From L.A. to Rome, Ancient Sculptures Get Hero’s Welcome

Sep 19, 2022 372

Italy celebrated the return of three stolen ancient terracotta statues, depicting “Orpheus and the Sirens”, in a ceremony on Saturday in newly unveiled Rome. Art museum is saved. Until earlier this year, the drawings – dating to about 300 BC – were on display at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles.

But Italian carabinieri officers in the country’s art theft department discovered irrefutable evidence last year that the sculptures had been illegally unearthed from a site in the South. Italy, and the museum agreed to return them.

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