Swiss customs seize Roman sarcophagus
|File photo shows a sarcophagus seized by the police in Antalya in 2011 [Credit: AA/Hurriyet]|
According to Swiss television, Turkish capital Ankara is seeking restitution of the sarcophagus believed to have originated from the Greek-Roman archaeological site of Perge, about 22 kilometers from Antalya.
Swiss customs are currently holding the object and have brought the case to Geneva prosecutors, who opened a probe last year.
Source: Hurriyet Daily News [March 28, 2012]
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