Italian police officer standing next to recovered fresco
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Stolen art returns home to Rome

The United States has returned stolen Italian antiquities, including artworks and antique books - recovered in the US - to Italy.

Italy has spent the last decade campaigning to retrieve art and cultural artefacts its government says were looted or stolen.

The authorities say the 26 pieces returned are a fraction of the antiquities yet to be recovered.

James Reynolds looked at some of them.

  • 26 May 2015
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