Mercoledì, 17 Ottobre 2018
ROME

Exhibition of stolen and recovered artifacts begins in May

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Rome, April 18 - Important artifacts, some
thousands of years old, that have been recovered by police after
thefts will be on display at Rome's Castel Sant'Angelo.
The exhibition includes treasures stolen and then
trafficked around the world before being recovered by police
forces, organizers say.
Exhibits range from a sixth century BC marble bust, the
Kouros Apollino Dilani, to a second century AD sarcophagus
recovered after an unscrupulous collector commissioned its
theft.
"Masterpieces of Archaeology: Recovery, Findings,
Comparisons," boasts more than 100 pieces and will show from May
20 to November 5.
"These masterpieces are often objects of desire for
collectors of art," who sometimes are not concerned with legal
ownership of antiquities, says Daniela Porro, superintendent of
Rome's museums.
Besides the archaeological pieces, the exhibition includes
documents related to the efforts that authorities have made to
recover missing and stolen works.

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