The Controversial Saqqara Bird

The Controversial Saqqara Bird

The Saqqara Bird is an artefact that was found in Egypt near the Saqqara Pyramid in 1898, during the excavation of the Padiimen tomb. The artefact, which resembles a bird, has been the topic of many debates and many explanations.

This interesting artefact is made of wood and estimated to be about 2200 years old. Though its shape resembles a bird, it more closely resembles a modern airplane with the head of a bird. Furthermore, the hieroglyphs on the model airplane read ‘The Gift of Amon’, and three papyrus found near the artefact mentioned the phrase ‘I want to fly’. All these characteristics sparked Dr Khalil Messiha, the physician who discovered the artefact in 1898, to speculate that the ancient Egyptians first made it as a model of an aircraft they either built or witnessed. He claimed that the Saqqara Bird had aerodynamic qualities and that the only thing missing from the bird was the tail wing stabilizer with which, he speculated, it would have been capable of flying. To support his claims, Messiha built a balsa wood model and added the tail, surprised to see that the model indeed could fly. In 2006, Simon Sanderson, an Aviation and Aerodynamics expert, also constructed a replica of the Saqqara Bird and tested its aerodynamic in a wind tunnel, but without the tail. The result was that it could produce four times its weight in lift.

However, another attempt to test the flying capabilities of the Saqqara bird performed in 2002 by glider designer Martin Gregorie produced different results. He created a balsa wood model and his conclusions were that without a tail wing stabilizer it was unable to fly, and even with the tail the performance was disappointing, suggesting that it was probably meant to be a toy. Mainstream archaeologists support that the artefact is nothing but an actual bird that—by ‘coincidence’—resembles a glider. And although its function is unknown, most of them agree that it was a part of a mast-head that was used on sacred boats.

We know that the Egyptians built an advanced civilization and were experts in architecture, engineering and art. Is it possible that this was a model constructed in an effort to create a flying machine? The papyrus found next to the object, as well as the special characteristics of the Saqqara Bird, would probably reject the naïve opinion that it was designed to be a mere toy. Taking into account that the bird depicted cannot be found anywhere in nature, it is possible to imagine that the ancient Egyptians could have seen something in the air, perhaps some kind of flying machine that they couldn’t comprehend, thus transferring the bird-face to the object.

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    The hyena &ldquodubba&rdquo is a striped hyena that is still present in some parts of Egypt, but the population is believed to be continuously declining. It is listed as near threatened by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), and its global population is estimated at 10,000 mature individuals scattered in sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East, India and southwest Asia. The striped hyena was formerly found along the margins of the Nile Delta and Nile Valley and commonly entered towns searching for food.

    The striped hyena&rsquos most remarkable feature is its odd body shape, with headquarters far more developed than its hindquarters. Its head is massive, and its jaws are powerful and armed with large teeth to crush bones. The back is sloped, the bust short and the fur shaggy and striped. Hyenas have a peculiar, clumsy way of running when on level ground, with a slow and laboring canter.

    The striped hyena is mostly a scavenger that will feed on ungulate carcasses and on eggs, fruits and insects to complete its omnivorous diet. It can, on some occasions, be an active predator, and rare attacks on humans have been reported worldwide.

    Richard Hoath, a British mammal specialist who authored &ldquoA Field Guide to the Mammals of Egypt&rdquo (AUC Press), explains that Egypt&rsquos present population of striped hyenas are mostly found in the Western and Eastern deserts, South Sinai and along Lake Nasser, although no study has been conducted to assess its population.

    &ldquoStriped hyenas have been persecuted by humans throughout history,&rdquo he explains, &ldquobecause of a typical association of nocturnal animals &mdash like owls and bats &mdash with death.&rdquo In some areas, and historically in Egypt, some of the striped hyena&rsquos body parts, including the eye balls, the whiskers and the heart, are considered magical and used in charms and talismans. Some of organs are consumed as they are believed to impart strength and bravery in men and increase virility.

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    Pasărea din Saqqara – controversatul artefact vechi de peste 2000 de ani care seamănă cu un avion

    Pasărea de la Saqqara este un artefact din lemn descoperit lângă piramida de la Saqqara (Egipt), în 1898. Se estimează că obiectul, care a iscat multe discuții cu privire la semnificația sa, să aibă circa 2.200 de ani.

    Cu toate că forma sa amintește de cea a unei păsări, poate fi confundat la fel de bine și cu un avion modern dacă ne uităm la coada realizată pe verticală și la modul în care sunt asamblate aripile. Misterul se adâncește și mai mult dacă studiem hieroglifele de pe acesta, care în traducere înseamnă: “Darul lui Amon”, sau cele trei papirusuri găsite în apropiere pe care scrie: “vreau sa zbor”.

    Profesorul Khalil Messiha, cel care a descoperit artefactul, a declarat că este convins de faptul că vechii egipteni au făcut mai întâi un model de avion pe care l-au studiat sau chiar l-au construit cu adevărat. Pasărea de la Saqqara are calități aerodinamice, singurul element care lipsește fiind coada stabilizatoare cu care, presupune acesta, ar fi fost capabilă de zbor.

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    Forget little green men – aliens will look like humans, says Cambridge University evolution expert

    They are often portrayed on screen as little green men with elongated limbs and saucer-like eyes.
    From E.T to the X-Files, aliens from outer space have captured our imagination for decades.

    Yet a new book from a leading evolutionary biologist argues that if they exist and we ever encountered them, they would look very similar to us.

    Professor Simon Conway Morris said extra-terrestrials that resemble human beings should have evolved on at least some of the many Earth-like planets that have been discovered by astronomers.

    In his new book published on 2 July, The Runes of Evolution, the University of Cambridge academic builds on the principle of convergent evolution – that different species will independently evolve similar features, with the comparison of the camera eye of an octopus and a human eye a favourite example – and argues it will not just took place on Earth.

    “An area of biology which is becoming popular, perhaps too popular, that the possibility evolution is becoming much more predictable than people thought,” he told The Independent. “The book is really trying to persuade the world that evolutionary convergence is completely ubiquitous. Wherever you look you see it.

    “The theme is to try and drive the reader, gently of course, into the possibility that the things which we regard as most important, ie cognitive sophistication, large brains, intelligence, tool making, are also convergent. Therefore, in principle, other Earth-like planets should very much end up with the same sort of arrangement.”

    Professor Conway Morris, a Fellow at St John’s College, said it follows that plant and animal life on other planets able to support life would also look similar to Earth’s.

    He said: “Certainly it’s not the case that every Earth-like planet will have life let alone humanoids. But if you want a sophisticated plant it will look awfully like a flower. If you want a fly there’s only a few ways you can do that. If you want to swim, like a shark, there’s only a few ways you can do that. If you want to invent warm-bloodedness, like birds and mammals, there’s only a few ways to do that.


    “The whole business of extra-terrestrial life, Kepler [the most Earth-like planet ever discovered], the search for extra solar planets, and of course the various missions to Mars. This is all going along at such a pace at the moment we can be reasonably sure [any current ideas] might be open to revision in a few years.”

    His theory leads on to Enrico Fermi’s famous paradox – why, if aliens do exist, have they not made contact. He admits his book goes “off-piste for a bit of fun” in the last chapter when dealing with this problem.


    Professor Conway Morris said: “Fermi’s paradox seems to be coming rather sharply into focus. If I’m on the right track then the likelihood of intelligence is evolving and actively engaging in some sort of transgalatic expeditions doesn’t seem to be completely beyond the realm of possibility.

    “What Fermi didn’t know when he asked that famous question was that the number of Earth-like planets is absolutely gigantic now. More problematic is that many of these solar systems far, far pre-date our solar system. They would have, in principle, a major head start of hundreds of millions, if not billions, of years.

    “The problem is exceedingly acute: we shouldn’t be alone but, famous last words, all the evidence suggests we are. Maybe [aliens] are hiding, the Arthur C Clarke idea, or as Stephen Baxter mischievously suggested we live in a virtual world. I don’t honestly know. My suspicion is we have only begun to scratch at the surface of reality, for want of a better word.”

    But here we have Fermi referenced again (I guess every movement needs a Poster Child! ).

    This is the point: scientists are people. They have prejudices and dislikes. These should be left out of their work but are not. Prof. J hates Michio Kaku and his "Media darling" status so they'll argue against anything he says. Prof L hates Prof J so will push anything Kaku says to annoy Prof J.

    There are others who, for religious reasons, argue that life beyond Earth is impossible (cus we 'know' a beardy bloke on a cloud created us). Others refuse to accept life beyond Earth because that would not make Humanity unique. Others are simply closed-minds who will not consider nor look at anything they do not want to because it is "rubbish".

    And we have the scientists who deal with theory. Fermi can be used to argue pro and con and it has to be remembered that this is all on-paper or on computer theorising because you simply cannot calculate when an extraterrestrial craft will circle or land on Earth let alone when "they" will contact us. These theorists are safe because none of us will be here in 1,500 years!


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    Blanding artifacts raid raises questions, criticism years later

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    Uttarakhand jeweller who was in cahoots with gang lands in Chandigarh police net

    Hindustan Times (2018). Uttarakhand jeweller who was in cahoots with gang lands in Chandigarh police net. Hindustan Times. 23 April.

    Police arrest suspect, recover stolen ivory from Anchorage antique store

    Emily Russell (2018). Police arrest suspect, recover stolen ivory from Anchorage antique store. KTOO. 9 April.

    German couple nabbed with antiquities, replica workshop

    eKathimerini (2018). German couple nabbed with antiquities, replica workshop. eKathimerini. 3 April.

    Three smugglers of precious Hellenic and Roman antiquities arrested

    Neos Kosmos (2018). Three smugglers of precious Hellenic and Roman antiquities arrested. Neos Kosmos. 29 March.

    Police detain 2 residents of Kyiv on suspicion of stealing bust of Lesya Ukrainka

    Interfax Ukraine (2018). Police detain 2 residents of Kyiv on suspicion of stealing bust of Lesya Ukrainka. Kyiv Post. 25 March.

    Two men arrested for 2010 Florida museum gold bar heist

    Zachary Fagenson (2018). Two men arrested for 2010 Florida museum gold bar heist. Reuters. 30 January.

    Negev antiquities robber nabbed with trove of 150 Byzantine-era coins

    Amanda Borschel-Dan (2018). Negev antiquities robber nabbed with trove of 150 Byzantine-era coins. The Times of Israel. 29 January.

    Man arrested for looting 150 Byzantine-era coins from archeological sites

    Daniel K. Eisenbud (2018). Man arrested for looting 150 Byzantine-era coins from archeological sites. Jerusalem Post. 29 January.

    Arrest in burglary, vandalism of California Route 66 Museum

    Associated Press (2018). Arrest in burglary, vandalism of California Route 66 Museum. Live Auctioneers. 29 January.

    Istanbul police arrest nine over artifact smuggling

    Anadolu Agency (2018). Istanbul police arrest nine over artifact smuggling. Yeni Safak. 26 January.

    Idol smuggle cuffs on one

    Sibdas Kundu (2018). Idol smuggle cuffs on one. Telegraph India. 23 January.

    Balasore Temple Idol Theft: Kingpin Of Antique Smuggling Racket Arrested From UP

    Press Trust of India (2018). Balasore Temple Idol Theft: Kingpin Of Antique Smuggling Racket Arrested From UP. The Samaya. 22 January.

    Former Assistant to Goldman Sachs Executive Indicted for Theft of $1.2 Million in Rare Wines

    Samantha Falewée (2018). Former Assistant to Goldman Sachs Executive Indicted for Theft of $1.2 Million in Rare Wines. Wine Spectator. 22 January.

    Man Nabbed At Stewart Airport Following Forged Artwork Investigation

    Zak Failla, Joe Lombardi (2018). Man Nabbed At Stewart Airport Following Forged Artwork Investigation. Southwest Dutchess Daily Voice. 11 January.

    Man trying to smuggle over 200 Byzantine-era artifacts detained in southern Turkey

    Daily Sabah (2018). Man trying to smuggle over 200 Byzantine-era artifacts detained in southern Turkey. Daily Sabah. 8 January.

    Two men arrested after drugs, ancient artefacts found in Paphos

    Cyprus Mail (2018). Two men arrested after drugs, ancient artefacts found in Paphos. Cyprus Mail. 6 January.

    Bullets fly as cops bust Buddha robbers at Bombing Handan festival

    Keoni Everington (2017). Bullets fly as cops bust Buddha robbers at Bombing Handan festival. Taiwan News. 21 December.

    'We were just hunting porcupines,' claims antiquities robber

    Amanda Borschel-Dan (2017). 'We were just hunting porcupines,' claims antiquities robber. The Times of Israel. 13 December.

    Lake George man who was accused in painting theft faces more charges

    Don Lehman (2017). Lake George man who was accused in painting theft faces more charges. The Post Star. 5 December.

    Four Arrested in Turkey for Stealing 700-Year Old Torah Scroll

    Sputnik (2017). Four Arrested in Turkey for Stealing 700-Year Old Torah Scroll. Sputnik. 28 November.

    Trio Busted with 60 Stolen Pagoda Statues

    Coconuts Yangon (2017). Trio Busted with 60 Stolen Pagoda Statues. Coconuts Yangon. 24 November.

    Accused of Having Wanted to Sell a Fake Riopelle on eBay

    The Quebec Telegram (2017). Accused of Having Wanted to Sell a Fake Riopelle on eBay. The Quebec Telegram. 23 November.

    Police recover Buddha heads

    Mengxi Gu (2017). Police recover Buddha heads. ECNS. 23 November.

    Chinese gang face charges over Buddhist temple raid

    Alice Shen (2017). Chinese gang face charges over Buddhist temple raid. South China Morning Post. 22 November.

    Idol theft case: Witness identifies suspended DSP

    TNN (2017). Idol theft case: Witness identifies suspended DSP. The Times of India. 20 November.

    Knoxville man arrested in Maryville oil painting theft

    Wes Wade (2017). Knoxville man arrested in Maryville oil painting theft. The Daily Times. 19 November.

    Tomb raider gangs arrested after Chinese police smash ring that stole priceless artefacts from Han dynasty graves

    Zhen Liu (2017). Tomb raider gangs arrested after Chinese police smash ring that stole priceless artefacts from Han dynasty graves. South China Morning Post. 19 November.

    Delhi museum thieves held in Kolkata

    TNN (2017). Delhi museum thieves held in Kolkata. The Times of India. 15 November.

    Golden idol lifter arrested, articles seized

    Siasat (2017). Golden idol lifter arrested, articles seized. Siasat. 15 November.

    Mumbai Unit Of DRI Arrests Antique Sculpture Smuggler In Delhi

    Press Trust of India (2017). Mumbai Unit Of DRI Arrests Antique Sculpture Smuggler In Delhi. Mid-day. 14 November.

    Arrest made in connection to N Idaho family's stolen crystals

    Danamarie McNicholl-Carter (2017). Arrest made in connection to N Idaho family's stolen crystals. KREM. 14 November.

    Irish Viking artefacts recovered by Norwegian police after theft

    Lorna Siggins (2017). Irish Viking artefacts recovered by Norwegian police after theft. The Irish Times. 10 November.

    Two men arrested for Norway Viking museum heist

    The Local (2017). Two men arrested for Norway Viking museum heist. The Local. 9 November.

    Idol theft case: Masterminds arrested

    TNN (2017). Idol theft case: Masterminds arrested. The Times of India. 7 November.

    3 held, 23-year-old idol theft case cracked

    TNN (2017). 3 held, 23-year-old idol theft case cracked. The Times of India. 6 November.

    ɺntique smuggler' booked by DRI: US Homeland Security starts investigation

    Khushboo Narayan (2017). ɺntique smuggler' booked by DRI: US Homeland Security starts investigation. The Indian Express. 2 November.

    DRI to seek US help to probe purchase of smuggled Indian artefacts in Hong Kong

    Pratik Salunke (2017). DRI to seek US help to probe purchase of smuggled Indian artefacts in Hong Kong. Hindustan Times. 2 November.

    Hidden Treasures of Nazis' Art Dealer Finally Go on Display

    Melissa Eddy (2017). Hidden Treasures of Nazis' Art Dealer Finally Go on Display. The New York Times. 1 November.

    Artist Sean Scully's Former Assistant Allegedly Stole Work to Sell at Auction

    Benjamin Sutton (2017). Artist Sean Scully's Former Assistant Allegedly Stole Work to Sell at Auction. Hyperallergic. 1 November.

    Two stolen tourmaline pieces recovered intact

    Tom Ferrall (2017). Two stolen tourmaline pieces recovered intact. Fallbrook & Bonsall Village News. 28 October.

    The man who stole gods

    Narayan Lakshman (2017). The man who stole gods. The Hindu. 21 October.

    600-year-old idol worth Rs 2.35 crore recovered, 4 held

    TNN (2017). 600-year-old idol worth Rs 2.35 crore recovered, 4 held. The Times of India. 12 October.

    Border guards detain Briton who tried to smuggle collection of antiquities from Ukraine

    Interfax Ukraine (2017). Border guards detain Briton who tried to smuggle collection of antiquities from Ukraine. Interfax Ukraine. 12 October.

    Theft of Marvel exec's art reads like a comic book caper

    Steve Janoski (2017). Theft of Marvel exec's art reads like a comic book caper. North Jersey. 10 October.

    Two held with antique idols, painting

    The Hitavada (2017). Two held with antique idols, painting. The Hitavada. 6 October.

    Madhya Pradesh STF arrests 2 men for smuggling antiques

    P. Naveen (2017). Madhya Pradesh STF arrests 2 men for smuggling antiques. The Times of India. 5 October.

    After Tip-Off, Police Roll Up Nationwide Tomb Raiding Gangs

    Shao Ke (2017). After Tip-Off, Police Roll Up Nationwide Tomb Raiding Gangs. Sixth Tone. 3 October.

    He smuggled a rhino horn artifact out of Miami, but the feds were watching

    Kyle Swenson (2017). He smuggled a rhino horn artifact out of Miami, but the feds were watching. The Washington Post. 2 October.

    Four including temple staff held for stealing silver palanquin

    TNN (2017). Four including temple staff held for stealing silver palanquin. The Times of India. 29 September.

    Four held for stealing silver palanquin

    The Hindu (2017). Four held for stealing silver palanquin. The Hindu. 28 September.

    4 robbers held, booty worth Rs 7.5 lakh seized

    Express News Service (2017). 4 robbers held, booty worth Rs 7.5 lakh seized. The New Indian Express. 28 September.

