jueves, 14 de septiembre de 2017

5.7million-year-old Fossil Footprints have been stolen from the site in Kasteli, Crete


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Ten out of the forty newly discovered fossil footprints in Kasteli, Chania, have been stolen by  unknown thieves. The unprecedented theft was discovered by a citizen  who visited the site and saw that several fossil footprints had been removed, while the site was damaged.

According to Greek media, security cameras has recorded “one thief”, authorities hope to identify the person as soon as possible.

The fossil footprints were discovered in Kasteli, in the prefecture of Chania, in Western Crete by a Polish paleontologist. The human-like footprints are approximately 5.7 million years old and are believed to challenge established theories of human evolution about who did the first walking step in the history of humankind.

The Museum of Natural History in Herakleio, Crete, confirmed the theft estimating that it most likely took place at the beginning of previous week. [...] keeptalkinggreece.com / Link2


Actualización. Police Arrest 55-Year-Old Man Over Theft of 5.7 mln-Year-Old Footprints in Crete | GreekReporter.com


Greek police arrested a 55-year-old man in connection with the theft of 10 fossilised footprints which were stolen earlier this week from the site where they were uncovered in Kissamos, Western Crete, authorities said.

The suspect faces charges of violating laws on protection of cultural heritage. Authorities were able to locate all ten fossils quickly in regions of Kissamos and Thessaloniki. The objects will be sent to Chania to be examined by experts. Ten of some 40 footprints on the site were cut away and removed from the rock... 


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