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Police seize three Roman sarcophagi in Tunisia

According to a press release issued by the Syndicat des fonctionnaires de la direction générale des unités d'intervention (SFDGUI) of Kairouan, an operation by the local Judicial Police Brigade led to the seizure of three Roman-era sarcophagi which had been buried by antiquities traffickers in the locality of Aïn Boumerra in Sbikha.

Police seize three Roman sarcophagi in Tunisia
Credit: INP

The same source said that the regional office of the National Heritage Institute (INP) has confirmed the date and archaeological value of the three sarcophagi.

The recovered artefacts have been transferred, with the help of the local municipality, to the premises of the INP.

The same source adds that the investigation is ongoing.

Source: Webdo [December 22, 2020]

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