    Inter-state robbers nabbed

    The Hans India (2017). Inter-state robbers nabbed. The Hans India. 27 September.

    Idol lifting case: accused produced in court

    The Hindu (2017). Idol lifting case: accused produced in court. The Hindu. 26 September.

    DSP held in idol theft case proves hard nut to crack

    A Selvaraj (2017). DSP held in idol theft case proves hard nut to crack. The Times of India. 24 September.

    Un detenido por robar piezas arqueológicas del yacimiento íbero de Ulldecona

    One detained for stealing archaeological pieces from Iberian site of Ulldecona

    "La Vanguardia" (2017). Un detenido por robar piezas arqueológicas del yacimiento íbero de Ulldecona. La Vanguardia. 24 September.

    Suspended DSP produced in court

    The Hindu (2017). Suspended DSP produced in court. The Hindu. 23 September.

    Idol theft case: Arrested cop didn't cooperate with investigators, says police officer

    A. Selvaraj (2017). Idol theft case: Arrested cop didn't cooperate with investigators, says police officer. The Times of India. 23 September.

    Idol theft gang falls in CID trap

    Express News Service (2017). Idol theft gang falls in CID trap. The New Indian Express. 22 September.

    Taiwan and Vietnamese men arrested for illegal logging

    Asia Times (2017). Taiwan and Vietnamese men arrested for illegal logging. Asia Times. 22 September.

    NBI: Nine face possible charges in major art forgery case

    YLE (2017). NBI: Nine face possible charges in major art forgery case. YLE. 20 September.

    Stolen church items found after tipoff during confession

    Times of Malta (2017). Stolen church items found after tipoff during confession. Times of Malta. 19 September.

    Ivory Dealer Goes Undercover to Help Bust Wildlife Smuggler

    Associated Press (2017). Ivory Dealer Goes Undercover to Help Bust Wildlife Smuggler. US News and World Report. 19 September.

    Two suspects arrested over illegal excavation in Cairo and Sharqia

    Al-Masry Al-Youm (2017). Two suspects arrested over illegal excavation in Cairo and Sharqia. Egypt Independent. 18 September.

    Man charged with antiquities theft over fossils

    eKathimerini (2017). Man charged with antiquities theft over fossils. eKathimerini. 15 September.

    Thieves break into Latin Catholic Church in Istanbul's Beyoğlu, steal artifacts

    Çetin Aydın (2017). Thieves break into Latin Catholic Church in Istanbul's Beyoğlu, steal artifacts. Hurriyet Daily News. 15 September.

    Thieves break into Armenian Orthodox church in Istanbul's Beyoğlu, steal artefacts

    Hurriyet Daily News (2017). Thieves break into Armenian Orthodox church in Istanbul's Beyoğlu, steal artefacts. Hurriyet Daily News. 15 September.

    Tamil Nadu: Absconding DSP held for idol robbery

    Deccan Chronicle (2017). Tamil Nadu: Absconding DSP held for idol robbery. Deccan Chronicle. 15 September.

    DSP wanted in antique idols smuggling case arrested

    R. Rajaram (2017). DSP wanted in antique idols smuggling case arrested. The Hindu. 14 September.

    Metro station police foil security guard's attempt to steal artefact from Coptic Museum

    Nevine El-Aref (2017). Metro station police foil security guard's attempt to steal artefact from Coptic Museum. Ahram Online. 14 September.

    Police in Italy fight back against theft of art from churches

    The Local (2017). Police in Italy fight back against theft of art from churches. The Local. 13 September.

    German Police Uncover $3 Million Art Heist, Including Baselitz Work

    Edmund Heaphy (2017). German Police Uncover $3 Million Art Heist, Including Baselitz Work. The New York Times. 5 September.

    Jailed YouTuber: 'Not proud' of prank

    Calum Macdonald (2017). Jailed YouTuber: 'Not proud' of prank. BBC News. 3 September.

    Illegal treasure-hunter arrested in Crete

    eKathimerini (2017). Illegal treasure-hunter arrested in Crete. eKathimerini. 31 August.

    Briton arrested in Spanish hotel on suspicion of stealing ancient artifacts from Italy

    James Badcock, Nick Squires (2017). Briton arrested in Spanish hotel on suspicion of stealing ancient artifacts from Italy. The Telegraph. 29 August.

    Briton arrested in Turkey over coins he found while snorkelling

    Kevin Rawlinson (2017). Briton arrested in Turkey over coins he found while snorkelling. The Guardian. 23 August.

    Six Men Charged with Illegal Diving for Antiquities in Mani

    Theo Ioannou (2017). Six Men Charged with Illegal Diving for Antiquities in Mani. Greek Reporter. 23 August.

    Police seize ancient tapestry in southern Turkey

    Yusuf Koyun (2017). Police seize ancient tapestry in southern Turkey. Andalou Agency. 21 August.

    Gang of four held, three panchaloha idols recovered from them

    TNN (2017). Gang of four held, three panchaloha idols recovered from them. The Times of India. 19 August.

    Four persons arrested, stolen property recovered

    The Hindu (2017). Four persons arrested, stolen property recovered. The Hindu. 19 August.

    Chinese police arrest 22 cultural relic thieves

    China Radio International (2017). Chinese police arrest 22 cultural relic thieves. GB Times. 18 August.

    Two customs officials booked in antiques smuggling case

    Mohammad Asghar (2017). Two customs officials booked in antiques smuggling case. Dawn. 17 August.

    Homeless man arrested following theft of horse sculpture from Augustine Gallery

    Rich Jones (2017). Homeless man arrested following theft of horse sculpture from Augustine Gallery. WOKV. 14 August.

    Greek Police help Egyptian peers arrest antiquities trader

    eKathimerini (2017). Greek Police help Egyptian peers arrest antiquities trader. eKathimerini. 12 August.

    China: detained audacious looting of ancient tombs

    The Mice Times of Asia (2017). China: detained audacious looting of ancient tombs. The Mice Times of Asia. 11 August.

    Idol Wing-CID opposes anticipatory bail to DSP

    The Hindu (2017). Idol Wing-CID opposes anticipatory bail to DSP. The Hindu. 11 August.

    Gang Stealing Artwork in Costa Rica Luxury Neighborhoods

    The Costa Rican Times (2017). Gang Stealing Artwork in Costa Rica Luxury Neighborhoods. The Costa Rican Times. 10 August.

    The Strange, Sad Story of Joe Orton, His Lover, and 72 Stolen Library Books

    Natasha Frost (2017). The Strange, Sad Story of Joe Orton, His Lover, and 72 Stolen Library Books. Atlas Obscura. 9 August.

    Idol smuggler produced in court

    The Hindu (2017). Idol smuggler produced in court. The Hindu. 8 August.

    6 stolen idols worth Rs 8 cr found in WB

    DNA (2017). 6 stolen idols worth Rs 8 cr found in WB. DNA. 6 August.

    Detenido tras robar donativos de los feligreses y un cofre del siglo XVIII de una iglesia de Puente Genil

    Arrest made for theft of parishioner donations and 18th century chest from Puente Genil church

    ABC Spain (2017). Detenido tras robar donativos de los feligreses y un cofre del siglo XVIII de una iglesia de Puente Genil. ABC Spain. 5 August.

    Idol theft Temple officials including priests in TN booked for theft of six ancient idols

    DNA (2017). Idol theft Temple officials including priests in TN booked for theft of six ancient idols. DNA. 3 August.

    Seven Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowment department officials booked for theft of 6 idols

    TNN (2017). Seven Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowment department officials booked for theft of 6 idols. The Times of India. 2 August.

    Spanish Police Arrest Collector's Disgruntled Employee for Alleged Basquiat Theft in Mallorca

    Lorena Muñoz-Alonso (2017). Spanish Police Arrest Collector's Disgruntled Employee for Alleged Basquiat Theft in Mallorca. ArtNet News. 1 August.

    Arrest of Jerusalem antiquities dealers opens a smuggling Pandora's Box

    Amanda Borschel-Dan (2017). Arrest of Jerusalem antiquities dealers opens a smuggling Pandora's Box. The Times of Israel. 1 August.

    Police arrest 5 in $20 million black market antiquities, tax fraud sting

    Daniel K. Eisenbud (2017). Police arrest 5 in $20 million black market antiquities, tax fraud sting. The Jerusalem Post. 30 July.

    Bombay HC quashes lower court order to release passport of antiques 'smuggler'

    Express News Service (2017). Bombay HC quashes lower court order to release passport of antiques 'smuggler'. The Indian Express. 28 July.

    Stolen £3.3m solid gold Queen Elizabeth II coin ɿound melted down' after 'Lebanese mafia' arrests

    Rachel Bishop (2017). Stolen £3.3m solid gold Queen Elizabeth II coin ɿound melted down' after 'Lebanese mafia' arrests. The Mirror. 28 July.

    New charge added in theft of nautical items

    Haven Orecchio–Egresitz (2017). New charge added in theft of nautical items. Cape Cod Times. 27 July.

    Police foil attempt to steal goddess Isis statue in Nubia Museum

    Egypt Independent (2017). Police foil attempt to steal goddess Isis statue in Nubia Museum. Egypt Independent. 24 July.

    Art thief caught with ɺladdin's cave' of stolen goods after 20-year spree

    Rory Mulholland (2017). Art thief caught with ɺladdin's cave' of stolen goods after 20-year spree. The Telegraph. 24 July.

    Palestinian caught trying to smuggle rare, ancient coins from Gaza

    The Times of Israel (2017). Palestinian caught trying to smuggle rare, ancient coins from Gaza. The Times of Israel. 16 July.

    Germany makes arrests over theft of giant solid-gold coin

    BBC News (2017). Germany makes arrests over theft of giant solid-gold coin. BBC News. 12 July.

    Four Are Arrested in Theft of Giant Gold Coin From Berlin Museum

    David Shimer (2017). Four Are Arrested in Theft of Giant Gold Coin From Berlin Museum. The New York Times. 12 July.

    Idol theft: DSP seeks advance bail

    The Hindu (2017). Idol theft: DSP seeks advance bail. The Hindu. 10 July.

    Palermo: robó reliquias en una iglesia y fue detenido

    Diario Popular (2017). Palermo: robó reliquias en una iglesia y fue detenido. Diario Popular. 9 July.

    Rag picker held in Kukatpally for temple thefts

    Telangana Today (2017). Rag picker held in Kukatpally for temple thefts. Telangana Today. 6 July.

    Two arrested in emerald lingam theft

    TNN (2017). Two arrested in emerald lingam theft. The Times of India. 4 July.

    Man wanted in several robbery cases nabbed

    The Hindu (2017). Man wanted in several robbery cases nabbed. The Hindu. 2 July.

    Idol theft: DSP on the run

    R. Sivaraman (2017). Idol theft: DSP on the run. The Hindu. 29 June.

    53 held for auction trading fraud

    Chen Huizhi (2017). 53 held for auction trading fraud. Shanghai Daily. 29 June.

    Gold-covered mast of Kerala's Sabarimala temple found damaged 3 held

    Press Trust of India (2017). Gold-covered mast of Kerala's Sabarimala temple found damaged 3 held. The Indian Express. 25 June.

    Smugglers caught with 2,500-year-old artifacts from Turkey's Knidos

    Daily Sabah (2017). Smugglers caught with 2,500-year-old artifacts from Turkey's Knidos. Daily Sabah. 22 June.

    Two of eight-man gang held, idols recovered

    The Hindu (2017). Two of eight-man gang held, idols recovered. The Hindu. 22 June.

    Smuggling of idols: Advance bail plea of Delhi-based man opposed

    TNN (2017). Smuggling of idols: Advance bail plea of Delhi-based man opposed. The Times of India. 21 June.

    Thief arrested, stolen items recovered

    Daily Excelsior (2017). Thief arrested, stolen items recovered. Daily Excelsior. 18 June.

    Idol theft case: Madras High Court seeks action against police officials

    Deepa Biswas (2017). Idol theft case: Madras High Court seeks action against police officials. India Live Today. 18 June.

    A month later, burglar caught in Ulhasnagar with jewellery stolen from Challiaha temple

    Pradeep Gupta (2017). A month later, burglar caught in Ulhasnagar with jewellery stolen from Challiaha temple. The Times of India. 17 June.

    Son attempted to sell painting stolen from mother's Portland home to N.Y. art gallery for $60,000, feds allege

    Maxine Bernstein (2017). Son attempted to sell painting stolen from mother's Portland home to N.Y. art gallery for $60,000, feds allege. The Oregonian. 16 June.

    Recuperan la reliquia de Don Bosco

    "Periodista Digital" (2017). Recuperan la reliquia de Don Bosco. Periodista Digital. 16 June.

    NOPD arrests reputed art forger wanted in New York

    Jed Lipinski (2017). NOPD arrests reputed art forger wanted in New York. The Times-Picayune. 15 June.

    2 arrested for trying to smuggle out antique idol

    Millennium Post (2017). 2 arrested for trying to smuggle out antique idol. Millennium Post. 12 June.

    Israel Nabs ɺntiquities Pirates' at Archaeological Site

    Daniel K. Eisenbud (2017). Israel Nabs ɺntiquities Pirates' at Archaeological Site. The Jerusalem Post. 12 June.

    Mumbai Jain temple theft: Thief turned off CCTVs to steal gold strips

    Anurag Kamble (2017). Mumbai Jain temple theft: Thief turned off CCTVs to steal gold strips. Mid-day. 7 June.

    Arunachal: Divorce, tale of revenge and greed behind theft of 900-yr-old statue

    Shiv Sunny (2017). Arunachal: Divorce, tale of revenge and greed behind theft of 900-yr-old statue. Hindustan Times. 7 June.

    900-year-old Antique Buddha Idol Stolen From Tawang, Recovered in Delhi

    Nitisha Kashyap (2017). 900-year-old Antique Buddha Idol Stolen From Tawang, Recovered in Delhi. News 18. 5 June.

    Insólito: robaron la campana de una iglesia y la cargaron en el auto

    Unusual: Bell stolen from a church and loaded into a car

    El Periódico (2017). Insólito: robaron la campana de una iglesia y la cargaron en el auto. El Periódico. 29 May.

    Greek police recover illegally excavated statue, arrest 2

    Associated Press (2017). Greek police recover illegally excavated statue, arrest 2. The Republic. 26 May.

    Swan statue stolen by naked man has been found in Florida

    Associated Press (2017). Swan statue stolen by naked man has been found in Florida. CBS. 26 May.

    Bulgaria recovers over 5,000 antiquities in joint anti-smuggling op with Turkey, France

    AFP (2017). Bulgaria recovers over 5,000 antiquities in joint anti-smuggling op with Turkey, France. Daily Sabah. 26 May.

    Ancient tomb seized from treasure hunters in central Turkey

    Anadolu Agency (2017). Ancient tomb seized from treasure hunters in central Turkey. Hurriyet Daily News. 26 May.

    Two arrested after theft of rare artifacts near Barnesville, Minn.

    Jim Monk (2017). Two arrested after theft of rare artifacts near Barnesville, Minn.. KFGO. 25 May.

    Birthday girl, boyfriend arrested for art theft

    Global Times (2017). Birthday girl, boyfriend arrested for art theft. Global Times. 22 May.

    Greek Police Arrest 3 Antiquity Smugglers at Grevena

    Philip Chrysopoulos (2017). Greek Police Arrest 3 Antiquity Smugglers at Grevena. Greek Reporter. 21 May.

    Caretaker accused of stealing $37,500 in jewelry, artifacts

    Adrinenne Cutway (2017). Caretaker accused of stealing $37,500 in jewelry, artifacts. Click Orlando. 19 May.

    Antique Shivalinga recovered, two held

    Kashi Prasad (2017). Antique Shivalinga recovered, two held. The Times of India. 15 May.

    Suspect nabbed after theft from historic Rolls-Royce

    Andy Rosen (2017). Suspect nabbed after theft from historic Rolls-Royce. The Boston Globe. 15 May.

    "Tomb raider" arrested after 23 years on the run

    Hou Qiang (2017). "Tomb raider" arrested after 23 years on the run. Xinhua. 14 May.

    Cops recover stolen idols worth Rs 180 crore

    TNN (2017). Cops recover stolen idols worth Rs 180 crore. The Times of India. 13 May.

    Police recover stolen ancient coins, lamps, other antiquities near Hebron

    Jacob Magid (2017). Police recover stolen ancient coins, lamps, other antiquities near Hebron. The Times of Israel. 12 May.

    Man arrested for possession of rare antiquities in Greece

    Tornos News (2017). Man arrested for possession of rare antiquities in Greece. Tornos News. 11 May.

    Pair appear in court over alleged art theft near comedians north-east home

    Karen Roberts (2017). Pair appear in court over alleged art theft near comedians north-east home. Evening Express. 10 May.

    SSB, Customs seize idols worth Rs 35 cr, one arrested

    Amitava Banerjee (2017). SSB, Customs seize idols worth Rs 35 cr, one arrested. Millennium Post. 8 May.

    'Mammoth Man' detained as he smuggled tusk pieces under his clothes

    The Siberian Times (2017). 'Mammoth Man' detained as he smuggled tusk pieces under his clothes. The Siberian Times. 8 May.

    All artifacts recovered from Herrett Center theft

    Emily Duke (2017). All artifacts recovered from Herrett Center theft. KMVT. 3 May.

    Naked man in a box who crashed the Met gala is arrested

    Helen Stoilas (2017). Naked man in a box who crashed the Met gala is arrested. The Art Newspaper. 2 May.

    8 get 3 years jail for idol theft

    Press Trust of India (2017). 8 get 3 years jail for idol theft. India. 2 May.

    Chinese history buff uses feng shui knowledge to raid ancient tombs

    Eva Li (2017). Chinese history buff uses feng shui knowledge to raid ancient tombs. South China Morning Post. 28 April.

    Man who faked well-known artwork arrested by National Police

    John Smith (2017). Man who faked well-known artwork arrested by National Police. EuroWeekly. 27 April.

    SSB seizes antique idol being smuggled to Nepal

    IANS (2017). SSB seizes antique idol being smuggled to Nepal. India. 27 April.

    Smugglers with idol of Goddess Radha arrested

    Press Trust of India (2017). Smugglers with idol of Goddess Radha arrested. Business Standard. 22 April.

    Man accused of stealing 'Mein Kampf' from Collinsville museum because it ⟺scinated' him

    Dana Rieck (2017). Man accused of stealing 'Mein Kampf' from Collinsville museum because it ⟺scinated' him. Belleville News-Democrat. 21 April.

