Iran: Ancient Persian bas-relief unveiled in Tehran after 80 years abroad

A Persian bas-relief dating back to 500 BC was unveiled at Tehran's National Museum of Iran on Sunday, one month after a New York City court ordered it to be returned to Iran after more than 80 years out of the country. The relic was being sold at an auction in New York City for $2.5 million (€ 2.1 million) and was returned to Iran after a New York Supreme Court judge ordered it to be returned... Еще to Iran in July. The artefact was delivered to Iranian officials on September 4. Following its exposition at the National Museum of Iran, the artefact is expected to be returned back to its original place in Persepolis, central Iran. «This event is an important event, that a historical piece belonging to Iran's culture and Iran's history was sent back to its real and right place. And certainly it is a remarkable and cultural happening for Iranians,» museum visitor Sara Kariman said. The relief was excavated between 1933 and 1934 and reported stolen from Persepolis in 1936. It was reported stolen a second time in 2011 from the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. According to experts cited by local media, it was made sometime between 510 and 330 BC. Persepolis was the ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid Empire (ca. 550-330 BC). It is situated 60 km (37 miles) northeast of the city of Shiraz. The earliest remains of Persepolis date back to 515 BC.

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