Sarcophagus Fragment, Roman, ca. 240-250 CE, The Art Institute of Chicago

Monday, April 21, 2008

Rare statue of Roman Emperor found

It's always cool when new discoveries come to light, even if the circumstances are less than ideal. Illegal smuggling of antiquities is an ongoing problem which I have touched based on before. Luckily, these artifacts where saved before being sold on the black market. We can only hope the increased pressure on the smugglers will eventually put an end to this destructive criminal activity.