Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Iran to Reclaim Achaemenid Tablets from US after 80 Years

'Iran to Reclaim Achaemenid Tablets from US after 80 Years' Irn Front Page 1st August 22, 2016

Iranian Vice President Massoud Soltanifar announced that the Achaemenid tablets kept in the US will be repatriated to the country after 80 years  [...]  the Persepolis Collection [...] includes about 3,000 clay tablets and fragments that Iran loaned to the University of Chicago Oriental Institute for research, translation and cataloguing some 80 years ago.  “The study on tablets in Chicago was supposed to take only three years,” he regretted. 
Families of American victims injured in a Hamas suicide bombing in Israel in 1997 have accused Iran of involvement in the incident, and thus expect compensation from Iran and tried to get a court to seize the artefacts so they could sell them to raise the money.

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