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Sunday, June 15, 2014
News, Cairo: Egyptian Archaeologists Union calls to protect heritage
of Egyptian Archaeologists Union
Halim Nour al-Din
The Egyptian Archaeologists Union called the Ministry of
Antiquities Wednesday to care and protect Egypt’s heritage and secure it from
looting and different damages, according to Youm7.
It is necessary that ministry employees and archaeologists open dialogue
with officials to benefit from their experience and proposed projects in this
issue, Union head Abdel Halim Nour al-Din told Youm7 Wednesday.
Nour al-Din said authorities should make future plans, long and short
term, to secure museums and Egyptian monuments. He also said that employees in the field of antiquities want to feel
stable and secure and officials should listen to their calls through communication
and cooperation. In his statements, Nour al-Din stressed the union will not
mention specific persons and will only speak about policies.
Egyptian Archaeologists Union statements were made the same day of the
Ministry of Antiquities’ announcement to confirm media reports that Egypt
managed to restore 12 ancient artifacts. The ministry said the artifacts were
smuggled outside the country illegally after the January 25 Revolution in 2011.
The ministry coordinated efforts with Ministry of Foreign Affairs to
restore the stolen antiquities from London, according to minister Mohamed
Ibrahim in the press release. He said the Egyptian Embassy received the
historical pieces after a British Court sentenced that restoring artifacts to
Egypt without the usual routine procedures.
Ibrahim also said the smuggled antiquities will be in Egypt by the end
of June, indicating that the ministry will not let go of any artifacts looted
and transferred illegally abroad. The ministry had announced back in May that it located five looted
ancient Egyptian artifacts in Hungarian Museum and a French auction house. The
mentioned artifacts were stolen in 2002 from an ancient temple south of
Sakkara, according to ministry’s statement.
Also in May, Egypt received three ancient artifacts from Germany, after
a German court permitted Egyptian authorities to reclaim the smuggled
artifacts, according to the Egypt’s Foreign Ministry’s announcement. Egypt’s Ambassador to Germany Mohamed Hegazy received the three pieces,
which were intercepted by the German custom’s authority before being smuggled
to Belgium in 2009.
In April, Egypt’s authorities seized ten artifacts which were stolen
from the Egyptian Museum during the January 25 Revolution in 2011. The ministry
also announced then that Cairo will retrieve 11 other artifacts from the U.S.
Ancient cemetery disappeared from the archaeological site of Gebelein,
Egypt’s Heritage Task Force posted on their Facebook page May 2. They explained
the reason of the historical site vanishing due “to urban and agricultural