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'Do leopards change their spots?': Taliban threat to heritage in Afghanistan could be worse than in 2001( )
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.
Gareth Harris, Dorian Batycka (2021). Amid Taliban insurgency, culture sector fears looting as Kabul descends into chaos. The Art Newspaper. 17 August.
Arab News (2021). Stolen 16th-century Qur'an to be returned to Turkey. Arab News. 16 August.
Susannah Goldsbrough (2021). Will the Taliban destroy Afghanistan's priceless treasures?. The Telegraph. 16 August.
David Klein (2021). Turkey Arrests 78 in Operation Targeting the Illegal Antiquities Trade. OCCRP. 14 August.
Andrew Lawler (2021). The Taliban destroyed Afghanistan's ancient treasures. Will history repeat itself?. National Geographic. 13 August.
Paul Peachy (2021). Qatari sheikh loses battle over $5.2m 'fake' ancient artefacts. The National News. 10 August.
Colin Moynihan (2021). Turkey Fights for Return of a Work It Says Was Looted. The New York Times. 9 April.
Jessica Steinberg (2021). Tel Aviv museum restituting artwork as items of huge Berlin collection found. Times of Israel. 8 April.
Tehran Times (2021). Objects, once smuggled to Switzerland, to go on show at home. Tehran Times. 7 April.
Faizan Hashmi (2021). Bid Of Smuggling Antiquities Worth Millions Of Rupees Foiled In Dera Ismail Khan. Urdu Point. 7 April.
Melissa Gronlund (2021). Mosul Cultural Museum rises from the ravages of Isis. The Art Newspaper. 5 April.
MEHR News Agency (2021). Antique relics delivered to Iran from Austria. MEHR News Agency. 5 April.
Saudi Gazette (2021). Strict penalties set for violators of Antiquities and Museums Law. Saudi Gazette. 3 April.
Matthieu Aikins (2021). Bringing home the loot: repatriating Afghanistan's stolen treasures. The Sydney Morning Herald. 2 April.
Middle East Monitor (2021). Britain has kept Stone Age statues, says Jordanian Rights Centre. Middle East Monitor. 30 March.
Hussein Yassine (2021). Ancient Sites In North Lebanon Are Being Illegally Excavated. The 961. 29 March.
Anshel Pfeffer (2021). British cannonballs to be returned from Acre's fortress walls. The Times. 27 March.
Tehran Times (2020). Switzerland returns smuggled antiquities to Iran. Tehran Times. 20 December.
Hurriyet Daily News (2020). Return of goddess statue eagerly awaited in Afyonkarahisar. Hurriyet Daily News. 17 December.
Daily Sabah (2020). 1,700-year-old Cybele statue set to return home to Turkey's Afyonkarahisar. Daily Sabah. 10 December.
Joe Snell (2020). Scarred but still standing, Mosul museum reopens at last. Al Monitor. 8 December.
Albawaba (2020). Qatar National Library Helps to Guide Experts in Reducing International Heritage Trafficking. Albawaba. 1 December.
Hugh Eakin (2020). When an Enemy's Cultural Heritage Becomes One's Own. The New York Times. 30 November.
The Times of Israel (2020). Israeli intel firm says it helped solve billion-dollar German jewel heist. The Times of Israel. 22 November.
Middle East Eye (2020). Egypt: Anger at loan of Islamic artefacts to Saudi Arabia for two years. Middle East Eye. 15 November.
Nevdon Jamgochian (2020). Google Arts & Culture as an Agent of Ethnic Cleansing. Hyperallergic. 13 November.
Tobias Siegal (2020). Three arrested, suspected of stealing antiquities from Tel Megiddo. The Jerusalem Post. 9 November.
France 24 (2020). Pandemic harms efforts to rein in antiquities theft. France 24. 9 November.
Prensa Latina (2020). Syrian authorities prevent smuggling of archaeological pieces. Prensa Latina. 4 November.
Candida Moss (2020). Is Iraq Getting Screwed in a Looted Treasures Deal with the Hobby Lobby?. The Daily Beast. 27 August.
Tehran Times (2020). Police bust gang trading historical objects online. Tehran Times. 26 August.
Ali Tüfekçi (2020). Ibrahim Hakkı Konyalı: Art historian who saved Ottoman heritage. Daily Sabah. 26 August.
The Louvre, UNESCO, and Other Cultural Organizations Unite to Provide $5 Million in `Cultural First Aid' to Beirut( )
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.
Jane Arraf (2020). In Iraq, Authorities Continue To Fight Uphill Battle Against Antiquities Plunder. NPR. 20 August.
The Times of Israel (2020). Valuable statues 'worth millions' stolen from kibbutz museum in northern Israel. The Times of Israel. 19 August.
Raffi Khatchadourian (2020). Michael Rakowitz's Art of Return. The New Yorker. 17 August.
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( )
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Tehran Times (2020). Tehran, Athens Discuss Ways to Cooperate in Cultural Heritage. Tehran Times. 3 August.
George S. Colpitts (2020). Viewpoint: The Case of the Forged Persian Antiquities. Claims Journal. 31 July.
Jane Arraf (2020). D.C. Museum Of The Bible To Return Looted Artifacts To Iraq. NPR. 31 July.
David D'Arcy (2020). Hobby Lobby Lawsuits and a Scholar's Arrest Expose a Dark Side of Biblical Studies. Observer. 23 May.
David Sanderson (2020). Christie's sued in looting dispute over £1.3m ancient tablet. The Times. 22 May.
ICE (2020). Civil action filed to forfeit rare cuneiform tablet from Hobby Lobby. ICE. 18 May.
Daily Sabah (2020). 500-year-old handwritten Bibles seized near Turkey-Greece border. Daily Sabah. 12 May.
AFP (2020). British Museum intercepts Mesopotamian fakes. Dawn. 7 May.
Nadav Shragi (2020). Israel's own Indiana Joneses beat antiquities robbers to the treasure. Israel Hayom. 9 April.
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( )
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Stolen Collection of Persian Poetry Found With Help of `Indiana Jones of the Art World' Goes on Auction( )
Brigit Katz (2020). Stolen Collection of Persian Poetry Found With Help of `Indiana Jones of the Art World' Goes on Auction. Smithsonian. 10 March.
Saudi Gazette (2020). French geologist returns bronze antique coins he acquired from AlUla in 1966. Saudi Gazette. 20 February.
Karen Chernick (2020). Stolen Jacob's Ladder by Chagall nets 130K. The Jewish Star. 19 February.
Yasemin Kalyoncuoglu (2020). Turkey to bring back two cultural artifacts from UK. AA. 13 February.
Daily Sabah (2020). Ancient chariot and Sidamara sarcophagus en route back to Turkey. Daily Sabah. 13 February.
Will Christou, Rohan Advani (2020). Reconstructing the nation, one dome at a time. Syria Direct. 6 February.
Roya News (2020). Three arrested for selling artifacts. Roya News. 5 February.
Asharq Al-Awsat (2020). Arab Parliament Reveals Law to Protect Antiquities. Asharq Al-Awsat. 5 February.
Gareth Harris (2020). Looted ancient temple sculpture—seized by UK police—will go home to Afghanistan. The Art Newspaper. 5 February.
Ruchi Kumar (2020). The Afghan artefacts that survived Taliban destruction. BBC News. 4 February.
Neos Kosmos (2020). Turkish ministry seeks return of Panagia Soumela artefacts. Neos Kosmos. 4 February.
Daily Sabah (2020). 500-year-old china stolen from Turkish businessman. Daily Sabah. 17 January.
AFP (2020). Dutch art sleuth finds rare stolen copy of 'Prince of Persian poets'. France 24. 17 January.
Anadolu Agency (2019). 1,000-year-old Quran recovered from smugglers. Hurriyet Daily News. 3 August.
Tehran Times (2019). Antiquities recovered from illegal diggers in western Iran. Tehran Times. 30 July.
AINA (2019). Iraq Exhibits Smuggled Artifacts Returned From UK, Sweden. AINA. 30 July.
Daily Sabah (2019). Turkish police find 400-year-old Torah in Aydın province. Daily Sabah. 15 February.
Mohammed Yahya Gahlan (2019). Many calls but little action to stop cultural destruction in Yemen. Al Monitor. 15 February.
Daily Sabah (2019). 4 ancient books depicting life of Jesus seized in Turkey's Denizli. Daily Sabah. 12 February.
Tehran Times (2019). Persian antiquities found in almost all museums worldwide. Tehran Times. 11 February.
Religion News Service (2019). Search for undiscovered Dead Sea Scrolls reveals dispute over West Bank artifacts. The Presbyterian Outlook. 6 February.
Daily Sabah (2019). 1,200-year-old Bible seized in southeastern Turkey's Diyarbakır. Daily Sabah. 5 February.
Sara Thoth Stub (2019). Digging Up Controversy. US News and World Report. 5 February.
Asharq Al-Awsat (2019). Egypt Foils Attempt to Smuggle Egyptian Antiquities Into Turkey. Asharq Al-Awsat. 4 February.
Albawaba (2019). Iran Seeks to 'Recapture' 2 Achaemenid Relics Taken Decades Ago. Albawaba. 3 February.
