CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 19, 2005 |
The FBI has recovered 14 of the 17 Native American artifacts stolen from the Cabazon Cultural Museum. Baskets and pottery pieces worth more than $100,000 were stolen Jan. 11. "A concerned citizen was able to locate them and called me, and we recovered them," said Joseph Stuart, the FBI's senior resident agent in Palm Springs.
March 3, 2006 |
The government of Peru said it will sue Yale University over hundreds of artifacts taken from the ancient city of Machu Picchu nearly a century ago. Eduardo Ferrero, Peru's ambassador in Washington, said Yale archeologist Hiram Bingham took the artifacts from the Incan city in the Andes between 1911 and 1916 with the understanding that they were on temporary loan and "would be returned." Yale, which has displayed the antiquities at its Peabody Museum in New Haven, Conn.
September 16, 2007 |
Yale University has agreed to return thousands of Inca artifacts taken from Peru's famed Machu Picchu citadel almost a century ago, the government said. The university said on its website that some of the pieces would remain there temporarily for research, but did not indicate for how long. Peru demanded the collection back last year, saying it never relinquished ownership when Yale's Hiram Bingham III rediscovered Machu Picchu in 1911.
June 12, 2004 |
Egypt is about to begin the painstaking task of cataloging and restoring about 90,000 Pharaonic artifacts and other items that have lain almost forgotten for decades after being dug from ruins. Zahi Hawass, secretary-general of Egypt's Supreme Council for Antiquities, said work started about three weeks ago to move the artifacts from the basement of the country's main museum into storage elsewhere.
July 6, 2004 |
An Imperial County man who admitted taking Indian artifacts from public lands has been fined $500 and placed on probation. William Stout, 63, of Winterhaven pleaded guilty to stealing pottery shards from an archeological site the federal Bureau of Land Management oversees. About 10,000 sites exist between San Diego and the Colorado River, but the exact location was not disclosed. He entered the plea in a U.S. Magistrates Court in San Diego on June 10.
May 1, 2004 |
Four dozen ancient Peruvian artifacts, including a blood-stained burial shroud used to wrap a mummy at least 1,200 years ago, were returned to the Peruvian Embassy on Friday by U.S. customs officials who had seized the smuggled goods. The textiles, jewelry, pottery and metal works were recovered during three investigations, including one in Alexandria, Va., involving a 74-year-old man who tried to sell items to a local antiquities dealer, who in turn called authorities, according to U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 17, 1998 |
An ambitious plan to curate, catalog and preserve thousands of fossils and historic artifacts discovered during the last 20 years of development in Orange County was approved unanimously Tuesday by the Board of Supervisors. The $420,000 program will be funded through a $300,000 federal grant, $70,000 from the agency that operates the county's toll roads and $50,000 from the county's harbors, beaches and parks department.
February 12, 1989 |
Workers cleaning a heavily traveled tourist area of a fabled temple stumbled across an ancient hoard of statues of pharaohs and gods, a discovery that researchers called a potential gold mine of historical data. Officials said five statues so far have been dug up inside the famous Luxor Temple in the Nile River city of Luxor, about 450 miles south of Cairo.
July 14, 2009 |
Federal prosecutors have charged a southern Utah man with threatening to beat a confidential informant who was pivotal in a widespread investigation into the looting of Native American artifacts, authorities said Monday. Charles Denton Armstrong, 44, was arrested Saturday and charged with one count of retaliation against an informant. If convicted, he could face up to 20 years in federal prison.
May 21, 2004 |
Federal prosecutors in the Four Corners states began a 90-day amnesty for people with illegally obtained ancient Indian artifacts, such as pots or stone tools. Looters or buyers of artifacts can return them by Aug. 18, "no questions asked," said U.S. Atty. David Iglesias of New Mexico. Federal prosecutors in Arizona, Colorado and Utah also are taking part in the amnesty.