Smuggled Artifacts

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.

Sotheby’s attempts to sell ancient Egyptian statue for $3-5M; is it legal?

Thu, 27 Jan 2022 - 12:13 GMT

The statue was excavated from tomb No. G 2415 in the Great Western Region, next to the Pyramid of Khufu [Cheops].

Egypt offers assistance to Nigeria in preserving smuggled Benin artifacts

Thu, 27 Jan 2022 - 12:08 GMT

According to the PUNCH website, the Egyptian Government has offered to assist Nigeria in the preservation of the 1,130 looted Benin bronzes being expected in the country from Germany.

Egypt succeeds in retrieving legless statue of Old Kingdom’s priest ‘Ni Kao Ptah’

Mon, 26 Jul 2021 - 01:58 GMT

Egypt’s Ministries of Tourism & Antiquities and Foreign Affairs succeeded in recovering the legless statue of the priest "Ni Kao Ptah" from the era of the Old Kingdom.

Egypt’s Antiquities Committee examines, restores Egyptian artifacts recovered from France

Wed, 30 Jun 2021 - 11:42 GMT

The Committee of the Ministry of Antiquities is currently examining the 114 distinctive Egyptian artifacts, to clarify which era each piece belongs to.

Egypt repatriates ancient stone piece from London

Sun, 07 Mar 2021 - 01:58 GMT

Egypt's government cherishes every single part of its heritage and works diligently to bring back home any artifact that has gone out of the country illegally.

Egyptian Consul General in New York signs protocol to retrieve smuggled Egyptian palette

Thu, 19 Nov 2020 - 01:35 GMT

Egypt succeeded in retrieving the Egyptian artifact which was on its way to be sold in an auction hall in New York.

Egypt retrieves 2 smuggled artifacts from Switzerland

Sun, 24 Mar 2019 - 12:59 GMT

Egypt's ambassador to Bern stated that the embassy succeeded on Nov. 22 to recover two smuggled artifacts from Geneva, Switzerland.

Security agencies foiled an attempt to smuggle artifacts in Minya

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 - 03:38 GMT

Security agencies led by interior ministry foiled an attempt to smuggle 52 rare artifacts in Minya.

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