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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...

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...

''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...