Stolen Museum Artifacts Repatriated

A handover ceremony took place on May 21, 2014 if many of the stolen and looted artifacts from the National Museum.

The ceremony took place in the presence of Foreign Minister, Hoshyar Zebari, Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Liwa’ Smaisim and Officials in the administration of the museum.

These pieces, which include 166 clay tablets and figurines dating back to the Sumerian era, have been retrieved in the United States, Australia, Germany, Lebanon, Morocco and Kuwait.

(Source: MoFA)

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