Sunday, 12 March 2017

Stolen Baghdad Item Turns up in Morocco

It is not clear if this is the item concerned
Eric Febvre, 'Après la toile italienne, une œuvre d’art irakienne rare retrouvée au Maroc' LeSite info 10 mars 2017. An item stolen from the Baghdad Museum, during the 2003 invasion of that country by the American troops has surfaced in Morocco. It arrived there carried by a 38-year old Moroccan immigrant to Italy returning home. It seems the item had been in Italy for over a decade, and was on sale for 6 million dirhams (597207 USD). The seller was a faqih (expert in Islamic Law), who had obtained it from the immigrant carrier. Information about the item eventually reached the headquarters of the National Brigade of Judicial Police (BNPJ) in Casablanca which launched an investigation.

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