Alahednews
english.alahednews.com.lb
Al-Ahed Telegram
Iran: Five Security Forces Killed In N Tehran Attacks $15B ’Israeli’ Gas Export Deal with Egypt! ’Israeli’ Settlement Growth Doubled In 2017 Nigeria’s Sheikh Zakzaky: 800 Days since the Illegal Detention What We Can Tell You about the New Netanyahu Graft Case Roiling ’Israel’ Syrian State Media: Pro-Syria Popular Forces to Enter Afrin within Hours Lavrov: US Must Leave the Area It Controls In S Syria Kerry: Saudi Arabia, «Israel» Asked US to Bomb Iran Iran Plane Crash: Hunt for Missing Aircraft Resumes Bahrain Crackdown: Trial of Jailed Opposition Leader Adjourned Until Next Month Sayyed #Nasrallah: After the finalization of the lists, we will announce the names of the friends who will be backed by #Hezbollah Medium Intensity Earthquake Shakes SW #Mexico, Scaring Residents #Zarif: No one in the #Gulf can dominate this region and we should work together #Zarif: Violence in #Yemen began from the illusion that #victory can come through a #military solution #Zarif: The political settlement in #Syria is the only solution and there is an opportunity to achieve this #Zarif: We are satisfied with the work of #Iraq and #Syria governments #Zarif: To resolve the issue of #terrorism and #extremism, we must start a joint collective action. #Zarif: We can now talk about the regional defeat of #Daesh, that have lost its territory in #Syria and #Iraq but its threat still exists #Lavrov: #Russia is concerned about attempts to divide #Syria and these risks stem from US actions #Nigeria: 18 Killed in #Suicide Attack in #Maiduguri
Guestbook mailinglist.php arabic site french site spanish site facebook twitter rss page
News Categories » NEWS » Miscellaneous

Decrease Font Size Increase Font Size  Print Page
Artifact Stolen During Lebanese Civil War to Return Soon
Local Editor

The Culture Ministry Thursday announced that an ancient marble sculpture of a bull's head seized by authorities in New York earlier this year will be handed over to Lebanese authorities within the next two weeks.

Bull sculpture

In a statement, the ministry said the bull's head was reportedly excavated from the Temple of Eshmun - the Phoenician god of healing - in Sidon in 1967 but was later being stolen from a General Directorate of Antiquities storage facility during the Civil War. Eventually, it found its way to New York.

Upon receiving information that the sculpture was on loan at the Metropolitan Museum in New York in January, the Culture Ministry said it notified the US Embassy in Beirut and worked to secure the artifact's return through a civil case in US courts.

The ministry thanked the Law office of Cleary Gottlieb for their work during the case, which they reportedly carried out on a pro bono basis.

The Ministry was also notified that another marble sculpture of a torso was found in the same art collection, which the ministry said also likely originates from the same site in Sidon. The statement said the Ministry will work with US authorities to secure the second artifact's repatriation.

"The Ministry will continue its efforts to repatriate the artifacts looted from Lebanon during the civil war with a view to reconstructing Lebanon's rich cultural heritage," the statement said, adding that anyone with information relating to this topic should contact the ministry.

Source: News Agencies, Edited by website team

12-10-2017 | 15:37


Name
E-Mail
Comment Title
Comment
Human Verification


News Coverage

Related News

Search
To Top