The golden sarcophagus is made in the shape of a mummy and is 6 feet (2 meters) long.
Among the artifacts seized is the Fayum Mummy Portrait.
Dib was the main player in the illegal smuggling of the Egyptian sarcophagus and its sale to the Metropolitan Museum.
The merchant acquired a forged export permit in 1970. The painting will return to Egypt after completing the necessary investigations and procedures.
Today, U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Thomas Goldberger joined Minister of Antiquities Khaled Al-Anany at the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization to welcome the return of the Coffin of Nedjemankh.
The Ministry of Antiquities displayed the golden sarcophagus of the Pharaonic priest, Nedjemankh, upon its retrieval from the United States.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York announced that it will return a valuable artifact to Egypt after discovering that it was stolen.
Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York announced that it will return back a valuable artifact to Egypt after discovering that it was stolen from the country in 2011.