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Lebanon: Stolen Treasures Recovered from US


(MENAFN) Three stolen ancient sculptures has been put on display in Lebanon after being long gone since the country's 1975-90 civil war.

During the war, the artifacts were stolen from a temple and seized in New York a few months ago, reported The Associated Press.

The treasures, which valued at more than USD5 million, were owned by private collectors.
The treasures arrived home last month after they were ordered returned by Manhattan district attorney, and were put on display at the National Museum in Beirut on Friday.

The pieces contain a marble bull's head dating to about 360 B.C., excavated at a Phoenician temple in southern Lebanon decades ago.

Culture Minister Ghattas Khoury told reporters at the museum that "we are all committed to repatriate as many of these objects, wherever they are."

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