Subject: Threat

Egypt's sunken antiquities threatened by ship waste


TRT World, 18th Jun 2017.

Mumbai: Vandalism threat looms over restored Mulji Jetha Fountain


Fiona Fernandez, Mid-day, 16th Jun 2017.

Encroachments made since 2011 removed from Egypt's Dahshur Necropolis


Nevine El-Aref, Ahram Online, 15th Jun 2017.

Paris Louvre Museum Evacuated (Again) After Security Scare


Henri Neuendorf, ArtNet News, 12th Jun 2017.

ICOM to draw up Iranian antiquities 'red list'


Tehran Times, 10th Jun 2017.

Institute of Archaeology says cultural heritage being destroyed in Corozal


Breaking Belize News, 9th Jun 2017.

Judge gives controversial Cliffords Tower visitor centre the green light

(United Kingdom)

York Mix, 9th Jun 2017.

Will Bears Ears Remain a National Monument?

(United States of America)

Jake Bullinger, The Atlantic, 9th Jun 2017.

Temperature rises by almost one degree at ancient Altamira cave


Jessica Jones, iNews, 7th Jun 2017.

Rs 200-crore ancient idols, seized from thieves, rot at museum


Yogesh Kabirdoss, The Times of India, 5th Jun 2017.

Selfies Add to Museum Hazards


Denise Johnson, Claims Journal, 2nd Jun 2017.

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

(United Kingdom)

Ben Barnett, The Yorkshire Post, 31st May 2017.

Copper thief targets county museum

(United States of America)

Travis Weik, The Courier-Times, 26th May 2017.

A Digital Database for Threatened Archaeological Sites in the Middle East and North Africa


Claire Voon, Hyperallergic, 24th May 2017.

BLM calls off public meetings amid Trump's monument review

(United States of America)

Cody Hooks, The Taos News, 19th May 2017.

Libyan authorities issue international circular on looted antiquities from Libya


Safa Alharathy, The Libya Observer, 15th May 2017.

'This is our land': New Mexico's tribal groups gear up to fight for their home

(United States of America)

Edward Helmore, The Guardian, 13th May 2017.

The Treasures of Timbuktu


Charlie English, The New York Times, 12th May 2017.

Artists' commissions, tech gifts and guns: the legal issues facing US museums

(United States of America)

Martha Lufkin, The Art Newspaper, 11th May 2017.

Protecting public lands isn't 'abuse'

(United States of America)

The Baltimore Sun, 10th May 2017.

The Future of Dozens of National Monuments Depends on You

(United States of America)

Christopher Soloman, Outside Online, 10th May 2017.

National Museum may close exhibition room and restaurant 'to provide anti-terrorist security measures'


Catherine Devine, Irish Independent, 8th May 2017.

Robert Redford: Don't take Bears Ears away from us

(United States of America)

Robert Redford, The Salt Lake Tribune, 6th May 2017.

27 national monuments may have protections cut or curtailed under Trump's review

(United States of America)

Matthew Daly, Chicago Tribune, 6th May 2017.

How Jews and Arabs Collaborate on Antiquities Theft in the West Bank

(Palestine; Israel)

Yotam Berger, Haaretz, 5th May 2017.

Inside a New U.N. Program in Mali That's Training Its Staff to Protect At-Risk Art


Mark Rivett-Carnac, Artsy, 5th May 2017.

Damascus Museum shows ancient treasures rescued from war


NRT, 4th May 2017.

Desinterés Del Inah Provoca El Saqueo De Vestigios Arqueológicos En Lázaro Cárdenas


INAH's disinterests provokes the looting of archaeological ruins in Lázaro Cárdenas

Jorge Castro, 4th May 2017.

CoE adopts Convention to fight cultural destruction


Famagusta Gazette, 4th May 2017.

Can Art Legally Threaten the President?

(United States of America)

Scott Indrisek, Artsy, 3rd May 2017.

Para prevenir saqueos inspeccionan fragata "Blanco Encalada" sumergida en bahía de Caldera


Inspection of the frigate "Blanco Encalada" submerged in Caldera bay to prevent looting.

El Que Hay de Dierto, 3rd May 2017.

Reduce INAH los recursos a Quintana Roo


INAH reduces resources for Quintana Roo

Carlos Matus, La Verdad Noticias, 3rd May 2017.

Booming trade in mammoth ivory fuels fears over elephants

(China; Russia)

Neil Connor, The Telegraph, 2nd May 2017.

Official launch of public database of 'at risk' archaeological sites

(General), 1st May 2017.

Ancient mummies rot as Yemen war vexes even the dead


Noah Browning, Reuters, 1st May 2017.

Surprenantes fragrances romaines au BIEL...


Surprising Roman fragrances at Biel...

May Makarem, L'Orient Le Jour, 28th Apr 2017.

Las iglesias de Jujuy reforzarán sus sistemas de seguridad


Churchs of Jujuy strengthen their security systems

MDZ, 26th Apr 2017.

Foreigner enters Puri Jagannath Temple, creates flutter


Debabrata Mohapatra, The Times of India, 24th Apr 2017.

Roban busto del padre Jaime Salcido, estaba en la iglesia de Fátima


Bust of Father Jaime Salcido stolen, was at the church of Fátima

Pepe Ávila, Expreso, 16th Apr 2017.

Lambayeque: intensifican vigilancia en las zonas arqueológicas


Lambayeque: security at archaeological sites intensified

El Comercio, 13th Apr 2017.

Recorren sitios arqueológicos ante posibles huaqueos por Semana Santa


Archaeological sites monitored against possible Easter Week looters

RPP, 13th Apr 2017.

¿Por qué se incrementa el huaqueo en Semana Santa?


Why is there an increase in archaeological looting in Easter Week?

RPP, 13th Apr 2017.

Q&A: Art Theft and Its Impact on the Insurance Industry


Elizabeth Blosfield, Insurance Journal, 11th Apr 2017.

Police, NGOs tie up to curb smuggling


Ahmed Ali, The Times of India, 11th Apr 2017.

Humanity's heritage under threat from treasure hunters


Ahmet Günhan, Daily Sabah, 10th Apr 2017.

Footprints: Saving artefacts in Afghanistan


Ali M. Latifi, Dawn, 9th Apr 2017.

1,500-year-old 'antique' rots in court store room


Saibal Guptal, The Times of India, 7th Apr 2017.

Russia's regional collections get left out in the cold


Sophia Kishkovsky, The Art Newspaper, 6th Apr 2017.

How Palestine is working to stop antiquities theft


Aziza Nofal, Al Monitor, 6th Apr 2017.

Hermitage boosts security after St Petersburg metro bombing


Sophia Kishkovsky, The Art Newspaper, 5th Apr 2017.

Protecting Clients' On-The-Wall Assets: Fine Art


Fran O'Brien, Think Advisor, 3rd Apr 2017.

Italy wins G-7 backing for U.N. peacekeeping force for culture


Reuters, Japan Times, 2nd Apr 2017.

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


Kelly Velasquez, Yahoo News, 1st Apr 2017.

'Dignity itself': Saving world heritage sites from 'cultural cleansing' won't be easy


Megan Williams, CBC, 31st Mar 2017.

The Endangered Antiquities Act

(United States of America)

John D. Leshy, The New York Times, 31st Mar 2017.

3 Are Held on Suspicion of Plot to Attack Rialto Bridge in Venice


Elisabetta Povoledo, The New York Times, 30th Mar 2017.

Clampdown on heritage thefts

(United Kingdom)

Dan Bean, The York Press, 29th Mar 2017.

Campesinos invaden zona protegida en el Parque Nacional Laguna del Tigre


Rural farmers invade protected area in the Laguna del Tigre National Park

Prensa Libre, 26th Mar 2017.

Bid to stop criminals targeting York's rich heritage

(United Kingdom)

Rob Parsons, The Yorkshire Post, 23rd Mar 2017.

Red list of Iraqi artifacts available in Turkish

(Iraq; Turkey)

Hurriyet Daily News, 23rd Mar 2017.

$75.5M pledged to protect heritage sites in war zones


Thomas Adamson, CBC, 20th Mar 2017.

UAE pledges $15m to protect heritage sites in conflict areas

(United Arab Emirates)

The Gulf Today, 20th Mar 2017.

Native Americans prepare to battle Trump over Utah national monument

(United States of America)

Stuart Leavenworth, McClatchy, 20th Mar 2017.

Why expensive security alarms could actually be putting your valuables at risk


Noah Charney, Wired, 18th Mar 2017.

Tribal group says elimination of Bears Ears would be tragic

(United States of America)

Brady McComba, The Daily Progress, 18th Mar 2017.

Who owns a photograph? Goldblatt archive should remain in Cape Town

(South Africa; United States of America)

Martin Hall, Times Higher Education, 18th Mar 2017.

Thieves' smoke bombs spark panic in Venice's St Mark's Square


Associated Press, The Telegraph, 17th Mar 2017.

Is museum security robust enough to counter crime and terrorism?


Alice Farren-Bradley, Apollo, 16th Mar 2017.

Diving Robbers Are Looting Underwater Treasures, Archaeologists Wail


Philippe Bohstrom, Haaretz, 15th Mar 2017.

The Hidden World of Stolen Art and Artifacts


Jessie Knadler, WMRA, 14th Mar 2017.

A Shelter for Art Caught in the Crossfire

(France; Syria)

Claudia Barbieri, The New York Times, 11th Mar 2017.

No guns for guards: Central Museum is an easy prey


Vinita Chaturvedi, The Times of India, 10th Mar 2017.

Centaurs, archers and modern vandals


Sibi Arasu, The Hindu, 10th Mar 2017.

BJP demands fencing of Bihar temples, burial grounds


Press Trust of India, The Indian Express, 6th Mar 2017.

Wave of Bomb Threats to Jewish Museums and Community Centers Forces Evacuations in US, UK, and Australia

(United States of America; United Kingdom; Australia)

Amah-Rose Abrams, ArtNet News, 3rd Mar 2017.

