An investigation launched by the New York cultural institution concluded that the 14th- and 17th-century carvings were "unlawfully obtained"
Harry T. and Harriette V. Moore attracted the KKK's ire for their tireless promotion of civil rights in the Jim Crow South
A deal made with the Manhattan district attorney bars billionaire Michael Steinhardt from purchasing ancient objects for the rest of his life
American authorities seized the presumably looted objects, which were listed as replicas, in 2009
Muhammad A. Aziz and Khalil Islam, who each served more than 20 years of a life sentence, had always maintained their innocence
An exhibition at Schloss Friedenstein addresses two art history mysteries: one about the 16th-century Dutch portrait and another about the 1979 theft
Twenty-five years ago, the first installment of the horror franchise hit theaters just as a national debate about on-screen violence reached a fever pitch
Claudette Colvin, Who Was Arrested for Refusing to Give Up Her Bus Seat in 1955, Is Fighting to Clear Her Record
The civil rights pioneer pushed back against segregation nine months before Rosa Parks' landmark protest but has long been overlooked
The magician spent years campaigning against fraudulent psychics, even lobbying Congress to ban fortune-telling in D.C.
The artist, who died this month at age 60, sought to emphasize condemned prisoners' humanity
A recent auction of the Chicago gangster's mementos testifies to his enduring appeal—and the thorny nature of collecting items owned by criminals
Counties with higher numbers of statues honoring the Confederacy recorded more racially motivated killings of Black Americans
A new exhibition in Mexico City features 1,525 objects linked to the Maya, Toltec, Teotihuacán, Aztec and Mixtec cultures
Authorities are investigating the blaze, which left the New York landmark's historic interior and contents largely unscathed
The documents, many of which are directly linked to conquistador Hernán Cortés, were smuggled out of the country and auctioned in the U.S.
New technical analysis dates Yale's Vinland Map to the 1920s or later, not the 1440s as previously suggested
Forfeited by Hobby Lobby in July, the ancient artifact will be repatriated in a ceremony held at the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian
Created in the 16th century, the intricately decorated piece of armor was once owned by Archduke Franz Ferdinand
The stolen artifacts were found in the Bnei Brak home of an individual suspected of antiquities trafficking