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Stolen Ancient Greek statue found in goat pen

An illegally excavated statue which dates back to the sixth century B.C. has been found by police hidden in a goat pen near Athens.

Greek police recovered an ancient statue that was illegally excavated and hidden in a goat pen near Athens, and arrested the goat herder and another man who were allegedly trying to sell the work for €500,000 ($667,000).

The marble statue of a young woman dates to about 520 BC and belongs to the kore type, a police statement said Wednesday. Police photos showed the 1.2-metre work to be largely intact, lacking the left forearm and plinth.

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Story: Nicholas Paphitis | Photo: HO/AP

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