Italian Antiquities Going Home

On Friday, Italy will celebrate the return of almost 70 masterpieces from the Roman, Greek, and Etruscan eras with an exhibition in Rome

On Friday, nearly 70 ancient masterpieces will go on display in Rome's Quirinale Palace. The exhibition is more than a celebration of the wonders of Roman, Greek and Etruscan art: it's the payoff for a long campaign the country's cultural authorities have waged against museums it accuses of illegally acquiring its antiquities.

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