Authorities seize stolen artefacts in Lattakia
A Source told SANA that the authorities stopped and searched a suspected car and found a group of archeological artifacts and plastic bags containing ancient coins and seals. The source added that the three persons who were in the car admitted that they stole the pieces from a storehouse in the city.
For his part, Dr. Jamal Haydar, Head of Lattakia Archeology Department, said that the artifacts date back to the Classical and Islamic eras and include clay jars, dishes and figurines in addition to large amounts of ancient and contemporary coins.
Source: SANA [February 13, 2012]