Subject: Theft

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.

£75m Klimt masterpiece stolen by Nazi from his Jewish lover is returned to her family at last

(Austria)

Madeleine Spence (2021). £75m Klimt masterpiece stolen by Nazi from his Jewish lover is returned to her family at last. The Sunday Times. 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.

Heist, recovery story of de Kooning painting to be turned into film

(United States of America)

Annastashia Goolsby (2021). Heist, recovery story of de Kooning painting to be turned into film. Silver City Daily Pres. 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.

Ancient lintels coming home

(Thailand; United States of America)

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

3 students cited in theft of rare tree in Wisconsin

(United States of America)

KGMI (2021). 3 students cited in theft of rare tree in Wisconsin. KGMI. 26 March.

The Oldest Evidence of Life on Earth is Being Stolen

(Australia)

Nala Rogers (2021). The Oldest Evidence of Life on Earth is Being Stolen. Inside Science. 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.

Arte sacro: patrimonio en riesgo

(Mexico)

Sacred art: heritage at risk

Sonia Ávila (2021). Arte sacro: patrimonio en riesgo. El Sol de México. 26 March.

Trujillo: delincuentes roban objetos religiosos por más de 10.000 soles

(Peru)

Trujillo: criminals steal religious objects worth more than 10,000 soles

Javier Meregildo (2021). Trujillo: delincuentes roban objetos religiosos por más de 10.000 soles. La República. 26 March.

This is a Robbery: The World's Biggest Art Heist, Netflix's courageous effort to recreate the incident creates a sensation

(United States of America)

Devendra Kumar (2021). This is a Robbery: The World's Biggest Art Heist, Netflix's courageous effort to recreate the incident creates a sensation. Bullet News. 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.

Works of art returned to rightful owner by police in Valencia

(Spain)

Jennifer Leighfield (2021). Works of art returned to rightful owner by police in Valencia. EuroWeekly. 25 March.

FBI offering reward for 1978 Truman Library theft

(United States of America)

Mike Genet (2021). FBI offering reward for 1978 Truman Library theft. The Examiner. 25 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.

Ghent Altarpiece: 'most stolen' artwork has new €30m home in bulletproof glass

(Belgium)

Daniel Boffey (2021). Ghent Altarpiece: 'most stolen' artwork has new €30m home in bulletproof glass. The Guardian. 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.

When Picasso's Weeping Woman Was Stolen By Art Terrorists

(Australia)

Kim Thomson (2021). When Picasso's Weeping Woman Was Stolen By Art Terrorists. Mental Floss. 24 March.

The Crime Scene of Stolen Objects at the Peabody

(United States of America)

The Harvard Crimson (2021). The Crime Scene of Stolen Objects at the Peabody. The Harvard Crimson. 24 March.

US museums hold the remains of thousands of Black people

(United States of America)

Delande Justinvil, Chip Colwell (2021). US museums hold the remains of thousands of Black people. The Conversation. 24 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.

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.

Charley Hill, art detective who found `The Scream' and studied the Gardner heist, dies at 73

(United Kingdom)

Bryan Marquard (2021). Charley Hill, art detective who found `The Scream' and studied the Gardner heist, dies at 73. The Boston Globe. 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.

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.

Uprooting Colonialism From the Fossil Finding Field

(General)

Asher Elbein (2021). Uprooting Colonialism From the Fossil Finding Field. The New York 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.

NFT Mania is here. And so are the scammers

(General)

Bijan Stephen (2021). NFT Mania is here. And so are the scammers. The Verge. 20 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.

`The Heist,' Documentary About Bizarre Theft of De Kooning Painting, In the Works from XTR

(United States of America)

Brent Lang (2021). `The Heist,' Documentary About Bizarre Theft of De Kooning Painting, In the Works from XTR. Variety. 19 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.

France to return Nazi-looted Gustav Klimt painting to heirs of Holocaust victim

(France)

Associated Press (2021). France to return Nazi-looted Gustav Klimt painting to heirs of Holocaust victim. ABC Australia. 17 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.

A Pair of Thieves Broke Into a Houston Art Museum, Then Escaped by Boat

(United States of America)

Dan Solomon (2021). A Pair of Thieves Broke Into a Houston Art Museum, Then Escaped by Boat. Texas Monthly. 17 March.

CCTV released to help catch thieves involved one of highest value art heists the country has ever seen

(United Kingdom)

ITV (2021). CCTV released to help catch thieves involved one of highest value art heists the country has ever seen. ITV. 17 March.

We Don't Know How Much Art Has Gone Missing From Museums

(General)

Jenny Gross (2021). We Don't Know How Much Art Has Gone Missing From Museums. The New York Times. 16 March.

Johannesburg Art Heist? The burden of the artist's proof

(South Africa)

Diana Neille (2021). Johannesburg Art Heist? The burden of the artist's proof. Daily Maverick. 16 March.

Reports of Stolen Art on NFT Marketplace Raise Issues for Crypto Collectors

(General)

Valentina Di Liscia (2021). Reports of Stolen Art on NFT Marketplace Raise Issues for Crypto Collectors. Hyperallergic. 16 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 footballer turned art thief who stole The Scream

(Norway)

Daniel Taylor (2021). The footballer turned art thief who stole The Scream. The Athletic. 15 March.

The crypto-art market is being infiltrated by fakes, thieves and scammers

(General)

Laurence Dodds (2021). The crypto-art market is being infiltrated by fakes, thieves and scammers. The Telegraph. 15 March.

Why Spain's National Library covered up the theft of a Galileo original work

(Spain)

José María Irujo (2021). Why Spain's National Library covered up the theft of a Galileo original work. El País. 15 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.

Superstitious tourist afraid of curse mails stolen rocks back to Utah national park

(United States of America)

Maddie Capron (2020). Superstitious tourist afraid of curse mails stolen rocks back to Utah national park. The Charlotte Observer. 21 December.

Gumblossom Community Centre gets replacement Ecstasy sculpture after original was stolen in 2019

(Australia)

Lucy Jarvis (2020). Gumblossom Community Centre gets replacement Ecstasy sculpture after original was stolen in 2019. Wanneroo Times. 21 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.

Treasure hunters are warned to stay away from Buchenwald after documentary claimed handwritten map points the way to hidden Nazi gold

(Germany)

Darren Boyle (2020). Treasure hunters are warned to stay away from Buchenwald after documentary claimed handwritten map points the way to hidden Nazi gold. The Daily Mail. 19 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.

Police hunt after skull of rare bottlenose whale stolen from Cocklawburn Beach

(United Kingdom)

Elle Duffy (2020). Police hunt after skull of rare bottlenose whale stolen from Cocklawburn Beach. The Herald. 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.

Don't Let the Beauty of Art Disguise Money Laundering

(General)

Jane Zimmerman (2020). Don't Let the Beauty of Art Disguise Money Laundering. Finextra. 17 December.

$160,000 Worth of Unique, Historical Bikes Stolen in Specialized Break In

(United States of America)

James Smurthwaite (2020). $160,000 Worth of Unique, Historical Bikes Stolen in Specialized Break In. Pink Bike. 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.

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.

Berlin police raid homes and shops over theft of 100kg gold coin

(Germany)

Associated Press (2020). Berlin police raid homes and shops over theft of 100kg gold coin. The Guardian. 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.

Patrice Lumumba's Homecoming: Belgium to Return Tooth of Murdered African Hero

(Congo; Belgium)

Sifelani Tsiko (2020). Patrice Lumumba's Homecoming: Belgium to Return Tooth of Murdered African Hero. Black Star 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.

Suspects in Gretzky Memorabilia Theft Known to the Family

(Canada)

Ken Campbell (2020). Suspects in Gretzky Memorabilia Theft Known to the Family. Sports Illustrated. 15 December.

German Police Have Nabbed One of Two Fugitive Twins Suspected of Taking Part in a Massive Museum Heist in Dresden

(Germany)

Naomi Rea (2020). German Police Have Nabbed One of Two Fugitive Twins Suspected of Taking Part in a Massive Museum Heist in Dresden. Artnet News. 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.

How This Dusty Southwestern City Became the Center of the Gem World

(United States of America)

Jamie Killin (2020). How This Dusty Southwestern City Became the Center of the Gem World. Thrillist. 14 December.

Māori, moko and the trade in human heads that haunts New Zealand today

(New Zealand)

Marc Fennell, Monique Ross (2020). Māori, moko and the trade in human heads that haunts New Zealand today. ABC Australia. 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.

Bringing the goddess home

(India; Canada)

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

Tome raiders: solving the great book heist

(United Kingdom; Romania)

Mark Wilding (2020). Tome raiders: solving the great book heist. The Guardian. 13 December.

Rare, high-priced red wine stolen from display at Joseph George Wines in San Jose

(United States of America)

Shomik Mukherjee (2020). Rare, high-priced red wine stolen from display at Joseph George Wines in San Jose. The Mercury News. 12 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.

Ace Magashule's Former Bodyguard Found Guilty of Stealing Pierneef Painting

(South Africa)

Regan Thaw (2020). Ace Magashule's Former Bodyguard Found Guilty of Stealing Pierneef Painting. Eyewitness News. 11 December.

Stolen 30 Years Ago and Replaced With a Forgery Is Finally Returning to Its Original Owner

(United States of America)

Eileen Kinsella (2020). Stolen 30 Years Ago and Replaced With a Forgery Is Finally Returning to Its Original Owner. ArtNet News. 11 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.

Publication details Nazi-looted libraries during Holocaust in Belgium

(Belgium)

The Jerusalem Post (2020). Publication details Nazi-looted libraries during Holocaust in Belgium. The Jerusalem Post. 10 December.

Smithsonian and Berlin museums join forces to investigate Asian art provenance

(Germany; United States of America)

Catherine Hickley (2020). Smithsonian and Berlin museums join forces to investigate Asian art provenance. The Art Newspaper. 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.

Dutch government criticizes its own policy on Holocaust-stolen art

(Netherlands)

Cnaan Liphshiz (2020). Dutch government criticizes its own policy on Holocaust-stolen art. The Times of Israel. 9 December.

Cherub sculpture stolen from Newport hours after installation

(United Kingdom)

Dan Barnes (2020). Cherub sculpture stolen from Newport hours after installation. South Wales Argus. 9 December.

New Digital Project Details 150 Belgian Libraries Looted by the Nazis

(Belgium)

Livia Gershon (2020). New Digital Project Details 150 Belgian Libraries Looted by the Nazis. Smithsonian. 9 December.

German art collector, 38, from renowned Gulbenkian family who is accused of £1.1m theft over 'Kusama pumpkin' sculpture appears in court after Portugal extradition

(United Kingdom; Germany; Portugal)

Amie Gordon (2020). German art collector, 38, from renowned Gulbenkian family who is accused of £1.1m theft over 'Kusama pumpkin' sculpture appears in court after Portugal extradition. The Daily Mail. 9 December.

Stolen 1710 Amati Violin

(United States of America)

FBI (2020). Stolen 1710 Amati Violin. FBI.gov. 8 December.

Jewish descendants welcome report encouraging return of looted art

(Netherlands)

Senay Boztas (2020). Jewish descendants welcome report encouraging return of looted art. Dutch News. 8 December.

Supreme court hears arguments in landmark cases over art stolen by Nazis during Holocaust

(United States of America)

Ed Pilkington (2020). Supreme court hears arguments in landmark cases over art stolen by Nazis during Holocaust. The Guardian. 8 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.

Dutch Panel for Looted Art Claims Must Change Course, Report Finds

(Netherlands)

Nina Siegal (2020). Dutch Panel for Looted Art Claims Must Change Course, Report Finds. The New York Times. 7 December.

Looted Nazi Art Again Before Supreme Court

(United States of America)

Nina Totenberg (2020). Looted Nazi Art Again Before Supreme Court. NPR. 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.

Earthlings, It Seems, Not Aliens, Removed the Utah Monolith

(United States of America)

Serge F. Kovaleski, Deborah Solomon, Zoe Rosenberg (2020). Earthlings, It Seems, Not Aliens, Removed the Utah Monolith. The New York Times. 1 December.

Renewed plea to help find missing Martinware pieces from Ealing council

(United Kingdom)

Laura Chesters (2020). Renewed plea to help find missing Martinware pieces from Ealing council. Antiques Trade Gazette. 1 December.

Qatar National Library Helps to Guide Experts in Reducing International Heritage Trafficking

(Qatar)

Albawaba (2020). Qatar National Library Helps to Guide Experts in Reducing International Heritage Trafficking. Albawaba. 1 December.

Darth Vader Screen-Used Helmet Stolen from J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot Offices

(United States of America)

Kevin Burwick (2020). Darth Vader Screen-Used Helmet Stolen from J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot Offices. Movie Web. 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.

Catering assistant admits stealing medals and photos from Buckingham Palace

(United Kingdom)

Press Association (2020). Catering assistant admits stealing medals and photos from Buckingham Palace. Dumbarton and Vale of Leven Reporter. 30 November.

Who is Inigo Philbrick? MIC's Victoria's art dealer fiancé, accused of stealing £15m

(United States of America; United Kingdom)

Lydia Venn (2020). Who is Inigo Philbrick? MIC's Victoria's art dealer fiancé, accused of stealing £15m. The Tab. 30 November.

The mysterious silver monolith in the Utah desert has disappeared

(United States of America)

Alanne Orjoux, Melissa Alonso (2020). The mysterious silver monolith in the Utah desert has disappeared. CNN. 29 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.

Painting missing for 23 years back on online display in Italy

(Italy)

Xinhua (2020). Painting missing for 23 years back on online display in Italy. Xinhua. 28 November.

Heritage Furniture Theft: Crime Branch Sends Team To Mumbai

(India)

Mumbai Live (2020). Heritage Furniture Theft: Crime Branch Sends Team To Mumbai. Mumbai Live. 28 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.

Passing sentences … what's the worst kind of book thief?

(United Kingdom)

Shaun Bythell (2020). Passing sentences … what's the worst kind of book thief?. The Guardian. 27 November.

The art that isn't there

(United Kingdom)

Piper Whitehead (2020). The art that isn't there. Varsity. 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.

How East Germany seized valuables from its citizens

(Germany)

Rayna Breuer (2020). How East Germany seized valuables from its citizens. DW. 26 November.

Plant enthusiast is charged after stealing 45 bonsai trees worth $30,000 from his neighbours

(United States of America)

Lauren Ferri (2020). Plant enthusiast is charged after stealing 45 bonsai trees worth $30,000 from his neighbours. The Daily Mail. 26 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.

No trace of steel horse statues stolen from Katwijk meadow

(Netherlands)

Dutch News (2020). No trace of steel horse statues stolen from Katwijk meadow. Dutch News. 25 November.

Charles Darwin: Notebooks worth millions lost for 20 years

(United Kingdom)

Rebecca Jones (2020). Charles Darwin: Notebooks worth millions lost for 20 years. BBC News. 25 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.

Charles Darwin manuscripts reported stolen from Cambridge University Library

(United Kingdom)

Luke O'Reilly (2020). Charles Darwin manuscripts reported stolen from Cambridge University Library. Evening Standard. 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.

Un intento de robo en la iglesia de La Concepción acaba con la detención de un hombre acusado de cinco hurtos con fuerza en La Laguna

(Spain)

An attempted robbery in the church of La Concepción ends with the arrest of a man accused of five robberies with force in La Laguna

El Diario (2020). Un intento de robo en la iglesia de La Concepción acaba con la detención de un hombre acusado de cinco hurtos con fuerza en La Laguna. El Diario. 24 November.

The tiger king and the stuff the British stole

(India; United Kingdom)

Marc Fennell, Nick Wiggins (2020). The tiger king and the stuff the British stole. ABC Australia. 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.

$120,000 Arthur Boyd painting stolen from John Singleton's Central Coast estate

(Australia)

Fergus Hunter (2020). $120,000 Arthur Boyd painting stolen from John Singleton's Central Coast estate. The Sydney Morning Herald. 23 November.

Bike disappearance mars Banksy artwork in Nottingham

(United Kingdom)

Mattha Busby (2020). Bike disappearance mars Banksy artwork in Nottingham. The Guardian. 23 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.

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.

Stik: Stolen prints returned to artist following appeal

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2020). Stik: Stolen prints returned to artist following appeal. BBC News. 16 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.

Trial date set for man charged with ammonite theft

(United Kingdom)

Delon Shurtz (2020). Trial date set for man charged with ammonite theft. Lethbridge Herald. 16 November.

Artist devastated by theft of prized painting from Edmonton arts co-operative

(Canada)

CBC (2020). Artist devastated by theft of prized painting from Edmonton arts co-operative. CBC. 14 November.

WWII plane wreckage newly discovered on Broome battlefield feared stolen

(Australia)

Ben Collins (2020). WWII plane wreckage newly discovered on Broome battlefield feared stolen. ABC Australia. 14 November.

Wildlife crime in Scotland almost doubled in the last year

(United Kingdom)

Richard Mason (2020). Wildlife crime in Scotland almost doubled in the last year. The National. 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.

The battle get our art back

(General)

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

Thieves Grab Nazi Memorabilia in Museum Heists, Puzzling Police

(Denmark; Netherlands)

Alex Marshall (2020). Thieves Grab Nazi Memorabilia in Museum Heists, Puzzling Police. The New York Times. 13 November.

Stolen Bigfoot statue found in California, returned to museum

(United States of America)

Joshua Rhett Miller (2020). Stolen Bigfoot statue found in California, returned to museum. New York Post. 13 November.

Being stolen is 'best thing that could happen' for artwork's prestige, says expert

(General)

Luke Hurst (2020). Being stolen is 'best thing that could happen' for artwork's prestige, says expert. EuroNews. 13 November.

Bronze idol stolen from temple

(India)

The Times of India (2020). Bronze idol stolen from temple. The Times of India. 12 November.

Bigfoot missing: Sheriff's office reports statues stolen from museum

(United States of America)

Andre Torrez (2020). Bigfoot missing: Sheriff's office reports statues stolen from museum. KTVU Fox 2. 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.

Samsung partners with art crime expert to hunt for world's missing masterpieces

(General)

Kabir Jhala (2020). Samsung partners with art crime expert to hunt for world's missing masterpieces. The Art Newspaper. 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.

How Rose Dugdale Went From British Debutante to I.R.A. 'Freedom Fighter'

(Ireland; United Kingdom)

Max Carter (2020). How Rose Dugdale Went From British Debutante to I.R.A. 'Freedom Fighter'. The New York Times. 11 November.

Stolen books worth £2.5 million returned to rightful owners

(Romania; United Kingdom)

Will Durrant (2020). Stolen books worth £2.5 million returned to rightful owners. SW Londoner. 11 November.

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

(Nigera; Germany)

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

Books worth EUR 3.3 mln stolen by Romanian Mission: Impossible gang in London return to rightful owners

(Romania; United Kingdom)

Andrei Chirileasa (2020). Books worth EUR 3.3 mln stolen by Romanian Mission: Impossible gang in London return to rightful owners. Romania Insider. 10 November.

Stealing an Entire Dinosaur – Thieves Loot Brazil's Precious Fossils

(Brazil)

Isaac Norris (2020). Stealing an Entire Dinosaur – Thieves Loot Brazil's Precious Fossils. Insight Crime. 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.

Holy Happy Ending, Batman

(United States of America)

Antique Trader (2020). Holy Happy Ending, Batman. Antique Trader. 9 November.

Alan Turing: Stolen items to be returned to UK from US after decades

(United Kingdom; United States of America)

Sue Paz (2020). Alan Turing: Stolen items to be returned to UK from US after decades. BBC News. 9 November.

Growing rate of theft of Nazi objects across Europe

(Netherlands; Denmark)

DW (2020). Growing rate of theft of Nazi objects across Europe. DW. 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.

Theft of expensive art remains mystery 10 years later

(United States of America)

Mark Caudill (2020). Theft of expensive art remains mystery 10 years later. Mansfield News Journal. 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.

Four-billion-year-old Wolfe Creek meteorite stolen from Queensland museum recovered

(Australia)

Jemima Burt (2020). Four-billion-year-old Wolfe Creek meteorite stolen from Queensland museum recovered. ABC Australia. 9 November.

Soccer-ball sized meteorite thought to be more than four BILLION years old is returned to its rightful owners five years after being snatched from a 'crystal cave'

(Australia)

Alison Bevege (2020). Soccer-ball sized meteorite thought to be more than four BILLION years old is returned to its rightful owners five years after being snatched from a 'crystal cave'. Daily Mail. 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.

Ammonite theft suspect sentenced on other charges

(United Kingdom)

Delon Shurtz (2020). Ammonite theft suspect sentenced on other charges. Lethbridge Herald. 7 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.

45 Valuable Drawings By Marvel Comic Artist John Buscema Have Been Stolen

(United States of America)

Helen Holmes (2020). 45 Valuable Drawings By Marvel Comic Artist John Buscema Have Been Stolen. Observer. 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.

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.

Stolen relics

(Pakistan; United States of America)

Dawn (2020). Stolen relics. Dawn. 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.

Thieves Swipe Nazi Uniforms From a Danish Museum, the Latest in a Bizarre Wave of World War II Memorabilia Robberies

(Denmark)

Sarah Cascone (2020). Thieves Swipe Nazi Uniforms From a Danish Museum, the Latest in a Bizarre Wave of World War II Memorabilia Robberies. ArtNet News. 4 November.

Artful codgers: why the art market is a hotbed of grey crime

(General)

Riah Pryor (2020). Artful codgers: why the art market is a hotbed of grey crime. The Art Newspaper. 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.

Here today, gone tomorrow: A brief look at art thefts in South Africa

(South Africa)

Zaza Hlalethwa (2020). Here today, gone tomorrow: A brief look at art thefts in South Africa. News 24. 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.

Attempted robbery at MuseumAfrica causes flood, raises concern over heritage sector management

(South Africa)

Lindokuhle Nkosi (2020). Attempted robbery at MuseumAfrica causes flood, raises concern over heritage sector management. News 24. 3 November.

Ni las iglesias respetan: roban campana en el templo de San Lorenzo de Villalpando

(Mexico)

Not even churches respected: Bell stolen in the temple of San Lorenzo in Villalpando

María Espino (2020). Ni las iglesias respetan: roban campana en el templo de San Lorenzo de Villalpando. Periódico Correo. 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.

2 held with panchaloha idol, hunt on for prime accused

(India)

A. Subburaj (2020). 2 held with panchaloha idol, hunt on for prime accused. The Times of India. 3 November.

Four Toi Moko welcomed back to New Zealand after 'long, wrong' journey to Germany

(New Zealand; Germany)

Laura Wiltshire (2020). Four Toi Moko welcomed back to New Zealand after 'long, wrong' journey to Germany. Stuff.co.nz. 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.

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.

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.

Filipinas: recuperan un "Santo Niño" 32 años después de haber sido robado

(Philippines)

Philippines: Santo Niño recovered 32 years after having been robbed

FSSPX News (2020). Filipinas: recuperan un "Santo Niño" 32 años después de haber sido robado. Actualidad. 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.

Guerra del bronce. La red mafiosa detrás del robo de las estatuas porteñas

(Argentina)

Bronze War: The mafia network behind the theft of Benos Ares' statues

Virginia Mejía (2020). Guerra del bronce. La red mafiosa detrás del robo de las estatuas porteñas. La Nacion. 1 November.

The explorer who desecrated graves in the name of science

(Philippines)

Bhavi Mandalia (2020). The explorer who desecrated graves in the name of science. Pledge Times. 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.

British heiress was behind 1974 unsolved art theft for IRA: book

(Ireland; United Kingdom)

Mark Bain (2020). British heiress was behind 1974 unsolved art theft for IRA: book. Belfast Telegraph. 7 September.

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.

La Policía evita la subasta de un Miró robado

(Spain; United Kingdom)

Police prevent the auction of a stolen Miró

Javier Álvarez (2020). La Policía evita la subasta de un Miró robado. Cadena Ser. 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.

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.

Tusk, tusk: First Nation concerned Yukon placer miners digging up more than gold

(Canada)

Julien Gignac (2020). Tusk, tusk: First Nation concerned Yukon placer miners digging up more than gold. The Narwal. 4 September.

Missing for 25 Years, a Stolen Robert Spencer Painting Was Recovered by the LAPD

(United States of America)

Helen Holmes (2020). Missing for 25 Years, a Stolen Robert Spencer Painting Was Recovered by the LAPD. Observer. 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.

Mystery of The Lady in the Fur Wrap takes a novel twist

(United Kingdom)

The Extra (2020). Mystery of The Lady in the Fur Wrap takes a novel twist. The Extra. 4 September.

German museum agrees to return mummified Māori heads to NZ

(New Zealand; Germany)

Andre Chumko (2020). German museum agrees to return mummified Māori heads to NZ. Stuff.co.nz. 3 September.

ICE recovers 19th century painting stolen from Italian monastery

(Italy; United States of America)

ICE (2020). ICE recovers 19th century painting stolen from Italian monastery. ICE. 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.

Berlin returns tattooed Maori heads to New Zealand

(New Zealand; Germany)

Catherine Hickley (2020). Berlin returns tattooed Maori heads to New Zealand. The Art Newspaper. 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.

Theft of high-priced huia from rural museum remains a mystery

(New Zealand)

Maxine Jacons (2020). Theft of high-priced huia from rural museum remains a mystery. Stuff.co.nz. 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.

The Art World Is Full of Lies, Smuggling, and Financial Hijinks

(General)

Michael Kalenderian, James Hamilton, Jed Oelbaum (2020). The Art World Is Full of Lies, Smuggling, and Financial Hijinks. Vice. 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.

Idol of Lord Nataraja found in Tamil Nadu lake

(India)

Press Trust of India (2020). Idol of Lord Nataraja found in Tamil Nadu lake. Deccan Herald. 30 August.

Two arrested for stealing seven silver idols from temple in Navi Mumbai

(India)

Farhan Shaikh (2020). Two arrested for stealing seven silver idols from temple in Navi Mumbai. Hindustan Times. 29 August.

Ancestral Ainu Remains Returned by Tokyo University

(Japan)

Noah Oskow (2020). Ancestral Ainu Remains Returned by Tokyo University. Unseen Japan. 28 August.

Banksy's The Sad Young Girl: How the theft of a tribute to Bataclan terror victims has ended with the arrest of a luxury designer

(France)

Cahal Milmo (2020). Banksy's The Sad Young Girl: How the theft of a tribute to Bataclan terror victims has ended with the arrest of a luxury designer. INews. 28 August.

Island RCMP discover painting stolen in 2018 through unrelated investigation

(Canada)

Adam Chan (2020). Island RCMP discover painting stolen in 2018 through unrelated investigation. CTV. 28 August.

The Long Fight for Restitution

(General)

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

Se robaron una campana en iglesia de Tulancingo

(Mexico)

A bell stolen from the Tulancingo church

Concepción Ocádiz (2020). Se robaron una campana en iglesia de Tulancingo. El Sol de Tulancingo. 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.

Toronto cops on hunt for stolen 500 pound sculpture

(Canada)

Jenny Yuen (2020). Toronto cops on hunt for stolen 500 pound sculpture. Toronto Sun. 28 August.

Call police if you are offered bronze sculpture stolen from art gallery in Tunbridge Well

(United Kingdom)

Alan Smith (2020). Call police if you are offered bronze sculpture stolen from art gallery in Tunbridge Well. Kent Online. 28 August.

The Whitney Museum Pillaging Black Art Is Nothing New

(United States of America)

Alex Zaragoza (2020). The Whitney Museum Pillaging Black Art Is Nothing New. Vice. 28 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.

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.

Frans Hals Dutch masterpiece stolen for third time

(Netherlands)

BBC News (2020). Frans Hals Dutch masterpiece stolen for third time. BBC News. 27 August.

Treble Dutch: £13m old master painting stolen for a third time

(Netherlands)

Jennifer Rankin (2020). Treble Dutch: £13m old master painting stolen for a third time. The Guardian. 27 August.

St Luke's Church roof vandalised by metal thieves

(United Kingdom)

Darryl Chamberlain (2020). St Luke's Church roof vandalised by metal thieves. The Charlton Champion. 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.

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.

Erik el Belga, el ladrón que pasó de largo de El Greco

(Spain)

Erik the Belgan, the thief that passed by an El Greco

José Ángel Montañes (2020). Erik el Belga, el ladrón que pasó de largo de El Greco. El País. 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.

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.

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.

How Does a Thief Unload Stolen Art? Here Are 5 Ways Criminals Actually Profit From Museum Heists

(General)

Naomi Rea (2020). How Does a Thief Unload Stolen Art? Here Are 5 Ways Criminals Actually Profit From Museum Heists. ArtNet News. 24 August.

Ammonite theft case may be headed to trial

(Canada)

Delon Shurtz (2020). Ammonite theft case may be headed to trial. Lethbridge Herald. 22 August.

Douglas Latchford: The Man Who Pillaged Cambodia

(Cambodia; Thailand)

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

Trio admit stealing lead from Lincolnshire churches

(United Kingdom)

Louth Leader (2020). Trio admit stealing lead from Lincolnshire churches. Louth Leader. 21 August.

Japanese ninja museum caught with guard down by thieves who stole 1m yen

(Japan)

Justin McCurry (2020). Japanese ninja museum caught with guard down by thieves who stole 1m yen. The Guardian. 21 August.

Hunt is on for rightful owner of Nazi-looted French painting

(France)

AFP (2020). Hunt is on for rightful owner of Nazi-looted French painting. The Guardian. 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.

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.

The Inside Story of the $8 Million Heist From the Carnegie Library

(United States of America)

Travis McDade (2020). The Inside Story of the $8 Million Heist From the Carnegie Library. Smithsonian. 20 August.

Nazi-looted French painting on display in search for rightful owner

(France)

Murielle Kasprzak (2020). Nazi-looted French painting on display in search for rightful owner. The Times of Israel. 20 August.

Paolo Giorgio Ferri obituary

(Italy)

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

Romanian Billionaire Poisoned by Call Girl at Sex Club Featuring `Virgin' Ponies

(Romania)

Barbie Latza Nadeau (2020). Romanian Billionaire Poisoned by Call Girl at Sex Club Featuring `Virgin' Ponies. Daily Beast. 19 August.

A Scholar and an Art Institute Are Currently Waging a Scorched-Earth Legal Battle Over Valuable Modigliani Research

(Spain; United States of America)

Eileen Kinsella (2020). A Scholar and an Art Institute Are Currently Waging a Scorched-Earth Legal Battle Over Valuable Modigliani Research. ArtNet News. 18 August.

Te Papa defrauded of $120,000 over more than a year

(New Zealand)

Andre Chumko (2020). Te Papa defrauded of $120,000 over more than a year. Stuff.co.nz. 17 August.

Database is at the heart of the Italian art squad

(Italy)

Ewout Kieckens (2020). Database is at the heart of the Italian art squad. Innovation Origins. 17 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.

Two model cars worth thousands were stolen from Mexico's Antique Toy Museum

(Mexico)

El Universal (2020). Two model cars worth thousands were stolen from Mexico's Antique Toy Museum. The Yucatan Times. 14 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.

Museums' grip on stolen goods is loosening

(General)

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

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.

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.

'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.

150 Jewish Gravestones Uprooted by the Nazis Found in Polish Town

(Poland)

Ofer Aderet (2020). 150 Jewish Gravestones Uprooted by the Nazis Found in Polish Town. Haaretz. 9 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.

Not a pretty picture: Money laundering and America's art market

(United States of America)

Deborah Lehr (2020). Not a pretty picture: Money laundering and America's art market. The Hill. 8 August.

Mount Pleasant man's lawsuit to recover Dutch paintings hits snag

(Netherlands; United States of America)

Adam Parker (2020). Mount Pleasant man's lawsuit to recover Dutch paintings hits snag. The Post and Courier. 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.

Using Art to Evade Sanctions and Launder Money: The Senate Report

(United States of America)

Peter Hardy, Alexa Levy (2020). Using Art to Evade Sanctions and Launder Money: The Senate Report. JDSupra. 6 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.

Martha Nierenberg, Holocaust survivor who sought to reclaim looted family art collection, dies at 96

(United States of America; Hungary)

Emily Langer (2020). Martha Nierenberg, Holocaust survivor who sought to reclaim looted family art collection, dies at 96. The Washington Post. 6 August.

Fascist banners worth millions of pounds stolen from state archive in Italy

(Italy)

Nick Squires (2020). Fascist banners worth millions of pounds stolen from state archive in Italy. The Telegraph. 4 August.

Stolen religious icon returned from UK

(Greece; United Kingdom)

eKathimerini (2020). Stolen religious icon returned from UK. eKathimerini. 4 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.

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.

Amman, Perumal idols unearthed from Cauvery river

(India)

D Vincent Arockiaraj (2020). Amman, Perumal idols unearthed from Cauvery river. The Times of India. 3 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.

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.

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.

Mbuya Nehanda's remains are still in a London Museum as she is insulted by Ryton Dzimiri

(Zimbabwe; United Kingdom)

Masimba Mavaza (2020). Mbuya Nehanda's remains are still in a London Museum as she is insulted by Ryton Dzimiri. Bulawayo 24. 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.

Forgery Forensics: How the Smithsonian Helped Identify Two Stolen Columbus Letters

(United States of America)

60 Minutes (2020). Forgery Forensics: How the Smithsonian Helped Identify Two Stolen Columbus Letters. 60 Minutes. 2 August.

Who's stealing Christopher Columbus letters from libraries around the world?

(Italy; United States of America)

Jon Wertheim (2020). Who's stealing Christopher Columbus letters from libraries around the world?. 60 Minutes. 2 August.

How police reclaimed a stolen Bataclan Banksy in Italy

(France; Italy)

AFP (2020). How police reclaimed a stolen Bataclan Banksy in Italy. The Local. 1 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.

Mystery as 'Banksy' mural on Birnbeck pier removed

(United Kingdom)

Emma Elgee (2020). Mystery as 'Banksy' mural on Birnbeck pier removed. Somerset Live. 1 August.

Kew Gardens pledges to root out thieves stealing 'priceless' plants

(United Kingdom)

Helena Horton (2020). Kew Gardens pledges to root out thieves stealing 'priceless' plants. The Telegraph. 31 July.

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.

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.

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.

Taylor Swift Responds to Accusations of 'Stealing' Folklore Merch Logo from Black Designer

(United States of America)

Eric Todisco (2020). Taylor Swift Responds to Accusations of 'Stealing' Folklore Merch Logo from Black Designer. People. 30 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.

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.

The mystery of a stolen rare cello has a surprise ending

(United States of America)

Stacy Perman (2020). The mystery of a stolen rare cello has a surprise ending. Los Angeles Times. 22 July.

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.

The Bizarre Story Of The Nicolas Cage Superman Heist

(United States of America)

Kevin Phelan (2020). The Bizarre Story Of The Nicolas Cage Superman Heist. Screen Rant. 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.

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.

$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.

A luxury car, art woth more than $150,00 stolen in Miami.