    Stolen book returned to Collinsville library arrest made in theft

    Elizabeth Donald (2017). Stolen book returned to Collinsville library arrest made in theft. Belleville News-Democrat. 20 April.

    How a California Anesthesiologist Became One of America's Largest Antiquities Looters

    Kathleen Sharp (2017). How a California Anesthesiologist Became One of America's Largest Antiquities Looters. Mens Journal. 20 April.

    Stolen Panchaloha idol seized, youth held

    Web India 123 (2017). Stolen Panchaloha idol seized, youth held. Web India 123. 18 April.

    Smuggler with six Gupta period idols arrested

    Outlook (2017). Smuggler with six Gupta period idols arrested. Outlook. 15 April.

    Police recover 2 of 5 replica artifacts stolen from Herrett Center, identify suspect

    Alex Riggins (2017). Police recover 2 of 5 replica artifacts stolen from Herrett Center, identify suspect. Magic Valley. 14 April.

    NASA 'sting' operation against 74-year-old widow of Apollo engineer draws court rebuke

    Fred Barbash (2017). NASA 'sting' operation against 74-year-old widow of Apollo engineer draws court rebuke. The Washington Post. 14 April.

    2 arrested for smuggling 11th C idol

    TNN (2017). 2 arrested for smuggling 11th C idol. The Times of India. 13 April.

    Ecuadoran tourist cited for writing names on Roman Colosseum

    Associated Press (2017). Ecuadoran tourist cited for writing names on Roman Colosseum. The Daily Mail. 11 April.

    Delayed charge sheet earns bail for antiques smuggler Nanda

    Mumbai Mirror (2017). Delayed charge sheet earns bail for antiques smuggler Nanda. Mumbai Mirror. 11 April.

    German art police target Munich show in early March

    Jeff Starck (2017). German art police target Munich show in early March. Coin World. 31 March.

    3 Are Held on Suspicion of Plot to Attack Rialto Bridge in Venice

    Elisabetta Povoledo (2017). 3 Are Held on Suspicion of Plot to Attack Rialto Bridge in Venice. The New York Times. 30 March.

    Deputy director at Hermitage put under house arrest

    Sophia Kishkovsky (2017). Deputy director at Hermitage put under house arrest. The Art Newspaper. 30 March.

    Israel Arrests Temple Mount Officials After Assault on Archaeologists

    Nir Hasson (2017). Israel Arrests Temple Mount Officials After Assault on Archaeologists. Haaretz. 29 March.

    Egypt recovers objects stolen from Al-Imam Al-Shafie Dome

    Nevine El-Aref (2017). Egypt recovers objects stolen from Al-Imam Al-Shafie Dome. Ahram Online. 29 March.

    Robert Gentile, A Suspect In Gardner Museum Art Heist, Agrees To Plead Guilty To Weapons Charges

    Edmund H. Mahoney (2017). Robert Gentile, A Suspect In Gardner Museum Art Heist, Agrees To Plead Guilty To Weapons Charges. The Hartford Courant. 28 March.

    3 arrested for selling ancient artifacts in Istanbul

    Daily Sabah (2017). 3 arrested for selling ancient artifacts in Istanbul. Daily Sabah. 27 March.

    Man caught selling thousands of dollars' worth of stolen Nevada Museum Antiques on Ebay

    Faith Jessie (2017). Man caught selling thousands of dollars' worth of stolen Nevada Museum Antiques on Ebay. 3 News. 25 March.

    11 arrested for desecrating Auschwitz

    Ben Ariel (2017). 11 arrested for desecrating Auschwitz. Arutz Sheva. 24 March.

    Hundreds of Chinese temple paintings recovered, 23 theft suspects arrested so far

    Kinling Lo (2017). Hundreds of Chinese temple paintings recovered, 23 theft suspects arrested so far. South China Morning Post. 23 March.

    Relic hunters loot murals in Shanxi temples

    Yang Sheng (2017). Relic hunters loot murals in Shanxi temples. Global Times. 22 March.

    Three burglars held, stolen items worth thousands recovered

    TNN (2017). Three burglars held, stolen items worth thousands recovered. The Times of India. 21 March.

    Dinosaur Egg-Stealing Spree Leads to Arrests in China

    Sarah Cascone (2017). Dinosaur Egg-Stealing Spree Leads to Arrests in China. ArtNet News. 21 March.

    Chinese police arrest dinosaur-egg bandit

    AFP (2017). Chinese police arrest dinosaur-egg bandit. The Straits Times. 20 March.

    Man charged over attack on Gainsborough painting at National Gallery

    Alice Ross (2017). Man charged over attack on Gainsborough painting at National Gallery. The Guardian. 19 March.

    Detenido tras robar limosnas y varias joyas en siete iglesias

    Arrest for theft of offerings and various jewels in seven churches

    A. Rodriguez Ourense (2017). Detenido tras robar limosnas y varias joyas en siete iglesias. Atlántico. 17 March.

    Man (52) who damaged Monet painting admits supermarket theft

    Nicola Donnelly (2017). Man (52) who damaged Monet painting admits supermarket theft. Irish Independent. 11 March.

    Police ask for help finding stolen painting

    Channel 3000 (2017). Police ask for help finding stolen painting. Channel 3000. 11 March.

    Tunisian authorities foil smuggling of 15th-century Torah scroll

    Roi Kais (2017). Tunisian authorities foil smuggling of 15th-century Torah scroll. Ynet News. 11 March.

    Chinese grave robbers poison themselves inside ancient tomb

    Mo Hongɾ (2017). Chinese grave robbers poison themselves inside ancient tomb. ECNS. 10 March.

    A Painting and News Report Land a Turkish Artist in Prison

    Seph Rodney (2017). A Painting and News Report Land a Turkish Artist in Prison. Hyperallergic. 9 March.

    Idol smuggling suspect kills self

    The Hindu (2017). Idol smuggling suspect kills self. The Hindu. 9 March.

    Detenidas cuatro personas por robo de reliquia del museo de la Virgen del Valle

    Four people arrested for theft of reliquary from the museum of the Virgen del Valle

    María Eugenia Ramírez (2017). Detenidas cuatro personas por robo de reliquia del museo de la Virgen del Valle. El Carabobeño. 7 March.

    Antiquities theft from second temple period prevented in central Israel

    Daniel K. Eisenbud (2017). Antiquities theft from second temple period prevented in central Israel. The Jerusalem Post. 6 March.

    Tres detenidos por robar a la familia Borbón-Dos Sicilias

    Three arrested for theft from the Borbón-Dos Sicilias family

    Noticias de Gipuzkoa (2017). Tres detenidos por robar a la familia Borbón-Dos Sicilias. Noticias de Gipuzkoa. 6 March.

    Antique smuggling racket: Key idol smuggler held in police raid

    Vijay Kumar Yadav (2017). Antique smuggling racket: Key idol smuggler held in police raid. Mid-day. 4 March.

    Detienen a un vecino de Calonge que robó el cáliz de la iglesia de Sant Martí

    Resident of Calonge arrested for stealing a chalice from the church of San Martí

    EFE (2017). Detienen a un vecino de Calonge que robó el cáliz de la iglesia de Sant Martí. La Vanguardia. 28 February.

    Man exposes himself to four women at ancient monument site

    Michael Race (2017). Man exposes himself to four women at ancient monument site. The Oxford Times. 27 February.

    Guardia Civil arrest a gang involved in producing and selling fake paintings

    John Smith (2017). Guardia Civil arrest a gang involved in producing and selling fake paintings. EuroWeekly. 23 February.

    Five held with stolen panchaloha idol

    TNN (2017). Five held with stolen panchaloha idol. Bosco Dominique. 23 February.

    Priceless 18th century icon seized in car trunk in Turkey's Adana

    Fatih Karacali (2017). Priceless 18th century icon seized in car trunk in Turkey's Adana. Hurriyet Daily News. 22 February.

    Suspect arrested in theft of LeBron James painting

    Maria Arcega-Dunn (2017). Suspect arrested in theft of LeBron James painting. Fox. 20 February.

    "Spiderman" art thief gets eight years for €100 million heist of works including Matisse and Picasso

    Henry Samuel (2017). "Spiderman" art thief gets eight years for €100 million heist of works including Matisse and Picasso. The Telegraph. 20 February.

    Family catches antiquity thief in the act

    Arutz Sheva (2017). Family catches antiquity thief in the act. Arutz Sheva. 20 February.

    Palestinian nabbed at crossing with sack of ancient coins

    Ilan Ben Zion (2017). Palestinian nabbed at crossing with sack of ancient coins. The Times of Israel. 20 February.

    Israeli authorities foil ancient Roman coin smuggling attempt

    Ido Ben Porat (2017). Israeli authorities foil ancient Roman coin smuggling attempt. Arutz Sheva. 20 February.

    Tourist Arrested For Vandalizing Colosseum With Ancient Coin

    Glory Moralidad (2017). Tourist Arrested For Vandalizing Colosseum With Ancient Coin. Travelers Today. 18 February.

    Stolen Guercino found in Casablanca

    ANSA (2017). Stolen Guercino found in Casablanca. ANSA. 16 February.

    4 held with ancient Buddha idol

    The Kathmandu Post (2017). 4 held with ancient Buddha idol. The Kathmandu Post. 16 February.

    Greek police arrest 81-year-old ex-poultry baron for undeclared antiquities

    Tornos News (2017). Greek police arrest 81-year-old ex-poultry baron for undeclared antiquities. Tornos News. 15 February.

    Thieves who stole Satyarthi's Nobel don't remember if they took certificate

    Press Trust of India (2017). Thieves who stole Satyarthi's Nobel don't remember if they took certificate. Deccan Chronicle. 14 February.

    A lawsuit involving American Indian artifacts, alleged excessive force and a Utahn's suicide has hit another wall

    Brian Maffly (2017). A lawsuit involving American Indian artifacts, alleged excessive force and a Utahn's suicide has hit another wall. The Salt Lake Tribune. 13 February.

    Albania stops smugglers of 230 ancient Apollonia artifacts

    Associated Press (2017). Albania stops smugglers of 230 ancient Apollonia artifacts. The Pueblo Chieftan. 12 February.

    Kailash Satyarthi's stolen Nobel replica recovered, 3 arrested

    TNN (2017). Kailash Satyarthi's stolen Nobel replica recovered, 3 arrested. The Times of India. 12 February.

    Pensioner jailed for spate of art thefts

    Fiona Hamilton (2017). Pensioner jailed for spate of art thefts. The Times. 11 February.

    Attempted art heist on Super Bowl foiled by BU students

    Nicole Fleming (2017). Attempted art heist on Super Bowl foiled by BU students. The Boston Globe. 11 February.

    Hombre que robó obra de arte fue detenido tras jactarse de delito para hablar con mujer

    Man who stole piece of art was arrested after boasting of crime to woman

    P. Silva (2017). Hombre que robó obra de arte fue detenido tras jactarse de delito para hablar con mujer. La Tercera. 10 February.

    Encroachments removed from Dahshour necropolis site: Ministry

    Nevine El-Aref (2017). Encroachments removed from Dahshour necropolis site: Ministry. Ahram Online. 10 February.

    5 detained in Turkey for attempting to sell painting claimed to be Picasso's work

    Daily Sabah (2017). 5 detained in Turkey for attempting to sell painting claimed to be Picasso's work. Daily Sabah. 9 February.

    Indian cops arrest US businessman over idol smuggling

    AFP (2017). Indian cops arrest US businessman over idol smuggling. The Daily Mail. 8 February.

    Police seize 1 billion liras worth of Hellenistic jewelry in western Turkey

    Daily Sabah (2017). Police seize 1 billion liras worth of Hellenistic jewelry in western Turkey. Daily Sabah. 7 February.

    Antiquities robber caught red-handed in a Byzantine site

    Elisha Ben Kimon (2017). Antiquities robber caught red-handed in a Byzantine site. Ynet News. 7 February.

    Newbury Street gallery robbed, and suspected thief caught within moments

    John R. Ellement (2017). Newbury Street gallery robbed, and suspected thief caught within moments. The Boston Globe. 6 February.

    Van por 'ladrones' de vestigios mayas en Umán

    Police go after 'thieves' of Maya ruins in Umán

    Luis Fuente (2017). Van por 'ladrones' de vestigios mayas en Umán. Milenio. 5 February.

    गोरखपुर में पांच करोड़ की मूर्ति बरामद तस्कर गिरफ्तार

    Smuggler arrested with lord buddha stolen in Gorakhpur

    Patrika (2017). गोरखपुर में पांच करोड़ की मूर्ति बरामद तस्कर गिरफ्तार. Patrika. 5 February.

    For Paris 'Spiderman,' Stealing 5 Museum Masterpieces Was No Sweat

    Benoît Morenne (2017). For Paris 'Spiderman,' Stealing 5 Museum Masterpieces Was No Sweat. The New York Times. 3 February.

    Police seize 801 artifacts, preventing illegal sale in Sharqiya

    Egypt Independent (2017). Police seize 801 artifacts, preventing illegal sale in Sharqiya. Egypt Independent. 2 February.

    ɺrt thief' hearing to finish quickly

    Phusadee Arumas (2017). ɺrt thief' hearing to finish quickly. Bangkok Post. 31 January.

    Six Treasure Hunters Inside an Ancient Canal in Eppawala Arrested

    Hiru News (2017). Six Treasure Hunters Inside an Ancient Canal in Eppawala Arrested. Hiru News. 31 January.

    Art thieves suspected of Francis Bacon heist arrested in Madrid

    The Local (2017). Art thieves suspected of Francis Bacon heist arrested in Madrid. The Local. 31 January.

    Sarasota art theft suspects caught

    10 News (2017). Sarasota art theft suspects caught. 10 News. 30 January.

    150 वर्ष पुरानी अष्टधातु मूर्ति चोरी का खुलासा

    Theft of 150 year old ashtadhatu idol revealed in Varanasi

    Khaskhabar (2017). 150 वर्ष पुरानी अष्टधातु मूर्ति चोरी का खुलासा. Khaskhabar. 27 January.

    Lamps stolen from Cairo's El-Refai Mosque recovered

    Nevine El-Aref (2017). Lamps stolen from Cairo's El-Refai Mosque recovered. Ahram Online. 24 January.

    Smugglers captured trying to sell ancient artifacts

    Ihlas News Agency (2017). Smugglers captured trying to sell ancient artifacts. Daily Sabah. 23 January.

    Cyprus Police seize 1.383 artworks and antiquities during operation "Pandora"

    Famagusta Gazette (2017). Cyprus Police seize 1.383 artworks and antiquities during operation "Pandora". Famagusta Gazette. 23 January.

    Greek Antiquities Among 3,500 Illegally Obtained Objects Confiscated

    Philip Chrysopoulos (2017). Greek Antiquities Among 3,500 Illegally Obtained Objects Confiscated. Greek Reporter. 23 January.

    Cuban Dissident Artist ɾl Sexto' Released From Maximum Security Prison

    Alyssa Buffenstein (2017). Cuban Dissident Artist ɾl Sexto' Released From Maximum Security Prison. ArtNet News. 23 January.

    Art returned after burglary admitted

    Daniel Birchfield (2017). Art returned after burglary admitted. Otago Daily Times. 23 January.

    Europol: Nearly 250 arrests in Operation Bosphorus against smuggling of Turkish pistols via Bulgaria

    The Sofia Globe (2017). Europol: Nearly 250 arrests in Operation Bosphorus against smuggling of Turkish pistols via Bulgaria. The Sofia Globe. 23 January.

    Spanish Police Announce Arrests in Cultural Artifacts Ring

    Associated Press (2017). Spanish Police Announce Arrests in Cultural Artifacts Ring. The New York Times. 22 January.

    Una macrooperación de la Europol permite recuperar más de 3.500 obras de arte

    A Europol macrooperation results in the recovery of more than 3,500 art objects

    La Vanguardia (2017). Una macrooperación de la Europol permite recuperar más de 3.500 obras de arte. La Vanguardia. 22 January.

    Movie director arrested over archaeological paintings theft

    Al-Masry Al-Youm (2017). Movie director arrested over archaeological paintings theft. Egypt Independent. 20 January.

    Caught red-handed: 11 grave robbers arrested at northern ruins

    Arutz Sheva (2017). Caught red-handed: 11 grave robbers arrested at northern ruins. Arutz Sheva. 19 January.

    2 Arrested for Stealing Silver Throne, Temple Donations

    Gargi Verma (2017). 2 Arrested for Stealing Silver Throne, Temple Donations. Mumbai Mirror. 18 January.

    2 arrested over Karave temple theft case

    TNN (2017). 2 arrested over Karave temple theft case. The Times of India. 18 January.

    Russian Dissident Artist Pyotr Pavlensky Seeks Political Asylum in France

    Alyssa Buffenstein (2017). Russian Dissident Artist Pyotr Pavlensky Seeks Political Asylum in France. ArtNet News. 16 January.

    Alleged grave robber arrested near temple

    Kong Meta (2017). Alleged grave robber arrested near temple. The Phnom Penh Post. 16 January.

    Withers attorney analyzes New York antiquities scandal

    Macaela J. Bennett (2017). Withers attorney analyzes New York antiquities scandal. Greenwich Time. 12 January.

    Stolen Panchaloha idols seized from trio on bike

    TNN (2017). Stolen Panchaloha idols seized from trio on bike. The Times of India. 12 January.

    A prisión por robar un cáliz y dinero de la lotería de una iglesia de Onda

    Prison for theft of a chalice and lottery money from an Onda church

    El Mundo (2017). A prisión por robar un cáliz y dinero de la lotería de una iglesia de Onda. El Mundo. 11 January.

    Police not ɺ-moo-zed' after finding stolen Surrey Cow Parade sculpture

    Eagle Radio (2017). Police not ɺ-moo-zed' after finding stolen Surrey Cow Parade sculpture. Eagle Radio. 11 January.

    Detenidos por robar en una iglesia de Onda

    Arrests for theft in an Onda church

    Paula Varella (2017). Detenidos por robar en una iglesia de Onda. Cadena Ser. 11 January.

    Davis Charged With Stealing Large Contemporary Painting

    Chattanoogan (2017). Davis Charged With Stealing Large Contemporary Painting. Chattanoogan. 11 January.

    Bismillah Khan's stolen shehnais recovered grandson, 2 others arrested

    Hindustan Times (2017). Bismillah Khan's stolen shehnais recovered grandson, 2 others arrested. Hindustan Times. 10 January.

    Police looking for Jumla's stolen idols arrest other criminals

    D B Buda (2017). Police looking for Jumla's stolen idols arrest other criminals. My Republica. 7 January.

