Art type: Antiquities

Plea to respect Stonehenge research sites in Pembrokeshire

(United Kingdom)

Aled Scourfield (2021). Plea to respect Stonehenge research sites in Pembrokeshire. BBC News. 19 August.

Stolen Buddhist artefacts return to Thailand

(Thailand; United States of America)

Karnjana Karnjanatawe (2021). Stolen Buddhist artefacts return to Thailand. Bangkok Post. 19 August.

The Stolen Star

(Australia)

Jon Daly, David Iliffe (2021). The Stolen Star. ABC Australia. 18 August.

Antiquities smuggling still on the rise

(General)

Manny Tejeda-Moreno (2021). Antiquities smuggling still on the rise. The Wild Hunt. 18 August.

Germany is to return Nigeria's Benin Bronzes

(Nigeria; Germany)

Janice Phiri (2021). Germany is to return Nigeria's Benin Bronzes. News 24. 18 August.

Watchdog Group Links Rubin-Ladd Foundation, a Prolific Museum Benefactor, to Jailed Antiquities Dealer Subhash Kapoor

(India; United States of America)

Dorian Batycka (2021). Watchdog Group Links Rubin-Ladd Foundation, a Prolific Museum Benefactor, to Jailed Antiquities Dealer Subhash Kapoor. ArtNet News. 18 August.

Tara: The Sri Lankan Deity At The British Museum

(Sri Lanka; United Kingdom)

Nation (2021). Tara: The Sri Lankan Deity At The British Museum. Nation. 18 August.

'Hand over that sarcophagus, citizen!'

(Israel)

Israel Hayom (2021). 'Hand over that sarcophagus, citizen!'. Israel Hayom. 17 August.

From Costa Rica to Iraq, keeping culture and history intact

(General)

Lindsey McGinnis (2021). From Costa Rica to Iraq, keeping culture and history intact. Christian Science Monitor. 17 August.

25 archeological treasures stolen 10 recovered

(Panama)

MENAFN (2021). 25 archeological treasures stolen 10 recovered. MENAFN. 17 August.

Police in SW China's Sichuan offer up to $7,718 in rewards to assist in search of stolen 1000-year old Buddha statues

(China)

Global Times (2021). Police in SW China's Sichuan offer up to $7,718 in rewards to assist in search of stolen 1000-year old Buddha statues. Global Times. 17 August.

Austria Should Repatriate the Mexica Headdress

(Mexico; Austria)

Kayla Johnson (2021). Austria Should Repatriate the Mexica Headdress. Hyperallergic. 17 August.

'Do leopards change their spots?': Taliban threat to heritage in Afghanistan could be worse than in 2001

(Afghanistan)

Martin Bailey (2021). 'Do leopards change their spots?': Taliban threat to heritage in Afghanistan could be worse than in 2001. The Art Newspaper. 17 August.

Glasgow's collection of looted Benin bronzes could be repatriated to Nigeria

(Nigeria; United Kingdom)

Deborah Anderson (2021). Glasgow's collection of looted Benin bronzes could be repatriated to Nigeria. The Herald. 17 August.

Amid Taliban insurgency, culture sector fears looting as Kabul descends into chaos

(Afghanistan)

Gareth Harris, Dorian Batycka (2021). Amid Taliban insurgency, culture sector fears looting as Kabul descends into chaos. The Art Newspaper. 17 August.

NY Met to repatriate two Benin Bronzes

(Nigeria; United States of America)

Reece Goodall (2021). NY Met to repatriate two Benin Bronzes. The Boar. 16 August.

Extremely rare Greek coin found in anti-smuggling operation

(Greece)

Greek City Times (2021). Extremely rare Greek coin found in anti-smuggling operation. Greek City Times. 16 August.

Stolen 16th-century Qur'an to be returned to Turkey

(Turkey; United Kingdom)

Arab News (2021). Stolen 16th-century Qur'an to be returned to Turkey. Arab News. 16 August.

Will the Taliban destroy Afghanistan's priceless treasures?

(Afghanistan)

Susannah Goldsbrough (2021). Will the Taliban destroy Afghanistan's priceless treasures?. The Telegraph. 16 August.

Who will rescue the Parthenon sculptures from its British `saviours'?

(Greece; United States of America)

George Vardas (2021). Who will rescue the Parthenon sculptures from its British `saviours'?. Greek City Times. 16 August.

Indigenous people find legal, cultural barriers to protect sacred spaces off tribal lands

(United States of America)

Debra Utacia Krol (2021). Indigenous people find legal, cultural barriers to protect sacred spaces off tribal lands. AZ Central. 16 August.

Police provide list of offences against heritage sites and assets

(United Kingdom)

Sam McKeown (2021). Police provide list of offences against heritage sites and assets. Dorset Echo. 16 August.

UNESCO has estimated that India had lost some 50,000 artefacts until 1989

(India)

News in Asia (2021). UNESCO has estimated that India had lost some 50,000 artefacts until 1989. News in Asia. 15 August.

Kakinada: Police crack Nandi idol theft case, arrest two

(India)

THe Hans India (2021). Kakinada: Police crack Nandi idol theft case, arrest two. Hans News Service. 15 August.

El retiro del guardián de Sipán

(Peru)

The Retirement of the Guardian of Sipán

Juana Gallegos (2021). El retiro del guardián de Sipán. La República. 15 August.

Turkey Arrests 78 in Operation Targeting the Illegal Antiquities Trade

(Turkey)

David Klein (2021). Turkey Arrests 78 in Operation Targeting the Illegal Antiquities Trade. OCCRP. 14 August.

Toothless antiquities act and clueless custodians

(India)

S. Vijay Kumar (2021). Toothless antiquities act and clueless custodians. The New Indian Express. 14 August.

Sacred Indigenous Objects Returned to Southeast

(United States of America)

KINY (2021). Sacred Indigenous Objects Returned to Southeast. KINY. 13 August.

Lost And Found: Rare Treasures Stolen From Museum Are Returned 50 Years Later

(Iceland; Germany)

The Florida Star (2021). Lost And Found: Rare Treasures Stolen From Museum Are Returned 50 Years Later. The Florida Star. 13 August.

The Taliban destroyed Afghanistan's ancient treasures. Will history repeat itself?

(Afghanistan)

Andrew Lawler (2021). The Taliban destroyed Afghanistan's ancient treasures. Will history repeat itself?. National Geographic. 13 August.

Qatari sheikh loses battle over $5.2m 'fake' ancient artefacts

(Qatar; United States of America)

Paul Peachy (2021). Qatari sheikh loses battle over $5.2m 'fake' ancient artefacts. The National News. 10 August.

Turkey Fights for Return of a Work It Says Was Looted

(Turkey; United States of America)

Colin Moynihan (2021). Turkey Fights for Return of a Work It Says Was Looted. The New York Times. 9 April.

FG receives stolen Ile-Ife Artifact from Mexico

(Nigeria; Mexico)

Vanguard (2021). FG receives stolen Ile-Ife Artifact from Mexico. Vanguard. 8 April.

Environmental Group Challenges Feds on Oil and Gas Leasing in Utah

(United States of America)

Samantha Hawkins (2021). Environmental Group Challenges Feds on Oil and Gas Leasing in Utah. Courthouse News. 8 April.

London's Horniman Museum to consider returning Benin Bronzes and other artefacts to countries of origin

(Nigeria; United Kingdom)

The National (2021). London's Horniman Museum to consider returning Benin Bronzes and other artefacts to countries of origin. The National. 8 April.

Illegal excavation of archaeological sites in Mardan, Swabi, Swat continues

(Pakistan)

The News (2021). Illegal excavation of archaeological sites in Mardan, Swabi, Swat continues. The News. 8 April.

What is the Antiquities Act?

(United States of America)

The Economist (2021). What is the Antiquities Act?. The Economist. 7 April.

Objects, once smuggled to Switzerland, to go on show at home

(Iran; Switzerland)

Tehran Times (2021). Objects, once smuggled to Switzerland, to go on show at home. Tehran Times. 7 April.

Bid Of Smuggling Antiquities Worth Millions Of Rupees Foiled In Dera Ismail Khan

(Pakistan)

Faizan Hashmi (2021). Bid Of Smuggling Antiquities Worth Millions Of Rupees Foiled In Dera Ismail Khan. Urdu Point. 7 April.

Mosul Cultural Museum rises from the ravages of Isis

(Iraq)

Melissa Gronlund (2021). Mosul Cultural Museum rises from the ravages of Isis. The Art Newspaper. 5 April.

Antique relics delivered to Iran from Austria

(Iran; Austria)

MEHR News Agency (2021). Antique relics delivered to Iran from Austria. MEHR News Agency. 5 April.

Strict penalties set for violators of Antiquities and Museums Law

(Saudi Arabia)

Saudi Gazette (2021). Strict penalties set for violators of Antiquities and Museums Law. Saudi Gazette. 3 April.

US hands over lost antiques to Nepal

(Nepal; United States of America)

The Himalayan Times (2021). US hands over lost antiques to Nepal. The Himalayan Times. 3 April.

Bringing home the loot: repatriating Afghanistan's stolen treasures

(Afghanistan; Germany)

Matthieu Aikins (2021). Bringing home the loot: repatriating Afghanistan's stolen treasures. The Sydney Morning Herald. 2 April.

US government hands over lost antiquities to Nepal

(Nepal; United States of America)

Khabarhub (2021). US government hands over lost antiquities to Nepal. Khabarhub. 2 April.

Marbles United, not Marbles Returned

(Greece; United Kingdom)

Angelos Chaniotis (2021). Marbles United, not Marbles Returned. eKathimerini. 31 March.

Graffiti threatens precious evidence of ancient life on South Africa's coast

(South Africa)

Charles Helm (2021). Graffiti threatens precious evidence of ancient life on South Africa's coast. The Conversation. 31 March.

Benin's bronzes: The long road to returning looted colonial art

(Nigeria; Germany)

Annabelle Steffes-Halmer (2021). Benin's bronzes: The long road to returning looted colonial art. DW. 31 March.

Britain has kept Stone Age statues, says Jordanian Rights Centre

(Jordan; United Kingdom)

Middle East Monitor (2021). Britain has kept Stone Age statues, says Jordanian Rights Centre. Middle East Monitor. 30 March.

Tumbas Reales del “Señor de Sipán”: Un hito en la historia del Perú

(Peru)

Royal Tombs of "the Lord of Sipán": A Milestone in the History of Peru

Paul Monzón (2021). Tumbas Reales del “Señor de Sipán”: Un hito en la historia del Perú. Travellers. 30 March.

Ancient Sites In North Lebanon Are Being Illegally Excavated

(Lebanon)

Hussein Yassine (2021). Ancient Sites In North Lebanon Are Being Illegally Excavated. The 961. 29 March.

Returning colonial-era artefacts is not as easy as it seems, say experts

(Netherlands; Nigeria)

Pierre John Felcenloben (2021). Returning colonial-era artefacts is not as easy as it seems, say experts. Dutch News. 29 March.

Is Germany promising to return artefacts looted from Benin?

(Nigeria; Germany)

Annabelle Steffes-Halmer (2021). Is Germany promising to return artefacts looted from Benin?. DW. 29 March.

`Crime robs us of a priceless piece of our past' : Thieves steal historic and rare 500 year-old mill stone from Aberdour castle in Fife

(United Kingdom)

Hannah Brown (2021). `Crime robs us of a priceless piece of our past' : Thieves steal historic and rare 500 year-old mill stone from Aberdour castle in Fife. The Scotsman. 29 March.

How many antiquities in Australian museums are stolen from our neighbours?

(Australia; India; Thailand; Cambodia)

Will Jackson (2021). How many antiquities in Australian museums are stolen from our neighbours?. ABC Australia. 28 March.

At least 114 objects exhibited in Dutch museums were stolen from Nigeria

(Nigeria; Netherlands)

NLTimes (2021). At least 114 objects exhibited in Dutch museums were stolen from Nigeria. NLTimes. 27 March.

National Trust 'concerned' as 100 metal detecting holes appear at Magna Carta site

(United Kingdom)

Emma Pengelly (2021). National Trust 'concerned' as 100 metal detecting holes appear at Magna Carta site. Surrey Live. 27 March.

Oliver Dowden rejects bid to return Elgin Marbles to Athens - 'impossible to go back'

(Greece; United Kingdom)

Simon Osborne (2021). Oliver Dowden rejects bid to return Elgin Marbles to Athens - 'impossible to go back'. Express. 27 March.

Manhattan District Attorney returns 18th Century Buddha statues to Sri Lanka

(Sri Lanka; United States of America)

Colombo Gazette (2021). Manhattan District Attorney returns 18th Century Buddha statues to Sri Lanka. Colombo Gazette. 27 March.

'Those objects have a power': Descendant of Chief Poundmaker working to repatriate his belongings

(Canada)

Miriam Valdes-Carletti (2021). 'Those objects have a power': Descendant of Chief Poundmaker working to repatriate his belongings. CTV. 27 March.

British cannonballs to be returned from Acre's fortress walls

(Israel; United Kingdom)

Anshel Pfeffer (2021). British cannonballs to be returned from Acre's fortress walls. The Times. 27 March.

Ancient lintels coming home

(Thailand; United States of America)

Ploenpote Atthakor (2021). Ancient lintels coming home. Bangkok Post. 26 March.

Buddha idols stolen from Hazaribag recovered from Ranchi

(India)

TNN (2021). Buddha idols stolen from Hazaribag recovered from Ranchi. The Times of India. 26 March.

Greece Lifts Long Ban on Divers Exploring Old Shipwrecks, Planes

(Greece)

The National Herald (2021). Greece Lifts Long Ban on Divers Exploring Old Shipwrecks, Planes. The National Herald. 26 March.

Two Thai artifacts in a San Francisco museum were stolen. Now, they're on their way home

(Thailand; United States of America)

Jennifer Lu (2021). Two Thai artifacts in a San Francisco museum were stolen. Now, they're on their way home. Los Angeles Times. 26 March.

La diplomacia de las reliquias: antiguos tesoros saqueados vuelven a sus verdaderos dueños

(General)

Relic diplomacy: ancient looted treasures returned to their true owners

Ramiro Pellet Lastra (2021). La diplomacia de las reliquias: antiguos tesoros saqueados vuelven a sus verdaderos dueños. La Nacion. 26 March.

Antonine Wall metal detectorists sought by police

(United Kingdom)

Alison Campsie (2021). Antonine Wall metal detectorists sought by police. The Scotsman. 26 March.

Ancient city of Cyrene looted for its treasures

(Libya)

Tom Kington (2021). Ancient city of Cyrene looted for its treasures. The Times. 25 March.

Bulldozers and looting threaten Libya's ancient treasures

(Libya)

AFP (2021). Bulldozers and looting threaten Libya's ancient treasures. France 24. 25 March.

Doubts cast over provenance of unearthed Sappho poems

(Egypt; United States of America)

https://web.archive.org/web/20210327141331/https://www.theguardian.com/books/2021/mar/25/doubts-cast-over-provenance-of-unearthed-sappho-poems

Charlotte Higgins (2021). Doubts cast over provenance of unearthed Sappho poems. The Guardian. 25 March.

Police probe following damage at Bonnybridge World Heritage Site

(United Kingdom)

Jonathon Reilly (2021). Police probe following damage at Bonnybridge World Heritage Site. The Falkirk Herald. 25 March.

How the ancient city of Cyrene near Libya, a world heritage site in danger, faces threats of bulldozers and loot

(Libya)

AFP (2021). How the ancient city of Cyrene near Libya, a world heritage site in danger, faces threats of bulldozers and loot. Firstpost. 25 March.

Revealed: police barred from searching Queen's estates for looted artefacts

(United Kingdom)

David Pegg, Rob Evans (2021). Revealed: police barred from searching Queen's estates for looted artefacts. The Guardian. 25 March.

Manhattan District Attorney's Office: Manhattan D.A.'S Office Returns Pair Of Statues Seized Pursuant To The Investigation Of Subhash Kapoor

(Sri Lanka; United States of America)

Patch (2021). Manhattan District Attorney's Office: Manhattan D.A.'S Office Returns Pair Of Statues Seized Pursuant To The Investigation Of Subhash Kapoor. Patch. 25 March.

`The movement is unstoppable': African scholars and activists hail German plan to return Benin bronzes

(Nigeria; Germany)

Catherine Hickley (2021). `The movement is unstoppable': African scholars and activists hail German plan to return Benin bronzes. The Art Newspaper. 24 March.

University of Aberdeen to return pillaged Benin bronze to Nigeria

(Nigeria; United Kingdom)

Lanre Bakare (2021). University of Aberdeen to return pillaged Benin bronze to Nigeria. The Guardian. 24 March.

Germany is In Accelerated Talks to Definitively Return Its Benin Bronzes to Nigeria

(Nigeria; Germany)

Helen Holmes (2021). Germany is In Accelerated Talks to Definitively Return Its Benin Bronzes to Nigeria. Observer. 23 March.

What It Means When an Auction Lot Is Withdrawn

(General)

Jillian Billard (2021). What It Means When an Auction Lot Is Withdrawn. Artsy. 23 March.

Britain stole the royal, sacred Benin Bronzes from Nigeria—so why is Germany leading their return?

(Nigeria; United Kingdom)

Dan Hicks (2021). Britain stole the royal, sacred Benin Bronzes from Nigeria—so why is Germany leading their return?. The Art Newspaper. 23 March.

Berlin's plan to return Benin bronzes piles pressure on UK museums

(Nigeria; Germany)

Philip Oltermann (2021). Berlin's plan to return Benin bronzes piles pressure on UK museums. The Guardian. 23 March.

Museums buy more Treasure finds as metal detecting discoveries soar

(United Kingdom)

Laura Chesters (2021). Museums buy more Treasure finds as metal detecting discoveries soar. Antiques Trade Gazette. 23 March.

Germany moves towards full restitution of Benin bronzes

(Nigeria; Germany)

Catherine Hickley (2021). Germany moves towards full restitution of Benin bronzes. The Art Newspaper. 22 March.

Berlin Museum Won't Show Benin Bronzes, Begins to Pursue Return of Artifacts

(Nigeria; Germany)

Alex Greenberger (2021). Berlin Museum Won't Show Benin Bronzes, Begins to Pursue Return of Artifacts. ARTnews. 22 March.

Two 10th century sculptures of Gautam Buddha unearthed during excavation in Hazaribag stolen

(India)

Sanjoy Dey (2021). Two 10th century sculptures of Gautam Buddha unearthed during excavation in Hazaribag stolen. Hindustan Times. 22 March.

Lorry driver is jailed for two years for trying to smuggle ancient coins, arrowheads and statues into UK to sell for Bulgarian mafia bosses

(United Kingdom; Bulgaria)

Katie Feehan (2021). Lorry driver is jailed for two years for trying to smuggle ancient coins, arrowheads and statues into UK to sell for Bulgarian mafia bosses. The Daily Mail. 22 March.

Greek Police recover `exceptional' ancient statue from a smuggler

(Greece)

Greek City Times (2021). Greek Police recover `exceptional' ancient statue from a smuggler. Greek City Times. 20 March.

Museums in the West are full of stolen treasures – by visiting them are we perpetuating colonial-era violence?

(United Kingdom)

Peter Neville-Hadley (2021). Museums in the West are full of stolen treasures – by visiting them are we perpetuating colonial-era violence?. South China Morning Post. 20 March.

Emperor's Mosaic Displayed in Italy After Stint as NYC Table

(Italy; United States of America)

Paolo Santalucia, Nicole Winfield (2021). Emperor's Mosaic Displayed in Italy After Stint as NYC Table. The Jewish Voice. 20 March.

Cambodia's Khmer heritage is finally returning home

(Cambodia; Thailand)

Vincent Noce (2021). Cambodia's Khmer heritage is finally returning home. The Art Newspaper. 19 March.

Egypt: Artefacts repatriated

(Egypt; Germany; Canada)

Nevine El-Aref (2021). Egypt: Artefacts repatriated. Ahram Online. 17 March.

36 antique idols, artefacts returned to India by US, Australia, UK in last 5 yrs, govt says

(India; United States of America; Australia; United Kingdom)

Soniya Agrawal (2021). 36 antique idols, artefacts returned to India by US, Australia, UK in last 5 yrs, govt says. The Print. 17 March.

U.S. returns archaeological artifacts to Mexico

(Mexico; United States of America)

Yucatain Times (2021). U.S. returns archaeological artifacts to Mexico. Yucatan Times. 17 March.

Response to Boris Johnson's comments about the Parthenon Marbles

(Greece; United Kingdom)

Neos Kosmos (2021). Response to Boris Johnson's comments about the Parthenon Marbles. Neos Kosmos. 16 March.

Artefacts feared stolen after illegal metal detecting at medieval castle

(United Kingdom)

Nick Humphreys (2021). Artefacts feared stolen after illegal metal detecting at medieval castle. Shropshire Star. 16 March.

The art dealer, the £10m Benin Bronze and the Holocaust

(United Kingdom; Nigeria)

Barnaby Phillips (2021). The art dealer, the £10m Benin Bronze and the Holocaust. BBC News. 14 March.

Will Provenance Research Delay Restitution Of Looted African Artefacts?

(General)

Kwame Opoku (2021). Will Provenance Research Delay Restitution Of Looted African Artefacts?. Modern Ghana. 14 March.

The 49 historic buildings at risk across Leicestershire - including churches and windmills

(United Kingdom)

Tom Mack (2021). The 49 historic buildings at risk across Leicestershire - including churches and windmills. Liecester Mercury. 14 March.

Britain `best place to keep stolen Benin Bronzes safe'

(Nigeria; United Kingdom)

Charlie Parker (2020). Britain `best place to keep stolen Benin Bronzes safe'. The Times. 22 December.

In Odisha, 22 rare idols stolen from 13th century Shiva temple

(India)

Debabrata Mohanty (2020). In Odisha, 22 rare idols stolen from 13th century Shiva temple. Hindustan Times. 22 December.

Africa must unite to demand stolen art's return

(General; Germany)

Harrison Mwilima (2020). Africa must unite to demand stolen art's return. DW. 21 December.

Switzerland returns smuggled antiquities to Iran

(Iran; Switzerland)

Tehran Times (2020). Switzerland returns smuggled antiquities to Iran. Tehran Times. 20 December.

How returning the Stone of Destiny led to decades of repercussions

(United Kingdom)

Gerry Hassan (2020). How returning the Stone of Destiny led to decades of repercussions. The National. 20 December.

German police make 4th arrest over Dresden jewelry heist

(Germany)

Associated Press (2020). German police make 4th arrest over Dresden jewelry heist. The Independent. 20 December.

Barazani, Berlin-Based Ngo Urges Prussian Heritage Foundation To Restitute Looted Benin Artefacts

(Germany)

Kwame Opoku (2020). Barazani, Berlin-Based Ngo Urges Prussian Heritage Foundation To Restitute Looted Benin Artefacts. Modern Ghana. 18 December.

Thousands of missing artifacts back at Mississippi museum

(United States of America)

Tim Kalich (2020). Thousands of missing artifacts back at Mississippi museum. Houston Chronicle. 18 December.

Myanmar helpless against illegal trade of antique cultural objects

(Myanmar)

Phyo Wai Kyaw (2020). Myanmar helpless against illegal trade of antique cultural objects. Myanmar Times. 18 December.

Japan temple urged to join Buddhist statue trial

(South Korea; Japan)

NHK (2020). Japan temple urged to join Buddhist statue trial. NHK. 18 December.

Amid pillaging and looting, Tunisia struggles to preserve its Jewish heritage

(Tunisia)

Najeh Mouelhi-Makani (2020). Amid pillaging and looting, Tunisia struggles to preserve its Jewish heritage. The Times of Israel. 18 December.

Restitution Activist Mwazulu Diyabanza Must Pay the Louvre €5,000 for Taking an Artwork From a Display Case

(France; Congo)

Kate Brown (2020). Restitution Activist Mwazulu Diyabanza Must Pay the Louvre €5,000 for Taking an Artwork From a Display Case. Artnet News. 18 December.

Egypt demands Italy to hand over former Italian diplomats over smuggled antiquities case

(Egypt; Italy)

Ahram Online (2020). Egypt demands Italy to hand over former Italian diplomats over smuggled antiquities case. Ahram Online. 18 December.

Hellenic Museum to benefit from new law which allows for stockpiled antiquities to be displayed abroad

(Greece)

Mary Sinandis (2020). Hellenic Museum to benefit from new law which allows for stockpiled antiquities to be displayed abroad. Neos Kosmos. 18 December.

French Senators Just Rejected a Bill That Would Have Enabled the Quick Restitution of 27 Looted Artifacts to Benin and Senegal

(France)

Naomi Rea (2020). French Senators Just Rejected a Bill That Would Have Enabled the Quick Restitution of 27 Looted Artifacts to Benin and Senegal. Artnet News. 17 December.

Criminal damage to historic site in Higham Ferrers

(United Kingdom)

Stephanie Weaver (2020). Criminal damage to historic site in Higham Ferrers. Northamptonshire Telegraph. 17 December.

Return of goddess statue eagerly awaited in Afyonkarahisar

(Turkey)

Hurriyet Daily News (2020). Return of goddess statue eagerly awaited in Afyonkarahisar. Hurriyet Daily News. 17 December.

In Germany, a new museum stirs up a colonial controversy

(Germany)

Jacob Kushner (2020). In Germany, a new museum stirs up a colonial controversy. National Geographic. 16 December.

5 years and counting: Ex-treasure hunter still stuck in jail

(United States of America)

Andrew Welsh-Huggins (2020). 5 years and counting: Ex-treasure hunter still stuck in jail. CTV. 16 December.

Effacing Indigenous History One Obelisk at a Time

(United States of America)

Cara Despain (2020). Effacing Indigenous History One Obelisk at a Time. Hyperallergic. 16 December.

French treasure hunter allegedly looted thousands of artifacts

(France; Belgium)

Amanda Woods (2020). French treasure hunter allegedly looted thousands of artifacts. New York Post. 16 December.

Pompeii discovery: `Extraordinary' 2,000-year-old artefact found down 'treasure' tunnel

(Italy)

Callum Hoare (2020). Pompeii discovery: `Extraordinary' 2,000-year-old artefact found down 'treasure' tunnel. Express. 16 December.

Ian Jenkins, British Museum Curator Involved in Elgin Marbles Controversy, Has Died at 67

(United Kingdom; Greece)

Tessa Soloman (2020). Ian Jenkins, British Museum Curator Involved in Elgin Marbles Controversy, Has Died at 67. Artnet News. 16 December.

Flemish archaeological find turns out to be stolen French treasure

(France; Belgium)

Alan Hope (2020). Flemish archaeological find turns out to be stolen French treasure. The Brussels Times. 16 December.

The Vessel with the Pestle

(United Kingdom)

Erin Thompson (2020). The Vessel with the Pestle. London Review of Books. 15 December.

Watch presented by former US president stolen from antiques dealer

(United Kingdom)

Press Association (2020). Watch presented by former US president stolen from antiques dealer. Dumbarton and Vale of Leven Reporter. 15 December.

Siem Reap police nab artefact theft suspects

(Cambodia)

Kim Sarom (2020). Siem Reap police nab artefact theft suspects. Phnom Penh Post. 14 December.

Could US Supreme Court help repatriate looted African artifacts in Europe?

(General; United States of America)

Gitura Mwaura (2020). Could US Supreme Court help repatriate looted African artifacts in Europe?. The New Times. 14 December.

University of Birmingham academic gets £1.8 million grant to research into artefacts repatriation from Europe

(United Kingdom)

Birmingham University (2020). University of Birmingham academic gets £1.8 million grant to research into artefacts repatriation from Europe. Birmingham University. 14 December.

Bringing the goddess home

(India; Canada)

S. Vijay Kumar (2020). Bringing the goddess home. Mumbai Mirror. 13 December.

Nisga'a woman spearheads new effort to repatriate family house pole from Europe

(Canada; United Kingdom)

Denise Ryan (2020). Nisga'a woman spearheads new effort to repatriate family house pole from Europe. Vancouver Sun. 12 December.

Stone of Destiny: 70th anniversary of `liberation' from Westminster Abbey renews calls for its return to Perth

(United Kingdom)

Michael Alexander (2020). Stone of Destiny: 70th anniversary of `liberation' from Westminster Abbey renews calls for its return to Perth. The Courier. 12 December.

Man Suspected Of Burglarizing Gold Rush-Era Mine Museum In Amador County

(United States of America)

Cecilio Padilla (2020). Man Suspected Of Burglarizing Gold Rush-Era Mine Museum In Amador County. CBS. 10 December.

1,700-year-old Cybele statue set to return home to Turkey's Afyonkarahisar

(Turkey; United States of America)

Daily Sabah (2020). 1,700-year-old Cybele statue set to return home to Turkey's Afyonkarahisar. Daily Sabah. 10 December.

After outcry from antiquities trade, Unesco further adjusts ad campaign on looted artefacts

(General)

Nancy Kenney (2020). After outcry from antiquities trade, Unesco further adjusts ad campaign on looted artefacts. The Art Newspaper. 8 December.

Scarred but still standing, Mosul museum reopens at last

(Iraq)

Joe Snell (2020). Scarred but still standing, Mosul museum reopens at last. Al Monitor. 8 December.

The Colonized World Wants Its Artifacts Back

(General)

Tarisai Ngangura (2020). The Colonized World Wants Its Artifacts Back. Vice. 7 December.

Artist Discovers a Looted Statue in a Canadian Museum's Collection, Leading to Its Repatriation

(India; Canada)

Cassie Packard (2020). Artist Discovers a Looted Statue in a Canadian Museum's Collection, Leading to Its Repatriation. Hyperallergic. 7 December.

Chinese bronze horse head returned to Old Summer Palace

(China; Hong Kong)

Tzu-ti Huang (2020). Chinese bronze horse head returned to Old Summer Palace. Taiwan News. 1 December.

Damage to Neolithic monument under investigation

(United Kingdom)

Avon and Somerset Police (2020). Damage to Neolithic monument under investigation. Avon and Somerset Police. 1 December.

When an Enemy's Cultural Heritage Becomes One's Own

(Armenia; Azerbaijan)

Hugh Eakin (2020). When an Enemy's Cultural Heritage Becomes One's Own. The New York Times. 30 November.

Greek Monastery Seeks Return of Stolen Religious Objects from Bulgaria

(Greece; Bulgaria)

Anthee Carassava (2020). Greek Monastery Seeks Return of Stolen Religious Objects from Bulgaria. Voice of America. 30 November.

Inside illicit trade in West Africa's oldest artworks – Part 2

(Nigeria; Germany)

Lutz Mükke, Adie Vanessa Offiong (2020). Inside illicit trade in West Africa's oldest artworks – Part 2. The Guardian Nigeria. 29 November.

Police discover large network of European auction houses selling stolen ancient Greek artifacts illegally

(Greece)

Paulina Karavasili (2020). Police discover large network of European auction houses selling stolen ancient Greek artifacts illegally. Greek City Times. 28 November.

El político estadounidense que se robó más de 3 mil piezas mayas de Chichén Itzá

(Mexico; United States of America)

The American politician who stole more than 3 thousand Maya pieces from Chichén Itzá

Por Esto (2020). El político estadounidense que se robó más de 3 mil piezas mayas de Chichén Itzá. Por Esto. 28 November.

California bill seeks to give tribes more standing to recover sacred objects from museums

(United States of America)

Alexei Koseff (2020). California bill seeks to give tribes more standing to recover sacred objects from museums. San Francisco Chronicle. 28 November.

Tamil Nadu: Stolen antique idols reinstalled in temple

(India; United Kingdom)

Gokul Rajendran (2020). Tamil Nadu: Stolen antique idols reinstalled in temple. The Times of India. 28 November.

'Please forgive me!': US tourist returns block of stolen Roman marble

(Italy; United States of America)

BBC News (2020). 'Please forgive me!': US tourist returns block of stolen Roman marble. BBC News. 27 November.

Nigeria receives repatriated 600-year-old Ife Tarrecotta

(Nigeria; Netherlands)

Naija 247 News (2020). Nigeria receives repatriated 600-year-old Ife Tarrecotta. Naija 247 News. 27 November.

Museum of the Bible returns hand-written gospels looted from Greece during the First World War

(Greece; United States of America)

David D'Arcy (2020). Museum of the Bible returns hand-written gospels looted from Greece during the First World War. The Art Newspaper. 26 November.

Archaeological Unit of Rafah Land Port, Custom Authorities succeeded in seizing 9 archaeological coins

(Egypt)

Egypt Today (2020). Archaeological Unit of Rafah Land Port, Custom Authorities succeeded in seizing 9 archaeological coins. Egypt Today. 26 November.

Why Restitution Won't Happen If Europe Controls the Terms

(General)

Eric Otieno (2020). Why Restitution Won't Happen If Europe Controls the Terms. Frieze. 25 November.

Facebook is deleting evidence of war crimes, researchers say

(United States of America)

Zoe Schiffer (2020). Facebook is deleting evidence of war crimes, researchers say. The Verge. 25 November.

Penitent American Tourist Returns Artifact Stolen From Rome

(Italy; United States of America)

Carlie Porterfield (2020). Penitent American Tourist Returns Artifact Stolen From Rome. Forbes. 25 November.

Germany's heist that shocked the museum world: the Green Vault theft

(Germany)

Carl Holm (2020). Germany's heist that shocked the museum world: the Green Vault theft. DW. 24 November.

How Archaeologists Are Using Deep Learning to Dig Deeper

(General)

Zach Zorich (2020). How Archaeologists Are Using Deep Learning to Dig Deeper. The New York Times. 24 November.

Inside the Illicit Trade in West Africa's Oldest Artworks

(Nigeria; Germany)

Lutz Mükke, Adie Vanessa Offiong (2020). Inside the Illicit Trade in West Africa's Oldest Artworks. Zam Magazine. 24 November.

Police may be asked to investigate how historic lamps were offered for sale

(United Kingdom)

Sarah Booker-Lewis (2020). Police may be asked to investigate how historic lamps were offered for sale. Brighton & Hove News. 24 November.

While Installing Her Show at a Canadian Museum, an Artist Discovered a Looted Statue in the Collection. Now, It's Headed Back to India

(Canada; India)

Brian Boucher (2020). While Installing Her Show at a Canadian Museum, an Artist Discovered a Looted Statue in the Collection. Now, It's Headed Back to India. ArtNet News. 24 November.

Canada To Return a Statue It Stole From India Over a Century Ago

(Canada; India)

Varsha Rani (2020). Canada To Return a Statue It Stole From India Over a Century Ago. Vice. 23 November.

New York authorities return ancient stele to Egypt

(Egypt; United States of America)

Vincent Noce (2020). New York authorities return ancient stele to Egypt. The Art Newspaper. 23 November.

Where Are the Other Fake Fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls?

