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Month: August 2010

David statue Ownership Sparks Row in Italy

David statue Ownership Sparks Row in Italy

Italian government’s ownership over the sculpture of Biblical hero David made by Renaissance period artist Michelangelo has been challenged by a local authority which claims the heritage statue belongs to Florence city. Italy’s culture minister Sandro Bondi Monday described as ‘absurd’ and ‘inopportune’ a row that has erupted between the government and Florence city council. Lawyers for the culture minister have presented a nine-page document claiming the 5.17-metre high marble figure, which draws over 1.5 million visitors annually, belongs to…

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