Christos Tsirogiannis’ looted artefact identification work featured on the Manhattan DA’s office site

18 Feb 2017

Manhattan DA sarcophagus

Thanks to Dr Tsirogiannis’ work, a trafficked sarcophagus fragment is returning to Greece.

The fragment “which originally dates back to 200 A.D. and depicts a battle between Greek and Trojan warriors, was stolen from Greece in 1988”. It was placed for sale in a Manhattan antiquities gallery where Dr Tsirogiannis was able to match it to a photograph in the Becchina photo archive of looted antiquities.

For more information about this case see:’s-office-returns-ancient-marble-sarcophagus-fragment-greece

[image via the website of the Manhattan DA]