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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. Suona come un cliché vero? Ma il fatto è che nella notte tra il 28…

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. Suona come un cliché vero? Ma il fatto è che nella notte tra il 28…

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 spokesman Michalis Katsounotos yesterday confirmed that Papageorgiou sent the primate a letter on the first…

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 had been a feature at the church since 1732, was stolen some time during the…

Sittingbourne, UK: £500 reward for return of stolen Wormshill church items

27 September 2010 Last updated at 08:25 ET £500 reward for return of stolen Wormshill church items http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-kent-11417536 The antique items had been in the church for at least 150 years A £500 reward is being offered for the return of antique items stolen from a church in Kent. The items in St Giles Church,…

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 decision of a German court. Last week, a court in Munich ordered the return of…

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 diplomatic relations – to verify whether an ancient Torah scroll was smuggled out of Iraq…

Galata, Cyprus: Man arrested for theft of church doors seven years ago

Man arrested for theft of church doors seven years ago Published on September 11, 2010 http://www.cyprus-mail.com/cyprus/man-arrested-theft-church-doors-seven-years-ago/20100911 POLICE YESTERDAY arrested a 66-year-old man in connection with a seven-year-old theft of two antique church doors. According to police spokesman Michalis Katsounotos, unknown assailants broke into the UNESCO-protected church Panayias tis Podithou in Galata between January 19 and…

Moscow, Russia: Thieves steal 3 ancient icons from Moscow Region church

Thieves steal 3 ancient icons from Moscow Region church http://en.rian.ru/art_living/20100905/160476364.html St. Cyril and Mary of Radonezh 19:38 05/09/2010 © RIA Novosti. Yury Kaver Three icons, one of which contained relics of one of Russia’s most venerated saints, have been stolen from a church in a village north of Moscow, a police source said on Sunday.…

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 are talking to a 35-year-old woman about the theft. Relevant offers A priceless mere stolen…

Kashimira, India: Police crack year-old temple theft with arrest of Pujari men

Police crack year-old temple theft with arrest of Pujari men http://www.indianexpress.com/news/Police-crack-year-old-temple-theft-with-arrest-of-Pujari-men/676058/ Express News Service Tags : temple theft case, mumbai Posted: Thu Sep 02 2010, 00:03 hrs Mumbai: The arrest of two Ravi Pujari gang members helped the police crack a year-old theft at a Jain temple in Kashimira area. The police arrested Deepak Bhajanlal…

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 over four months ago. “Investigations launched by police and heritage activists over the last few…

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 set about finding out how many similar incidents had occurred. It discovered that at least…