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Stolen Artifacts Recovered for Romania

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Sarmizegetusa Regia(Oroles via Wikimedia Commons)BUCHAREST, ROMANIA—Gold and silver coins and jewelry looted from the ancient Dacian capital of Sarmizegetusa Regia have been recovered by police from a German auction house. One man has been arrested and charged with “complicity to the theft of cultural goods.” The first-century B.C. coins were taken between 2004 and 2007, and will return to Romania soon, according to prosecutors.