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Munch's 'Scream' back on display

Armed robbers pulled the Edvard Munch painting The Scream, from the walls of the Munch Museum and escaped in broad daylight in Oslo on August 22, 2004. Masked thieves also stole Munch's Madonna, which shows a bare-breasted woman with flowing black hair. Witnesses say the men were dressed in black and threatened guards with guns as they ran to their car with the paintings. The Scream, first painted in 1893 is one of four versions created. Ten years ago the best-known version was stolen from Oslo's National Art Museum but was recovered three months later. (UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt)
Armed robbers pulled the Edvard Munch painting "The Scream," from the walls of the Munch Museum and escaped in broad daylight in Oslo on August 22, 2004. Masked thieves also stole Munch's "Madonna," which shows a bare-breasted woman with flowing black hair. Witnesses say the men were dressed in black and threatened guards with guns as they ran to their car with the paintings. "The Scream," first painted in 1893 is one of four versions created. Ten years ago the best-known version was stolen from Oslo's National Art Museum but was recovered three months later. (UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt) | License Photo

OSLO, Norway, May 23 (UPI) -- Two iconic paintings by Norwegian artist Edvard Munch reportedly are again on display at Oslo's Munch Museum after they were stolen in 2004.

Aftenposten said "Scream" and "Madonna" are back on the walls of the museum after they were recovered last year, following a daring daytime heist four years ago.

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The paintings suffered some damage but have been repaired.

The restoration on "Scream" also revealed the museum's copy was likely painted in 1910, not in 1893 as previously thought, Aftenposten said.

The museum has placed a small question mark next to the new date on the placard near the painting, signifying experts believe it as probable but not certain.

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