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Pakistan: Artefacts stolen from Balochistan recovered in Italy
Antique artifacts stolen from the archaeological site of Mehargarh, Balochistan have been recovered from Rome, according to a statement issued by the provincial government.

Artefacts stolen from Balochistan recovered in Italy
The statement, issued late Tuesday, stated that the antiques were recovered from Rome, Italy by the law enforcing authorities. The antiques, stolen from Mehargarh area of Bolan district of Balochistan, are thousands of years old and carry a heavy price in the international market.

Chief Minister Balochistan Dr Abdul Malik Baloch has issued directive to the Secretary Archives to make contact with the Pakistani embassy in Rome for the return of the artifacts back to the country.

Mehargarh, s one of the most important Neolithic (6500 BCE to c. 2500 BCE) sites in archaeology, according to UNESCO.

It lies on the Kacchi Plain of Balochistan, Pakistan. It is one of the earliest sites with evidence of farming and herding in South Asia

Source: Pakistan Today [October 29, 2014]