An ancient tablet containing part of the Epic of Gilgamesh that was taken from Iraq and sold to Hobby Lobby under false pretenses was returned to that country Thursday. The arts and crafts chain ...
Officials believe the Gilgamesh Dream tablet was illegally smuggled into the U.S. in 2003, then sold to Hobby Lobby.
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But Green, who had been collecting ancient artifacts since 2009 ... A false provenance letter was used to sell the tablet several times before Hobby Lobby bought it from a London-based auction ...
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