Greece returns stolen paintings

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Greece returned two pieces of mediaeval frescoes stolen from an Italian church more than 25 years ago to Italy. The 13th century religious paintings were handed over to Italian authorities in Athens last week.The two fragments of wall paintings were stolen in 1982 from a chapel at Grotta delle Fornelle, in Italy’s southern Caserta region. The works were retrieved in 2006, during a raid by Greek police on a villa on the Aegean Sea islet of Schoinoussa, in which dozens of illegal antiquities were seized. Greek and Italian authorities are closely cooperating to fight the theft and illegal trade in antiquities and works of art.last_img read more

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