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    US returns “precious” Gilgamesh epic tablet to Iraq 30 years after being stolen

    The $ 1.7 million, 3,500-year-old tablet, which tells part of the world’s oldest story, will be returned to Iraq by the United States on Thursday (September 23) after being confiscated by Hobby Lobby.

    The so-called “Gilgamesh Dream Tablet”, which is engraved with a part of “Gilgamesh Epic”, one of the oldest known religious documents in the world, was released from a museum in Iraq after the start of the Gulf War in August 1990. It was looted. According to UNESCO, a UN cultural institution, it entered the US arts market “illegal” in 2007.

    US returns “precious” Gilgamesh epic tablet to Iraq 30 years after being stolen

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