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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 were repatriated from Munich on August 28.

They include murals, a pair of sanctuary doors, pictures and manuscripts. Seven prehistoric antiquities have already been transferred to the Cyprus Museum in Nicosia.

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