Rome/ITALY: police recovers archaeological items worth over one million Euro

Article in Italian; published 11 May, 2018 in the Italian newspaper Repubblica. Sono di epoca compresa tra il IV sec. a.C e il II sec. d.C. Un immobiliarista romano si era allestito un museo privato. Su un sito era stata messa in vendita una colonna romana in tufo proveniente dall’antico sito abitato di Ardea Il…

PERU: stopping the trafficking of priceless artefactss

The high-stakes race to stop the trafficking of priceless artefacts A team of Peruvian investigative journalists are leading a bold global project. Its aim: to expose the trafficking of Latin American artefacts. Written by Karen Emslie, published Thursday 17 May 2018 at Wired In December 2016, David Hidalgo received a photograph of a 17th-century Peruvian…

Paris: Auction of illicit objects at ‘Pierre Bergé & Associés’

The French auction house ‘Pierre Bergé & Associés‘, Paris, is about to auction on Wednesday, May 16, a very rare bronze Roman doctor’s box, full of its surgical instruments. The group is lot 236, is estimated at 16,000-18,000 euros and the only collecting history (‘provenance’) that accompanies it is: ‘Hishiguro antiquities collection, Tokyo, 1992‘. The…

New York: Christie’s selling objects connected to Becchina and Symes

Dr. Christos Tsirogiannis has identified two potentially tainted antiquities, scheduled to be auctioned by Christie’s auction house in New York on 18 April 2018.  Law enforcement authorities were informed in late March. One of the objects is now withdrawn from the auction. Lot 26, an Etruscan ‘Pontic’ black-figured neck-amphora, from two Polaroid images included in…

„LJUBLJANA: programme conference „Guardians of the contexts“

The programme is online! “Guardians of the contexts” – towards (more) responsible use of the European archaeological resources International conference on the legislation, strategies and principles for the inclusion of the amateur archaeologists & metal detectorists into the scientific research and heritage protection schemes, and consolidation of the legal framework and practical measures for the…

LJUBLJANA: conference “Guardians of the contexts”

International conference on the legislation, strategies and principles for the inclusion of the amateur archaeologists & metal detectorists into the scientific research and heritage protection schemes, and consolidation of the legal framework and practical measures for the prevention of looting and illegal trade in antiquities Place: Ljubljana Date: 5th/6th April 2018 Venue: National museum of…