US returns more than 17,000 unique relics to Iraq (photo)

Gilgamesh’s dream tablet, one of the world’s oldest works of art, has returned to the country.https://www.unian.ua/player/7RzOqBoaThe United States is returning 17,000 historical artifacts stolen during the war to Iraq

Authorities in the United States and other countries have handed over more than 17,000 historical artifacts to Iraq that have been illegally removed from the country .

This is stated in the story of TSN.

In total, Baghdad will receive 17,321 artifacts from the United States, 9 from Japan, 7 from the Netherlands and 1 from Italy.© photo by REUTERS© photo by REUTERS© photo by REUTERS© photo by REUTERS© photo by REUTERS© photo by REUTERS© photo by REUTERS© photo by REUTERS1 / 4

Many of the archeological finds were stolen from museums and smuggled out of the country during the “rule” of Islamic State terrorists and sold. 

The most valuable exhibit is Gilgamesh’s dream tablet, which scientists consider one of the world’s oldest works of art. Its age is about 3.5 thousand years.

This is a clay cuneiform tablet, which contains part of the Sumerian epic about the ruler Gilgamesh

In 2003, it was smuggled into the United States and sold under counterfeit documents at Christie’s auction for $ 1.674 million at the Hobby Lobby Arts and Crafts Supermarket in Oklahoma.

As UNIAN previously reported, US President Joe Biden announced the completion of the US military mission in Iraq by the end of 2021.

(c)UNIAN 2021

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