Macedonia Jails its Top Archaeologist

25 Jul 2014 6:00 PM | Anonymous

Macedonia Jails its Top Archaeologist

A court in Skopje has jailed the former chief excavator, Pasko Kuzman, for three years for his role in the organized smuggling of archaeological valuables from the country.

Sinisa Jakov Marusic
BIRN

Skopje

Pasko Kuzman

After a year-long trial in a case codenamed “Phalanx”, the former head of Macedonia’s Cultural Heritage Protection Office has been found guilty of aiding a criminal ring to excavate and sell off valuable archaeological artifacts.

The prosecution said he and other office employees in 2011 gave permission to third parties to dig in locations near the town of Delcevo and along the road from Skopje to Veles

http://www.balkaninsight.com/en/article/macedonia-jails-top-archaeologist

 

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