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Art Heists

Syrian Artifacts Seized

Syrian Artifacts Seized

on February 14, 2013, 9:00 am / in Art Heists, Trafficking

In early February, the Public Security Department (“PSD”) reported that police seized a large stock of antiquities from an Arab […]

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Problems Arise as The Getty Attempts to Verify Antiquities

Problems Arise as The Getty Attempts to Verify Antiquities

on January 29, 2013, 9:00 am / in Art Authenticity, Art Heists, Italy, Looting, Museums, Repatriation

In a recent effort to become more transparent, the Getty is currently attempting to verify the origins of the antiquities […]

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Relics Endangered in Pakistani Police Raid

Relics Endangered in Pakistani Police Raid

on September 11, 2012, 9:00 am / in archaeology law, Art Heists, Trafficking

Last July, police in the Pakistani coastal village of Ibrahim Haideri confiscated a container holding tons of Buddha statues and […]

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More (Allegedly) Stolen Art at Sotheby’s

More (Allegedly) Stolen Art at Sotheby’s

on August 24, 2012, 9:00 am / in archaeology law, Art Heists, Art Law, Auction Houses, Cambodia, cultural property law, Looting, Patrimony Laws, Repatriation

There is yet another piece of allegedly stolen art gracing the pages of Sotheby’s 2011 catalog. Prosecutors have recently filed […]

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FBI Uses Ground Penetrating Radar to Search for Gardner Paintings

FBI Uses Ground Penetrating Radar to Search for Gardner Paintings

1 on May 15, 2012, 10:57 am / in archaeology law, Art Heists, Criminal prosecutions, cultural property law, Museums

The FBI has obtained a permit to use ground penetrating radar to re-search the property of alleged mobster Robert Gentile. […]

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Serbian Police Locate Cezanne Stolen in Swiss Museum Raid

Serbian Police Locate Cezanne Stolen in Swiss Museum Raid

on April 30, 2012, 6:00 am / in archaeology law, Art Heists, cultural property law, Eastern Europe, Museums, Switzerland

Local media has reported that Serbian police have located Cezanne’s Boy in the Red Vest, stolen in 2008 during a […]

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37 Stolen Paintings Recovered from 1971 Art Heist in Rome

37 Stolen Paintings Recovered from 1971 Art Heist in Rome

on April 2, 2012, 6:00 am / in archaeology law, Art Heists, Auction Houses, Crime, cultural property law, Italy

One night in 1971, thieves snuck into an upper class home of a construction magnate in Rome and walked out […]

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