Rome unveils record seizure of looted antiquities

22 Jan 2015 1:41 PM | Anonymous

Rome unveils record seizure of looted antiquities

Italian police display recovered stolen treasures

Italian art police unveiled their largest-ever single seizure of looted antiquities, comprising more than 5,000 archaeological items, during a press conference at Rome's Terme di Diocleziano museum on 21 January.

The recovered booty includes ancient Greek statues, amphorae, frescoes and vases, all illegally looted from southern Italy. Estimating the seizure's total value at about €50 million, police say it was by far their "largest recovery in history in terms of the quantity and quality of the archaeological treasures."
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