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Sweden returns 4,000-year-old seal to Greece

A seal of the Greek antique manufactured in Argolida, Peloponnese, 4,000 years ago returned home.The Swedish embassy in Athens handed over the seal to the Culture Minister in a ceremony on Wednesday. In 1922 Half of the seal ended up in >half stayed in Greece, the Swedish embassy noted in …

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Nobel Foundation returns Mycenaean gold sealing ring from Rhodes necropolis to Greece

A gold sealing ring from the Mycenaean times, depicting a pair of sphinxes, was returned to Greece by the Nobel Foundation, in a ceremony held on Thursday, May 19 in Stockholm, the Culture Ministry in Athens announced. The ring was found in 1927, during the excavations of the Italian Archaeological …

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Twelve icons stolen from Greek churches return from the UK

A 19th-century religious icon showing the Baptism of Christ and another 11 icons stolen in 2005 from the Church of the Dormition of the Visokos Virgin in Kalouta, in the central Zagori district of Ioannina, have been returned from the United Kingdom. According to a statement by the Greek Culture …

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Remains of 16 Greek “Noratlas” soldiers shot down in Cyprus return home after 42 years

Forty two years after Greek air-force transporter Nord Noratlas “Niki 4” was shot down by friendly fire in Cyprus, the remains of 16 commandos returned home. In an emotionally laden ceremony, the remains in coffins, draped with Greek and Cypriot flags and with a laurel wreath, were handed over to …

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