Discussion of the archaeological ethics surrounding the collecting of antiquities and archaeological material.
Monday, January 16, 2017
Sarcophagus fragment reported to have been seized
Image from Becchina archive. Source via Dr Christos Tsirogiannis
I was in London for a conference today and was informed that US authorities seized a fragmentary sarcophagus in New York over the weekend. Full details have yet to be confirmed and I also understand that the fragment remains on display in the gallery.
It seems likely that the piece of sculpture has associations with northern Greece.