13 February 2013

Egypt Restores Roman Era Head-of-Statue From Brazil

Egypt restored a head of a statue which dates back to the Roman era from the Brazilian city of Petropolis, Antiquities Minister Mohamed Ibrahim said on Tuesday 12/2/2013.

The Minister pointed out that the piece was taken outside Egypt by a Brazilian tourist who had bought it.

After the tourist's death, his daughter expressed desire to give the piece back to Egypt upon her father's will. The daughter coordinated with the Egyptian Embassy officials in Brazil to hand over the piece.

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