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More than 16,000 antiquities stolen from Turkish-occupied Cyprus

February 14, 2020 - General

More than 16,000 Christian icons, mosaics and murals dating from to 6th and 5th centuries have been forcibly stolen and sold abroad since the Turkish invasion of Cyprus in 1974, according to the Director of the Office for Combating Illegal Possession and Trafficking of Antiquities, Michalis Gavriilidis.

Credit: KYPE-CNAIn a lecture he gave on Monday night at the University of Cyprus Archeology Research Unit, Michalis Gavriilidis said…

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