(United States of America)

Devoun Cetoute (2020). A luxury car, art woth more than $150,00 stolen in Miami.. Miami Herald. 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.

Thieves keep stealing muralist's window panels he painted for charity in Soho

(United States of America)

Tina Moore (2020). Thieves keep stealing muralist's window panels he painted for charity in Soho. New York Post. 19 May.

Morton: no todo arte sacro es de la nación

(Mexico)

Morton: Not all sacred art is [property] of the nation

Selene Flores (2020). Morton: no todo arte sacro es de la nación. Milenio. 19 May.

How an artist developed an unlikely bond with the man who stole her paintings

(Czech Republic)

CBC (2020). How an artist developed an unlikely bond with the man who stole her paintings. CBC. 18 May.

Potential 'trophy theft' as head cut off snake Gruffalo character in Inverness

(United Kingdom)

Alasdair Fraser (2020). Potential 'trophy theft' as head cut off snake Gruffalo character in Inverness. The Inverness Courier. 18 May.

Australia: German student breaks into museum to take selfies with dinosaurs

(Australia)

Sky News (2020). Australia: German student breaks into museum to take selfies with dinosaurs. Sky News. 18 May.

Movie review: 'The Painter and the Thief' is more than just an art heist

(Czech Republic)

Dana Barbuto (2020). Movie review: 'The Painter and the Thief' is more than just an art heist. Montevideo American-News. 18 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.

New rules for Devon dino hunters

(United Kingdom)

Daniel Clark (2020). New rules for Devon dino hunters. Radio EXE. 17 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.

The Painting Behind the Door

(United States of America)

Emily Benedik (2020). The Painting Behind the Door. Tablet. 14 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.

Vincent Van Gogh theft – the lessons learned

(Netherlands)

Bethan Moorcraft (2020). Vincent Van Gogh theft – the lessons learned. Insurance Business. 12 May.

British-run art restoration group behind efforts to bring copy of stolen Velazquez painting home from London museum

(Spain; United Kingdom)

Joshua Parfitt (2020). British-run art restoration group behind efforts to bring copy of stolen Velazquez painting home from London museum. The Olive Press. 11 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.

CRIME FILES: Prolific church raider ends up behind bars

(United Kingdom)

James Connell (2020). CRIME FILES: Prolific church raider ends up behind bars. Malvern Gazette. 10 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.

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.

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.

Idol Wing CID arrests two in Tirusulam

(India)

The Hindu (2020). Idol Wing CID arrests two in Tirusulam. The Hindu. 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.

Thieves cause costly damage targeting lead from Somerset's rural churches

(United Kingdom)

Steven Salter (2020). Thieves cause costly damage targeting lead from Somerset's rural churches. County Gazette. 15 March.

'We were horrified': Fights to repatriate Indigenous ancestral remains continue worldwide

(Canada)

Wawmeech Hamilton (2020). 'We were horrified': Fights to repatriate Indigenous ancestral remains continue worldwide. CBC. 15 March.

The curious case of Mongolia's missing dinosaur fossil and how it made its way home

(Mongolia)

John Pickrell (2020). The curious case of Mongolia's missing dinosaur fossil and how it made its way home. The South China Morning Post. 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.

Van Dyck painting stolen from University of Oxford gallery

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2020). Van Dyck painting stolen from University of Oxford gallery. BBC News. 15 March.

Historic, high-value paintings stolen from Oxford college gallery

(United Kingdom)

Jedidajah Otte (2020). Historic, high-value paintings stolen from Oxford college gallery. The Guardian. 15 March.

Natural History Museum responds to demands to repatriate ancient human skull back to Africa

(Zambia; United Kingdom)

Craig Simpson (2020). Natural History Museum responds to demands to repatriate ancient human skull back to Africa. The Telegraph. 14 March.

Interpol busca más de 5 mil obras de arte que fueron robadas en el país

(Argentina)

Leonardo Nieva (2020). Interpol busca más de 5 mil obras de arte que fueron robadas en el país. Perfil. 14 March.

Karur police recover seven stolen panchaloha idols, gold ornaments

(India)

TNN (2020). Karur police recover seven stolen panchaloha idols, gold ornaments. The Times of India. 14 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.

How the Gardner Museum's security head befriended `the greatest art thief that ever lived'

(United States of America)

Kelly Horan (2020). How the Gardner Museum's security head befriended `the greatest art thief that ever lived'. The Boston Globe. 14 March.

Gardner Museum's new audio tour follows the footprints of art thieves

(United States of America)

Murray Whyte (2020). Gardner Museum's new audio tour follows the footprints of art thieves. The Boston Globe. 14 March.

Chandigarh: Burglars strike at temple, make off with silver ornaments worth Rs 3.30L

(India)

The Indian Express (2020). Chandigarh: Burglars strike at temple, make off with silver ornaments worth Rs 3.30L. The Indian Express. 13 March.

Precious idols stolen from Purnia temple

(India)

TNN (2020). Precious idols stolen from Purnia temple. The Times of India. 13 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.

Beothuk remains returned to Newfoundland after 191 years in Scotland

(Canada; United Kingdom)

Mark Quinn (2020). Beothuk remains returned to Newfoundland after 191 years in Scotland. CBC. 12 March.

Robo en otra iglesia de Córdoba: se llevaron los cálices

(Argentina)

Theft in another Cordoba church: chalices taken

Cadena 3 (2020). Robo en otra iglesia de Córdoba: se llevaron los cálices. Cadena 3. 11 March.

Looted by Nazis, almost blown up and now restored: on the trail of the art crime of the century

(Belgium)

Mick Brown (2020). Looted by Nazis, almost blown up and now restored: on the trail of the art crime of the century. The Telegraph. 11 March.

Ulay obituary

(Germany)

Charles Darwent (2020). Ulay obituary. The Guardian. 11 March.

Banksy Denies Instructing Alleged Art Thief to Steal His Work

(United Kingdom)

Helen Holmes (2020). Banksy Denies Instructing Alleged Art Thief to Steal His Work. Observer. 10 March.

An Exhibition of the Royal Family of Liechtenstein's Art Collection Has Become Radioactive After a Revival of Accusations About WWII

(Liechtenstein)

Taylor Defoe (2020). An Exhibition of the Royal Family of Liechtenstein's Art Collection Has Become Radioactive After a Revival of Accusations About WWII. ArtNet News. 10 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.

Security Guards Are Under Investigation as the $1 Billion Green Vault Heist in Dresden Increasingly Looks Like an Inside Job

(Germany)

Kate Brown (2020). Security Guards Are Under Investigation as the $1 Billion Green Vault Heist in Dresden Increasingly Looks Like an Inside Job. ArtNet News. 9 March.

Robo de arte sacro, cotidiano e impune

(Mexico)

Theft of sacred art: everyday and unpunished

El Universal (2020). Robo de arte sacro, cotidiano e impune. Pulso. 23 February.

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.

Peru recovers priceless Inca manuscript stolen during occupation

(Peru; Chile)

AFP (2020). Peru recovers priceless Inca manuscript stolen during occupation. France 24. 21 February.

Replicating Nepal's stolen gods

(Nepal)

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

Italy hands Nazi-looted Renaissance sculpture from the Uffizi to Germany

(Germany; Italy)

Catherine Hickley (2020). Italy hands Nazi-looted Renaissance sculpture from the Uffizi to Germany. The Art Newspaper. 21 February.

Utah is one step closer to designating Utahraptor State Park

(United States of America)

Katie McKellar (2020). Utah is one step closer to designating Utahraptor State Park. Deseret News. 21 February.

Nicolas Cage Once Out Bid Leo DiCaprio On A Stolen Dinosaur Skull... Here's Where It Is Now

(Mongolia; United States of America)

Ali Alameh (2020). Nicolas Cage Once Out Bid Leo DiCaprio On A Stolen Dinosaur Skull... Here's Where It Is Now. The Things. 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.

Beverly Cassirer, whose family demanded return of $30-million painting looted by Nazis, dies waiting

(United States of America; Spain)

Steve Marble (2020). Beverly Cassirer, whose family demanded return of $30-million painting looted by Nazis, dies waiting. Los Angeles Times. 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.

Berlin gold coin heist: 3 sentenced to jail

(Germany)

Austin Davis (2020). Berlin gold coin heist: 3 sentenced to jail. DW. 20 February.

Artworks by Famed Street Artist “Phase 2” Stolen From Lower East Side Studio

(United States of America)

Sarah Rose Sharp (2020). Artworks by Famed Street Artist “Phase 2” Stolen From Lower East Side Studio. Hyperallergic. 20 February.

Painting stolen by Nazis from Ukraine during WW2 to be returned from U.S.

(Ukraine; United States of America)

UNIAN (2020). Painting stolen by Nazis from Ukraine during WW2 to be returned from U.S.. UNIAN. 20 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.

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.

Suspect list in stolen Klimt saga grows

(Italy)

Gareth Harris (2020). Suspect list in stolen Klimt saga grows. The Art Newspaper. 19 February.

Stolen Jacob's Ladder by Chagall nets 130K

(Israel)

Karen Chernick (2020). Stolen Jacob's Ladder by Chagall nets 130K. The Jewish Star. 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.

Operation Budapest: Documentary on the 1983 Fine Arts Museum Heist

(Hungary)

Fanni Kaszás (2020). Operation Budapest: Documentary on the 1983 Fine Arts Museum Heist. Hungary Today. 18 February.

`Odisha has turned a major hub of stolen idols'

(India)

Daily Pioneer (2020). `Odisha has turned a major hub of stolen idols'. Daily Pioneer. 16 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.

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.

Former Commons photographer's home raided 'over stolen furniture'

(United Kingdom)

Lisa O'Carroll (2020). Former Commons photographer's home raided 'over stolen furniture'. The Guardian. 14 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.

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.

Gulbenkian case highlights authorities' failure to pursue art fraud

(United Kingdom)

Art Critique (2020). Gulbenkian case highlights authorities' failure to pursue art fraud. Art Critique. 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.

'Shady and unscrupulous' metal detectorist hits Winchelsea

(United Kingdom)

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

A Journey of 5,000 Miles: How a Teotihuacan woman's skull traveled from the Valley of Mexico to Erie, PA and back again

(Mexico; United States of America)

Rachel Harris-Huffman (2020). A Journey of 5,000 Miles: How a Teotihuacan woman's skull traveled from the Valley of Mexico to Erie, PA and back again. Erie Reader. 12 February.

`They are my family': Stolen bonsai trees mysteriously returned to Federal Way museum

(United States of America)

Nicole Brodeur (2020). `They are my family': Stolen bonsai trees mysteriously returned to Federal Way museum. The Seattle Times. 12 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.

Gustav Klimt theft: police question gallery owner's widow

(Italy)

Angela Giuffrida (2020). Gustav Klimt theft: police question gallery owner's widow. The Guardian. 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.

An Open Letter to Digital Art Galleries to Unify Their Efforts

(General)

Nederob (2020). An Open Letter to Digital Art Galleries to Unify Their Efforts. Nederob. 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.

Pair of valuable bonsai trees missing from Federal Way museum

(United States of America)

Neal Morton (2020). Pair of valuable bonsai trees missing from Federal Way museum. The Seattle Times. 8 February.

Egypt grapples with smuggling of artifacts

(Egypt)

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

`Highly unlikely' Preti masterpiece was stolen from Governor's Palace

(Malta)

Kristina Abela (2020). `Highly unlikely' Preti masterpiece was stolen from Governor's Palace. Times of Malta. 8 February.

London Police Have Issued an Arrest Warrant for Art Heiress Angela Gulbenkian After She Skipped Her Court Date

(United Kingdom)

Sarah Cascone (2020). London Police Have Issued an Arrest Warrant for Art Heiress Angela Gulbenkian After She Skipped Her Court Date. ArtNet News. 7 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.

Bungled Fontainebleau theft shines a spotlight on organised crime in the art world

(France)

EU-OCS (2020). Bungled Fontainebleau theft shines a spotlight on organised crime in the art world. EU-OCS. 7 February.

Roban la corona del Niño Jesús de la Virgen del Rosario de Lorquí

(Spain)

Crown of the Baby Jesus from the Virgin of the Rosary of Lorquí stolen

J. Ruiz Palacios, R. Hernández (2020). Roban la corona del Niño Jesús de la Virgen del Rosario de Lorquí. La Verdad. 7 February.

Los Angeles Public Library Offers 10K Reward for Sculpture Missing Since 1969

(United States of America)

Carman Tse (2020). Los Angeles Public Library Offers 10K Reward for Sculpture Missing Since 1969. Hyperallergic. 6 February.

Antiquities hunters arrested in Preah Vihear

(Cambodia)

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

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.

Plagiarism allegation roils Michigan State, museum

(United States of America)

Michael H. Hodges (2020). Plagiarism allegation roils Michigan State, museum. The Detroit News. 6 February.

Sad Max and rueful Elvis after painting stolen from Geldart

(United Kingdom)

Mike Scialom (2020). Sad Max and rueful Elvis after painting stolen from Geldart. Cambridge Independent. 6 February.

Robo en el retablo del Rosario de la iglesia de Santo Domingo

(Spain)

Altarpiece of the Rosary stolen from the church of Santo Domingo

Diario de Jerez (2020). Robo en el retablo del Rosario de la iglesia de Santo Domingo. Diario de Jerez. 6 February.

Banksy Theft Solved? Two Arrested in Paris for Pompidou Center Heist

(France)

Helen Holmes (2020). Banksy Theft Solved? Two Arrested in Paris for Pompidou Center Heist. Observer. 6 February.

Fossil theft suspect may seek new lawyer

(Canada)

Delon Shurtz (2020). Fossil theft suspect may seek new lawyer. Lethbridge Herald. 6 February.

Germany needs to confront its not-so-hidden history of colonial slaughter in Namibia

(Namibia; Germany)

Carien Du Plessis (2020). Germany needs to confront its not-so-hidden history of colonial slaughter in Namibia. Daily Maverick. 6 February.

Five antique idols seized in Pudukottai

(India)

R. Sivaraman (2020). Five antique idols seized in Pudukottai. The Hindu. 5 February.

An Artist Meets the Thief Who Stole Her Work in an Astonishing New Documentary

(Czech Republic)

Stephen Garrett (2020). An Artist Meets the Thief Who Stole Her Work in an Astonishing New Documentary. Observer. 5 February.

Three arrested for selling artifacts

(Jordan)

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

Desired, stolen, cursed: the history of the Koh-i-Noor diamond

(India; United Kingdom)

William Dalrymple (2020). Desired, stolen, cursed: the history of the Koh-i-Noor diamond. History Extra. 4 February.

'Lost' artworks go on show in split Cyprus 45 years on

(Cyprus)

Press Association (2020). 'Lost' artworks go on show in split Cyprus 45 years on. Warrington Guardian. 4 February.

Roban la Virgen de la Inmaculada de un altar en una calle de Osuna

(Spain)

Diario de Sevilla (2020). Roban la Virgen de la Inmaculada de un altar en una calle de Osuna. Diario de Sevilla. 4 February.

Rare footy shirt swiped from National Football Museum in Manchester

(United Kingdom)

Emily Broncz (2020). Rare footy shirt swiped from National Football Museum in Manchester. Manchester Evening News. 3 February.

Man to appear in court for allegedly stealing Pierneef painting from Free State premier's office

(South Africa)

Alex Mitchley (2020). Man to appear in court for allegedly stealing Pierneef painting from Free State premier's office. News 24. 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.

Klimt Painting Found in Museum's Wall Is Authentic, Experts Say

(Italy)

Alex Marshall (2020). Klimt Painting Found in Museum's Wall Is Authentic, Experts Say. The New York Times. 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.

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.

500-year-old china stolen from Turkish businessman

(Turkey)

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

National park rethinks its message about theft

(United States of America)

Jonathan Romero (2020). National park rethinks its message about theft. The Durango Herald. 16 January.

Filming Has Begun on Art Heist Biopic `The Duke' Starring Helen Mirren and Jim Broadbent

(United Kingdom)

Brigid Brown (2020). Filming Has Begun on Art Heist Biopic `The Duke' Starring Helen Mirren and Jim Broadbent. BBC America. 16 January.

Filmmakers reveal truth about hunt for stamps stolen from murdered Jews and hidden by German officer

(Poland)

Stuart Dowell (2020). Filmmakers reveal truth about hunt for stamps stolen from murdered Jews and hidden by German officer. The First News. 16 January.

Jailed £70m cocaine gang stole £1m painting from Maidenhead art gallery

(United Kingdom)

Ian Hughes (2020). Jailed £70m cocaine gang stole £1m painting from Maidenhead art gallery. Get Reading. 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.

Ex-Librarian and Bookseller Plead Guilty to Stealing Rare Texts Worth $8 Million From Pennsylvania Library

(United States of America)

Theresa Machemer (2020). Ex-Librarian and Bookseller Plead Guilty to Stealing Rare Texts Worth $8 Million From Pennsylvania Library. Smithsonian. 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.

Admiral's portrait sails home from US, 50 years after theft

(United Kingdom; United States of America)

Rachel Burford (2019). Admiral's portrait sails home from US, 50 years after theft. Evening Standard. 5 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.

The Unsolved New York City Art Heists of Christmas 1990

(United States of America)

Nate Freeman (2019). The Unsolved New York City Art Heists of Christmas 1990. Artsy. 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.

A Burglary Ring Used Social Media to Target Wealthy Art Collectors. Should You Think Twice Before Posting Your Picasso?

(United States of America)

Sarah Cascone (2019). A Burglary Ring Used Social Media to Target Wealthy Art Collectors. Should You Think Twice Before Posting Your Picasso?. ArtNet News. 31 July.

British art dealer jailed in US over £25 million fraud

(United States of America; United Kingdom)

Harriet Alexander (2019). British art dealer jailed in US over £25 million fraud. The Telegraph. 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.

'Offensive' painting of Māori hero taken from gallery

(New Zealand)

Carly Gooch (2019). 'Offensive' painting of Māori hero taken from gallery. Stuff.co.nz. 17 February.

Priest steals diamond crown of idol from Mumbai trader's home, held

(India)

Express News Service (2019). Priest steals diamond crown of idol from Mumbai trader's home, held. The Indian Express. 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.

Two weeks gone by, but cops yet to solve golden crown theft case

(India)

TNN (2019). Two weeks gone by, but cops yet to solve golden crown theft case. The Times of India. 16 February.

Artifacts From Ritchie Valens Family Stolen During Clear Lake Observance

(United States of America)

KIWA (2019). Artifacts From Ritchie Valens Family Stolen During Clear Lake Observance. KIWA. 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.

Rare Picasso stolen from Milwaukee art appraiser still not recovered

(United States of America)

Stephanie Buffamonte (2019). Rare Picasso stolen from Milwaukee art appraiser still not recovered. WDJT. 16 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.

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.

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.

Tamil Nadu: Case filed 47 yrs after theft of 7 idols worth Rs 110 crore

(India)

TNN (2019). Tamil Nadu: Case filed 47 yrs after theft of 7 idols worth Rs 110 crore. The Times of India. 15 February.

Tamil Nadu Idol Wing police revive 4-decade-old case

(India)

V. V. Subramanian (2019). Tamil Nadu Idol Wing police revive 4-decade-old case. The Hindu. 15 February.

I Fell Under the Spell of NASA's Most Notorious Thief

(United States of America)

Jamie Zvirzdin (2019). I Fell Under the Spell of NASA's Most Notorious Thief. The Atlantic. 15 February.

Germany still has a problematic approach towards Nazi-era art restitution

(Germany)

Sara Angel (2019). Germany still has a problematic approach towards Nazi-era art restitution. The Globe and Mail. 15 February.

Bataclan Banksy Stolen: Who Are The Victims Of Art Theft?

(United Kingdom)

Elena Burges (2019). Bataclan Banksy Stolen: Who Are The Victims Of Art Theft?. The Oxford Student. 15 February.

'Peanuts' artwork stolen from Costa Mesa gallery

(United States of America)

Daniel Langhorne (2019). 'Peanuts' artwork stolen from Costa Mesa gallery. Los Angeles Times. 15 February.

Aumenta en SLP el robo a Iglesias

(Mexico)

Alicia Limón (2019). Aumenta en SLP el robo a Iglesias. Plano Informativo. 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.

One arrested for idol theft

(India)

TNN (2019). One arrested for idol theft. The Times of India. 14 February.

Serial Art Thief, Who Stole Nearly 250 Artworks, Arrested Yet Again

(France)

Sara Rose Sharp (2019). Serial Art Thief, Who Stole Nearly 250 Artworks, Arrested Yet Again. Hyperallergic. 14 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.

'Stolen' Banksy art mysteriously returns with `I'm back' daubed on it

(United Kingdom)

Elisa Menendez (2019). 'Stolen' Banksy art mysteriously returns with `I'm back' daubed on it. Metro. 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.

Man held in Kanyakumari for idol theft

(India)

TNN (2019). Man held in Kanyakumari for idol theft. The Times of India. 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.

Stolen bonsai trees `like our children', couple say in plea to thieves

(Japan)

Justin McCurry (2019). Stolen bonsai trees `like our children', couple say in plea to thieves. The Guardian. 13 February.

Infamous Nova Scotia art thief dies, shrouded in mystery

(Canada)

CTV (2019). Infamous Nova Scotia art thief dies, shrouded in mystery. CTV. 13 February.

Stolen Ancient Egyptian Artifact Retrieved at Amsterdam

(Egypt)

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

Fighting fraud, theft, and money laundering: meet the man who is the 'Indiana Jones' of the art world

(United States of America)

Colin Gleadell (2019). Fighting fraud, theft, and money laundering: meet the man who is the 'Indiana Jones' of the art world. The Telegraph. 12 February.

El hombre que robó las imágenes de la iglesia, regresó y confesó que las vendió en el mercado

(Peru)

Man that stole church paintings returns and confesses that he sold them in the market

El Tribuno (2019). El hombre que robó las imágenes de la iglesia, regresó y confesó que las vendió en el mercado. El Tribuno. 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.

A Peek at Some of the Stolen Art the LAPD Is Trying to Track Down

(United States of America)

Chris Nichols (2019). A Peek at Some of the Stolen Art the LAPD Is Trying to Track Down. Los Angeles Magazine. 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.

Picassos, a glass piano and missing billions: scandal of 1MDB reaches court

(Malaysia)

Hannah Ellis-Petersen (2019). Picassos, a glass piano and missing billions: scandal of 1MDB reaches court. The Guardian. 10 February.

Return Africa's artwork home

(General)

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

Momia de niño de hace 2.000 años es devuelta a Perú por museo de EE.UU.

(Peru; United States of America)

Mummy of 2000 year old chil is returned to Peru by US museum

La Vanguardia (2019). Momia de niño de hace 2.000 años es devuelta a Perú por museo de EE.UU.. La Vanguardia. 9 February.

El patrimonio venezolano de bronce es desvalijado y vendido en Cúcuta

(Venezuela)

Venezuelan bronze heritage is plundered and sold in Cúcuta

Isaac González Mendoza (2019). El patrimonio venezolano de bronce es desvalijado y vendido en Cúcuta. El Nacional. 9 February.

Art Museums Need to Address Colonialist Theft—Not Diversity

(United States of America)

Danielle Kwateng-Clark (2019). Art Museums Need to Address Colonialist Theft—Not Diversity. Vice. 8 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.

Texas Museum stands by ownership of painting; Jewish family claims it's looted

(United States of America)

Associated Press (2019). Texas Museum stands by ownership of painting; Jewish family claims it's looted. The Times of Israel. 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.

A Brush with the Law Prominent Gallery Owner Sentenced for Defrauding Clients

(United States of America)

FBI (2019). A Brush with the Law Prominent Gallery Owner Sentenced for Defrauding Clients. FBI.gov. 7 February.

Who Owns Culture?

(United Kingdom; Greece)

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

Boston Artist Recreates Stolen Art From Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

(United States of America)

Giovanni DeCunto (2019). Boston Artist Recreates Stolen Art From Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. PRNewswire. 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.

Robbery in Chelsea Gallery

(United Kingdom)

KCW Torday (2019). Robbery in Chelsea Gallery. KCW Torday. 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.

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.

Miscreants loot idols, ornaments from Madhavjew Temple in Cuttack

(India)

Pragativadi (2019). Miscreants loot idols, ornaments from Madhavjew Temple in Cuttack. Pragativadi. 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.

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.

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.

Citizen excavating for antiquities near Pyramids arrested

(Egypt)

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

Jewish collector's heirs claim US painting was stolen by Nazis

(Germany; United States of America)

Associated Press (2019). Jewish collector's heirs claim US painting was stolen by Nazis. Ynet. 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.

Millions in artwork, jewelry stolen from Tony Buzbee's home, police say

(United States of America)

Jasper Scherer (2019). Millions in artwork, jewelry stolen from Tony Buzbee's home, police say. The Houston Chronicle. 4 February.

Andhra police suspect insider job in theft of crowns from Tirupati temple

(India)

The News Minute (2019). Andhra police suspect insider job in theft of crowns from Tirupati temple. The News Minute. 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.

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.

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.

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.

Three 'asthadhatu' idols stolen from temple: Police

(India)

Press Trust of India (2019). Three 'asthadhatu' idols stolen from temple: Police. The Times of India. 3 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.

Island artist finds Albanian fraudster posting artwork online as his own

(Canada)

Kori Sidaway (2019). Island artist finds Albanian fraudster posting artwork online as his own. CHEK. 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.

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.

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.

Stolen fresco fragments welcomed home

(Cyprus; Netherlands)

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

Early trade artefacts returned after 50 years

(New Zealand)

Voxy (2019). Early trade artefacts returned after 50 years. Voxy. 25 January.

The Fight to Repatriate African Skulls in European Museum Collections

(South Africa; Tanzania; Germany; France)

Tarisai Ngangura (2019). The Fight to Repatriate African Skulls in European Museum Collections. Vice. 25 January.

Bayonet stolen from prominent Anzac memorial returned after 33 years

(Australia)

Ellie Honeybone (2019). Bayonet stolen from prominent Anzac memorial returned after 33 years. ABC Australia. 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.

Stolen Artwork Is All Over Amazon — And Creators Want The Company To Do Something About It

(General)

Nicole Nguyen (2019). Stolen Artwork Is All Over Amazon — And Creators Want The Company To Do Something About It. Buzz Feed News. 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.

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.

Laconia police stop 600,000-euro illegal antiquities deal

(Greece)

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

Smiles as stolen museum item returned to Port Pirie RSL

(Australia)

Greg Mayfield (2019). Smiles as stolen museum item returned to Port Pirie RSL. Port Pirie Recorder. 22 January.

Were Your Family's Books Stolen by the Nazis? New Online Initiative Might Help You Find Them

(Germany)

Ofer Aderet (2019). Were Your Family's Books Stolen by the Nazis? New Online Initiative Might Help You Find Them. Haaretz. 22 January.

Two rare LDS books still missing after man pleads guilty to stealing from BYU library

(United States of America)

Ashley Stilson (2019). Two rare LDS books still missing after man pleads guilty to stealing from BYU library. Daily Herald. 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.

Will they be returned? National Museum of Scotland to reach decision on return of Beothuk remains to Newfoundland

(United Kingdom; Canada)

Phil Miller (2019). Will they be returned? National Museum of Scotland to reach decision on return of Beothuk remains to Newfoundland. The Herald. 20 January.

The Books Stolen by the Nazis That Made It Back to the Jewish Victims' Heirs

(Germany)

Ofer Aderet (2019). The Books Stolen by the Nazis That Made It Back to the Jewish Victims' Heirs. Haaretz. 20 January.

Iraq's Archaeological Sites Face Looting, Urbanisation Threats

(Iraq)

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

Tebra recupera el cáliz de su iglesia 35 años después del robo

(Spain)

Tebra recovers a chalice stolen from their church 35 years ago

M. Oliva Tomiño (2019). Tebra recupera el cáliz de su iglesia 35 años después del robo. Atlántico. 19 January.

Los guardianes del patrimonio religioso de iglesias y capillas

(Spain)

The guardians of the religious heritage of churches and chapels

S.G. Rial (2019). Los guardianes del patrimonio religioso de iglesias y capillas. Le Voz de Galicia. 19 January.

Holy statue stolen from Indigenous church dumped in snowy gravel pit

(Canada)

Betsy Trumpener (2019). Holy statue stolen from Indigenous church dumped in snowy gravel pit. CBC. 18 January.

Bryan Museum show revisits a famous art heist

(United States of America)

Molly Glentzer (2019). Bryan Museum show revisits a famous art heist. Houston Chronicle. 18 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.

Thieves flee New York's Team Gallery by foot after stealing artwork

(United States of America)

Katerine Keener (2019). Thieves flee New York's Team Gallery by foot after stealing artwork. Art Critique. 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.

Ashtadhatu idol stolen from Manikeswari temple in Odisha

(India)

Odisha Sun Times (2019). Ashtadhatu idol stolen from Manikeswari temple in Odisha. Odisha Sun Times. 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.

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.

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.

Historic Effigy Stolen, Whacked on Head, Left in Snow for Weeks

(Canada)

Cole Kelly (2019). Historic Effigy Stolen, Whacked on Head, Left in Snow for Weeks. My Prince George Now. 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.

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.

Antiques dealer selling artefacts for 4 million, arrested

(Jordan)

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

Art detective urges British council to hand back Renoir masterpiece to family of Jewish original owners who were 'forced to sell it in Nazi Germany'

(United Kingdom)

Alexander Robertson (2019). Art detective urges British council to hand back Renoir masterpiece to family of Jewish original owners who were 'forced to sell it in Nazi Germany'. The Daily Mail. 16 January.

FBI joins investigation into Cherry Hill resident's missing Nathaniel Choate sculpture

(United States of America)

Sheri Berkery (2019). FBI joins investigation into Cherry Hill resident's missing Nathaniel Choate sculpture. Cherry Hill Courier Post. 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.

Bracknell Town Councils' Swinging girl sculpture stolen by thieves in Elms Park on 70th anniversary

(United Kingdom)

Isabella Perrin (2019). Bracknell Town Councils' Swinging girl sculpture stolen by thieves in Elms Park on 70th anniversary. Bracknell News. 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.

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.

A Painting Stolen From a Belgian Church Last Week Might Have Been by Michelangelo

(Belgium)

Sarah Cascone (2019). A Painting Stolen From a Belgian Church Last Week Might Have Been by Michelangelo. ArtNet News. 15 January.

Auckland art gallery staff 'thrilled' after stolen $55,000 bronze gnome is returned

(New Zealand)

Danielle Clent (2019). Auckland art gallery staff 'thrilled' after stolen $55,000 bronze gnome is returned. Stuff.co.nz. 15 January.

Librarians And Researchers Are Finally Making Strides Returning Nazi-Looted Books

(United States of America; Germany)

P.J. Grisar (2019). Librarians And Researchers Are Finally Making Strides Returning Nazi-Looted Books. Forward. 15 January.

Thieves have a taste for public art

(New Zealand)

New Zealand Herald (2019). Thieves have a taste for public art. New Zealand Herald. 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.

The Famed Jewish Art Dealer Who Fought to Retrieve 400 Stolen Works from the Nazis

(France)

Benjamin Sutton (2019). The Famed Jewish Art Dealer Who Fought to Retrieve 400 Stolen Works from the Nazis. Artsy. 14 January.

American museum closes viewing of Namibian human remains

(Namibia; United States of America)

Eveline De Klerk (2019). American museum closes viewing of Namibian human remains. New Era. 14 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.

Nicolas DeMeyer: The murky story of a man who looted $1.2m of wine from a banker's cellar

(United States of America)

Jacob Bernstein (2018). Nicolas DeMeyer: The murky story of a man who looted $1.2m of wine from a banker's cellar. Independent. 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.

SLP, entre los estados con mayor número de robo de arte sacro

(Mexico)

SLP among the states with the highest number of sacred art thefts

El Exprés (2018). SLP, entre los estados con mayor número de robo de arte sacro. El Exprés. 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.

Sandalwood tree stolen from Kamatibaug zoo

(India)

TNN (2018). Sandalwood tree stolen from Kamatibaug zoo. The Times of India. 23 December.

Navlakha antique theft: Four held

(India)

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

Panchaloha Murugan idol seized, one arrested in guindy

(India)

Deccan Chronicle (2018). Panchaloha Murugan idol seized, one arrested in guindy. Deccan Chronicle. 23 December.

Criminales roban arte sacro de 26 iglesias del país cada semana. Pero ni siquiera hay inventario

(Mexico)

Criminals rob sacred art from 26 churches in the country each week, but they have not been inventoried

EFE (2018). Criminales roban arte sacro de 26 iglesias del país cada semana. Pero ni siquiera hay inventario. SinEmbargo. 22 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.

Chilean court to hear case of stolen statutes, artifacts

(Chile)

Reuters (2018). Chilean court to hear case of stolen statutes, artifacts. Channel News Asia. 21 December.

TN missing idols probe gets murkier

(India)

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

Painting Stolen From Nazi-Occupied Eastern Europe Recovered in DC Area

(Ukraine; United States of America)

Scott MacFarlane (2018). Painting Stolen From Nazi-Occupied Eastern Europe Recovered in DC Area. NBC. 21 December.

University offers £10,000 reward in bid to recover stolen silverware

(United Kingdom)

Bex Bastable (2018). University offers £10,000 reward in bid to recover stolen silverware. Brighton & hove Independent. 21 December.

'Unique' paintings stolen from Limerick church found `tattered' and `crumbling'

(Ireland)

Jess Casey (2018). 'Unique' paintings stolen from Limerick church found `tattered' and `crumbling'. Limerick Leader. 21 December.

Ivan the Terrible painting sent for auction had been looted from Nazi-occupied Ukraine

(Russia; United States of America)

Peter Hermann (2018). Ivan the Terrible painting sent for auction had been looted from Nazi-occupied Ukraine. The Washington Post. 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.

What's behind the Roaring Market for Dinosaur Fossils

(General)

Benjamin Sutton (2018). What's behind the Roaring Market for Dinosaur Fossils. Artsy. 20 December.

Sofia: Bronze Statue of Apollo Medicus at Former City Baths was Stolen

(Bulgaria)

Novinite (2018). Sofia: Bronze Statue of Apollo Medicus at Former City Baths was Stolen. Novinite. 20 December.

Will a Caravaggio Nativity painting, stolen 50 years ago, finally be returned?

(Italy)

John Burger (2018). Will a Caravaggio Nativity painting, stolen 50 years ago, finally be returned?. Aleteia. 20 December.

DNA Could Help Bring Home Remains of Ancient Aboriginal People

(Australia)

Carolyn Wilke (2018). DNA Could Help Bring Home Remains of Ancient Aboriginal People. The Scientist. 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.

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.

Bungling burglary trio admit stealing from Museum of Computing

(United Kingdom)

Tom Seaward (2018). Bungling burglary trio admit stealing from Museum of Computing. Swindon Advertiser. 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.

