Ancient sword allegedly stolen from grave found for sale online

Ancient sword allegedly stolen from grave found for sale online

Police in Spain have recovered a 2000-year-old sword which was allegedly stolen from a grave and put up for sale online. Authorities say the Iberian sword is believed to date back to between the 3rd and 2nd century BC and was being offered on a "well known social media site" alongside 202 other archaeological pieces. Described as an "Iberian falcata", this type of sword was a personal weapon and tended to be buried with its owner when they died. The blade would typically be bent or damaged when it was buried to prevent graverobbers from using them. This one however, was found with the blade intact, something police say would have added significant value if it were to be sold. "The investigation began after officers discovered that a social media …
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