One researcher, Jürgen Schick, estimated that over half of the region’s historical artworks have been stolen.
The UK has rejected EU regulations that require import licenses for art, antiques, books, and other artifacts that are more than 250 years old before they can enter any EU country.
As educational institutions, museums should feel an obligation to be forthcoming about provenance issues with items on display.
Yemeni human rights organization Mwatana has issued a report based on years of research, titled, “The Degradation of History: Violations Committed by the Warring Parties against Yemen’s Cultural Property.”
Last year, the craft store chain agreed to hand over 5,548 antiquities that it had improperly imported.
The US government has raised serious questions about the origin of thousands of ancient artifacts being purchased for a Hobby Lobby-supported museum.
The Godwin-Ternbach Museum at Queens College acquired 85 Coptic textiles from the 3rd to 7th century Egypt, a rare gift that will be a teaching resource for its students.
Have you ever wondered what Michelangelo’s “David” would look like if it were kneeling and giving a thumbs up, like a wide receiver who just scored a touchdown?
The Greek Ministry of Culture announced on August 25 that since 2009, archaeologists at a Mycenaean palace on Aghios Vassilios Hill on Greece’s Sparta plain have unearthed numerous artifacts.
Antiquities looted by terrorist groups in Iraq and Syria are entering the art market, prompting the FBI to release a flyer soliciting dealers’ and collectors’ help in halting illegal trade.
Khaled al-Asaad, who served as the director general of the Palmyra Directorate of Antiquities and Museums from 1963 to 2003, was beheaded Tuesday by ISIS fighters in the ancient city.
Artifacts from a long-lost underwater city are going on view in Paris this September.