Friday, 5 February 2016

Repatriated antiquities focus of new Egyptian exhibition


Royal relief repatriated from England
CAIRO - Nearly 200 antiquities smuggled out of Egypt and repatriated from eight countries are featured in a new exhibition at the Egyptian Museum.

"Repatriated Objects Exhibition: 2014-2015", runs until Feb. 29 and reflects the government's efforts to return smuggled items to Egypt, according to Mamdouh Eldamaty, the minister of antiquities. The items were recovered from France, the United States, Germany, the United Kingdom, Denmark, Belgium, Austria and South Africa.

Many of the objects were stolen during the uprising in Egypt 3 years ago.

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-egypt-returned-antiquities-idUSKCN0US2Z420160114