Friday, December 02, 2011

ANOTHER TREASURE RETURNS

The Prosecutor's Office of Enna has taken into possession a Greek vase - a polychrome lekanis - which dates from the second or third century BC, it was revealed today.  The vase, found in a private collection in Lisbon, had been illegally excavated and removed from Italy, then seems to have travelled to Portugal via Australia.  The date of its disappearance from Sicily is not known.

It has been emphasised that Italian police had the full cooperation of the Australian and Portuguese authorities and it is likely that the vase will be returned to its rightful home, the Museum of Centuripe in the Province of Enna.

Welcome home, beauty.

4 comments:

Priest's Housekeeper said...

Great post! I have just discovered your lovely blog.
Greetings on a very grey day here in North Wales.
Ann

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Hello,Ann and nice to meet you. Thank you for your kind words. I could do with a bit of grey sometimes - it seems incongruous wehen it rains but the sky is still so light!

Winchester whisperer said...

Where will it be displayed? Worth a visit as well!

Winchester whisperer said...

I've just seen that you say it'll be at the museum in Enna!

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