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Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Back Home: Egypt recovers 8 Islamic wooden art pieces from Denmark
Islamic wooden art
will retrieve on Friday eight Islamic wooden art pieces from Denmark's
Copenhagen, said the minister of antiquities.
objects will arrive in Cairo International Airport on Friday night, Minister
Mamdouh al-Damati stated.
wooden pieces, which belong to the rostrum of Ghanim al-Bahlawan Mosque in
al-Darb al-Ahram area South of Islamic Cairo, were stolen in 2008.
artefacts are being returned after a Danish court had ruled that Egypt is
entitled to recover them, the Middle East News Agency reported Damati as
biggest of the artefacts is 150cm x 50cm while the rest are approximately 10cm
x 20cm, Damati added.