Egypt retrieves smuggled artefacts from Bavaria

09-04-2019 12:48 AM

Sanaa’ Farouq


Egypt has retrieve eight pieces of antiquities that had been illegally smuggled outside the country in the wake of security breakdown during the 2011 Arab Spring.

According to Shaaban Abdel-Gawwad, general supervisor of the recovered antiquities department at the Ministry of Antiquities, the Bavarian authorities handed the artefacts to Egypt’s Embassy in Berlin last February.

The retrieved pieces include a collection of pottery vessels of different shapes and sizes, dating back to the late period of ancient Egyptian civilisation, and had been used by ancient Egyptians in their everyday life.

Watani International

8 April 2019

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