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Reception to welcome back stolen artefacts – Cyprus Mail

A reception to officially receive the return of stolen artefacts was held on Tuesday at the Byzantine museum of the Archbishop Makarios III foundation in Nicosia. The event was attended by Archbishop Chrysostomos, Communications Minister Marios Demetriades and the Swiss ambassador, among others. The 32 objects had been stolen from churches in the north and…

Portable Antiquity Collecting and Heritage Issues: Dealer Dikman's Stock Returns to Cyprus

Dealer Dikman’s Stock Returns to Cyprus http://paul-barford.blogspot.nl/2013/03/dealer-dikmans-stock-returns-to-cyprus.html March 19, 2013 Paul Barford Samarcheolog notes that items seized in the investigation of smuggling in the 1990s have finally been returned to Cyprus by Germany (‘Cyprus: return of tens of millions’ worth of conflict antiquities, looted from churches in occupied areas‘, Conflict Archaeology March 19th). Some 214 artefacts were…

Grave concern for stolen religious treasures – Cyprus Mail

Grave concern for stolen religious treasures – Cyprus Mail http://www.cyprus-mail.com/cultural-heritage/grave-concern-stolen-religious-treasures/20130106 January 8, 2013 One of the treasures now languishing in a German police office GRAVE concern for the future of religious treasures seized by the Turks and held at a police station in Munich, Germany, since 1997 has been expressed by the founder of Walk…

Ambassador to UN says Cyprus’ cultural heritage destruction by Turkey is “systematic and widespread”

Ambassador to UN says Cyprus cultural heritage destruction by Turkey is systematic and widespread http://famagusta-gazette.com/ambassador-to-un-says-cyprus-cultural-heritage-destruction-by-turkey-is-s-p17559-69.htm December 21, 2012 The destruction of Cyprus cultural and religious heritage in the Turkish-occupied areas of the island is systematic and widespread, Cyprus Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Nikos Emiliou said, while speaking to the UN General Assembly, last…

Church must beef up security – Cyprus Mail

Church must beef up security – Cyprus Mail. POLICE CHIEF Michalis Papageorgiou has called on Archbishop Chrysostomos II to take immediate steps to protect church relics and antique icons, given a recent spate of thefts of churches and monasteries. Police spokesman Michalis Katsounotos yesterday confirmed that Papageorgiou sent the primate a letter on the first…

Cypriot Corruption Not Like PAS

Cypriot Corruption Not Like PAS Cultural Property Observer door Cultural Property Observer: Archaeo-blogger Paul Barford has put up a story on his blog about wealthy Cypriot collectors getting their collections of antiquities looted from Northern Cyprus “legalized” by the Cypriot antiquities authority. Subsequently, these same collectors purchased materials looted from a cemetary in the Greek…

(update 6 juli 2010) Erfgoedklucht: Ikonenmuseum Kampen, Erfgoedinspectie Den Haag, inertie erfgoedinspecteur, dreigementen vanuit het Ministerie van OCW

– Citaat – “Dat betekent dat je alles moet doen wat redelijkerwijs kan worden verwacht op het gebied van controle van de herkomstgegevens van een voorwerp of verzameling. Dit is wel wat werk voor de toekomstige eigenaren van cultuurgoederen. Je moet bijvoorbeeld rekening houden met de omstandigheden van de verwerving. Denk aan een betaalde prijs en raadpleging van registers voor (gestolen) cultuurgoederen“. – einde citaat – Update…

Cyprus – Ancient stone moved from Pissouri archaeological site

By Anna Hassapi POLICE ARE investigating what they believe to be the attempted theft of a giant 2,000-year-old standing stone (tripiti), which was been removed from the archaeological site in Pissouri. Although police later found the stone in a nearby field, it is believed that thieves intended to return with proper equipment to transport the massive monument.…

A new exhibition featuring a number of stolen Cypriot treasures and antiques is to open at the Makarios Foundation museum in Nicosia.

Archbishop unveils hidden Cyprus treasures A new exhibition featuring a number of stolen Cypriot treasures and antiques is to open at the Makarios Foundation museum in Nicosia. Church relics that have been repatriated after being stolen by Turkish antiquities dealer Aydin Dikmen, are among the items on display at the exhibition, which opens next Monday.…

Uit Cyprus geroofde ikonen in collectie Heutink, grondlegger van het Ikonenmuseum Kampen? (update april 2009: Onderzoek Erfgoedinspectie en Korps Landelijke Politiediensten (KLPD): geen aanwijzingen dat het Ikonenmuseum beschikt of heeft beschikt over onrechtmatig verkregen iconen)

zie update april 2009 onderaan deze pagina. zaterdag 22 november 2008 | 07:00 | Laatst bijgewerkt op: 18 december 2008 | 09:07 KAMPEN/GENEMUIDEN – De beherende Alexander Stichting van het Ikonenmuseum in Kampen is bijzonder in zijn nopjes met het ‘vernieuwde’ museum. Bij de officiële opening was ook aanwezig de heer Heutink uit Genemuiden, de…

Cyprus. Tomb raiders plundering Kourris Valley antiquities

* Cyprus. Tomb raiders plundering Kourris Valley antiquities http://groups.google.com/group/museum-security-network/browse_thread/thread/3ffa283e58e83bcc?hl=en * Response to Post From CAARI VP Ellen Herscher about Clay Constantinou, Patton Boggs and Cyprus http://groups.google.com/group/museum-security-network/browse_thread/thread/1a5c55f4053e4d34?hl=en * BONES DO NOT DIE: GERMANS TO RETURN NAMIBIAN SKULLS. http://groups.google.com/group/museum-security-network/browse_thread/thread/c65cbee70c5de135?hl=en * A PLEA FOR FAIR AND EQUAL TREATMENT: COMMENTS ON AN ARTICLE BY ALAN BEHR ENTITLED “A HUMANIST…

Cyprus. THE UN yesterday condemned the razing of the 16th century church of Ayia Katerina in Karpasia in May during a time when the leaders of both sides

  * Cyprus. THE UN yesterday condemned the razing of the 16th century church of Ayia Katerina in Karpasia in May during a time when the leaders of both sides had entered a new peace process.  http://groups.google.com/group/museum-security-network/browse_thread/thread/d50965c0898626e9?hl=en * How to Save Afghanistan. Afghanistan produces 92% of the world’s opium (used to make heroin) and 35%…