posted on Apr, 20 2003 @ 05:55 AM
Christian Monitor Report:
Jordanian customs authorities have seized 42 paintings believed to have been looted from Iraq's National Museum, government officials said Saturday.
Border officials seized the paintings earlier this week from unidentified people entering Jordan from Iraq's western desert, officials familiar with
the matter said, confirming a newspaper report. It wasn't clear what action had been taken against the alleged smugglers.
The artwork was sent to Jordan's main Customs Department in Amman, where it was being verified for authenticity, the officials said, speaking on
condition of anonymity. Preliminary checks indicated it had been looted from Iraq, they said.