Briton fined £500 by UK court for attempted sale of smuggled Egypt antiquities

16 Apr 2014 9:10 AM | Anonymous

Briton fined £500 by UK court for attempted sale of smuggled Egypt antiquities

After a nine-month trial, UK national admits to unlawful possession and attempted sale of Egyptian antiquities purchased from a local shop owner whose numerous outlets include one in a five-star hotel in Luxor
Amer Sultan in London, Tuesday 15 Apr 2014  

A UK court has fined a British citizen £500 after he admitted having attempted to sell a number of ill-gotten Egyptian antiquities.

Neil Kingsbury, who had previously worked on BBC documentary series about the discovery of the Rosetta Stone and other early archaeological adventures, was arrested after six items were identified in Christie's London antiquities sale last year.

Kingsbury told Christie's that he inherited the items from an uncle who had lived in Egypt for some years after serving in World War II.

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/99060/Heritage/Ancient-Egypt/Briton-fined-%C2%A3-by-UK-court-for-attempted-sale-of-s.aspx

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