23.07.2018 - Culture Sector

US Restitutes Pottery Artefacts to Libya

©Libyan Embassy Washington DC

Underscoring the February 23, 2018 memorandum of understanding concerning the imposition of import restrictions on categories of archaeological and ethnological material from Libya signed between the United States of America and the State of Libya, a ceremony was held at the Embassy of the State of Libya in Washington D.C. on July 18, 2018.  

During this event the US government official returned archaeological objects to Libyan officials. The objects were received by Libyan Ambassador to the United States, Wafa Bughaighis, who expressed her profound appreciation and gratitude to the US Department of State and the Department of Homeland Security for their cooperation.

This collection of the pottery artefacts originated from the ancient city of Germa, located in Wadi Alagal in the South-West of Libya. The collection has been acquired in the 1960s by Mr Howard Meadows who worked for USAID (US Dept. Of State) in Libya.

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