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Slovenian museum looking after lost Sumerian statuettes

Slovenia’s National Museum in Ljubljana is currently safeguarding three ancient Sumerian statuettes that were discovered last November in a transit migrant camp near the border with Croatia.

Slovenia's National Museum.
Slovenia’s National Museum. Image by Michael R Perry / CC BY 2.0

The alabaster statuettes, two male and one female, are thought to be around 5000 years old and were created in ancient Sumeria, an area that is currently part of Iraq and Syria. Slovenian police are investigating how the statuettes came to be in the camp and the museum is happy to return them to their rightful owners, should a museum in Syria or Iraq come forward to claim them.

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