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US to return ‘priceless’ 3,500-year-old Epic of Gilgamesh tablet to Iraq 20 years after it was stolen

The $ 1.7 million, 3,500-year-old tablet, which tells part of the world’s oldest story, will be returned to Iraq by the United States on Thursday (September 23) after being confiscated by Hobby Lobby.

The so-called “Gilgamesh Dream Tablet”, which is engraved with a part of “Gilgamesh Epic”, one of the oldest known religious documents in the world, was released from a museum in Iraq after the start of the Gulf War in August 1990. It was looted. According to UNESCO, a UN cultural institution, it entered the US arts market “illegal” in 2007.

US to return ‘priceless’ 3,500-year-old Epic of Gilgamesh tablet to Iraq 20 years after it was stolen Source link US to return ‘priceless’ 3,500-year-old Epic of Gilgamesh tablet to Iraq 20 years after it was stolen

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