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2010-07-23 11:01:00

SWANSEA, Wales, July 23 /PRNewswire/ -- David Gill, archaeologist, reflects on the return of 337 antiquities to Italy as part of Operation Andromeda. In December 2008 an investigation into the business connections of a London-based antiquities dealer led police to a storage facility in the Geneva Freeport in Switzerland.

2010-07-16 11:01:00

SWANSEA, Wales, July 16 /PRNewswire/ -- David Gill, archaeologist, reflects on the news that a number of antiquities acquired by the National Museum of Archaeology in Madrid appear to feature in the dossier of Polaroid photographs seized from dealer Giacomo Medici. In 1999 the National Museum of Archaeology in Madrid acquired 181 antiquities from the Spanish financier Jose Luis Varez Fisa for $12 million.

2010-04-30 11:01:00

SWANSEA, Wales, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- David Gill, archaeologist, reflects on the use of photographic archives to identify recently surfaced antiquities. In September 1995 a police raid on the Geneva Freeport premises of antiquities dealer Giacomo Medici yielded over 4000 photographs in addition to some 3800 objects.

2010-04-23 11:01:00

SWANSEA, Wales, April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- David Gill, archaeologist, reflects on the decision to withdraw a Roman statue from auction at Bonhams in London. In 1997, the investigative journalist Peter Watson exposed the workings of the antiquities market in London.

2009-12-04 11:01:00

SWANSEA, Wales, Dec. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- David Gill, archaeologist, reflects on the return of two antiquities to Italian authorities. Two antiquities have been handed over to Italian authorities by James T. Hayes, Jr. the New York agent of the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

2009-09-04 11:01:00

SWANSEA, Wales, Sept. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- David Gill, archaeologist, reflects on the possible implications of the investigation into an antiquities dealer from Jaipur, India. In June 2003 a dealer in antiquities was arrested in Jaipur.

2009-07-24 11:01:00

SWANSEA, Wales, July 24 /PRNewswire/ -- David Gill, archaeologist, reflects on the news that Giacomo Medici has lost his appeal in the Italian courts.

2005-11-16 12:07:32

By Silvia Aloisi ROME (Reuters) - A former curator at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles appeared in a Rome court on Wednesday to face charges of acquiring stolen artifacts, in a trial spotlighting the shady side of the global art trade.

2005-07-18 08:48:09

By Shasta Darlington ROME (Reuters) - The curator of antiquities at California's respected J. Paul Getty Museum went on trial in Rome on Monday accused of receiving stolen artefacts in a case closely watched by the international art world.


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ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
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