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Egypt retrieves 10 artefacts from Australia

Al-Damati stated that the Ministry of Antiquities reacted in cooperation with the Egyptian Embassy in Sydney to stop the auction, after doubting that the artefacts were illegally smuggled during illegal excavation operations in the country.

For his part, Ahmed Ali, head of the Restored Artefacts Department said the Australian authorities have taken possession of the artefacts until they return back to Egypt soon.

Earlier this year, the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities had formed a committee to engage in the restoration of archaeological artefacts smuggled outside the country during the recent years.

source: Al-Tahrir news network

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