Greek police recover Aphrodite stolen from the Island Museum of Santorini

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Greek police recover Aphrodite stolen from the Island Museum of Santorini2,000-year-old statue of Aphrodite, the ancient goddess of love

AP reports from Athens that Greek authorities have recovered a 2,000-year-old statue of Aphrodite, the ancient goddess of love, which was among a batch of antiquities stolen from a museum storeroom on the island of Santorini.

Police announced that a man who had allegedly been trying to sell the 80-centimeter (31-inch) marble work was arrested Tuesday in the southern seaside town of Loutraki. Another two Greek men have been identified as suspected accomplices.

A police statement Wednesday clarified the director of the Santorini museum confirmed the artifact was stolen from the storeroom.

Read more at thenationalherald.com

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