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An international crime gang that ransacked ancient sites in southern Italy and trafficked stolen archaeological goods worth millions of euros has been broken up, police said on Monday.

Police conducted more than 80 searches in Italy, France, Britain, Germany and Serbia, arrested 23 people and recovered some 10,000 archaeological items.

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That's just awful.  There's a whole lot of stolen items there and so terribly too.  :( 


Among the areas ransacked were sites that dated back to the 4th and 5th centuries BC, when the coast of southern Italy was dotted with ancient Greek colonies.

The thieves walked off with terracotta vases, painted plates, brooches and jewels. Police said the stolen goods had a value of “several million euros”.

How sneaky of them too by the sounds of it.  

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