US authorities return Pompeii frescos stolen in 1957

26 May 2015 2:10 PM | Anonymous

US authorities return Pompeii frescoes stolen in 1957

Three frescoes hacked from the ancient Roman ruins of Pompeii almost 60 years ago were on Tuesday returned by the United States to Italy, along with 22 other pieces of stolen art smuggled across the Atlantic.

"It is my pleasure to be here today celebrating the return of these priceless objects to their rightful owners - the Italian people," US Ambassador to Italy John Phillips said in a ceremony at the headquarters of the Carabinieri police national heritage squad