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I FOUGHT GOD’S SMUGGLERS

For her, plundered antiquities are fragments of the identity she has been violently torn away from. And every artwork she recovers is a piece of her own home, going back to its initial rightful place. This is what Tasoula Hadjitofi, founder of the “Walk of Truth”...

Επιστροφή εκκλησιαστικού θησαυρού από Ιαπωνία αξιώνει η Τασ. Χατζητοφή

Τον επαναπατρισμό, και μάλιστα πριν από τα Χριστούγεννα, του Βημοθύρου της κατεχόμενης εκκλησίας της Περιστερωνοπηγής, το οποίο βρίσκεται στο kanazawa college of arts της Ιαπωνίας, ζητά η Τασούλα Χατζητοφή από τον αναπληρωτή εκπρόσωπο της Ιαπωνίας στα Ηνωμένα Έθνη,...

Indomitable champion of Cyprus’ cultural heritage

On 8 October 1997, 70 Bavarian police officers raided an apartment in Munich belonging to a Turkish antiquities smuggler, Aydin Dikmen. Hidden behind false walls and double ceilings, they found a massive horde of religious artefacts most of which had been looted from...

Interview: Maryland News Network

  #TheIconHunter is a book by a former refugee from Cyprus after the 1974 Turkish invasion. Tasoula Hadjitofi writes about being compelled to retrieve sacred artifacts looted during the invasion and dealing with art smugglers. She has formed Walk of Truth, which...

Sidebar: ‘Icon Hunter’ – Tasoula Hadjitofi

Tasoula Hadjitofi's life is the stuff of novels, providing perfect material for her memoir, "The Icon Hunter." Her idyllic childhood in Famagusta was ripped away from her by the Turkish invasion of Cyprus when she was 14. Memories of raising silkworms gave way to the...

Interview: WPFW-FM/Washington DC w/ Gloria Minott

  EPISODE DESCRIPTION In 1987, Ms. Hadjitofi was appointed Consul of Cyprus in The Netherlands. She was the youngest ever Honorary Consul appointed by Cyprus and the first female. Because of the absence of a Cypriot Embassy in the Netherlands at the time,...