Rare vase from 2nd century B.C. found in antique shop

Published on January 16th, 2013 | by Sevaan Franks

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Police in Spain have seized a rare vase which dates back to the 2nd century B.C. from an antique shop in El Campello. Authorities believe the vase was looted and have arrested the shop owner.

The antiquity had been illegally plundered from an Iberian era archeological site in the province of Alicante, an Interior Ministry statement said.

Inspectors found it in a cardboard box during a routine search of the shop in the eastern town of El Campello.

“We are not yet aware of the full importance of this discovery, but in 20 years’ time we will still be talking about this vase,” said Jose Luis Simon, an expert from the cultural heritage service of the Ministry of Culture.

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Story: Harold Heckle, AP | Photo: AP/Interior Ministry

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One Response to Rare vase from 2nd century B.C. found in antique shop

  1. The archaeological piece of news has been proven to be false, you can see the news on the following link:
    http://iovi-optimo.blogspot.com.es/2013/01/el-inspector-y-la-falsificacion-iberica.html

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