Gap Fill - Iraqi Antiquities - Level 6


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Great Britain has promised to return more than 5,000 artefacts to Iraq over the next months. The announcement was made by the British government during the of the Iraqi Prime Minister to London earlier this week. The repatriation marks the ever return of antiquities by the UK. Many of the set to return to Iraq were stolen and smuggled out of Iraq over the century, particularly after the Iraqi wars at the beginning of the . There is a lucrative trade in stolen artefacts. Iraq's to the UK was of the UK's help. He said: "We extend our to the British Museum staff for their efforts and cooperation with us."

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