Sabine Chariot to return to Italy
The world-famous Sabine Chariot, robbed from a tomb in the necropolis of Eretum in Lazio in the 1970s, is to return to Italy under a "historic" accord with Copenhagen's Ny Calsberg Glyptotek museum, Culture Minister Dario Franceschini said Tuesday.
The Copenhagen objects will start to be returned in December 2016 and the transfer will be completed by the end of 2017, sources said.
Franceschini hailed the result of cooperation which had ended a long-running dispute. The tomb haul was trafficked by notorious Roman antiquities traffickers Robert Hecht and Giacomo Medici.
Photos by ANSA
Source: ANSA [July 06, 2016]