News Local Man arrested for selling fake antiquities

Man arrested for selling fake antiquities

A 44 year old man is under arrest in Paphos on suspicion of selling off replica pottery as antiquities.

According to the complaint submitted to police, the unwitting buyer had paid  €59,800  for 11 clay pots he was told were antiquities dating back to the Hellenistic period.

But the buyer later became suspicious and had five of them checked by a private expert who told him they were actually under 100 years old.

The items were taken by police to the Department of Antiquities which confirmed that they were replicas of ancient pots.

Peyia police is continuing its investigation.

Top Stories

Cyprus President gets second dose of vaccine on Monday

As vaccination against the coronavirus continues in Cyprus, President Nicos Anastasiades on Monday morning will receive the second dose of his vaccine. The President was...

Epidemiological indicators still below covid-19 safety levels

The epidemiological indicators in Cyprus are still below safety levels but the number of falling coronavirus test results recorded in recent days is encouraging, according...

Negative impact of lockdown on mental health of children, adolescents

The impact on mental health of children and adolescents from the coronavirus and protracted lockdown is very negative since these age groups are not...

Pro-Trump protests quiet amid massive police presence across U.S.

Law enforcement officers far outnumbered protesters at state capitol grounds on Sunday, as few Trump supporters who believe the president's false claim that he...

UK hopes to ease lockdown from March – minister

Britain's government hopes to ease some lockdown restrictions in March as it presses ahead with Europe's fastest rollout of COVID-19 vaccines, foreign minister Dominic...

Taste

Squash soup

Ingredients: 1 kg pumpkin, cut into small cubes, approximately 5 cups 2 medium (400g) sweet potatoes, cut into cubes, approximately 2 ½ cups 1 chopped leek, only...

Mezedes

No visit to Cyprus is complete without enjoying the traditional meal of many small dishes known as ‘meze’. This large feast, which has been a...

Prawns with fried cheese, barley shaped pasta

Put the barley shaped pasta into a small pan with salted water, bring to a boil and when tender, drain. Peal the prawns leaving...

Salmon and shrimp sheftalies

Mix all ingredients for tabbouli in a bowl and keep to one side so flavours can combine. Prepare the sheftalies: wash and soak the casing...