Jonathan Evans (2019). Search for Iraq's Stolen Artifacts Gets Serious. Voice of America. 3 February.
Ancient artefacts looted from Iraq are finally returned home after Jordanian officials caught smugglers with 1,300-piece priceless stash( )
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.
Richard Sandomir (2019). Lamia al-Gailani Werr, 80, Dies; Archaeologist Rescued Iraqi Art. The New York Times. 25 January.
Reuters (2019). Experts Racing Against Antiquities Robbers in Hunt for Dead Sea Scrolls. Reuters. 22 January.
The National (2019). Iraqi `treasure' Lamia Al Gailani Werr dies in Amman. The National. 19 January.
Karen Dabrowska (2019). Iraq's Archaeological Sites Face Looting, Urbanisation Threats. AINA. 19 January.
Roya News (2019). Antiques dealer selling artefacts for 4 million, arrested. Roya News. 16 January.
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Moshe Gilad (2019). The Race for the Next Dead Sea Scrolls, and Why We May Lose It. Haaretz. 16 January.
Michael Press (2019). In Jerusalem, a Museum's Ethics Go Astray. Hyperallergic. 14 January.
Maayan Hoffman (2018). Exhibit reveals never-seen artifacts rescued from archaeological thieves. The Jerusalem Post. 30 December.
Yvette J. Deane (2018). Antiquities police stop theft of ancient coins. The Jerusalem Post. 27 December.
Amanda Borschel-Dan (2018). Artifacts stolen and smuggled in the West Bank now on display in Jerusalem. The Times of Israel. 27 December.
JNS (2018). Jerusalem Museum to Display Looted Near East Artifacts. Breaking Israel News. 20 December.
Daily Sabah (2018). 4,310 historical artifacts returned to Turkey in last 14 years. Daily Sabah. 19 December.
Ahval (2018). Burial chambers unearthed in Turkey's İznik being looted - Sözcü. Ahval. 15 December.
"Tasnim News Agency" (2018). Near 1800 Ancient Persian Artifacts to Return to Iran from US. Tasnim News Agency. 14 December.
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( )
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AINA (2018). Syria Accuses International Forces of 'Illegal' Archaeological Digs. AINA. 11 December.
Daily Sabah (2018). Iconic 'Gypsy Girl' welcomes visitors with missing pieces retrieved decades later. Daily Sabah. 7 December.
Egypt Today (2018). Iraqi Federal Police arrests 2 people attempting to sell pharaonic antiquities. Egypt Today. 9 November.
Arab News (2018). Yemeni security forces in Marib thwart attempts to smuggle ancient statues. Arab News. 7 November.
Jane Arraf (2018). Record-Setting Sale Of An Ancient Assyrian Stone Relief Sparks Looting Fears In Iraq. NPR. 4 November.
Zachary Small (2018). After $31 Million Sale of 3,000-Year-Old Assyrian Relief, Experts and Artists Denounce Christie's. Hyperallergic. 2 November.
Brigit Katz (2018). Forced to Close by Civil War, the National Museum of Damascus Re-Opens Its Doors. Smithsonian. 30 October.
Ariel David (2018). Dead Sea Scroll Fakes Abound, and Scholars Admit They Share the Blame. Haaretz. 28 October.
Saeb Rawashdeh (2018). Project aims to build database of Jordan's archaeological objects. The Jordan Times. 7 October.
Juliane Helmhold (2018). Paintings Looted by Nazis to eh Presented in Israel for the First Time. The Jerusalem Post. 4 October.
Reuters (2018). Syrian antiquities go on display, a reminder of widespread looting during war. PRI. 4 October.
Cansu Çamlıbel (2018). 12 `Gypsy Girl' mosaic pieces to return to Turkey from US. Hurriyet Daily News. 2 October.
Daily Sabah (2018). Stolen Zeugma mosaic pieces set to return home to Turkey's Gaziantep. Daily Sabah. 2 October.
Lebanese Examiner (2018). FBI director meets with Lebanon's President Michel Aoun. Lebanese Examiner. 22 September.
Gaja Pellegrini-Bettoli (2018). Mending scars through heritage: Geologist who fought IS helps save Mosul's antiquities. The New Arab. 21 September.
The Daily Star (2018). Bronze Age ax repatriated to Lebanon. The Daily Star. 7 September.
Ancient city of Palmyra, which was almost destroyed by ISIS jihadis, could re-open to tourists next year after restorations( )
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.
(PressTV) (2018). US hands ancient Persian bas-relief back to Iran. PressTV. 5 September.
Associated Press (2018). Louvre Abu Dhabi postpones display of world's most expensive painting. The Guardian. 3 September.
Kathleen Caulderwood (2018). Where Do ISIS-Looted Antiquities Go?. Vice. 2 September.
MEHR News Agency (2018). 14 antiquities seized from smugglers in Jiroft. MEHR News Agency. 1 September.
Asharq Al-Awsat (2018). Volunteers Lead Restoration Efforts of Historical Venues in Raqqa. Asharq Al-Awsat. 1 September.
Josefin Dolsten (2018). Bipartisan group of senators discussing bill to keep Iraqi Jewish Archive in US. Cleveland Jewish News. 18 July.
Hakim Bishara (2018). Curator of Israeli Exhibit Stolen Arab Art Explains It Is a "Hostage-Taking Situation". Hyperallergic. 17 July.
Maya Asheri (2018). 'Stolen Arab Art': Israeli Gallery Shows Artists' Works Against Their Will. Haaretz. 14 July.
Josie Ensor (2018). Syrian archaeologists begin restoring Palmyra artefacts destroyed by Isil. The Telegraph. 9 July.
Middle East Monitor (2018). PA seizes 2,571 artefacts in Hebron. Middle East Monitor. 5 July.
Ahval (2018). U.S. university agrees to return missing pieces of Zeugma's 'Gypsy girl' mosaics. Ahval. 16 May.
Emily Cochrane (2018). Iraqi Artifacts Once Bought by Hobby Lobby Will Return Home. The New York Times. 2 May.
Iran Front Page (2018). Antiquities Advertised for Online Sale Seized in Iran. Iran Front Page. 24 April.
Margaret Coker (2018). Mosul's Renowned Religious Complex Will Rise From the Rubble. The New York Times. 24 April.
Yeni Safak (2018). Turkish police teams recover nearly 300 stolen artefacts. Yeni Safak. 20 April.
BBC News (2018). Saddam's 'Disney for a despot': How dictators exploit ruins. BBC News. 20 April.
Mohammed Ebraheem (2018). Iraq declares UN initiative to rehabilitate ancient sites in Nineveh. Iraqi News. 15 April.
Alasdair Soussi (2018). The Arc/k Project: Building a virtual archive to keep the Palmyras of this world alive. The National. 14 April.
Andrew Lawler (2018). Ancient sites savaged in Yemen, Iraq. Science. 13 April.
Arutz Sheva (2018). Bible that Goering stole from Jew discovered. Israel National News. 11 April.
Andrew Lawler (2018). War savages ancient sites in Yemen and Iraq, destroying archaeological record. Science. 10 April.
Associated Press (2018). Italy, eager to recover artifacts, returns tombstone to Iran. The Washington Post. 9 April.
Craig Barker (2018). Fifteen years after looting, thousands of artefacts are still missing from Iraq's national museum. The Conversation. 9 April.
Samar Kadi (2018). World heritage in Syria and Libya agonising under the world's idle eyes. The Arab Weekly. 8 April.
Ahmed Bani Mustafa (2018). 'Jordan Codices' proven fake — DoA. The Jordan Times. 7 April.
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TRT World (2018). Missing artefacts back on display in Beirut after decades. TRT World. 4 April.
The world's most expensive painting cost $450 MILLION because two Arab princes bid against each other by mistake and wouldn't back down (but settled by swapping it for a yacht)( )
Ryan Parry (2018). The world's most expensive painting cost $450 MILLION because two Arab princes bid against each other by mistake and wouldn't back down (but settled by swapping it for a yacht). The Daily Mail. 29 March.
The Ghost of Iraq's Lost Heritage Comes to Trafalgar Square as Michael Rakowitz Unveils His Fourth Plinth Sculpture( )
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Paul Daley (2018). 100 years after the battlefield looting, the Shellal mosaic remains controversial. The Guardian. 24 March.
Lydia Pyne (2018). Researcher Makes Controversial Allegation of Archaeological Fraud at Renowned Turkish Site. Hyperallergic. 23 March.
Ahmed Bani Mustafa (2018). Jordan to create anti-smuggling division to protect antiquities. Zawya. 22 March.
Haaretz (2018). Biblical Tomb Raiders in Galilee Sentenced to Jail. Christian News. 22 March.
Naharnet (2018). Syria Says Saint Maron's Tomb 'Destroyed' in Turkish Raids. Naharnet. 22 March.
Anadolu Agency (2018). Ancient artifacts in Turkey's Aydın under museum protection. Hurriyet Daily News. 22 March.
Daniel J. Roth (2018). Syria Accuses Israel of Removing Jewish Artifacts from Damascus Temple. Jerusalem Post. 22 March.
