How Do Looted Antiquities End Up At Museums Like The Met And The Getty, Anyway?

Noah Charney, co-editor of the Journal of Art Crime, fills us in on the tombaroli (Italian tomb looters who emerged in the 1970s), how they get their looted antiquities onto the market (the story has a villain named Medici), and how museums do (or don’t) check the objects’ provenance.

Article source here:The Arts Journal

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