Authorities seized millions of dollars of artifacts from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Manhattan district attorney’s office confirmed Friday.
At least 95 items were repossessed since February that prosecutors say were looted from Italy and Egypt by antiquities traffickers, 27 of which ended up in the Met’s collection.
The Manhattan district attorney will host repatriation ceremonies with Italy and Egypt next week. Authorities will return 58 pieces to Italy – 21 of which came from the Met’s collection – and 16 to Egypt, of which six came from the Met.
The New York Times on the seizures.
“Each of these objects has unique and complex circumstances, and with all,
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