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VIENNA, November 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Restitution is denied in the case of works formerly owned by Fritz Gruenbaum On Friday, 31 October 2014, a press
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Having worked for 25 years at fragile archaeological sites in Peru, UCLA archaeologist Charles "Chip" Stanish held his breath when the online auction house eBay launched more than a decade ago.
Hong Kong film star Jackie Chan has denounced as shameful the way two Chinese relics were sold off at a Christie's auction in Paris. The Qing dynasty bronze fountainheads shaped like a rabbit and a rat and allegedly looted from Beijing's Summer Palace during the second Opium War in 1860 were sold to undisclosed buyers this week for $18 million apiece after China attempted to block the auction on the grounds the treasures were stolen. Possessed by numerous owners through the years, the statues...
A medieval cross that was hidden from the Nazis and ended up in the trash could be worth more than a half-million dollars, police said Thursday.
By Torrye Jones NEW YORK (Reuters) - Many U.S. art museums have not done enough to determine whether they hold art looted from Holocaust victims, a Jewish advocacy group said on Tuesday.
By Jill Serjeant LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The Getty Villa, the Malibu antiquities showcase inspired by an oil billionaire's love of ancient Rome, reopens on Saturday after an eight-year renovation -- and the timing could hardly be worse.
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