Ancient temple left in lurch


Ahmad Pasha, The Hans India, 2nd Mar 2017.

La Xunta tendrá mayor control sobre bienes de la Iglesia en los que invierte


Regional government will have more control over the items in Churches that it funds

Juan Capeáns, La Voz de Galicia, 2nd Mar 2017.

Photo showing party inside ancient Egypt tomb sparks outrage


Shounaz Meky, Al Arabiya, 1st Mar 2017.

Jordan demands Israel halts works at Jerusalem's Umayyad Palaces


The Jordan Times, 1st Mar 2017.

Sentinels to guard Marayur dolmens


Giji K. Raman, The Hindu, 27th Feb 2017.

At Bhaktapur Durbar Square today


Sabitri Dhakal, The Himalayan Times, 26th Feb 2017.

Azerbaijan to appeal to UNESCO over illegal archaeological activity in occupied lands

(Azerbaijan; Armenia)

APA, 24th Feb 2017.

Why are England's heritage bodies supporting the Stonehenge Bypass?

(United Kingdom)

Dan Hicks, Apollo, 24th Feb 2017.

The Monk Who Saves Manuscripts From ISIS

(Iraq; Syria)

Matteo Fagotto, The Atlantic, 23rd Feb 2017.

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


Melissa Healy, Los Angeles Times, 22nd Feb 2017.

Los controles que siguen faltando


Controls are still missing

El Ancastí, 20th Feb 2017.

Top London museums increase security over suitcase bomb fears

(United Kingdom)

Robin de Peyer, Evening Standard, 20th Feb 2017.

Sabah plans new rules on sea salvage after WWII wreck controversy


Julia Chan, The Malay Mail, 16th Feb 2017.

One of Africa's largest art collections is under threat

(South Africa)

Lynsey Chutel, Quartz, 16th Feb 2017.

Church secured against thieves - at cost of £311,000

(United Kingdom)

Mark Foster, Darlington & Stockton Times, 10th Feb 2017.

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

(Australia; Indonesia)

Jewel Topsfield, Western Advocate, 10th Feb 2017.

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


Katharyn Hanson, Smithsonian, 9th Feb 2017.

Images reveal three more Japanese WWII shipwrecks torn apart for scrap

(Malaysia; Japan)

Oliver Holmes, The Guardian, 9th Feb 2017.

The Eiffel Tower Is Getting a Bulletproof Glass Wall


Lilit Marcus, Condé Nast Traveler, 9th Feb 2017.

Louvre attack: French soldier shoots machete-wielding man


BBC News, 3rd Feb 2017.

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

(United States of America)

Gephardt Daily, 3rd Feb 2017.

Call for Italy's quake-stricken works to return home for treatment


Hannah McGivern, The Art Newspaper, 3rd Feb 2017.

Zona arqueológica, cerrada


Archaeological site, closed

Juan Carlos Jiménez, El Diario Martinense, 31st Jan 2017.

HMAS Perth at mercy of scavengers 75 years after being sunk


Jewel Topsfield, WA Today, 28th Jan 2017.

Celebrity hotspot Belsize Village 'besieged by burglars'

(United Kingdom)

Daniel O'Mahony, Evening Standard, 27th Jan 2017.

Locals obstruct temple rebuilding, demand participatio


Gyan P Neupane, My Republica, 25th Jan 2017.

Woman Accidentally Locked Inside a Museum in Germany


Alyssa Buffenstein, ArtNet News, 24th Jan 2017.

Terror fear hits Troy


Hurriyet Daily News, 24th Jan 2017.

Pakistan's Moenjodaro is crumbling away


Faras Ghani, Al Jazeera, 23rd Jan 2017.

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


Aisling Irwin, New Scientist, 23rd Jan 2017.

Prehistoric rock art in peril


E.M. Manoj, The Hindu, 22nd Jan 2017.

How Egypt is trying to stop looting at ancient mosques


Khalid Hassan, Al Monitor, 20th Jan 2017.

#ProjectDiamond begins where #PinkPanther left off


EU Reporter, 19th Jan 2017.

Ghost churches near Jordan River baptism site await reclamation


Ori Lewis, Reuters, 18th Jan 2017.

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


The bishopric of Cádiz faces fine for abandoning early Christian church

Jesús A. Cañas, El País, 18th Jan 2017.

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


Chiara Palazzo, The Telegraph, 17th Jan 2017.

Archaeologists and Metal Detectorists Find Common Ground

(United States of America)

Tyler J. Kelley, The New York Times, 16th Jan 2017.

Bears Ears and Gold Butte are the latest battlegrounds in a long-running debate about federal land in the West

(United States of America)

The Economist, 14th Jan 2017.

Opportunity or threat? Stonehenge tunnel plan revives long-running debate

(United Kingdom)

Steven Morris, The Guardian, 13th Jan 2017.

Europe Wants More Protection Against Antiquities Trafficking


Associated Press, The New York Times, 13th Jan 2017.

SHC orders removal of Mohenjo Daro encroachers


Daily Times, 12th Jan 2017.

WWII US bomber highlights threat of treasure hunters to Czech heritage

(Czech Republic)

Chris Johnstone, Radio Praha, 11th Jan 2017.

Un saqueo y negocio sin medidas: paleontología


Looting and business without moderation: palaeontology

Guillermo Robles Ramírez, Zocalo, 10th Jan 2017.

Jay Evensen: A monument designation won't stop the looting

(United States of America)

Jay Evensen, Deseret News, 4th Jan 2017.

Bringing the gods home


Saurav Karki, The Kathmandu Post, 3rd Jan 2017.

The Couple Who Saved China's Ancient Architectural Treasures Before They Were Lost Foreve


Tony Perrottet, Smithsonian, 1st Jan 2017.

New 'Red List' for West Africa helps to protect art, cultural antiquities


Africa Times, 29th Dec 2016.

Ancient idols of gods under serious threat in Nepal


Deepak Kharel, My Republica, 26th Dec 2016.

New Dead Sea Scrolls Fragments Found in Judean Desert


Philippe Bohstrom, Haaretz, 21st Dec 2016.

Hundreds of Historic Texts Hidden in ISIS-Occupied Monastery


Owen Jarus, Live Science, 16th Dec 2016.

Palmyra: IS retakes ancient Syrian city


BBC News, 11th Dec 2016.

Lax security makes protected temples easy targets for thieves


Arun Devl, The Times of India, 8th Dec 2016.

Sacred Sites And Treaty Rights – The Dakota Access Backstory

(United States of America)

Dan Kraker, Inside Energy, 6th Dec 2016.

Five Nobel winners urge action to protect heritage sites

(United Arab Emirates)

AFP, The Economic Times, 2nd Dec 2016.

Jakarta to help probe disappearance of Dutch WWII shipwrecks deemed war graves

(Indonesia; Netherlands)

The Japan Times, 24th Nov 2016.

Ex-Worker at Intrepid Museum Says on Video Security Should Be Shot: NYPD

(United States of America)

Maya Rajamani, DNA Info, 22nd Nov 2016.

Joyas en peligro


Treasures in danger

David Navarro, Heraldo, 21st Nov 2016.

Veracruz entre los estado con mayor saquen de arte sacro


Veracruz between the states with the greatest sac of sacred art

Veracruzanos, 21st Nov 2016.

How the archaeological review behind the Dakota Access Pipeline went wrong

(United States of America)

Chip Colwell, The Conversation, 21st Nov 2016.

Alphonse Mucha's grandson sues Prague to stop Asian tour of Slav Epic

(Czech Republic)

Julia Michalska, The Art Newspaper, 14th Nov 2016.

Treasures worth billions 'hidden in free ports to fund Isis'


Cahal Milmo, i News, 13th Nov 2016.

'We've hidden our treasures from Isil, only a handful know the secret location', says Syria's antiquities chief


Josie Ensor, The Telegraph, 12th Nov 2016.

Proposed Bears Ears monument protects Anasazi history at risk

(United States of America)

Brad Branan, The Sacramento Bee, 11th Nov 2016.

Kohinoor issue: It is war crime not to return stolen items, says advocate Siddiqui

(India; United Kingdom)

Biharprabha, 11th Nov 2016.

Violencia y narco obstaculizan el trabajo de arqueólogos


Violence and narcos hamper the work of archaeologists

Reyna Paz Avendaño, Cronica, 7th Nov 2016.

Prince Charles warns of cultural destruction on UAE visit

(United Arab Emirates; United Kingdom)

Sean Coughlan, BBC News, 7th Nov 2016.

A temple in the heart of Capital remains in ruins


Anup Ojha, The Kathmandu Post, 6th Nov 2016.

LAPD investigating Boyle Heights vandalism as possible hate crimes sparked by gentrification fight

(United States of America)

Brittny Mejia, Los Angeles Times, 3rd Nov 2016.

Iraqi heritage sites again at risk in Mosul operation


AFP, The Daily Mail, 31st Oct 2016.

Corruption central: The plundering of Egypt's relics


Amr Khalifa, Middle East Eye, 28th Oct 2016.

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


Danny Lewis, Smithsonian, 25th Oct 2016.

Kirk Goes After Artifacts Plundered By ISIS

(United States of America)

Nick Gale, WLS, 24th Oct 2016.

These Sifrei Torah made it through hard times in Poland, Iraq, Portugal, Russia and elsewhere, before being reborn in new communities.

(Israel; Iraq; Poland; Portugal; Czech Republic; Russia)

The Jerusalem Post, 24th Oct 2016.

Looters exploit the political chaos in Libya


Tim Cornwell, The Art Newspaper, 20th Oct 2016.

Measures needed to protect antique relics


Vietnam Net, 20th Oct 2016.

Why has idol theft been neglected?


Donna Yates, DNA, 15th Oct 2016.

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


Ian Lilley, The Conversation, 14th Oct 2016.

Why thieves have and continue to walk away with India's antiques


Gargi Gupta, DNA, 14th Oct 2016.

Trafficking is neglected because people associate antiquities with Egypt, Greece, Rome. Only recently India


Donna Yates, DNA, 14th Oct 2016.

Lebanese activists fight to save Beirut's architectural heritage


Changiz M. Varzi, Equal Times, 5th Oct 2016.

Bears Ears named one of nation's most 'endangered' places

(United States of America)

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, Deseret News, 4th Oct 2016.

Why so little of Hong Kong's underwater heritage has been preserved

(Hong Kong)

South China Morning Post, 3rd Oct 2016.

En el abandono están los sitios arqueológicos de Comayagua y La Paz


The archaeological sites of Comayagua and La Paz are abandoned

Juan César Díaz, El Heraldo, 2nd Oct 2016.

I Used My House Key to Break Into the DMA's Vault

(United States of America)

Peter Simek, D Magazine, 1st Oct 2016.

Advierten saqueo y daño a patrimonio arqueológico en Zanatepec


Averting looting and damage to archaeological heritage in Zanatepec

Martín Vargas, Istmo Press, 1st Oct 2016.

A guardian of Syria's imperiled cultural heritage


Giota Mirtsioti, eKathimerini, 29th Sep 2016.

Art of the past


Zainab Fakhar, Pakistan Today, 24th Sep 2016.

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

(United States of America)

Allison Meier, Hyperallergic, 21st Sep 2016.

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


David D'Arcy, The Art Newspaper, 21st Sep 2016.

Progress in Protecting Stolen Antiquities Is Real — But Challenges Remain


Michelle ForCruz, Asia Society, 19th Sep 2016.

Karnataka yet to get proper inventory report on 14 heritage cities


Yathiraju, The New Indian Express, 12th Sep 2016.

Robbed of our antiquities


Alan Wade, The Chronicle Journal, 11th Sep 2016.

Robo de figuras religiosas: PDI da consejos para facilitar la búsqueda de piezas valiosas


Theft of religious statues: PDI gives suggestions to help facilitate the locating of valuable pieces

Lilian Olivares, Economía y Negocios, 11th Sep 2016.

Rhinos being killed for horn's value as collectible, study finds


Karin Brulliard, Portland Press Herald, 10th Sep 2016.

The Amateur Tomb Raiders Pilfering China's Artifacts


Wang Chao, Sixth Tone, 9th Sep 2016.

KP lacks archaeological experts to preserve priceless heritage


Pakistan Observer, 9th Sep 2016.

Plea for holiday photos to help preserve world heritage

(Syria; Libya; Afghanistan)

Kirsteen Paterson, The National, 9th Sep 2016.

Raghunath Trust to strengthen security & management shrine: CM


M. L. Verma, Himvani, 9th Sep 2016.

Kuwaiti official urges end to theft of Arab culture


KUNA, Kuwait News Agency, 8th Sep 2016.

Piden al INAH frenar saqueo en zona arqueológica de Totimehuacán


INAH asked to prevent looting at the archaeological site of Totimehuacán

Víctor Hugo Juárez, El Sol de Puebla, 7th Sep 2016.

Amman hosts conference to launch regional task force to combat cultural racketeering


Petra, 6th Sep 2016.

Protecting antiquities in Syria and Libya from Islamic State

(Libya; Syria)

Nick Miller, The Sydney Morning Herald, 4th Sep 2016.

Robo frustrado de noche en la iglesia de Santa María de Laredo


Theft thwarted in the night at the church of Santa María de Laredo

Abel Verano, El Diario Montañes, 3rd Sep 2016.

Audit Office raids Paphos museum and sites


Cyprus Mail, 1st Sep 2016.

Bagan pagodas to be repaired in 7-step process


Eleven, 31st Aug 2016.

Balgopaleshwar Temple reconstruction suspended


My Republica, 30th Aug 2016.

Feature: Greece strives to preserve underwater antiquities


Xinhua, 29th Aug 2016.

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


Libby Hogan, DVB, 29th Aug 2016.

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

(United Kingdom; Syria)

Phyllis Stephen, The Edinburgh Reporter, 28th Aug 2016.

Jharkhand: Authorities ensure Rs 2,500-cr Krishna idol is guarded well


B. Vijay Murty, Hindustan Times, 26th Aug 2016.

Bagan After the Quake: Concerns Over Manhandling of Debris


Zarni Mann, The Irrawaddy, 25th Aug 2016.

Myanmar President Visits Bagan to Survey Quake-Damaged Pagodas


Radio Free Asia, 25th Aug 2016.

75%increase in infringement on Egyptian monuments in Greece: Ministry of Religious Endowments

(Greece; Egypt)

Aisha Zidane, Daily News Egypt, 25th Aug 2016.

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

(Mali; Bosnia; Iraq; Germany)

Simon Jenkins, The Guardian, 25th Aug 2016.

Assisi basilica declared safe after fatal earthquake strikes central Italy


Hannah McGivern, The Art Newspaper, 24th Aug 2016.

Assisi basilica declared safe after fatal earthquake strikes central Italy


Hannah McGivern, The Art Newspaper, 24th Aug 2016.

The Big Business Of Looted Antiquities (Audio)


Tom Gjelten, The Diane Rehm Show, 24th Aug 2016.

'Need to sensitise law enforcement agencies on heritage'


The Hindu, 23rd Aug 2016.

Rise of the Nazi-Grave Robbers

(Poland; Germany)

Thomas Rogers, Bloomberg, 23rd Aug 2016.

Security firm brought in to protect artwork after thieves target Southern Nature Art Exhibition

(United Kingdom)

Sian Davies, Southern Daily Echo, 21st Aug 2016.

It's time rock art was better protected


Paul Tacon, Apollo, 17th Aug 2016.

Por qué es fácil robar obras de arte en Córdoba


Why is it easy to steal artworks in Córdoba

Sergio Carreras, La Voz, 16th Aug 2016.

GAO: Art world wants US to better protect artifacts in Iraq, Syria

(Iraq; Syria; United States of America)

Rebecca Kheel, The Hill, 15th Aug 2016.

Temple managements told to tighten security


The Hindu, 15th Aug 2016.

Cathedral locking its doors between Masses in response to crime

(United States of America)

Madeline Fox, The Wichita Eagle, 14th Aug 2016.

The Potential Dark Side of China's Art and Antiquities Boom


Deborah Lehr, The Diplomat, 12th Aug 2016.

China's Historical Relics to Be Preserved; Local Government Punishes Tomb Raiders Backed by Private Art Collectors


Ana Ablaza, Yibada, 10th Aug 2016.

MKs turn to UNESCO to save prophet's tomb

(Iraq; Israel)

Roi Kais, Ynet News, 8th Aug 2016.

Looking In: New Mexicans should support Bears Ears

(United States of America)

Garon Coriz, Santa Fe New Mexican, 8th Aug 2016.

Top level bid to save ancient Wemyss caves

(United Kingdom)

Claire Warrender, The Courier, 8th Aug 2016.

Libya's Antiquities Department refutes UNESCO report on Lepits Magna


The Libya Observer, 7th Aug 2016.

Falta mayor consciencia para reportar fósiles


Greater awareness about reporting fossils is lacking

Gustavo Mendoza Lemus, Milenio, 7th Aug 2016.

Utah Monument Fight Pits Native Americans Against Land-Use Militants

(United States of America)

Jason Mark, The American Prospect, 3rd Aug 2016.

Himachal HC stays takeover of historic Kullu temple


IANS, The Hindu, 2nd Aug 2016.

The Fight for Bears Ears National Monument

(United States of America)

Kelly Bastone, Backpacker, 1st Aug 2016.

Deities, not CM, to decide Raghunath temple's fate, says Maheshwar Singh


The Tribune, 1st Aug 2016.

A Renaissance mystery adds to National Gallery vandalism fears

(United Kingdom)

Dalya Alberge, The Guardian, 31st Jul 2016.

To collect or not to collect: are fossil-hunting laws hurting science?


Hanneke Meijer, The Guardian, 27th Jul 2016.

Current Hong Kong laws fail the test of heritage protection

(Hong Kong)

Steven Gallagher, South China Morning Post, 25th Jul 2016.

Citizens map out Gaza's history


Moath Al-Amoudi, Al Monitor, 24th Jul 2016.

Kathmandu Valley is not danger listed again


Kai Weise, The Himalayan Times, 23rd Jul 2016.

El abandono y los saqueos arruinan gran parte de la historia industrial de Cantabria


Neglect and looting has ruined much of the industrial history of Cantabria

Álvaro San Miguel, El Diario Montañes, 22nd Jul 2016.

President Obama, make Bears Ears a national monument

(United States of America)

Richard Moe, The Washington Post, 19th Jul 2016.

Sumerian city of Lagash slowly emerging from desert sands


Adnan Abu Zeed, Al Monitor, 19th Jul 2016.

First Nation to use blockades if needed to protect ancient B.C. burial site


Camille Bains, The Globe and Mail, 18th Jul 2016.

El Inai, el INAH y el robo de "arte sacro"


The INAI, the INAH, and the theft of "sacred art"

Francisco Javier Acuña, Excelsior, 17th Jul 2016.

OSCE trains Tajikistan's relevant agencies on combating the illicit cultural property trade and smuggling of historical artefacts


AKIPress, 16th Jul 2016.

Can a trove of Native American ruins be saved from eBay and 'white people' ideology?

(United States of America)

Ari Phillips, Fusion, 14th Jul 2016.

UNESCO deplores damage to Aleppo National Museum; warns five Heritage Sites in Libya are in danger

(Syria; Libya)

UN News Centre, 14th Jul 2016.

Libya's archaeological heritage among the world's most endangered


Libya Herald, 14th Jul 2016.

Robos a iglesia católica deben preocupar a la sociedad: Diócesis


Theft from Catholic churches should worry society: Diocese

Ulises Villar, Quadratin, 13th Jul 2016.

INAH debe entregar documentos sobre robo de piezas de arte


INAH must release documents about theft of pieces of art

Quadratin, 12th Jul 2016.

