People are talking about the most extensive attack on artworks in post-war Germany: unknown persons splashed an unidentified liquid on objects displayed in several Berlin museums. Only now, three weeks after the attack, it became known.
Few ancient coins are as legendary as Brutus’ “Eid Mar”. The conspirator against Caesar issued the silver coin featuring the iconic cap of liberty and two daggers. Only two specimens in gold were known. Now a third aureus will be offered in auction by Roma Numismatics.
The World Customs Organization report proves again that the illicit trade in antiquities is not a multi-billion-dollar industry at all – cultural heritage crime barely registers with 0.2 percent of all investigations and seizures of customs!