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September 11, 2008

Greece asked to return looted artefact

Posted at 4:35 pm in Greece Archaeology, Similar cases

This case is unusual, inasmuch as the fact that Greece is on the opposite side of the argument to usual.

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Silver Plates Owned by Greece and Claimed by Bulgaria Will Not Participate in Byzantium Art Show
10 September 2008

The Greek-owned Byzantine set, consisting of nine silver plates dating to the twelfth century, will not participate in Europe’s biggest Byzantine-themed exhibition of the last 50 years, Greek media reported today.

The plates will not be among the 100 artefacts that Greece contributes to the show because the dispute with Bulgaria, which has laid legal claims over the set, has not been settled yet, according to the Ta Nea newspaper.
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