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August 20, 2011 | By Megan Garvey, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
A Civil War prison in Georgia -- briefly the largest prison camp of the conflict -- continues to provide archaeologists with fresh artifacts, including the personal belongings of Union soldiers held there. Camp Lawton, in Millen, Ga., has been the site of an excavation by a team from Georgia Southern University since last year. This week, university officials announced the team had found a ring, a corps badge, keys to furniture and doors, suspender buckles and a pocket knife.
May 21, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
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.
November 28, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
Two Native American artifacts will go to auction at Sotheby's in New York City despite objections from Alaska's Aleut tribe, which says the objects are important cultural items. A wooden hat dating from the 16th or 17th century that was worn by hunters to attract sea mammals and a wooden burial mask from the 18th or 19th century are to be auctioned Wednesday, Sotheby's spokeswoman Emma Cunningham said.
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.
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.
March 30, 2007 | From Reuters
Greece displayed two ancient artifacts Thursday that had been returned from the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles. The Getty gave back a 4th century BC gold funerary wreath believed to come from Macedonia and a 6th century marble statue of a woman as part of its deal with Greece to return four objects from its collection that investigations concluded had been smuggled and sold illegally.
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.
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