Media articles that document threats to and destruction of sacred art. News articles are not hosted on site but links are provided. This list is updated nearly every day and is displayed in reverse chronological order by date of publication. If you have a news article to add to this collection, please contact us.

Tribal group says elimination of Bears Ears would be tragic (Americas; United States of America)

McComba, Brady. (2017) Tribal group says elimination of Bears Ears would be tragic. The Daily Progress. 18 March

Teenager caused £5,000 of damage to ancient church in Dalgety Bay (Europe; United Kingdom)

Dunfermline Press. (2017) Teenager caused £5,000 of damage to ancient church in Dalgety Bay. Dunfermline Press. 17 March

Los enemigos del patrimonio histórico (Europe; Spain)

(The enemies of historic heritage)

Ruiz, Aludena. (2017) Los enemigos del patrimonio histórico. El Diario. 13 March

Woman suspected of stealing painting, police say (Americas; United States of America)

Channel 3000. (2017) Woman suspected of stealing painting, police say. Channel 3000. 13 March

Ancient book stolen in Syria seized in Turkey (West and Central Asia; Turkey)

Hurriyet Daily News. (2017) Ancient book stolen in Syria seized in Turkey. Hurriyet Daily News. 8 March

Detenidas cuatro personas por robo de reliquia del museo de la Virgen del Valle (Americas; Venezuela)

(Four people arrested for theft of reliquary from the museum of the Virgen del Valle)

Ramírez, María Eugenia. (2017) Detenidas cuatro personas por robo de reliquia del museo de la Virgen del Valle. El Carabobeño. 7 March

Was ancient church at Santon Downham, near Thetford, targeted by nighthawks? (Europe; United Kingdom)

Bishop, Chris. (2017) Was ancient church at Santon Downham, near Thetford, targeted by nighthawks? Eastern Daily Press. 6 March

Antique smuggling racket: Key idol smuggler held in police raid (South and East Asia; India)

Yadav, Vijay Kumar. (2017) Antique smuggling racket: Key idol smuggler held in police raid. Mid-day. 4 March

Federal government agrees to return Métis artifacts (Americas; Canada)

Warick, Jason. (2017) Federal government agrees to return Métis artifacts. CBC. 1 March

Jordan demands Israel halts works at Jerusalem’s Umayyad Palaces (West and Central Asia; Jordan)

The Jordan Times. (2017) Jordan demands Israel halts works at Jerusalem's Umayyad Palaces. The Jordan Times. 1 March