Germany returns stolen church artifacts to Cyprus

16 Jul 2013 9:59 AM | Anonymous

Germany returns stolen church artifacts to Cyprus

16 July, 2013

Some of the world’s finest religious art, recovered through a unique police sting operation in 1997, will finally be returned to Cyprus by the German authorities at a ceremony in Munich today, July 16.

The objects are part of a cache of thousands of mosaics, icons and other cultural objects which were found in the possession of Aydin Dikmen, a Turkish-born art thief, during and after a police raid on his Munich apartment on October 10, 1997.

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