The Department of Antiquities in Cyprus recently announced that the repatriation of over 80 Cypriot antiquities from the United States was completed.
The antiquities date to various periods of Cypriot history, from around 2000 BC up to the 18th century AD. These include, among others, ancient clay and glass vessels, limestone sculptures, coins and an ecclesiastical wall painting fragment.
All antiquities had been handed over to the Embassy of the Republic of Cyprus in Washington by the USA authorities or by private individuals.
The Department of Antiquities and the National Committee for Combatting the Looting and Illicit Trafficking of Antiquities expressed their sincere appreciation and to thank the private individuals in the United States who voluntarily handed over the Cypriot antiquities that were in their possession, in order for them to be returned to their place of origin.