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Hoard of Looted Greek and Roman Artifacts Repatriated to Italy

Almost 200 looted Greek and Roman artifacts that were seized from a New York City museum were repatriated to Italy last week after an exhaustive investigation that involved the notorious Michael Steinhardt, a former hedge fund manager. Most of them had...

Interpol Lists Looted Art, Antiquities on International Archaeology Day

International Archaeology Day, celebrated on October 16 every year, is a time to take stock of the pieces of looted art and antiquities from all around the world that are still missing and consider how much of our global...

Archaeologist Says Sale of Ancient Greek Helmets Often Illicit

Greek archaeologist Christos Tsirogiannis, a veteran of skirmishes involving auction houses that often sell illicit antiquities to the highest bidder, is critical of Christie's upcoming auction for an ancient Greek helmet. In the past, he states to Greek Reporter in...

UNESCO Urges Return of Parthenon Marbles to Greece

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has made a momentous decision to urge the return of the Parthenon Marbles from the British Museum, according to a statement from Greece’s Culture Minister on Thursday. Culture Minister Lina Mendoni...

Looted Artifacts Returned to Iraq Could Open Path for Parthenon Marbles

Looted artifacts have been returned to Iraq. The move could impact Greece's quest for the return of the Parthenon Marbles.