Thursday, November 29, 2007

More re return of artefacts to Egypt from U.S.

Egypt State Information Service

This is a somewhat confusing account, but here it is anyway:

"Egypt's efforts will continue to retrieve our antiquities which were illegally taken," Dr. Zahi Hawas Secretary General of the Antiquities Supreme Council said.

He added that international contacts by the Council managed us to retrieve thousands of antiquities pieces.

Hawas added that he received assurances from the U.S (FBI) on the spotting of Egyptian antiquities stolen from Cairo University stores in Maadi years ago.

Egypt will send a delegation to receive the stolen antiquities pieces following the legal measures taken by FBI , he added. 12 states including Egypt and China will issue the lists of stolen antiquities seeking to have them back.

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