stolen antiques smuggled to the US

(India; United States of America)

Rajesh Ahuja (2017). DRI to bring back stolen antiques smuggled to the US. Hindustan Times. 20 April.

For God's sake, save our idols from New York parties

(India; United States of America)

TNN (2017). For God's sake, save our idols from New York parties. The Times of India. 20 April.

Stolen book returned to Collinsville library; arrest made in theft

(United States of America)

Elizabeth Donald (2017). Stolen book returned to Collinsville library; arrest made in theft. Belleville News-Democrat. 20 April.

Initiative to return missing pieces from "Gypsy Girl" mosaic in Turkey's Gaziantep

(Turkey)

Daily Sabah (2017). Initiative to return missing pieces from "Gypsy Girl" mosaic in Turkey's Gaziantep. Daily Sabah. 20 April.

Precious locket of Ambalappuzha temple goes missing; probe on

(India)

TNN (2017). Precious locket of Ambalappuzha temple goes missing; probe on. The Times of India. 20 April.

जैन मंदिर से अष्टधातु की तीन मूर्तियां चोरी

(India)

Three Statues Of Ashtadhutra Stolen From Jain Temple

Amar Ujala (2017). जैन मंदिर से अष्टधातु की तीन मूर्तियां चोरी. Amar Ujala. 20 April.

How a California Anesthesiologist Became One of America's Largest Antiquities Looters

(United States of America)

Kathleen Sharp (2017). How a California Anesthesiologist Became One of America's Largest Antiquities Looters. Mens Journal. 20 April.

Bushwick Street Artists Threaten Legal Action Against McDonald's for Using Their Work

(United States of America; Netherlands)

Claire Voon (2017). Bushwick Street Artists Threaten Legal Action Against McDonald's for Using Their Work. Hyperallergic. 20 April.

Boston Public Library Returns Mistakenly Stolen Historical Artifacts To Italian Government

(United States of America; Italy)

Anthony Brooks (2017). Boston Public Library Returns Mistakenly Stolen Historical Artifacts To Italian Government. WBUR. 19 April.

ICE HSI and Boston Public Library return cultural artifacts to Italy

(United States of America; Italy)

ICE (2017). ICE HSI and Boston Public Library return cultural artifacts to Italy. ICE. 19 April.

Cleveland Museum of Art returns ancient Roman portrait of Drusus after learning it was stolen from Italy in WWII

(United States of America)

Steven Litt (2017). Cleveland Museum of Art returns ancient Roman portrait of Drusus after learning it was stolen from Italy in WWII. Cleveland.com. 18 April.

Bronze idol recovered

(India)

Press Trust of India (2017). Bronze idol recovered. Business Standard. 18 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.

Kanagawa officials turn to police after failing to locate Munakata woodblock print replaced with a photocopy

(Japan)

The Japan Times (2017). Kanagawa officials turn to police after failing to locate Munakata woodblock print replaced with a photocopy. The Japan Times. 18 April.

Gujarat National Law University partners with ASI to hold exhibition

(India)

Express News Service (2017). Gujarat National Law University partners with ASI to hold exhibition. Indian Express. 18 April.

Stolen Panchaloha idol seized, youth held

(India)

Web India 123 (2017). Stolen Panchaloha idol seized, youth held. Web India 123. 18 April.

Thief prostrates before Buddha image then steals

(Thailand)

Kornkamon Aksorndech (2017). Thief prostrates before Buddha image then steals. The Nation. 16 April.

Outcry after historic plaque goes missing

(Thailand)

The Nation (2017). Outcry after historic plaque goes missing. The Nation. 16 April.

Stolen pagoda body returned to Chinese mainland

(China; Taiwan)

Xinhua (2017). Stolen pagoda body returned to Chinese mainland. Xinhua. 16 April.

Smuggler with six Gupta period idols arrested

(India)

Outlook (2017). Smuggler with six Gupta period idols arrested. Outlook. 15 April.

200-yr-old bronze temple idol stolen

(India)

TNN (2017). 200-yr-old bronze temple idol stolen. The Times of India. 15 April.

Descendants of Kiwi soldiers who fought at Gallipoli believe WW1 diaries were stolen

(New Zealand; United Kingdom)

Jessica Long (2017). Descendants of Kiwi soldiers who fought at Gallipoli believe WW1 diaries were stolen. Stuff.co.nz. 15 April.

Cambridge must return its Benin Bronzes, without condition

(Nigeria; United Kingdom)

Jason Okundaye (2017). Cambridge must return its Benin Bronzes, without condition. Varsity. 15 April.

Uncertainty over status of ancient idols in DRI custody

(India)

Neha L.M. Tripathi (2017). Uncertainty over status of ancient idols in DRI custody. The Asian Age. 15 April.

Police recover 2 of 5 replica artifacts stolen from Herrett Center, identify suspect

(United States of America)

Alex Riggins (2017). Police recover 2 of 5 replica artifacts stolen from Herrett Center, identify suspect. Magic Valley. 14 April.

Sculptor of Wall Street's "Charging Bull" Demands Relocation of "Fearless Girl"

(United States of America)

Benjamin Sutton (2017). Sculptor of Wall Street's "Charging Bull" Demands Relocation of "Fearless Girl". Hyperallergic. 14 April.

Gael Garcia Bernal Toplines Alonso Ruizpalacio's 'Museum'

(Mexico)

Anna Marie de la Fuente (2017). Gael Garcia Bernal Toplines Alonso Ruizpalacio's 'Museum'. Variety. 14 April.

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

(United Kingdom; China)

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

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

(United States of America; Germany)

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

Dundee designer accuses German reality star of plagiarising t-shirt

(United Kingdom)

Ciaran Sneddon (2017). Dundee designer accuses German reality star of plagiarising t-shirt. The Courier. 14 April.

Fearless Girl Face-off Poses a New Question: Does the Law Protect an Artist's Message?

(United States of America)

Isaac Kaplan (2017). Fearless Girl Face-off Poses a New Question: Does the Law Protect an Artist's Message?. Artsy. 13 April.

Tesoros recuperados

(Peru)

Recovered Treasures

El Peruano (2017). Tesoros recuperados. El Peruano. 13 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.

2 arrested for smuggling 11th C idol

(India)

TNN (2017). 2 arrested for smuggling 11th C idol. The Times of India. 13 April.

Germany to investigate mass plunder of works of art by Stasi in Cold War era

(Germany)

Catherine Hickley (2017). Germany to investigate mass plunder of works of art by Stasi in Cold War era. The Art Newspaper. 13 April.

Prince Photographer Fires Back at Warhol Foundation Copyright Suit

(United States of America)

Eileen Kinsella (2017). Prince Photographer Fires Back at Warhol Foundation Copyright Suit. ArtNet News. 13 April.

Lambayeque: intensifican vigilancia en las zonas arqueológicas

(Peru)

Lambayeque: security at archaeological sites intensified

El Comercio (2017). Lambayeque: intensifican vigilancia en las zonas arqueológicas. El Comercio. 13 April.

Korak bliže ukradenim umjetninama

(Bosnia)

A Step Closer to Stolen Art

Nevena Vržina (2017). Korak bliže ukradenim umjetninama. Nezavisne. 13 April.

Requisaron en Bolivia 17 piezas arqueológicas de Perú que iban hacia EE.UU.

(Bolivia; Peru)

17 archaeological pieces from Peru seized in Bolivia on their way to the US

RPP (2017). Requisaron en Bolivia 17 piezas arqueológicas de Perú que iban hacia EE.UU.. RPP. 13 April.

Mammoth tusk haul seized by Chinese customs

(China; Russia)

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

Recorren sitios arqueológicos ante posibles huaqueos por Semana Santa

(Peru)

Archaeological sites monitored against possible Easter Week looters

RPP (2017). Recorren sitios arqueológicos ante posibles huaqueos por Semana Santa. RPP. 13 April.

¿Por qué se incrementa el huaqueo en Semana Santa?

(Peru)

Why is there an increase in archaeological looting in Easter Week?

RPP (2017). ¿Por qué se incrementa el huaqueo en Semana Santa?. RPP. 13 April.

Leo lost: Colorful lion stolen from St. Cloud home

(United States of America)

David Unze (2017). Leo lost: Colorful lion stolen from St. Cloud home. SCTimes. 12 April.

Semana Santa: advierten riesgo de invasión en sitios arqueológicos

(Peru)

Easter Week: warning of risk of looting at archaeological sites

La República (2017). Semana Santa: advierten riesgo de invasión en sitios arqueológicos. La República. 12 April.

Hamilton Art Mystery at City Hall: Lost, Stolen or Never There?

(United States of America)

James Barron (2017). Hamilton Art Mystery at City Hall: Lost, Stolen or Never There?. The New York Times. 12 April.

The FBI made pop art with its "wanted" poster for Andy Warhol's stolen soup cans

(United States of America)

Selina Cheng (2017). The FBI made pop art with its "wanted" poster for Andy Warhol's stolen soup cans. Quartz. 12 April.

The Case of the Missing Feet: Antiquities and Terrorism in Cambodia

(Cambodia)

Noah Charney (2017). The Case of the Missing Feet: Antiquities and Terrorism in Cambodia. Observer. 12 April.

CSI says man brought tool to steal replicas of priceless artifacts

(United States of America)

Julie Wootton (2017). CSI says man brought tool to steal replicas of priceless artifacts. Magic Valley. 12 April.

WW1 watch stolen from Blyth museum

(United Kingdom)

ITV (2017). WW1 watch stolen from Blyth museum. ITV. 11 April.

Warhol Foundation Fires First Shot in Legal Battle Over Prince-Themed Artworks

(United States of America)

Eileen Kinsella (2017). Warhol Foundation Fires First Shot in Legal Battle Over Prince-Themed Artworks. ArtNet News. 11 April.

Police, NGOs tie up to curb smuggling

(India)

Ahmed Ali (2017). Police, NGOs tie up to curb smuggling. The Times of India. 11 April.

Delayed charge sheet earns bail for antiques smuggler Nanda

(India)

Mumbai Mirror (2017). Delayed charge sheet earns bail for antiques smuggler Nanda. Mumbai Mirror. 11 April.

Cultural appropriation: theft or fair exchange?

(General)

Andy Pratt (2017). Cultural appropriation: theft or fair exchange?. The Conversation. 10 April.

Humanity's heritage under threat from treasure hunters

(Turkey)

Ahmet Günhan (2017). Humanity's heritage under threat from treasure hunters. Daily Sabah. 10 April.

Saquean vestigios arqueológicos en Ixtepec

(Mexico)

Archaeological sites looted in Ixtepec

Guadalupe Ríos (2017). Saquean vestigios arqueológicos en Ixtepec. En Marcha. 10 April.

Lindauer paintings stolen in Auckland art heist 'radioactive'

(New Zealand)

Kirsty Wynn (2017). Lindauer paintings stolen in Auckland art heist 'radioactive'. New Zealand Herald. 9 April.

Recuperan cabeza reducida y otros objetos de bienes arqueológicos

(Peru)

Shrunken head and other archaeological objects recovered

La República (2017). Recuperan cabeza reducida y otros objetos de bienes arqueológicos. La República. 8 April.

Carved mask stolen from Yukon government building

(Canada)

CBC (2017). Carved mask stolen from Yukon government building. CBC. 7 April.

Handyman Jailed for Stealing $623,000 in Paintings from Alan Davie

(United Kingdom)

Caroline Elbaor (2017). Handyman Jailed for Stealing $623,000 in Paintings from Alan Davie. ArtNet News. 7 April.

Beijing Officials Admit Artifacts Stolen From Famous Ming Tomb ... One Year Later

(China)

Charles Liu (2017). Beijing Officials Admit Artifacts Stolen From Famous Ming Tomb ... One Year Later. The Beijinger. 7 April.

1,500-year-old 'antique' rots in court store room

(India)

Saibal Guptal (2017). 1,500-year-old 'antique' rots in court store room. The Times of India. 7 April.

$10,000 Carnegie bust stolen then returned to Turlock art center

(United States of America)

Sabra Stafford (2017). $10,000 Carnegie bust stolen then returned to Turlock art center. Turlock Journal. 6 April.

Chennai: Emerald Siva Lingam seized

(India)

Deccan Chronicle (2017). Chennai: Emerald Siva Lingam seized. Deccan Chronicle. 6 April.

Top 5 Unsolved Heists

(General)

Miss Rosen (2017). Top 5 Unsolved Heists. Crave Online. 6 April.

Here are the most famous heists in the world of art

(General)

The Economic Times (2017). Here are the most famous heists in the world of art. The Economic Times. 6 April.

How Palestine is working to stop antiquities theft

(Palestine)

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

Author wants to see Gardner heist solved

(United States of America)

Bera Dunau (2017). Author wants to see Gardner heist solved. The Foxboro Reporter. 6 April.

Turkish gendarmerie confiscate smuggled Picasso painting in Erzurum

(Turkey)

Daily Sabah (2017). Turkish gendarmerie confiscate smuggled Picasso painting in Erzurum. Daily Sabah. 6 April.

Lost Art: Stolen paintings of historic LSU figures still lost after nearly 40 years

(United States of America)

William Taylor Potter (2017). Lost Art: Stolen paintings of historic LSU figures still lost after nearly 40 years. LSU Now. 6 April.

This Dreamy Image Is Sparking a Perplexing Fight Over Artistic Plagiarism

(General)

Brian Boucher (2017). This Dreamy Image Is Sparking a Perplexing Fight Over Artistic Plagiarism. ArtNet News. 5 April.

Stolen deer art was mysteriously returned April 1

(United States of America)

Emily Mieure (2017). Stolen deer art was mysteriously returned April 1. Jackson Hole News & Guide. 5 April.

Second mystery in million-dollar theft of Lindauer paintings from Auckland gallery

(New Zealand)

Kirsty Johnston (2017). Second mystery in million-dollar theft of Lindauer paintings from Auckland gallery. Bay of Plenty Times. 5 April.

Van Gogh burglar jumps into canal to avoid cops after brief stand-off

(Netherlands)

Zack Newmark (2017). Van Gogh burglar jumps into canal to avoid cops after brief stand-off. NLTimes. 5 April.

Students' artwork stolen from UNM building

(United States of America)

Brittany Costello (2017). Students' artwork stolen from UNM building. KOB. 5 April.

The Hard Truth about the Rhino Horn "Aphrodisiac" Market

(General)

Jeremy Hsu (2017). The Hard Truth about the Rhino Horn "Aphrodisiac" Market. Scientific American. 5 April.

Medieval stones stolen from Edinburgh hospital

(United Kingdom)

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

Fake Dead Sea Scrolls Sold In The US: Products Of Sophisticated Archeological Forgeries

(Israel; United States of America)

Regin Olimberio (2017). Fake Dead Sea Scrolls Sold In The US: Products Of Sophisticated Archeological Forgeries. The Science Times. 4 April.

28 New Dead Sea Scrolls Fragments Sold in US

(Israel; United States of America)

Owen Jarus (2017). 28 New Dead Sea Scrolls Fragments Sold in US. Live Science. 4 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.

Controversial tribal artifacts sale lures few bidders

(New Caledonia; France)

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

Exclusive: University-owned Benin collections may be loaned to Nigeria under new agreement

(Nigeria; United States of America)

Monty Fynn (2017). Exclusive: University-owned Benin collections may be loaned to Nigeria under new agreement. Varsity. 4 April.

Police release CCTV footage of theft of Lindauer paintings

(New Zealand)

New Zealand Herald (2017). Police release CCTV footage of theft of Lindauer paintings. Bay of Plenty Times. 3 April.

