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Expedition seeks to unearth £500m worth of masterpieces buried by Nazi looters in mine

March 26, 2012

Mother lode: If the looted artworks are found in a mine, it will not be the first such discovery. In this picture from 1945, General Dwight D. Eisenhower, centre, inspects paintings uncovered in a salt mine at Merkers, Germany

The UK’s Daily Mail has an interesting story about a large collection of artwork stolen by the Nazis in World War II that may be hidden in an old silver mine:

Monets, Manets, Cezannes and masterpieces by other artists, along with sculptures, carpets and tapestries, are believed to be buried in an old silver mine near the Czech-German border, 90 minutes’ drive from the city of Dresden.

The paintings formed the bulk of the Hatvany collection, the property of Baron Ferenc Hatvany, who was a leading Hungarian-Jewish industrialist and art patron.

 

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  1. March 26, 2012 6:26 PM

    What a thrill it will be if this hoard comes to light!!

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