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Fifteen Αntiquities on Their Way Back to Greece from Switzerland (Photos)

February 2, 2023

ATHENS – Greece will receive 15 antiquities dating from the Prehistoric to the Roman periods that had been confiscated by Swiss authorities from a well-known antiquities dealer, the Ministry of Culture and Sports said on Thursday.

The objects are part of a larger group of confiscated antiquities, and the general consulate of Greece in Geneva notified the ministry of their existence. The claim to the objects through a lawyer representing the Greek state was approved by a Geneva court, which ordered their repatriation.

According to the ministry statement, the antiquities include statuettes, clay and bronze vessels, a gold diadem with laurel leaves, a torso of a young nude male, a bronze statuette of an athlete, a pair of bronze greaves, and a stater (silver coin).

Culture Minister Lina Mendoni thanked all those who worked to ensure the return of the antiquities to Greece, including the Greek Consul in Geneva Alexandros Gennimatas and the Swiss Archaeological School.

15 ANCIENT OBJECTS ARE REPATRIATED TO GREECE FROM SWITZERLAND (PRESS RELEASE OF THE MINISTRY OF CULTURE/EUROKINISSI)
15 ANCIENT OBJECTS ARE REPATRIATED TO GREECE FROM SWITZERLAND (PRESS RELEASE OF THE MINISTRY OF CULTURE/EUROKINISSI)
15 ANCIENT OBJECTS ARE REPATRIATED TO GREECE FROM SWITZERLAND (PRESS RELEASE OF THE MINISTRY OF CULTURE/EUROKINISSI)
15 ANCIENT OBJECTS ARE REPATRIATED TO GREECE FROM SWITZERLAND (PRESS RELEASE OF THE MINISTRY OF CULTURE/EUROKINISSI)
15 ANCIENT OBJECTS ARE REPATRIATED TO GREECE FROM SWITZERLAND (PRESS RELEASE OF THE MINISTRY OF CULTURE/EUROKINISSI)
15 ANCIENT OBJECTS ARE REPATRIATED TO GREECE FROM SWITZERLAND (PRESS RELEASE OF THE MINISTRY OF CULTURE/EUROKINISSI)
15 ANCIENT OBJECTS ARE REPATRIATED TO GREECE FROM SWITZERLAND (PRESS RELEASE OF THE MINISTRY OF CULTURE/EUROKINISSI)

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