Case Against the Alleged Mastermind of a Russian Avant-Garde Forgery Ring Ends With Convictions on a Lesser Charge( )
Henri Neuendorf (2018). Case Against the Alleged Mastermind of a Russian Avant-Garde Forgery Ring Ends With Convictions on a Lesser Charge. ArtNet News. 15 March.
James Reinl (2018). Yemen's treasures threatened by antique raiders. Arab News. 1 February.
Albawaba (2018). CLIR Releases a Prototype Proof of Concept for the Digital Library of the Middle East. Albawaba. 1 February.
Daily Sabah (2018). Two invaluable artifacts back in homeland. Daily Sabah. 31 January.
India Stoughton (2018). Collectors hunt down forgeries as Arab art market flourishes. Al Monitor. 30 January.
BBC News (2018). Syria war: Turkish air strikes 'damage ancient Afrin temple'. BBC News. 29 January.
Amanda Borschel-Dan (2018). Negev antiquities robber nabbed with trove of 150 Byzantine-era coins. The Times of Israel. 29 January.
Daniel K. Eisenbud (2018). Man arrested for looting 150 Byzantine-era coins from archeological sites. Jerusalem Post. 29 January.
Anadolu Agency (2018). Istanbul police arrest nine over artifact smuggling. Yeni Safak. 26 January.
The Jordan Times (2018). 99 stolen 'artefacts' seized in Zarqa. The Jordan Times. 24 January.
Dalia Hatuqa (2018). Iraqi-Jewish archive triggers 'traumatic memories'. Al Jazeera. 22 January.
Aygul Salmanova (2018). Scientists inform UN about illegal excavations in Azerbaijan's occupied territories. Azernews. 19 January.
Benjamin Sutton (2018). Hobby Lobby Turns Over 245 More Artifacts Smuggled Out of Iraq. Hyperallergic. 19 January.
Daily Sabah (2018). Visitor count to world's biggest mosaic museum reaches almost 200,000 in Turkey's Gaziantep. Daily Sabah. 19 January.
Eoghan Macguire, Alma Al Turkmani (2018). Dubai Frame: Emirate's controversial mega structure opens. CNN. 16 January.
Lebanese Examiner (2018). American authorities return stolen Phoenician statues to Lebanon. Lebanese Examiner. 15 January.
Reuters (2018). Ancient statues looted in Lebanese war returned decades later. Reuters. 12 January.
Daily Sabah (2018). Man trying to smuggle over 200 Byzantine-era artifacts detained in southern Turkey. Daily Sabah. 8 January.
Jean Hopfensperger (2018). Minnesota monk Columba Stewart rescues ancient manuscripts from modern threats. Star Tribune. 7 January.
Elisabetta Povoledo (2018). Thieves Steal Qatari Jewels in Brazen Theft at Ducal Palace in Venice. The New York Times. 3 January.
Daily Sabah (2017). Turkey requests France return tiles stolen from Sultan Selim II's tomb at Hagia Sophia. Daily Sabah. 26 December.
Anadolu Agency (2017). 44 ancient artifacts returned to Turkey in past year, culture minister says. Daily Sabah. 25 December.
Egypt Today (2017). Bid to smuggle collectibles of Mohamed Ali family, King Farouq foiled. Egypt Today. 25 December.
Shira Rubin (2017). ISIS Threatened Ancient Art. 3-D Printing Will Save It.. Daily Beast. 21 December.
Daily Sabah (2017). Achilles' sword, Alexander bust among record Turkish police haul of 26,456 ancient artifacts. Daily Sabah. 21 December.
Hurriyet Daily News (2017). Turkey, UAE in row over Ottoman pasha. Hurriyet Daily News. 20 December.
Daily Sabah (2017). 500-year-old Syrian rug seized in anti-smuggling op in Ankara. Daily Sabah. 20 December.
Manhattan DA (2017). Manhattan District Attorney's Office Returns Three Ancient Statues to Lebanese Republic. Manhattan DA. 15 December.
Amanda Borschel-Dan (2017). 'We were just hunting porcupines,' claims antiquities robber. The Times of Israel. 13 December.
Jacob Natowicz (2017). Iraqi Jewish archive: from 2003 to now, what's happened. Beloit College Round Table. 11 December.
Simeon Kerr, Ahmed Al Omran (2017). $450m Leonardo painting 'acquired' for Louvre Abu Dhabi. Financial Times. 8 December.
Michael Press (2017). How Antiquities Have Been Weaponized in the Struggle to Preserve Culture. Hyperallergic. 7 December.
Martha Lufkin (2017). Supreme Court hears arguments in claim against Iranian antiquities. The Art Newspaper. 6 December.
Oren Peleg (2017). Push Underway to Keep Jewish Artifacts From Returning to Iraq. Jewish Journal. 6 December.
BBC News (2017). Man to return ancient crown to Turkey. BBC News. 5 December.
Umut Erdem (2017). Turkey refers to FBI for Zeugma mosaics. Hurriyet Daily News. 5 December.
Daily Sabah (2017). Historical artifacts stolen from church seized in anti-smuggling op in southeast Turkey. Daily Sabah. 5 December.
Andrew Chung (2017). U.S. top court wary over allowing seizure of ancient Persian artifacts. Reuters. 4 December.
Sputnik (2017). Four Arrested in Turkey for Stealing 700-Year Old Torah Scroll. Sputnik. 28 November.
Barney Lerten (2017). Saudi Arabia thanks Bend woman for return of ancient ceramic pot. KTVZ. 22 November.
Nathan Jeffay (2017). Palestinian police help recover Torah scrolls stolen from Israeli shul. The Jewish Chronicle. 22 November.
BBC News (2017). Stolen John Lennon items recovered in Berlin. BBC News. 21 November.
Peter Beaumont, Oliver Laughland (2017). Trade in Dead Sea Scrolls awash with suspected forgeries, experts warn. The Guardian. 21 November.
Torah Scrolls Stolen From Jaffa Synagogue Are Found in Hebron and Returned After Cooperation Between Israeli, Palestinian Police( )
The Algemeiner (2017). Torah Scrolls Stolen From Jaffa Synagogue Are Found in Hebron and Returned After Cooperation Between Israeli, Palestinian Police. The Algemeiner. 19 November.
Albawaba (2017). Louvre Abu Dhabi Displaying Stolen Artifacts, Iraqis Claim. Albawaba. 18 November.
David Israel (2017). Training IDF Soldiers Uncover Large Scale Antiquities Robbery in Gush Etzion. Jewish Press. 15 November.
Nehal Mostafa (2017). Islamic State militant sentenced to death for smashing monuments in Mosul. Iraqi News. 13 November.
The New Arab (2017). Iraq investigating 'stolen artifacts' at the Louvre Abu Dhabi. The New Arab. 13 November.
Mohammed Al-Sulami (2017). 140 Saudis, 14 Americans honored for returning priceless artefacts to SCTH. Arab News. 10 November.
Leith Fadel (2017). Palmyra ruins 'stolen and destroyed' by IS – Director of Palmyra Museum. Al Masdar News. 9 November.
Anny Shaw (2017). Russia and Israel sign historic deal to share digitised Gunzburg Collection. The Art Newspaper. 7 November.
TRT World (2017). Centre set up in Idlib to protect Syrian heritage sites. TRT World. 7 November.
Global Times (2017). Egypt recovers 354 antiques seized in United Arab Emirates. Global Times. 6 November.
Daily Sabah (2017). Turkish lawmakers to go abroad to probe smuggled artifacts. Daily Sabah. 6 November.
Tim Cornwell (2017). Collectors tackle rise in fake Modern Middle Eastern art. The Art Newspaper. 1 November.
India Stoughton (2017). Lebanon battles to get its treasures back. Al Monitor. 1 November.
Adil Parvez (2017). KP govt urged to retrieve 3,147 artefacts from other provinces. GeoTV. 31 October.
Tolkun Namatbayeva (2017). Outrage after Kyrgyzstan reburies its only ancient mummy. Phys.org. 31 October.
Financial Tribute (2017). Persian Antiquities Dispute With US Remains Unresolved. Financial Times. 31 October.
Radio Farda (2017). Iran Says It Foiled 'Illegal Gathering' At Tomb Of Cyrus The Great. Radio Farda. 29 October.
Seth J. Frantzman (2017). Ancient tomb of Jewish prophet 'in danger' amid Iraq-Kurdish tensions. The Jerusalem Post. 28 October.
Tehran Times (2017). U.S. court suspends auction of ancient Iranian relief. Tehran Times. 28 October.
Moath al-Amoudi (2017). Young Gazans mobilize to save Palestine's oldest archaeological site. Al Monitor. 26 October.
Anadolu Agency (2017). Turkey seeks return of 16th-century Quran from London. Daily Sabah. 24 October.
Arab News (2017). Saudi Arabia retrieves 52,000 historical artefacts since 2011. Arab News. 22 October.
Joel Baden Candida Moss (2017). Is An Ancient Text In The Museum of the Bible Real Or Fake?. Daily Beast. 22 October.
BBC News (2017). 'Stolen Salvador Dali' painting recovered in Lebanon. BBC News. 19 October.
Joseph Samuels (2017). The history of Iraqi Jews is in jeopardy. The Washington Post. 19 October.
