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Greece shows artifacts returned by Getty

March 30, 2007|From Reuters

ATHENS — Greece displayed two ancient artifacts Thursday that had been returned from the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles.

The Getty gave back a 4th century BC gold funerary wreath believed to come from Macedonia and a 6th century marble statue of a woman as part of its deal with Greece to return four objects from its collection that investigations concluded had been smuggled and sold illegally.

In December, the Getty, embroiled in an international scandal involving its former antiquities curator, Marion True, agreed that it would return the objects.

True has denied criminal charges against her in Italy and Greece.

The Getty in July returned to Greece a 4th century BC black limestone stele, or grave marker, and a marble votive relief dating from the 5th century BC.

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