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Ancient drinking cup, taken by tomb raiders, returns to its hometown in Italy

Ancient drinking cup, taken by tomb raiders, returns to its hometown in Italy

CERVETERI , Italy, May 8 (UPI) --A fifth-century BC drinking cup is back in Cerveteri, Italy, and on display after tomb raiders stole it from its excavation in the 1980s.
Ed Adamczyk

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011.
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John Paul Getty III dead at 54

John Paul Getty III dead at 54

LONDON, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- John Paul Getty III, who had his ear sliced off by kidnappers as a teen, has died in England following a prolonged illness, a statement from his son revealed.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, Dec. 15, 2008.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Feb. 28, 2008.
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Louvre tops list of popular art museums

NEEDHAM, Mass., Feb. 20 (UPI) -- TripAdvisor Wednesday announced the Musee du Louvre in Paris is the world's most popular art museum based on traffic on tripadvisor.com.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Dec. 15, 2007.
By United Press International

Most charges dropped against curator

ATHENS, Greece, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- A criminal court in Greece has dismissed the most serious charges against Marion True, the former U.S. museum curator accused of buying looted antiquities.

Italy to get antiquities back

MALIBU, Calif., Aug. 1 (UPI) -- The goddess Aphrodite and the god Apollo will be heading home to Italy soon -- well, at least statues of them, that is.

Aphrodite may return to Italy

ROME, May 11 (UPI) -- The J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles may be ready to return the 5th century statue Aphrodite to Italy but won't consider giving up its 3rd century bronze.

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UPI almanac for Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2007.
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Ex-curator says Getty abandoned her

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- A former antiquities curator currently on trial in Italy accuses the Getty Museum in Los Angeles of leaving her to pay the price for its acquisition policy.
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J. Paul Getty
Mexico's President Vicente Fox (R) arrives with his wife Marta Sahagun (3rd-L) and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (L) and his wife Corina (2nd-L) to a dinner at The J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, California on May 26, 2006. (UPI Photo/Kevork Djansezian/Pool.
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Jean Paul Getty (December 15, 1892 – June 6, 1976) was an American industrialist. He founded the Getty Oil Company, and in 1957 Fortune magazine named him the richest living American. At his death, he was worth more than $2 billion. A book published in 1996 ranked him as the 67th richest American who ever lived, based on his wealth as a percentage of the gross national product.

Getty was an avid collector of art and antiquities; his collection formed the basis of the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, California, and over $661 million of his estate was left to the museum after his death. He established the J. Paul Getty Trust in 1953. The trust is the world's wealthiest art institution, and operates the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Getty Foundation, the Getty Research Institute, and the Getty Conservation Institute.

Born into George Getty's family in the petroleum business in Minneapolis, Minnesota, he was one of the first people in the world with a fortune estimated at over one billion U.S. dollars.

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