Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Antiquities seized in Sharjah, UAE

Global Times, Egypt recovers 354 antiques seized in United Arab Emirates 6 November 2017:
Egypt has recovered 354 archaeological objects that were seized by authorities in the United Arab Emirates, the antiquities ministry in Cairo said. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed al-Qasimi, ruler of the emirate of Sharjah, had ordered the pieces returned to Egypt after police captured them, the ministry said on Saturday. It did not provide any details on where or how the pieces were recovered, or from whom. [...]  The recovered pieces include antiques from the Pharaonic era and some from Islamic times [...] Among them are a pottery container carrying the name of Ramses III [...] and several bronze statues depicting Egyptian gods including Isis and Osiris.

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