The Guardian has posted an interesting article detailing the mounting issue of looting in China.
The thieves use dynamite and even bulldozers to break into the deepest chambers – and night vision goggles and oxygen canisters to search them. The artefacts they take are often sold on within days to international
Officials have recovered a statue of the Roman emperor Caligula from an illegal dig in Italy.
The statue, which had been broken in several large pieces and a head, was first found last January when finance police stopped it from being smuggled out of the country by boat at a port
The lost tome of Caligula has been found according to Italian police after arresting a man caught smuggling a statue stolen from the site.
Officers from the archaeological squad of Italy's tax police had a break last week after arresting a man near Lake Nemi, south of Rome, as he loaded
USA Today has posted an interesting article about the state of tomb raiding in China. I found it especially interesting that a lot of the best quality artifacts are being traded for the purposes of bribery. In May, a court in Hunan province dealt death penalties to four men dressed
Tomb raiding is a big business for looters in Afghanistan, who are earning fortunes smuggling artifacts out to the United States, Europe and Japan.
Since there's no place to appraise an artifact in war-ravaged Afghanistan, it is difficult to estimate Mahbuhbullah's wealth. But he says that neither the column nor the