Vandals smash copies of Egyptian gods' statues in Greek site

ATHENS, Greece — Greek authorities say unknown vandals have smashed replicas of Roman-era Egyptian gods on the site of an ancient sanctuary north of Athens.

A culture ministry statement Wednesday said the plaster copies of the 2nd-century statues of Isis and Osiris suffered significant damage. It said the attack took place late Tuesday when the site was closed.

Police are investigating the incident.

The sanctuary of the Egyptian gods was built on an artificial islet near Marathon, some 40 kilometers north of Athens. The original statues are kept in the archaeological museum of Marathon.

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