Looted Iraqi antiquities return home after UK experts crack cold case

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British Museum traces exact origin of treasures, brought to London after Saddam Hussein’s fall

A collection of 5,000-year-old antiquities looted from a site in Iraq in 2003 after the fall of Saddam Hussein, and then seized by the Metropolitan police from a dealer in London, will be returned to Baghdad this week.

It comes after experts at the British Museum identified not just the site they came from but the temple wall they were stolen from.

Related: UK archaeologists help Iraqis restore their Isis-ravaged heritage

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