Manhattan Prosecutors Return Two Artifacts to Iraq

[ad_1] The Manhattan district attorney’s office returned to Iraq two objects confiscated from billionaire financier Michael H. Steinhardt and which officials say were looted during times of war and unrest there. Last month, 81-year-old Brooklyn philanthropist and philanthropist Mr. Steinhardt made a deal Starting in 1987, with prosecutors saying they bought the remains and numerous …

Britain Remains Silent at Parthenon as Europe Returns Artifacts

[ad_1] LONDON – In 1984, Neil Kinnock, then leader of Britain’s opposition Labor Party, did what few politicians dared here: he promised to return the Parthenon Marbles. Often called the Elgin Marbles after the English aristocrat who took them from the Parthenon and brought them to London in the early 1800s, these classical sculptures were …

As Irish Famine Museum Closes, Donors Worry About Fate of Artifacts

[ad_1] In the mid-1990s, John L. Hague, president of Quinnipiac College, read a book about the 19th century potato famine in Ireland and decided that its causes and consequences, mortality rates, and the resulting diaspora warrant wider exposure. It is estimated that at least one million Irish died and 2 million or more left the …

As Irish Famine Museum Closes, Donors Worry About Fate of Artifacts

[ad_1] In the mid-1990s, John L. Hague, president of Quinnipiac College, read a book about the 19th century potato famine in Ireland and decided that its causes and consequences, mortality rates, and the resulting diaspora warrant wider exposure. It is estimated that at least one million Irish died and 2 million or more left the …

US Returns More than 900 Seized Artifacts to Mali

[ad_1] More than 900 artifacts seized in an illegal shipment have been returned to the Malian government, US officials said on Monday. Homeland Security agents first seized items in the Port of Houston in 2009, including ceremonial and funerary objects, some of them from the Neolithic period. Officials described the discovery at the port, which …

Iraq Takes Back 17,000 Looted Artifacts, Biggest Return Ever

[ad_1] ERBIL, Iraq — When the Iraqi prime minister’s plane landed in Baghdad last week after an official visit to the United States, its cargo included 17,000 archaeological artifacts returned by a leading museum and an Ivy League university. antiques. On Tuesday, plywood crates containing thousands of clay tablets and seals from Mesopotamia, home to …

25 Most Important Artifacts of Post-War Architecture

[ad_1] The third brightest object in the night sky is not a distant planet or solar system, but a football field-sized building. Designed and assembled by five space agencies representing 15 countries, the structure represents a triumph not only of engineering but also of politics. an unprecedented international effort in the name of science. Built …