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A 4,000-year-old sculpture that was looted and taken to the United Kingdom will be returned to Iraq, the British Museum announced on Monday.

The ancient treasures were looted from the country during its civil war and were recently recovered by New York authorities.

US returns to Lebanon relics stolen during civil war

The New Arab & agencies

US returns to Lebanon relics stolen during civil war

The United States on Friday returned three relics stolen during Lebanon's civil war, including a statue once exhibited at New York's premier museum, officials said.

Iraq investigating 'stolen artifacts' at the Louvre Abu Dhabi

The New Arab

Iraq investigating 'stolen artifacts' at the Louvre Abu Dhabi

The Iraqi government is investigating reports claiming stolen Iraqi antiquities are on display at the newly opened Louvre Abu Dhabu museum, a ...

Looted antiquity in Met museum to return to Lebanon

The New Arab

Looted antiquity in Met museum to return to Lebanon

The sculpture, thought to be 2,300 years old, had been on loan to the Metropolitan Museum of Art until July when the museum handed it over to ...

The New Arab & agencies

Hobby Lobby fined millions over smuggled Iraqi artefacts

Hobby Lobby Stores has agreed to pay a $3 million federal fine and return ancient Iraqi artefacts which were smuggled from the Middle East after being intentionally mislabelled.

The New Arab

15,000 artefacts stolen from Iraq since 2003

Thousands of ancient artefacts have been smuggled out of the country since the US-led invasion, Iraqi officials announced this week.

Ali al-Azzawi

$12 billion of Iraqi antiquities lost or destroyed

Feature: By demolishing Iraq's antiquities IS has committed a crime against history, and damaged the country's economy and tourism revenues for ...

Al-Araby al-Jadeed

IS militants condemned for Mosul museum destruction

Islamic State group's smashing of priceless artefacts in name of Islam described as a "catastrophe" that has destroyed thousands of years of ...

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