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Israel Returns Early Bronze Age Artifacts to Jordan

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According to Jordan’s Department of Antiquities, Israel has returned more than 600 ancient clay vessels and artifacts that have been in Israel’s possession since the 1967 war. The Early Bronze Age artifacts were discovered in the southern Jordan Valley in the 1960s and were then lent to an American archaeologist who took them to Jerusalem to be analyzed at the W.F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research. The 1967 war prevented their return to Jordan after Israel occupied East Jerusalem, which was then under Jordanian rule. Jordanian antiquities officials in recent years have been lobbying for the return of antiquities, including the Dead Sea Scrolls, that were lost to Israel during the 1967 war.

Israel Returns Early Bronze Age Artifacts to Jordan

According to Jordan’s Department of Antiquities, Israel has returned more than 600 ancient clay vessels and artifacts that have been in Israel’s possession since the 1967 war.


 


 
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