British Museum acquires ancient ivories from Assyria for 1.17 million [pounds sterling].

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The British Museum, with the support of donors including the British Museum Friends, the Art Fund and the National Heritage Memorial Fund (NHMF) have paid 1.17 million [pounds sterling] for the Assyrian ivories. Some of these precious pieces of elephant ivory are nearly 3,000 years old and were excavated from Nimrud in modern Iraq...

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