Cultural Heritage's Nautical Future


Maxwell L. Anderson, The Wall Street Journal, 11th Jul 2016.

What Central Africa's War on Poaching Can Teach Us About Fighting the Plunder of Antiquities

(Tanzania; South Africa; Kenya)

Christopher Jones, Hyperallergic, 5th Jul 2016.

Louvre Abu Dhabi to host summit on culture versus terrorism

(United Arab Emirates)

Vincent Noce, The Art Newspaper, 5th Jul 2016.

Modification, demolition of ancient structures stayed


Dawn, 5th Jul 2016.

Archaeologists Test Satellite Monitoring Technology to Combat Looting at Ancient Sites

(United States of America)

Ryan Heinsius, NPR, 4th Jul 2016.

Parks, sites get looted, overrun

(United States of America)

Bo Petersen, The Post and Courier, 3rd Jul 2016.

Pakistan's Vanishing History


Daud Khattak, The Diplomat, 2nd Jul 2016.

Prized Lion of Babylon joins list of crumbling Iraqi antiquities


Adnan Abu Zeed, Al Monitor, 30th Jun 2016.

HC to hear plea on irregularities in National Art Gallery


Press Trust of India, The Hindu, 30th Jun 2016.

Ancient Burmese Buddhist site at risk from botched restoration


Apollo, 27th Jun 2016.

Rocky future for Somalia's ancient cave art


AFP, The Daily Mail, 26th Jun 2016.

16 heritage sites facing extinction


Pramod Kumar Tandan, The Himalayan Times, 26th Jun 2016.

Talking Point: Neglect of ancient heritage


Heather Sculthorpe, The Mercury, 20th Jun 2016.

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


Claire Scott, Dublin Live, 18th Jun 2016.

Cracking down on idol-looters


The Hindu, 17th Jun 2016.

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


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

El Diario, 17th Jun 2016.

'Set up judicial commission to probe idol thefts'


The Hindu, 17th Jun 2016.

Cusco: Falsos arqueólogos realizan excavaciones en centro arqueológicos


Cusco: Fake archaeologists excavate at archaeological site

El Popular, 16th Jun 2016.

HR and CE department launches idol survey in 4,000 temples


The Hindu, 16th Jun 2016.

Idols in unprotected temples easy pickings for smugglers


R. Srikanth, The Hindu, 16th Jun 2016.

More than 700 Archaeologists Urge Obama to Protect Bear Ears Cultural Area

(United States of America)

Popular Archaeology, 15th Jun 2016.

Bears Ears Cultural Area: The Most Vulnerable U.S. Site for Looting, Vandalism, and Grave Robbing

(United States of America)

Jenny Rowland, Center for American Progress, 13th Jun 2016.

Privados impulsan medidas para revertir la grave desprotección de naufragios históricos


Private action to redress the severe lack of protection for historic shipwrecks

Mauricio Silva, El Mercurio, 13th Jun 2016.

Athens Mayor to Remove City Statues for their Own Protection


Mary Harris, Greek Reporter, 9th Jun 2016.

Denuncias de INAH por ataques a zonas arqueológicas del estado


INAH criticised over attacks to archaeological sites in the state

Jorge Martínez, Criterio, 9th Jun 2016.

Egypt Dismisses 'ISIS Threat to Blow Up Pyramids'


Egyptian Streets, 8th Jun 2016.

Moscow Roadworks Damaging Archaeological Remains, Activists Say


The Moscow Times, 6th Jun 2016.

Irina Bokova: the woman standing between Isis and world heritage


Charlie English, The Guardian, 3rd Jun 2016.

PLUNDERED: Stone thefts are stripping away our heritage

(United Kingdom)

Karen Pickering, Telegraph & Argus, 3rd Jun 2016.

Art Museum theft shows limits of public money

(United States of America)

Springfield News Leader, 3rd Jun 2016.

Riesgoso para templos mantener sus puertas abiertas, se roban hasta ostias


Risks for temples to keep their doors open: theft of sacred items

Plano Informativo, 2nd Jun 2016.

Complejo arqueológico Narihualá en riesgo por falta de cerco


Archaeological site of Narihualá at risk due to lack of fence

Ralph Zapata, El Comercio, 2nd Jun 2016.

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


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

Europa Press, La Vanguardia, 2nd Jun 2016.

Louvre and Musée d'Orsay Close in Emergency Measure Against Seine Flooding


Brian Boucher, ArtNet News, 2nd Jun 2016.

Israel wards off looters of antiquity high above the Dead Sea


Mike Smith, Yahoo News, 2nd Jun 2016.

Isil rampage: a threat to cultural heritage that belongs to all

(United States of America)

James Cuno, The Art Newspaper, 31st May 2016.

Enforcing the law, protecting resources: a day in the life of a BLM ranger

(United States of America)

Don Gilman, St George News, 26th May 2016.

National plan to save Dead Sea Scrolls from thieves


Yoni Kempinski, Arutz Sheva, 25th May 2016.

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


Ross Burns, Apollo, 20th May 2016.

Six middle-aged 'new-age travellers' arrested at Stonehenge over flaming torch incident Play Video Stonehenge protest New-age travellers protest at Stonehenge

(United Kingdom)

Salisbury Journal, 19th May 2016.

When Cultural Heritage Is Caught in the Cross Hairs


Andrew E. Kramer, The New York Times, 18th May 2016.

Russia builds military camp near ancient site in Palmyra

(Syria; Russia)

Associated Press, The Daily Mail, 17th May 2016.

Key Libyan and international partners unite to adopt an action plan for Libya's heritage


UNESCO, 13th May 2016.

Libya's ancient sites not exposed to same risk as in Syria, Iraq - experts


Aidan Lewis, Reuters, 11th May 2016.

La estrategia de Unesco para evitar nuevos saqueos como el del galeón San José


UNESCO strategy to prevent further looting at the galleon San Jose.

EFE, El Espectador, 9th May 2016.

Bosnia Urged to Tackle Art Trafficking


Rodolfo Toe, Balkan Insight, 6th May 2016.

The man who helped save Afghanistan's treasures from ravages of war


Sune Engel Rasmussen, The Guardian, 5th May 2016.

Cartagena corta el tráfico en el Castillo de los Moros para evitar saqueos


Cartagena cuts traffic to the Castillo de los Moros to prevent looting

EFE, ABC España, 27th Apr 2016.

Ordinary Syrians are Risking Their Lives to Protect Their Cultural Heritage


Emma Cunliffe, The Wire, 23rd Apr 2016.

Scientists and lawyers save archaeological site from mining

(South Africa)

Sue Blaine, BD Live, 19th Apr 2016.

Una actuación de urgencia blinda la cueva del Cuaternario de Moclín frente a expolios


Emergency action protects the Quaternary cave of Moclín against looters

EFE, Granada Hoy, 19th Apr 2016.

Impune, el saqueo de zonas arqueológicas de Michoacán


The archaeological sites of Michoacán looted with impunity

Sayra Casillas Mendoza, Cambio de Michoacán, 18th Apr 2016.

Save cultural heritage of India


Anil Paba, Daily Excelsior, 18th Apr 2016.

Belgium eliminates federal taskforce to fight trafficking in cultural property


Victoria Stapley-Brown, The Art Newspaper, 15th Apr 2016.

In Speech At Yale, UN Secretary-General Calls For Better Protection Of Ancient Historic Sites


Davis Dunavin, WSHU, 12th Apr 2016.

Archeologist calls for national strategy to protect shipwrecks from looting


Adina Bresge, City News, 12th Apr 2016.

Guards hop to it: Huge rabbit artwork gets 24/7 security

(United States of America)

Associated Press, KEPRTV, 6th Apr 2016.

Consejo de Monumentos Nacionales demora resguardo de momia Chinchorro por falta de camioneta


National Monuments Council delays safeguarding Chinchorro mummy due to lack of a truck

El Morro Cotudo, 6th Apr 2016.

Saquean y olvidan Zona Arqueológica


Archaeological site looted and forgotten

Adrián Mendoza Salazar, Diario de Poza Rica, 6th Apr 2016.

Chinese villagers loot UNESCO World Heritage site while it's being cleaned


Alicia Tan, Mashable, 4th Apr 2016.

Organised crime gang planned to raid Glasgow's Burrell Collection and Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

(United Kingdom)

Peter Swindon, The Herald, 4th Apr 2016.

Indiana group seeks tough penalties for cemetery vandalism

(United States of America)

Associated Press, The Washington Times, 2nd Apr 2016.

Stepping up stakeholders' involvement in the fight against trafficking of culture


UNESCO, 1st Apr 2016.

Marlow's history at risk following rise in illegal metal detecting

(United Kingdom)

Jasmine Rapson, Bucks Free Press, 1st Apr 2016.

After Brussels Attacks, Italy Announces $336 Million Anti-Terror Heritage Protection Plan


Henri Neuendorf, ArtNet News, 30th Mar 2016.

Diamond miner halted after digging on ancient archaeological site

(South Africa)

Sue Blaine, BD Live, 30th Mar 2016.

Utes, Navajo seek monument to preserve canyon

(United States of America)

Jim Mimiaga, The Cortez Journal, 27th Mar 2016.

Brussels Museum Reopens With Increased Security Following Terrorist Attacks


Rain Embuscado, ArtNet News, 24th Mar 2016.

Artistic censorship is on the rise, advocacy group reports


Dan Duray, The Art Newspaper, 24th Mar 2016.

Lighten the bureaucracy so India's heritage can flourish


Jawhar Sircar, The Art Newspaper, 24th Mar 2016.

Museums and public galleries in Brussels in lockdown in wake of terrorist attacks


Anny Shaw, The Art Newspaper, 22nd Mar 2016.

Panagal museum - now open to thieves, vandals


The Hans India, 22nd Mar 2016.

Protector left unprotected


M.T. Shiva Kumar, The Hindu, 21st Mar 2016.

TSA Confronts Age-old Question: Bomb or Abstract Art?

(United States of America)

Hrag Vartanian, Hyperallergic, 17th Mar 2016.