Antiques stolen from Gondal's Navlakha Palace

(India)

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

Protecting our priceless cultural objects

(Indonesia)

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

Thief steals £100,000 worth of silverware from university chapel

(United Kingdom)

Harry Bullmore (2018). Thief steals £100,000 worth of silverware from university chapel. The Argus. 17 December.

Life-size bronze statue stolen from beside Yeats cemetery

(Ireland)

Eileen Magnier (2018). Life-size bronze statue stolen from beside Yeats cemetery. RTE. 17 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.

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.

Former city man facing charges in Utah

(United States of America)

Dave Mabell (2018). Former city man facing charges in Utah. Lethbridge Herald. 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.

Perth art dealer wins £12,500 compensation in legal spat over stolen artwork

(United Kingdom)

The Courier (2018). Perth art dealer wins £12,500 compensation in legal spat over stolen artwork. The Courier. 14 December.

Garda search found stolen Bantry House painting hanging in Dublin home

(Ireland)

Brion Hoban (2018). Garda search found stolen Bantry House painting hanging in Dublin home. The Southern Star. 14 December.

Statue and ornaments of Rani Sati Dadi stolen from Ghatsila temple

(India)

The Avenue Mail (2018). Statue and ornaments of Rani Sati Dadi stolen from Ghatsila temple. The Avenue Mail. 13 December.

Police Nab a Suspect in the Brazen Theft of a Renoir From a Vienna Auction House—But Others Remain at Large

(Austria)

Henri Neuendorf (2018). Police Nab a Suspect in the Brazen Theft of a Renoir From a Vienna Auction House—But Others Remain at Large. ArtNet News. 13 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.

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.

Five Terry Bradley paintings stolen in Belfast art heist

(United Kingdom)

Belfast Telegraph (2018). Five Terry Bradley paintings stolen in Belfast art heist. Belfast Telegraph. 11 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.

Officers recover artifacts stolen from Michigan shipwreck dating back to 1880s

(United States of America)

Michigan DNR (2018). Officers recover artifacts stolen from Michigan shipwreck dating back to 1880s. Click on Detroit. 11 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.

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.

New York museum says no info that its Malevich painting was stolen from Russia

(Russia; United States of America)

TASS (2018). New York museum says no info that its Malevich painting was stolen from Russia. TASS. 9 November.

WW1 soldier's missing medals back at York Army Museum

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2018). WW1 soldier's missing medals back at York Army Museum. BBC News. 9 November.

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.

Give us our prehistoric bones back! Chile demands return of giant sloth fossils from UK

(Chile; United Kingdom)

Stuart Winter (2018). Give us our prehistoric bones back! Chile demands return of giant sloth fossils from UK. Express. 6 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.

Un musée russe accuse le Centre Pompidou d'exposer un Malevitch volé

(Russia; France)

Emmanuel Grynszpan (2018). Un musée russe accuse le Centre Pompidou d'exposer un Malevitch volé. Le Journal des Arts. 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.

Animal pelts stolen from Durango wildlife museum

(United States of America)

Mary Shinn (2018). Animal pelts stolen from Durango wildlife museum. The Journal. 5 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.

Murdered mob boss gave stolen Boston art to IRA, says former Met detective

(United States of America)

John Wilson (2018). Murdered mob boss gave stolen Boston art to IRA, says former Met detective. The Guardian. 4 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.

Ministry of Defence accused of 'failing to save First World War submarines from looters'

(United Kingdom; Netherlands)

Nick Constable (2018). Ministry of Defence accused of 'failing to save First World War submarines from looters'. The Daily Mail. 3 November.

Antique idols stolen from temple

(India)

United News of India (2018). Antique idols stolen from temple. United News of India. 3 November.

Man arrested in central Athens over ancient artifact

(Greece)

eKathimerini (2018). Man arrested in central Athens over ancient artifact. eKathimerini. 3 November.

¿Cómo parar los expolios en las iglesias y ermitas sorianas?

(Spain)

How to stop the looting of the churches and hermitages of Soria

Soria Noticias (2018). ¿Cómo parar los expolios en las iglesias y ermitas sorianas?. Soria Noticias. 2 November.

Callao: delincuente se persigna ante Señor de los Milagros y roba cáliz de parroquia

(Peru)

Callao: Delenquent crosses self in front of Señor de los Milagros and steals church chalice

La República (2018). Callao: delincuente se persigna ante Señor de los Milagros y roba cáliz de parroquia. La República. 2 November.

Springfield Art Museum added 99 works to collection in 2018. It says it can protect them

(United States of America)

Gregory J. Holman (2018). Springfield Art Museum added 99 works to collection in 2018. It says it can protect them. Springfield News-Leader. 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.

1 held for theft of temple idols

(India)

The Hindu (2018). 1 held for theft of temple idols. The Hindu. 1 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.

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.

Bulger And The Gardner Heist — A Lot Of Speculation, And Very Little Evidence

(United States of America)

Stephen Kurkjian (2018). Bulger And The Gardner Heist — A Lot Of Speculation, And Very Little Evidence. WBUR. 31 October.

A Family Recovered Most of What the Nazis Stole. But Not This.

(Germany)

Catherine Hickley (2018). A Family Recovered Most of What the Nazis Stole. But Not This.. The New York Times. 31 October.

Uttar Pradesh: Idols of Ram, Laxman, Janki stolen from temple in Mau

(India)

OpIndia (2018). Uttar Pradesh: Idols of Ram, Laxman, Janki stolen from temple in Mau. OpIndia. 31 October.

Looters steal vintage firearms from Aberdeen Museum of History ashes

(United States of America)

Shelby Miller (2018). Looters steal vintage firearms from Aberdeen Museum of History ashes. KIRO. 30 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.

Bronze decorations stolen from Fayoum mosque door: Antiquities ministry

(Egypt)

Nevine El-Aref (2018). Bronze decorations stolen from Fayoum mosque door: Antiquities ministry. Ahram Online. 29 October.

Viral video of Rajasthan temple robbery being circulated as `theft at Jain temple in Navi Mumbai'

(India)

Local Press Co (2018). Viral video of Rajasthan temple robbery being circulated as `theft at Jain temple in Navi Mumbai'. Local Press Co. 29 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.

City gets $750,000 insurance settlement for 2016 theft of 7 Warhol prints from museum

(United States of America)

Steve Pokin (2018). City gets $750,000 insurance settlement for 2016 theft of 7 Warhol prints from museum. Springfield News-Leader. 27 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.

Antique traders accused of selling smuggled rhino horn

(United Kingdom)

Harriet Salem (2018). Antique traders accused of selling smuggled rhino horn. The Times. 8 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.

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

(Ecuador)

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

Two brothers killed during illegal excavation for antiquities in Sohag

(Egypt)

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

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

(India)

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

Sacred art stolen from Yucatecan churches

(Mexico)

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

Thieves take entire roof from Grade I listed church

(United Kingdom)

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

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

(Spain)

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

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

Cockrell pleads guilty to stealing Pettis County Museum artifacts

(United States of America)

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

Historic coat of arms taken from museum

(Australia)

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

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

(Greece; United States of America)

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

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

(Syria)

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

Egyptian Police Arrest 3 for Illegal Digging for Artefacts

(Egypt)

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

Tucson police find stolen art pieces from 2013 gem show

(United States of America)

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

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

(Australia)

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

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

(Turkey; United States of America)

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

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

(Turkey; United States of America)

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

Gandhi statue without glasses 18 years after theft

(India)

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

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

(Canada)

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

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

(United States of America; Mongolia)

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

The Possible Criminal Underworld Ties To The Gardner Museum Theft

(United States of America)

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

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

(Spain)

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

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

Robo de arte sacro en Yucatán, un delito impune

(Mexico)

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

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

Rwanda confirms Belgium willing to return archives

(Rwanda; Belgium)

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

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

(New Zealand)

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

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.

“Museo” revisits Mexico's notorious museum robbery

(Mexico)

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

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

(Germany)

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

Peru: Ministry Displays Recovered Stolen Cultural Pieces

(Peru; Germany)

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

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

(United Kingdom)

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

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

(United Kingdom)

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

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

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

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

A relief of king Amenhotep I recovered from London

(Egypt; United States of America)

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

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

(United States of America)

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

Stolen icon of St George now back in Cyprus

(Cyprus; Switzerland)

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

GlobalXplorer Selected for Blockchain Accelerator Program

(United States of America)

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

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

(India)

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

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

(Canada)

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

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

(Spain)

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

Police uncover illegal excavation for antiquities in northern Greece

(Greece)

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

Police unearth interstate idol theft racket

(India)

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

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

(Thailand)

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

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

(India)

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

Fisherman finds two stolen idols from Kanchi lake

(India)

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

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

(India)

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

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

(China)

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

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

(Venezuela)

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

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

HC laments temple priests' apathy to theft of idols

(India)

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

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

(China)

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

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

(Spain)

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

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

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

(United States of America)

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

Stolen church bell in north recovered

(Cyprus)

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

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

(General)

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

UoP fails to find thieves who stole Gandhara relic

(Pakistan)

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

Scientists' dismay as space rock from Skye sold on eBay

(United Kingdom)

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

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

(Greece; United States of America)

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

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

(Ecuador)

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

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

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

(United States of America)

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

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

(Nigeria)

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

Odisha: Six stolen Astadhatu idols recovered a month after

(India)

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

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

(United States of America)

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

Former LSU Museum volunteer died in prison after art thefts

(United States of America)

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

Precious Astadhatu Idols Stolen From Radhakanta Temple Recovered

(India)

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

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

(Spain)

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

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

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

(China; United States of America)

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

First-edition Audubon prints coveted by collectors — and thieves

(United States of America)

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

Sweden Arrests Person Over Royal Jewels Heist

(Sweden)

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

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

(Germany)

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

Plagiarism or remixing? South African photographer accuses artist of theft

(South Africa)

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

Idols stolen from Jain temple in MP

(India)

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

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

(India)

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

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

(India)

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

Recent Finds Spur Interest in Missing Delaware Moon Dust

(United States of America)

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

Sculptures worth thousands taken in raids at art galleries

(United Kingdom)

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

Roban campanas de la iglesia en Rancho Jesús, Oaxaca

(Mexico)

Bells from church in Rancho Jesús, Oaxaca, stolen

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

Another dancing Shiva in the eye of a storm

(India)

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

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

(Australia; India)

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

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

(General)

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

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

(Mexico)

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

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

(United Kingdom)

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

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

(United Kingdom)

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

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

(India)

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

Clinton woman gets 20 months for stealing from Russian Icons Museum

(United States of America)

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

Unending talks about return of stolen Benin artifacts

(Nigeria; United Kingdom)

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

Recuperan carta de Colón en Barcelona

(Spain)

Columbus letter recovered in Barcelona

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

Rare Stolen Antiquity Returns to Greece

(Greece; United Kingdom)

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

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

(Italy)

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

Six greatest real-life heists of all time

(General)

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

Edo monarch calls for return of stolen artefacts

(Nigeria; United Kingdom)

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

The Bug Black Market

(United States of America)

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

Iowa Monument Continues to Recover Stolen Human Remains

(United States of America)

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

Painting seized at Poland border studied as possible Chagall

(Poland; Ukraine)

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

Museum Boss Fears Philly Insect Heist Was an Inside Job

(United States of America)

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

Idol wing starts probe at Srirangam

(India)

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

President Macron, African art and the question of restitution

(France; Burkina Faso)

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

Miami Art Fair Heist Sparks Court Battle Over Stolen Painting

(United States of America)

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

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

(Japan)

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

Swindling art dealer to the stars faces more jail time

(United Kingdom)

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

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

(United States of America)

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

Massillon man accused of stealing religious relics pleads not guilty

(United States of America)

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

Feds: US tribal items sold at Paris auction houses declines

(France; United States of America)

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

Germany Returns Stolen Peruvian Pre-Incan Mask 21 Years Later

(Peru; Germany)

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

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

(United States of America; Mongolia)

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

No upkeep of heritage splendour for decades

(India)

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

How Brexit has revived controversy over the Elgin Marbles in Britain

(Greece; United Kingdom)

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

Seizure of Looted Antiquities Illuminates What Museums Want Hidden

(Italy)

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

Santorini Aphrodite retrieved in smuggling bust

(Greece)

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

World-class hoop dancer reeling after regalia stolen

(Canada)

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

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

(United States of America)

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

Return stolen artefacts, Benin monarch tells UK

(Nigeria; United Kingdom)

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

Birmingham museum returns stolen sculpture to India

(India; United States of America)

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

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

(India; United States of America)

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

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

(India)

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

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

(United States of America)

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

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

(United Kingdom; Germany)

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

When you fight the good fight: tracking down stolen idols

(India)

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

Book on idol thefts launched

(India)

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

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

(United States of America)

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

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

(India)

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

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

(Honduras)

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

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

Olasode in search of Africa's stolen treasure

(Nigeria; United Kingdom)

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

Where Do ISIS-Looted Antiquities Go?

(Syria; Iraq)

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

14 antiquities seized from smugglers in Jiroft

(Iran)

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

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

(United States of America)

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

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

(Switzerland)

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

Antique silver articles stolen from Wankaner palace

(India)

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

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

(India)

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

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

(United States of America)

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

Libya recovers antiquities from the United States

(Libya; United States of America)

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

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

(United States of America)

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

Twenty-one ancient skulls stolen from Kent church

(United Kingdom)

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

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

(United States of America; Iraq)

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

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

(United States of America; France)

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

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

(United Kingdom; United States of America)

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

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

(India; United Kingdom)

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

Curator discusses pipe tomahawk returned to State Museum

(United States of America)

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

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

(Israel; Palestine)

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

China launches nationwide crackdown on smuggling of relics, antiques

(China)

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

Tourist Caught Trying to Smuggle Bricks out of Auschwitz

(Poland; Hungary)

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

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

(Greece)

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

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

(Egypt)

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

Heritage chairs in Delhi: FIR filed

(India)

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

Oops! Federal officials divulge secret info about Native American artifacts

(United States of America)

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

Oz seeks FIRs of stolen idols cases in English

(India; Australia)

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

Stolen National Museum artefact recovered, one held

(India)

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

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

(China)

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

Idol theft: HC pulls up government for dragging its feet

(India)

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

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

(India)

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

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

(United States of America; Liberia; United Kingdom)

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

"These ancestor remains were stolen and sold overseas"

(New Zealand; United States of America; Germany)

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

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

(United States of America)

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

Frequent incidents of idol thefts irk HC no end

(India)

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

300-pound sculpture stolen from former church in Chicago

(United States of America)

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

One arrested in temple theft case

(India)

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

3 metal idols stolen from city temple

(India)

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

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

(United States of America)

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

Idol theft complaints get Madras HC's goat

(India)

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

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

(India)

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

Egypt arrests 7 for illegal archaeology and antiquities removal

(Egypt)

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

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

(United Kingdom)

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

Stolen Bronze Age dagger returns to Slovenia after 33 years

(Slovenia; United Kingdom)

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

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

(Nigeria)

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

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

(India)

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

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

(India)

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

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

(Canada)

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

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

(India)

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

TDB to honour 'girl' who helped crack temple theft

(India)

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

Iglesias implementarán video vigilancia

(Mexico)

Churches to implement video surveillance

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

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

(Benin)

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

Miscreants loot Hanuman temple in Keonjhar

(India)

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

Idol theft accused arrested in Tirunelveli

(India)

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

Walter Alva, el otro Señor de Sipán

(Peru)

Walter Alva, the other Lord of Sipán

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

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

(United States of America)

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

Palani idol theft: former HR&CE; official surrenders

(India)

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

Archaeologists urge Albania to protect underwater heritage

(Albania)

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

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

(United States of America)

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

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

(United Kingdom; United States of America)

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

PA seizes 2,571 artefacts in Hebron

(Palestine)

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

Three men are arrested for stealing artefacts

(Cambodia)

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

Man charged with theft of artefacts from pagoda

(Cambodia)

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

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

(United States of America)

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

Deadly Poison Stolen From Leiden Museum

(Netherlands)

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

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

(Spain)

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

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

Egypt's smuggled treasures to Italy exhibited at Egyptian Museum

(Egypt)

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

Artefacts worth €40m recovered in raids across Europe

(Italy; Spain; Germany; United Kingdom)

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

Italian police smash £30m international ancient artefact smuggling ring

(Italy)

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

Westminster Abbey urged by African ambassador to hand over looted relic

(Ethiopia; United Kingdom)

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

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

(United States of America)

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

Global Fight Against Terror-Tainted Black Market Antiquities Intensifies

(United Kingdom)

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

Stolen korowai returned

(New Zealand)

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

Police arrest 2 suspected illicit icon traders in Achaia

(Greece)

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

Ethiopia claims Ten Commandments tablet hidden in Westminster Abbey

(Ethiopia; United Kingdom)

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

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

(Angola)

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

Antique sarcophagus found by security forces in Alexandria

(Egypt)

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

The Global Fight Against Black Market Antiquities Intensifies

(United Kingdom)

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

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

(India)

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

The looted Ethiopian artefacts that ended up in UK museums

(Ethiopia; United Kingdom)

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

What's the motive for museum thefts?

(France; United Kingdom)

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

Returning artefacts of empire isn't so simple

(United Kingdom)

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

Greek museum employee arrested over looted antiquities

(Greece)

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

The violent collectors who gathered Indigenous artefacts for the Queensland Museum

(Australia)

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

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

(United Kingdom)

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

France weighs how to return Africa's plundered art

(France; Benin)

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

Italian Police Forces Seize Stolen Egyptian Artifacts in Naples

(Egypt; Italy)

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

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

(General)

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

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

(Peru)

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

Germany moves slowly on returning museum exhibits to ex-colonies

(Germany; Tanzania)

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

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

(Germany; United States of America)

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

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

(Turkey; United States of America)

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

Tourist fined for stealing ancient artefacts from Pompeii

(Italy)

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

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

(Germany; Nigeria)

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

Blanding artifacts raid raises questions, criticism years later

(United States of America)

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

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

(United Kingdom)

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

Cyprus hands Egypt ancient artefacts stolen in 1980s

(Egypt; Cyprus)

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

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

(United Kingdom)

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

Megalodon's tooth stolen from the Bournemouth Natural Science Society

(United Kingdom)

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

Iraqi Artifacts Once Bought by Hobby Lobby Will Return Home

(Iraq; United States of America)

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

Prized artifacts stolen from Harlem church

(United States of America)

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

Of Chennai, idol theft and a crime-thriller

(India)

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

Man pleads guilty in 2010 Key West gold bar theft

(United States of America)

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

Cyprus regains rare Orthodox Christian mosaic stolen in '70s

(Cyprus)

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

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

(United States of America)

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

AMU forms panel to probe missing artefacts

(India)

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

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

(United States of America)

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

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

(Congo)

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

Stolen heart of Dublin's patron saint returned intact

(Ireland)

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

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

(Belgium)

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

'Golden cabbage' leaves stolen off Vienna landmark

(Austria)

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

An Ornithologist Reads 'The Feather Thief'

(United Kingdom)

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

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

(Germany)

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

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

(United States of America)

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

Brick stolen from Ayutthaya temple mailed back

(Thailand)

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

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

(United States of America)

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

Antiquities Advertised for Online Sale Seized in Iran

(Iran)

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

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

(United Kingdom)

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

Ceremony to greet return of priceless looted Kanakaria mosaic

(Cyprus)

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

Former volunteer charged with stealing from Missouri museum

(United States of America)

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

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.

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum publishes its own book about 1990 heist

(United States of America)

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

Nazi art theft exhibition puts stolen masterpieces on display

(Switzerland)

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

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

(United Kingdom)

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

Federal law enforcement investigating potential theft of mammoth bones in Wyoming

(United States of America)

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

FBI to hand over artefact stolen in Nairobi

(Kenya; United States of America)

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

Tasoula Hadjitofi on Reclaiming Her Heritage

(Cyprus)

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

Old-Ass Racism Crowns Stolen from History Museum

(United States of America)

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

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

(Spain)

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

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

Tiaras stolen from Missouri History Museum

(United States of America)

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

Looted Dacian artifacts return to Romania

(Romania)

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

When feathers flew at a natural-history archive

(United Kingdom)

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

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

(Spain)

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

Two defendants in case on stealing vintage books plead guilty

(Russia)

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

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

(United States of America)

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

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

(United States of America)

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

Most retrieved idols yet to be restored

(Nepal)

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

Why Toronto museum heists look nothing like the movies

(Canada)

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

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

(United States of America)

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

Two Thieves Steal Bells from Historic Church in Libya

(Libya)

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

Rome museum robbed of €10,000

(Italy)

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

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

(India)

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

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

(France)

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

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

(Canada)

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

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

(Ethiopia; United Kingdom)

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

Stolen Picasso registered with database of stolen art

(Canada)

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

Seven 'ashtadhatu' idols stolen from Narghoghi

(India)

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

FBI recovers stolen Marc Chagall painting 30 years after heist

(United States of America; Bulgaria)

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

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.

CBI seizes 81 antique artefacts; trader quizzed

(India)

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

Norwich church burglar escapes jail sentence after help

(United Kingdom)

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

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

(Mongolia; United States of America)

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

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

(India)

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

CBI busts antique smuggling racket, retrieves 81 artifacts

(India)

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

Twisted Tale of Stolen Chagall Nears Ending

(United States of America; Bulgaria)

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

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

(India)

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

Temple looted

(India)

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

10 wooden idols go missing from temple in Mamallapuram

(India)

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

Stop Raiding Tombs, Lara Croft

(General)

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

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

(United Kingdom)

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

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

(Ethiopia; United Kingdom)

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

Bible that Goering stole from Jew discovered

(France; Israel)

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

Painting stolen in Rome recovered

(Italy)

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

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

(France)

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

Expensive gold art stolen by brazen thief

(United Kingdom)

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

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

(India)

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

Artwork in Baylor's Old Main removed after thefts

(United States of America)

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

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

(Spain)

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

Trial for mass theft of Georg Baselitz art starts in Munich

(Germany)

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

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

(United States of America)

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

Springfield Art Museum will hire a security, maintenance coordinator

(United States of America)

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

Springfield Art Museum will hire a security, maintenance coordinator

(United States of America)

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

Science Museum of Virginia installs new meteorite after previous one stolen

(United States of America)

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

Italy, eager to recover artifacts, returns tombstone to Iran

(Iran; Italy)

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

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

(Iraq)

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

Police arrest suspect, recover stolen ivory from Anchorage antique store

(United States of America)

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

Penticton RCMP recover stolen artwork

(Canada)

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

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

(Australia)

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

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

(Libya; Syria)

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

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

(Mexico)

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

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

(United States of America)

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

No breakthrough in Thulamela artefact theft

(South Africa)

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

Ethiopia Rejects Claims Of Agreeing To Take Treasures On Loan Basis

(Ethiopia; United Kingdom)

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

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

(Canada)

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

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

(India)

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

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

(India)

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

The insurance reality of a disappearing Picasso

(General)

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

Bringing our Gods home

(Nepal; United States of America)

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

British museums and looted treasures

(Ethiopia; United Kingdom)

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

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.

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.

Man confesses to museum theft of Civil War antiques

(United States of America)

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

Police search for missing paintings in Old Main art heist

(United States of America)

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

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

(Egypt)

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

Stolen idols returned to Nepal

(Nepal; United States of America)

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

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

(United States of America)

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

Four artworks vanish from walls of French parliament

(France)

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

Missing artefacts back on display in Beirut after decades

(Lebanon)

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

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.

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

(United Kingdom)

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

1,000-year-old Apsara to Return Home from US

(India)

Archana Jyoti (2018). 1,000-year-old Apsara to Return Home from US. The Pioneer. 3 April.

German couple nabbed with antiquities, replica workshop

(Greece)

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

Palani Temple Case Transferred Out Of Idol Wing

(India)

Swarajya Magazine (2018). Palani Temple Case Transferred Out Of Idol Wing. Swarajya Magazine. 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.

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

(United Kingdom)

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

Native American artifacts recovered, police say

(United States of America)

Jim Schultz (2018). Native American artifacts recovered, police say. Record Searchlight. 2 April.

Art of the theft: Book illustrates Boston museum heist

(United States of America)

Associated Press (2018). Art of the theft: Book illustrates Boston museum heist. WTOP. 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.

DNA evidence connects Cold Lake prolific offender with theft of art

(United States of America)

KellyAnne Riess (2018). DNA evidence connects Cold Lake prolific offender with theft of art. Cold Lake Sun. 1 April.

Three smugglers of precious Hellenic and Roman antiquities arrested

(Greece)

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

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

(China; United Kingdom)

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

TN police begin Palani idol 'theft' case investigation

(India)

Press Trust of India (2018). TN police begin Palani idol 'theft' case investigation. News Today. 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.

Recuperan una talla del siglo XVIII robada en una iglesia de Santa Fe

(Mexico)

José Ramón Villalba (2018). Recuperan una talla del siglo XVIII robada en una iglesia de Santa Fe. Ideal. 28 March.

Fort Smith Museum To Increase Security After Artifact Was Stolen

(United States of America)

Krystle Sherrell (2018). Fort Smith Museum To Increase Security After Artifact Was Stolen. 5 News. 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.

Here's What Protects Shipwrecks From Looters and Hacks

(United States of America)

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

Dutch probe of stolen artefacts delves into colonial history

(Netherlands)

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

Greek police recovers Hellenistic-era statue from antiquities smugglers

(Greece)

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

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

(Egypt; United States of America)

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

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

(Indonesia)

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

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

(Ukraine)

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

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

(New Zealand)

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

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

(Belgium)

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

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

(Australia; Palestine)

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

Mongolia to recover dinosaur fossils from South Korea, France

(Mongolia; South Korea; France)

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

Judge Issac Parker Artifact Stolen from Ft. Smith Museum

(United States of America)

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

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

(China)

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

How Makeup Artist Vlada Haggerty Is Fighting Image Theft Online

(United States of America)

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

Spotlight: Libyan archaeological sites threatened by theft and armed conflict

(Libya)

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

Jordan to create anti-smuggling division to protect antiquities

(Jordan)

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

Lunar module replica theft still under investigation

(United States of America)

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

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

(Canada; United States of America)

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

Internet rallies to support teen whose rock museum was burglarized

(Canada)

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

Biblical Tomb Raiders in Galilee Sentenced to Jail

(Israel)

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

Taiwan samurai sword attacker jailed for 7 years

(Taiwan)

AFP (2018). Taiwan samurai sword attacker jailed for 7 years. Channel News Asia. 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.

A symbolic struggle over ancient manuscripts

(Ethiopia)

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

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

(United States of America)

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

Syria Accuses Israel of Removing Jewish Artifacts from Damascus Temple

(Syria; Israel)

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

Saqueo en vestigios mayas

(Mexico)

Looting at Maya Ruins

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

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

(United States of America)

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

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

(United Kingdom)

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

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

(Mexico; Germany)

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

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

(United States of America)

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

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

(United States of America)

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

Tooth of ancient megashark stolen in Australia

(Australia)

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

Yemen's treasures threatened by antique raiders

(Yemen)

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

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

(Nepal; Denmark)

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

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

(United Kingdom)

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

Two invaluable artifacts back in homeland

(Turkey; United Kingdom; France)

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

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

(United Kingdom)

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

The Marine Turned Prosecutor Busting Antiquities Thieves

(United States of America)

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

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

(United Kingdom)

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

'What about idols stolen before 1992?'

(India)

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

Two men arrested for 2010 Florida museum gold bar heist

(United States of America)

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

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

(Israel)

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

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

(Israel)

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

Arrest in burglary, vandalism of California Route 66 Museum

(United States of America)

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

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

(India)

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

Taxidermy bat stolen from Rotarua Arts Village

(New Zealand)

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

Istanbul police arrest nine over artifact smuggling

(Turkey)

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

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

(United Kingdom)

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

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

(Namibia; United States of America)

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

100-year-old panchaloha idol stolen from temple

(India)

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

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

(India)

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

Woman sentenced for theft of rare artifacts

(United States of America)

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

PJ police recover unique Roman coin stolen over 30 years ago

(Portugal; Spain)

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

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

(United States of America)

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

Eleven men deny involvement in Bulmers family art theft

(United Kingdom)

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

99 stolen 'artefacts' seized in Zarqa

(Jordan)

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

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

(New Zealand)

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

Appeal after high-value paintings stolen in Midlothian

(United Kingdom)

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

Recovered Sabine chariot on show

(Italy; Denmark)

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

Shipwreck Scavengers Reportedly Dumped Remains of WWII Sailors in Mass Grave

(Indonesia; United Kingdom)

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

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

(United Kingdom)

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

How To Prevent Your Artwork From Being Stolen

(General)

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

Idol smuggle cuffs on one

(India)

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

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

(India)

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

Drake Accused of Stealing New Single Artwork

(United States of America)

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

Police is still looking for Second World War army passport owner

(Canada)

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

Rum affair of Kinloch Castle's missing treasures

(United Kingdom)

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

Antique painting stolen from St Philip's church in Senglea

(Malta)

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

Iraqi-Jewish archive triggers 'traumatic memories'

(Iraq; United States of America)

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

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

(India)

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

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

(United States of America)

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

Sensational Transylvania book heist becomes a movie at Sundance

(United States of America)

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

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

(United States of America)

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

Delincuentes roban campana de bronce en iglesia de caserío de Chongoyape

(Peru)

Thieves steal bronze bell from the Catholic church of Chongoyape

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

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

(Netherlands)

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

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

(Azerbaijan)

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

Morocco Opens Investigation into Auction of Dinosaur Tail Fossils in Mexico

(Morocco; Mexico)

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

Hobby Lobby Turns Over 245 More Artifacts Smuggled Out of Iraq

(Iraq; United States of America)

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

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

(United States of America)

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

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

(United Kingdom)

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

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

(United Kingdom)

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

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

(Turkey; United States of America)

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

Madrid To Chicago, Tracking Down Ancient Colombian Treasures

(Colombia)

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

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

(United Kingdom)

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

Kate Moss painting to sell under Proceeds of Crime Act

(United Kingdom)

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

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

(United Kingdom)

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

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.

Dubai Frame: Emirate's controversial mega structure opens

(United Arab Emirates)

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

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

(France)

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

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

(United States of America)

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

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

(Germany)

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

Udupi: Thieves return part of silver items stolen from Daivasthana

(India)

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

American authorities return stolen Phoenician statues to Lebanon

(Lebanon; United States of America)

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

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

(Nigeria; France)

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

Historical door at Giza Pyramids stolen

(Egypt)

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

Teen foils 'theft attempt' at Curca church

(India)

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

Man charged for theft of artifacts

(United States of America)

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

Erpressung gescheitert – Diebe geben Nolde-Gemälde zurück

(Germany; Denmark)

Failed Extortion - Thieves return Nolde painting

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

Paris's Dapper Foundation stalls talks over Cameroonian sculpture

(Cameroon; France)

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

Return of stolen antiquities puts a WWII hero in the spotlight

(Greece)

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

Ancient statues looted in Lebanese war returned decades later

(Lebanon; United States of America)

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

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

(United States of America)

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

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

(United States of America)

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

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

(United States of America)

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

'Bring back stolen Buddhist statue to Amaravati'

(India; Australia)

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

Telangana, Andhra Pradesh urged to bring back sculptures

(India)

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

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

(United States of America)

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

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

(China)

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

शिव मंदिर से पार्वती-गणेश की मूर्ति चोरी

(India)

Parvatiganesh Idol Stolen From Shiv Temple

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

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

(India)

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

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

(United Kingdom)

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

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

(United States of America)

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

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

(Canada)

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

Thieves strike at temple in Sec 24

(India)

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

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

(Egypt; United States of America)

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

Should museums display human remains from other cultures?

(Austria)

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

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

(United States of America)

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

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

(Turkey)

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

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

(India)

Three Ashtadhutra statues stolen from temple

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

Minnesota monk Columba Stewart rescues ancient manuscripts from modern threats

(Syria; United States of America; Mali)

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

Durga Temple broken in, valuables stolen

(India)

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

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

(India; United States of America)

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

Two men arrested after drugs, ancient artefacts found in Paphos

(Cyprus)

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

HC warns of CBI probe over pending idol thefts

(India)

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

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

(United Kingdom)

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

Theft in Digamber Jain Temple in Debari

(India)

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

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

(Denmark)

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

Kashmir heritage: Tale of a mammoth loss

(India)

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

Votualevu Mandir Installs CCTV Cameras, Burglar Bars

(Fiji)

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

Antiquities smugglers to face up to life imprisonment: Amendment

(Egypt)

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

यति स्थान मंदिर से मूर्ति की चोरी

(India)

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

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

(Denmark)

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

Bail hearing delayed for man accused in Montreal art thefts

(Canada)

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

5.75kg gold stolen from idol, police begin investigation

(India)

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

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

(Egypt; United States of America)

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

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

(Italy; United Arab Emirates; India)

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

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

(United States of America)

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

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

(India)

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

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

(Poland; Belgium)

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

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

(United Kingdom)

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

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

(Nigeria)

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

Idol theft anger at cops

(India)

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

Steam train inoperable after thieves target Canberra Railway Museum in Kingston

(Australia)

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

When Does an Artist's Appropriation Become Copyright Infringement?

(General)

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

Egyptian prosecutors launch investigation into theft from Agricultural Museum

(Egypt)

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

Stolen statues probe turns to Interpol

(Mexico)

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

Lost artifact: Stealing of Nigeria's history, identity

(Nigeria)

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

Using technology to tackle theft and trafficking of antiquities

(Nigeria)

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

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

(United States of America)

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

Van containing 1830s Johnson's dictionaries stolen in Norwich

(United Kingdom)

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

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

(United States of America)

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

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.

Stolen Hans Hofmann Paintings Recovered – Scandalous Inside Job Exposed

(United States of America)

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

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

(Egypt; France)

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

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

(Egypt; United Arab Emirates)

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

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

(Nigeria)

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

Katie Thierjung Accuses Marc Jacobs of Copying Her Pin Designs

(United States of America)

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

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

(United States of America)

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

Commission wants unconditional return of stolen works

(Nigeria)

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

Heavy, 10-metre 'waka train' mural vanishes

(New Zealand)

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

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

(Nigeria; Ghana; Germany)

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

RM10k Sleeping Buddha idol stolen while devotees pray

(Malaysia)

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

Jayanagar temple theft leaves cops baffled, clueless

(India)

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

Bullets fly as cops bust Buddha robbers at Bombing Handan festival

(Taiwan)

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

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

(Iraq; Syria)

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

Enlisting dogs to sniff out stolen antiquities

(United States of America)

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

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

(Turkey)

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

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

(United States of America)

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

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.

