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Night watchman at Greek museum arrested; ancient loot found

/ 07:48 AM May 28, 2018

ATHENS, Greece — Police said they have arrested a night watchman at an archaeological museum on the Greek island of Santorini who had been stealing antiquities from the storage room.

Police said they found in the night watchman’s house 15 clay pots dating from the 17th century B.C., two-stone and one clay figurines, and a “quartz crystal object” dating from at least the 8th century B.C.

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The arrest took place on Saturday but was announced on Sunday.

Police said the artifacts have been returned to the museum. /kga

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