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Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Back Home: A Collection of Ancient Egyptian Artifacts Recovered from London
Piece of Cartonnage
After a year of legal and diplomatic negotiations, Egypt is
to receive Tuesday a collection of 15 ancient Egyptian objects from London.
Ahmed, head of the Antiquities Recuperation Section of the antiquities ministry
said that these objects were monitored last year by the section as they were on
the selling lists of Christie’s and Bonham's auction halls in London.
examining the photos of these objects and comparing them with the ministry’s
registry, archaeologists of the Recuperation Section approved their
authenticity. All legal procedures were then taken immediately to stop their
sale and remove them from auction halls.
told Ahram Online that the objects include a red granite engraving depicting a
captive that was a part of king Amenhotep III's statue found at his funerary
temple at Kom Al-Hittan on Luxor's west bank as well as a collection of
limestone women busts from the New and Middle Kingdoms.
A New Kingdom painted
limestone of a cobra head is also among the recovered items as well as six
amulets depicting different ancient Egyptian deities.
painted cartonnages, which were stolen from the storage of the French archaeological
mission of the Louvre at Saqqara during the lack of security that overwhelmed
the country in the aftermath of the January 2011 Revolution are also among the
recovered objects. A human-shaped piece of glaze dated to the Greco-Roman era
stolen from the archaeological galleries at Al-Qantara East area was also
its receipt, the items will be sent to the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir where they
will be subject to restoration before being shown in a temporary exhibition at