Egypt to Receive Stolen Ancient Artifacts Seized in Germany

16 Feb 2016 9:21 AM | Anonymous

Egypt to Receive Stolen Ancient Artifacts Seized in Germany

Egypt to Receive Stolen Ancient Artifacts Seized in Germany

February 15, 2016

Egyptian Streets 

Germany’s Freiburg Court has issued a verdict affirming Egypt’s liability in repatriating a pre-dynastic Egyptian stone vase to its homeland, Minister of Antiquities Mamdouh al Damaty said in a statement Friday.

The ruling came as a result of Egypt’s antiquities ministry providing evidence showing that the vase in fact belongs to Egypt and that it had been illegally smuggled out of the country during the security vacuum that emerged in the aftermath of the 2011 revolution.

The vase was part of a set of pre-historic Egyptian artifacts seized by German customs authorities in Stuttgart in 2014. The Freiburg Court issued the ruling “after the Ministry of Antiquities presented all sufficient evidences proving Egypt’s ownership,” the ministry statement read. 

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