Turkey, UAE in row over Ottoman pasha

(Turkey; United Arab Emirates)

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

This Feminist Artist Claims ModCloth Stole Her Design

(United States of America)

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

Stolen painting of 3 bears playing golf found on Sacramento Craigslist

(United States of America)

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

A Maori at the British Museum

(New Zealand; United Kingdom)

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

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

(United States of America)

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

Victoria Cross medal thief Ronnie Van Wakeren granted parole

(New Zealand)

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

Life imprisonment, fine of LE 1M for smuggling antiquities

(Egypt)

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

German museum returning objects robbed from Alaskan graves

(United States of America; Germany)

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

The tense truce between detectorists and archaeologists

(United Kingdom)

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

Quran theft: Court seeks fresh status report from CBI

(India)

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

Peru recovers 79 pre-Hispanic textiles from Sweden

(Peru; Sweden)

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

Overseas Chinese help recover looted relics from abroad

(China)

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

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.

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.

Home isn't where the art is

(Nepal)

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

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

(Ireland)

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

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

(United States of America; Lebanon)

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

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

(United States of America)

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

Rare Cortez print stolen in burglary

(United States of America)

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

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

(India)

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

'We were just hunting porcupines,' claims antiquities robber

(Israel)

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

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

(Taiwan; China)

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

Brooklyn Soldier's Lost Purple Heart Given To Manhattan Museum

(United States of America)

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

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.

Burglars SMASH through gallery door and steal expensive sculptures

(United Kingdom)

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

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

(India)

Jewellery stolen and idol broken in Tara temple in Piro

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

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.

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

(India)

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

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

Hopes for return of more indigenous Hawaiian artefacts

(United States of America)

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

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

(General; France)

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

Hurghada Airport thwarts smuggling of 102 artifacts

(Egypt)

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

Botero's Sculpture Finds its Way Home

(United States of America)

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

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

(Canada)

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

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

(United States of America)

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

When SF lost its mind over a stolen painting

(United States of America)

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

How Antiquities Have Been Weaponized in the Struggle to Preserve Culture

(Syria; Iraq)

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

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

(Greece; United Kingdom)

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

Looted Angkor jewellery returned to Cambodia

(Cambodia; United Kingdom)

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

Smuggled fossil 'very weird' new species of amphibious dinosaur, say experts

(Mongolia)

Nicola Davis (2017). Smuggled fossil 'very weird' new species of amphibious dinosaur, say experts. The Guardian. 6 December.

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.

Imelda Marcos' ex-secretary sentenced over stolen masterpieces

(Philippines; United States of America)

Inquirer (2017). Imelda Marcos' ex-secretary sentenced over stolen masterpieces. Inquirer. 6 December.

El Arte Sacro en México

(Mexico)

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

Cairo Airport thwarts smuggling of 28 historic coins

(Egypt)

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

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.

Lake George man who was accused in painting theft faces more charges

(United States of America)

Don Lehman (2017). Lake George man who was accused in painting theft faces more charges. The Post Star. 5 December.

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.

Shia LaBeouf says neo-Nazis stole his art project in Tennessee

(United States of America)

Natalie Allison (2017). Shia LaBeouf says neo-Nazis stole his art project in Tennessee. Tennessean. 4 December.

Desperately seeking this Frida Kahlo painting. Last seen in Poland

(Poland)

Anna Maria Jakubek (2017). Desperately seeking this Frida Kahlo painting. Last seen in Poland. The Times of Israel. 4 December.

Thriving trade in stolen Indian artefacts: DRI Report

(India)

Pradeep Thakur (2017). Thriving trade in stolen Indian artefacts: DRI Report. The Times of India. 4 December.

U.S. top court wary over allowing seizure of ancient Persian artifacts

(United States of America; Iran)

Andrew Chung (2017). U.S. top court wary over allowing seizure of ancient Persian artifacts. Reuters. 4 December.

Polish painting withdrawn from London auction

(Poland; Germany; United Kingdom)

Radio Poland (2017). Polish painting withdrawn from London auction. Radio Poland. 28 November.

Liberia: Govt Announces the Re-Opening of National Museum

(Liberia)

All Africa (2017). Liberia: Govt Announces the Re-Opening of National Museum. All Africa. 28 November.

Indigenous cultural appropriation: what not to do

(Australia)

Angelina Hurley (2017). Indigenous cultural appropriation: what not to do. The Conversation. 28 November.

Commemorative gold coins worth £15,000 stolen from Devon museum

(United Kingdom)

Lauren Harris (2017). Commemorative gold coins worth £15,000 stolen from Devon museum. Devon Live. 28 November.

Four Arrested in Turkey for Stealing 700-Year Old Torah Scroll

(Turkey)

Sputnik (2017). Four Arrested in Turkey for Stealing 700-Year Old Torah Scroll. Sputnik. 28 November.

Dark-Web Shoppers Are Bidding $350,000 in Bitcoin for a Stolen Painting—and It's Likely a Fake

(New Zealand)

Naomi Rea (2017). Dark-Web Shoppers Are Bidding $350,000 in Bitcoin for a Stolen Painting—and It's Likely a Fake. ArtNet News. 28 November.

Loss of heritage is loss of living culture

(Nepal)

Sangita Shrestha (2017). Loss of heritage is loss of living culture. My Republica. 28 November.

A Stolen NASA Space Watch Found After 30 Years

(United States of America)

Jack Forster (2017). A Stolen NASA Space Watch Found After 30 Years. Bloomberg. 27 November.

World Museum, Vienna, Re-Opens: Renovated Premises For Cultural Objects Of Others But No Solution For Restitution.

(General; Austria)

Kwame Opoku (2017). World Museum, Vienna, Re-Opens: Renovated Premises For Cultural Objects Of Others But No Solution For Restitution.. Modern Ghana. 27 November.

A rare painting is stolen… then it appears for sale on the dark web

(New Zealand)

Matt Burgess (2017). A rare painting is stolen… then it appears for sale on the dark web. Wired. 24 November.

'Indiana Joan': 95-year-old accused of looting Middle East tombs

(Australia; Egypt)

BBC News (2017). 'Indiana Joan': 95-year-old accused of looting Middle East tombs. BBC News. 24 November.

Trio Busted with 60 Stolen Pagoda Statues

(Myanmar)

Coconuts Yangon (2017). Trio Busted with 60 Stolen Pagoda Statues. Coconuts Yangon. 24 November.

Stolen Lindauer painting appears in dark web auction - but auction image appears to be fake

(New Zealand)

Luke Appleby (2017). Stolen Lindauer painting appears in dark web auction - but auction image appears to be fake. TVNZ. 24 November.

'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.

The legally murky hobby of metal detecting in Nova Scotia

(Canada)

Cory Funk (2017). The legally murky hobby of metal detecting in Nova Scotia. The Signal. 24 November.

Goddess Lakshmi's crown missing in Puri Jagannath Temple

(India)

Pragativadi (2017). Goddess Lakshmi's crown missing in Puri Jagannath Temple. Pragativadi. 24 November.

Inspired by Dhoom, man posed as scholar and stole shawls worth Rs 2cr from Delhi museum

(India)

Shubhomoy Sikdar (2017). Inspired by Dhoom, man posed as scholar and stole shawls worth Rs 2cr from Delhi museum. Hindustan Times. 24 November.

Idols stolen from Lalitpur's Rudrayani Temple

(Nepal)

The Himalayan Times (2017). Idols stolen from Lalitpur's Rudrayani Temple. The Himalayan Times. 24 November.

Police recover Buddha heads

(China)

Mengxi Gu (2017). Police recover Buddha heads. ECNS. 23 November.

The art of the steal: When does a copyright go too far?

(General)

Robert Shore (2017). The art of the steal: When does a copyright go too far?. CBB. 23 November.

Palestinian police help recover Torah scrolls stolen from Israeli shul

(Palestine; Israel)

Nathan Jeffay (2017). Palestinian police help recover Torah scrolls stolen from Israeli shul. The Jewish Chronicle. 22 November.

Man linked to art heist will remain held in weapons case

(United States of America)

Associated Press (2017). Man linked to art heist will remain held in weapons case. The Washington Post. 22 November.

Desecrated in macabre ways, the ancestral remains of Catalina's Native Americans finally come home

(United States of America)

Louis Sahagun (2017). Desecrated in macabre ways, the ancestral remains of Catalina's Native Americans finally come home. Los Angeles Times. 22 November.

Judge Will Not Free Gardner Heist Suspect Robert Gentile

(United States of America)

Edmund H. Mahoney (2017). Judge Will Not Free Gardner Heist Suspect Robert Gentile. The Hartford Courant. 22 November.

Minister of Antiquities: 33,000 Egyptian Artefacts are Missing

(Egypt)

Walid Abdul Rahman (2017). Minister of Antiquities: 33,000 Egyptian Artefacts are Missing. Asharq Al-Awsat. 22 November.

'Priceless' Italian painting stolen from French museum

(France)

The Local (2017). 'Priceless' Italian painting stolen from French museum. The Local. 22 November.

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.

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.

Egypt awaits return of stolen Ramses II ship from Cyprus

(Egypt; Cyprus)

Al-Masry Al-Youm (2017). Egypt awaits return of stolen Ramses II ship from Cyprus. Egypt Independent. 21 November.

Stolen John Lennon items recovered in Berlin

(Germany; Turkey)

BBC News (2017). Stolen John Lennon items recovered in Berlin. BBC News. 21 November.

Indonesia Can't Stop Its Illegal Treasure Hunters

(Indonesia)

Adi Renaldi (2017). Indonesia Can't Stop Its Illegal Treasure Hunters. Vice. 20 November.

Air India's massive art collection comes under scrutiny

(India)

Samanth Subramanian (2017). Air India's massive art collection comes under scrutiny. The National. 20 November.

Devout thief at Howrah temple

(India)

The Telegraph (2017). Devout thief at Howrah temple. The Telegraph. 20 November.

CBI pulled up for 'shoddy probe' in idol theft case

(India)

Nirnimesh Kumar (2017). CBI pulled up for 'shoddy probe' in idol theft case. The Hindu. 20 November.

The art of solving crimes involving missing treasures

(United States of America)

Rick Pfeiffer (2017). The art of solving crimes involving missing treasures. Lockport Journal. 20 November.

Bucket Trail designer at war with Asda over design theft claims

(United Kingdom)

Paul Malik (2017). Bucket Trail designer at war with Asda over design theft claims. The Courier. 20 November.

Idol theft case: Witness identifies suspended DSP

(India)

TNN (2017). Idol theft case: Witness identifies suspended DSP. The Times of India. 20 November.

Egypt to retrieve 14 artifacts from Cyprus

(Cyprus; Egypt)

Egypt Independent (2017). Egypt to retrieve 14 artifacts from Cyprus. Egypt Independent. 19 November.

Twenty Six Antiquities to Be Repatriated from Austria

(Greece; Austria)

A. Markis (2017). Twenty Six Antiquities to Be Repatriated from Austria. Greek Reporter. 19 November.

Archaeology dept to probe gold antiquities theft in Sirkap

(Pakistan)

Amjad Iqbal (2017). Archaeology dept to probe gold antiquities theft in Sirkap. Dawn. 19 November.

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.

Knoxville man arrested in Maryville oil painting theft

(United States of America)

Wes Wade (2017). Knoxville man arrested in Maryville oil painting theft. The Daily Times. 19 November.

Torah Scrolls Stolen From Jaffa Synagogue Are Found in Hebron and Returned After Cooperation Between Israeli, Palestinian Police

(Palestine; Israel)

The Algemeiner (2017). Torah Scrolls Stolen From Jaffa Synagogue Are Found in Hebron and Returned After Cooperation Between Israeli, Palestinian Police. The Algemeiner. 19 November.

La Victoria: se llevan S/ 90.000 en joyas de iglesia y profanan imagen del Señor de Los Milagros

(Peru)

La Victoria: 90,000 soles in jewels taken from church and statue of Señor de Los Milagros desecrated

La República (2017). La Victoria: se llevan S/ 90.000 en joyas de iglesia y profanan imagen del Señor de Los Milagros. La República. 19 November.

Louvre Abu Dhabi Displaying Stolen Artifacts, Iraqis Claim

(Iraq; United Arab Emirates)

Albawaba (2017). Louvre Abu Dhabi Displaying Stolen Artifacts, Iraqis Claim. Albawaba. 18 November.

Man linked to Gardner art heist seeks prison release in weapons case

(United States of America)

Associated Press (2017). Man linked to Gardner art heist seeks prison release in weapons case. Boston.com. 18 November.

Most Wanted: Vermeer's 'The Concert,' the World's Most Expensive Missing Work of Art

(United States of America)

Allison McNearney (2017). Most Wanted: Vermeer's 'The Concert,' the World's Most Expensive Missing Work of Art. Daily Beast. 18 November.

Thousands of archaeological items recovered by police in Spain

(Spain)

Karl Smallman (2017). Thousands of archaeological items recovered by police in Spain. EuroWeekly. 18 November.

New Website Aims to Bring Home Missing Treasures

(China)

Liya Fan (2017). New Website Aims to Bring Home Missing Treasures. Sixth Tone. 17 November.

China launches lost cultural relics information website

(China)

Dehua Chi (2017). China launches lost cultural relics information website. GB Times. 17 November.

Washington's new $500m Museum of the Bible claims 'non-sectarian' mission

(United States of America)

David D'arcy (2017). Washington's new $500m Museum of the Bible claims 'non-sectarian' mission. The Art Newspaper. 17 November.

Police: Man stole painting from Saratoga Springs art gallery

(United States of America)

Post Star (2017). Police: Man stole painting from Saratoga Springs art gallery. Post Star. 17 November.

Gardner Heist Gangster Robert Gentile Decries "Cruel and Unusual Punishment"

(United States of America)

Edmund H. Mahoney (2017). Gardner Heist Gangster Robert Gentile Decries "Cruel and Unusual Punishment". Hartford Courant. 17 November.

MPs want stolen 'Sisi gift' to remain as part of police probe

(Cyprus; Egypt)

Elias Hazou (2017). MPs want stolen 'Sisi gift' to remain as part of police probe. Cyprus Mail. 17 November.

The Theft of the Gods

(United States of America)

Kathleen Sharp (2017). The Theft of the Gods. Pacific Standard. 16 November.

Man has $20,000 artwork stolen from Atlanta studio

(United States of America)

Adam Murphy (2017). Man has $20,000 artwork stolen from Atlanta studio. WENY. 16 November.

Whiskey of 700,000 worth was stolen – Only one bottle of it costs 100,000 €

(France)

Anastasios Manaras (2017). Whiskey of 700,000 worth was stolen – Only one bottle of it costs 100,000 €. Weekly Observer. 16 November.

Apollo astronaut watch, stolen in Ecuador, recovered 30 years later

(United States of America; Ecuador)

Collect Space (2017). Apollo astronaut watch, stolen in Ecuador, recovered 30 years later. Collect Space. 16 November.

Hacen misa para recuperar imagen robada de templo

(Mexico)

Jesús Valencia (2017). Hacen misa para recuperar imagen robada de templo. AM. 16 November.

Putin to return famous Vrubel painting to Sargsayan

(Russia)

Armen Press (2017). Putin to return famous Vrubel painting to Sargsayan. Armen Press. 16 November.

Delhi museum thieves held in Kolkata

(India)

TNN (2017). Delhi museum thieves held in Kolkata. The Times of India. 15 November.

How London became a hotspot for art theft - the world's third most profitable criminal enterprise

(United Kingdom)

Kate Willis (2017). How London became a hotspot for art theft - the world's third most profitable criminal enterprise. Evening Standard. 15 November.

Training IDF Soldiers Uncover Large Scale Antiquities Robbery in Gush Etzion

(Israel)

David Israel (2017). Training IDF Soldiers Uncover Large Scale Antiquities Robbery in Gush Etzion. Jewish Press. 15 November.

Tres detenidos por el robo de azulejos históricos de El Torbiscal valorados en 63.000 euros

(Spain)

El Correo (2017). Tres detenidos por el robo de azulejos históricos de El Torbiscal valorados en 63.000 euros. El Correo. 15 November.

Police investigating ram raid on Waikato art gallery

(New Zealand)

Phillipa Yalden (2017). Police investigating ram raid on Waikato art gallery. Stuff.co.nz. 15 November.

Golden idol lifter arrested, articles seized

(India)

Siasat (2017). Golden idol lifter arrested, articles seized. Siasat. 15 November.

Officials negligence leads to gold ornaments theft

(Pakistan)

The Nation (2017). Officials negligence leads to gold ornaments theft. The Nation. 15 November.

Mumbai Unit Of DRI Arrests Antique Sculpture Smuggler In Delhi

(India)

Press Trust of India (2017). Mumbai Unit Of DRI Arrests Antique Sculpture Smuggler In Delhi. Mid-day. 14 November.

Arrest made in connection to N Idaho family's stolen crystals

(United States of America)

Danamarie McNicholl-Carter (2017). Arrest made in connection to N Idaho family's stolen crystals. KREM. 14 November.

Inside Maharaja's belly: How Air India's paintings scam was buried for years

(India)

Chankesh Rao (2017). Inside Maharaja's belly: How Air India's paintings scam was buried for years. India Samvad. 13 November.

Archaeologists say human evolution study used stolen bone

(Netherlands; Germany)

Ewan Callaway (2017). Archaeologists say human evolution study used stolen bone. Nature. 13 November.

A Thief With a Conscience? Stolen Carolee Schneemann Photos Returned to MoMA PS1

(United States of America)

Sarah Cascone (2017). A Thief With a Conscience? Stolen Carolee Schneemann Photos Returned to MoMA PS1. ArtNet News. 13 November.

Hamilton County Parks fined for archaeological digs into Native American graves

(United States of America)

Chris Sikich (2017). Hamilton County Parks fined for archaeological digs into Native American graves. IndyStar. 13 November.

Iraq investigating 'stolen artifacts' at the Louvre Abu Dhabi

(Iraq; United Arab Emirates)

The New Arab (2017). Iraq investigating 'stolen artifacts' at the Louvre Abu Dhabi. The New Arab. 13 November.

Stolen art had $350,000 ransom

(Ireland)

John Burns (2017). Stolen art had $350,000 ransom. The Times. 12 November.

FIR Against Air India Ex-Executive Director For Allegedly Stealing Painting By Renowned Artist

(India)

Press Trust of India (2017). FIR Against Air India Ex-Executive Director For Allegedly Stealing Painting By Renowned Artist. NDTV. 12 November.

Thieves target Jain temple 2nd time in 2 months, get away with 25kg silver

(India)

TNN (2017). Thieves target Jain temple 2nd time in 2 months, get away with 25kg silver. The Times of India. 12 November.

Woman wanted for questioning after shipping stolen photos worth $105G back to MoMA PS1

(United States of America)

Laura Dimon (2017). Woman wanted for questioning after shipping stolen photos worth $105G back to MoMA PS1. New York Daily News. 12 November.

Who Stole the $165M De Kooning Found Behind a Bedroom Door?

(United States of America)

Allison McNearney (2017). Who Stole the $165M De Kooning Found Behind a Bedroom Door?. The Daily Beast. 11 November.

Artefact at Louvre raises doubt

(France; India)

R. Sivaraman (2017). Artefact at Louvre raises doubt. The Hindu. 11 November.

ASI orders nationwide survey of 92 'missing' monuments

(India)

Dibyendu Mondal (2017). ASI orders nationwide survey of 92 'missing' monuments. Sunday Guardian Live. 11 November.

140 Saudis, 14 Americans honored for returning priceless artefacts to SCTH

(Saudi Arabia; United States of America)

Mohammed Al-Sulami (2017). 140 Saudis, 14 Americans honored for returning priceless artefacts to SCTH. Arab News. 10 November.

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.

A Stolen Sculpture by Matisse Was Just Found in a Swiss Thrift Store

(Switzerland)

Katherine McGrath (2017). A Stolen Sculpture by Matisse Was Just Found in a Swiss Thrift Store. Architectural Digest. 10 November.

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.

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.

Stolen Matisse Bronze Bust Returned To Swiss Museum

(Switzerland)

Artlyst (2017). Stolen Matisse Bronze Bust Returned To Swiss Museum. Artlyst. 9 November.

Stolen $160M de Kooning painting was sold to antique shop for $2K

(United States of America)

Tamar Lapin (2017). Stolen $160M de Kooning painting was sold to antique shop for $2K. New York Post. 9 November.

Palmyra ruins 'stolen and destroyed' by IS – Director of Palmyra Museum

(Syria)

Leith Fadel (2017). Palmyra ruins 'stolen and destroyed' by IS – Director of Palmyra Museum. Al Masdar News. 9 November.

China butterfly smugglers jailed and fined by Jinan court

(China)

BBC News (2017). China butterfly smugglers jailed and fined by Jinan court. BBC News. 8 November.

History Museum volunteer sentenced for thef

(United States of America)

Marian Hetherly (2017). History Museum volunteer sentenced for thef. WBFO. 8 November.

Acoma Pueblo still awaits return of tribal shield

(United States of America)

Michael Coleman (2017). Acoma Pueblo still awaits return of tribal shield. Albuquerque Journal. 8 November.

Investigating the Hobby Lobby Family: An Interview with Candida Moss and Joel S. Baden

(United States of America)

Gordon Haber (2017). Investigating the Hobby Lobby Family: An Interview with Candida Moss and Joel S. Baden. Religion & Politics. 8 November.

Nazi art theft: How Hitler's art dealer amassed looted paintings to save his own skin

(Germany)

Michael Glover (2017). Nazi art theft: How Hitler's art dealer amassed looted paintings to save his own skin. The Independent. 8 November.

Valuable Fernando Botero bronze stolen from Parisian gallery

(France)

The City Paper (2017). Valuable Fernando Botero bronze stolen from Parisian gallery. The City Paper. 8 November.

A 95-Year-Old "Real Life Tomb Raider" Isn't a Hero, She's a Thief

(Australia; Egypt)

Rae Paoletta (2017). A 95-Year-Old "Real Life Tomb Raider" Isn't a Hero, She's a Thief. Inverse. 7 November.

Toll Brothers founder ordered to return famous painting looted during WWII

(United States of America)

Michael Taenbaum (2017). Toll Brothers founder ordered to return famous painting looted during WWII. Philly Voice. 7 November.

Centre set up in Idlib to protect Syrian heritage sites

(Syria)

TRT World (2017). Centre set up in Idlib to protect Syrian heritage sites. TRT World. 7 November.

Idol theft case: Masterminds arrested

(India)

TNN (2017). Idol theft case: Masterminds arrested. The Times of India. 7 November.

Lord Mayor of London returns Nazi-looted Dutch Old Master

(United Kingdom)

Catherine Hickley (2017). Lord Mayor of London returns Nazi-looted Dutch Old Master. The Art Newspaper. 6 November.

Oslo looks to track down 1,600 missing works of art

(Norway)

Jose Da Silva (2017). Oslo looks to track down 1,600 missing works of art. The Art Newspaper. 6 November.

The tricky process of returning Nazi-looted art

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

The Straits Times (2017). The tricky process of returning Nazi-looted art. The Straits Times. 6 November.

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.

Museum Africa without power due to cable theft

(South Africa)

Times Live (2017). Museum Africa without power due to cable theft. Times Live. 4 November.

Stolen Norman Rockwell painting fetches more than $900K at auction

(United States of America)

Associated Press (2017). Stolen Norman Rockwell painting fetches more than $900K at auction. Toronto Sun. 3 November.

Thieves Are Breaking Into Zoos and Stealing Rare Animals

(Germany; France; Netherlands)

Ben Crair (2017). Thieves Are Breaking Into Zoos and Stealing Rare Animals. National Geographic. 3 November.

The world's biggest grave robbery: Asia's disappearing WWII shipwrecks

(General)

Oliver Holmes, Monica Ulmanu, Simon Roberts (2017). The world's biggest grave robbery: Asia's disappearing WWII shipwrecks. The Guardian. 3 November.

Wealthy Mayfair art dealers hit by cyber attack costing them up to £1m

(United Kingdom)

Ella Willis (2017). Wealthy Mayfair art dealers hit by cyber attack costing them up to £1m. Evening Standard. 3 November.

Here's how media and awareness led to recovery of stolen artwork in Los Banos

(United States of America)

Vikaas Shanker (2017). Here's how media and awareness led to recovery of stolen artwork in Los Banos. Los Banos Enterprise. 2 November.

Gem society 'heartbroken' over destruction of stolen piece

(United States of America)

Teri Figueroa (2017). Gem society 'heartbroken' over destruction of stolen piece. The San Diego Union-Tribune. 2 November.

Victoria Cross mystery deepens as it emerges thief may have stolen soldier hero's ceremonial sword

(United Kingdom)

Eleanor Steafel (2017). Victoria Cross mystery deepens as it emerges thief may have stolen soldier hero's ceremonial sword. The Telegraph. 2 November.

Argentine artist thanks police for recovering stolen works of art in Los Banos

(United States of America)

David Louie (2017). Argentine artist thanks police for recovering stolen works of art in Los Banos. ABC United States. 2 November.

Buddhists give up on lost statue

(Botswana)

Baboki Kayawe (2017). Buddhists give up on lost statue. Mmegi Online. 2 November.

'Antique smuggler' booked by DRI: US Homeland Security starts investigation

(India; United States of America)

Khushboo Narayan (2017). 'Antique smuggler' booked by DRI: US Homeland Security starts investigation. The Indian Express. 2 November.

DRI to seek US help to probe purchase of smuggled Indian artefacts in Hong Kong

(India; United States of America; Hong Kong)

Pratik Salunke (2017). DRI to seek US help to probe purchase of smuggled Indian artefacts in Hong Kong. Hindustan Times. 2 November.

16 Kashmiri shawls stolen from craft museum in Delhi

(India)

Karn Pratap Singh (2017). 16 Kashmiri shawls stolen from craft museum in Delhi. Hindustan Times. 2 November.

No breakthrough in Thulamela gold theft

(South Africa)

Tereasa Dias (2017). No breakthrough in Thulamela gold theft. Lowvelder. 1 November.

Lebanon battles to get its treasures back

(Lebanon; United States of America)

India Stoughton (2017). Lebanon battles to get its treasures back. Al Monitor. 1 November.

Hidden Treasures of Nazis' Art Dealer Finally Go on Display

(Germany; Switzerland; Austria)

Melissa Eddy (2017). Hidden Treasures of Nazis' Art Dealer Finally Go on Display. The New York Times. 1 November.

Artist Sean Scully's Former Assistant Allegedly Stole Work to Sell at Auction

(United States of America)

Benjamin Sutton (2017). Artist Sean Scully's Former Assistant Allegedly Stole Work to Sell at Auction. Hyperallergic. 1 November.

Buyer Beware: Looted Antiquities Flood Online Sites Like Amazon, Facebook

(General)

Georgi Kantchev (2017). Buyer Beware: Looted Antiquities Flood Online Sites Like Amazon, Facebook. The Wall Street Journal. 1 November.

Pair of Photos Worth $100K Stolen From MoMA PS1, Police Say

(United States of America)

Jeanmarie Evelly (2017). Pair of Photos Worth $100K Stolen From MoMA PS1, Police Say. DNA Info. 31 October.

Zurich admits to 'losing' nearly a thousand works of art over the years

(Switzerland)

The Local (2017). Zurich admits to 'losing' nearly a thousand works of art over the years. The Local. 31 October.

Plaques stolen from historic monument

(South Africa)

Sue MacLennan (2017). Plaques stolen from historic monument. Grocott's Mail. 31 October.

Two photos worth over $100G swiped from MoMA PS1 museum

(United States of America)

Graham Rayman (2017). Two photos worth over $100G swiped from MoMA PS1 museum. Daily News. 31 October.

Panchaloha idol worth Rs 5L stolen from temple

(India)

Express News Service (2017). Panchaloha idol worth Rs 5L stolen from temple. The New Indian Express. 31 October.

Mexican artisans claim copyright infringement by corporations

(Mexico)

The Yucatan Times (2017). Mexican artisans claim copyright infringement by corporations. The Yucatan Times. 31 October.

Hungerford butler stole Faberge eggs, Picasso artwork and £1.9m of jewellery from friends of Prince Charles

(United Kingdom)

The Reading Chronicle (2017). Hungerford butler stole Faberge eggs, Picasso artwork and £1.9m of jewellery from friends of Prince Charles. The Reading Chronicle. 31 October.

Gov. Obaseki Reinstates Commitment To Bring Back Stolen Benin Artifacts

(Nigeria)

Richard Eweka (2017). Gov. Obaseki Reinstates Commitment To Bring Back Stolen Benin Artifacts. The Nigerian Observer. 31 October.

Nearly 300 paintings stolen from the back of a truck in Los Banos

(United States of America)

Rob Parsons (2017). Nearly 300 paintings stolen from the back of a truck in Los Banos. The Modesto Bee. 30 October.

Delincuentes roban joyas de plata del Cristo de Huamán en Reque

(Peru)

Delinquents steal silver jewels of the Cristo de Huamán in Reque

RPP (2017). Delincuentes roban joyas de plata del Cristo de Huamán en Reque. RPP. 30 October.

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.

Hurghada airport officials foil attempt to smuggle 18th-century Coptic icon

(Egypt; Germany)

Nevine El-Aref (2017). Hurghada airport officials foil attempt to smuggle 18th-century Coptic icon. Ahram Online. 29 October.

Artist's employee busted for trying to sell stolen art: cops

(United States of America)

Stephanie Pagones (2017). Artist's employee busted for trying to sell stolen art: cops. New York Post. 28 October.

The Victoria Cross mystery: museum accused of failing to properly investigate missing medal

(United Kingdom)

Eleanor Steafel (2017). The Victoria Cross mystery: museum accused of failing to properly investigate missing medal. The Telegraph. 28 October.

U.S. court suspends auction of ancient Iranian relief

(Iran; United States of America)

Tehran Times (2017). U.S. court suspends auction of ancient Iranian relief. Tehran Times. 28 October.

Artifact for sale on eBay questioned by Saskatchewan Metis community

(Canada)

Laura Woodward (2017). Artifact for sale on eBay questioned by Saskatchewan Metis community. CTV. 27 October.

Greek Culture Ministry to Claim Two Stolen Antiquities up for Sale in London

(United Kingdom; Greece; Switzerland)

Theo Ioannou (2017). Greek Culture Ministry to Claim Two Stolen Antiquities up for Sale in London. Greek Reporter. 26 October.

Remains stolen from burial caves return to Hawaii after more than a century

(United States of America; Germany)

KHON (2017). Remains stolen from burial caves return to Hawaii after more than a century. KHON. 26 October.

Ancient Ganesh idol stolen

(India)

Express News Service (2017). Ancient Ganesh idol stolen. The New Indian Express. 26 October.

Beyond Genghis Khan: how looting threatens to erase Mongolia's history

(Mongolia)

William Taylor (2017). Beyond Genghis Khan: how looting threatens to erase Mongolia's history. The Guardian. 26 October.

Painting in Gurlitt hoard identified as Nazi loot—thanks to a tiny repair hole

(Germany)

Catherine Hickley (2017). Painting in Gurlitt hoard identified as Nazi loot—thanks to a tiny repair hole. The Art Newspaper. 26 October.

France to return 8 stolen ancient Egyptian artefacts on Thursday

(Egypt; France)

Nevine El-Aref (2017). France to return 8 stolen ancient Egyptian artefacts on Thursday. Ahram Online. 25 October.

Statues taken from SF Children's Museum found buried in back yard

(United States of America)

Edmundo Carrillo (2017). Statues taken from SF Children's Museum found buried in back yard. Albuquerque Journal. 25 October.

The Saga of a Long-Lost 15th-Century Illuminated Prayer Book

(United States of America)

Vittoria Traverso (2017). The Saga of a Long-Lost 15th-Century Illuminated Prayer Book. Atlas Obscura. 25 October.

Turkey seeks return of 16th-century Quran from London

(Turkey; United Kingdom)

Anadolu Agency (2017). Turkey seeks return of 16th-century Quran from London. Daily Sabah. 24 October.

The man who stole gods

(India)

Narayan Lakshman (2017). The man who stole gods. The Hindu. 21 October.

Thieves steal 200-pound anvil, vandalize historical marker in Shawnee

(United States of America)

Tony Rizzo (2017). Thieves steal 200-pound anvil, vandalize historical marker in Shawnee. The Kansas City Star. 20 October.

Victory for Matisse family in $4.5m cut-out battle with dealer

(France)

Vincent Noce (2017). Victory for Matisse family in $4.5m cut-out battle with dealer. The Art Newspaper. 20 October.

National museum suffers £60,000 of thefts in five years

(United Kingdom)

Emma O'Neill (2017). National museum suffers £60,000 of thefts in five years. STV. 20 October.

After 20 years, has mystery of Oñate's foot been solved?

(United States of America)

Megan Bennett (2017). After 20 years, has mystery of Oñate's foot been solved?. Albuquerque Journal. 20 October.

Ancient Roman artifacts repatriated to Italy following ICE probe

(United States of America; Italy)

ICE (2017). Ancient Roman artifacts repatriated to Italy following ICE probe. ICE. 20 October.

Found: A Mosaic From Caligula's Ceremonial Ship, Turned Into a Coffee Table

(United States of America; Italy)

Sarah Laskow (2017). Found: A Mosaic From Caligula's Ceremonial Ship, Turned Into a Coffee Table. Atlas Obscura. 20 October.

Replica of Nelson's stolen jewel on display

(United Kingdom)

Andrew Matthews (2017). Replica of Nelson's stolen jewel on display. The News. 20 October.

Pressure On Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation And Humboldt-Forum To Return Illegally Acquired Artefacts And Human Remains

(Ghana; Germany)

Kwame Opoku (2017). Pressure On Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation And Humboldt-Forum To Return Illegally Acquired Artefacts And Human Remains. Modern Ghana. 20 October.

Drug dealer caught with stolen £1m Sir Stanley Spencer painting jailed

(United Kingdom)

Patrick Greenfield (2017). Drug dealer caught with stolen £1m Sir Stanley Spencer painting jailed. The Guardian. 20 October.

Accused of Defrauding Clients of Millions of Dollars, Art Dealer Timothy Sammons Goes to Jail in New York

(United States of America)

Brian Boucher (2017). Accused of Defrauding Clients of Millions of Dollars, Art Dealer Timothy Sammons Goes to Jail in New York. ArtNet News. 20 October.

'Stolen Salvador Dali' painting recovered in Lebanon

(Lebanon)

BBC News (2017). 'Stolen Salvador Dali' painting recovered in Lebanon. BBC News. 19 October.

Islamic State's looting of antiquities is rising but hard facts remain scarce

(Iraq; Syria)

Vincent Noce (2017). Islamic State's looting of antiquities is rising but hard facts remain scarce. The Art Newspaper. 19 October.

A Remnant from Caligula's Ship, Once a Coffee Table, Heads Home

(Italy; United States of America)

James C. McKinley (2017). A Remnant from Caligula's Ship, Once a Coffee Table, Heads Home. The New York Times. 19 October.

Historical Porcelain Pots smuggling attempt

(Egypt; Lebanon)

Egypt Today (2017). Historical Porcelain Pots smuggling attempt. Egypt Today. 19 October.

