German man returns mummy mask to Egypt after 50 years away

Nevine El-Aref , Wednesday 18 Nov 2015

The man said his father asked for the artefact to go back home after his death

The recovered mask

Egypt received a Graeco-Roman mummy mask from Germany on Wednesday after remaining in the possession of a German collector for almost 50 years.

The mask was returned to Egypt after a German man handed the artefact to Egypt's culture office in Berlin.

The man returned the mask on the request of his father, who asked that it be sent back to its homeland, Egypt, after his death.

After being subjected to an archaeological inspection, a team of Egyptian archaeologists approved the authenticity of the mask and it is now in the Egyptian museum for restoration.




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