Cyprus looted icons returned from Holland

20 Sep 2013 8:21 PM | Anonymous

Cyprus looted icons returned from Holland

19 September, 2013

Four icons from the 16th century looted from a Greek Orthodox church in the Turkish occupied northern Cyprus have been handed over from the government of the Netherlands to the Cyprus ambassador in the Hague.

The icons of Saints Peter, John, Mark and Paul were returned by Dutch Director General of Culture and Media Marjan Hammersma to Cypriot Ambassador Kyriacos Kouros following a request submitted by the Cyprus authorities and based on the provisions of the 2007 Dutch Law on restitution of cultural goods originating from an occupied territory.

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