Greek Police Recover Ancient Statue of ‘Exceptional Artwork’

A man has been arrested on suspicion of antiquities smuggling for trying to sell an ancient marble statue that once likely adorned a temple on Athens’ famed Acropolis or the slopes around it.

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ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A man has been arrested on suspicion of antiquities smuggling for trying to sell an ancient marble statue of “exceptional artwork” that once likely adorned a temple on Athens’ famed Acropolis or the slopes around it, Greek authorities said Friday. Police said the 5th century B.C. statue was recovered following a months-long police operation that involved an investigation by the Cultural Heritage and Antiquities Department. Measuring only about 37 centimeters (14.5…

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