News in English
Given the fact that the statute of limitations for the pursuit of proceedings had expired, the dagger returned to Slovenia through diplomatic routes. Photo: Narodni muzej Slovenije/Tomaž Lauku

Share

Dagger from Ig safe once again

11. July 2018 ob 22:09
Ljubljana - MMC RTV SLO

A Bronze Age dagger from Ig, which attests to a masterly craftsmanship on the territory of today's Slovenia in the 2nd millennium BC, has returned home – to the National Museum of Slovenia.

The thief will probably never be held responsible for the theft, but the finding nevertheless points to the importance of international databases of stolen objects.

The approximately 3,600 year-old bronze dagger from Ig was presented today in the National Museum of Slovenia. The dagger, stolen from the museum in 1985, was returned last week. Interpol tracked it down in 2015 at an auction in London and reported the planned purchase to the Slovene police. Given the fact that the statute of limitations for the pursuit of proceedings had expired, the dagger returned to Slovenia through diplomatic routes.

44 objects still missing
Barbara Ravnik, director of the National Museum of Slovenia, expressed her delight that the dagger from Ig has returned to the museum. She said that 45 pieces of tools, jewellery and weaponry from the Bronze Age were stolen in 1985, including the dagger. Most of the objects were owned by the National Museum, whereas five of them came from the Regional Museum Maribor.

A. J.; translated by A. L.
TV & Radio
News in English - 12.11.2018 00:03:23, 12.11.2018
NEWS DEUTSCH 12. 11. 2018 00:03:34, 12.11.2018
News in English 10.11.2018 00:04:07, 10.11.2018
NEWS DEUTSCH 10.11.2018 00:03:27, 10.11.2018
Highlights of the week 00:07:25, 10.11.2018
News in English 09.11.2018 00:03:42, 09.11.2018
NEWS DEUTSCH 9. 11. 2018 00:03:48, 09.11.2018
ENGLISH NIGHTLY NEWS 8.11. 00:02:21, 08.11.2018
NEWS DEUTSCH 00:03:10, 08.11.2018
News English, 07.11.2018 00:03:34, 07.11.2018
News Deutsch 07.11.2018 00:03:55, 07.11.2018
A Canadian family in Koper 00:07:06, 06.11.2018
News in English 06.11.2018 00:03:31, 06.11.2018
NEWS DEUTSCH 00:03:24, 06.11.2018
News in English 05.11.2018 00:03:27, 05.11.2018
NEWS DEUTSCH 05.11.2018 00:03:29, 05.11.2018
News English 4.11. 00:03:20, 04.11.2018
DEUTSCHE NEWS 4.11.2018 00:03:28, 04.11.2018
News in English - 03.11.2018 00:03:01, 03.11.2018