    Bust of Marathi playwright Ram Ganesh Gadkari vandalized, 4 held

    Prasad Kulkarni (2017). Bust of Marathi playwright Ram Ganesh Gadkari vandalized, 4 held. The Times of India. 4 January.

    Man charged in replica, artifact thefts from Fort Dobbs

    Record & Landmark (2016). Man charged in replica, artifact thefts from Fort Dobbs. Record & Landmark. 29 December.

    Three suspects in theft of Levitan paintings from museum arrested

    RAPSI (2016). Three suspects in theft of Levitan paintings from museum arrested. RAPSI. 28 December.

    Subhash Kapoor remanded in Pazhavoor idol theft case

    Pon Vasanth Arunchalam (2016). Subhash Kapoor remanded in Pazhavoor idol theft case. The Hindu. 27 December.

    Web of smugglers linked to New York art gallery

    T.K. Rohit (2016). Web of smugglers linked to New York art gallery. The Hindu. 24 December.

    Angkorian Artifact Dealer Arrested in New York

    Ben Paviour (2016). Angkorian Artifact Dealer Arrested in New York. The Cambodia Daily. 23 December.

    Art dealer Nancy Wiener who sold stolen Buddha to NGA arrested

    Michaela Boland (2016). Art dealer Nancy Wiener who sold stolen Buddha to NGA arrested. The Australian. 22 December.

    New York Art Dealer Charged With Trafficking Illegal Antiquities

    Lisa Bannon (2016). New York Art Dealer Charged With Trafficking Illegal Antiquities. The Wall Street Journal. 21 December.

    Prominent Antiquities Dealer Accused of Selling Stolen Artifacts

    Tom Mashberg (2016). Prominent Antiquities Dealer Accused of Selling Stolen Artifacts. The New York Times. 21 December.

    Waiouru medal thief recalled to prison after starting online escort service

    Hannah Martin (2016). Waiouru medal thief recalled to prison after starting online escort service. Stuff.co.nz. 20 December.

    Four suspected antiquities thieves nabbed near Mesolongi

    eKathimerini (2016). Four suspected antiquities thieves nabbed near Mesolongi. eKathimerini. 19 December.

    Two criminals held for damaging Jain Tirthankar's idol

    The Times of India (2016). Two criminals held for damaging Jain Tirthankar's idol. The Times of India. 18 December.

    Tenant accused of $1.4 million artwork theft from widow of painter Pat Trivigno

    Ken Daley (2016). Tenant accused of $1.4 million artwork theft from widow of painter Pat Trivigno. Nola. 15 December.

    ɼlose friend' accused of stealing $1.4 million worth of artist Pat Trivigno's paintings

    Della Hasselle (2016). ɼlose friend' accused of stealing $1.4 million worth of artist Pat Trivigno's paintings. The New Orleans Advocate. 15 December.

    Man arrested for stealing Ali Center painting reportedly said he thought it was a gift shop poster

    David Scott (2016). Man arrested for stealing Ali Center painting reportedly said he thought it was a gift shop poster. WDRB. 14 December.

    Three looters busted plundering ancient tomb in Galilee

    Ilan Ben Zion (2016). Three looters busted plundering ancient tomb in Galilee. The Times of Israel. 14 December.

    Police crack temple theft case, two held

    CT Bureau (2016). Police crack temple theft case, two held. City Today. 13 December.

    Criminal network involved in idol smuggling unearthed

    The Hindu (2016). Criminal network involved in idol smuggling unearthed. The Hindu. 9 December.

    Ali Center theft suspect arrested Ali artwork still missing

    Associated Press (2016). Ali Center theft suspect arrested Ali artwork still missing. The Daily Mail. 8 December.

    Idol thieves' gang busted, two arrested in Bhagalpur

    TNN (2016). Idol thieves' gang busted, two arrested in Bhagalpur. The Times of India. 6 December.

    CID Gets Vital Leads in Rabindranath Tagore Nobel Theft Case

    News 18 (2016). CID Gets Vital Leads in Rabindranath Tagore Nobel Theft Case. News 18. 5 December.

    La Policía detiene a los presuntos autores del robo en la iglesia y la rectoral de Cea

    Police arrested suspects in the robbery of the church and rectory of Cea

    Faro de Vigo (2016). La Policía detiene a los presuntos autores del robo en la iglesia y la rectoral de Cea. Faro de Vigo. 5 December.

    The Maltese priest and the kidnapped Caravaggio: The amazing true story of the scrappy octogenarian who busted an audacious art heist

    Noah Charney (2016). The Maltese priest and the kidnapped Caravaggio: The amazing true story of the scrappy octogenarian who busted an audacious art heist. Salon. 4 December.

    Stolen prints recovered during arrest of suspects

    WOWT (2016). Stolen prints recovered during arrest of suspects. WOWT. 2 December.

    Art cops recover Roman statue

    ANSA (2016). Art cops recover Roman statue. ANSA. 2 December.

    Arrests confirm more thefts in NGA collection

    Michaela Boland (2016). Arrests confirm more thefts in NGA collection. The Australian. 2 December.

    2 Nepalese henchmen of idol racket kingpin held

    Express News Service (2016). 2 Nepalese henchmen of idol racket kingpin held. The New Indian Express. 30 November.

    ICE HSI, Tamil Nadu Police arrest major India-based artifact smugglers

    ICE (2016). ICE HSI, Tamil Nadu Police arrest major India-based artifact smugglers. ICE. 30 November.

    4 idols stolen from TN temple seized, man, son arrested

    TNN (2016). 4 idols stolen from TN temple seized, man, son arrested. The Times of India. 30 November.

    Nalanda cops recover 3 stolen idols, arrest 1

    TNN (2016). Nalanda cops recover 3 stolen idols, arrest 1. The Times of India. 30 November.

    कैला माता मंदिर से चुराया था सोने का त्रिशूल, पकड़े गए तीन चोर

    Trident of gold stolen from the Kaila mata temple, three thieves caught

    Khaskhabar (2016). कैला माता मंदिर से चुराया था सोने का त्रिशूल, पकड़े गए तीन चोर. Khaskhabar. 29 November.

    Divers fined for raiding sunken German warships at Scapa Flow

    BBC News (2016). Divers fined for raiding sunken German warships at Scapa Flow. BBC News. 29 November.

    12 years on, Nobel medal theft suspect held again

    TNN (2016). 12 years on, Nobel medal theft suspect held again. The Times of India. 27 November.

    Retienen a hombre que intentó robar medalla a virgen en iglesia

    Man tried to steal a virgin's medal in church

    Emilio Fernandez (2016). Retienen a hombre que intentó robar medalla a virgen en iglesia. El Universal. 23 November.

    Idol thief hires 5 in jail to snatch chains

    TNN (2016). Idol thief hires 5 in jail to snatch chains. The Times of India. 23 November.

    Forgery scandal surrounding Lee Ufan's work grows in Korea with three arrests

    Victoria Stapley-Brown Nathalie Eggs (2016). Forgery scandal surrounding Lee Ufan's work grows in Korea with three arrests. The Art Newspaper. 21 November.

    Lawyer, driver arrested for possession of 29 artifacts

    Al-Masry Al-Youm (2016). Lawyer, driver arrested for possession of 29 artifacts. Egypt Independent. 18 November.

    Man Claims Mistress Ran Off With $15 Million in Erotic Art

    Henri Neuendorf (2016). Man Claims Mistress Ran Off With $15 Million in Erotic Art. ArtNet News. 14 November.

    Lantana officer recounts bizarre art theft investigation

    Alanna Quillen (2016). Lantana officer recounts bizarre art theft investigation. WPTV. 10 November.

    48 artifact smugglers caught in police probe

    Park Ming-Je (2016). 48 artifact smugglers caught in police probe. Korea JoongAng Daily. 10 November.

    Paphos mayor says he feel vindicated following archaeology arrests

    Philip Mark (2016). Paphos mayor says he feel vindicated following archaeology arrests. Cyprus Mail. 10 November.

    Antiquities seized

    Rachael Gillett (2016). Antiquities seized. Cyprus Mail. 9 November.

    Old-fashioned burglar caught red handed

    Newsport (2016). Old-fashioned burglar caught red handed. Newsport. 8 November.

    Police Reclaim 4,500 Stolen Cultural Assets

    KBS (2016). Police Reclaim 4,500 Stolen Cultural Assets. KBS World. 8 November.

    Savina Jain Temple theft case solved, Culprits nabbed

    Udaipur Times (2016). Savina Jain Temple theft case solved, Culprits nabbed. Udaipur Times. 8 November.

    Austrian Authorities Thwart Group Trying to Sell Fake Picassos

    Christopher D. Shea (2016). Austrian Authorities Thwart Group Trying to Sell Fake Picassos. The New York Times. 8 November.

    Slovenian busted in Austrian investigation into art forgery

    STA (2016). Slovenian busted in Austrian investigation into art forgery. STA. 7 November.

    Four arrested for illegal antiquities trading

    eKathimerini (2016). Four arrested for illegal antiquities trading. eKathimerini. 2 November.

    ➬tivists held' at King Cyrus tomb in Iran

    BBC News (2016). ➬tivists held' at King Cyrus tomb in Iran. BBC News. 31 October.

    Idol smuggler's grandson in DRI net, antiques seized

    Express News Service (2016). Idol smuggler's grandson in DRI net, antiques seized. The New Indian Express. 28 October.

    Photographer Steve McCurry speaks out against arrest of Sharbat Gula, the ➯ghan girl with green eyes'

    Gareth Harris (2016). Photographer Steve McCurry speaks out against arrest of Sharbat Gula, the ➯ghan girl with green eyes'. The Art Newspaper. 27 October.

    Smuggling racket busted, 11 idols seized

    S Prasad (2016). Smuggling racket busted, 11 idols seized. The Hindu. 27 October.

    Idol smuggler held, eleven panchaloha idols recovered

    TNN (2016). Idol smuggler held, eleven panchaloha idols recovered. The Times of India. 27 October.

    Smuggler's aide held in idol theft case

    The Hindu (2016). Smuggler's aide held in idol theft case. The Hindu. 26 October.

    ➯ghan Girl' in 1985 National Geographic Photo Is Arrested in Pakistan

    Christine Hauser (2016). ➯ghan Girl' in 1985 National Geographic Photo Is Arrested in Pakistan. The New York Times. 26 October.

    Ancient idols worth Rs 50 crore seized, 1 held

    Web India 123 (2016). Ancient idols worth Rs 50 crore seized, 1 held. Web India 123. 26 October.

    Four sent to judicial custody for stealing 4-century-old Buddha idols

    The Himalayan Times (2016). Four sent to judicial custody for stealing 4-century-old Buddha idols. The Himalayan Times. 19 October.

    Trucker nabbed smuggling antiquities from Patra port

    eKathimerini (2016). Trucker nabbed smuggling antiquities from Patra port. eKathimerini. 19 October.

    Arrested men smuggled many idols out of TN: Police

    TNN (2016). Arrested men smuggled many idols out of TN: Police. The Times of India. 19 October.

    Police arrest five for theft at Kateel temple priest's house

    Deccan Herald (2016). Police arrest five for theft at Kateel temple priest's house. Deccan Herald. 18 October.

    Emirati Police Holding 3 Foreigners Trying to Sell Artifacts

    Associated Press (2016). Emirati Police Holding 3 Foreigners Trying to Sell Artifacts. ABC United States. 18 October.

    Idol case: Four arrested in Ramanathapuram

    The Hindu (2016). Idol case: Four arrested in Ramanathapuram. The Hindu. 18 October.

    Texas man busted at border with Mexican artifacts

    Brett Barrouquere (2016). Texas man busted at border with Mexican artifacts. Chron. 18 October.

    Police crack 4-yr-old temple theft case, 2 held

    TNN (2016). Police crack 4-yr-old temple theft case, 2 held. The Times of India. 17 October.

    Maninag temple heist: Stolen jewellery found

    Orissa Post (2016). Maninag temple heist: Stolen jewellery found. Orissa Post. 16 October.

    Sohag police arrest three suspected 'tomb raiders' with 15 stolen artifacts

    Al-Masry Al-Youm (2016). Sohag police arrest three suspected 'tomb raiders' with 15 stolen artifacts. Egypt Independent. 13 October.

    Greek police bust ɺntiquities smuggling ring'

    AFP (2016). Greek police bust ɺntiquities smuggling ring'. 7 News. 5 October.

    Police in Greece arrest 26 in bust of alleged antiquities smuggling ring

    Helen Stoilas (2016). Police in Greece arrest 26 in bust of alleged antiquities smuggling ring. The Art Newspaper. 5 October.

    Man pleads guilty in New Brunswick Museum plaque theft case

    Jericho Knopp (2016). Man pleads guilty in New Brunswick Museum plaque theft case. CBC. 28 September.

    Detenidos por saquear piedras arqueológicas

    Arrests for looting of archaeological stones

    Tribuna (2016). Detenidos por saquear piedras arqueológicas. Tribuna. 25 September.

    The ghost of Vaman Ghiya is rising

    Vijay Kumar (2016). The ghost of Vaman Ghiya is rising. DNA. 24 September.

    Royal Canadian Mint employee allegedly smuggled $140,000 worth of gold in his butt

    Ben Guarino (2016). Royal Canadian Mint employee allegedly smuggled $140,000 worth of gold in his butt. The Washington Post. 21 September.

    Youth arrested for thefts in 8 temples

    TNN (2016). Youth arrested for thefts in 8 temples. The Times of India. 21 September.

    City cops nab gang involved in 13 temple thefts in Karnataka

    Nishikant Karlikar (2016). City cops nab gang involved in 13 temple thefts in Karnataka. The Times of India. 16 September.

    5 members of gang involved in temple thefts in Karnataka held

    Press Trust of India (2016). 5 members of gang involved in temple thefts in Karnataka held. India Today. 15 September.

    Suspect detained in Taipei after theft of science artifacts

    Chun-fu Chiu (2016). Suspect detained in Taipei after theft of science artifacts. Taipei Times. 9 September.

    Plymouth teen charged with stealing lobster statue

    Emily Clark (2016). Plymouth teen charged with stealing lobster statue. The Patriot News. 9 September.

    Suspect in Colombo National Museum theft further remanded

    Daily News (2016). Suspect in Colombo National Museum theft further remanded. Daily News. 5 September.

    Ancient artifact smugglers arrested in south Lebanon

    The Daily Star (2016). Ancient artifact smugglers arrested in south Lebanon. The Daily Star. 3 September.

    SFPD searching for stolen ivory relics, arrest made

    KTVU (2016). SFPD searching for stolen ivory relics, arrest made. KTVU. 2 September.

    Artist Kevin Sharkey arrested over alleged art theft

    David Kearns (2016). Artist Kevin Sharkey arrested over alleged art theft. Irish Independent. 31 August.

    Old Master recovered and gang arrested in Marbella

    John Smith (2016). Old Master recovered and gang arrested in Marbella. EuroWeekly. 29 August.

    Looters hit county's archaeological sites

    Lazaro Aleman (2016). Looters hit county's archaeological sites. ECB Publishing. 23 August.

    4 suspected tomb raiders held in Hebei

    Shanghai Daily (2016). 4 suspected tomb raiders held in Hebei. China.org.cn. 22 August.

    Police recover 400-yr old stolen idols, ornaments

    The Kathmandu Post (2016). Police recover 400-yr old stolen idols, ornaments. The Kathmandu Post. 21 August.

    Man who stole Diana Vreeland portrait says he was drunk

    Jennifer Bain (2016). Man who stole Diana Vreeland portrait says he was drunk. New York Post. 21 August.

    Bulgarian police arrest man over illegal possession of ancient coins

    The Sofia Globe (2016). Bulgarian police arrest man over illegal possession of ancient coins. The Sofia Globe. 19 August.

    Artist Natalie White Arrested for Vandalism After Equal Rights Protest

    Sarah Cascone (2016). Artist Natalie White Arrested for Vandalism After Equal Rights Protest. ArtNet News. 17 August.

    Two men arrested over attempted theft of Banksy copy

    Matthew Weaver (2016). Two men arrested over attempted theft of Banksy copy. The Guardian. 15 August.

    Grevena man arrested over hoard of 184 antiquities

    eKathimerini (2016). Grevena man arrested over hoard of 184 antiquities. eKathimerini. 11 August.

    Family of three charged over possession of illegal antiquities, drugs

    eKathimerini (2016). Family of three charged over possession of illegal antiquities, drugs. eKathimerini. 9 August.

    All you need to know about the idol smuggling racket worth crores

    Sandhya Ravishankar (2016). All you need to know about the idol smuggling racket worth crores. Hindustan Times. 8 August.

    'Pink Panther' jewel thief gang arrested after stealing £280MILLION in 380 armed robberies as they tried to escape wearing joke-shop wig and fake glasses

    Harvey Day (2016). 'Pink Panther' jewel thief gang arrested after stealing £280MILLION in 380 armed robberies as they tried to escape wearing joke-shop wig and fake glasses. The Daily Mail. 6 August.

    Police detain 5 Wakf members for illegally renovating Dome of Rock

    Daniel K. Eisenbud (2016). Police detain 5 Wakf members for illegally renovating Dome of Rock. The Jerusalem Post. 4 August.

    Robó en una ermita y fué detenido por querer venderles a los vecinos

    Man robs chapel, is arrested trying to sell to neighbours.

    Iguazu Noticias (2016). Robó en una ermita y fué detenido por querer venderles a los vecinos. Iguazu Noticias. 4 August.

    Cops nab man for stealing copper idol from Hindu temple in Penang

    Malay Mail (2016). Cops nab man for stealing copper idol from Hindu temple in Penang. Malay Mail. 2 August.

    Police Name Five More Suspects in North Sumatra Buddhist Temple Attacks

    Jakarta Globe (2016). Police Name Five More Suspects in North Sumatra Buddhist Temple Attacks. Jakarta Globe. 1 August.

    Police Name Twelve Suspects in North Sumatra Temple Attacks

    Jakarta Globe (2016). Police Name Twelve Suspects in North Sumatra Temple Attacks. Jakarta Globe. 1 August.

    Dacoit gang busted, 4 held

    Express News Service (2016). Dacoit gang busted, 4 held. The New Indian Express. 1 August.

    Turkish painter and journalist Zehra Doğan arrested

    Helen Stoilas (2016). Turkish painter and journalist Zehra Doğan arrested. The Art Newspaper. 29 July.

    En Izúcar, intentan linchar a ladrón de arte sacro cómplice huye

    In Izúcar, attempted lynching of sacred art thief, accomplice flees

    Ángulo7 (2016). En Izúcar, intentan linchar a ladrón de arte sacro cómplice huye. Ángulo7. 29 July.

