Art type: Documents

Church Leaders Sue Princeton Over `Stolen' Manuscripts

(Greece; United States of America)

Colin Moynihan (2018). Church Leaders Sue Princeton Over `Stolen' Manuscripts. The New York Times. 14 December.

Ancient Bible Stolen, Turns up Years Later at Museum of the Bible

(Greece; United States of America)

Ben Kennedy (2018). Ancient Bible Stolen, Turns up Years Later at Museum of the Bible. CBN. 4 October.

Greek Orthodox Church Attempting to Reclaim Centuries-Old Manuscripts in U.S. Collections

(Greece; United States of America)

Darden Livesay (2018). Greek Orthodox Church Attempting to Reclaim Centuries-Old Manuscripts in U.S. Collections. The Pappas Post. 17 September.

Theft Of Aurangzeb-Era Quran Copy: CBI Gives Up, HC Adjourns PIL

(India)

Marouf Ali (2018). Theft Of Aurangzeb-Era Quran Copy: CBI Gives Up, HC Adjourns PIL. Kashmir Observer. 13 September.

Bipartisan group of senators discussing bill to keep Iraqi Jewish Archive in US

(United States of America; Iraq)

Josefin Dolsten (2018). Bipartisan group of senators discussing bill to keep Iraqi Jewish Archive in US. Cleveland Jewish News. 18 July.

Bible that Goering stole from Jew discovered

(France; Israel)

Arutz Sheva (2018). Bible that Goering stole from Jew discovered. Israel National News. 11 April.

Minnesota monk Columba Stewart rescues ancient manuscripts from modern threats

(Syria; United States of America; Mali)

Jean Hopfensperger (2018). Minnesota monk Columba Stewart rescues ancient manuscripts from modern threats. Star Tribune. 7 January.

Hurghada Airport thwarts smuggling of 102 artifacts

(Egypt)

Egypt Today (2017). Hurghada Airport thwarts smuggling of 102 artifacts. Egypt Today. 9 December.

Push Underway to Keep Jewish Artifacts From Returning to Iraq

(Iraq; United States of America)

Oren Peleg (2017). Push Underway to Keep Jewish Artifacts From Returning to Iraq. Jewish Journal. 6 December.

Trade in Dead Sea Scrolls awash with suspected forgeries, experts warn

(Israel; Palestine; United States of America)

Peter Beaumont, Oliver Laughland (2017). Trade in Dead Sea Scrolls awash with suspected forgeries, experts warn. The Guardian. 21 November.

Forgeries may hide in Museum of the Bible's dead see scrolls

(United States of America)

Michael Greshko (2017). Forgeries may hide in Museum of the Bible's dead see scrolls. National Geographic. 19 November.

Russia and Israel sign historic deal to share digitised Gunzburg Collection

(Israel; Russia)

Anny Shaw (2017). Russia and Israel sign historic deal to share digitised Gunzburg Collection. The Art Newspaper. 7 November.

Centre set up in Idlib to protect Syrian heritage sites

(Syria)

TRT World (2017). Centre set up in Idlib to protect Syrian heritage sites. TRT World. 7 November.

The Saga of a Long-Lost 15th-Century Illuminated Prayer Book

(United States of America)

Vittoria Traverso (2017). The Saga of a Long-Lost 15th-Century Illuminated Prayer Book. Atlas Obscura. 25 October.

Turkey seeks return of 16th-century Quran from London

(Turkey; United Kingdom)

Anadolu Agency (2017). Turkey seeks return of 16th-century Quran from London. Daily Sabah. 24 October.

File Status Report On Preservation Of Artifacts And Manuscripts In National Museum: Delhi HC

(India)

Apoorva Mandhani (2017). File Status Report On Preservation Of Artifacts And Manuscripts In National Museum: Delhi HC. Live Law. 21 October.

Border guards detain Briton who tried to smuggle collection of antiquities from Ukraine

(Ukraine; United Kingdom)

Interfax Ukraine (2017). Border guards detain Briton who tried to smuggle collection of antiquities from Ukraine. Interfax Ukraine. 12 October.

Open 'art market' may put a price tag on our Gods

(India)

Vijay Kumar (2017). Open 'art market' may put a price tag on our Gods. The Times of India. 11 October.

