Category Archives: Antiquities

Three weeks after his Roman trial on dealing in looted antiquities, Robert E. Hecht Jr., 92, dies

PARIS – When Robert E. Hecht Jr. arrived at the loading platform of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York in the fall of 1972, he was carrying a large wooden box and was escorted by an armed guard.

Three weeks after his Roman trial on dealing in looted antiquities, Robert E. Hecht Jr., 92, dies

PARIS – When Robert E. Hecht Jr. arrived at the loading platform of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York in the fall of 1972, he was carrying a large wooden box and was escorted by an armed guard.