Monday, 25 May 2009

Butrint Return

In 1991 a marble head of Asclepius was stolen from the Butrint Museum. It had been found in 1932 at the site of Butrint in Albania (see official site). The head had been traced to a private collection in Italy and was seized by police in 2004; it has now been returned to Albania ("Looted Albanian sculpture returns home", AP May 21, 2009).

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