Alistan patrullaje intenso para proteger 50 sitios arqueológicos


Intensive patrols enlisted to protect 50 archaeological sites

RPP, 17th Mar 2016.

Calle sin pavimentar provoca saqueo de zona arqueológica


Unpaved street leads looting of archaeological site

Verónica De la Luz, E-consulta, 17th Mar 2016.

Thousands of rare artefacts at risk, says archaelogy director


APP, Daily Times, 17th Mar 2016.

Why Egypt is placing its pyramids under military protection


Safinaa Mounir, Al Monitor, 16th Mar 2016.

Cementerios salitreros en alerta


Salitre cemeteries on alert

Alejandra Lobo, La Tercera, 14th Mar 2016.

Cómo se roban la historia siria


Juan David Torres Duarte, El Espectador, 12th Mar 2016.

The antiquities looting crisis in the Middle East


George Richards, Al Jazeera, 12th Mar 2016.

UNESCO and French and Swiss heritage professionals stand up for the safeguarding of Syrian heritage

(Syria; France; Switzerland)

UNESCO, 10th Mar 2016.

El INAH olvida conservar las zonas arqueológicas del país: Auditoría


INAH failed to protect the archaeological sites of the country: audit

Nayeli Roldán, Animal Politico, 9th Mar 2016.

Treasure hunters ravage temples


Ravi P. Benjamin, The Hans India, 4th Mar 2016.

'Stringent action in temple thefts must'


TNN, The Times of India, 3rd Mar 2016.

Christian hamlet in Syria bears scars of fierce fighting


Associated Press, The Daily Mail, 3rd Mar 2016.

Museums spending too little to prevent artefacts being stolen from their collections, expert warns

(United Kingdom)

Cahil Milmo, The Independent, 1st Mar 2016.

Crash Courses Prepare Art Conservators for Catastrophic Disasters


James Harkin, Smithsonian, 1st Mar 2016.

Some Take Massive Risks To Save Syria's Cultural Heritage


NPR, 28th Feb 2016.

Preservation Is a Civil Rights Issue

(United States of America)

Jonathan Bailey, Indian Country Today, 25th Feb 2016.

Chelmsford Museum gold coin theft linked to national security alert

(United Kingdom)

Martin Bailey, The Art Newspaper, 24th Feb 2016.

1000-year-old Idol Awaits 'Security Clearance'


Yogesh Kabirdoss, The New Indian Express, 24th Feb 2016.

Saquean zona arqueológica


Archaeological sites looted

Saraí Vargas Prieto, El Sol de León, 22nd Feb 2016.

Harrisburg to National Civil War Museum: Secure our artifacts or else

(United States of America)

Christine Vendel, Penn Live, 22nd Feb 2016.

Navdurga temple priests oppose idol replacement


Herald Goa, 19th Feb 2016.

Govt faces challenges in protecting Bihar heritage sites


TNN, The Times of India, 18th Feb 2016.

Space Archaeologist Wants Your Help to Fight Looting


Heather Pringle, National Geographic, 17th Feb 2016.

To save their homeland, 25 tribes unite in the Southwest

(United States of America)

Stephen Trimble, High Country News, 17th Feb 2016.

Unesco and Italy team up to protect art and artefacts from terrorists


Associated Press, The Guardian, 16th Feb 2016.

Italy sets up Unesco task force to protect antiquities in conflict areas


Associated Press, The Art Newspaper, 16th Feb 2016.

Looting prompts closures at mining sites in Joshua Tree

(United States of America)

Geoffrey Mohan, Los Angeles Times, 15th Feb 2016.

Colombia va perdiendo la batalla contra robo de tesoros culturales


El Tiempo, 14th Feb 2016.

Belgian museum in such poor repair the exhibits are being rained on


James Rothwell, The Telegraph, 14th Feb 2016.

Egypt ups pyramids security after illegal stone sales


Ramadan Al Sherbini, Gulf News, 11th Feb 2016.

Vandals strike ancient archeological site near Tucson

(United States of America)

Barbara Grijalva, Tucson News Now, 9th Feb 2016.

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

(United States of America)

Brett French, Billings Gazette, 8th Feb 2016.

Saqueadores de sitios paleontológicos arriesgan multas de hasta $9 millones


Looters of palaeontological sites risk fines of up to $9,000,000

P. Sepúlveda, La Tercera, 5th Feb 2016.

Saving Yemen's heritage, 'heart and soul of classical Islamic tradition'


Amel Ahmed, Al Jazeera, 5th Feb 2016.

Fuerzan dos iglesias de Bande pero no se llevan ningún botín


Doors forced on two Bande churches but nothing was taken

Laura Fernández, La Region, 4th Feb 2016.

Icon centres coming up in Dindigul, Theni to protect idols


The Hindu, 4th Feb 2016.

Indigenous Leaders Fight Bill Promoting Citizen Archaeology: "Do Not Disturb the Spirits of the Water"

(United States of America)

Deirdra Funcheon, Broward Palm Beack New Times, 29th Jan 2016.

Meet the heroes who risked their lives for our cultural heritage


Meg Lambert, FutureLearn, 26th Jan 2016.

Using Social Media to Predict When Precious Antiquities Are Under Threat


Katie A. Paul, Slate, 26th Jan 2016.

Illegal dumping in Roman catacombs leaves precious ancient site polluted


Reuters, The Guardian, 26th Jan 2016.

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


Lucy Westcott, Newsweek, 24th Jan 2016.

Partying for Palmyra: A Davos party with a difference


Joe Miller, BBC News, 22nd Jan 2016.

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

(United States of America)

Jillian Steinhauer, Hyperallergic, 22nd Jan 2016.

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


Sarah Kershaw, The Washington Post, 21st Jan 2016.

Tomb Raiding Is a Growing Problem in the Middle East


Mark Hey, Vice, 21st Jan 2016.

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

(United States of America)

Jen Hayden, Daily Kos, 21st Jan 2016.

Utah tribes say public-lands bill 'adds insult to injury,' petition Obama to designate monument

(United States of America)

Brian Maffly, The Salt Lake Tribune, 21st Jan 2016.

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

(Iraq; Syria)

Irina Bokova, World Economic Forum, 18th Jan 2016.

The best places in England for unearthing lost treasure

(United Kingdom)

Laurence Cawley, BBC News, 17th Jan 2016.

4,000 artifacts stored at Oregon refuge held by armed group

(United States of America)

Rebecca Boone,, 15th Jan 2016.

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


Susan Walker, Apollo, 15th Jan 2016.

Think of burial mounds as earthen records of Wisconsin's native people

(United States of America)

Mary Louise Schumacher, Journal Sentinel, 15th Jan 2016.

Minister writes to CM on Rajrappa shrine security


PNS, The Daily Pioneer, 14th Jan 2016.

Fight 'Islamic State' by preventing illegal artifacts trade


DW, 13th Jan 2016.

Lost Bones, Damage and Harassment at Ancient Sacred Site

(United States of America)

Stephanie Woodard, Indian Country Today, 13th Jan 2016.

Florida Archaeologists Condemn Proposed 'Citizen Archaeology' Permit

(United States of America)

Kristina Killgrove, Forbes, 13th Jan 2016.

End the Looting of Antiquities: A Plea for Action


Deborah Lehr, The New York Times, 13th Jan 2016.

Bill would issue archaeology permits to any citizen

(United States of America)

Jessica Clark, First Coast News, 12th Jan 2016.

Ancient Ohio sites lack state protection from archaeology scavengers

(United States of America)

Earl Rinehart, The Columbus Dispatch, 11th Jan 2016.

Muhammad cartoons censored at Charlie Hebdo exhibit in Tel Aviv

(Israel; France)

The Times of Israel, 10th Jan 2016.

'Broken System' Allows ISIS to Profit From Looted Antiquities


Steven Lee Myers, The New York Times, 9th Jan 2016.

The Gods are still leaving


Sewa Bhattarai, The Kathmandu Post, 9th Jan 2016.

¿Qué retos le esperan al Ministerio de Cultura?


What challenges await the Ministry of Culture.

Ángel Elías, Prensa Libre, 8th Jan 2016.

Kilvalai rock paintings face threat of fading away


S. Prasad, The Hindu, 8th Jan 2016.

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

(United Kingdom)

David Barnett, The Guardian, 8th Jan 2016.

Can Hobby Lobby Buy the Bible?

(United States of America)

Joel Baden, The Atlantic, 7th Jan 2016.

Egypt to launch antiquities database to track public collections and combat smuggling


Anny Shaw, The Art Newspaper, 7th Jan 2016.

How Ancient Native American Rock Art Is Tearing a California Town Apart

(United States of America)

Barret Baumgart, Vice, 5th Jan 2016.

Amateur Sleuths on the Dinosaur Trail

(United States of America)

David Mark Simpson, The New York Times, 4th Jan 2016.

Poachers using science papers to target newly discovered species


Arthur Neslen, The Guardian, 1st Jan 2016.

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


RT, 31st Dec 2015.

Reliefs in Mersin fall victims to treasure hunters


Doğan News Agency, Hurriyet Daily News, 31st Dec 2015.

'Nighthawks': Tracking the criminals plundering ancient sites with the latest equipment

(United Kingdom)

Cahal Milmo, The Independent, 30th Dec 2015.

France builds grand alliance to protect cultural heritage

(Syria; Iraq; France)

Vincent Noce, The Art Newspaper, 29th Dec 2015.

Top policeman calls for CCTV at Glasgow Necropolis

(United Kingdom)

Graham Fraser, BBC News, 26th Dec 2015.

Army sign up 'Monument Men' to save treasures from warzones

(United Kingdom)

Ben Farmer, The Telegraph, 25th Dec 2015.

150,000 People Will Vote to Preserve or Pulverize a Picasso


Claire Voon, Hyperallergic, 23rd Dec 2015.

'Lost' £30m masterpiece now at risk of leaving UK

(United Kingdom)

DCMS, UK Government, 23rd Dec 2015.

