Sunday, July 24, 2005

Details re the smuggling and Australian recovery of artefacts

This article contains more details not only about the artefacts themselves, but about how they were recovered and who smuggled them originally: "The artefacts will be used in the case against 10 Egyptians, including three top archeologists, on trial for allegedly stealing and smuggling 57,000 artefacts from antiquity warehouses. They later smuggled thousands of them abroad. They were arrested in January 2003. Antiquities officials said Australian authorities were cooperative but that they are still seeking 11 other pieces that were put up for sale in Australia."

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