Post-Byzantine icons returned to Greece


Eleven post-Byzantine era icons stolen from chapels in the provinces of Epirus and Thessaly have been returned to Greece. 

London Temple Gallery handed over the icons on the 12th of December to the Greek embassy located in the British capital. The valuable religious icons are being temporarily kept at the Byzantine & Christian Museum in Athens. 

Another six icons, stolen from churches and monasteries in northwest Epirus, were returned to Greece from Amsterdam last month. 

Among the religious icons that have been returned are: “The Resurrection of Christ”, ” Mark the Evangelist”, “The Apostle and Evangelist Matthew” and “Sts. Constantine and Helen”. 

Author: Fani Toli | Source: Greek Reporter [January 13, 2012]