Two arrested for illegally digging up bronze helmet

Published on December 14th, 2011 | by Sevaan Franks

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Two men in Greece have been arrested for illegally unearthing a 2,600-year-old helmet.

The two Greek suspects were arrested on Thursday in the southern town of Pyrgos. Police say one of the men also had six antique silver coins in his house.

Under Greek law, all antiquities found in the country are state property. That doesn’t prevent a lucrative illicit trade in ancient artifacts discovered by farmers or organized gangs of grave robbers.

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Story: AP | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

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