Looted antiquities


In June 2006 The Files reported on the issue of looted antiquities. Following a ten-year long investigation from the Italian authorities, Greeks are were at the time just beginning to make the most of the information that surfaced during the biggest case of antiquities looting in the world. Alexis Papachelas and the New Files traveled to New York, London, Geneva and Amsterdam to meet the then director of the Metropolitan Museum of New York, Philippe de Montebello and investigate “ who were Robin Symes and Christos Michailidis, the two most successful and controversial antiquities’ dealers of the 1970s, 80s and 90s.