Spanish police recover treasure haul from alleged looter

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The suspect had posted images of artefacts found with his metal detector, including a Phoenician gold earring, online

Police in Spain have recovered a haul of ancient artefacts, including Phoenician gold jewellery that could date to 1,200BC, after the metal detectorist who found them posted pictures of the treasures online.

The investigation began when specialist officers from the national police force noticed that images of archaeological and cultural items were being shared on different websites.

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