Illegal digs on the rise in Greece

Published on June 20th, 2012 | by Sevaan Franks

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Illegal digs are on the rise in Greece due to the economic crises.

The trend, which is more evident in the country’s northwestern Macedonia region, is not only driven by economic necessity but also by the cash-strapped state’s failure to protect its ancient heritage.

“Illegal digs have always been carried out around the mountains in this area,” Kavala archaeologist Sofia Doukata told Kathimerini. “But the practice has recently turned into a sport,” she added.

Mount Paggaio near the city of Kavala appears to have attracted an usually large number of would-be looters. The illicit diggers, Kathimerini understands, are conducting excavations around archaeological sites hoping to find something and sell it.

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Story: Ekathimerini | Photo: Ekathimerini

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