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State returns UNESCO site to Olomouc Archbishopric

State returns UNESCO site to Olomouc Archbishopric

  31 January 2015 Prague Post   The Czech state will return [the Kroměříž chateau], which is UNESCO-listed together with the surrounding gardens, to the Olomouc Archbishopric within the church restitution, Culture Minister Daniel Herman told Czech Television (ČT) today. Herman (Christian Democrats, KDU-ČSL) said it will not be long before the property is transferred to the [...]

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Court to Rule on Turkish Dealer’s Collection of Looted Artifacts

Court to Rule on Turkish Dealer’s Collection of Looted Artifacts

MUNICH, Germany (Cyprus Mail)—A German court is set to issue a final decision on the fate of 85 artifacts stolen from Turkish occupied areas of Cyprus, including fragments of painted church walls, an Armenian gospel manuscript, and some 40 prehistoric antiques, the Cyprus Mail reports. The Court of Appeal of Munich is expected to issue [...]

The Race Against ISIS: Efforts to Preserve Ancient Christian Culture in the Middle East

The Race Against ISIS: Efforts to Preserve Ancient Christian Culture in the Middle East

Amal Marogy 2 December 2014 Hudson Institute   As ISIS continues to wage a campaign to eradicate the entire Christian presence and every trace of that ancient community’s existence in northern Iraq, a treasure of Christian patrimony, consisting of relics and manuscripts testifying to nearly two millennia of Christianity, is being systematically destroyed. Dr. Amal [...]

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Czech Police Find Two Priceless Statues of Saints in Austria

Czech Police Find Two Priceless Statues of Saints in Austria

  Prague, Nov 21 (ČTK) — Czech police have found two priceless wooden statutes of saints from the 16th and 17th centuries, stolen in the Czech Republic in the early 1990s, in Austria, police spokeswoman Petra said on the police website. This year, the police have found 15 similar artefacts, mostly stolen from churches, Strašilová [...]

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