Artefacts stolen from ancient Eleusis

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Ancient artefacts have been stolen from the Eleusina archaeological site west of Athens, the Culture Ministry said on Friday. 

The theft took place on the night of April 15, according to the ministry. No further details were given on the orders of the police. 

The site is one of Greece’s most significant archaeological areas, housing the remains of the Temple of Demeter, where the Eleusinian Mysteries were held, and museum that displays objects from as far back as the 5th century. 

Source: ekathimerini [April 29, 2011]

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