Aishwarya-starrer film's crew drilled holes in fort


Ram Parmar, Pune Mirror, 22nd Dec 2015.

A tale of sculptures saved, lost, and found

(United States of America)

Stephan Salisbury,, 20th Dec 2015.

El mar esconde sus tesoros


Josep Playá Maset, La Vanguardia, 20th Dec 2015.

Violations in Heritage Zone Under Lens


Express News Service, The New Indian Express, 20th Dec 2015.

$60 mil lost due to illegal logging by Guats over 174 square miles of Belize

(Belize; Guatemala)

Adele Ramos, Amadala, 19th Dec 2015.

Brickyard digs into ancient burial site for material


Qian Ruisha, ECNS, 18th Dec 2015.

Scientists work to save antiquities from Islamic State destruction


Earl Lane, Science, 18th Dec 2015.

The Desire of Transparency in the Art Market


Art Media Agency, 18th Dec 2015.

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


Bastien Varoutsikos, The Conversation, 17th Dec 2015.

En defensa del patrimonio subacuático


In defence of underwater heritage

Irina Bokova, El País, 16th Dec 2015.

Odyssey Marine Exploration Executes $21 Million Deal, Retires all Bank Debt, and Retains a Financial Interest in Future Shipwreck Projects

(United States of America)

GlobeNewswire,, 16th Dec 2015.

ICOM releases red list of Libyan antiquities at risk


Martin Bailey, The Art Newspaper, 15th Dec 2015.

Libya's cultural heritage 'being destroyed and plundered by Isis'


Associated Press, The Guardian, 15th Dec 2015.

Idols, sculptures of damaged sites safe: DoA


Gaurav Thapa, The Kathmandu Post, 14th Dec 2015.

No cultural artefact has been stolen from damaged monuments, DoA claims


Gaurav Thapa, The Kathmandu Post, 13th Dec 2015.

Tesoros en el mar peruano


Treasures in the Peruvian Sea

Óscar Miranda, La Republica, 13th Dec 2015.

Return of the Monuments Men: New UK unit will save priceless artefacts from jihadis

(United Kingdom)

Patrick Williams, The Daily Star, 13th Dec 2015.

Concern for Libya UNESCO site after Islamic State said to take over


AFP, The Times of Israel, 12th Dec 2015.

Cypriot Tasoula Hadjitofi vows to halt illicit art trafficking by terrorists


Famagusta Gazette, 12th Dec 2015.

European states urge action against IS antiquities dealing


AFP, Yahoo News, 8th Dec 2015.

Theft raises security concerns in temple village


TNN, The Times of India, 7th Dec 2015.

Isil antiques 'sold to western collectors' warns French finance minister

(Iraq; Syria; France)

David Chazan, The Telegraph, 4th Dec 2015.

Jain delegation meets minister about safety of temples in Maha


Press Trust of India, Business Standard, 2nd Dec 2015.

En Tabasco, el crimen no respeta ni a la Iglesia


In Tabasco, crime doesn't respect the church

Leobardo P. Marín, El Universal, 2nd Dec 2015.

Antiquities Chief: Syria Needs Global Help to Save Heritage


Kristin Romey, National Geographic, 1st Dec 2015.

Thinking on Politics


Neil Brodie, Europea Union National Institutes for Culture, 30th Nov 2015.

Culture and jihad, grimly connected through the art market's "blood antiquities"

(United Kingdom)

The Economist, 30th Nov 2015.

«La Puerta Santa abrirá, pero esto no es un año santo compostelano»


The Puerta Santa is open, but this isn't a Holy Year

Xurxo Melchor, La Voz de Galicia, 29th Nov 2015.

State museums still await CCTV cameras


TNN, The Times of India, 27th Nov 2015.

Mali manuscripts: Nations treasure trove of ancient books saved from jihadists are once again at risk


Kim Sengupta, The Independent, 26th Nov 2015.

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


The Express Tribune, 23rd Nov 2015.

Pobladores de Chimalhuacán Atenco denuncian saqueo de piezas arqueológicas


Residents of Chimalhuacán Atenco decry the looting of archaeological pieces

Niza Rivera, Proceso, 20th Nov 2015.

Asylum for artefacts: Paris's plan to protect cultural treasures from terrorists

(France; Iraq; Syria)

Jonathan Jones, The Guardian, 20th Nov 2015.

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

(Saudi Arabia)

Edek Osser, The Art Newspaper, 19th Nov 2015.

Louvre's director draws up 50-point plan in response to Isil's destruction

(France; Syria; Iraq)

Gareth Harris, The Art Newspaper, 19th Nov 2015.

La dirección de cultura en coordinación con el INAH resguardan zonas arqueológicas


The office of culture in partnership with INAH safeguard's archaeological sites

Luis Garza, En Línea Directa, 18th Nov 2015.

Hollande proposes refuge for Middle Eastern art


Associated Press, The Daily Star, 17th Nov 2015.

Las zonas arqueológicas de La Montaña son objeto de saqueo y destrucción


The archaeological sites of La Montaña are objects of looting and destruction

Salvador Cisneros Silva, La Journada Guerrero, 13th Nov 2015.

The art detective fighting to save Syria's past


BBC News, 11th Nov 2015.

Kulen Mountain Security Beefs Up


Naomi-Collett Ritz, Khmer Times, 10th Nov 2015.

Security tightened amid threat to temples


Slamet Susanto, The Jakarta Post, 9th Nov 2015.

TED Prize Goes to Archaeologist Who Combats Looting With Satellite Technology

(Egypt; United States of America)

Ralph Blumenthal, The New York Times, 8th Nov 2015.

Syrian Antiquities Chief Calls For Help From International Community


Sylvia Poggioli, NPR, 7th Nov 2015.

Disaster' Is the Best Word to Describe the State of Egyptian Tourism


Salma El Wardany, Skift, 7th Nov 2015.

Art Donors Give to Smaller Nonprofits


Daniel Grant, The Wall Street Journal, 1st Nov 2015.

Plunder, vandalism nearly empty Bohol burial site


Leo Udtohan, Inquirer, 1st Nov 2015.

Gazette sites to save artefacts


C. Sathasivam Sitheravellu, New Straits Times, 31st Oct 2015.

What's Happening With Ux Benka?


7 News Belize, 30th Oct 2015.

How museums employ security measures to counteract art thefts


Jeremy Malies, Source Security, 30th Oct 2015.

Egypt authorities blame destroyed archaeological sites on citizens' 'lack of cultural awareness'


George Mikhail, Al Monitor, 28th Oct 2015.

ضبط خلية تنتمي لـ«داعش» استهدفت الأهرامات و«الإنتاج الإعلامي»


"Daesh" cell arrested for plan to target the pyrmaids

Ahmed Chalabi, Almasryalyoum, 26th Oct 2015.

Cusco strike: Archaeology-concession decree repealed


Hillary Ojeda, Peru This Week, 23rd Oct 2015.

National Crime Agency Warns British Museums Against Imminent Threat of Organized Crime Rings

(United Kingdom)

Brian Boucher, ArtNet News, 21st Oct 2015.

A Jailed Activist's 3-D Models Could Save Syria's History From ISIS


Andy Greenberg, Wired, 21st Oct 2015.

Lebanon, Italy team up to tackle illegal antiquities trade

(Lebanon; Italy)

Mat Nashed, The Daily Star, 21st Oct 2015.

Treasure hunters destroying precious Thracian relics in Turkey


Anadolu Agency, Hurriyet Daily News, 21st Oct 2015.

Meet the man out to save Gaza's antiquities


Ahmad Abu Amer, Palestine Pulse, 20th Oct 2015.

Artists Need to Protect Their Work From Theft


Daniel Grant, Huffington Post, 19th Oct 2015.

King Tut's wooden head suffers whiplash after school visit


Christian Ekman, Albawaba, 19th Oct 2015.

Egyptian Museum boss rubbishes reports of Tutankhamun gold mask damage


Nevine El-Aref, Ahram Online, 18th Oct 2015.

Northampton museums warned threat of attack is 'severe and imminent'

(United Kingdom)

Paul Lynch, Northampton Chronicle & Echo, 17th Oct 2015.

UN to deploy peacekeepers to protect world heritage sites


The Guardian, 17th Oct 2015.

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

(Iraq; Syria)

Michele Berger, Penn News, 15th Oct 2015.

Ancient Watchtower on the Great Wall Harmed during Film Shooting


Ma Ruohan, CRIEnglish, 14th Oct 2015.

En el trazo de la carretera siglo XXI hallan más vestigios arqueológicos


More archaeological remains found in the path of 21st Century Highway

David Monroy, Milenio, 12th Oct 2015.

Special force soon to secure 'cultural assets'


Akshaya Mukul, The Times of India, 9th Oct 2015.

Amazing journey: how China hid palace artefacts from Japanese invaders

(China; Japan)

Mark O'Neill, South China Morning Post, 9th Oct 2015.

Protecting China's cultural heritage


Krista Lomu, GBTimes, 7th Oct 2015.

Journalist shot by unknown assailants in Egypt's Kafr El-Sheikh


Ahram Online, 7th Oct 2015.

Ancient tombs in Fethiye cleaned after controversy


Doğan News Agency, Hurriyet Daily News, 5th Oct 2015.

Audit Shows Possible Threat To Museum Artifacts

(United States of America)

Mark Bellinger, News Channel 5, 5th Oct 2015.

Collapsed Hadrian's Wall repairs carried out

(United Kingdom)

BBC News, 2nd Oct 2015.

Serious intention to raise funds to save Sekhemka Egyptian statue

(United Kingdom)

BBC News, 2nd Oct 2015.

Trevor Noah calls Isis 'capitalist hypocrites' for selling stolen artifacts to the US

(United States of America; Iraq; Syria)

Justin Carissimo, The Independent, 30th Sep 2015.

Uniting Against Threats to Cultural Heritage in Iraq and Syria

(United States of America; Iraq; Syria)

United States Department of State, 30th Sep 2015.

