Category: Antiquities Trade

$80 Million Worth Of Stolen Italian Artifacts Found In U.S. 1

$80 Million Worth Of Stolen Italian Artifacts Found In U.S.

$80 million worth of stolen Italian artifacts, recovered from New York and New Jersey by prosecutor Col. Matthew Bogdanos, were displayed in Rome, showcasing the ongoing efforts against art trafficking led by Italy’s Carabinieri Cultural Heritage Protection unit. About 600 pieces of art were on display Tuesday morning in the

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Stolen Tirumankai Alvar Idol found in British Museum

Stolen Tirumankai Alvar Idol Found In British Museum

The idol of Tirumankai Alvar stolen from a temple in Tamil Nadu has been found in a British Museum. The idol was bought by the museum from the infamous auction house Sotheby’s involved in the smuggling and selling of world heritage including India. The Indian government has asked the Ashmolean

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Duryodhana Statue smuggler charged with trafficking artifacts

Duryodhana Statue Smuggler Charged With Trafficking Artifacts

A sandstone Duryodhana statue smuggler Douglas Latchford, a dealer in and collector of Southeast Asian antiquities who falsified documents to make looted treasures easier to sell on the art market has been charged with trafficking artifacts. Investigators have charged Douglas A. J. Latchford, a leading expert on Khmer antiquities, with

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Nita Ambani, The Met and Smuggling of Indian Antiques

Nita Ambani, The Met & Smuggling of Indian Antiques

The wife of Indian billionaire Mukesh Ambani, also Asia’s richest businessman; Nita Ambani, has been elected to the board of The Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Met), New York for her commitment to preserve and promote India’s art and culture. The Met however, is known to be involved in smuggling

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