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Two plundered ancient Greek vases are repatriated from Switzerland

Two plundered marble vases that marked ancient Athenians' graves more than 2,000 years ago, including one with an emotional family scene, have been returned to Greece from Switzerland.

Greece's Culture Ministry said in a statement Tuesday that the two white marble works, which were decorated with relief sculptures, were brought back following a long legal battle.

Oldest privately owned book sold at auction

The world's oldest book in a private collection, and one of the earliest books in existence, sold at auction in London on June 11 for more than £3 million.

The Crosby-Schoyen Codex was previously owned by the Norwegian businessman and rare book collector Martin Schoyen, and contains the earliest complete copies of two texts from the Bible, the book of Jonah and Peter's first epistle.