Mussolini

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July 2006

France promised Mona Lisa to Mussolini to avert war: The untold story of Leonardo's 1939 Milan retrospective

King George VI loaned 19 of his best Leonardo drawings to Milan for the most important exhibition on the artist ever held

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Restitution

Will Mussolini’s looted monument finally go home?

After 54 years of procrastination, the Italian government could be close to returning the Axum obelisk to Ethiopia

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May 1999

Richard Meier to obliterate Mussolini’s mark

The US architect's new building for ancient Roman monument to replace one commissioned by the Fascist dictator in the 1930s

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Restitution

Will the Axum obelisk return home to Ethiopia?

The return may be even more complicated than during the Fascist era

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Rome

In 1993 Rome’s town council began preparing for the Millennium. The debate has been over how much to alter Mussolini’s propagandistic exploitation of imperial remains

The archaeology of power