(United States of America)

Gordon Govier (2020). Where Are the Other Fake Fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls?. Christianity Today. 23 November.

Swiss take steps to `decolonise' cultural artefacts

(Switzerland)

Julia Crawford (2020). Swiss take steps to `decolonise' cultural artefacts. Swiss Info. 22 November.

Israeli intel firm says it helped solve billion-dollar German jewel heist

(Germany; Israel)

The Times of Israel (2020). Israeli intel firm says it helped solve billion-dollar German jewel heist. The Times of Israel. 22 November.

"Holding on to stolen African objects, hiding them away, is plain wrong"

(Nigeria; United Kingdom)

Murray Scougall (2020). "Holding on to stolen African objects, hiding them away, is plain wrong". The Sunday Post. 17 November.

Cultural relics repatriated by U.S. find home in east China city

(China; United States of America)

CGTN (2020). Cultural relics repatriated by U.S. find home in east China city. CGTN. 17 November.

Dutch Are Taking Giant Steps Towards Restitution Of Looted Artefacts

(Netherlands; Ghana)

Kwame Opoku (2020). Dutch Are Taking Giant Steps Towards Restitution Of Looted Artefacts. Modern Ghana. 16 November.

Egypt: Anger at loan of Islamic artefacts to Saudi Arabia for two years

(Egypt; Saudi Arabia)

Middle East Eye (2020). Egypt: Anger at loan of Islamic artefacts to Saudi Arabia for two years. Middle East Eye. 15 November.

UNESCO's role in the fight against illicit trafficking of cultural property

(General)

Christian Manhart (2020). UNESCO's role in the fight against illicit trafficking of cultural property. My Republica. 14 November.

New museum in Nigeria raises hopes of resolution to Benin bronzes dispute

(Nigeria; United Kingdom)

Mark Brown (2020). New museum in Nigeria raises hopes of resolution to Benin bronzes dispute. The Guardian. 14 November.

Unesco under fire for using Met objects in anti-trafficking campaign

(General)

Nancy Kenney (2020). Unesco under fire for using Met objects in anti-trafficking campaign. The Art Newspaper. 13 November.

The battle get our art back

(General)

Suyin Haynes (2020). The battle get our art back. The Southern Times Africa. 13 November.

Fifty years on, Unesco's convention against illicit trafficking of cultural artefacts still shines bright

(General)

Alexander Herman (2020). Fifty years on, Unesco's convention against illicit trafficking of cultural artefacts still shines bright. The Art Newspaper. 13 November.

Controversial tunnel under Stonehenge approved over archaeologists' objections

(United Kingdom)

Roff Smith (2020). Controversial tunnel under Stonehenge approved over archaeologists' objections. National Geographic. 13 November.

Google Arts & Culture as an Agent of Ethnic Cleansing

(Armenia; Azerbaijan)

Nevdon Jamgochian (2020). Google Arts & Culture as an Agent of Ethnic Cleansing. Hyperallergic. 13 November.

Unesco, stop citing 'bogus' $10bn figure, art trade pleads

(General)

Vincent Noce (2020). Unesco, stop citing 'bogus' $10bn figure, art trade pleads. The Art Newspaper. 12 November.

The war on stolen artefacts

(Switzerland)

Swiss Info (2020). The war on stolen artefacts. Swiss Info. 12 November.

Switzerland returns stolen artefacts to Italy

(Switzerland; Italy)

Riccardo Franciolli (2020). Switzerland returns stolen artefacts to Italy. Swiss Info. 12 November.

Sitharaman Hands Over Confiscated Antiquities/Coins To Patel

(India)

T3 News Network (2020). Sitharaman Hands Over Confiscated Antiquities/Coins To Patel. Travel Trends Today. 12 November.

Nigeria expects more Benin Bronze returns as soon as next year

(Nigeria; United Kingdom)

Alexis Akwagyiram (2020). Nigeria expects more Benin Bronze returns as soon as next year. Reuters. 12 November.

MEPs Call on Boris Johnson to Return Parthenon Marbles to Greece

(Greece; United Kingdom)

Anna Wichmann (2020). MEPs Call on Boris Johnson to Return Parthenon Marbles to Greece. Greek Reporter. 11 November.

Looted artifacts on show in Russia highlight research

(Russia; Germany)

DW (2020). Looted artifacts on show in Russia highlight research. My Joy Online. 11 November.

West Africa: Inside the Illicit Trade in West Africa's Oldest Artworks

(Nigeria; Germany)

Daily Trust (2020). West Africa: Inside the Illicit Trade in West Africa's Oldest Artworks. All Africa. 11 November.

The devil is in the paperwork—don't be caught out by provenance fraud

(United States of America)

Riah Pryor (2020). The devil is in the paperwork—don't be caught out by provenance fraud. The Art Newspaper. 11 November.

Elgin Marbles: MEPs from 12 EU countries call on Boris Johnson to return Parthenon artefacts to Greece

(Greece; United Kingdom)

Benjamin Butterworth (2020). Elgin Marbles: MEPs from 12 EU countries call on Boris Johnson to return Parthenon artefacts to Greece. INews. 11 November.

The Day Britain Returned Royal Treasures Stolen From Burma's Palace

(Myanmar; United Kingdom)

Wei Yan Aung (2020). The Day Britain Returned Royal Treasures Stolen From Burma's Palace. The Irrawaddy. 11 November.

Inside Rome's Secure Vault for Stolen Art

(Italy)

Alessio Perrone (2020). Inside Rome's Secure Vault for Stolen Art. Atlas Obscura. 10 November.

Jamaican Government Looks to Retrieve Artefacts from British Museum

(Jamaica; United Kingdom)

Caribbean National Weekly (2020). Jamaican Government Looks to Retrieve Artefacts from British Museum. Caribbean National Weekly. 10 November.

Government Moving To Retrieve Taino Artefacts From UK

(Jamaica; United Kingdom)

The Gleaner (2020). Government Moving To Retrieve Taino Artefacts From UK. The Gleaner. 9 November.

Three arrested, suspected of stealing antiquities from Tel Megiddo

(Israel)

Tobias Siegal (2020). Three arrested, suspected of stealing antiquities from Tel Megiddo. The Jerusalem Post. 9 November.

Preminghana petroglyph return stalls, despite agreements reached in August

(Australia)

Adam Holms (2020). Preminghana petroglyph return stalls, despite agreements reached in August. The Advocate. 9 November.

Pandemic harms efforts to rein in antiquities theft

(Syria; Yemen; Iraq; Afghanistan; Egypt)

France 24 (2020). Pandemic harms efforts to rein in antiquities theft. France 24. 9 November.

French Senate approves the return of 27 African cultural objects to Benin and Senegal

(Benin; Senegal; France)

Katherine Keener (2020). French Senate approves the return of 27 African cultural objects to Benin and Senegal. Art Critique. 8 November.

Geoffrey Robertson to push for Gweagal shield's return in new series

(Australia; United Kingdom)

Garry Maddox (2020). Geoffrey Robertson to push for Gweagal shield's return in new series. The Age. 8 November.

Recovered idols belong to a temple, say officials

(India)

The Hindu (2020). Recovered idols belong to a temple, say officials. The Hindu. 6 November.

The seizure of a person while excavating antiquities at his home

(Egypt)

al Khaleej Today (2020). The seizure of a person while excavating antiquities at his home. al Khaleej Today. 6 November.

The Netherlands returns 'stolen' Ife terracotta head to Nigerian

(Nigeria; Netherlands)

Pulse (2020). The Netherlands returns 'stolen' Ife terracotta head to Nigerian. Pulse. 5 November.

Stolen relics

(Pakistan; United States of America)

Dawn (2020). Stolen relics. Dawn. 5 November.

France Passes a Bill to Return Looted Art to Benin and Senegal Within a Year

(Benin; Senegal; France)

Helen Holmes (2020). France Passes a Bill to Return Looted Art to Benin and Senegal Within a Year. Observer. 5 November.

Benin Bronzes must be returned to Africa, says curator of Oxford's Pitt Rivers Museum

(Nigeria; United Kingdom)

Jessica Carpani (2020). Benin Bronzes must be returned to Africa, says curator of Oxford's Pitt Rivers Museum. The Telegraph. 5 November.

Egypt recovers part of sarcophagus from Italy

(Egypt; Italy)

Nevine El-Aref (2020). Egypt recovers part of sarcophagus from Italy. Ahram Online. 5 November.

Antiquities Recovered in 2015 in New York City Given Back to Pakistan

(Pakistan; United States of America)

Associated Press (2020). Antiquities Recovered in 2015 in New York City Given Back to Pakistan. Indiawest. 5 November.

Doors closed at historic Fife castle to protect it from anti-social behaviour

(United Kingdom)

Allan Crow (2020). Doors closed at historic Fife castle to protect it from anti-social behaviour. Fife Today. 4 November.

Cupar farmer who denies damaging ancient Angus stone circles to face trial next year

(United Kingdom)

Graham Brown (2020). Cupar farmer who denies damaging ancient Angus stone circles to face trial next year. The Courier. 4 November.

Syrian authorities prevent smuggling of archaeological pieces

(Syria)

Prensa Latina (2020). Syrian authorities prevent smuggling of archaeological pieces. Prensa Latina. 4 November.

Stolen and recovered archaeological finds become museum

(Italy)

ANSA (2020). Stolen and recovered archaeological finds become museum. ANSA. 4 November.

Indonesian Heritage Objects Go Home

(Indonesia; Netherlands)

Tempo (2020). Indonesian Heritage Objects Go Home. Tempo. 3 November.

Australia pledges millions towards repatriation of Aboriginal artefacts from overseas collections

(Australia)

Riah Pryor (2020). Australia pledges millions towards repatriation of Aboriginal artefacts from overseas collections. The Art Newspaper. 3 November.

Stephen Fry calls for Elgin Marbles to be returned to Athens from British Museum

(Greece; United Kingdom)

Press Association (2020). Stephen Fry calls for Elgin Marbles to be returned to Athens from British Museum. Evening Express. 3 November.

Ethiopia: The fight to repatriate artefacts is far from over

(Ethiopia; United Kingdom)

Samuel Gatachew (2020). Ethiopia: The fight to repatriate artefacts is far from over. The Africa Report. 3 November.

Antiquities recovered in 2015 in NYC given back to Pakistan

(Pakistan; United States of America)

Associated Press (2020). Antiquities recovered in 2015 in NYC given back to Pakistan. The Washington Post. 3 November.

The History of Museums Is More Fraught Than You Might Think

(Kenya; United States of America)

Angela Ufheil (2020). The History of Museums Is More Fraught Than You Might Think. 5280. 3 November.

U'mista Cultural Centre celebrates 40 years of repatriating stolen objects

(Canada)

Zoe Ducklow (2020). U'mista Cultural Centre celebrates 40 years of repatriating stolen objects. North Island Gazette. 2 November.

The Re-Education of the Museum of Fine Arts

(United States of America)

Kyle Paoletta (2020). The Re-Education of the Museum of Fine Arts. Boston Magazine. 2 November.

A handmade birch bark canoe returns to a North Sask. family

(Canada)

Nick Pearce (2020). A handmade birch bark canoe returns to a North Sask. family. The Star Phoenix. 2 November.

Digging for artifacts on public property is illegal

(United States of America)

Garrett Fergeson (2020). Digging for artifacts on public property is illegal. KNWA. 2 November.

Four men charged after action at Port of Dover uncovers stolen antiques and rigged gambling table

(United Kingdom; Bulgaria)

Katie Boyden (2020). Four men charged after action at Port of Dover uncovers stolen antiques and rigged gambling table. In Your Area. 2 November.

Ancient monument damaged when owner rescues dog from rabbit hole

(Isle of Man)

IOM Today (2020). Ancient monument damaged when owner rescues dog from rabbit hole. IOM Today. 2 November.

Tesoros que nunca volverán

(Mexico)

Treasures that will never return

Unicorno (2020). Tesoros que nunca volverán. Por Esto. 1 November.

El tráfico de bienes culturales, un delito millonario que se ensaña con Perú

(Peru)

Mundo (2020). El tráfico de bienes culturales, un delito millonario que se ensaña con Perú. Mundo. 1 November.

We Didn't Loot Ancestral Antiquities ― Ila Orangun Ruling House

(Nigeria)

Oluwole Ige (2020). We Didn't Loot Ancestral Antiquities ― Ila Orangun Ruling House. Nigerian Tribune. 1 November.

Hundreds of metal thefts in West Yorkshire last year

(United Kingdom)

Will Killner (2020). Hundreds of metal thefts in West Yorkshire last year. Telegraph & Argus. 6 September.

A Rare Buddha's Head Statue Once Looted by the Nazis Goes up for Auction in New York

(United States of America; China; France)

The Value (2020). A Rare Buddha's Head Statue Once Looted by the Nazis Goes up for Auction in New York. The Value. 6 September.

Gone for over a century, a 'special' piece of Kwakwaka'wakw history is returning home

(Canada; United States of America)

Andrea Ross (2020). Gone for over a century, a 'special' piece of Kwakwaka'wakw history is returning home. CBC. 5 September.

Mycenae Site and Museum Reopen to the Public

(Greece)

GTP (2020). Mycenae Site and Museum Reopen to the Public. GTP. 4 September.

Did British Museum Buy Most Of Its Thirteen Million Artefacts?

(United Kingdom)

Kwame Opoku (2020). Did British Museum Buy Most Of Its Thirteen Million Artefacts?. Modern Ghana. 4 September.

Cryptic Nebra sky disk might not be so ancient after all, say scientists

(Germany)

Amanda Kooser (2020). Cryptic Nebra sky disk might not be so ancient after all, say scientists. CNet. 4 September.

French dealer sues over Egyptian stele seized on way to Tefaf New York

(Germany; France; United States of America; Egypt)

Vincent Noce (2020). French dealer sues over Egyptian stele seized on way to Tefaf New York. The Art Newspaper. 4 September.

The Latest in Restitutions: A Bill Offers California's Indigenous Tribes Ownership of Ancestral Objects

(United States of America)

Cassie Packard (2020). The Latest in Restitutions: A Bill Offers California's Indigenous Tribes Ownership of Ancestral Objects. Hyperallergic. 4 September.

Graffiti scrawled on Caerleon's Roman amphitheatre as attraction vandalised again

(United Kingdom)

Ryan O'Neill (2020). Graffiti scrawled on Caerleon's Roman amphitheatre as attraction vandalised again. Wales Online. 3 September.

Climbing up Egyptian antiquities without license now punishable with 1 month imprisonment

(Egypt)

Egypt Independent (2020). Climbing up Egyptian antiquities without license now punishable with 1 month imprisonment. Egypt Independent. 3 September.

Colonial art: The case of a piece stolen from Cameroon

(Cameroon; Germany)

Almut Dieden (2020). Colonial art: The case of a piece stolen from Cameroon. CW. 2 September.

China Launches 1-Year Campaign Against Theft of Cultural Relics

(China)

Yiying Fan (2020). China Launches 1-Year Campaign Against Theft of Cultural Relics. Sixth Tone. 1 September.

Break-in sees damage caused at Tantallon Castle

(United Kingdom)

Emma Duncan (2020). Break-in sees damage caused at Tantallon Castle. East Lothian Curier. 1 September.

André Malraux: big hero or `little thief'?

(Cambodia; France)

Taing Rinith (2020). André Malraux: big hero or `little thief'?. Khmer Times. 31 August.

Our museums are full of stolen colonial loot – let's face up to our shameful history and give it back

(United Kingdom)

Yasmin Alibhai-Brown (2020). Our museums are full of stolen colonial loot – let's face up to our shameful history and give it back. INews. 31 August.

Fire at Mycenae has not damaged antiquities, ministry says

(Greece)

eKathimerini (2020). Fire at Mycenae has not damaged antiquities, ministry says. eKathimerini. 30 August.

Christie's launches war on 'unfounded accusations' questioning the origins of objects

(United Kingdom)

Jessica Carpani (2020). Christie's launches war on 'unfounded accusations' questioning the origins of objects. The Telegraph. 30 August.

Germany's colonial past catches up with it

(Germany; Namibia; Tanzania; Burundi)

Antonio Cascais (2020). Germany's colonial past catches up with it. DW. 30 August.

The Long Fight for Restitution

(General)

Garbrielle Hickmon (2020). The Long Fight for Restitution. Condé Nast Traveler. 28 August.

Creative Protest for the Return of the Parthenon Marbles Held at the British Museum

(Greece; United Kingdom)

Anna Wichmann (2020). Creative Protest for the Return of the Parthenon Marbles Held at the British Museum. Greek Reporter. 28 August.

The British Museum Reopens to a World That Has Changed

(United Kingdom)

Alex Marshall (2020). The British Museum Reopens to a World That Has Changed. The New York Times. 27 August.

Douglas A.J. Latchford, Khmer Antiquities Expert, Dies at 88

(Thailand; Cambodia)

Tom Mashberg (2020). Douglas A.J. Latchford, Khmer Antiquities Expert, Dies at 88. The New York Times. 27 August.

Presidential Secretariat hands over artifacts from Netherlands to National Museum

(Indonesia; Netherlands)

Nina Loasana (2020). Presidential Secretariat hands over artifacts from Netherlands to National Museum. The Jakarta Post. 27 August.

Customs officials seize 25 antiques worth Rs 35.3 crore in north Bengal

(India; Bangladesh)

Hindustan Times (2020). Customs officials seize 25 antiques worth Rs 35.3 crore in north Bengal. Hindustan Times. 27 August.

Tribal nations are decolonizing cultural protection

(United States of America)

Anna V. Smith (2020). Tribal nations are decolonizing cultural protection. High Country News. 27 August.

Is Iraq Getting Screwed in a Looted Treasures Deal with the Hobby Lobby?

(Iraq; United States of America)

Candida Moss (2020). Is Iraq Getting Screwed in a Looted Treasures Deal with the Hobby Lobby?. The Daily Beast. 27 August.

Black Lives Matter, Benin Bronzes and Britishness: how can UK museums decolonise?

(United Kingdom; Nigeria)

David Styles (2020). Black Lives Matter, Benin Bronzes and Britishness: how can UK museums decolonise?. Museums and Heritage Advisor. 27 August.

Q&A: Racial Justice and Restitution

(Benin)

Mai Lynn Miller Nguyen, Onyekachi Wambu (2020). Q&A: Racial Justice and Restitution. Open Society Foundations. 26 August.

Police bust gang trading historical objects online

(Iran)

Tehran Times (2020). Police bust gang trading historical objects online. Tehran Times. 26 August.

Ibrahim Hakkı Konyalı: Art historian who saved Ottoman heritage

(Turkey)

Ali Tüfekçi (2020). Ibrahim Hakkı Konyalı: Art historian who saved Ottoman heritage. Daily Sabah. 26 August.

Gloucestershire burglar who raided Wiltshire mansion jailed

(United Kingdom)

Olivia Gantzer (2020). Gloucestershire burglar who raided Wiltshire mansion jailed. Wilts and Clocestershite Standard. 26 August.

Stolen ancient vase on its way back home

(Cyprus; United Kingdom)

Jean Christou (2020). Stolen ancient vase on its way back home. Cyprus Mail. 25 August.

Let Western Museums Lease the Art Stolen in Colonial Times

(General)

Wim Bossema (2020). Let Western Museums Lease the Art Stolen in Colonial Times. Zam Magazine. 24 August.

Museums are the guardians of our memories – but they are fighting to survive

(United Kingdom)

Rachel Morris (2020). Museums are the guardians of our memories – but they are fighting to survive. INews. 24 August.

Ganesha idol stolen from Andhra temple on Vinayaka Chavithi

(India)

The News Minute (2020). Ganesha idol stolen from Andhra temple on Vinayaka Chavithi. The News Minute. 24 August.

Sudan's Jabal Maragha: Illegal gold diggers destroy ancient site

(Sudan)

BBC News (2020). Sudan's Jabal Maragha: Illegal gold diggers destroy ancient site. BBC News. 24 August.

Serbia Has Returned Only One of 1248 Cultural Artifacts Stolen from Kosovo

(Kosovo; Serbia)

Exit News (2020). Serbia Has Returned Only One of 1248 Cultural Artifacts Stolen from Kosovo. Exit News. 24 August.

Vandals sprayed graffiti on 13th century wall at Codnor Castle

(United Kingdom)

Shelley Marriott (2020). Vandals sprayed graffiti on 13th century wall at Codnor Castle. Ripley & Heanor News. 24 August.

The Louvre, UNESCO, and Other Cultural Organizations Unite to Provide $5 Million in `Cultural First Aid' to Beirut

(Lebanon; France)

Naomi Rea (2020). The Louvre, UNESCO, and Other Cultural Organizations Unite to Provide $5 Million in `Cultural First Aid' to Beirut. ArtNet News. 24 August.

Desconocimiento y falta de interés por la conservación ha provocado la destrucción de sitios arqueológicos en Chiapas

(Mexico)

Ignorance and lack of interest in conservation has led to the destruction of archaeological sites in Chiapas

Adriana Santos (2020). Desconocimiento y falta de interés por la conservación ha provocado la destrucción de sitios arqueológicos en Chiapas. Chiapas Paralelo. 23 August.

Douglas Latchford: The Man Who Pillaged Cambodia

(Cambodia; Thailand)

Tess Davis (2020). Douglas Latchford: The Man Who Pillaged Cambodia. The Diplomat. 21 August.

In Iraq, Authorities Continue To Fight Uphill Battle Against Antiquities Plunder

(Iraq)

Jane Arraf (2020). In Iraq, Authorities Continue To Fight Uphill Battle Against Antiquities Plunder. NPR. 20 August.

Paolo Giorgio Ferri obituary

(Italy)

The Times (2020). Paolo Giorgio Ferri obituary. The Times. 20 August.

American Authorities Have Returned 10 Looted Antiquities Worth a Combined $1.2 Million Back to India

(India; United States of America)

Eileen Kinsella (2020). American Authorities Have Returned 10 Looted Antiquities Worth a Combined $1.2 Million Back to India. ArtNet News. 20 August.

Valuable statues 'worth millions' stolen from kibbutz museum in northern Israel

(Israel)

The Times of Israel (2020). Valuable statues 'worth millions' stolen from kibbutz museum in northern Israel. The Times of Israel. 19 August.

Michael Rakowitz's Art of Return

(Iraq)

Raffi Khatchadourian (2020). Michael Rakowitz's Art of Return. The New Yorker. 17 August.

Burundi to demand €36 billion from Germany, Belgium for colonial rule: report

(Burundi; Germany; Belgium)

DW (2020). Burundi to demand €36 billion from Germany, Belgium for colonial rule: report. DW. 16 August.

US Returns 10 Smuggled Artefacts To India; Here Are Six Reasons Why This Is Significant

(India; United States of America)

S. Vijay Kumar (2020). US Returns 10 Smuggled Artefacts To India; Here Are Six Reasons Why This Is Significant. Swarajya. 15 August.

Calls to repatriate relics after death of controversial British art dealer 'Dynamite Doug'

(Thailand; Cambodia)

Nicola Smith, Josie Ensor (2020). Calls to repatriate relics after death of controversial British art dealer 'Dynamite Doug'. The Telegraph. 15 August.

Guatemala repatriará dos piezas arqueológicas devueltas desde EEUU

(Guatemala; United States of America)

Guatemala will received two repatriated archaeological pieces returned from the US

Infobae (2020). Guatemala repatriará dos piezas arqueológicas devueltas desde EEUU. Infobae. 14 August.

How recent anti-racism protests have pushed a longstanding debate about colonial looting in Europe

(General)

Catherine Hickley (2020). How recent anti-racism protests have pushed a longstanding debate about colonial looting in Europe. The Art Newspaper. 14 August.

Museums' grip on stolen goods is loosening

(General)

Martha Gill (2020). Museums' grip on stolen goods is loosening. The Times. 12 August.

After Dead Sea Forgeries Exposed, How Do We Know the Scrolls in Israel Are Authentic?

(Israel)

Ariel David (2020). After Dead Sea Forgeries Exposed, How Do We Know the Scrolls in Israel Are Authentic?. Haaretz. 12 August.

The Museum of the Bible Is in Discussions With Iraq to Reach a Settlement Over Thousands of Disputed Antiquities in Its Collection

(United States of America; Iraq)

Naomi Rea (2020). The Museum of the Bible Is in Discussions With Iraq to Reach a Settlement Over Thousands of Disputed Antiquities in Its Collection. ArtNet News. 11 August.

What Ever Happened to the Gospel of Jesus's Wife?

(United States of America)

Amy Weiss-Meyer (2020). What Ever Happened to the Gospel of Jesus's Wife?. The Atlantic. 11 August.

Auction House Repatriates Sacred Indigenous Items, Possibly a Human Scalp

(Canada; Germany)

Josh Gabert-Doyon (2020). Auction House Repatriates Sacred Indigenous Items, Possibly a Human Scalp. Vice. 11 August.

Living cultures: decolonising cultural spaces

(Tanzania; Kenya; United Kingdom)

Nick Lunch, Tricia Jenkins (2020). Living cultures: decolonising cultural spaces. Ecologist. 11 August.

How a Star Harvard Professor Got Suckered by `Jesus' Wife'

(United States of America)

Candida Moss (2020). How a Star Harvard Professor Got Suckered by `Jesus' Wife'. Daily Beast. 10 August.

'Adventurer scholar' Douglas Latchford dies in Bangkok, aged 89

(Thailand)

Vincent Noce (2020). 'Adventurer scholar' Douglas Latchford dies in Bangkok, aged 89. The Art Newspaper. 10 August.

Nuevo libro pide a España devolver el Tesoro Quimbaya a Colombia

(Colombia; Spain)

New book asks Spain to return the Quimbaya Treasury to Colombia

Pablo Gamboa Hinestrosa (2020). Nuevo libro pide a España devolver el Tesoro Quimbaya a Colombia. El Espectador. 10 August.

\d Ogbak\d o Odinani Worldwide calls for the return of stolen artifacts

(Nigeria)

Adeola Ogunlade (2020). \d Ogbak\d o Odinani Worldwide calls for the return of stolen artifacts. The Nation. 8 August.

Activist curators are sharpening the debate on restitution

(General)

The Economist (2020). Activist curators are sharpening the debate on restitution. The Economist. 8 August.

Returning Lost and Stolen African Art and Antiquities

(General)

Jeffrey Young (2020). Returning Lost and Stolen African Art and Antiquities. Voice of America. 7 August.

Men stole historic ship log from floating museum in drunken prank

(United Kingdom)

Jane Hunt (2020). Men stole historic ship log from floating museum in drunken prank. East Anglian Daily Times. 7 August.

Greece steps up efforts for return of Parthenon Sculptures ahead of 200th anniversary of War of Independence

(Greece; United Kingdom)

Xinhua (2020). Greece steps up efforts for return of Parthenon Sculptures ahead of 200th anniversary of War of Independence. Global Times. 6 August.

Igbo group calls for return of stolen artifacts

(Nigeria; France)

The Sun (2020). Igbo group calls for return of stolen artifacts. The Sun. 4 August.

België geeft gestolen Maya-masker terug aan Guatemala

(Guatemala; Belgium)

Belgium gives stolen Maya mask to Guatemala

De Standard (2020). België geeft gestolen Maya-masker terug aan Guatemala. De Standard. 3 August.

Tehran, Athens Discuss Ways to Cooperate in Cultural Heritage

(Iran; Greece)

Tehran Times (2020). Tehran, Athens Discuss Ways to Cooperate in Cultural Heritage. Tehran Times. 3 August.

Trading in Native artifacts does real harm

(United States of America)

Robert Alan Hershey (2020). Trading in Native artifacts does real harm. High Country News. 3 August.

Brexit `should prompt UK to rethink attitude to Indigenous artefacts'

(Australia; United Kingdom)

Josh Halliday (2020). Brexit `should prompt UK to rethink attitude to Indigenous artefacts'. The Guardian. 3 August.

Metal detectorist guards £100k hoard of silver for two sleepless nights over 'nighthawk' fears

(United Kingdom)

Yohannes Lowe (2020). Metal detectorist guards £100k hoard of silver for two sleepless nights over 'nighthawk' fears. The Telegraph. 3 August.

EU impulsa ley para explotar zona maya

(Mexico; Guatemala; United States of America)

US Promotes Law to Exploit Maya Region

Sonia Ávilas (2020). EU impulsa ley para explotar zona maya. El Occidental. 2 August.

Spanish police recover ancient treasure from alleged looter

(Spain)

Sam Jones (2020). Spanish police recover ancient treasure from alleged looter. The Guardian. 2 August.

Private enterprise – the individuals who are taking restitution into their own hands

(General)

Samuel Reilly (2020). Private enterprise – the individuals who are taking restitution into their own hands. Apollo. 1 August.

Facebook's Looted-Artifact Problem

(United States of America)

Jenna Scatena (2020). Facebook's Looted-Artifact Problem. The Atlantic. 31 July.

Facebook Has Moved To Ban Sales Of Looted Antiquities. Will It Make A Difference?

(United States of America)

Jane Arraf (2020). Facebook Has Moved To Ban Sales Of Looted Antiquities. Will It Make A Difference?. NPR. 31 July.

Viewpoint: The Case of the Forged Persian Antiquities

(Iran)

George S. Colpitts (2020). Viewpoint: The Case of the Forged Persian Antiquities. Claims Journal. 31 July.

D.C. Museum Of The Bible To Return Looted Artifacts To Iraq

(United States of America; Iraq)

Jane Arraf (2020). D.C. Museum Of The Bible To Return Looted Artifacts To Iraq. NPR. 31 July.

Stolen artifact from Pisgah Forest could cost thief up to $20,000

(United States of America)

Steve Ohnesorge (2020). Stolen artifact from Pisgah Forest could cost thief up to $20,000. WCTV. 30 July.

France Moves Closer To Restitution Of Artefacts To Benin And Senegal

(Benin; Senegal; France)

Kwame Opoku (2020). France Moves Closer To Restitution Of Artefacts To Benin And Senegal. Modern Ghana. 30 July.

Stolen in 1998, rare Shiva statue on way from London to India

(India; United Kingdom)

Prasun Sonwalkar (2020). Stolen in 1998, rare Shiva statue on way from London to India. Hindustan Times. 30 July.

Are ghosts haunting the British Museum?

(United Kingdom)

Killian Fox (2020). Are ghosts haunting the British Museum?. 1843 Magazine. 1 June.

A Mystery at Oxford

(United Kingdom; United States of America)

Ariel Sabar (2020). A Mystery at Oxford. The Atlantic. 1 June.

Greece calls again for return of Parthenon marbles

(Greece)

AFP (2020). Greece calls again for return of Parthenon marbles. AFP. 25 May.

Culture minister reiterates call for return of Parthenon Marbles

(Greece; United Kingdom)

eKathimerini (2020). Culture minister reiterates call for return of Parthenon Marbles. eKathimerini. 23 May.

Hobby Lobby Lawsuits and a Scholar's Arrest Expose a Dark Side of Biblical Studies

(United States of America; Iraq)

David D'Arcy (2020). Hobby Lobby Lawsuits and a Scholar's Arrest Expose a Dark Side of Biblical Studies. Observer. 23 May.

Christie's sued in looting dispute over £1.3m ancient tablet

(United States of America; Iraq)

David Sanderson (2020). Christie's sued in looting dispute over £1.3m ancient tablet. The Times. 22 May.

Museum Experts Weigh In On Animal Crossing New Horizons' Museum

(General)

Chase Carter (2020). Museum Experts Weigh In On Animal Crossing New Horizons' Museum. Kotaku. 22 May.

Australia takes lead in the demand for Parthenon Marbles return

(Greece; United Kingdom; Australia)

Neos Kosmos (2020). Australia takes lead in the demand for Parthenon Marbles return. Neos Kosmos. 22 May.

$50M in Fabergé Antiquities Shipped to Panama After Oligarch Hit With Sanctions: Reports

(Russia; Panama)

The Moscow Times (2020). $50M in Fabergé Antiquities Shipped to Panama After Oligarch Hit With Sanctions: Reports. The Moscow Times. 21 May.

Police warn of illegal metal detecting at Castle Hill, Shaftesbury

(United Kingdom)

Ellie Maslin (2020). Police warn of illegal metal detecting at Castle Hill, Shaftesbury. Dorset Echo. 20 May.

Relocation of Egyptian Sphinxes Exposes Them to Potential Environmental Damage, Experts Fear

(Egypt)

Rachel Delia Benaim (2020). Relocation of Egyptian Sphinxes Exposes Them to Potential Environmental Damage, Experts Fear. The Weather Channel. 19 May.

Civil action filed to forfeit rare cuneiform tablet from Hobby Lobby

(United States of America; Iraq)

ICE (2020). Civil action filed to forfeit rare cuneiform tablet from Hobby Lobby. ICE. 18 May.

How retired hedge fund manager Chris Levett started a museum

(France)

Christian Levett James Palmer (2020). How retired hedge fund manager Chris Levett started a museum. The Times. 16 May.

A Virtual Homecoming for Lost Treasures

(Nigeria; United Kingdom)

Tobias Grey (2020). A Virtual Homecoming for Lost Treasures. The Wall Street Journal. 15 May.

Vandals damage one of Wales' most famous Roman ruins

(United Kingdom)

Marcus Hughes (2020). Vandals damage one of Wales' most famous Roman ruins. Wales Online. 15 May.

Artefacts stolen from Pangkor Gallery

(Malaysia)

The Star (2020). Artefacts stolen from Pangkor Gallery. The Star. 13 May.

No progress in university's `missing coin' case

(India)

The Hitavada (2020). No progress in university's `missing coin' case. The Hitavada. 13 May.

Nómadas del Desierto piden vigilancia para la Sierra del Sarnoso

(Mexico)

Nomads of the Desert call for vigilance in the Sierra del Sarnoso

Iris Rábago (2020). Nómadas del Desierto piden vigilancia para la Sierra del Sarnoso. Milenio. 13 May.

Preminghana petroglyph: Aboriginal leader slams wait for rock carving return

(Australia)

Adam Holms (2020). Preminghana petroglyph: Aboriginal leader slams wait for rock carving return. Port News. 13 May.

500-year-old handwritten Bibles seized near Turkey-Greece border

(Turkey; Greece)

Daily Sabah (2020). 500-year-old handwritten Bibles seized near Turkey-Greece border. Daily Sabah. 12 May.

Thompson, el arqueólogo que saqueó 30 mil piezas de Chichén Itzá

(Mexico)

Thompson, the archaeologist who looed 30 thousand pieces from Chichén Itzá

México Desconocido (2020). Thompson, el arqueólogo que saqueó 30 mil piezas de Chichén Itzá. México Desconocido. 11 May.

Moncayo, 'zona cero' del expolio arqueológico

(Spain)

Moncayo, "Ground Zero" of archaeological pillage

Vicente G. Olaya (2020). Moncayo, 'zona cero' del expolio arqueológico. El País. 10 May.

