Looted Artifacts Returned to Italy

Looted Artifacts Returned to Italy

Looted artifacts are on their way back to Italy, as New York investigators hand over 142 objects they’ve seized in the past year. A third of the stolen assortment came from the collection of Mr. Steinhardt, a billionaire antiquities collector who was made to...
Dutch Government Looks Within for Looted Art

Dutch Government Looks Within for Looted Art

The Dutch government is reviewing its own state-held art collection to look for works stolen by Nazis that can be returned. The Restitutions Committee, a government-backed program created to organize the return of stolen artwork to its proper heirs in the Netherlands,...
Lod Mosaic Comes Home to Israel

Lod Mosaic Comes Home to Israel

The Lod Mosaic has come home to Israel at last, after a decade-long world tour. In 1996, construction workers in the Israeli town of Lod were widening a street when they discovered tile. The Israel Antiquities Authority was brought in, and the find was carefully...
San Severino Marche Artwork Restored

San Severino Marche Artwork Restored

San Severino Marche, Italy, sees the return of artworks damaged in the 2016 earthquakes. In the fall of 2016, between August and October, three large earthquakes and many smaller ones wrecked central Italy. Over 300 people were killed, and homes, churches, and museums...
Parthenon Marbles: Shared Custody?

Parthenon Marbles: Shared Custody?

The Parthenon Marbles should be given back to Greece but the shared custody suggested by George Osborn would still be progress. The Parthenon Marbles, which once decorated the pediments of the Great Parthenon in Athens, are 21 carved figures in deep relief. They were...
Ancient Art Worth $5M Destroyed in Dallas

Ancient Art Worth $5M Destroyed in Dallas

Ancient art worth $5 million was destroyed at the Dallas Museum of Art by a man who was “mad at his girl” and decided to take it out on the irreplaceable artifacts. Brian Hernandez broke into the museum late Wednesday night, smashing through a glass door with a metal...
Cosquer Cavern: A Race Against Tide

Cosquer Cavern: A Race Against Tide

The Cosquer cavern is being eaten away by sea level rise and pollution, and diver-archaeologists are racing the tide. Henri Cosquer knew the risks of cave diving when he explored a long cavity cut into the limestone cliffs near the city of Marseille, on the...
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