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Retrieved Jordanian antiquities return home

By JT - Jan 01,2019 - Last updated at Jan 01,2019

AMMAN — The Department of Antiquities (DoA) said that a total of 58 antiquities retrieved from Canada arrived in the Kingdom on Saturday. 

The antiquities arrived to Queen Alia International Airport last Saturday after the Jordanian Embassy in Canada completed all necessary procedures to bring the artifacts back to the country  the DoA said, in a statement carried by the Jordan News Agency, Petra.

In November, Jordan retrieved the antiquities from Canada, acquired in a foiled smuggling attempt by Canadian authorities at  Toronto’s international airport.

The Canadian authorities confiscated the antiquities at the Toronto international airport in 2016 and 2017, which included oil lamps, pottery, glass jars and statues, according to Petra.

Jordan’s Ambassador to Canada Reem Alaaeddine voiced her appreciation of Canada’s border services agency’s efforts to return the pieces of Jordan’s historical heritage to their rightful owners. 

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