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Bronze Statue Seized from Cleveland Museum of Art Amid Antiquities Trafficking Investigation

Introduction In a recent development that has sent shockwaves through the art world, a New York County Supreme Court Judge has signed a warrant for the seizure of a valuable bronze statue from Ohio’s renowned Cleveland Museum of Art. This action comes as part of a broader investigation into the alleged trafficking of antiquities originating […]

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Antiquities Trafficking: Debunking the Myth of the “Third Largest Illicit Trade”

The claim that the illicit antiquities trade is the “third largest illicit trade in the world” has been widely circulated for over five decades. However, new research by archaeologists Donna Yates and Neil Brodie sheds light on the origins of this factoid and exposes its lack of verifiable evidence. The study, published in the peer-reviewed

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