venerdì 17 settembre 2021

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Cyprus recovers looted 18th century church doors from Japan

(Ap)
Cyprus’ Orthodox Church has formally taken charge of two ornately decorated 18th century doors stolen from a church in the ethnically divided island’s breakaway north, which were reclaimed from a Japanese art college after a long legal battle. Cyprus' Orthodox Church formally took charge Thursday of two ornately decorated 18th century doors stolen from a church in the ethnically divided island's breakaway north and reclaimed from a Japanese art college after a long legal battle. Communications and Works Minister Yiannis Karousos said the wooden doors — painted with religious scenes, carved and gilded — were discovered at the Kanazawa Art College more than 20 years ago and their return followed “long and intensive efforts.” (...)