Stolen Chinese antiquities seized at Newark airport

04 Mar 2011 6:33 PM | Anonymous

Stolen Chinese antiquities seized at Newark airport
By Nina Raja, CNN
March 4, 2011 5:41 a.m. EST

New York (CNN) -- Two ancient Chinese artifacts were intercepted by U.S. federal agents after smugglers allegedly tried to bring the items through Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey.

A 5,000-year-old pot and a horse-and-rider figurine dating back to the Tang Dynasty (618-907 A.D.) were discovered by a team of Customs and Border Protection officers and Homeland Security investigators, according to an agency statement Thursday.

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