Cyprus Returns Smuggled Jewellery Items to Bulgaria

Society » ARCHAEOLOGY | December 20, 2014, Saturday // 12:08
Bulgaria: Cyprus Returns Smuggled Jewellery Items to Bulgaria Cyprus Museum. Source:

Cyprus has returned to Bulgaria three ancient pieces of jewellery, part of Bulgaria`s cultural heritage.

According to, the items were smuggled to Cyprus through the post in 2006 and were withheld by customs authorities under legislation for tracing and returning cultural items smuggled to an EU member state.

The tree pieces of jewellery were handed over to Bulgaria’s ambassador to Cyprus by the Director of the Antiquities Department at a ceremony held at the Cyprus Museum on 18 December.


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