Sunday, 20 May 2012
DCI Antonia Antoniarchis started her career as an academic and was a visiting professor to the USA before returning to Athens. She joined the Art Fraud squad in order to prevent the theft of valuable artefacts from Greece. I realised her commitment to the cause when she gave me a guided tour of the Museum during the Athenian Connection case which involved the smuggling out of valuable icons. She made me feel as angry as she did about such beautiful items being stolen for private profit and hidden away.