Category: religious artifact theft

La Spezia – Il colpo della Pieve; return of stolen "Jacobus SPINOLOTUS SENT PINXIT DE, 1476," 30 years after its theft from a parish church (thanks to very attentive Fabrizio Rossi of the Carabinieri!)

Il colpo della Pieve – Citta della Spezia :: Cultura e Spettacolo – La Spezia http://www.cittadellaspezia.com/La-Spezia/Cultura-e-Spettacolo/Il-colpo-della-Pieve-92437.aspx September 4, 2011 La Spezia. Questo è un poliziesco e la prima scena è quella del delitto. Dunque è notte, piove e fa freddo.…

La Spezia – Il colpo della Pieve; return of stolen "Jacobus SPINOLOTUS SENT PINXIT DE, 1476," 30 years after its theft from a parish church (thanks to very attentive Fabrizio Rossi of the Carabinieri!)

Il colpo della Pieve – Citta della Spezia :: Cultura e Spettacolo – La Spezia http://www.cittadellaspezia.com/La-Spezia/Cultura-e-Spettacolo/Il-colpo-della-Pieve-92437.aspx September 4, 2011 La Spezia. Questo è un poliziesco e la prima scena è quella del delitto. Dunque è notte, piove e fa freddo.…

4 indicted in Milan Judaica theft

4 indicted in Milan Judaica theft. J’lem District Attorny charges men for stealing, selling judaica artifacts worth 1 m. Euro from a Milan synagogue. The Jerusalem District Attorney’s office filed an indictment, on Sunday, against four Jerusalem men for stealing…

Church must beef up security – Cyprus Mail

Church must beef up security – Cyprus Mail. POLICE CHIEF Michalis Papageorgiou has called on Archbishop Chrysostomos II to take immediate steps to protect church relics and antique icons, given a recent spate of thefts of churches and monasteries. Police…

Gresford, UK: Historic sundial stolen from Gresford church

Historic sundial stolen from Gresford church http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/northeastwales/hi/people_and_places/relig… The sundial had stood outside Gresford’s All Saints church since 1732 A 300-year-old sundial has been stolen from outside historic All Saints’ Church in Gresford, near Wrexham. It is thought the sundial, which…

Munich, Germany: German court order return of stolen Cypriot treasures

German court order return of stolen Cypriot treasures http://www.cyprus-mail.com/cyprus-problem/german-court-order-return-stolen-cypriot-treasures/20100928 By Natali Hami and George Psyllides Published on September 28, 2010 SCORES of valuable religious artefacts looted from churches in the Turkish-occupied north are a step closer to repatriation following the…

Baghdad, Iraq: to hold indirect talks with Israel on alleged Torah smuggling

Iraq to hold indirect talks with Israel on alleged Torah smuggling http://www.monstersandcritics.com/news/middleeast/news/article_1585991.php/Iraq-to-hold-indirect-talks-with-Israel-on-alleged-Torah-smuggling Sep 21, 2010, 13:14 GMT Baghdad – Iraq’s Ministry of Tourism said Tuesday it would hold talks with Israel through a third party – in the absence of…

Taranaki, NZ: Te Whiti's stolen mere to return to tomb

Te Whiti’s stolen mere to return to tomb http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/4094655/Te-Whitis-stolen-mere-to-return-to-tomb The Dominion Post Last updated 05:00 04/09/2010 SUPPLIED PRECIOUS RELIC: The greenstone mere back in the right hands after it was found buried in bush and returned to Parihaka Marae. Police…

Fars, Iran: Artifact stolen from Vakil Mosque found

Artifact stolen from Vakil Mosque found http://www.presstv.ir/detail/140029.html Wed Aug 25, 2010 10:22AM Police have recovered the inscription stolen from Vakil Mosque. Iranian police have recovered an ancient inscription that was stolen from a historic mosque in southern province of Fars…

Japan: Thieves preying on temples, shrines

Thieves preying on temples, shrines http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201008180282.html BY YASUKAZU AKADA THE ASAHI SHIMBUN 2010/08/19 Alarmed at the theft in March of a Buddhist statue created 1,000 years ago that is designated a national important cultural property, the Agency for Cultural Affairs…