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Getty Museum to return Hades terracotta head to Sicily
Getty Museum to return Hades terracotta head to Sicily

A terracotta head depicting the Greek god Hades that the J. Paul Getty Museum acquired in 1985 is being voluntarily sent back to Sicily, the museum has announced. Getty officials said that the museum has worked with officials from Sicily during the last two years to determine whether it would be appropriate to return the artifact. The museum said Thursday that the head's original location was the site of a sanctuary to the goddess Demeter in Sicily that was "clandestinely excavated" in the 1970s. The museum said the provenance was determined from the head's resemblance to four terracotta fragments found near Morgantina, Sicily, a famous archaeological site on the...

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