Friday, 17 February 2012

Theft from Olympia

© David Gill
The BBC (among other news outlets) is reporting a major theft from one of the archaeological collections in Olympia ("Thieves loot Greece's Ancient Olympia museum", February 17, 2012).
Two masked men smashed display cabinets and took more than 60 objects after overpowering a guard at the museum in Olympia, officials said.
This recalls the major theft of material from the Archaeological Museum in Corinth. Objects from that theft re-appeared at auction in New York.

Dealers in ancient art need to be on the look out for possible stolen objects.

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1 comment:

David Gill said...

See also:

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