Egypt Demands Saint Louis Art Museum Return 3,000-Year-Old Mummy Mask

20 Jun 2014 1:59 PM | Anonymous

Egypt Demands Saint Louis Art Museum Return 3,000-Year-Old Mummy Mask

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The mask of Ka-Nefer-Nefer resides at the Saint Louis Art Museum. But is it stolen?

Egyptian minister of antiquities Mohamed Ibrahim has a message for the Saint Louis Art Museum: Let our mummy mask go.

The mummy in question is Ka-Nefer-Nefer, "The Twice-Beautiful Ka," an Egyptian noblewoman whose funeral mask was unearthed by archaeologist Mohammed Zakaria Goneim in 1951, more than 3,000 years after her death. SLAM acquired the the mask in 1998 from an antiquities dealer, but Egypt maintains the mask was stolen decades ago and smuggled out of the country

http://blogs.riverfronttimes.com/dailyrft/2014/06/egypt_demands_st_louis_art_museum_return_3000-year-old_mummy_mask.php

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