Egypt Today (2017). Historical Porcelain Pots smuggling attempt. Egypt Today. 19 October.
Louisa Dalton (2017). Forgery of ancient silk leaves chemical footprint. C&EN. 11 October.
Colin Moynihan (2017). Looted Antiquity, Once at Met Museum, to Return to Lebanon. The New York Times. 11 October.
Daily Sabah (2017). Turkey launches new initiative to return stolen pieces of Zeugma mosaics from US university. Daily Sabah. 10 October.
R. Rajaram (2017). Idol Wing IG's special camp office comes up at Tiruchi. The Hindu. 9 October.
Associated Press (2017). An Ancient Canaanite Treasure in Gaza Was Leveled to the Ground by Hamas. Haaretz. 6 October.
Fares Akram (2017). In Gaza, Hamas levels an ancient treasure. Phys.org. 6 October.
Anadolu Agency (2017). Two works of Ottoman-era Turkish national painter seized 5 years after museum theft. Daily Sabah. 5 October.
Josefin Dolsten (2017). Senate Minority Leader: Don't Return Trove of Jewish Artifacts to Iraq. The Jerusalem Post. 4 October.
Brigit Katz (2017). Ancient Statue Damaged by ISIS Resurrected in Damascus. Smithsonian.com. 3 October.
Jacob Magid (2017). Swastikas found spray-painted outside settlement archaeology site. The Times of Israel. 3 October.
Hana Levi Julian (2017). Swastikas Painted on Sign to Site of Ancient Susiya Excavation. Jewish Press. 3 October.
Amanda Borschel-Dan (2017). Dead Sea Scrolls scam: Dozens of recently sold fragments are fakes, experts warn. The Times of Israel. 3 October.
Martha Lufkin (2017). US court to decide on terror victims' claim on lent artefacts. The Art Newspaper. 2 October.
Joshua Hammer (2017). The Salvation of Mosul. Smithsonian. 1 October.
Gulf Times (2017). Palmyra statue damaged by militants goes on display in Damascus. Gulf Times. 1 October.
Sebastian Rey, John MacGinnis (2017). The archaeological treasures IS failed to destroy. BBC News. 29 September.
Financial Tribute (2017). Pezeshknia Painting Stolen. Financial Tribute. 26 September.
Eileen Kinsella (2017). Manhattan District Attorney Says Antiquity Seized From the Met Should Be Returned to Lebanon. ArtNet News. 26 September.
Daily Sabah (2017). Minister receives Briton who returned ancient jug. Daily Sabah. 26 September.
Bina Shah (2017). Cultural guardians. Dawn. 24 September.
Daily Sabah (2017). Ancient Hercules sarcophagus returns home to Turkey with splendid welcome. Daily Sabah. 24 September.
Daily Sabah (2017). Sarcophagus of Hercules set in place. Daily Sabah. 20 September.
Nevine El-Aref (2017). Ottoman-era artefacts seized at Cairo airport to go to Museum of Islamic Art. Ahram Online. 20 September.
Egypt Independent (2017). No Egyptian antiquities were smuggled to Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum: Official. Egypt Independent. 19 September.
Bel Trew (2017). New pictures show the destruction of Palmyra. The Sunday Times. 18 September.
Jason Foumberg (2017). Sculptor Michael Rakowitz Recreates Looted Artifacts Using Iraqi Food Packaging. Chicago. 18 September.
Daily News Egypt (2017). Authorities seize attempt to smuggle ancient guns to Turkey. Daily News Egypt. 17 September.
Çetin Aydın (2017). Thieves break into Latin Catholic Church in Istanbul's Beyoğlu, steal artifacts. Hurriyet Daily News. 15 September.
Daniel K. Eisenbud (2017). Tomb raiders vandalize mysterious Judean Desert 'skull cave'. The Jerusalem Post. 15 September.
Hurriyet Daily News (2017). Roman sarcophagus of Hercules returns home to Turkey. Hurriyet Daily News. 14 September.
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Josefin Dolsten (2017). Despite protests, US returning artifacts to Iraq. The Jewish Star. 13 September.
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Mohamed Mostafa (2017). U.S. returns Saddam Hussein's precious chess board. Iraqi News. 2 September.
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Creede Newton (2017). Hobby Lobby funds Israeli settlement archaeology. Al Jazeera. 26 August.
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Mohamed Mostafa (2017). Citizen returns safekept, priceless manuscripts to Mosul university. Iraqi News. 15 August.
The Express Tribune (2017). Stolen Gandharan artefacts. The Express Tribune. 12 August.
Nir Hasson (2017). Jerusalem Drops Plan to Build Luxury Homes Atop Ancient Palestinian Village. Haaretz. 11 August.
Yousra Elbagir (2017). Sudan's antiquities are under threat as Gulf crisis rages. Financial Times. 10 August.
Ali Mustafayev (2017). Iran to return 7-century-old bell to Turkey. Azernews. 10 August.
Ma'an News Agency (2017). Waqf: Israeli forces did not steal historical documents and materials from Al-Aqsa. Ma'an News Agency. 10 August.
Wassim Bassem (2017). Iraq steps up efforts to restore lost heritage at ancient Nimrud. Al Monitor. 7 August.
AFP (2017). U.S. tug of war over disputed relic from Lebanon. The Daily Star. 4 August.
Angus McDowall (2017). Aleppo's Old City can be rebuilt, UNESCO official says. Reuters. 3 August.
Katherine McGrath (2017). Back-to-Back Looting Scandals Hit the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Architectural Digest. 3 August.
Adnan Abu Zeed (2017). Iraq eager to get back antiquities smuggled to US. Al Monitor. 3 August.
Bel Trew (2017). Antiquities experts call for war on Isis looting in Syria and Iraq. The Sunday Times. 2 August.
Shaul Setter (2017). The Artist Didn't Steal From Auschwitz, but Rather, From Other Artists. Haaretz. 2 August.
Kristin Romey (2017). ISIS Destruction of Ancient Sites Hist Mostly Muslim Targets. National Geographic. 2 August.
Tom Mashberg (2017). Met Museum Turns Over Another Relic With Disputed Past to Prosecutors. The New York Times. 1 August.
Ma'an News Agency (2017). Waqf officially forms committees to assess any Israeli damages on Al-Aqsa. Ma'an News Agency. 1 August.
Amanda Borschel-Dan (2017). Arrest of Jerusalem antiquities dealers opens a smuggling Pandora's Box. The Times of Israel. 1 August.
Daniel K. Eisenbud (2017). Police arrest 5 in $20 million black market antiquities, tax fraud sting. The Jerusalem Post. 30 July.
Reuters (2017). Israel bans men under 50 from disputed Jerusalem holy site. Cyprus Mail. 28 July.
Rachel Bishop (2017). Stolen £3.3m solid gold Queen Elizabeth II coin 'found melted down' after 'Lebanese mafia' arrests. The Mirror. 28 July.
Stephen Kalin (2017). After IS, Mosul rebuilds monuments, mosques – and society. Reuters. 26 July.
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DW (2017). Still no progress in restoring ancient Nimrud. DW. 24 July.
Samantha Schmidt (2017). Did an Israeli student steal Auschwitz artifacts for an art exhibit?. The Washington Post. 20 July.
Naama Riba (2017). Israeli College to Allow Auschwitz Exhibit After Assurances Artifacts Not Stolen. Haaretz. 19 July.
Peter Beaumont (2017). Israeli student admits stealing items from Auschwitz for art project. The Guardian. 19 July.
Anadolu Agency (2017). Ancient Sebastapolis faces illegal excavations. Daily Sabah. 18 July.
Sigal Samuel (2017). Who Gets to Own Iraq's Religious Heritage?. The Atlantic. 17 July.
Dalya Alberge (2017). British Museum helps return stolen artefact to Uzbekistan. The Guardian. 17 July.
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.
The Times of Israel (2017). Palestinian caught trying to smuggle rare, ancient coins from Gaza. The Times of Israel. 16 July.
Alex Joffe (2017). Hands Off the Antiquities. The America Interest. 15 July.
Leith Fadel (2017). Palmyra artifacts recovered by Syrian Army. AMN News. 14 July.
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Hobby Lobby emboldens a black market that robs countries of their heritage — and lets the violent profit( )
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'Harder slap than usual': Punishment for importing stolen artifacts isn't severe enough, experts say( )
Steven D'Souza (2017). 'Harder slap than usual': Punishment for importing stolen artifacts isn't severe enough, experts say. CBC. 9 July.
Isaac Kaplan (2017). The Scandal Over Hobby Lobby's Purchase of 5,500 Smuggled Artifacts, Explained. Artsy. 7 July.
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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.
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Sarah Birnbaum (2017). Hobby Lobby ignored 'red flags' about stolen Iraqi artifacts. PRI. 6 July.
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Alan Feuer (2017). Hobby Lobby Agrees to Forfeit 5,500 Artifacts Smuggled Out of Iraq. The New York Times. 5 July.
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Protesters target Dutch firm involved in removal of 550-year-old tomb from ancient town of Hasankeyf( )
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.
Dale Stephens, Tara Gutman (2017). Destruction of Mosul's Great Mosque holds a heritage lesson for Australia. The Guardian. 29 June.
