After String of Adventures, Ancient Gold Ring Back in Greece

It was the latest in a series of coups by Greek authorities seeking the return of works plundered from the antiquities-rich country.

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This undated photo provided by the Greek Culture Ministry on Friday, May 20, 2022, shows a gold Mycenaean-era ring which was willingly returned by Swedish officials who provided full assistance with documenting the artifact and its provenance. A more than 3,000-year-old gold signet ring that was stolen from an Aegean Sea island in World War II, crossed the Atlantic, was bought by a Nobel Prize-winning Hungarian scientist and ended up in a Swedish museum, has found its way back to Greece.(Greek Culture Ministry via AP)
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ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A more than 3,000-year-old gold signet ring that was stolen from an Aegean island in World War II, crossed the Atlantic, was bought by a Nobel Prize-winning Hungarian scientist and ended up in a Swedish museum has found its way back to Greece. It was the latest in a series of coups by Greek authorities seeking the return of works plundered from the antiquities-rich country — even though an initial effort…

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