Jan 23, 2016, 2:42 PM
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Iran ancient fossils returned from US

Tehran, Jan 23, IRNA - Over 3,000 Iranian ancient fossils which were taken to the United States prior to the 1979 Islamic Revolution for academic studies were returned home .

According to public relations of Iran Presidential Office for international legal affairs said the fossils belonging to various terrestrial eras are among the most precious of their kind in the world.

According to media reports, the fossils were sent to the US for studies before the Islamic Revolution and they were kept at the American universities.

There were some problems along the way for the return of the fossils from US. Iran filed a case at The Hague and went through a very complicated process to retake the possession of the fossils which belong to Maragheh fossil site, a city northeastern Iran.