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April 22, 2008|From the Associated Press

A 2,400-year-old funerary urn has been returned to Greece and put on display, part of a campaign to reclaim illegally exported antiquities from museums and art dealers around the world.

The marble urn depicting two women in a banquet scene was displayed Monday at the National Archaeological Museum in Athens.

The vessel was first located at an international arts fair in Maastrict, the Netherlands, last year and traced to a Swiss dealer who agreed to hand it over without conditions, the Greek Culture Ministry said.

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