Last month news emerged about British soldiers potentially having looted the Amphipolis tomb while stationed in the area during the First World War. Several of these items were believed to have been illegally removed by Dr Eric Gardner, at the time a medical officer posted in the area, and donated to the British Museum.
The British Museum has composed a letter in response to the accusations of displaying looted artefacts from the Amphipolis tomb. In the letter they draw attention to the fact that the items currently on display in the museum have been dated to the 6th century BC and therefore predate the creation of the Amphipolis tomb by 2 centuries. They have also stated that the items were exported from Greece with the permission of the Greek government. There has been no comment from the Greek government itself on this matter.
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