Federal judge rules 3,200-year-old Egyptian mummy mask can remain at St. Louis Art Museum

05 Apr 2012 2:57 PM | Anonymous

Federal judge rules 3,200-year-old Egyptian mummy mask can remain at St. Louis Art Museum
By Associated Press, Updated: Thursday, April 5, 1:24 PM
ST. LOUIS undefined A St. Louis museum can keep hold of a 3,200-year-old mummy’s mask, a federal judge has ruled, saying the U.S. government failed to prove that the Egyptian relic was ever stolen.

Prosecutors said the funeral mask of Lady Ka-Nefer-Nefer went missing from the Egyptian Museum in Cairo about 40 years ago and that it should be returned to its country of origin. The St. Louis Art Museum said it researched the provenance of the mask and legitimately purchased it in 1998 from a New York art dealer.

U.S. District Judge Henry Autry in St. Louis sided with the museum

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/federal-judge-rules-3200-egyptian-mummy-mask-can-remain-at-st-louis-art-museum/2012/04/05/gIQASAtXxS_print.html

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