News Local Cypriot antiquity returned to Cyprus during a ceremony in Brussels

Cypriot antiquity returned to Cyprus during a ceremony in Brussels

A valuable inscribed Cypriot tombstone was returned on Thursday to Cyprus during a gathering at the country’s Permanent Representation to the EU in Brussels.

The antiquity was returned to Director of the Department of Cyprus Antiquities, Dr. Marina Solomidou-Ieronimidou in the presence of the Ambassador of Cyprus to Belgium, Elpidoforos Economou.

Christiane Kooij had recently informed Ambassador Economou that she and her two brothers inherited the antiquity by their mother and their wish was to return it to its country of origin.

The inscription on the tombstone is dated end of the 4th to the beginning of the 3rd century BC.

The Antiquities department said, in a press release, that it will intensify efforts to encourage the return and protection of cultural heritage both on a local and international level.

It further said that combatting the illicit trafficking of cultural property is a top priority for the department.

The tombstone will be repatriated during a ceremony on 15th September.

(CNA)

Top Stories

Bill Withers, soulful singer of ‘Ain’t No Sunshine,’ dead at 81

Bill Withers, a soulful singer best known for the 1970s hits "Lean on Me," "Lovely Day" and "Ain’t No Sunshine," has died at age...

Post Office mobilises Parcel24 service in fight against Covid-19

Cyprus Post is mobilising the 24-hour Parcel24 locker systems to boost efforts to contain the coronavirus by helping the public avoid visiting the Post...

Customer service by Social Insurance Services amid Covid-19 measures

The Social Insurance Services, within the framework of preventive measures to address COVID -19, inform the public that the online application / JCC Smart...

House doubles fine for Covid-19 decree, approves prison measures

The House of Representatives on Friday approved a government bill doubling the out of court fine for violating the stay at home decree from...

One more dies, 40 test positive for coronavirus

One more person has died, a man aged 64 with underlying health conditions, the Health Ministry said on Friday, and another 40 people have...

Taste

Village olive pie

Mix the yeast with the lukewarm water and put it aside for about 12-15 minutes to settle.  Sift the flour with the salt into...

Skordalia (Garlic paste)

Rinse the potatoes and place, unpeeled, in a saucepan. Cover with water, add salt and allow to simmer for 20-30 minutes until soft. Drain,...

Village salad

A must-have with every meal is a village salad. You will find it in every tavern or greek restaurant you visit in Cyprus. Make...

Courgettes with eggs

Heat the oil in a frying pan and fry the courgettes at a medium heat until they soften. Add salt and add the eggs....