Hikind Says Lookout For Stolen, Antique Seforim

(United States of America)

The Yeshiva World News (2017). Hikind Says Lookout For Stolen, Antique Seforim. The Yeshiva World News. 3 April.

Frustration in Saltaire as thieves grab Yorkshire Stone just weeks before village celebrations

(United Kingdom)

Chris Young (2017). Frustration in Saltaire as thieves grab Yorkshire Stone just weeks before village celebrations. Telegraph & Argus. 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.

Fate of pottery collection is 'a can of worms' for Navajos

(United States of America)

Brian Maffly (2017). Fate of pottery collection is 'a can of worms' for Navajos. The Salt Lake Tribune. 3 April.

Theft of Māori paintings stuns descendant

(New Zealand)

Jacob Brown (2017). Theft of Māori paintings stuns descendant. News Hub. 2 April.

Art criminologist warns stolen $1m Lindauer paintings could be used for ransom

(New Zealand)

Matthew Theunissen (2017). Art criminologist warns stolen $1m Lindauer paintings could be used for ransom. New Zealand Herald. 2 April.

The Mystery of Lucian Freud's Missing 'Bacon'

(Germany)

Allison McNearney (2017). The Mystery of Lucian Freud's Missing 'Bacon'. The Daily Beast. 2 April.

Two valuable Gottfried Lindauer paintings stolen in Auckland ram raid burglary

(New Zealand)

Anna Loren (2017). Two valuable Gottfried Lindauer paintings stolen in Auckland ram raid burglary. Stuff.co.nz. 1 April.

Million-dollar Parnell art heist: Interpol on watch for thieves

(New Zealand)

New Zealand Herald (2017). Million-dollar Parnell art heist: Interpol on watch for thieves. New Zealand Herald. 1 April.

Pania, Tuna and a McCahon: A short history of art heists in NZ

(New Zealand)

Radio New Zealand (2017). Pania, Tuna and a McCahon: A short history of art heists in NZ. Radio New Zealand. 1 April.

Benin eyes return of colonial treasures from France

(Benin; France)

Josué Mehouenou (2017). Benin eyes return of colonial treasures from France. Art Daily. 1 April.

G7 culture ministers discuss trafficking of looted artifacts

(General)

DW (2017). G7 culture ministers discuss trafficking of looted artifacts. DW. 31 March.

The dinosaur track theft that never was

(Australia)

Jamie Seidel (2017). The dinosaur track theft that never was. Adelaide Now. 31 March.

After the theft of the Big Maple Leaf

(Germany)

Gero Schliess (2017). After the theft of the Big Maple Leaf. DW. 31 March.

German art police target Munich show in early March

(Germany)

Jeff Starck (2017). German art police target Munich show in early March. Coin World. 31 March.

How two Irish students stole a masterpiece worth millions in an act of political protest

(United Kingdom; Ireland)

Steve Cannane (2017). How two Irish students stole a masterpiece worth millions in an act of political protest. ABC Australia. 31 March.

Forty Years After Theft, Stolen Norman Rockwell Painting Recovered and Returned to Owners

(United States of America)

FBI (2017). Forty Years After Theft, Stolen Norman Rockwell Painting Recovered and Returned to Owners. FBI. 31 March.

Historical items stolen from northeastern Iowa society

(United States of America)

KCCI (2017). Historical items stolen from northeastern Iowa society. KCCI. 30 March.

Acclaimed artist Suzi Malin 'distraught' after burglar steals life's work

(United Kingdom)

Robert Dex (2017). Acclaimed artist Suzi Malin 'distraught' after burglar steals life's work. Evening Standard. 30 March.

Expert Opinion or Elaborate Ruse? Scrutiny for Scholars' Role in Art Sales

(Cambodia; United States of America)

Ralph Blumenthal (2017). Expert Opinion or Elaborate Ruse? Scrutiny for Scholars' Role in Art Sales. The New York Times. 30 March.

Have You Seen These Paintings? Cardenas Artwork Stolen From Former Bring Funeral Home Space

(United States of America)

Mari Herreras (2017). Have You Seen These Paintings? Cardenas Artwork Stolen From Former Bring Funeral Home Space. The Range. 30 March.

Celebrity art dealer's plea deal in theft case will probably keep him out of prison

(United States of America)

Los Angeles Times (2017). Celebrity art dealer's plea deal in theft case will probably keep him out of prison. Los Angeles Times. 30 March.

Roban coronas de oro de la Iglesia de Santiago Apóstol en Ayapango

(Mexico)

Gold crowns stolen from the Church of Santiago Apóstol in Ayapango

Luciano Tapia (2017). Roban coronas de oro de la Iglesia de Santiago Apóstol en Ayapango. El Sol de Toluca. 30 March.

Window cleaner accused of £500k Alan Davie art theft

(United Kingdom)

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

The most spectacular art robberies in history

(General)

DW (2017). The most spectacular art robberies in history. DW. 29 March.

Burglars Decamp With Antique Idol Worth One Crore From Temple

(India)

Odisha TV (2017). Burglars Decamp With Antique Idol Worth One Crore From Temple. Odisha TV. 29 March.

México, líder in América Latino por robo de arte sacro

(Mexico)

Mexico Latin America's leader for sacred art theft

Ana Salazar (2017). México, líder in América Latino por robo de arte sacro. Milenio. 29 March.

Egypt recovers objects stolen from Al-Imam Al-Shafie Dome

(Egypt)

Nevine El-Aref (2017). Egypt recovers objects stolen from Al-Imam Al-Shafie Dome. Ahram Online. 29 March.

Two British teenagers found guilty of stealing objects from Auschwitz during school trip

(Poland; United Kingdom)

Matthew Day (2017). Two British teenagers found guilty of stealing objects from Auschwitz during school trip. The Telegraph. 29 March.

Clampdown on heritage thefts

(United Kingdom)

Dan Bean (2017). Clampdown on heritage thefts. The York Press. 29 March.

Roban el 'santísimo' de una iglesia en Cuautitlán

(Mexico)

Custodia of Cuautitlán church stolen

Excelsior (2017). Roban el 'santísimo' de una iglesia en Cuautitlán. Excelsior. 28 March.

Danish auction house in hot water again over sale of stolen painting

(Denmark)

Stephen Gadd (2017). Danish auction house in hot water again over sale of stolen painting. CPH Post. 28 March.

Thieves steal war memorabilia

(Australia)

Dominique Baynes (2017). Thieves steal war memorabilia. The West Australian. 28 March.

Ladrones se roban la placa de cobre de la Iglesia de Fátima

(Mexico)

Thieves steal copper plaque from the Church of Fatima

Gabriela Salido (2017). Ladrones se roban la placa de cobre de la Iglesia de Fátima. Meganoticias. 28 March.

Solicitan al INAH detener subasta de piezas mexicanas en Francia

(Mexico; France)

INAH requests halt to auction of Mexican pieces in France

Información Excélsior (2017). Solicitan al INAH detener subasta de piezas mexicanas en Francia. Sistema Michoacano. 28 March.

Lawyer: Art dealer accepts prized coffin's return to Turkey

(Turkey; Switzerland)

Jamey Keaten (2017). Lawyer: Art dealer accepts prized coffin's return to Turkey. The Tribune. 28 March.

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

(United States of America)

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

Robert Gentile, A Suspect In Gardner Museum Art Heist, Agrees To Plead Guilty To Weapons Charges

(United States of America)

Edmund H. Mahoney (2017). Robert Gentile, A Suspect In Gardner Museum Art Heist, Agrees To Plead Guilty To Weapons Charges. The Hartford Courant. 28 March.

3 arrested for selling ancient artifacts in Istanbul

(Turkey)

Daily Sabah (2017). 3 arrested for selling ancient artifacts in Istanbul. Daily Sabah. 27 March.

Thieves Take a Chunk of Change, All 221 Pounds of It, From a Berlin Museum

(Germany; Canada)

Melissa Eddy (2017). Thieves Take a Chunk of Change, All 221 Pounds of It, From a Berlin Museum. The New York Times. 27 March.

Campesinos invaden zona protegida en el Parque Nacional Laguna del Tigre

(Guatemala)

Rural farmers invade protected area in the Laguna del Tigre National Park

Prensa Libre (2017). Campesinos invaden zona protegida en el Parque Nacional Laguna del Tigre. Prensa Libre. 26 March.

Venta de piecas arqueológicas 'disgusta' al INAH

(Mexico)

Sale of archaeological pieces "disgusts" INAH

Idalia Carrillo (2017). Venta de piecas arqueológicas 'disgusta' al INAH. Sipse. 26 March.

Federal agents take Baby Jesus

(Mexico; United States of America)

Jack Durham (2017). Federal agents take Baby Jesus. Mad River Union. 25 March.

Ritualistic conch stolen from Padmanabhaswamy temple

(India)

Kaumudi (2017). Ritualistic conch stolen from Padmanabhaswamy temple. Kaumudi. 25 March.

Tráfico de patrimonio cultural en Oaxaca; igual que el de drogas

(Mexico)

Trafficking of cultural heritage in Oaxaca: the same as drugs

Luis Ignacio (2017). Tráfico de patrimonio cultural en Oaxaca; igual que el de drogas. NVI Noticias. 25 March.

Man caught selling thousands of dollars' worth of stolen Nevada Museum Antiques on Ebay

(United States of America)

Faith Jessie (2017). Man caught selling thousands of dollars' worth of stolen Nevada Museum Antiques on Ebay. 3 News. 25 March.

FIA initiates inquiry into 'disappearance and theft' of art from PNCA

(Pakistan)

Shakeel Qarar (2017). FIA initiates inquiry into 'disappearance and theft' of art from PNCA. Dawn. 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.

Ingresan en prisión los presuntos autores de un robo en una iglesia de O Carballiño

(Spain)

Suspects in robbery of O Carballiño church sent to prison

La Voz de Galicia (2017). Ingresan en prisión los presuntos autores de un robo en una iglesia de O Carballiño. La Voz de Galicia. 24 March.

Italy's 'Art Squad' charges hoarder of rare Roman coins

(Italy)

Catherine Edwards (2017). Italy's 'Art Squad' charges hoarder of rare Roman coins. The Local. 24 March.

Malayan relics stolen from museum

(Indonesia)

Rizal Harahap (2017). Malayan relics stolen from museum. The Jakarta Post. 23 March.

Serbia returns precious stolen violin to France

(Serbia; France; Italy)

AFP (2017). Serbia returns precious stolen violin to France. Yahoo News. 23 March.

Red list of Iraqi artifacts available in Turkish

(Iraq; Turkey)

Hurriyet Daily News (2017). Red list of Iraqi artifacts available in Turkish. Hurriyet Daily News. 23 March.

Caught on camera: Thieves who stole primary school's historic lanterns

(United Kingdom)

Express & Star (2017). Caught on camera: Thieves who stole primary school's historic lanterns. Express & Star. 23 March.

Hundreds of Chinese temple paintings recovered, 23 theft suspects arrested so far

(China)

Kinling Lo (2017). Hundreds of Chinese temple paintings recovered, 23 theft suspects arrested so far. South China Morning Post. 23 March.

Relic hunters loot murals in Shanxi temples

(China)

Yang Sheng (2017). Relic hunters loot murals in Shanxi temples. Global Times. 22 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.

Forever 21 Accused of Copying Charles Smith's Design Concept

(United States of America)

India Pougher (2017). Forever 21 Accused of Copying Charles Smith's Design Concept. Teen Vogue. 22 March.

Irishman known as the King of the Travellers loses $20MILLION libel suit against US magazine's piece on his involvement in rhino horn theft

(Ireland; United States of America)

John Breslin (2017). Irishman known as the King of the Travellers loses $20MILLION libel suit against US magazine's piece on his involvement in rhino horn theft. The Irish Sun. 22 March.

What Should You Do With Your Father's Nazi Keepsake?

(United States of America; Germany)

Kwame Anthony Appiah (2017). What Should You Do With Your Father's Nazi Keepsake?. The New York Times. 22 March.

Idols worth lakhs found missing from temple

(India)

TNN (2017). Idols worth lakhs found missing from temple. The Times of India. 21 March.

Three burglars held, stolen items worth thousands recovered

(India)

TNN (2017). Three burglars held, stolen items worth thousands recovered. The Times of India. 21 March.

Dinosaur Egg-Stealing Spree Leads to Arrests in China

(China)

Sarah Cascone (2017). Dinosaur Egg-Stealing Spree Leads to Arrests in China. ArtNet News. 21 March.

Prosecutors seek 4 years for ex-Field Museum worker who stole nearly $1 million

(United States of America)

Jason Meisner (2017). Prosecutors seek 4 years for ex-Field Museum worker who stole nearly $1 million. The Chicago Tribune. 21 March.

$100M in ancient artifacts shipped from Egypt and Turkey to the U.S. in 2016

(United States of America; Egypt; Turkey)

Owen Jarus (2017). $100M in ancient artifacts shipped from Egypt and Turkey to the U.S. in 2016. CBS. 21 March.

Saving Syria's heritage: Archaeologists discover invisible solution

(Syria)

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

Bruton theft saw £2.5m worth of paintings and jewellery stolen and woman tied up overnight

(United Kingdom)

James Wood (2017). Bruton theft saw £2.5m worth of paintings and jewellery stolen and woman tied up overnight. Somerset Live. 20 March.

Chinese police arrest dinosaur-egg bandit

(China)

AFP (2017). Chinese police arrest dinosaur-egg bandit. The Straits Times. 20 March.

Long Lost Van Gogh Paintings Go On View in Amsterdam Amid Controversial New Documentary

(Netherlands; Italy)

Eileen Kinsella (2017). Long Lost Van Gogh Paintings Go On View in Amsterdam Amid Controversial New Documentary. ArtNet News. 20 March.

Terracotta Warriors' museum in battle over copyright with Chinese amusement park

(China)

Lisa Movius (2017). Terracotta Warriors' museum in battle over copyright with Chinese amusement park. The Art Newspaper. 20 March.

First high court hearing on stolen Buddhist statue upcoming

(South Korea; Japan)

Yonhap News Agency (2017). First high court hearing on stolen Buddhist statue upcoming. Yonhap News Agency. 20 March.

Jail time for man who sold stolen plaques, sculpture

(Canada)

Sue Yanagisawa (2017). Jail time for man who sold stolen plaques, sculpture. The Whig. 19 March.

As Stolen Van Goghs Return to View, a Thief Tells All

(Netherlands)

Nina Siegal (2017). As Stolen Van Goghs Return to View, a Thief Tells All. The New York Times. 19 March.

Roban arte sacro en Acatzingo; sospechan de los párrocos y los mayordomos

(Mexico)

Sacred art stolen in Acatzingo; parish priests and caretakers suspected

Karen Meza (2017). Roban arte sacro en Acatzingo; sospechan de los párrocos y los mayordomos. Página Negra. 19 March.

Tráfico de bienes culturales: las claves del cuarto comercio ilegal del mundo

(Argentina)

Trafficking in cultural goods: the keys to the fourth largest illegal market in the world

Irene Hartmann (2017). Tráfico de bienes culturales: las claves del cuarto comercio ilegal del mundo. Clarín. 19 March.

Otras piezas "Quimbaya" de los tesoros colombianos en el exterior y en el interior del país

(Colombia; Spain)

Other "Quimbaya" Colombian treasure pieces abroad and inside the country

Irene Hartmann (2017). Otras piezas "Quimbaya" de los tesoros colombianos en el exterior y en el interior del país. Cronica Del Cuinddio. 19 March.