    Temple burglary gang busted

    Bangkok Post (2016). Temple burglary gang busted. Bangkok Post. 28 July.

    Temple priest arrested on theft charge

    The Hindu (2016). Temple priest arrested on theft charge. The Hindu. 24 July.

    Sullia: Theft of temple ornaments - priest arrested in Bengaluru

    Daijiworld Media Network (2016). Sullia: Theft of temple ornaments - priest arrested in Bengaluru. Daijiworld. 23 July.

    Italian police find €0.5 million of artefacts in art thieves' lair

    The Local (2016). Italian police find €0.5 million of artefacts in art thieves' lair. The Local. 22 July.

    Three cops booked for selling stolen goods

    Shafaque Alam (2016). Three cops booked for selling stolen goods. The Times of India. 17 July.

    Deenadhayalan produced in CJM court in Srivilliputtur

    S. Sundar (2016). Deenadhayalan produced in CJM court in Srivilliputtur. The Hindu. 14 July.

    Police seize priceless 2,000-year-old Aphrodite statue in Istanbul

    Doğan News Agency (2016). Police seize priceless 2,000-year-old Aphrodite statue in Istanbul. Hurriyet Daily News. 12 July.

    Seven arrested for illegal excavation of ancient clay pots

    Hiru News (2016). Seven arrested for illegal excavation of ancient clay pots. Hiru News. 5 July.

    Authorities combine to catch antiquities thieves

    Arutz Sheva (2016). Authorities combine to catch antiquities thieves. Arutz Sheva. 4 July.

    Over 200 artefacts recovered from idol smuggler's bungalow

    R. Srikanth (2016). Over 200 artefacts recovered from idol smuggler's bungalow. The Hindu. 4 July.

    Detienen a sujeto acusado por robo a iglesia de Xalapa

    Suspect accused of robbing a Xalapa church arrested

    Gary Montes (2016). Detienen a sujeto acusado por robo a iglesia de Xalapa. Imagen del Golfo. 3 July.

    Detienen a presuntos autores del robo de las coronas de la Virgen de la Cabeza

    Assumed robbers of the crown of the Virgen de la Cabeza arrested

    CLM24 (2016). Detienen a presuntos autores del robo de las coronas de la Virgen de la Cabeza. CLM24. 30 June.

    5-star hotel employee held for temple theft

    TNN (2016). 5-star hotel employee held for temple theft. The Times of India. 29 June.

    Two arrested after art theft attempt at airport

    Kassandra Parisi (2016). Two arrested after art theft attempt at airport. Spotlight News. 28 June.

    Deenadayalan's aide held, 9 more idols seized

    R. Srikanth (2016). Deenadayalan's aide held, 9 more idols seized. The Hindu. 27 June.

    Connoisseur of art who turned temple raider

    Srikkanth Dhasarathy (2016). Connoisseur of art who turned temple raider. The New Indian Express. 26 June.

    Police arrest idol smuggler, seize 9 ancient statues

    TNN (2016). Police arrest idol smuggler, seize 9 ancient statues. The Times of India. 25 June.

    Four students picked up for possessing ɻronze' idol, released

    TNN (2016). Four students picked up for possessing ɻronze' idol, released. The Times of India. 24 June.

    Robbery attempt at Marakathambiga Sundarashwarar Temple caught on camera

    DNA (2016). Robbery attempt at Marakathambiga Sundarashwarar Temple caught on camera. DNA. 24 June.

    Assisted living center worker accused of stealing antiques, keepsakes

    Hannah Schwarz (2016). Assisted living center worker accused of stealing antiques, keepsakes. Journal Sentinel. 24 June.

    Art dealer arrested in Chennai for suspected temple artefacts theft

    AFP (2016). Art dealer arrested in Chennai for suspected temple artefacts theft. Hindustan Times. 22 June.

    Over ten thousand stolen items con scated from Bullas antique collector

    Murcia Today (2016). Over ten thousand stolen items con scated from Bullas antique collector. Murcia Today. 22 June.

    Man arrested in theft of trailer containing $250,000 in artwork by Matisse and Chagall

    Veronica Rocha (2016). Man arrested in theft of trailer containing $250,000 in artwork by Matisse and Chagall. Los Angeles Times. 21 June.

    Police recover 16 ancient artifacts, man detained

    eKathimerini (2016). Police recover 16 ancient artifacts, man detained. eKathimerini. 21 June.

    Arrests in Bulgaria over paintings stolen near Billy Connolly's former home

    Martin Williams (2016). Arrests in Bulgaria over paintings stolen near Billy Connolly's former home. The Herald. 20 June.

    Connoisseur & Smuggler: The 84-year-old art dealer and his collection of 'stolen' idols in Chennai

    Arun Janardhanan (2016). Connoisseur & Smuggler: The 84-year-old art dealer and his collection of 'stolen' idols in Chennai. The Indian Express. 20 June.

    Spanish police nab 2 in possession of 10,000 stolen artworks

    Associated Press (2016). Spanish police nab 2 in possession of 10,000 stolen artworks. The Daily Mail. 18 June.

    Lobengula spear 'thief' nabbed

    Nqobile Tshili (2016). Lobengula spear 'thief' nabbed. Chronicle. 16 June.

    Greek Police Dismantle Drug Ring Including 3 Army Officers

    Philip Chrysopoulos (2016). Greek Police Dismantle Drug Ring Including 3 Army Officers. Greek Reporter. 14 June.

    Man arrested after Bronze-Age pots found

    Cyprus Mail (2016). Man arrested after Bronze-Age pots found. Cyprus Mail. 9 June.

    Scandal strikes Versailles Palace as police detain two top art dealers over ⟺ke' Louis XV chairs

    Henry Samuel (2016). Scandal strikes Versailles Palace as police detain two top art dealers over ⟺ke' Louis XV chairs. The Telegraph. 9 June.

    Tres detenidos por 35 robos en colegios e iglesias

    Three arrested for 35 robberies in schools and churches

    Europa Press (2016). Tres detenidos por 35 robos en colegios e iglesias. Europa Press. 9 June.

    Stolen Ottoman-era artifacts recovered in Istanbul

    Yeni Şafak (2016). Stolen Ottoman-era artifacts recovered in Istanbul. Yeni Şafak. 8 June.

    ASI team inspects idols seized from smuggler

    TNN (2016). ASI team inspects idols seized from smuggler. The Times of India. 7 June.

    Malaysian artist charged for depicting PM as clown

    AFP (2016). Malaysian artist charged for depicting PM as clown. The Daily Mail. 6 June.

    Driver smuggled antiquities in Norwegian Ambassador's car

    Ari Soffer (2016). Driver smuggled antiquities in Norwegian Ambassador's car. Israel National News. 6 June.

    Idol smuggling kingpin surrenders

    News Today (2016). Idol smuggling kingpin surrenders. News Today. 4 June.

    Detenido el autor del robo en la iglesia del Perpetuo Socorro

    Robber of the Church of Perpetual Help arrested

    Diario de Alto Aragón (2016). Detenido el autor del robo en la iglesia del Perpetuo Socorro. Diario de Alto Aragón. 4 June.

    Priest nabbed for robbing churches

    eKathimerini (2016). Priest nabbed for robbing churches. eKathimerini. 2 June.

    Two arrested after two-month crime spree at east Norfolk churches

    Geraldine Scott (2016). Two arrested after two-month crime spree at east Norfolk churches. Evening News 24. 1 June.

    Idol smuggling gang busted

    Vivek Narayanan (2016). Idol smuggling gang busted. The Hindu. 1 June.

    Major haul of idols in Chennai city, 3 arrested

    Web India 123 (2016). Major haul of idols in Chennai city, 3 arrested. Web India 123. 31 May.

    International graffiti artist who travelled to Melbourne to tag jailed for 6 months

    Bianca Hall (2016). International graffiti artist who travelled to Melbourne to tag jailed for 6 months. The Age. 31 May.

    Spanish police make arrests over stolen Francis Bacon works

    Nadia Khomami (2016). Spanish police make arrests over stolen Francis Bacon works. The Guardian. 28 May.

    Temple theft case: two arrested

    Express News Service (2016). Temple theft case: two arrested. The New Indian Express. 22 May.

    Seven arrested after violent £2.7m art and jewellery heist at Bulmer family's Somerset home

    L. Churchill (2016). Seven arrested after violent £2.7m art and jewellery heist at Bulmer family's Somerset home. Bristol Post. 20 May.

    ɺudacious' theft of £35,000 of jewellery from Mount Stewart

    News Letter (2016). ɺudacious' theft of £35,000 of jewellery from Mount Stewart. News Letter. 19 May.

    Six middle-aged 'new-age travellers' arrested at Stonehenge over flaming torch incident Play Video Stonehenge protest New-age travellers protest at Stonehenge

    Salisbury Journal (2016). Six middle-aged 'new-age travellers' arrested at Stonehenge over flaming torch incident Play Video Stonehenge protest New-age travellers protest at Stonehenge. Salisbury Journal. 19 May.

    Iran Arrests Eight Models for Posting "Un-Islamic" Photos on Instagram

    Carey Dunne (2016). Iran Arrests Eight Models for Posting "Un-Islamic" Photos on Instagram. Hyperallergic. 18 May.

    Cops nab man accused of stealing church painting

    Gabrielle Fonrouge (2016). Cops nab man accused of stealing church painting. New York Post. 18 May.

    Cuban suspected of major art theft to be extradited

    Yiannis Souliotis (2016). Cuban suspected of major art theft to be extradited. eKathimerini. 18 May.

    Italy busts gang smuggling looted archaeological treasures

    AKI (2016). Italy busts gang smuggling looted archaeological treasures. New Kerala. 13 May.

    पुलिस ने मंदिर में चोरी का किया खुलासा, एक गिरफ्तार

    Jhansi Police Solves a Temple Robbery Case

    Patrika (2016). पुलिस ने मंदिर में चोरी का किया खुलासा, एक गिरफ्तार. Patrika. 11 May.

    Desarticulada una banda por robo con fuerza en iglesias

    Gang busted for aggravated theft in churches

    EFE (2016). Desarticulada una banda por robo con fuerza en iglesias. La Cronica de Badajoz. 5 May.

    Detenido por robar dos candelabros de plata de la iglesia de la Victoria

    Arrest for stealing two silver candelabras from the church of la Victoria

    César Pérez Pacheco (2016). Detenido por robar dos candelabros de plata de la iglesia de la Victoria. Jerez Sin Fronteras. 3 May.

    Two arrested for trying to sell idols stolen from temple near Ponneri

    The Hindu (2016). Two arrested for trying to sell idols stolen from temple near Ponneri. The Hindu. 29 April.

    Los Angeles Art Dealer Is Arrested on Embezzlement Charges

    Ian Lovett (2016). Los Angeles Art Dealer Is Arrested on Embezzlement Charges. The New York Times. 22 April.

    Minoan-Era Kouros Found in Heraklion Valued at 1.3 Million

    A. Makris (2016). Minoan-Era Kouros Found in Heraklion Valued at 1.3 Million. Greek Reporter. 20 April.

    Macherla police help TS cops crack temple theft case

    The Hans India (2016). Macherla police help TS cops crack temple theft case. The Hans India. 20 April.

    Prolific graffiti artist known as 'Super' arrested by St. Louis police

    Christine Byers (2016). Prolific graffiti artist known as 'Super' arrested by St. Louis police. St. Louis Post-Dispach. 14 April.

    Museum burglary main suspect further remanded

    Lakmal Sooriyagoda (2016). Museum burglary main suspect further remanded. Daily News. 12 April.

    HR & CE official arrested for theft of precious temple jewels

    S. Vijay Kumar (2016). HR & CE official arrested for theft of precious temple jewels. The Hindu. 8 April.

    Arrests made over 2009 Edvard Munch heist from Oslo art dealer

    The Scotsman (2016). Arrests made over 2009 Edvard Munch heist from Oslo art dealer. The Scotsman. 6 April.

    Stolen Edvard Munch artwork recovered after seven years

    AFP (2016). Stolen Edvard Munch artwork recovered after seven years. The Guardian. 6 April.

    Astadhatu idol of Lord Ganesh worth 25 crore recovered in Kaushambi, 6 held

    Kapil Dixit (2016). Astadhatu idol of Lord Ganesh worth 25 crore recovered in Kaushambi, 6 held. The Times of India. 4 April.

    Columbus family sues after Air Force museum security holds them at gunpoint

    Associated Press (2016). Columbus family sues after Air Force museum security holds them at gunpoint. Cleveland.com. 4 April.

    Senior Bulgarian Civil Servant Caught with Diverse Collection of Archaeological Artifacts, Coins in Anti-Treasure Hunting Raid

    Ivan Dikov (2016). Senior Bulgarian Civil Servant Caught with Diverse Collection of Archaeological Artifacts, Coins in Anti-Treasure Hunting Raid. Archaeology in Bulgaria. 31 March.

    Four held stolen idols recovered

    The Hindu (2016). Four held stolen idols recovered. The Hindu. 30 March.

    Teen arrested in theft of model spaceship from UFO museum

    Associated Press (2016). Teen arrested in theft of model spaceship from UFO museum. Salon. 28 March.

    Man nabbed with stolen bronze idol in Tasmac shop

    TNN (2016). Man nabbed with stolen bronze idol in Tasmac shop. The Times of India. 27 March.

    Paris art handlers testify to taking '€220,000 in a plastic bag' among other revelations

    Elenore Thery (2016). Paris art handlers testify to taking '€220,000 in a plastic bag' among other revelations. The Art Newspaper. 25 March.

    Chinese man arrested on suspicion of planning to sell ancient artefacts he found in tomb buried in backyard

    Catherine Wong (2016). Chinese man arrested on suspicion of planning to sell ancient artefacts he found in tomb buried in backyard. South China Morning Post. 25 March.

    Crooked antiques dealer dodges prison for smuggled $1M statue

    The Daily Chappaqua (2016). Crooked antiques dealer dodges prison for smuggled $1M statue. The Daily Chappaqua. 24 March.

    Yemeni authorities jail Jewish man over airlifted Torah

    Sandy Rashty (2016). Yemeni authorities jail Jewish man over airlifted Torah. The Jewish Chronicle. 24 March.

    Antique dealer arrested for smuggling ancient sculpture

    Jamie Schram (2016). Antique dealer arrested for smuggling ancient sculpture. New York Post. 22 March.

    Lawyer arrested for stealing books from Hyderabad HC

    IANS (2016). Lawyer arrested for stealing books from Hyderabad HC. The Times of India. 21 March.

    Three arrested for 'stealing' panchaloha idols

    The Hindu (2016). Three arrested for 'stealing' panchaloha idols. The Hindu. 19 March.

    Suspect in Buddhist statue theft arrested in Santa Ana

    Chris Jennewein (2016). Suspect in Buddhist statue theft arrested in Santa Ana. My News LA. 19 March.

    Special squad of Italian art police crack case of Verona museum theft, arrest 13 suspects

    Jenny Starrs (2016). Special squad of Italian art police crack case of Verona museum theft, arrest 13 suspects. The Washington Post. 17 March.

    Russian deputy culture minister detained on embezzlement charges

    Sophia Kishkovsky (2016). Russian deputy culture minister detained on embezzlement charges. The Art Newspaper. 15 March.

    Temple theft case: two arrested

    The Hindu (2016). Temple theft case: two arrested. The Hindu. 12 March.

    Temple theft case: police custody of main accused extended

    TNN (2016). Temple theft case: police custody of main accused extended. The Times of India. 10 March.

    Thai court orders ex-CIB commissioner's 25 million baht worth of assets seized

    Thai Visa (2016). Thai court orders ex-CIB commissioner's 25 million baht worth of assets seized. Thai Visa. 9 March.

    'The toilets were absolutely full of crucifixes': Two elderly people arrested over theft of religious items

    AFP (2016). 'The toilets were absolutely full of crucifixes': Two elderly people arrested over theft of religious items. The Journal. 6 March.

    Jaro archbishop suspends priest over treasure hunt in ancient cemetery

    Anne Fernandez (2016). Jaro archbishop suspends priest over treasure hunt in ancient cemetery. Inter Aksyon. 6 March.

    Bid to smuggle antiquities foiled, two arrested

    Sadia Qasim Shah (2016). Bid to smuggle antiquities foiled, two arrested. Dawn. 5 March.

    Cops crack Pimpri temple theft case, 3 in net

    TNN (2016). Cops crack Pimpri temple theft case, 3 in net. The Times of India. 4 March.

    Hacker Guccifer who leaked Bush paintings, racy Powell emails to be extradited to US

    Reuters (2016). Hacker Guccifer who leaked Bush paintings, racy Powell emails to be extradited to US. New York Post. 4 March.

    Vaishno devi temple: Security guard, aides held for theft

    Express News Service (2016). Vaishno devi temple: Security guard, aides held for theft. The Indian Express. 4 March.

    5 held, ornaments stolen from temple recovered

    Press Trust of India (2016). 5 held, ornaments stolen from temple recovered. Business Standard. 4 March.

    Police seize 1 mln euros' worth of antiquities from three suspects

    eKathimerini (2016). Police seize 1 mln euros' worth of antiquities from three suspects. eKathimerini. 26 February.

    Police arrest suspect in stolen dog statue case

    Elizabeth Reed (2016). Police arrest suspect in stolen dog statue case. KOB4. 25 February.

    Three Held for Temple Heist in Odisha

    Express News Service (2016). Three Held for Temple Heist in Odisha. The New Indian Express. 23 February.

    'Guilty' verdict on the spectacular 2010 Paris art theft

    DW (2016). 'Guilty' verdict on the spectacular 2010 Paris art theft. DW. 20 February.

    Gang dealing in ancient coins busted

    The Hindu (2016). Gang dealing in ancient coins busted. The Hindu. 18 February.

    4 including temple security supervisor held in Vrindavan idol theft case

    Anuja Jaiswal (2016). 4 including temple security supervisor held in Vrindavan idol theft case. The Times of India. 18 February.

    Thief arrested for stealing idols, other items from ISKCON temple

    Daily Excelsior (2016). Thief arrested for stealing idols, other items from ISKCON temple. Daily Excelsior. 13 February.

    Cops bust gang that targetted 21 temples, stole jewellery, cash

    Pune Mirror (2016). Cops bust gang that targetted 21 temples, stole jewellery, cash. Pune Mirror. 13 February.

    Idol lifters nabbed

    The Hindu (2016). Idol lifters nabbed. The Hindu. 11 February.

