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Babylonian treasure seized at UK airport

March 19, 2019 - General

An attempt to smuggle a Babylonian treasure into Britain has been foiled after it was seized at Britain’s Heathrow airport.

The kudurru was an official document drawn up on the instructions of the Babylonian king to record the gift
of lands or other benefits bestowed on a particular individual [Credit: British Museum]The inscribed cuneiform stone antiquity, which is about 30cm high, had been looted from Iraq. Dating from the second…

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