Friday, February 05, 2010

Repatriation: Temple fragment returns to Egypt

The Independent, UK (Ann Wuyts)

Egypt's Minister of Culture Farouk Hosni and Dr. Zahi Hawass today returned a piece of red granite belonging to an ancient Egyptian temple to its rightful place - the base of Amenemhat I's naos.

Both officials are on an inspection tour along the Avenue of Sphinxes that connects the Temple of Luxor with that of Karnak, home to the Ptah temple where the naos is to be found.

The naos pieace was returned to Egypt last October by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, after it was purchased by the Museum from an antiquities collector in New York.

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