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Good Video on Stolen Historical Documents. C-SPAN program airs March, 31.

30 Mar

C-SPAN video highlights the 10,000 items that were recovered in 2011 including rare documents from Abraham Lincoln, Benjamin Franklin and George Washington. Full Program Airs March 30, 2013 9:30am & March 31, 2013 4:30pm ET – For More Information: http://www.c-span.org

Over 7,000 stolen historical documents uncovered. Letter written by Benjamin Franklin was lying on an ottoman.

18 Mar

National Archives Stolen Documents Recovered.Investigators took 7,000 documents during that initial search and had to go to an office supply store across the street and buy more boxes.

Read more here: http://azdailysun.com/news/national/national-archives-discusses-stolen-documents-case/article_485f54bc-f417-5862-a903-c8566c70975d.html

Illegal Artifact Ring Broken Up in Florida

15 Mar

A group of thirteen individuals—11 from Florida and two from Georgia—were arrested February 27 on 400 felony counts for trading in illegal historical artifacts, many of them Native American, taken from state-owned lands in Florida.

Read and see more at http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2013/03/14/illegal-artifact-ring-broken-florida-148181

Stolen Rembrandt painting found in Serbia

14 Mar

Serbian Police discovered Rembrandt’s Portrait of Rembrandt’s Father two days ago and returned to a museum in the city of Novi Sad from where it was stolen seven years ago.

Four suspects of the theft have been detained.

The portrait was stolen from the gallery in 2006.

See portrait here: http://english.ruvr.ru/2013_03_13/Stolen-Rembrandt-painting-found-in-Serbia/

 

Roman Silver and Stolen Culture

10 Mar

The Mystery of The Roman Sevso Treasure

Thieves Steal $1 Million Worth of Historical Artifacts

8 Mar

Among the items recovered was a letter written by George Washington, rare books, antique war medals and a full suit of armour.

http://www.heavy.com/news/2013/03/stolen-historical-artifacts-recovered-halifax-canada/

Second suspect in Civil War theft case charged

8 Mar

Police charged a second man this week in the alleged 2011 theft of $20,000 in jewelry and Civil War-era relics.

http://www.altoonamirror.com/page/content.detail/id/569511/Second-suspect-in-Civil-War-theft-case-charged.html?nav=742

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