Many antiquities were stolen from Lebanon during the Lebanese Civil War. Recently, the Lebanese Ministry of Culture announced that the Office of the New York County District Attorney notified them about stolen sculptures that were seized last summer.
One of the stolen antiquities is an ancient marble sculpture of a bull’s head. The 2,400-year-old statue has been excavated from the Temple of Eshmun in 1967 in Sidon and stolen later in summer 1981.
The other two antiquities are two marble torsos that have been stolen from the temple of Eshmun. One dates back to the 4th century B.C. while the other dates back to the 6th century B.C. They have been seized recently by a new antiquities trafficking unite in Manhattan.
According to sources, the three antiquities finally repatriated today to Lebanon. They will be displayed at the National Museum of Beirut starting next month.