Footnotes 3.16.2010

  • 3,000 year-old wooden sarcophagus is returned to Egypt after being confiscated at the Miami Airport.
  • A Philadelphia museum sues over $1.5 million art swindle.
  • Suit filed over fake Native American art.
  • Efforts to battle sophisticated art-theft rings are halted by public misconception regarding the importance of art theft.
  • Unnoticed Chinese vase goes for 70 times it’s asking price at a public auction in Ireland.
  • Sotheby’s will sell at auction a Nazi-looted Jean Baptiste Camille Corot painting.
  • Egypt and Ecuador agree to return looted antiquities to their country of origin.
  • Three Russian brothers dominate the legal forgery market.
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