Iraq celebrates return of antiquities, appeals for world help

08 Jul 2015 1:19 PM | Anonymous

Iraq celebrates return of antiquities, appeals for world help

Dominic Evans| Reuters

BAGHDAD: Iraq celebrated Wednesday the return of hundreds of historical artifacts, from an ancient Assyrian statue to a 20th century presidential tea set, which were looted, lost or loaned abroad over recent decades.

The recovery of the 800 items from museums, universities and auction houses in the United States, Italy and Jordan marks a small victory for Iraqi authorities struggling to protect their heritage from theft and destruction by ISIS fighters. 

Iraq celebrates return of antiquities, appeals for world help

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