Greece’s Ministry of Culture announced on Monday that a total of 26 antiquities will be repatriated from Austria.

According to the press announcement, the artefacts had been illegally taken out of Greece during the Nazi occupation by German general Julius Ringel in 1941 from the archaeological site of Knossos, Crete island, and were offered by the general to the University of Graz before 1945,

The repatriation event will be held at the Greek Embassy in Vienna, said a Culture Ministry announcement.

Eleven antiquities dated back to the Minoan Period, seven from the Classical-Hellenistic Period along with fragments of idols, clay vessels and jars and other are among the repatriated objects.

GCT Team

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