Uncle Sam Seizes Ancient Egyptian Art

22 Mar 2013 7:24 PM | Anonymous

Uncle Sam Seizes Ancient Egyptian Art


     BROOKLYN (CN) - The federal government seized five ancient Egyptian artifacts dating back to 2,000 B.C. on their way from Dubai to a Michigan antique dealer.

     The United States filed the federal complaint in rem against the five art objects, two of them inscribed with hieroglyphs.

     The artifacts are the only defendants in the complaint.

     They were purchased from the Hassan Fazeli Trading Company in Dubai by Salem Alshdaifat, who "sells ancient coins and other antiques" online through a business called Holyland Numismatics, according to the complaint.


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