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U.S. forces in Iraq have seized 5,000-year-old artifacts from a suspected smuggler and recovered 12 pieces stolen from a Baghdad museum, the U.S. military said Thursday.
Two potential buyers were arrested following Monday's raid.
An Iraqi archaeologist dated the pre-Sumerian artifacts -- miniature statues, a skull and a clay bowl -- to between 3,200 and 3,000 B.C., the military said in a statement.
Soldiers found the pieces wrapped in towels in a rice bag and also seized automatic rifles, grenades, several thousand dollars worth of Iraqi currency and communications equipment.
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