[MR] History Blog: French Looter Arrested in Huge Antiquities Bust
Garth Groff and Sally Sanford
mallardlodge1000 at gmail.com
Fri Dec 18 02:20:42 PST 2020
Today the History Blog is offering a story on a French antiquities
looter/hoarder who was sitting on a huge collection of illegal goodies.
The man was caught after he bought an orchard in Belgium where he claimed
to have found a huge hoard of coins. The orchard was a scam to launder the
French antiquities under Belgium's rather liberal treasure laws rather than
the much stricter laws in France. The historical/contextual information
lost from the items is incalculable.
The story is at http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/60269 . Click on the
photos for enlarged versions which show some of the stolen objects in
Lord Mungo Napier, Laird of Mallard Lodge 🦆
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