Finnish museum refuses request from Iraq to return artefacts

16 Jul 2013 11:15 AM | Anonymous

Finnish museum refuses request from Iraq to return artefacts

The items were given to the former Finnish president Urho Kekkonen in 1977

The objects, including a clay nail inscribed with cuneiform (above), were presented to the late Finnish president Urho Kekkonen in 1977 by a delegation from Iraq

Officials at the National Museum of Finland say that they have turned down a request to return six artefacts to the Iraqi embassy in Helsinki that were donated to the institution in the 1970s.

 

http://www.theartnewspaper.com/articles/Finnish-museum-refuses-request-from-Iraq-to-return-artefacts/30105

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