Looted Albanian sculpture returns home

Published on May 21st, 2009 | by Admin


A marble sculpture stolen from Albania eighteen years ago has been returned.

The bust of Asclepius, the Greek god of medicine, was snatched from Albania’s Butrinti Archaeological museum and recovered by Italian police from a private home in 2004.

Albanian Culture Minister Ardjan Turku said Thursday that the 30-centimeter (12-inch) bust is more than 2,000 years old. It was discovered during an excavation in Albania in 1932.

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