Current News

Below are links to current articles in newspapers, journals, websites, etc. that have news of direct interest to the CHAMP members. Older articles will be archived after three months.

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"“Meet the US Treasure Hunters Racing to Protect Artifacts From War” (16 Apr 15)" (18 Apr 15)

"“Syrian World Heritage Site used as battlefield” (14 Apr 15)" (18 Apr 15)

"“IS video shows destruction of ancient Assyrian city” (11 Apr 15)" (18 Apr 15)

"“Egypt’s antiquities under constant threat” (10 Apr 15)" (17 Apr 15)

"Islamic State continues depraved destruction of historical sites and churches” (5 Apr 15)" (17 Apr 15)

"“Watch: New video shows how the Islamic State destroyed an ancient city” (6 Apr 15)" (17 Apr 15)

"A Struggle To Secure Iraq’s Shared Past, and Perhaps It’s Future" (9 Apr 15)

"Archaeologists in Iraq defy militants" (7 Apr 15)

"Iconoclasm redefined (opinion)" (6 Apr 15)

"Ancient cities destroyed by modern madness" (1 Apr 15)

"Islamic State destruction renews debate over repatriation of antiquities" (31 Mar 15)

"West Seeks Tighter Curbs on Trade in Antiquities Looted by Islamic State" (31 Mar 15)

"Cultural Property Protection Bill Reintroduced in the House" (21 Mar 15)

"Honduras sends soldiers to protect ‘lost city’ from drug cartels" (20 Mar 15)

"The Assyrian Head Repatriation: Filling in the Details of ICE’s investigation" (19 Mar 15)

"Tunisia rampage raises new fears about reach of Islamic State groups" (19 Mar 15)

"ISIS claims responsibility for Tunisia attack" (19 Mar 15)

"Terrorism and tourism: the two faces of Tunisia" (19 Mar 15)

"Tunisia attack: One British woman killed in museum shooting – latest" (19 Mar 15)

"Leptis Magna: War-torn Libya’s forgotten ancient Roman city" (18 Mar 15)

"Attack stokes instability fears in North Africa" (18 Mar 15)

"Inside Tunisia’s Bardo National Museum" (17 Mar 15)

"US returns Iraq treasures as IS threatens heritage" (16 Mar 15)

"Widespread condemnation after IS bulldozes ancient Iraq city" (13 Mar 15)

"ISIS Attacks Nimrud, a Major Archaeological Site" (5 Mar 15)

"New IS video shows militants smashing ancient Iraq artifacts" (26 Feb 15)

"Islamic State is selling looted Syrian art in London to fund its fight" (25 Feb 15)

"Syria says must be part of fight against antiquities theft" (23 Feb 15)

"The ISIS smugglers making up to $1Million per item selling ancient antiquities looted from the rubble of Syria" (17 Feb 15)

"Cultural protector advises DOD on historic sites in fight with Islamic State" (15 Feb 15)

"Ancient tablets displayed in Jerusalem fuel looting debate" (12 Feb 15)

"Russia pushes UN to cut off Islamic State funds" (4 Feb 15)

"Diplomatic Malpractice: Cultural preservation grants to culture-destroying regimes" (2 Feb 15)

"Libyan archaeology threatened by years of violence" (28 Jan 15)

"Cultural heritage: Save Libyan archaeology" (28 Jan 15)