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Egypt demands the return of artefacts being auctioned

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Egypt demands the return of ancient artefacts being auctioned in Jerusalem.

Egyptian Minister of Antiquities Mohamed Ibrahim sent an urgent letter today to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to take all required procedures in collaboration with the Egyptian embassy in Jerusalem to stop the sale of 126 ancient Egyptian artefacts. These objects have been put on sale in two auction halls, Eweda and Bidoon, in Jerusalem.

Ibrahim told Ahram Online that the ministry also contacted the Interpol and the Egyptian Tourism and Antiquities Police as well as concerned authorities to carry out all investigations required. The ministry has also called on the Israeli authorities to conduct independent investigations as to whether the two auction halls own these artefacts or they have been stolen and illegally smuggled out of Egypt.

Ibrahim has requested the immediate return of these ancient Egyptian objects.

Ali Ahmed, director-general of the Repatriation of Antiquities Department in the Ministry of Antiquities, explains that the objects in question were traced through a routine web review of all international auction halls carried out by the department periodically. Eweda is currently exhibiting 110 artefacts while Bidoon is displaying 16 others. The stolen objects include a collection of ancient Egyptian clay vessels, vases, ushabti figurines and stelae.

Source: http://english.ahram.org.eg/News/82131.aspx


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agree entirely that they should be returned
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They created the market in ancient artefacts to the point of forging them, now they want them back, they have more than they know what to do with here and they want to put a halt to the very market they created, it beggars belief...:cool:
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Sale of ancient Egyptian artefacts halted in Jerusalem.

According to a press release by the Egyptian Ministry of State of Antiquities (MSA), the Israeli Antiquities Authority has taken all required procedures to stop the sale of a collection of ancient Egyptian artefacts in two auction halls in Jerusalem. This news was sent to MSA minister Mohamed Ibrahim in an official letter from Egypt’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs today.

The letter confirms that Israel's Foreign Ministry reportedly ordered the antiques authority to stop the sale of priceless items at Eweda auction hall.

On Monday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs upon the request of the MSA, asked the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs to take all required procedures in collaboration with the Egyptian embassy in Jerusalem to stop the sale of 126 ancient Egyptian artefacts. These objects were put on sale in two auction halls, Eweda and Bidoon, in Jerusalem.

Ali Ahmed, director-general of the Repatriation of Antiquities Department in the MSA, explains that the objects in question were traced through a routine web review of all international auction halls carried out by the department periodically.

Eweda is currently exhibiting 110 artefacts while Bidoon is displaying 16 others. The stolen objects include a collection of ancient Egyptian clay vessels, vases, ushabti figurines and stelae.

Source: http://english.ahram.org.eg/News/82497.aspx
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And if and when they get them back they will probably join the half million artifacts in the storage vaults never to see the light of day again. At least people get to see them when they reach their new home, not that I'm condoning selling nicked stuff like I and others did in the UK. :lol: I miss my carboot sales. :cry:
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