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Investigators Remove Artifacts
From Met With Search Warrants
Sep 3, 2022 4:10 PM CDT
Investigators Remove Artifacts From Met With Search Warrants
Repatriations to Italy and Egypt are planned for next week
- More artifacts are on their way back to other countries after investigators bearing search warrants took them from the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Manhattan District Attorney's Office announced that 27 ancient objects, valued at more than $13 million, were seized after a determination that they had...
Collection Is a
Jul 23, 2022 5:30 AM CDT
Vatican Museums' Lesser Known Collection Is a Contested One
Indigenous groups want back the artifacts and art 'gifted' for 1925 exhibition
- The Vatican Museums are home to some of the most magnificent artworks in the world, from Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel to ancient Egyptian antiquities and a pavilion full of papal chariots. But one of the museum’s least-visited collections is becoming its most contested before Pope Francis' trip to Canada,...
in Surprising Way
Jul 21, 2022 5:55 PM CDT
Art World's 'Indiana Jones' Recovers Relic in Surprising Way
Anonymous person gave to Arthur Brand stolen vials said to hold blood of Christ
- Thieves were inconspicuously locked inside a French church on the evening of June 1. According to police, they burst out the next morning with one of the most cherished Christian relics: two lead vials containing pieces of linen said to be covered in the blood of Jesus Christ—collected in...
Artifact' Found at
Apr 14, 2022 10:35 AM CDT
'Really Amazing Artifact' Found at Jesus' Supposed Crucifixion Site
Medieval altar would've stood at apex of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre
- A medieval altar, apparently long forgotten, has been rediscovered at the supposed site of Jesus Christ's crucifixion. Recent excavations on Jerusalem's Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the site where many Christians believe Jesus was crucified , buried, and resurrected, revealed a large stone slab, "pressed against a wall...
It's the 'Most Valuable Single
Coin Find in British History'
in case you missed it
Jan 29, 2022 7:00 AM CST
It's the 'Most Valuable Single Coin Find in British History'
Metal detectorist dad Michael Leigh-Mallory credits his kids
- An Englishman whose children returned him to his love of metal detecting now plans to fund their educations with the proceeds from his most valuable find to date: England's oldest gold coin. "I used to be a keen metal detectorist but once I had a family the detector...
Belonged to One of
the First Christians
Dec 22, 2021 10:10 AM CST
Shipwreck Ring Belonged to One of the First Christians
Ring inscribed with 'Good Shepherd' among Roman-era treasures found off Israel
- A gold ring belonging to one of the first Christians is among the treasures pulled from a Roman-era shipwreck off Israel, researchers say. Also discovered in the wreck off the ancient port of Caesarea is a bronze eagle figurine, bells meant to keep evil spirits at bay, various pottery, and...
Couple Used Caligula's
Lost Mosaic as Coffee Table
Nov 27, 2021 11:00 AM CST
Couple Used Caligula's Lost Mosaic as Coffee Table
Italian stone expert Dario Del Bufalo speaks on his 2013 discovery
- Dario Del Bufalo, an Italian expert on ancient stone, was signing copies of his book,
, about the reddish-purple rock favored by Roman emperors when a man flipped to a page showing a priceless Roman mosaic that had vanished during World War II. "'Oh, Helen, look, that's...
'The Vinland Map Is a Fake'
Sep 30, 2021 12:02 PM CDT
'The Vinland Map Is a Fake'
Analyses suggest storied map was forged in 20th century, isn't an ancient relic
- It was once considered the oldest known map depicting North America. But the Vinland Map, credited to early Viking explorers, is not what it initially seemed, according to Yale University, which acquired it in the 1960s. For one thing, the calfskin parchment map of the North American coastline southwest of...
Gilgamesh Dream Tablet
Is Finally Returned to Iraq
Sep 24, 2021 3:07 AM CDT
Gilgamesh Dream Tablet Is Finally Returned to Iraq
It was looted years before Hobby Lobby bought it in 2014
: A 3,500-year-old clay tablet looted from an Iraqi museum 30 years ago and bought by Hobby Lobby in 2014 is now officially Iraq's property again. The Gilgamesh Dream Tablet was formally returned at a repatriation ceremony at the Smithsonian Institution Thursday, CNN reports. Fareed Yasseen, Iraq's...
Jewish Artifacts Thought
'Lost for All Time' Found in US
in case you missed it
Jul 25, 2021 5:00 PM CDT
Jewish Artifacts Thought 'Lost for All Time' Found in US
Funeral scrolls, community records were illegally taken from eastern Europe around WWII
- The Justice Department says it's recovered funeral scrolls, manuscripts, community records, and other priceless historical items stolen from Jewish people during the Holocaust that were thought to have been "lost for all time." The 17 artifacts dating from 1840 were taken from Jewish communities in Romania, Hungary,...
