200 looted artefacts recovered in northern Italy

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About 200 Etruscan, Apulian and Magna Graecia vases, small statues, ceramics and bronze archaeological finds illegally kept in the house of a former art dealer have been recovered by the Italian police in northern Italy.

200 looted artefacts recovered in northern Italy
The value of the artefacts now held at the Museo del Territorio Biellese surpasses 500,000 euros 
[Credit: News Biella]

The looted pieces, dating from the eighth to third centuries BC and with an estimated value of well over half a million euros, are mostly from illicit excavations carried out in Puglia and Tuscany.

200 looted artefacts recovered in northern Italy
200 looted artefacts recovered in northern Italy
200 looted artefacts recovered in northern Italy
200 looted artefacts recovered in northern Italy
200 looted artefacts recovered in northern Italy
200 looted artefacts recovered in northern Italy
200 looted artefacts recovered in northern Italy
200 looted artefacts recovered in northern Italy
200 looted artefacts recovered in northern Italy
200 looted artefacts recovered in northern Italy
200 looted artefacts recovered in northern Italy
200 looted artefacts recovered in northern Italy

The 89 year old man, who has no criminal record, is now under investigation for receiving the stolen artefacts.

The recovered items will be kept in a local Museum.

Source: News Biella [February 24, 2017]

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