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Bulgarian police seize rare classical Greek vase

Bulgarian police officers have confiscated a unique 5th century BC ancient Greek krater, a special vessel used for mixing wine, from a treasure hunter in the southern town of Susam, Haskovo District.

Bulgarian police seize rare classical Greek vase
The 5th century BC Greek krater seized from a Bulgarian treasure hunter. 
It was probably found in a burial mound tomb of a Thracian aristocrat 
[Credit: Press Center of Bulgaria’s Interior Ministry]
The 33-year-old man has been arrested after the local police were tipped off, and searched his home and car.

The extremely rare ancient krater was found in the man’s car, the press center of Bulgaria’s Ministry of Interior has announced.

The ceramic vessel features a ritual scene from ancient Greek mythology.

Source: Archaeology in Bulgaria [May 29, 2015]

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