New York’s district attorney (DA) has returned $19 million (£16 million) worth of stolen art to Italy. The 58 pieces include a marble head of the goddess Athena dated 200 BC, worth an estimated $3 million (roughly £ 2.5 million) alone. The stolen artifacts were sold to museums and private dealers by convicted looters. It is the city’s latest effort to return plundered goods to their country of origin - $66 million (about £57 million) worth have been returned this year so far. The head of the DA’s antiquities trafficking unit promised there would be “many more seizures and many more repatriations.” General Roberto Riccardi said he felt especially happy knowing that these objects would be returning to communities, who would know “where we come from, about our history, about our identity.”

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