23 November 2012

Egypt: Country Restores Two Artifacts From New Zealand

Antiquities Ministry restored two artefacts from New Zealand last week that date back to the Pharaonic era, Antiquities Minister Mohamed Ibrahim said Thursday 22/11/2012.

Minister Ibrahim said the two pieces are made of sandstone.

The two pieces were in possession of a New Zealander after the death of his Egyptian friend, Director of the ministry's restored artifacts department Osama Nahas said.

The man contacted the Egyptian Embassy in Wellington and informed it that his Egyptian friend, who used to work as a photographer in the 40s and 50s, asked him to return the two pieces to Egypt after his death, Nahas said.

They are now being restored at the Egyptian Museum before being put on display, he added.

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