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# Artefacts

Last week
24th September 2023 - 30th September 2023
British Museum launches public appeal to recover missing items
In August, the museum dismissed a staff member and alerted the police after items were found to be “missing, stolen or damaged”.
This year
At least 2,000 artefacts missing from British Museum after police called in
Along with the discovery of the stolen items, it has emerged that the museum does not have a catalogue.
Tory MP accuses Greece of 'opportunism' for suggesting British Museum isn't safe after thefts
Last week the museum announced that items from its collection were found to be ‘missing, stolen or damaged’.
Last year
UK and Greece in 'secret talks' over possible return of ancient sculptures
The Parthenon Marbles were taken from the Parthenon temple in Athens in the early 19th century.
New James Joyce artefacts and personal letters donated to British university
Joyce’s grandson, Stephen James Joyce, and his wife Solange, have donated a collection to the University of Reading.
All time
France prepares to return Benin treasures
The decision could have potential ramifications across European museums.
Thief returns stolen Roman artefacts because they brought 20 years of bad luck
The man had taken artefacts from the ancient city of Gamla in the Golan Heights in Israel.
Ireland to receive 'important artefacts' from Lusitania wreck
American businessman Gregg Bemis bought the remains of the vessel for £1,000 back in 1968 but has agreed to donate some items to the State after a long-standing dispute.
Who owns the Titanic, and who can dive at the wreck? has been looking into issues surrounding the Titanic disaster 100 years after the ship struck an iceberg and sank on its maiden voyage.
Robbery at Greece's Ancient Olympia museum
It was the second major museum heist in the past two months.
Archbishop appeals for return of relics of 'True Cross'
A portion of the cross upon which Christ is said to have been crucified was stolen from Holycross Abbey in Thurles yesterday.