Haven’t heard much about this in the week since it happened … from Tunisia Live:
Tunisian authorities are on the hunt for a historic statue stolen from the Carthage Paleo-Christian Museum on Friday, November 8.
“Police are conducting an investigation and they arrested members of the museum’s security personnel,” Adnane Louhichi, general director of the National Heritage Institute, told Tunisia Live.
“All scenarios are considered, including the complicity of the museum’s security staff,” Louhichi said.
The statue, which dates back to the fifth century, depicts Ganymede in the company of an eagle. It is 49 centimeters long and made of white marble.
In Greek mythology, Ganymede is a ‘divine hero’ from the city of Troy.
According to Louhichi, this piece “cannot be sold, because it is famous in the entire world.”
Border police, Tunisian airports, and Interpol have all been alerted to avoid any possible smuggling of the Ganymede statue.
- via Historic Statue Stolen from Museum in Carthage (Tunisia Live)