Almost immediately after the Iraq war, in 20, looters engaged in what’s been described as “industrial” levels of theft, stealing and digging up artifacts and moving them out of the country, and into the private market, through the Gulf States, Israel and Turkey.In Israel, where antiquities dealers are licensed to operate legally, the dealers apparently played a shell game with the objects, claiming that they had been part of collections put together by unknown persons in the 1960s.“The acquisition of the Artifacts was fraught with red flags.”Hobby Lobby has agreed to pay a million fine and forfeit the looted objects to the U. Department of Justice, which will eventually return them to Iraq.The Oklahoma-based retail giant earned .7 billion in income in 2015.Select your country or regional or also from any category chat room and do onlinechat, Icq also entertain teens for teenchat on webchat rooms, also icq provide complete panel for chit chats.
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The mosaic was located at a neighboring hostel which provided shelter for Christian pilgrims.