3 tomb raiders die from lack of air while attempting to rob ancient grave in central China


Associated Press, Fox, 30th Sep 2015.

Cultural property trafficking: Army says ready to help


Anna Chibamu, New Zimbabwe, 28th Sep 2015.

Vanishing artefacts: China's cultural treasures stolen or destroyed from lack of resources


Reuters, South China Morning Post, 28th Sep 2015.

Icon centres to protect prized ancient idols


R. Rajaram, The Hindu, 27th Sep 2015.

Egypt FM warns of suicide groups threats to antiquities


Egypt Independent, 25th Sep 2015.

Hanoians worry about more deadly collapses of colonial houses


Thanh Nien News, 25th Sep 2015.

Rampant Illicit Cultural property trafficking- security details move in


Mafriq, Mafriq Music Factory, 22nd Sep 2015.

Alarm prevents idol theft


The Hindu, 22nd Sep 2015.

Lake County Cracks Down on Looting of Native American Artifacts

(United States of America)

Farida Jhabvala Romero, KQED, 21st Sep 2015.

Treasure hunters ravage temples in Chittoor district


K. Umashankar, The Hindu, 21st Sep 2015.

A Market Transcendent: Demand for Himalayan Bronze Is on the Rise

(Nepal; Tibet; China)

Lucian Harris, Blouin ArtInfo, 20th Sep 2015.

Inseguridad pega a templos católicos e instalan alarmas


Insecurity plagues Catholic temples, and they are installing alarms

Carlos Marí, Terra, 20th Sep 2015.

Tradition of vandalizing China's treasures endures at Palace Museum


Want China Times, 15th Sep 2015.

California wildfires reveal artifacts; state officials working to stop looters

(United States of America)

Associated Press, San Jose Mercury News, 14th Sep 2015.

Se protegen con cámaras de vigilancia las iglesias de Villahermosa


Security cameras to protect the churches of Villahermosa

Presente, 13th Sep 2015.

Iglesias en Venezuela modifican horarios de sus prácticas religiosas ante el auge de la criminalidad


Churches in Venezuela modify the hours of their religious practices in response to rise in crime

NTN24, 7th Sep 2015.

Weak security plagues Egypt's archaeological sites


Khalid Hassan, Al Monitor, 7th Sep 2015.

Destrucción de acervo en Huapalcalco


Destruction of heritage at Huapalcalco

María Antonieta Islas Tulancingo, Criterio, 7th Sep 2015.

Alamo guide acted quickly to stop vandalism

(United States of America)

Scott Huddleston, San Antonio Express-News, 4th Sep 2015.

Urge que fuerzas federales cuiden vestigios encontrados en Altamira


Federal forces needed to safeguard remains found in Altamira

Diana Alvarado, Hoy Tamaulipas, 4th Sep 2015.

Artifact rescuer says world must protect antiquities

(Iraq; Syria)

Daniel Estrin, The Times of Israel, 3rd Sep 2015.

Reforzarán seguridad de iglesia tras robo


Church security reinforced after robbery

El Siglo de Torreón, 3rd Sep 2015.

Police investigating suspicious east Jerusalem tunnel adjacent to Rockefeller Museum


Daniel K. Eisenbud, The Jerusalem Post, 1st Sep 2015.

Frenar invasiones en las zonas arqueológicas, pide Lilia Mendoza


Curb incursions at archaeological sites says Lilia Mendoza

NSS Oaxaca, 31st Aug 2015.

Basura y saqueo en el Titanic a 30 años de su hallazgo


La Jornada, 29th Aug 2015.

Fincham: Syria will need the culture that ISIS hopes to destroy


Derek Fincham, Houston Chronicle, 28th Aug 2015.

Hermitage Museum vulnerable to vandalism as police end protection


Ukraine Today, 28th Aug 2015.

Target practice at Utah Lake is erasing ancient art

(United States of America)

Associated Press, Local News 8, 26th Aug 2015.

Persisten robos en iglesias católicas


Robberies of Catholic Churches continue

Guadalupe Amador G., El Mundo de Tehuacán, 25th Aug 2015.

Plan to Withdraw Police From Russia's Museums Sparks Fears


Ivan Nechepurenko, The Moscow Times, 23rd Aug 2015.

Security upgrade at Thakurbari


Saikat Ray, The Times of India, 23rd Aug 2015.

Tráfico que continúa: el patrimonio de Bolivia sale por las fronteras


Trafficking continues: the heritage of Bolivia heads for the borders

Luis Fernando Cantoral, eju!, 22nd Aug 2015.

Syria's antiquities: Why we must protect the region's ancient artifacts


Halil Sanismaz, Daily Sabah, 21st Aug 2015.

'Bears Ears' latest battleground in Utah monument fight

(United States of America)

Phil Taylor, EENews, 21st Aug 2015.

To save world heritage sites from destruction, the US should bring back Monuments Men

(United States of America)

Ronald Lee Fleming, Global Post, 20th Aug 2015.

The Case For Buying Antiquities To Save Them


Gary Vikan, The Wall Street Journal, 19th Aug 2015.

Beheaded Syrian scholar refused to lead Isis to hidden Palmyra antiquities


Kareem Shaheen, The Guardian, 19th Aug 2015.

Lithuanian Jews Dump Chief Rabbi for 'Lies' as Lengthy War over Fate of Ancient Cemetery Rages On


JNi.Media, The Jewish Press, 18th Aug 2015.

45,000 Temples Across TN Vulnerable to Theft


R Prince Jebakumar, The New Indian Express, 15th Aug 2015.

Saqueadores de cuevas atacan en Tulum


Looters attack caves at Tulum

Novedades Quintana Roo, 9th Aug 2015.

Imprimir Enviar Fiebre del oro destruye aldea de 2.300 años en Puerto Jiménez

(Costa Rica)

Gold fever destroys 2300 years old site in Puerto Jiménez

Andrea Solano B., La Nación, 9th Aug 2015.

These Academics Are Outracing (and Outwitting) ISIS

(Syria; Iraq)

Danny Lewis, Smithsonian, 7th Aug 2015.

Marginan a la mayoría de zonas arqueológicas


Most archaeological sites marginalised

Informador, 6th Aug 2015.

Llena de irregularidades restauración de templo en Pánuco


Restoration of the temple in Pánuco full of irregularities

Claudia Montes de Oca, NTR Zacatecas, 6th Aug 2015.

Israeli Media: Leader of Far-Right Lehava Group Admits Support for Destroying Churches


Jack Moore, Newsweek, 6th Aug 2015.

Bolivia necesita una campaña agresiva de defensa patrimonial


Bolivia needs an aggressive campaign to protect heritage

Claudia Gonzales Yaksic, Los Tiempos, 4th Aug 2015.

Monuments Woman


TCT Magazine, 4th Aug 2015.

A Museum Survives in Crimea

(Ukraine; Russia)

Masha Lipman, The New Yorker, 3rd Aug 2015.

Templos en ruinas y saqueados


Plundered and ruined temples

Miguel Salazar, Diario Xalapa, 3rd Aug 2015.

India struggles to halt multimillion dollar trade in stolen artworks


Jason Burke, The Guardian, 3rd Aug 2015.

Letter box larceny: curious crimes bedevil Great Britain

(United Kingdom)

Nick Morrison, The China Post, 3rd Aug 2015.

Putin puts Crimean archaeological site under federal control

(Ukraine; Russia)

Associated Press, Daily Herald, 1st Aug 2015.

How are Austerity Measures Harming Architectural and Archeological Preservation in Greece?


Patrick Sisson, Curbed, 31st Jul 2015.

Protecting the ruins


Sarthak Mani, Nepali Times, 24th Jul 2015.

Curator Theft Raises Museum Alarms


Niu Honglin, CRIEnglish, 23rd Jul 2015.

Polonnaruwa museum is exposed to theft due to malfunction of main door

(Sri Lanka)

Hiru News, 17th Jul 2015.

Bringing life to Peru's ancient mummies


Helena Cavendish de Moura, CNN, 17th Jul 2015.

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

(United Kingdom)

David Wilkes, The Daily Mail, 17th Jul 2015.

"When they are destroyed they are gone permanently": Museum asks detectorists not to melt Civil War musket and cannon balls

(United Kingdom)

Ben Miller, Culture 24, 16th Jul 2015.

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


Abby Phillip, The Washington Post, 16th Jul 2015.

Congressional House Chairman Bishop Calls Native American Artifacts "Bull Crap – Not an Antiquity"

(United States of America)

Native News Online, 13th Jul 2015.

Theft threatens the future of Britain's historic churches

(United Kingdom)

Matthew Cooper, Apollo, 9th Jul 2015.

Demandan rescate de vestigios arqueológicos de Tlaltizapán


Demands to save the archaeological sites of Tlaltizapán

Evaristo Torres, La Unión de Morelos, 7th Jul 2015.

Precious artefacts get damaged, others face risk of theft during shifting


Peerzada Salman, Dawn, 5th Jul 2015.

UNESCO lists Yemen world heritage sites as endangered


AFP, Art Daily, 3rd Jul 2015.

Rare books: Foiling the thiefs

(United Kingdom)

The Economist, 2nd Jul 2015.

Almost a third of China's Great Wall has disappeared


AFP, The Guardian, 29th Jun 2015.

Sin funcionar el sistema de videovigilancia en templos de Cholula


Security camera systems not functioning in the temples of Cholula

Arturo Manzano, Municipios, 28th Jun 2015.

Tome Raiders: Rare Items Stolen From Libraries

(United Kingdom)

Richard Suchet, Sky News, 25th Jun 2015.

Gods safe as govt ups security at temples


Niranjan Kaggere, Bangalore Mirror, 24th Jun 2015.

Saqueadores afectan zonas de importancia histórica en Zapotitlán


Looters hit areas of historical significance in Zapotitlán

Elizabeth Rodríguez Lezama, La Journada de Oriente, 23rd Jun 2015.

