Marble Bull’s Head From The Temple of Echmoun Recovered by the Ministry of Culture

The Minister of Tradition introduced a pair days in the past that the marble bull’s head from the Phoenician temple of Echmoun was lastly returned to Lebanon. The pinnacle was reportedly looted from an archaeological storage space at Byblos within the 1980s through the Lebanese civil battle, and was purchased by American collectors within the late 1990s for over $1 million from an English artwork service provider. Manhattan prosecutors then took custody of the traditional bull’s head that was on mortgage to the Metropolitan Museum of Artwork due to issues that the antiquity was looted from a Lebanese storage space within the 1980s throughout Lebanon’s civil battle, earlier than returning it to the Lebanese authorities.

The marble paintings is 2,300 yr outdated and a few foot tall. “In accordance with museum and Lebanese officers, it was first cataloged in 1967 by a Swiss archaeologist excavating the Temple of Eshmun in Sidon, Lebanon. It’s believed to be of Greek origin, was warehoused within the metropolis of Byblos, the positioning of a looting spree within the 1980s”. [Supply]

Leave a Reply