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10 Dec 2023

Nazi Greek Statue Fuels Germany-Italy Dispute

The Discobolus Lancellotti, a Greek statue sold to Nazi Germany by Mussolini's regime, triggers a dispute between Germany and Italy after a German museum director seeks its return. Italy's culture minister strongly opposes the claim. The controversy is part of wider European disagreements over ancient statuary ownership, highlighted by a recent incident involving the British Prime Minister and the Elgin Marbles. [Source](

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