Ottoman manuscripts recovered at Cairo Airport

Nevine El-Aref , Sunday 27 Nov 2011

Manuscripts confiscated from American tourist arriving in Cairo from Istanbul

a manuscript

The archaeological unit at Cairo Airport confiscated a collection of authentic Ottoman manuscripts from an American tourist arriving from Istanbul this morning.

Archaeologists confirmed their authenticity but are unsure if they belong to Egypt or Turkey.

Hassan Rasmi, head of the Confiscation Department at the Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA) told Ahram Online that all legal procedures would be taken to return the manuscripts their homeland, whether in Egypt or Turkey.

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