Turkish police seize more than 26,000 ancient artefacts

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Turkish police seize more than 26,000 ancient artefacts in largest ever haul of stolen antiquities

A haul of thousands of ancient artefacts originating from Anatolian, Greek and Egyptian civilisations has been recovered by Turkish police as part of the largest operation in the country's history aimed at combating the smuggling of antiquities.

In total, 26,456 objects were rescued, including a 3,000-year-old Mycenaean sword, a golden crown with an inscription of the ancient Greek sun god Helios and a bust of Alexander the Great dedicated to his conquest of India, Reuters reports.

Read more :  http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/turkish-police-seize-more-26000-ancient-artefacts-largest-ever-haul-stolen-antiquities-1652577
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