Turkey detains museum head over fake exhibits

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Turkish police have detained the head of a museum and eight other people amid a probe into allegations that prized exhibits from the 6th Century B.C. were replaced by fakes, a regional governor said on Monday.

The ancient artefacts from the collection known as the Lydian Hoard were repatriated from the United States 13 years ago after being stolen in the 1960s.

"Nine people including the Usak Archaeology Museum director have been detained in four provinces," state-run Anatolian news agency quoted Governor Kayhan Kavas as telling a news conference.

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