Keep an eye on historic sites on daily walk, ask police

(United Kingdom)

County Echo (2020). Keep an eye on historic sites on daily walk, ask police. County Echo. 8 May.

Authorities Recover 19,000 Artifacts in International Antiquities Trafficking Sting

(General)

Theresa Machemer (2020). Authorities Recover 19,000 Artifacts in International Antiquities Trafficking Sting. Smithsonian. 8 May.

British Museum intercepts Mesopotamian fakes

(United Kingdom; Bahrain)

AFP (2020). British Museum intercepts Mesopotamian fakes. Dawn. 7 May.

As looting slows, counterfeit antiquities are on the rise

(United Kingdom; Bahrain)

Melissa Gronlund (2020). As looting slows, counterfeit antiquities are on the rise. The National. 6 May.

Israel's own Indiana Joneses beat antiquities robbers to the treasure

(Israel)

Nadav Shragi (2020). Israel's own Indiana Joneses beat antiquities robbers to the treasure. Israel Hayom. 9 April.

Obaseki, German Govt Parley on Return of Benin Stolen Artifacts, Completion of Edo Museum

(Nigeria; Germany)

Kelvin Okereafor (2020). Obaseki, German Govt Parley on Return of Benin Stolen Artifacts, Completion of Edo Museum. The Nigerian Observer. 18 March.

Historic Welsh sites to be protected by vandalism patrols

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2020). Historic Welsh sites to be protected by vandalism patrols. BBC News. 16 March.

Sufi cultural sites targeted amid ongoing civil war in Libya

(Libya)

Reuters (2020). Sufi cultural sites targeted amid ongoing civil war in Libya. Daily Sabah. 16 March.

Crime epidemic: Our historical rural churches are facing a raft of threats

(United Kingdom)

James More (2020). Crime epidemic: Our historical rural churches are facing a raft of threats. Express. 16 March.

Pending 'Coronavirus Apocalypse' Impels Man to Return Ballista Stolen From Jerusalem

(Israel)

Ruth Schuster (2020). Pending 'Coronavirus Apocalypse' Impels Man to Return Ballista Stolen From Jerusalem. Haaretz. 16 March.

`It's the First Domino': After the Museum of the Bible Discovered Its Dead Sea Scrolls Are Fake, the Field Braces for More Revelations

(United States of America; Palestine; Israel)

Sarah Cascone (2020). `It's the First Domino': After the Museum of the Bible Discovered Its Dead Sea Scrolls Are Fake, the Field Braces for More Revelations. ArtNet News. 16 March.

Ancient ruins vandalised at Chester church

(United Kingdom)

Sallie Ehlen (2020). Ancient ruins vandalised at Chester church. Cheshire Live. 15 March.

Kingdom works to return artefacts looted during war

(Cambodia)

Soth Koemsoeun (2020). Kingdom works to return artefacts looted during war. The Phnom Penh Post. 15 March.

Rajasthan police arrest two who allegedly stole 400-year-old Krishna idol

(India)

Hindustan Times (2020). Rajasthan police arrest two who allegedly stole 400-year-old Krishna idol. Hindustan Times. 14 March.

Zimbabwe recovers iconic statues of birds stolen during colonialism | Zimbabwe News

(Zimbabwe)

Matilda Coleman (2020). Zimbabwe recovers iconic statues of birds stolen during colonialism | Zimbabwe News. UP News. 13 March.

Jim Sanborn's exhibition `Looted?' explores authenticity and forged antiquity through Cambodian artwork

(Cambodia; United States of America)

Danielle Mullan (2020). Jim Sanborn's exhibition `Looted?' explores authenticity and forged antiquity through Cambodian artwork. The Lafayette. 13 March.

Stolen Collection of Persian Poetry Found With Help of `Indiana Jones of the Art World' Goes on Auction

(United Kingdom; Iran)

Brigit Katz (2020). Stolen Collection of Persian Poetry Found With Help of `Indiana Jones of the Art World' Goes on Auction. Smithsonian. 10 March.

India seeks return of 15th century Tamil statue in Oxford

(India; United Kingdom)

Prasun Sonwalkar (2020). India seeks return of 15th century Tamil statue in Oxford. Hindustan Times. 23 February.

Egypt, Greece ministers tackle combating illegal trafficking in antiquities

(Egypt; Greece)

Egypt Today (2020). Egypt, Greece ministers tackle combating illegal trafficking in antiquities. Egypt Today. 22 February.

Replicating Nepal's stolen gods

(Nepal)

Alisha Sijapati (2020). Replicating Nepal's stolen gods. Nepali Times. 21 February.

India asks Oxford museum to return 'stolen' bronze statue

(India; United Kingdom)

David Batty (2020). India asks Oxford museum to return 'stolen' bronze statue. The Guardian. 21 February.

Netherlands Returns Stolen 18th Century Ceremonial Crown to Ethiopia

(Ethiopia; Netherlands)

Janene Pieters (2020). Netherlands Returns Stolen 18th Century Ceremonial Crown to Ethiopia. NLTimes. 20 February.

On stolen land that is being still robbed

(United States of America)

CMarie Fuhrman (2020). On stolen land that is being still robbed. Inlander. 20 February.

French geologist returns bronze antique coins he acquired from AlUla in 1966

(Saudi Arabia; France)

Saudi Gazette (2020). French geologist returns bronze antique coins he acquired from AlUla in 1966. Saudi Gazette. 20 February.

Leaked draft of EU paper stirs Parthenon Marbles dispute

(Greece; United Kingdom)

Catherine Hickley (2020). Leaked draft of EU paper stirs Parthenon Marbles dispute. The Art Newspaper. 19 February.

Cultural Heritage Administration unveils 2 returned cultural artifacts

(South Korea; United States of America)

Seung-hyun Song (2020). Cultural Heritage Administration unveils 2 returned cultural artifacts. The Korea Herald. 19 February.

Collection of ancient coins returned to Cyprus by US authorities

(Cyprus; United States of America)

Evie Andreou (2020). Collection of ancient coins returned to Cyprus by US authorities. Cyprus Mail. 19 February.

Parthenon marbles `not up for discussion' during EU trade talks – Government

(United Kingdom; Greece)

Press Association (2020). Parthenon marbles `not up for discussion' during EU trade talks – Government. The National. 18 February.

Egypt Sentences Ex-Minister's Brother for Artifact Smuggling

(Egypt)

Associated Press (2020). Egypt Sentences Ex-Minister's Brother for Artifact Smuggling. The New York Times. 15 February.

How Berlin's lost Victoria statue turned up at the Hermitage Museum

(Russia; Germany)

Anastassia Boutsko (2020). How Berlin's lost Victoria statue turned up at the Hermitage Museum. DW. 14 February.

FBI Art Crime Team Announces the Repatriation of Over 450 Cultural and Historical Artifacts to the Republic of Haiti

(Haiti; United States of America)

FBI (2020). FBI Art Crime Team Announces the Repatriation of Over 450 Cultural and Historical Artifacts to the Republic of Haiti. FBI.gov. 14 February.

Picture of stolen Thirumangai Alwar idol matches one in London Museum

(India; United Kingdom)

TNN (2020). Picture of stolen Thirumangai Alwar idol matches one in London Museum. The Times of India. 13 February.

Oxford University restores Maasai artefacts

(Tanzania; Kenya; United Kingdom)

The Economist (2020). Oxford University restores Maasai artefacts. The Economist. 13 February.

'Shady and unscrupulous' metal detectorist hits Winchelsea

(United Kingdom)

Harry Bullmore (2020). 'Shady and unscrupulous' metal detectorist hits Winchelsea. The Argus. 13 February.

Turkey to bring back two cultural artifacts from UK

(Turkey; United Kingdom)

Yasemin Kalyoncuoglu (2020). Turkey to bring back two cultural artifacts from UK. AA. 13 February.

Ancient chariot and Sidamara sarcophagus en route back to Turkey

(Turkey; United Kingdom)

Daily Sabah (2020). Ancient chariot and Sidamara sarcophagus en route back to Turkey. Daily Sabah. 13 February.

Burglars who stole from Nizam's Museum convicted in Hyderabad

(India)

Telangana Today (2020). Burglars who stole from Nizam's Museum convicted in Hyderabad. Telengana Today. 11 February.

Spain takes protection measures for Temple of Debod after Hawass visits Madrid

(Spain; Egypt)

Mustafa Marie (2020). Spain takes protection measures for Temple of Debod after Hawass visits Madrid. Egypt Today. 11 February.

Greek Students Sing for Return of Parthenon Marbles at British Museum

(Greece; United Kingdom)

Tasos Kokkinidis (2020). Greek Students Sing for Return of Parthenon Marbles at British Museum. Greek Reporter. 11 February.

Universities give back relics after pressure over `colonial wrongs'

(United Kingdom; Nigeria)

Fin Kavanagh (2020). Universities give back relics after pressure over `colonial wrongs'. The Times. 10 February.

Parliament approves law amendments punishing obscene acts in Egypt's archaeological sites

(Egypt)

Al-Masry Al-Youm (2020). Parliament approves law amendments punishing obscene acts in Egypt's archaeological sites. Egypt Independent. 10 February.

Commune police chief jailed over looted artefacts

(Cambodia)

Khouth Sophak Chakrya (2020). Commune police chief jailed over looted artefacts. The Phnom Penh Post. 9 February.

Chief Black Coal headdress returning to Northern Arapaho

(United States of America)

Chris Aadland (2020). Chief Black Coal headdress returning to Northern Arapaho. The Washington Times. 8 February.

Egypt grapples with smuggling of artifacts

(Egypt)

Mohamed El-Shamaa (2020). Egypt grapples with smuggling of artifacts. Arab News. 8 February.

Trump's Impeachment Lawyer Alan Dershowitz May Have Owned Looted Antiquities, an Art Crime Expert Says

(United States of America)

Zachary Small (2020). Trump's Impeachment Lawyer Alan Dershowitz May Have Owned Looted Antiquities, an Art Crime Expert Says. ArtNet News. 7 February.

Detectorists helped us find Roman Britain

(United Kingdom)

Mark Bridge (2020). Detectorists helped us find Roman Britain. The Times. 6 February.

Antiquities hunters arrested in Preah Vihear

(Cambodia)

Khmer Times (2020). Antiquities hunters arrested in Preah Vihear. Khmer Times. 6 February.

Reconstructing the nation, one dome at a time

(Syria)

Will Christou, Rohan Advani (2020). Reconstructing the nation, one dome at a time. Syria Direct. 6 February.

Brexit has strengthened the cause for return of the Parthenon Marbles

(Greece; United Kingdom)

Neos Kosmos (2020). Brexit has strengthened the cause for return of the Parthenon Marbles. Neos Kosmos. 6 February.

What Happens When Antiquities are Obliterated? A Sociologist Investigates

(United States of America)

Anne E. Bromley (2020). What Happens When Antiquities are Obliterated? A Sociologist Investigates. UVAToday. 6 February.

Why France is dragging its feet to repatriate looted African artworks

(France; Nigeria)

Olivier Marbot (2020). Why France is dragging its feet to repatriate looted African artworks. The Africa Report. 6 February.

These southern Utah sites were once off-limits to development. Now, Trump will auction the right to drill and graze there.

(United States of America)

Sarah Kaplan, Juliet Eilperin (2020). These southern Utah sites were once off-limits to development. Now, Trump will auction the right to drill and graze there.. The Washington Post. 6 February.

'Bringing a chief home': Tribe celebrates return of headdress, hopes for more repatriation victories

(Canada; United States of America)

Chris Aadland (2020). 'Bringing a chief home': Tribe celebrates return of headdress, hopes for more repatriation victories. Casper Star Tribune. 6 February.

Three arrested for selling artifacts

(Jordan)

Roya News (2020). Three arrested for selling artifacts. Roya News. 5 February.

Arab Parliament Reveals Law to Protect Antiquities

(General)

Asharq Al-Awsat (2020). Arab Parliament Reveals Law to Protect Antiquities. Asharq Al-Awsat. 5 February.

Looted ancient temple sculpture—seized by UK police—will go home to Afghanistan

(Afghanistan; United Kingdom)

Gareth Harris (2020). Looted ancient temple sculpture—seized by UK police—will go home to Afghanistan. The Art Newspaper. 5 February.

The Afghan artefacts that survived Taliban destruction

(Afghanistan)

Ruchi Kumar (2020). The Afghan artefacts that survived Taliban destruction. BBC News. 4 February.

Turkish ministry seeks return of Panagia Soumela artefacts

(Turkey; Greece)

Neos Kosmos (2020). Turkish ministry seeks return of Panagia Soumela artefacts. Neos Kosmos. 4 February.

Blood Buddhas: Not just about theft of antiquities, but a portrayal of much deeper malaise of societal apathy towards heritage

(India)

Ashish Dhar (2020). Blood Buddhas: Not just about theft of antiquities, but a portrayal of much deeper malaise of societal apathy towards heritage. Op India. 4 February.

A Gaming Billionaire's Questionable Trove of Ancient Artifacts Is Raided by Bulgarian Authorities

(Bulgaria)

Amah-Rose Abrams (2020). A Gaming Billionaire's Questionable Trove of Ancient Artifacts Is Raided by Bulgarian Authorities. ArtNet News. 3 February.

Unlimited Inventiveness: Horniman Museum To Discuss Benin Artefacts With Nigerian And British Artists In London

(Nigeria; United Kingdom)

Kwame Opoku (2020). Unlimited Inventiveness: Horniman Museum To Discuss Benin Artefacts With Nigerian And British Artists In London. Modern Ghana. 3 February.

Devon museum in repatriation dispute over indigenous relics

(Canada; United Kingdom)

Ben Quinn (2020). Devon museum in repatriation dispute over indigenous relics. The Guardian. 2 February.

Germany returns antiquities to Mexico

(Mexico; Germany)

Sean Sinico (2020). Germany returns antiquities to Mexico. DW. 17 January.

Tribe offers $5k reward after ancient site in North Cascades looted

(United States of America)

John Ryan (2020). Tribe offers $5k reward after ancient site in North Cascades looted. KUOW. 17 January.

Benin Museum Celebrates Return of Precious Artifacts from France

(Nigeria; France)

Lisa Bryant (2020). Benin Museum Celebrates Return of Precious Artifacts from France. Voice of America. 17 January.

500-year-old china stolen from Turkish businessman

(Turkey)

Daily Sabah (2020). 500-year-old china stolen from Turkish businessman. Daily Sabah. 17 January.

Dutch art sleuth finds rare stolen copy of 'Prince of Persian poets'

(Germany; Iran; United Kingdom; France)

AFP (2020). Dutch art sleuth finds rare stolen copy of 'Prince of Persian poets'. France 24. 17 January.

Native American artifacts returned to Providence museum

(United States of America)

Associated Press (2020). Native American artifacts returned to Providence museum. The Westerly Sun. 17 January.

A Letter to President Macron: Reparations Before Restitution

(France)

Manthia Diawara (2020). A Letter to President Macron: Reparations Before Restitution. Hyperallergic. 16 January.

Instagram and YouTube Star Jailed for Climbing The Great Pyramid of Giza

(Egypt)

D.L. Cade (2020). Instagram and YouTube Star Jailed for Climbing The Great Pyramid of Giza. Peta Pixel. 16 January.

Antique porcelain thieves arrested in Mula in Operation Fragile!

(Spain)

Murcia Today (2020). Antique porcelain thieves arrested in Mula in Operation Fragile!. Murcia Today. 15 January.

Odisha: Precious 12th Century Idol Stolen From Temple In Puri

(India)

Ommcom News (2019). Odisha: Precious 12th Century Idol Stolen From Temple In Puri. Ommcom News. 6 August.

Time is ripe to fight for return of African artefacts

(Kenya)

John Kamau (2019). Time is ripe to fight for return of African artefacts. Daily Nation. 4 August.

Cops probe three thefts of historic artefacts from Perthshire

(United Kingdom)

Rachel Clark (2019). Cops probe three thefts of historic artefacts from Perthshire. Daily Record. 4 August.

1,000-year-old Quran recovered from smugglers

(Turkey)

Anadolu Agency (2019). 1,000-year-old Quran recovered from smugglers. Hurriyet Daily News. 3 August.

UNESCO assisting Seychelles to protect its cultural property against trafficking

(Seychelles)

Seychelles News Agency (2019). UNESCO assisting Seychelles to protect its cultural property against trafficking. Seychelles News Agency. 1 August.

US Museum Returns Artifacts Stolen from Kenya over 150 Years Ago

(Kenya; United States of America)

John Wanjohi (2019). US Museum Returns Artifacts Stolen from Kenya over 150 Years Ago. Mwakilishi. 31 July.

Rampant Antiquities Theft Threatens Cultural Heritage Around The World

(General)

David S. Anderson (2019). Rampant Antiquities Theft Threatens Cultural Heritage Around The World. Forbes. 31 July.

Antiquities recovered from illegal diggers in western Iran

(Iran)

Tehran Times (2019). Antiquities recovered from illegal diggers in western Iran. Tehran Times. 30 July.

Iraq Exhibits Smuggled Artifacts Returned From UK, Sweden

(Iraq; United Kingdom; Sweden)

AINA (2019). Iraq Exhibits Smuggled Artifacts Returned From UK, Sweden. AINA. 30 July.

Over 18000 Items Seized and 59 Arrests Made in Operation Targeting Cultural Goods

(General)

Europol (2019). Over 18000 Items Seized and 59 Arrests Made in Operation Targeting Cultural Goods. Europol. 29 July.

Second attack on Karl Marx tomb in London's Highgate cemetery

(United Kingdom)

Mark Townsend (2019). Second attack on Karl Marx tomb in London's Highgate cemetery. The Guardian. 17 February.

Antiquities worth millions of dollars misplaced during Dr Samad's time: sources

(Pakistan)

Ary News (2019). Antiquities worth millions of dollars misplaced during Dr Samad's time: sources. Ary News. 17 February.

New film calls for stolen idols to be returned to India

(India)

Bhumika Popli (2019). New film calls for stolen idols to be returned to India. The Sunday Guardian. 16 February.

Plea by idol theft kingpin Subash Kapoor dismissed

(India)

The Hindu (2019). Plea by idol theft kingpin Subash Kapoor dismissed. The Hindu. 16 February.

Germany Is Returning Artifacts Stolen From a Namibian Freedom Fighter During Its Colonial Rule

(Namibia; Germany)

Henri Neuendorf (2019). Germany Is Returning Artifacts Stolen From a Namibian Freedom Fighter During Its Colonial Rule. ArtNet News. 15 February.

Met Museum to Return Prize Artifact Because It Was Stolen

(Egypt; United States of America)

Colin Moynihan (2019). Met Museum to Return Prize Artifact Because It Was Stolen. The New York Times. 15 February.

Turkish police find 400-year-old Torah in Aydın province

(Turkey)

Daily Sabah (2019). Turkish police find 400-year-old Torah in Aydın province. Daily Sabah. 15 February.

Many calls but little action to stop cultural destruction in Yemen

(Yemen)

Mohammed Yahya Gahlan (2019). Many calls but little action to stop cultural destruction in Yemen. Al Monitor. 15 February.

Wealthy Nova Scotia thief filled home with pilfered artifacts, art

(Canada)

The Canadian Press (2019). Wealthy Nova Scotia thief filled home with pilfered artifacts, art. The Chronicle Herald. 14 February.

Police uncover 'priceless' artefacts in drug search

(New Zealand)

Ruby Nyika (2019). Police uncover 'priceless' artefacts in drug search. Stuff.co.nz. 14 February.

Ex-girlfriend says Tillmann not a charming art thief, but a 'psychopath'

(Canada)

CTV (2019). Ex-girlfriend says Tillmann not a charming art thief, but a 'psychopath'. CTV. 14 February.

Zahi Hawass demands retrieval of Egypt's looted artifacts

(Egypt)

Mustafa Marie (2019). Zahi Hawass demands retrieval of Egypt's looted artifacts. Egypt Today. 14 February.

Former minister's brother arrested for smuggled antiquities

(Egypt)

Mira Maged (2019). Former minister's brother arrested for smuggled antiquities. Egypt Independent. 14 February.

Stolen Ancient Egyptian Artifact Retrieved at Amsterdam

(Egypt)

Egyptian Streets (2019). Stolen Ancient Egyptian Artifact Retrieved at Amsterdam. Egyptian Streets. 13 February.

Scotland Insists on Legal Right to Keep Pyramid Stone, Egypt Awaits Documents

(Egypt; United Kingdom)

Asharq Al-Awsat (2019). Scotland Insists on Legal Right to Keep Pyramid Stone, Egypt Awaits Documents. Asharq Al-Awsat. 13 February.

Ancient looted artworks returned to Italy by Christie's auction house

(Italy; United States of America)

Lianne Kolirin (2019). Ancient looted artworks returned to Italy by Christie's auction house. CNN. 13 February.

4 ancient books depicting life of Jesus seized in Turkey's Denizli

(Turkey)

Daily Sabah (2019). 4 ancient books depicting life of Jesus seized in Turkey's Denizli. Daily Sabah. 12 February.

Anuraag Saxena, India Pride Project in the limelight in `Blood Buddhas' documentary

(India)

Tushaar Kuthiala (2019). Anuraag Saxena, India Pride Project in the limelight in `Blood Buddhas' documentary. Connected To India. 12 February.

Stolen statues missing since 2011 found

(Ireland)

Ralph Riegel (2019). Stolen statues missing since 2011 found. Irish Independent. 11 February.

Persian antiquities found in almost all museums worldwide

(Iran)

Tehran Times (2019). Persian antiquities found in almost all museums worldwide. Tehran Times. 11 February.

Return Africa's artwork home

(General)

Anyang Nyong'o (2019). Return Africa's artwork home. The Star. 9 February.

Swedes arrest man tied to return of stolen royal jewels

(Sweden)

Associated Press (2019). Swedes arrest man tied to return of stolen royal jewels. Star Tribune. 8 February.

Bid to smuggle antique statue in Peshawar foiled

(Pakistan)

The Express Tribune (2019). Bid to smuggle antique statue in Peshawar foiled. The Express Tribune. 8 February.

A cautionary tale for would-be UK treasure hunters

(United Kingdom)

John Andrew (2019). A cautionary tale for would-be UK treasure hunters. Coin World. 8 February.

Who Owns Culture?

(United Kingdom; Greece)

Thomas K. Grose (2019). Who Owns Culture?. US News and World Report. 7 February.

Brooklyn Museum's detective work reveals original owners of African mask

(Nigeria; United States of America)

Nancy Kenney (2019). Brooklyn Museum's detective work reveals original owners of African mask. The Art Newspaper. 7 February.

Protected Maori weapons stolen from well known Maori leader in Waikato

(New Zealand)

Ryan Dunlop (2019). Protected Maori weapons stolen from well known Maori leader in Waikato. New Zealand Herald. 6 February.

Swedish police hopeful stolen royal treasure has been found

(Sweden)

The Nation (2019). Swedish police hopeful stolen royal treasure has been found. The Nation. 6 February.

Ex-temple official held in idols theft case

(India)

The Hindu (2019). Ex-temple official held in idols theft case. The Hindu. 6 February.

Priceless V.I. Art, Antiquities Have Gone Missing – But Not Recently

(Virgin Islands)

Bill Kossler (2019). Priceless V.I. Art, Antiquities Have Gone Missing – But Not Recently. The St. Thomas Source. 6 February.

Search for undiscovered Dead Sea Scrolls reveals dispute over West Bank artifacts

(Palestine; Israel)

Religion News Service (2019). Search for undiscovered Dead Sea Scrolls reveals dispute over West Bank artifacts. The Presbyterian Outlook. 6 February.

Museum of Scotland says Egyptian pyramid stone is not stolen

(Egypt; United Kingdom)

Severin Carrell (2019). Museum of Scotland says Egyptian pyramid stone is not stolen. The Guardian. 6 February.

Citizen excavating for antiquities near Pyramids arrested

(Egypt)

Egypt Today (2019). Citizen excavating for antiquities near Pyramids arrested. Egypt Today. 5 February.

Germany allocates €1.9m for museums to research colonial-era acquisitions

(Germany)

Catherine Hickley (2019). Germany allocates €1.9m for museums to research colonial-era acquisitions. The Art Newspaper. 5 February.

1,200-year-old Bible seized in southeastern Turkey's Diyarbakır

(Turkey)

Daily Sabah (2019). 1,200-year-old Bible seized in southeastern Turkey's Diyarbakır. Daily Sabah. 5 February.

Digging Up Controversy

(Palestine; Israel)

Sara Thoth Stub (2019). Digging Up Controversy. US News and World Report. 5 February.

Ex-museum director acquitted of non-return of ancient icons to Russia

(Russia)

RAPSI (2019). Ex-museum director acquitted of non-return of ancient icons to Russia. RAPSI. 4 February.

Education, involvement key to Utah archaeological site protection

(United States of America)

Sam Bigelow (2019). Education, involvement key to Utah archaeological site protection. The Daily Universe. 4 February.

Illegal excavation near Giza accidentally uncovers ancient tomb

(Egypt)

Mira Maged (2019). Illegal excavation near Giza accidentally uncovers ancient tomb. Egypt Independent. 4 February.

Lagos Writes British Museum, Demands Return of Stolen Sculpture

(Nigeria; United Kingdom)

This Daily (2019). Lagos Writes British Museum, Demands Return of Stolen Sculpture. This Daily. 4 February.

Anonymous flyers call on Penn Museum to return two 'stolen' artifacts to China

(United States of America)

Amy Liu (2019). Anonymous flyers call on Penn Museum to return two 'stolen' artifacts to China. The Daily Pennsylvanian. 4 February.

Magna Carta back on display at Salisbury Cathedral after hammer attack

(United Kingdom)

Katy Griffin (2019). Magna Carta back on display at Salisbury Cathedral after hammer attack. Salisbury Journal. 4 February.

Nigeria calls for return of Lander Stool from the British Museum

(Nigeria; United Kingdom)

Gareth Harris (2019). Nigeria calls for return of Lander Stool from the British Museum. The Art Newspaper. 4 February.

Vandalism, theft threaten Utah historical sites

(United States of America)

Sam Bigelow (2019). Vandalism, theft threaten Utah historical sites. The Daily Universe. 4 February.

Egypt Foils Attempt to Smuggle Egyptian Antiquities Into Turkey

(Egypt; Turkey)

Asharq Al-Awsat (2019). Egypt Foils Attempt to Smuggle Egyptian Antiquities Into Turkey. Asharq Al-Awsat. 4 February.

Iran Seeks to 'Recapture' 2 Achaemenid Relics Taken Decades Ago

(Iraq)

Albawaba (2019). Iran Seeks to 'Recapture' 2 Achaemenid Relics Taken Decades Ago. Albawaba. 3 February.

Search for Iraq's Stolen Artifacts Gets Serious

(Iraq)

Jonathan Evans (2019). Search for Iraq's Stolen Artifacts Gets Serious. Voice of America. 3 February.

Egypt police find ancient burial site while investigating illegal dig at house near Pyramids

(Egypt)

Ahram Online (2019). Egypt police find ancient burial site while investigating illegal dig at house near Pyramids. Ahram Online. 3 February.

Thieves stole architectural gems from USC in a heist that remained hidden for years

(United States of America)

Harriet Ryan, Matt Hamilton (2019). Thieves stole architectural gems from USC in a heist that remained hidden for years. Los Angeles Times. 3 February.

How the Forbidden City's treasures ended up divided between Beijing and Taipei

(Taiwan; China)

Adolfo Arranz (2019). How the Forbidden City's treasures ended up divided between Beijing and Taipei. South China Morning Post. 3 February.

Ancient artefacts looted from Iraq are finally returned home after Jordanian officials caught smugglers with 1,300-piece priceless stash

(Iraq; Jordan)

Zoie O'Brien (2019). Ancient artefacts looted from Iraq are finally returned home after Jordanian officials caught smugglers with 1,300-piece priceless stash. The Daily Mail. 3 February.

Anger as 'miscreants' are caught on camera toppling ancient pillars at UNESCO-listed temple

(India)

News.com.au (2019). Anger as 'miscreants' are caught on camera toppling ancient pillars at UNESCO-listed temple. News.com.au. 1 February.

Stolen fresco fragments welcomed home

(Cyprus; Netherlands)

Evie Andreou (2019). Stolen fresco fragments welcomed home. Cyprus Mail. 25 January.

Lamia al-Gailani Werr, 80, Dies; Archaeologist Rescued Iraqi Art

(Iraq)

Richard Sandomir (2019). Lamia al-Gailani Werr, 80, Dies; Archaeologist Rescued Iraqi Art. The New York Times. 25 January.

Egypt police raid `illegal' properties near pyramids

(Egypt)

Middle East Monitor (2019). Egypt police raid `illegal' properties near pyramids. Middle East Monitor. 23 January.

British museums to relabel colonial treasures

(United Kingdom; India)

Amit Roy (2019). British museums to relabel colonial treasures. The Telegraph. 23 January.

Colonial art restitution: 'The desire is not to wipe museums clean'

(France; Germany; General)

Sönje Storm (2019). Colonial art restitution: 'The desire is not to wipe museums clean'. DW. 23 January.

Foundation denies idols in its possession are stolen

(India)

The Hindu (2019). Foundation denies idols in its possession are stolen. The Hindu. 22 January.

Returning looted artifacts will finally restore heritage to the brilliant cultures that made them

(General)

Mark Horton (2019). Returning looted artifacts will finally restore heritage to the brilliant cultures that made them. CNN. 22 January.

Antiquities ministry starts inventory of artefact storehouses throughout Egypt

(Egypt)

Nevine El-Aref (2019). Antiquities ministry starts inventory of artefact storehouses throughout Egypt. Ahram Online. 22 January.

Laconia police stop 600,000-euro illegal antiquities deal

(Greece)

eKathimerini (2019). Laconia police stop 600,000-euro illegal antiquities deal. eKathimerini. 22 January.

British aristocrat confronted by 'Indiana Jones of art world' over priceless stolen artefacts

(United Kingdom; Spain)

Helena Horton (2019). British aristocrat confronted by 'Indiana Jones of art world' over priceless stolen artefacts. The Telegraph. 22 January.

Experts Racing Against Antiquities Robbers in Hunt for Dead Sea Scrolls

(Palestine; Israel)

Reuters (2019). Experts Racing Against Antiquities Robbers in Hunt for Dead Sea Scrolls. Reuters. 22 January.

Looters Beware: The British Museum Is Leading an International Task Force Fighting the Illicit Trade in Egyptian Antiquities

(Egypt; United Kingdom)

Javier Pes (2019). Looters Beware: The British Museum Is Leading an International Task Force Fighting the Illicit Trade in Egyptian Antiquities. ArtNet News. 21 January.

Retired N.J. firefighter stole artifacts from fire museum, sold them on eBay: police

(United States of America)

Corey W. McDonald (2019). Retired N.J. firefighter stole artifacts from fire museum, sold them on eBay: police. The Jersey Journal. 21 January.

Iraqi `treasure' Lamia Al Gailani Werr dies in Amman

(Iraq)

The National (2019). Iraqi `treasure' Lamia Al Gailani Werr dies in Amman. The National. 19 January.

Iraq's Archaeological Sites Face Looting, Urbanisation Threats

(Iraq)

Karen Dabrowska (2019). Iraq's Archaeological Sites Face Looting, Urbanisation Threats. AINA. 19 January.

Police Investigate Suspected Burglary of Ancient Pagoda in Bago Region

(Myanmar)

Kaung Myat Min (2019). Police Investigate Suspected Burglary of Ancient Pagoda in Bago Region. The Irrawaddy. 18 January.

The UK's past means disputes over its museum contents are inevitable

(United Kingdom; Egypt)

Liam Kirkaldy (2019). The UK's past means disputes over its museum contents are inevitable. Holyrood. 18 January.

¿Quién está saqueando este patrimonio único de Colombia?

(Colombia)

Nicolás Bustamante Hernández (2019). ¿Quién está saqueando este patrimonio único de Colombia?. El Tiempo. 18 January.

How a history post-graduate masterminded idol thefts in Rajasthan

(India)

Jaykishan Sharma (2019). How a history post-graduate masterminded idol thefts in Rajasthan. Hindustan Times. 18 January.

Sweden charges man in royal jewels heist

(Sweden)

Associated Press (2019). Sweden charges man in royal jewels heist. TribLive. 17 January.

Africa: Dear the West, Why Do You Find It So Hard to Say Sorry?

(General)

Yarri Kamara (2019). Africa: Dear the West, Why Do You Find It So Hard to Say Sorry?. All Africa. 17 January.

Millennia-old Thai antiquities returned from US Collections

(Thailand; United States of America)

Jintamas Saksornchai (2019). Millennia-old Thai antiquities returned from US Collections. Khaosden. 17 January.

Theft of Nalain Mubarak from Badshahi Mosque: SC orders media to run ads

(Pakistan)

The News (2019). Theft of Nalain Mubarak from Badshahi Mosque: SC orders media to run ads. The News. 16 January.

Antiques dealer selling artefacts for 4 million, arrested

(Jordan)

Roya News (2019). Antiques dealer selling artefacts for 4 million, arrested. Roya News. 16 January.

Why a 1,200-year-old calligraphy piece angered China

(China; Taiwan; Japan)

Yvette Tan (2019). Why a 1,200-year-old calligraphy piece angered China. BBC News. 16 January.

Archaeologists restore ancient Palmyra artifacts

(Syria)

Reuters (2019). Archaeologists restore ancient Palmyra artifacts. Business World. 16 January.

'Jordan's monuments threatened by population growth, theft'

(Jordan)

Jordan Times (2019). 'Jordan's monuments threatened by population growth, theft'. MENAFN. 16 January.

The Race for the Next Dead Sea Scrolls, and Why We May Lose It

(Palestine; Israel)

Moshe Gilad (2019). The Race for the Next Dead Sea Scrolls, and Why We May Lose It. Haaretz. 16 January.

FBI recovers rare stolen 262-year-old Dearborn artifact

(United States of America)

Micah Walker (2019). FBI recovers rare stolen 262-year-old Dearborn artifact. Detroit Free Press. 15 January.

Trump shrank a Utah monument for coal, but few care to dig

(United States of America)

Juliet Eilperin (2019). Trump shrank a Utah monument for coal, but few care to dig. SF Gate. 15 January.

National Inventory Of Heritage Sites To Be Created For Conservation, Research Purposes

(Pakistan)

Fahad Shabbir (2019). National Inventory Of Heritage Sites To Be Created For Conservation, Research Purposes. Urdu Point. 15 January.

The Met's antiquated views of antiquities need updating

(United States of America)

Elizabeth Marlowe (2019). The Met's antiquated views of antiquities need updating. The Art Newspaper. 15 January.

