The opening ceremony was attended by Deputy for Investment and Planning of Iran's Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Saeed Ohadi, IRNA reported.

The restitution of 29 historical objects, some of which date back to 5,000 years ago, is of great significance, Ohadi added.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts, the Islamic Culture and Relations Organization, and the Iranian Embassy in Paris all collaborated in returning the items to Iran, he said.

Over the years, several historical objects have been returned to the country. There have been 19 significant cases, comprising 40,000 historical objects, as part of our culture and civilization, returned to Iran, he noted.

Ohadi stated, “The return of cultural monuments is a serious step in strengthening national identity,” adding, “These works are not just historical objects, they are part of our culture and civilization.”

The exhibition will welcome visitors until April 20.

According to Director General of Museums and Historical-Cultural Property Morteza Adibzadeh, during the current Iranian year, nearly 100 items are scheduled to be returned to Iran from the U.S., Hungary, France, the UK, and Norway.


Source: Iran Daily