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An old, rare, sculpture, looted from Afghanistan nearly three decades ago, it will be sent back to their country of origin.
The limestone sculpture, dated from the 2nd century A. D., was discovered in Afghanistan in the mid-1950s, but it was plundered during the civil war in the early 1990s, according to The Guardian.
“It’s a very well-known, unique,” of california. John Simpson, senior curator at the British Museum, told the Observer.
THE TITANIC WAS THE SUNKEN WRECK, AND TO BE PROTECTED FROM? TREASURE HUNTERS HAVE BEEN SKEPTICAL ABOUT
The sculpture, which was excavated from the ancient site of Surkh Kotal, an image of a reclining bull, the spectator, and the front end of a second daughter. It was originally placed in the inner sanctuary of Surkh Kotal temple.
The Surkh Kotal bull, was stolen from the National Museum of Afghanistan, Kabul, nearly 30 years ago, during the country’s civil war.
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After being discovered by the Art Loss Register (ALR), which maintains a database of stolen works of art on the website, the Timeline for the Auctions, and the Metropolitan Police have started a probe.
The National Museum of Afghanistan in Kabul is reported to have agreed to it in the picture, it is on display at the British Museum for a period of three months or less.
“We are proud to announce that the identification of this piece … which led to the seizure of … We would like to thank the Metropolitan police for their swift action, take … the British Museum, for their support,” James Ratcliffe, of the ALR, told The Guardian.
Experts say that, in the Surkh Kotal site, which was sacked and plundered during the civil war period.
“Archaeological sites are even more vulnerable than it’s built museum of the environment in times of a loss of centralized control,” There is not one archaeological site in Afghanistan that has been untouched by the wave of people,” Simpson said.
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