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Looted Antiquities Returned to Italy; Ancient Greek Frescos Included

Over 140 stolen antiquities valued at nearly $14 million have been returned to Italy, including three frescos from an ancient Greek city located in southern Italy. US and Italian officials made the announcement at a repatriation ceremony for the artifacts. The items...

Thessaloniki Man Arrested After Found with Protected Religious Antiquities

Police charged a Thessaloniki man with holding a museum's worth of Byzantine-era relics in his home, including church icons, crosses, candlesticks, and a holy chalice. Authorities confiscated the artifacts, which were also discovered in a warehouse belonging to the...

Stolen Greek Antiquities Return Home from New York

Fifty-five Greek antiquities valued at over $20 millinon are to be repatriated after the announcement of Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg

Greek Antiquities Meet 19th Century Art in Exhibition on 1821 Revolution

An exhibit juxtaposing Greek antiquities with 18th and 19th century works of art will open at the National Archaeological Museum in Athens on February 11 as part of the events celebrating the bicentennial of the Greek War of Independence...

Greek Culture Ministry to Claim Two Stolen Antiquities up for Sale in London

Greece will claim two stolen ancient Greek antiquities that surfaced in London and were put up for sale at the Frieze Masters gallery, the Greek Culture Ministry announced on Thursday. According to a press release, the claim concerns two marble...

Greek Antiquities Among 3,500 Illegally Obtained Objects Confiscated

International authorities confiscated over 3,500 illegally obtained antiquities across Europe, including four objects of historical value in Greece. Under operation "Pandora" that took place across Europe and investigates the illicit trade in antiquities, over 3,500 have been confiscated. The operation was...

Bonhams Returns Ancient Hermes Head Illegally Smuggled Out of Greece

At the presentation of an ancient marble head depicting the god Hermes, returned to Greece on Monday from Bonhams auction house as the product of illegal antiquities smuggling, Greek Alternate Culture Minister Nikos Xydakis said it is proof of what...

Greek Professor Chasing Antiquity Thieves Around the World

Dr. Christos Tsirogiannis has been working as a Research Assistant in the Scottish Center for Crime and Justice Research at the University of Glasgow. His job entails the tracking and procurement of antiquities that are being illegally sold. Just a few...

Million-euro Marble Statue Seized in Greece

ATHENS, (AP) A police officer from Greece's antiquities protection department has been arrested and accused of being part of a smuggling ring that was trying to sell an ancient marble statue worth an estimated 1 million euros ($1.35 million). Greek...

Germany Returns Greek Antiquities

An event was held on July 7  for the repatriation of over 10,600 ancient Greek artifacts from the Neolithic Era. The event took place at the auditorium of the Directorate of Documentation and Protection of Cultural Goods of the...