Monday, April 28, 2008

CNN Coverage of Syria's Return of Iraqi Antiquities

Last Wednesday, David Gill reported on approximately 700 antiquities that were being returned to Iraq by Syria. According to the report ("Syria returns stolen antiquities to Iraq", AFP, April 23, 2008), gold coins and jewelery were among the objects that Syrian authorities confiscated from the smugglers. Today I saw on CNN's website that there was a short video on the return of antiquities. Several of the returned antiquities can be seen, some of which still have the inventory numbers from the Iraq Museum.