Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Half-Full or Half-Empty?

Man in Rome illegally excavated 9,000 ancient objects
Last Updated Wed, 28 Dec 2005 16:25:54 EST
CBC Arts

Police in Rome say they've uncovered a massive trove of artifacts at the home of a 74-year-old man, who is accused of plundering the items from archeological sites in Italy.


Well, the good news is they got the artefacts back. The bad news is that there are now 9,000 fewer artefacts in archaeologically secure and useful contexts.

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