Iraqi police seize stolen artifacts on way to be smuggled abroad

17 Nov 2011 8:46 AM | Anonymous

Iraqi police seize stolen artifacts on way to be smuggled abroad

By Shaymaa

Azzaman, November 16, 2011

Iraqi police in the southern Province of Najaf have seized 40 artifacts belonging to different Mesopotamian periods, an Antiquities Department official said.

Abdulzahra al-Talaqani, the department’s spokesperson said, the stolen pieces were on their way to be smuggled out of the country.

http://www.azzaman.com/english/index.asp?fname=news%5C2011-11-16%5Ckurd.htm

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