Looted Artifacts

192 looted antiques worth $3.4M returned to Pakistan

Mon, 14 Nov 2022 - 12:02 GMT

Most of the artifacts were unlawfully possessed.

British academics sign petition calling for returning Rosetta Stone to Egypt

Mon, 03 Oct 2022 - 12:54 GMT

Experts signed a petition that says the precious 2,200-year-stone, which enabled the deciphering of hieroglyphs in 1822-1824, must be returned to its country of origin.

Prominent Egyptologist Zahi Hawass launches petition to repatriate Egyptian artifacts from major European museums

Tue, 23 Aug 2022 - 10:58 GMT

Hawass plans to get the petition signed by Egypt’s historians and intellectuals and send it to Europe in October.

US returns to Cambodia 30 looted Khmer-era artworks

Thu, 11 Aug 2022 - 12:03 GMT

Among these 30 pieces are Hindu religious sculptures from the 10th century, and others from the same period for the deity Ganesh.

Looted Roman bust to return to Germany

Wed, 25 May 2022 - 11:30 GMT

It was probably stolen by an Allied soldier during WWII and was purchased at Texas Flea Store for $34.99.

The unknown fate of the Parthenon Marbles

Tue, 24 May 2022 - 11:00 GMT

The UK is known to have resisted calls from successive Greek governments to return the sculptures.

Italian Cultural Institute in Zamalek to host 'International Cooperation on Trafficking & Restitution of Cultural Property' conference on May 10

Thu, 05 May 2022 - 01:58 GMT

The agreement signed by Egypt and Italy in the field of importing smuggled antiquities in 2008 was a major reason for returning numerous looted artifacts throughout the years.

Egypt offers assistance to Nigeria in preserving smuggled Benin artifacts

Thu, 27 Jan 2022 - 12:08 GMT

According to the PUNCH website, the Egyptian Government has offered to assist Nigeria in the preservation of the 1,130 looted Benin bronzes being expected in the country from Germany.

Dec. 7 marks the 108th anniversary of discovering Nefertiti’s head statue

Mon, 07 Dec 2020 - 12:05 GMT

Today marks the 108th anniversary of the discovery of the head statue of the Pharaonic Queen Nefertiti, the wife of King Akhenaten, precisely on December 7, 1912 by the German archaeologist Ludwig Borchard.