Acropolis Museum refutes reports of coin theft at excavation site

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The Acropolis Museum has refuted reports that coins were removed from its excavation site along Dionysiou Areopagitou street in Athens, on Tuesday, August 22, reported Ekathimerini.

Reports suggested five young women visiting the Acropolis Museum, stole coins from the museum’s excavation site, on Tuesday evening.

During this time, a security guard at the Acropolis Museum reportedly observed five young women, including two minors, encroaching upon a museum excavation zone. Allegedly, they removed an undisclosed quantity of coins originating from various countries.

The Acropolis Museum refutes reports coins were stolen from the excavation site in Athens.

The museum administration has rejected the allegations, asserting the security personnel promptly alerted the police and took appropriate legal measures in response to the situation.

A statement issued by the Acropolis Museum conveyed its regret over the propagation of erroneous information, emphasizing the unwarranted amplification of the incident that has led to the creation of inaccurate perceptions.

Source: Ekathimerini

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