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Suspect, 34, arrested for illegal possession of antiquities in northwestern Greece

TAGS: Archaeology, Crime

Police said Monday that a 34-year-old man has been arrested in the town of Mytikas, near Preveza in northwestern Greece, for the illegal possession of antiquities hidden on his property.

Working on a tip, authorities raided the suspect’s home on Saturday and seized a large fragment of a carved marble sarcophagus depicting a griffin, dated to Roman times, between the 2nd and 3rd centuries, and part of a marble column dated between the 2nd and 5th centuries.

The antiquities will be delivered to the archaeological museum in Preveza, where they will undergo restoration work.

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