Gardai recover iconic Finglas statue stolen during Hurricane Ophelia

(Ireland)

Stephen McDermott (2017). Gardai recover iconic Finglas statue stolen during Hurricane Ophelia. Dublin Live. 18 October.

FBI agent tells Norfolk crowd he's still optimistic about solving famous Boston art heist case

(United States of America)

Robyn Sidersky (2017). FBI agent tells Norfolk crowd he's still optimistic about solving famous Boston art heist case. The Virginian-Pilot. 18 October.

New Bible Museum Previews Exhibits and Ethical Standards

(United States of America)

John Kessup (2017). New Bible Museum Previews Exhibits and Ethical Standards. The Christian Perspective. 18 October.

Kumalo museum disgrace

(South Africa)

The Star (2017). Kumalo museum disgrace. IOL. 17 October.

Joe Quesada reveals heartbreaking details of art theft…and how you can help

(United States of America)

Heidi MacDonald (2017). Joe Quesada reveals heartbreaking details of art theft…and how you can help. The Beat. 17 October.

Larnaca CID seize stolen ancient Egyptian pot

(Cyprus; Egypt)

Angelos Anastasiou (2017). Larnaca CID seize stolen ancient Egyptian pot. Cyprus Mail. 17 October.

Philaeni statues' disappearance refuted by antiquities authorities

(Libya)

Libya Herald (2017). Philaeni statues' disappearance refuted by antiquities authorities. Libya Herald. 16 October.

Border guards seize ancient books on border with Crimea

(Ukraine; Russia)

Ukrinform (2017). Border guards seize ancient books on border with Crimea. Ukrinform. 16 October.

Back page: Penelope Jackson talks art crime in New Zealand

(New Zealand)

Scott Yeoman (2017). Back page: Penelope Jackson talks art crime in New Zealand. Bay of Plenty Times. 15 October.

Sword attacker charged with murder attempt

(Taiwan)

Li-chung Chien (2017). Sword attacker charged with murder attempt. Taipei Times. 14 October.

'Join hands to fight idol theft'

(India)

The Hindu (2017). 'Join hands to fight idol theft'. The Hindu. 14 October.

HC asks officials to join hands to fight idol theft

(India)

The Hindu (2017). HC asks officials to join hands to fight idol theft. The Hindu. 13 October.

Viking loot plundered: Irish help sought in tracing artefacts

(Norway; Ireland)

Lorna Siggins (2017). Viking loot plundered: Irish help sought in tracing artefacts. The Irish Times. 13 October.

36-yr-old case: HC stays order of cost on CBI's sr officer

(India)

Outlook (2017). 36-yr-old case: HC stays order of cost on CBI's sr officer. Outlook. 12 October.

Why Isn't Anyone Searching for Montreal's Stolen Masterpieces?

(Canada)

Anthony Amore (2017). Why Isn't Anyone Searching for Montreal's Stolen Masterpieces?. Observer. 12 October.

Ethiopia: The Unfortunate Case of Ethiopia's Looted Heritages

(Ethiopia)

Abiy Hailu (2017). Ethiopia: The Unfortunate Case of Ethiopia's Looted Heritages. All Africa. 12 October.

More than $20,000 in handcrafted items stolen from First Nations store

(Canada)

Mark Melnychuck (2017). More than $20,000 in handcrafted items stolen from First Nations store. Regina Leader-Post. 12 October.

600-year-old idol worth Rs 2.35 crore recovered, 4 held

(India; Malaysia)

TNN (2017). 600-year-old idol worth Rs 2.35 crore recovered, 4 held. The Times of India. 12 October.

Gurlitt's Swiss dealer breaks silence on his client

(Switzerland; Germany)

SwissInfo (2017). Gurlitt's Swiss dealer breaks silence on his client. Expatica. 12 October.

Theft of Aurangzeb-era Quran copy: HC Seeks Status of CBI Investigation

(India)

Marouf Ali (2017). Theft of Aurangzeb-era Quran copy: HC Seeks Status of CBI Investigation. Kashmir Observer. 12 October.

Border guards detain Briton who tried to smuggle collection of antiquities from Ukraine

(Ukraine; United Kingdom)

Interfax Ukraine (2017). Border guards detain Briton who tried to smuggle collection of antiquities from Ukraine. Interfax Ukraine. 12 October.

Reward offered for recovery of stolen Tourmaline pieces

(United States of America)

Tom Ferrall (2017). Reward offered for recovery of stolen Tourmaline pieces. Fallbrook & Bonsall Village News. 11 October.

Some priceless Niihau shell lei return home

(United States of America)

Chris Sugidono (2017). Some priceless Niihau shell lei return home. The Maui News. 11 October.

Looted Antiquity, Once at Met Museum, to Return to Lebanon

(Lebanon; United States of America)

Colin Moynihan (2017). Looted Antiquity, Once at Met Museum, to Return to Lebanon. The New York Times. 11 October.

Maharashtra museum to get better security, go solar

(India)

Dhaval Kulkarni (2017). Maharashtra museum to get better security, go solar. DNA. 11 October.

Open 'art market' may put a price tag on our Gods

(India)

Vijay Kumar (2017). Open 'art market' may put a price tag on our Gods. The Times of India. 11 October.

Theft of Marvel exec's art reads like a comic book caper

(United States of America)

Steve Janoski (2017). Theft of Marvel exec's art reads like a comic book caper. North Jersey. 10 October.

Turkey launches new initiative to return stolen pieces of Zeugma mosaics from US university

(Turkey; United States of America)

Daily Sabah (2017). Turkey launches new initiative to return stolen pieces of Zeugma mosaics from US university. Daily Sabah. 10 October.

Stolen comic book art in North Jersey highlights increasing value of original drawings

(United States of America)

Steve Janoski, Michael Izzo, Kaitlyn Kanzle (2017). Stolen comic book art in North Jersey highlights increasing value of original drawings. North Jersey. 10 October.

Police say plumber who stole $239K worth of comics, art from Sparta home fled to Italy

(United States of America; Italy)

Michael Izzo (2017). Police say plumber who stole $239K worth of comics, art from Sparta home fled to Italy. Daily Record. 9 October.

Six panchaloha idols stolen from temple in Chennai

(India)

The News Minute (2017). Six panchaloha idols stolen from temple in Chennai. The News Minute. 8 October.

Handyman wanted in Sparta art theft

(United States of America)

New Jersey Herald (2017). Handyman wanted in Sparta art theft. New Jersey Herald. 8 October.

10th-century Shiva idol to be on home ground soon

(India)

Kumar Vikram (2017). 10th-century Shiva idol to be on home ground soon. The New Indian Express. 8 October.

Burglars decamp with temple jewellery

(India)

Press Trust of India (2017). Burglars decamp with temple jewellery. India Today. 7 October.

Bid to smuggle Mughal-era antiquities foiled

(Pakistan; Afghanistan)

The Express Tribune (2017). Bid to smuggle Mughal-era antiquities foiled. The Express Tribune. 7 October.

Two held with antique idols, painting

(India)

The Hitavada (2017). Two held with antique idols, painting. The Hitavada. 6 October.

The damage being done to our churches

(United Kingdom)

KLFM (2017). The damage being done to our churches. KLFM. 6 October.

Draft antiquities bill triggers jubilation and alarm

(India)

Sanya Dhingra (2017). Draft antiquities bill triggers jubilation and alarm. The Print. 6 October.

1,000 African Skulls Stolen for Racist Research in Germany Discovered in a Museum Basement

(Germany; Rwanda; Tanzania; Burundi)

Kristin Hugo (2017). 1,000 African Skulls Stolen for Racist Research in Germany Discovered in a Museum Basement. Newsweek. 6 October.

Nighthawks cause damage at scheduled monument

(United Kingdom)

Northumberland Gazette (2017). Nighthawks cause damage at scheduled monument. Northumberland Gazette. 6 October.

Madhya Pradesh STF arrests 2 men for smuggling antiques

(India)

P. Naveen (2017). Madhya Pradesh STF arrests 2 men for smuggling antiques. The Times of India. 5 October.

Two works of Ottoman-era Turkish national painter seized 5 years after museum theft

(Turkey)

Anadolu Agency (2017). Two works of Ottoman-era Turkish national painter seized 5 years after museum theft. Daily Sabah. 5 October.

Stolen Rockwell painting returned to family after 40 years set for auction

(United States of America)

Associated Press (2017). Stolen Rockwell painting returned to family after 40 years set for auction. NJ.com. 5 October.

Temple's Stolen Dome Sparks Quarrel Over its Fabrication

(India)

Archana More (2017). Temple's Stolen Dome Sparks Quarrel Over its Fabrication. Pune Mirror. 5 October.

Italy's heritage under threat

(Italy)

Sophie Tavernese (2017). Italy's heritage under threat. EuroNews. 4 October.

Police release images of paintings stolen from art gallery

(United Kingdom)

Laura Hammond (2017). Police release images of paintings stolen from art gallery. Nottingham Post. 4 October.

Burglars steal cash from New Walk Museum - but ignore priceless artefacts

(United Kingdom)

Dan Martin (2017). Burglars steal cash from New Walk Museum - but ignore priceless artefacts. Leicester Mercury. 4 October.

Theft at Ekvira Devi Temple

(India)

Shoumojit Banerjee (2017). Theft at Ekvira Devi Temple. The Hindu. 4 October.

Senate Minority Leader: Don't Return Trove of Jewish Artifacts to Iraq

(Iraq; United States of America)

Josefin Dolsten (2017). Senate Minority Leader: Don't Return Trove of Jewish Artifacts to Iraq. The Jerusalem Post. 4 October.

The government must bring the stolen Indigenous dead home

(Australia)

Paul Daley (2017). The government must bring the stolen Indigenous dead home. The Guardian. 4 October.

From Rhino horns to Egyptian jewels - these are the items that have been stolen from Leicester's museums

(United Kingdom)

Dan Martin (2017). From Rhino horns to Egyptian jewels - these are the items that have been stolen from Leicester's museums. Leicester Mercury. 4 October.

ASI writes to Indian mission at Australia with details of stolen artefacts from Tamil Nadu

(India; Australia)

Yogesh Kabirdoss (2017). ASI writes to Indian mission at Australia with details of stolen artefacts from Tamil Nadu. The Times of India. 3 October.

He smuggled a rhino horn artifact out of Miami, but the feds were watching

(United States of America)

Kyle Swenson (2017). He smuggled a rhino horn artifact out of Miami, but the feds were watching. The Washington Post. 2 October.

4 try to steal idol from temple, land in villagers' net

(India)

TNN (2017). 4 try to steal idol from temple, land in villagers' net. The Times of India. 2 October.

वराह मंदिर से पांच सौ साल पुरानी पत्थर की प्रतिमा चोरी

(India)

Stone idol of the God Varaha stolen last night from temple

Manoj Tiwari (2017). वराह मंदिर से पांच सौ साल पुरानी पत्थर की प्रतिमा चोरी. News 18. 2 October.

CBI faces flak for delaying 37-year-old case

(India)

Shikha Verma (2017). CBI faces flak for delaying 37-year-old case. The Asian Age. 2 October.

Thousands of artefacts 'missing' from Britain's top musuems

(United Kingdom)

Martin Evans (2017). Thousands of artefacts 'missing' from Britain's top musuems. The Telegraph. 1 October.

CBI faces flak from court as case of idol theft in Allahabad drags on for 37 years

(India)

Press Trust of India (2017). CBI faces flak from court as case of idol theft in Allahabad drags on for 37 years. First Post. 1 October.

Renoir painting stolen before auction near Paris

(France)

BBC News (2017). Renoir painting stolen before auction near Paris. BBC News. 30 September.

Theft at puja older than city

(India)

Subhasish Chaudhuri (2017). Theft at puja older than city. Telegraph India. 30 September.

3 sentenced to prison for looting Mississippi Indian mound

(United States of America)

The Republic (2017). 3 sentenced to prison for looting Mississippi Indian mound. The Republic. 30 September.

Antique Idol Stolen From Cuttack Recovered In UP

(India)

Odisha TV (2017). Antique Idol Stolen From Cuttack Recovered In UP. Odisha TV. 29 September.

Matisse's heirs claim two cut-outs worth $4.5m

(France; Hong Kong)

Vincent Noce (2017). Matisse's heirs claim two cut-outs worth $4.5m. The Art Newspaper. 29 September.

Police appeal for witnesses after 2000 pieces of silver stolen from Kent antiques dealer

(United Kingdom)

Laura Chesters (2017). Police appeal for witnesses after 2000 pieces of silver stolen from Kent antiques dealer. Antiques Trade Gazette. 29 September.

Aivazovsky painting stolen from Russia in 1976 found in Switzerland

(Russia; Switzerland)

RAPSI (2017). Aivazovsky painting stolen from Russia in 1976 found in Switzerland. RAPSI. 29 September.

Sale of heritage furniture to invite punishment

(India)

The Tribune (2017). Sale of heritage furniture to invite punishment. The Tribune. 29 September.

Thieves in smash-and-grab heist take 'iconic' museum gems

(United States of America)

Teri Figueroa (2017). Thieves in smash-and-grab heist take 'iconic' museum gems. The San Diego Union-Tribune. 29 September.

Four including temple staff held for stealing silver palanquin

(India)

TNN (2017). Four including temple staff held for stealing silver palanquin. The Times of India. 29 September.

The story behind the world's oldest surviving wharenui at Te Papa

(New Zealand)

Laura Macdonald (2017). The story behind the world's oldest surviving wharenui at Te Papa. Newshub. 29 September.

7 idols stolen from Jain temple

(India)

Udaipur Times (2017). 7 idols stolen from Jain temple. Udaipur Times. 28 September.

Four held for stealing silver palanquin

(India)

The Hindu (2017). Four held for stealing silver palanquin. The Hindu. 28 September.

Judge Orders Another Exam For Mobster Gentile, Who Remains Silent On Notorious Gardner Heist

(United States of America)

Edmund H. Mahoney (2017). Judge Orders Another Exam For Mobster Gentile, Who Remains Silent On Notorious Gardner Heist. Hartford Courant. 28 September.

4 robbers held, booty worth Rs 7.5 lakh seized

(India)

Express News Service (2017). 4 robbers held, booty worth Rs 7.5 lakh seized. The New Indian Express. 28 September.

'Nighthawk' artefacts hunters hit Hadrian's Wall area Roman site

(United Kingdom)

Stuart Minting (2017). 'Nighthawk' artefacts hunters hit Hadrian's Wall area Roman site. The Northern Echo. 28 September.

How China and America Can Protect the World's Antiquities

(China; United States of America)

Eleni Wah (2017). How China and America Can Protect the World's Antiquities. Foreign Affairs. 28 September.

Inter-state robbers nabbed

(India)

The Hans India (2017). Inter-state robbers nabbed. The Hans India. 27 September.

Picton artist Sirpa Alalääkkölä 'heartbroken' at theft of paintings worth 'hundreds of thousands'

(New Zealand)

Melissa Nightengale (2017). Picton artist Sirpa Alalääkkölä 'heartbroken' at theft of paintings worth 'hundreds of thousands'. New Zealand Herald. 27 September.

Pezeshknia Painting Stolen

(Iran)

Financial Tribute (2017). Pezeshknia Painting Stolen. Financial Tribute. 26 September.

Public urged to help find missing art

(Taiwan)

Wei-han Chen (2017). Public urged to help find missing art. Taipei Times. 26 September.

'Stolen' 9/11 Subway Art Was Unauthorized and Removed by Cleaner, NYPD Says

(United States of America)

Allegra Hobbs (2017). 'Stolen' 9/11 Subway Art Was Unauthorized and Removed by Cleaner, NYPD Says. DNA Info. 26 September.

Heist at Whistler art gallery spurs police to ask for public's help

(Canada)

Ashley Burr (2017). Heist at Whistler art gallery spurs police to ask for public's help. Global News. 26 September.

National Inuit org honours return of stolen Nunatsiavut remains

(Canada)

Nunatsiaq News (2017). National Inuit org honours return of stolen Nunatsiavut remains. Nunatsiaq Online. 26 September.

Manhattan District Attorney Says Antiquity Seized From the Met Should Be Returned to Lebanon

(Lebanon; United States of America)

Eileen Kinsella (2017). Manhattan District Attorney Says Antiquity Seized From the Met Should Be Returned to Lebanon. ArtNet News. 26 September.

Smugglers preying on fossils in Narmada valley, officials

(India)

Outlook (2017). Smugglers preying on fossils in Narmada valley, officials. Outlook. 26 September.

No CBI Probe into Melukote Temple Theft

(India)

Shyam Prasad (2017). No CBI Probe into Melukote Temple Theft. Bangalore Mirror. 26 September.

Idol lifting case: accused produced in court

(India)

The Hindu (2017). Idol lifting case: accused produced in court. The Hindu. 26 September.

In the battle over stolen work, social media may just be indie designers' greatest weapon

(United States of America)

Lea Rose Emery (2017). In the battle over stolen work, social media may just be indie designers' greatest weapon. The Daily Dot. 25 September.

Looted statues, pottery returned to Italy after probe in NYC

(Italy; United States of America)

Jennifer Peltz (2017). Looted statues, pottery returned to Italy after probe in NYC. The Province. 25 September.

Roban las joyas de la Virgen de la Alegría de Majadahonda y destrozan el despacho parroquial de Santa Catalina

(Spain)

Jewels of the Virgen de la Alegría of Majadahonda stolen and parish office of St Catherine destroyed

Majadahonda Magazin (2017). Roban las joyas de la Virgen de la Alegría de Majadahonda y destrozan el despacho parroquial de Santa Catalina. Majadahonda Magazin. 25 September.

How researchers can stop the plundering of cultural treasures

(General)

Fillip-André Baarøy (2017). How researchers can stop the plundering of cultural treasures. Phys.org. 25 September.

The myth of the art thief: It's not a gentleman's crime

(General)

Noah Charney (2017). The myth of the art thief: It's not a gentleman's crime. Salon. 24 September.

DSP held in idol theft case proves hard nut to crack

(India)

A Selvaraj (2017). DSP held in idol theft case proves hard nut to crack. The Times of India. 24 September.

Marseille: A stele of Egyptian Stolen from a Museum in the Middle of the Day

(France)

A. Gelebart (2017). Marseille: A stele of Egyptian Stolen from a Museum in the Middle of the Day. The Sherbrooke Times. 24 September.

Un detenido por robar piezas arqueológicas del yacimiento íbero de Ulldecona

(Spain)

One detained for stealing archaeological pieces from Iberian site of Ulldecona

"La Vanguardia" (2017). Un detenido por robar piezas arqueológicas del yacimiento íbero de Ulldecona. La Vanguardia. 24 September.

Suspended DSP produced in court

(India)

The Hindu (2017). Suspended DSP produced in court. The Hindu. 23 September.

Idol theft case: Arrested cop didn't cooperate with investigators, says police officer

(India)

A. Selvaraj (2017). Idol theft case: Arrested cop didn't cooperate with investigators, says police officer. The Times of India. 23 September.

Berlin police laugh off theft of their own Nazi artefacts

(Germany)

David Charter (2017). Berlin police laugh off theft of their own Nazi artefacts. The Sunday Times. 22 September.

Accused mobster tied to Boston art heist to undergo psychiatric test

(United States of America)

Scott Malone (2017). Accused mobster tied to Boston art heist to undergo psychiatric test. Reuters. 22 September.

Idol theft gang falls in CID trap

(India)

Express News Service (2017). Idol theft gang falls in CID trap. The New Indian Express. 22 September.

Taiwan and Vietnamese men arrested for illegal logging

(Taiwan; Vietnam)

Asia Times (2017). Taiwan and Vietnamese men arrested for illegal logging. Asia Times. 22 September.

Paphos mayor accuses foreign ministry staff of wrongdoing

(Cyprus; France; China)

George Psyllides (2017). Paphos mayor accuses foreign ministry staff of wrongdoing. Cyprus Mail. 22 September.

Stolen WW1 watch for bravery returned to Blyth museum

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2017). Stolen WW1 watch for bravery returned to Blyth museum. BBC News. 21 September.

9/11 Memorial Art Stolen After Truthers Threaten Display, Police Say

(United States of America)

Allegra Hobbs (2017). 9/11 Memorial Art Stolen After Truthers Threaten Display, Police Say. DNA Info. 21 September.

Peabody Essex Museum Gets Set of Native American Artifacts

(United States of America)

Leslie Macmillan (2017). Peabody Essex Museum Gets Set of Native American Artifacts. The New York Times. 21 September.

Global market for forged and stolen artworks is thriving and underpoliced

(Australia; United Kingdom)

Clive Williams (2017). Global market for forged and stolen artworks is thriving and underpoliced. The Sydney Morning Herald. 21 September.

Stolen, recovered, and now for sale: The saga of Cherry Hill's Norman Rockwell painting

(United States of America)

Kevin Riordan (2017). Stolen, recovered, and now for sale: The saga of Cherry Hill's Norman Rockwell painting. Philly.com. 21 September.

Theft At Temple In Siliguri's Champasari

(India)

Siliguri Times (2017). Theft At Temple In Siliguri's Champasari. Siliguri Times. 20 September.

Sarcophagus of Hercules set in place

(Turkey; Switzerland)

Daily Sabah (2017). Sarcophagus of Hercules set in place. Daily Sabah. 20 September.

Watch awarded to honour war hero's bravery returned five months after being stolen

(United Kingdom)

Michael Muncaster (2017). Watch awarded to honour war hero's bravery returned five months after being stolen. Chronicle Live. 20 September.

A £30k painting created by Joan Collins' son turned up at an Isle of Sheppey bootfair

(United Kingdom)

Joy Basu (2017). A £30k painting created by Joan Collins' son turned up at an Isle of Sheppey bootfair. Kent Live. 20 September.

Ottoman-era artefacts seized at Cairo airport to go to Museum of Islamic Art

(Egypt; Turkey)

Nevine El-Aref (2017). Ottoman-era artefacts seized at Cairo airport to go to Museum of Islamic Art. Ahram Online. 20 September.

Break-in at Mohamed Ali Palace in Shubra, no artefacts missing: Ministry

(Egypt)

Nevine El-Aref (2017). Break-in at Mohamed Ali Palace in Shubra, no artefacts missing: Ministry. Ahram Online. 20 September.

Theft of Qur'an: HC seeks status

(India)

D.H. Rashid (2017). Theft of Qur'an: HC seeks status. Greater Kashmir. 20 September.

Stolen church items found after tipoff during confession

(Malta)

Times of Malta (2017). Stolen church items found after tipoff during confession. Times of Malta. 19 September.

After 87 years in a Smithsonian collection, bones of Igiugig ancestors return home

(United States of America)

Avery Lill (2017). After 87 years in a Smithsonian collection, bones of Igiugig ancestors return home. KDLG. 19 September.

Two men jailed over Dumfries gold medal theft

(United Kingdom)

ITV (2017). Two men jailed over Dumfries gold medal theft. ITV. 19 September.

Liberia Wants Its Cultural Artifacts Back, Please

(Liberia)

Natasha Frost (2017). Liberia Wants Its Cultural Artifacts Back, Please. Atlas Obscura. 19 September.

Germany launches internet portal to fight art trafficking

(Germany)

Catherine Hickley (2017). Germany launches internet portal to fight art trafficking. The Art Newspaper. 19 September.

Dozens of rare John Lennon prints discovered during police art theft investigation

(United Kingdom)

Patrick Sawer (2017). Dozens of rare John Lennon prints discovered during police art theft investigation. The Telegraph. 19 September.

Ivory Dealer Goes Undercover to Help Bust Wildlife Smuggler

(United States of America)

Associated Press (2017). Ivory Dealer Goes Undercover to Help Bust Wildlife Smuggler. US News and World Report. 19 September.

Antiques smugglers had a free run of state's heritage

(India)

Tribune News Service (2017). Antiques smugglers had a free run of state's heritage. The Tribune. 19 September.

Gallery owner says PayPal won't help enough after alleged heist

(United States of America)

Jason Knowles, Ann Pistone (2017). Gallery owner says PayPal won't help enough after alleged heist. ABC United States. 18 September.

Two suspects arrested over illegal excavation in Cairo and Sharqia

(Egypt)

Al-Masry Al-Youm (2017). Two suspects arrested over illegal excavation in Cairo and Sharqia. Egypt Independent. 18 September.

A film on idol robberies

(India)

Kirubhakar Purushothaman (2017). A film on idol robberies. Deccan Chronicle. 18 September.

Two Stolen Chapel Paintings To Be Repatriated To Peru After Collector Voluntarily Returns The Works

(Peru; United States of America)

Fox Rothschild LLP (2017). Two Stolen Chapel Paintings To Be Repatriated To Peru After Collector Voluntarily Returns The Works. JDSupra. 18 September.

Despite Leading Signs, Perpetrators of 1985 de Kooning Heist May Remain a Mystery

(United States of America)

Anthony Amore (2017). Despite Leading Signs, Perpetrators of 1985 de Kooning Heist May Remain a Mystery. Observer. 18 September.

Burglars steal Rs 22,000 silver sheet from templevalued at Rs 22,000 stolen from temple in Baner

(India)

TNN (2017). Burglars steal Rs 22,000 silver sheet from templevalued at Rs 22,000 stolen from temple in Baner. The Times of India. 18 September.

Authorities seize attempt to smuggle ancient guns to Turkey

(Egypt; Turkey)

Daily News Egypt (2017). Authorities seize attempt to smuggle ancient guns to Turkey. Daily News Egypt. 17 September.

Car booter unwittingly buys stolen £30,000 painting for £40 before handing it to police

(United Kingdom)

Joe Mellor (2017). Car booter unwittingly buys stolen £30,000 painting for £40 before handing it to police. The London Economic. 17 September.

Stock heritage furniture in one building, panel suggests to UT

(India)

Hina Rohtaki (2017). Stock heritage furniture in one building, panel suggests to UT. The Indian Express. 16 September.

Who Stole 'The Big Maple Leaf,' the Biggest Coin in the World?

(Germany)

Allison McNearney (2017). Who Stole 'The Big Maple Leaf,' the Biggest Coin in the World?. The Daily Beast. 16 September.

Head of Libya's archeology authority urges neighboring countries to help end smuggling of antiquities

(Libya)

Abdulkader Assad (2017). Head of Libya's archeology authority urges neighboring countries to help end smuggling of antiquities. The Libya Observer. 16 September.

Liberia appeals for return of lost artifacts to newly restored museum

(Liberia)

Africa Times (2017). Liberia appeals for return of lost artifacts to newly restored museum. Africa Times. 16 September.

Man admits Olympic medal theft from Dumfries museum

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2017). Man admits Olympic medal theft from Dumfries museum. BBC News. 15 September.

Historic Rolls-Royce vandalized, but stolen parts found in New England

(United States of America)

NH1 (2017). Historic Rolls-Royce vandalized, but stolen parts found in New England. NH1. 15 September.

Terry Bradley gallery 'delighted' stolen art is found

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2017). Terry Bradley gallery 'delighted' stolen art is found. BBC News. 15 September.

Fatwa allowing illegal antiquities excavation triggers ire in Egypt

(Egypt)

Menna A. Farouk (2017). Fatwa allowing illegal antiquities excavation triggers ire in Egypt. Al Monitor. 15 September.

Man charged with antiquities theft over fossils

(Greece)

eKathimerini (2017). Man charged with antiquities theft over fossils. eKathimerini. 15 September.

Thieves break into Latin Catholic Church in Istanbul's Beyoğlu, steal artifacts

(Turkey; Uzbekistan)

Çetin Aydın (2017). Thieves break into Latin Catholic Church in Istanbul's Beyoğlu, steal artifacts. Hurriyet Daily News. 15 September.

Tomb raiders vandalize mysterious Judean Desert 'skull cave'

(Israel)

Daniel K. Eisenbud (2017). Tomb raiders vandalize mysterious Judean Desert 'skull cave'. The Jerusalem Post. 15 September.

Thieves break into Armenian Orthodox church in Istanbul's Beyoğlu, steal artefacts

(Turkey)

Hurriyet Daily News (2017). Thieves break into Armenian Orthodox church in Istanbul's Beyoğlu, steal artefacts. Hurriyet Daily News. 15 September.

Tamil Nadu: Absconding DSP held for idol robbery

(India)

Deccan Chronicle (2017). Tamil Nadu: Absconding DSP held for idol robbery. Deccan Chronicle. 15 September.

Winery painting thief escapes with spent conviction

(Australia)

Heather McNeill (2017). Winery painting thief escapes with spent conviction. Western Australia Today. 15 September.

Police seize stolen Aboriginal artefacts in raid

(Australia)

NITV (2017). Police seize stolen Aboriginal artefacts in raid. NITV. 14 September.

Saxonwold man offers R50k reward for stolen artworks worth millions

(South Africa)

Simnikiwe Hlatshaneni (2017). Saxonwold man offers R50k reward for stolen artworks worth millions. The Citizen. 14 September.

'Stolen art' and ammunition found in west Belfast

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2017). 'Stolen art' and ammunition found in west Belfast. BBC News. 14 September.

DSP wanted in antique idols smuggling case arrested

(India)

R. Rajaram (2017). DSP wanted in antique idols smuggling case arrested. The Hindu. 14 September.

Metro station police foil security guard's attempt to steal artefact from Coptic Museum

(Egypt)

Nevine El-Aref (2017). Metro station police foil security guard's attempt to steal artefact from Coptic Museum. Ahram Online. 14 September.

Fossil footprints of early human ancestor stolen from archaeological site in Kasteli, Crete

(Greece)

Tornos News (2017). Fossil footprints of early human ancestor stolen from archaeological site in Kasteli, Crete. Tornos News. 14 September.

The Cactus Poachers of Phoenix who are Ruining the Arizona Desert

(United States of America)

Fiona Tapp (2017). The Cactus Poachers of Phoenix who are Ruining the Arizona Desert. The Independent. 14 September.

Olympian Rhona Howie 'gutted' by Dumfries gold medal theft

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2017). Olympian Rhona Howie 'gutted' by Dumfries gold medal theft. BBC News. 13 September.

Meet the font detectives who ferret out fakery

(General)

Glenn Fleishman (2017). Meet the font detectives who ferret out fakery. Wired. 13 September.

Syrians Launch Campaign to Return Antiquities Stolen in Ongoing War

(Syria)

Anadolu Agency (2017). Syrians Launch Campaign to Return Antiquities Stolen in Ongoing War. Albawaba. 13 September.

Stolen Aboriginal relics seized in NSW

(Australia)

Georgia Moore, Caroline Schelle (2017). Stolen Aboriginal relics seized in NSW. News.com.au. 13 September.

Stolen cultural asset returned to South Korea from Japan after 20 years

(South Korea; Japan)

The Japan Times (2017). Stolen cultural asset returned to South Korea from Japan after 20 years. The Japan Times. 13 September.

Art dealer who stole celebrity portraits of the Rolling Stones, Princess Diana and Bob Dylan jailed for four years

(United Kingdom)

Rod Minchin (2017). Art dealer who stole celebrity portraits of the Rolling Stones, Princess Diana and Bob Dylan jailed for four years. The Independent. 13 September.

Police in Italy fight back against theft of art from churches

(Italy)

The Local (2017). Police in Italy fight back against theft of art from churches. The Local. 13 September.

Italy police recover $8.4m worth of stolen church art

(Italy; Belgium)

The News (2017). Italy police recover $8.4m worth of stolen church art. The News. 13 September.

Mysteries In The Museum: Crime And Deception In Art

(United States of America)

Lucy Nalpathanchil, Carmen Baskauf (2017). Mysteries In The Museum: Crime And Deception In Art. WNPR. 8 September.

Turning detective in hunt for artifacts

(Turkey)

Zihao Wang (2017). Turning detective in hunt for artifacts. ECNS. 7 September.

Cospicua men charged with stealing €34,000 worth of items from parish church

(Malta)

Matthew Agius (2017). Cospicua men charged with stealing €34,000 worth of items from parish church. Malta Today. 7 September.

Armenia's Ministry of Culture Seeks Return of Ancient Armenian Church Bell from Iran

(Turkey; Iran; Armenia)

Armen Press (2017). Armenia's Ministry of Culture Seeks Return of Ancient Armenian Church Bell from Iran. Asbarez. 7 September.

Amid 'smuggling' controversy, govt to go in for antiquity audit

(India)

Vishav Bharti (2017). Amid 'smuggling' controversy, govt to go in for antiquity audit. The Tribune. 7 September.

Theft of Artifacts Sets Back Scientists Tracing Human History

(Mexico)

Michael Sainato (2017). Theft of Artifacts Sets Back Scientists Tracing Human History. Observer. 7 September.

Graves Of Fallen Soldiers Desecrated, Relics Stolen In Historic Cemetery

(United States of America)

Ellysa Chenery (2017). Graves Of Fallen Soldiers Desecrated, Relics Stolen In Historic Cemetery. Wester Journalism. 7 September.

The Netherlands Is Still Hoarding a Massive Collection of Art Looted From Jews by Nazis

(Netherlands)

Avraham Roet (2017). The Netherlands Is Still Hoarding a Massive Collection of Art Looted From Jews by Nazis. Haaretz. 7 September.

Two in court on Cospicua church robbery charges

(Malta)

Times of Malta (2017). Two in court on Cospicua church robbery charges. Times of Malta. 7 September.

Robo de los atributos de la virgen: "Estamos muy apenados", asegura el padre Federico Lagoa

(Argentina)

Theft of the attributes of the Virgin: "We are very sorry", says Father Federico Lagoa

Noticias Mercedinas (2017). Robo de los atributos de la virgen: "Estamos muy apenados", asegura el padre Federico Lagoa. Noticias Mercedinas. 7 September.

How Forest Forensics Could Prevent the Theft of Ancient Trees

(United States of America)

Lyndsie Bourgon (2017). How Forest Forensics Could Prevent the Theft of Ancient Trees. Smithsonian. 6 September.

Electric Picnic thieves stole art installation by 90 year old nun

(Ireland)

Fiona Kelly (2017). Electric Picnic thieves stole art installation by 90 year old nun. Buzz. 6 September.

'Free Our Sacred' Campaign Calls for the Liberation of Sacred Afro-Brazilian Objects

(Brazil)

Lisa Hollenbach (2017). 'Free Our Sacred' Campaign Calls for the Liberation of Sacred Afro-Brazilian Objects. Rioonwatch. 6 September.

Morocco opens an investigation into the selling of dinosaur fossils on the Internet

(Morocco; Ireland)

Al Arabiya (2017). Morocco opens an investigation into the selling of dinosaur fossils on the Internet. Al Arabiya. 6 September.

Heartless thieves steal mosaics designed by Perthshire school children

(United Kingdom)

Paul Reoch (2017). Heartless thieves steal mosaics designed by Perthshire school children. The Courier. 6 September.

Idol theft probe: Madras High Court warns of notice to officials

(India)

Press Trust of India (2017). Idol theft probe: Madras High Court warns of notice to officials. Mirror Now. 6 September.

