Smuggled Artifacts Will Return to Egypt
Thursday, March 13, 2014
CAIRO, EGYPT—Reuters reports that after a meeting with Mohammed Ibrahim, Egypt’s Antiquities Minister, the U.S. has agreed to return eight artifacts smuggled out of Egypt in 2011 and seized by Homeland Security officials in New York City. The objects, including 4,000-year-old models of wooden boats, the painted lid of a sarcophagus, and a mummy encased in decorated plaster, “represent ancient Egyptian civilization,” according to Ibrahim.
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