US Hands Over Seized Antiquities to IraqBreaking News
Just how much of Iraq's wealth of antiquities has been stolen from archeological sites may never be known, but looters raided the country's museums during and after the 1991 Gulf War and the 2003 U.S.-led invasion of Iraq.
Iraq reclaimed a portion of what has been lost over the years in a transfer ceremony at Iraq's embassy in Washington. Ambassador Samir Sumaida'ie took possession of more than 1,000 rare objects, many of which date back to Mesopotamian times.
Handing over the items was the head of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Julie Myers.
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