June 13, 2006
Another Turkish museum scandal
The manager of a Turkish museum's storehouse was arrested Tuesday after 545 ancient coins were switched with fakes on his watch, officials said Tuesday.From the Guardian.
The Culture Ministry, already embarrassed by the revelation last month that at least two pieces in a separate museum - from the 6th century B.C. treasure of King Croesus - were also fakes, had pressed for the manager's arrest. . .
The 545 silver coins were dated to the 4th century B.C. and were changed with fakes in 1998, Anatolia said. It did not say where the original coins ended up.
Posted by David on June 13, 2006 9:42 PM