Hamada El-Sawy, Egypt's newly appointed Prosecutor General
Egypt’s Prosecutor General Hamada El-Sawy, and his accompanying delegation, returned home on Sunday with the 114 antiquities that had been looted and smuggled to France.
He ordered a technical team of the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities to check the returned pieces.
In a statement, the Public Prosecution said its members supervised the completion of the procedures of shipping the looted artifacts.
The investigations began in 2019 when a French man informed the Egyptian Embassy in Paris that a French man, who had died, possessed these artifacts in his house after they were illegally brought into the country.
A French man and two Egyptians involved in the smuggling of the artifacts were arrested after cooperation with the French judicial authorities.
The investigations are still underway to reveal how they had been smuggled and determine the participants in the crime.
The artifacts, dating back to various eras of the Pharaonic history and Greek age, were smuggled out of Egypt and are not registered in the storehouses of the Supreme Council of Antiquities.