France returns stolen ancient artifacts to Pakistan

Evelyne Sarti, deputy to the inter-regional director of Paris airport customs, looks at some artifacts amongst the 445 artifacts from the 2nd and 3rd millennium BC which were seized by French customs between 2006 and 2007, before being returned by French authorities to Pakistan, during a ceremony at the Embassy of Pakistan in Paris, France, July 2, 2019. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer

PARIS (Reuters) – France returned more than 400 stolen artifacts to the government of Pakistan on Tuesday, including ancient busts, vases, urns and goblets, some dating to the second and third millennia B.C. Many of the pieces turned up in France in September 2006, sent in parcels addressed to a gallery in Paris. The packages […]

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