Sunday, September 29, 2013

President iran, Rouhani brought home ancient artifacts from America

President Iranian Hassan Rouhani yesterday took home an ancient Persian artifacts 2,700 years old from the United States government , as a special gift to the citizens of Iran .
"The U.S. contacted us on Thursday and said they had a gift for us , " said Rouhani told

reporters upon arrival in the capital of Tehran , as reported by the site , Sunday ( 29/9 ) .

" They gave it back as a special gift to the Iranian nation , " Rouhani said referring to artifacts from the 7th century BC , a silver vessel in the form of a winged Griffin .
Griffin is a legendary creature with the body , tail , back and legs lion , and winged hawk -headed , as well as the eagle claw front legs . This artifact reportedly worth more than USD 11.5 billion .
Rouhani exchanged views with U.S. officials about the return of the confiscated antiquities , known in art circles as a rhyton , to Iran on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York City , USA .
Having looted from a cave in Iran , the vessel was seized by U.S. customs officials in 2003 , when an art dealer trying to smuggle into the country .
Head of Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Iran , Mohammad Ali Najafi , who also accompanies Rouhani to New York City , welcomed the news .
" We hope this will mark the return of artifacts of early return of other artifacts , " Najafi said , as quoted by IRNA news agency .
Like a lion , Griffin is traditionally regarded as the king of the beasts while the eagle is the king of birds . Griffin therefore considered very powerful and megah.Griffin creature known as the guardian of treasures .[ fas ]

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