Cyprus gets back looted 6th century mosaic of St. Mark

– The communications minister of Cyprus says a rare 6th-century portrait of St. Marks of the Orthodox Church.

Minister Vassiliki Anastassiadou said the mosaic arrived in Cyprus on Sunday. Embassy in the Netherlands.

The mosaic depicting a youthful St. Mark was introduced into the Greek and Turkish sides in 1974.

A mosaic of St. Andrew from the same church was repatriated in April.

They are among a handful of works that survived a period during the 8th and 9th centuries when many Orthodox icons were destroyed.

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