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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.
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.
March 26, 1987 | Associated Press
A well-preserved cache of artifacts, including exquisite jade carvings and a shell that may contain the blood of a Mayan king, has been uncovered in the ancient city of Copan, archeologists said Wednesday. The 1,200-year-old hoard of jade, flint and shell artifacts was found beneath an altar at the foot of a temple pyramid of the old city in western Honduras, they said. "This is the finest ceremonial offering that's yet been discovered in the ruins of Copan," said William L.
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.
November 24, 2007 | Thomas H. Maugh II, Times Staff Writer
Jade pendants and earrings from archaeological sites throughout the southwestern Pacific originated in Taiwan, suggesting the existence of a sophisticated regional trade network much earlier than previously believed.
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.
May 6, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
The United States has prepared a U.N. Security Council resolution asking nations to be on the alert for and to return any Iraqi relics looted from the Iraq Museum in Baghdad, diplomats said. The envoys had expected the measure to be introduced this week but said it might be delayed. Other diplomats said it could be combined with a larger resolution on lifting sanctions against Iraq. The museum was plundered over several days in April, after the fall of President Saddam Hussein.
March 20, 1992 | LISA MASCARO
Addressing a capacity crowd at a meeting of the Newport Conservancy this week, archeologists described vast amounts of historically rich artifacts buried around Newport Bay, including some dating back to 9000 BC. The speakers, archeologists and college anthropology teachers, told of research conducted during the mid-1970s determining that pottery pieces, human burial remains and other artifacts dating from 4000 to 9000 BC can be found in the Newport area.
January 11, 1988 | Compiled from Times staff and wire reports
Scientists at the National Bureau of Standards have come to the aid of archeologists and art historians seeking to determine the origins of ancient artifacts and art objects. The scientists have found that the ratios of different atomic types of lead--called lead isotopes--present in metal objects are a distinctive "signature" of the locality where such objects were made.
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