Thousands of Greek antiquities repatriated from Germany

29 May 2013 1:35 PM | Anonymous

Thousands of Greek antiquities repatriated from Germany
8,000 pottery fragments illegally excavated during Second World War

Germany's Pfahlbaumuseum will in June return to Greece 8,000 pottery fragments illegally excavated from Thessaly during the Second World War
 
Ancient artefacts are seen on display in this photograph distributed by the police after the arrest of three people who had stolen them from a museum in Ancient Olympia (Reuters)
 Thousands of Greek antiquities removed from Greece during Second World War will be returned to the country from Germany in June, the ministry of culture confirmed on Wednesday.

According to a document submitted to parliament by Alternate Culture Minister Kostas Tzavaras, the Pfahlbaumuseum will return to Greece 8,000 pottery fragments from the Neolithic Era, which were illegally excavated in 1941 near Velestino, Thessaly

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