Health Editor’s Note: This is why I have not shopped at Hobby Lobby in a very long time. I also have never been to a Jimmy Johns because he is a big game hunter and proudly displays his kills. I do not buy gas at BP because of their negligence that caused the devastating oil spill in the gulf and have never been to Chick Fillet due to the founder’s negative ideas towards anyone who he think do not practice “christian (not capitalized on purpose) beliefs” As well has any business who either displayed or continue to display trump (not captialized on purpose) signs….Carol
by Brigit Katz/Smithsonianmag.com
Editor’s Note, September 23, 2021: Two months after Hobby Lobby forfeited the Gilgamesh Dream Tablet to the United States government, the 3,500-year-old artifact is officially headed home to Iraq. As Colleen Long reports for the Associated Press (AP), the cuneiform tablet will be repatriated this afternoon in a ceremony held at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian.
“By returning these illegally acquired objects, the authorities here in the United States and in Iraq are allowing the Iraqi people to reconnect with a page in their history,” says Unesco Director-General Audrey Azoulay in a statement. “This exceptional restitution is a major victory over those who mutilate heritage and then traffic it to finance violence and terrorism.”
Read more about the rare artifact below.
In 2014, the craft retailer Hobby Lobby purchased a rare cuneiform tablet inscribed with a portion of the Epic of Gilgamesh, one of the oldest known works of literature. The artifact was acquired for display at the Museum of the Bible, a Washington, D.C. institution funded by the family of Hobby Lobby founder David Green. Read More: