Looted 16th century icons repatriated to Cyprus

26 Sep 2013 5:29 PM | Anonymous
Looted 16th century icons repatriated to Cyprus
Addressing the event of welcoming the icons home, Minister of Communications and Works Tasos Mitsopoulos also said that the largest ever number of looted artifacts, including icons, murals and mosaics, is expected to be repatriated in October from Munich, Germany.
• Wednesday, 25 September, 2013
Four 16th century icons of Saint Peter, Saint John, Saint Mark and Saint Paul which were looted from the church of Christ Antiphonitis in the occupied village of Kalograia, in 1975, adorn as of Tuesday, the Byzantine Museum, next to the Archbishopric, in the walled city of Nicosia.

The icons were handed over to the Republic of Cyprus by the Dutch government, in The Hague, on September 18, following a request submitted by the authorities of the Republic of Cyprus to the Netherlands, based on the provisions of the 2007 Dutch Law on restitution of cultural goods originating from an occupied territory.

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