Stolen Icons Found in London

March 21, 2011

According to the UK’s Guardian:

Six stolen icons discovered in an art gallery near the Greek embassy in London have become the focus of a police inquiry as Athens tries to unravel how the religious works ended up on the international art market.

The magnificent pieces, painted over 200 years ago in typical Byzantine fashion, adorned Orthodox monasteries and churches in remote northern Greece until they were snatched by thieves.

“We have indisputable photographic evidence of their existence and it goes without saying that we want them back,” said police chief Dimos Koursilos, who heads the country’s art squad. “All of them were reported stolen in the last decade,” he told the Guardian.

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