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Mystery Shipwreck in the Gulf of Mexico

Mystery Shipwreck in the Gulf of Mexico

on July 30, 2013, 8:00 am / in archaeology law, cultural property law, Shipwrecks

Marine archaeologists visiting a known shipwreck site in the Gulf of Mexico were surprised to discover two more ships nearby, […]

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Roman Bust Stolen from Church in Spain Resurfaces

Roman Bust Stolen from Church in Spain Resurfaces

on July 29, 2013, 12:27 pm / in archaeology law, Crime, Criminal prosecutions, cultural property law, Spain

The Art Newspaper reports – A fourth century bust of the Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius, stolen from a small church […]

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Russia Increases Fine for Destruction of Cultural Monuments from $1,200 to $20 Million

Russia Increases Fine for Destruction of Cultural Monuments from $1,200 to $20 Million

on July 18, 2013, 6:00 am / in archaeology law, cultural property law, Legislation, Russia

Russia has introduced legislation to take effect next month that will increase the maximum penalty for destruction of or damage […]

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National Museum of Finland Refuses to Return Cuneiform Artifact to Iraq

National Museum of Finland Refuses to Return Cuneiform Artifact to Iraq

1 on July 16, 2013, 12:01 pm / in archaeology law, cultural property law, Finland, Iraq, Museums, Repatriation, Scandinavia

The Art Newspaper reports – Officials at the National Museum of Finland say that they have turned down a request […]

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$600,000 Stolen Book to be Returned

$600,000 Stolen Book to be Returned

on July 10, 2013, 9:00 am / in Uncategorized

Over six decades after a 16th-century book was allegedly stolen from a museum in Stuttgart, a New York book collector […]

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Indian Government to Purchase Archaeological Sites

Indian Government to Purchase Archaeological Sites

on June 26, 2013, 2:00 am / in Uncategorized

The State Archaeology Department of India has recently unveiled its plans to purchase archaeologically important land and artifacts from private […]

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US Ratifies Cultural Property and Terrorism Agreement with Azerbaijan

US Ratifies Cultural Property and Terrorism Agreement with Azerbaijan

on June 21, 2013, 5:00 am / in archaeology law, Azerbaijan, cultural property law, Eastern Europe, Terrorism, Trafficking

The package of documents includes the intergovernmental agreements on combating the legalization (laundering) of proceeds from crime and terrorism financing, […]

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Putin Wears “Happy Smile” to Return Ancient Books to Jewish Group

Putin Wears “Happy Smile” to Return Ancient Books to Jewish Group

on June 19, 2013, 11:12 am / in ancient texts, archaeology law, cultural property law, Israel, Jewish Issues, Litigation, Museums, Repatriation, Russia

There has been a long-running US-based legal conflict between Russian and the Jewish Chabad-Lubvitch movement, based in Brooklyn, over a […]

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Cambodia Welcomes Home Stolen 10th Century Sculptures

Cambodia Welcomes Home Stolen 10th Century Sculptures

on June 13, 2013, 6:00 am / in archaeology law, Cambodia, Museums, Repatriation, UNESCO

Two 10th-century statues received a much-anticipated welcome home party yesterday at the Phnom Penh airport. The “Kneeling Attendant” statues were […]

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Intellectual Property in Art Law: A TeleConference With Dowd (Today!!)

Intellectual Property in Art Law: A TeleConference With Dowd (Today!!)

on June 5, 2013, 8:54 am / in Announcements, archaeology law, cultural property law, Intangible Cultural Property

Raymond Dowd will interview Alexandra Darraby today at noon EST in a live teleconference. From WestLegalEdCenter: Ray Dowd, author of […]

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