Posted by Kate Phizackerley on Saturday, March 19, 2011

I mentioned the news report of the theft in my last post.  Jane Akshar now has pictures of two stolen statues on her blog.   These statues are from a very recent excavation (reportedly Monday this week) and have not yet been properly studied.  Full credit to the German team to having photographs.


There are some suggestions on Facebook that 15 items were stolen.  I've looked at some Arabic sources and Google mistranslates some of them, confusing 15 theives with 15 thefts (i.e. items stolen).  Hopefully, the loss is limited to just the two statues for which pictures have been circulated very quickly. 


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