Iraq Retrieves 181 Smuggled Ancient Artifacts

Iraq recently celebrated the return of 181 smuggled archaeological artifacts in a significant ceremony held at the Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The artifacts, which include a variety of historically significant pieces such as a bronze figure and ancient skeletal remains, were illegally taken from Iraq and recovered from locations including Los Angeles and various countries like the United States, Jordan, Norway, Germany, and the UK. This retrieval effort not only highlights Iraq’s determination to reclaim its cultural treasures but also brings light to the global cooperation required to combat the illicit trade of archaeological artifacts.

The Ministry of Culture and Tourism continues its strenuous efforts to track and repatriate these artifacts, aiming to preserve Iraq’s rich archaeological heritage for future generations amidst challenges posed by smuggling in the past.

Source: Ministry of Culture and Tourism

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