Iraqi FM hands over 173 returned antiquities to culture ministry

Source: Xinhua| 2019-07-30 00:32:19|Editor: Liu
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IRAQ-BAGHDAD-RETURNED ANTIQUITIES

Iraqi Minister of Culture, Tourism and Antiquities Abdul Amir al-Hamdani (L, front) displays an artifact to the Foreign Minister Mohammed al-Hakim (R, front) in Baghdad, Iraq, July 29, 2019. Iraqi Foreign Minister Mohammed al-Hakim on Monday handed to the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Antiquities 173 artifacts that were returned from several countries. A statement by the Foreign Ministry said some of the artifacts were looted and smuggled outside Iraq before being returned through coordination. (Xinhua) 

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