Castel Sant'Angelo to host exhibit on art, archaeology theft
The exhibition includes treasures stolen and then trafficked around the world before being recovered by police forces, organizers say.
|A golden crown of oak leaves in gold [Credit: National Archaeological Museum of Taranto]|
|Apollino Dilani Kouros [Credit: National Archaeological|
Museum of Reggio Calabria]
"These masterpieces are often objects of desire for collectors of art," who sometimes are not concerned with legal ownership of antiquities, says Daniela Porro, superintendent of Rome's museums.
|The so-called 'Euphronios Krater', dated to 515 BC [Credit: National|
Etruscan Museum of Villa Giulia]
Masterpieces of Archaeology: Recovery, Findings, Comparisons will show from May 20 to November 5.
Source: ANSA [April 18, 2013]