Thursday, 30 May 2013

Finland Refuses Embassy Request to Return Ancient Artefacts to Iraq

Finland's National Museum has refused a request from the Iraqi Embassy to return a number of ancient artefacts to Iraq that were presented as gifts to the late President Urho Kekkonen in 1977. The museum says that the items now in its collection were obtained legally..."

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Photo: President Urho Kekkonen attended the opening of the Land of Two Rivers exhibition in Helsinki in August 1977. Also in attendance were ministerial-level guests from Iraq (Image: Amos Andersonin taidemuseon kuva-arkisto).

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