The Circle of Ancient Iranian Studies
LONDON, (CAIS) -- Representative of ICHHTO is due to make a visit to Romania to bring back the ancient Iranian rhyton. Based on previous diplomatic and cultural negotiations between Iranian and Romanian officials the return of the artefact to Iran is being secured.
Announcing this news, Omid
Ghanami, deputy head of the legal department of the ICHHTO told Persian service
of CHN: “With following the case through the retrieval committee of ICTTO,
this rhyton will be returned to its home country.”
satisfaction with the trend of retrieval of Iranian historical relics due to its
membership in UNESCO’s 1970 and 1995 conventions, Ghanami said that Iran is
also following the case for redeeming its historic objects from Italy and UAE.
characteristics of this rhyton, Masoud Nosrati, director general of Museums and
Exhibitions at ICHHTO, said: “after studies were conducted on the images of
the artefact provided by Romanians, the rhyton in form of an ibex, became evident that this
historic object is Iranian and most probably was made in the
northern parts of Iran.”
According to Nosrati, some other rhytons similar to this
one have been discovered in Iran and one of the most similar ones was found in
Kaluraz region in Gilan which is currently kept in Iran’s National Museum.
Deputy head of the legal department of ICHHTO or one of the other authorities of this Organization will travel to Romania next week to take this historic rhyton back to its home country.
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