Four ancient Panchaloha idols were reported stolen from a Ramalayam temple in Choutuppa

(India)

TNN (2017). Four ancient Panchaloha idols were reported stolen from a Ramalayam temple in Choutuppa. The Times of India. 19 March.

World renowned artist will hold first exhibition since £100,000 theft of paintings from Marwell Zoo

(United Kingdom)

Hampshire Chronicle (2017). World renowned artist will hold first exhibition since £100,000 theft of paintings from Marwell Zoo. Hampshire Chronicle. 19 March.

Primary school 'devastated' after historic lanterns stolen

(United Kingdom)

Express & Star (2017). Primary school 'devastated' after historic lanterns stolen. Express & Star. 18 March.

Six theories behind the stolen Gardner Museum paintings

(United States of America)

Shelley Murphy (2017). Six theories behind the stolen Gardner Museum paintings. The Boston Globe. 18 March.

Why the fuss over de Valette's dagger?

(Malta; France)

Sarah Carabott (2017). Why the fuss over de Valette's dagger?. Times of Malta. 18 March.

Art Trafficking

(Syria; Iraq)

Tania Rakhmanova (2017). Art Trafficking. Al Jazeera. 17 March.

Bronze arrowhead stolen from Ditto Landing sculpture

(United States of America)

WAFF (2017). Bronze arrowhead stolen from Ditto Landing sculpture. WAFF. 17 March.

DC Police: Historical item given to President Reagan by PM Margaret Thatcher stolen

(United States of America; United Kingdom)

Sam Ford (2017). DC Police: Historical item given to President Reagan by PM Margaret Thatcher stolen. WJLA. 17 March.

Detenido tras robar limosnas y varias joyas en siete iglesias

(Spain)

Arrest for theft of offerings and various jewels in seven churches

A. Rodriguez Ourense (2017). Detenido tras robar limosnas y varias joyas en siete iglesias. Atlántico. 17 March.

Christie's Dubai Yanks Iraqi Painting From Sale Over Smuggling Allegations

(United Arab Emirates; Iraq)

Eileen Kinsella (2017). Christie's Dubai Yanks Iraqi Painting From Sale Over Smuggling Allegations. ArtNet News. 17 March.

Stolen gold rings and cross devastating to St. Leo Abbey, community

(United States of America)

Peter Bernard (2017). Stolen gold rings and cross devastating to St. Leo Abbey, community. WFLA. 16 March.

Painting pincher gets the axe

(Thailand; Japan)

King-Oua Laohong (2017). Painting pincher gets the axe. Bangkok Post. 16 March.

Stolen Etruscan Vessel to Be Returned to Italy

(Italy; United States of America)

Tom Mashberg (2017). Stolen Etruscan Vessel to Be Returned to Italy. The New York Times. 16 March.

Police Recover 67 Works Stolen in $2.6 Million Vienna Art Heist

(Austria)

Henri Neuendorf (2017). Police Recover 67 Works Stolen in $2.6 Million Vienna Art Heist. ArtNet News. 15 March.

16 Years Later, Stash of Stolen Paintings Found Near Crime Scene

(Denmark)

Perwana Nazif (2017). 16 Years Later, Stash of Stolen Paintings Found Near Crime Scene. ArtNet News. 15 March.

Diving Robbers Are Looting Underwater Treasures, Archaeologists Wail

(Israel)

Philippe Bohstrom (2017). Diving Robbers Are Looting Underwater Treasures, Archaeologists Wail. Haaretz. 15 March.

The Hidden World of Stolen Art and Artifacts

(General)

Jessie Knadler (2017). The Hidden World of Stolen Art and Artifacts. WMRA. 14 March.

WPD: $40,000 worth of paintings stolen from south Wichita storage unit

(United States of America)

KWCH (2017). WPD: $40,000 worth of paintings stolen from south Wichita storage unit. KWCH. 14 March.

Nueve obras de arte confiscadas de Siria, Yemen y Libia se exponen en Suiza

(Switzerland; Syria; Yemen; Libya)

Nine artworks from Syria, Yemen, and Libya exhibited in Switzerland

EFE (2017). Nueve obras de arte confiscadas de Siria, Yemen y Libia se exponen en Suiza. El Diario. 14 March.

Buyer Beware: US Market for Ancient Asian Art Still the Wild, Wild East

(Cambodia)

Tess Davis (2017). Buyer Beware: US Market for Ancient Asian Art Still the Wild, Wild East. The Diplomat. 14 March.

Windsor art heist: $20,000 taken in early morning break-in

(Canada)

Craig Pearson (2017). Windsor art heist: $20,000 taken in early morning break-in. Windsor Star. 13 March.

$8k in artwork stolen from North Valley home

(United States of America)

Nicole Perez (2017). $8k in artwork stolen from North Valley home. Albuquerque Journal. 13 March.

Pakistani faces 20-year imprisonment in US

(Pakistan; United States of America)

Anwar Iqbal (2017). Pakistani faces 20-year imprisonment in US. Dawn. 13 March.

Egypt thwarts 24 cases of antiquities theft in one week

(Egypt)

Omar Thabet (2017). Egypt thwarts 24 cases of antiquities theft in one week. Andalou Agency. 13 March.

$6,000 worth of paintings stolen from Saugerties art studio

(United States of America)

Daily Freeman (2017). $6,000 worth of paintings stolen from Saugerties art studio. Daily Freeman. 13 March.

Woman suspected of stealing painting, police say

(United States of America)

Channel 3000 (2017). Woman suspected of stealing painting, police say. Channel 3000. 13 March.

Los enemigos del patrimonio histórico

(Spain)

The enemies of historic heritage

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

Crosses under grave threat

(South Africa)

Andrew Unsworth (2017). Crosses under grave threat. Times Live. 13 March.

Stolen Buddhist statue to return to Buyeo temple after 30 years

(South Korea)

Yonhap News Agency (2017). Stolen Buddhist statue to return to Buyeo temple after 30 years. Yonhap News Agency. 13 March.

Pharaonic relics submerged with Titanic must be recovered: Egyptologist

(Egypt)

Al-Masry Al-Youm (2017). Pharaonic relics submerged with Titanic must be recovered: Egyptologist. Egypt Independent. 12 March.

$30,000 worth of artwork stolen

(United States of America)

Chris Guardaro (2017). $30,000 worth of artwork stolen. KOAT. 11 March.

Veterans appeal for help a er historic stones vanish from old Ox and Bucks barracks in Cowley

(United Kingdom)

Callum Keown (2017). Veterans appeal for help a er historic stones vanish from old Ox and Bucks barracks in Cowley. The Oxford Times. 11 March.

Police ask for help finding stolen painting

(United States of America)

Channel 3000 (2017). Police ask for help finding stolen painting. Channel 3000. 11 March.

Delincuentes roban custodia con hostia consagrada de iglesia argentina

(Argentina)

Delinquents steal custodia with consecrated hosts from Argentina church

ACI Prensa (2017). Delincuentes roban custodia con hostia consagrada de iglesia argentina. ACI Prensa. 11 March.

Tunisian authorities foil smuggling of 15th-century Torah scroll

(Tunisia)

Roi Kais (2017). Tunisian authorities foil smuggling of 15th-century Torah scroll. Ynet News. 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.

Police Recover Kailash Satyarthi's Stolen Nobel Citation From Jungle

(India)

Press Trust of India (2017). Police Recover Kailash Satyarthi's Stolen Nobel Citation From Jungle. Outlook. 11 March.

Chinese grave robbers poison themselves inside ancient tomb

(China)

Mo Hong'e (2017). Chinese grave robbers poison themselves inside ancient tomb. ECNS. 10 March.

How Big Of A Problem Is Art Theft In The US?

(United States of America)

Mark Brodie (2017). How Big Of A Problem Is Art Theft In The US?. KJZZ. 10 March.

Smuggler Vijay Nanda stole Parvati idol from MP: Police

(India)

Vijay Kumar Yadav (2017). Smuggler Vijay Nanda stole Parvati idol from MP: Police. Mid-day. 10 March.

Stolen Stradivarius violin will sing again

(United States of America)

Associated Press (2017). Stolen Stradivarius violin will sing again. Deccan Chronicle. 10 March.

New £50,000 reward appeal for return of Scotland's first ever coins - as rest of collection is gifted to nation

(United Kingdom)

Martin Williams (2017). New £50,000 reward appeal for return of Scotland's first ever coins - as rest of collection is gifted to nation. The Herald. 10 March.

Door and decorative elements of Sultan Al-Kamel Al-Ayyubi shrine stolen

(Egypt)

Nevine El-Aref (2017). Door and decorative elements of Sultan Al-Kamel Al-Ayyubi shrine stolen. Ahram Online. 9 March.

Police seek tips on stolen sculpture

(Canada)

CBC (2017). Police seek tips on stolen sculpture. CBC. 9 March.

Idol smuggling suspect kills self

(India)

The Hindu (2017). Idol smuggling suspect kills self. The Hindu. 9 March.

The American Government Is Searching For Its Own Lost Art

(United States of America)

Matthew Blitz (2017). The American Government Is Searching For Its Own Lost Art. Atlas Obscura. 8 March.

Poachers kill rhino and saw off its horn at zoo near Paris

(France)

The Local (2017). Poachers kill rhino and saw off its horn at zoo near Paris. The Local. 8 March.

Ancient book stolen in Syria seized in Turkey

(Turkey)

Hurriyet Daily News (2017). Ancient book stolen in Syria seized in Turkey. Hurriyet Daily News. 8 March.

As Dubai's Skyline Adds a Trophy, the Architect Calls It Stolen

(United Arab Emirates)

Peter S. Goodman (2017). As Dubai's Skyline Adds a Trophy, the Architect Calls It Stolen. The New York Times. 8 March.

Policeman who stole ancient gold coins he found with metal detector is jailed

(United Kingdom)

Sam Russell (2017). Policeman who stole ancient gold coins he found with metal detector is jailed. Manchester Evening News. 8 March.

Health care worker gets 10 years for stealing artwork from elderly Wheat Ridge woman

(United States of America)

Tom McGhee (2017). Health care worker gets 10 years for stealing artwork from elderly Wheat Ridge woman. The Denver Post. 7 March.

Detenidas cuatro personas por robo de reliquia del museo de la Virgen del Valle

(Venezuela)

Four people arrested for theft of reliquary from the museum of the Virgen del Valle

María Eugenia Ramírez (2017). Detenidas cuatro personas por robo de reliquia del museo de la Virgen del Valle. El Carabobeño. 7 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.

Facing Germany's colonial heritage: It's 'detective work'

(Germany)

Julia Hitz (2017). Facing Germany's colonial heritage: It's 'detective work'. DW. 7 March.

NCSO investigating possible stolen artifacts

(United States of America)

Mike Leiby (2017). NCSO investigating possible stolen artifacts. White Mountain Independent. 7 March.

Sabarmati Ashram mulls to step up security after theft

(India)

Press Trust of India (2017). Sabarmati Ashram mulls to step up security after theft. India. 6 March.

Was ancient church at Santon Downham, near Thetford, targeted by nighthawks?

(United Kingdom)

Chris Bishop (2017). Was ancient church at Santon Downham, near Thetford, targeted by nighthawks?. Eastern Daily Press. 6 March.

Three iron crosses honoring Confederate veterans have been stolen from historic Sheldon church near Beaufort

(United States of America)

Bo Petersen (2017). Three iron crosses honoring Confederate veterans have been stolen from historic Sheldon church near Beaufort. The Post and Courier. 6 March.

Antiquities theft from second temple period prevented in central Israel

(Israel; Palestine)

Daniel K. Eisenbud (2017). Antiquities theft from second temple period prevented in central Israel. The Jerusalem Post. 6 March.

BJP demands fencing of Bihar temples, burial grounds

(India)

Press Trust of India (2017). BJP demands fencing of Bihar temples, burial grounds. The Indian Express. 6 March.

Tres detenidos por robar a la familia Borbón-Dos Sicilias

(Spain)

Three arrested for theft from the Borbón-Dos Sicilias family

Noticias de Gipuzkoa (2017). Tres detenidos por robar a la familia Borbón-Dos Sicilias. Noticias de Gipuzkoa. 6 March.

Mysterious return from the Caribbean of stolen rare 200 year-old Padstow Bank note

(United Kingdom; Saint Lucia)

L. Barton (2017). Mysterious return from the Caribbean of stolen rare 200 year-old Padstow Bank note. Cornwall Live. 6 March.

Theft of artifacts rampant due to legal loopholes Police crack down on thieves, but critics say laws need to change

(South Korea)

Korea JoongAng Daily (2017). Theft of artifacts rampant due to legal loopholes Police crack down on thieves, but critics say laws need to change. Korea JoongAng Daily. 6 March.

6 brass idols stolen from Nasirnagar Iskcon temple

(Bangladesh)

Ujjal Chakraborty (2017). 6 brass idols stolen from Nasirnagar Iskcon temple. Dhaka Tribune. 5 March.

'Piece of paper' for accused: Cops clueless on Satyarthi's Nobel citation

(India)

Press Trust of India (2017). 'Piece of paper' for accused: Cops clueless on Satyarthi's Nobel citation. The New Indian Express. 5 March.

Police recover 195 ancient gold coins from Tonk in 3 months

(India)

TNN (2017). Police recover 195 ancient gold coins from Tonk in 3 months. The Times of India. 5 March.

Who Stole Erica Morini's $3.5 Million Stradivarius Violin

(United States of America)

Allison McNearney (2017). Who Stole Erica Morini's $3.5 Million Stradivarius Violin. The Daily Beast. 5 March.

Thieves take statue worth over £4,000 in art gallery break-in

(United Kingdom)

Carl Eve (2017). Thieves take statue worth over £4,000 in art gallery break-in. The Herald. 4 March.

Antique smuggling racket: Key idol smuggler held in police raid

(India)

Vijay Kumar Yadav (2017). Antique smuggling racket: Key idol smuggler held in police raid. Mid-day. 4 March.

Old fisherman still homesick

(Turkey; Germany)

Ozgen Acar (2017). Old fisherman still homesick. Hurriyet Daily News. 4 March.

Bank's Kandinsky painting was looted by Nazis, says family

(United States of America; Germany)

Holly Watt (2017). Bank's Kandinsky painting was looted by Nazis, says family. The Guardian. 3 March.

Nagpur University finally lodges FIR in coins theft case

(India)

TNN (2017). Nagpur University finally lodges FIR in coins theft case. The Times of India. 3 March.

Palace stripped of lightning tape by thieves

(United Kingdom)

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

Peter Guber Sues His Insurance Broker Over Stolen Bronze Head

(United States of America)

Gene Maddaus (2017). Peter Guber Sues His Insurance Broker Over Stolen Bronze Head. Variety. 2 March.

Rare crocodile shark found for the first time on UK beach could have been victim of exotic wildlife traders

(United Kingdom)

Mark Molloy (2017). Rare crocodile shark found for the first time on UK beach could have been victim of exotic wildlife traders. The Telegraph. 2 March.

An Online Exhibition Asks: What Makes "The Goldfinch" So Special?

(Netherlands)

Allison Meier (2017). An Online Exhibition Asks: What Makes "The Goldfinch" So Special?. Hyperallergic. 1 March.

Denuncian saqueo de piezas arqueológicas

(Mexico)

Looting of archaeological pieces condemned

Diario de Yucatán (2017). Denuncian saqueo de piezas arqueológicas. Diario de Yucatán. 1 March.

