Thursday, May 28, 2015

Recovered Artifacts, London: Egypt to recover Mamluk vase

The Vase
The Ministry of Antiquities took all legal procedures to return to Egypt a Mamluk glass vase. written by Nevine El-Aref

Today the ministry of antiquities took all legal procedures to recover a Mamluk glass vase from London.

Ali Ahmed, the head of the Antiquities Recuperation Department, told Ahram Online that the vase was put on display at an auction hall in London well known for trading antiquities. The ministry took all legal procedures to recover it.

He explained that the vase is very finely painted with red and green foliage and geometric decorations. It is one of the vases that was stolen from the galleries of the National Museum of Egyptian Civilisation and replaced with replicas.

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