Spanish police on Monday returned 12 artworks, including several 15th-century wood engravings, to Sweden’s embassy in Madrid after they were allegedly stolen by a Spaniard from Swedish churches and museums. Police seized the items — a wooden chest and 11 wooden engravings — last month on Spain’s Canary Islands at the home of a 63-year-old man who they suspect stole the items in Sweden, police said in a statement. They were among a total of 46 Swedish artworks that were found in his house which the authorities suspect were stolen. Sweden’s ambassador to Spain, Cecilia Julin, said the 12 items turned over to the Swedish embassy had been stolen from churches and local museums in central Sweden over the past two years. Several of the wooden engravings date back to the 15th century and two Swedish police officers were in Madrid to organise the transportation

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