Feds: Philly man stole signed Muhammad Ali painting from Kentucky museum

(United States of America)

Tommy Rowan (2017). Feds: Philly man stole signed Muhammad Ali painting from Kentucky museum. Philly.com. 1 March.

5 Art Market Misdeeds With Impressive Provenance

(General)

Bill Glass (2017). 5 Art Market Misdeeds With Impressive Provenance. Artlyst. 28 February.

Detienen a un vecino de Calonge que robó el cáliz de la iglesia de Sant Martí

(Spain)

Resident of Calonge arrested for stealing a chalice from the church of San Martí

EFE (2017). Detienen a un vecino de Calonge que robó el cáliz de la iglesia de Sant Martí. La Vanguardia. 28 February.

Stolen painting finds way home

(United Kingdom)

Tanya Yilmaz (2017). Stolen painting finds way home. This is Wiltshire. 27 February.

Archaeology smuggler caught with 500 stolen artifacts at Big Bend

(United States of America; Mexico)

Claire Ricke (2017). Archaeology smuggler caught with 500 stolen artifacts at Big Bend. KXAN. 27 February.

Panchaloha idol stolen from temple near Ariyalur

(India)

TNN (2017). Panchaloha idol stolen from temple near Ariyalur. The Times of India. 27 February.

The $20 Million Heist at the Biggest Party in the World

(Brazil)

Allison McNearney (2017). The $20 Million Heist at the Biggest Party in the World. The Daily Beast. 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.

Jasper Johns Stolen Drawings Case Fred Dorfman Gallery Sued

(Canada; United States of America)

Artlyst (2017). Jasper Johns Stolen Drawings Case Fred Dorfman Gallery Sued. Artlyst. 26 February.

Stolen Civil War guns aren't the only historic guns Pennsylvania city is missing

(United States of America)

Fox (2017). Stolen Civil War guns aren't the only historic guns Pennsylvania city is missing. Fox. 26 February.

Dunfermline man jailed for art theft

(United Kingdom)

Dunfermline Press (2017). Dunfermline man jailed for art theft. Dunfermline Press. 24 February.

Thieves swoop on seascapes

(South Africa)

Barbara Hollands (2017). Thieves swoop on seascapes. Dispatch Live. 24 February.

Smart solution to stop theft of Hartshill Castle stones

(United Kingdom)

Nuneaton News (2017). Smart solution to stop theft of Hartshill Castle stones. Nuneaton News. 24 February.

Stolen Gate Returned to Germany's Dachau Concentration Camp

(Germany; Norway)

Ken Schwartz (2017). Stolen Gate Returned to Germany's Dachau Concentration Camp. Voice of America. 24 February.

Asbury Park police find stolen Bruce Springsteen art

(United States of America)

Alex Napoliello (2017). Asbury Park police find stolen Bruce Springsteen art. NJ.com. 23 February.

Popular Billericay park statue is stolen

(United Kingdom)

Mark Richardson (2017). Popular Billericay park statue is stolen. The Enquirer. 23 February.

Iraq hopes to reclaim heritage lost to Islamic State group

(Iraq)

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

Inside private art collections with Scan the World

(General)

Beau Jackson (2017). Inside private art collections with Scan the World. 3D Printing Industry. 23 February.

Five held with stolen panchaloha idol

(India)

TNN (2017). Five held with stolen panchaloha idol. Bosco Dominique. 23 February.

Priceless 18th century icon seized in car trunk in Turkey's Adana

(Turkey; Syria)

Fatih Karacali (2017). Priceless 18th century icon seized in car trunk in Turkey's Adana. Hurriyet Daily News. 22 February.

Records Point to Dealer's Role in Artifact Theft

(Cambodia; Thailand)

Ben Paviour (2017). Records Point to Dealer's Role in Artifact Theft. The Cambodia Daily. 22 February.

Police clueless about stolen Dattatreaya Statuette

(Nepal)

eKantipur (2017). Police clueless about stolen Dattatreaya Statuette. eKantipur. 22 February.

An Artful Robbery

(General)

Yvonne Dewerne (2017). An Artful Robbery. Harpers Bazaar. 21 February.

Suspect arrested in theft of LeBron James painting

(United States of America)

Maria Arcega-Dunn (2017). Suspect arrested in theft of LeBron James painting. Fox. 20 February.

Los controles que siguen faltando

(Argentina)

Controls are still missing

El Ancastí (2017). Los controles que siguen faltando. El Ancastí. 20 February.

Policeman sacked for keeping gold coin proceeds

(United Kingdom)

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

Two valuable Lenkiewicz paintings have been stolen from a Plymouth home

(United Kingdom)

C Turner (2017). Two valuable Lenkiewicz paintings have been stolen from a Plymouth home. The Herald. 20 February.

Looted Iraqi Art, Since Recovered, Will Be Shown at the Venice Biennale

(Iraq; Italy)

Christopher D. Shea (2017). Looted Iraqi Art, Since Recovered, Will Be Shown at the Venice Biennale. The New York Times. 20 February.

"Spiderman" art thief gets eight years for €100 million heist of works including Matisse and Picasso

(France)

Henry Samuel (2017). "Spiderman" art thief gets eight years for €100 million heist of works including Matisse and Picasso. The Telegraph. 20 February.

Family catches antiquity thief in the act

(Israel)

Arutz Sheva (2017). Family catches antiquity thief in the act. Arutz Sheva. 20 February.

Palestinian nabbed at crossing with sack of ancient coins

(Israel; Palestine; Jordan)

Ilan Ben Zion (2017). Palestinian nabbed at crossing with sack of ancient coins. The Times of Israel. 20 February.

Ancient artefacts leave Iraq for the 57th Venice Biennale

(Iraq; Italy)

Colin Randall (2017). Ancient artefacts leave Iraq for the 57th Venice Biennale. The National. 20 February.

Israeli authorities foil ancient Roman coin smuggling attempt

(Israel; Palestine; Jordan)

Ido Ben Porat (2017). Israeli authorities foil ancient Roman coin smuggling attempt. Arutz Sheva. 20 February.

With an eye to national identity, Beijing vows to stem loss of cultural treasures

(China)

Jun Mai (2017). With an eye to national identity, Beijing vows to stem loss of cultural treasures. South China Morning Post. 20 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.

Has the Art Market Become an Unwitting Partner in Crime?

(General)

Graham Bowley (2017). Has the Art Market Become an Unwitting Partner in Crime?. The New York Times. 19 February.

Ludhiana: Crowns, jewels stolen from Kali temple

(India)

Express News Service (2017). Ludhiana: Crowns, jewels stolen from Kali temple. The Indian Express. 18 February.

Art enthusiast devastated after Bradford on Avon gallery raided and £10,000 of paintings stolen

(United Kingdom)

Robin Murray (2017). Art enthusiast devastated after Bradford on Avon gallery raided and £10,000 of paintings stolen. Wiltshire Times. 18 February.

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

(Syria; Iraq)

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

A year later, questions still unanswered in Civil War museum gun theft

(United States of America)

Chris Davis (2017). A year later, questions still unanswered in Civil War museum gun theft. ABC United States. 17 February.

Markus Lüpertz Ditches His Düsseldorf Studio

(Germany)

Alyssa Buffenstein (2017). Markus Lüpertz Ditches His Düsseldorf Studio. ArtNet News. 16 February.

Case of Japan painting theft to be concluded by early March

(Japan; Thailand)

The Nation (2017). Case of Japan painting theft to be concluded by early March. The Nation. 16 February.

Artist Recreates 13 Stolen Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Masterpieces in New Show

(United States of America)

Sarah Cascone (2017). Artist Recreates 13 Stolen Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Masterpieces in New Show. ArtNet News. 16 February.

Stolen Guercino found in Casablanca

(Morocco; Italy)

ANSA (2017). Stolen Guercino found in Casablanca. ANSA. 16 February.

Police appeal for information on stolen Mary Potter painting

(United Kingdom)

Laura Chesters (2017). Police appeal for information on stolen Mary Potter painting. Antiques Trade Gazette. 16 February.

4 held with ancient Buddha idol

(Nepal)

The Kathmandu Post (2017). 4 held with ancient Buddha idol. The Kathmandu Post. 16 February.

Police recover $25,000 sculpture from "art thieves gang"

(Australia)

Shaya Laughlin (2017). Police recover $25,000 sculpture from "art thieves gang". The Daily Telegraph. 16 February.

Bihar govt to prepare list of idols, artefacts in temples

(India)

TNN (2017). Bihar govt to prepare list of idols, artefacts in temples. The Times of India. 16 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.

Artist Jon Campbell sues retail giant Target, alleging it copied his work

(Australia; United States of America)

Karen MIchael (2017). Artist Jon Campbell sues retail giant Target, alleging it copied his work. Domain. 15 February.

181 artifacts from looted site found, BLM asks for help

(United States of America)

Julie Applegate (2017). 181 artifacts from looted site found, BLM asks for help. St George News. 15 February.

Lincoln sculpture stolen from museum found in a church

(United States of America)

Associated Press (2017). Lincoln sculpture stolen from museum found in a church. Star Tribune. 14 February.

Stolen artifacts from Turkey found in Germany

(Turkey; Germany)

Ömer Erbil (2017). Stolen artifacts from Turkey found in Germany. Hurriyet Daily News. 14 February.

Thieves who stole Satyarthi's Nobel don't remember if they took certificate

(India)

Press Trust of India (2017). Thieves who stole Satyarthi's Nobel don't remember if they took certificate. Deccan Chronicle. 14 February.

Bosnian Stolen Artworks Database to Combat Art

(Bosnia)

Igor Spaic (2017). Bosnian Stolen Artworks Database to Combat Art. Balkan Insight. 14 February.

A lawsuit involving American Indian artifacts, alleged excessive force and a Utahn's suicide has hit another wall

(United States of America)

Brian Maffly (2017). A lawsuit involving American Indian artifacts, alleged excessive force and a Utahn's suicide has hit another wall. The Salt Lake Tribune. 13 February.

After 14 months, stolen Lincoln's hand returned to museum

(United States of America)

Allison Shapiro (2017). After 14 months, stolen Lincoln's hand returned to museum. Daily Journal. 13 February.

Reports of illegal metal detecting near the historic Weeting Castle

(United Kingdom)

Rebecca Murphy (2017). Reports of illegal metal detecting near the historic Weeting Castle. Watton & Swaffham Times. 13 February.

13 years on, no sign of 'ancient' paintings missing from Qila Mubarak

(India)

Manish Sirhindi (2017). 13 years on, no sign of 'ancient' paintings missing from Qila Mubarak. The Times of India. 13 February.

Jóvenes expoliadores saquean yacimientos de la Comunitat Valenciana y lo difunden por internet

(Spain)

Young looters sack sites in the Comunitat Valenciana and sell them on the internet

J. A. Marrahí (2017). Jóvenes expoliadores saquean yacimientos de la Comunitat Valenciana y lo difunden por internet. Las Provincias. 13 February.

Mission impossible: trying to flog a stolen 500-year-old Dante manuscript

(United Kingdom)

Chitra Ramaswamy (2017). Mission impossible: trying to flog a stolen 500-year-old Dante manuscript. The Guardian. 13 February.

Italy Recovers 14 More Paintings, Including a Salvador Dalí, From Collection of Mafia Boss

(Italy)

Alyssa Buffenstein (2017). Italy Recovers 14 More Paintings, Including a Salvador Dalí, From Collection of Mafia Boss. ArtNet News. 13 February.

Albania stops smugglers of 230 ancient Apollonia artifacts

(Albania)

Associated Press (2017). Albania stops smugglers of 230 ancient Apollonia artifacts. The Pueblo Chieftan. 12 February.

DRI vs Nanda case: DRI recovered antique Mughal sculpture during searc

(India)

Virendrasingh Ghunawat (2017). DRI vs Nanda case: DRI recovered antique Mughal sculpture during searc. India Today. 12 February.

Thieves steal £2m of rare books by abseiling into warehouse

(United Kingdom)

George Sandeman (2017). Thieves steal £2m of rare books by abseiling into warehouse. The Guardian. 12 February.

More antique wooden sculptures, carvings recovered from Nanda

(India)

Press Trust of India (2017). More antique wooden sculptures, carvings recovered from Nanda. The Indian Express. 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.

Kailash Satyarthi's stolen Nobel replica recovered, 3 arrested

(India)

TNN (2017). Kailash Satyarthi's stolen Nobel replica recovered, 3 arrested. The Times of India. 12 February.

Pensioner jailed for spate of art thefts

(United Kingdom)

Fiona Hamilton (2017). Pensioner jailed for spate of art thefts. The Times. 11 February.

Attempted art heist on Super Bowl foiled by BU students

(United States of America)

Nicole Fleming (2017). Attempted art heist on Super Bowl foiled by BU students. The Boston Globe. 11 February.

Man stole bronze figurine worth £400 but was "so drunk" he left it on bus

(United Kingdom)

Kate Wilson (2017). Man stole bronze figurine worth £400 but was "so drunk" he left it on bus. Daily Echo. 11 February.

Wall mural stolen from Kensington Gardens school, SA

(Australia)

Mirage News (2017). Wall mural stolen from Kensington Gardens school, SA. Mirage News. 10 February.

Hombre que robó obra de arte fue detenido tras jactarse de delito para hablar con mujer

(Chile)

Man who stole piece of art was arrested after boasting of crime to woman

P. Silva (2017). Hombre que robó obra de arte fue detenido tras jactarse de delito para hablar con mujer. La Tercera. 10 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.

DRI to approach USA for details on antique smuggler's imports

(India; United States of America)

Pratik Salunke (2017). DRI to approach USA for details on antique smuggler's imports. Hindustan Times. 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.

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.

Urartu-era antiquities found in a truck in Hungary

(Hungary; Turkey; Armenia; Lithuania)

PanArmenian (2017). Urartu-era antiquities found in a truck in Hungary. PanArmenian. 9 February.

Manhattan District Attorney Returns Ancient Sarcophagus to Greek Consulate

(Greece; United States of America)

Philip Chrysopoulos (2017). Manhattan District Attorney Returns Ancient Sarcophagus to Greek Consulate. Greek Reporter. 9 February.

New Dead Sea Scrolls cave filled with ancient artefacts discovered for first time in 60 years

(Israel)

Bethan McKernan (2017). New Dead Sea Scrolls cave filled with ancient artefacts discovered for first time in 60 years. The Independent. 9 February.

Santa Fe couple convicted in artifact-smuggling case

(United States of America; Pakistan)

Uriel J. Garcia (2017). Santa Fe couple convicted in artifact-smuggling case. Santa Fe New Mexican. 9 February.

5 detained in Turkey for attempting to sell painting claimed to be Picasso's work

(Turkey)

Daily Sabah (2017). 5 detained in Turkey for attempting to sell painting claimed to be Picasso's work. Daily Sabah. 9 February.

Indian cops arrest US businessman over idol smuggling

(India)

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

Kailash Satyarthi's Nobel citation, medal replica stolen

(India)

The Tribune (2017). Kailash Satyarthi's Nobel citation, medal replica stolen. The Tribune. 7 February.

Nobel Prize stolen from social activist Kailash Satyarthi's house

(India)

Sohini Mitter (2017). Nobel Prize stolen from social activist Kailash Satyarthi's house. Mashable. 7 February.

Police seize 1 billion liras worth of Hellenistic jewelry in western Turkey

(Turkey)

Daily Sabah (2017). Police seize 1 billion liras worth of Hellenistic jewelry in western Turkey. Daily Sabah. 7 February.

