Egyptian official chides museums over antiquities

22 Apr 2010 6:23 PM | Anonymous

Egyptian official chides museums over antiquities

By ULA ILNYTZKY
Associated Press Writer
Posted: Thursday, Apr. 22, 2010

NEW YORK Egypt's antiquities chief, speaking at a preview of a King Tut exhibition, renewed his attacks on museums he claims have refused to return artifacts that rightfully belong in Egypt.

Zahi Hawass, secretary general of Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities, said Wednesday he had a wish list of objects he wants returned. He singled out several museums, including the St. Louis Art Museum, which he said has a 3,200-year-old mummy mask that was stolen

 

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