    Nine idol smugglers arrested in Bihar

    IANS (2016). Nine idol smugglers arrested in Bihar. Mid-day. 10 February.

    Thieves caught robbing Jain temple on cam

    TNN (2016). Thieves caught robbing Jain temple on cam. The Times of India. 10 February.

    Idol smugglers' gang busted, nine held in Bhagalpur

    Kumar Rajesh (2016). Idol smugglers' gang busted, nine held in Bhagalpur. The Times of India. 10 February.

    Tres detenidos por robar piezas de oro y plata de la parroquia de Aes (Cantabria)

    Three arrested for theft of gold and silver pieces from the church of Aes (Cantabria)

    Europa Press (2016). Tres detenidos por robar piezas de oro y plata de la parroquia de Aes (Cantabria). El Diario. 9 February.

    Un comerciante vendía vasijas y columnas romanas por internet

    A vendor was selling Roman columns and vases on the internet

    La Verdad (2016). Un comerciante vendía vasijas y columnas romanas por internet. La Verdad. 9 February.

    2 Treasure Hunters Arrested While Destroying Ancient Roman City Ratiaria near Bulgaria's Archar

    Ivan Dikov (2016). 2 Treasure Hunters Arrested While Destroying Ancient Roman City Ratiaria near Bulgaria's Archar. Archaeology in Bulgaria. 8 February.

    Three Arrested for 'Selling Pieces' of the Giza Pyramids for $32

    Egyptian Streets (2016). Three Arrested for 'Selling Pieces' of the Giza Pyramids for $32. Egyptian Streets. 6 February.

    Detenidas en Ourense dos personas implicadas en 20 robos en iglesias

    Two people implicated in 20 church robberies detained in Ourense.

    Europa Press (2016). Detenidas en Ourense dos personas implicadas en 20 robos en iglesias. 20 Minutos. 5 February.

    Art Dealer Is Arrested on Charges of Selling Fake De Kooning Artworks

    Brian Boucher (2016). Art Dealer Is Arrested on Charges of Selling Fake De Kooning Artworks. ArtNet News. 4 February.

    Two held with stolen heritage furniture

    The Tribune (2016). Two held with stolen heritage furniture. The Tribune. 2 February.

    Items Stolen From Roaring River State Park Recovered

    Grant Sloan (2016). Items Stolen From Roaring River State Park Recovered. Ozarks First. 1 February.

    Five men paraded through the streets of Guizhou as punishment for stealing cultural relics

    Lucy Liu (2016). Five men paraded through the streets of Guizhou as punishment for stealing cultural relics. Shanghaiist. 30 January.

    Man on trial for having ancient stolen books in his house

    The Journal (2016). Man on trial for having ancient stolen books in his house. The Journal. 27 January.

    La Policía detiene al presunto autor del robo de piezas litúrgicas del Corpus Christi

    Police arrest suspect in the robbery of liturgical pieces from Corpus Christi.

    Sevilla Directo (2016). La Policía detiene al presunto autor del robo de piezas litúrgicas del Corpus Christi. Sevilla Directo. 27 January.

    Marana police arrest man in connection to stolen cacti

    Carmen Duarte (2016). Marana police arrest man in connection to stolen cacti. Arizona Daily Star. 27 January.

    Cae "especialista" en robo de imágenes sacras: tendría conexión con coleccionistas

    Specialists implicated in the theft of sacred statues: had a connection with collectors

    Hoy (2016). Cae "especialista" en robo de imágenes sacras: tendría conexión con coleccionistas. Hoy. 27 January.

    Man arrested over alleged theft of Roman coins from Chelmsford Museum

    Yellow Advertiser (2016). Man arrested over alleged theft of Roman coins from Chelmsford Museum. Yellow Advertiser. 27 January.

    Piden hasta 2 años de cárcel para tres implicados en la compraventa de piezas robadas en iglesias

    Up to 2 years in prison sought for three involved in the sale of art stolen from churches

    El Norte de Castilla (2016). Piden hasta 2 años de cárcel para tres implicados en la compraventa de piezas robadas en iglesias. El Norte de Castilla. 24 January.

    'Operation Pandora' recovers thousands of artefacts

    BBC News (2016). 'Operation Pandora' recovers thousands of artefacts. BBC News. 23 January.

    Man, boy arrested for theft of artifacts, cell phone

    Doug Keeler (2016). Man, boy arrested for theft of artifacts, cell phone. Taft Midway Driller. 22 January.

    Three held for stealing idols from Jain temples

    Leena Dhankhar (2016). Three held for stealing idols from Jain temples. Hindustan Times. 20 January.

    Vigilante foils robbery attempt at Kwara Museum

    Romoke W. Ahmad (2016). Vigilante foils robbery attempt at Kwara Museum. Daily Trust. 18 January.

    मूर्ति चोर गिरोह गिरफ्तार, अष्टधातु की 70 मूर्तियां बरामद

    Thieves arrested in stolen idol case

    News 18 (2016). मूर्ति चोर गिरोह गिरफ्तार, अष्टधातु की 70 मूर्तियां बरामद. News 18. 16 January.

    Grave robbing gone wrong: Chinese tomb raiders suffocate after setting off dynamite while trying to break into ancient burial site

    Sophie Williams (2016). Grave robbing gone wrong: Chinese tomb raiders suffocate after setting off dynamite while trying to break into ancient burial site. The Daily Mail. 15 January.

    Temple burglary gang busted in Odisha

    Susant Kumar Das (2016). Temple burglary gang busted in Odisha. IAmIn. 14 January.

    Temple loot gang busted 4 traders among 8 held

    Orissa Post (2016). Temple loot gang busted 4 traders among 8 held. Orissa Post. 13 January.

    Tres detenidos por el robo de más de 200 piezas en iglesias de la provincia de Burgos

    Three arrested for the theft of more than 200 pieces from churches in Burgos province.

    Pablo Morquecho Martínez (2016). Tres detenidos por el robo de más de 200 piezas en iglesias de la provincia de Burgos. Tribuna Salamanca. 12 January.

    Four acquitted of theft at temple in Sec 37

    The Tribune (2016). Four acquitted of theft at temple in Sec 37. The Tribune. 12 January.

    'Hollyweed' Sign Prankster Arrested by Los Angeles Police

    Caroline Elbaor (2016). 'Hollyweed' Sign Prankster Arrested by Los Angeles Police. ArtNet News. 10 January.

    NVCC hails police for cracking temple theft within 24 hours

    Nagpur Today (2016). NVCC hails police for cracking temple theft within 24 hours. Nagpur Today. 5 January.

    Sophisticated art thieves network operating at Rome airport uncovered

    Alice Philipson (2015). Sophisticated art thieves network operating at Rome airport uncovered. The Telegraph. 30 December.

    Art Basel Stabber Pleads Not Guilty To First Degree Attempted Murder

    Guelda Voien (2015). Art Basel Stabber Pleads Not Guilty To First Degree Attempted Murder. Observer. 29 December.

    Perhilitan director pleads not guilty to rhino horn theft

    The Malaysian Insider (2015). Perhilitan director pleads not guilty to rhino horn theft. The Malaysian Insider. 28 December.

    Government department director arrested over alleged theft of rhino horn from museum

    The Malay Mail (2015). Government department director arrested over alleged theft of rhino horn from museum. The Malay Mail. 26 December.

    Treasure hunters seized in Limassol

    Elias Hazou (2015). Treasure hunters seized in Limassol. Cyprus Mail. 24 December.

    Cairo airport authorities foil attempt to smuggle 22 antique coins

    Ahram Online (2015). Cairo airport authorities foil attempt to smuggle 22 antique coins. Ahram Online. 23 December.

    Así fue el robo al Museo de Antropología hace 30 años

    This is How the Robbery at the Anthropology Museum 30 Years Ago Went

    José Antonio Aspiros Villagómez (2015). Así fue el robo al Museo de Antropología hace 30 años. Yancuic. 19 December.

    Man held with $10 million antique items at airport

    Muhammad Ali (2015). Man held with $10 million antique items at airport. Business Recorder. 19 December.

    Bihar to conduct speedy trial of idol sumugglers

    Daijiworld Media Network (2015). Bihar to conduct speedy trial of idol sumugglers. Daijiworld. 18 December.

    Sentencing delayed in ✒ museum break-in

    Herald Dispatch (2015). Sentencing delayed in ✒ museum break-in. Herald Dispatch. 17 December.

    Policía detiene a huaqueros en zona arqueológica de Cayaltí

    Police arrest looters at the archaeological site of Cayaltí

    RPP (2015). Policía detiene a huaqueros en zona arqueológica de Cayaltí. RPP. 16 December.

    Retired Effigy Mounds official will plead guilty to removing ancient human remains

    Trish Mehaffey (2015). Retired Effigy Mounds official will plead guilty to removing ancient human remains. The Gazette. 16 December.

    Police: Man stole cannonball, other artifacts

    Chris Cappella (2015). Police: Man stole cannonball, other artifacts. The Evening Sun. 15 December.

    Police make arrest in $200,000 theft of artworks from trailer in Richmond all artwork recovered

    The Richmond Standard (2015). Police make arrest in $200,000 theft of artworks from trailer in Richmond all artwork recovered. The Richmond Standard. 15 December.

    सीकर में जैन मंदिर से चोरी हुई मूर्तियां बरामद, तीन चोर भी गिरफ्तार

    Sculptures stolen from Jain temple in Sikar recovered, three thieves arrested

    Ashok Shekhawat (2015). सीकर में जैन मंदिर से चोरी हुई मूर्तियां बरामद, तीन चोर भी गिरफ्तार. News 18. 13 December.

    Trois artistes tunisiens condamnés à de la prison pour usage de stupéfiant

    Three Tunisian artists sent to prison for usage of narcotics

    Edelweiss Vieira (2015). Trois artistes tunisiens condamnés à de la prison pour usage de stupéfiant. Le Monde. 11 December.

    Judge says BLM did not use excessive force in 2009 Blanding raid

    Pat Reavy (2015). Judge says BLM did not use excessive force in 2009 Blanding raid. Deseret News. 11 December.

    Museum theft suspect arrested by John Carroll University police works at college

    Homa Bash (2015). Museum theft suspect arrested by John Carroll University police works at college. News Net 5. 11 December.

    Salvadoreño implicado en robo de imagen en Guatemala

    Salvadorian arrested for theft of saint sculpture in Guatemala

    Equilibrium (2015). Salvadoreño implicado en robo de imagen en Guatemala. Equilibrium. 11 December.

    Mahavira idol theft: Prime suspect arrested

    IANS (2015). Mahavira idol theft: Prime suspect arrested. Two Circles. 10 December.

    Ministerio Público archivó unas cuarenta denuncias por afectación cultural

    Public Prosecutor filed complaints for around 40 arrested for damaging culture

    Perla Polo Salés (2015). Ministerio Público archivó unas cuarenta denuncias por afectación cultural. La Republica. 9 December.

    Kapoor moves HC seeking to quash transfer of trial against him

    Press Trust of India (2015). Kapoor moves HC seeking to quash transfer of trial against him. Business Standard. 7 December.

    Two held for stealing idol

    The Hindu (2015). Two held for stealing idol. The Hindu. 30 November.

    Kuvempu museum theft: three arrested

    Veerendra P.M. (2015). Kuvempu museum theft: three arrested. The Hindu. 28 November.

    Infamous art thief arrested in Athens

    Neos Kosmos (2015). Infamous art thief arrested in Athens. Neos Kosmos. 27 November.

    Greek Police Arrest Cuban Man Suspected of Pulling off Major Museum Heist

    Ioanna Zikakou (2015). Greek Police Arrest Cuban Man Suspected of Pulling off Major Museum Heist. Greek Reporter. 26 November.

    Cops bust antiquities dealer with over 3,000 ancient coins

    Ilan Ben Zion (2015). Cops bust antiquities dealer with over 3,000 ancient coins. The Times of Israel. 26 November.

    Arrest in Swiss Farm Museum Burglary

    Grundy County Herald (2015). Arrest in Swiss Farm Museum Burglary. Grundy County Herald. 25 November.

    Man charged in the death of muralist shot while painting anti-violence art in Oakland

    Joseph Serna (2015). Man charged in the death of muralist shot while painting anti-violence art in Oakland. Los Angeles Times. 25 November.

    Objects of historical interest seized in Tehran

    ILNA (2015). Objects of historical interest seized in Tehran. Iran Front Page. 24 November.

    India police sorry for detaining artist over cow installation

    BBC News (2015). India police sorry for detaining artist over cow installation. BBC News. 23 November.

    Saquear yacimientos arqueológicos y anunciarlo en Internet: mala idea

    Loot archaeological sites and announce it on the internet: bad idea

    Lukor (2015). Saquear yacimientos arqueológicos y anunciarlo en Internet: mala idea. Lukor. 23 November.

    On the trail of Paynter's paintings sold and regained

    Namini Wijedasa (2015). On the trail of Paynter's paintings sold and regained. The Sunday Times. 22 November.

    Idol theft: Police teams rushed to K'taka, Delhi

    TNN (2015). Idol theft: Police teams rushed to K'taka, Delhi. The Times of India. 21 November.

    Idol smugglers' gang busted in Alwar, 10 held

    TNN (2015). Idol smugglers' gang busted in Alwar, 10 held. The Times of India. 20 November.

    Brinca convento, entra a robar a Iglesia y queda atrapado

    Thief enters through convent to rob church and becomes trapped

    Tiempo (2015). Brinca convento, entra a robar a Iglesia y queda atrapado. Tiempo. 11 November.

    Artefacts stolen from CM's palace recovered

    The Tribune (2015). Artefacts stolen from CM's palace recovered. The Tribune. 11 November.

    Idol Theft : Three more arrested in Bengaluru in connection with theft of 9 idols worth 77 crores

    Picsture (2015). Idol Theft : Three more arrested in Bengaluru in connection with theft of 9 idols worth 77 crores. Picsture. 8 November.

    Retired looters help police find stolen artifacts

    The Korea Herald (2015). Retired looters help police find stolen artifacts. Korea Herald. 5 November.

    Man who stole iconic Mobile oyster shell said he was ɻored'

    Cassie Fambro (2015). Man who stole iconic Mobile oyster shell said he was ɻored'. AL.com. 2 November.

    Gilded Bible seized in Tokat

    Doğan News Agency (2015). Gilded Bible seized in Tokat. Hurriyet Daily News. 27 October.

    ضبط خلية تنتمي لـ«داعش» استهدفت الأهرامات و«الإنتاج الإعلامي»

    "Daesh" cell arrested for plan to target the pyrmaids

    Ahmed Chalabi (2015). ضبط خلية تنتمي لـ«داعش» استهدفت الأهرامات و«الإنتاج الإعلامي». Almasryalyoum. 26 October.

    Monmouth's Earp Birthplace Museum in limbo

    Matthew Dutton (2015). Monmouth's Earp Birthplace Museum in limbo. The Register-Mail. 26 October.

    CG Road jeweller stole 300-year-old silver idol

    Ahmedabad Mirror (2015). CG Road jeweller stole 300-year-old silver idol. Ahmedabad Mirror. 26 October.

    Sosale mutt seer among three held for theft of silver chariot

    DHNS (2015). Sosale mutt seer among three held for theft of silver chariot. Deccan Herald. 25 October.

    HMS Hermes thefts: Teynham man arrested

    Bess Browning (2015). HMS Hermes thefts: Teynham man arrested. Kent Online. 23 October.

    Drunk California man accused of spraying graffiti on prehistoric carvings

    Associated Press (2015). Drunk California man accused of spraying graffiti on prehistoric carvings. The Guardian. 23 October.

    Police charge man with cemetery gates theft

    Jonathan Shugarts (2015). Police charge man with cemetery gates theft. Citizen's News. 22 October.

    Squatter 'makes $300,000 by selling off art collection' from San Francisco mansion

    Tim Walker (2015). Squatter 'makes $300,000 by selling off art collection' from San Francisco mansion. The Independent. 21 October.

    Cuban artist El Sexto released from jail for planned art piece criticizing Castros

    Associated Press (2015). Cuban artist El Sexto released from jail for planned art piece criticizing Castros. The Guardian. 20 October.

    La historia del ladrón que necesitaba !urgente! un reloj despertador: Robó en una iglesia y se quedó dormido junto al botín

    The story of the thief that urgently needed an alarm clock: robbed a church and fell with the loot

    Noticia al Dia (2015). La historia del ladrón que necesitaba !urgente! un reloj despertador: Robó en una iglesia y se quedó dormido junto al botín. Noticia al Dia. 20 October.

    Squatter busted by SFPD in art theft at vacant Presidio Heights home

    KTVU (2015). Squatter busted by SFPD in art theft at vacant Presidio Heights home. KTVU. 19 October.

    Bulgarian Police Bust Antiquities Trafficking Group

    Novinite (2015). Bulgarian Police Bust Antiquities Trafficking Group. Novinite. 15 October.

    Four arrested after ancient burial sites found looted

    Youn-Ho Kim (2015). Four arrested after ancient burial sites found looted. Korea JoongAng Daily. 7 October.

    Kerala Forest Department Seizes Sandal Idols Worth Rs 1.5 Crore

    Express News Service (2015). Kerala Forest Department Seizes Sandal Idols Worth Rs 1.5 Crore. The New Indian Express. 6 October.

    Man charged with breaking $120,000 Chihuly at Tacoma Art Museum

    Adam Lynn (2015). Man charged with breaking $120,000 Chihuly at Tacoma Art Museum. The News Tribune. 29 September.

    Court Remands Scrap Dealer For Stealing Ancient Church Bell

    Adu Gyamfi Ameyaw (2015). Court Remands Scrap Dealer For Stealing Ancient Church Bell. Peace FM. 29 September.

    Cop dilemma over antique or fake

    Bangalore Mirror (2015). Cop dilemma over antique or fake. Bangalore Mirror. 29 September.

    Man arrested with antiquities

    In Cyprus (2015). Man arrested with antiquities. In Cyprus. 26 September.

    Lot-et-Garonne: 700 objets découverts chez les pilleurs d'églises

    Lot-et-Garonne : 700 objects found in the home of church robbers

    Sud Ouest (2015). Lot-et-Garonne: 700 objets découverts chez les pilleurs d'églises. Sud Ouest. 26 September.

    Three arrested for stealing artifacts

    Saudi Gazette (2015). Three arrested for stealing artifacts. Saudi Gazette. 16 September.

    Roba Virgen de Iglesia

    Gerardo González (2015). Roba Virgen de Iglesia. Plaza de Armas. 14 September.

