Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Holy crap Archaeological object seized in biggest swoop
Spanish police have arrested 52 people in one of the world's biggest swoops against archaeological pillaging, seizing 300,000 objects, police said on Wednesday.

The objects included bronze statues, shafts of columns, coins and amphoras measuring up to one metre, among others. They ranged from prehistoric to medieval ones.

The objects had been pilfered from 31 sites. Some were museum standard and would have fetched tens of thousands of euros on the market.

And they were all stored in one of the suspect's 1-bdrm apartment.

Okay, I made that up.