Friday, 11 July 2014

Stolen Saqqara Sarcophagus Repatriated from Paris

An ancient Egyptian sarcophagus lid stolen in the aftermath of the 2011 uprising from the French Mission galleries by the Saqqara pyramids has been returned to Egypt ( Nevine El-Aref , 'Islamic, pharaonic items returned to Egypt from Denmark and France' Al-Ahram Thursday 10 Jul 2014). " When the lid showed up on the selling list of a Paris auction house, Egyptian official took diplomatic efforts and succeeded in having the artefact returned, Ahmed said, adding that the lid is in very good condition and that it depicts the facial features of its owner".

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