Sale of ancient Egyptian artefacts halted in Jerusalem

26 Sep 2013 4:59 PM | Anonymous
Sale of ancient Egyptian artefacts halted in Jerusalem
Egyptian antiquities ministry asks Israeli authorities to prevent sale of ancient artefacts on display at auction halls in Jerusalem
Nevine El-Aref , Wednesday 25 Sep 2013
Pieces from the Pharaonic era were found in an Israili online auction hall. (Al Arabiya)
Pieces from the Pharaonic era were found in an Israili online auction hall. (Al Arabiya)
According to a press release by the Egyptian Ministry of State of Antiquities (MSA), the Israeli Antiquities Authority has taken all required procedures to stop the sale of a collection of ancient Egyptian artefacts in two auction halls in Jerusalem.  This news was sent to MSA minister Mohamed Ibrahim in an official letter from Egypt’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs today.

The letter confirms that Israel's Foreign Ministry reportedly ordered the antiques authority to stop the sale of priceless items at Eweda auction hall.

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/82497/Heritage/Ancient-Egypt/Sale-of-ancient-Egyptian-artefacts-halted-in-Jerus.aspx

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