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Hit ‘Em Where it Hurts: Trend of Increased Penalties for Antiquities Smuggling Continues

Hit ‘Em Where it Hurts: Trend of Increased Penalties for Antiquities Smuggling Continues

on November 13, 2013, 1:00 pm / in archaeology law, Criminal prosecutions, cultural property law, Domestic Legislation, Middle East

Azerbaijan has increased their protection of cultural property by way of increased penalties for illegal exporting of protected cultural materials. […]

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Nicholas Cage on the Hot Seat for Smuggled T-Rex Fossil?

Nicholas Cage on the Hot Seat for Smuggled T-Rex Fossil?

on November 6, 2013, 1:00 pm / in archaeology law, Criminal prosecutions, cultural property law, Dinosaurs

In 2007, Nicholas Cage outbid fellow actor Leonardo Dicaprio for a 67-million-year-old skull of a Tyrannosaurus bataar, a close relative […]

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Detroit Aims to Protect Art from Bankruptcy

Detroit Aims to Protect Art from Bankruptcy

1 on October 30, 2013, 9:00 am / in Uncategorized

As part of Detroit’s bankruptcy, Christie’s is currently assessing the collection at the Detroit Institute of Arts (“DIA”). In response, […]

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Costa Rican Archaeologist with Dodgy History Acquitted of Smuggling

Costa Rican Archaeologist with Dodgy History Acquitted of Smuggling

on October 24, 2013, 6:00 am / in archaeology law, Criminal prosecutions, cultural property law, Illegal Trade, Spain

Costa Rican citizen and Munich resident Leonard Patterson has been acquitted of charges of attempting to smuggle 1,400 pieces of […]

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More Charges Possible in Knoedler Case

More Charges Possible in Knoedler Case

on October 23, 2013, 9:00 am / in Uncategorized

Last September, the Manhattan US Attorney’s Office asked the judge presiding over several cases against the Knoedler Gallery, former director […]

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Cultural Property Protection and the U.S. Military: A View From an Army Archaeologist

Cultural Property Protection and the U.S. Military: A View From an Army Archaeologist

on October 22, 2013, 1:19 pm / in Announcements, archaeology law, Armed Conflict, cultural property law, Midwest U.S.

Please see the following notice from DePaul regarding a program that will be happening… tomorrow!! If you are in the […]

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Nineteen Arrested After Break-ins Targeting Chinese Artifacts

Nineteen Arrested After Break-ins Targeting Chinese Artifacts

on October 16, 2013, 9:00 am / in Uncategorized

In dawn raids, police arrested 19 people that they believe were involved in thefts and attempted thefts of various Chinese […]

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Obama Urged to Protect Syrian Cultural Heritage

Obama Urged to Protect Syrian Cultural Heritage

on October 9, 2013, 9:00 am / in Uncategorized

As the possibility of a military strike against Syria becomes more real, cultural heritage organizations worldwide are appealing to President […]

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Suspect Admits Egyptian Antiquities Had False Provenance

Suspect Admits Egyptian Antiquities Had False Provenance

on October 2, 2013, 9:00 am / in Uncategorized

London man Niel Kingsbury has recently plead guilty to charges stemming from his falsification of the provenance of certain Egyptian […]

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Emergency “Red List” of Endangered Syrian Artifacts Released, Includes Sculptures, Coins

Emergency “Red List” of Endangered Syrian Artifacts Released, Includes Sculptures, Coins

on September 26, 2013, 6:00 am / in archaeology law, Armed Conflict, Coins, cultural property law, Illegal Trade, Middle East

ICOM (International Council of Museums) officials worked remotely to create a “Red List” of artifacts endangered by the current conflict […]

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