Antiquities robber caught red-handed in a Byzantine site

(Israel; Palestine)

Elisha Ben Kimon (2017). Antiquities robber caught red-handed in a Byzantine site. Ynet News. 7 February.

Show of shipwrecked treasures raises scientists' ire

(United States of America; Indonesia)

Traci Watson (2017). Show of shipwrecked treasures raises scientists' ire. Nature. 7 February.

Recuperan un misal y un sacro antiguos robados en Pinos del Valle

(Spain)

Missal and ancient sacrum stolen in Pinos del Valle recovered

Granada Hoy (2017). Recuperan un misal y un sacro antiguos robados en Pinos del Valle. Granada Hoy. 7 February.

Debate over statue highlights complexities of ownership

(South Korea; Japan)

Korea JoongAng Daily (2017). Debate over statue highlights complexities of ownership. Korea JoongAng Daily. 6 February.

The Art Lost Register Resolved Eight Stolen Artworks Cases in January

(General)

Perwana Nazif (2017). The Art Lost Register Resolved Eight Stolen Artworks Cases in January. ArtNet News. 6 February.

Over 28 antiquities retrieved from abroad till date: Govt

(India)

Press Trust of India (2017). Over 28 antiquities retrieved from abroad till date: Govt. The Indian Express. 6 February.

Cathedral-goers get up-close look at snatched medieval crucifix

(United Kingdom)

Alex Williams (2017). Cathedral-goers get up-close look at snatched medieval crucifix. Premier. 6 February.

Newbury Street gallery robbed, and suspected thief caught within moments

(United States of America)

John R. Ellement (2017). Newbury Street gallery robbed, and suspected thief caught within moments. The Boston Globe. 6 February.

FBI Recovers Rare, Local History Stolen From Girard College

(United States of America)

David Spunt (2017). FBI Recovers Rare, Local History Stolen From Girard College. CBS Philly. 6 February.

Roban reliquia de Mártires Mercedarios

(Guatemala)

Relic of the Mercedarios Martys stolen

Miguel Lopez (2017). Roban reliquia de Mártires Mercedarios. Prensa Libre. 6 February.

दिनदहाड़े राधाकृष्ण मंदिर से अष्टधातु की मूर्तियां चोरी

(India)

Radhakrishna Temple Ashtadhatu Statues Stolen In Broad Daylight

Amar Ujala (2017). दिनदहाड़े राधाकृष्ण मंदिर से अष्टधातु की मूर्तियां चोरी. Amar Ujala. 6 February.

From Rabindranath Tagore to Kailash Satyarthi, when burglars aimed for the Nobel

(General)

The Economic Times (2017). From Rabindranath Tagore to Kailash Satyarthi, when burglars aimed for the Nobel. The Economic Times. 5 February.

Najaf Police confiscates 35 artifacts hidden inside vehicle

(Iraq)

Loaa Adel (2017). Najaf Police confiscates 35 artifacts hidden inside vehicle. Iraqi News. 5 February.

गोरखपुर में पांच करोड़ की मूर्ति बरामद तस्कर गिरफ्तार

(India; Nepal)

Smuggler arrested with lord buddha stolen in Gorakhpur

Patrika (2017). गोरखपुर में पांच करोड़ की मूर्ति बरामद तस्कर गिरफ्तार. Patrika. 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.

ठाकुरबाड़ी से अष्ट धातु की माँ सीता की मूर्ति चोरी

(India)

Ashta metal sculpture of Mother Sita stolen from Thakurbari

Live Hindustan (2017). ठाकुरबाड़ी से अष्ट धातु की माँ सीता की मूर्ति चोरी. Live Hindustan. 3 February.

For Paris 'Spiderman,' Stealing 5 Museum Masterpieces Was No Sweat

(France)

Benoît Morenne (2017). For Paris 'Spiderman,' Stealing 5 Museum Masterpieces Was No Sweat. The New York Times. 3 February.

Prosecution seeks jail time and heavy fines for Paris museum thieves

(France)

Vincent Noce (2017). Prosecution seeks jail time and heavy fines for Paris museum thieves. The Art Newspaper. 3 February.

Date set for Chinese villagers' Dutch court battle over ownership of 1,000-year-old 'stolen' gilded statute

(Netherlands; China)

Kinling Lo (2017). Date set for Chinese villagers' Dutch court battle over ownership of 1,000-year-old 'stolen' gilded statute. South China Morning Post. 3 February.

'Playful pup' sculpture returns to Mercer Island park

(United States of America)

Katie Metzger (2017). 'Playful pup' sculpture returns to Mercer Island park. Mercer Island Reporter. 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.

Maui temple bell stolen

(United States of America)

Gary Kubota (2017). Maui temple bell stolen. Star Advertiser. 2 February.

Roof nicked, gallery floods

(South Africa)

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

Jury indicts man accused of stealing memorabilia from Canfield museum

(United States of America)

Sarah Mercer (2017). Jury indicts man accused of stealing memorabilia from Canfield museum. WKBN. 2 February.

Police seize 801 artifacts, preventing illegal sale in Sharqiya

(Egypt)

Egypt Independent (2017). Police seize 801 artifacts, preventing illegal sale in Sharqiya. Egypt Independent. 2 February.

New Zealand's surprising history of art crime: 'I continue to be flabbergasted'

(New Zealand)

Elanore Ainge Roy (2017). New Zealand's surprising history of art crime: 'I continue to be flabbergasted'. The Guardian. 2 February.

Three charged in theft by swindle art scheme

(United States of America)

Jason Sorensen (2017). Three charged in theft by swindle art scheme. The Journal. 2 February.

Missing Paintings Stolen by Mobsters to Return to Van Gogh Museum

(Netherlands; Italy)

Eileen Kinsella (2017). Missing Paintings Stolen by Mobsters to Return to Van Gogh Museum. ArtNet News. 2 February.

Egypt retrieves 2 artifacts from London

(Egypt)

Egypt Independent (2017). Egypt retrieves 2 artifacts from London. Egypt Independent. 1 February.

How Paris' 100-million-euro art heist happened

(France)

Stefan Dege (2017). How Paris' 100-million-euro art heist happened. DW. 1 February.

Thieves will battle to resell unique artworks heisted from Joburg gallery

(South Africa)

Jan Bornman (2017). Thieves will battle to resell unique artworks heisted from Joburg gallery. Times Live. 1 February.

Court approves stay of execution on return order for stolen Buddhist statue

(South Korea; Japan)

Yonhap News Agency (2017). Court approves stay of execution on return order for stolen Buddhist statue. Yonhap News Agency. 1 February.

Belgians face decade in prison for Auschwitz theft

(Poland; Belgium)

AFP (2017). Belgians face decade in prison for Auschwitz theft. The Times of Israel. 31 January.

'Art thief' hearing to finish quickly

(Japan; Thailand)

Phusadee Arumas (2017). 'Art thief' hearing to finish quickly. Bangkok Post. 31 January.

Six Treasure Hunters Inside an Ancient Canal in Eppawala Arrested

(Sri Lanka)

Hiru News (2017). Six Treasure Hunters Inside an Ancient Canal in Eppawala Arrested. Hiru News. 31 January.

Así protege la Armada de los piratas los tesoros submarinos

(Spain)

Here's how the Armada is protected from pirates of underwater treasures

Gonzalo Araluce (2017). Así protege la Armada de los piratas los tesoros submarinos. El Español. 31 January.

Art thieves suspected of Francis Bacon heist arrested in Madrid

(Spain)

The Local (2017). Art thieves suspected of Francis Bacon heist arrested in Madrid. The Local. 31 January.

Defendant Claims He Threw Out Modern and Impressionist Masterpieces After 'Spider-Man' Heist

(France)

Sarah Cascone (2017). Defendant Claims He Threw Out Modern and Impressionist Masterpieces After 'Spider-Man' Heist. ArtNet News. 31 January.

Antiques dealer jailed for stealing painting from Chester Cathedral

(United Kingdom)

Nazia Parveen (2017). Antiques dealer jailed for stealing painting from Chester Cathedral. The Guardian. 31 January.

Official apologizes for painting theft, resigns

(Japan; Thailand)

Teeranai Charuvastra (2017). Official apologizes for painting theft, resigns. Khaoso. 31 January.

Sarasota art theft suspects caught

(United States of America)

10 News (2017). Sarasota art theft suspects caught. 10 News. 30 January.

Art snatcher suspended

(Japan; Thailand)

Bangkok Post (2017). Art snatcher suspended. Bangkok Post. 30 January.

'Spider-Man' burglar on trial over €100m Paris art theft

(France)

AFP (2017). 'Spider-Man' burglar on trial over €100m Paris art theft. The Guardian. 30 January.

Stacks of Stolen Historic Artifacts Seized in Acre

(Israel)

David Israel (2017). Stacks of Stolen Historic Artifacts Seized in Acre. The Jewish Press. 30 January.

Two charged in theft from sunken World War I warship

(United Kingdom)

Ed Adamczyk (2017). Two charged in theft from sunken World War I warship. UPI. 30 January.

Belarus plans to return Shishkin's painting to Russia

(Belarus; Russia)

Belarus News (2017). Belarus plans to return Shishkin's painting to Russia. Belarus News. 30 January.

Panchaloha idol stolen from temple in Tamil Nadu

(India)

Devanathan Veerappani (2017). Panchaloha idol stolen from temple in Tamil Nadu. The Times of India. 30 January.

Find them! $70,000 Torah stolen from Jersey Shore Jewish school

(United States of America)

Dan Alexander (2017). Find them! $70,000 Torah stolen from Jersey Shore Jewish school. New Jersey 101.5. 30 January.

Encuentran dos momias prehispánicas abandonadas en un paraje del Cuzco

(Peru)

EFE (2017). Encuentran dos momias prehispánicas abandonadas en un paraje del Cuzco. El Comercio. 30 January.

Burglary in Chhota Udepur palace, antiques stolen

(India)

TNN (2017). Burglary in Chhota Udepur palace, antiques stolen. The Times of India. 30 January.

The Worst Art Thefts of the Past Century

(General)

Candida Moss (2017). The Worst Art Thefts of the Past Century. The Daily Beast. 29 January.

Egypt retrieves 4,000-year-old figurine from London

(Egypt)

Egypt Independent (2017). Egypt retrieves 4,000-year-old figurine from London. Egypt Independent. 29 January.

Campaigners call for sacking of official in Japan painting theft scandal

(Japan; Thailand)

The Nation (2017). Campaigners call for sacking of official in Japan painting theft scandal. The Nation. 28 January.

HMAS Perth at mercy of scavengers 75 years after being sunk

(Australia)

Jewel Topsfield (2017). HMAS Perth at mercy of scavengers 75 years after being sunk. WA Today. 28 January.

Seven silver parasols stolen from Jain temple

(India)

Nikhil Bhardwaj (2017). Seven silver parasols stolen from Jain temple. The Tribune. 27 January.

Bronze idol worth lakhs stolen from temple

(India)

Press Trust of India (2017). Bronze idol worth lakhs stolen from temple. News Today. 27 January.

150 वर्ष पुरानी अष्टधातु मूर्ति चोरी का खुलासा

(India)

Theft of 150 year old ashtadhatu idol revealed in Varanasi

Khaskhabar (2017). 150 वर्ष पुरानी अष्टधातु मूर्ति चोरी का खुलासा. Khaskhabar. 27 January.

Celebrity hotspot Belsize Village 'besieged by burglars'

(United Kingdom)

Daniel O'Mahony (2017). Celebrity hotspot Belsize Village 'besieged by burglars'. Evening Standard. 27 January.

Thailand seeks freedom of official jailed in Japan for theft

(Japan; Thailand)

Teeranai Charuvastra (2017). Thailand seeks freedom of official jailed in Japan for theft. Khaoso. 27 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.

Roban cuatro imágenes de santos de la ermita de San Antonio de Frailes

(Spain)

Four sculptures of saints stolen from the hermitage of San Antonio in Frailes

Belén Ramírez (2017). Roban cuatro imágenes de santos de la ermita de San Antonio de Frailes. Alcalá la Real. 27 January.

Peru: Stolen paintings recovered in U.S. return to Cusco

(Peru; United States of America)

Andina (2017). Peru: Stolen paintings recovered in U.S. return to Cusco. Andina. 27 January.

Light exhibition goes dark as artwork stolen from botanic gardens

(New Zealand)

Radio New Zealand (2017). Light exhibition goes dark as artwork stolen from botanic gardens. Radio New Zealand. 27 January.

"Królowa Korony Polskiej" wróci do kraju?

(Poland)

"Queen of the Polish Crown" will return to the country?

Łukasz Gazur (2017). "Królowa Korony Polskiej" wróci do kraju?. Dziennik Polski. 27 January.

Israeli paintings stolen in Brazil

(Brazil; Israel)

Arutz Sheva (2017). Israeli paintings stolen in Brazil. Arutz Sheva. 26 January.

Oú sont les toiles de l'homme-araignée ?

(France)

Where are the Spider Man paintings?

Brendan Kemmet (2017). Oú sont les toiles de l'homme-araignée ?. Le Parisien. 26 January.

Ancient Assyrian artefacts discovered in raid on Islamic State safe house in Mosul

(Iraq)

ABC Australia (2017). Ancient Assyrian artefacts discovered in raid on Islamic State safe house in Mosul. ABC Australia. 26 January.

Devuelven parte de las joyas robadas en Parla

(Ecuador)

Some of the jewels stolen in Parla returned

Vivir en Parla (2017). Devuelven parte de las joyas robadas en Parla. Vivir en Parla. 26 January.

'Almost pathological preoccupation' with Wild West artifacts may land ex-Harrisburg mayor in prison

(United States of America)

The Washington Post (2017). 'Almost pathological preoccupation' with Wild West artifacts may land ex-Harrisburg mayor in prison. TribLive. 26 January.

Recovery of three stolen Riopelle paintings just tip of iceberg

(Canada)

Les Perreaux (2017). Recovery of three stolen Riopelle paintings just tip of iceberg. The Globe and Mail. 26 January.

Watch Brazen Thief Steal $600 Painting From Logan Art Gallery

(United States of America)

Mina Bloom (2017). Watch Brazen Thief Steal $600 Painting From Logan Art Gallery. DNA Info. 26 January.

South Korea Can Keep Buddha Statue Stolen From Japan, Court Says

(South Korea; Japan)

Choe Sang-Hun (2017). South Korea Can Keep Buddha Statue Stolen From Japan, Court Says. The New York Times. 26 January.

Más de 800 objetos culturales sacados ilegalmente del Perú serán repatriados en 2017

(Peru)

More than 800 illegally looted cultural objects from Peru will be repatriated in 2017

David Hidalgo (2017). Más de 800 objetos culturales sacados ilegalmente del Perú serán repatriados en 2017. Ojo Público. 26 January.

SQ art squad seizes stolen Riopelle paintings

(Canada)

CTV (2017). SQ art squad seizes stolen Riopelle paintings. CTV. 25 January.

RCMP investigate art theft and other crimes

(Canada)

Fairview Post (2017). RCMP investigate art theft and other crimes. Fairview Post. 25 January.

Roban campana de iglesia en Villa de la Paz

(Mexico)

Rosa María Morales (2017). Roban campana de iglesia en Villa de la Paz. Pulso SLP. 25 January.

