|Last week we reported that two Roman ballista balls from Gamla were returned. The 2,000-year-old stones were left in a bag at the courtyard of the Museum of Islamic and Near Eastern Cultures.|
|In 1993, a retired Red Army officer dropped off 101 drawings by masters like Goya, Manet, and Delacroix at the German embassy in Moscow.|
They had been looted from the Bremen museum in 1945 by Soviet soldiers.
|In 2006, just a year after a 1,500-year-old stone box from the Mayan civilization was found in Guatemala, it mysteriously vanished.|
After a national investigation, it returned through an anonymous delivery at the country’s Ministry of Culture.
|In April 2015 some 123 artefacts were seized by US customs as part of a five year investigation into international smuggling networks dubbed Operation Mummy's Curse.|
One item, a 2,300 year-old sarcophagus was found in a garage in Brooklyn.