Egyptian ministries working to get back stolen cartonnage

07 Apr 2014 1:26 PM | Anonymous
Egyptian ministries working to get back stolen cartonnage
Nevine El-Aref, Sunday 6 Apr 2014
Artefact stolen at Saqqara during security breakdown after January 2011 revolution and eventually ended up in hands of French citizen, who now wants to give it back to Egypt

Representatives from Egypt's ministries of antiquities and foreign affairs will meet on Wednesday with the lawyer of a French citizen to discuss the return of a piece of cartonnage that was stolen and illegally smuggled out of the country.

Antiquities Minister Mohamed Ibrahim toldAhram Onlinethat the piece in question is 19-cm tall and shows a part of an ancient Egyptian coffin inscribed with three hieroglyphic lines depicting the different titles of the deceased.

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