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Dozens of artifacts seized from the Metropolitan Museum of Art – Brospar Daily News

Dozens of ancient artifacts that investigators believe were looted have been seized from the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, according to the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office. The office used three search warrants to seize 27 artifacts from the Metropolitan Museum. A spokesperson for District Attorney Alvin Bragg told CNN they would be deported to their home country. “We will have two repatriation ceremonies next week, one in Italy and one in Egypt,” the spokesperson told CNN. “58 items will be returned to Italy, including 21 from the Met. Sixteen in Egypt and six from the Met. The Prague office did not specify where the other artifacts were seized or describe what was seized. “It should be no secret to collectors, art museums and auction houses where they may have illegally looted items from known traffickers,” Bragg said. “My office’s investigations have clearly exposed these networks and made public a wealth of information that the art world can use proactively to put artifacts in their rightful place. 2,000 items, to continue,” he added. CNN The Met has been contacted for comment. Efforts to return artifacts to their countries of origin continue after they have been illegally sold to private collectors or museums. In August, New York officials returned 30 artifacts to Cambodia, including a “masterpiece” of 10th-century Khmer sculpture. In July, authorities also returned nearly $14 million worth of stolen items to Italy, including dozens seized from US billionaire Michael Steinhardt. Beyond 2021, the Met has returned three pieces of African art to Nigeria, including a pair of 16th-century Benin brass plaques. The move comes after European museums began returning stolen African art to their countries of origin, demanding the return of colonial-era loot. The pressure on irreplaceable cultural relics is increasing.

Dozens of ancient artifacts that investigators believe were looted have been seized from the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, according to the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office.

The bureau used three search warrants to seize 27 artifacts from the Met. A spokesperson for District Attorney Alvin Bragg told CNN they would be deported to their home country.

“We will have two repatriation ceremonies next week, one in Italy and one in Egypt,” the spokesperson told CNN. “58 items will be sent back to Italy, 21 from the Met. Sixteen in Egypt and six from the Met.

The Prague office did not specify where the other artifacts were seized or describe what was seized.

“It should be no secret to collectors, art museums and auction houses that they may have illegally looted works from known traffickers,” Bragg said. “Investigations by my office have clearly exposed these networks, and made public a great deal of information, which the art world can use proactively to put antiquities in their rightful place.”

“Our investigation has resulted in the repatriation of nearly 2,000 items and will continue,” he added.

CNN has contacted the Met for comment.

Efforts to return the artifacts to their country of origin continue after they were illegally sold to private collectors or museums. In August, New York officials Return 30 Artifacts In Cambodia, including a “masterpiece” of Khmer sculpture from the 10th century.

the officials are back Stolen artifacts worth nearly $14 million Shipped to Italy in July, it included dozens of artifacts seized from US billionaire Michael Steinhardt.

2021, Metropolis Return of three African works of art, including a pair of 16th century Benin brass plaques, shipped to Nigeria. The move comes after pressure from European museums to return stolen African art to their country of origin. Make artifacts irreplaceable plundered during the colonial era.

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