Latest Castel Sant'Angelo Stories

2009-10-02 11:01:00

SWANSEA, Wales, Oct. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- David Gill, archaeologist, reflects on the latest exhibition of antiquities to be returned to Italy. An exhibition celebrating 40 years of the Comando Carabinieri per la Tutela del Patrimonio Culturale opened in Rome at the end of September 2009. The Carabinieri unit has played a key role in the fight against the destruction of archaeological sites in Italy to provide items for the worldwide antiquities market. The exhibition is housed in the...

2009-08-21 14:22:05

Officials in a central Italian town said they are asking a Rome museum to return 12th-century weapons, including armor, axes, swords, crossbows and helmets. The weapons originated from a fortress within the walled town of Gradara and were sold to Rome's Castel Sant'Angelo museum by the last private owner of the fortress in the 1920s, ANSA reported Friday. The museum has had the weapons in storage. Massimo Vannucci, a resident of the town and a member of the Italian Parliament, said the arms...

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