In Jerusalem, a Museum's Ethics Go Astray

(Israel)

Michael Press (2019). In Jerusalem, a Museum's Ethics Go Astray. Hyperallergic. 14 January.

Chinese villagers mourn lost deity as Dutch reject claim to mummified monk

(Netherlands; China)

Isaac Beech (2018). Chinese villagers mourn lost deity as Dutch reject claim to mummified monk. The Sunday Times. 30 December.

Exhibit reveals never-seen artifacts rescued from archaeological thieves

(Israel; Palestine)

Maayan Hoffman (2018). Exhibit reveals never-seen artifacts rescued from archaeological thieves. The Jerusalem Post. 30 December.

Prince Muffakham Jah lauds police efforts

(India)

Express News Service (2018). Prince Muffakham Jah lauds police efforts. The New Indian Express. 29 December.

Valorar el patrimonio arqueológico

(Argentina)

Valuing archaeological heritage

Los Andes (2018). Valorar el patrimonio arqueológico. Los Andes. 28 December.

Exhibition showing achievements of cultural relics protection opens in Beijing

(China)

Xinhua (2018). Exhibition showing achievements of cultural relics protection opens in Beijing. CTGN. 28 December.

Larissa man arrested over ancient coin collection

(Greece)

eKathimerini (2018). Larissa man arrested over ancient coin collection. eKathimerini. 28 December.

HR and CE officials complain to DGP against Pon Manickavel

(India)

TNN (2018). HR and CE officials complain to DGP against Pon Manickavel. The Times of India. 28 December.

Fascinating 17th century 'social document' plundered during WWII recovered after being put up for auction

(Poland; Germany)

Stuart Dowell (2018). Fascinating 17th century 'social document' plundered during WWII recovered after being put up for auction. The First News. 28 December.

Antiquities police stop theft of ancient coins

(Israel)

Yvette J. Deane (2018). Antiquities police stop theft of ancient coins. The Jerusalem Post. 27 December.

Artifacts stolen and smuggled in the West Bank now on display in Jerusalem

(Israel; Palestine)

Amanda Borschel-Dan (2018). Artifacts stolen and smuggled in the West Bank now on display in Jerusalem. The Times of Israel. 27 December.

The repatriation debate intensifies as calls for post-colonial restitution grow—but is it legal?

(France; General)

Vincent Noce (2018). The repatriation debate intensifies as calls for post-colonial restitution grow—but is it legal?. The Art Newspaper. 27 December.

Hyderabad: With few clues, cops crack museum heist

(India)

Naveen Kumar (2018). Hyderabad: With few clues, cops crack museum heist. Deccan Chronicle. 27 December.

The Guardian view on the restitution of cultural property

(General)

The Guardian (2018). The Guardian view on the restitution of cultural property. The Guardian. 26 December.

German museums 'willing to return' looted colonial objects

(Germany; General)

Wiebke Ahrndt (2018). German museums 'willing to return' looted colonial objects. DW. 26 December.

Conditional bail for DSP arrested in idol theft case

(India)

The Hindu (2018). Conditional bail for DSP arrested in idol theft case. The Hindu. 26 December.

`This is our land': Native Americans see Trump's move to reduce Bears Ears monument as an assault on their culture

(United States of America)

Kurtis Lee (2018). `This is our land': Native Americans see Trump's move to reduce Bears Ears monument as an assault on their culture. Los Angeles Times. 25 December.

More than 100 Bronze Age artifacts to return to Cyprus

(Cyprus; United Kingdom)

Katy Turner (2018). More than 100 Bronze Age artifacts to return to Cyprus. Cyprus Mail. 23 December.

Navlakha antique theft: Four held

(India)

TNN (2018). Navlakha antique theft: Four held. The Times of India. 23 December.

Photo exhibition on looted Benin artefacts opens in Edo

(Nigeria)

Vanguard (2018). Photo exhibition on looted Benin artefacts opens in Edo. Vanguard. 22 December.

Idol theft case: Kiran Rao and Ranvir Shah get anticipatory bail

(India)

Priyanka Thirumurthy (2018). Idol theft case: Kiran Rao and Ranvir Shah get anticipatory bail. The News Minute. 22 December.

Repatriation of 6th century mosaics 'important for cultural heritage'

(Cyprus; United States of America)

CNA News Service (2018). Repatriation of 6th century mosaics 'important for cultural heritage'. Cyprus Mail. 22 December.

Parthenon Marbles Returning to Greece? UN Supports Greek Resolution

(Greece; United Kingdom)

Nick Kampouris (2018). Parthenon Marbles Returning to Greece? UN Supports Greek Resolution. Greek Reporter. 22 December.

Will the British Museum Ever Return These Stolen Artifacts?

(Nigeria; United Kingdom)

Becky Little (2018). Will the British Museum Ever Return These Stolen Artifacts?. History. 21 December.

TN missing idols probe gets murkier

(India)

Kumar Chellappan (2018). TN missing idols probe gets murkier. Daily Pioneer. 21 December.

Egyptian Ex-Minister Calls for Return of Nefertiti's Bust From Germany

(Egypt; Germany)

Egypt Independent (2018). Egyptian Ex-Minister Calls for Return of Nefertiti's Bust From Germany. Albawaba. 21 December.

Spanish Police Recover Hundreds of Plundered Artifacts

(Spain)

Hetq (2018). Spanish Police Recover Hundreds of Plundered Artifacts. Hetq. 20 December.

Jerusalem Museum to Display Looted Near East Artifacts

(Israel)

JNS (2018). Jerusalem Museum to Display Looted Near East Artifacts. Breaking Israel News. 20 December.

Artefacts thieves in Sabratha caught in the act

(Libya)

Safa Alharathy (2018). Artefacts thieves in Sabratha caught in the act. Libya Observer. 20 December.

I.Coast calls on France to return 148 artworks

(Ivory Coast; France)

AFP (2018). I.Coast calls on France to return 148 artworks. RTL. 20 December.

Restitution Of Cultural Property To Germany Out Of Question - Russian Culture Ministry

(Russia; Germany)

Mohammad Ali (2018). Restitution Of Cultural Property To Germany Out Of Question - Russian Culture Ministry. Urdu Point. 20 December.

Cleveland Museum of Art hires Seth Pevnick as 'profoundly ethical' curator of ancient Greek and Roman art

(United States of America)

Steven Litt (2018). Cleveland Museum of Art hires Seth Pevnick as 'profoundly ethical' curator of ancient Greek and Roman art. Cleveland.com. 20 December.

Police renew appeal over theft of historic 7ft sword from a remote Scottish island

(United Kingdom)

Press and Journal (2018). Police renew appeal over theft of historic 7ft sword from a remote Scottish island. Press and Journal. 20 December.

Tomb raiders 'spotted' from space as satellite data reveals looting of ancient sites

(China)

James Rogers (2018). Tomb raiders 'spotted' from space as satellite data reveals looting of ancient sites. Fox News. 20 December.

Acoma pueblo celebrates return of cultural items

(United States of America)

Maddy Hayden (2018). Acoma pueblo celebrates return of cultural items. Albuquerque Journal. 19 December.

4,310 historical artifacts returned to Turkey in last 14 years

(Turkey)

Daily Sabah (2018). 4,310 historical artifacts returned to Turkey in last 14 years. Daily Sabah. 19 December.

Antiques stolen from Gondal's Navlakha Palace

(India)

TNN (2018). Antiques stolen from Gondal's Navlakha Palace. The Times of India. 19 December.

As the Restitution Debate Rages on in Europe, Could the Solution Lie in the Art of the High-Tech Copy?

(General)

Kate Brown, Naomi Rea (2018). As the Restitution Debate Rages on in Europe, Could the Solution Lie in the Art of the High-Tech Copy?. ArtNet News. 19 December.

Bronze dragon head believed to have been looted from Old Summer Palace during Second Opium War purchased by anonymous Chinese buyer at Paris auction: reports

(China; France)

Global Times (2018). Bronze dragon head believed to have been looted from Old Summer Palace during Second Opium War purchased by anonymous Chinese buyer at Paris auction: reports. Global Times. 19 December.

Kashmir awaits return of its prized pre-historic treasure

(India)

Ubeer Naqushbandi (2018). Kashmir awaits return of its prized pre-historic treasure. Greater Kashmir. 18 December.

The arts crimes expert who is making Scotland her home

(United Kingdom)

Jamie Brotherson (2018). The arts crimes expert who is making Scotland her home. The National. 18 December.

Easter Island Statues: International Law is Shifting Against British Museum

(Chile; United Kingdom)

Saskia Vermeylen (2018). Easter Island Statues: International Law is Shifting Against British Museum. Intercontinental Cry. 18 December.

Protecting our priceless cultural objects

(Indonesia)

Joannes Ekaprasetya Tandjung (2018). Protecting our priceless cultural objects. The Jakarta Post. 18 December.

Italy is Unreasonable to Claim to the Getty's "Victorious Youth" Statue

(Italy; United States of America)

Gregory Pappas (2018). Italy is Unreasonable to Claim to the Getty's "Victorious Youth" Statue. The Pappas Post. 17 December.

Humanity's collective heritage

(Pakistan)

Sarwat Ali (2018). Humanity's collective heritage. The News on Sunday. 16 December.

The Art Of Reparatory Justice

(Nigeria; United Kingdom; Senegal; Angola; Portugal; Ethiopia)

Amina Blackwood-Meeks (2018). The Art Of Reparatory Justice. The Gleaner. 16 December.

Burial chambers unearthed in Turkey's İznik being looted - Sözcü

(Turkey)

Ahval (2018). Burial chambers unearthed in Turkey's İznik being looted - Sözcü. Ahval. 15 December.

More powers to keep art treasures in Britain

(United Kingdom)

David Sanderson (2018). More powers to keep art treasures in Britain. The Times. 15 December.

Chinese villagers disappointed about Dutch rejection of mummy Buddha repatriation case

(China; Netherlands)

Xinhua (2018). Chinese villagers disappointed about Dutch rejection of mummy Buddha repatriation case. Xinhua. 14 December.

Stolen goods: Britain's museums must hand back colonial plunder

(United Kingdom)

Ruqaya Izzidien (2018). Stolen goods: Britain's museums must hand back colonial plunder. Middle East Eye. 14 December.

Egypt arrests two people accused of helping stage naked photoshoot on pyramid

(Egypt)

Ruth Michaelson (2018). Egypt arrests two people accused of helping stage naked photoshoot on pyramid. The Guardian. 14 December.

British Museum to return Benin bronzes to Nigeria

(Nigeria; United Kingdom)

Kieron Monks (2018). British Museum to return Benin bronzes to Nigeria. CNN. 14 December.

Church Leaders Sue Princeton Over `Stolen' Manuscripts

(Greece; United States of America)

Colin Moynihan (2018). Church Leaders Sue Princeton Over `Stolen' Manuscripts. The New York Times. 14 December.

Near 1800 Ancient Persian Artifacts to Return to Iran from US

(Iran; United States of America)

"Tasnim News Agency" (2018). Near 1800 Ancient Persian Artifacts to Return to Iran from US. Tasnim News Agency. 14 December.

Special force to guard heritage sites in Telangana

(India)

Asif Yar Khan (2018). Special force to guard heritage sites in Telangana. Telengana Today. 13 December.

After a century, a looted relic comes home

(China; United Kingdom)

Laurie Chen (2018). After a century, a looted relic comes home. Inkstone. 13 December.

Metal-detecting trend boosts `treasure' discoveries as numbers hit a record for second year running

(United Kingdom)

Laura Chesters (2018). Metal-detecting trend boosts `treasure' discoveries as numbers hit a record for second year running. Antiques Trade Gazette. 13 December.

18 groups ask Pompeo to exclude Jewish artifacts from import restriction deals

(United States of America)

Josefin Dolsten (2018). 18 groups ask Pompeo to exclude Jewish artifacts from import restriction deals. The Times of Israel. 13 December.

Kenya is starting to track its valuable stolen artifacts worldwide—with German help

(Kenya; Germany)

Adbi Latif Dahir (2018). Kenya is starting to track its valuable stolen artifacts worldwide—with German help. Quartz. 12 December.

The Mysterious Fate of an Ancient Apollo Statue Pulled From Gaza's Sea

(Palestine)

Nir Hasson (2018). The Mysterious Fate of an Ancient Apollo Statue Pulled From Gaza's Sea. Haaretz. 12 December.

How Islamic State's destruction of ancient Palmyra played out on Arabic-language Twitter – new study

(Syria)

Luigi Curini Emma Cunliffe (2018). How Islamic State's destruction of ancient Palmyra played out on Arabic-language Twitter – new study. The Conversation. 12 December.

Syria Accuses International Forces of 'Illegal' Archaeological Digs

(Syria)

AINA (2018). Syria Accuses International Forces of 'Illegal' Archaeological Digs. AINA. 11 December.

Antique Vishnu idol stolen from Siddheswar temple found

(India)

Pranjal Baruah (2018). Antique Vishnu idol stolen from Siddheswar temple found. The Times of India. 11 December.

US an Oz ignore India's request for return of stolen idols

(India; Australia; United States of America)

Yogesh Kabirdoss (2018). US an Oz ignore India's request for return of stolen idols. The Times of India. 11 December.

Artemidorus papyrus is a fake - probe

(Italy)

ANSA (2018). Artemidorus papyrus is a fake - probe. ANSA. 10 December.

Why the U.S. Should Not Assist Italy in Forfeiting a Rare Bronze

(Italy; United States of America)

Stephen K. Urice (2018). Why the U.S. Should Not Assist Italy in Forfeiting a Rare Bronze. The New York Times. 10 December.

Easter Island mayor concedes Moai statue might be better left in British Museum

(Chile; United Kingdom)

Marion Giraldo (2018). Easter Island mayor concedes Moai statue might be better left in British Museum. Reuters. 10 December.

Iconic 'Gypsy Girl' welcomes visitors with missing pieces retrieved decades later

(Turkey; United States of America)

Daily Sabah (2018). Iconic 'Gypsy Girl' welcomes visitors with missing pieces retrieved decades later. Daily Sabah. 7 December.

What the Nazis stole from synagogues during the November 1938 pogrom

(Germany)

Monika Griebeler (2018). What the Nazis stole from synagogues during the November 1938 pogrom. DW. 9 November.

Iraqi Federal Police arrests 2 people attempting to sell pharaonic antiquities

(Iraq; Egypt)

Egypt Today (2018). Iraqi Federal Police arrests 2 people attempting to sell pharaonic antiquities. Egypt Today. 9 November.

Croatia Arrests 4 Suspected Thieves in Venice Jewel Heist

(Croatia; Italy)

Associated Press (2018). Croatia Arrests 4 Suspected Thieves in Venice Jewel Heist. The New York Times. 8 November.

Man denies breaking into Suffolk museum and stealing artefacts

(United Kingdom)

Tom Potter (2018). Man denies breaking into Suffolk museum and stealing artefacts. East Anglian Daily Times. 7 November.

Yemeni security forces in Marib thwart attempts to smuggle ancient statues

(Yemen)

Arab News (2018). Yemeni security forces in Marib thwart attempts to smuggle ancient statues. Arab News. 7 November.

Akinola Davies Jr. Is Reclaiming African Treasures Stolen by White Colonizers

(Nigeria; United Kingdom)

Antwaun Sargent (2018). Akinola Davies Jr. Is Reclaiming African Treasures Stolen by White Colonizers. Vice. 7 November.

Return our artifacts, Oba of Benin tells Prince of Wales

(Nigeria; United States of America)

Adelani Adepegba (2018). Return our artifacts, Oba of Benin tells Prince of Wales. Punch. 6 November.

Archaeologist say state parks destroyed Native American antiquity sites

(United States of America)

Brandon Messick (2018). Archaeologist say state parks destroyed Native American antiquity sites. Navajo-Hopi Observer. 6 November.

Native American group denounces Met's exhibition of indigenous objects

(United States of America)

Gabriella Angeleti (2018). Native American group denounces Met's exhibition of indigenous objects. The Art Newspaper. 6 November.

Looted vessels returned at event marking 15 years of US-Italy art crime fighting co-operation

(Italy; United States of America)

Menachem Wecker (2018). Looted vessels returned at event marking 15 years of US-Italy art crime fighting co-operation. The Art Newspaper. 6 November.

Thailand Is Ramping Up Efforts to Recover Cultural Heritage From US Museums, Including the Met

(Thailand; United States of America)

Javier Pes (2018). Thailand Is Ramping Up Efforts to Recover Cultural Heritage From US Museums, Including the Met. ArtNet News. 6 November.

Brazen grave robbers have ransacked a pre-Hispanic cemetery in Peru that is up to 5,000 years old and left sacred human remains 'dumped in a pile'

(Peru)

Phoebe Weston (2018). Brazen grave robbers have ransacked a pre-Hispanic cemetery in Peru that is up to 5,000 years old and left sacred human remains 'dumped in a pile'. The Daily Mail. 5 November.

Italy to crack down on art crime after stolen artefacts recovered in USA

(Italy; United States of America)

Clare Speak (2018). Italy to crack down on art crime after stolen artefacts recovered in USA. The Local. 5 November.

Record-Setting Sale Of An Ancient Assyrian Stone Relief Sparks Looting Fears In Iraq

(United States of America; Iraq)

Jane Arraf (2018). Record-Setting Sale Of An Ancient Assyrian Stone Relief Sparks Looting Fears In Iraq. NPR. 4 November.

Man arrested in central Athens over ancient artifact

(Greece)

eKathimerini (2018). Man arrested in central Athens over ancient artifact. eKathimerini. 3 November.

Unearthing museum fakes is critical for setting the historical record straight

(General)

Malcolm Choat, Rachel Yuen-Collingridge (2018). Unearthing museum fakes is critical for setting the historical record straight. Lighthouse. 2 November.

After $31 Million Sale of 3,000-Year-Old Assyrian Relief, Experts and Artists Denounce Christie's

(United States of America; Iraq)

Zachary Small (2018). After $31 Million Sale of 3,000-Year-Old Assyrian Relief, Experts and Artists Denounce Christie's. Hyperallergic. 2 November.

Quest for a stolen totem: Regina woman unravels Second World War mystery

(Canada)

Janani Whitfield (2018). Quest for a stolen totem: Regina woman unravels Second World War mystery. CBC. 1 November.

Vandalism and Neglect Haunt Libya's Ancient Heritage Sites

(Libya)

Reuters (2018). Vandalism and Neglect Haunt Libya's Ancient Heritage Sites. Epoch Times. 1 November.

Thailand hopefully to get back over 60 looted Thai artworks from overseas

(Thailand)

Phatarawadee Phataranawik (2018). Thailand hopefully to get back over 60 looted Thai artworks from overseas. The Nation. 1 November.

A group of Chinese villagers traveled to Amsterdam to ask for the return of a mummified monk

(China; Netherlands)

Natasha Frost (2018). A group of Chinese villagers traveled to Amsterdam to ask for the return of a mummified monk. Quartz. 1 November.

Will the London obelisk return to Egypt?

(Egypt)

Zahi Hawass (2018). Will the London obelisk return to Egypt?. Egypt Independent. 31 October.

Saqqara police arrests 4 people attempting to sell ancient coffin

(Egypt)

Amr Mohamed Kandil (2018). Saqqara police arrests 4 people attempting to sell ancient coffin. Egypt Today. 30 October.

Seized idols dumped in the open

(India)

R. Sivaraman (2018). Seized idols dumped in the open. The Hindu. 30 October.

Forced to Close by Civil War, the National Museum of Damascus Re-Opens Its Doors

(Syria)

Brigit Katz (2018). Forced to Close by Civil War, the National Museum of Damascus Re-Opens Its Doors. Smithsonian. 30 October.

Dead Sea Scroll Fakes Abound, and Scholars Admit They Share the Blame

(Palestine; Israel; United States of America)

Ariel David (2018). Dead Sea Scroll Fakes Abound, and Scholars Admit They Share the Blame. Haaretz. 28 October.

Obaseki rallies EU museums, others for return of Benin stolen artefacts

(Nigeria)

Vanguard (2018). Obaseki rallies EU museums, others for return of Benin stolen artefacts. Vanguard. 26 October.

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.

Project aims to build database of Jordan's archaeological objects

(Jordan)

Saeb Rawashdeh (2018). Project aims to build database of Jordan's archaeological objects. The Jordan Times. 7 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.

Man remanded for selling fake antiquities

(Cyprus)

Cyprus Mail (2018). Man remanded for selling fake antiquities. Cyprus Mail. 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.

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.

Possession of antiquities, artefacts: the legal position

(India)

B. Kolappan (2018). Possession of antiquities, artefacts: the legal position. The Hindu. 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.

A Postmortem on Trump's Proposed Chinese Art Tariff

(United States of America; China)

Kealey Boyd (2018). A Postmortem on Trump's Proposed Chinese Art Tariff. Hyperallergic. 3 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.

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.

National Museum in Rio starts rebuilding efforts with temporary exhibitions

(Brazil)

Gabriella Angeleti (2018). National Museum in Rio starts rebuilding efforts with temporary exhibitions. The Art Newspaper. 1 October.

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 (2018). El patrimonio histórico de varios siglos en España, bajo la amenaza de los cazatesoros. La Nación. 22 September.

FBI director meets with Lebanon's President Michel Aoun

(Lebanon; United States of America)

Lebanese Examiner (2018). FBI director meets with Lebanon's President Michel Aoun. Lebanese Examiner. 22 September.

“Museo” revisits Mexico's notorious museum robbery

(Mexico)

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

Peru: Ministry Displays Recovered Stolen Cultural Pieces

(Peru; Germany)

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

Mending scars through heritage: Geologist who fought IS helps save Mosul's antiquities

(Syria)

Gaja Pellegrini-Bettoli (2018). Mending scars through heritage: Geologist who fought IS helps save Mosul's antiquities. The New Arab. 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Chinese art and antiquities spared from Trump's tariffs

(China; United States of America)

Margaret Carrigan (2018). Chinese art and antiquities spared from Trump's tariffs. The Art Newspaper. 18 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.

¿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.

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.

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.

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.

Idols stolen from Jain temple in MP

(India)

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

Indiana Jones and the relics of Brazil

(Brazil)

Senay Boztas (2018). Indiana Jones and the relics of Brazil. The Guardian. 13 September.

Hillel Investigating Allegations Against Major Philanthropist

(United States of America)

Hannah Dreyfus (2018). Hillel Investigating Allegations Against Major Philanthropist. The New York Jewish Week. 12 September.

No decision on Tamil Nadu government order to transfer idol theft cases: CBI

(India)

Press Trust of India (2018). No decision on Tamil Nadu government order to transfer idol theft cases: CBI. The Economic Times. 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.

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.

Bulgarian women on trial for damaging antiquities in Athens

(Greece; Bulgaria)

DW (2018). Bulgarian women on trial for damaging antiquities in Athens. DW. 10 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.

Rare Stolen Antiquity Returns to Greece

(Greece; United Kingdom)

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

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.

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.

Bronze Age ax repatriated to Lebanon

(Lebanon; United States of America)

The Daily Star (2018). Bronze Age ax repatriated to Lebanon. The Daily Star. 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.

Rare Pacific Northwest artifacts lost in Brazil museum fire

(Brazil; Canada)

Tiffany Crawford (2018). Rare Pacific Northwest artifacts lost in Brazil museum fire. Vancouver SUn. 6 September.

Lesson from Brazil: Museums are not forever

(Brazil)

Chip Colwell (2018). Lesson from Brazil: Museums are not forever. The Conversation. 6 September.

Ancient city of Palmyra, which was almost destroyed by ISIS jihadis, could re-open to tourists next year after restorations

(Syria)

The Daily Mail (2018). Ancient city of Palmyra, which was almost destroyed by ISIS jihadis, could re-open to tourists next year after restorations. New Zealand Herald. 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.

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. First Post. 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.

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.

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.

Brazil museum fire: 'incalculable' loss as 200-year-old Rio institution gutted

(Brazil)

Dom Phillips (2018). Brazil museum fire: 'incalculable' loss as 200-year-old Rio institution gutted. The Guardian. 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.

Terrorists targeted in museums

(United Kingdom)

Jaymi McCann (2018). Terrorists targeted in museums. Express. 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.

Volunteers Lead Restoration Efforts of Historical Venues in Raqqa

(Syria)

Asharq Al-Awsat (2018). Volunteers Lead Restoration Efforts of Historical Venues in Raqqa. Asharq Al-Awsat. 1 September.

Mexican historians prove authenticity of looted ancient Mayan text

(Mexico)

Deborah Bonello (2018). Mexican historians prove authenticity of looted ancient Mayan text. The Telegraph. 31 August.

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.

Archeologist denies reports on replacing basalt tiles floor with asphalt at Al Moez st.

(Egypt)

Egypt Today (2018). Archeologist denies reports on replacing basalt tiles floor with asphalt at Al Moez st.. Egypt Today. 19 July.

National Monument Law Gets Attention From Both Sides Of The Aisle In Washington

(United States of America)

Erik Neumann (2018). National Monument Law Gets Attention From Both Sides Of The Aisle In Washington. KUER. 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Syrian archaeologists begin restoring Palmyra artefacts destroyed by Isil

(Syria)

Josie Ensor (2018). Syrian archaeologists begin restoring Palmyra artefacts destroyed by Isil. The Telegraph. 9 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.

Suspended museum employee in new legal challenge

(Ireland)

Tim Healy (2018). Suspended museum employee in new legal challenge. Irish Independent. 7 July.

Archaeologists urge Albania to protect underwater heritage

(Albania)

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

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.

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.

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.

Njelele shrine bombed

(Zimbabwe)

Zimbabwe Daily (2018). Njelele shrine bombed. Zimbabwe Daily. 3 July.

Pompeii at risk from terrorists — and visitors

(Italy)

Philip Willan (2018). Pompeii at risk from terrorists — and visitors. The Times. 2 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.

Amid a Wave of Repatriation, Sotheby's Stands Its Ground Against Greece's Claim to an 8th-Century Bronze Horse

(Greece; United States of America)

Eileen Kinsella (2018). Amid a Wave of Repatriation, Sotheby's Stands Its Ground Against Greece's Claim to an 8th-Century Bronze Horse. ArtNet News. 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.

Historians elated over return of icons

(India)

L. Renganathan (2018). Historians elated over return of icons. The Hindu. 31 May.

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.

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.

How Museums Handle Forgeries in Their Collections

(General)

Leila Amineddoleh (2018). How Museums Handle Forgeries in Their Collections. Artlyst. 10 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.

British Museum launches Egyptian antiquities database to track looted artefacts

(Egypt)

Laura Chesters (2018). British Museum launches Egyptian antiquities database to track looted artefacts. Antiques Trade Gazette. 4 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.

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.

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.

Southern Utah museum benefiting from Bears Ears debate

(United States of America)

Courtney Tanner (2018). Southern Utah museum benefiting from Bears Ears debate. The News & Observer. 27 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.

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. The Christian Science Monitor. 27 April.

'Golden cabbage' leaves stolen off Vienna landmark

(Austria)

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

New law intensifies penalties for antiquity-related crimes

(Egypt)

Marina Gamil (2018). New law intensifies penalties for antiquity-related crimes. Egypt Today. 24 April.

Mosul's Renowned Religious Complex Will Rise From the Rubble

(Iraq)

Margaret Coker (2018). Mosul's Renowned Religious Complex Will Rise From the Rubble. The New York Times. 24 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.

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.

Saddam's 'Disney for a despot': How dictators exploit ruins

(Iraq)

BBC News (2018). Saddam's 'Disney for a despot': How dictators exploit ruins. BBC News. 20 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.

Antiquities department sorry for mosaic cleaning blunder

(Cyprus)

Evie Andreou (2018). Antiquities department sorry for mosaic cleaning blunder. Cyprus Mail. 19 April.

Tasoula Hadjitofi on Reclaiming Her Heritage

(Cyprus)

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

Looted Dacian artifacts return to Romania

(Romania)

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

Taking Back Our History: Understanding African Art Repatriation

(General)

Damola Durosomo (2018). Taking Back Our History: Understanding African Art Repatriation. Okay Africa. 16 April.

Terracotta warrior damaged in U.S. to be repaired

(China; United States of America)

Liping Gu (2018). Terracotta warrior damaged in U.S. to be repaired. ECNS. 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.

Iraq declares UN initiative to rehabilitate ancient sites in Nineveh

(Iraq)

Mohammed Ebraheem (2018). Iraq declares UN initiative to rehabilitate ancient sites in Nineveh. Iraqi News. 15 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.

HC irked over poor records of antiquities in museums

(India)

Debashish Karmakar (2018). HC irked over poor records of antiquities in museums. The Times of India. 14 April.

The Arc/k Project: Building a virtual archive to keep the Palmyras of this world alive

(Syria)

Alasdair Soussi (2018). The Arc/k Project: Building a virtual archive to keep the Palmyras of this world alive. The National. 14 April.

Ancient sites savaged in Yemen, Iraq

(Yemen; Iraq)

Andrew Lawler (2018). Ancient sites savaged in Yemen, Iraq. Science. 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.

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.

Arizona Bill Would Change Rules Around Archaeological Studies — And May Violate State, Federal Law

(United States of America)

Tom Maxedon (2018). Arizona Bill Would Change Rules Around Archaeological Studies — And May Violate State, Federal Law. KJZZ. 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.

Stop Raiding Tombs, Lara Croft

(General)

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

War savages ancient sites in Yemen and Iraq, destroying archaeological record

(Yemen; Iraq)

Andrew Lawler (2018). War savages ancient sites in Yemen and Iraq, destroying archaeological record. Science. 10 April.

German Culture Minister Meets With France to Find Common Ground on Colonial Heritage and European Policy

(Germany; France)

Kate Brown (2018). German Culture Minister Meets With France to Find Common Ground on Colonial Heritage and European Policy. ArtNet News. 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.

Philadelphia apologizes to China for damaged terracotta warrior

(China; United States of America)

Liping Gu (2018). Philadelphia apologizes to China for damaged terracotta warrior. ECNS. 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.

'Jordan Codices' proven fake — DoA

(Jordan)

Ahmed Bani Mustafa (2018). 'Jordan Codices' proven fake — DoA. The Jordan Times. 7 April.

No breakthrough in Thulamela artefact theft

(South Africa)

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

U.S. Embassy holds training to safeguard Libya's rich cultural heritage

(Libya; United States of America)

Safa Alharathy (2018). U.S. Embassy holds training to safeguard Libya's rich cultural heritage. The Libya Observer. 7 April.

In Utah canyons where an ancient civilization once flourished, the feds are now inviting oil and gas drilling

(United States of America)

Brian Maffly (2018). In Utah canyons where an ancient civilization once flourished, the feds are now inviting oil and gas drilling. The Salt Lake Tribune. 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.

Bringing our Gods home

(Nepal; United States of America)

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

British museums and looted treasures

(Ethiopia; United Kingdom)

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

Syria: 'We received money for documentation but not restoration'

(Syria)

Michael Jansen (2018). Syria: 'We received money for documentation but not restoration'. The Irish Times. 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.

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.

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.

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.

Thieves scale scaffolding to steal lead at Allerton Park

(United Kingdom)

Mike Laycock (2018). Thieves scale scaffolding to steal lead at Allerton Park. The Press. 4 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.

German couple nabbed with antiquities, replica workshop

(Greece)

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

Sabha's historic castle hit with rockets as tribal tension continues

(Libya)

Safa Alharathy (2018). Sabha's historic castle hit with rockets as tribal tension continues. The Libya Observer. 2 April.

A man accused of stealing a gold bar from Keys museum has a dark past, feds say

(United States of America)

Gwen Filosa (2018). A man accused of stealing a gold bar from Keys museum has a dark past, feds say. Miami Herald. 2 April.

Native American artifacts recovered, police say

(United States of America)

Jim Schultz (2018). Native American artifacts recovered, police say. Record Searchlight. 2 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.

Protegen el patrimonio cultural

(Mexico)

Excelsior (2018). Protegen el patrimonio cultural. Excelsior. 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.

People Want To Know Why Brooklyn Museum's New African Art Curator Is White

(United States of America)

Carla Herreria (2018). People Want To Know Why Brooklyn Museum's New African Art Curator Is White. Huffington Post. 28 March.

UNESCO, EU and art market together ramp up fight against illicit trafficking of cultural objects

(France)

UNESCO (2018). UNESCO, EU and art market together ramp up fight against illicit trafficking of cultural objects. UNESCO. 28 March.

Bellstone believed missing is at Kauai Museum

(United States of America)

Bethany Freudenthal (2018). Bellstone believed missing is at Kauai Museum. The Garden Island. 28 March.

The Ghost of Iraq's Lost Heritage Comes to Trafalgar Square as Michael Rakowitz Unveils His Fourth Plinth Sculpture

(Iraq)

Naomi Rea (2018). The Ghost of Iraq's Lost Heritage Comes to Trafalgar Square as Michael Rakowitz Unveils His Fourth Plinth Sculpture. ArtNet News. 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.

High costs and terror fears keep Britons from museums

(United Kingdom)

Vanessa Thorpe (2018). High costs and terror fears keep Britons from museums. The Guardian. 24 March.

Researcher Makes Controversial Allegation of Archaeological Fraud at Renowned Turkish Site

(United Kingdom; Turkey)

Lydia Pyne (2018). Researcher Makes Controversial Allegation of Archaeological Fraud at Renowned Turkish Site. Hyperallergic. 23 March.

American tourist damaged Pompeii mosaic by shifting tiles 'to get a good photo'

(Italy)

Catherine Edwards (2018). American tourist damaged Pompeii mosaic by shifting tiles 'to get a good photo'. The Local. 23 March.

'I lied. I cheated,' says woodworker who fooled antiques experts

(United States of America)

John Banks (2018). 'I lied. I cheated,' says woodworker who fooled antiques experts. The Seattle Times. 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.

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.

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.

Biblical Tomb Raiders in Galilee Sentenced to Jail

(Israel)

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

A symbolic struggle over ancient manuscripts

(Ethiopia)

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

Syria Says Saint Maron's Tomb 'Destroyed' in Turkish Raids

(Syria; Turkey)

Naharnet (2018). Syria Says Saint Maron's Tomb 'Destroyed' in Turkish Raids. Naharnet. 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.

Gov't moving to protect cultural properties from illicit trading, theft

(Jamaica)

Jamaica Observer (2018). Gov't moving to protect cultural properties from illicit trading, theft. Jamaica Observer. 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.

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.

Peru's abundant ruins feel urban squeeze

(Peru)

AAP (2018). Peru's abundant ruins feel urban squeeze. Stuff.co.nz. 1 February.

Yemen's treasures threatened by antique raiders

(Yemen)

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

CLIR Releases a Prototype Proof of Concept for the Digital Library of the Middle East

Albawaba (2018). CLIR Releases a Prototype Proof of Concept for the Digital Library of the Middle East. Albawaba. 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.

