- Walker, Hollis FBI
Seizes Gold from Museum The Santa Fe New Mexican (October
1, 1998). Three gold objects from an exhibition at the Museum of New
Mexico are suspected of being looted from an ancient tomb in Peru.
See also the follow-up piece on October
2. Note that the United States agreement with Peru to restrict
import of items that may have been looted from Sipán has been in effect
- Rose, Mark Backflap
Sting Archaeology Volume 52 Number 1 (September/October
1998). Article on the FBI sting operation to recover a stolen gold
Moche backflap. For more information, see also the Moche
- Harrington, Spencer P. M. Plundering
the Three Gorges Archaeology Online News (May 14, 1998). A rash
of looting is following in the wake of construction of the Three Gorges
Dam on the middle reaches of China's Yangtze River.
- Schuster, Angela M. H. Copan
Tomb Looted Archaeology Volume 51 Number 3 (May/June 1998).
Report of looting of 1,500-year-old tomb of a queen at the ancient Maya
city of Copán in western Honduras in February.
- Slayman, Andrew Geneva Seizure Archaeology Online Features (May 3, 1998). Swiss police raided four bonded warehouses in Geneva containing 10,000 artifacts, most of them probably smuggled from Italy, valued at $35 million, one of the largest antiquities seizures ever.
- Slayman, Andrew Gold
Goes Home Archaeology Volume 51 Number 3 (May/June 1998). U.S.
Customs Service returns to Costa Rica 69 Pre-Columbian artifacts seized
- Slayman, Andrew The
Looting of Italy Archaeology Volume 51 Number 3 (May/June 1998).
Report on the court case regarding the return of a golden phiale to Italy.