Police find trove of antiquities in central Greece shed

The Larissa branch of the Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities in central Greece is trying to identify a large cache of relics found by police in a shed in a rural part of Elassonas on Tuesday.

During a raid on the property at the foot of Mount Olympus, police found dozens of items dating to the Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman era. Most striking among them was a large collection of 289 coins spanning different periods, as well as dozens of ornate metal decorative items and jewelry.

Officers also seized a metal detector.

A 47-year-old man who owned the shed has been arrested and faces charges of antiquities theft.