In focus: Tehran museum puts on show newly recuperated relics

January 4, 2017

This combination photo shows some newly recuperated Iranian relics being on display at the National Museum of Iran in downtown Tehran on Jan. 3, 2017. (credit: Mizan/Mahsa Ahrabifard)

The artifacts have been recovered from Italy following years of hard-fought legal battle with the Italian art authorities.  

The police forces in Monza seized the looted relics together with several other collections in June 2008 after an Italian antiquities dealer of Pakistani origins shipped them from Bangkok to Italy, the National Museum of Iran Director Jebreil Nokandeh said in Nov. 2016.

The showcase titled “The Collection of Historic Objects Returned from Italy” will be running through February 11.

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