Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Mithraic Relief Recovered in Italy

There is a report that Italian police recovered a second century CE relief of Mithras back in March ("Italy police recover looted relief of Roman god", AP June 16, 2009). The raid took place on a private house near Rome.

It seems that some sort of transaction was about to take place as a Japanese private collector was involved.

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A Fragmentary Athena Attributed to Myron

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