Cristina Ruiz and Javier Pes report in the Art Newspaper on Italy’s demand for the immediate return of antiquities once owned by the disgraced antiquities dealer Robin Symes, declared bankrupt in 2003. Currently stored in London, Italy’s state legal counsel warns that if it does not receive information about the status of the collection by mid-February, it may sue the firm responsible for the approximately 700 ancient objects, including sculptures and jewellery, that Italy claims were taken from its territory illegally.

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