Stolen Pompeii frescoes recovered in U.S

1st-century BC artifacts belonged to private collection

(ANSA) - Rome, May 26 - Carabinieri police have recovered three frescoes stolen from the ancient archeological area of Pompei in the 1950s and are now part of the private collection of a deceased United States businessman, sources said on Tuesday.
    The frescoes, dating from the first century BC and featuring two women and a man, were due to be put up for auction.
    They belonged to a group of six frescoes that were plundered from the Pompeii archaeological superintendent's office in 1957.
    Police have already recovered the others in Europe and the United States.
   

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