COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Practically 100 lacking tablets and different archaeological objects from historic Mesopotamia have been present in Norway and seized, police mentioned Friday.
Authorities mentioned they might now be examined to find out their authenticity and set up their provenance if doable.
The Norwegian Nationwide Authority for Investigation and Prosecution of Financial and Environmental Crime mentioned they have been “objects of significance to the worldwide cultural heritage.”
The company mentioned it had “assisted the (asterisk)Norwegian) Ministry of Tradition in a matter by which Iraqi authorities have reported a lot of historic artifacts lacking which they believe have been smuggled in a foreign country.”
“Numerous objects have been seized through the search, and plenty of witnesses interviewed,” the company often known as Oekokrim mentioned. “Our help just isn’t an odd police investigation, however is restricted to finding the lacking objects.”
The police didn’t say how or when the objects ended up in Norway. No additional particulars have been instantly out there.