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Greece saves royal treasures

January 25 2007
07:35

Greek authorities have asked the auction Christie's to withdraw his appointment to the end of the week trading 850 items belonging to the Greek King George I, was assassinated in 1913 by an anarchist. These items are valued at half a million pounds.

Among them are the work of Faberge: watches, figurines of animals, egg-bombonerka, elephant figurine made of rock crystal in a gold inlay, and silverware. According to the Greek minister of culture, these objects are "part of the modern history of Greece and its heritage."

The Greek government threatens to auction to resort to legal action if her request was not granted. Guide auction house refused to tell a person's name offered for sale all these items, however, reported the British press, we are talking about the former Greek king Constantine II.

He was deposed in 1969 as a result of the coup "black colonels" now lives with her family in London, the BBC.

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