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CAIS ARCHAEOLOGICAL & CULTURAL NEWS©

 

8 Stolen Seals Found

 

31 January 2006

 

 

Stolen Seals.gif (51817 bytes)LONDON, (CAIS) -- Eight ancient seals dating back to the 1000 BCE which had been stolen from a special display of Iran National Museum were found in museum's toilet.


According to ISNA, the thieves, failed to get the seals out of the museum and they only managed to remove them from the display and were forced to hide them in the toilet.


Deputy head of Iran’s Cultural Heritage and Tourism Organization (ICHTO), Hamid Baqaei said that the seals were removed from their original location last month and museum officials reported the disappearance to Police. Police announced that was an inside job.


The museum spokesman said that all the seals belonged to the first millennium BC. Six seals were made of brass were unearthed from Lorestan province while the two other seals were also an amalgam of brass and silver with designs of a woman and half profile of a man respectively.


 

  

 

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