Theft of Qur'an: HC seeks status

(India)

D.H. Rashid (2017). Theft of Qur'an: HC seeks status. Greater Kashmir. 20 September.

Rescuing Assyrian Manuscripts in Iraq

(Iraq)

Amir Harrack (2017). Rescuing Assyrian Manuscripts in Iraq. AINA. 20 August.

Attempt to smuggle 18th century artefacts foiled at Egypt's Hurghada port

(Egypt)

Nevine El-Aref (2017). Attempt to smuggle 18th century artefacts foiled at Egypt's Hurghada port. Ahram Online. 17 August.

Waqf: Israeli forces did not steal historical documents and materials from Al-Aqsa

(Palestine; Israel)

Ma'an News Agency (2017). Waqf: Israeli forces did not steal historical documents and materials from Al-Aqsa. Ma'an News Agency. 10 August.

Qurans from Ottoman era seized at Cairo International Airport

(Egypt; Ethiopia)

Nevine El-Aref (2017). Qurans from Ottoman era seized at Cairo International Airport. Ahram Online. 17 June.

The Treasures of Timbuktu

(Mali)

Charlie English (2017). The Treasures of Timbuktu. The New York Times. 12 May.

Goldplated ancient Torah seized by Turkish security forces in antismuggling drive

(Turkey)

Daily Sabah (2017). Goldplated ancient Torah seized by Turkish security forces in antismuggling drive. Daily Sabah. 17 April.

Jewish family renews fight for Passover manuscript

(Israel)

Daniel Estrin (2017). Jewish family renews fight for Passover manuscript. The China Post. 12 April.

Hikind Says Lookout For Stolen, Antique Seforim

(United States of America)

The Yeshiva World News (2017). Hikind Says Lookout For Stolen, Antique Seforim. The Yeshiva World News. 3 April.

Tunisian authorities foil smuggling of 15th-century Torah scroll

(Tunisia)

Roi Kais (2017). Tunisian authorities foil smuggling of 15th-century Torah scroll. Ynet News. 11 March.

The Monk Who Saves Manuscripts From ISIS

(Iraq; Syria)

Matteo Fagotto (2017). The Monk Who Saves Manuscripts From ISIS. The Atlantic. 23 February.

New Dead Sea Scrolls Find May Help Detect Forgeries

(Israel)

Michelle Z. Donahue (2017). New Dead Sea Scrolls Find May Help Detect Forgeries. National Geographic. 14 February.

New Dead Sea Scrolls cave filled with ancient artefacts discovered for first time in 60 years

(Israel)

Bethan McKernan (2017). New Dead Sea Scrolls cave filled with ancient artefacts discovered for first time in 60 years. The Independent. 9 February.

Find them! $70,000 Torah stolen from Jersey Shore Jewish school

(United States of America)

Dan Alexander (2017). Find them! $70,000 Torah stolen from Jersey Shore Jewish school. New Jersey 101.5. 30 January.

Official laments smuggling of invaluable Shia manuscripts

(Iran)

Mehr News Agency (2017). Official laments smuggling of invaluable Shia manuscripts. Mehr News Agency. 12 January.

Aurangzeb-era Quran stolen from Kashmir in 2003 may be with New Delhi museum, hints CBI

(India)

M. A. Parray (2016). Aurangzeb-era Quran stolen from Kashmir in 2003 may be with New Delhi museum, hints CBI. Kashmir Reader. 30 December.

Early Christian book shrine caused much soul searching

(Ireland)

Fiona Gartland (2016). Early Christian book shrine caused much soul searching. The Irish Times. 29 December.

Modern fight over ancient library

(Germany)

David Rising (2016). Modern fight over ancient library. The Journal Gazette. 27 December.

Hundreds of Historic Texts Hidden in ISIS-Occupied Monastery

(Iraq)

Owen Jarus (2016). Hundreds of Historic Texts Hidden in ISIS-Occupied Monastery. Live Science. 16 December.

Dozens of rare Islamic books seized at Cairo Airport on way to Doha authentic

(Egypt; United Arab Emirates)

Nevine El-Aref (2016). Dozens of rare Islamic books seized at Cairo Airport on way to Doha authentic. Ahram Online. 30 November.

