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Sunday, August 12, 2018
BM returns looted inscribed votive cones to Iraq
REPATRIATION: British Museum returning looted cones, other antiquities to Iraq. Researchers able to provenance after finding votive objects were identical to others found at temple site in Iraq where British museum does training (AFP via Times of Israel). And by "to provenance" it mean that they found the specific holes in the ground at Girsu (Tello) from which they were looted. Good detective work.