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Art believed destroyed by Nazis found in Berlin

world Updated: Nov 08, 2010 16:36 IST

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Artwork deemed "degenerate" by the Nazis and believed to have been destroyed has been unearthed during construction near Berlin's city hall and is going on display.

The Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation says the works will go on display at Berlin's New Museum starting Tuesday. Details are being released at a news conference Monday.

Berlin newspaper Der Tagesspiegel reports construction workers found the pieces, including several bronze statues of female figures and a case of other works, while digging four weeks ago.

The Nazi regime sold or destroyed thousands of artworks done by Jews or that they otherwise believed contained "deviant" sexual elements, anti-nationalistic themes or challenged the Nazi ideology.