Historic Castle Reopens,
Suffers $1.4M Theft
May 25, 2021 10:55 AM CDT
Historic Castle Reopens, Suffers $1.4M Theft
Mary Queen of Scots' priceless rosary among stolen items
- Thieves have stolen historic treasures from England's Arundel Castle, including the rosary beads that Mary Queen of Scots carried to her execution in 1587. The thieves gained entry to the castle, occupied for centuries by the dukes of Norfolk, around 10:30pm local time on Friday by smashing a...
Used as Movie Prop
Was the Real Thing
May 11, 2021 2:27 PM CDT
Shrunken Head Used as Movie Prop Was the Real Thing
It was borrowed from university for John Huston's dark 1979 comedy 'Wise Blood'
- A shrunken head used as a prop in a 1970s movie was made of real human skin, researchers have discovered. The head, known as a "tsantsa," was attached to a fake shrunken body in John Huston's dark 1979 comedy
reports. Tsantas, talismans made of...
It 'Looked So New,' He Couldn't
Believe It Was Ancient Treasure
May 2, 2021 2:12 PM CDT
It 'Looked So New,' He Couldn't Believe It Was Ancient Treasure
Bronze Age trove likely left as offering in Swedish forest
- A treasure trove of jewelry and other goods likely belonging to one or more high-status women was once intentionally left in a forest in what is now western Sweden. It only took 2,500 years to find it. Cartographer Thomas Karlsson was surveying the forest near the town of Alingsas...
River Dredging Brings Up a
Possibly Revolutionary Find
Mar 15, 2021 9:50 AM CDT
River Dredging Brings Up a Possibly Revolutionary Find
Artifacts discovered in Georgia, including cannons and anchor, could be from late-1700s warship
- What was supposed to be a routine dredging in the Savannah River turned up a handful of artifacts that might date back to the Revolutionary War. The AP reports that three barnacle-encrusted cannons, a rusty anchor, and a big piece of wood that could be a piece of a ship...
One of 3 Items Taken From
Great Pyramid Is Found
Dec 16, 2020 8:03 AM CST
One of 3 Items Taken From Great Pyramid Is Found
The wood, lost for 70 years, was one of 3 items to emerge from the ancient wonder
- Just three known objects have been recovered from Egypt's Great Pyramid, and one of those has been missing for 70 years. That is until an Egyptian archaeologist stumbled upon it in Scotland. Curatorial assistant Abeer Eladany was digging through the University of Aberdeen's museum collections late last year...
'Extensive' Attack Carried Out
Against 70 Museum Treasures
Oct 21, 2020 9:25 AM CDT
'Extensive' Attack Carried Out Against 70 Museum Treasures
Berlin's Museum Island targeted on anniversary of German reunification
- At least 70 artifacts and artworks were targeted almost three weeks ago in what German newspaper
describes as "one of the most extensive attacks on works of art and antiquities in the history of post-war Germany," per Deutsche Welle . The attack on Berlin's Museum Island,...
Jul 2, 2020 1:44 PM CDT
Courthouse Removes Whipping Post
Black people were disproportionately punished using the post in Delaware
- An 8-foot tall whipping post was removed from a Delaware county courthouse square Wednesday after activists said it was a reminder of racial discrimination, per the AP . The state-owned post outside the Sussex County Courthouse in Georgetown was removed after an hour and a half of excavation and put in...
Discovery Alters Notions
About Early Humans' Travel
May 11, 2020 12:02 PM CDT
Discovery Alters Notions About Early Humans' Travel
It appears they reached Europe earlier than thought, hung out with Neanderthals
- Human bones from a Bulgarian cave suggest our species arrived in Europe thousands of years earlier than previously thought and shared the continent longer than realized with Neanderthals, per the AP . Scientists found four bone fragments and a tooth that detailed radiocarbon and DNA tests show are from four Homo...
A Late President,
a Sword, and a Mystery
Nov 7, 2019 8:28 AM CST
A Late President, a Sword, and a Mystery
Cops says weapon used by William Henry Harrison was recovered; historian says no
- A sword believed to have seen action in the American Revolution, been wielded by eventual President William Henry Harrison in the War of 1812, and gone missing from a Cincinnati museum is now said to be recovered after 40 years, though one historian refutes the claim. Fox News reports on...
Pompeii Gives Up a
'Sorcerer's Treasure Trove'
Aug 13, 2019 10:05 AM CDT
Pompeii Gives Up a 'Sorcerer's Treasure Trove'
So much for good-luck charms
- There was perhaps no better place for good-luck charms than Pompeii circa AD79. Too bad they didn't quite work. Archaeologists combing the ancient Roman city discovered dozens of charms within a "sorcerer's treasure trove," encased in hardened volcanic material from Mount Vesuvius' eruption that year, per...
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