Transnational Crime

The illicit antiquities trade transcends borders and touches every corner of the globe. However, when compared to other transnational crimes, from arms running, to drug smuggling, or the illicit wildlife trade, there is still much to learn. Learn more about the criminal aspects of cultural racketeering.


October 29, 2020

Antiquities Coalition Launches “Ten Most Wanted Antiquities” List

Campaign to Engage the Public in the Search for Missing Artifacts WASHINGTON, October 29, 2020 — Today the Antiquities Coalition is releasing the Ten Most Wanted Antiquities list of significant […]

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September 03, 2020

Think Tank Considers the Legal Obligations of Archaeologists to Report Looting

New Antiquities Coalition Commentary Re-Examines a Critical Topic from a New Perspective In March, the Antiquities Coalition published a policy brief by criminologist Dr. Blythe Balestrieri that examined the ethical […]

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September 05, 2019

Antiquities Coalition Releases “Cultural Piracy: Mapping Antiquities Seizures Around the Globe”

Nearly $65 Million in Illicit Artifacts Seized Since 2014 From the Middle East and North Africa WASHINGTON, DC (September 5, 2019) — The Antiquities Coalition is proud to launch its […]

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