Germany – new article on the work of Dr Tsirogiannis

The German journalist Piotr Heller published on Jan 5, 2020, an article in the renowned German Newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung on “The files of Dr. Tsirogiannis”, providing an overview on the important work of Dr. Tsirogiannis with the identification of illicit antiquities put up for auction in the biggest auction houses. You can find a…

we proudly present: The Journal of Cultural Heritage Crime

We are very proud and happy to present you here The Journal of Cultural Heritage Crime. The journal, for the moment mainly in Italian, presents 24/24 news on ongoing cases of crime against Cultural Heritage. Their editorial project is as a new in-depth portal, the first website of the kind in Italy (and, as far…

Christie’s: and AGAIN… objects from Symes on auction

Article copied from the Guardian, written by Dalya Alberge, November 24, 2019. Christie’s urged to pull sale of Roman statue ‘linked to illicit dealers’. Art expert says he has evidence first-century Eros marble was in archive of disgraced dealers. A leading archaeologist is calling for Christie’s to cancel the auction of a first-century Roman statue…

EU report on EU “Illicit trade in cultural goods in Europe”

The new EU Commission’s funded report “Illicit trade in cultural goods in Europe” is out now – and it’s almost 300 pages strong! The report was written by Dr. Neil Brodie Dr. Donna Yates from Trafficking Culture. You can have a look at it following this link or download it here.

UK/Bonhams: on auction an object related to Becchina and Symes …again. Now withdrawn!

The kantharos was redrawn by Bonhams yesterday (July 2, 2019) – right after we and ARCA published the connection to the Medici- and Symes-Archives. Lynda Albertson from ARCA, together with Dr. C. Tsirogiannis, moreover discovered in one of the auctions from Christie’s, New York (June 4, 2008), an Apulian red-figure Lekanis, seemingly from the same…

UK/Bonhams: on auction an object related to Becchina and Symes …again

In the forthcoming Antiquity Auction from Bonhams, in London, July 3, 2019, Lot 95 is of particular interest: an Apulian red-figure janiform kantharos. It is attributed to the Iliupersis Group, dated circa 375-350 BC. Bonhams notes that it derives from ‘an important American private collection’. The provenance section of the kantharos’ entry states: Anonymous sale;…