German police recover stolen Caravaggio painting

By Andy Rice 28 June 2010

German police have recovered a painting attributed to Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio that was stolen from a museum in the Ukraine two years ago. Four men were arrested trying to sell the painting, and a further 20 were detained in the Ukraine. The painting, the Taking of Christ, is estimated to be worth tens of millions of pounds. Read more: Business Week and Expatica


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