HC grants time to CBI in Quran theft case

(India)

Daily Excelsior (2016). HC grants time to CBI in Quran theft case. Daily Excelsior. 13 November.

14th century Italian manuscript transferred to ICE following probe

(United States of America; Italy; Switzerland)

ICE (2016). 14th century Italian manuscript transferred to ICE following probe. ICE. 4 November.

Cleveland Museum of Art gives back manuscript page illegally cut from book in Italy

(United States of America)

Steven Litt (2016). Cleveland Museum of Art gives back manuscript page illegally cut from book in Italy. Cleveland.com. 4 November.

These Sifrei Torah made it through hard times in Poland, Iraq, Portugal, Russia and elsewhere, before being reborn in new communities.

(Israel; Iraq; Poland; Portugal; Czech Republic; Russia)

The Jerusalem Post (2016). These Sifrei Torah made it through hard times in Poland, Iraq, Portugal, Russia and elsewhere, before being reborn in new communities.. The Jerusalem Post. 24 October.

Are These New Dead Sea Scrolls the Real Thing?

(Israel)

Owen Jarus (2016). Are These New Dead Sea Scrolls the Real Thing?. Live Science. 10 October.

Nine suspects charged with smuggling rare Torah manuscripts into Israel

(Egypt; Israel)

Al-Masry Al-Youm (2016). Nine suspects charged with smuggling rare Torah manuscripts into Israel. Egypt Independent. 7 October.

Raiders of the Lost Archive: How Newly Discovered Manuscripts of Afghanistan Ended Up in Israel

(Afghanistan; Israel)

Michael Press (2016). Raiders of the Lost Archive: How Newly Discovered Manuscripts of Afghanistan Ended Up in Israel. Hyperallergic. 5 October.

Iran's National Library receives 2 rare Quran manuscripts

(Iran; Germany)

Mehr News Agency (2016). Iran's National Library receives 2 rare Quran manuscripts. Mehr News Agency. 23 July.

'Badass Librarians' Foil al Qaeda, Save Ancient Manuscripts

(Mali)

Simon Worrall (2016). 'Badass Librarians' Foil al Qaeda, Save Ancient Manuscripts. National Geographic. 12 June.

Ukraine's first printed book stolen from library

(Ukraine)

Ukraine Today (2016). Ukraine's first printed book stolen from library. Ukraine Today. 16 May.

Police thwart sale of 600-year-old Torah in Istanbul

(Turkey; Syria)

Daily Sabah (2016). Police thwart sale of 600-year-old Torah in Istanbul. Daily Sabah. 29 April.

Jewish family makes claims to prized Passover manuscript

(Israel)

Associated Press (2016). Jewish family makes claims to prized Passover manuscript. The Daily Mail. 21 April.

Is the Israel Museum's Birds' Head Haggadah Nazi-era loot?

(Israel)

David D'Arcy (2016). Is the Israel Museum's Birds' Head Haggadah Nazi-era loot?. The Art Newspaper. 6 April.

Yemeni authorities jail Jewish man over airlifted Torah

(Yemen; Israel)

Sandy Rashty (2016). Yemeni authorities jail Jewish man over airlifted Torah. The Jewish Chronicle. 24 March.

Theft of Aurangzeb-era Quran: HC directs IO's personal appearance

(India)

Marouf Ahmad Parray (2016). Theft of Aurangzeb-era Quran: HC directs IO's personal appearance. Kashmir Reader. 20 March.

Museum has a history of theft, missing manuscripts

(India)

Satyasundar Barik (2016). Museum has a history of theft, missing manuscripts. The Hindu. 9 March.

Priceless palm leaf manuscripts go missing at Odisha State Museum

(India)

Satyasundar Barik (2016). Priceless palm leaf manuscripts go missing at Odisha State Museum. The Hindu. 8 March.

Tel Aviv: Burglars indicted for heist of 17th Century manuscripts

(Israel)

Ben Hartman (2016). Tel Aviv: Burglars indicted for heist of 17th Century manuscripts. The Jerusalem Post. 28 February.