Norfolk policeman who sold gold coins he found could face suspended sentence

(United Kingdom)

Eastern Daily Press (2017). Norfolk policeman who sold gold coins he found could face suspended sentence. Eastern Daily Press. 25 January.

To catch a thief

(United States of America)

Bennett Hall (2017). To catch a thief. Corvallis Gazette-Time. 25 January.

Thai Official Arrested in Japan With 3 Paintings From Hotel

(Japan; Thailand)

Associated Press (2017). Thai Official Arrested in Japan With 3 Paintings From Hotel. Salon. 25 January.

Immigration Customs Enforcement's Other Job: Recovering and Repatriating Cultural Property

(United States of America)

Jackson Lewis (2017). Immigration Customs Enforcement's Other Job: Recovering and Repatriating Cultural Property. The National Law Review. 25 January.

बिहार में मंदिर से 11 कीमती मूर्तियों की चोरी

(India)

11 Precious Statues Stolen from Temple in Bihar

Samay Live (2017). बिहार में मंदिर से 11 कीमती मूर्तियों की चोरी. Samay Live. 25 January.

Belarusian experts to authenticate Shishkin's painting discovered near Minsk

(Belarus)

Belarus News (2017). Belarusian experts to authenticate Shishkin's painting discovered near Minsk. Belarus News. 25 January.

Temples, a new target for thieves

(India)

Santosh Sonawane (2017). Temples, a new target for thieves. The Times of India. 25 January.

Warning of vandalism to mammoth graveyards in Arctic from unscrupulous bone hunters

(Russia)

Olga Gertcyk (2017). Warning of vandalism to mammoth graveyards in Arctic from unscrupulous bone hunters. The Siberian Times. 25 January.

Looted Syrian antiquities for sale in Denmark: police

(Denmark; Syria)

The Local (2017). Looted Syrian antiquities for sale in Denmark: police. The Local. 24 January.

Lamps stolen from Cairo's El-Refai Mosque recovered

(Egypt)

Nevine El-Aref (2017). Lamps stolen from Cairo's El-Refai Mosque recovered. Ahram Online. 24 January.

How should museums respond to art smuggling scandals?

(General)

Victoria Reed (2017). How should museums respond to art smuggling scandals?. Apollo. 24 January.

The Fraudster and the Little Bird

(India)

Bikram Grewal (2017). The Fraudster and the Little Bird. Ahmendabad Mirror. 23 January.

Former FBI agent details long search for 'Devil's Diary'

(United States of America)

Debra Rubin (2017). Former FBI agent details long search for 'Devil's Diary'. New Jersey Jewish News. 23 January.

Art worth €50k must be handed over, court rules

(Ireland)

Andrew Phelan (2017). Art worth €50k must be handed over, court rules. The Herald. 23 January.

Pakistan's Moenjodaro is crumbling away

(Pakistan)

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

Smugglers captured trying to sell ancient artifacts

(Turkey)

Ihlas News Agency (2017). Smugglers captured trying to sell ancient artifacts. Daily Sabah. 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.

Cyprus Police seize 1.383 artworks and antiquities during operation "Pandora"

(Cyprus)

Famagusta Gazette (2017). Cyprus Police seize 1.383 artworks and antiquities during operation "Pandora". Famagusta Gazette. 23 January.

Greek Antiquities Among 3,500 Illegally Obtained Objects Confiscated

(Greece)

Philip Chrysopoulos (2017). Greek Antiquities Among 3,500 Illegally Obtained Objects Confiscated. Greek Reporter. 23 January.

Documentary on the looting of 2000 year-old Dacian bracelets premiers at the Bucharest's National History Museum

(Romania)

Romania Insider (2017). Documentary on the looting of 2000 year-old Dacian bracelets premiers at the Bucharest's National History Museum. Romania Insider. 23 January.

Art returned after burglary admitted

(New Zealand)

Daniel Birchfield (2017). Art returned after burglary admitted. Otago Daily Times. 23 January.

Europol: Nearly 250 arrests in Operation Bosphorus against smuggling of Turkish pistols via Bulgaria

(Bulgaria; Turkey)

The Sofia Globe (2017). Europol: Nearly 250 arrests in Operation Bosphorus against smuggling of Turkish pistols via Bulgaria. The Sofia Globe. 23 January.

Spanish Police Announce Arrests in Cultural Artifacts Ring

(Spain)

Associated Press (2017). Spanish Police Announce Arrests in Cultural Artifacts Ring. The New York Times. 22 January.

Pennsylvania mayor due in court over hoard of wild west memorabilia

(United States of America)

Associated Press (2017). Pennsylvania mayor due in court over hoard of wild west memorabilia. The Guardian. 22 January.

Una macrooperación de la Europol permite recuperar más de 3.500 obras de arte

(Spain)

A Europol macrooperation results in the recovery of more than 3,500 art objects

La Vanguardia (2017). Una macrooperación de la Europol permite recuperar más de 3.500 obras de arte. La Vanguardia. 22 January.

Un ladrón llama al 112 tras caerse del tejado de la iglesia de San Pablo

(Spain)

A thief calls 112 after falling off the roof of the Church of San Pablo

El Periódico (2017). Un ladrón llama al 112 tras caerse del tejado de la iglesia de San Pablo. El Periódico. 22 January.

हनुमान मंदिर से चांदी के आभूषण चोरी, पुलिस ने प्रारंभ की जांच

(India)

Silver ornaments stolen from Hanuman Temple, police start investigation

Khaskhabar (2017). हनुमान मंदिर से चांदी के आभूषण चोरी, पुलिस ने प्रारंभ की जांच. Khaskhabar. 22 January.

The strange case of the ancient Assyrian curse and the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police

(Syria; United Kingdom; Switzerland; Lebanon)

Patrick Sawer (2017). The strange case of the ancient Assyrian curse and the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police. The Telegraph. 21 January.

Hindu Aikyavedi to protest theft of idol in Vaniyambalam temple

(India)

Express News Service (2017). Hindu Aikyavedi to protest theft of idol in Vaniyambalam temple. The New Indian Express. 21 January.

Movie director arrested over archaeological paintings theft

(Egypt)

Al-Masry Al-Youm (2017). Movie director arrested over archaeological paintings theft. Egypt Independent. 20 January.

How Egypt is trying to stop looting at ancient mosques

(Egypt)

Khalid Hassan (2017). How Egypt is trying to stop looting at ancient mosques. Al Monitor. 20 January.

Caught red-handed: 11 grave robbers arrested at northern ruins

(Israel)

Arutz Sheva (2017). Caught red-handed: 11 grave robbers arrested at northern ruins. Arutz Sheva. 19 January.

70 pieces of art worth $750K stolen in northern Alberta: RCMP

(Canada)

Global News (2017). 70 pieces of art worth $750K stolen in northern Alberta: RCMP. Global News. 19 January.

Italy to return stolen Van Goghs to Dutch museum soon

(Netherlands; Italy)

AFP (2017). Italy to return stolen Van Goghs to Dutch museum soon. AFP. 19 January.

Thieves steal lead from church roof

(United Kingdom)

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

My Niece Has My $1M Kandinsky Painting in Her FIT Dorm Room, Aunt Fears

(United States of America)

James Fanelli (2017). My Niece Has My $1M Kandinsky Painting in Her FIT Dorm Room, Aunt Fears. DNA Info. 19 January.

Tourist Returns Stolen Cobblestone to Rome With Apology Note

(Italy)

Lilit Marcus (2017). Tourist Returns Stolen Cobblestone to Rome With Apology Note. Condé Nast Traveler. 19 January.

Hotel art thief takes plea deal after drunken swipe

(United States of America)

Rebecca Rosenberg (2017). Hotel art thief takes plea deal after drunken swipe. New York Post. 19 January.

Cuban collector's heirs settle over Wifredo Lam painting that resurfaced in Miami

(Cuba; United States of America)

David D'arcy (2017). Cuban collector's heirs settle over Wifredo Lam painting that resurfaced in Miami. The Art Newspaper. 19 January.

मंदिर से करोड़ों की मूर्ति चुरा ले गए चोर, नहीं ले जा पाए 'कृष्ण' की ये निशानी

(India)

Lord Krishna Statue Stolen from Temple in Varanasi

Dainik Bhaskar (2017). मंदिर से करोड़ों की मूर्ति चुरा ले गए चोर, नहीं ले जा पाए 'कृष्ण' की ये निशानी. Dainik Bhaskar. 19 January.

Aparece el 60%de las joyas robadas hace tres días a una hermandad de Parla

(Ecuador)

60%of stolen jewels reappear after three says at the hermitage of Parla

Tele Madrid (2017). Aparece el 60%de las joyas robadas hace tres días a una hermandad de Parla. Tele Madrid. 19 January.

Varias Iglesias instalan sistemas de seguridad por los robos

(Argentina)

Churches install security systems because of robberies

Nueva Ciudad (2017). Varias Iglesias instalan sistemas de seguridad por los robos. Nueva Ciudad. 19 January.

वाराणसी में 150 साल पुरानी भगवान कृष्ण की मूर्ति चोरी

(India)

Varanasi: 150-year-old Lord Krishna Idol Stolen

Amar Ujala (2017). वाराणसी में 150 साल पुरानी भगवान कृष्ण की मूर्ति चोरी. Amar Ujala. 19 January.

Silver ornaments worth Rs. 5 lakh stolen from temple

(India)

The Hindu (2017). Silver ornaments worth Rs. 5 lakh stolen from temple. The Hindu. 19 January.

Colonial looting of our culture calls for justice

(Rwanda; Germany; Belgium)

The New Times (2017). Colonial looting of our culture calls for justice. The New Times. 19 January.

Warrant issued in medal theft case

(United Kingdom)

DnG24 (2017). Warrant issued in medal theft case. DnG24. 18 January.

2 Arrested for Stealing Silver Throne, Temple Donations

(India)

Gargi Verma (2017). 2 Arrested for Stealing Silver Throne, Temple Donations. Mumbai Mirror. 18 January.

2 arrested over Karave temple theft case

(India)

TNN (2017). 2 arrested over Karave temple theft case. The Times of India. 18 January.

Art Thief Drove Stolen Car to Seek Pardon From Wrong Attorney General, Police Say

(United States of America)

Alex Johnson (2017). Art Thief Drove Stolen Car to Seek Pardon From Wrong Attorney General, Police Say. NBC. 18 January.

Sarasota police searching for art thieves

(United States of America)

Fox (2017). Sarasota police searching for art thieves. Fox. 17 January.

Young church bell thieves fined, given suspended sentences

(Malta)

Matthew Agius (2017). Young church bell thieves fined, given suspended sentences. Malta Today. 17 January.

Greek Archaeologist Prevents Illicit Sale of Antiquity in New York

(Greece; United States of America)

Philip Chrysopoulos (2017). Greek Archaeologist Prevents Illicit Sale of Antiquity in New York. Greek Reporter. 17 January.

The Big Couture Rip Off

(General)

The Fashion Law (2017). The Big Couture Rip Off. The Fashion Law. 16 January.

Alleged grave robber arrested near temple

(Cambodia)

Kong Meta (2017). Alleged grave robber arrested near temple. The Phnom Penh Post. 16 January.

Hyderabad: Stolen antiques make their way back home

(India; Australia)

C. R. Gowri Shankar (2017). Hyderabad: Stolen antiques make their way back home. Deccan Chronicle. 16 January.

His shehnais gone, sons say music died long ago at Bismillah home

(India)

Maulshree Seth (2017). His shehnais gone, sons say music died long ago at Bismillah home. The Indian Express. 16 January.

Australia returns three antiquities to India

(Australia; India)

Press Trust of India (2017). Australia returns three antiquities to India. The Times of India. 16 January.

Gallery owner accused of selling stolen art

(United States of America)

Kathianne Boniello (2017). Gallery owner accused of selling stolen art. New York Post. 15 January.

Royal golden ring stored in Egyptian Museum not stolen as claimed

(Egypt)

Nevine El-Aref (2017). Royal golden ring stored in Egyptian Museum not stolen as claimed. Ahram Online. 15 January.

मिंदर से लाख क मूत व दानपा चोरी

(India)

Asthadhatu idol and charity box stolen from temple

Patrika (2017). मिंदर से लाख क मूत व दानपा चोरी. Patrika. 15 January.

Raza's work wasn't stolen, he had taken it back

(India)

TNN (2017). Raza's work wasn't stolen, he had taken it back. The Times of India. 13 January.

Man who stole Dambuster hero's mission book also took hundreds of items from the National Archives to sell in the US

(United Kingdom)

Nicola Harley (2017). Man who stole Dambuster hero's mission book also took hundreds of items from the National Archives to sell in the US. The Telegraph. 13 January.

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

(United States of America)

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

Chinese museum demands return of horse sculptures from Pennsylvania

(China; United States of America)

Li Yan (2017). Chinese museum demands return of horse sculptures from Pennsylvania. ECNS. 13 January.

2 arrested for breaking into art gallery

(India)

TNN (2017). 2 arrested for breaking into art gallery. The Times of India. 12 January.

Official laments smuggling of invaluable Shia manuscripts

(Iran)

Mehr News Agency (2017). Official laments smuggling of invaluable Shia manuscripts. Mehr News Agency. 12 January.

मंदिर से बेशकीमती तीन मूर्तियां चोरी

(India)

Three Sculptures Stolen from the Temple Treasures

Amar Ujala (2017). मंदिर से बेशकीमती तीन मूर्तियां चोरी. Amar Ujala. 12 January.

Withers attorney analyzes New York antiquities scandal

(United States of America)

Macaela J. Bennett (2017). Withers attorney analyzes New York antiquities scandal. Greenwich Time. 12 January.

SHC orders removal of Mohenjo Daro encroachers

(Pakistan)

Daily Times (2017). SHC orders removal of Mohenjo Daro encroachers. Daily Times. 12 January.

Stolen Panchaloha idols seized from trio on bike

(India)

TNN (2017). Stolen Panchaloha idols seized from trio on bike. The Times of India. 12 January.

Paparazzi Dog statue stolen from Paddington, artists offering $10,000 worth of art for its return

(Australia)

Shaya Laughlin (2017). Paparazzi Dog statue stolen from Paddington, artists offering $10,000 worth of art for its return. The Daily Telegraph. 11 January.

WWII US bomber highlights threat of treasure hunters to Czech heritage

(Czech Republic)

Chris Johnstone (2017). WWII US bomber highlights threat of treasure hunters to Czech heritage. Radio Praha. 11 January.

A prisión por robar un cáliz y dinero de la lotería de una iglesia de Onda

(Spain)

Prison for theft of a chalice and lottery money from an Onda church

El Mundo (2017). A prisión por robar un cáliz y dinero de la lotería de una iglesia de Onda. El Mundo. 11 January.

'Indian art awaits high scrutiny in Oz'

(Australia; India)

U Tejonmayam (2017). 'Indian art awaits high scrutiny in Oz'. The Times of India. 11 January.

Painting in Capitol depicting police as pigs becomes a political football, with California politicians among the players

(United States of America)

Sarah D. Wire (2017). Painting in Capitol depicting police as pigs becomes a political football, with California politicians among the players. Los Angeles Times. 11 January.

Police not 'a-moo-zed' after finding stolen Surrey Cow Parade sculpture

(United Kingdom)

Eagle Radio (2017). Police not 'a-moo-zed' after finding stolen Surrey Cow Parade sculpture. Eagle Radio. 11 January.

Hyderabad: Thieves looting antiques without any fear of law

(India)

C R Gowri Shanker (2017). Hyderabad: Thieves looting antiques without any fear of law. Deccan Chronicle. 11 January.

