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Public’s Help Needed to Recover “Blood Antiquities”

Antiquities Coalition and Yemen Release Information on Thousands of Artifacts Looted Amid War with al-Qaeda and Insurgents

Beloved Titian vanishes from Sicily

The painting vanished in Sicily, near the town of Giarre. The painting was unlawfully detained by a certain Mr. Salvatore Prassede

Police uncover ‘priceless’ artefacts in drug search

World War I medals and hand-carved Māori artefacts were among the loot found during a drug search in Thames. The recovered treasures are just a few of $500,000 worth of artefacts still missing from a private collector’s home.

Group of Seven painting worth $200K stolen from Toronto home

Toronto police are appealing to the public for help after a valuable work of art by a Group of Seven painter was stolen from a home in Toronto.Officers responded to a break and enter call in the city’s Annex neighbourhood on Friday.Police said an original piece of art painted by Group of Seven painter A.Y. Jackson was taken along with several other items.

Stolen Michelangelo or Venusti

A valuable painting attributed to Michelangelo or Venusti, one of his students, has been stolen from the Church of St Ludgerus in Zele, Belgium. The 16th century wood painting, entitled “Madonna del Silenzio”, depicts the Holy Family with John the Baptist as a child. It measures 145 x 99 cm without its frame.

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