Saving Yemen's heritage, 'heart and soul of classical Islamic tradition'

(Yemen)

Amel Ahmed (2016). Saving Yemen's heritage, 'heart and soul of classical Islamic tradition'. Al Jazeera. 5 February.

The race to save ancient Islamic manuscripts from terrorists who want them destroyed

(Mali)

Sarah Kershaw (2016). The race to save ancient Islamic manuscripts from terrorists who want them destroyed. The Washington Post. 21 January.

Tres detenidos por el robo de más de 200 piezas en iglesias de la provincia de Burgos

(Spain)

Three arrested for the theft of more than 200 pieces from churches in Burgos province.

Pablo Morquecho Martínez (2016). Tres detenidos por el robo de más de 200 piezas en iglesias de la provincia de Burgos. Tribuna Salamanca. 12 January.

From Auschwitz to Israel, the Saga of a Long-Lost Mini-Torah

(Israel; Austria)

Shlomo Rizel (2016). From Auschwitz to Israel, the Saga of a Long-Lost Mini-Torah. Chabad.org. 11 January.

El robo del Códice Calixtino: una peripecia digna de un guión de Berlanga

(Spain)

The theft of the Codex Calixtino: a premise worthy of a script by Berlanga

Pedro García Martín (2015). El robo del Códice Calixtino: una peripecia digna de un guión de Berlanga. El Mundo. 14 December.

El Códice Calixtino optará al Registro de la Memoria del Mundo de la Unesco, lo que reforzaría su protección

(Spain)

The Codex Calixtinus has been placed on UNESCO's Memory of the World list to ensure its protection

Europa Press (2015). El Códice Calixtino optará al Registro de la Memoria del Mundo de la Unesco, lo que reforzaría su protección. 20 Minutos. 13 December.

Arte, millones y bajas pasiones: la historia del robo del Códice Calixtino

(Spain)

Art, millions, and lusts: the story of the theft of The Codex Calixtinus

Eva Lamarca (2015). Arte, millones y bajas pasiones: la historia del robo del Códice Calixtino. Vanity Fair. 4 December.

The case of 'The Gospel of Jesus's Wife' still isn't closed

(United States of America)

Lisa Wangsness (2015). The case of 'The Gospel of Jesus's Wife' still isn't closed. The Boston Globe. 29 November.

Mali manuscripts: Nations treasure trove of ancient books saved from jihadists are once again at risk

(Mali)

Kim Sengupta (2015). Mali manuscripts: Nations treasure trove of ancient books saved from jihadists are once again at risk. The Independent. 26 November.

Crisis rocks Museum of the Aleutians

(United States of America)

Jim Paulin (2015). Crisis rocks Museum of the Aleutians. The Bristol Bay Times. 16 October.

Egypt to prevent sale of stolen antiquities in London

(Egypt)

Nevine El-Aref (2015). Egypt to prevent sale of stolen antiquities in London. Ahram Online. 5 October.

U.S. judge fines Russia $43.7 million in diplomatic feud over Jewish collection

(Russia; United States of America)

Spencer S. Hsu (2015). U.S. judge fines Russia $43.7 million in diplomatic feud over Jewish collection. The Washington Post. 13 September.

105-year-old Urdu copy of Ramcharitmanas found

(India)

Press Trust of India (2015). 105-year-old Urdu copy of Ramcharitmanas found. The Hindu. 24 August.

Gang trying to sell 500-yr-old Quran busted in Karnataka

(India)

The Indian Express (2015). Gang trying to sell 500-yr-old Quran busted in Karnataka. The Indian Express. 13 August.

Jewish Woman Works to Return 100 Torahs Ransacked by Nazis

(United States of America; Russia)

Sol Rieger (2015). Jewish Woman Works to Return 100 Torahs Ransacked by Nazis. JP Updates. 6 July.

Senators Attempt to Protect Stolen Jewish Artifacts in Iraq From ISIS

(United States of America; Iraq)

Suzanne Vega (2015). Senators Attempt to Protect Stolen Jewish Artifacts in Iraq From ISIS. JP Updates. 10 June.

Hearings in Croatia-Serbia case before ICJ to end on Tuesday

(Croatia; Serbia)

Dalje (2014). Hearings in Croatia-Serbia case before ICJ to end on Tuesday. Dalje. 31 March.