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…

Romania: Hundreds of Stolen Greek, Roman, Treasures seized

From Balkan Insight, July 29, 2019. Written by Marcel Gascón Barberá Romanian authorities recovered hundreds of looted Greek and Roman artifacts as part of a major international operation cracking down on trafficking in cultural goods – whose results Europol unveiled on Monday.Romanian police seized 128 pieces of ancient Roman military equipment, 134 pieces of antique…

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 Now withdrawn!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;…