Norwegian drug lord helped to solve the theft of King Harald's priceless antiques

(Norway)

Oskar Aanmoen (2017). Norwegian drug lord helped to solve the theft of King Harald's priceless antiques. Royal Central. 11 January.

Stolen art returned to cancer group

(United States of America)

John Loesing (2017). Stolen art returned to cancer group. The Acorn. 11 January.

Raasch: The politics of art, or the art of politics? It's in the eye of the beholder

(United States of America)

Chuck Raasch (2017). Raasch: The politics of art, or the art of politics? It's in the eye of the beholder. St. Louis Post-Dispach. 11 January.

Detenidos por robar en una iglesia de Onda

(Spain)

Arrests for theft in an Onda church

Paula Varella (2017). Detenidos por robar en una iglesia de Onda. Cadena Ser. 11 January.

Davis Charged With Stealing Large Contemporary Painting

(United States of America)

Chattanoogan (2017). Davis Charged With Stealing Large Contemporary Painting. Chattanoogan. 11 January.

Mongolia seeks to crush fossil black market

(Mongolia)

Ben Dooley (2017). Mongolia seeks to crush fossil black market. Phys.org. 10 January.

11 Artists Sue Fashion Retailer Francesca's for Copyright Infringement

(United States of America)

Isaac Kaplan (2017). 11 Artists Sue Fashion Retailer Francesca's for Copyright Infringement. Artsy. 10 January.

Un saqueo y negocio sin medidas: paleontología

(Mexico)

Looting and business without moderation: palaeontology

Guillermo Robles Ramírez (2017). Un saqueo y negocio sin medidas: paleontología. Zocalo. 10 January.

Thieves rip off historic images from Park City construction site

(United States of America)

Jay Hamburger (2017). Thieves rip off historic images from Park City construction site. Park Record. 10 January.

Two antique brass pots stolen from temple

(Myanmar)

The Star (2017). Two antique brass pots stolen from temple. The Star. 9 January.

Police recover most of stolen idols but culprits still at alarge

(Nepal)

D B Buda (2017). Police recover most of stolen idols but culprits still at alarge. My Republica. 9 January.

House member seeks police action against fellow lawmaker

(United States of America)

Heather Caygle (2017). House member seeks police action against fellow lawmaker. Politico. 9 January.

Man denies stealing £20,000 painting from Belsize Park art gallery

(United Kingdom)

Iain Burns (2017). Man denies stealing £20,000 painting from Belsize Park art gallery. Ham & High. 9 January.

Emerald lingam stolen from TN temple for second time

(India)

J Shanmughasundaram (2017). Emerald lingam stolen from TN temple for second time. The Times of India. 9 January.

Police looking for Jumla's stolen idols arrest other criminals

(Nepal)

D B Buda (2017). Police looking for Jumla's stolen idols arrest other criminals. My Republica. 7 January.

Wildlife for Sale: Jaguars are the News Trafficking Victims in Bolivia

(Bolivia)

Pacific Standard (2017). Wildlife for Sale: Jaguars are the News Trafficking Victims in Bolivia. Pacific Standard. 6 January.

Guerrilla art bench stolen from Hays Street Bridge

(United States of America)

Elda Silva (2017). Guerrilla art bench stolen from Hays Street Bridge. My San Antonio. 6 January.

Notre Dame sued over alleged stolen art

(United States of America)

Margaret Fosmoe (2017). Notre Dame sued over alleged stolen art. South Bend Tribune. 5 January.

Officials grateful for resolution of rare San Angelo art theft

(United States of America)

Rashda Khan (2017). Officials grateful for resolution of rare San Angelo art theft. Standard-Times. 5 January.

Morley artist devastated by theft of canvases

(Australia)

Toyah Shakespeare (2017). Morley artist devastated by theft of canvases. Community News. 4 January.

14 Chandannath idols recovered

(Nepal)

L.P. Devkota (2017). 14 Chandannath idols recovered. The Kathmandu Post. 4 January.

House basements used for illegal excavation discovered in Luxor

(Egypt)

Al-Masry Al-Youm (2017). House basements used for illegal excavation discovered in Luxor. Egypt Independent. 4 January.

Donald Trump Kisses the Feet of Convicted Art Thief 'Joey No Socks'

(United States of America)

Michael Daly (2017). Donald Trump Kisses the Feet of Convicted Art Thief 'Joey No Socks'. The Daily Beast. 4 January.

Jay Evensen: A monument designation won't stop the looting

(United States of America)

Jay Evensen (2017). Jay Evensen: A monument designation won't stop the looting. Deseret News. 4 January.

Meet the Indian art enthusiasts who are using Facebook to bring home stolen antiquities

(India)

AFP (2017). Meet the Indian art enthusiasts who are using Facebook to bring home stolen antiquities. The Economic Times. 3 January.

Theft of Roger Maris memorabilia from mall remains a mystery

(United States of America)

The Daily Journal (2017). Theft of Roger Maris memorabilia from mall remains a mystery. The Daily Journal. 3 January.

$3,000 painting stolen from apartment building lobby

(United States of America)

WOWT (2017). $3,000 painting stolen from apartment building lobby. WOWT. 3 January.

Heritage Auctions Sues Rival Christie's for Widespread Theft, Copyright Infringement

(United States of America)

The Fashion Law (2017). Heritage Auctions Sues Rival Christie's for Widespread Theft, Copyright Infringement. The Fashion Law. 3 January.

Bringing the gods home

(Nepal)

Saurav Karki (2017). Bringing the gods home. The Kathmandu Post. 3 January.

Nobel theft case: CID questions Bihar criminals

(India)

Dwaipayan Ghosh (2017). Nobel theft case: CID questions Bihar criminals. The Times of India. 2 January.

Thieves get bright idea to steal six priceless Islamic lanterns from Cairo's Al Refai mosque

(Egypt)

Nevine El-Aref (2017). Thieves get bright idea to steal six priceless Islamic lanterns from Cairo's Al Refai mosque. Albawaba. 2 January.

Cash, silver stolen from Ludhiana temple

(India)

TNN (2016). Cash, silver stolen from Ludhiana temple. The Times of India. 31 December.

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.

PGR investiga robo de Niño Dios en iglesia de Tlaxcala

(Mexico)

PGR investigating the theft of the Baby Jesus from the church of Tlaxcala

Antonio Morán (2016). PGR investiga robo de Niño Dios en iglesia de Tlaxcala. Televisa. 31 December.

राधा कृष्ण मंदिर हनुमान की मूर्ति चुरायी

(India)

Hanuman Idol Stolen

Live Hindustan (2016). राधा कृष्ण मंदिर हनुमान की मूर्ति चुरायी. Live Hindustan. 31 December.

The 10 Biggest International Art Scandals of 2016

(General)

Sarah Cascone (2016). The 10 Biggest International Art Scandals of 2016. ArtNet News. 30 December.

Suit alleging Notre Dame has pilfered art collection is transferred to Indiana

(United States of America)

Torsten Ove (2016). Suit alleging Notre Dame has pilfered art collection is transferred to Indiana. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. 30 December.

Aurangzeb-era Quran stolen from Kashmir in 2003 may be with New Delhi museum, hints CBI

(India)

M. A. Parray (2016). Aurangzeb-era Quran stolen from Kashmir in 2003 may be with New Delhi museum, hints CBI. Kashmir Reader. 30 December.

Man charged in replica, artifact thefts from Fort Dobbs

(United States of America)

Record & Landmark (2016). Man charged in replica, artifact thefts from Fort Dobbs. Record & Landmark. 29 December.

Old Bedford Village gains national attention after historic rifles were stolen

(United States of America)

Katie O'Toole (2016). Old Bedford Village gains national attention after historic rifles were stolen. WJAC. 29 December.

Thieves steal £20,000 painting in smash and grab raid at Belsize art gallery

(United Kingdom)

Emily Banks (2016). Thieves steal £20,000 painting in smash and grab raid at Belsize art gallery. Ham & High. 29 December.

Provo City School District's most expensive piece of art is missing

(United States of America)

Braley Dodson (2016). Provo City School District's most expensive piece of art is missing. Daily Herald. 29 December.

New 'Red List' for West Africa helps to protect art, cultural antiquities

(General)

Africa Times (2016). New 'Red List' for West Africa helps to protect art, cultural antiquities. Africa Times. 29 December.

Roban imagen de Niño Jesús en Iglesia de la zona uno

(Guatemala)

Sculpture of the Baby Jesus stolen from church in zone one

Grecia Ortíz (2016). Roban imagen de Niño Jesús en Iglesia de la zona uno. La Hora. 28 December.

Three suspects in theft of Levitan paintings from museum arrested

(Russia)

RAPSI (2016). Three suspects in theft of Levitan paintings from museum arrested. RAPSI. 28 December.

Another artist is claiming that a big fashion brand has ripped off her designs

(United Kingdom)

Miranda Larbi (2016). Another artist is claiming that a big fashion brand has ripped off her designs. Metro. 28 December.

Statue Widely Ridiculed After Restoration Returned to Artist

(United States of America)

Sarah Cascone (2016). Statue Widely Ridiculed After Restoration Returned to Artist. ArtNet News. 28 December.

Roban dos campanas de bronce de 500 kilos en una iglesia de Porto do Son, A Coruña

(Spain)

Two 500 kilo bronze bells stolen from the church of Porto do Son

Antena 3 (2016). Roban dos campanas de bronce de 500 kilos en una iglesia de Porto do Son, A Coruña. Antena 3. 28 December.

Cyprus petition launched for return on Elgin Marbles to Greece

(Greece; Cyprus; United Kingdom)

Annette Chrysostomou (2016). Cyprus petition launched for return on Elgin Marbles to Greece. Cyprus Mail. 28 December.

Police find new lead on stolen idols from Jumla

(Nepal)

Kamal Pariyar (2016). Police find new lead on stolen idols from Jumla. My Republica. 27 December.

Subhash Kapoor remanded in Pazhavoor idol theft case

(India)

Pon Vasanth Arunchalam (2016). Subhash Kapoor remanded in Pazhavoor idol theft case. The Hindu. 27 December.

Indore: Theft at a temple at Subhash Chowk

(India)

TNN (2016). Indore: Theft at a temple at Subhash Chowk. The Times of India. 26 December.

Ancient idols of gods under serious threat in Nepal

(Nepal)

Deepak Kharel (2016). Ancient idols of gods under serious threat in Nepal. My Republica. 26 December.

Egypt retrieves 340 smuggled artifacts from Jordan

(Egypt; Jordan)

Egypt Independent (2016). Egypt retrieves 340 smuggled artifacts from Jordan. Egypt Independent. 26 December.

Thieves steal hood from historic Shackleton exhibition

(United Kingdom)

Peter Johnstone (2016). Thieves steal hood from historic Shackleton exhibition. The Packet. 24 December.

Web of smugglers linked to New York art gallery

(United States of America; India)

T.K. Rohit (2016). Web of smugglers linked to New York art gallery. The Hindu. 24 December.

Angkorian Artifact Dealer Arrested in New York

(United States of America; Cambodia)

Ben Paviour (2016). Angkorian Artifact Dealer Arrested in New York. The Cambodia Daily. 23 December.

Antique dealer left 'devastated' after $20,000 art theft

(New Zealand)

Radio New Zealand (2016). Antique dealer left 'devastated' after $20,000 art theft. Radio New Zealand. 23 December.

Iraq seizes manuscript worth millions stolen in Kuwait

(Iraq; Kuwait)

Gulf News (2016). Iraq seizes manuscript worth millions stolen in Kuwait. Kuwait News Agency. 23 December.

Lane Bryant Issues Public Apology After Using Shantell Martin's Designs Without Authorization

(United Kingdom)

Brian Boucher (2016). Lane Bryant Issues Public Apology After Using Shantell Martin's Designs Without Authorization. ArtNet News. 22 December.

Police look for couple after $22,000 pitcher stolen

(United States of America)

Caroline Balchunas (2016). Police look for couple after $22,000 pitcher stolen. ABC United States. 22 December.

Five arrested after war medals were 'stolen' from home in Blandford

(United Kingdom)

Alex Winter (2016). Five arrested after war medals were 'stolen' from home in Blandford. Bournemouth Echo. 22 December.

Illicit antiquities trade being fought

(Bolivia; Argentina)

Manuela Pulido (2016). Illicit antiquities trade being fought. Latin American Post. 22 December.

Art dealer Nancy Wiener who sold stolen Buddha to NGA arrested

(United States of America; India; Cambodia; Australia)

Michaela Boland (2016). Art dealer Nancy Wiener who sold stolen Buddha to NGA arrested. The Australian. 22 December.

Appeal for Ceri Richards painting stolen from north London gallery

(United Kingdom)

Laura Chesters (2016). Appeal for Ceri Richards painting stolen from north London gallery. Antiques Trade Gazette. 22 December.

The medal detective

(United Kingdom)

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

Customs officials can't tell antiquities from crafts they seize

(Nigeria)

Daily Trust (2016). Customs officials can't tell antiquities from crafts they seize. Daily Trust. 21 December.

New York Art Dealer Charged With Trafficking Illegal Antiquities

(United States of America; India; Cambodia; Australia)

Lisa Bannon (2016). New York Art Dealer Charged With Trafficking Illegal Antiquities. The Wall Street Journal. 21 December.

Prominent Antiquities Dealer Accused of Selling Stolen Artifacts

(United States of America; India; Australia; Cambodia)

Tom Mashberg (2016). Prominent Antiquities Dealer Accused of Selling Stolen Artifacts. The New York Times. 21 December.

Stolen masterpiece paintings returned to Italy from Ukraine

(Italy; Ukraine)

Associated Press (2016). Stolen masterpiece paintings returned to Italy from Ukraine. The Guardian. 21 December.

This Wiyot Tool Dug Up 86 Years Ago by a Notorious Grave Robber is Being Sold in an Online Auction

(United States of America)

Ryan Burns (2016). This Wiyot Tool Dug Up 86 Years Ago by a Notorious Grave Robber is Being Sold in an Online Auction. Lost Coast Outpost. 21 December.

Leeds Castle bolsters defences with 'crime-fighting liquid

(United Kingdom)

Adele Couchman (2016). Leeds Castle bolsters defences with 'crime-fighting liquid. Kent News. 20 December.

Artist floored by the theft of victorious McGregor print

(Ireland)

Cian Murray (2016). Artist floored by the theft of victorious McGregor print. The Herald. 20 December.

Case Against Robert Motherwell's Foundation Is Dismissed

(United States of America)

Graham Bowley (2016). Case Against Robert Motherwell's Foundation Is Dismissed. The New York Times. 20 December.

ICE On Trail of Stolen Relics

(United States of America)

Aaron Gilchrist (2016). ICE On Trail of Stolen Relics. NBC. 20 December.

Stolen Conor McGregor painting may have been spotted on a bus, after a man 'showed it to the whole upper deck'

(Ireland)

Cian Murray (2016). Stolen Conor McGregor painting may have been spotted on a bus, after a man 'showed it to the whole upper deck'. Irish Independent. 19 December.

6 antique long rifles stolen from Bedford County museum

(United States of America)

Paul Peirce (2016). 6 antique long rifles stolen from Bedford County museum. TribLive. 19 December.

Four suspected antiquities thieves nabbed near Mesolongi

(Greece)

eKathimerini (2016). Four suspected antiquities thieves nabbed near Mesolongi. eKathimerini. 19 December.

