Saturday, December 3, 2016

Looted Palmyra Treasures Discovered in Geneva Warehouse

Looted artifacts from Palmyra have turned up in Switzerland, Geneva state prosecutors announced on Friday.


Swiss police have seized several looted items from a duty-free warehouse in Geneva, some of which came from the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra, Geneva state prosecutors announced on Friday, Switzerland's Neue Zurcher Zeitung reported.

A total of nine culturally and historically important artifacts were seized, and they should be returned to their place of origin, Swiss authorities said. In the meantime, they will be exhibited in the local museum for art and history.

The operation recovered several looted artifacts from the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra, a UNESCO world heritage site which was overrun by the Daesh terror group in 2015 and liberated by Syrian government forces in March this year.
[sputniknews.com]
3/12/16

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