Looted statues, pottery returned to Italy after probe in NYC


May 25, 2017 | Associated Press

Looted statues, pottery returned to Italy after probe in NYCSeven ancient statues and pottery vessels are headed back to their homeland in Italy after authorities said they tracked down the stolen items in New York City.Dating back as far as the eighth century B.C., the artifacts were looted by Italian tomb raiders in the 1990s, then were smuggled out of the country and eventually turned up at two New York art galleries, the Manhattan…