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Photos: US returns to Iraq stolen artifact owned by Saddam Hussein

Photos: US returns  to Iraq stolen artifact owned by Saddam Hussein

US Embassy in Baghdad handed over a stolen Iraqi artifact to the Government of Iraq, US Embassy said in a press release on Saturday.

 

 

 

 

On Friday, the US Embassy received the Iraqi Deputy Minister of Culture for Antiquities and Heritage Affairs Qais Rasheed to return an antique chess set, owned by former president Saddam Hussein, the statement said.

 

 


The statement added that the artifact was stolen in 2003 and recovered by the FBI.

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