Stephen Quillen (2017). Illicit antiquities trade threatening cultural heritage. Middle East Online. 28 June.
Pete Williams (2017). Supreme Court Takes Up Dispute Over Iran Antiquities in Terror Case. NBC. 27 June.
Emran Feroz (2017). The many headless Buddha. Qantera. 26 June.
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Hurriyet Daily News (2017). Turkish Hercules on display in Geneva. Hurriyet Daily News. 21 June.
Tehran Times (2017). Nader Shah's sword stolen from Russian museum. Tehran Times. 14 June.
Springer (2017). Imaging helps to spot fake ancient daggers. Science Daily. 12 June.
Daniel K. Eisenbud (2017). Israel Nabs 'Antiquities Pirates' at Archaeological Site. The Jerusalem Post. 12 June.
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Doğan News Agency (2017). 6th-century priest sculpture stolen from museum in southwestern Turkey. Daily Sabah. 8 June.
G. H. Renaud (2017). Ancient artifacts from Mosul Museum found in IS home. K24. 6 June.
Patrick J. McDonnell (2017). ISIS militants battered Syria's ancient Palmyra, but signs of splendor still stand. Los Angeles Times. 2 June.
Benoit Foucon (2017). Prominent Art Family Entangled in ISIS Antiquities-Looting Investigations. The Wall Street Journal. 31 May.
AFP (2017). Bulgaria recovers over 5,000 antiquities in joint anti-smuggling op with Turkey, France. Daily Sabah. 26 May.
Anadolu Agency (2017). Ancient tomb seized from treasure hunters in central Turkey. Hurriyet Daily News. 26 May.
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Jacob Magid (2017). Police recover stolen ancient coins, lamps, other antiquities near Hebron. The Times of Israel. 12 May.
Hurriyet Daily News (2017). Ancient stele turns out to be fake. Hurriyet Daily News. 11 May.
Yotam Berger (2017). How Jews and Arabs Collaborate on Antiquities Theft in the West Bank. Haaretz. 5 May.
News.Az (2017). Carpet stolen by Armenians from Karabakh, taken to US to be exhibited in Baku. News.Az. 5 May.
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Noah Browning (2017). Ancient mummies rot as Yemen war vexes even the dead. Reuters. 1 May.
Hurriyet Daily News (2017). Smuggled Anatolian idol sold in US. Hurriyet Daily News. 30 April.
Hurriyet Daily News (2017). Turkey seeks return of 5,000-year-old marble figure. Hurriyet Daily News. 29 April.
Doğan News Agency (2017). Illegal excavations stir reaction in Myndos. Hurriyet Daily News. 29 April.
Surprising Roman fragrances at Biel...
May Makarem (2017). Surprenantes fragrances romaines au BIEL.... L'Orient Le Jour. 28 April.
Ido Ben Porat (2017). Stolen Second Temple period antiquities recovered in Samaria. Arutz Sheva. 25 April.
Anadolu Agency (2017). Smuggled Torah, artifacts seized in Turkey's northwest. Hurriyet Daily News. 25 April.
Daily Sabah (2017). Initiative to return missing pieces from "Gypsy Girl" mosaic in Turkey's Gaziantep. Daily Sabah. 20 April.
Daily Sabah (2017). Goldplated ancient Torah seized by Turkish security forces in antismuggling drive. Daily Sabah. 17 April.
Benjamin Sutton (2017). Tehran Gallerists Charged with Trying to Overthrow Iranian Government. Hyperallergic. 13 April.
Daniel Estrin (2017). Jewish family renews fight for Passover manuscript. The China Post. 12 April.
Ahmet Günhan (2017). Humanity's heritage under threat from treasure hunters. Daily Sabah. 10 April.
Aron Heller (2017). Surprising twists in story behind return of artwork stolen by Nazis. Seattle Times. 7 April.
Aziza Nofal (2017). How Palestine is working to stop antiquities theft. Al Monitor. 6 April.
Daily Sabah (2017). Turkish gendarmerie confiscate smuggled Picasso painting in Erzurum. Daily Sabah. 6 April.
Regin Olimberio (2017). Fake Dead Sea Scrolls Sold In The US: Products Of Sophisticated Archeological Forgeries. The Science Times. 4 April.
Owen Jarus (2017). 28 New Dead Sea Scrolls Fragments Sold in US. Live Science. 4 April.
Gabrielle Russon (2017). Professor uses satellites to study damage to Iraq, Syria ruins. Phys.org. 4 April.
Culture on the frontline: Penn Museum shows artefacts curators are fighting to save in Syria and Iraq( )
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.
Adnan Abu Zeed (2017). Calls for support as destroyed Mosul Museum seeks to rebuild. Al Monitor. 30 March.
Nir Hasson (2017). Israel Arrests Temple Mount Officials After Assault on Archaeologists. Haaretz. 29 March.
Jamey Keaten (2017). Lawyer: Art dealer accepts prized coffin's return to Turkey. The Tribune. 28 March.
Daily Sabah (2017). 3 arrested for selling ancient artifacts in Istanbul. Daily Sabah. 27 March.
Daily Sabah (2017). Ancient sarcophagus to be returned to Turkey nearly 60 years after it was stolen. Daily Sabah. 24 March.
Perwana Nazif (2017). Turkish Artist Zehra Doğan Sentenced to Prison for Painting of Kurdish Town Attack. ArtNet News. 24 March.
Hurriyet Daily News (2017). Red list of Iraqi artifacts available in Turkish. Hurriyet Daily News. 23 March.
Middle East Monitor (2017). 150 historic Palestinian coins seized in Cairo airport. Middle East Monitor. 22 March.
Arab News (2017). 6,000-year-old relic handed to Saudi government. Arab News. 21 March.
Alice Morby (2017). Replica of artefact destroyed by ISIS announced as London's next Fourth Plinth installation. Dezeen. 21 March.
Owen Jarus (2017). $100M in ancient artifacts shipped from Egypt and Turkey to the U.S. in 2016. CBS. 21 March.
Frank Gardner (2017). Saving Syria's heritage: Archaeologists discover invisible solution. BBC News. 21 March.
The Gulf Today (2017). UAE pledges $15m to protect heritage sites in conflict areas. The Gulf Today. 20 March.
Associated Press (2017). Donors urged to guard heritage threatened by war, extremism. The Daily Mail. 20 March.
Jonathan Kandell (2017). Law of Return. Art & Antiques. 17 March.
Tania Rakhmanova (2017). Art Trafficking. Al Jazeera. 17 March.
Eileen Kinsella (2017). Christie's Dubai Yanks Iraqi Painting From Sale Over Smuggling Allegations. ArtNet News. 17 March.
Philippe Bohstrom (2017). Diving Robbers Are Looting Underwater Treasures, Archaeologists Wail. Haaretz. 15 March.
Nine artworks from Syria, Yemen, and Libya exhibited in Switzerland
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Kawa Omar (2017). Scars of looting, destruction all that remain at Mosul museum. Reuters. 11 March.
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Peter S. Goodman (2017). As Dubai's Skyline Adds a Trophy, the Architect Calls It Stolen. The New York Times. 8 March.
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Matteo Fagotto (2017). The Monk Who Saves Manuscripts From ISIS. The Atlantic. 23 February.
Ilan Ben Zion (2017). Minister offers Turkish mayor elephants for ancient Hebrew inscription. The Times of Israel. 23 February.
Fatih Karacali (2017). Priceless 18th century icon seized in car trunk in Turkey's Adana. Hurriyet Daily News. 22 February.
Yvonne Dewerne (2017). An Artful Robbery. Harpers Bazaar. 21 February.
Christopher D. Shea (2017). Looted Iraqi Art, Since Recovered, Will Be Shown at the Venice Biennale. The New York Times. 20 February.
Arutz Sheva (2017). Family catches antiquity thief in the act. Arutz Sheva. 20 February.
Ilan Ben Zion (2017). Palestinian nabbed at crossing with sack of ancient coins. The Times of Israel. 20 February.
Colin Randall (2017). Ancient artefacts leave Iraq for the 57th Venice Biennale. The National. 20 February.
Ido Ben Porat (2017). Israeli authorities foil ancient Roman coin smuggling attempt. Arutz Sheva. 20 February.
Rick Noack (2017). The Islamic State's 'business model' is failing, study says. The Washington Post. 17 February.
WKNO (2017). In West Bank, Israeli And Palestinian Archaeologists Both Lay Claim To Heritage. WKNO. 16 February.
Jason Farago (2017). The Ancient Syrian City ISIS Is Destroying, Preserved Online. The New York Times. 15 February.
Michelle Z. Donahue (2017). New Dead Sea Scrolls Find May Help Detect Forgeries. National Geographic. 14 February.
Ömer Erbil (2017). Stolen artifacts from Turkey found in Germany. Hurriyet Daily News. 14 February.
AFP (2017). South Korea ex-culture minister charged over artist blacklist. Art Daily. 11 February.
Katharyn Hanson (2017). Why We Need to Fight to Save Mosul's Cultural Heritage. Smithsonian. 9 February.
PanArmenian (2017). Urartu-era antiquities found in a truck in Hungary. PanArmenian. 9 February.
