United States returns 266 stolen antiquities to Italy including Etruscan vases and Roman mosaics

Some of the 266 antiquities returned from the United States to Italy Italy is celebrating the restitution of 266 valuable antiquities from the United States, a collection encompassing Etruscan vases and ancient Roman coins and mosaics with an estimated value in the tens of millions of euros.

These artefacts had been illicitly looted and subsequently traded to US museums and private collectors in the late 1990s, by a network of smuggles.

Among the returned items are pieces recently confiscated in New York from a storage unit linked to British antiquities dealer Robin Symes, as confirmed by officials.Additionally, the collection that arrived […]

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