Illegal & Illicit


Former Greek premier caught red-handed with illegal antiquities

Almost all Minoan antiquities assembled by former premier, Mr Mitsotakis, appear to have an illegal provenance.

Fake Giacometti furniture trial ends with jail sentences and fines for Jacques Redoutey and suppliers

Experts complain that large number of fakes in the market makes it difficult to identify authentic works


Iran imposes capital punishment for illicit exportation of antiquities

This legislation may come to late, as several archaeological sites have already been looted, and their content distributed throughout the international market