National Museum’s director claims 330 artefacts recorded; Awami Colony SHO says only 308 present.
Monday, July 23, 2012
Pakistani Artifacts and Fakes Stolen from Police Station
Antiquities looting, fakes (fraud), and theft, all in one case. It's been determined that the recently recovered priceless Ghandhara "relics" were actually stolen from a local police station. Is this a case of the Keystone Cops (you have to be pretty old to recognize the analogy, unfortunately) or a case of an inside job? Whatever the case, equally pathetic and sad. And enraging, too. Imagine a thief selling the United States' Constitution to a collector on the illegal antiquities market. Why is this is this not the equivalent?