Bethan McKernan (2017). New Dead Sea Scrolls cave filled with ancient artefacts discovered for first time in 60 years. The Independent. 9 February.
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Amir Vahdat (2017). Iran displays ancient Persian artifacts returned from the US. Phys.org. 8 February.
Daily Sabah (2017). Police seize 1 billion liras worth of Hellenistic jewelry in western Turkey. Daily Sabah. 7 February.
Elisha Ben Kimon (2017). Antiquities robber caught red-handed in a Byzantine site. Ynet News. 7 February.
Loaa Adel (2017). Najaf Police confiscates 35 artifacts hidden inside vehicle. Iraqi News. 5 February.
David Israel (2017). Stacks of Stolen Historic Artifacts Seized in Acre. The Jewish Press. 30 January.
Arutz Sheva (2017). Israeli paintings stolen in Brazil. Arutz Sheva. 26 January.
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The Local (2017). Looted Syrian antiquities for sale in Denmark: police. The Local. 24 January.
Hurriyet Daily News (2017). Terror fear hits Troy. Hurriyet Daily News. 24 January.
Ihlas News Agency (2017). Smugglers captured trying to sell ancient artifacts. Daily Sabah. 23 January.
Aisling Irwin (2017). A no-strike list may shield Yemen's ancient treasures from war. New Scientist. 23 January.
Europol: Nearly 250 arrests in Operation Bosphorus against smuggling of Turkish pistols via Bulgaria( )
The Sofia Globe (2017). Europol: Nearly 250 arrests in Operation Bosphorus against smuggling of Turkish pistols via Bulgaria. The Sofia Globe. 23 January.
Patrick Sawer (2017). The strange case of the ancient Assyrian curse and the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police. The Telegraph. 21 January.
Camila Domonoske (2017). ISIS Destroys Ancient Theater, Tetrapylon In Palmyra, Syria Says. NPR. 20 January.
Arutz Sheva (2017). Caught red-handed: 11 grave robbers arrested at northern ruins. Arutz Sheva. 19 January.
BBC News (2017). Syria: Islamic State group 'kills 12' in Palmyra. BBC News. 19 January.
Nurbanu Kizil (2017). British woman returns 4,500 year-old Yortan jug to Turkey. Daily Sabah. 19 January.
Ori Lewis (2017). Ghost churches near Jordan River baptism site await reclamation. Reuters. 18 January.
Dawn (2017). Iraqi artist recreates ancient works destroyed by IS. Dawn. 17 January.
Federica Marsi (2017). Lebanon first to return looted Syria artifacts. The Daily Star. 16 January.
Mehr News Agency (2017). Official laments smuggling of invaluable Shia manuscripts. Mehr News Agency. 12 January.
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Tehran Times (2017). In focus: Tehran museum puts on show newly recuperated relics. Tehran Times. 4 January.
Financial Tribute (2017). Restitution of Persepolis Collection Expected. Financial Tribute. 4 January.
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Lori Hinnant (2016). Turning Iraq history to rubble, leaving mess to looters. The Detroit News. 31 December.
Nibih Bulous (2016). After Islamic State institutionalized looting in Syria, the market for fake antiquities is booming. Los Angeles Times. 31 December.
Egypt Independent (2016). Egypt retrieves 340 smuggled artifacts from Jordan. Egypt Independent. 26 December.
Gulf News (2016). Iraq seizes manuscript worth millions stolen in Kuwait. Kuwait News Agency. 23 December.
Philippe Bohstrom (2016). New Dead Sea Scrolls Fragments Found in Judean Desert. Haaretz. 21 December.
Shaun Walker (2016). Russian ambassador to Turkey shot dead in Ankara art gallery. The Guardian. 20 December.
Owen Jarus (2016). Hundreds of Historic Texts Hidden in ISIS-Occupied Monastery. Live Science. 16 December.
Nevine El-Aref (2016). Egypt antiquities ministry receives two stolen Islamic-era lamps from UAE. Ahram Online. 15 December.
Yeganeh Torbati (2016). U.S. sues to recover ancient Syrian artifacts looted by Islamic State. Reuters. 15 December.
UNESCO (2016). UNESCO Director General sends rapid assessment mission to the Nimrud archaeological site in Iraq. UNESCO. 14 December.
Ilan Ben Zion (2016). Three looters busted plundering ancient tomb in Galilee. The Times of Israel. 14 December.
Lori Hinnant (2016). UN seeks protection for ancient Nimrud site wrecked by IS. The Republic. 14 December.
BBC News (2016). Palmyra: IS retakes ancient Syrian city. BBC News. 11 December.
Lucy Kafanov (2016). Iraqis Mourn Destruction of Ancient City of Nimrud: ISIS 'Tried to Destroy the Identity of Iraq'. NBC. 11 December.
University of Surrey (2016). Jordan lead codices not modern forgeries. Heritage Daily. 9 December.
How the antiquities black market thrives on Syria: 'We have the collapse of state institutions and the society holding them all together'( )
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.
Rami al-Khattib (2016). Artifact trafficking and the battle to stop it: 'It's open season'. Syria Direct. 8 December.
Peter Hellyer (2016). The UAE can become a safe haven for antiquities. The National. 5 December.
AFP (2016). Nations set to approve heritage protection fund. The Daily Mail. 3 December.
Associated Press (2016). Swiss seize 9 relics allegedly stolen from Libya, Palmyra. The Daily Mail. 2 December.
AFP (2016). Five Nobel winners urge action to protect heritage sites. The Economic Times. 2 December.
BBC News (2016). UAE hosts global push to save antiquities from conflict. BBC News. 2 December.
Naser Al Wasmi (2016). Protecting culture vital for identity and peace,' says head of Unesco. The National. 1 December.
Robert Fisk (2016). Does Aleppo prove that we westerners should keep the world's antiquities?. The Independent. 1 December.
John Beck (2016). How ISIL destroyed Nimrud. Al Jazeera. 1 December.
Sky News (2016). Debate over whether Afghanistan's Buddhas should be reconstructed. Sky News. 30 November.
Nevine El-Aref (2016). Dozens of rare Islamic books seized at Cairo Airport on way to Doha authentic. Ahram Online. 30 November.
Carey Lodge (2016). Signs Of Hope: Ancient Relics Found In Monastery Destroyed By ISIS. Christian Today. 29 November.
Bassam Za'za' (2016). Six men jailed over Dh40,000 theft from villa. Gulf News. 28 November.
Associated Press (2016). Who deserves millions in art seized from Marcoses?. Inquirer. 28 November.
Caroline Elbaor (2016). Iran Cancels Long-Awaited Exhibition of Shah Collection in Berlin. ArtNet News. 28 November.
Martin Chulov (2016). Piecing back together an Iraqi archaeological gem blown sky-high by Isis. The Guardian. 24 November.
Nir Hasson (2016). Court: Names of Israeli Archaeologists Digging in West Bank Can Stay Secret. Haaretz. 22 November.
MENAFM (2016). UAE and France to announce new partnership on safeguarding endangered cultural heritage. MENAFN. 16 November.
BBC News (2016). Nimrud: Photos show IS destruction of ancient Iraqi city. BBC News. 15 November.
Ahmed Rasheed (2016). Drones fly over ancient Nimrud to help secure Assyrian ruins. Reuters. 14 November.
SBS (2016). Iraqi forces take Nimrud from IS: why are its artefacts so significant?. SBS. 14 November.
Ilana Messika (2016). Arson in the Kidron Valley Damages Architectural Jewels. The Jewish Press. 13 November.
Florence Massena (2016). How NGOs are helping preserve Syria's heritage. Al-Monitor. 13 November.
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'We've hidden our treasures from Isil, only a handful know the secret location', says Syria's antiquities chief( )
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.
Tehran Times (2016). Italy returns scores of smuggled artifacts to Iran. Tehran Times. 9 November.
Sean Coughlan (2016). Prince Charles warns of cultural destruction on UAE visit. BBC News. 7 November.
Candida Moss (2016). Is Israel's Big New Find a Hoax?. The Daily Beast. 6 November.
Richard Brooks (2016). 'Lead Sea Scrolls' row reopened. The Sunday Times. 6 November.
Tovah Lazaroff (2016). Palestinians make a play for Dead Sea Scrolls at UNESCO. The Jerusalem Post. 6 November.
Art Forum (2016). Protesters Demand Sculpture Be Removed from Contemporary Istanbul. Art Forum. 4 November.
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AFP (2016). Iraqi heritage sites again at risk in Mosul operation. The Daily Mail. 31 October.
Photographer Steve McCurry speaks out against arrest of Sharbat Gula, the 'Afghan girl with green eyes'( )
Gareth Harris (2016). Photographer Steve McCurry speaks out against arrest of Sharbat Gula, the 'Afghan girl with green eyes'. The Art Newspaper. 27 October.
Owen Jarus (2016). Ancient Hebrew Papyrus Seized from Looters, But Is It Authentic?. Live Science. 26 October.
Christine Hauser (2016). 'Afghan Girl' in 1985 National Geographic Photo Is Arrested in Pakistan. The New York Times. 26 October.
