Returning Stolen Religious Art in Spain

March 31 2021

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Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

The Spanish news website Ideal.es have published a short story from Grenada on the difficulties the police face in returning stolen religious works of art. It seems that lack of evidence of origin and slow reporting are partly to blame. One recent example cited was the 2019 theft of a piece of sculpture from the convent of Our Lady of the Angels, which ended up on the art market being sold for €350,000.

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