Sunday, 12 October 2014

"Ministry prevents sale of Egyptian antiquities in London"

Chutzpah. The Egyptian propaganda machine swings into action. The face-save purchase by the Metrpolitan Museum of objects excavated in 1913-14 by the British School of Archaeology in Egypt from Tomb 124 at Harageh, the Fayum, near Lahun is being represented back home as an achievement of the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities (Mada Masr, 'Ministry prevents sale of Egyptian antiquities in London' Sunday, October 12, 2014)
"The Ministry of Antiquities prevented the sale of 36 Egyptian relics at Bonhams, a privately owned British auction house in London. Minister Mamdouh al-Damaty confirmed on Sunday that the antiquities are ancient Egyptian....".

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