These Sifrei Torah made it through hard times in Poland, Iraq, Portugal, Russia and elsewhere, before being reborn in new communities.( )
The Jerusalem Post (2016). These Sifrei Torah made it through hard times in Poland, Iraq, Portugal, Russia and elsewhere, before being reborn in new communities.. The Jerusalem Post. 24 October.
Maya Margit (2016). A tale of Vermeers, art experts, and the most notorious- forger of the 20th century. I24 News. 21 October.
Ilan Ben Zion (2016). Israel's antiquities chief compares UNESCO to Islamic State. The Times of Israel. 20 October.
Associated Press (2016). Emirati Police Holding 3 Foreigners Trying to Sell Artifacts. ABC United States. 18 October.
QNA (2016). Qatar Museums opens 'Fragments' exhibition in Katara. GDN Online. 18 October.
Some looted Idlib National Museum artifacts resurface, fate of others a mystery amidst 'thriving black market trade'( )
Noura Hourani (2016). Some looted Idlib National Museum artifacts resurface, fate of others a mystery amidst 'thriving black market trade'. Syria Direct. 18 October.
Gulf News (2016). Khalifa issues law on cultural heritage objects. Gulf News. 12 October.
Owen Jarus (2016). Are These New Dead Sea Scrolls the Real Thing?. Live Science. 10 October.
BBC News (2016). Basra Museum: How Saddam's palace was given to the people. BBC News. 8 October.
Al-Masry Al-Youm (2016). Nine suspects charged with smuggling rare Torah manuscripts into Israel. Egypt Independent. 7 October.
Associated Press (2016). UNESCO-backed exhibit in Rome features 3 destroyed treasures. The Daily Mail. 6 October.
Paul Antonopoulos (2016). Ancient Assyrian site graffitied with Kurdish flag to be restored. AMN News. 6 October.
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Archaeologists intend to make Afghanistan a museum despite looting
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Llewelyn Morgan (2016). The foot of Zeus. Prospect Magazine. 3 August.
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Angus McDowall (2016). Saudi heritage revival too late to save many cultural treasures. Reuters. 22 June.
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Nevine El-Aref (2016). Egypt to sign archaeological cooperation agreement with Saudi Arabia. Ahram Online. 19 June.
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Matan Tzuri (2016). Youths vandalize historic site. Ynet News. 27 April.
Ahmet Balan (2016). Stolen Sarcophagus Returned. Associated Press. 26 April.
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Lauren Turner (2016). Palmyra's Arch of Triumph recreated in London. BBC News. 19 April.
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David D'Arcy (2016). Is the Israel Museum's Birds' Head Haggadah Nazi-era loot?. The Art Newspaper. 6 April.
Louis Charbonneau (2016). Islamic State nets up to $200 million a year from antiquities: Russia. Reuters. 6 April.
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ICE (2016). ICE returns dinosaur skeletons, eggs to Mongolia. ICE. 5 April.
Ömer Erbil (2016). Historic castle destroyed by sea and treasure hunters in Turkey's west. Hurriyet Daily News. 4 April.
Martin Bailey (2016). Sekhemka to leave the UK as export licence deadline passes. The Art Newspaper. 1 April.
Keri Geiger (2016). Gagosian Attracts NY Scrutiny Over Picasso Deal for Leon Black. Bloomberg. 1 April.
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Wassim Bassem (2016). Unemployed Iraqis join in looting of antiquities. Al Monitor. 28 March.
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Sandy Rashty (2016). Yemeni authorities jail Jewish man over airlifted Torah. The Jewish Chronicle. 24 March.
Hurriyet Daily News (2016). World's most expensive plate seized in Turkey. Hurriyet Daily News. 22 March.
AFP (2016). Thai gardener whose $20 mn heist caused Blue Diamond Affair becomes monk. Hindustan Times. 17 March.
Jillian D'Amours (2016). Art and activism collide at Iraqi artefact exhibition in Toronto. Middle East Eye. 17 March.
Alexander J. Apfel (2016). American tourist sneaks into ancient Jerusalem cave in overnight treasure hunt. Ynet News. 16 March.
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Tom Mashberg (2016). Ancient Statue Is Seized From Manhattan Gallery. The New York Times. 16 March.
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Juan David Torres Duarte (2016). Cómo se roban la historia siria. El Espectador. 12 March.
George Richards (2016). The antiquities looting crisis in the Middle East. Al Jazeera. 12 March.
Doğan News Agency (2016). Quarry workers 'erasing history' in Antalya with soap, sponge. Hurriyet Daily News. 12 March.
Georgina Adam (2016). Antiquities: The Spoils of War. Financial Times. 11 March.
Kanishk Tharoor (2016). Museum of Lost Objects: Looted Sumerian Seal. BBC News. 11 March.
Celestine Bohlen (2016). Escalating the War on Looting. The New York Times. 11 March.
Catherine Chapman (2016). To Fight ISIS, Art Dealers & Archaeologists Join Forces. Vice. 11 March.
Kanishk Tharoor (2016). Museum of Lost Objects: The Armenian church in Deir al-Zour. BBC News. 10 March.
UNESCO (2016). UNESCO and French and Swiss heritage professionals stand up for the safeguarding of Syrian heritage. UNESCO. 10 March.
Kanishk Tharoor (2016). Museum of Lost Objects: The unacceptable poet. BBC News. 8 March.
Kanishk Tharoor (2016). Museum of Lost Objects: Mar Elian Monastery. BBC News. 7 March.
Sophia Kishkovsky (2016). 'This is living antiquity': the director of the Hermitage wants to rebuild Palmyra. The Art Newspaper. 7 March.
Kanishk Tharoor (2016). Museum of Lost Objects: The Lion of al-Lat. BBC News. 4 March.
Kanishk Tharoor (2016). Museum of Lost Objects: Aleppo's minaret. BBC News. 3 March.
Associated Press (2016). Christian hamlet in Syria bears scars of fierce fighting. The Daily Mail. 3 March.
Kanishk Tharoor (2016). Museum of Lost Objects: Tell of Qarqur. BBC News. 2 March.
Kanishk Tharoor (2016). Museum of Lost Objects: The Temple of Bel. BBC News. 1 March.
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Kanishk Tharoor (2016). Museum of Lost Objects: The Winged Bull of Nineveh. BBC News. 29 February.
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Ben Hartman (2016). Tel Aviv: Burglars indicted for heist of 17th Century manuscripts. The Jerusalem Post. 28 February.
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Adam Klasfeld (2016). Judge Swaps Vote on Iran Bank to Save Relics. Courthouse News Service. 23 February.
The Hindu (2016). Panchaloha idol of Sri Ram stolen from Mudhol temple. The Hindu. 19 February.
Burcu Calik (2016). Home at last: 39 historic artifacts from Anatolia returned. Daily Sabah. 15 February.
Popular Archaeology (2016). Drones for research: Use of the UAV in archaeology. Popular Archaeology. 14 February.
Doğan News Agency (2016). Spray painted tomb to be cleaned by experts. Hurriyet Daily News. 11 February.
Vincent Noce (2016). Cheikhmous Ali: the Syrian archaeologist who doesn't take sides. The Art Newspaper. 10 February.
Raed Omari (2016). Ancient coins were replaced with fakes between 2001-2002 — PM. The Jordan Times. 9 February.
Ofer Aderet (2016). 'Buyer, Be Fair' Nonagenarian Warns Owner of Family Art Stolen in WW2. Haaretz. 8 February.
Sputnik News (2016). Sanctions Removal Will Help Iran Return Stolen Cultural Treasures. Sputnik News. 7 February.
Tasnim News Agency (2016). Iran's Eight-Million-Year-Old Fossils Unveiled after Returning Home from US. Tasnim News Agency. 6 February.
Amel Ahmed (2016). Saving Yemen's heritage, 'heart and soul of classical Islamic tradition'. Al Jazeera. 5 February.
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Phoebe Segal (2016). One museum's tribute to the murdered Syrian archaeologist, Khaled al-Asaad. Apollo. 4 February.
Rana Husseini (2016). House panel looking into museum artefacts after 400 ancient coins replaced with fakes. The Jordan Times. 3 February.
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France 24 (2016). Arts: le "Picasso" saisi en Turquie serait un faux. France 24. 1 February.
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Emre Basaran (2016). Turkish police seize Picasso's masterpiece in anti-smuggling operation. Daily Sabah. 30 January.
Doğan News Agency (2016). Historic castle cleansed of graffiti. Hurriyet Daily News. 28 January.
Jessica Goodfellow (2016). The Economist uses virtual reality to reconstruct museum lost in IS attack. The Drum. 28 January.
Rattanamol Singh (2016). Looted: How global theft fuels trafficking, unrest & cultural control. Guernica Magazine. 28 January.
Elisabetta Povoledo (2016). Italians Mock Cover-Up of Nude Statues for Iranian's Visit. The New York Times. 27 January.
Stephanie Kirchgaessner (2016). Rome spares Iranian president's blushes by covering nude statues. The Guardian. 26 January.
Gareth Harris (2016). Lebanese authorities backtrack over high-profile curator's passport renewal. The Art Newspaper. 25 January.
Lucy Westcott (2016). New Tool Maps Cultural Trail of Destruction Left by Islamic Extremist Groups. Newsweek. 24 January.
