Egypt offered Wednesday that it had retrieved some 5,000 worn items from the US, after years of negotiations to advance support what it said had been fraudulently obtained items.
In an announcement, the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities confirmed the “arrival at Cairo airport of a immense resolution of worn Egyptian items which had been within the possession of the Museum of the Bible in Washington”.
The items, totalling nearly 5,000, primarily consisted of manuscripts, but furthermore incorporated funeral masks, capabilities of coffins and the heads of stone statues, said Chaabane Abdeljawad, an loyal quoted within the assertion.
The items, which left Egypt in a unsuitable manner, may presumably be positioned within the Coptic Museum in Cairo, the assertion added.
It was as soon as no longer sure how the items left Egypt illegally or ended up at the museum in Washington, but Egyptian authorities negotiated their return over so a lot of years.
Many treasured items had been broken, destroyed or illegally whisked foreign correct thru the favored revolt against aged president Hosni Mubarak in 2011.