Posts Tagged ‘antiquities’

Switzerland hands Foreign Ministry list of seized Libyan antiquities

The Swiss Ambassador to Libya, Joseph Ringli, has surrendered to the Libyan Ministry of Foreign Affairs a list of items, including antiquities belonging to the North African country, which were seized inside Switzerland, Libya Observer reports. According to the report, this was announced in a government statement quoting the Director of the Antiquities Department, Muhammad Faraj. The […]

Turkiye announces repatriation of 12 antiquities from the US

Twelve antiquities smuggled out of Turkiye are coming back home, Turkiye's Consul General in New York announced Wednesday, Anadolu News Agency reports. "The momentum of the cooperation is not only encouraging deeper cooperation between Turkiye and the US, but is also inspiring for the global community combating cultural property smuggling," Reyhan Ozgur said at a […]

USA repatriates 29 Antiquities to Greece

Manhattan District Attorney Alvin L. Bragg, Jr. announced today the return of 29 looted antiquities to the People of Greece. Among the pieces, collectively valued at over $20 million, is the extraordinarily rare Eid Mar Coin, which commemorates the murder of Julius Caesar. All were seized under multiple criminal investigations into high-profile traffickers and smugglers.… […]

US to return 77 looted antiquities to Yemen

The US has agreed to return 77 antiquities to Yemen which had been stolen from the war-torn country, authorities confirmed yesterday. Before being repatriated to Yemen's internationally-recognised government, the ancient artefacts will be "temporarily" housed at the Washington-based Smithsonian Institution, which is a group of museums and galleries. According to a statement by Breon Peace, […]

A History Of Egyptian Antiquities: Assessing Pivotal Highs And Lows Down The Centuries

Following the culmination of the Anglo-Egyptian War in 1882, the British used their experiences in colonizing the Indian subcontinent to tackle the geo-political scenario in Egypt, opening the country to Western influences. Anglo-Egyptian War. The Illustrated London News, Saturday, July 29, 1882. ( Public Domain ) England’s Industrial Revolution spawned a huge market for imported […]

US Returns Antiquities To India In Stolen Art Investigation

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. authorities returned about 250 antiquities to India on Thursday in a long-running investigation of a stolen art scheme. The items, worth an estimated $15 million, were handed over during a ceremony at the Indian Consulate in New York City. The centerpiece is a bronze Shiva Nataraja valued at $4 million, […]

Vast cache of stolen antiquities found in huge raid in central Israel

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Clay Seal Bought From Antiquities Dealer Believed to Have Belonged to Servant of Biblical King Jeroboam II

Photo Credit: Dani Machli/Ben Gurion University BEERSHEBA, Israel — A clay seal that was purchased from an antiquities dealer in the 1980’s and was tested for its authenticity is believed to have belonged to a servant of the biblical king Jeroboam II. “This bulla is one of the earliest, if not the earliest, inscribed bulla […]

WATCH: Israel Antiquities Authority coin head displays treasures from the vault

There are some 750,000 coins stored in one room in a well-protected Israel Antiquities Authority vault and Donald T. Ariel, the head of the IAA’s Coin Department, stands watch over them all. Ariel, who immigrated to Israel from the United States, has headed the department since 1991. He is the editor of the Israel Numismatic […]

Smoke billows as fire breaks out near railway station in Japan (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

The blaze reportedly started in an Oreon café in the city of Utsunomiya, in the northern Kanto region of Japan. The café is near Utsunomiya railway station. According to social media, a part of the road was blocked due to the blaze. Fire and ambulances have reportedly arrived at the scene. Utsunomiya is the most […]

Iran’s refining capacity to surpass 1.8 mbd this year

TEHRAN, June 13 (Shana) – Iran’s refining capacity will surpass 1.8 mbd during this Iranian calendar year(started March 20, 2016), senior NIOPDC official said. Saeed Mahjoubi, an official at the National Iranian Oil Products Distribution Company (NIOPDC) said on Monday that with completion of development projects in petrochemical sector across the country, refining capacity of […]

Huge Explosion In Central Paris

Several streets were evacuated following a huge gas explosion in a residential building in the centre of Paris. Smoke was seen rising above an apartment block in the middle of the city shortly after 12.30pm local time Friday (11.30am UK time). BREAKING: Huge explosion in Paris, according to reports — Scott Campbell (@scottcampbell) April 1, […]

Palmyra liberated: First images of ancient heritage site freed from ISIS (PHOTOS)

READ MORE: ‘Hope in our hearts’: Syrian antiquities chief says experts to assess damage in Palmyra within days Palmyra or “City of Palms,” an open-air heritage site located in Homs Province some 200 kilometers from the Syrian capital of Damascus, finally enjoyed some moments of peace on Sunday after being freed from the Islamic State […]

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