Ancient glazed bricks returned to Iran

Ancient glazed bricks returned to Iran

Minister of Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Ali Asghar Mounesan said last Sunday that some 49 pieces of 2800-year old glazed bricks were repatriated to Iran from Switzerland, IRNA news agency informs. 

Mounesan said that 49 pieces of glazed bricks oriented from Ancient Qalaichi Hill in Bukan, taken away from the country in the early days of the Islamic Revolution, was repatriated to Iran after efforts by the Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts and Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Qalaichi Hill is from the Iron-Age I and II and is located in Bukan County in Qalaichi Village. It was registered in the list of Iran’s national monuments on 18th of Ordibehesht 1380 (2001), IRNA news agency reports.

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