ICE returns Joseon Dynasty cultural artifact to Korea

03 Sep 2013 4:21 PM | Anonymous

ICE returns Joseon Dynasty cultural artifact to Korea

ICE returns Joseon Dynasty cultural artifact to Korea

SEOUL, Korea -- U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) returned a Hojo currency plate, looted from the Deoksu Palace in Seoul during the Korean War, to the government of South Korea during a repatriation ceremony. The Hojo currency plate, which dates back to 1893 during the Joseon Dynasty and is one of only three in existence, was unlawfully exported to the United States. It was later seized in New York following an investigation by ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents in Detroit. This repatriation marks the first time ICE has repatriated a cultural artifact to South Korea.

http://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDHSICE/bulletins/8982fd

 

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