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Man arrested after antiquities and metal detector found at home

25 year old was arrested on Sithonia peninsula for violating the law on protection of antiquities and cultural heritage

Search of home of 25-year-man's home reveals 45 ancient coins, one of which was silver, of various sizes and designs, 53 other small artefacts and a metal detector

A man has been arrested in the north of the country on suspicion of looting antiquities, police have said.

The 25 year old was arrested on Sithonia peninsula for violating the law on the protection of antiquities and cultural heritage.

Police said that a search of the man's home revealed 45 ancient coins, one of which was silver, of various sizes and designs, 53 small artefacts and a metal detector.
 
The objects have been sent to the archaeological authorities for examination.
 
Police in Polygyros are carrying out a preliminary investigation.

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