historical items given back by Emirates and 31 that will
soon be returned from London will be showcased in Iran's
According to head of the department for historical and
cultural items of museums, Masumeh Mossala, the
preliminary research on the objects handed to the Iranian
Foreign Ministry by the Emirates counterparts, their
comparison with designs of pottery found in Jiroft, and
studies of the publications of Yusef Majidzadeh, the head
archeologist of Jiroft, proved that they belong to the
ancient civilization of Jiroft, in Kerman.
"Scholars of the Iranian Cultural Heritage and
Tourism Organization are to travel to London in the first
half of Bahman (end of January) to get back 31 Jiroft
objects seized from smugglers in the London airport,"
Mossala told CHN, adding that the 9 items repatriated from
Emirates and those from London will then be transferred to
the Iranian National Museum to be showcased later on.
The items to come back to Iran include cups, bowls, vases
and chalices with different decorative designs of fish,
geometric forms, palms and temples. They are all of stone
and as a result not much damaged.