Hong Kong lions Stephen and Stitt, Japanese looters and the legal battle to protect cultural property

(Hong Kong; Japan)

Steven Gallagher (2016). Hong Kong lions Stephen and Stitt, Japanese looters and the legal battle to protect cultural property. South China Morning Post. 19 December.

A Master Work, the Ghent Altarpiece, Reawakens Stroke by Stroke

(Netherlands)

Milan Schreuer (2016). A Master Work, the Ghent Altarpiece, Reawakens Stroke by Stroke. The New York Times. 19 December.

Roban arte sacro en iglesia del Barrio de "Jesús" de Acajete

(Mexico)

Sacred art stole from church in the Jesús neighbourhood of Acejete

Carmen Flores (2016). Roban arte sacro en iglesia del Barrio de "Jesús" de Acajete. El Sol de Puebla. 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.

Jain idol found broken in Rajgir temple

(India)

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

Suspected fraudster denies swindling elderly out of £650,000 worth of antiques

(United Kingdom)

Laura Chesters (2016). Suspected fraudster denies swindling elderly out of £650,000 worth of antiques. Antiques Trade Gazette. 16 December.

Verdict upheld for elderly French couple who hid Picasso works in garage

(France)

France 24 (2016). Verdict upheld for elderly French couple who hid Picasso works in garage. France 24. 16 December.

Have You Seen These Stolen Hearst Family Heirlooms?

(United States of America)

Rob Bates (2016). Have You Seen These Stolen Hearst Family Heirlooms?. JCK. 16 December.

Man linked to $500M art heist getting mental evaluation

(United States of America)

Dave Collins (2016). Man linked to $500M art heist getting mental evaluation. Myrtle Beach Online. 16 December.

Employé du muséum d'histoire naturelle d'Orléans, il revendait des pierres et fossiles sur eBay

(France)

Employee of the natural history museum of Orléans, he resold stones and fossils on eBay

Philippe Renaud (2016). Employé du muséum d'histoire naturelle d'Orléans, il revendait des pierres et fossiles sur eBay. La République. 16 December.

Hawaii's 'Cursed' Lava Rocks Are Driving National Park Staff Insane

(United States of America)

Sarah Emerson (2016). Hawaii's 'Cursed' Lava Rocks Are Driving National Park Staff Insane. Motherboard. 16 December.

New Orleans art thefts: Works by Banksy, George Rodrigue have been among targets

(United States of America)

Doug MacCash (2016). New Orleans art thefts: Works by Banksy, George Rodrigue have been among targets. Nola. 15 December.

Tenant accused of $1.4 million artwork theft from widow of painter Pat Trivigno

(United States of America)

Ken Daley (2016). Tenant accused of $1.4 million artwork theft from widow of painter Pat Trivigno. Nola. 15 December.

'Close friend' accused of stealing $1.4 million worth of artist Pat Trivigno's paintings

(United States of America)

Della Hasselle (2016). 'Close friend' accused of stealing $1.4 million worth of artist Pat Trivigno's paintings. The New Orleans Advocate. 15 December.

University of Evansville Painting Stolen

(United States of America)

Lindsay Holmes (2016). University of Evansville Painting Stolen. Tristatehomepage.com. 14 December.

Man arrested for stealing Ali Center painting reportedly said he thought it was a gift shop poster

(United States of America)

David Scott (2016). Man arrested for stealing Ali Center painting reportedly said he thought it was a gift shop poster. WDRB. 14 December.

Art by Robert Gentile, Stephen Bunyard Stolen at Phoenix Festival of the Arts

(United States of America)

Lynn Trimble (2016). Art by Robert Gentile, Stephen Bunyard Stolen at Phoenix Festival of the Arts. Phoenix New Times. 14 December.

Three looters busted plundering ancient tomb in Galilee

(Israel)

Ilan Ben Zion (2016). Three looters busted plundering ancient tomb in Galilee. The Times of Israel. 14 December.

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

(United Kingdom)

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

Pip McGarry paintings worth £160k stolen from Marwell Zoo

(United Kingdom)

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

Pa. man allegedly stole Nazi memorabilia from Canfield veterans museum

(United States of America)

Jordan Grzelewski (2016). Pa. man allegedly stole Nazi memorabilia from Canfield veterans museum. Vindy.com. 13 December.

Heritage Auction House Sues Christie's and Collectrium Over Data Theft

(United States of America)

Brian Boucher (2016). Heritage Auction House Sues Christie's and Collectrium Over Data Theft. ArtNet News. 13 December.

Piece of Art Stolen from Mahopac Public Library Gallery

(United States of America)

David Propper (2016). Piece of Art Stolen from Mahopac Public Library Gallery. The Examiner News. 13 December.

Guelph police looking for man who stole art from downtown cafe

(Canada)

Chris Seto (2016). Guelph police looking for man who stole art from downtown cafe. Guelph Mercury Tribune. 13 December.

सुपौल: मंदिर से अष्टधातु की बहुमूल्य मूर्तियां चुरा ले गए चोर

(India)

Theft in Ramjanki temple in Supaul, three valuable sculptures stolen

Live Hindustan (2016). सुपौल: मंदिर से अष्टधातु की बहुमूल्य मूर्तियां चुरा ले गए चोर. Live Hindustan. 13 December.

Not allowed to pray, man steals Shivalinga

(India)

TNN (2016). Not allowed to pray, man steals Shivalinga. The Times of India. 13 December.

Kohinoor wasn't gifted but looted by British, say authors

(India; United Kingdom)

IANS (2016). Kohinoor wasn't gifted but looted by British, say authors. The Economic Times. 11 December.

Stolen shehnais not registered with cultural dept

(India)

TNN (2016). Stolen shehnais not registered with cultural dept. The Times of India. 10 December.

British war veteran appeals for stolen service medals to be returned

(New Zealand)

Catrin Owen (2016). British war veteran appeals for stolen service medals to be returned. Stuff.co.nz. 9 December.

Man Stole Art from Greenwich Facility: Feds

(United States of America)

Rich Scinto (2016). Man Stole Art from Greenwich Facility: Feds. Patch. 9 December.

Queens Man Charged In Manhattan Federal Court With Sale Of Artwork Stolen From Prominent New York Collection

(United States of America)

Dept of Justice (2016). Queens Man Charged In Manhattan Federal Court With Sale Of Artwork Stolen From Prominent New York Collection. United States Department of Justice. 9 December.

'My stomach dropped': Artist discovers her 'stolen' work on shirts being sold at Winners

(Canada)

Rosa Marchitelli (2016). 'My stomach dropped': Artist discovers her 'stolen' work on shirts being sold at Winners. CBC. 9 December.

Piden a ladrones que devuelvan cuadro religioso

(El Salvador)

Thieves asked to return religious painting

Fátima Membreño (2016). Piden a ladrones que devuelvan cuadro religioso. La Prensa Grafica. 9 December.

Painting heist an inside job: Cops

(India)

Dwaipayan Ghoshl (2016). Painting heist an inside job: Cops. The Times of India. 9 December.

Kader Attia accuses Universal Music of plagiarism over French rap video

(France)

Anny Shaw (2016). Kader Attia accuses Universal Music of plagiarism over French rap video. The Art Newspaper. 8 December.

50 paintings of Dhirendranath Brahma stolen

(India)

Priyanka Dasguptal (2016). 50 paintings of Dhirendranath Brahma stolen. The Times of India. 8 December.

The mystery of the stolen Klimt

(Italy)

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

'Blue Dog' art thief walks free after experts say drug overdose caused behavior

(United States of America)

Della Hasselle (2016). 'Blue Dog' art thief walks free after experts say drug overdose caused behavior. The Advocate. 8 December.

Ali Center theft suspect arrested; Ali artwork still missing

(United States of America)

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

Statue had been sold as scrap metal

(Canada)

Ian MacAlpine (2016). Statue had been sold as scrap metal. Thewhig.com. 7 December.

Theft of manuscript of Holy Quran

(India)

D. A. Rashid (2016). Theft of manuscript of Holy Quran. Greater Kashmir. 7 December.

Shashi Tharoor's Delhi home burgled, copper Gandhi glasses gifted by PM Modi stolen

(India)

Mahender Singh Manral (2016). Shashi Tharoor's Delhi home burgled, copper Gandhi glasses gifted by PM Modi stolen. The Indian Express. 7 December.

Artist's Giant Inflatable Igloo Stolen in Brooklyn, Artist Says

(United States of America)

Camille Bautista (2016). Artist's Giant Inflatable Igloo Stolen in Brooklyn, Artist Says. DNA Info. 7 December.

Virgin Mary stolen from Helensville church

(New Zealand)

Danielle Clent (2016). Virgin Mary stolen from Helensville church. Stuff.co.nz. 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.

Kivi group leads search for stolen paintings

(Canada)

Jim Moodie (2016). Kivi group leads search for stolen paintings. The Sudbury Star. 5 December.

Ustad Bismillah Khan's shehnais stolen

(India)

Press Trust of India (2016). Ustad Bismillah Khan's shehnais stolen. The Indian Express. 5 December.

CID Gets Vital Leads in Rabindranath Tagore Nobel Theft Case

(India)

News 18 (2016). CID Gets Vital Leads in Rabindranath Tagore Nobel Theft Case. News 18. 5 December.

'Stolen' Dattatreya idol found in wardrobe inside the temple

(Nepal)

My Republica (2016). 'Stolen' Dattatreya idol found in wardrobe inside the temple. My Republica. 5 December.

La Policía detiene a los presuntos autores del robo en la iglesia y la rectoral de Cea

(Spain)

Police arrested suspects in the robbery of the church and rectory of Cea

Faro de Vigo (2016). La Policía detiene a los presuntos autores del robo en la iglesia y la rectoral de Cea. Faro de Vigo. 5 December.

Stolen coffins found after police search

(United Kingdom)

Caroline Tilley (2016). Stolen coffins found after police search. Gazette News. 5 December.

The One That Waddled Away: Retracing a Weighty Gold Theft

(United States of America; Canada)

Michael Wilson (2016). The One That Waddled Away: Retracing a Weighty Gold Theft. The New York Times. 4 December.

Four precious idols stolen from temple

(India)

Press Trust of India (2016). Four precious idols stolen from temple. Business Standard. 4 December.

The Maltese priest and the kidnapped Caravaggio: The amazing true story of the scrappy octogenarian who busted an audacious art heist

(Malta)

Noah Charney (2016). The Maltese priest and the kidnapped Caravaggio: The amazing true story of the scrappy octogenarian who busted an audacious art heist. Salon. 4 December.

Chandannath Temple Guthi committee, priest suspended

(Nepal)

DB Buda (2016). Chandannath Temple Guthi committee, priest suspended. My Republica. 3 December.

Judge orders 'owner' to provide more details before ancient golden crown can be examined

(United Kingdom; Turkey)

The Herald (2016). Judge orders 'owner' to provide more details before ancient golden crown can be examined. The Herald. 3 December.

Stolen prints recovered during arrest of suspects

(United States of America)

WOWT (2016). Stolen prints recovered during arrest of suspects. WOWT. 2 December.

Stolen Dachau concentration camp gate may have been found in Norway

(Germany)

Karla Pequenino (2016). Stolen Dachau concentration camp gate may have been found in Norway. CNN. 2 December.

Art cops recover Roman statue

(Italy)

ANSA (2016). Art cops recover Roman statue. ANSA. 2 December.

Austin artist out thousands of dollars after thieves steal paintings

(United States of America)

Amanda Brandels (2016). Austin artist out thousands of dollars after thieves steal paintings. KXAN. 2 December.

Man 'stole' Chester Cathedral's Greek Lazarus painting

(United Kingdom)

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

Crowns, necklaces of Rampur Nawabs up for auction; family says no clue how it reached London

(India)

Faisal Fareed (2016). Crowns, necklaces of Rampur Nawabs up for auction; family says no clue how it reached London. Two Circles. 30 November.

206 ancient silver coins seized from villagers in Vellore district

(India)

TNN (2016). 206 ancient silver coins seized from villagers in Vellore district. The Times of India. 30 November.

Mystery at the U of A Art Museum

(United States of America)

Kevin Adger (2016). Mystery at the U of A Art Museum. Tucson News Now. 30 November.

Huangpu River sculpture to go after 'copycat' row

(China)

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

Renewed appeal for information on Terry Bradley art theft

(United Kingdom)

Gemma Murphy (2016). Renewed appeal for information on Terry Bradley art theft. News Letter. 30 November.

Broadway group sues women who tried to sell allegedly stolen lamp

(United States of America)

Barbara Ross (2016). Broadway group sues women who tried to sell allegedly stolen lamp. New York Daily News. 30 November.

Divers looted wrecks of sunken ships in Scapa Flow: Men fined in "first of its kind" case

(United Kingdom; Germany)

Sarah Bruce (2016). Divers looted wrecks of sunken ships in Scapa Flow: Men fined in "first of its kind" case. The Press and Journal. 30 November.

Man accused of stealing Chester Cathedral icon stands trial

(United Kingdom)

Frances Barrett (2016). Man accused of stealing Chester Cathedral icon stands trial. The Chester Chronicle. 30 November.

Khalanga shut for third day over temple robbery

(Nepal)

The Kathmandu Post (2016). Khalanga shut for third day over temple robbery. The Kathmandu Post. 30 November.

4 idols stolen from TN temple seized, man, son arrested

(India)

TNN (2016). 4 idols stolen from TN temple seized, man, son arrested. The Times of India. 30 November.

Dozens of rare Islamic books seized at Cairo Airport on way to Doha authentic

(Egypt; United Arab Emirates)

Nevine El-Aref (2016). Dozens of rare Islamic books seized at Cairo Airport on way to Doha authentic. Ahram Online. 30 November.

Roban una reliquia del siglo XVI del Museo de Arte Sacro y la entregan a la Policía Local

(Spain)

Sixteenth century relic stolen from the Museum of Sacred Art and deliver to Local Police

David Gonzalez (2016). Roban una reliquia del siglo XVI del Museo de Arte Sacro y la entregan a la Policía Local. El Correo. 29 November.

कैला माता मंदिर से चुराया था सोने का त्रिशूल, पकड़े गए तीन चोर

(India)

Trident of gold stolen from the Kaila mata temple, three thieves caught

Khaskhabar (2016). कैला माता मंदिर से चुराया था सोने का त्रिशूल, पकड़े गए तीन चोर. Khaskhabar. 29 November.

రాచకొండ సీతారామ స్వామి ఆలయంలో చోరీ

(India)

Idols theft at Racha Konda Seetaramaswamy Temple

Namasthetelangaana (2016). రాచకొండ సీతారామ స్వామి ఆలయంలో చోరీ. Namasthetelangaana. 29 November.

Chandannath temple robbery: Jumla headquarters shut from past 3 days

(Nepal)

The Kathmandu Post (2016). Chandannath temple robbery: Jumla headquarters shut from past 3 days. The Kathmandu Post. 29 November.

Divers fined for raiding sunken German warships at Scapa Flow

(United Kingdom; Germany)

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

Grave Robbers' Search for Treasure Buries Them Alive

(China)

Fu Danni (2016). Grave Robbers' Search for Treasure Buries Them Alive. Sixth Tone. 28 November.

28 idols stolen from Chandannath Temple overnight

(Nepal)

D B Buda (2016). 28 idols stolen from Chandannath Temple overnight. My Republica. 28 November.

No cesa saqueo arqueológico en la isla de Jaina

(Mexico)

The looting of archaeology on the island of Jaina has not stopped

Cronica (2016). No cesa saqueo arqueológico en la isla de J