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Egypt puts relics recovered in Italy on display

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Hundreds of ancient relics returned by Italy after they were recovered from smugglers in May went on display at the Egyptian museum in Cairo

Source: Reuters – The relics date to different eras, suggesting that the smugglers were well organized, according to museum curator Ahmed Samir. “They researched Egypt from north to south to extract these artifacts. Thank God they were returned to their country,” he said. Shaaban Abdel-Gawad, head of the Department of Recovered Antiquities at the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities, said Naples police seized a collection of parcels in May dating back to several civilizations, stolen from illegal excavations. The treasure haul included 19,000 coins from the Greco-Roman period, 151 small statues and 175 other artifacts, which were returned and displayed. Some required restoration but most were intact, museum director Sabah Abdelrazek said

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