Illegal excavation reveals an important discovery", Hürriyet Daily News August 8, 2010). Hecatomnus is important as he was the father of Mausolus whose monumental tomb was one of the wonders of the ancient world.
Among the 'finds' was a relief sculpture showing a banquet scene.
Apparently the looting team consisted of at least eight individuals. Several arrests have been made.
This is a good reminder that sensitive archaeological sites, even ones of major historical significance, are being looted to provide objects for the international market in recently-surfaced antiquities.
Further links and video available from Paul Barford, "Portable Antiquity Collecting and Heritage Issues".
From Hürriyet Daily News