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"5,000-year-old Sumerian vase returned to Iraqi museum"
5,000-year-old Sumerian vase returned to Iraqi museum
trefwoorden: Sumerisch - vaas - 3000 BCE
The sacred Vase of Warka was returned unceremoniously Thursday in the trunk of a car.
The vase is one of the most valuable artifacts of the Iraqi National Museum collection and was feared lost forever,
The 5,000-year-old white limestone vase, the world's oldest carved-stone ritual vessel, was handed over with other looted items, U.S.-led coalition forces said in a statement. Three men gave the pieces to security staff at the central Baghdad museum, a gesture that could reassure archaeologists worried about Iraq's ancient treasures.
Lees verder in de The Charlston Post and Courier (12 juni 2003)