Monday, January 21, 2008

Právo: Treasure hunters plundering archaeological sites
Gangs of treasure hunters, some of them reaching the level of organised crime groups, loot precious Czech archaeology excavation sites, the daily Pravo wrote Wednesday.

The results of plundering by treasure hunters, who make profit on selling abroad the precious items they find, can be seen at almost every Celtic oppidum around Prague and in central Bohemia, for instance the oppidum Zavist that was established in the first half of the 6th century B.C.

Their favourite sites are also the ruins of medieval castles, the daily writes.