Wed, 30 Jun 2021 - 06:57 GMT
Some of the seized antique coins - Min. of Tourism & Antiquities
CAIRO – 30 June 2021: The archaeological unit at Cairo International Airport [Terminal 3], in cooperation with the Passenger Insurance Police, managed to seize 203 antique coins dating back to different eras of ancient Egyptian history [Greek, Roman and Byzantine eras] in the possession of a passenger.
Head of the Central Administration of Archaeological Ports and Units in the Egyptian Ports Hamdi Hammam explained that as soon as the archaeological unit was informed, a committee of specialized archaeologists was formed headed by Director of the Archaeological Unit in Passenger Terminal Building No. 3 Sherine Ramadan, which in turn examined the seizures and prepared a technical report, affirming that the examination and inspection process confirmed the antiquity of the coins and that they are subject to the Antiquities Protection Law No. 117 of 1983 and its amendments. All legal measures will be taken in this regard.
Director General of the Archaeological Unit Center at Cairo Airport Hana al-Mashoor explained that the coins are a group of foreign, Egyptian and Arab coins that include 36 coins from the Greek era, 58 coins from the Roman era, a coin from the Byzantine era and 108 other coins of different shapes and sizes