Italy announces return from US of 2 stolen statues

19 Nov 2010 2:50 PM | Anonymous

Italy announces return from US of 2 stolen statues
ASSOCIATED PRESS

Last Updated: 11:51 AM, November 19, 2010

 Two ancient statues stolen in the 1980s from Italian museums are now back home, thanks in part to a police art squad expert who spotted one of them in a New York gallery while window-shopping on vacation in the United States.

The bronze statue of the Greek god Zeus and a marble female torso, both dating from the 1st century, had ended up in the hands of a dealer and a collector in New York, officials told a news conference Friday in Rome.

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