Turkish Cargo brought back home the statue of the Mother Goddess ‘Cybele’ dated back to the 3rd century AD. Cybele, the mother goddess is believed to be the symbol and guardian of abundance.
Performing handling and management with the utmost care for a shipment of historic importance, Turkish Cargo flew back the statue from New York to Istanbul on December 12, after nearly 60 years. The statue was trafficked abroad back in 1970.
With the sponsorship of Turkish Airlines, the statue of Kybele was brought back following great legal efforts by the country’s Ministry of Culture and Tourism. The statue will be exhibited in The Istanbul Archaeology Museums for a set time.
Turkish Cargo offers its services for the works of art to its customers in 127 countries around the world with its three sensitive cargo storehouses and specialised staff members with related certificates. It constantly monitors each and every movement of its fragile and valuable cargoes with cameras in and around its storage facilities.
In recent years, Turkish Cargo carried historical artifacts fromTopkapı and Dolmabahce Palaces to Japan, contributed to the return of the missing pieces of the Gypsy Girl Mosaic to its homeland, carried more than 50 masterpieces from Paris Louvre Museum to Tehran, successfully transported the Sarcophagus of Hercules of the Roman Era from Geneva to Istanbul with its specialised teams of experts, working meticulously on these sensitive and significant operations that require the utmost care and attention.