Ancient Greek Coin Sells for a Record $6M at Swiss Auction
A rare ancient Greek coin broke records earlier this month when it was sold for $6 million at an auction in Switzerland. A private collector acquired the 2,400-year-old gold stater, which was minted approximately between 340 and 25 BC. It...
New York’s Met Museum to Probe Looted Artifacts
The New York's Met museum recently announced its plan to investigate the origin and history of "several hundred or more" looted artifacts in its collection. There is a possibility that these objects may have been unlawfully taken from their...
Man Finds Ancient Greek Coin in His Garden
A 25 year old man from the United Kingdom discovered an ancient Greek coin in his garden and a Ming-style Chinese vase in his mother's attic. The coin dates back to the fourth century BC and was probably minted during...
Ancient Greek Coins Seized in Chicago to be Repatriated to Greece
Twenty-one ancient Greek coins were discovered and apprehended by Customs and Border Control agents at the O'Hare International Airport in Chicago. On December 21, the ancient coins were passed on to the Greek Consul General in Chicago, Emmanuel Koubarakis, during...
Trove of Antiquities Found at Home of German Artist in Naxos, Greece
Police on the island of Naxos, Greece is investigating how hundreds of antiquities have ended up in the possession of a German artist who was permanently residing on the island. The ancient treasure was discovered after the death of 84-year-old...
Illegal Trade in Antiquities is the Scourge of Millennia
The looting of artifacts has always been a sign of military might or economic power. To combat this illicit traffic in antiquities it is necessary to have a comprehensive international strategy, which allows once and for all to stop...
The Most Notorious Antiquities Smuggler in Modern Greece
The name of German national Stefan Guericke will remain in history as the biggest antiquities smuggler in modern Greece
Blood of Christ Ancient Relic Returned by Thieves
Thieves have returned a gold shrine believed to contain vials of the blood of Jesus Christ stolen from a church in France. The 2,000-year-old reliquary, called the "Precious Blood of Christ," is among the Catholic Church's holiest relics. Thieves stole...
Emblematic Ancient Greek Artefacts Travel To Australia
Emblematic ancient Greek artefacts from Greece's largest museum will be exhibited in Australia.
The Private Detective Who Devoted His Life to Saving Greece’s Heritage
George Tsoukalis, the private detective who has devoted his life to saving and protecting Ancient Greece's cultural heritage, talks exclusively about his rare profession. Tsoukalis is the famous "hunter" of the illicit dealers of antiquities and has solved 65 of...