Israel to return stolen sarcophagi

31 Aug 2012 8:14 AM | Anonymous

Israel to return stolen sarcophagi
Egyptian coffin covers were discovered by Israel Antiquities Authority officials last March in Jerusalem
By Gabe Fisher and Asher Zeiger August 30, 2012, 9:30 pm 0  Share on

Israel has agreed to return two ancient Egyptian coffin covers that were discovered in Jerusalem this past March.

According to the Egyptian newspaper Al-Masry Al-Youm, Egyptian Antiquities Minister Mohamed Ibrahim said that his ministry had formed a task force that, with the Egyptian Foreign Ministry, had negotiated with Israel for over a year to secure the return of the sarcophagi, which were discovered by Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) officials during an inspection of a shop in Jerusalem’s Old City.

http://www.timesofisrael.com/israel-to-return-stolen-egyptian-coffin-covers/

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