Turkish Cops Seize Roman Statue Of Naked Woman From Men Trying To Sell It Illegally

Story By: Feza Uzay, Sub-Editor: Marija Stojkoska, Agency:  Newsflash

Two people have been arrested in Turkey for trying to sell an ancient statue of a naked woman believed to be from the Roman era.

Police and anti-smuggling teams launched an investigation after becoming aware the suspects were intending to sell the historical artefact.

The suspects, later identified by their initials E.U. and G.K., were caught and detained on their way from the town of Seyitgazi to the town of Kirka in the Turkish province of Eskisehir on 10th February.

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Upon searching their vehicle, police found the 21-centimetre tall female statue which they immediately seized.

The statue, which most likely dates back to the Roman period, was taken under protection and delivered to the Eskisehir Museum Directorate.

E.U. and G.K. were transferred to the courthouse and were later released on conditions as the investigation continues.

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The police said: “Activities for the protection of our cultural and natural assets will be continued by the Eskisehir Provincial Gendarmerie Command.”

The police probe continues.

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