    Priest, Five Others Held for Idol Theft

    Express News Service (2015). Priest, Five Others Held for Idol Theft. The New Indian Express. 13 September.

    Antiquities robbers destroy 1,400-year-old church mosaic

    Yori Yalon (2015). Antiquities robbers destroy 1,400-year-old church mosaic. Israel Hayom. 8 September.

    Metal Detector Charged With Selling Artifacts From Murcia Via Internet

    Murcia Today (2015). Metal Detector Charged With Selling Artifacts From Murcia Via Internet. Murcia Today. 8 September.

    Bail Plea of Idol smuggler Subhash Kapoor rejected

    Express News Service (2015). Bail Plea of Idol smuggler Subhash Kapoor rejected. The New Indian Express. 4 September.

    Detienen a una segunda persona por el robo en las 22 iglesias y ermitas

    Second person arrested for robberies of 22 churches and chapels

    Alberto Abascal (2015). Detienen a una segunda persona por el robo en las 22 iglesias y ermitas. Diario Palentino. 31 August.

    Detenido un vecino de El Carpio por el robo en la iglesia de Malpica

    El Carpio man arrested for theft from Malpica church

    La Tribuna de Toledo (2015). Detenido un vecino de El Carpio por el robo en la iglesia de Malpica. La Tribuna de Toledo. 29 August.

    Gang dupes promising to sell ancient coin with magical powers

    Press Trust of India (2015). Gang dupes promising to sell ancient coin with magical powers. Business Standard. 28 August.

    Gang of temple thieves held booty worth Rs 56L recovered

    Deccan Herald (2015). Gang of temple thieves held booty worth Rs 56L recovered. Deccan Herald. 28 August.

    Seven panchaloha idol thieves arrested

    Vishwa Kundapura (2015). Seven panchaloha idol thieves arrested. The Hindu. 27 August.

    Archaeological looting case illustrates threat to native culture new collaboration tackles problem

    Elizabeth Larson (2015). Archaeological looting case illustrates threat to native culture new collaboration tackles problem. Lake County News. 26 August.

    After film director, woman arrested in idol theft case

    TNN (2015). After film director, woman arrested in idol theft case. The Times of India. 26 August.

    Woman Journo in Net for Idol Racket

    Express News Service (2015). Woman Journo in Net for Idol Racket. The New Indian Express. 26 August.

    Native American artifacts found in van

    Berenice Quirino (2015). Native American artifacts found in van. Lake County Record-Bee. 25 August.

    Detenido el presunto autor del robo en 22 iglesias de León, Zamora, Palencia y Valladolid

    Man alleged to have committed the robberies of 22 churches in León, Zamora, Palencia and Valladolid arrested

    iLeon (2015). Detenido el presunto autor del robo en 22 iglesias de León, Zamora, Palencia y Valladolid. iLeon. 25 August.

    French couple arrested for looting archaeological site in Catalonia

    The Local (2015). French couple arrested for looting archaeological site in Catalonia. The Local. 24 August.

    Dutch police arrest man suspected of trying to sell fake Van Gogh painting

    Associated Press (2015). Dutch police arrest man suspected of trying to sell fake Van Gogh painting. The Guardian. 21 August.

    Disabled Reservoir pensioner reunited with father's stolen war medals after harrowing ordeal

    Harrison Tippet (2015). Disabled Reservoir pensioner reunited with father's stolen war medals after harrowing ordeal. The Advertiser. 18 August.

    Karkala: Idol thief caught after car overturns in bid to escape, another thrashed

    Daijiworld Media Network (2015). Karkala: Idol thief caught after car overturns in bid to escape, another thrashed. Daijiworld. 18 August.

    Kapoor's Clues Help TN Cops Locate Antiques

    R Prince Jebakumar (2015). Kapoor's Clues Help TN Cops Locate Antiques. The New Indian Express. 15 August.

    Idol smuggling: Woman journo turns approver

    A Selvaraj (2015). Idol smuggling: Woman journo turns approver. The Times of India. 15 August.

    Filmmaker in idol theft net

    G.C. Shekhar (2015). Filmmaker in idol theft net. The Telegraph. 14 August.

    Sculpture stolen from Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery found

    CTV (2015). Sculpture stolen from Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery found. CTV. 13 August.

    Stolen panchaloha idol recovered from capital suburb

    Ignatius Pereira (2015). Stolen panchaloha idol recovered from capital suburb. The Hindu. 13 August.

    Gang trying to sell 500-yr-old Quran busted in Karnataka

    The Indian Express (2015). Gang trying to sell 500-yr-old Quran busted in Karnataka. The Indian Express. 13 August.

    Veteran filmmaker held for idol smuggling

    A Selvaraj (2015). Veteran filmmaker held for idol smuggling. The Times of India. 13 August.

    Accused in idol theft case held in capital city

    Kaumudi Online (2015). Accused in idol theft case held in capital city. Kaumudi Online. 12 August.

    Suspects stick to stories in Oudong theft

    May Titthara (2015). Suspects stick to stories in Oudong theft. The Phnom Penh Post. 12 August.

    Dutch boy steals Pompeii relic to pay for iPhone

    The Local (2015). Dutch boy steals Pompeii relic to pay for iPhone. The Local. 11 August.

    Un botín eclesiástico

    Ignacio Cabanes (2015). Un botín eclesiástico. Levante. 9 August.

    Racy temple dancers surrender

    Sunthon Pongpao (2015). Racy temple dancers surrender. Bangkok Post. 8 August.

    Man arrested with 2 ɺshtadhatu' idols worth Rs 1.5 crore

    Mid-day (2015). Man arrested with 2 ɺshtadhatu' idols worth Rs 1.5 crore. Mid-day. 8 August.

    Quincy police make arrest in burglary at History Museum

    Valaree Dunn (2015). Quincy police make arrest in burglary at History Museum. WGEM. 6 August.

    Man Held for Multiple Theft

    Express News Service (2015). Man Held for Multiple Theft. The New Indian Express. 5 August.

    Cierran el caso de robo a Virgen de Copacabana

    Virgin of Copacabana Robbery Case Closed

    Roberto Charca H. (2015). Cierran el caso de robo a Virgen de Copacabana. La Prensa. 4 August.

    Antiquities theft thwarted near Beit Shemesh in late night helicopter chase

    Hayah Goldlist-Eichler (2015). Antiquities theft thwarted near Beit Shemesh in late night helicopter chase. The Jerusalem Post. 30 July.

    Police arrest suspect in alleged chain-saw theft from renowned South Jersey artist

    Joe Warner (2015). Police arrest suspect in alleged chain-saw theft from renowned South Jersey artist. NJ.com. 26 July.

    Dr. Morris Confirms That Myles Damaged Uxbenka

    Daniel Ortiz (2015). Dr. Morris Confirms That Myles Damaged Uxbenka. 7 News Belize. 24 July.

    Man, woman accused of stealing ancient ivory penis carvings from NC business

    Fox (2015). Man, woman accused of stealing ancient ivory penis carvings from NC business. Fox. 23 July.

    Police recovers statues worth Rs 5 cr in UP

    Press Trust of India (2015). Police recovers statues worth Rs 5 cr in UP. Press Trust of India. 23 July.

    PGR rescata piezas mayas

    PGR rescues Maya artefacts

    La Verdad (2015). PGR rescata piezas mayas. La Verdad. 21 July.

    Chinese librarian replaced 140 masters paintings with works he painted himself

    Nicola Davison (2015). Chinese librarian replaced 140 masters paintings with works he painted himself. The Telegraph. 21 July.

    Man admits swapping classic Chinese artworks for fakes he painted himself

    Associated Press (2015). Man admits swapping classic Chinese artworks for fakes he painted himself. The Guardian. 21 July.

    ɼhinese student held in Iraq not IS linked'

    IANS (2015). ɼhinese student held in Iraq not IS linked'. Business Standard. 20 July.

    Police arrest Jewish suspects in arson at 'loaves and fishes' church

    The Times of Israel (2015). Police arrest Jewish suspects in arson at 'loaves and fishes' church. The Times of Israel. 12 July.

    I followed my heart. We may be poor, but we are not criminal

    Anurag Bende (2015). I followed my heart. We may be poor, but we are not criminal. Pune Mirror. 11 July.

    Charges laid over art theft

    Chen Wen-chan (2015). Charges laid over art theft. Taipei Times. 10 July.

    Detenidos dos vecinos de Arnedo por robos en iglesias y viviendas

    Two men from Arnedo arrested for robberies of churches and homes

    La Rioja (2015). Detenidos dos vecinos de Arnedo por robos en iglesias y viviendas. La Rioja. 10 July.

    Mandai Ganpati temple gold haul: Suspect nabbed while unscrewing tap from court in Shivajinagar

    Express News Service (2015). Mandai Ganpati temple gold haul: Suspect nabbed while unscrewing tap from court in Shivajinagar. The Indian Express. 10 July.

    4-member Gang Held, Gold Seized

    Express News Service (2015). 4-member Gang Held, Gold Seized. The New Indian Express. 10 July.

    $70K statue torn from downtown Portland pedestal

    KATU (2015). $70K statue torn from downtown Portland pedestal. KATU. 9 July.

    Serpent Mound suspect arrested

    Times Gazette (2015). Serpent Mound suspect arrested. Times Gazette. 8 July.

    Father enlists 4 kids to unearth 'treasure' from Second Temple period protected by ⟞mon'

    Daniel K. Eisenbud (2015). Father enlists 4 kids to unearth 'treasure' from Second Temple period protected by ⟞mon'. The Jerusalem Post. 8 July.

    Father-son caught red-handed trying to sell several ivory artifacts online

    Chetan R (2015). Father-son caught red-handed trying to sell several ivory artifacts online. Bangalore Mirror. 7 July.

    தேவகோட்டை அருகே கோவிலில் சிலை திருடிய மாணவர் உள்பட 2 பேர் கைது

    Two, including a student, arrested for stealing a statue in a temple near Devakottai

    Maalaimalar (2015). தேவகோட்டை அருகே கோவிலில் சிலை திருடிய மாணவர் உள்பட 2 பேர் கைது. Maalaimalar. 6 July.

    Chinese visitor face charges in ancient art scam

    Chuck Chiang (2015). Chinese visitor face charges in ancient art scam. Vancouver Sun. 29 June.

    Tiruvannamalai Temple Gets Centuries-old Panchaloha Idols Back

    R Prince Jebakumar (2015). Tiruvannamalai Temple Gets Centuries-old Panchaloha Idols Back. The Indian Express. 27 June.

    Detenida una banda que robaba antigüedades en capillas del suroccidente

    A gang that robbed antiquities in chapels of the southwest arrested

    Asturias 24 (2015). Detenida una banda que robaba antigüedades en capillas del suroccidente. Asturias 24. 26 June.

    Shepard Fairey Hit with Felony Charges, Arrest Warrant Issued by Detroit Police

    Henri Neuendorf (2015). Shepard Fairey Hit with Felony Charges, Arrest Warrant Issued by Detroit Police. ArtNet News. 25 June.

    Capturan a ladrón de iglesias en la ciudad de Durango

    Church thief arrested in the city of Durango

    UnoTV (2015). Capturan a ladrón de iglesias en la ciudad de Durango. UnoTV. 24 June.

    Greek former archaeologist held for allegedly pilfering digs

    Associated Press (2015). Greek former archaeologist held for allegedly pilfering digs. The San Diego Union-Tribune. 18 June.

    Stolen ɺshtadhatu' idols of Mahavira recovered in Bihar

    Press Trust of India (2015). Stolen ɺshtadhatu' idols of Mahavira recovered in Bihar. Z News. 17 June.

    Cops crack sensational temple idol theft case

    The Hindu (2015). Cops crack sensational temple idol theft case. The Hindu. 13 June.

    Tres detenidos por el robo de una campana de la iglesia de Santiago donada días antes por un feligrés

    Three arrested for stealing a bell from the church of Santiago that had been donated by a parishioner only days before

    Diario Sur (2015). Tres detenidos por el robo de una campana de la iglesia de Santiago donada días antes por un feligrés. Diario Sur. 10 June.

    Detenido el autor de un robo de piezas de plata en una parroquia de La Ribera

    Perpetrator of a robbery of silver object from a parsonage in La Ribera arrested

    Burgos Conecta (2015). Detenido el autor de un robo de piezas de plata en una parroquia de La Ribera. Burgos Conecta. 9 June.

    Vijayawada Police Nab Notorious Temple Burglar

    Express News Service (2015). Vijayawada Police Nab Notorious Temple Burglar. The Indian Express. 8 June.

    Ex-Chihuly employee charged with stealing $3 million in art

    Elizabeth Wiley (2015). Ex-Chihuly employee charged with stealing $3 million in art. King5. 2 June.

    Federal agents comb records for disgraced dealer Subhash Kapoor's sales and gifts

    Jason Felch (2015). Federal agents comb records for disgraced dealer Subhash Kapoor's sales and gifts. The Art Newspaper. 2 June.

    Two curators arrested in Egypt for forging antiquities

    Nevine El-Aref (2015). Two curators arrested in Egypt for forging antiquities. Ahram Online. 2 June.

    Idol thieves held from Varanasi

    Sandhya Nair (2015). Idol thieves held from Varanasi. The Times of India. 1 June.

    Kasargod: Police arrest two persons for precious idol theft

    Steephan Kayyar (2015). Kasargod: Police arrest two persons for precious idol theft. Daijiworld. 1 June.

    Raiding the tomb raiders

    Global Times (2015). Raiding the tomb raiders. Global Times. 31 May.

    Argentine police arrest 'meteorite thieves'

    BBC News (2015). Argentine police arrest 'meteorite thieves'. BBC News. 31 May.

    Former journalist faces charges for stealing famous artwork from Hue museum

    Thanh Nien News (2015). Former journalist faces charges for stealing famous artwork from Hue museum. Thanh Nien News. 30 May.

    Bulgarian Police Seize Rare 5th Century BC Ancient Thracian Krater from Treasure Hunter

    Ivan Dikov (2015). Bulgarian Police Seize Rare 5th Century BC Ancient Thracian Krater from Treasure Hunter. Archaeology in Bulgaria. 29 May.

    Four Arrested in Crete for Attempting to Illegally Sell Priceless Minoan-Era Statuette

    A. Makris (2015). Four Arrested in Crete for Attempting to Illegally Sell Priceless Minoan-Era Statuette. Greek Reporter. 29 May.

    Police recover 300 years old idol

    Press Trust of India (2015). Police recover 300 years old idol. Business Standard. 29 May.

    China makes mass arrests over stolen artefacts

    BBC News (2015). China makes mass arrests over stolen artefacts. BBC News. 27 May.

    175 grave robbers arrested in biggest-ever tomb raid

    CCTV (2015). 175 grave robbers arrested in biggest-ever tomb raid. CCTV. 27 May.

    Metairie man tried to steal $25K Blue Dog painting from hospital, police say

    Michelle Hunter (2015). Metairie man tried to steal $25K Blue Dog painting from hospital, police say. The Times-Picayune. 27 May.

    Suspects arrested in case of stolen Memphis statue

    Nevine El-Aref (2015). Suspects arrested in case of stolen Memphis statue. Ahram Online. 26 May.

    Veinte detenidos de una banda que intentó robar las imágenes de la iglesia de Santiago

    Twenty arrested from a gang that planned to rob the statues of the church of Santiago

    Diario de Almería (2015). Veinte detenidos de una banda que intentó robar las imágenes de la iglesia de Santiago. Diario de Almería. 22 May.

    Customs foil bid to smuggle Buddha statues

    Obaid Abbasi (2015). Customs foil bid to smuggle Buddha statues. The Express Tribune. 20 May.

    Thieves break antique idols hoping to find gold inside

    The Hindu (2015). Thieves break antique idols hoping to find gold inside. The Hindu. 19 May.

    700-yr-old idol recovered

    Deccan Herald (2015). 700-yr-old idol recovered. Deccan Herald. 18 May.

    Hundreds of stolen Roman-era artifacts recovered in police raid in Turkey

    BGN News (2015). Hundreds of stolen Roman-era artifacts recovered in police raid in Turkey. BGN News. 17 May.

    Ancient idols worth Rs 77cr being smuggled out seized in Chennai

    TNN (2015). Ancient idols worth Rs 77cr being smuggled out seized in Chennai. The Times of India. 15 May.

    महेश्वर जैन मंदिर में चोरी के चार आरोपी धराए, दो फरार

    Maheshwar Jain temple theft: four arrested, two absconded

    Naidunia (2015). महेश्वर जैन मंदिर में चोरी के चार आरोपी धराए, दो फरार. Naidunia. 14 May.

    Two antique idols seized in Tuticorin

    The Hindu (2015). Two antique idols seized in Tuticorin. The Hindu. 14 May.

    Un español ocultaba en Tenerife arte sacro robado en iglesias suecas

    Spaniard hides sacred art stolen from Swedish churches in Tenerife

    El País (2015). Un español ocultaba en Tenerife arte sacro robado en iglesias suecas. El País. 11 May.

    Israeli Antiquities Squad Stops Wannabe' 'Tomb Raiders' at Ancient Roman Catacomb

    Tazpit News Agency (2015). Israeli Antiquities Squad Stops Wannabe' 'Tomb Raiders' at Ancient Roman Catacomb. The Jewish Press. 10 May.

    Two B'luru Men Among 4 Caught with 2 Idols

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    Two B'luru Men Among 4 Caught with 2 Idols

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    Manhattan Prosecutors Say New York Art Dealer Played Role in Sale of Stolen Artifacts

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    St. Cloud State professor arrested, accused of smuggling ivory, rhinoceros horn

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    Chinese police arrest feng shui master and 174 others for looting antiquities

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    Man arrested for attempting to loot antiquities from northern underground cave

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    Arrested on theft charge

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    Foreigner among suspects arrested by Bulgaria over trafficking archaeological artefacts

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    Head of Egypt museums arrested for taking bribe

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    Arrestan a sospechoso en Guatemala con 12 piezas arqueológicas prehispánicas

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    Cae sujeto por robo en iglesia de Cabo San Lucas

    Subject caught for theft in Cabo San Lucas church

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    Attempted theft of the marriage certificate of the son of Martí to remove it from Cuba thwarted

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    • Egyptian police have detained a photographer for disrespect following shoot
    • Salma al-Shimi was pictured in an ancient costume by the Pyramid of Djoser
    • The model had been pictured wearing a shore Pharonic-style dress near Cairo

    Published: 09:36 BST, 1 December 2020 | Updated: 17:26 BST, 1 December 2020

    Egyptian police have detained a photographer for disrespect after he shot images of a model in a revealing ancient costume at the Pyramid of Djoser outside Cairo, a security source has confirmed.

