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Man Arrested for Attempting to Sell Head of Ancient Greek Kouros Statue (video)

A rare find of a head of a kouros, the characteristic male statues from the 6th century BC in Greece, was confiscated by the Attica Security Police's Division of Cultural Heritage and Antiquities, it was announced on Tuesday. The larger-than-life-size...

Magnificent Ancient Statues Unearthed in Central Greece

At least four marble statues of kouroi and parts of an ancient cemetery were discovered by a farmer near the town of Atalanti in Fthiotida, central Greece. The life-size kouroi, Greek statues representing young standing males, are in very good...

Kourοi Found on Chios Displayed at Chios Archaeological Museum

The two kourοi from Apollo and Artemis sanctuary at the port of Emporios, Chios island, are now on display at the Archaeological Museum of Chios with the assistance of the Acropolis Museum experts. The kourοi were unearthed in 2004 by...

Minoan-Era Kouros Found in Heraklion Valued at 1.3 Million

Greek police announced on Wednesday that an ancient bronze figurine dated back to the Middle Minoan Period was found in the possession of four men, who were arrested on charges of illicit antiquities trading on May 29, 2015 in...

Police Recover Ancient Statue From Goat Pen‎

Greek police have recovered an ancient statue that was illegally excavated and hidden in a goat pen near Athens, and arrested the goat herder and another man who were allegedly trying to sell the work for €500,000 (£420,000). The marble...