Big busts

Of stolen and looted antiquities, that is. I don’t know what y’all were thinking, but this is a family blog. Sickos.

In Italy, police found a dozen ancient artifacts destined for the antiquities market, including an extremely rare marble head of Emperor Lucius Verus. He was chisel-shy, so there are only four other known portraits of Marcus Aurelius’ co-emperor.

In Spain, police have seized tens of thousands of precious antiquities, including Roman swords, 12,000 coins, and 10,000 paleological artifacts. Twenty low-down dirty bastards have been arrested for systematically looting archaeological sites and then selling their finds on the internet.

The scale of this operation boggles the mind, doesn’t it? And it’s not even terribly professional. I mean, these were eBay jockeys, after all, not people with a high-end network on the antiquities market.

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Comment by Dina
2008-04-14 05:09:44

I agree with you: these ganifs are low-down dirty mamzerim. :angry:

Comment by livius drusus
2008-04-17 11:34:54

:giggle: @ mamzerim. I’m going to use that one.

 
 
Comment by Clutch
2008-04-17 20:25:19

Bastidges! then, is it?

Comment by livius drusus
2008-04-17 21:47:40

Mamzerim, actually.

 
 
Comment by Clutch
2008-04-18 07:39:52

Bastidge.

Comment by Dina
2008-04-19 08:41:55

Bastidge? I must be a few decades behind on American slang. Never though I’d have to consult the Urban Dictionary to read a history blog.

Comment by livius drusus
2008-04-19 22:56:00

I’m honored. I think. ;)

 
 
 
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