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Sun Dec 2, 2012, 06:59 AM

Italy tracks down copy of Da Vinci's lost masterpiece

Italy's specialist art theft police have tracked down and brought home a 400-year-old copy of a lost Leonardo Da Vinci masterpiece - an incomplete fresco painting of the Battle of Anghiari.

It once decorated a wall of the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence, the Tuscan city's monumental town hall.

The copy is temporarily on show until the New Year at the Quirinal Palace in Rome, the official residence of the president of Italy.

The painting shows a group of men-at-arms and knights on horseback engaged in close combat, fighting for possession of a flag.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-humber-20571213

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Hestia Dec 2012 #1
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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 04:20 PM

1. How interesting that they were trying to prove scientifically that the original

was still there. Yep, some uber rich person had it in his collection.

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Response to Hestia (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 05:13 PM

2. There's two

not one.

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Response to dipsydoodle (Reply #2)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 01:36 AM

3. Sorry, two. Can't believe this only has 2 likes. Strange...

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