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Egyptian, French authorities recover 114 smuggled antiq...



Egyptian, French authorities recover 114 smuggled antiquities – statement

A gold inlaid canopic coffinette of Tutankhamum, dated 1336-1326 BC, is displayed at a press preview for the exhibition 'Tutankhamun: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh' at the Saatchi Gallery in Chelsea in London, Britain, 01 November 2019. EPA-EFE/FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA
By Reuters
23 Jun 2021 0

CAIRO, June 23 (Reuters) - Egyptian and French authorities recovered and prevented the sale and trade of 114 smuggled Egyptian antiquities, the Egyptian prosecution said on Wednesday.

Chief Public Prosecutor Hamada El Sawy headed a high-level delegation on Wednesday on a trip to the French capital where they examined and took inventory of the recovered artefacts to prepare them to be transferred to Cairo, the statement said.

The statement did not provide further details on what the artefacts comprised.

(Reporting by Haitham Ahmed; Writing by Nadine Awadalla Editing by Marguerita Choy)


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