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Amateur botches Spanish fresco restoration

An amateur "restorer" has stunned Spanish cultural officials with her awful work, fixing up a painting of Jesus Christ in the Sanctuary of Mercy Church near Zaragoza, Spain. Cecilia Gimenez, who is in her 80s, was reportedly upset at the way the fresco had deteriorated and took it on herself to

The search for a lost Da Vinci masterpiece

Researchers are usualy a special camera which can see through walls to search for the "Battle of Anghiari", a lost Leonardo Da Vinci masterpiece. A radar survey carried out last week confirmed that on the east wall, which houses the "Battle of Marciano," there is a "discountinuty" between Vasari's brick wall

Medieval frescoes among recovered treasures

Two medieval frescoes looted from a tomb near Naples in 1982 and recovered in a raid have been returned to Italy. Speaking alongside the head of the Carabinieri Police Unit for the Protection of the Cultural Heritage, General Gianni Nistri, De Caro said the frescoes were probably the most important pieces