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2006-02-16 11:50:47

By Silvia Aloisi ROME (Reuters) - It's one of the world's most famous archaeological sites but it's also, literally, falling apart.

2006-02-03 14:48:20

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Metropolitan Museum of Art has agreed to return to Italy several works, including a 2,500-year-old Greek vase, following decades of controversy over what Italy says are plundered antiquities.

2006-01-14 13:21:09

By Rachel Sanderson and Roberto Bonzio ROME/MILAN (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of Italians protested on Saturday demanding legal recognition for gay unions and the right to abortion, two days after Pope Benedict condemned homosexual marriage and the use of the abortion pill.

2005-12-23 12:55:25

By Rachel Sanderson ROME (Reuters) - Italy is close to a deal with New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art on the return of disputed antiquities in the latest chapter of a saga that has turned a spotlight on the international trade in stolen art.

2005-12-23 12:56:08

By Rachel Sanderson ROME (Reuters) - Italy is close to a deal with New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art on the return of disputed antiquities in the latest chapter of a saga that has turned a spotlight on the international trade in stolen art.

2005-12-12 11:16:37

By Silvia Aloisi ROME (Reuters) - The palace of Nero, one of Rome's most popular tourist sites, risks falling apart and must close for emergency repairs, Italy's culture minister said on Monday.

2005-11-11 11:07:37

By Rachel Sanderson ROME (Reuters) - Italy welcomed home on Friday three disputed art works from Los Angeles' J. Paul Getty Museum in the latest chapter of a saga that put the spotlight on the international trade in stolen art.

2005-11-11 11:09:47

By Rachel Sanderson ROME (Reuters) - Italy welcomed home on Friday three disputed art works from Los Angeles' J. Paul Getty Museum in the latest chapter of a saga that put the spotlight on the international trade in stolen art.

2005-10-03 16:16:09

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A curator at the J. Paul Getty Museum who is facing trial in Italy on charges that she conspired with dealers trafficking in looted antiques has retired to concentrate on her legal defense, the museum said on Monday.

2005-10-03 07:01:50

ROME (Reuters) - The J. Paul Getty Museum, one of the world's richest art institutions, has agreed to return to Italy three archaeological treasures its curator is accused of having acquired knowing they were looted.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.