Judge consolidates lawsuits over Bears Ears, Grand Staircase monument changes

(United States of America)

Thomas Burr (2018). Judge consolidates lawsuits over Bears Ears, Grand Staircase monument changes. The Salt Lake Tribune. 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.

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.

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.

Toughest guards of Beijing's Palace Museum have uncanny speed, vicious bite

(China)

The Straits Times (2018). Toughest guards of Beijing's Palace Museum have uncanny speed, vicious bite. The Straits Times. 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.

Syria war: Turkish air strikes 'damage ancient Afrin temple'

(Syria; Turkey)

BBC News (2018). Syria war: Turkish air strikes 'damage ancient Afrin temple'. BBC News. 29 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.

Istanbul police arrest nine over artifact smuggling

(Turkey)

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

99 stolen 'artefacts' seized in Zarqa

(Jordan)

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

Recovered Sabine chariot on show

(Italy; Denmark)

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

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.

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.

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.

Police seize ancient Egyptian, Greek artifacts in Upper Egypt

(Egypt; Greece)

Rana Atef (2018). Police seize ancient Egyptian, Greek artifacts in Upper Egypt. Egypt Today. 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.

Emmanuel Macron's decision to let Britain borrow Bayeux Tapestry prompts calls for UK to loan Rosetta Stone to France

(France; United Kingdom)

Jack Maidment, Hannah Furness (2018). Emmanuel Macron's decision to let Britain borrow Bayeux Tapestry prompts calls for UK to loan Rosetta Stone to France. The Telegraph. 17 January.

Why were these treasures returned to the sea?

(Trinidad)

Richard Charan (2018). Why were these treasures returned to the sea?. Daily Express. 16 January.

Fire rips through maritime museum in Indonesian capital

(Indonesia)

Tatan Syuflana (2018). Fire rips through maritime museum in Indonesian capital. The Washington Times. 16 January.

Tiny French Town Demands the Restitution of a Religious Reliquary From the Met

(United States of America; France)

Naomi Rea (2018). Tiny French Town Demands the Restitution of a Religious Reliquary From the Met. ArtNet News. 16 January.

Historical door at Giza Pyramids stolen

(Egypt)

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

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.

Man charged for theft of artifacts

(United States of America)

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

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.

The world's antiquities are in danger. Citadel students hope to save them with a scanner

(United States of America)

Paul Bowers (2018). The world's antiquities are in danger. Citadel students hope to save them with a scanner. The Post and Courier. 12 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.

Stone cairns are a modern scourge on ancient sites, says archaeologist

(United Kingdom)

Emily Flanagan (2018). Stone cairns are a modern scourge on ancient sites, says archaeologist. The Northern Echo. 10 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Trouble That Caused The Met's Ticket Hike

(United States of America)

Cody Delistraty (2018). The Trouble That Caused The Met's Ticket Hike. Frieze. 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.

PIL questions shifting of ancient idols to 'icon centres'

(India)

Mohamed Imranullah (2018). PIL questions shifting of ancient idols to 'icon centres'. The Hindu. 7 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.

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.

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.

Looted Antiques Seized From Billionaire's Home, Prosecutors Say

(United States of America)

James C. McKinley (2018). Looted Antiques Seized From Billionaire's Home, Prosecutors Say. The New York Times. 5 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.

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.

Ancient Indigenous arrowhead discovered at Fort York, turned over to city 80 years later

(Canada)

Samantha Beattie (2018). Ancient Indigenous arrowhead discovered at Fort York, turned over to city 80 years later. The Star. 1 January.

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.

Safety tags in museums

(India)

Debraj Mitra (2017). Safety tags in museums. The Telegraph. 29 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.

Atomic methods: How to get insight into archeology and identify art forgery

(General)

Andrey Akatov, Yuriy Koryakovskiy (2017). Atomic methods: How to get insight into archeology and identify art forgery. Energy Bangla. 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.

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.

44 ancient artifacts returned to Turkey in past year, culture minister says

(Turkey; United Kingdom; Switzerland)

Anadolu Agency (2017). 44 ancient artifacts returned to Turkey in past year, culture minister says. Daily Sabah. 25 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.

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.

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.

Ancient Aboriginal sites left vulnerable, showing why cultural preservation is necessary in Australia

(Australia)

Brooke Boney (2017). Ancient Aboriginal sites left vulnerable, showing why cultural preservation is necessary in Australia. ABC Australia. 21 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.

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.

Why it's time to talk seriously about digital reproductions

(General)

Maggie Gray (2017). Why it's time to talk seriously about digital reproductions. Apollo. 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.

Ute political action committee to fight for Bears Ears from Park City

(United States of America)

James Hoyt (2017). Ute political action committee to fight for Bears Ears from Park City. Park Record. 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.

What Shrinking Fossil-Rich National Monuments Means for Science

(United States of America)

Maya Wei-Haas (2017). What Shrinking Fossil-Rich National Monuments Means for Science. Smithsonian. 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.

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.

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.

'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.

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.

Sunken ancient Chinese treasure returns home

(China; Indonesia)

Xinhua (2017). Sunken ancient Chinese treasure returns home. Xinhua. 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.

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

(United States of America)

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

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.

Patagonia and the Federal Government Go Head to Head

(United States of America)

Abe Streep (2017). Patagonia and the Federal Government Go Head to Head. Outside Online. 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.

LA's Getty Center Built to Protect Its Greek, Roman Antiquities from Flames (Photos)

(United States of America; Greece; Rome)

Associated Press (2017). LA's Getty Center Built to Protect Its Greek, Roman Antiquities from Flames (Photos). The National Herald. 7 December.

Tribes, host of groups, file suit against Trump's action

(United States of America)

Krista Allen (2017). Tribes, host of groups, file suit against Trump's action. Navajo Times. 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.

Cairo Airport thwarts smuggling of 28 historic coins

(Egypt)

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

Supreme Court hears arguments in claim against Iranian antiquities

(United States of America; Iran)

Martha Lufkin (2017). Supreme Court hears arguments in claim against Iranian antiquities. The Art Newspaper. 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.

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.

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.

Bears Ears: Inside the fight for Utah's contested national monuments

(United States of America)

James Cook (2017). Bears Ears: Inside the fight for Utah's contested national monuments. BBC News. 4 December.

Native American Artifacts, Fossils And Stunning Utah Landscape Not Protected From Looting And Mining After Trump Withdraws Protection

(United States of America)

Sydney Pereira (2017). Native American Artifacts, Fossils And Stunning Utah Landscape Not Protected From Looting And Mining After Trump Withdraws Protection. Newsweek. 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.

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.

Loss of heritage is loss of living culture

(Nepal)

Sangita Shrestha (2017). Loss of heritage is loss of living culture. My Republica. 28 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.

'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.

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.

'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.

A broken museum, in a broken country: Meet the man trying to save CAR's history

(Central African Republic)

Simon Allison (2017). A broken museum, in a broken country: Meet the man trying to save CAR's history. Mail & Guardian. 24 November.

Police recover Buddha heads

(China)

Mengxi Gu (2017). Police recover Buddha heads. ECNS. 23 November.

'Detectorist' finds on the rise as treasure hunters are inspired by TV shows

(United Kingdom)

Olivia Rudgard (2017). 'Detectorist' finds on the rise as treasure hunters are inspired by TV shows. The Telegraph. 22 November.

Saudi Arabia thanks Bend woman for return of ancient ceramic pot

(Saudi Arabia)

Barney Lerten (2017). Saudi Arabia thanks Bend woman for return of ancient ceramic pot. KTVZ. 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.

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.

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.

Govt set to publish 'Heritage and Antiquities' act this month

(Gibralter)

Eyleen Shell (2017). Govt set to publish 'Heritage and Antiquities' act this month. Gibraltar Chronicle. 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.

International law prevents recovery of Rosetta Stone from UK, Egypt's antiquities minister tells MPs

(Egypt; United Kingdom)

Gamal Essam El-Din (2017). International law prevents recovery of Rosetta Stone from UK, Egypt's antiquities minister tells MPs. Ahram Online. 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.

Another blow for embattled museum as senior official quits

(Ireland)

Justine McCarthy (2017). Another blow for embattled museum as senior official quits. The Times. 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.

Egypt requests return of ancient vessel through normal procedure

(Cyprus; Egypt)

Cyprus Mail (2017). Egypt requests return of ancient vessel through normal procedure. Cyprus Mail. 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.

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.

Patriotic collectors boost market for ancient Chinese artefacts

(China)

Ben Bland (2017). Patriotic collectors boost market for ancient Chinese artefacts. Financial Times. 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.

1,500 year old statues left in the trash at National Museum

(Pakistan)

Hafeez Tunio (2017). 1,500 year old statues left in the trash at National Museum. The Express Tribune. 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.

The Theft of the Gods

(United States of America)

Kathleen Sharp (2017). The Theft of the Gods. Pacific Standard. 16 November.

Delhi museum thieves held in Kolkata

(India)

TNN (2017). Delhi museum thieves held in Kolkata. The Times of India. 15 November.

Italy police confiscate millions of euros from Mafia-linked art dealer

(Italy)

German Press Agency (2017). Italy police confiscate millions of euros from Mafia-linked art dealer. Daily Sabah. 15 November.

INAH inicia procedimiento legal contra foto de Chichén, tomada por un dron

(Mexico)

La Jornada Maya (2017). INAH inicia procedimiento legal contra foto de Chichén, tomada por un dron. La Jornada Maya. 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.

Art, antiquities among victims of warfare

(United States of America)

Rosa Salter Rodriguez (2017). Art, antiquities among victims of warfare. The Journal Gazette. 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.

Archaeologists say human evolution study used stolen bone

(Netherlands; Germany)

Ewan Callaway (2017). Archaeologists say human evolution study used stolen bone. Nature. 13 November.

Islamic State militant sentenced to death for smashing monuments in Mosul

(Iraq)

Nehal Mostafa (2017). Islamic State militant sentenced to death for smashing monuments in Mosul. Iraqi 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.

Accidental archaeology: Roman ruins found under 'illegally' demolished house in Plovdiv

(Bulgaria)

The Sofia Globe (2017). Accidental archaeology: Roman ruins found under 'illegally' demolished house in Plovdiv. The Sofia Globe. 12 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.

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.

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.

The Chinese art and antique market in Britain: challenges and opportunities

(United Kingdom; China)

Lauren Xandra (2017). The Chinese art and antique market in Britain: challenges and opportunities. Global Legal Post. 9 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.

Sudan: President Gives Directives for Formation of Committee for Study of Reality of Sudan's Archeology

(Sudan)

Sudan News Agency (2017). Sudan: President Gives Directives for Formation of Committee for Study of Reality of Sudan's Archeology. All Africa. 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.

Bipartisan Legislation To Safeguard Tribal Items Receives Key Committee Hearing

(United States of America)

Martin Heinrich (2017). Bipartisan Legislation To Safeguard Tribal Items Receives Key Committee Hearing. KRWG. 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.

Russia and Israel sign historic deal to share digitised Gunzburg Collection

(Israel; Russia)

Anny Shaw (2017). Russia and Israel sign historic deal to share digitised Gunzburg Collection. The Art Newspaper. 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.

2,500-year-old coins discovered in a desk in Kent

(United Kingdom)

Jen Mills (2017). 2,500-year-old coins discovered in a desk in Kent. Metro. 6 November.

Why Art Galleries Have Become a Ripe Target for Hackers (and Other Insights)

(United Kingdom)

Tim Schneider (2017). Why Art Galleries Have Become a Ripe Target for Hackers (and Other Insights). ArtNet News. 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.

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.

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.

Most Antiquities Sold Online are Fake or Illegal

(General)

Jason Daley (2017). Most Antiquities Sold Online are Fake or Illegal. Smithsonian. 3 November.

Photographing Museum Visitors Behaving Badly

(Austria)

Claire Voon (2017). Photographing Museum Visitors Behaving Badly. Hyperallergic. 2 November.

'The discussion is over': Student calls for return of Louis Riel's walking stick to Métis

(Canada)

Jen Gerson (2017). 'The discussion is over': Student calls for return of Louis Riel's walking stick to Métis. National Post. 2 November.

ScanPyramids mission rushed in announcing 'discovery of new void' in Giza's Khufu': Egypt antiquities ministry

(Egypt)

Nevine El-Aref (2017). ScanPyramids mission rushed in announcing 'discovery of new void' in Giza's Khufu': Egypt antiquities ministry. Ahram Online. 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.

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.

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.

Plaques stolen from historic monument

(South Africa)

Sue MacLennan (2017). Plaques stolen from historic monument. Grocott's Mail. 31 October.

KP govt urged to retrieve 3,147 artefacts from other provinces

(Pakistan)

Adil Parvez (2017). KP govt urged to retrieve 3,147 artefacts from other provinces. GeoTV. 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.

Persian Antiquities Dispute With US Remains Unresolved

(Iran; United States of America)

Financial Tribute (2017). Persian Antiquities Dispute With US Remains Unresolved. Financial Times. 31 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.

Why Unesco Needs the United States

(United States of America)

Hugh Eakin (2017). Why Unesco Needs the United States. The New York Times. 30 October.

Iran Says It Foiled 'Illegal Gathering' At Tomb Of Cyrus The Great

(Iran)

Radio Farda (2017). Iran Says It Foiled 'Illegal Gathering' At Tomb Of Cyrus The Great. Radio Farda. 29 October.

Ancient tomb of Jewish prophet 'in danger' amid Iraq-Kurdish tensions

(Iraq)

Seth J. Frantzman (2017). Ancient tomb of Jewish prophet 'in danger' amid Iraq-Kurdish tensions. The Jerusalem Post. 28 October.

Egypt retrieves 8 looted antiquities from France

(Egypt; France; United Kingdom)

Egypt Today (2017). Egypt retrieves 8 looted antiquities from France. Egypt Today. 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.

Gods For Sale: Misplaced Priorities And Mercantilism In The Antiquities Bill 2017

(India)

Anuraag Saxena, J. Sai Deepak (2017). Gods For Sale: Misplaced Priorities And Mercantilism In The Antiquities Bill 2017. Swarajya Magazine. 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.

An Insufficient Antiquities Bill

(India)

Anuraag Saxena, J.Sai Deepak (2017). An Insufficient Antiquities Bill. The Pioneer. 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.

Young Gazans mobilize to save Palestine's oldest archaeological site

(Palestine)

Moath al-Amoudi (2017). Young Gazans mobilize to save Palestine's oldest archaeological site. Al Monitor. 26 October.

CISF teams to guard Allahabad Museum

(India)

Vinod Khanal (2017). CISF teams to guard Allahabad Museum. The Times of India. 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.

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.

Libyan antiquities are subject to an awareness campaign

(Libya)

Housam Najjair (2017). Libyan antiquities are subject to an awareness campaign. The Libya Observer. 25 October.

Looted Greek Antiquities Allegedly on Sale at London Art Fair

(Greece; United Kingdom)

Philip Chrysopoulos (2017). Looted Greek Antiquities Allegedly on Sale at London Art Fair. Greek Reporter. 23 October.

Saudi Arabia retrieves 52,000 historical artefacts since 2011

(Saudi Arabia)

Arab News (2017). Saudi Arabia retrieves 52,000 historical artefacts since 2011. Arab News. 22 October.

HC seeks report on steps taken for digitisation of art objects

(India)

Millennium Post (2017). HC seeks report on steps taken for digitisation of art objects. Millennium Post. 22 October.

Looted antiquities allegedly on sale at London Frieze Masters art fair

(Italy; Switzerland; United Kingdom)

Howard Swains (2017). Looted antiquities allegedly on sale at London Frieze Masters art fair. The Guardian. 22 October.

Italy gets back looted mosaic from Emperor Caligula's ship

(Italy; United States of America)

Reuters (2017). Italy gets back looted mosaic from Emperor Caligula's ship. Reuters. 22 October.

The man who stole gods

(India)

Narayan Lakshman (2017). The man who stole gods. The Hindu. 21 October.

The murky trail of stolen antiquities

(India)

A. Srivathsan (2017). The murky trail of stolen antiquities. The Hindu. 21 October.

File Status Report On Preservation Of Artifacts And Manuscripts In National Museum: Delhi HC

(India)

Apoorva Mandhani (2017). File Status Report On Preservation Of Artifacts And Manuscripts In National Museum: Delhi HC. Live Law. 21 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.

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.

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.

The history of Iraqi Jews is in jeopardy

(United States of America; Iraq)

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

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.

Lady Somerleyton loses heirloom pendant in Morrisons supermarket

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2017). Lady Somerleyton loses heirloom pendant in Morrisons supermarket. BBC News. 18 October.

EU admits the Elgin Marbles will REMAIN in Britain after Brexit

(United Kingdom; Greece)

Jon Rogers (2017). EU admits the Elgin Marbles will REMAIN in Britain after Brexit. Express. 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.

Benghazi palace may become archaeological museum

(Libya)

Maha Ellawati (2017). Benghazi palace may become archaeological museum. Libya Herald. 18 October.

How Qatar sidestepped the UK export system again

(United Arab Emirates; United Kingdom)

Martin Bailey (2017). How Qatar sidestepped the UK export system again. The Art Newspaper. 17 October.

World Monuments Fund recognises sites threatened by conflict, climate change and natural disasters

(General)

Helen Stoilas (2017). World Monuments Fund recognises sites threatened by conflict, climate change and natural disasters. The Art Newspaper. 17 October.

Tourism Ministry to lay more emphasis on saving, protecting shipwrecks, artefacts

(Malaysia)

Kelly Koh (2017). Tourism Ministry to lay more emphasis on saving, protecting shipwrecks, artefacts. New Straits Times. 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.

Can the Museum of the Bible overcome the sins of the past?

(United States of America)

Lizzie Wade (2017). Can the Museum of the Bible overcome the sins of the past?. Science. 16 October.

Looted Benin bronzes to be lent back to Nigeria

(United Kingdom; Germany; Nigeria; France)

Gareth Harris (2017). Looted Benin bronzes to be lent back to Nigeria. The Art Newspaper. 16 October.

Philaeni statues' disappearance refuted by antiquities authorities

(Libya)

Libya Herald (2017). Philaeni statues' disappearance refuted by antiquities authorities. Libya Herald. 16 October.

Sword attacker charged with murder attempt

(Taiwan)

Li-chung Chien (2017). Sword attacker charged with murder attempt. Taipei Times. 14 October.

The U.S. Is Withdrawing from UNESCO—What Happens Now?

(United States of America)

Isaac Kaplan (2017). The U.S. Is Withdrawing from UNESCO—What Happens Now?. Artsy. 13 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.

Audrey Azoulay, former French culture minister, to be Unesco's next director-general

(General)

Vincent Noce (2017). Audrey Azoulay, former French culture minister, to be Unesco's next director-general. The Art Newspaper. 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.

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.

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.

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.

Forgery of ancient silk leaves chemical footprint

(United States of America; Iran)

Louisa Dalton (2017). Forgery of ancient silk leaves chemical footprint. C&EN. 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.

Romanian Police recover 5,000 archaeological artifacts from treasure hunters

(Romania)

Romania Insider (2017). Romanian Police recover 5,000 archaeological artifacts from treasure hunters. Romania Insider. 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.

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.

V&A director calls for Exhibition Road to be fully pedestrianised after 11 injured in accident

(United Kingdom)

Martin Bailey (2017). V&A director calls for Exhibition Road to be fully pedestrianised after 11 injured in accident. The Art Newspaper. 9 October.

Now, monumental fines for graffiti

(India)

Dhaval Kulkarni (2017). Now, monumental fines for graffiti. DNA India. 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.

An Ancient Canaanite Treasure in Gaza Was Leveled to the Ground by Hamas

(Palestine)

Associated Press (2017). An Ancient Canaanite Treasure in Gaza Was Leveled to the Ground by Hamas. Haaretz. 6 October.

In Gaza, Hamas levels an ancient treasure

(Palestine)

Fares Akram (2017). In Gaza, Hamas levels an ancient treasure. Phys.org. 6 October.

Draft antiquities bill triggers jubilation and alarm

(India)

Sanya Dhingra (2017). Draft antiquities bill triggers jubilation and alarm. The Print. 6 October.

Nighthawks cause damage at scheduled monument

(United Kingdom)

Northumberland Gazette (2017). Nighthawks cause damage at scheduled monument. Northumberland Gazette. 6 October.

Italy's heritage under threat

(Italy)

Sophie Tavernese (2017). Italy's heritage under threat. EuroNews. 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.

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.

Ancient Statue Damaged by ISIS Resurrected in Damascus

(Syria)

Brigit Katz (2017). Ancient Statue Damaged by ISIS Resurrected in Damascus. Smithsonian.com. 3 October.

Swastikas found spray-painted outside settlement archaeology site

(Palestine)

Jacob Magid (2017). Swastikas found spray-painted outside settlement archaeology site. The Times of Israel. 3 October.

Swastikas Painted on Sign to Site of Ancient Susiya Excavation

(Palestine)

Hana Levi Julian (2017). Swastikas Painted on Sign to Site of Ancient Susiya Excavation. Jewish Press. 3 October.

Dead Sea Scrolls scam: Dozens of recently sold fragments are fakes, experts warn

(Israel; Palestine; United States of America)

Amanda Borschel-Dan (2017). Dead Sea Scrolls scam: Dozens of recently sold fragments are fakes, experts warn. The Times of Israel. 3 October.

After Tip-Off, Police Roll Up Nationwide Tomb Raiding Gangs

(China)

Shao Ke (2017). After Tip-Off, Police Roll Up Nationwide Tomb Raiding Gangs. Sixth Tone. 3 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.

US court to decide on terror victims' claim on lent artefacts

(Israel; United States of America; Iran)

Martha Lufkin (2017). US court to decide on terror victims' claim on lent artefacts. The Art Newspaper. 2 October.

Why Art Basel's New Ethics Rules Are Good News for the Market (and Other Insights)

(General)

Tim Schneider (2017). Why Art Basel's New Ethics Rules Are Good News for the Market (and Other Insights). ArtNet News. 2 October.

Fraudster who tried to sell fake Greek bowl foiled by Poundland notebook

(United Kingdom)

The Telegraph (2017). Fraudster who tried to sell fake Greek bowl foiled by Poundland notebook. The Telegraph. 2 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.

The Salvation of Mosul

(Iraq)

Joshua Hammer (2017). The Salvation of Mosul. Smithsonian. 1 October.

Palmyra statue damaged by militants goes on display in Damascus

(Syria)

Gulf Times (2017). Palmyra statue damaged by militants goes on display in Damascus. Gulf Times. 1 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.

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.

Why 'stolen' artifacts cannot be returned now, by U.S. representatives

(Nigeria; United States of America)

Alemma-Ozioruva Aliu (2017). Why 'stolen' artifacts cannot be returned now, by U.S. representatives. The Guardian. 30 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.

The archaeological treasures IS failed to destroy

(Iraq)

Sebastian Rey, John MacGinnis (2017). The archaeological treasures IS failed to destroy. BBC News. 29 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.

Serious quake damage to Morelos heritage

(Mexico)

Mexico News Daily (2017). Serious quake damage to Morelos heritage. Mexico News Daily. 28 September.

Chinese monument being used as climbing wall by visitors

(China)

Laurie Chen (2017). Chinese monument being used as climbing wall by visitors. South China Morning Post. 27 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.

Minister receives Briton who returned ancient jug

(Turkey; United Kingdom)

Daily Sabah (2017). Minister receives Briton who returned ancient jug. Daily Sabah. 26 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.

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.

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.

Ancient Hercules sarcophagus returns home to Turkey with splendid welcome

(Turkey; Switzerland)

Daily Sabah (2017). Ancient Hercules sarcophagus returns home to Turkey with splendid welcome. Daily Sabah. 24 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.

RCMP inks deal to return Louis Riel artifacts to Métis people

(Canada)

Alex Soloducha (2017). RCMP inks deal to return Louis Riel artifacts to Métis people. CBC. 23 September.

Kos quake caused 95 million euros in damages

(Greece)

eKathimerini (2017). Kos quake caused 95 million euros in damages. eKathimerini. 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.

Navajo Nation vows to sue Trump if he shrinks Bears Ears national monument

(United States of America)

Josh Siegel (2017). Navajo Nation vows to sue Trump if he shrinks Bears Ears national monument. Washington Examiner. 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.

Discovering our Common Humanity through Space Archaeology

(United States of America)

Kristin Butler (2017). Discovering our Common Humanity through Space Archaeology. Discover. 21 September.

Sarcophagus of Hercules set in place

(Turkey; Switzerland)

Daily Sabah (2017). Sarcophagus of Hercules set in place. Daily Sabah. 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.

Getty Villa To Reopen Thursday After LAPD Bomb Squad Comes Up Empty

(United States of America)

Dominic Patten (2017). Getty Villa To Reopen Thursday After LAPD Bomb Squad Comes Up Empty. Deadline. 20 September.

Liberia Wants Its Cultural Artifacts Back, Please

(Liberia)

Natasha Frost (2017). Liberia Wants Its Cultural Artifacts Back, Please. Atlas Obscura. 19 September.

No Egyptian antiquities were smuggled to Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum: Official

(Egypt; United Arab Emirates)

Egypt Independent (2017). No Egyptian antiquities were smuggled to Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum: Official. Egypt Independent. 19 September.

New pictures show the destruction of Palmyra

(Syria)

Bel Trew (2017). New pictures show the destruction of Palmyra. The Sunday Times. 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.

Monument to myth or history? Museum of the Bible to open in Washington, D.C.

(United States of America)

Tracie Maurillo (2017). Monument to myth or history? Museum of the Bible to open in Washington, D.C.. The Chicago Tribune. 18 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.

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.

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.

Tamil Nadu: Absconding DSP held for idol robbery

(India)

Deccan Chronicle (2017). Tamil Nadu: Absconding DSP held for idol robbery. Deccan Chronicle. 15 September.

Campaigners call to preserve rubble from archaeological buildings

(Nepal)

OnlineKhabar (2017). Campaigners call to preserve rubble from archaeological buildings. OnlineKhabar. 15 September.

Police seize stolen Aboriginal artefacts in raid

(Australia)

NITV (2017). Police seize stolen Aboriginal artefacts in raid. NITV. 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.

Roman sarcophagus of Hercules returns home to Turkey

(Turkey; Switzerland)

Hurriyet Daily News (2017). Roman sarcophagus of Hercules returns home to Turkey. Hurriyet Daily News. 14 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.

West London antiques cheat pleads guilty to attempts to defraud auction houses

(United Kingdom)

Laura Chesters (2017). West London antiques cheat pleads guilty to attempts to defraud auction houses. Antiques Trade Gazette. 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.

Despite protests, US returning artifacts to Iraq

(Iraq; United States of America)

Josefin Dolsten (2017). Despite protests, US returning artifacts to Iraq. The Jewish Star. 13 September.

Stone stackers at ancient sites could face jail, warns Historic England

(United Kingdom)

Steven Morris (2017). Stone stackers at ancient sites could face jail, warns Historic England. The Guardian. 13 September.

Government ratifies Hague Convention on protecting cultural property

(United Kingdom)

Media & Sport" "Department for Digital, Culture (2017). Government ratifies Hague Convention on protecting cultural property. Gov.uk. 12 September.

Ancient 'fairy fort' in Tyrone badly damaged by diggers before PSNI move in

(United Kingdom)

Eamon Sweeney (2017). Ancient 'fairy fort' in Tyrone badly damaged by diggers before PSNI move in. Belfast Telegraph. 8 September.

Turning detective in hunt for artifacts

(Turkey)

Zihao Wang (2017). Turning detective in hunt for artifacts. ECNS. 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.

Bruce Seals may be fake but 'still important for Scotland's history'

(United Kingdom)

Dunfermline Press (2017). Bruce Seals may be fake but 'still important for Scotland's history'. Dunfermline Press. 7 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.

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.

Artifacts stolen by IS from Mosul museum recovered

(Iraq)

Nehal Mostafa (2017). Artifacts stolen by IS from Mosul museum recovered. Iraqi News. 3 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.

A Green Light for Art Criminals?

(United Kingdom)

Scott Reyburn (2017). A Green Light for Art Criminals?. The New York Times. 1 September.

Archaeological objects exposed by storms, stolen

(New Zealand)

Hamish MacLean (2017). Archaeological objects exposed by storms, stolen. Otago Daily Times. 1 September.

Iraq establishes new security force to protect its archaeological wealth

(Iraq)

Mustafa Saadoun (2017). Iraq establishes new security force to protect its archaeological wealth. Al Monitor. 1 September.

National monuments protect meaning, not just landscapes

(United States of America)

Jonathan Thompson (2017). National monuments protect meaning, not just landscapes. High Country News. 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.

China's Peking University to investigate graffiti found on ancient bell

(China)

Laurie Chen (2017). China's Peking University to investigate graffiti found on ancient bell. South China Morning Post. 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.

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.

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 Service. 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.

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.

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.

Timbuktu's ancient mausoleums protect city again

(Mali)

AFP (2017). Timbuktu's ancient mausoleums protect city again. African Independent. 26 August.

Russia and Ukraine's battle over Crimean heritage heats up

(Ukraine; Russia)

Sophia Kishkovsky (2017). Russia and Ukraine's battle over Crimean heritage heats up. The Art Newspaper. 25 August.

Arrowheads and Coins Stolen

(United States of America)

KSAL (2017). Arrowheads and Coins Stolen. KSAL. 25 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.

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.

Ancient coffin breaks as child put in it at Southend museum

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2017). Ancient coffin breaks as child put in it at Southend museum. BBC News. 22 August.

Egyptian antiquities ministry inspects Khufu's boat after accident causes 'mild' damage to beam

(Egypt)

Nevine El-Aref (2017). Egyptian antiquities ministry inspects Khufu's boat after accident causes 'mild' damage to beam. Ahram Online. 21 August.

Rescuing Assyrian Manuscripts in Iraq

(Iraq)

Amir Harrack (2017). Rescuing Assyrian Manuscripts in Iraq. AINA. 20 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.

War in the Arab world has devastated the region's heritage

(General)

The Economist (2017). War in the Arab world has devastated the region's heritage. The Economist. 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.

Returned royal seals open to public view

(South Korea; United States of America)

Mee-yoo Kwon (2017). Returned royal seals open to public view. Korea Times. 18 August.

Recovered royal seals go on display at nat'l palace museum

(South Korea; United States of America)

Jae-yeon Woo (2017). Recovered royal seals go on display at nat'l palace museum. Yonhap News Agency. 18 August.

Samurai Sword Attack Outside Taiwan Presidential Office

(Taiwan)

AFP (2017). Samurai Sword Attack Outside Taiwan Presidential Office. NDTV. 18 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.

Finding Somaliland's ancient cave art is hard. Protecting it could be harder.

(Somaliland)

M. Goth (2017). Finding Somaliland's ancient cave art is hard. Protecting it could be harder.. Somaliland Press. 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.

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.

Met Police unit tasked with targeting art thieves faces closure after detectives moved to cover Grenfell tragedy

(United Kingdom)

The Telegraph (2017). Met Police unit tasked with targeting art thieves faces closure after detectives moved to cover Grenfell tragedy. The Telegraph. 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.

Citizen returns safekept, priceless manuscripts to Mosul university

(Iraq)

Mohamed Mostafa (2017). Citizen returns safekept, priceless manuscripts to Mosul university. Iraqi News. 15 August.

High-value objects stolen from Norway museum

(Norway)

The Local (2017). High-value objects stolen from Norway museum. The Local. 14 August.

ICC to award damages for jihadist Timbuktu destruction

(Mali)

The New Arab (2017). ICC to award damages for jihadist Timbuktu destruction. The New Arab. 14 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.

Jerusalem Drops Plan to Build Luxury Homes Atop Ancient Palestinian Village

(Palestine; Israel)

Nir Hasson (2017). Jerusalem Drops Plan to Build Luxury Homes Atop Ancient Palestinian Village. Haaretz. 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.

Ministry of Antiquities denies alleged risk of collapse of Qaitbay Citadel

(Egypt)

Egypt Independent (2017). Ministry of Antiquities denies alleged risk of collapse of Qaitbay Citadel. Egypt Independent. 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.

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.

Idol smuggler produced in court

(India)

The Hindu (2017). Idol smuggler produced in court. The Hindu. 8 August.

Thieves target historic Portuguese decorative tiles

(Portugal)

The Sun Daily (2017). Thieves target historic Portuguese decorative tiles. The Sun Daily. 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.

Family Gives "One-of-a-Kind" Chilkat Robe to Sealaska Heritage Institute

(United States of America)

Mary Kauffman (2017). Family Gives "One-of-a-Kind" Chilkat Robe to Sealaska Heritage Institute. SIT News. 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.

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.

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.

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

(Syria)

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

ISIS Destruction of Ancient Sites Hist Mostly Muslim Targets

(Iraq; Syria)

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

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.

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

(Israel; Palestine)

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

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.

The Antiquities Act of 1906: No president is licensed to revoke national monuments

(United States of America)

Bruce Fein (2017). The Antiquities Act of 1906: No president is licensed to revoke national monuments. The Washington Times. 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.

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.

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.

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.

Kos Archaeological Museum assesses quake damage

(Greece)

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

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 Service. 27 July.

Workers in Greek Museums and Archaeological Sites Announce Strike for the Weekend

(Greece)

A. Markis (2017). Workers in Greek Museums and Archaeological Sites Announce Strike for the Weekend. Greek Reporter. 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.

Ruling lets Italy hunt abroad for new Colosseum chief

(Italy)

Associated Press (2017). Ruling lets Italy hunt abroad for new Colosseum chief. Yahoo News. 25 July.

At Bears Ears in Utah, Heated Politics and Precious Ruins

(United States of America)

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

Israel removes flashpoint metal detectors at Jerusalem holy site

(Palestine; Israel)

BBC News (2017). Israel removes flashpoint metal detectors at Jerusalem holy site. BBC News. 25 July.

Icon centres getting ready to house idol

(India)

R. Rajaram (2017). Icon centres getting ready to house idol. The Hindu. 25 July.

Still no progress in restoring ancient Nimrud

(Iraq)

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

Sacred ancient objects returned to Australian Indigenous leaders after centuries

(Australia)

The Sun Daily (2017). Sacred ancient objects returned to Australian Indigenous leaders after centuries. The Sun Daily. 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.

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

(United Kingdom)

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

Ireland should 'give back its looted and stolen treasures'

(Ireland)

The Journal (2017). Ireland should 'give back its looted and stolen treasures'. The Journal. 22 July.

Vandals destroy ancient artifacts to create graffiti at Mesa Verde

(United States of America)

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

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.

Earthquake Damaged Kos Sites and Monuments, Archaeological Service Reports

(Greece)

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

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.

