The Medici Conspiracy


The Medici Conspiracy is a real-life thriller that travels the murky depths of the undercover network of art criminals, in tandem with the some of the world's most high-profile art institutions to reveal the illegal trade in looted artifacts. The story begins on 20 January 1994 with an armed robbery at Melfi Museum in the province of Potenza, deep in the south of Italy. In broad daylight one of the main attractions of the museum - the so-called Melfi vases - were stolen. Shortly after that, and quite by chance, two of the Italian Carabinieri's art squad were invited to Germany to take part in a raid on the Munich home of a certain Nino Savoca, and there standing next to the pool were the eight vases from Melfi. read more

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ISBN:

9781740664271

Format:

Paperback

Dimensions:

23cm x 15cm

RRP:

$34.99

Category:

History

Publisher:

Hardie Grant Books

Published:

01 June 2006

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Peter and Todesch Watson