Antiquities trade
The antiquities trade is the exchange of antiquities and archaeological artifacts from around the world. This trade may be illicit or completely legal. The illicit antiquities trade involves non-scien...
The Newly Discovered Tablet V Of The Epic Of Gilgamesh
After the US-led invasion of Iraq and the dramatic looting of Iraqi and other museums, the Sulaymaniyah Museum (directed by the council of ministers of Iraqi Kurdistan) started an initiative. They pai...
5 incredible art heists
There’s nothing more appealing to our inner criminal than those multimillion dollar art heists. Some are ridiculously simple, others are extremely elaborate ruses. It almost seems that, if the heist i...
Stolen Rotterdam Picasso and Monet Paintings Destroyed
The whereabouts of valuable paintings stolen from the Rotterdam Kunsthal museum last year have long been uncertain, despite the arrest of the alleged thieves. Now the mother of one of the accused says...
Art theft
Art theft is usually for the purpose of resale or for ransom (sometimes called artnapping). Stolen art is sometimes used by criminals as collateral to secure loans. Only a small percentage of stolen a...
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Looted art
Looted art has been a consequence of looting during war, natural disaster and riot for centuries. Looting of art, archaeology and other cultural property may be an opportunistic criminal act or may be...
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5 incredible art heists
There’s nothing more appealing to our inner criminal than those multimillion dollar art heists. Some are ridiculously simple, others are extremely elaborate ruses. It almost seems that, if the heist i...
Stephane Breitwieser
Stéphane Breitwieser (born 1 October 1971) is a Frenchman notorious for his art thefts between 1995 and 2001. He admitted to stealing 239 artworks and other exhibits, worth an estimated US$1.4 billion...
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Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris
Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris ([myze daʁ mɔdɛʁn də la vil də paʁi], (City of Paris' Museum of Modern Art) is a major municipal museum dedicated to Modern and Contemporary art of the 20th an...
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Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (ISGM) or Fenway Court, as the museum was known during Isabella Stewart Gardner's lifetime, is a museum in the Fenway-Kenmore neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts,...
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Stéphane Breitwieser
Stéphane Breitwieser (born 1 October 1971) is a Frenchman notorious for his art thefts between 1995 and 2001. He admitted to stealing 239 artworks and other exhibits, worth an estimated US$1.4 billion...
Stéphane Breitwieser - Wikipedia
Frankfurt art theft (1994)
Three famous paintings were stolen from the Kunsthalle Schirn in Frankfurt in 1994. This case of art theft is unique in that the paintings were recovered by buying them back from the thieves; the peop...
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Scream (comics)
Scream (Donna Diego) is a fictional supervillainess from the Spider-Man comic book series. She is one of six symbiote spawns of Venom.
Scream was one of the five Life Foundation symbiotes that wer...
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Musée Marmottan Monet
Musée Marmottan Monet is located at 2, rue Louis Boilly in the 16th arrondissement of Paris. It features a collection of over three hundred Impressionist and Post-Impressionist works by Claude Monet (...
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Aydin Dikmen
Aydın Dikmen (born October 15, 1937) is a Turkish art dealer who was arrested in 1998 for trying to sell Eastern Orthodox art that had been looted from Cyprus during the 1974 invasion.During the Turki...
Theft of medieval art from Quedlinburg
The theft of medieval art from Quedlinburg was perpetrated by United States Army Lieutenant Joe T. Meador in the days prior to the end of World War II in Europe. Precious church objects stored near Qu...
Theft of medieval art from Quedlinburg - Wikipedia
Nazi plunder
Nazi plunder refers to art theft and other items stolen as a result of the organized looting of European countries during the time of the Third Reich by agents acting on behalf of the ruling Nazi Part...
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Archaeological looting in Iraq

Looting throughout the Middle East including Iraq started many years ago. As early as 1884 there were laws passed in Mesopotamia about moving and destroying antiquities. By the end of WW1, the Br...
Archaeological looting in Iraq - Wikipedia
Foundation E.G. Bührle
The Foundation E.G. Bührle Collection (Stiftung Sammlung E. G. Bührle) was established by the Bührle family in Zürich, Switzerland to bring to public viewing Emil Georg Bührle's important collection o...
Foundation E.G. Bührle - Wikipedia