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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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Does China’s Planned Demolition at Xingjiao Bring Coin Repatriation Into Question?

Does China’s Planned Demolition at Xingjiao Bring Coin Repatriation Into Question?

6 on May 9, 2013, 6:00 am / in archaeology law, China, Coins, cultural property law

Peter Tompa weighs in on the slated destruction of ancient Chinese buildings on his Cultural Property Observer. He points out […]

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Ancient Roman and Byzantine Coin Hoard Seized in Lesovo

Ancient Roman and Byzantine Coin Hoard Seized in Lesovo

1 on August 31, 2012, 9:00 am / in archaeology law, Coins, cultural property law, Eastern Europe, Trafficking

The National Customs Agency in Bulgaria seized 488 artifacts which were being trafficked across the border at Lesovo. Authorities report […]

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Ancient City Threatened by Brick Recycling

Ancient City Threatened by Brick Recycling

2 on August 29, 2012, 9:00 am / in archaeology law, China, Coins

Built 2,500 years ago, the ancient city of Pundranager was once a renowned area of learning. Monks from China and […]

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Museum Collections Manager Sentenced to 27 Months for Theft of Over $1 Million Worth of Rare Coins

Museum Collections Manager Sentenced to 27 Months for Theft of Over $1 Million Worth of Rare Coins

on May 2, 2012, 2:29 pm / in archaeology law, Auction Houses, Coins, Criminal prosecutions, cultural property law, Museums, Western US

A sentencing hearing was held Monday for Californian Wyatt Yeager, who pleaded guilty to stealing nearly $1 million worth of […]

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Israel’s Olympic Mascot Ruled Copyright Violation

Israel’s Olympic Mascot Ruled Copyright Violation

1 on February 21, 2012, 7:00 am / in archaeology law, Coins, Copyright, cultural property law, Intangible Cultural Property, Israel

The Tel Aviv District Court has ordered the Olympic Committee of Israel (OCI) to discontinue use of its cactus-shaped mascot […]

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Federal Court Orders Treasure Hunters Return Coin Trove to Spain

Federal Court Orders Treasure Hunters Return Coin Trove to Spain

6 on February 20, 2012, 7:00 am / in archaeology law, Coins, cultural property law, Politics, Shipwrecks

On Friday, U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark Pizzo gave Odyssey Marine Exploration, a deep sea treasure recovery company, just one week […]

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Woman Arrested for Smuggling Coins INTO Cyprus

Woman Arrested for Smuggling Coins INTO Cyprus

on February 17, 2012, 4:00 pm / in archaeology law, Coins, Crime, Criminal prosecutions, cultural property law, Middle East

Syrian officials have detained a Cypriot woman on suspicions of illegally smuggling ancient coins. The woman was arrested at a […]

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Ancient Coin Import Restriction Test Case Dismissed

Ancient Coin Import Restriction Test Case Dismissed

on August 11, 2011, 9:55 am / in archaeology law, Coins, cultural property law, Domestic Legislation, Litigation

A Maryland federal judge dismissed the ACCG’s test case challenging federal import restrictions as to ancient coins.  In February, 2010, […]

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Atocha Shipwreck Yields Emerald Ring Worth $500,000

Atocha Shipwreck Yields Emerald Ring Worth $500,000

2 on July 5, 2011, 12:43 pm / in archaeology law, Coins, cultural property law, Florida, Shipwrecks

The Nuestra Senora de Atocha, a famous Spanish shipwreck discovered in 1985, continues to yield new treasures.  Divers recovered two […]

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