Stolen 18th dynasty relief returns from Germany

23 Jul 2014 1:23 PM | Anonymous
Stolen 18th dynasty relief returns from Germany
Nevine El-Aref, Wednesday 23 Jul 2014
A painted limestone relief that was stolen and illegally smuggled to Germany during the last century arrives back in Egypt
Egypt on Wednesday received from Germany a painted limestone relief that was stolen in the last century from the tomb of 18th dynasty high priest Sobekhotep in the Nobles necropolis on Luxor’s west bank.

Minister of Antiquities and Heritage Mamdouh El-Damati told Ahram Online that the recovery of the relief started a few months ago when he was Egypt’s cultural attaché in Germany and curators at Bonn University Museum were working hard to organise a temporary exhibition there.

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/106876/Heritage/Ancient-Egypt/Stolen-th-dynasty-relief-returns-from-Germany.aspx

 

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