Lebanese Museum Returns Artefacts from Syria's Ancient City of Palmyra

Lebanese Museum Returns Artefacts from Syria’s Ancient City of Palmyra

Five Roman artefacts from the ancient city of Palmyra, a site damaged during Syria’s decade-long conflict, were returned to Damascus on Thursday by a private Lebanese museum where they had been on display since 2018. The limestone statues and carved funerary stones dating from the Roman second and third centuries AD were returned at the […]

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Art Looted by US Investor Who Turned Over 180 Stolen Pieces Still on Display at Israel Museum

Art Looted by US Investor Who Turned Over 180 Stolen Pieces Still on Display at Israel Museum

One of the Israel Museum’s biggest patrons, American billionaire Michael Steinhardt, approached the flagship Israeli art institution in 2007 with an artifact he had recently bought: a 2,200-year-old Greek text carved into limestone. But shortly after it went on display, an expert noticed something odd — two chunks of text found a year earlier during […]

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