ATHENS - Armed thieves looted a museum on Friday in Greece's Olympia,
birthplace of the Olympic Games, stealing bronze and pottery artifacts
weeks after the country's National Gallery was also burgled.
Culture Minister Pavlos Geroulanos offered to resign, but his departure
from the cabinet was not expected to destabilize the government, which
is rushing to clinch an international bailout to ease the country's debt
Police said armed thieves had broken into the one of the two museums at
Olympia in southern Greece, overpowered a female security guard and
stole some 70 bronze and pottery objects.
In January, three works of art, including one by Pablo Picasso and
another by Dutch painter Piet Mondrian, were stolen from the country's
National Gallery in the capital, Athens.