German court to rule on stolen Cypriot treasures in mid March

25 Feb 2015 7:33 AM | Anonymous

German court to rule on stolen Cypriot treasures in mid March 

 

On March 16 the German Court of Appeals will issue its final decision on the fate of the remaining 85 treasures stolen by a Turkish art smuggler from the north as effort to reach an amicable settlement by February 13 has failed, the Cyprus News Agency reported on Tuesday.

The treasures, including fragments of church wall paintings, icons, a manuscript of an Armenian gospel and 40 prehistoric antiquities, were found in 1997 in the possession of Turkish dealer in illicit antiquities Aydin Dikmen in apartments he maintained in Munich. A total of 173 looted treasures found in Dikmen`s possession in Munich have already been repatriated to Cyprus. 

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