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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

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...

The Greek Archaeologist who Helped Expose Steinhardt’s Stolen Antiquities

Greek forensic archaeologist Christos Tsirogiannis, who played a vital role in uncovering stolen antiquities in the collection of billionaire Michael Steinhardt told Greek Reporter on Tuesday that US authorities will soon announce at least two more cases of the...

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...

Rare Stolen Antiquity Returns to Greece

The Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports announced that an ancient marble engraved column of Attica style, likely a tombstone, was repatriated to Greece. The object was illegally exported from Greece and it was found at an auction of antiquities...

Man Arrested Trying to Sell Stolen Ancient Greek Statue

Hellenic Police in Loutraki on Wednesday arrested a man who was trying to sell a statue of ancient goddess Aphrodite that was stolen from the Thera Prehistoric Museum in Santorini. The 46-year-old man was arrested shortly before he sold the...

Stolen Antiquities Hunter Teaches World Lessons from Cyprus

Stolen antiquities huntress Tasoula Hadjitofi was interviewed by the Cyprus News Agency nearly a year after she helped locate 173 artifacts found in the possession of Turkish smuggler Aydin Dikmen in Munich and returned to Cyprus. Looking at her, one...