The head of an ancient Greek statue of extraordinary artistic and historical value will finally arrive back in Italy on Friday – almost three decades after being illegally ripped from the ground.

The terracotta head of the Greek go
d Hades was taken from a looted site in Sicily and was identified by one of the beard curls being found at the site.

The Getty had paid a Belgian businessman, Maurice Tempelsman $500,000 for the head in 1985.

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