Swiss Federal Office of Culture

Egypt retrieves stolen piece of King Ramses II statue from Switzerland

Sun, 21 Apr 2024 - 12:37 GMT

Egypt has successfully recovered a remarkable 3,400-year-old fragment of King Ramses II's statue, which had been stolen from the ancient site of Abydos and smuggled to Switzerland, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement on Sunday.

Preparations underway to repatriate Egyptian artifacts smuggled to Switzerland: foreign ministry

Sat, 04 Jun 2022 - 02:09 GMT

The smuggled artifacts have been already handed over to Egypt’s Ambassador to Switzerland Wael Gad from the Swiss Federal Office of Culture in August last year, the ministry said in a statement.