A 3,000-year-old Olmec carving which was stolen from Mexico more than 40 years ago has been recovered in Paris, France. The Olmec carving dating to around 900 B.C. had been chipped off the rock face sometime between the arrival of an archaeological team in 1968 and 1972, when the team returned
Three statues dating back to 450 B.C. have been stolen from a museum in northern Sudan. Their disappearance underscores the lack of protection afforded Sudan's rich but under-developed archaeological heritage. "They are small statues, about 10-15cm high but it's very significant because the Napatan kingdom is one of the important periods in
A portion of a small fresco, depicting Artemis and Apollo has been chipped away and stolen from the House of Neptune in Pompeii. Citing an employee at the world's largest open-air museum, newspapers Il Mattino and Il Messaggero said the fresco portion, measuring roughly 20x20 cm, has been missing from the
Various artifacts from the Gandhara civilization, including ancient coins, have been stolen from a mound near the Mohra Moradu Buddhist monastery in Pakistan. It has been learnt that a gang of influential treasure hunters carried out illegal digging at a mound in village Tofukian located near Taxila and recovered different antiquities
Police in Italy have recovered a 2,000-year-old Egyptian sphinx statue which was looted from the Etruscan necropolis of Montem Rossulum. "The investigation began with a random check of an industrial vehicle during which police found a decorative ceramic object from an excavation as well as many photos of the Egyptian sculpture,"