Etiqueta: artefacts

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Fresco fragment from Pompeii reopens row over ‘looted’ artefacts

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A leading expert on looted antiquities is calling for the J Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles to return a Roman fresco fragment to Italy, claiming he has evidence that links the piece to a notorious dealer. Prof Christ...

Thousands of priceless artefacts seized in police operation across 28 los paises

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Priceless artefacts, including ancient coins, paintings, mueble, musical instruments and statuettes, have been seized in a four-month police operation across 28 los paises. Más que 9,400 items were recovered and 5...

Oxford University identifies 145 artefacts looted in Benin raid

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The University of Oxford is holding 145 objects looted by British troops during an assault on the city of Benin in 1897 that are likely to be repatriated to Nigeria, a report has said. More than two-thirds of the plun...

Ukraine has legal right to Crimean artefacts, Dutch court rules

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An appeals court in the Netherlands has ruled that Ukraine has legal control over a trove of artefacts from Crimea that was on loan to a Dutch museum when Russia annexed the peninsula in 2014. Russia had sought to tak...

How artefacts linked to indicted dealer ended up in Australian galleries

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En 2017, Douglas Latchford was under pressure. Once feted by the Cambodian government and acclaimed as an international authority on south-east Asian antiquities, the Thai-based collector was now the subject of an inv...

US to return 17,000 looted ancient artefacts to Iraq

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The United States is returning more than 17,000 ancient artefacts that were looted and smuggled out of Iraq after the 2003 US invasion, including a 3,500-year-old clay tablet that bears part of the Epic of Gilgamesh, ...

Looted artefacts withdrawn from UK auction after Ethiopia’s appeal

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Two artefacts that were taken during colonial-era looting by British forces in Ethiopia have been withdrawn from auction after the Ethiopian government appealed to an auction house selling them to “stop the cycle of d...

Calls for full inventory of world artefacts held by Church of England

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The Church of England has been urged to open up its books on the full range of world artefacts in its possession after promising this week to repatriate two Benin bronzes. The move came amid a gathering sense of momen...

Revelado: police barred from searching Queen’s estates for looted artefacts

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Police have been barred from searching the Queen’s private estates for stolen or looted artefacts after ministers granted her a personal exemption from a law that protects the world’s cultural property, the Guardian c...