Greek police recently seized two ancient statues that were excavated by smugglers hoping to cash in on over $12 million for the marble twins. The statues are missing some legs and that’s still considered “excellent condition” for something that dates between 550 and 520 BC.
The authorities are hoping to dig up the amputated leg bits nearby, as the damage was probably recently done by plows or digging machines of some sort. Since it’s illegal to call finders keepers on the archeological artifacts burried beneath Greece, the government authorities are confiscating the statues. No news on whether the national treasures will be used to pay off the national debt. |ArtDaily|