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Us To Return Thousands Of Artifacts Seized From Hobby

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Us Officials Return Thousands Of Ancient Artefacts Seized From Hobby

Us Officials Return Thousands Of Ancient Artefacts Seized From Hobby

The u.s. will return 3,800 ancient artifacts to iraq on wednesday after it was discovered that they were smuggled into the u.s. under false identification and shipped to hobby lobby stores. Ice returns thousands of ancient artifacts seized from hobby lobby to iraq. washington — u.s. immigration and customs enforcement (ice) returned 3,800 ancient artifacts, including cuneiform tablets, cylinder seals, and clay bullae, to the republic of iraq. the artifacts were smuggled into the united states in violation of federal law and. Hobby lobby previously agreed to forfeit thousands of artifacts from iraq and pay a $3 million fine in 2017 to resolve a civil action the justice department had brought against it. in 2018, those. The gilgamesh tablet was bought by hobby lobby in 2014 for $1.67 million with the hope of displaying it at the museum of the bible in washington, d.c., whose founder and board chair is steve green. The artifacts returned were initially intercepted by u.s. customs and border protection. the shipping labels on these packages falsely described the cuneiform tablets as tile samples.

Us To Return Artifacts Seized From Hobby Lobby To Iraq

Us To Return Artifacts Seized From Hobby Lobby To Iraq

In 2015, the united states handed over more than 400 ancient artifacts to iraq that u.s. special operations forces had seized during a raid on the house of an islamic state leader. A 3,500 year old clay tablet that bears the text of one of the world’s oldest works of literature and was purchased by hobby lobby in 2014 for $1.6 million has been forfeited to the united. Earlier today, the united states filed a civil complaint to forfeit thousands of cuneiform tablets and clay bullae. as alleged in the complaint, these ancient clay artifacts originated in the area of modern day iraq and were smuggled into the united states through the united arab emirates (uae) and israel, contrary to federal law. packages containing the artifacts were shipped to hobby lobby.

Ice Returns Thousands Of Ancient Artifacts Seized From Hobby Lobby To

Ice Returns Thousands Of Ancient Artifacts Seized From Hobby Lobby To

Us To Return Artifacts Seized From Hobby Lobby To Iraq

Us To Return Artifacts Seized From Hobby Lobby To Iraq

Ice Returns Thousands Of Ancient Artifacts Seized From Hobby Lobby To Iraq

u.s. immigration and customs enforcement (ice) returned 3800 ancient artifacts, including cuneiform tablets, cylinder seals, and hobby lobby reportedly purchased thousands of smuggled ancient iraqi artifacts in 2010 from dealers in the united arab us immigration and customs enforcement has returned thousands of artefacts to iraq that were illegally smuggled to united (2 may 2018) thousands of ancient clay tablets, seals and other iraqi archaeological objects that were smuggled into the u.s. and (2 may 2018) thousands of ancient clay tablets, seals and other iraqi archaeological objects that were smuggled into the u.s. and hobby lobby has agreed to forfeit thousands of illegally smuggled ancient iraqi artifacts the company and the department of the united states has returned more than 17000 looted treasures to iraq, dating back four thousand years. most of the ancient hobby lobby, the national arts and crafts supply chain, illegally imported thousands of ancient relics from the middle east, hobby lobby, the arts and crafts chain, has agreed to pay a $3 million federal fine, and give up thousands of ancient religious more than 4000 ancient iraqi artifacts that were smuggled into the united states almost a decade ago are going home. they were (2 may 2018) thousands of ancient clay tablets, seals and other iraqi archaeological objects that were smuggled into the u.s. and according to officials, packages containing the artifacts had been shipped to the u.s. with labels stating they contained tile or clay

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