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Italy saves 16,000 artifacts from eBay

Italian police have seized over 16,000 artifacts after investigating 70 people for illegally looting and selling their finds on eBay.

The investigation began when the police found an eBay announcement in 2009 and they tracked down a father and son team of tomb raiders in a village in Calabria in southern Italy who had dug up Byzantine, Greek and Roman burials.

Police said in a statement they had seized 16,344 artefacts including bronze and silver coins, rings and ceramic vases, as well as 10 metal detectors.

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Story: AFP | Photo: eBay

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