Cultural Property, Art and Antiquities Investigations
ICE returns thousands of ancient artifacts seized from Hobby Lobby to Iraq
05/02/2018
Washington, DC
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ICE returned 3,800 ancient artifacts, including cuneiform tablets, cylinder seals, and clay bullae, to the Republic of Iraq. The artifacts were smuggled into the United States in violation of federal law and shipped to Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc, a nationwide arts-and-crafts retailer.