Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Repatriation: 498 Artefacts Return To Egypt

Egypt State Information Service

After a four-year journey of love and peace, the statues and archaeological pieces of the ancient Ptolemaic kings and queens returned home aboard a Liberian cargo ship.

Zahi Hawas, Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA), said on 7/2/2010 that all 498 pieces returned to Egypt after they were showcased in the “submerged Egyptian treasures exhibition” in a Berlin museum that was inaugurated by President Hosni Mubarak and his German counterpart Horst Koehler on 13 May, 2006.

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