The Manhattan district attorney’s office returned antiquities to Iraqi officials that were looted from the Iraq Museum in Baghdad amid the United States-led 2003 invasion of that country.
The items, seven cylinder and stamp seals dated back as far as 2,700 B.C.E., were taken to the United States and bought by a private collector between 2004 and 2009, officials said.
One of the seals resurfaced in a March 2021 online auction, according to from the Manhattan district attorney’s office.
Four cylinder seals returned to Iraq by the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office. The office said in a release the pieces could be dated between 2,700 B.C.E. and 539 B.C.E. and were
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