Stolen statue of goddess Aphrodite returned from Germany to Italy
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Rome (dpa) - A stolen ancient sculpture of Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of beauty, has been returned to Italy years after it turned up at an auction in Germany.
The 1st century AD statue, depicting Aphrodite was taken from the University of Foggia, southern Italy, in 2011.
Two years later, it was identified in Munich, the capital of Bavaria, where it had been offered for sale, the art squad of the Carabinieri police said in a statement on Wednesday.
Later investigations revealed that it h ...