Egyptian mummies held by Miami customs due to ivory import ban

20 Oct 2014 10:20 AM | Anonymous

Egyptian mummies held by Miami customs due to ivory import ban

Officials conducted extensive checks on the vessels and jewellery that travelled with the bodies

Earlier this year, regulations concerning the import of ivory into the US were tightened, meaning that customs agents had to conduct extensive checks on the ancient ivory vessels and jewellery that accompanied the mummies and 250 other artefacts intended for display. While the issue was resolved, the entire cargo remained in customs.

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