    Rumours had circulated on social media that the Egyptian fashion model, Salma al-Shimi, had been arrested after the shoot at the Saqqara necropolis, 20 miles south of Cairo, but the source said police detained the photographer on Monday.

    The model had been pictured wearing a short 'semi-naked' Pharonic-style dress in front of the ancient burial site.

    'A photographer has been arrested after a private shoot with dancer Salma al-Shimi in the archaeological zone,' the source said, adding that his case had been referred to the courts.

    Egyptian police have detained a photographer for disrespect after he shot images of a model in a revealing ancient costume at the Pyramid of Djoser outside Cairo, a security source said

    Rumours had circulated on social media that the Egyptian fashion model, Salma al-Shimi, pictured, had been arrested after the shoot at the Saqqara necropolis, 20 miles south of Cairo, but the source said police detained the photographer on Monday


    Bird was born in Stoughton, Massachusetts. Bird became a pilot at an early age due to his fathers encouragement. By age 14, he flew his first solo fight.

    By age 16 he was working to obtain multiple major pilot certifications. [2] Bird enlisted with the United States Army Air Corps, and entered active duty in 1941 as a technical air training officer due to his advanced qualifications. This rank, combined with the onset of World War II, gave him the opportunity to pilot almost every aircraft in service, including early jet aircraft and helicopters.

    The newest models of aircraft were capable of exceeding altitudes at which humans can breathe, even with 100% oxygen supplementation, introducing the risk of hypoxia. Bird discovered an oxygen regulator in a crashed German bomber he was ferrying to the U.S. for study seemed to contain a pressure breathing circuit. He took the oxygen regulator home, studied it, and made it more functional. It became the standard design for high-altitude oxygen regulators for most military aircraft until recent time. Bird studied medicine " . to understand the human body and its stress in flight". This led to him developing efficient respirators and ventilators. [3]

    In 1967, Bird developed the Bird Innovator, a conversion of the Consolidated PBY Catalina amphibian aircraft. His company was Bird Oxygen Breathing Equipment Inc, later renamed Bird Corporation, the aircraft being based at Palm Springs until 1976. [4]

    Bird resided in Sagle, Idaho, close to the Canada–US border which is where his home, production facilities, museum and ranch were located. Dr. Bird collected and restored old planes, old cars, and motorcycles. [5] As of June 1, 2019, the museum is located at 2678 W Cessna Blvd, Hayden, ID and open Tuesday thru Saturday from 9:00AM to 3:00PM.

    Forrest and Pamela Bird opened the Bird Aviation Museum and Invention Center in July 2007, with aviator Patty Wagstaff cutting a ceremonial ribbon at the end of the runway while flying. The Bird's are the founders and owners of the museum, which showcases Bird's various aircraft and inventions. [6] On December 10, 2008, Bird received the Presidential Citizens Medal from President George Bush. The United States honored him for his groundbreaking contributions and for his work to keep America at the forefront of discovery. [7] On October 7, 2009, President Barack Obama awarded Bird the National Medal of Technology and Innovation, a recognition of his "outstanding contributions to the promotion of technology for the improvement of the economic, environmental or social well-being of the United States." [8]

    Bird died at the age of 94 of natural causes at his Sagle, Idaho home on August 2, 2015. [9] [10]

    The first "Bird" units Edit

    All of Bird’s ventilators were contained in transparent plastic cases. Bird's rationale for see-through encasements for his machines was a stroke of genius: he thought if people could see the inner workings of mechanical devices, they would understand them better, and be able to use, fix, and apply them better in the real world. Bird created a car unit which was tested on seriously ill patients with limited success. His first prototype consisted of strawberry shortcake tins and a doorknob. Most of these first units were sold to the Army, in the original format of tins and the doorknob. Further revision resulted in the 1955 release of the "Bird Universal Medical Respirator" (sold as the Bird Mark 7 Respirator and informally called the "Bird"), a small green box that became familiar to hospital patients soon after its introduction. The Bird Mark 8 added the capabilities of NEEP (Negative End Expiratory Pressure). This was frequently used to power a set of fluidic servos (sort of relays.) He subsequently made a ventilator for infants, nicknamed the "Babybird". This device was one of several devices that appeared on the market designed to effectively ventilate small children and infants. These devices played a significant role in reducing the rate of breathing-related infant mortality from 70% to 10%. [11] [12] The Bird Mark 7 Respirator is still in use around the world. In addition he produced the Fluid Control Device.

    Accolades Edit

    Bird was awarded the Lifetime Scientific Achievement Award in 1985 by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), receiving a second award in September 2005. He continued to contribute to the field of pulmonary science by participating in the development of the VDR, a ventilator that permits management of the most challenging patients including ARDS, trauma and inhalation injury. In 1995, Bird was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame. [13] He was named "Inventor of the Week" by MIT in February 2001. The American Respiratory Care Foundation names one of its annual awards after Bird. [14]


    Edelgard's character design analysis.

    Hello! Beggar Philosopher here! I'm currently working on a three-part text where I'm going to analyze the design of the three main characters from Three Houses, starting with Edelgard.

    (As she is a controversial character among the fandom, I think an analysis of this type can shed some light on the discussions surrounding her)

    I've already done some studies on costume design and film art direction. So I will try to explain all the design and costume choices that I can identify in the character.

    1st: Her Hair

    The exchange of a loose hair for a tied and curled hair, in addition to having a historical and cultural explanation (women from different cultures tend to tie or cut their hair when going to war), can also serve to represent that, after the time skip, Edelgard became a more rigid and restricted woman.

    (The game corroborates to this idea with some of the character's lines)

    2nd: Her Horns

    Although they have an explanation related to the culture of Adrestia, the use of horns on the crown may be a way of representing Edelgard's view of herself. She is aware that history may see her as a villain, a bad person, a devil. but, rather than trying to disprove that concept, she embraces it.

    One thing that can be seen in her character is that she doesn't value her own life (at least at first), inside her heart she is a dead woman, and the only thing that is keeping her going is her dream of making Fódlan a better place. The way people around her see her, or what they think of her, doesn't matter, what matters is making her dream come true, and for that, she threw her own life and her own happiness in the darkness.

    3rd: Her eyes

    It is common in some stories to put colors as symbols for good and evil, the most common choices are:

    It's also common to make combinations between these colors to convey an idea of ​​moral ambiguity and to represent a character's potential for both good and evil.

    Dimitri's colors: Black clothes (evil) + Blue cape (good)

    Edelgard's colors: Red clothes (evil) + White hair/cloak (good)

    In this context, Edelgard's Eyes are a mixture of red and blue, which makes the color of purple, representative of the character's potential for both "good" (CF) and "evil" (BL).

    4th: Her Clothes

    The red color, in addition to being a mark of power and authority, is representative of the idea of ​​revolution that Edelgard preaches.

    Also, it can be seen that the cloak she wears is red on the outside and white on the inside. This is a common costume choice that is used to represent a contrast between the evil, present on the outside, and the good, present on the inside.

    The most classic example of this is the character Luke Skywalker (from Star Wars), who appears in the movie "Return of the Jedi" wearing dark clothes and having a dark attitude. However, after having redeemed his father (Darth Vader), a part of the costume opens and the clothing reveals to be white on the inside, a way of showing that, despite the darker appearance, inside, Luke was a good person with good intentions (This is also a parallel to Darth Vader's redemption).

    Applying the same logic to Edelgard, we can say that her cloak represents the following: Although she is causing bloodshed, and although she may look evil from the outside, Edelgard's actions are motivated by good intentions and, on the inside, she is a truly good person.

    5th: Her Weapon choice

    In the past, axes were commonly used to execute people, as they allowed for a quick kill in a single blow. Similarly, in Edelgard instance, the axe is a symbol of her ideology, as she intends to solve Fódlan's problems quickly and in a single blow, in contrast with Dimitri who seeks to make changes slowly and one step at a time.

    Some people argue that Edelgard is a "villain" and that "the game's developers intended that way". However, after analyzing all the decisions made in the construction of her character, I have to disagree with this statement.

    All the design choices depart greatly from what is commonly used for a villain, and indicate a direction more geared towards a protagonist or an anti-hero.

    I believe that, during early versions of the game's script, Edelgard was "conceived" as the villain (which explains her position as the main antagonist in two of the four routes). However, as the story developed, she began to be directed towards a more neutral post, more suited with the central theme of the game (the importance of emotional connections in the development of the human person).

    I can't wait to see the analysis for the other characters!

    Meanwhile Hubert with full-on black everything and devil horns lmao

    The thigh-highs with little bat wings embroidered on them were on backorder, sadly.

    Never made the connection to Luke Skywalker's attire in ep. 6. Awesome example on how color interpretation can play with our expectations.

    I know you touch on the topic of Edelgard's primary weapon choice, but just out of curiosity, do you have a take on why her axe looks the way it does? Being more spiral-esc than traditionally shaped?

    I know you touch on the topic of Edelgard's primary weapon choice, but just out of curiosity, do you have a take on why her axe looks the way it does? Being more spiral-esc than traditionally shaped?

    Well. We have to remember that not all aesthetic elements present in a story necessarily reflect some metaphorical idea.

    When it comes to the shape of Edelgard's axe, I don't think it has any kind of deeper meaning.

    I could try to say that the shape and movement of Edelgard's axe resembles the "claws" of some species of arachnids and crustaceans, such as the "amblypygi". [Image (don't look if you have arachnophobia): Amblypygi].

    This animal is the only type of arachnid that doesn't have venom. Instead of poisoning their prey and waiting for it to die, the amblypygis kill their prey with a quick and direct attack, which could be another reference to Edelgard's ideology.

    However, in this case, I think it would be an extremely far-fetched conclusion.

    Bro, no offense, but you sound more educated than my English teacher, just saying.

    How could anyone find that offensive?

    Her outfit is intended to be symbolic. She's opposing the Church and this dresses up as the devil, wearing red, the color of blood/sin. She accepts herself as the one that shall be seen as evil to many others, but she will do what she believes she must.

    Combine this in contrast with Rhea, who dresses up in pure white clothes, always seeming to be this pure and innocent woman that would never harm anyone. However, her dragon form is ferocious and has horns similar to the devil as well, and her dragon form is her true form.

    It's like how it goes to say that the devil would never appear before humans as a being of evil, but rather one of good, and would present temptations before them.

    Great analysis. I am an Edelgard lover and I like your contrast with Dmitri. I would also be interested in this type of analysis for other characters in the game.

    My wish is that there would have been a 5th track where you can unite the houses to fight the church and TWSTD.

    I was thinking about that last night and absolutely hated that wasn't an option. I would have made like 2 changes to the game's routes.

    Claude's route would have been more centered in Almyra. I feel like his route and the church route are too similar

    Definently would have allowed you to unite all the houses and fight TWSTD and Nemesis.

    I feel like that would have completely obliterated the themes of the game, though. The whole point of the game is that even people with good intentions can and will clash with each other, even kill each other, if they are too unwilling to compromise or to give credence to other people's ideals. Three Houses is a tragic tale because no matter who you side with or how many people you recruit, you're still going to end up killing people who were genuinely trying to do good things as best they could given their specific circumstances. Giving us a route that bypasses that tragedy by allowing us a clean, morally-uncomplicated war against only people who are unquestionably evil-coded completely defeats the purpose. It undermines the game's themes - that no ideology can be judged without the consequences of trying to live it, of everyone being the hero of their own story no matter how abhorrent their actions look from the outside, of the tragedy of having to kill friends because they're on the other side of a war of ideals where neither side is unquestionably wrong - and invalidates every other route by being unquestionably better than the others. The fact that the story makes you long for a Golden Route is exactly the reason why it shouldn't give you a Golden Route: it can't make you desperately wish for a better way where nobody you care about has to die if there actually is a better way.


    Contents

    None of the three writers of the song were from Alabama Ronnie Van Zant and Gary Rossington were both born in Jacksonville, Florida, while Ed King was from Glendale, California. In an interview with Garden & Gun, Rossington explained the writing process. "I had this little riff," he said. "It’s the little picking part and I kept playing it over and over when we were waiting on everyone to arrive for rehearsal. Ronnie and I were sitting there, and he kept saying, 'play that again'. Then Ronnie wrote the lyrics and Ed and I wrote the music." [6]

    "Sweet Home Alabama" was a major chart hit for a band whose previous singles had "lazily sauntered out into release with no particular intent". The hit led to two TV rock show offers, which the band turned down. [7] In addition to the original appearance on Second Helping, the song has appeared on numerous Lynyrd Skynyrd collections and live albums.

    Sweet Home Alabama was written in answer to two songs by Neil Young, Southern Man and Alabama (which was a rehash of Southern Man), because the songs "took the entire South to task for the bloody history of slavery and its aftermath". [4] . "We thought Neil was shooting all the ducks in order to kill one or two," said Ronnie Van Zant at the time. [7] The following excerpt is the Neil Young name-check in the song Sweet Home Alabama:

    Well, I heard Mister Young sing about her
    Well, I heard ol' Neil put her down
    Well, I hope Neil Young will remember
    A Southern man don't need him around anyhow

    In Young's 2012 autobiography Waging Heavy Peace, he commented on his song, "My own song 'Alabama' richly deserved the shot Lynyrd Skynyrd gave me with their great record. I don't like my words when I listen to it. They are accusatory and condescending, not fully thought out, and too easy to misconstrue". [8]

    Another part of Sweet Home Alabama was also controversial in its reference to George Wallace, the then Governor of Alabama and noted supporter of racial segregation:

    In Birmingham, they love the governor (boo boo boo)
    Now we all did what we could do
    Now Watergate does not bother me
    Does your conscience bother you?
    Tell the truth
    .
    Sweet home Alabama, oh, sweet home baby
    Where the skies are so blue and the governor's true

    The choice of Birmingham in connection with the governor (rather than the capital Montgomery) is significant. "In 1963, the city was the site of massive civil rights activism, as thousands of demonstrators led by Martin Luther King, Jr. sought to desegregate downtown businesses. [and] was the scene of some of the most violent reactions to the Civil Rights Movement. Segregationist police chief Bull Connor unleashed attack dogs and high-pressure water cannons against peaceful marchers, including women and children just weeks later, Ku Klux Klansmen bombed a black church, killing four little girls." [9] In 1975, Van Zant said: "The lyrics about the governor of Alabama were misunderstood. The general public didn't notice the words 'Boo! Boo! Boo!' after that particular line, and the media picked up only on the reference to the people loving the governor." [10] "The line 'We all did what we could do' is sort of ambiguous," Al Kooper notes. " 'We tried to get Wallace out of there' is how I always thought of it." [10] Towards the end of the song, Van Zant adds "where the governor's true" to the chorus's "where the skies are so blue," a line rendered ironic by the previous booing of the governor. Journalist Al Swenson argues that the song is more complex than it is sometimes given credit for, suggesting that it only looks like an endorsement of Wallace. [10] "Wallace and I have very little in common," Van Zant himself said, "I don't like what he says about colored people." [10]

    Further complicating the racial politics of the song is the fact that Merry Clayton and Clydie King, two well-known African-American studio singers, served as backing vocalists on the track. In a 2013 interview, Clayton spoke at length about her decision to take the job. In her recollection, her initial response was negative: "[Clydie King] said the song was 'Sweet Home Alabama.' There was a silence on the phone for quite a while. I said, 'Clydie, are you serious? I'm not singing nothing about nobody's sweet home Alabama. Period. ' " Nonetheless, Clayton was persuaded to take the job, to "let the music be [her] protest." [11]

    Music historians examining the juxtaposition of invoking Richard Nixon and Watergate after Wallace and Birmingham note that one reading of the lyrics is an "attack against the liberals who were so outraged at Nixon's conduct" while others interpret it regionally: "the band was speaking for the entire South, saying to northerners, we're not judging you as ordinary citizens for the failures of your leaders in Watergate don't judge all of us as individuals for the racial problems of southern society". [9]

    Ed King, the song's co-writer, contradicted his former bandmates in a 2009 post on his website. He claimed the tune was originally intended as the unabashed defense of Alabama, even Gov. Wallace, that almost all of the song seems to be:

    I can understand where the "boo boo boo" would be misunderstood. It's not US going "boo" . it's what the Southern man hears the Northern man say every time the Southern man'd say "In Birmingham we love the gov'nor". Get it? "We all did what WE could do!" to get Wallace elected. It's not a popular opinion but Wallace stood for the average white guy in the South. "Watergate doesn't bother me" because that stuff happens in politics. but someone's conscience ought to bother them for what happened to Wallace. Arthur Bremer may or may not have been a yankee but he sure destroyed whatever chance Wallace had to be president. And hardly anyone in America noticed. I still like the plaque that hangs here in my office that says I'm an honorary member of the Alabama State Militia. signed personally by George C. Sure, the man had his flaws. But he spoke for the common man of the South. And, whoa, I'm gonna get in trouble over this whole dang post!" [12]

    One verse of the song includes the line, "Now Muscle Shoals has got the Swampers/And they've been known to pick a song or two." This refers to the town of Muscle Shoals, Alabama, a popular location for recording popular music because of the "sound" crafted by local recording studios and back-up musicians. "The Swampers" referred to in the lyrics are the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section. These musicians, who crafted the "Muscle Shoals Sound", were inducted into the Alabama Music Hall of Fame in 1995 [13] for a "Lifework Award for Non-Performing Achievement" and into the Musician's Hall Of Fame in 2008 (the performers inducted into the latter were the four founding Swampers—Barry Beckett, Roger Hawkins, David Hood, Jimmy Johnson—plus Pete Carr, Clayton Ivey, Randy McCormack, Will McFarlane, and Spooner Oldham). [14] [15] The nickname "The Swampers" was given to the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section by producer Denny Cordell during a recording session by singer/songwriter Leon Russell, in reference to their 'swampy' sound.

    Part of the reference comes from the 1971–1972 demo reels that Lynyrd Skynyrd had recorded in Muscle Shoals with Johnson as a producer/recording engineer. Johnson helped refine many of the songs first heard publicly on the Pronounced album, and it was Van Zant's "tip of the hat" to Johnson for helping out the band in the early years and essentially giving the band its first break.

    Lynyrd Skynyrd remains connected to Muscle Shoals, having since recorded a number of works in the city and making it a regular stop on their concert tours.

    The PBS show Independent Lens aired a documentary on Muscle Shoals and its place in music history in mid-April 2014. [16]