Court sits at British Museum for first time as judge studies looted Libyan sculpture

01 Apr 2015 10:17 AM | Anonymous

Court sits at British Museum for first time as judge studies looted Libyan sculpture

Marble statue worth £2 million looted from a UNESCO world heritage site in war-torn country  

A court convened at the British Museum on Monday for the first time to enable a judge to inspect a £2million sculpture looted from Libya.

The "unique" four foot marble statue is said to have been illegally dug up in Cyrene, a UNESCO world heritage site, before being smuggled to the UK in 2011, via Dubai.

It was uncovered in a west London warehouse by customs officials two years later and handed to the British Museum pending a court's decision over ownership.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/law-and-order/11503807/Court-sits-at-British-Museum-for-first-time-as-judge-studies-looted-Libyan-sculpture.html

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