Police Arrests Man for Trying to Sell Ancient Greek Statue

A finely made 5th-century BC ancient Greek statue was turned over to the Greek Ministry and Sports Culture by the Attica police on Friday.

The gesture was made after the statue had been confiscated from a man who had been trying to sell it, before being caught by the authorities.

As Attica Security Police chief Petros Dzeferis told Culture Ministry official Vassiliki Papageorgiou, citing a ministry description, the statue “is headless, portrays a seated young male, and is close to 37-centimeters tall.”

Dzaferis also said that the Greek artifact was found through close collaboration between the police section on antiquities and the ministry’s directorate of cultural artifacts protection.

For more information: https://greekreporter.com/2021/03/20/police-arrests-man-for-trying-to-sell-ancient-greek-statue/