UK to return 5,000 Ancient Artifacts to Iraq By Editor on 24th October 2020 in Politics By Al Monitor staff. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. UN project hopes to preserve Iraq's marshlands The British government will return nearly 5,000 stolen artifacts to Iraq, the office of Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi said on Friday. Click here to read the full story. Related posts: A Thousand New School Buildings for Iraq?