US Company Convicted of Smuggling and Selling Ancient Iraqi Artifacts

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US Company Convicted of Smuggling and Selling Ancient Iraqi Artifacts

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The US Public Prosecution announced that it has condemned the Hobby Lobby corporation for smuggling priceless ancient Iraqi artifacts to the United States.

According to a report in the Washington Post, the number of ancient artifacts smuggled in 2010 is about 5000 pieces worth more than 1.5 million dollars. The pieces included sculptures, coins, and historical mudstones.

According to the US Department of Justice, the company agreed to buy the pieces, despite the existence of major problems relating to the way the items are shipped and described in the shipping documents, and the smuggling was carried out across the UAE and Israel. Hobby Lobby will hand over all the pieces to the US authorities and pay a 3 dollars million fine. The United States will return the ancient artifacts to the Iraqi government.

Hobby Lobby Chairman Steve Green said that the company had to do more control procedures on such deals, and it didn’t appreciate the complexity of the acquisition of ancient artifacts at that time. He also said that his company cooperated with the authorities and that what happened was a mistake. However, the US authorities confirmed from its side that an expert hired by Hobby Lobby in October 2010 had warned the company that the ancient artifacts are probably from Iraq and they may have been looted from archaeological sites there but it seems that the company ignored the warning.

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  • stringball

    This is what the United$hit$ calls “Freedom”.

    • Bill Wilson

      Yep! Free Enterprise! No different than you selling your sister to get money for booze.

  • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

    This just the ones they catch the others stole many artifacts were the Officers and Contractors themselves and that is just the tip of the iceberg.

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    • Bill Wilson

      Stolen and sold by Iraqis to the highest bidder.

      • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

        The go betweens were Kurdish , Turkish , Israelis ,Egyptians etc., the golden domed roof was orchestrated by those from the green zone .

  • Virgil Cane

    A Christian owner dancing with the devil to fill up the empty spaces in his still empty museum. Some radicals want to blow op or sledge hammer these artifacts, some want to worship them. Truth is, these antiquities are another casualty of the wars.

    • Ronald

      Destroy our common history , especially ancient , and Christian , as these Christians have different gospels , Mary and Thomas etc. the Roman church does not want anyone knowing about those . Same happening in Yemen .

  • Orcbuu

    At Least they have boud this Priceless things so they can give it back, and not to some Privatiers who will be(maby) never get cought.

  • Expo Marker

    “According to the US Department of Justice, the company agreed to buy the pieces, despite the existence of major problems relating to the way the items are shipped and described in the shipping documents, and the smuggling was carried out across the UAE and Israel.”

    How funny, allies of the USA get free passes to loot and destroy other nations histories and artifacts.

  • jade villaceran

    They came, they saw, they steal

  • Justin Ryan

    Well they are in the middle east to steal and control the oil and gas and control its trade, so why not steal ancient artifacts!
    They make $$$ in Afghanistan with the opium trade too.

    Just another day at the office for the united states of scum bags!

  • Wahid Algiers

    Same as this US trash did in Germany in 1945 – 1948. They had special operational teams and logistical support to bring stolen pieces over the Atlantic. One of their first aims was the Patent Office in Munich to steal know-how. Their aerospace program won’ t have been possible without Germany (such of the Russians too). All this was planned long ago and the US assigned the British feetlickers to assign the dirty Polaks to attack German people since 1921. Then the dirty Polaks get their war on 1st of Sept. 1939 and the british feetlickers could declare the war on Germany on 3rd of Sept.. Unfortunately the Germans led over 200.000 british encirceld soldiers escape from Dunkirk. A major fault as they all came back. Western whites are stealers in general (colonists, imperialists, warmongers).

    • Bill Wilson

      Arabs were losers then and still are today. Hurray for the Jews!!!

  • gustavo

    Just the peak of an iceberg my friends !!! Israel wanted Iraq to be destroyed, and Israel order its must powerful state (USA) to destroy Irag, using the famous:”WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION” which was used by the criminals Bush, Nalir, Aznar and Powell to deceive their own people to kill innocent persons (children, women, old people) and Iraqui army.

  • Bill Wilson

    This isn’t anything unusual. These big retailers have over the years bought what was basically trash dug out of ancient garbage dumps during excavations for construction projects. The countries would have scholars look over the stuff and pull out what they felt was worth keeping before discarding the rest. Archeologists could determine quite a bit about a society’s history by their garbage heaps (Tells in the ME). Life was good when there was plenty of general trash and meat bones then real lousy when all the trash was itty bitty pieces with no bones to be found.
    ISIS was selling “artifacts” that was nothing but trash dug out of ancient garbage dumps by the local yokels for a few Daesh dollars per day.