|Two of the Lydian stelai due to be returned to Turkey.|
Source: Hurriyet Daily News
The officials declined to give details about the recovery of the artifacts, saying information was being withheld to prevent illegal traders from being informed of their operations.The dealer has not been named in the press releases although there are suggestions from reliable sources on social media.
It is a reminder that large objects continue to be moved around on the international antiquities market, and that dealers continue to offer such objects.
Will the FBI be commenting on the Washington DC vendor? What other objects are for sale?