British Museum evacuated: Controlled explosion of unattended vehicle carried out after 'security concern'

(United Kingdom)

Rachel Roberts (2017). British Museum evacuated: Controlled explosion of unattended vehicle carried out after 'security concern'. The Independent. 21 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.

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.

Author documents trail of Native American artificats

(United States of America)

Vail Daily (2017). Author documents trail of Native American artificats. Vail Daily. 19 July.

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

(Greece)

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

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.

Ancient Sebastapolis faces illegal excavations

(Turkey)

Anadolu Agency (2017). Ancient Sebastapolis faces illegal excavations. Daily Sabah. 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.

Ancient Roman Amphitheater in Caesarea sold by Greek Orthodox church to mystery foreign buyer

(Israel)

The Times of Israel (2017). Ancient Roman Amphitheater in Caesarea sold by Greek Orthodox church to mystery foreign buyer. The Times of Israel. 17 July.

Nigeria: When Nigeria Celebrated Return of Stolen Artifacts

(Nigeria)

Nurudeen Oyewole (2017). Nigeria: When Nigeria Celebrated Return of Stolen Artifacts. All Africa. 16 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.

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.

AUC hands over to Egypt 5,000 artifacts from past archaeological excavations

(Egypt)

Nevine El-Aref (2017). AUC hands over to Egypt 5,000 artifacts from past archaeological excavations. Ahram Online. 16 July.

Hands Off the Antiquities

(Syria)

Alex Joffe (2017). Hands Off the Antiquities. The America Interest. 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.

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.

Cultural Memoranda of Understanding: An Important Diplomatic Tool for Protecting Heritage

(United States of America)

Deborah Lehr (2017). Cultural Memoranda of Understanding: An Important Diplomatic Tool for Protecting Heritage. Huffington Post. 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.

Commission targets terrorists trafficking in antiquities

(General)

Bjarke Smith-Meyer (2017). Commission targets terrorists trafficking in antiquities. Politico. 13 July.

EU executive plans crackdown on plunder smugglers, militants

(General)

Reuters (2017). EU executive plans crackdown on plunder smugglers, militants. Reuters. 13 July.

Historic Scott Plantation Settlement Burglarized

(United States of America)

Ellen Lampe (2017). Historic Scott Plantation Settlement Burglarized. Arkansas Matters. 13 July.

#SecurityUnion: Cracking down on the illegal import of cultural goods used to finance terrorism

(General)

EU Reporter (2017). #SecurityUnion: Cracking down on the illegal import of cultural goods used to finance terrorism. EU Reporter. 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.

EU plans tough checks on imports of ancient artefacts

(General)

Jim Brunsden (2017). EU plans tough checks on imports of ancient artefacts. Financial Times. 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.

Bardo National Museum attack 'accomplices' go on trial

(Tunisia)

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

Pompeii Rises From The Ashes By Rejecting Its History Of Crime And Corruption

(Italy)

Sarah Bond (2017). Pompeii Rises From The Ashes By Rejecting Its History Of Crime And Corruption. Forbes. 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.

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.

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.

'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.

Administrative Prosecution refers 3 Ministry of Antiquities officials to trial over excavation fiasco

(Egypt)

Daily News Egypt (2017). Administrative Prosecution refers 3 Ministry of Antiquities officials to trial over excavation fiasco. MENA Financial Network. 8 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.

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.

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.

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.

Digitally Reconstructing The Faces Of Ancient Palmyra

(Syria)

Sarah Bond (2017). Digitally Reconstructing The Faces Of Ancient Palmyra. Forbes. 5 July.

ASI bans selfie sticks at 46 site museums

(India)

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

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.

Attica museums, ancient sites to be closed on Thursday morning due to walkout

(Greece)

eKathimerini (2017). Attica museums, ancient sites to be closed on Thursday morning due to walkout. eKathimerini. 3 July.

Indomitable champion of Cyprus' cultural heritage

(Cyprus)

Marina Christofides (2017). Indomitable champion of Cyprus' cultural heritage. Cyprus Mail. 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.

Iraq accelerates work on its virtual national museum

(Iraq)

Adnan Abu Zeed (2017). Iraq accelerates work on its virtual national museum. Al Monitor. 2 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.

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

(Turkey; Netherlands)

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

Looted Korean royal seals to return home from U.S.

(South Korea; United States of America)

Yonhap News Agency (2017). Looted Korean royal seals to return home from U.S.. Yonhap News Agency. 30 June.

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

(United Kingdom)

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

Illicit antiquities trade threatening cultural heritage

(General)

Stephen Quillen (2017). Illicit antiquities trade threatening cultural heritage. Middle East Online. 28 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.

Changing Nature of Illicit Art Trading Revealed as US Steps Up Fight

(United States of America)

Blouin Artinfo (2017). Changing Nature of Illicit Art Trading Revealed as US Steps Up Fight. Blouin Artinfo. 27 June.

Supreme Court Takes Up Dispute Over Iran Antiquities in Terror Case

(Iran; United States of America)

Pete Williams (2017). Supreme Court Takes Up Dispute Over Iran Antiquities in Terror Case. NBC. 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.

Buscan proteger vestigios históricos en Cerro Las Burras

(Mexico)

Looking to protect historic remains in Cerro Las Burras

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

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.

French military funds technology to document heritage in conflict zones

(France)

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

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.

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.

At British Museum Protest, Australian Aboriginal Activist Demands Repatriation of Ancestor's Shield

(Australia; United Kingdom)

Isabella SMith (2017). At British Museum Protest, Australian Aboriginal Activist Demands Repatriation of Ancestor's Shield. Hyperallergic. 20 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.

Egypt's sunken antiquities threatened by ship waste

(Egypt)

TRT World (2017). Egypt's sunken antiquities threatened by ship waste. TRT World. 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.

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.

Aboriginal man demands Cambridge University return his ancestor's spears

(Australia; United Kingdom)

Raymond Brown (2017). Aboriginal man demands Cambridge University return his ancestor's spears. Cambridge News. 16 June.

Mumbai: Vandalism threat looms over restored Mulji Jetha Fountain

(India)

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

Encroachments made since 2011 removed from Egypt's Dahshur Necropolis

(Egypt)

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

Row over bronze age bracelet found in Meon Valley

(United Kingdom)

Hampshire Chronicle (2017). Row over bronze age bracelet found in Meon Valley. Hampshire Chronicle. 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.

Getty agrees to return 1st century BC sculpture to Italy

(Italy; United States of America)

Jessica Gelt (2017). Getty agrees to return 1st century BC sculpture to Italy. Los Angeles Times. 13 June.

AUC hands over Egyptian artefacts from 1964 excavation in Fustat

(Egypt)

Nevine El-Aref (2017). AUC hands over Egyptian artefacts from 1964 excavation in Fustat. Ahram Online. 13 June.

Imaging helps to spot fake ancient daggers

(General)

Springer (2017). Imaging helps to spot fake ancient daggers. Science Daily. 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.

Agency returning tribal artifacts

(United States of America)

Jaime Adame (2017). Agency returning tribal artifacts. Arkansas Online. 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.

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.

Judge gives controversial Cliffords Tower visitor centre the green light

(United Kingdom)

York Mix (2017). Judge gives controversial Cliffords Tower visitor centre the green light. York Mix. 9 June.

Will Bears Ears Remain a National Monument?

(United States of America)

Jake Bullinger (2017). Will Bears Ears Remain a National Monument?. The Atlantic. 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.

117 years later: SEE stolen artifacts Britain returned to Nigeria

(Nigeria; United Kingdom)

Chika Jones (2017). 117 years later: SEE stolen artifacts Britain returned to Nigeria. NAIJ. 9 June.

Anger after ancient Highland burial site vandalised

(United Kingdom)

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

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.

Mathiatis residents fear gold mining will destroy ancient site

(Cyprus)

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

Vandalism at ancient Clava Cairns burial site

(United Kingdom)

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

Temperature rises by almost one degree at ancient Altamira cave

(Spain)

Jessica Jones (2017). Temperature rises by almost one degree at ancient Altamira cave. iNews. 7 June.

United States and Peru extend MoU on archaeological heritage protection

(Peru; United States of America)

Andina (2017). United States and Peru extend MoU on archaeological heritage protection. Andina. 7 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.

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.

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

(Syria)

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

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

(Ireland)

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

Police to seek documents from Australian authorities

(India; Australia)

The Hindu (2017). Police to seek documents from Australian authorities. The Hindu. 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.

Lost Since World War II, Egyptian Artifact Returns to Germany

(Germany; United States of America; Egypt)

Megan Gannon (2017). Lost Since World War II, Egyptian Artifact Returns to Germany. Live Science. 1 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.

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

(United Kingdom)

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

Two Nooses Discovered at Smithsonian Museums This Week

(United States of America)

Claire Voon (2017). Two Nooses Discovered at Smithsonian Museums This Week. Hyperallergic. 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.

US museum returns ancient Egyptian stele missing since WWII

(Egypt)

Frank Jordans (2017). US museum returns ancient Egyptian stele missing since WWII. Phys.org. 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.

1,000-year-old 'Narasimmee' comes back to Tamil Nadu

(India; Australia)

R. Sivaraman (2017). 1,000-year-old 'Narasimmee' comes back to Tamil Nadu. The Hindu. 27 May.

How idol thieves deceived devotees

(India; Australia)

R. Sivaraman (2017). How idol thieves deceived devotees. The Hindu. 27 May.

Australia returns Tamil Nadu's antique idol stolen by notorious smuggler Kapoor

(India; Australia)

TNN (2017). Australia returns Tamil Nadu's antique idol stolen by notorious smuggler Kapoor. The Times of India. 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.

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.

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.

Fake relics "found" in Michigan at turn of century still provoke interest

(United States of America)

Michigan Radio (2017). Fake relics "found" in Michigan at turn of century still provoke interest. Michigan Radio. 25 May.

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. ABC United States. 25 May.

Rare historic coins return to Salzburg Museum 70 years after they were looted

(Austria; United States of America)

Catherine Hickley (2017). Rare historic coins return to Salzburg Museum 70 years after they were looted. The Art Newspaper. 25 May.

Rome authorities defend controversial stage built amidst ruins for rock musical

(Italy)

The Local (2017). Rome authorities defend controversial stage built amidst ruins for rock musical. The Local. 24 May.

UAE's federal council passes antiquities draft law

(United Arab Emirates)

Samir Salama (2017). UAE's federal council passes antiquities draft law. Zawya. 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.

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

(General)

Claire Voon (2017). A Digital Database for Threatened Archaeological Sites in the Middle East and North Africa. Hyperallergic. 24 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.

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.

GST impact: Auction of coins, stamps on hold

(India)

Sharath S. Srivatsa (2017). GST impact: Auction of coins, stamps on hold. The Hindu. 23 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.

Cyprus leads effort to stamp out 'trade in blood antiquities'

(Cyprus)

Famagusta Gazette (2017). Cyprus leads effort to stamp out 'trade in blood antiquities'. Famagusta Gazette. 19 May.

Dr. Oetker compensates Jewish heirs for silver windmill cup in collection

(Germany)

Catherine Hickley (2017). Dr. Oetker compensates Jewish heirs for silver windmill cup in collection. The Art Newspaper. 19 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.

BLM calls off public meetings amid Trump's monument review

(United States of America)

Cody Hooks (2017). BLM calls off public meetings amid Trump's monument review. The Taos News. 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.

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.

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.

Cyprus New convention targets illegal antiquities dealers

(Cyprus)

Menelaos Hadjicostis (2017). Cyprus New convention targets illegal antiquities dealers. Fox 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.

National Museum to help Syria restore ancient artefacts

(Syria; Czech Republic)

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

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.

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.

"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.

Norteamericano devuelve piezas arqueológicas de culturas Mochica y Lambayeque

(Peru)

American returns archaeological pieces from the Mochica and Lambayeque cultures

Andina (2017). Norteamericano devuelve piezas arqueológicas de culturas Mochica y Lambayeque. Andina. 14 May.

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

(United States of America)

Edward Helmore (2017). 'This is our land': New Mexico's tribal groups gear up to fight for their home. The Guardian. 13 May.

The Treasures of Timbuktu

(Mali)

Charlie English (2017). The Treasures of Timbuktu. The New York Times. 12 May.

Recuperan piezas saqueadas de los alrededores de la tumba del Señor de Sipán

(Peru)

RPP (2017). Recuperan piezas saqueadas de los alrededores de la tumba del Señor de Sipán. RPP. 12 May.

'Iuris&Lex' Analiza a fondo la nueva Ley contra el tráfico de arte

(General)

Juris & Lex thoroughly analyse the new anti art trafficking law

'El Economista' (2017). 'Iuris&Lex' Analiza a fondo la nueva Ley contra el tráfico de arte. El Economista. 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.

Ancient stele turns out to be fake

(Turkey)

Hurriyet Daily News (2017). Ancient stele turns out to be fake. Hurriyet Daily News. 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.

Stunning Ice Age rock art vandalised by modern graffiti

(Russia)

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

Protecting public lands isn't 'abuse'

(United States of America)

The Baltimore Sun (2017). Protecting public lands isn't 'abuse'. The Baltimore Sun. 10 May.

The Future of Dozens of National Monuments Depends on You

(United States of America)

Christopher Soloman (2017). The Future of Dozens of National Monuments Depends on You. Outside Online. 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.

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.

Skeletons in the art world's closet, let out after two centuries, are shunned

(United Kingdom; Greece)

Joan Altabe (2017). Skeletons in the art world's closet, let out after two centuries, are shunned. Blasting News. 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.

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

(Ireland)

Catherine Devine (2017). National Museum may close exhibition room and restaurant 'to provide anti-terrorist security measures'. Irish Independent. 8 May.

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

(United States of America)

Robert Redford (2017). Robert Redford: Don't take Bears Ears away from us. The Salt Lake Tribune. 6 May.

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

(United States of America)

Matthew Daly (2017). 27 national monuments may have protections cut or curtailed under Trump's review. The Chicago Tribune. 6 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.

The Met Files a Formal Proposal to Charge Admission to Out-of-State Visitors

(United States of America)

Robin Pogrebin (2017). The Met Files a Formal Proposal to Charge Admission to Out-of-State Visitors. The New York Times. 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.

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

(Mali)

Mark Rivett-Carnac (2017). Inside a New U.N. Program in Mali That's Training Its Staff to Protect At-Risk Art. Artsy. 5 May.

Museums show limited interest in borrowing Parthenon Marbles

(United Kingdom)

Martin Bailey (2017). Museums show limited interest in borrowing Parthenon Marbles. The Art Newspaper. 5 May.

Japan preserves Buddhist statues and cultural artifacts with 3D scanning and 3D printing

(Japan)

3Ders (2017). Japan preserves Buddhist statues and cultural artifacts with 3D scanning and 3D printing. 3Ders. 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.

Damascus Museum shows ancient treasures rescued from war

(Syria)

NRT (2017). Damascus Museum shows ancient treasures rescued from war. NRT. 4 May.

Egypt cabinet approves bill raising max penalty for antiquities trade to life in prison

(Egypt)

Ahram Online (2017). Egypt cabinet approves bill raising max penalty for antiquities trade to life in prison. Ahram Online. 4 May.

MFA Boston Reaches Settlement in Nazi-Related Claim Over Rare Figurines

(United States of America)

Eileen Kinsella (2017). MFA Boston Reaches Settlement in Nazi-Related Claim Over Rare Figurines. ArtNet 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.

CoE adopts Convention to fight cultural destruction

(General)

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

Ancient gate has chunk of stone knocked out by housing developers

(United Kingdom)

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

Reduce INAH los recursos a Quintana Roo

(Mexico)

INAH reduces resources for Quintana Roo

Carlos Matus (2017). Reduce INAH los recursos a Quintana Roo. La Verdad Noticias. 3 May.

Restoration may have disfigured Buddhist monastery, a world heritage site

(Pakistan)

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

Montículos mayas, sin indicios de destrucción

(Mexico)

Hubert Carrera Palí (2017). Montículos mayas, sin indicios de destrucción. La Jornada Maya. 1 May.

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

(General)

Phys.org (2017). Official launch of public database of 'at risk' archaeological sites. Phys.org. 1 May.

Hatra: IS damage to ancient Iraqi city less than feared

(Iraq)

BBC News (2017). Hatra: IS damage to ancient Iraqi city less than feared. BBC News. 1 May.

Ancient mummies rot as Yemen war vexes even the dead

(Yemen)

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

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.

New short film honours return of Northland chief Te Pahis medal

(New Zealand)

Mānia Clarke (2017). New short film honours return of Northland chief Te Pahis medal. Maori Television. 30 April.

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.

Cuthand: Indigenous artifacts belong with indigenous people

(Canada)

Doug Cuthand (2017). Cuthand: Indigenous artifacts belong with indigenous people. Saskatoon Star Phoenix. 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.

Milos island prepares a home for much-desired return of Aphrodite

(Greece)

Lina Giannarou (2017). Milos island prepares a home for much-desired return of Aphrodite. eKathimerini. 29 April.

Illegal excavations stir reaction in Myndos

(Turkey)

Doğan News Agency (2017). Illegal excavations stir reaction in Myndos. Hurriyet Daily News. 29 April.

Surprenantes fragrances romaines au BIEL...

(Lebanon)

Surprising Roman fragrances at Biel...

May Makarem (2017). Surprenantes fragrances romaines au BIEL.... L'Orient Le Jour. 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.

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.

Ancient Angkorian Jewelry Set Recovered From UK Art Dealership

(Cambodia; United Kingdom)

Hul Reaksmey (2017). Ancient Angkorian Jewelry Set Recovered From UK Art Dealership. Voice of America. 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.

Ancient Artifacts in London Returned to Cambodia

(Cambodia; United Kingdom)

Ben Paviour (2017). Ancient Artifacts in London Returned to Cambodia. The Cambodia Daily. 24 April.

Black Market Art: How To Restore Ethics To The Antiquities World

(General)

Liza Oliver (2017). Black Market Art: How To Restore Ethics To The Antiquities World. WBUR. 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.

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.

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.

Gold coins found inside piano in Shropshire are declared as treasure

(United Kingdom)

Shropshire Live (2017). Gold coins found inside piano in Shropshire are declared as treasure. Shropshire Live. 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.

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.

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.

Removal of a rare Roman mosaic in southern France enflames local conservation groups

(France)

Gareth Harris (2017). Removal of a rare Roman mosaic in southern France enflames local conservation groups. The Art Newspaper. 17 April.

Fake money was part of everyday life in Roman Cumbria

(United Kingdom)

North-West Evening Mail (2017). Fake money was part of everyday life in Roman Cumbria. North-West Evening Mail. 17 April.

Ohio museum continues with public sales of ancient artifacts

(United States of America)

The Toledo Blade (2017). Ohio museum continues with public sales of ancient artifacts. The Crescent-News. 17 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.

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.

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.

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

(United Kingdom)

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

Tesoros recuperados

(Peru)

Recovered Treasures

El Peruano (2017). Tesoros recuperados. El Peruano. 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

How Do You Purge The Memory Of An Emperor?

(United Kingdom)

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

Ecuadoran tourist cited for writing names on Roman Colosseum

(Italy)

Associated Press (2017). Ecuadoran tourist cited for writing names on Roman Colosseum. The Daily Mail. 11 April.

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.

The politics and power of American archaeology

(United States of America)

Holly Norton (2017). The politics and power of American archaeology. The Guardian. 10 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.

Footprints: Saving artefacts in Afghanistan

(Afghanistan)

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

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.

How Palestine is working to stop antiquities theft

(Palestine)

Aziza Nofal (2017). How Palestine is working to stop antiquities theft. Al Monitor. 6 April.

Toledo Museum of Art selling off over 140 pieces

(United States of America)

Roberta Gedert (2017). Toledo Museum of Art selling off over 140 pieces. The Toledo Blade. 5 April.

Medieval stones stolen from Edinburgh hospital

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2017). Medieval stones stolen from Edinburgh hospital. BBC News. 4 April.

Let's do a Brexit deal with the Parthenon marbles

(Greece; United Kingdom)

Geoffrey Robertson (2017). Let's do a Brexit deal with the Parthenon marbles. The Guardian. 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.

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.

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

(Italy)

Reuters (2017). Italy wins G-7 backing for U.N. peacekeeping force for culture. Japan Times. 2 April.

Stolen Antiquities Returned from Munich Arrive at National Archaeological Museum in Athens

(Greece; Germany)

Kerry Kolasa-Sikiaridi (2017). Stolen Antiquities Returned from Munich Arrive at National Archaeological Museum in Athens. Greek Reporter. 1 April.

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

(Italy)

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

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.

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

(General)

Megan Williams (2017). 'Dignity itself': Saving world heritage sites from 'cultural cleansing' won't be easy. CBC. 31 March.

Official denies fire in Aswan Philae Temple

(Egypt)

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

G7 culture ministers discuss trafficking of looted artifacts

(General)

DW (2017). G7 culture ministers discuss trafficking of looted artifacts. DW. 31 March.

The Endangered Antiquities Act

(United States of America)

John D. Leshy (2017). The Endangered Antiquities Act. The New York Times. 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 Indigenous Groups Can Reclaim Stolen Property

(United States of America)

Chip Colwell (2017). How Indigenous Groups Can Reclaim Stolen Property. Foreign Affairs. 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.

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.

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

(Italy)

Elisabetta Povoledo (2017). 3 Are Held on Suspicion of Plot to Attack Rialto Bridge in Venice. The New York Times. 30 March.

Calls for support as destroyed Mosul Museum seeks to rebuild

(Iraq)

Adnan Abu Zeed (2017). Calls for support as destroyed Mosul Museum seeks to rebuild. Al Monitor. 30 March.

Israel Arrests Temple Mount Officials After Assault on Archaeologists

(Israel)

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

Selling precious artefacts could top up Egypt's coffers

(Egypt)

Patrick Werr (2017). Selling precious artefacts could top up Egypt's coffers. The National. 29 March.

Clampdown on heritage thefts

(United Kingdom)

Dan Bean (2017). Clampdown on heritage thefts. The York Press. 29 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.

3 arrested for selling ancient artifacts in Istanbul

(Turkey)

Daily Sabah (2017). 3 arrested for selling ancient artifacts in Istanbul. Daily Sabah. 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.

Art dealer knocks 'phony' King David sculpture displayed in the Met

(United States of America; France)

Isabel Vincent (2017). Art dealer knocks 'phony' King David sculpture displayed in the Met. New York Post. 26 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.

Ancient sarcophagus to be returned to Turkey nearly 60 years after it was stolen

(Turkey; Switzerland)

Daily Sabah (2017). Ancient sarcophagus to be returned to Turkey nearly 60 years after it was stolen. Daily Sabah. 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.

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.

Bid to stop criminals targeting York's rich heritage

(United Kingdom)

Rob Parsons (2017). Bid to stop criminals targeting York's rich heritage. The Yorkshire Post. 23 March.

A mock trial at the Art Institute revisits the dicey question of who owns culture

(United States of America)

Deanna Isaacs (2017). A mock trial at the Art Institute revisits the dicey question of who owns culture. Chicago Reader. 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.

150 historic Palestinian coins seized in Cairo airport

(Egypt; Palestine; Israel)

Middle East Monitor (2017). 150 historic Palestinian coins seized in Cairo airport. Middle East Monitor. 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.

6,000-year-old relic handed to Saudi government

(Saudi Arabia)

Arab News (2017). 6,000-year-old relic handed to Saudi government. Arab News. 21 March.

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

(United Kingdom; Iraq)

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

$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.

$75.5M pledged to protect heritage sites in war zones

(General)

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

Chad's ancient Ennedi cave paintings defaced

(Chad)

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

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

(United Arab Emirates)

The Gulf Today (2017). UAE pledges $15m to protect heritage sites in conflict areas. The Gulf Today. 20 March.

Native Americans prepare to battle Trump over Utah national monument

(United States of America)

Stuart Leavenworth (2017). Native Americans prepare to battle Trump over Utah national monument. McClatchy. 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.

Destiny? Perth formally asks Crown for the Stone of Destiny back for 2021 bid

(United Kingdom)

Phil Miller (2017). Destiny? Perth formally asks Crown for the Stone of Destiny back for 2021 bid. The Herald. 20 March.

Donors urged to guard heritage threatened by war, extremism

(France; Syria; Iraq)

Associated Press (2017). Donors urged to guard heritage threatened by war, extremism. The Daily Mail. 20 March.

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.

Tribal group says elimination of Bears Ears would be tragic

(United States of America)

Brady McComba (2017). Tribal group says elimination of Bears Ears would be tragic. The Daily Progress. 18 March.

Primary school 'devastated' after historic lanterns stolen

(United Kingdom)

Express & Star (2017). Primary school 'devastated' after historic lanterns stolen. Express & Star. 18 March.

New Kingdom mummy mask recovered from France

(Egypt; France)

Nevine El-Aref (2017). New Kingdom mummy mask recovered from France. Ahram Online. 18 March.

Art Trafficking

(Syria; Iraq)

Tania Rakhmanova (2017). Art Trafficking. Al Jazeera. 17 March.

Piano gold hoard is 'life-changing' sovereign stockpile

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2017). Piano gold hoard is 'life-changing' sovereign stockpile. BBC News. 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.

The Forged 'Ancient' Statues That Fooled the Met's Art Experts for Decades

(United States of America)

Natalie Zarrelli (2017). The Forged 'Ancient' Statues That Fooled the Met's Art Experts for Decades. Atlas Obscura. 16 March.

Italian anti-mafia raids target politicians and businessmen

(Italy)

BBC News (2017). Italian anti-mafia raids target politicians and businessmen. BBC News. 15 March.

Rock may find a home at last

(United States of America)

Mike James (2017). Rock may find a home at last. The Daily Independent. 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.

Greece denies report on Parthenon Marbles

(Greece; United Kingdom)

eKathimerini (2017). Greece denies report on Parthenon Marbles. eKathimerini. 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.

Greece offers ancient archaeological wonders in exchange for Elgin Marbles

(Greece; United Kingdom)

Ian Johnston (2017). Greece offers ancient archaeological wonders in exchange for Elgin Marbles. The Independent. 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.

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.

Comment: Scholarly research is flourishing but curators' ability to judge an object's quality is not

(United Kingdom)

Mark Jones (2017). Comment: Scholarly research is flourishing but curators' ability to judge an object's quality is not. The Art Newspaper. 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.

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.

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.

A Shelter for Art Caught in the Crossfire

(France; Syria)

Claudia Barbieri (2017). A Shelter for Art Caught in the Crossfire. The New York Times. 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.

No guns for guards: Central Museum is an easy prey

(India)

Vinita Chaturvedi (2017). No guns for guards: Central Museum is an easy prey. The Times of India. 10 March.

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

(Egypt)

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

Centaurs, archers and modern vandals

(India)

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

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.

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.

Idol smuggling suspect kills self

(India)

The Hindu (2017). Idol smuggling suspect kills self. The Hindu. 9 March.

US returns 8 ancient idols in big retrieval

(India; United States of America)

Yogesh Kabirdoss (2017). US returns 8 ancient idols in big retrieval. The Times of India. 9 March.

Antiquities agency chief says Jordan Codices fake

(Jordan)

The Jordan Times (2017). Antiquities agency chief says Jordan Codices fake. The Jordan Times. 9 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.

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.

Photos reveal ISIL's destruction to antiquities museum in Mosul

(Iraq)

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Reuniting Indigenous 'sticks' with their stories: the museum on a mission to give back

(Australia)

Paul Daley (2017). Reuniting Indigenous 'sticks' with their stories: the museum on a mission to give back. 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.

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

(Syria)

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

Palmyra: Syrian forces 'completely retake' IS-held town

(Syria)

BBC News (2017). Palmyra: Syrian forces 'completely retake' IS-held town. BBC News. 2 March.

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.

Attempts to Retrieve Artifacts from Abroad Not in Egypt Favor: Former Antiquities Minister

(Egypt)

Egyptian Streets (2017). Attempts to Retrieve Artifacts from Abroad Not in Egypt Favor: Former Antiquities Minister. Egyptian Streets. 2 March.

Federal government agrees to return Métis artifacts

(Canada)

Jason Warick (2017). Federal government agrees to return Métis artifacts. CBC. 1 March.

Photo showing party inside ancient Egypt tomb sparks outrage

(Egypt)

Shounaz Meky (2017). Photo showing party inside ancient Egypt tomb sparks outrage. Al Arabiya. 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.

Gov't reveals 29 lost state seals

(South Korea)

The Korea Times (2017). Gov't reveals 29 lost state seals. The Korea Times. 1 March.

Jordan demands Israel halts works at Jerusalem's Umayyad Palaces

(Jordan)

The Jordan Times (2017). Jordan demands Israel halts works at Jerusalem's Umayyad Palaces. The Jordan Times. 1 March.

Ancient bronze statuette lost after the Second World War returns to Berlin

(Germany; United Kingdom)

Catherine Hickley (2017). Ancient bronze statuette lost after the Second World War returns to Berlin. The Art Newspaper. 1 March.

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

(General)

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

Weighing the Risks and Returns of Art and Antiquities

(General)

Tom Kline (2017). Weighing the Risks and Returns of Art and Antiquities. Wealth Management. 28 February.

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

(Iraq)

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

Archaeologist: Kuwait keen to safeguard relics

(Kuwait)

Khaled Al-Jabbar (2017). Archaeologist: Kuwait keen to safeguard relics. KUNA. 27 February.

Sentinels to guard Marayur dolmens

(India)

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

Man exposes himself to four women at ancient monument site

(United Kingdom)

Michael Race (2017). Man exposes himself to four women at ancient monument site. The Oxford Times. 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.

Idiots vandalising ancient Aboriginal rock art in Flinders Ranges

(Australia)

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

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

(Iraq)

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

The Grand Master's dagger

(Malta)

Petra Caruana Dingli (2017). The Grand Master's dagger. Times of Malta. 26 February.

Kidnapped German archaeologists freed in northern Nigeria

(Nigeria)

Associated Press (2017). Kidnapped German archaeologists freed in northern Nigeria. The Guardian. 26 February.

Gucci Acropolis rental bid strikes sensitive nerve in Greece

(Greece)

Anthee Carassava (2017). Gucci Acropolis rental bid strikes sensitive nerve in Greece. DW. 24 February.

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

(Azerbaijan; Armenia)

APA (2017). Azerbaijan to appeal to UNESCO over illegal archaeological activity in occupied lands. APA. 24 February.

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

(United Kingdom)

Dan Hicks (2017). Why are England's heritage bodies supporting the Stonehenge Bypass?. Apollo. 24 February.

Kidnappers of German archaeologist, Professor Peter Breunig demand N60 million

(Nigeria)

John Owen Nwachukwu (2017). Kidnappers of German archaeologist, Professor Peter Breunig demand N60 million. Daily Post. 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.

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.

Minister offers Turkish mayor elephants for ancient Hebrew inscription

(Israel; Turkey)

Ilan Ben Zion (2017). Minister offers Turkish mayor elephants for ancient Hebrew inscription. The Times of Israel. 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.

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

(General)

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

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.

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.

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.

Tourist Arrested For Vandalizing Colosseum With Ancient Coin

(Italy)

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

The 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.

In West Bank, Israeli And Palestinian Archaeologists Both Lay Claim To Heritage

(Palestine; Israel)

WKNO (2017). In West Bank, Israeli And Palestinian Archaeologists Both Lay Claim To Heritage. WKNO. 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.

Cyprus 'very interested' in return of Parthenon Marbles says Kadis

(Cyprus; Greece)

Cyprus Mail (2017). Cyprus 'very interested' in return of Parthenon Marbles says Kadis. Cyprus Mail. 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.

Greek police arrest 81-year-old ex-poultry baron for undeclared antiquities

(Greece)

Tornos News (2017). Greek police arrest 81-year-old ex-poultry baron for undeclared antiquities. Tornos News. 15 February.

New Dead Sea Scrolls Find May Help Detect Forgeries

(Israel)

Michelle Z. Donahue (2017). New Dead Sea Scrolls Find May Help Detect Forgeries. National Geographic. 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.

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.

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.

Ancient statue a riddle for experts

(Cambodia)

Mom Kunthear (2017). Ancient statue a riddle for experts. Khmer 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.

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.

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

(India)

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

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.

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.

Rescatan material arqueológico maya

(Mexico)

Maya material recovered

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

'Booze, bullies and perverts' rife at museum

(Ireland)

Allison Bray (2017). 'Booze, bullies and perverts' rife at museum. Irish Independent. 10 February.

Encroachments removed from Dahshour necropolis site: Ministry

(Egypt)

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

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

(Iraq)

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

Germany Arrests Alleged Mastermind Behind Bardo Museum Terror Attack

(Tunisia; Germany)

Henri Neuendorf (2017). Germany Arrests Alleged Mastermind Behind Bardo Museum Terror Attack. ArtNet News. 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.

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.

Iran displays ancient Persian artifacts returned from the US

(Iran; United States of America)

Amir Vahdat (2017). Iran displays ancient Persian artifacts returned from the US. Phys.org. 8 February.

Metal detectorists urged to 'brush up on skills' to avoid damaging treasures

(United Kingdom)

Jody Harrison (2017). Metal detectorists urged to 'brush up on skills' to avoid damaging treasures. The Herald. 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.

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

(Italy; Syria)

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

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.

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

(United States of America)

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

Van por 'ladrones' de vestigios mayas en Umán

(Mexico)

Police go after 'thieves' of Maya ruins in Umán

Luis Fuente (2017). Van por 'ladrones' de vestigios mayas en Umán. Milenio. 5 February.

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

(Egypt)

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

Najaf Police confiscates 35 artifacts hidden inside vehicle

(Iraq)

Loaa Adel (2017). Najaf Police confiscates 35 artifacts hidden inside vehicle. Iraqi News. 5 February.

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

(United States of America)

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

Asociación denuncia saqueo y destrucción de restos arqueológicos en Salamanca

(Spain)

Association denounces looting and destruction of archaeological remains in Salamanca

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

Republicans back off bill to sell 3.3m acres of public land after outcry

(United States of America)

Caty Enders (2017). Republicans back off bill to sell 3.3m acres of public land after outcry. The Guardian. 2 February.

European countries are working together to tackle cultural property crime

(General)

James Ratcliffe (2017). European countries are working together to tackle cultural property crime. Apollo. 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.

Egypt retrieves 2 artifacts from London

(Egypt)

Egypt Independent (2017). Egypt retrieves 2 artifacts from London. Egypt Independent. 1 February.

Citizen scientists can now help stop archaeological looting

(Peru)

Boing Boing (2017). Citizen scientists can now help stop archaeological looting. BoingBoing. 1 February.

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

(Italy)

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

Zona arqueológica, cerrada

(Mexico)

Archaeological site, closed

Juan Carlos Jiménez (2017). Zona arqueológica, cerrada. El Diario Martinense. 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.

