U.S. to return historic Libyan statue after 80 years

U.S. to return historic Libyan statue after 80 years

The US-based museum, Cleveland Museum of Art, has agreed to return a 2,200-year-old statue to Libya decades after it was looted. 

The statue, from the Ptolemaic dynasty in ancient Egypt, is believed to have been taken from Libya following World War II. According to the American "Art" newspaper, the museum and the Libyan Department of Antiquities agreed that the statue, which has been part of the Cleveland Museum's collection since 1991, will remain on display at the museum for a few more years as a loan. 

During this period, the museum will update its exhibit to acknowledge Libya as the rightful owner and commit to future collaborative scholarship.

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