Weary Herakles bust to be returned by US to Turkey
The top half of the Weary Herakles statue, which was bought by the Boston Museum of Fine Arts in 1982, is to be returned to its native Turkey.
After an ongoing dispute, the MFA will reunite the bust with its lower half at the Antalya Museum later this year.
The announcement is seen as a victory for Turkey which is trying to retrieve artefacts it believes have been looted throughout the years.
It is thought the full statue will return to Boston on a short-term loan.
The top half of the sculpture of weary demigod Hercules was purchased in 1981 from a German dealer, by the MFA and late New York art collecter Leon Levy....
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