German Police Uncover $3 Million Art Heist, Including Baselitz Work

(Germany)

Edmund Heaphy (2017). German Police Uncover $3 Million Art Heist, Including Baselitz Work. The New York Times. 5 September.

Judge delays sentencing of accused mobster tied to Boston art heist

(United States of America)

Andy Thibault (2017). Judge delays sentencing of accused mobster tied to Boston art heist. Reuters. 5 September.

Thief steals $300,000 of jewelry made by 'Art in the Pearl' vendors, report says

(United States of America)

Aimee Green (2017). Thief steals $300,000 of jewelry made by 'Art in the Pearl' vendors, report says. The Oregonian. 4 September.

Poor Egyptians dig up homes in search of antiquities

(Egypt)

Bel Trew (2017). Poor Egyptians dig up homes in search of antiquities. The Sunday Times. 4 September.

Night at the museum: Why the great skylight caper at the MMFA remains unsolved, 45 years later

(Canada)

Marilla Steuter-Martin (2017). Night at the museum: Why the great skylight caper at the MMFA remains unsolved, 45 years later. CBC. 4 September.

India's antiques, neglected at home but treasured abroad

(India)

Pooja Pillai (2017). India's antiques, neglected at home but treasured abroad. The Indian Express. 4 September.

Marcellin Desboutin's stolen painting found after 28 years

(France)

Blouin Artinfo (2017). Marcellin Desboutin's stolen painting found after 28 years. Blouin Artinfo. 4 September.

Jailed YouTuber: 'Not proud' of prank

(United Kingdom)

Calum Macdonald (2017). Jailed YouTuber: 'Not proud' of prank. BBC News. 3 September.

Artifacts stolen by IS from Mosul museum recovered

(Iraq)

Nehal Mostafa (2017). Artifacts stolen by IS from Mosul museum recovered. Iraqi News. 3 September.

Stubborn Stand-off Over Stolen Gardner Museum Art Could End With Sentencing Of Hartford Gangster

(United States of America)

Edmund H. Mahoney (2017). Stubborn Stand-off Over Stolen Gardner Museum Art Could End With Sentencing Of Hartford Gangster. Hartford Courant. 3 September.

Popular tiny camel statue stolen from downtown Colorado Springs

(United States of America)

Bill Folsom (2017). Popular tiny camel statue stolen from downtown Colorado Springs. KOAA. 2 September.

Man heartbroken after 50 year bonsai collection stolen

(New Zealand)

Kiri Gillespie (2017). Man heartbroken after 50 year bonsai collection stolen. Bay of Plenty Times. 2 September.

One of stolen plaques irreplaceable

(Malaysia; Australia)

Daily Express (2017). One of stolen plaques irreplaceable. Daily Express. 2 September.

Idol stolen from temple

(India)

Kaumudi (2017). Idol stolen from temple. Kaumudi. 2 September.

U.S. returns Saddam Hussein's precious chess board

(Iraq; United States of America)

Mohamed Mostafa (2017). U.S. returns Saddam Hussein's precious chess board. Iraqi News. 2 September.

Italy displays marble Roman head stolen in World War II

(Italy; Algeria; France; Germany; United States of America)

Associated Press (2017). Italy displays marble Roman head stolen in World War II. The Times of Israel. 2 September.

Mangaluru: 800-yr-old idol, ornaments stolen from temple

(India)

Bangalore Mirror (2017). Mangaluru: 800-yr-old idol, ornaments stolen from temple. Bangalore Mirror. 2 September.

Sullia: Thieves steal idol of goddess, ornaments from Subrahmanya temple

(India)

Daiji World (2017). Sullia: Thieves steal idol of goddess, ornaments from Subrahmanya temple. Daiji World. 1 September.

Archaeological objects exposed by storms, stolen

(New Zealand)

Hamish MacLean (2017). Archaeological objects exposed by storms, stolen. Otago Daily Times. 1 September.

Germany investigating cultural goods lost under communists

(Germany)

Associated Press (2017). Germany investigating cultural goods lost under communists. Timmins Today. 1 September.

Smuggling of heritage furniture: UT begins probe into role of former director of Museum and Art Gallery

(India)

Hina Rohtaki (2017). Smuggling of heritage furniture: UT begins probe into role of former director of Museum and Art Gallery. The Indian Express. 1 September.

Antiques smuggling: After DRI letter, Navjot Singh Sidhu writes to CM, seeks inquiry against Randhawa

(India)

Kanchan Vasdev (2017). Antiques smuggling: After DRI letter, Navjot Singh Sidhu writes to CM, seeks inquiry against Randhawa. The Indian Express. 1 September.

European Summit to Discuss the Return of Looted West African Art

(Nigeria; United Kingdom)

Ben Panko (2017). European Summit to Discuss the Return of Looted West African Art. Smithsonian. 31 August.

Ex-Polish president's waiter on trial over theft of painting

(Poland)

PAP (2017). Ex-Polish president's waiter on trial over theft of painting. Radio Poland. 31 August.

The Art World Calls This Man When Masterpieces Go Missing

(United Kingdom)

Alanna Martinez (2017). The Art World Calls This Man When Masterpieces Go Missing. Observer. 31 August.

The mysterious disappearances of the world's greatest treasures

(General)

Barbara Hoffman (2017). The mysterious disappearances of the world's greatest treasures. New York Post. 31 August.

महराजगंज: महंगे शौक के चलते चुराई करोड़ों की मूर्तियां [ पूरी ख़बर यहाँ से पढ़ें

(India)

Maharajganj Police arrest two people who stole idols worth cores from temple

Dynamite News (2017). महराजगंज: महंगे शौक के चलते चुराई करोड़ों की मूर्तियां [ पूरी ख़बर यहाँ से पढ़ें. Dynamite News. 31 August.

Illegal treasure-hunter arrested in Crete

(Greece; Spain)

eKathimerini (2017). Illegal treasure-hunter arrested in Crete. eKathimerini. 31 August.

Meet the Archaeologist Who Helps Find Stolen Art

(United Kingdom)

Erin Blakemore (2017). Meet the Archaeologist Who Helps Find Stolen Art. History. 30 August.

Skeleton plundered from Mexican cave was one of the Americas' oldest

(Mexico)

Ewen Callaway (2017). Skeleton plundered from Mexican cave was one of the Americas' oldest. Nature. 30 August.

Catacomb thieves drill into Paris cellar to swipe €250,000 of top wine

(France)

Henry Samuel (2017). Catacomb thieves drill into Paris cellar to swipe €250,000 of top wine. The Telegraph. 30 August.

Absconding idol theft accused arrested

(India)

TNN (2017). Absconding idol theft accused arrested. The Times of India. 30 August.

Subash Kapoor, 10 others produced before court

(India)

TNN (2017). Subash Kapoor, 10 others produced before court. The Times of India. 30 August.

Christie's and Hedge-Fund Titan Move to Quash Turkey's Lawsuit Over 'Stargazer' Idol

(Turkey; United States of America)

Eileen Kinsella (2017). Christie's and Hedge-Fund Titan Move to Quash Turkey's Lawsuit Over 'Stargazer' Idol. ArtNet News. 30 August.

Briton arrested in Spanish hotel on suspicion of stealing ancient artifacts from Italy

(Spain; United Kingdom; Italy)

James Badcock, Nick Squires (2017). Briton arrested in Spanish hotel on suspicion of stealing ancient artifacts from Italy. The Telegraph. 29 August.

Christie's Defends Sale of 5,000-Year-Old Turkish Idol

(Turkey; United States of America)

Adam Klasfeld (2017). Christie's Defends Sale of 5,000-Year-Old Turkish Idol. Courthouse News 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.

Popular Victoria Park sculpture stolen from Duncan Street Reserve

(Australia)

Aaron Corlett (2017). Popular Victoria Park sculpture stolen from Duncan Street Reserve. Southern Gazette. 28 August.

Egypt returns stolen currency artefacts to Iraq, China

(Egypt; China; Iraq)

Nevine El-Aref (2017). Egypt returns stolen currency artefacts to Iraq, China. Ahram Online. 28 August.

Mustang ruby mine raided, guard killed

(Mozambique)

Paul Garvey (2017). Mustang ruby mine raided, guard killed. The Australian. 27 August.

Mexico creates new federal police division to protect cultural heritage

(Mexico)

Jane Mcintosh (2017). Mexico creates new federal police division to protect cultural heritage. DW. 27 August.

Argentina returns ancient artifacts to Peru

(Peru; Argentina)

Andina (2017). Argentina returns ancient artifacts to Peru. Andina. 26 August.

Greece could use Brexit to recover 'stolen' Parthenon art

(Greece; United Kingdom)

Kathleen Schuster (2017). Greece could use Brexit to recover 'stolen' Parthenon art. DW. 26 August.

Hobby Lobby funds Israeli settlement archaeology

(Palestine; Israel; United States of America)

Creede Newton (2017). Hobby Lobby funds Israeli settlement archaeology. Al Jazeera. 26 August.

Arrowheads and Coins Stolen

(United States of America)

KSAL (2017). Arrowheads and Coins Stolen. KSAL. 25 August.

New report faults controversial BLM agent for mishandling evidence

(United States of America)

Brian Maffly (2017). New report faults controversial BLM agent for mishandling evidence. The Salt Lake Tribune. 25 August.

Stolen bust of Civil War general found under I-95

(United States of America)

Martha Woodall (2017). Stolen bust of Civil War general found under I-95. Philly.com. 25 August.

Eleven in court over Bulmers cider family art robbery

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2017). Eleven in court over Bulmers cider family art robbery. BBC News. 24 August.

Priceless artefacts kept in dismal condition at Jaipur police station

(India)

Deep Mukherjee (2017). Priceless artefacts kept in dismal condition at Jaipur police station. Hindustan Times. 24 August.

Suspect in multi-million pound art heist at Bulmers magnates' mansion has fled UK on 'one-way ticket', court hears

(United Kingdom)

Nicola Harley (2017). Suspect in multi-million pound art heist at Bulmers magnates' mansion has fled UK on 'one-way ticket', court hears. The Telegraph. 24 August.

Briton arrested in Turkey over coins he found while snorkelling

(Turkey; United Kingdom)

Kevin Rawlinson (2017). Briton arrested in Turkey over coins he found while snorkelling. The Guardian. 23 August.

Egyptian authorities foil attempt to smuggle Khedival-era antiquities to Saudi Arabia

(Egypt; Saudi Arabia)

Nevine El-Aref (2017). Egyptian authorities foil attempt to smuggle Khedival-era antiquities to Saudi Arabia. Ahram Online. 23 August.

Six Men Charged with Illegal Diving for Antiquities in Mani

(Greece)

Theo Ioannou (2017). Six Men Charged with Illegal Diving for Antiquities in Mani. Greek Reporter. 23 August.

Theft of South African relics riles researchers

(South Africa)

Sarah Wild (2017). Theft of South African relics riles researchers. Nature. 22 August.

The curious case of a missing relic casket

(Pakistan)

Sadia Qasim Shah (2017). The curious case of a missing relic casket. Dawn. 22 August.

चोरों के निशाने पर मंदिर, चांदी का छत्र व मुकुट चोरी

(India)

Theft in the Temple

Gaurav Khandelwal (2017). चोरों के निशाने पर मंदिर, चांदी का छत्र व मुकुट चोरी. Patrika. 22 August.

जैन मंदिर से 10 प्रतिमाएं चुरा ले गए, सबूत मिटाने सीसीटीवी कैमरे भी ले गए

(India)

Statue Stolen from Temple

Dainik Bhaskar (2017). जैन मंदिर से 10 प्रतिमाएं चुरा ले गए, सबूत मिटाने सीसीटीवी कैमरे भी ले गए. Dainik Bhaskar. 22 August.

Police seize ancient tapestry in southern Turkey

(Turkey)

Yusuf Koyun (2017). Police seize ancient tapestry in southern Turkey. Andalou Agency. 21 August.

400 Viking objects stolen in Norway museum heist

(Norway)

AFP (2017). 400 Viking objects stolen in Norway museum heist. The Express Tribune. 20 August.

India yet to receive 200 artefacts worth $100 million from US

(India; United States of America)

Navtan Kumar (2017). India yet to receive 200 artefacts worth $100 million from US. Sunday Guardian Live. 20 August.

Himachal Pradesh police recover stolen idols worth several crores, arrest two Nepalese

(India; Nepal)

Anand Bodh (2017). Himachal Pradesh police recover stolen idols worth several crores, arrest two Nepalese. The Times of India. 20 August.

Ancient Idols Worth Crores Stolen From Shirgul Maharaj Temple In Shimla

(India)

Ratisha Goyal (2017). Ancient Idols Worth Crores Stolen From Shirgul Maharaj Temple In Shimla. ChandigarhX. 19 August.

Gang of four held, three panchaloha idols recovered from them

(India)

TNN (2017). Gang of four held, three panchaloha idols recovered from them. The Times of India. 19 August.

Four persons arrested, stolen property recovered

(India)

The Hindu (2017). Four persons arrested, stolen property recovered. The Hindu. 19 August.

Chinese police arrest 22 cultural relic thieves

(China)

China Radio International (2017). Chinese police arrest 22 cultural relic thieves. GB Times. 18 August.

Stealing Hindu Gods: A Madras High Court Judgment Shows The Way Out

(India)

Ashuosh Kulkarni (2017). Stealing Hindu Gods: A Madras High Court Judgment Shows The Way Out. Swarajya Magazine. 18 August.

Hex of the Idol: Steinhardt, Christie's Fight Heritage Claim

(Turkey; United States of America)

Christian Berthelsen, Katya Kazakina (2017). Hex of the Idol: Steinhardt, Christie's Fight Heritage Claim. Bloomberg. 18 August.

Lost and found: Jatin Das has a lot to say on the artful disappearance of masterpieces

(India)

The Economic Times (2017). Lost and found: Jatin Das has a lot to say on the artful disappearance of masterpieces. The Economic Times. 18 August.

Samurai Sword Attack Outside Taiwan Presidential Office

(Taiwan)

AFP (2017). Samurai Sword Attack Outside Taiwan Presidential Office. NDTV. 18 August.

$400,000 painting stolen in Melbourne

(Australia)

The West Australian (2017). $400,000 painting stolen in Melbourne. The West Australian. 17 August.

Attempt to smuggle 18th century artefacts foiled at Egypt's Hurghada port

(Egypt)

Nevine El-Aref (2017). Attempt to smuggle 18th century artefacts foiled at Egypt's Hurghada port. Ahram Online. 17 August.

Religious order seeks to recover stolen parts of Marian statue

(Malaysia)

Herald Malaysia (2017). Religious order seeks to recover stolen parts of Marian statue. Herald Malaysia. 17 August.

Judge halts auction of Augusta National green jackets

(United States of America)

Sandy Hodson (2017). Judge halts auction of Augusta National green jackets. The Augusta Chronicle. 17 August.

Two customs officials booked in antiques smuggling case

(Pakistan; Japan)

Mohammad Asghar (2017). Two customs officials booked in antiques smuggling case. Dawn. 17 August.

Egypt says 33,000 artefacts lost in 50 years

(Egypt)

Mohamed Mahmoud (2017). Egypt says 33,000 artefacts lost in 50 years. AA. 16 August.

Stolen Diablo Art Turns Up In The Weirdest Places

(General)

Luke Plunkett (2017). Stolen Diablo Art Turns Up In The Weirdest Places. Kotaku. 16 August.

After the Hobby Lobby scandal, a spotlight on antiquities sales in Israel

(Israel; United States of America)

Religion News Service (2017). After the Hobby Lobby scandal, a spotlight on antiquities sales in Israel. USA Today. 16 August.

Antiquities Ministry official denies robbery of 32,000 archaeological pieces from museum

(Egypt)

Egypt Independent (2017). Antiquities Ministry official denies robbery of 32,000 archaeological pieces from museum. Egypt Independent. 16 August.

Portion of stolen pagoda recovered

(United States of America)

Tom Callis (2017). Portion of stolen pagoda recovered. Hawaii Tribune Herald. 16 August.

Preocupación en Cantabria Ante el Robo de Campanas en Las Iglesias Rurales del Norte de España

(Spain)

Concern in Cantabria about the Theft of Bells from Churches in Northern Spain

Francisco Medina (2017). Preocupación en Cantabria Ante el Robo de Campanas en Las Iglesias Rurales del Norte de España. Mituin. 16 August.

Items Recovered from Wreck of Elgin's Ship off Kythira

(Greece)

Tasos Kokkinidis (2017). Items Recovered from Wreck of Elgin's Ship off Kythira. Greek Reporter. 15 August.

Man 'devastated' after Civil War artifacts stolen

(United States of America)

Ross Cavitt (2017). Man 'devastated' after Civil War artifacts stolen. WSBT. 15 August.

Stolen $8,000 Deer Sculpture Rescued From Santa Cruz Co. Kelp Beds

(United States of America)

Autumn Johnson (2017). Stolen $8,000 Deer Sculpture Rescued From Santa Cruz Co. Kelp Beds. Patch. 15 August.

Deputies seek owner of three $5K sculptures uncovered in remote area of Utah County

(United States of America)

Andrew Adams (2017). Deputies seek owner of three $5K sculptures uncovered in remote area of Utah County. KSL. 15 August.

Thieves steal ancient chest from church at Ringstead, near Hunstanton

(United Kingdom)

Chris Bishop (2017). Thieves steal ancient chest from church at Ringstead, near Hunstanton. Eastern Daily Press. 14 August.

How Jeff Koons, 8 Puppies, and a Lawsuit Changed Artists' Right to Copy

(United States of America)

Jessica Meiselman (2017). How Jeff Koons, 8 Puppies, and a Lawsuit Changed Artists' Right to Copy. Artsy. 14 August.

Queenstown war memorabilia heist causes outcry on Tasmania's west coast

(Australia)

Aneeta Bhole (2017). Queenstown war memorabilia heist causes outcry on Tasmania's west coast. ABC Australia. 14 August.

Homeless man arrested following theft of horse sculpture from Augustine Gallery

(United States of America)

Rich Jones (2017). Homeless man arrested following theft of horse sculpture from Augustine Gallery. WOKV. 14 August.

High-value objects stolen from Norway museum

(Norway)

The Local (2017). High-value objects stolen from Norway museum. The Local. 14 August.

War artifacts stolen after break-in at Galley Museum in Queenstown

(Australia)

Lachland Bennett (2017). War artifacts stolen after break-in at Galley Museum in Queenstown. The Advocate. 14 August.

Case of the stolen $6 million Stradivarius violin ends happily ever after

(United States of America)

Amy Hockert (2017). Case of the stolen $6 million Stradivarius violin ends happily ever after. Fox. 13 August.

Their fathers saved a priceless Dutch art collection from the Nazis

(Netherlands; Canada)

Denise Ryan (2017). Their fathers saved a priceless Dutch art collection from the Nazis. The Province. 12 August.

Stolen Gandharan artefacts

(Pakistan)

The Express Tribune (2017). Stolen Gandharan artefacts. The Express Tribune. 12 August.

Western museums try to forge deal with west Africa to return the Benin bronzes

(Nigeria; United Kingdom)

Ben Quinn (2017). Western museums try to forge deal with west Africa to return the Benin bronzes. The Guardian. 12 August.

Greek Police help Egyptian peers arrest antiquities trader

(Greece; Egypt; Libya)

eKathimerini (2017). Greek Police help Egyptian peers arrest antiquities trader. eKathimerini. 12 August.

China: detained audacious looting of ancient tombs

(China)

The Mice Times of Asia (2017). China: detained audacious looting of ancient tombs. The Mice Times of Asia. 11 August.

FSB opens probe into theft of Chelyabinsk meteorite's fragment

(Russia)

RAPSI (2017). FSB opens probe into theft of Chelyabinsk meteorite's fragment. RAPSI. 11 August.

Priceless de Kooning painting is recovered 31 years after being ripped from University of Arizona gallery

(United States of America)

Anne Ryman (2017). Priceless de Kooning painting is recovered 31 years after being ripped from University of Arizona gallery. AZ Central. 11 August.

Hot Heist: Over 40 Warhols Stolen in 10 Years

(United States of America)

Anthony Amore (2017). Hot Heist: Over 40 Warhols Stolen in 10 Years. Observer. 11 August.

'Heartbroken' artist seeks community's help in finding stolen sculpture

(Canada)

Dave Battagello (2017). 'Heartbroken' artist seeks community's help in finding stolen sculpture. Windsor Star. 11 August.

Painting stolen from UA in 1985 recovered; worth up to $160 million

(United States of America)

Kathleen Allen (2017). Painting stolen from UA in 1985 recovered; worth up to $160 million. Tucson.com. 11 August.

Idol Wing-CID opposes anticipatory bail to DSP

(India)

The Hindu (2017). Idol Wing-CID opposes anticipatory bail to DSP. The Hindu. 11 August.

Bombed and looted ancient Cambodian city poised for rebirth

(Cambodia)

AFP (2017). Bombed and looted ancient Cambodian city poised for rebirth. Maylay Mail. 11 August.

Sudan's antiquities are under threat as Gulf crisis rages

(Sudan; United Arab Emirates)

Yousra Elbagir (2017). Sudan's antiquities are under threat as Gulf crisis rages. Financial Times. 10 August.

Thieves steal 'potentially deadly weapon' from Heage Windmill in Derbyshire

(United Kingdom)

Robbie Gordon (2017). Thieves steal 'potentially deadly weapon' from Heage Windmill in Derbyshire. Derby Telegraph. 10 August.

Waqf: Israeli forces did not steal historical documents and materials from Al-Aqsa

(Palestine; Israel)

Ma'an News Agency (2017). Waqf: Israeli forces did not steal historical documents and materials from Al-Aqsa. Ma'an News Agency. 10 August.

Ladrones se robaron escultura de Atanasio Girardot en Medellín

(Colombia)

Thieves steal sculpture of Atanasio Girardot in Medellín

Vanesa Restrepo (2017). Ladrones se robaron escultura de Atanasio Girardot en Medellín. El Colombiano. 10 August.

Wearable art pieces vanish from CSU gallery

(United States of America)

Erin Udell (2017). Wearable art pieces vanish from CSU gallery. Coloradoan. 10 August.

Bronze Statue Stolen, Again

(United States of America)

Sarah Boden (2017). Bronze Statue Stolen, Again. Iowa Public Radio. 10 August.

It ain't easel: Canonbury street artist has kit stolen

(United Kingdom)

James Morris (2017). It ain't easel: Canonbury street artist has kit stolen. Islington Gazette. 10 August.

Burglar admits damaging ancient wooden panel at Carlisle cathedral

(United Kingdom)

News and Star (2017). Burglar admits damaging ancient wooden panel at Carlisle cathedral. News and Star. 10 August.

Feds try to seize dinosaur skull, but doctor says he bought his fair and square

(United States of America)

Kevin Krause (2017). Feds try to seize dinosaur skull, but doctor says he bought his fair and square. Dallas News. 10 August.

Gang Stealing Artwork in Costa Rica Luxury Neighborhoods

(Costa Rica)

The Costa Rican Times (2017). Gang Stealing Artwork in Costa Rica Luxury Neighborhoods. The Costa Rican Times. 10 August.

Ornaments stolen from temple

(Bangladesh)

The Daily Star (2017). Ornaments stolen from temple. The Daily Star. 10 August.

Corporate 'Fake Art' Profits off Australia's Indigenous Culture

(Australia)

Telesur (2017). Corporate 'Fake Art' Profits off Australia's Indigenous Culture. Telesur. 9 August.

Designer jewellery stolen from museum in 'heartbreaking' raid

(United Kingdom)

Matt Discombe (2017). Designer jewellery stolen from museum in 'heartbreaking' raid. Gloucestershire Live. 9 August.

Road.cc reader donates rare plastic bike to replace stolen museum piece

(United Kingdom)

Laura Laker (2017). Road.cc reader donates rare plastic bike to replace stolen museum piece. Road.cc. 9 August.

The Strange, Sad Story of Joe Orton, His Lover, and 72 Stolen Library Books

(United Kingdom)

Natasha Frost (2017). The Strange, Sad Story of Joe Orton, His Lover, and 72 Stolen Library Books. Atlas Obscura. 9 August.

It belongs in a museum: Bones stolen from Edmonton archaeological site

(Canada)

Zoe Todd (2017). It belongs in a museum: Bones stolen from Edmonton archaeological site. CBC. 9 August.

Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation holds first Cultural Heritage Symposium

(United States of America)

B.J. Coleman (2017). Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation holds first Cultural Heritage Symposium. The Californian. 9 August.

Additional Security Mulled After Another Shark In The Park Stolen

(United States of America)

Tim Wood (2017). Additional Security Mulled After Another Shark In The Park Stolen. The Cape Cod Chronicle. 9 August.

Australia's fake art and tourist tack: Indigenous artists fight back

(Australia)

Helen Davidson (2017). Australia's fake art and tourist tack: Indigenous artists fight back. The Guardian. 9 August.

Insurers paint on Rs 6,000-cr art insurance canvass

(India)

Kumar Shankar ROy (2017). Insurers paint on Rs 6,000-cr art insurance canvass. DNA. 9 August.

Stolen Scotts Valley deer sculpture found in ocean

(United States of America)

KSBW (2017). Stolen Scotts Valley deer sculpture found in ocean. KSBW. 8 August.

Art thief makes off with $100K painting

(United States of America)

Emily Mieure (2017). Art thief makes off with $100K painting. Jackson Hole News & Guide. 8 August.

Desaparece una figura de un Niño Jesús durante una procesión

(Spain)

FPA (2017). Desaparece una figura de un Niño Jesús durante una procesión. Diario de Sevilla. 8 August.

What Became of Europe's Nazi-Looted Libraries?

(Belarus; Russia; Germany)

Daniel Witkin (2017). What Became of Europe's Nazi-Looted Libraries?. Forward. 8 August.

Idol smuggler produced in court

(India)

The Hindu (2017). Idol smuggler produced in court. The Hindu. 8 August.

Willy Wonka painting stolen from artist's Pacific Beach home in brazen theft

(United States of America)

Debbi Baker (2017). Willy Wonka painting stolen from artist's Pacific Beach home in brazen theft. The San Diego Union-Tribune. 8 August.

Colonial conquest's lost treasures return to Myanmar

(Myanmar; New Zealand)

Jared Downing (2017). Colonial conquest's lost treasures return to Myanmar. Fontier. 8 August.

Thieves target historic Portuguese decorative tiles

(Portugal)

The Sun Daily (2017). Thieves target historic Portuguese decorative tiles. The Sun Daily. 8 August.

Dinonappers: thieves steal raptor heads from National Dinosaur Museum

(Australia)

The Canberra Times (2017). Dinonappers: thieves steal raptor heads from National Dinosaur Museum. The Canberra Times. 8 August.

Rada seize smuggler with ancient coins at Mitiga

(Libya)

Libya Herald (2017). Rada seize smuggler with ancient coins at Mitiga. Libya Herald. 7 August.

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.

50kg gold-plated bell stolen from Siamese Buddhist temple

(Myanmar)

The Sun Daily (2017). 50kg gold-plated bell stolen from Siamese Buddhist temple. The Sun Daily. 7 August.

Making old bones: Joint Mitnor cave reopens with replica fossils

(United Kingdom)

Maev Kennedy (2017). Making old bones: Joint Mitnor cave reopens with replica fossils. The Guardian. 7 August.

Weaning Itself From Elephant Ivory, China Turns to Mammoths

(China; Russia)

Steven Lee Myers (2017). Weaning Itself From Elephant Ivory, China Turns to Mammoths. The New York Times. 6 August.

6 stolen idols worth Rs 8 cr found in WB

(India)

DNA (2017). 6 stolen idols worth Rs 8 cr found in WB. DNA. 6 August.

La 'banda de las campanas' que arrasa las iglesias rurales: "No van a dejar ni una"

(Spain)

The 'Bells gang" that devastate rural churches: "they won't leave a single one"

David Brunat (2017). La 'banda de las campanas' que arrasa las iglesias rurales: "No van a dejar ni una". El Confidencial. 6 August.

Prehistoric skull leads to federal law suit in Wichita Falls

(United States of America; Mongolia)

Times Record News (2017). Prehistoric skull leads to federal law suit in Wichita Falls. Times Record News. 5 August.

Detenido tras robar donativos de los feligreses y un cofre del siglo XVIII de una iglesia de Puente Genil

(Spain)

Arrest made for theft of parishioner donations and 18th century chest from Puente Genil church

ABC Spain (2017). Detenido tras robar donativos de los feligreses y un cofre del siglo XVIII de una iglesia de Puente Genil. ABC Spain. 5 August.

Paris Space Invaders street art stolen by 'city workers'

(France)

BBC News (2017). Paris Space Invaders street art stolen by 'city workers'. BBC News. 4 August.

Thieves steal Paris street art in broad daylight

(France)

The Connexion (2017). Thieves steal Paris street art in broad daylight. The Connexion. 4 August.

Movies From Alice Springs to Buckingham Palace: the fight for Albert Namatjira's legacy

(Australia)

Stephanie Convery (2017). Movies From Alice Springs to Buckingham Palace: the fight for Albert Namatjira's legacy. The Guardian. 4 August.

Meet the Greek Archaeologist Chasing Looted Antiquities but Shunned by Greece

(United Kingdom; Greece)

Tasos Kokkinidis (2017). Meet the Greek Archaeologist Chasing Looted Antiquities but Shunned by Greece. Greek Reporter. 4 August.

Historic cave is set to reopen after break-in

(United Kingdom)

Steve Peacock (2017). Historic cave is set to reopen after break-in. Totnes Times. 4 August.

U.S. tug of war over disputed relic from Lebanon

(United States of America; Lebanon)

AFP (2017). U.S. tug of war over disputed relic from Lebanon. The Daily Star. 4 August.

The real cost of looting

(Myanmar)

Frontier (2017). The real cost of looting. Fontier. 3 August.

Tribal leaders, HSI partnering to help prevent plundering of Indian artifacts

(United States of America)

ICE (2017). Tribal leaders, HSI partnering to help prevent plundering of Indian artifacts. ICE. 3 August.

Despite smuggled antiquities purchase, some say criticism of Bible museum is unfair

(United States of America)

Menachem Wecker (2017). Despite smuggled antiquities purchase, some say criticism of Bible museum is unfair. The Salt Lake Tribune. 3 August.

Somebody Stole Artist Kristin Stransky's Artworks. She Wants to Know Who

(United States of America)

Susan Froyd (2017). Somebody Stole Artist Kristin Stransky's Artworks. She Wants to Know Who. Westword. 3 August.

Back-to-Back Looting Scandals Hit the Metropolitan Museum of Art

(United States of America; Lebanon; Italy)

Katherine McGrath (2017). Back-to-Back Looting Scandals Hit the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Architectural Digest. 3 August.

Iraq eager to get back antiquities smuggled to US

(Iraq; United States of America)

Adnan Abu Zeed (2017). Iraq eager to get back antiquities smuggled to US. Al Monitor. 3 August.

Rare bicycle stolen from Williton's Bakelite Museum

(United Kingdom)

Somerset County Gazette (2017). Rare bicycle stolen from Williton's Bakelite Museum. Somerset County Gazette. 3 August.

Idol theft Temple officials including priests in TN booked for theft of six ancient idols

(India)

DNA (2017). Idol theft Temple officials including priests in TN booked for theft of six ancient idols. DNA. 3 August.

Antiquities experts call for war on Isis looting in Syria and Iraq

(Syria; Iraq)

Bel Trew (2017). Antiquities experts call for war on Isis looting in Syria and Iraq. The Sunday Times. 2 August.

Bronze pig statue stolen from Texas park

(United States of America)

Daniel Uria (2017). Bronze pig statue stolen from Texas park. UPI. 2 August.

Meet the Art World's Antiquities Sleuth

(United Kingdom)

Kelly Crow (2017). Meet the Art World's Antiquities Sleuth. The Wall Street Journal. 2 August.

The Artist Didn't Steal From Auschwitz, but Rather, From Other Artists

(Israel; Poland)

Shaul Setter (2017). The Artist Didn't Steal From Auschwitz, but Rather, From Other Artists. Haaretz. 2 August.

Antique smugglers' mantra: Raze temples, strike gold

(India)

Jaya Menon (2017). Antique smugglers' mantra: Raze temples, strike gold. The Times of India. 2 August.

Seven Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowment department officials booked for theft of 6 idols

(India)

TNN (2017). Seven Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowment department officials booked for theft of 6 idols. The Times of India. 2 August.

Famous statue of King Olav vandalised

(Norway)

Oskar Aanmoen (2017). Famous statue of King Olav vandalised. Royal Central. 1 August.

When Picasso Went on Trial for Stealing the Mona Lisa

(France)

Ian Shank (2017). When Picasso Went on Trial for Stealing the Mona Lisa. Artsy. 1 August.

Met Museum Turns Over Another Relic With Disputed Past to Prosecutors

(United States of America; Lebanon)

Tom Mashberg (2017). Met Museum Turns Over Another Relic With Disputed Past to Prosecutors. The New York Times. 1 August.

Five killed while illegally digging for antiquities in Egypt's Sohag

(Egypt)

Ahram Online (2017). Five killed while illegally digging for antiquities in Egypt's Sohag. Ahram Online. 1 August.

Stolen Guercino painting will need a year of conservation

(Morocco; Italy)

Hannah McGivern, Stefano Luppi (2017). Stolen Guercino painting will need a year of conservation. The Art Newspaper. 1 August.

Spanish Police Arrest Collector's Disgruntled Employee for Alleged Basquiat Theft in Mallorca

(Spain)

Lorena Muñoz-Alonso (2017). Spanish Police Arrest Collector's Disgruntled Employee for Alleged Basquiat Theft in Mallorca. ArtNet News. 1 August.

Arrest of Jerusalem antiquities dealers opens a smuggling Pandora's Box

(Israel)

Amanda Borschel-Dan (2017). Arrest of Jerusalem antiquities dealers opens a smuggling Pandora's Box. The Times of Israel. 1 August.

Watertown Police still looking for artifact stolen from Bramble Park Zoo

(United States of America)

KSFY (2017). Watertown Police still looking for artifact stolen from Bramble Park Zoo. KSFY. 31 July.

Artist appeals for return of 'stolen' painting

(United Kingdom)

Tom Seaward (2017). Artist appeals for return of 'stolen' painting. Swindon Advertiser. 31 July.

OPINION: US should give Balangiga Bells back to Philippines, then leave Duterte to China

(Philippines; United States of America)

Doug Bandow (2017). OPINION: US should give Balangiga Bells back to Philippines, then leave Duterte to China. Marianas Variety. 31 July.

Ancient Vase Seized From Met Museum on Suspicion It Was Looted

(United States of America; Italy)

Tom Mashberg (2017). Ancient Vase Seized From Met Museum on Suspicion It Was Looted. The New York Times. 31 July.

Antiques smuggling: 'Kingpin' loaned artefacts to museum to get legal tag

(India)

TNN (2017). Antiques smuggling: 'Kingpin' loaned artefacts to museum to get legal tag. The Times of India. 31 July.

