Round 337 historical artifacts have been handed over to Iraq by Lebanon’s Tradition Ministry.
These artifacts had been on show in a non-public Lebanese museum for years, the Nationwide Information Company (NNA) stated in a report.
On Sunday, Tradition Minister Mohammad Mortada returned the objects to Iraqi Ambassador to Lebanon, Haider Shyaa Al-Barrak, throughout a ceremony held on the Nationwide Museum of Beirut, NNA stated.
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On the ceremony, Al-Barrak stated, “We’re celebrating the handing over of 337 artifacts which can be of various eras of civilisations in Mesopotamia.”
Throughout many years of warfare within the nation, a number of antiquities of Iraq had been smuggled overseas, Xinhua information company reported.
A few of these antiquities have additionally discovered their approach residence just lately.
In September 2021, 3,500-year-old Gilgamesh Dream Pill was handed over to the Iraqi embassy by US authorities. It was additionally put up on show.
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At a ceremony in Baghdad, Iraqi Overseas Minister Fuad Hussein, stated, “This present day, characterize a victory within the face of the determined makes an attempt of these why attempt to steal our nice historical past and our historical civilisation.”
As per Hussein, it was one in every of 17,926 artefacts, which had been recovered by Iraq from the UK, Japan, Italy, the US and the Netherlands.
(With inputs from companies)