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Life Sentences Handed Down in Greek Looting Case

Thursday, December 27, 2012

THESSALONIKI, GREECE—Two men convicted of dealing in antiquities plundered from an ancient cemetery in northern Greece have been given life sentences in jail. Two other men received 20 and 16-year sentences for the crime. The sixth-century B.C. artifacts, including gold masks, four helmets, a glass perfume bottle, clay figurines, part of a golden diadem, and parts of a sword, have an estimated market value of more than $15 million.