Egypt recovers New Kingdom mummy from France
After four years out of Egypt, a stolen and illegally smuggled mummy mask has been returned from France.
|The recovered mummy mask [Credit: Ministry of Antiquities, Egypt]|
The mask was discovered in an auction hall in Paris in December 2016 and Egypt succeeded in recovering it after proving legal possession.
Abdel Gawad continued that the mask was sent to the Egyptian Embassy in Paris and arrived to Cairo two days ago.
He asserted that previously the antiquities ministry was able to recover two items stolen from the Elephantine Galleries and found in Britain and Germany in March 2015.
These objects, Abdel Gawad said, are an ivory statue and a wooden ushabti figurine.
Author: Nevine El-Aref | Source: Ahram Online [March 20, 2017]