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Norway returns illegally exported ancient coins to Bulgaria

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At an official ceremony at the Historical Museum of Oslo today, the Minister of Culture of Norway Abid Raja handed over to the Bulgarian Ambassador Vera Shatilova 51 ancient Roman and one ancient Greek coin, exported illegally from Bulgaria, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced. Among the artifacts returned to Bulgaria, the coin from Thassos, which dates from 525-463 BC, is of special value.

Cultural artifacts were also handed over to the embassies of Italy, Latvia, Slovakia, Germany, the United States and Spain.

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