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Looting Matters: Decision over MOU with Italy

SWANSEA, Wales, Jan. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — David Gill, archaeologist, reflects on the extension of the memorandum of understanding between the US and Italy.
In 2001 the US and the Republic of Italy made a bilateral agreement that imposed import restrictions on archaeological material derived from Italy. The agreement was renewed in 2006, and in January 2011 the US Department of Homeland Security announced a further five year extension.
In recent years over 120 objects, including the Euphronios krater, have been returned to Italy from major public and private North American collections such as New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Princeton University Art Museum.

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