Browsing the "Looting" Tag

Italy saves 16,000 artifacts from eBay

May 23rd, 2012 | by Sevaan Franks

Italian police have seized over 16,000 artifacts after investigating 70 people for illegally looting and selling their finds on eBay.


Beachcombers loot original Fort Lauderdale

April 30th, 2012 | by Sevaan Franks

Archaeologists are worried that beachcombers have looted valuable artifacts from the original Fort Lauderdale, built during the Second Seminole War.


Roman statues recovered in Spain

March 30th, 2012 | by Sevaan Franks

Two first century bronze statues about to be sold on the black market have been recovered by police in Jaen,


Turkey claims ownership of sarcophagus

March 29th, 2012 | by Sevaan Franks

An inventory check conducted by Swiss customs officials turned up an ancient sarcophagus. Now Turkey is claiming ownership. The Journal