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British Museum identifies looted Iraqi antiquities, sends them home

The British Museum said Thursday it is returning to Iraq a collection of looted antiquities up to 5,000 years old, after identifying the exact temple they came from in a unique piece of archaeological detective work. The eight objects were confiscated by British police in May 2003, a few months after the US-led invasion of Iraq, from a now defunct dealer in London who failed to provide any paperwork. Normally the detailed provenance of such items would be hard to establish, but three of them, fired

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