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Welcome to Culture Crime News, a growing database of antiquities and art crime articles from the popular press.

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Recent entries

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.

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.

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.

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.