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No State Funding For Archaeological Digs

The glories of the ancient past remain perhaps the greatest source of national pride in Greece. And in the past, the government could support archaeological research and digs. But the debt crisis and subsequent austerity budget has slashed the...

Thebes: Ancient Priceless Coins Found in Burglar's House

Greek police have uncovered a priceless treasure while searching the home of a 29-year-old man who had recently committed at least six burglaries around Thebes. One gold and three silver coins were recovered and police are conducting an investigation to determine...

Cyprus-Switzerland Agreement on Repatriation of Antiquities

On January 11, Cyprus and Switzerland signed an agreement on the import and repatriation of  the antiquities of two countries that date back to prehistoric times and up to 1500 AD. The agreement which comes into effect from Saturday on, prohibits  the...

Greek Man Arrested, Police Confiscate Inscribed 3rd Century BC Funerary Stele

A 30-year-old Greek man was arrested at Istiea, northern Evia, on Thursday for illegal possession of antiquities. Greek Police confiscated a marble funerary stele (70 cm high and 55 cm wide) showing two women, one sitting on a thronos (a...

Two Brothers In Milos Arrested for Stealing Antiquities

Two brothers, 37 and 38 years-old were arrested and accused on August 4 on the Greek island of Milos for violation of legislation on the Protection of Antiquities and Cultural Heritage and for illegal possession of weapons, firecrackers and...

Greece Seeks WWII Antiquities From Germany

Already pressing Germany for 240 billion euros ($311.6 billion) for World War II reparations, Greece is also readying a case for the return of antiquities looted by the Nazis during World War II, officials said. "The entirety of the archaeological...

Arrests Antiquities Smuggling Ring

<img class="alignleft wp-image-41478" title="" src="https://greekreporter.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/ancient-coins.jpeg" alt="" width="147" height="125">Greek police investigating antiquities smuggling have arrested 35 people and recovered thousands of ancient coins and other artifacts. One of the suspects was found with more than 4,000 coins in his possession. Metal...