Ancient altar first discovered, then stolen

A 1700-year-old ancient altar, that has been discovered in November 2017 in western Turkey’s Afyonkarahisar province has been reported stolen.

The ancient altar (by Daily Sabah)

The altar was discovered by municipal workers who were carrying out sewage works near the Organized Industrial Site. The altar was covered after the discovery. When archaeologists arrived at the site to unearth the altar, they carried out an excavation but were unable to find the artefact, which had been stolen. The provincial cultural and tourism directorate immediately took action issuing warnings for museums and border crossings to prevent the smuggling of the Roman-era artefact.

(after Daily Sabah)

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