Turkish police seize Bronze Age sculptures, coins

Turkish police seize Bronze Age sculptures, coins

6 Bronze Age sculptures, 27 coins, precious stones held in east Turkey

News Service AA

Turkish police seized Bronze Age sculptures, coins and precious stones in an operation in eastern Turkey on Thursday.

Police sources said they seized six sculptures, 27 coins, 19 precious stones, two rings and six jewels in Erzurum province.

Also, a suspect, identified by the initials C.C., was held at the bus terminal of the province.

The artifacts, believed to belong to the ancient Hittites era, were handed to the museum directorate in Erzurum.

Modern Turkey bears the traces of numerous ancient civilizations, including the Hittites, Greeks, Phrygians, and Romans.


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