US billionaire returns stolen antiquities worth $70M to Pakistan, other countries

The prominent US art collector and billionaire philanthropist Michael Steinhardt returned 180 stolen antiquities. The items were stolen from countries including Pakistan and Lebanon, as well as ancient Greece, according to officials at the New York Justice Department. The items are estimated to be worth $70 million. The move by Steinhardt will allow him to remain free from prosecution and indictment.

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He is, however, permanently forbidden by law to acquire antiques from legal art markets. 180 stolen antiquities will be promptly returned to their rightful owners in 11 countries.

Source: Art Net