CHTHO asks Iranians abroad to report smuggled artifacts
May 14, 2016
TEHRAN– Iran’s tourism chief Masoud Soltanifar asked Iranians abroad to report smuggled artifacts and antiquities to Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicraft Organization (CHTHO).
In an announcement, he asked Iranians who live in different countries to give information about stolen Iranian artifacts existed in other countries to the organization via its website www.ichto.ir.
A collection of ancient Persian seals, which had been smuggled to the U.S. in 2002 have been returned to Iran recently.
Last year, Italy returned to Iran some 30 stolen artifacts that had been smuggled to the European country during the past 10 years.