02 April, 2014

Thousands of artifacts seized at rural Indiana home

From The IndyStar -
"Robert A. Jones, special agent in charge of the Indianapolis FBI office, would not say at a news conference specifically why the investigation was initiated, but he did say the FBI had "information" about Miller's collection and acted on it by deploying its art crime team.

FBI agents are working with art experts and museum curators, and neither they nor Jones would describe a single artifact involved in the investigation, but did say it is a massive collection. Jones added that the cataloging of all of the items found will take longer than "weeks or months."

"Frankly, overwhelmed," is how Larry Zimmerman, professor of anthropology and museum studies at IUPUI described his reaction. "I have never seen a collection like this in my life except in some of the largest museums.""

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