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How Not to Buy Stolen, Looted or Forged Art

In 2004, prominent collectors the De Sole family bought an $8.3 million Rothko painting from the Knoedler Gallery that turned out to be by some Chinese guy they’d never heard of. 1,344 more words


Ex-con art dealer's hoard of looted antiquities found in Switzerland

Italian authorities have located a cache of looted Roman and Etruscan antiquities purchased by one time art dealer Robin Symes in Geneva, Switzerland, according to the  463 more words


Egypt Revives Plans for Underwater Museum in Alexandria

Add underwater tourism to your itinerary if you plan to visit Egypt. The city of Alexandria has revived plans to build a museum for visitors to see antiquities that just happen to be underwater. 202 more words


Museum Directors Release Protocols for Protecting Artworks Under Threat

To date, over 13,000 objects from Syria’s museums have been moved to secret locations for safe keeping amid the ongoing conflict in the area. In July… 465 more words


The Salonika Campaign: Archaeology in the Trenches

A fascinating video from the British Museum detailing the importance of accidental archaeology in the First World War’s Salonka Campaign in northern Greece (opens in a new window or tab) – … 7 more words


Looted? Roman Antiquity Ordered Returned to Turkey

A 2nd century AD Roman sarcophagus depicting the labors of Hercules, seized five years ago in Geneva upon suspicion by customs officials that it might be looted from Turkey, has been ordered repatriated by a Swiss public prosecutor, according to… 326 more words


To counter ISIS, great antiquities to be virtually saved in case they're actually lost

The Los Angeles Times reports that as “many as 5,000 high-tech, user-friendly cameras will be distributed to volunteers across Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, Turkey, Iran, Egypt, Afghanistan and Yemen by the end of the year,” to document the ancient monuments and cultural heritage threatened by ISIS. 217 more words