A fisherman discovered a statue of Apollo in the sea, lifted it and got BusinessWeek to report on it. He then decided to sell it on eBay, and now Hamas has seized it. Now we are not even sure if it came from the sea in the first place. Read about the seizure in the articles below:
Articles based on Reuters:
- The Guardian: http://www.theguardian.com/science/2014/feb/10/priceless-bronze-statue-apollo-gaza-strip
- The Independent: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/fisherman-nets-centuriesold-statue-of-greek-god-apollo-in-gaza-strip-9120117.html
International Business Times: http://www.ibtimes.com/rare-bronze-apollo-statue-found-gaza-strip-priceless-artifact-could-become-funding-stream-hamas
An arlier articles by Bloomberg Businessweek reported on the story a little naively, particularly with regards to its provenance. Paul Barford of the “Portable Antiquity Collecting and Heritage Issues” blog has been following up on the issue since.
The original article on Bloomberg Businessweek (30Jan):
- “The Apollo of Gaza: Hamas’ Ancient Bronze Statue”: http://ow.ly/tabIJ
Articles by Paul Barford on “Portable Antiquity Collecting and Heritage Issues” blog:
- “Vernon Silver on the “Apollo of Gaza””: http://ow.ly/tdfjf
- “Sam Hardy on Variant Stories About Discovering the Apollo of Gaza”: http://ow.ly/tnfIU
Where will this story go? What will Apollo do? Watch this space.