Over 100 arrests in global crackdown on artefacts trade

Fake cuneiform tablets seized at Heathrow airport in 2019. The British Museum and customs officers have uncovered hundreds of fake Mesopotamian antiquities that 'likely' originated in the Middle East. The London institution's experts worked with law enforcement to establish that hundreds of suspicious objects found during a July 2019 check at London's Heathrow Airport were fake, they said in a May 6, 2020 press release. (AFP / British Museum)





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