Man Arrested for Possession of Ancient, Byzantine and War Artifacts

Thursday, February 16th, 2017
Last Update: 12:54

An 81-year-old businessman has been arrested after police found undeclared artifacts and weapons in his home, police have reported.

The businessman’s home is located in Mandra in western Attica where police confiscated a total of 23 Byzantine icons, 108 ancient coins, a World War I machine gun, two World War II shells and various other firearms that were all undeclared.

Sources have also reported that police found what they believe to be a copy of an El Greco painting, and are testing the artwork to be sure that it is not a genuine painting of the famous artist.

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