Three arrested in Greek museum theft

Published on November 26th, 2012 | by Sevaan Franks

0
Untitled-133
Police in Greece have arrested three individuals in connection with an armed robbery that took place at the Archaeological Museum of Olympia.

The three men were arrested Friday in the western Greek city of Patras, close to Ancient Olympia.

They were arrested after they tried to sell the most ancient of the antiquities, a golden seal-ring dating from the late Bronze Age, about 3,200 years ago, for an initial asking price of €1 million ($1.3 million).

Police recovered all 76 artifacts stolen from the museum by two masked robbers on Feb. 17, 2012. They were found buried in a field 3 kilometres (2 miles) from the museum on Friday.

[Full story] Story: AP | Photo: Olympia-Greece

Tags: , , , ,



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

  • Follow me on Twitter!   Subscribe to my RSS feed!
     
  • Question of the Moment

    Plagues and epidemics have affected mankind since the beginning of time. With the current outbreak of Ebola, should we restrict entry from the effected West African countries to the United States?

    View Results

    Loading ... Loading ...
  • Like us on Facebook

  • Sponsors

  • Random Quote

    History doesn’t repeat itself – at best it sometimes rhymes — Mark Twain

  • Popular Categories

  • Archives