Archaeological museum presents the ‘last Aphrodites’

As part of its “Unseen Museum” program for showcasing some of the pieces kept in its massive storage spaces, the National Archaeological Museum of Athens is presenting the “The last Aphrodites,” a small exhibition set that includes two ivory carvings and two fragments of Coptic textiles from Egypt of late antiquity.

Authorities bust antiquities smuggling ring

Police officers from the Cultural Heritage and Antiquities Department have apprehended three men, aged 54, 69 and 52, for suspected antiquities smuggling. The charges against the trio include establishing a criminal organization and violating laws pertaining to antiquities and possession of weapons.