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Iraq wants Gilgmesh tablet back

US prosecutors are seeking to confiscate a rare ancient tablet from a Christian museum co-founded by the president of retailer Hobby Lobby. The 3,500-year-old artefact, from what is now Iraq, bears text from the Epic of Gilgamesh, one of the world’s oldest works of literature. Prosecutors allege that an auction …

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Number 3 car plate fetches Dh9m in Sharjah auction

Distinguished car number plates generated millions of dirhams during an auction where plate Number 3 fetched Dh9 million in a fierce bidding on Saturday evening. Organisers had a tough time controlling the proceedings in the charged up atmosphere. Within minutes after the bidding began, the price of the No 3 …

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