Police said the outlaw had stolen the statue from Kobat Khela and wanted to smuggle it abroad
The British Museum said it is returning to Iraq a collection of 5,000-year-old looted antiquities seized from a London dealer shortly after the US-led invasion in 2003.
Archaeologists have discovered mummified remains of four children buried some 3,500 years ago near the Egyptian city of Aswan. SCROLL DOWN FOR PICTURES- VIEWER DISCRETION ADVISED A Swedish-Egyptian archaeological mission at Gebel el Silsila, Egypt, led by Dr. Maria Nilsson from Lund University and John Ward, discovered four intact child burials at the site. The findings could provide important clues into family life at the ancient quarry. The findings further support the theory that there was a permanent community as…
ALEXANDRIA: Egyptian archaeologists have discovered at least three shipwrecks dating back to the Roman era. Dr. Mostafa Waziri, Secretary-General of Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities announced that the discoveries were made during excavation works carried out by the Egyptian mission in collaboration with the European Institute of underwater Archeology in Eastern port of Alexandria. Dr. Waziri explained that the mission has succeeded to uncovered also a royal head carved in crystal dating back to the Roman-era…
JERUSALEM: A thief struck by misfortune since stealing two artifacts 20 years ago has returned them along with an appeal to others to refrain from plundering antiquities, the Israel Antiquities Authority said Monday.
BAGHDAD: Islamic State militants who destroyed priceless antiquities from the northern Iraqi city of Mosul have kept some artifacts to sell, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Saturday, vowing to prevent the radical Islamists from smuggling them to market.