Archive for March 5th, 2012

05/03/2012

rumour wrong: artefacts stolen from Olympia museum not found in case of 45-member antiquities gang

Greek police have not found the Olympic museum’s stolen artefacts. Ta Nea have reported that ‘the possibility that objects from the recent robbery at the Olympia Museum are included amongst the finds has been excluded [Αποκλείστηκε το ενδεχόμενο μεταξύ των ευρημάτων να περιλαμβάνονται αντικείμενα της πρόσφατης ληστείας στο Μουσείο της Ολυμπίας]’.

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05/03/2012

claim that police found Olympic museum artefacts during 45 dealers’ arrests not proved, not corroborated

Evidently, Google has not crawled the updates to the main post (on the Greek police’s arrest of at least 44 45 illicit antiquities handlers). So, I just thought I would reiterate the key information so far.

I want to appeal for caution over the unproved, uncorroborated rumour that police found Olympic museum artefacts during their searches.

Update (5th March 2012): police have not found the Olympic museum’s stolen artefacts.

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