“Unrest has broken out at the Lleida Museum in western Catalonia after Spanish law enforcement officers entered the institution this morning. The move is the latest development in a long-running restitution saga centred on 44 religious artefacts housed…Read more
“Can a collection of Persian antiquities held at a Chicago museum be used to pay damages to the American victims of a terrorist bombing in Jerusalem? That was the question argued at the US Supreme Court on 4 December, in a claim brought by Jenny Rubin and others against Iran. But the justices who questioned […]Read more
Said Emanuel Macron last week in a speech given in Burkina Faso, “Africa’s patrimony must be celebrated in Paris but also in Dakar, Lagos, and Cotonou. This will be one of my priorities. In the next five years, I want the conditions to be created for the temporary or permanent restitution of African patrimony to […]Read more
(United States of America)
Los Angeles Times, 22nd Nov 2017.Read more
The items once belonged to the extinct Calusa tribe, which lived on the island between 700 and 1200 AD. Archaeologists have long suspected that the area was rife with historical artifacts, but the excavation of public land is illegal and wouldn’t have …Read more
Phys.org, 31st Oct 2017.
Allegedly due to the influence of a medium, the "1,500-year-old relic was taken from a museum and hastily reburied on the eve of a presidential election"
“In past months, religious nationalists in the Hindu-majority country have stepped up a campaign to push the four-century-old Mughal monument to the margins of Indian history. One legislator recently kicked up a national storm when he labelled the tomb ‘a blot’. Resentment at the fact the country’s most recognisable monument was built by a Muslim […]Read more
The Guardian, 26th Oct 2017.
Incredible preservation and economic downturn leading to looting in Mongolia.Read more
Al Monitor, 26th Oct 2017.
Urging a halt to construction at Tall es-SakanRead more