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10 Jan 2019

A special unit to protect or retrieve ancient treasures is being formed by the British Army.

The 15-strong Cultural Property Protection Unit will be tasked with retrieving works stolen by terrorists, investigations into looting, the protection of ancient objects and reporting on sites of interest to the British military.

Source: Forces Network

09 Jan 2019

High court won’t hear lawsuit over art seized during WWII

Heirs of a renowned Jewish art collector won’t be able use U.S courts to sue Hungary’s government for the return of paintings seized during World War II that are worth millions, as the Supreme Court said it wouldn’t take the case. So it seems Hungary is immune from being sued in U.S. courts over the paintings stands.

Article and source: Daily Journal

07 Jan 2019

A new publication on the damage to cultural heritage in Syria’s Ancient City of Aleppo

Τhe first comprehensive account of the devastation wrought on the World Heritage site of the Ancient City of Aleppo during years of armed conflict in the Syrian Arab Republic has been published by UNESCO and UNITAR.

Text and source: UNESCO

04 Jan 2019

French antiquities dealers slam ‘shocking’ report on restituting African art

Dealers’ association seeks meeting with culture minister over fears report will open the door to numerous restitution claims for a range of artefacts.

Article: The Art Newspaper

 

03 Jan 2019

The U.S. art market for stolen antiquities from Yemen must be shut down

Full Article: The Washington Post

 

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