THE HAGUE: Vincent van Gogh masterpieces stolen sixteen years in the past from the Amsterdam museum committed to his works will go again on show this week after good sized recovery, curators said on Tuesday.

The 1882 “View of the sea at Scheveningen” and the 1884/five “Congregation leaving the Reformed Church at Nuenen will from Wednesday “be back where they belong”, Van Gogh Museum director Axel Rueger said. “The restorers did wonderful work,” Rueger said in a declaration.

The paintings were recovered through Italian investigators in late September 2016 when they raided a domestic belonging to notorious drug baron Raffaele Imperiale, at Castellammare di Stabia, some 34 kilometres (21 miles) southeast of Naples.

The location is a notorious hotspot for the sports of the Neapolitan mafia, the Camorra.

both paintings — which have when you consider that been confirmed as real and are really worth tens of millions — had been stolen in a daring raid in 2002 with the aid of thieves the usage of a simple ladder and a period of rope.

The criminals broke into the museum in downtown Amsterdam on December 7 that yr the usage of the ladder to climb onto the roof, wherein they broke via a window and used a rope to get inside and outside of the heavily fortified constructing.

posted in sunrise, April seventeenth, 2019