US returns stolen 3,500-year-old Gilgamesh tablet to Iraq

Sep 23, 2021 | INVESTING

A 3,500-year-old tablet recounting the epic of Gilgamesh was returned to Iraq Thursday after being stolen three decades ago and illegally imported to the United States.Iraqi Cultural Minister Hassan Nazim accepted the tablet during a ceremony in Washington.“To me, it means restituting self-esteem and the confidence in Iraqi society,” he said.Despite its small size, the ancient artefact has immense cultural and historical value. It contains portions of the Epic of Gilgamesh, considered one of…

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