Swiss return ancient cultural objects to Egypt

01 Jun 2015 1:11 PM | Anonymous

Swiss return ancient cultural objects to Egypt 

 

Jun 1, 2015 - 12:32

Switzerland has returned 32 cultural treasures dating from the Pharaonic and Roman periods to the Egyptian Embassy in Bern, the Federal Office of Culture announced on Monday. The objects had been involved in a cantonal criminal procedure.

Four of the pieces are of exceptional rarity, cultural significance and aesthetic quality. These include a bust of a pharaoh wearing a crown, a fragmented stone slab (known as a stele) depicting the patron goddess of Thebes from the era of the New Kingdom (circa 1500−1000 BC), and two architectural fragments with cult scenes from the Roman period (circa 753 BC to 476 AD). 

http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/cultural-property_swiss-return-ancient-cultural-objects-to-egypt/41462912

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