Police recover archaeological pieces from collector’s home

0

NATIONAL POLICE from Jaen have recovered 514 archaeological items in the home of a 63-year-old collector in Ubeda. The investigation began in March when it was discovered that a Roman sculpture was being sold on the black market for €25,000.

Amongst the pillaged items are amphorae, columns, coins, sculptures, funerary urns (one containing human remains), capitals, lamps and other objects from the Roman and Iberian periods. Amongst them is a coat of arms which could be the one stolen five years ago at the Caseria Monsalve in Ubeda.

-- ADVERTISEMENT --

The collector has been charged with receiving stolen goods and crimes against national historical heritage.

Experts are still analyzing the pieces to determine their origin.

 


LEAVE A COMMENT

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here