Thursday, December 5, 2013

France Returns Internet Loot

Five objects found for sale on the internet in France, allegedly stolen from Egypt during the 2011 revolution have been returned to the Egyptian Antiquities Ministry. The five pieces are from the Ptolemaic period, this coffin lid is an example of an artifact recently returned which has been cut in half to fit in a suitcase.

A number of pieces of a glass statue of a man have also been returned and after restoration will be deposited into a local museum.

Photo: Israel Antiquities Authority

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