Thursday, October 05, 2006

Getty talks

Source: ekathimerini

Greece has begun a new round of talks in Athens with representatives of Los Angeles’s J. Paul Getty Museum about the possibility of returning two ancient Greek treasures, the Culture Ministry said late on Tuesday.

Greece says the gold wreath from 400 BC and a 6th century BC marble statue were illegally excavated and smuggled out of the country. Getty officials are examining the documentation, which Greece believes supports this claim. Two other antiquities from the Getty Museum were returned to Greece last month.

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