Israel's restoration team in Italy in 1966. Courtesy of Yoram Rozov

Mud Angels: The Israelis Who Restored a Michelangelo With a Toothbrush

An enormous flood in 1966 destroyed a central part of Florence's history, recall 10 Bezalel alumni marking the anniversary of the rescue of a trove of cultural treasures.

In the days after the huge flood that inundated Florence in November 1966, when the city’s streets turned into rushing rivers, cars were washed away like rubber rafts, and ancient churches filled with a mix of...

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