Latest Looted art Stories

2015-02-24 08:30:09

Collection Once Presented to Hitler as "Surprise Gift" WASHINGTON, Feb.

2014-11-02 12:20:33

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

2009-05-05 09:54:43

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.

2009-02-26 19:23:17

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...

2007-08-16 18:15:00

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.

2006-07-25 14:44:39

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.

Word of the Day
  • An uxorious, effeminate, or spiritless man.
  • A timorous, cowardly fellow.
Probably a blend of meek and cock, or from meek +‎ -ock (“diminutive suffix”).