Post Profile

Lebanon's national museum unveils five artefacts looted during civil war

Lebanon's national museum on Friday unveiled five ancient sculptures, including a Phoenician bull's head returned by the United States, that were looted during the civil war. The life-size 4th century BC white marble bull's head, the star artefact among the works that were all looted in 1981, had been loaned to New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art (Met). The five pieces were discovered on the Phoenician site of Eshmun, near the southern port city of Sidon, during excavations carried out in the 1960s and 1970s.
read more


Related Posts

Met Museum Turns Over A Second Ancient Artwork To Police

Arts : Modern Art Notes

"Manhattan prosecutors have taken custody of an ancient bull's head that was on loan to the Metropolitan Museum of Art because of concerns that the antiquity was looted from a Lebanese storage area in the 1980s during Lebanon's civi...

US tug of war over disputed relic from Lebanon

Arts : Artdaily

A tug of war has broken out over an ancient relic from Lebanon that New York's leading art museum suspects may have been stolen during the Lebanese civil war. Manhattan prosecutors have impounded the bull's head and are seeking to r...

Lebanon Receives The Stolen Artifacts Recovered in NY

News / International Affairs : Ya Libnan

Lebanon’s state news agency says the country has received a trio of ancient artifacts looted from the country during its civil war and recovered recently by New York authorities. The treasures arriving Friday include a marble bull’s...

Lawsuit Dropped, Looted Antiquity To Be Returned From Met Museum To Lebanon

Arts : Modern Art Notes

"A Colorado couple has dropped a federal lawsuit that sought to stop the Manhattan district attorney's office from returning to the Republic of Lebanon an ancient marble bull's head that prosecutors said had been looted during that ...

United States returns to Lebanon relics stolen during civil war

Arts : Artdaily

The United States on Friday returned to Lebanese officials three relics stolen during Lebanon's civil war, including a statue once exhibited at New York's premier museum, officials said. The ancient artifacts included a bull's head,...


Copyright © 2016 Regator, LLC