Emory University’s Michael C. Carlos Museum is repatriating three antiquities to Greece, which were believed to have been looted from three different geographical areas of the country – Crete, Epirus and Attica – and illegally exported abroad.
They include a Minoan larnax (coffin) decorated with fish, dating to the 14th century B.C., a statue portraying a young woman leaning on a tree trunk, dating to the 2nd century B.C. and believed to be from Epirus, and a statue of a seated figure, originating from the relief of an Attican funerary stele in the shape of a temple, dating from the third quarter of the 4th century B.C.
“It took more than 16 years before we reached this outcome today. During this time, the Greek side was constantly enriching the documentation with new evidence of their illegal trafficking,” Culture Minister Lina Mendoni said.