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Thursday, September 23, 2021



Trove of missing ancient Mesopotamian artefacts found in Norway

September 04, 2021 3:55 pm

"They are now being examined by experts to determine their authenticity and, if possible, establish their provenance."

Thailand welcomes back stolen artefacts after San Francisco forfeiture

June 01, 2021 4:52 pm

"Today is the day that they are finally returned to their home country and displayed here," Thai culture minister Itthiphol Kunplome said at the Bangkok ceremony

'Epic Iran' puts 5,000 years of artefacts on show at London's Victoria and Albert museum

May 27, 2021 5:09 pm

The exhibition is made up of 10 sections, including "The Persian Empire", spanning the Achaemenid period, "Change of Faith", which focuses on the role of Islam in Iranian culture and "Literary Excellence" looking at Persian poetry

Yard sale find turns out to be artifact worth up to $500,000

March 03, 2021 5:13 pm

The piece, one of only seven such bowls known to exist in the world, will be up for auction in New York on March 17 as part of Sotheby’s Auction of Important Chinese Art

'Looted' from Iraq, this sculpture may soon be returned to the country

September 28, 2020 2:17 pm

The significance of the plaque is such that if it were sold in the open market, it would fetch a lot of money, in "tens of thousands of pounds"

The sale of King Tutankhamun’s 3,000-year-old statue restarts debate on whether ancient artefacts belong to their country of origin

July 09, 2019 8:57 am

This is not the first time Egypt has demanded the return of an artefact. Neither is it likely to be the last. Countries world over, including India, have been demanding that artefacts — several of which were looted during the colonial period — be brought back to their countries of origin.

Windows to the past

June 30, 2015 12:00 am

Before opening up the antiquities market, India needs to modernise the registration process and address its lack of institutional expertise.

US to hand over 3 stolen artefacts, other 'feel-good' events on way

January 14, 2014 1:51 pm

After three weeks of tension between the two countries, New Delhi says Indo-US ties not one-issue relationship.

A piece of city’s heritage goes under the hammer at Paris auction house

November 25, 2010 1:58 am

As many as nine artefacts belonging to and designed by the architects of Chandigarh were sold by Parisian auction house,Artcurial.

Art from the past

December 20, 2009 11:26 pm

His house faces the Dr Bhau Daji Lad Museum but Narendra Gaikwad (47) is trying to build a museum himself. The green chilli wholesaler by the day at the Old Byculla market has built up a good collection of artefacts from rural Maharashtra.