Saturday, December 22, 2012

Looted cemetery provides life sentence

Looting in a cemetery in northern Greece has provided two Greek men with a life sentence ("2 Greeks Jailed for Life Over Illegal Antiquities", AFP December 21, 2012). Some 70 objects were $15.85 million were involved. The gold masks, iron swords, and other objects are reminiscent of the 6th century BC finds from Sindos.

Two other individuals were also given extended sentences.

This story reminds us that the Greek authorities are taking a firm position over looting.

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