Looting
Looting, also referred to as sacking, plundering, despoiling, despoliation, and pillaging, is the indiscriminate taking of goods by force as part of a military or political victory, or during a catas...
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Excitement mounts over Nazi treasure train as Polish officials buy in
For decades the whispers persisted among the factory workers and lumberjacks of southwest Poland that a Nazi train laden with plundered gold, jewels and artworks had been hidden beneath the Owl Mounta...
Nazi Gold Train 'Found In Poland' By Treasure Hunters
A Nazi train thought to be full of gold and gems which vanished during the Second World War has been found by two men in Poland, the pair have reportedly claimed. The armoured train is said to have go...
Baghdad's Reopened Museum Battles Bombs, Sparse Attendance
Iraq's flagship museum welcomes visitors for the first time in 12 years as jihadists continue to destroy the country's cultural heritage. 
Looted By The Nazis, Matisse's 'Seated Woman' Finally Finds Her Way Home
Missing for nearly 75 years, a painting by Henri Matisse is being returned to the family of its rightful owner Friday. Seated Woman belonged to renowned art dealer Paul Rosenberg, who fled the Nazis i...
Modern-Day Tomb Raiders Caught Red-Handed Tunneling Into 1,400-Year-Old Chinese Temple
A gang of modern-day tomb raiders have been caught after they rented a restaurant near the ancient Guanghui Temple in China and used it as a base to dig a 50 meter (165 ft) underground tunnel in an at...
Austria advice due on claim to Klimt frieze looted by Nazis
An Austrian government advisory board is due to recommend whether one of Gustav Klimt's most famous paintings should be returned to the heirs of its original Jewish owners, reports the BBC Bethany Bel...
Iraq's looted national museum reopens in Baghdad after being closed for nearly 12 years
Iraq's national museum reopens in Baghdad just as Isis releases video of destroyed artifacts in Mosul.
Italy unveils record haul of antiquities from Swiss raids
Authorities on Wednesday unveiled what they said was a record haul of rare antiquities illegally looted from Italy and discovered during raids on Swiss warehouses belonging to a Sicilian former art de...
Looting
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Antiquities Restitution
For centuries treasures have been taken away from the lands that created them. Should they go back? Who should decide?
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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Confederate gold
Confederate gold refers to hidden caches of gold lost after the American Civil War. Millions of dollars' worth of gold was lost or unaccounted for after the war and has been the speculation of many h...
Moscow gold
The term Moscow Gold (Spanish: Oro de Moscú), or alternatively, Gold of the Republic (Spanish: Oro de la República), refers to the operation by which 510 tonnes of gold, corresponding to ...
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Art theft and looting during World War II
Art theft and looting occurred on massive scale during World War II. It originated with the policies of the Axis countries, primarily Nazi Germany and Japan, which systematically looted occupied terri...
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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Amber Room
The Amber Room (Russian: Янтарная комната, German: Bernsteinzimmer) is a world famous chamber decorated in amber panels backed with gold leafs and mirrors, located in the Catherine Palace of T...
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Bruno Lohse
Bruno Lohse (17 September 1911 – 19 March 2007) was a German art dealer and SS-Hauptsturmführer who, during World War II, became the chief art looter in Paris for Hermann Göring, helping the Nazi lead...
Nazi gold
Nazi gold (German: Raubgold, "stolen gold") is the gold transferred by Nazi Germany to overseas banks during World War II. The regime executed a policy of looting the assets of its victims to fin...
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Lake Toplitz
Lake Toplitz (German: Toplitzsee) is a lake situated in a dense mountain forest high up in the Austrian Alps, 98 km (61 mi) from Salzburg in western Austria. It is surrounded by cliffs and f...
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Chiemsee Cauldron
The Chiemsee Cauldron is a gold cauldron found at the bottom of Lake Chiemsee in Bavaria in 2001. The cauldron is ornamented with figures reminiscent of the style of the Gundestrup cauldron. It has a ...
Hungarian Gold Train
The Hungarian Gold Train was the case of a Nazi-operated train during World War II that carried stolen valuables, mostly Hungarian Jewish persons' property, from Hungary towards Berlin in 1945. After ...
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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...
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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...
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