vendredi 3 mars 2017

Priceless 18th century icon seized in car trunk in Turkey’s Adana

Police in the Mediterranean province of Adana seized on Feb. 22 an 18th century icon that has one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus Christ embroidered on gazelle skin.

Police officers from the public security branch stopped a car driving on the Alparslan Türkeş Avenue in the Çukurova district after becoming suspicious of it. The officers later searched the car and found an icon hidden in the trunk. The suspects were later detained.

Police have said the icon was a historical artifact, which had “The Great Archiereus” carved on it.

The suspects said they took the icon from someone who owed them money.

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