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Germany returns ancient Roman bust to Italy

June 25, 2019 - General

The marble bust of a Roman youth was returned to Italy this week for the first time since it was smuggled out over 50 years ago.

Credit: MiBACThe ancient sculpture, which disappeared from Italy sometime between 1944 and the early 1960s, was handed back to the Italian Ministry of Culture in a ceremony at the German ambassador’s residence on Wednesday.

First unearthed in the 1930s in the city of Fondi between Rome and Naples, it dates…

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Source: archeo

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