27 September 2013

Egypt Stopped Selling of 800 Artifacts in London

For the second time in a week, the Ministry of Antiquities has managed to detect some ancient Egyptian artifacts before being sold but this time in London, Minister of Antiquities Mohamed Ibrahim said.

Few days after stopping a Jerusalem auction from selling Egyptian artifacts, the Foreign Ministry addressed on Wednesday the Egyptian Embassy in London to take necessary measures to stop selling of Egyptian archaeological objects put on display in eBay website until they are examined, the minister said.

He added that the Egyptian embassy is going to make sure whether the ownership papers of these artifacts are true or not and whether they got out from Egypt by legal ways.

Once it was proved they were illegally taken from Egypt, they will be retrieved, Ibrahim said.

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