Rare vase from 2nd century B.C. found in antique shop
Published on January 16th, 2013 | by Sevaan Franks1
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.
Story: Harold Heckle, AP | Photo: AP/Interior Ministry