cloudy
Friday April 27th, 2018 12:46AM

Lebanon receives trio of stolen artifacts recovered in NY

By The Associated Press

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's state news agency says the country has received a trio of ancient artifacts looted from the country during its civil war and recovered recently by New York authorities.

The treasures arriving Friday include a marble bull's head dating to about 360 B.C. excavated at a Phoenician temple in south Lebanon decades ago.

It was discovered by an eagle-eyed curator at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art last year, where it had been on loan from a collector.

The other two are marble torsos from the 4th and 6th century B.C.

Scores of antiquities were looted from Lebanon during its 1975-1990 Civil War.

The Manhattan district attorney's office formed an antiquities trafficking unit last year to repatriate stolen artifacts.

The National Museum in Beirut will display the artifacts in February.

  • Associated Categories: Associated Press (AP), AP World News
© Copyright 2018 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Lawmakers to Justice Department: Keep online gambling legal
Federal lawmakers from both parties in New Jersey are asking the U.S. Justice Department to keep internet gambling legal
12:29PM ( 22 minutes ago )
Josh Donaldson agrees to $23M, 1-year deal with Blue Jays
Third baseman Josh Donaldson and the Toronto Blue Jays agreed to a $23 million, one-year contact, a $6 million raise for the 2015 AL MVP.
12:25PM ( 26 minutes ago )
Mississippi Burnings KKK leader Killen dies in prison at 92
State: Edgar Ray Killen, convicted in 1964 'Mississippi Burning' slayings of 3 civil rights workers, dies in prison.State: Edgar Ray Killen, convicted in 1964 'Mississippi Burning' slayings of 3 civil rights workers, dies in prison
12:25PM ( 27 minutes ago )
Associated Press (AP)
Anti-migrant incumbent favored in Czech presidential vote
The Czechs are electing a new president with eight candidates hoping to unseat the current controversy-courting leader
12:11PM ( 40 minutes ago )
Cybersecurity firm: US Senate in Russian hackers' crosshairs
A cybersecurity firm says the same Russian government-aligned hackers who penetrated the Democratic Party have spent the past few months laying the groundwork for an espionage campaign against the U.S. Senate
11:46AM ( 1 hour ago )
Hungary irate over Romanian leader's comments about autonomy
Hungary's foreign minister says provocative comments by Romania's prime minister about autonomy efforts by Szeklers, a group of ethnic Hungarians in Romania, are "unworthy of the 21st century."
11:20AM ( 1 hour ago )
AP World News
Lawmakers to Justice Department: Keep online gambling legal
Federal lawmakers from both parties in New Jersey are asking the U.S. Justice Department to keep internet gambling legal
12:29PM ( 22 minutes ago )
Josh Donaldson agrees to $23M, 1-year deal with Blue Jays
Third baseman Josh Donaldson and the Toronto Blue Jays agreed to a $23 million, one-year contact, a $6 million raise for the 2015 AL MVP.
12:25PM ( 26 minutes ago )
Mississippi Burnings KKK leader Killen dies in prison at 92
State: Edgar Ray Killen, convicted in 1964 'Mississippi Burning' slayings of 3 civil rights workers, dies in prison.State: Edgar Ray Killen, convicted in 1964 'Mississippi Burning' slayings of 3 civil rights workers, dies in prison
12:25PM ( 27 minutes ago )
Has flu season, in full swing, reached its height?
Flu is blanketing the US, but officials think it may decline soon
12:15PM ( 36 minutes ago )
Wild swings occur in numbers of California mudslide missing
The number of missing from a California mudslide is constantly changing _ and not just because people are being found
12:12PM ( 40 minutes ago )