Historical relics of Jiroft city, southern Iran, were delivered to the Iranian embassy in London after Iran won its appeal in a London appellate court against the city's Barakat Gallery after 7-year attempt, ISNA reported.
In 2005, 18 artifacts smuggled from the ancient site of Jiroft were to be sold at the Barakat Gallery, which specializes in antiques, and has offices in Mayfair, central London and Beverly Hills.
Iran sued the gallery in an attempt to recover the 5000-year-old collection, which consists of two jars, five cups, six vases, a bowl, a vessel and three weights.
In March 2007, London's High Court had rejected Iran's ownership of the artifacts, but Iran appealed the court's decision in May. The London appellate court ruled in December that the gallery must return the artifacts.
The gallery then lodged an appeal against the appellate court's ruling. Iran has won this appeal in court.
The historical relics will be returned to Iran in coming days.