Three stolen ancient artifacts repatriated to Greece

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Emory University’s Michael C. Carlos Museum is set to repatriate to Greece three ancient artifacts, which were believed to have been looted from distinct regions within the country—Crete, Epirus, and Attica—and illegally exported abroad.

According to amna, among the repatriated items is a Minoan larnax (coffin) decorated with fish dating back to the 14th century B.C. Additionally, a statue depicting a young woman leaning on a tree trunk, believed to originate from Epirus and dating to the 2nd century B.C., will be returned.

Photo: amna.gr

There is also included a statue of a seated figure, originating from the relief of an Attican funerary stele in the shape of a temple, dating from the third quarter of the 4th century B.C.

“It took more than 16 years before we reached this outcome today. During this time, the Greek side was constantly enriching the documentation with new evidence of their illegal trafficking,” Culture Minister Lina Mendoni said.

Source: amna.gr

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