Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Ceramic mosaic of Orpheus returned to Turkey by Dallas art museum

"The Dallas Museum of Art has returned a ceramic mosaic of the mythic poet Orpheus to Turkey after learning that the piece was likely looted from an archaeological site. Museum officials said they are cooperating with Italian authorities over the return of several antique artifacts that had been obtained from an Italian dealer under investigation for selling looted antiquities. The museum "deplores the illegal trade in antiquities" and officials said they have made it a priority to identify and return looted treasures from other countries."

Read the rest of the article at Today's Zaman

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