Lost Manuscripts Stolen from Greek Monastery Found in New York

Source: The National Herald

May 4, 2023


Three Greek 16th and 17th-Century manuscripts taken from a monastery by Bulgarian combatants in 1917 during World War I that wound up at a Manhattan gallery – then lost – were found there and will be returned to Greece.

They were in the Swann Auction Galleries which in 2008 sold them to an antiquities dealer who returned them two years later, believing they had been stolen, said The New York Times.

The dealer was reimbursed but officials from the auction house said it couldn’t reach the person not identified who had consigned the items and they were put aside and forgotten.

... Read the rest at the National Herald.

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