Artefacts

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Smuggling

US returns over 500 smuggled pre-Hispanic-era artefacts to Mexican officials

Tools and other objects were discovered in a national park in southwest Texas, triggering an inquiry

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Antiquities trafficking

After outcry from antiquities trade, Unesco further adjusts ad campaign on looted artefacts

Dealers association challenged the campaign’s claims that two newly pictured objects were stolen

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Repatriation

US presses for return of two Thai lintels from Asian Art Museum in San Francisco to Thailand

Federal attorneys file a civil complaint, but museum says repatriation was already in the works

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German Museums

Germany to create central digital platform for museum objects acquired in colonial context

Measures agreed by government and states include a set of common standards for digital registers

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Unesco

“Catalogue of the National Museum of Afghanistan”: recording and illustrating key objects in the Kabul Museum

Unesco has published a record of the 1,600 objects acquired by the institution between 1931 and 1985

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Art crime

Getty curator could escape charges on a technicality

Marion True faces charges of conspiring to receive illicitly excavated artefacts

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Antiquities & Archaeology

Moral guidelines for archaeology

New rules and guidelines for archaeologists around the world.