Italian art experts who restored a cryptic medieval fresco depicting a
tree of fertility have been accused of censuring the work by painting
over the numerous penises and testicles which dangle from its boughs.
The unusual 13th century Tree of Fertility fresco was discovered by
chance a decade ago in the Tuscan town of Massa Marittima and has
recently been subjected to a three-year restoration.
The experts who carried out the restoration have been accused of
sanitising the mural by scrubbing out or altering some of the
testicles, which hang from the trees branches along with around 25

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