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Based on expert analysis conducted by a specialized team, the British Museum announced it has identified eight 5,000-year-old artifacts believed to have been looted from a temple during the 2003 Iraq War, reports The Associated Press.

British police seized the items – including stamp seals, clay cones, and a marble bull-shaped pennant – in 2003 from a London art dealer who did not have proper documentation, did not attempt to reclaim them later, and has since gone out of business. After spending the last decade-and-a-half in police storage, officials brought them to the museum earlier this year.

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