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Stolen Egyptian statuette recovered from France

The stolen sixth dynasty wooden statuette will be repatriated to Egypt in October

Nevine El-Aref , Saturday 26 Sep 2015
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In collaboration with Egypt’s cultural office in Paris, Egypt succeeded in recovering a 33cm-tall wooden statuette that was stolen from the Saqqara necropolis galleries in the aftermath of the January 2011 revolution.

Minister of Antiquities Mamdouh Eldamaty told Ahram Online that the statuette was possibly a handle of a cosmetic pot and depicts a naked woman resting on her belly with her arms stretched forward.

“The statuette will come home in October after its French owner agreed to return it to Egypt when he realised that it was stolen and illegally smuggled out of the country,” Eldamaty told Ahram Online.

 

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Tut
26-09-2015 09:35pm
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Ancient Egypt was Liberal
What happened? Why is the current hang-up? Is it the MB, Saudi, or both!
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Tut
30-09-2015 12:44pm
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Tongue-in-cheek
Sam, the comment was a cultural and social metaphor :-)
Sam Enslow
29-09-2015 10:13am
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Logistics
You cannot just drop the statue in a mail box. It may be necessary to hand carry the artifact place to place. Even shipping fine art is a complicated procedure. I am sure there is also a lot of paperwork to be done for legal purposes. Not everything is a conspiracy.
Ali
29-09-2015 03:34am
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As long as she's not wearing Egyptian flag; she is alright!
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