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Greek Archaeologist Uncovers Looted Greek Vase in Dutch Museum

A looted Greek vase was discovered recently amongst the renowned Allard Pierson Museum's collection of antiquities. Greek forensic archaeologist Christos Tsirogiannis, who works at the Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies in Denmark, uncovered the vase's shady provenance as part of...

The Greek Archaeologist Going After Auction Houses for Looted Antiquities

Professor Christos Tsirogiannis, a Greek forensic archaeologist who has discovered and reported numerous cases of looted ancient artifacts in Greece and elsewhere, has become a nuisance for the wealthy auction houses of New York and London. His investigations forced Christie's...

''Europa Nostra'' Group Demands Preservation of Thessaloniki Metro Antiquities

The reaction against the recent decision by Greece's Central Archaeological Council (KAΣ) to temporarily remove the spectacular archaeological finds from Venizelos station in Thessaloniki's new Metro system is intensifying. This time, the well-respected European ''Europa Nostra'' Federation for Cultural Heritage...

Greek Archaeologists Rule Thessaloniki's Antiquities Must Be Removed for Metro Construction

Greece's Central Archaeological Council (KAS) has given the green light for the removal of the many antiquities discovered during works for the construction of Thessaloniki's new metro system. After a marathon debate which lasted almost fourteen hours, the Council, which...

Greek Police Bust Antiquities Smuggling Ring; Precious Rings, Coins Recovered

Greek police on Thursday arrested eight people suspected of belonging to an antiquities smuggling ring in the town of Larissa. Police say that the gang conducted illicit excavations in mountainous rural areas of Thessaly and Pieria in central Greece with...

Trove of Stunning Classical-Age Antiquities Discovered on Tinos Island

A significant number of tombstones from Greece's Classical Age, decorated with elaborate designs in relief, were unearthed recently during an excavation conducted by the University of Athens at the Tomb of the Classical Age in Xobourgo, Tinos. According to the...

Suspect Arrested for Illegal Possession of Antiquities in Southern Greece

Greek police arrested a 46-year-old man on Tuesday in the southern Peloponnese for illegal possession of dozens of antiquities which he intended to sell. The suspect, arrested in Gythio, Lakonia had three pieces of luggage in his car which were...

One Arrest Made as Ancient Artifacts Found in House in Grevena

Seventeen ancient archaeological treasures have been discovered in the house of a resident of the West Macedonian city of Grevena. The Hellenic Police arrested the 49-year old owner of the home and confiscated among other items four vessels, the base...