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In the news: Italian art police track down copy of Da Vinci’s lost masterpiece
December 4, 2012 | | Art Crimes
Italian art police have successfully tracked down a 400 hundred year-old-copy of a lost Da Vinci Masterpiece- an unfinished Fresco of the Battle of Anghiari.
After being stolen, the panel’s secret journey took it from Naples to Switzerland, Germany, New York, and, finally, Japan, making it rather like the Where’s Waldo of the art world.
Now, that the art detectives have triumphantly recovered the panel, it will be shown next year at Florence’s Uffizi Gallery.
For the full report, please read the BBC’s article: