An excavation team finds artefacts dating back to the fifth and sixth dynasties of the Old Kingdom, spanning from roughly 2500 BC to 2100 BC.
Tens of thousands of looted antiques from war-torn countries have ended up in the West, funding armed groups’ violent activities, a report says
The items were returned by Minister of Culture Mohammed Murtada to Iraq’s ambassador to Lebanon during a ceremony held at the National Museum of Beirut.
A container full of alleged replicas flagged in 2009 turned out to be a hotbed of antiquities from Mali. The US was finally able to complete their return to their rightful owners last week.
Police seized archaeological objects claimed by Iraq during a search of a collector's house in southeast Norway.
The US-led invasion created the destruction that paved the way for Iraq’s looting. Without political stability, the future of Iraq — and the artefacts — remain endangered.
The 1,700-year-old statue, smuggled decades ago, returns to Anatolia, after Turkey proved its origins in country.
Digital scans of about 300 objects mean modern techniques could be used to build replicas.
Among the items recovered were a golden queen's crown with an inscription of the Hellenistic god, Helios, a bust dedicated to Alexander the Great's conquest of India and a statue of a goddess dating back to the Hittite era 3,000 years ago.
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