Various news venues are reporting the arrest of a man near Thessaloniki (the actual town varies depending on the report) who was found with a pile of items … as described by the IHT:
The confiscated antiquities included more than 1,500 silver and copper coins dating from the 4th century B.C. to the 3rd century A.D., Halkidiki anti-crime squad director Giorgos Tassiopoulos said. Police seized another 680 clay and bronze artifacts, including vases, lamps, statuettes and jewelry.
… there was also a preColumbian statuette found amongst the items; not sure what to read into that …
- Greek man arrested with stash of antiquities (MSNBC … includes a photo of the preColumbian thing)
- Greek man arrested with stash of antiquities (Chronicle)