Looted Rare 6th Century Mosaic of St. Andrew Returns Home in Cyprus

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A rare 6th century mosaic depicting St. Andrew taken from a looted church in Turkish-occupied northern Cyprus in the 1970s has been returned,  Archbishop Chrysostomos II said on Monday.

According to the Associated Press, the mosaic showing a bearded St. Andrew was one of several that went missing from the Church of Panayia Kanakaria after the Turkish army invaded Cyprus in 1974 and the island was split into ethnic Greek and Turkish sides.

It is among only a handful of mosaics to have survived a period during the 8th and 9th centuries when...


Looted Rare 6th Century Mosaic of St. Andrew Returns Home in Cyprus


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