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Antiquities ministry receives 116 archaeological pieces

By: MENA
Mon, Jul. 16, 2018
CAIRO, July 16 (MENA) - The Ministry of Antiquities received at Damietta port 116 archaeological pieces which had been seized during attempts to smuggle them abroad.

The pieces were seized in 2014 and the prosecution has finally decided to hand over the pieces to the Ministry of Antiquities, a top official said.

The pieces consist of wooden furniture and wooden and porcelain crafts dating back to the era of Muhamed Ali as well as utensils made of pottery dating back to the Islamic era.

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