Switzerland returns stolen Etruscan treasures to Italy

15 Jan 2016 12:48 PM | Anonymous

Switzerland returns stolen Etruscan treasures to Italy


Rare Etruscan artefacts stolen during illegal excavations and hidden away for more than 15 years at Geneva’s free port, have been handed back to Italy, the Geneva prosecutor’s office announced on Thursday. 

A total of 45 cases of stolen artefacts, including two rare Etruscan earthenware sarcophaguses, bas-reliefs, vases and fragments of decorated vases, frescos, heads, busts, and other antiques, were handed back to the Italian authorities.  


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