Arab News (2016). New laws to curb antiques trade. Arab News. 24 January.
eKathimerini (2016). Greece a transit country for trade in illicit antiquities from Syria, Iraq. eKathimerini. 24 January.
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Hrag Vartanian (2016). Curator Christine Tohmé Denied Passport by Lebanese Authorities. Hyperallergic. 22 January.
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Irina Bokova (2016). Terrorists are destroying our cultural heritage. It's time to fight back. World Economic Forum. 18 January.
Cahal Milmo (2016). Odyssey Explorer: Cyprus to examine suspect cargo of antiquities from offshore supply ship. The Independent. 16 January.
Kabir Sehgal (2016). Welcome to the 'Academy Awards' of Coin Collecting. Fortune. 16 January.
Lorena Muñoz-Alonso (2016). Renowned Writers Unite in Support of Saudi Artist Sentenced to Death. ArtNet News. 15 January.
ICOM Emergency List: Fight against the illicit trafficking of cultural goods from Iraq strengthened.
Archäologie Online (2016). Rote ICOM-Notfallliste: Verstärkter Kampf gegen illegal gehandelte Kulturgüter aus dem Irak. Archäologie Online. 15 January.
AFP (2016). Ancient obelisk becomes makeshift memorial in Istanbul. News 24. 14 January.
Eileen Kinsella (2016). Will Picasso Litigation Force Gagosian to Reveal His $100 Million Mystery Buyer?. ArtNet News. 14 January.
Robin Pogrebin (2016). Picasso Bust at Center of Custody Battle Between Gagosian and Qatar Royal Family. The New York Times. 12 January.
Istanbul explosion: 10 dead and 15 wounded in suspected Isis 'suicide bombing' in Sultanahmet Square - as it happened( )
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Syria Online (2016). DGAM Director General: Terrorist organizations transgressing on archeological sites in Quneitra. Syria Online. 11 January.
Shlomo Rizel (2016). From Auschwitz to Israel, the Saga of a Long-Lost Mini-Torah. Chabad.org. 11 January.
The Times of Israel (2016). Muhammad cartoons censored at Charlie Hebdo exhibit in Tel Aviv. The Times of Israel. 10 January.
Naomi Zeveloff (2016). How Did Nazi-Looted Art Wind Up in Israel — and What Can Be Done About It?. Forward. 10 January.
Hurriyet Daily News (2016). Van Dyck painting found in Istanbul. Hurriyet Daily News. 8 January.
Anny Shaw (2016). Israeli high court says antiquities dealers must document all artefacts online. The Art Newspaper. 7 January.
Doğan News Agency (2015). Reliefs in Mersin fall victims to treasure hunters. Hurriyet Daily News. 31 December.
Doğan News Agency (2015). 'Love' graffiti on historic castle walls creates outrage. Hurriyet Daily News. 31 December.
Gil Ronen (2015). 'Revolutionary' court victory against antiquity thieves. Arutz Sheva. 29 December.
Vincent Noce (2015). France builds grand alliance to protect cultural heritage. The Art Newspaper. 29 December.
The Maritime Executive (2015). Salvage Vessel Detained Over Antiquities Possession. The Maritime Executive. 29 December.
Sputnik News (2015). 6,500 Smuggled Artefacts Are Back to Syria. Sputnik News. 28 December.
Ya Libnan (2015). Cyprus seeks Lebanese expertise on seized treasures. Ya Libnan. 28 December.
Saudi Gazette (2015). Bylaw for antiquities, urban heritage and museums approved. Saudi Gazette. 25 December.
Anastassios Adamopoulos (2015). Cypriot Authorities Found 18th Century Antiquities on Board an American Ship. Greek Reporter. 24 December.
Andria Kades (2015). Antiquities on board seized vessel 'not unique to Cyprus'. Cyprus Mail. 24 December.
Elias Hazou (2015). Treasure hunters seized in Limassol. Cyprus Mail. 24 December.
Josie Ensor (2015). Syrian regime 'bombs UNESCO world heritage site'. Telegraph. 24 December.
Albawaba (2015). Report suggests Daesh is smuggling antiquities through Lebanon. Albawaba. 23 December.
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Judy Maltz (2015). My Great-grandfather, the Man Who Held the Key to the Aleppo Codex. Haaretz. 22 December.
Associated Press (2015). US Artworks Delivered to Iran. The New York Times. 19 December.
Yael Gruenpeter (2015). The Israeli Defense Minister Who Stole Antiquities. Haaretz. 19 December.
Earl Lane (2015). Scientists work to save antiquities from Islamic State destruction. Science. 18 December.
Bastien Varoutsikos (2015). Bricks and mortar fire: Yemen's cultural heritage is in the crosshairs. The Conversation. 17 December.
Peter Beaumont (2015). Israeli museum hopes to solve mystery of looted painting. The Guardian. 16 December.
Anadolu Agency (2015). Knidos wants to regain its artifacts. Hurriyet Daily News. 16 December.
Steven Fine (2015). Hanukkah at the Arch of Titus. Yale University News. 15 December.
Sue Surkes (2015). Artwork stolen by Nazis found… at Israeli museum. The Times of Israel. 15 December.
Nevine El-Aref (2015). Three stolen Egyptian Mameluk-era lamps recovered from London and Sharjah. Ahram Online. 14 December.
Doğan News Agency (2015). Heracles relief suffers damage. Hurriyet Daily News. 14 December.
Shadia Nasralla (2015). Syrian antiquities chief says Turkey refuses to return looted art. Reuters. 11 December.
Hurriyet Daily News (2015). Syrian woman faces 12 years in jail for 'smuggling ancient coins'. Hurriyet Daily News. 9 December.
Suspicion: IS-stolen art in Sweden
Aftonbladet (2015). Misstanke: IS-stulen konst i Sverige. Aftonbladet. 6 December.
David Chazan (2015). Isil antiques 'sold to western collectors' warns French finance minister. The Telegraph. 4 December.
Ben Taub (2015). The Real Value of the ISIS Antiquities Trade. The New Yorker. 4 December.
Rebekah Bell (2015). The Breguet That Got Away: History's Greatest Watch Heist. The Robb Report. 2 December.
Kristin Romey (2015). Antiquities Chief: Syria Needs Global Help to Save Heritage. National Geographic. 1 December.
Ilan Ben Zion (2015). Cops bust antiquities dealer with over 3,000 ancient coins. The Times of Israel. 26 November.
Andrew Lawler (2015). War, More Than ISIS, Is Destroying Syria's Ancient Sites. National Geographic. 25 November.
Doğan News Agency (2015). Artifacts stolen from Syria seized in eastern Turkey. Daily Sabah. 25 November.
ILNA (2015). Objects of historical interest seized in Tehran. Iran Front Page. 24 November.
Swiss Info (2015). Swiss return two ancient cuneiform tablets to Iraq. Swiss Info. 24 November.
David Daoud (2015). Hamas Seizes Chest of Ancient Gold Coins Accidentally Discovered in Gaza. The Algemeiner. 23 November.
Arab News (2015). Penalties for tampering with antiquities detailed. Arab News. 21 November.
Sarah Cascone (2015). Poet and Artist Ashraf Fayadh Sentenced to Death in Saudi Arabia. ArtNet News. 20 November.
Jonathan Jones (2015). Asylum for artefacts: Paris's plan to protect cultural treasures from terrorists. The Guardian. 20 November.
Edek Osser (2015). Why is Saudi Arabia destroying the cultural heritage of Mecca and Medina?. The Art Newspaper. 19 November.
Gareth Harris (2015). Louvre's director draws up 50-point plan in response to Isil's destruction. The Art Newspaper. 19 November.
BBC News (2015). The art detective fighting to save Syria's past. BBC News. 11 November.
Doğan News Agency (2015). Illegal digs unearth mosaics. Hurriyet Daily News. 9 November.
Hayat Norimine (2015). Here's what we know about Daesh's antiquities department. Albawaba. 8 November.
Sylvia Poggioli (2015). Syrian Antiquities Chief Calls For Help From International Community. NPR. 7 November.
Ömer Erbil (2015). Museums in Turkey, ministry fight back against forged artifacts. Hurriyet Daily News. 7 November.
April Neale (2015). Artist Brian McCarty's Photographs Hijacked By ISIS. Monsters & Critics. 6 November.
TF Chan (2015). Box fresh: Suha Traboulsi and Walid Raad's elegy to stolen art at Aïshti. Wallpaper. 4 November.
Beenish Ahmed (2015). Experts Believe Hobby Lobby Stole Biblical Antiquities From Iraq. Here's Why.. Think Progress. 4 November.
Consecration inscription form Babylon will return to Iraq
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The lucrative business of illegal culture
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Getty seeks to preserve memory of Palmyra's Roman ruins through acquisition of rare photography collection( )
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Palestinian artist's work to go on display in London after Channel 4's Jon Snow smuggles it out of Gaza( )
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Looted in Syria – and sold in London: the British antiques shops dealing in artefacts smuggled by Isis( )
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Ma'arra Mosaic Museum suffers massive destruction in barrel bomb attack by 'Syrian army helicopters'( )
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Iraq recovers 663 artefacts smuggled to three countries
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