Thursday, 24 March 2016

Robin Symes Stolen Loot returned to Italy

Forty-five crates containing tens of thousands of archaeological relics were returned to Rome. The booty included Etruscan painted sarcophaguses representing human figures, a Roman sarcophagus, marble statues of animals and pieces of the floor and walls of a temple, all dating to between the 7th century BC and 2nd century AD.

The haul, worth nine million euros, was found in 2014 in a storage unit at the Geneva Freeport rented by disgraced Robin Symes, a giant in the illegal antiquities trade with ties to Italian tomb raiders.
They were stolen from digs in Sicily, Puglia, Campania and Calabria in the 1970s and 80s.

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