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The police force for protection of Italy's cultural heritage is headquartered in Rome's Piazza Sant'Ignazio. Sylvia Poggioli/NPR hide caption

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For Italy's Art Police, An Ongoing Fight Against Pillage Of Priceless Works

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A sandstone statue of Rishabhanata, from Rajasthan or Madhya Pradesh, India, in the 10th century A.D., flanked by a pair of attendants. It is valued at approximately $150,000. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement hide caption

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