Man arrested in central Athens over ancient artifact


A 51-year-old man was arrested in central Monastiraki Square in Athens on Saturday for the illegal possession of an almost intact column capital. His arrest took place after police received a tipoff.

The Ionic-style capital, which was found and confiscated after officers searched his home, is dated to either the Classical or Hellenistic age.

Experts said it most likely came from an area around the Acropolis and Plaka.