The Embassy of the Republic of Iraq in Washington, in cooperation with the General Authority for Antiquities and Heritage is following up the sale of the Assyrian antiquities exhibited at the Christi auction belonging to the period of Assyrian Governor

The Embassy of the Republic of Iraq in Washington, in cooperation with the General Authority for Antiquities and Heritage is following up the sale of the Assyrian antiquities exhibited at the Christi auction belonging to the period of Assyrian Governor

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Thu, Oct 25, 2018

The Embassy of the Republic of Iraq in Washington, in cooperation with the General Authority for Antiquities and Heritage is following up the sale of the Assyrian antiquities exhibited at the Christi auction belonging to the period of Assyrian Governor Ashurnasirpal II , which was exhibited at the Theological Seminary of Virginia. To prove its belonging to Iraq, the Iraqi embassy communicated with the parties involved and informed that this piece is under the protection of the law of Antiquities of Iraq.

In this regard, the Foreign Ministry continues to follow closely with the Office of the Attorney General in New York State, and the Office of the Undersecretary of State for Culture and Education to stop the sale of this important cultural heritage.

Dr. Ahmed Mahjoub

Spokesman for the Iraqi Foreign Ministry

25/10 /25

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