Bronze shield discovered in architect's house after 20 years.
Garibaldi's Shield, which went missing from Rome's Museo del Risorgimento 20 years ago, has been discovered by police in the home of an architect living in the capital.
The ornamental bronze shield was a gift from the people of Sicily to Garibaldi who in turn entrusted it to the Capitoline Museums.
The shield was later transferred to the nearby Palazzo del Vittoriano from which it went missing in 2000.
An investigation is now underway to ascertain how the shield ended up in the house of the architect who reportedly was unable to explain why the artefact was in his possession.
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