Gap Fill - Iraqi Antiquities - Level 6


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   auction      century      collections      heritage      illegally      plaque      rare      repatriation      soon      vital  

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Many of the artefacts that will be on their way back to Iraq were unearthed by British archaeologists a ago. One valuable item is a Sumerian plaque that dates back to around 2400BC. It was smuggled out of Iraq and put up for in 2019. It was discovered and seized by police in London. The will be put on public display at the museum before its . The British Museum said it would continue, "to work with our Iraqi colleagues to research these important , and in the fight against the illicit trade in antiquities". It added: "It is that we preserve and protect the world's cultural for future generations to appreciate and enjoy."

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