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February 17, 1990 | United Press International
A "deeply religious" man was charged Friday with keeping thousands of dollars worth of artifacts stolen from area churches in a "chapel" in his home where he apparently conducted his own services, police said. William Silva, 22, of Coventry surrendered at the town police station. Some of the items included vestments, gold-lined chalices, crucifixes, a bronzed coffin, mortuary equipment, church kneelers, Latin prayer plaques and a crimson skullcap.
June 12, 2004 | From Reuters
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.
October 20, 1987 | DEAN MURPHY, Times Staff Writer
A valuable collection of Hollywood artifacts and memorabilia is wasting away behind bars at the former Lincoln Heights jail because the City of Los Angeles has been unable to find anyone to take care of it.
February 4, 1990 | From Times staff and Wire reports
Armed robbers stole at least 200 ancient Roman gold artifacts from a storehouse in the excavation site at Herculaneum, a popular tourist center. Police said two robbers climbed over the gates, tied up six guards and with the help of other robbers they let into the site, escaped with sacks full of gold bracelets, earrings and other trinkets dating from the 1st Century.
August 25, 2001 | Associated Press
Leather footwear and a walking stick believed to have been used by the prophet Muhammad drew thousands to an International Islamic Expo in this tiny sultanate. The showcase for artifacts and modern goods from Muslim nations was a rarity for Brunei, whose closest neighbors are southeast Asia's other predominantly Muslim lands, Malaysia and Indonesia. Items linked to Muhammad and his family were lent by a Pakistan mosque and private collections.
November 15, 2008 | Associated Press
A father and son from Northern California have pleaded not guilty to charges alleging that they illegally collected Indian artifacts in Nevada. Donald Parker, who is 69, and his 42-year-old son, Steven Parker, were arraigned Thursday in U.S. District Court in Sacramento. They are charged with conspiracy, possessing stolen federal property, interstate transportation and transporting artifacts taken from public lands. Assistant Federal Defender Lauren Day Cusick, representing Steven Parker, said she had no further information on the case and could not immediately comment.
September 9, 1985 | DOUG SMITH, Times Staff Writer
An archeological dig that temporarily disrupted the grading for a 34-acre Agoura Hills industrial park was completed Sunday, having turned up hundreds of artifacts from a campsite that apparently was used by Chumash Indians as a hunting base.
February 17, 1998 | BARBARA MURPHY
Synthonics Technologies in Westlake Village has reached an agreement with the Smithsonian Institution and Centro Alameda, a San Antonio organization devoted to promoting Hispanic culture, to create 3-D digital replicas of historic artifacts that can be displayed or used for research.
March 26, 1995 | from Associated Press
Two gold artifacts stolen from a National Geographic Society museum were recovered from a local pawnshop Saturday, one day after they were taken and just hours after a $20,000 reward was offered for their return. Marc Epstein, an employee at Sam's Pawn Shop, said it was "really amazing" when a man entered the shop Saturday afternoon and asked to sell a 3-by-4-inch sculpture of a vulture for $100.
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