Sep 29, 2018, 9:12 AM
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Iranian stolen artifact returns home: Envoy to UK

Tehran, Sept 29, IRNA – An Iranian artifact dating back to 2,500 years ago is back home, Iran's Ambassador to the UK Hamid Baeidinejad has said.

'An Iranian bas-relief artefact from the Perspolis belonging to 2,500 years ago returned back to Iran. It had been stolen and smuggled out of Iran 80 years ago. I have narrated the fascinating history of its changing hands among art collectors outside Iran in my Instagram’s page,' Baeidinejad wrote in his Twitter account on Friday.

Persepolis was the ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid Empire (ca. 550–330 BC). It is situated 60 km northeast of the city of Shiraz in Fars Province, Iran. The earliest remains of Persepolis date back to 515 BC. It exemplifies the Achaemenid style of architecture. UNESCO declared the ruins of Persepolis a World Heritage Site in 1979.


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