Found and Lost in Gaza: Unique bronze statue of Apollo

A complete bronze statue of Apollo, at least 2,000 years old and weighing half a ton, was caught by a Gaza fisherman last August and taken home on a donkey cart – only to be seized by Hamas police and to disappear again, Reuters reports. The find, rated as priceless by archeologists, appeared briefly on Ebay with a $500,000 price tag – before Hamas police seized it for “investigation.” The statue has not been seen since – only intriguingly a photo of the nude god with all his limbs intact, laid out on what looks like the kitchen table at the fisherman’s home. 

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