Stolen icons from churches and monasteries in the mountainous Zagorohoria region of Ioannina, NW Greece, were discovered in a London gallery by Interpol, during an operation held with the assistance of New Scotland Yard.

According to an announcement on Friday, six of the stolen icons have been identified while an investigation is still underway.

Stolen icons from Greece have also been discovered in Berlin but their exact number and the regions from where they were stolen remain undisclosed.

For the record, dozens of icons and sections of chancel screens have been stolen in the past two years from churches and monasteries in the region.