Italian police seize 18,000 illegally excavated artifacts
Published on June 6th, 2012 | by Admin0
Police have also sealed off three illegal dig sites previously unknown to archaeologists, they said in a statement: a necropolis dating from the Roman empire, a Roman villa and a sanctuary used by the Aequi people, who lived in an area northeast of Rome in the fourth and fifth centuries BC.
The items impounded include ancient artworks, Roman sarcophagi and engraved stones known as stela.
Story: AFP | Photo: AFP