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.

Space Archaeologist Funds Citizen Science Platform With $1M TED Prize

(Peru)

Kristina Killgrove (2017). Space Archaeologist Funds Citizen Science Platform With $1M TED Prize. Forbes. 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.

Facebook objects to X-rated ads for Asian Art Museum antiquities

(United States of America)

Leah Garchik (2017). Facebook objects to X-rated ads for Asian Art Museum antiquities. San Francisco Chronicle. 30 January.

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

(Nigeria)

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

The dancing girl in distress

(Pakistan; India)

Pakistan Today (2017). The dancing girl in distress. Pakistan Today. 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.

Former Harrisburg mayor Stephen Reed gets probation, small fine in stolen artifacts case

(United States of America)

Jason Scott (2017). Former Harrisburg mayor Stephen Reed gets probation, small fine in stolen artifacts case. Central Penn Business Journal. 27 January.

English Heritage in the dock over plans for Clifford's Tower in York

(United Kingdom)

Kevin Rushby (2017). English Heritage in the dock over plans for Clifford's Tower in York. The Guardian. 27 January.

Angkor revisited: how master craftsmen are forging Khmer antiquities

(Cambodia)

Cristina Maza (2017). Angkor revisited: how master craftsmen are forging Khmer antiquities. The Phnom Penh Post. 27 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.

'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.

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.

Geneva Art World Pens Anti-Money-Laundering Guide Amid Scandals

(Switzerland)

Hugo Miller (2017). Geneva Art World Pens Anti-Money-Laundering Guide Amid Scandals. Bloomberg. 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.

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.

Guatemala recupera 22 piezas arqueológicas en el extranjero

(Guatemala; Italy; Switzerland; Germany; United States of America; El Salvador)

Guatemala recovers 22 archaeological pieces from abroad

Marlyn Valddez De León (2017). Guatemala recupera 22 piezas arqueológicas en el extranjero. AGN. 24 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.

How should museums respond to art smuggling scandals?

(General)

Victoria Reed (2017). How should museums respond to art smuggling scandals?. Apollo. 24 January.

Terror fear hits Troy

(Turkey)

Hurriyet Daily News (2017). Terror fear hits Troy. Hurriyet Daily News. 24 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.

Ex-Mayor Reed admits carelessness, not criminality, in pleading guilty to stealing city artifacts

(United States of America)

Matt Miller (2017). Ex-Mayor Reed admits carelessness, not criminality, in pleading guilty to stealing city artifacts. Penn Live. 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.

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.

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.

Prehistoric rock art in peril

(India)

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

Movie director arrested over archaeological paintings theft

(Egypt)

Al-Masry Al-Youm (2017). Movie director arrested over archaeological paintings theft. Egypt Independent. 20 January.

Online courses: your passport to a new career

(General)

Helen Lock (2017). Online courses: your passport to a new career. The Guardian. 20 January.

ISIS Destroys Ancient Theater, Tetrapylon In Palmyra, Syria Says

(Syria)

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

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.

Syria: Islamic State group 'kills 12' in Palmyra

(Syria)

BBC News (2017). Syria: Islamic State group 'kills 12' in Palmyra. BBC News. 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.

BLM requests public's assistance in preserving cultural resources for current and future generations of Americans

(United States of America)

Rachel T. Carnahan (2017). BLM requests public's assistance in preserving cultural resources for current and future generations of Americans. KCSG. 19 January.

British woman returns 4,500 year-old Yortan jug to Turkey

(Turkey; United Kingdom)

Nurbanu Kizil (2017). British woman returns 4,500 year-old Yortan jug to Turkey. Daily Sabah. 19 January.

Chinese Authorities Smash Fake Terracotta Warriors Attraction

(China)

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

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

(Egypt)

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

Iraqi artist recreates ancient works destroyed by IS

(Iraq)

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

Swiss Antiquities Dealer Files $77 Million Suit Against Getty Museum

(United States of America; Switzerland)

Eileen Kinsella (2017). Swiss Antiquities Dealer Files $77 Million Suit Against Getty Museum. ArtNet News. 17 January.

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

(Italy)

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

Lebanon first to return looted Syria artifacts

(Lebanon; Syria)

Federica Marsi (2017). Lebanon first to return looted Syria artifacts. The Daily Star. 16 January.

Alleged grave robber arrested near temple

(Cambodia)

Kong Meta (2017). Alleged grave robber arrested near temple. The Phnom Penh Post. 16 January.

Archaeologists and Metal Detectorists Find Common Ground

(United States of America)

Tyler J. Kelley (2017). Archaeologists and Metal Detectorists Find Common Ground. The New York Times. 16 January.

Angkor what? How Cambodian workshops get away with fake masterpieces

(Cambodia)

Martin Polkinghorne (2017). Angkor what? How Cambodian workshops get away with fake masterpieces. In Daily. 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.

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.

Museum cut company out of multi-billion dollar art deal: suit

(United States of America; Switzerland)

Kathianne Boniello (2017). Museum cut company out of multi-billion dollar art deal: suit. New York Post. 15 January.

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 (2017). Bears Ears and Gold Butte are the latest battlegrounds in a long-running debate about federal land in the West. The Economist. 14 January.

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

(United Kingdom)

Steven Morris (2017). Opportunity or threat? Stonehenge tunnel plan revives long-running debate. The Guardian. 13 January.

Europe Wants More Protection Against Antiquities Trafficking

(General)

Associated Press (2017). Europe Wants More Protection Against Antiquities Trafficking. The New York Times. 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.

Cultural artifacts returned to Peru, all 404 of them

(Peru; United States of America)

Agnes Rivera (2017). Cultural artifacts returned to Peru, all 404 of them. Living in Peru. 12 January.

ICE returns cultural artifacts to Peru

(Peru; United States of America)

ICE (2017). ICE returns cultural artifacts to Peru. ICE. 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.

Vietnam woman nabbed for black bronze antique scam

(Vietnam)

Tuoi Tre News (2017). Vietnam woman nabbed for black bronze antique scam. Tuoi Tre News. 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.

How the estate of Thailand's missing 'Silk King' was among the winners of Reagan's 1986 Tax Reform Act

(Thailand)

Helen Stoilas (2017). How the estate of Thailand's missing 'Silk King' was among the winners of Reagan's 1986 Tax Reform Act. The Art Newspaper. 9 January.

Five ancient Egyptian artefacts smuggled to US repatriated

(Egypt)

Nevine El-Aref (2017). Five ancient Egyptian artefacts smuggled to US repatriated. Ahram Online. 9 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.

Karak Castle reopens its gates after December attack

(Jordan)

The Jordan Times (2017). Karak Castle reopens its gates after December attack. The Jordan Times. 5 January.

In focus: Tehran museum puts on show newly recuperated relics

(Iran; Italy)

Tehran Times (2017). In focus: Tehran museum puts on show newly recuperated relics. Tehran Times. 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.

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.

Restitution of Persepolis Collection Expected

(Iran; United States of America)

Financial Tribute (2017). Restitution of Persepolis Collection Expected. Financial Tribute. 4 January.

Syria monuments damage 'akin to looting Welsh castles'

(Syria)

BBC News (2017). Syria monuments damage 'akin to looting Welsh castles'. BBC News. 3 January.

Khajuraho to get back 'Parrot Lady'

(India; Canada)

Rabindra Nath Choudhury (2017). Khajuraho to get back 'Parrot Lady'. Deccan Chronicle. 3 January.

2016 saw 3 UNESCO listings, return of stolen antiquities

(India)

Manoj Pokhriyal (2017). 2016 saw 3 UNESCO listings, return of stolen antiquities. Press Trust of India. 3 January.

Bringing the gods home

(Nepal)

Saurav Karki (2017). Bringing the gods home. The Kathmandu Post. 3 January.

Turning Iraq history to rubble, leaving mess to looters

(Iraq)

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

After Islamic State institutionalized looting in Syria, the market for fake antiquities is booming

(Syria)

Nibih Bulous (2016). After Islamic State institutionalized looting in Syria, the market for fake antiquities is booming. Los Angeles Times. 31 December.

Obama leaves 'phenomenal legacy' of protecting historic and natural land

(United States of America)

Amanda Holpuch (2016). Obama leaves 'phenomenal legacy' of protecting historic and natural land. The Guardian. 31 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.

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.

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.

Miami Heat doctor sues store over fake Russian collectibles

(United States of America; Russia)

Rebecca Rosenberg (2016). Miami Heat doctor sues store over fake Russian collectibles. New York Post. 28 December.

Roman Antiquity Missing Since World War II Found in Russia Roman Antiquity Missing Since World War II Found in Russia

(Russia; Germany)

Hili Perlson (2016). Roman Antiquity Missing Since World War II Found in Russia Roman Antiquity Missing Since World War II Found in Russia. ArtNet News. 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.

Obama declares Bears Ears National Monument in southern Utah

(United States of America)

Brian Maffly (2016). Obama declares Bears Ears National Monument in southern Utah. The Salt Lake Tribune. 28 December.

Colombia returns ancient relics

(Peru; Colombia)

Alvaro Tassano (2016). Colombia returns ancient relics. Living in Peru. 27 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.

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.

Jean Paul Barbier-Mueller, 'gentleman collector' of ethnographic art, has died aged 86

(Switzerland)

The Art Newspaper (2016). Jean Paul Barbier-Mueller, 'gentleman collector' of ethnographic art, has died aged 86. The Art Newspaper. 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.

Pratyangira idol and two other artefacts back in India

(India; Australia)

TNN (2016). Pratyangira idol and two other artefacts back in India. The Times of India. 26 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.

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.

New Dead Sea Scrolls Fragments Found in Judean Desert

(Israel)

Philippe Bohstrom (2016). New Dead Sea Scrolls Fragments Found in Judean Desert. Haaretz. 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.

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.

Stolen relief of Queen Hatshepsut recovered from London

(Egypt; United Kingdom)

Nevine El-Aref (2016). Stolen relief of Queen Hatshepsut recovered from London. Ahram Online. 20 December.

ICE On Trail of Stolen Relics

(United States of America)

Aaron Gilchrist (2016). ICE On Trail of Stolen Relics. NBC. 20 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.

Tapestry returning to Germany

(Germany; United States of America)

Jamie Stengle (2016). Tapestry returning to Germany. The Durango Herald. 17 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.

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.

Luxembourg Freeport Director David Arendt Quits

(Luxembourg)

Hili Perlson (2016). Luxembourg Freeport Director David Arendt Quits. ArtNet News. 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.

Egypt antiquities ministry receives two stolen Islamic-era lamps from UAE

(Egypt; United Arab Emirates)

Nevine El-Aref (2016). Egypt antiquities ministry receives two stolen Islamic-era lamps from UAE. Ahram Online. 15 December.

Gardaí seize rare cup made from rhino horn in raid

(Ireland)

Jimmy Woulfe David Raleigh (2016). Gardaí seize rare cup made from rhino horn in raid. Irish Examiner. 15 December.

U.S. sues to recover ancient Syrian artifacts looted by Islamic State

(Syria; United States of America)

Yeganeh Torbati (2016). U.S. sues to recover ancient Syrian artifacts looted by Islamic State. Reuters. 15 December.

Mali declares archaeological emergency

(Mali)

FT (2016). Mali declares archaeological emergency. Financial Times. 14 December.

UNESCO Director General sends rapid assessment mission to the Nimrud archaeological site in Iraq

(Iraq)

UNESCO (2016). UNESCO Director General sends rapid assessment mission to the Nimrud archaeological site in Iraq. UNESCO. 14 December.

Crimean gold must go back to Ukraine, says Dutch court

(Netherlands; Russia; Ukraine)

BBC News (2016). Crimean gold must go back to Ukraine, says Dutch court. BBC News. 14 December.

Restituyen al gobierno mexicano 12 piezas arqueológicas incautadas en Italia

(Mexico; Italy)

12 archaeological pieces seized in Italy are returned to the Mexican government

Periodico el Despertar (2016). Restituyen al gobierno mexicano 12 piezas arqueológicas incautadas en Italia. Periodico el Despertar. 14 December.

Crimea's Scythian Treasures Become Political Football

(Netherlands; Russia; Ukraine)

Phil Butler (2016). Crimea's Scythian Treasures Become Political Football. Argophilia. 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.

UN seeks protection for ancient Nimrud site wrecked by IS

(Iraq)

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

Repatriating the Past: Filling the Holes in Egypt's History Left by Looting

(Egypt)

Katie A. Paul (2016). Repatriating the Past: Filling the Holes in Egypt's History Left by Looting. Heritage Daily. 12 December.

Palmyra: IS retakes ancient Syrian city

(Syria)

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

How Egypt intends to stop sale of its relics around the world

(Egypt)

George Mikhail (2016). How Egypt intends to stop sale of its relics around the world. Al Monitor. 11 December.

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

(Iraq)

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

Destrozan en Chiapas ruinas arqueológicas

(Mexico)

Archaeological ruins destroyed in Chiapas

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

Six major challenges facing Indian museums, says museologist Vinod Daniel

(India)

Adrija Roychowdhury (2016). Six major challenges facing Indian museums, says museologist Vinod Daniel. The Indian Express. 8 December.

How the antiquities black market thrives on Syria: 'We have the collapse of state institutions and the society holding them all together'

(Syria)

Syria Direct (2016). How the antiquities black market thrives on Syria: 'We have the collapse of state institutions and the society holding them all together'. Syria Direct. 8 December.

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

(Syria)

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

Retired FBI Agent Solves Arts Crimes Including a Missing Nazi Diary, Confederate Relics and Even Batmobiles

(United States of America)

Erin Arvelund (2016). Retired FBI Agent Solves Arts Crimes Including a Missing Nazi Diary, Confederate Relics and Even Batmobiles. Philly.com. 8 December.

ICE returns 23 pre-Columbian artifacts to Dominican Republic

(Dominican Republic; United States of America)

ICE (2016). ICE returns 23 pre-Columbian artifacts to Dominican Republic. ICE. 7 December.

Fruitful week for repatriation of Egyptian antiquities: Report

(Egypt)

Ahram Online (2016). Fruitful week for repatriation of Egyptian antiquities: Report. Ahram Online. 7 December.

Group will document state's antiques to protect heritage

(India)

Mayuri Phadnis (2016). Group will document state's antiques to protect heritage. Pune Mirror. 7 December.

US Will Return 9 Indian Antiquities Shortly: Government

(India; United States of America)

Press Trust of India (2016). US Will Return 9 Indian Antiquities Shortly: Government. NDTV. 7 December.

INAH recupera monumento que estaba en un hotel

(Mexico)

INAH recovers monument that was in a hotel

Union Yucatán (2016). INAH recupera monumento que estaba en un hotel. Union Yucatán. 7 December.

Amid regional instability and rising demand, a historic agreement could protect priceless cultural artifacts

(Egypt; United States of America)

Sandy Pterykowski (2016). Amid regional instability and rising demand, a historic agreement could protect priceless cultural artifacts. PBS. 6 December.

Yucatán recupera valiosa estela de antigua ciudad maya

(Mexico)

Yucatan recovers valuable steala from ancient Maya city

Terra (2016). Yucatán recupera valiosa estela de antigua ciudad maya. Terra. 6 December.

Roman artefacts spotted at auction after they were stolen 12 years ago

(United Kingdom)

ITV News (2016). Roman artefacts spotted at auction after they were stolen 12 years ago. ITV News. 6 December.

Pearce Leads Effort To Protect Tribal Artifacts

(United States of America)

Office of Rep. Steve Pearce (2016). Pearce Leads Effort To Protect Tribal Artifacts. KRWG. 6 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.

The UAE can become a safe haven for antiquities

(United Arab Emirates)

Peter Hellyer (2016). The UAE can become a safe haven for antiquities. The National. 5 December.

Stolen coffins found after police search

(United Kingdom)

Caroline Tilley (2016). Stolen coffins found after police search. Gazette News. 5 December.

France pays £24m into new fund to protect cultural heritage sites

(France)

Associated Press (2016). France pays £24m into new fund to protect cultural heritage sites. The Guardian. 4 December.

Imitation game: how copies can solve our cultural heritage crises

(General)

Felicity Strong (2016). Imitation game: how copies can solve our cultural heritage crises. The Conversation. 4 December.

Fire at California artists' collective claims 33 lives

(United States of America)

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

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.

Nations set to approve heritage protection fund

(United Arab Emirates)

AFP (2016). Nations set to approve heritage protection fund. The Daily Mail. 3 December.

Operation Mummy's Curse returns ancient artifacts including child's sarcophagus to Egypt

(Egypt; United States of America)

RT (2016). Operation Mummy's Curse returns ancient artifacts including child's sarcophagus to Egypt. RT. 3 December.

Art cops recover Roman statue

(Italy)

ANSA (2016). Art cops recover Roman statue. ANSA. 2 December.

Swiss seize 9 relics allegedly stolen from Libya, Palmyra

(Switzerland; Libya; Syria)

Associated Press (2016). Swiss seize 9 relics allegedly stolen from Libya, Palmyra. The Daily Mail. 2 December.

Five Nobel winners urge action to protect heritage sites

(United Arab Emirates)

AFP (2016). Five Nobel winners urge action to protect heritage sites. The Economic Times. 2 December.

UAE hosts global push to save antiquities from conflict

(United Arab Emirates)

BBC News (2016). UAE hosts global push to save antiquities from conflict. BBC News. 2 December.

Arrests confirm more thefts in NGA collection

(Australia; India)

Michaela Boland (2016). Arrests confirm more thefts in NGA collection. The Australian. 2 December.

Stolen Mummy Hand Makes Its Way Home

(Egypt; United States of America)

Megan Gannon (2016). Stolen Mummy Hand Makes Its Way Home. Live Science. 2 December.

U.S., Egypt Sign Agreement to Thwart Trade in Illegal Antiquities

(Egypt; United States of America)

Kristin Romey (2016). U.S., Egypt Sign Agreement to Thwart Trade in Illegal Antiquities. National Geographic. 2 December.

Dealers' association asks industry to contact MPs over new cultural property law

(United Kingdom)

ATG (2016). Dealers' association asks industry to contact MPs over new cultural property law. Antiques Trade Gazette. 1 December.

Protecting culture vital for identity and peace,' says head of Unesco

(United Arab Emirates)

Naser Al Wasmi (2016). Protecting culture vital for identity and peace,' says head of Unesco. The National. 1 December.

Does Aleppo prove that we westerners should keep the world's antiquities?

(Syria)

Robert Fisk (2016). Does Aleppo prove that we westerners should keep the world's antiquities?. The Independent. 1 December.

How ISIL destroyed Nimrud

(Iraq)

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

Geneva Free Port: The greatest art collection no-one can see

(Switzerland)

Will Gompertz (2016). Geneva Free Port: The greatest art collection no-one can see. BBC News. 1 December.

Give us back the Venus de Milo, Greeks tell Louvre

(France; Greece)

Anthee Carassava (2016). Give us back the Venus de Milo, Greeks tell Louvre. The Times. 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.

Why the Indian antiquities market is important to Contemporary art

(India)

Rosalyn DMello (2016). Why the Indian antiquities market is important to Contemporary art. Vogue. 30 November.

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

(Egypt)

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

Angkor replicated: How Cambodian workshops produce fake masterpieces, and get away with it

(Cambodia)

Martin Polkinghorne (2016). Angkor replicated: How Cambodian workshops produce fake masterpieces, and get away with it. Scroll.in. 29 November.

FLC students vandalize Native American ruins in Utah

(United States of America)

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

Secretary Kerry Signs Cultural Property Protection Agreement With Egypt

(United States of America; Egypt)

US State Department (2016). Secretary Kerry Signs Cultural Property Protection Agreement With Egypt. US Department of State. 29 November.

Modern-day Monuments Men wanted by the British Army

(United Kingdom)

Emily Sharpe (2016). Modern-day Monuments Men wanted by the British Army. The Art Newspaper. 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.

Ancient Coin News – Metal Detectorist Challenges Alton Hoard Value

(United Kingdom)

Everett Millman (2016). Ancient Coin News – Metal Detectorist Challenges Alton Hoard Value. Coin Week. 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 Jaina. Cronica. 28 November.

Six men jailed over Dh40,000 theft from villa

(United Arab Emirates)

Bassam Za'za' (2016). Six men jailed over Dh40,000 theft from villa. Gulf News. 28 November.

Is the destruction of cultural property a war crime?

(Mali)

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

Stolen frescoes highlight concern for cultural relics

(China)

CRIEnglish (2016). Stolen frescoes highlight concern for cultural relics. CRIEnglish. 25 November.

'Outrage' at damage to Cissbury Ring

(United Kingdom)

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

Ancient stolen artefact repatriated

(Cyprus)

Evie Andreou (2016). Ancient stolen artefact repatriated. Cyprus Mail. 24 November.

Los verdaderos ladrones del patrimonio nacional

(Cuba)

True thieves of national heritage

Miriam Celaya (2016). Los verdaderos ladrones del patrimonio nacional. Marti. 24 November.

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

(Iraq)

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

Egyptian antiquities again offered for sale in London

(Egypt; United Kingdom)

Al-Masry Al-Youm (2016). Egyptian antiquities again offered for sale in London. Egypt Independent. 23 November.

Police appeal after theft from National Trust property

(United Kingdom)

WS County Times (2016). Police appeal after theft from National Trust property. West Sussex County Times. 23 November.

A look at the book the Metropolitan Museum of Art refuses to sell

(China; United States of America)

Li Yan (2016). A look at the book the Metropolitan Museum of Art refuses to sell. ECNS. 22 November.

Court: Names of Israeli Archaeologists Digging in West Bank Can Stay Secret

(Israel)

Nir Hasson (2016). Court: Names of Israeli Archaeologists Digging in West Bank Can Stay Secret. Haaretz. 22 November.

Antiques worth thousands stolen from Polesden Lacey

(United Kingdom)

Josh Searle (2016). Antiques worth thousands stolen from Polesden Lacey. Surrey Mirror. 21 November.

Joyas en peligro

(Spain)

Treasures in danger

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

How the archaeological review behind the Dakota Access Pipeline went wrong

(United States of America)

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

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

(United Kingdom)

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

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

(Spain)

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

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

History re-told through the Gweagal shield

(Australia; United Kingdom)

Louis Klee (2016). History re-told through the Gweagal shield. Varsity. 18 November.

Lawyer, driver arrested for possession of 29 artifacts

(Egypt)

Al-Masry Al-Youm (2016). Lawyer, driver arrested for possession of 29 artifacts. Egypt Independent. 18 November.

Legal Aspects Of Heritage In India

(India)

Shivali Rathore Kalpesh L Gupta (2016). Legal Aspects Of Heritage In India. Live Law. 18 November.

HM Customs and Gib University in first 'high level' enforcement meeting

(Gibralter)

Gabriella Peralta (2016). HM Customs and Gib University in first 'high level' enforcement meeting. Gibralter Chronicle. 18 November.

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

(Spain)

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

Publication of ads about stolen artefacts in major dailies ordered

(Pakistan)

Dawn (2016). Publication of ads about stolen artefacts in major dailies ordered. Dawn. 17 November.

Minister condemns illegal trafficking of artefacts

(Nigeria)

Gistmaster (2016). Minister condemns illegal trafficking of artefacts. Gistmaster. 17 November.

UAE and France to announce new partnership on safeguarding endangered cultural heritage

(United Arab Emirates; France)

MENAFM (2016). UAE and France to announce new partnership on safeguarding endangered cultural heritage. MENAFN. 16 November.

Antiquities department had no power to act in Salamis case, auditor-general rules

(Cyprus)

Evie Andreou (2016). Antiquities department had no power to act in Salamis case, auditor-general rules. Cyprus Mail. 16 November.

FG to partner Rescuers Association on repatriation of stolen artifacts — Minister

(Nigeria)

Segun Adebowale (2016). FG to partner Rescuers Association on repatriation of stolen artifacts — Minister. The Eagle. 16 November.

Villagers try to retrieve stolen corpse of their ancestor from the Netherlands

(China; Netherlands)

Global Times (2016). Villagers try to retrieve stolen corpse of their ancestor from the Netherlands. Global Times. 16 November.

Donation Returns Over 200 Indigenous Art Objects to British Columbia

(Canada)

Allison Meier (2016). Donation Returns Over 200 Indigenous Art Objects to British Columbia. Hyperallergic. 16 November.

Why retrieved antiquities should be sent back to place of origin

(India)

Sanjeev Sanyal (2016). Why retrieved antiquities should be sent back to place of origin. Hindustan Times. 16 November.

Police hunt thieves who stole lead from three buildings in West Dunbartonshire

(United Kingdom)

Paul Behan (2016). Police hunt thieves who stole lead from three buildings in West Dunbartonshire. Dumbarton Reporter. 15 November.

Nimrud: Photos show IS destruction of ancient Iraqi city

(Iraq)

BBC News (2016). Nimrud: Photos show IS destruction of ancient Iraqi city. BBC News. 15 November.

Ancient art returning home

(China)

China Daily (2016). Ancient art returning home. China.org.cn. 14 November.

Drones fly over ancient Nimrud to help secure Assyrian ruins

(Iraq)

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

Antiquities mystery solved: Swiss return stolen artifact to Egypt

(Egypt; Switzerland)

AT editor (2016). Antiquities mystery solved: Swiss return stolen artifact to Egypt. Africa Times. 14 November.

Taiwan museum removes defaced statues given by Jackie Chan

(Taiwan; China)

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

Pierden alrededor de 100 vestigios arqueológicos en Chetumal

(Mexico)

About 100 archaeological sites lost in Chetumal

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

Arson in the Kidron Valley Damages Architectural Jewels

(Israel)

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

How NGOs are helping preserve Syria's heritage

(Syria)

Florence Massena (2016). How NGOs are helping preserve Syria's heritage. Al-Monitor. 13 November.

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

(Switzerland)

Cahal Milmo (2016). Treasures worth billions 'hidden in free ports to fund Isis'. i News. 13 November.

Spaniard jailed for destroying Neolithic cave to make an animal shelter

(Spain)

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

Nimrud: Iraqi forces 'retake ancient city from IS'

(Iraq)

BBC News (2016). Nimrud: Iraqi forces 'retake ancient city from IS'. BBC News. 13 November.

Cyprus police coordinated Europe-wide Pandora operation to hunt down missing antiquities

(Cyprus)

Philip Mark (2016). Cyprus police coordinated Europe-wide Pandora operation to hunt down missing antiquities. Cyprus Mail. 12 November.

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

(Syria)

Josie Ensor (2016). 'We've hidden our treasures from Isil, only a handful know the secret location', says Syria's antiquities chief. The Telegraph. 12 November.

DNR cracks down on fossil hunters

(United States of America)

Bo Petersen (2016). DNR cracks down on fossil hunters. The Charlotte Observer. 12 November.

Britain is in the middle of a treasure-hunting boom

(United Kingdom)

The Economist (2016). Britain is in the middle of a treasure-hunting boom. The Economist. 12 November.

Proposed Bears Ears monument protects Anasazi history at risk

(United States of America)

Brad Branan (2016). Proposed Bears Ears monument protects Anasazi history at risk. The Sacramento Bee. 11 November.

Notices issued on plea for retrieval of 'Dancing Girl' from India

(Pakistan; India)

The News (2016). Notices issued on plea for retrieval of 'Dancing Girl' from India. The News. 11 November.

48 artifact smugglers caught in police probe

(South Korea)

Park Ming-Je (2016). 48 artifact smugglers caught in police probe. Korea JoongAng Daily. 10 November.

Paphos mayor says he feel vindicated following archaeology arrests

(Cyprus)

Philip Mark (2016). Paphos mayor says he feel vindicated following archaeology arrests. Cyprus Mail. 10 November.

Possible 'first encounter' Aboriginal shield uncovered in Berlin

(Australia; Germany)

Lexi Metherell (2016). Possible 'first encounter' Aboriginal shield uncovered in Berlin. The New Daily. 10 November.

Antiquities seized

(Cyprus)

Rachael Gillett (2016). Antiquities seized. Cyprus Mail. 9 November.

Germany returns ancient relics

(Germany; Peru)

Alvaro Tassano (2016). Germany returns ancient relics. Peru This Week. 9 November.

Italy returns scores of smuggled artifacts to Iran

(Iran; Italy)

Tehran Times (2016). Italy returns scores of smuggled artifacts to Iran. Tehran Times. 9 November.

Govt stopping sale at Japan auction raises hopes about looted artifacts

(Japan; China)

Shan Jie (2016). Govt stopping sale at Japan auction raises hopes about looted artifacts. Global Times. 8 November.

Police Reclaim 4,500 Stolen Cultural Assets

(South Korea)

KBS (2016). Police Reclaim 4,500 Stolen Cultural Assets. KBS World. 8 November.

NAGPRA Revisited: Negotiating Culture, Legalities, and Challenges at Wesleyan and Beyond

(United States of America)

Emmet Teran Jenny Davis (2016). NAGPRA Revisited: Negotiating Culture, Legalities, and Challenges at Wesleyan and Beyond. The Wesleyan Argus. 8 November.

Violencia y narco obstaculizan el trabajo de arqueólogos

(Mexico)

Violence and narcos hamper the work of archaeologists

Reyna Paz Avendaño (2016). Violencia y narco obstaculizan el trabajo de arqueólogos. Cronica. 7 November.

Prince Charles warns of cultural destruction on UAE visit

(United Arab Emirates; United Kingdom)

Sean Coughlan (2016). Prince Charles warns of cultural destruction on UAE visit. BBC News. 7 November.

El saqueo de nuestra riqueza arqueológica y cultural

(Colombia)

The plundering of our archaeological and cultural wealth

Vanguardia (2016). El saqueo de nuestra riqueza arqueológica y cultural. Vanguardia. 7 November.

Is Israel's Big New Find a Hoax?

(Israel; Palestine)

Candida Moss (2016). Is Israel's Big New Find a Hoax?. The Daily Beast. 6 November.

'Lead Sea Scrolls' row reopened

(Jordan)

Richard Brooks (2016). 'Lead Sea Scrolls' row reopened. The Sunday Times. 6 November.

High court moved for retrieving dancing girl statuette from India

(Pakistan; India)

Jamal Khurshid (2016). High court moved for retrieving dancing girl statuette from India. The News. 6 November.

Palestinians make a play for Dead Sea Scrolls at UNESCO

(Israel; Palestine)

Tovah Lazaroff (2016). Palestinians make a play for Dead Sea Scrolls at UNESCO. The Jerusalem Post. 6 November.

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

(United States of America)

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

Obras de arte en 'busca y captura'

(Spain)

Works of art in 'search and capture'

Carlos Fonesca (2016). Obras de arte en 'busca y captura'. Voz Populi. 5 November.

Outcry after Toledo Museum of Art sells ancient Greek and Egyptian objects at auction

(United States of America; Egypt; Cyprus)

Aimee Dawson (2016). Outcry after Toledo Museum of Art sells ancient Greek and Egyptian objects at auction. The Art Newspaper. 5 November.

China cracks down on illegal trade of cultural artefacts

(China)

Anny Shaw (2016). China cracks down on illegal trade of cultural artefacts. The Art Newspaper. 4 November.

Louvre may safeguard artefacts from war-torn areas

(France)

Anny Shaw (2016). Louvre may safeguard artefacts from war-torn areas. The Art Newspaper. 4 November.

Only a Fraction of Mexico's Stolen Cultural Antiquities Are Recovered

(Mexico)

Tania L. Montalvo (2016). Only a Fraction of Mexico's Stolen Cultural Antiquities Are Recovered. Insight Crime. 3 November.

Ring the alarm: Legendary bell precious to Métis nation is missing — again

(Canada)

CBC (2016). Ring the alarm: Legendary bell precious to Métis nation is missing — again. CBC. 2 November.

Four arrested for illegal antiquities trading

(Greece)

eKathimerini (2016). Four arrested for illegal antiquities trading. eKathimerini. 2 November.

ASI for easier norms for private import of antiquities

(India)

Anrita Madhukalya (2016). ASI for easier norms for private import of antiquities. DNA. 2 November.

'They've got no claim': Indigenous Australian demands British Museum return ancestral shield

(Australia; United Kingdom)

CBC (2016). 'They've got no claim': Indigenous Australian demands British Museum return ancestral shield. CBC. 2 November.

Egypt bans cooperation with Toledo Museum over antiquities' sale

(Egypt; United States of America)

Middle East Monitor (2016). Egypt bans cooperation with Toledo Museum over antiquities' sale. Middle East Monitor. 1 November.

Louvre to offer shelter for world treasures rescued from war zones

(France)

Kim Willsher (2016). Louvre to offer shelter for world treasures rescued from war zones. The Guardian. 1 November.

Thieves steal ancient stones from historic ruined castle near Nuneaton

(United Kingdom)

Katrina Chilver (2016). Thieves steal ancient stones from historic ruined castle near Nuneaton. Coventry Telegraph. 1 November.

Auctions for plundered cultural relics forbidden in China

(China)

CRIEnglish (2016). Auctions for plundered cultural relics forbidden in China. CRIEnglish. 1 November.

'Activists held' at King Cyrus tomb in Iran

(Iran)

BBC News (2016). 'Activists held' at King Cyrus tomb in Iran. BBC News. 31 October.

Former Harrisburg mayor's trial pushed to 2017

(United States of America)

Emily Previti (2016). Former Harrisburg mayor's trial pushed to 2017. WITF. 31 October.

Iraqi heritage sites again at risk in Mosul operation

(Iraq)

AFP (2016). Iraqi heritage sites again at risk in Mosul operation. The Daily Mail. 31 October.

Long-lost Toledo sword returns home

(United States of America)

Ignazio Messina (2016). Long-lost Toledo sword returns home. The Toledo Blade. 30 October.

Egypt wants sanctions against museum for selling antiquities

(United States of America; Egypt)

Roberta Gedert (2016). Egypt wants sanctions against museum for selling antiquities. The Toledo Blade. 29 October.

Show sheds light on WWII efforts to salvage priceless antiquities

(Greece)

Iota Sykka (2016). Show sheds light on WWII efforts to salvage priceless antiquities. eKathimerini. 29 October.

Corruption central: The plundering of Egypt's relics

(Egypt)

Amr Khalifa (2016). Corruption central: The plundering of Egypt's relics. Middle East Eye. 28 October.

Zimmerli displays counterfeit coins as part of Roman collection

(United States of America)

Mary Berko (2016). Zimmerli displays counterfeit coins as part of Roman collection. The Daily Targum. 27 October.

Controversial auctioning of artifacts ends

(United States of America)

Roberta Gedert (2016). Controversial auctioning of artifacts ends. The Toledo Blade. 27 October.

A goodwill gesture: India loans ancient statue to Bhutan

(Bhutan; India)

Gargi Gupta (2016). A goodwill gesture: India loans ancient statue to Bhutan. DNA. 27 October.