When People Steal Books

(General)

Alison Nastasi (2017). When People Steal Books. Flavorwire. 30 July.

A Picasso mystery examined by 60 Minutes

(France)

Bill Whitaker (2017). A Picasso mystery examined by 60 Minutes. 60 Minutes. 30 July.

A tiny police wing is trying to bring back the thousands of idols stolen from Tamil Nadu

(India)

Vinita Govindarajan (2017). A tiny police wing is trying to bring back the thousands of idols stolen from Tamil Nadu. Scroll. 30 July.

Air India set to take legal action over missing paintings

(India)

Mahender Singh Manral (2017). Air India set to take legal action over missing paintings. The Indian Express. 30 July.

Police arrest 5 in $20 million black market antiquities, tax fraud sting

(Israel)

Daniel K. Eisenbud (2017). Police arrest 5 in $20 million black market antiquities, tax fraud sting. The Jerusalem Post. 30 July.

'Granny is very upset' - have you seen this missing much-loved Electric Picnic house?

(Ireland)

Irish Independent (2017). 'Granny is very upset' - have you seen this missing much-loved Electric Picnic house?. Irish Independent. 29 July.

Totem pole statuette stolen from shop

(Canada)

Nanaimo News Bulletin (2017). Totem pole statuette stolen from shop. Nanaimo News Bulletin. 29 July.

Solid-gold replica of lunar module stolen from Neil Armstrong museum in Ohio

(United States of America)

Associated Press (2017). Solid-gold replica of lunar module stolen from Neil Armstrong museum in Ohio. Los Angeles Times. 29 July.

Duterte halts hunt for $10bn Marcos hoard

(Philippines)

Richard Lloyd Parry (2017). Duterte halts hunt for $10bn Marcos hoard. The Times. 28 July.

10 of L.A.'s Most Fascinating Art Crimes

(United States of America)

Liz Ohanesian (2017). 10 of L.A.'s Most Fascinating Art Crimes. LA Weekly. 28 July.

Bombay HC quashes lower court order to release passport of antiques 'smuggler'

(India)

Express News Service (2017). Bombay HC quashes lower court order to release passport of antiques 'smuggler'. The Indian Express. 28 July.

Stolen Sword Recovered in London Auction House

(United Kingdom)

Art Recovery International (2017). Stolen Sword Recovered in London Auction House. Claims Journal. 28 July.

Stolen £3.3m solid gold Queen Elizabeth II coin 'found melted down' after 'Lebanese mafia' arrests

(Germany; Lebanon)

Rachel Bishop (2017). Stolen £3.3m solid gold Queen Elizabeth II coin 'found melted down' after 'Lebanese mafia' arrests. The Mirror. 28 July.

Stained-glass medallion stolen from North Branch cemetery

(United States of America)

Matthew Davis (2017). Stained-glass medallion stolen from North Branch cemetery. The Catholic Spirit. 28 July.

Lygia Pape's Daughter Sues Electronics Giant LG for Copyright Infringement

(United States of America; Brazil)

Benjamin Sutton (2017). Lygia Pape's Daughter Sues Electronics Giant LG for Copyright Infringement. Hyperallergic. 27 July.

Egypt foils attempt to smuggle collection of coins from different eras

(Egypt; United Arab Emirates)

Nevine El-Aref (2017). Egypt foils attempt to smuggle collection of coins from different eras. Ahram Online. 27 July.

Christie's Must Reveal 5,000-Year-Old Idol's Secret Bidder to Turkey

(United States of America)

Adam Klasfeld (2017). Christie's Must Reveal 5,000-Year-Old Idol's Secret Bidder to Turkey. Courthouse News Service. 27 July.

New charge added in theft of nautical items

(United States of America)

Haven Orecchio–Egresitz (2017). New charge added in theft of nautical items. Cape Cod Times. 27 July.

Cartier diamond ring worth £750,000 lost by British Museum

(United Kingdom)

Sarah Marsh (2017). Cartier diamond ring worth £750,000 lost by British Museum. The Guardian. 27 July.

Spanish Billionaire Jaime Botín Faces Prison for Allegedly Trying to Smuggle a Picasso on His Yacht

(Spain)

Lorena Muñoz-Alonso (2017). Spanish Billionaire Jaime Botín Faces Prison for Allegedly Trying to Smuggle a Picasso on His Yacht. ArtNet News. 26 July.

The sorry state of a multimillion-dollar art collection reveals deeper troubles at India's national airline

(India)

Shashank Bengali, M.N. Parth (2017). The sorry state of a multimillion-dollar art collection reveals deeper troubles at India's national airline. Los Angeles Times. 26 July.

Kylie Jenner is being sued by an artist for her lip drips — again

(United States of America)

Alle Connell (2017). Kylie Jenner is being sued by an artist for her lip drips — again. Revelist. 26 July.

El alemán que descubrió San Agustín y se robó 21 estatuas

(Colombia; Germany)

Vicente Silva Vargas (2017). El alemán que descubrió San Agustín y se robó 21 estatuas. Laboyanos. 26 July.

Manhattan Antique Dealers Plead Guilty to Selling Illegal Elephant Ivory

(United States of America)

Luis Ferré-Sadurní (2017). Manhattan Antique Dealers Plead Guilty to Selling Illegal Elephant Ivory. The New York Times. 26 July.

PH demands return of Balangiga bells seized by U.S.

(Philippines; United States of America)

Elmor P. Santos (2017). PH demands return of Balangiga bells seized by U.S.. CNN. 26 July.

Cospicua parish church gets security alarms

(Malta)

Ivan Martin (2017). Cospicua parish church gets security alarms. Times of Malta. 26 July.

Life-size horse statue of Kentucky Derby winner pilfered from New Albany busines

(United States of America)

Danielle Grady (2017). Life-size horse statue of Kentucky Derby winner pilfered from New Albany busines. News and Tribune. 25 July.

The Indiana Jones of the art world may solve history's biggest art heist

(United States of America; Ireland)

T.J. Raphael (2017). The Indiana Jones of the art world may solve history's biggest art heist. PRI. 25 July.

Police foil attempt to steal goddess Isis statue in Nubia Museum

(Egypt)

Egypt Independent (2017). Police foil attempt to steal goddess Isis statue in Nubia Museum. Egypt Independent. 24 July.

Art thief caught with 'Aladdin's cave' of stolen goods after 20-year spree

(France)

Rory Mulholland (2017). Art thief caught with 'Aladdin's cave' of stolen goods after 20-year spree. The Telegraph. 24 July.

2.6-million-year-old 'priceless' fossil on sale for just Rs 4500

(India)

Sidhrth Banerjee (2017). 2.6-million-year-old 'priceless' fossil on sale for just Rs 4500. The Times of India. 24 July.

Machu Picchu and Hiram Bingham: A Story of Imperialist Plunder

(Peru)

Jordan Florit (2017). Machu Picchu and Hiram Bingham: A Story of Imperialist Plunder. Telesur. 23 July.

Idol smuggling theft of nat'l treasure: HC

(India)

TNN (2017). Idol smuggling theft of nat'l treasure: HC. The Times of India. 22 July.

IG Manickavel to handle idol theft cases

(India)

The Hindu (2017). IG Manickavel to handle idol theft cases. The Hindu. 22 July.

Set up camp for idol theft cases in a week: Madras High Court

(India)

Express News Service (2017). Set up camp for idol theft cases in a week: Madras High Court. The New Indian Express. 22 July.

Do the laws on counterfeit Native art go far enough?

(United States of America)

Frances Madeson (2017). Do the laws on counterfeit Native art go far enough?. High Country News. 21 July.

Air India loot: Jatin Das' missing painting miraculously resurfaces

(India)

Poulomi Saha (2017). Air India loot: Jatin Das' missing painting miraculously resurfaces. India Today. 21 July.

Kapoor produced before court

(India)

The Hindu (2017). Kapoor produced before court. The Hindu. 21 July.

HC dismisses antique dealer Kapoor's bail plea

(India)

Press Trust of India (2017). HC dismisses antique dealer Kapoor's bail plea. Press Trust of India. 21 July.

Plea Deal Reached In Greenwich Art Theft Case Worth $600,000

(United States of America)

Alfred Branch (2017). Plea Deal Reached In Greenwich Art Theft Case Worth $600,000. Patch. 21 July.

Luxury lost and found: The international service aiding the war on watch theft

(United Kingdom)

Ken Kessler (2017). Luxury lost and found: The international service aiding the war on watch theft. CNN. 21 July.

Jatin Das painting 'stolen' by former ED couriered to Air India

(India)

TNN (2017). Jatin Das painting 'stolen' by former ED couriered to Air India. The Times of India. 21 July.

HC denies advance bail to suspected idol smuggler

(India)

The Hindu (2017). HC denies advance bail to suspected idol smuggler. The Hindu. 21 July.

Did an Israeli student steal Auschwitz artifacts for an art exhibit?

(Israel; Poland)

Samantha Schmidt (2017). Did an Israeli student steal Auschwitz artifacts for an art exhibit?. The Washington Post. 20 July.

Recovered Stolen Painting Now on Display at SAMFA

(United States of America)

J.J. Maldonado (2017). Recovered Stolen Painting Now on Display at SAMFA. Fox. 20 July.

Artists elated to recover flame-shooting sculptures stolen after Calgary Stampede

(Canada)

Robson Fletcher (2017). Artists elated to recover flame-shooting sculptures stolen after Calgary Stampede. CBC. 20 July.

The Rare-Book Thief Who Looted College Libraries in the '80s

(United States of America)

Susan Falciani (2017). The Rare-Book Thief Who Looted College Libraries in the '80s. Atlas Obscura. 20 July.

Roban cinco campanas de las iglesias de Zuazo de Kuartango y Morillas

(Spain)

Five bells from churches in Zuazo, Kuratango, and Morillas stolen

Ignacio Gatón (2017). Roban cinco campanas de las iglesias de Zuazo de Kuartango y Morillas. Gasteiz Hoy. 20 July.

O.J. Simpson bust mystery: Looking back at heist from Pro Football Hall of Fame

(United States of America)

Roosevelt Leftwich (2017). O.J. Simpson bust mystery: Looking back at heist from Pro Football Hall of Fame. Fox. 20 July.

Street artist Moonie's dismay as Mr Bean stolen from dinosaur-themed doorway exhibit in Little Germany

(United Kingdom)

Claire Wilde (2017). Street artist Moonie's dismay as Mr Bean stolen from dinosaur-themed doorway exhibit in Little Germany. Bradford Telegraph and Argus. 20 July.

Man accused of trying to sell stolen Gardner art indicted

(United States of America)

Joe Dwinell, O'Ryan Johnson (2017). Man accused of trying to sell stolen Gardner art indicted. Boston Herald. 20 July.

Former volunteer admits theft from History Museum collection

(United States of America)

Phil Fairbanks (2017). Former volunteer admits theft from History Museum collection. Buffalo News. 20 July.

New EU Proposal Aims to Halt the Trafficking of Antiquities That Fund Terrorism

(General)

Naomi Rea (2017). New EU Proposal Aims to Halt the Trafficking of Antiquities That Fund Terrorism. ArtNet News. 20 July.

Hobby Lobby under investigation over sale of 5th‑century Bible fragment

(Egypt; United States of America)

Bel Trew (2017). Hobby Lobby under investigation over sale of 5th‑century Bible fragment. The Times. 20 July.

Spanish police recover three stolen Francis Bacon paintings

(Spain)

BBC News (2017). Spanish police recover three stolen Francis Bacon paintings. BBC News. 19 July.

Spanish police recover three stolen Francis Bacon paintings

(Spain)

Alba Asenjo (2017). Spanish police recover three stolen Francis Bacon paintings. Reuters. 19 July.

Madonna asks court to block sale of underwear, letter from Tupac, court agrees

(United States of America)

Stuff.co.nz (2017). Madonna asks court to block sale of underwear, letter from Tupac, court agrees. Stuff.co.nz. 19 July.

BYU professor baffled by anonymous archeologists' accusations

(United States of America)

Tad Walch (2017). BYU professor baffled by anonymous archeologists' accusations. Deseret News. 19 July.

Precious relics of Texas history stolen from Heritage Museum

(United States of America)

Natasha Barrett (2017). Precious relics of Texas history stolen from Heritage Museum. ABC United States. 19 July.

Israeli College to Allow Auschwitz Exhibit After Assurances Artifacts Not Stolen

(Poland; Israel)

Naama Riba (2017). Israeli College to Allow Auschwitz Exhibit After Assurances Artifacts Not Stolen. Haaretz. 19 July.

Motion to dismiss denied in copyright suit against Richard Prince and Gagosian

(United States of America)

Laura Gilbert (2017). Motion to dismiss denied in copyright suit against Richard Prince and Gagosian. The Art Newspaper. 19 July.

Israeli student admits stealing items from Auschwitz for art project

(Poland; Israel)

Peter Beaumont (2017). Israeli student admits stealing items from Auschwitz for art project. The Guardian. 19 July.

California wine county Judge resigns following theft of art deco cardholders

(United States of America)

Anne Cox (2017). California wine county Judge resigns following theft of art deco cardholders. Blasting News. 19 July.

Artist unexpectedly reunited with stolen painting after more than 20 years

(United Kingdom)

Daniel Angelini (2017). Artist unexpectedly reunited with stolen painting after more than 20 years. Swindon Advertiser. 18 July.

Thief steals 6m-long sculpture from Kensington home before driving away with it on the roof of his car

(Australia)

Mitch Mott (2017). Thief steals 6m-long sculpture from Kensington home before driving away with it on the roof of his car. The Advertiser. 18 July.

Ni'ihau Lei Stolen from Maui Hands

(United States of America)

Debra Lordan (2017). Ni'ihau Lei Stolen from Maui Hands. Maui Now. 18 July.

Ancient Sebastapolis faces illegal excavations

(Turkey)

Anadolu Agency (2017). Ancient Sebastapolis faces illegal excavations. Daily Sabah. 18 July.

'Masterpiece' Cheddars Stolen from English Cheese Competition

(United Kingdom)

Mike Pomranz (2017). 'Masterpiece' Cheddars Stolen from English Cheese Competition. Food & Wine. 18 July.

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.

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.

British Museum helps return stolen artefact to Uzbekistan

(Uzbekistan)

Dalya Alberge (2017). British Museum helps return stolen artefact to Uzbekistan. The Guardian. 17 July.

Historical artifacts stolen from Sugar Pine Railroad, deputies say

(United States of America)

Paige McIntyre (2017). Historical artifacts stolen from Sugar Pine Railroad, deputies say. KMPH. 16 July.

Morocco: Stolen, damaged €6 million Guercino painting returned to Italy

(Morocco; Italy)

Africa Times (2017). Morocco: Stolen, damaged €6 million Guercino painting returned to Italy. Africa Times. 16 July.

Palestinian caught trying to smuggle rare, ancient coins from Gaza

(Palestine; Israel; Egypt)

The Times of Israel (2017). Palestinian caught trying to smuggle rare, ancient coins from Gaza. The Times of Israel. 16 July.

El obispo denuncia el robo del copón de la Basílica de San Pascual en Vila-real

(Spain)

Bishop denounces the theft of ciborium from Basilica of San Pascual in Vila-real

Europa Press (2017). El obispo denuncia el robo del copón de la Basílica de San Pascual en Vila-real. Europa Press. 16 July.

Hands Off the Antiquities

(Syria)

Alex Joffe (2017). Hands Off the Antiquities. The America Interest. 15 July.

Idols worth over a lakh stolen from Iskcon temple in Greater Noida

(India)

Vinit Koneru (2017). Idols worth over a lakh stolen from Iskcon temple in Greater Noida. Hindustan Times. 15 July.

Tomb Robbing, Perilous but Alluring, Makes Comeback in China

(China)

Amy Qin (2017). Tomb Robbing, Perilous but Alluring, Makes Comeback in China. The New York Times. 15 July.

Chinese villagers demand identity of stolen mummy Buddha's new holder

(China; Netherlands)

Xinhua (2017). Chinese villagers demand identity of stolen mummy Buddha's new holder. Xinhua. 15 July.

Palmyra artifacts recovered by Syrian Army

(Syria)

Leith Fadel (2017). Palmyra artifacts recovered by Syrian Army. AMN News. 14 July.

Bulmers cider family art robbery: Twelve men charged

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2017). Bulmers cider family art robbery: Twelve men charged. BBC News. 14 July.

Dispelling the Myths Around the Hobby Lobby Antiquities Case

(United States of America; Iraq; United Arab Emirates; Israel)

Michael Press (2017). Dispelling the Myths Around the Hobby Lobby Antiquities Case. Hyperallergic. 14 July.

Art dealer faces jail over fraud case involving work by Rolling Stones' Keith Richards

(United Kingdom)

Phil Norris (2017). Art dealer faces jail over fraud case involving work by Rolling Stones' Keith Richards. Gloucestershire Live. 14 July.

Second 'Quackers' duck stolen from Fountain Park

(United States of America)

The Fountain Hills Times (2017). Second 'Quackers' duck stolen from Fountain Park. The Fountain Hills Times. 14 July.

Belgium is the "weak link" in the fight against trafficking in cultural property

(Belgium)

Oscar Schneider (2017). Belgium is the "weak link" in the fight against trafficking in cultural property. The Brussels Times. 14 July.

China villagers launch Dutch court bid to retrieve mummy

(China; Netherlands)

BBC News (2017). China villagers launch Dutch court bid to retrieve mummy. BBC News. 14 July.

Twelve charged after paintings stolen in aggravated burglary

(United Kingdom)

Avon and Somerset Constabulary (2017). Twelve charged after paintings stolen in aggravated burglary. Avon and Somerset Constabulary. 14 July.

Historic Scott Plantation Settlement Burglarized

(United States of America)

Ellen Lampe (2017). Historic Scott Plantation Settlement Burglarized. Arkansas Matters. 13 July.

Missouri art museum increases security after Warhol theft

(United States of America)

Lauren Barnas (2017). Missouri art museum increases security after Warhol theft. Missourinet. 13 July.

Robo de las campanas en la antigua iglesia de Abades

(Spain)

Bells stolen from the ancient church of Abades

La Voz de Galicia (2017). Robo de las campanas en la antigua iglesia de Abades. La Voz de Galicia. 13 July.

Why archaeological antiquities should not be sold on the open market, full stop

(General)

Alice Stevenson (2017). Why archaeological antiquities should not be sold on the open market, full stop. The Conversation. 13 July.

Chinese villagers to claim back stolen mummy Buddha in Dutch court

(China; Netherlands)

Liping Gu (2017). Chinese villagers to claim back stolen mummy Buddha in Dutch court. ECNS. 13 July.

The story of paintings going missing is hardly new

(India)

Alka Raghuvanshi (2017). The story of paintings going missing is hardly new. The Asian Age. 13 July.

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.

Germany makes arrests over theft of giant solid-gold coin

(Germany)

BBC News (2017). Germany makes arrests over theft of giant solid-gold coin. BBC News. 12 July.

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.

Statues worth £11,000 stolen from Hungerford art gallery

(United Kingdom)

Chris Ord (2017). Statues worth £11,000 stolen from Hungerford art gallery. Newbury Today. 12 July.

Roban el campanil de la ermita Nuestra Señora de los Remedios de Villallano

(Spain)

Campanile of the chapel of Nuestra Señora de los Remedios in Villallano robbed

SE12 (2017). Roban el campanil de la ermita Nuestra Señora de los Remedios de Villallano. SE12. 12 July.

Investigator 'convinced' $580M of stolen art from Boston museum is hidden in Ireland

(United States of America; Ireland)

Cristina Corbin (2017). Investigator 'convinced' $580M of stolen art from Boston museum is hidden in Ireland. Fox News. 12 July.

Four Are Arrested in Theft of Giant Gold Coin From Berlin Museum

(Germany)

David Shimer (2017). Four Are Arrested in Theft of Giant Gold Coin From Berlin Museum. The New York Times. 12 July.

Native American Artists to Lawmakers: Clamp Down on Counterfeiters

(United States of America; Germany)

Cecily Hilleary (2017). Native American Artists to Lawmakers: Clamp Down on Counterfeiters. Voice of America. 12 July.

Galeón San José: Galleons of gold

(Colombia; Spain)

Oli Pritchard (2017). Galeón San José: Galleons of gold. The Bogota Post. 12 July.

Hobby Lobby exposes UAE-Israel antiquities trade

(United States of America; Iraq; Israel; United Arab Emirates)

Creede Newton (2017). Hobby Lobby exposes UAE-Israel antiquities trade. Al Jazeera. 12 July.

'Livid' Graffiti Artists Sue Fashion Label Vince Camuto for Using Their Artwork in Ads

(United States of America)

Eileen Kinsella (2017). 'Livid' Graffiti Artists Sue Fashion Label Vince Camuto for Using Their Artwork in Ads. ArtNet News. 11 July.

They stole the chicken noodle soup can art from museum – but left the pepper pot

(United States of America)

Amy Renee Leiker (2017). They stole the chicken noodle soup can art from museum – but left the pepper pot. The Wichita Eagle. 11 July.

Gundam statue heads stolen from Shanghai convention found for sale online

(Singapore)

Yahoo News (2017). Gundam statue heads stolen from Shanghai convention found for sale online. Yahoo News. 11 July.

Dutch court to hear Buddha relic case

(China; Netherlands)

Caiyu Liu (2017). Dutch court to hear Buddha relic case. Global Times. 11 July.

Big cases yet to be cracked

(India)

The Hindu (2017). Big cases yet to be cracked. The Hindu. 11 July.

Idols worth crores yet to be recovered from abroad

(India; Nepal; Hong Kong; Singapore)

R. Sivaraman (2017). Idols worth crores yet to be recovered from abroad. The Hindu. 11 July.

Buddha stolen ahead of 'Dalai Lama's visit'

(Botswana)

Boboki Kayawe (2017). Buddha stolen ahead of 'Dalai Lama's visit'. Mmegi Online. 11 July.

Edmonton artist turns to public for help after carload of paintings stolen

(Canada)

Jonny Wakefield (2017). Edmonton artist turns to public for help after carload of paintings stolen. Edmonton Journal. 11 July.

Bermondsey coffee shop owner's plea to find antique photograph of relative stolen during break-in

(United Kingdom)

Chiara Giordano (2017). Bermondsey coffee shop owner's plea to find antique photograph of relative stolen during break-in. Southwark News. 11 July.

'You Directly Copied the Series': Brad Troemel Accuses Fashion Designer of Ripping Off His Grid Work for Ready-to-Wear Collection

(United States of America; Russia)

Nate Freeman (2017). 'You Directly Copied the Series': Brad Troemel Accuses Fashion Designer of Ripping Off His Grid Work for Ready-to-Wear Collection. ArtNews. 10 July.

Pakistan yet to bring back stolen Buddha artefact from US

(Pakistan; United States of America)

Jamal Shahid (2017). Pakistan yet to bring back stolen Buddha artefact from US. Dawn. 10 July.

Idol theft: DSP seeks advance bail

(India)

The Hindu (2017). Idol theft: DSP seeks advance bail. The Hindu. 10 July.

Georgia man pleads guilty to grand theft of Star Wars collectibles

(United States of America)

Napa Valley Register (2017). Georgia man pleads guilty to grand theft of Star Wars collectibles. Napa Valley Register. 10 July.

Robó reliquias de una iglesia valuadas en 15 mil dólares: fue detenido

(Argentina; Uruguay)

Relics from a church valued at 15,000 dollars stolen: arrest made.

Minuto Uno (2017). Robó reliquias de una iglesia valuadas en 15 mil dólares: fue detenido. Minuto Uno. 9 July.

Hobby Lobby emboldens a black market that robs countries of their heritage — and lets the violent profit

(United States of America; Iraq; Israel; United Arab Emirates)

The Washington Post (2017). Hobby Lobby emboldens a black market that robs countries of their heritage — and lets the violent profit. The Washington Post. 9 July.

21 places of worship burgled in four years

(India)

Saurabh Prashar (2017). 21 places of worship burgled in four years. The Indian Express. 9 July.

Have You Seen Washington, D.C.'s Missing Liberty Bell?

(United States of America)

Allison McNearney (2017). Have You Seen Washington, D.C.'s Missing Liberty Bell?. The Daily Beast. 9 July.

Palermo: robó reliquias en una iglesia y fue detenido

(Argentina; Uruguay)

Diario Popular (2017). Palermo: robó reliquias en una iglesia y fue detenido. Diario Popular. 9 July.

Group of ministers to decide fate of Air India's huge art collection

(India)

Press Trust of India (2017). Group of ministers to decide fate of Air India's huge art collection. The Economic Times. 9 July.

'Harder slap than usual': Punishment for importing stolen artifacts isn't severe enough, experts say

(United States of America; Iraq)

Steven D'Souza (2017). 'Harder slap than usual': Punishment for importing stolen artifacts isn't severe enough, experts say. CBC. 9 July.

Sex, lies – and a stolen Stradivarius

(General)

Mary Wakefield (2017). Sex, lies – and a stolen Stradivarius. The Spectator. 8 July.

Thieves Abscond With $3.9 Million in Jewelry From London's Masterpiece Art Fair

(United Kingdom)

Henri Neuendorf (2017). Thieves Abscond With $3.9 Million in Jewelry From London's Masterpiece Art Fair. ArtNet News. 7 July.

Valuable Colin John McCahon painting stolen in Sydney

(Australia)

BBC News (2017). Valuable Colin John McCahon painting stolen in Sydney. BBC News. 7 July.

The Scandal Over Hobby Lobby's Purchase of 5,500 Smuggled Artifacts, Explained

(United States of America; Iraq)

Isaac Kaplan (2017). The Scandal Over Hobby Lobby's Purchase of 5,500 Smuggled Artifacts, Explained. Artsy. 7 July.

Minister calls Ohio university to return missing artifacts

(Turkey; United States of America)

Daily Sabah (2017). Minister calls Ohio university to return missing artifacts. Daily Sabah. 7 July.

Air India loot: Total value of missing paintings could go over Rs 750 crore

(India)

Dianne A Nongrum (2017). Air India loot: Total value of missing paintings could go over Rs 750 crore. India Today. 7 July.

Rag picker held in Kukatpally for temple thefts

(India)

Telangana Today (2017). Rag picker held in Kukatpally for temple thefts. Telangana Today. 6 July.

Temple sculptures moved to prevent theft

(Cambodia)

Mom Kunthear (2017). Temple sculptures moved to prevent theft. Khmer Times. 6 July.

Hobby Lobby's $3 million smuggling case casts a cloud over the Museum of the Bible

(United States of America; Iraq)

Julie Zauzmer, Sarah Pulliam Bailey (2017). Hobby Lobby's $3 million smuggling case casts a cloud over the Museum of the Bible. The Washington Post. 6 July.

Hobby Lobby Busted for Illegally Importing Thousands of Iraqi Antiquities

(United States of America; Iraq)

Claire Voon (2017). Hobby Lobby Busted for Illegally Importing Thousands of Iraqi Antiquities. Hyperallergic. 6 July.

Hobby Lobby ignored 'red flags' about stolen Iraqi artifacts

(United States of America; Iraq)

Sarah Birnbaum (2017). Hobby Lobby ignored 'red flags' about stolen Iraqi artifacts. PRI. 6 July.

Hobby Lobby's Black-Market Buys Did Real Damage

(United States of America; Iraq)

Candida Moss, Joel Baden (2017). Hobby Lobby's Black-Market Buys Did Real Damage. The New York Times. 6 July.

Roban imagen del Niño San Salvador de Capachica

(Peru)

Statue of the Niño San Salvador stolen from Capachica

Juan Guillermo Mamani (2017). Roban imagen del Niño San Salvador de Capachica. Correo. 6 July.

Norway returns stolen antique Buddha sculpture to Myanmar

(Myanmar; Norway)

WQOW (2017). Norway returns stolen antique Buddha sculpture to Myanmar. WQOQ. 6 July.

Robaron relicario de la Virgen de Belén en Aragua

(Venezuela)

Reliquary of the Virgen de Belén stolen in Aragua

La Patilla (2017). Robaron relicario de la Virgen de Belén en Aragua. La Patilla. 5 July.

First Nations heirlooms stolen from Vancouver Island family recovered

(Canada)

Alexa Huffman (2017). First Nations heirlooms stolen from Vancouver Island family recovered. CHEK. 5 July.

For lifting Buddhist temple statues, she gets no added jail time

(United States of America)

Ken Stone (2017). For lifting Buddhist temple statues, she gets no added jail time. My News LA. 5 July.

Hallaron un documento de Sarmiento gobernador y la Casa Natal quiere conservarlo

(Argentina)

Document of of Sarmiento governer found and the Casa Natal wants to keep it.

Diario La Provincia (2017). Hallaron un documento de Sarmiento gobernador y la Casa Natal quiere conservarlo. Diario La Provincia. 5 July.

Police appeal after art deco lamps worth £11,000 stolen from school

(United Kingdom)

Louise Elliott (2017). Police appeal after art deco lamps worth £11,000 stolen from school. The Sentinel. 5 July.

Paintings from Rs 200-crore collection go missing from Air India's Mumbai headquarters

(India)

Rahul Shrivastava (2017). Paintings from Rs 200-crore collection go missing from Air India's Mumbai headquarters. India Today. 5 July.

Hobby Lobby Agrees to Forfeit 5,500 Artifacts Smuggled Out of Iraq

(United States of America; Iraq)

Alan Feuer (2017). Hobby Lobby Agrees to Forfeit 5,500 Artifacts Smuggled Out of Iraq. The New York Times. 5 July.

Chinese Jade vessels, stolen by prolific thieves in 2005, recovered and sold at auction for 10 times their estimate

(United Kingdom)

Art Daily (2017). Chinese Jade vessels, stolen by prolific thieves in 2005, recovered and sold at auction for 10 times their estimate. Art Daily. 5 July.

Feather thief behind bars after CHF6 million museum raids

(Switzerland; Germany; Austria)

SwissInfo (2017). Feather thief behind bars after CHF6 million museum raids. SwissInfo. 5 July.

Rubato un quadro nel Museo Ferrucciano

(Italy)

Painting stolen from the Ferrucciano museum

Il Tirreno (2017). Rubato un quadro nel Museo Ferrucciano. Il Tirreno. 4 July.

Whale graffiti artist also stole coccyx from Natural History Museum

(United Kingdom)

David Sanderson (2017). Whale graffiti artist also stole coccyx from Natural History Museum. The Times. 4 July.

Descendants of conquerors to return artifacts stolen during Anglo-Burmese War

(Myanmar; New Zealand)

Coconuts Yangon (2017). Descendants of conquerors to return artifacts stolen during Anglo-Burmese War. Coconuts Yangon. 4 July.

«Corrimos la voz de que si aparecía el Códice Calixtino dejaríamos la investigación»

(Spain)

"We worked with the understanding that if the Codex Calixtinus appeared, we'd close the investigation"

La Voz de Galicia (2017). «Corrimos la voz de que si aparecía el Códice Calixtino dejaríamos la investigación». La Voz de Galicia. 4 July.

Two arrested in emerald lingam theft

(India)

TNN (2017). Two arrested in emerald lingam theft. The Times of India. 4 July.

Roban campana de bronce de histórica iglesia de Santiago de Chuco

(Peru)

Bronze bell stolen from the historic church of Santiago de Chuco

RPP (2017). Roban campana de bronce de histórica iglesia de Santiago de Chuco. RPP. 3 July.

Another lobster statue stolen

(United States of America)

Emily Clark (2017). Another lobster statue stolen. Wicked Local. 3 July.

Eight gems missing from Padmanabha idol

(India)

Krishnadas Rajagopal (2017). Eight gems missing from Padmanabha idol. The Hindu. 3 July.

Court allows US citizen, alleged to be antique smuggler, to travel abroad

(India)

Sadaf Modak (2017). Court allows US citizen, alleged to be antique smuggler, to travel abroad. The Indian Express. 3 July.

La Libertad: Roban campana de Iglesia de Angasmarca

(Peru)

La Libertad: Bell from the church of Angasmarca stolen

Correo (2017). La Libertad: Roban campana de Iglesia de Angasmarca. Correo. 2 July.

Looters strip Greek mountains of wild tea, rare plants

(Greece; Albania)

Associated Press (2017). Looters strip Greek mountains of wild tea, rare plants. The Daily Mail. 2 July.

Indomitable champion of Cyprus' cultural heritage

(Cyprus)

Marina Christofides (2017). Indomitable champion of Cyprus' cultural heritage. Cyprus Mail. 2 July.

Venezolanos son acusados del robo de una iglesia en Cúcuta

(Venezuela)

Venezuelans accused of stealing from a Cúcuta church

Caracol Radio (2017). Venezolanos son acusados del robo de una iglesia en Cúcuta. Caracol Radio. 2 July.

In Lagos, lost treasures brings hope in artefacts repatriation

(Nigeria)

Tajudeen Sowole (2017). In Lagos, lost treasures brings hope in artefacts repatriation. The Guardian. 2 July.

Man wanted in several robbery cases nabbed

(India)

The Hindu (2017). Man wanted in several robbery cases nabbed. The Hindu. 2 July.

DSP wanted in multi-crore idol theft suspended

(India)

The Hindu (2017). DSP wanted in multi-crore idol theft suspended. The Hindu. 1 July.

Syrian authorities seize four funeral busts in ISIS former centers in Palmyra

(Syria)

SANA (2017). Syrian authorities seize four funeral busts in ISIS former centers in Palmyra. ABNA. 1 July.

Medication dating back to the 1800s stolen in Homer

(United States of America)

Aaron Bolton (2017). Medication dating back to the 1800s stolen in Homer. KBBI. 30 June.

Venezuela: Looters Destroy Altar, Steal Communion Artifacts

(Venezuela)

TruNews (2017). Venezuela: Looters Destroy Altar, Steal Communion Artifacts. TruNews. 30 June.

FBI helps NI family recover stolen William Conor art

(United Kingdom; United States of America)

Tori Watson (2017). FBI helps NI family recover stolen William Conor art. BBC News. 30 June.

हनुमान मंदिर से नगी और मुकुट चोरी

(India)

Nuni And Crown Theft From Hanuman Temple

Amar Ujala (2017). हनुमान मंदिर से नगी और मुकुट चोरी. Amar Ujala. 30 June.

Idol theft by police: Madras HC asks IG why erring officials are not arrested

(India)

A. Subramani (2017). Idol theft by police: Madras HC asks IG why erring officials are not arrested. The Times of India. 30 June.

Why idol wing personnel who sold antiques are not arrested, asks High Court

(India)

TNN (2017). Why idol wing personnel who sold antiques are not arrested, asks High Court. The Times of India. 30 June.

Irish republicans thought to be hiding $500 million worth of stolen American paintings in Ireland

(United States of America; Ireland)

James Wilson (2017). Irish republicans thought to be hiding $500 million worth of stolen American paintings in Ireland. Irish Central. 29 June.

