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Jordanian customs seizes six pieces of Iraqi antique
www.chinaview.cn 2004-10-04 04:58:14

    AMMAN, Oct. 3 (Xinhuanet) -- The Jordanian Customs has seized six smuggled pieces of the Iraqi antique, belonging to late Bronze era,the Jordanian television reported on Sunday.

    The pieces carried metal labels introducing their kinds and dates, Mahmmoud Qteishat, director general of the customs authority, was quoted as saying.

    He said that the metal labels also revealed that these pieces belonged to Baghdad Museum, which was swept shortly after the US occupation of Iraq.

    According to the labels, the pieces date back from 1,500 BC to 150 BC.

    Qteishat said that the pieces were seized Saturday in an Iraqi car, which tried to enter Jordan at AL Karameh boarder, adding that the pieces will be examined by archaeological experts to get more details.

    Jordan's Customs has seized more than 1,500 pieces of the Iraqi antique of different kinds since June of 2003. Enditem     

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