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From a fairy tale-inspiring castle in the Bavarian Alps to a serene sculpture of Mary and Jesus by Michelangelo tucked away in a Belgian church, sites and works of art across Europe can give travelers a glimpse of the heroic work done by the group depicted in the new movie "The Monuments Men."
Fakes have long been a plague of the art world. Thomas Hoving, the late director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, estimated that he had examined some 50,000 pieces of art in his day, and that "fully 40 percent were either phonies or so hypocritically restored or so misattributed that they were just the same as forgeries."