Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Arrests in Crete

Arrests in Crete | Love of History Blog

The police in Crete seems to have had some success in retrieving stolen artefacts and arresting the culprits. Specifically, they arrested 8 men in Messara (Herakleion) last Thursday. They found among others a Roman vase, the upper part of a column, twenty coins from the fifth century BC to the Roman period, some weapons from the Second World War and copious quantities of modern drugs! The gang does not seem to very serious in its efforts of amassing ancient treasures. Nevertheless, I include a photo here, which does not seem to correlate with the stolen artefacts. Could not the Greek police take a couple of photos with their mobile phones to show them to ‘starving for news’ (and work) archaeologists?