Rome Forum theft tops 500,000 works recovered by Italy

The vast majority of the 501,574 items were antiquities, archives or books, but the total also included 17,596 archaeological and palaeontological works taken from illicit digs. More than 1,500 counterfeit artworks were also seized, which if placed on the market could have raised some 415 million euros, according to a statement by specialist police

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