Armed robbers have stolen dozens of artifacts from a Greek museum dedicated to the history of the early Olympics. Police have cordoned off the museum as investigations continue inside. It is not clear how much was damaged inside. According to officials two masked men smashed display cabinets and took more than 60 objects after overpowering a guard at the museum in Olympia.
Greece's culture ministry, like most state departments, has seen its budget cut as part of austerity measures imposed by the government. In the opinion of Olympia Mayor Thymios Kotzias the robbers - one of whom had a gun - targeted the guard during a shift change, after having already knocked out the alarm.