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Articles by: archaeolaw

Pics of the Lovely Monte Albán (Oaxaca, Mexico)

Pics of the Lovely Monte Albán (Oaxaca, Mexico)

on February 5, 2014, 4:27 pm / in archaeology law, cultural property law, Mexico

On a recent trip to Mexico, I had the good fortune of visiting Monte Albán, a large pre-Columbian archaeological site […]

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An ad-hoc International Art Crime Tribunal to resolve the fate of the Munich Gurlitt pictures?

An ad-hoc International Art Crime Tribunal to resolve the fate of the Munich Gurlitt pictures?

on November 21, 2013, 12:27 pm / in archaeology law, cultural property law, Germany, Nazi Art Theft

My friend and associate Judge Arthur Tompkins of New Zealand sent me the following open letter which he has written […]

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80-Year-Old Munich Man with Confiscated Trove of Nazi-Looted Art Breaks Silence

80-Year-Old Munich Man with Confiscated Trove of Nazi-Looted Art Breaks Silence

on November 20, 2013, 6:00 am / in archaeology law, cultural property law, Germany, Litigation, Nazi Art Theft

An 80-year-old Munich man inherited upwards of a thousand pieces of artwork from his father, and 500 of the works […]

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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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