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28 June 2023 - 12:27
Ancient Persian relief rock returns home

The Ancient Iranian carving which had been discovered in a UK airport seven years ago has returned to Iran.

In a statement, Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts, and Tourism announced on Wednesday that the carving has been regained with the joint efforts of the ministry and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The  Sasanian rock relief, which was being smuggled into the UK but was discovered by the police at London Stansted Airport, will be put on display in the National Museum of Iran. The Sasanian Empire existed between A.D. 224 and A.D. 651.

The carving is estimated to be worth more than £30 million ($37 million).

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