Four questioned for trying to sell ancient statuette

Police on Crete were on Friday questioning four people who allegedly tried to sell an illegally acquired bronze statuette, dating to the so-called Middle Minoan era between 3,000 and 1,900 BC, for 1 million euros.

The suspects – all men, two aged 35 and two aged 41 – were arrested in the region of Siteia on Thursday evening after being found in possession of the statue, a praying male figure, which is of inestimable value, according to experts.

The four face charges of violating laws designed to protect ancient artifacts and cultural heritage.

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