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Romania Will Return the Stolen Iranian Rhyton


21 November 2007



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.”


Expressing his 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.


Regarding the 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.




Extracted From/Source*: Cultural Heritage News Agency (CHN)


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