Egypt displays ancient artefacts recovered from smugglers

2018-07-04 19:21
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Egypt has put on display ancient artefacts recently retrieved from Italy after they were confiscated by the Italian police months ago.

Sabah Abdel-Razek, the general director of the Egyptian Museum, told The Associated Press on Wednesday that the artefacts include five burial masks, 11 vessels, 151 small statutes and over 20 000 coins from different eras.

Egyptian authorities have said the artefacts were likely excavated and smuggled out of the country in secret, as no museum has records of them.

Egypt says it has retrieved around 1 000 artefacts from 10 different countries over the past two years.

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