A 2,300-year-old marble bull's head that was on loan to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York is stolen property and should be returned to Lebanon, art newspaper Artnet cited US authorities on Tuesday.
Israeli police Sunday arrested five antiquity dealers in East Jerusalem, seizing relics that date back millennia in connection to a smuggling scandal involving the US arts and crafts chain store Hobby Lobby.
The EU proposed new rules Thursday intended to curb the illegal import of archaeological objects that terrorist groups such as ISIS use to fund their activities.
Hobby Lobby, a US arts-and-crafts retailer, has agreed to pay US$ 3 million and forfeit Iraqi relics it smuggled into the US under false customs declarations, the US Department of Justice announced Wednesday.
Authorities across Bulgaria, Turkey and France have arrested 22 people for illegally excavating ancient antiques and trafficking them into Western Europe, Bulgarian authorities said Friday.
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