Idol theft: DSP on the run

(India)

R. Sivaraman (2017). Idol theft: DSP on the run. The Hindu. 29 June.

SI arrested for idol theft, HC calls for case records

(India)

TNN (2017). SI arrested for idol theft, HC calls for case records. The Times of India. 28 June.

Illicit antiquities trade threatening cultural heritage

(General)

Stephen Quillen (2017). Illicit antiquities trade threatening cultural heritage. Middle East Online. 28 June.

Hyderabad: Unidentified persons steal idol from temple

(India)

Telangana Today (2017). Hyderabad: Unidentified persons steal idol from temple. Telangana Today. 27 June.

Roban dos campanas de 200 kg en Labeaga (Navarra)

(Spain)

Two bells weighing 200g stolen in Labeaga (Navarra)

EITB (2017). Roban dos campanas de 200 kg en Labeaga (Navarra). EITB. 27 June.

Fate Of Stolen Clock Still A Mystery, M.S. Rau Offers $25,000 Reward

(United States of America)

Antiques and the Arts Weekly (2017). Fate Of Stolen Clock Still A Mystery, M.S. Rau Offers $25,000 Reward. Antiques and the Arts Weekly. 27 June.

Portion of Seminole girl statue stolen in Fort Lauderdale

(United States of America)

Amanda Batchelor (2017). Portion of Seminole girl statue stolen in Fort Lauderdale. Local10. 27 June.

Why Isn't Anyone Talking About This $30 Million Italian Art Heist?

(Italy)

Anthony Amore (2017). Why Isn't Anyone Talking About This $30 Million Italian Art Heist?. Observer. 27 June.

Painting stolen decade ago from Belfast family's home is discovered in Chicago

(United Kingdom)

Adrian Rutherford (2017). Painting stolen decade ago from Belfast family's home is discovered in Chicago. Belfast Telegraph. 27 June.

Bi-partisan legislation introduced to safeguard tribal items

(United States of America)

Navajo-Hopi Observer (2017). Bi-partisan legislation introduced to safeguard tribal items. Navajo-Hopi Observer. 27 June.

Stolen Antique Shop Sign Returned to Owner

(Thailand)

Teeranai Charuvastra (2017). Stolen Antique Shop Sign Returned to Owner. Khaosod English. 27 June.

El estadounidense que saqueó Chichén Itzá

(Mexico)

The American that looted Chichén Itzá

Laura Islas (2017). El estadounidense que saqueó Chichén Itzá. El Universal. 26 June.

Two rob gold jewellery from temple

(India)

The Hindu (2017). Two rob gold jewellery from temple. The Hindu. 26 June.

Tamil Nadu: Siva lingam worth Rs 2 crore stolen from Swayambulingeswara temple

(India)

Pooja Darade (2017). Tamil Nadu: Siva lingam worth Rs 2 crore stolen from Swayambulingeswara temple. India. 26 June.

Caretaker Gets Prison Term for Stealing Fine Art From Client

(United States of America)

Associated Press (2017). Caretaker Gets Prison Term for Stealing Fine Art From Client. U.S. News. 26 June.

The many headless Buddha

(Afghanistan)

Emran Feroz (2017). The many headless Buddha. Qantera. 26 June.

Gold-covered mast of Kerala's Sabarimala temple found damaged; 3 held

(India)

Press Trust of India (2017). Gold-covered mast of Kerala's Sabarimala temple found damaged; 3 held. The Indian Express. 25 June.

International Art Market Helps Finance Terrorism, Experts Tell Congress

(United States of America)

Leo Doran (2017). International Art Market Helps Finance Terrorism, Experts Tell Congress. Inside Sources. 24 June.

Fine Arts officials take artefacts for safekeeping after fabrics stolen

(Thailand)

The Nation (2017). Fine Arts officials take artefacts for safekeeping after fabrics stolen. The Nation. 23 June.

Stolen Buddhist painting exhibited to public after discovery in U.S.

(South Korea; United States of America)

Yonhap News Agency (2017). Stolen Buddhist painting exhibited to public after discovery in U.S.. Yonhap News Agency. 23 June.

King Taksin concubine's artefacts missing from temple where novice's body found

(Thailand)

Chularat Saengpassa (2017). King Taksin concubine's artefacts missing from temple where novice's body found. The Nation. 23 June.

Severed toe used in famous Yukon cocktail returned with an apology

(Canada)

The Canadian Press (2017). Severed toe used in famous Yukon cocktail returned with an apology. CTV. 23 June.

ASI to send Australia gallery details of 4 stolen TN idols

(India)

Yogesh Kabirdoss (2017). ASI to send Australia gallery details of 4 stolen TN idols. The Times of India. 23 June.

Smugglers caught with 2,500-year-old artifacts from Turkey's Knidos

(Turkey)

Daily Sabah (2017). Smugglers caught with 2,500-year-old artifacts from Turkey's Knidos. Daily Sabah. 22 June.

Two of eight-man gang held, idols recovered

(India)

The Hindu (2017). Two of eight-man gang held, idols recovered. The Hindu. 22 June.

Museum theft reward doubled

(United States of America)

Bruce A. Scruton (2017). Museum theft reward doubled. New Jersey Herald. 22 June.

$18,000 painting stolen from downtown Montreal art gallery

(Canada)

Montreal Gazette (2017). $18,000 painting stolen from downtown Montreal art gallery. Montreal Gazette. 21 June.

Avocado theft has long been a problem in Ventura County

(United States of America)

John Scheibe (2017). Avocado theft has long been a problem in Ventura County. Ventura County Start. 21 June.

Pendleton police recover load of missing Indian regalia

(United States of America)

Phil Wright (2017). Pendleton police recover load of missing Indian regalia. East Oregonian. 21 June.

Turkish Hercules on display in Geneva

(Turkey; Switzerland)

Hurriyet Daily News (2017). Turkish Hercules on display in Geneva. Hurriyet Daily News. 21 June.

Smuggling of idols: Advance bail plea of Delhi-based man opposed

(India)

TNN (2017). Smuggling of idols: Advance bail plea of Delhi-based man opposed. The Times of India. 21 June.

Unos ladrones roban la reliquia del hueso de San Hipólito Mártir en una iglesia de Cocentaina

(Spain)

Thieves steal the bone reliquary of San Hipólito Mártir from a Cocentaina church

ABC Spain (2017). Unos ladrones roban la reliquia del hueso de San Hipólito Mártir en una iglesia de Cocentaina. ABC Spain. 21 June.

Man sought in theft of famous 'Sourtoe Cocktail' toe from Yukon bar

(Canada)

Maura Forrest (2017). Man sought in theft of famous 'Sourtoe Cocktail' toe from Yukon bar. National Post. 20 June.

Bronze statues among loot in Cuernavaca

(Mexico)

Mexico News Daily (2017). Bronze statues among loot in Cuernavaca. Mexico News Daily. 20 June.

Gems, minerals valued at $30,000 stolen from Franklin Mineral Museum

(United States of America)

Kathy Stevens (2017). Gems, minerals valued at $30,000 stolen from Franklin Mineral Museum. New Jersey Herald. 20 June.

Huge Collection of Nazi Artifacts Discovered Inside Secret Room in Argentina

(Argentina)

Matt Novak (2017). Huge Collection of Nazi Artifacts Discovered Inside Secret Room in Argentina. Gizmodo. 20 June.

Cracking the Biggest Art Heist in History

(United States of America)

Nina Siegal (2017). Cracking the Biggest Art Heist in History. Bloomberg. 20 June.

Nepal gets four stolen idols back from US

(Nepal; United States of America)

The Himalayan Times (2017). Nepal gets four stolen idols back from US. The Himalayan Times. 19 June.

Rare art pilfered from Paris Review soirée

(United States of America)

Ian Mohr (2017). Rare art pilfered from Paris Review soirée. Page Six. 19 June.

Stolen documents bought at yard sale returned to Jack Miner Sanctuary

(Canada)

CTV (2017). Stolen documents bought at yard sale returned to Jack Miner Sanctuary. CTV. 19 June.

Pilfered art returned to Paris Review

(United States of America)

Ian Mohr (2017). Pilfered art returned to Paris Review. Page Six. 19 June.

Roban campanas de la iglesia de La Candelaria

(Venezuela)

Bells of the church of La Candelaria stolen

Edo Lara (2017). Roban campanas de la iglesia de La Candelaria. Aporrea. 19 June.

Roban un cáliz de plata de la Iglesia Mayor de Baza

(Spain)

Silver chalice stolen from the main church of Baza

José Utrera García (2017). Roban un cáliz de plata de la Iglesia Mayor de Baza. Ideal. 18 June.

Idol theft case: Madras High Court seeks action against police officials

(India)

Deepa Biswas (2017). Idol theft case: Madras High Court seeks action against police officials. India Live Today. 18 June.

Koh-i-Noor: The History of the World's Most Infamous Diamond – review

(India; United Kingdom)

Anthony Sattin (2017). Koh-i-Noor: The History of the World's Most Infamous Diamond – review. The Guardian. 18 June.

Audit report shows 227 artefacts missing from Bahawalpur museum

(Pakistan)

Majeed Gill (2017). Audit report shows 227 artefacts missing from Bahawalpur museum. Dawn. 18 June.

484 antiques were returned to Egypt: Anany

(Egypt)

Daily News Egypt (2017). 484 antiques were returned to Egypt: Anany. Daily News Egypt. 18 June.

Religious figures returned

(Nepal)

Nepali Times (2017). Religious figures returned. Nepali Times. 18 June.

Thief arrested, stolen items recovered

(India)

Daily Excelsior (2017). Thief arrested, stolen items recovered. Daily Excelsior. 18 June.

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.

A month later, burglar caught in Ulhasnagar with jewellery stolen from Challiaha temple

(India)

Pradeep Gupta (2017). A month later, burglar caught in Ulhasnagar with jewellery stolen from Challiaha temple. The Times of India. 17 June.

Officials start fencing seized stone idols at Egmore govt museum

(India)

TNN (2017). Officials start fencing seized stone idols at Egmore govt museum. The Times of India. 17 June.

Art thief swipes $12M in paintings from Queens storage unit

(United States of America)

Catherina Gioino, Rocco Parascandola (2017). Art thief swipes $12M in paintings from Queens storage unit. Daily News. 16 June.

FG to reward whistleblowers of stolen artifacts – Minister

(Nigeria)

Nurudeen Oyewole (2017). FG to reward whistleblowers of stolen artifacts – Minister. Daily Trust. 16 June.

Son attempted to sell painting stolen from mother's Portland home to N.Y. art gallery for $60,000, feds allege

(United States of America)

Maxine Bernstein (2017). Son attempted to sell painting stolen from mother's Portland home to N.Y. art gallery for $60,000, feds allege. The Oregonian. 16 June.

Recuperan la reliquia de Don Bosco

(Italy)

"Periodista Digital" (2017). Recuperan la reliquia de Don Bosco. Periodista Digital. 16 June.

Recuperan reliquia de Don Bosco que había sido robada

(Italy)

Recovered: relic of Don Bosco that had been stolen

ACI Prensa (2017). Recuperan reliquia de Don Bosco que había sido robada. ACI Prensa. 15 June.

Historian Charged In Federal Court With Theft Of Government Records From The National Archives

(United States of America)

Southern Maryland News Net (2017). Historian Charged In Federal Court With Theft Of Government Records From The National Archives. Southern Maryland News Net. 15 June.

Man charged with WA winery painting theft

(Australia)

AAP (2017). Man charged with WA winery painting theft. AAP. 15 June.

Historical sign missing from Buffalo waterfront

(United States of America)

Jeff Preval (2017). Historical sign missing from Buffalo waterfront. WGRZ. 15 June.

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.

Sculpture Stolen From Edina Park Found In Richfield Yard

(United States of America)

CBS (2017). Sculpture Stolen From Edina Park Found In Richfield Yard. CBS. 14 June.

Native American artifacts worth thousands stolen from Durango storage

(United States of America)

Jonathan Romeo (2017). Native American artifacts worth thousands stolen from Durango storage. Durango Herald. 13 June.

Carving honouring man's late wife stolen from Burnaby home

(Canada)

CTV (2017). Carving honouring man's late wife stolen from Burnaby home. CTV. 13 June.

El Gobierno entrega siete obras del siglo XVIII a Taraco

(Bolivia)

Government returns seven work from the 18th century to Taraco

Página Siete (2017). El Gobierno entrega siete obras del siglo XVIII a Taraco. Página Siete. 13 June.

Replica of iconic car in 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang' stolen

(United States of America)

Associated Press (2017). Replica of iconic car in 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang' stolen. 570 News. 13 June.

Inside the Multi-million-dollar World of Eel Trafficking

(United States of America)

National Geographic (2017). Inside the Multi-million-dollar World of Eel Trafficking. National Geographic. 13 June.

Historian Allegedly Stole WWII Dog Tags From National Archives

(United States of America)

Tyler Waldman (2017). Historian Allegedly Stole WWII Dog Tags From National Archives. WBAL. 13 June.

Art pieces created for the Taubman, stolen and recovered in NYC

(United States of America)

Caitlin Francis (2017). Art pieces created for the Taubman, stolen and recovered in NYC. WDBJ. 13 June.

2 arrested for trying to smuggle out antique idol

(India)

Millennium Post (2017). 2 arrested for trying to smuggle out antique idol. Millennium Post. 12 June.

En Las Choapas, recuperan imagen de la virgen de la maternidad

(Mexico)

In Las Choapas, statue of the Virgin of Maternity recovered

Hernán Villarreal (2017). En Las Choapas, recuperan imagen de la virgen de la maternidad. Presencia. 12 June.

Evidence in Gardner Museum thefts that might bear DNA is missing

(United States of America)

Shelley Murphy, Stephen Kurkjian (2017). Evidence in Gardner Museum thefts that might bear DNA is missing. The Boston Globe. 12 June.

World War II Veteran Robbed Of Priceless Military Memorabilia

(United States of America)

CBS (2017). World War II Veteran Robbed Of Priceless Military Memorabilia. CBS. 12 June.

Man attempts painting theft at WA winery

(Australia)

Sky News (2017). Man attempts painting theft at WA winery. Sky News. 12 June.

Stolen tusks returned but suspected 'hermit' thief still at large

(Thailand; Myanmar)

Somjit Rungjamrasrassamee (2017). Stolen tusks returned but suspected 'hermit' thief still at large. The Nation. 12 June.

Romanian police recover Dacian and Roman coins stolen from Hunedoara fortresses

(Romania; Czech Republic)

Romania Insider (2017). Romanian police recover Dacian and Roman coins stolen from Hunedoara fortresses. Romania Insider. 12 June.

Israel Nabs 'Antiquities Pirates' at Archaeological Site

(Israel)

Daniel K. Eisenbud (2017). Israel Nabs 'Antiquities Pirates' at Archaeological Site. The Jerusalem Post. 12 June.

Miscreants target temple, flee with five crowns, donation box

(India)

The Hitavada (2017). Miscreants target temple, flee with five crowns, donation box. The Hitavada. 11 June.

'You've got to be joking': Brazen art theft in Swan Valley caught on CCTV

(Australia)

Hannah Barry (2017). 'You've got to be joking': Brazen art theft in Swan Valley caught on CCTV. WA Today. 11 June.

Police locate centuries-old carved elephant tusks stolen from Karen village

(Thailand; Myanmar)

Somjit Rungjamrasrassamee (2017). Police locate centuries-old carved elephant tusks stolen from Karen village. The Nation. 11 June.

ICOM to draw up Iranian antiquities 'red list'

(Iran)

Tehran Times (2017). ICOM to draw up Iranian antiquities 'red list'. Tehran Times. 10 June.

Ancient carved tusks stolen from Karen village

(Thailand; Myanmar)

Assawin Pinitwong (2017). Ancient carved tusks stolen from Karen village. Bangkok Post. 10 June.

Picón se muestra "disgustado" por el robo y "preocupado" por los desprendimientos

(Spain)

Picón "disgusted" by theft and "worried" by landslides

Burgos Conecta (2017). Picón se muestra "disgustado" por el robo y "preocupado" por los desprendimientos. Burgos Conecta. 10 June.

Abilene PD brushes off value of stolen paintings

(United States of America)

Brooke Crum (2017). Abilene PD brushes off value of stolen paintings. Abilene Reporter-News. 9 June.

Art Worth Thousands Stolen From Portland Exhibit

(United States of America)

Jacob Dean (2017). Art Worth Thousands Stolen From Portland Exhibit. KXL. 9 June.

Institute of Archaeology says cultural heritage being destroyed in Corozal

(Belize)

Breaking Belize News (2017). Institute of Archaeology says cultural heritage being destroyed in Corozal. Breaking Belize News. 9 June.

How this exam artwork was stolen from a car, dumped by bins and later mysteriously returned to its owner

(United Kingdom)

Melissa Jones (2017). How this exam artwork was stolen from a car, dumped by bins and later mysteriously returned to its owner. Gloucestershire Live. 9 June.

China's 'stolen' cultural relics: why the numbers just don't add up

(China; United Kingdom)

Peter Neville-Hadley (2017). China's 'stolen' cultural relics: why the numbers just don't add up. Post Magazine. 9 June.

The scalp from Sand Creek

(United States of America)

Chip Colwell (2017). The scalp from Sand Creek. Aeon. 8 June.

Frank Ocean Has Been Accused of Stealing the Art for His blondedRadio Show

(United States of America; Germany)

Joshua Espinoza (2017). Frank Ocean Has Been Accused of Stealing the Art for His blondedRadio Show. Complex. 8 June.

Roban las campanas de Villacibio

(Spain)

Bells of Villacibio stolen

El Norte de Castilla (2017). Roban las campanas de Villacibio. El Norte de Castilla. 8 June.

6th-century priest sculpture stolen from museum in southwestern Turkey

(Turkey)

Doğan News Agency (2017). 6th-century priest sculpture stolen from museum in southwestern Turkey. Daily Sabah. 8 June.

What Distinguishes Cultural Exchange from Cultural Appropriation?

(General)

Rivka Galchen, Anna Holmes (2017). What Distinguishes Cultural Exchange from Cultural Appropriation?. The New York Times. 8 June.

Roban imagen de 55 años de antigüedad en la parroquia de Las Choapas

(Mexico)

55-year-old sculpture stolen from the church of Las Choapas

Janeth Cardona (2017). Roban imagen de 55 años de antigüedad en la parroquia de Las Choapas. Presencia. 7 June.

Cops: Trio used art as distraction in wallet theft at Roswell gallery

(United States of America)

Mitchell Northam (2017). Cops: Trio used art as distraction in wallet theft at Roswell gallery. Atlanta Journal Constitution. 7 June.

Taubman show goes on despite art theft

(United States of America)

Mike Allen (2017). Taubman show goes on despite art theft. The Roanoke Times. 7 June.

Will a $10 million reward solve the world's biggest art heist?

(United States of America)

Noah Charney (2017). Will a $10 million reward solve the world's biggest art heist?. CNN. 7 June.

Catholic Saint's Brain Stolen From Italian Church

(Italy)

Ronel Puello (2017). Catholic Saint's Brain Stolen From Italian Church. Latin Post. 7 June.

Mumbai Jain temple theft: Thief turned off CCTVs to steal gold strips

(India)

Anurag Kamble (2017). Mumbai Jain temple theft: Thief turned off CCTVs to steal gold strips. Mid-day. 7 June.

Arunachal: Divorce, tale of revenge and greed behind theft of 900-yr-old statue

(India)

Shiv Sunny (2017). Arunachal: Divorce, tale of revenge and greed behind theft of 900-yr-old statue. Hindustan Times. 7 June.

"Cattle Thief" Rustles Calf Statue From Yard On North Side

(United States of America)

CBS (2017). "Cattle Thief" Rustles Calf Statue From Yard On North Side. CBS. 6 June.

Professor Helps Bust Italian Art Theft Ring

(Italy)

Brigit Katz (2017). Professor Helps Bust Italian Art Theft Ring. Smithsonian. 6 June.

Ancient artifacts from Mosul Museum found in IS home

(Iraq)

G. H. Renaud (2017). Ancient artifacts from Mosul Museum found in IS home. K24. 6 June.

About 100 stolen antique idols are untraceable in Telangana

(India)

Siddharth Tadepalli (2017). About 100 stolen antique idols are untraceable in Telangana. The Times of India. 6 June.

Police: '$2 million in paintings' stolen from Abilene motel

(United States of America)

Jamie Burch (2017). Police: '$2 million in paintings' stolen from Abilene motel. KTXS. 5 June.

World's most prolific Star Wars collector appeals to fans after 'devastating' theft

(United States of America)

John M. Glionna (2017). World's most prolific Star Wars collector appeals to fans after 'devastating' theft. The Guardian. 5 June.

900-year-old Antique Buddha Idol Stolen From Tawang, Recovered in Delhi

(India)

Nitisha Kashyap (2017). 900-year-old Antique Buddha Idol Stolen From Tawang, Recovered in Delhi. News 18. 5 June.

Owner of stolen Colourist paintings expresses disgust at collapse of court case

(United Kingdom)

Phil Miller (2017). Owner of stolen Colourist paintings expresses disgust at collapse of court case. The Herald. 5 June.

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

(India)

Yogesh Kabirdoss (2017). Rs 200-crore ancient idols, seized from thieves, rot at museum. The Times of India. 5 June.

Roban reliquias de San Bosco en Turín

(Italy)

Relics of Saint Bosco stolen in Turin

El Debate (2017). Roban reliquias de San Bosco en Turín. El Debate. 3 June.

Solapur: Idol robbery in ancient Jain temple

(India)

Maharashtra Today (2017). Solapur: Idol robbery in ancient Jain temple. Maharashtra Today. 3 June.

Auction house pulls 'stolen' leaders' autographs from Spain

(Serbia; Spain)

Outlook (2017). Auction house pulls 'stolen' leaders' autographs from Spain. Outlook. 2 June.

Police to seek documents from Australian authorities

(India; Australia)

The Hindu (2017). Police to seek documents from Australian authorities. The Hindu. 2 June.

Artist sets up six cameras to catch thieves of shark-themed art in Chatham

(United Kingdom)

Steve Annear (2017). Artist sets up six cameras to catch thieves of shark-themed art in Chatham. The Boston Globe. 2 June.

Ontario Gov't Overpaying For Giant Counterfeit Of My Rubber Duck: Artist

(Canada)

Zi-Ann Lum (2017). Ontario Gov't Overpaying For Giant Counterfeit Of My Rubber Duck: Artist. Huffington Post. 2 June.

Paintings stolen from Nepean gallery

(Canada)

Elise von Scheel (2017). Paintings stolen from Nepean gallery. CBC. 2 June.

Priceless regalia stolen in Pendleton

(United States of America)

East Oregonian (2017). Priceless regalia stolen in Pendleton. East Oregonian. 2 June.

Millions at stake as Chinese villagers take collector to court over "man in the Buddha"

(China; Netherlands)

John Hooper, Ted Plafker (2017). Millions at stake as Chinese villagers take collector to court over "man in the Buddha". AFR. 2 June.

Banksy thief reveals how he stole street artist's work in new documentary

(United Kingdom)

Jessie Thompson (2017). Banksy thief reveals how he stole street artist's work in new documentary. Evening Standard. 2 June.

Hopis Hoping to Recover Katsina Friends

(United States of America; France)

John Christian Hopkins (2017). Hopis Hoping to Recover Katsina Friends. Lake Powell Life. 1 June.

Art Basel Sues Adidas for Trademark Infringement

(Switzerland)

Isaac Kaplan (2017). Art Basel Sues Adidas for Trademark Infringement. Artsy. 31 May.

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.

'Stolen' book of world leaders' autographs turns up in Spain

(Serbia; Spain)

AFP (2017). 'Stolen' book of world leaders' autographs turns up in Spain. The Local. 31 May.

Serbia seeks return of leaders' missing autographs

(Serbia; Spain)

Outlook (2017). Serbia seeks return of leaders' missing autographs. Outlook. 31 May.

Ten sandalwood poachers arrested, four absconding

(India)

Praveen Kumar (2017). Ten sandalwood poachers arrested, four absconding. Bangalore Mirror. 30 May.

Man out to prove Māori not original settlers under investigation

(New Zealand)

Mihingarangi Forbes (2017). Man out to prove Māori not original settlers under investigation. Radio New Zealand. 30 May.

Rare Violin Stolen From Irish Musician

(Canada)

VOCM (2017). Rare Violin Stolen From Irish Musician. VOCM. 29 May.

From the moon to Kansas to Sotheby's: Bag could bring $2 million-plus at auction

(United States of America)

Scott Canon (2017). From the moon to Kansas to Sotheby's: Bag could bring $2 million-plus at auction. The Kansas City Star. 29 May.

Insólito: robaron la campana de una iglesia y la cargaron en el auto

(Argentina)

Unusual: Bell stolen from a church and loaded into a car

El Periódico (2017). Insólito: robaron la campana de una iglesia y la cargaron en el auto. El Periódico. 29 May.

Why did the Nazis steal so many books?

(Germany)

Noah Charney (2017). Why did the Nazis steal so many books?. Salon. 28 May.

Notorious Italian art theft ring foiled by Swedish academic

(Italy; Sweden)

Andrea Vogt (2017). Notorious Italian art theft ring foiled by Swedish academic. The Telegraph. 28 May.

A Northland man is under investigation by Heritage New Zealand for tampering with historic burial sites

(New Zealand)

Shabnam Dsatgheib (2017). A Northland man is under investigation by Heritage New Zealand for tampering with historic burial sites. Stuff.co.nz. 27 May.

Swan statue stolen by naked man has been found in Florida

(United States of America)

Associated Press (2017). Swan statue stolen by naked man has been found in Florida. CBS. 26 May.

Copper thief targets county museum

(United States of America)

Travis Weik (2017). Copper thief targets county museum. The Courier-Times. 26 May.

2 Arrests Made in Theft of Nazi Memorabilia, Other Items

(United States of America)

Associated Press (2017). 2 Arrests Made in Theft of Nazi Memorabilia, Other Items. U.S. News. 26 May.

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.

American Space Race Artifact Stolen and Put Up for Auction

(United States of America)

Erin Rubin (2017). American Space Race Artifact Stolen and Put Up for Auction. Nonprofit Quarterly. 26 May.

Stolen moments: Taryn Simon on customs, counterfeits and the Russian media

(Hong Kong; United States of America)

Catherine Shaw (2017). Stolen moments: Taryn Simon on customs, counterfeits and the Russian media. Wallpaper. 26 May.

Purple Heart marker recovered

(United States of America)

Nikki Younk (2017). Purple Heart marker recovered. The Daily News. 26 May.

Ancient tomb seized from treasure hunters in central Turkey

(Turkey)

Anadolu Agency (2017). Ancient tomb seized from treasure hunters in central Turkey. Hurriyet Daily News. 26 May.

Roban santo antiguo en Caapucú

(Paraguay)

Antique saint stolen in Caapucú

ABC Paraguay (2017). Roban santo antiguo en Caapucú. ABC Paraguay. 25 May.

'What's wrong with people?' Library mourns theft of statue wheeled out in broad daylight

(United States of America)

Bill Lindelof (2017). 'What's wrong with people?' Library mourns theft of statue wheeled out in broad daylight. The Sacramento Bee. 25 May.

Jeff Koons accused of copying Ukrainian artist's work

(United States of America; Ukraine)

Emma Gatten (2017). Jeff Koons accused of copying Ukrainian artist's work. The Telegraph. 25 May.

LGBTI refugees stole a piece of art and the artist is loving it

(Greece)

Stefanie Gerdes (2017). LGBTI refugees stole a piece of art and the artist is loving it. Gay Star News. 25 May.

David Ortiz stolen painting found: Quincy police recover portrait of former Red Sox DH

(United States of America)

Melissa Hanson (2017). David Ortiz stolen painting found: Quincy police recover portrait of former Red Sox DH. Mass Live. 25 May.

Two arrested after theft of rare artifacts near Barnesville, Minn.

(United States of America)

Jim Monk (2017). Two arrested after theft of rare artifacts near Barnesville, Minn.. KFGO. 25 May.

Is Ulhasnagar's Chaliya Mandir's stolen gold worth Rs 5 lakh or Rs 8 lakh?

(India)

Faisal Tandel (2017). Is Ulhasnagar's Chaliya Mandir's stolen gold worth Rs 5 lakh or Rs 8 lakh?. Mid-day. 25 May.

Exhibition displays returned stone sculptures from Australia

(India)

IANS (2017). Exhibition displays returned stone sculptures from Australia. Business Standard. 24 May.

Thieves raid safe and loot artefacts during church break-in

(United Kingdom)

Christopher Gage (2017). Thieves raid safe and loot artefacts during church break-in. The Brecon & Radnor Express. 24 May.

Stolen statue featuring Mormon prophets is found by police; 2 suspects are arrested

(United States of America)

David Montero (2017). Stolen statue featuring Mormon prophets is found by police; 2 suspects are arrested. Los Angeles Times. 24 May.

Egypt says it retrieved 4 stolen artefacts from Britain

(Egypt; United Kingdom)

Middle East Monitor (2017). Egypt says it retrieved 4 stolen artefacts from Britain. Middle East Monitor. 24 May.

Steal this art: Art theft hits home for St. Pete artists

(United States of America)

James Chapin (2017). Steal this art: Art theft hits home for St. Pete artists. Creative Loafing. 24 May.

Stolen: 700-pound Salt Lake City statue of Mormon prophets

(United States of America)

David Montero (2017). Stolen: 700-pound Salt Lake City statue of Mormon prophets. Los Angeles Times. 23 May.

Dealer Perry Rubenstein cuts plea bargain, will serve jail time

(United States of America)

Dan Duray (2017). Dealer Perry Rubenstein cuts plea bargain, will serve jail time. The Art Newspaper. 23 May.

Million-dollar Lindauer art heist in Auckland more sophisticated than police have revealed

(New Zealand)

Kurt Bayer (2017). Million-dollar Lindauer art heist in Auckland more sophisticated than police have revealed. New Zealand Herald. 23 May.

Cotswolds art dealer, 69, 'stole paintings worth £1million including artworks by Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood from his clients'

(United Kingdom)

Dave Burke (2017). Cotswolds art dealer, 69, 'stole paintings worth £1million including artworks by Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood from his clients'. The Daily Mail. 23 May.

Missing gold locket of Ambalappuzha temple traced from cash boxes

(India)

P S Sajimon (2017). Missing gold locket of Ambalappuzha temple traced from cash boxes. The Times of India. 23 May.

El robo de arte sacro en Zacatecas

(Mexico)

Sacred art stolen in Zacatecas

Raúl García (2017). El robo de arte sacro en Zacatecas. El Sol de Zacatecas. 23 May.

Perth bids to 'bring home' the Stone of Destiny from Edinburgh as part of heritage plans

(United Kingdom)

Kirsteen Paterson (2017). Perth bids to 'bring home' the Stone of Destiny from Edinburgh as part of heritage plans. The National. 23 May.

Prized sculptures returned by Australia on display now

(India; Australia)

PTI News (2017). Prized sculptures returned by Australia on display now. PTI News. 23 May.

Ex-attorney charged in connection to theft ring

(United States of America)

Renee Fox (2017). Ex-attorney charged in connection to theft ring. Tribune Chronicle. 23 May.

Birthday girl, boyfriend arrested for art theft

(China)

Global Times (2017). Birthday girl, boyfriend arrested for art theft. Global Times. 22 May.

Irreplaceable art stolen from storage unit

(United States of America)

Sasha Lenninger (2017). Irreplaceable art stolen from storage unit. KOAT. 22 May.

$425,000 antique clock reported stolen from Chicago show at Merchandise Mart

(United States of America)

Leonor Vivanco (2017). $425,000 antique clock reported stolen from Chicago show at Merchandise Mart. The Chicago Tribune. 22 May.

LA art dealer sentenced in theft from high-profile clients

(United States of America)

Associated Press (2017). LA art dealer sentenced in theft from high-profile clients. Star Tribune. 22 May.

Boston art heist solved? Nope, just fraud attempt, prosecutors say

(United States of America)

Reuters (2017). Boston art heist solved? Nope, just fraud attempt, prosecutors say. Reuters. 22 May.

Twist in $1m heist riddle

(New Zealand)

Phil Taylor (2017). Twist in $1m heist riddle. New Zealand Herald. 21 May.

Greek Police Arrest 3 Antiquity Smugglers at Grevena

(Greece)

Philip Chrysopoulos (2017). Greek Police Arrest 3 Antiquity Smugglers at Grevena. Greek Reporter. 21 May.

HC seeks inventory of artifacts, security measures at SPS museum

(India)

M. A. Parray (2017). HC seeks inventory of artifacts, security measures at SPS museum. Kashmir Reader. 20 May.

Dam Buster's family appeal for help to trace stolen airman's logbook

(United Kingdom; Canada)

Sally Wardle (2017). Dam Buster's family appeal for help to trace stolen airman's logbook. Irish News. 20 May.

Caretaker accused of stealing $37,500 in jewelry, artifacts

(United States of America)

Adrinenne Cutway (2017). Caretaker accused of stealing $37,500 in jewelry, artifacts. Click Orlando. 19 May.

Bungling lorry driver gets truck stuck under Grade I-listed ancient Roman arch

(United Kingdom)

Mirror (2017). Bungling lorry driver gets truck stuck under Grade I-listed ancient Roman arch. Mirror. 19 May.

Numismatics—acquiring old coins—outperforms other investments

(United States of America)

The Economist (2017). Numismatics—acquiring old coins—outperforms other investments. The Economist. 18 May.

Stolen Nigerian artifact found in Italy

(Nigeria; Italy)

The Cable (2017). Stolen Nigerian artifact found in Italy. The Cable. 18 May.

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.

Grave Robbers with Far-Right Links Could Be Stealing Ancestral Māori Skulls

(New Zealand)

Tess McClure (2017). Grave Robbers with Far-Right Links Could Be Stealing Ancestral Māori Skulls. Vice. 18 May.

Thieves steal 6th-century ornament from Pompeii

(Italy)

The Local (2017). Thieves steal 6th-century ornament from Pompeii. The Local. 18 May.

$7,000 settlement for stolen Great Falls painting

(United States of America)

Joe Malinconico (2017). $7,000 settlement for stolen Great Falls painting. North Jersey. 18 May.

Case dropped against north-east pair accused of stealing paintings worth more than £100,000

(United Kingdom)

Evening Express (2017). Case dropped against north-east pair accused of stealing paintings worth more than £100,000. Evening Express. 18 May.

Roban más de 400 piezas de una colección arqueológica que iba a convertirse en museo en Campillos

(Spain)

Stolen: More than 400 pieces of an archaeological collection that was to become a museum in Campillos

Fernando Torres (2017). Roban más de 400 piezas de una colección arqueológica que iba a convertirse en museo en Campillos. Diario Sur. 18 May.

Roban en iglesia Pío Noveno

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