Sumerian statues found in refugee centre in Slovenia

In a refugee centre near the Croatian border, Slovenian police found three items of great historical significance believed to have been left behind by refugees. According to unofficial estimates, the statues could be 4500 years old, Slovenian media reported.

Experts confirmed that the statues belong to the Sumerian civilisation, whose territory sprawled from Syria to Iraq and Iran. Police found the artifacts in one of the rooms that housed refugees. No criminal report was filed because the items were found rather than seized.

Police believe that refugees carrying those statues may have planned to sell them on the black market.

Information about the statues was forwarded to the Interpol.

Last update: Thu, 03/03/2016 - 12:01
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