The fate of innumerable sacred lives, buildings, and artifacts destroyed mainly by Ethiopian and invading Eritrean troops are still being willfully ignored by Western governments and international organizations.
The ancient sculpture was seized from the Cleveland Museum of Art as part of an investigation into artifacts allegedly looted from Turkey.
Seven Egon Schiele works that belonged to Austrian-Jewish cabaret performer Fritz Grünbaum were handed back to his heirs.
The 33 antiquities were linked to notorious trafficker Douglas Latchford.
The protesters said the Rubin Museum is using the Itumbaha exhibition to launder its public image and distract from the potentially looted objects in its collection.
The Manhattan District Attorney’s office recovered 23 looted objects from Shelby White’s home over the last year and a half.
And no, Cambodia doesn’t need the Metropolitan Museum’s help in preserving its cultural heritage.
After a string of high-profile raids and restitutions, the Manhattan DA has created a formal squad to focus on the trade in illegal antiquities.
On this week’s art crime blotter: a UFO museum’s flying saucer sculpture was stolen and smashed, a Japanese dealer was arrested trying to unload a $1.1 million antiquity, and Cambridge University tried to cover up the theft of a model skull.
On this week’s art crime blotter: a museum’s photography contest backfired terribly, the alleged perps behind Verona’s €15 million art heist were arrested, and a trove of books on medieval witch hunts stolen by the Nazis was recovered.
On this week’s art crime blotter: a disgraced antiquities dealer’s stash of loot was discovered, a fake Picasso was seized by Turkish police, and a stolen portrait of R2-D2 was returned.
On this week’s art crime blotter: a photographer sued Jeff Koons over a painting from 1986, an art thief tagged the artist in an Instagram post of his loot, and Nicolas Cage agreed to return a stolen dinosaur skull.