FBI Returns Ancient Sculptures to Turkey

07 Aug 2014 8:35 AM | Anonymous

FBI Returns Ancient Sculptures to Turkey


In a ceremony at the Turkish Embassy in Washington, D.C. on August 5, 2014, the FBI returned to Turkish authorities 10 funerary sculptures stolen many years ago from the Republic of Turkey. Assistant Director John Boles, representing the FBI, handed the artifacts over to Serdar Kilic, Turkish Ambassador to the United States. The items, dating from the 1st to 3rd centuries A.D. from ancient Lydia in western Turkey, eventually made their way to a gallery in the U.S. but were formally returned after an investigation by the FBI’s New York Field Office.


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