Over a decade ago France custom agents apprehended many objects that they have returned now. Some of them go way back to 4000 BC and they are 450 in total. They have a worth of $157000 dollars.
In 2006, 17 terracotta pots were sent through a parcel that was addressed to a museum in Pakistan which was intercepted at airport Paris’ Charles de Gaulle. It was claimed that the pots were more than 100 years old. But when expert laid their hands on them they found that they were more ancient than that. They go back to the second or third millennium BC.
The objects that were handed over included beautiful jars, vases, and pots, motifs of animals, plants and trees. The items which were sent illegally out from Pakistan to abroad dealers were also sent back. 100 tiny ceramic figurines, goblets, plates and bowls were also on display at the embassy to mark the handover objects
The ceramics were taken from an illegally-excavated graveyard and it was like an example of two cultures that were the Nal (3100-2700 BC), and the Kulli (2600-1900 BC) said Aurore Didier, head of France’s archaeological mission in the Indus basin. It is not yet confirmed that where the objects will be displayed but they will reach Pakistan in few weeks.