Victimized by Vandals


Gabriela Panza-Beltrandi, Cold Lake Sun, 22nd Jun 2015.

PERÚ: Invasores persisten en ocupar sitio arqueológico ubicado en Trujillo


Peru: Squatters continue to occupy archaeological site in Trujillo

Entorno Inteligente, 18th Jun 2015.

Idol thieves are adopting innovative ways: Philip


Gayatri Jayaraman, India Today, 18th Jun 2015.

Yemen: the Unesco heritage slowly being destroyed


Lizzie Porter, The Telegraph, 16th Jun 2015.

Definen factores que afectan a zona arqueológica


Defining factors that have an effect on archaeological sites in Escuinapa.

Sugey Estrada,, 13th Jun 2015.

Living in the Past: Landowners often loot or destroy archaeological sites. Is this new subdivision a solution?

(United States of America)

Nick Romeo, Slate, 12th Jun 2015.

Idol Pursuit: Intrepid bloggers try to retrieve stolen sacred art from around the world


Gayatri Jayaraman, India Today, 12th Jun 2015.

Lebanon safeguards region's cultural heritage


Elise Knutson, The Daily Star, 12th Jun 2015.

Libraries And Cities Are Terrible At Keeping Track of Art

(United States of America)

Sarah Laskow, Atlas Obscura, 11th Jun 2015.

Senators Attempt to Protect Stolen Jewish Artifacts in Iraq From ISIS

(United States of America; Iraq)

Suzanne Vega, JP Updates, 10th Jun 2015.

Militants Hit Karnak Temple, in 2nd Recent Attack on Egyptian Tourist Sites


David D. Kirkpatrick, The New York Times, 10th Jun 2015.

Digital Monuments Men wage online war against Islamic State looting

(United Kingdom; Iraq; Syria)

Ben Farmer, The Telegraph, 6th Jun 2015.

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


Adam Taylor, The Washington Post, 5th Jun 2015.

Kullu temples remain vulnerable to thefts


Dipender Manta, Hindustan Times, 4th Jun 2015.

Shoddy Inventory System Enables Theft Of $3 Million Worth Of Chihuly Art

(United States of America)

Cheryl Eddy, io9, 4th Jun 2015.

UN unable to stop IS relic-smuggling from Iraq and Syria

(Syria; Iraq)

James Reinl, Middle East Eye, 4th Jun 2015.

For preventing theft Japan temple worships 3D printed Buddha


Simon, EDers, 4th Jun 2015.

Indo-Scythian era: Silver rush eats away at 2,000-year-old city


Muhammad Sadaqat, The Express Tribune, 2nd Jun 2015.

Museums band together to watch for looted Iraqi artifacts


Associated Press, Yahoo News, 1st Jun 2015.

BPL got security advice from cops, MFA in 2012

(United States of America)

Matt Stout, Boston Herald, 30th May 2015.

Mystery men hunt cultural past stolen by ISIL

(Iraq; Syria)

Jonathan Gornall, The National, 28th May 2015.

ISIS Executes 20 Men In Palmyra's Ancient Amphitheater


Reuters, 27th May 2015.

Yemeni War Leads to Massive Destruction of Cultural Heritage


Laura C. Mallonee, Hyperallergic, 27th May 2015.

Turkey ruling Justice and Development Party nails giant election banner into Roman aqueduct


AFP, Art Daily, 26th May 2015.

Palmyra: Islamic State locks down ancient city's museum


BBC News, 23rd May 2015.

Cairo Declaration to protect Middle East cultural heritage


Nevine El-Aref, Ahram Online, 18th May 2015.

We must save Palmyra or the maniacs will raze civilisation

(Syria; United Kingdom)

Boris Johnson, The Telegraph, 17th May 2015.

Tourists Severely Vandalize Ancient Paintings at Summer Palace


Xie Cheng, CRIEnglish, 15th May 2015.

Isis pulls back from Palmyra but fear of 'cultural atrocity' remains


Kareem Shaheen, The Guardian, 15th May 2015.

ISIS Advance in Syria Endangers Ancient Ruins at Palmyra


Anne Barnard, The New York Times, 14th May 2015.

Priceless Raphael painting damaged by humidity as Italian museum fails to repair broken air-conditioning system


Nick Squires, The Telegraph, 14th May 2015.

Plunder of cultural heritage 'war crime': UNESCO director at Cairo conf


Rany Mostafa, The Cairo Post, 13th May 2015.

'Let's not be lulled by idol diplomacy'


S. Vijay Kumar, The Times of India, 8th May 2015.

Nepal's Only National Art Collection in Peril After Earthquake


Benjamin Sutton, Hyperallergic, 8th May 2015.

Looters prowl as Nepal's treasures SPILL INTO VIEW


Deutsche Presse Agentur, The Nation, 7th May 2015.

Ante inseguridad, iglesia alista catálogo de reliquias


Faced with insecurity, church relics are being catalogued

Yasmin Mariche, Imagen del Golfo, 6th May 2015.

A Nepal temple will receive devotees today amid fears of looting


AFP, Deccan Chronicle, 4th May 2015.

Egypt's antiquities under constant threat


Walaa Hussein, Al Monitor, 11th Apr 2015.

How Alan Turing's secret notebook could disappear forever

(United Kingdom)

Rob Crilly, The Telegraph, 11th Apr 2015.

Authorities in Tanzania struggle to save historical monuments from harm


Xinhua, Spy Ghana, 11th Apr 2015.

Why We Have a Civic Responsibility to Protect Cultural Treasures During Wartime


Richard Kurin, Smithsonian, 10th Apr 2015.

In Syria, National Museum of Damascus races to save antiquities from looting, damage


Sammy Ketz, Art Daily, 30th Mar 2015.

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

(United Kingdom)

Lauren Potts, BBC News, 21st Mar 2015.

Honduras sends soldiers to protect 'lost city' from drug cartels


Philip Sherwell, The Telegraph, 20th Mar 2015.

Wickenby Museum removes Icarus figure from war memorial for fear of theft

(United Kingdom)

Lincolnshire Echo, 18th Mar 2015.

Tunis museum attack: 20 people killed after hostage drama at tourist site


Chris Stephen, The Guardian, 18th Mar 2015.

Sign me up to fight Islamic State's demolition of the past

(United Kingdom; Iraq; Syria)

Boris Johnson, The Telegraph, 15th Mar 2015.

INAH, contra campesinos


INAH against campesinos

Julián Marquez Ulin, Diario de Quintana Roo, 1st Mar 2015.

Iran Offers Safe Haven For Iraq's Endangered Artifacts

(Iran; Iraq)

Radio Zamaneh, Eurasia Review, 1st Mar 2015.

Advierten posible saqueo arqueológico en la Riviera Maya


Averting possible archaeological looting in the Maya area

Octavio Martínez, Novedades, 7th Dec 2014.

UN Attempt to Save Jewish Sites from ISIS -Too Little Too Late?

(Syria; Iraq)

Lyn Julius, Arutz Sheva, 7th Dec 2014.

Catholic church to clamp down on religious art theft


Andrea Vogt, The Telegraph, 28th Nov 2014.

Abdelkarim: Contents of Syrian museums are in good condition


Syria Online, 24th Nov 2014.

A brittle plan to protect broken idols?


B. Sivakumar, The Times of India, 3rd Sep 2014.

Archaeologists Train "Monuments Men" to Save Syria's Past


Andrew Curry, National Geographic, 3rd Sep 2014.

Syria warns rebels' bid to target Aleppo's ancient citadel


Shanghai Daily, 8th Aug 2014.

Fears grow for safety of Iraq's cultural heritage under ISIS


Eleanor Robson, The Conversation, 10th Jul 2014.

Nigeria: Unesco Warns Nigeria Against Cultural Extinction


All Africa, 8th Jul 2014.

ISIS Is About to Destroy Biblical History in Iraq


Christopher Dickey, The Daily Beast, 7th Jul 2014.

Archaeologists Warn of Pillaged Egypt as U.S. Weighs Tougher Antiquities Laws


Dan Vergano, National Geographic, 3rd Jun 2014.

Taking on Art Looters on Twitter


Tom Mashberg, The New York Times, 9th Apr 2014.

Profiling of Idols to Ward Off Smuggling Yet to Begin in State


Express News Service, The New Indian Express, 7th Apr 2014.

Negligence, Corruption Threaten Tunisia's Heritage Sites


Afef Abrougui, Tunisia Alive, 4th Apr 2014.

At Risk: Egypt's Heritage and Our Own


Deborah Lehr, Huffington Post, 26th Mar 2014.

Pompeii Made It Through a Volcano, but Can It Survive Vandals?


Barbie Latza Nadeau, The Daily Beast, 22nd Mar 2014.

Officials keeping people away from new Wanapum shoreline

(United States of America)

Associated Press, KIMA, 17th Mar 2014.

Newly-discovered Anglo-Saxon village 'stripped of valuable artefacts by thieves'

(United Kingdom)

Bill Gardner, The Telegraph, 12th Mar 2014.

Among the Wounded in Syria's War: Ancient History


Alissa J. Rubin, The New York Times, 7th Mar 2014.

Artifact vandalism near Moab a growing problem

(United States of America)

Alex Cabrero, Desert News, 6th Mar 2014.

Papyrus, Provenance and Looting 2 March 2014, New York Times UN Agencies Launch New Anti-trafficking Campaign

(Egypt; General)

Douglas Boin, RTT News, 6th Mar 2014.

Treasures deserve protection as monument

(United States of America)

Las Cruches Sun-News, Las Cruces Sun-News, 4th Mar 2014.

Sacred art stolen from Andean churches


Associated Press, The Telegraph, 26th Aug 2013.

Fighting Back as Mexican Churches Are Looted


Karla Zabludovsky, The New York Times, 15th Jan 2013.

Mafias de traficantes operan en Bolivia


Trafficking mafias operate in Bolivia

La Razón, 5th Nov 2012.

In the land of gods, thieves have a field day


Ramayata Limbu, Nepali Times, 28th Sep 2001.