United States returns ancient dinosaur fossil, ancient cultural artifacts to China

WASHINGTON – On December 10, 2015 a microraptor fossil estimated to be approximately 120 million years old was returned to the government of China Thursday by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). ICE Deputy Director Daniel Ragsdale, China’s Deputy Director General of the State Administration of Cultural Heritage Gu Yucai and Department of State Assistant … More United States returns ancient dinosaur fossil, ancient cultural artifacts to China

Pair charged with theft at New York State Museum show

NEW YORK – Two people are arrested after a theft at the New York State Museum. Police say Jonathan Adams, 31, of Fultonville was found with several stolen items from the Gem, Mineral, and Fossil show. They were tipped off after a vendor saw Adams and companion, Kirsten Dwyer, 28, of Johnstown allegedly trying to … More Pair charged with theft at New York State Museum show

Fossil fish and meteorite stolen from Museum Augusto Schulz

Argentina – On February 12, 2015 the journal “Norte” reported that on January 15, a meteorite and fossil fish were stolen from the Natural History Augusto Schulz in Chaco. The material has immense historical, scientific and monetary value. The specimens, on display and used as part of their education programme, were taken by two unknown persons. Police have … More Fossil fish and meteorite stolen from Museum Augusto Schulz

Stolen Dinosaur Skull Can Go Back to Mongolia says U.S. Court

On 4 December 2014, NBC News reported that the New York Attorneys’ Office said that the remains of a 70-million-year-old dinosaur that was falsely labeled as a replica and smuggled into New York City earlier in the year. The skull and vertebrae was of an Alioramus, a relative of the Tyrannosaurus rex, and these must be forfeited by the … More Stolen Dinosaur Skull Can Go Back to Mongolia says U.S. Court