Competent authorities on Saturday found five artifacts previously stolen by ISIS terrorists from the National Museum of Palmyra upon their attack on the city. According to a source in Palmyra, the artifacts were found buried inside a house in al-Maalef area in Palmyra during a combing operation in the historical city. The artifacts will later be handed over to the General Directorate of Antiquities and Museums, the source told SANA. ISIS terrorists, upon controlling the city, looted a large number of archeological pieces and relics from Palmyra and smuggled them abroad.Except the bust shown looks to me like a fake. If they were "buried in a house", how is it known they were "looted from a [or 'the'] museum" and not freshly dug-up or freshly-made?
|In my opinion, a fake Palmyran bust|
|"That'll do guys, Hamid, take the photo..."|