Thursday, June 24, 2010

Morgantina Silver

Until the first week of August, Palermo's Salinas Archaeological Museum is hosting an exceptional display of ancient Greek silver discovered at the Morgantina site near Enna in east-central Sicily.

Interesting as this is, the tale of its discovery - and how the Italian government retrieved it from the Metropolitan museum in New York, which had purchased it from art traffickers in the 1980s - is just as remarkable. Some of these objects are truly unique.

The exhibit is well worth a visit if you're in Palermo any time soon. read about this treasure in Antonella' Gallo's article (Morgantina Silver) in the July issue of our online Magazine.

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