Thieves have broken into the main archive of Canterbury Archaeological Trust in Canterbury, Kent, United Kingdom. The place got ransacked, thousands of artefacts were thrown to the ground and some were stolen.
Archaeologists discovered 17 new tombs at a site called Poggetto Mengarelli near the Etruscan necropolis at Vulci, Viterbo province of Italy. The presence of the tombs was indicated by illegal activities by the looters of ancient artefacts.
At least three giant tumuli were recently destroyed by illegal looting activity involving use of heavy mechanised equipment in the province of Kastamonu, northern Turkey. Mechanical diggers dug through tumuli near the village of Alpagut leaving a trail of destruction.