Ancient Hebrew Papyrus Seized from Looters, But Is It Authentic?

(Israel)

Owen Jarus (2016). Ancient Hebrew Papyrus Seized from Looters, But Is It Authentic?. Live Science. 26 October.

Ownership questions trigger NGV action on antiquities

(Australia; Guatemala)

Michaela Boland (2016). Ownership questions trigger NGV action on antiquities. The Australian. 26 October.

Rare Toledo museum items sold despite protests

(United States of America)

Roberta Gedert (2016). Rare Toledo museum items sold despite protests. The Toledo Blade. 26 October.

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

(United Kingdom)

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

Rukoro hints at reparation package

(Namibia; Germany)

New Era (2016). Rukoro hints at reparation package. New Era. 25 October.

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

(Italy)

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

Mummy portraits stolen by Nazis, recovered, sell for over $300,000

(Switzerland; Germany)

Ilan Ben Zion (2016). Mummy portraits stolen by Nazis, recovered, sell for over $300,000. The Times of India. 25 October.

Denuncian robo en zona arqueológica de El Rosario, en SJR

(Mexico)

Theft in archaeological site of El Rosario denounced

Karen Mungula (2016). Denuncian robo en zona arqueológica de El Rosario, en SJR. Codice Informativo. 25 October.

Cyprus demands auction be stopped

(United States of America; Cyprus)

Roberta Gedert (2016). Cyprus demands auction be stopped. The Toledo Blade. 25 October.

Kirk Goes After Artifacts Plundered By ISIS

(United States of America)

Nick Gale (2016). Kirk Goes After Artifacts Plundered By ISIS. WLS. 24 October.

Culture Held Captive—Tribal Members Want Patrimony Returned

(United States of America)

Stephanie Woodard (2016). Culture Held Captive—Tribal Members Want Patrimony Returned. Indian Country Today. 24 October.

Art expert slams Toledo museum on sale of antiquities

(United States of America; Egypt; Cyprus; Greece)

Wynne Everett (2016). Art expert slams Toledo museum on sale of antiquities. The Toledo Blade. 24 October.

'Destroying damaged ancient sculptures a crime'

(India)

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

Antiquities ministry trying to stop sale of Egyptian artefacts at New York auction

(Egypt; United States of America)

Nevine El-Aref (2016). Antiquities ministry trying to stop sale of Egyptian artefacts at New York auction. Ahram Online. 21 October.

Looters exploit the political chaos in Libya

(Libya)

Tim Cornwell (2016). Looters exploit the political chaos in Libya. The Art Newspaper. 20 October.

Picking Apart 18th-Century French Furniture to Detect Forgery

(France)

Eve M. Kahn (2016). Picking Apart 18th-Century French Furniture to Detect Forgery. The New York Times. 20 October.

Measures needed to protect antique relics

(Vietnam)

Vietnam Net (2016). Measures needed to protect antique relics. Vietnam Net. 20 October.

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

(Mali)

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

Israel's antiquities chief compares UNESCO to Islamic State

(Israel; Palestine)

Ilan Ben Zion (2016). Israel's antiquities chief compares UNESCO to Islamic State. The Times of Israel. 20 October.

Sellers of ancient coins in Tamil Nadu make a killing online

(India)

TNN (2016). Sellers of ancient coins in Tamil Nadu make a killing online. The Times of India. 20 October.

European Parliament bungles shipment of Nazi artifacts

(Netherlands)

Tara Palmeri (2016). European Parliament bungles shipment of Nazi artifacts. Politico. 19 October.

Udall Leads Senate Hearing On Action To Prevent Theft, Illegal Possession, Sale Of Tribal Cultural Items

(United States of America)

Chris Clark (2016). Udall Leads Senate Hearing On Action To Prevent Theft, Illegal Possession, Sale Of Tribal Cultural Items. Los Alamos Daily Post. 19 October.

Loopholes in U.S. Laws Allow Trafficking in Sacred Tribal Artifacts

(United States of America)

Mary Hudez (2016). Loopholes in U.S. Laws Allow Trafficking in Sacred Tribal Artifacts. AllGov. 19 October.

Stolen Artifacts! Drunk Teens! And More True Tales of Florida's First State Archaeologist

(United States of America)

Sarah Laskow (2016). Stolen Artifacts! Drunk Teens! And More True Tales of Florida's First State Archaeologist. Atlas Obscura. 19 October.

Trucker nabbed smuggling antiquities from Patra port

(Greece; Italy)

eKathimerini (2016). Trucker nabbed smuggling antiquities from Patra port. eKathimerini. 19 October.

Emirati Police Holding 3 Foreigners Trying to Sell Artifacts

(United Arab Emirates)

Associated Press (2016). Emirati Police Holding 3 Foreigners Trying to Sell Artifacts. ABC United States. 18 October.

Qatar Museums opens 'Fragments' exhibition in Katara

(United Arab Emirates)

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

Black Market for Latin American Cultural Heritage Revealed

(General)

TeleSur (2016). Black Market for Latin American Cultural Heritage Revealed. TeleSur. 18 October.

Some looted Idlib National Museum artifacts resurface, fate of others a mystery amidst 'thriving black market trade'

(Syria)

Noura Hourani (2016). Some looted Idlib National Museum artifacts resurface, fate of others a mystery amidst 'thriving black market trade'. Syria Direct. 18 October.

Find the artifact thief and win

(Pakistan)

Pakistan Today (2016). Find the artifact thief and win. Pakistan Today. 18 October.

Texas man busted at border with Mexican artifacts

(United States of America)

Brett Barrouquere (2016). Texas man busted at border with Mexican artifacts. Chron. 18 October.

U.S. Senators are pushing for Native American Artifact legislation

(United States of America)

Justin Matthews (2016). U.S. Senators are pushing for Native American Artifact legislation. KOAT. 18 October.

Sólo se recupera 1 de cada 100 bienes culturales robados en México

(Mexico)

Only 1 in 100 cultural objects stolen in Mexico are recovered

Tania L. Montalvo (2016). Sólo se recupera 1 de cada 100 bienes culturales robados en México. Animal Politico. 17 October.

AGNSW's Indian sculptures feared stolen

(Australia; India)

Michaela Boland (2016). AGNSW's Indian sculptures feared stolen. The Australian. 17 October.

Doña Neria, la mujer que rescató 560 piezas mayas de saqueadores

(Guatemala)

Doña Neria, the woman who rescued 560 Maya pieces from looters

Soy 502 (2016). Doña Neria, la mujer que rescató 560 piezas mayas de saqueadores. Soy 502. 16 October.

NU delays filing FIR in ancient coins case

(India)

Sarfaraz Ahmed (2016). NU delays filing FIR in ancient coins case. The Times of India. 16 October.

¿Tiene piezas precolombinas en sus manos? Entréguelas al Museo Nacional

(Costa Rica)

Do you have Precolumbian pieces on your hands? Bring them to the National Museum.

Hassel Fallas (2016). ¿Tiene piezas precolombinas en sus manos? Entréguelas al Museo Nacional. La Nación. 16 October.

Traficantes ticos suplen arte precolombino a ilícito mercado mundial

(Costa Rica)

Precolumbian traffickers supply Precolumbian art to the global illicit market

Hassel Fallas (2016). Traficantes ticos suplen arte precolombino a ilícito mercado mundial. La Nación. 16 October.

La sombra nazi de Harry Mannil, el coleccionista de jaguares

(Costa Rica)

The Nazi shadow of Harry Mannil, the collector of stone jaguars

Lorenzo Pirovano (2016). La sombra nazi de Harry Mannil, el coleccionista de jaguares. La Nación. 16 October.

Joyas prehispánicas a la deriva por falta de dinero para repatriarlas

(Costa Rica)

Prehispanic treasures left adrift due to a lack of money to repatriate them.

Lorenzo Pirovano (2016). Joyas prehispánicas a la deriva por falta de dinero para repatriarlas. La Nación. 16 October.

Leonardo Patterson, el comerciante de arte siempre bajo sospecha

(Costa Rica)

Leonardo Patterson, the art dealer always under suspician

Hassel Fallas (2016). Leonardo Patterson, el comerciante de arte siempre bajo sospecha. La Nación. 16 October.

Costa Rica solo protege con ley al arte prehispánico

(Costa Rica)

Costa Rican only protects Prehispanic art by law

Hassel Fallas (2016). Costa Rica solo protege con ley al arte prehispánico. La Nación. 16 October.

Guerrero de piedra de Limón se subastó en $865.000 en París

(Costa Rica)

Stone warrior from Limón was auctioned for $865,000 in Paris

Hassel Fallas (2016). Guerrero de piedra de Limón se subastó en $865.000 en París. La Nación. 16 October.

Copias de arte prehispánico son tan exactas que hacen dudar a traficantes

(Costa Rica)

Copies of Preshispanic art are so exact that they cast doubt on traffickers

Hassel Fallas (2016). Copias de arte prehispánico son tan exactas que hacen dudar a traficantes. La Nación. 16 October.

Coleccionistas conservaron reliquias arqueológicas pese a ser ilegal

(Costa Rica)

Collectors preserve archaeological relics despite them being illegal

Hassel Fallas (2016). Coleccionistas conservaron reliquias arqueológicas pese a ser ilegal. La Nación. 16 October.

Educators find silver lining in Fort Ellis looting

(United States of America)

Lewis Kendall (2016). Educators find silver lining in Fort Ellis looting. Bozeman Daily Chronicle. 16 October.

Northampton Council Sekhemka statue 'now in US'

(United Kingdom; United States of America; Egypt)

BBC News (2016). Northampton Council Sekhemka statue 'now in US'. BBC News. 15 October.

Why has idol theft been neglected?

(India)

Donna Yates (2016). Why has idol theft been neglected?. DNA. 15 October.

Police Recover 300 Million Yuan Worth of Stolen Sichuan Relics

(China)

Teng Jing Xuan (2016). Police Recover 300 Million Yuan Worth of Stolen Sichuan Relics. Caixin Online. 14 October.

The Curious Case of Mohenjo Daro: Whose Civilisation Is It Anyway?

(Pakistan; India)

Hansa Malhortra (2016). The Curious Case of Mohenjo Daro: Whose Civilisation Is It Anyway?. The Quint. 14 October.

Nigeria: Jesus College under Pressure to Return Okukur

(Nigeria; United Kingdom)

Max Ndianaefo (2016). Nigeria: Jesus College under Pressure to Return Okukur. CP Africa. 14 October.

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

(Mali)

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

Explainer: The NGA looted antiquities scandal

(Australia; India)

The Australian (2016). Explainer: The NGA looted antiquities scandal. The Australian. 14 October.

Mayan vase subject of latest provenance inquiry at NGA

(Australia; Guatemala)

Michaela Boland (2016). Mayan vase subject of latest provenance inquiry at NGA. The Australian. 14 October.

Sohag police arrest three suspected 'tomb raiders' with 15 stolen artifacts

(Egypt)

Al-Masry Al-Youm (2016). Sohag police arrest three suspected 'tomb raiders' with 15 stolen artifacts. Egypt Independent. 13 October.

Pakistani Claim Over the Dancing Girl Has No Standing

(India; Pakistan)

Vasant Shinde (2016). Pakistani Claim Over the Dancing Girl Has No Standing. The Quint. 13 October.

Egyptian man dies while digging for artefacts in Alexandria

(Egypt)

Ahram Online (2016). Egyptian man dies while digging for artefacts in Alexandria. Ahram Online. 13 October.

Italia entrega a México piezas arqueológicas rescatadas del tráfico ilegal

(Mexico; Italy)

Italy delivers archaeological pieces recovered from illegal trafficking to Mexico

Tania Campos (2016). Italia entrega a México piezas arqueológicas rescatadas del tráfico ilegal. Xataka. 12 October.

Organisers of dance party at Karnak temple referred to prosecutors for investigation

(Egypt)

Nevine El-Aref (2016). Organisers of dance party at Karnak temple referred to prosecutors for investigation. Ahram Online. 12 October.

Local government attempts to restore Great Wall end up damaging landmark

(China)

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

Khalifa issues law on cultural heritage objects

(United Arab Emirates)

Gulf News (2016). Khalifa issues law on cultural heritage objects. Gulf News. 12 October.

Mummy Crowdfunder Leaves Archaeologists Fuming

(United Kingdom)

Kristina Killgrove (2016). Mummy Crowdfunder Leaves Archaeologists Fuming. Forbes. 10 October.

Freeports Come Under Scrutiny by UNESCO as Havens for Stolen Cultural Property

(Switzerland)

Caroline Elbaor (2016). Freeports Come Under Scrutiny by UNESCO as Havens for Stolen Cultural Property. ArtNet News. 10 October.

Heritage crimes: Let's get our past back

(India)

Anuraag Saxena (2016). Heritage crimes: Let's get our past back. Sunday Guardian Live. 9 October.

Basra Museum: How Saddam's palace was given to the people

(Iraq)

BBC News (2016). Basra Museum: How Saddam's palace was given to the people. BBC News. 8 October.

El Sucre protege a sus restos arqueológicos

(Ecuador)

El Sucre protects its archaeological remains

José Miguel Castillo (2016). El Sucre protege a sus restos arqueológicos. El Telégrafo. 8 October.

Cambridge under pressure to return looted Benin bronze cockerel - but won't return it in case it gets stolen again

(Nigeria; United Kingdom)

Colin Freeman (2016). Cambridge under pressure to return looted Benin bronze cockerel - but won't return it in case it gets stolen again. The Telegraph. 8 October.

Machu Picchu wall painted red

(Peru)

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

If treasure is found in my garden, can I keep it?

(United Kingdom)

Becky Shaw (2016). If treasure is found in my garden, can I keep it?. Financial Times. 6 October.

Treasures of the Black Sea turn into political hostages

(Ukraine; Netherlands; Russia)

Stas Sokolov (2016). Treasures of the Black Sea turn into political hostages. DW. 6 October.

UNESCO-backed exhibit in Rome features 3 destroyed treasures

(Italy; Syria)

Associated Press (2016). UNESCO-backed exhibit in Rome features 3 destroyed treasures. The Daily Mail. 6 October.

Antiquities ministry receives golden mummy mask from French-Egyptian citizen

(Egypt; France)

Nevine El-Aref (2016). Antiquities ministry receives golden mummy mask from French-Egyptian citizen. Ahram Online. 6 October.

The future of 'Scythian gold' to be finally decided on Dec. 14

(Ukraine; Netherlands; Russia)

Ukraine Today (2016). The future of 'Scythian gold' to be finally decided on Dec. 14. Ukraine Today. 6 October.

Ancient Assyrian site graffitied with Kurdish flag to be restored

(Iraq)

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

French minister says stolen art may fund terror via 'free ports'

(France)

AFP (2016). French minister says stolen art may fund terror via 'free ports'. Yahoo News. 6 October.

Ancient Egyptian artefacts and old weapons stolen from museum at Biel House, Stenton

(United Kingdom)

East Lothian Courier (2016). Ancient Egyptian artefacts and old weapons stolen from museum at Biel House, Stenton. East Lothian Courier. 6 October.

Bull of Nimrud destroyed by Isis to be recreated in Rome

(Italy; Syria)

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

Greek police bust 'antiquities smuggling ring'

(Greece)

AFP (2016). Greek police bust 'antiquities smuggling ring'. 7 News. 5 October.

Egypt's Own: Repatriation of Antiquities Proves to be a Mammoth Task

(Egypt)

Sarah El Shaarawi (2016). Egypt's Own: Repatriation of Antiquities Proves to be a Mammoth Task. Newsweek. 5 October.

Raiders of the Lost Archive: How Newly Discovered Manuscripts of Afghanistan Ended Up in Israel

(Afghanistan; Israel)

Michael Press (2016). Raiders of the Lost Archive: How Newly Discovered Manuscripts of Afghanistan Ended Up in Israel. Hyperallergic. 5 October.

Police in Greece arrest 26 in bust of alleged antiquities smuggling ring

(Greece)

Helen Stoilas (2016). Police in Greece arrest 26 in bust of alleged antiquities smuggling ring. The Art Newspaper. 5 October.

Gold Butte two years after the Bundy standoff

(United States of America)

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

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

(United States of America)

Amy Joi O'Donoghue (2016). Bears Ears named one of nation's most 'endangered' places. Deseret News. 4 October.

Heritage for sale: Stop the loot of India's past

(India)

Anuraag Saxena (2016). Heritage for sale: Stop the loot of India's past. Sunday Guardian Live. 4 October.

Cultural ownership and responsibility is not just a fad

(Australia)

Esther Anatolitis (2016). Cultural ownership and responsibility is not just a fad. Eureka Street. 3 October.

Egypt recovers 5 stolen artifacts from US

(Egypt; United States of America)

State Information Service (2016). Egypt recovers 5 stolen artifacts from US. State Information Service. 3 October.

Exclusive: Under the Russians' noses, looters continue to plunder treasures of Palmyra

(Syria)

Magdy Samaan (2016). Exclusive: Under the Russians' noses, looters continue to plunder treasures of Palmyra. The Telegraph. 3 October.

India needs to bring heritage-criminals to justice

(India)

Anuraag Saxena (2016). India needs to bring heritage-criminals to justice. Sunday Guardian Live. 3 October.

ISIS destroys, loots archaeological sites near Kirkuk

(Iraq)

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

Egypt retrieves 4 Pharaonic artifacts from the US

(Egypt; United States of America)

Al-Masry Al-Youm (2016). Egypt retrieves 4 Pharaonic artifacts from the US. Egypt Independent. 3 October.

Denuncia el INAH saqueo de piezas prehispánicas en Asientos

(Mexico)

INAH denounces the looting of prehispanic archaeological pieces in Asientos

Hidro Calido (2016). Denuncia el INAH saqueo de piezas prehispánicas en Asientos. Hidro Calido. 3 October.

Congress Condemns Trafficking of Native American Objects

(United States of America)

Laura Morales (2016). Congress Condemns Trafficking of Native American Objects. Arizona Public Media. 3 October.

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

(Honduras)

The archaeological sites of Comayagua and La Paz are abandoned

Juan César Díaz (2016). En el abandono están los sitios arqueológicos de Comayagua y La Paz. El Heraldo. 2 October.

Northampton Sekhemka statue sale: Council 'warned by lawyers'

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2016). Northampton Sekhemka statue sale: Council 'warned by lawyers'. BBC News. 1 October.

Advierten saqueo y daño a patrimonio arqueológico en Zanatepec

(Mexico)

Averting looting and damage to archaeological heritage in Zanatepec

Martín Vargas (2016). Advierten saqueo y daño a patrimonio arqueológico en Zanatepec. Istmo Press. 1 October.

Cultural Property Protection Law Comes Under Fire in Germany

(Germany)

Conrad De Aenlle (2016). Cultural Property Protection Law Comes Under Fire in Germany. The New York Times. 29 September.

A guardian of Syria's imperiled cultural heritage

(Syria)

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

Why the Terrorist Who Destroyed Palmyra Won't Face Justice

(Syria)

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

Saquean con trascabo tumbas prehispánicas en Totimehuacan

(Mexico)

Prehispanic tombs at Titimehuacan looted with bulldozer

Francisco Sánchez (2016). Saquean con trascabo tumbas prehispánicas en Totimehuacan. Intolerancia Diario. 28 September.

The United Nations Doubles Down on Protecting Cultural Sites

(General)

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

Denuncian corrupción en parques arqueológicos

(Guatemala)

Corruption at archaeological sites denounced

William Gularte (2016). Denuncian corrupción en parques arqueológicos. El Periódico. 27 September.

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

(Mali)

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

New International Group to Amp Up Parthenon Marbles Reunification Campaign

(Greece; United Kingdom)

Mary Harris (2016). New International Group to Amp Up Parthenon Marbles Reunification Campaign. Greek Reporter. 26 September.

Cyprus to spearhead war on illicit trafficking of cultural property

(Cyprus)

Famagusta Gazette (2016). Cyprus to spearhead war on illicit trafficking of cultural property. Famagusta Gazette. 26 September.

Benin City: A Stunning Metropolis Annihilated By the British Empire

(Nigeria)

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

Detenidos por saquear piedras arqueológicas

(Mexico)

Arrests for looting of archaeological stones

Tribuna (2016). Detenidos por saquear piedras arqueológicas. Tribuna. 25 September.

The Gweagal shield and the fight to change the British Museum's attitude to seized artefacts

(Australia; United Kingdom)

Paul Daley (2016). The Gweagal shield and the fight to change the British Museum's attitude to seized artefacts. The Guardian. 25 September.

La «misteriosa» desaparición de los restos de Diego Colón

(Spain)

The "mysterious" disappearance of the remains of Diego Columbus

Mónica Arrizabalaga (2016). La «misteriosa» desaparición de los restos de Diego Colón. ABC España. 25 September.

The ghost of Vaman Ghiya is rising

(India; United Kingdom)

Vijay Kumar (2016). The ghost of Vaman Ghiya is rising. DNA. 24 September.

Art of the past

(Pakistan)

Zainab Fakhar (2016). Art of the past. Pakistan Today. 24 September.

Unsupervised digs and illicit ticket sales rampant at historc sites

(Cyprus)

Angelos Anastasiou (2016). Unsupervised digs and illicit ticket sales rampant at historc sites. Cyprus Mail. 23 September.

Antiques dealers arrested and $4.5m worth of ivory seized in New York

(United States of America)

Gabriella Angeleti (2016). Antiques dealers arrested and $4.5m worth of ivory seized in New York. The Art Newspaper. 23 September.

Egypt's Mallawi Museum reopens with looted collection mostly restored

(Egypt)

Garry Shaw (2016). Egypt's Mallawi Museum reopens with looted collection mostly restored. The Art Newspaper. 23 September.

Egypt's Malawi Museum inaugurated

(Egypt)

Nevine El-Aref (2016). Egypt's Malawi Museum inaugurated. Ahram Online. 22 September.

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

(China)

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

Freeports boom highlights risks of shady activities

(Switzerland)

Silke Koltrowitz (2016). Freeports boom highlights risks of shady activities. Reuters. 22 September.

Stolen Artifacts Found in Siem Reap

(Cambodia)

Mom Kunthear (2016). Stolen Artifacts Found in Siem Reap. Khmer Times. 22 September.

Exhibition with antiquities from occupied Cyprus opens on September 23

(Cyprus)

Famagusta Gazette (2016). Exhibition with antiquities from occupied Cyprus opens on September 23. Famagusta Gazette. 22 September.

Saudi strikes raze ancient Yemen towers

(Yemen; Saudi Arabia)

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

Germany's new cultural protection law welcomed abroad

(Germany)

Markus Hilgert (2016). Germany's new cultural protection law welcomed abroad. DW. 21 September.

UK to crack down on illegal ivory sales

(United Kingdom)

John Vidal (2016). UK to crack down on illegal ivory sales. The Guardian. 21 September.

UK ivory ban threat: 'government WILL consult antiques industry'

(United Kingdom)

Noelle McElhatton (2016). UK ivory ban threat: 'government WILL consult antiques industry'. Antiques Trade Gazette. 21 September.

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

(United States of America)

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

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

(France)

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

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

(Syria; United States of America)

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

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

(United States of America)

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

Iraq struggles to stop antiquities smuggling

(Iraq)

Adnan Abu Zeed (2016). Iraq struggles to stop antiquities smuggling. Al Monitor. 19 September.

US tourist steals marble fragment from Pompeii

(Italy)

New Kerala (2016). US tourist steals marble fragment from Pompeii. New Kerala. 19 September.

Progress in Protecting Stolen Antiquities Is Real — But Challenges Remain

(General)

Michelle ForCruz (2016). Progress in Protecting Stolen Antiquities Is Real — But Challenges Remain. Asia Society. 19 September.

Looting? $283 Million Flow of Artifacts to US Revealed

(Turkey; Syria; United States of America)

Owen Jarus (2016). Looting? $283 Million Flow of Artifacts to US Revealed. Live Science. 19 September.

Pre-Columbian sculpture recovered at London auction house after mysterious disapperance

(Colombia; United Kingdom)

Richard Emblin (2016). Pre-Columbian sculpture recovered at London auction house after mysterious disapperance. The City Paper. 19 September.

"Die Schatzsucher sind die Hunnen von heute"

(Bulgaria)

"Treasure Hunters are Today's Huns"

Balazs Csekö (2016). "Die Schatzsucher sind die Hunnen von heute". Der Standard. 18 September.

Saquean Jaina... pero es 'cliente frequente': INAH

(Mexico)

Looting Jania... it is a 'frequent customer': INAH

El Expreso (2016). Saquean Jaina... pero es 'cliente frequente': INAH. El Expreso. 14 September.

Araiji calls for new antiquities law

(Lebanon)

Lebanese Republic (2016). Araiji calls for new antiquities law. National News Agency. 14 September.

Arqueólogos intentan hacer de Afganistán un museo entre saqueos

(Afghanistan)

Archaeologists intend to make Afghanistan a museum despite looting

Panorama (2016). Arqueólogos intentan hacer de Afganistán un museo entre saqueos. Panorama. 14 September.

23 cultural assets damaged after quake in ancient capital

(South Korea)

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

Piano di Sorrento, nascondeva reperti archeologici in casa: medico denunciato

(Italy)

Piano di Sorrento: Archaeological finds hidden in home, doctor implicated

Il Mattino (2016). Piano di Sorrento, nascondeva reperti archeologici in casa: medico denunciato. Il Mattino. 13 September.

Karnataka yet to get proper inventory report on 14 heritage cities

(India)

Yathiraju (2016). Karnataka yet to get proper inventory report on 14 heritage cities. The New Indian Express. 12 September.

Robbed of our antiquities

(Canada)

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

Thirty works of art recovered in Torrevieja

(Spain)

The Leader (2016). Thirty works of art recovered in Torrevieja. The Leader. 11 September.

Aboriginal artefacts in Sotheby's auction prompt questions over provenance

(Australia; United Kingdom)

Debbie Cuthbertson (2016). Aboriginal artefacts in Sotheby's auction prompt questions over provenance. The Sydney Morning Herald. 11 September.

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

(General)

Karin Brulliard (2016). Rhinos being killed for horn's value as collectible, study finds. Portland Press Herald. 10 September.

Police searching stolen vehicle finds 2nd century tomb in Bursa

(Turkey)

Daily Sabah (2016). Police searching stolen vehicle finds 2nd century tomb in Bursa. Daily Sabah. 10 September.

Art collector Lance Dane's 'so-called' adopted son refused relief by the Bombay High Court

(India)

Mustafa Plumber (2016). Art collector Lance Dane's 'so-called' adopted son refused relief by the Bombay High Court. DNA Info. 10 September.

Suspect detained in Taipei after theft of science artifacts

(Taiwan)

Chun-fu Chiu (2016). Suspect detained in Taipei after theft of science artifacts. Taipei Times. 9 September.

The Amateur Tomb Raiders Pilfering China's Artifacts

(China)

Wang Chao (2016). The Amateur Tomb Raiders Pilfering China's Artifacts. Sixth Tone. 9 September.

KP lacks archaeological experts to preserve priceless heritage

(Pakistan)

Pakistan Observer (2016). KP lacks archaeological experts to preserve priceless heritage. Pakistan Observer. 9 September.

Plea for holiday photos to help preserve world heritage

(Syria; Libya; Afghanistan)

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

Kuwaiti official urges end to theft of Arab culture

(Kuwait)

KUNA (2016). Kuwaiti official urges end to theft of Arab culture. Kuwait News Agency. 8 September.

New twist in fake antique furniture scandal overshadows opening of Biennale des Antiquaires in Paris

(France)

Vincent Noce (2016). New twist in fake antique furniture scandal overshadows opening of Biennale des Antiquaires in Paris. The Art Newspaper. 8 September.

AG to decide about antiquities irregularities

(Cyprus)

George Psyllides (2016). AG to decide about antiquities irregularities. Cyprus Mail. 8 September.

Digital Troves, Providing Insights and Reuniting Antiquities

(Iraq)

Eve M. Kahn (2016). Digital Troves, Providing Insights and Reuniting Antiquities. The New York Times. 8 September.

Letters I: Elgin Marbles dispute can be resolved by making 3D marbles of artifacts then returning them to Greece

(Greece; United Kingdom)

The National (2016). Letters I: Elgin Marbles dispute can be resolved by making 3D marbles of artifacts then returning them to Greece. The National. 8 September.

Why a growing number of museum veterans are crossing over to the commercial sector

(General)

Julia Halpern (2016). Why a growing number of museum veterans are crossing over to the commercial sector. The Art Newspaper. 7 September.

Egyptian statuette recovered from Mexico is authentic: Antiquities ministry

(Egypt; Mexico)

Nevine El-Aref (2016). Egyptian statuette recovered from Mexico is authentic: Antiquities ministry. Ahram Online. 7 September.

Piden al INAH frenar saqueo en zona arqueológica de Totimehuacán

(Mexico)

INAH asked to prevent looting at the archaeological site of Totimehuacán

Víctor Hugo Juárez (2016). Piden al INAH frenar saqueo en zona arqueológica de Totimehuacán. El Sol de Puebla. 7 September.

500 seized coins date back to ancient times: Customs dept

(India)

G.S. Paul (2016). 500 seized coins date back to ancient times: Customs dept. Tribune India. 7 September.

15 ancient pagodas in Bagan suffer severe damage

(Myanmar)

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

Fake antiquities flood out of Syria as smugglers fail to steal masterpieces amid the chaos of war

(Syria)

Patrick Cockburn (2016). Fake antiquities flood out of Syria as smugglers fail to steal masterpieces amid the chaos of war. The Independent. 6 September.

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

(Jordan)

Petra (2016). Amman hosts conference to launch regional task force to combat cultural racketeering. Petra. 6 September.

Turkish government shuts down important archaeological dig, apparently to punish Austria

(Turkey; Austria)

Erik Stokstad (2016). Turkish government shuts down important archaeological dig, apparently to punish Austria. Science. 6 September.

Suspect in Colombo National Museum theft further remanded

(Sri Lanka)

Daily News (2016). Suspect in Colombo National Museum theft further remanded. Daily News. 5 September.

MUNA construction damaging ancient remains

(Peru)

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

Protecting antiquities in Syria and Libya from Islamic State

(Libya; Syria)

Nick Miller (2016). Protecting antiquities in Syria and Libya from Islamic State. The Sydney Morning Herald. 4 September.

Ancient capital of Israel site beset by vandalism

(Palestine; Israel)

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

Ancient artifact smugglers arrested in south Lebanon

(Lebanon)

The Daily Star (2016). Ancient artifact smugglers arrested in south Lebanon. The Daily Star. 3 September.

SFPD searching for stolen ivory relics, arrest made

(United States of America)

KTVU (2016). SFPD searching for stolen ivory relics, arrest made. KTVU. 2 September.

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

(United States of America)

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

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

(Yemen)

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

Audit Office raids Paphos museum and sites

(Cyprus)

Cyprus Mail (2016). Audit Office raids Paphos museum and sites. Cyprus Mail. 1 September.

Saquean tumbas prehispánicas en Totimehuacan

(Mexico)

Prehispanic tombs looted in Totimehuacan

Pilar Pérez (2016). Saquean tumbas prehispánicas en Totimehuacan. El Sol de Puebla. 1 September.

Feature: Greece strives to preserve underwater antiquities

(Greece)

Xinhua (2016). Feature: Greece strives to preserve underwater antiquities. Xinhua. 29 August.

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

(United Kingdom; Syria)

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

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

(General)

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

Artefacts stolen from Parliament Building

(Barbados)

Nation News (2016). Artefacts stolen from Parliament Building. Nation News. 25 August.

Antique Heist Leads To $50K Loss Of Rare Greek And Japanese Artifacts

(United States of America)

Jack Morse (2016). Antique Heist Leads To $50K Loss Of Rare Greek And Japanese Artifacts. SFist. 25 August.

Valuable Ancient Jewelry Found in Private Home in Bulgaria's Nikopol

(Bulgaria)

Novinite (2016). Valuable Ancient Jewelry Found in Private Home in Bulgaria's Nikopol. Novinite. 25 August.

Guaquería, la historia oculta bajo tierra

(Colombia)

Looting: the history hidden under the ground

Juliana Diosa Vargas (2016). Guaquería, la historia oculta bajo tierra. El Espectador. 25 August.

Qatar's oil boom created the world's most extravagant art scene—and also led to its demise

(United Arab Emirates)

Mikolai Napieralski (2016). Qatar's oil boom created the world's most extravagant art scene—and also led to its demise. Quartz. 24 August.

The Big Business Of Looted Antiquities (Audio)

(General)

Tom Gjelten (2016). The Big Business Of Looted Antiquities (Audio). The Diane Rehm Show. 24 August.

Myanmar earthquake kills three, damages scores of ancient temples

(Myanmar)

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

Another artifact at US museum 'may have been stolen'

(Thailand; United States of America)

Ploenpote Atthakor (2016). Another artifact at US museum 'may have been stolen'. Bangkok Post. 24 August.

Almost 70%of smuggled objects seized in Syria and Lebanon are fakes, antiquities chief says

(Syria)

Tim Cornwell (2016). Almost 70%of smuggled objects seized in Syria and Lebanon are fakes, antiquities chief says. The Art Newspaper. 24 August.

Israeli museum transfer sets 'dangerous precedent'

(Palestine; Israel)

Ylenia Gostoli (2016). Israeli museum transfer sets 'dangerous precedent'. Al Jazeera. 24 August.

Looters hit county's archaeological sites

(United States of America)

Lazaro Aleman (2016). Looters hit county's archaeological sites. ECB Publishing. 23 August.

Victory for Gweagal man Rodney Kelly in fight to have artefacts returned from British museums

(Australia; United Kingdom)

Lucy McNally (2016). Victory for Gweagal man Rodney Kelly in fight to have artefacts returned from British museums. ABC Australia. 23 August.

Tomb raiders pillaged ancient Kazakhstan pyramid leaving only skulls and pottery

(Kazakhstan)

Lara Rebello (2016). Tomb raiders pillaged ancient Kazakhstan pyramid leaving only skulls and pottery. International Business Times. 23 August.

4 suspected tomb raiders held in Hebei

(China)

Shanghai Daily (2016). 4 suspected tomb raiders held in Hebei. China.org.cn. 22 August.

Meet the woman who found priceless earring that was stolen from MFA

(United States of America)

Emily Sweeney (2016). Meet the woman who found priceless earring that was stolen from MFA. The Boston Globe. 22 August.

Iran to Reclaim Achaemenid Tablets from US after 80 Years

(Iran; United States of America)

Iranian Students News (2016). Iran to Reclaim Achaemenid Tablets from US after 80 Years. Iran Front Page. 22 August.

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

(United States of America)

Brian Boucher (2016). Security Guard Files Lawsuit Against Metropolitan Museum of Art After Being Fired for